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Recent Lake Nantahala reviews

  • Just perfect

    "This cabin is exactly as pictured. It's beautiful and the views are spectacular. All was very clean and the upgrades in this cabin are just amazing - something not found in most rental properties. We had trouble starting the gas fire place the first night and the owners came out that evening to help us. As the location is rather remote, I'm sure this was out of their way, so it was much appreciated. Please know that the internet is s l o w, but you're not there to hang out on the computer anyway. Your cell phone won't work either, so enjoy the people you're with! We stayed busy playing pool, taking long walks, playing games (bring your own) and watching movies (decent collection there) in the incredible theater room. We really hope to return in the summer sometime, as canoeing the lake would be great! Last note: The paved road ends a a couple of miles before you get to this cabin... and then you drive through a small creek... We really thought we were lost. Then the GPS said the location was on the left, where we saw an old trailer with broken windows. Funny now. After a moment of panic we found the place. Glad we arrived in daylight. With no cell service be sure you print your directions or use a Garmin, which worked except for the trailer."
    Guest: Suzanne T. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 28, 2014
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  • Loved it!!!

    "The price is unbelievable. The land is being reconstructed but now is the time to rent. Lots of seclusion, amazing covered porch, beautiful interior, cute country diner-marina at end of street, and large canoes with personal dock. In a short distance we reached an island with hike to a view/bald and later canoed into a cove with a small waterfall/swimming area."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Good getaway for the stout of heart

    "The Iron Duckling is a great cabin get away. Plenty of room for 6 people although 9 may feel cramped. The property is clean and very well appointed. Kitchen appliances and utensils are all high end. Phil is a friendly and courteous owner with whom I dealt to make arrangements. As the posting implies, the boat is a very special feature of the property. The lake is wonderful and you really need a boat to enjoy it. However, you will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We had a front wheel drive minivan and had difficulty getting to the property. Furthermore, the boat is quite the hike to and from the cabin. It's about a 15 minute hike down the mountain to the boat but, depending on your ability, it can be a strenuous 30+ minute hike back up. Older, very young, or impaired guests will have a great deal of difficulty. The property is remarkably private and quiet. There is a cabin that could be considered 'next door' that could comprimise privacy when occupied but it does not appear to be a rental and was thankfully empty during our stay. Although there are 3 bedrooms plus a loft with convertable sofas, one bedroom is smallish with a bed to match. I would think it would be suitable for a single adult in most cases. The loft could accommodate 3 kids if they get along very well. However, there is only common seating for a few people. The living room sits 4 people comfortably with chairs on the front porch that could seat 4 people in nice weather. If you bring a very full family, be prepared to compete for a comfy perch. Although the number of flying insects is suspiciously low, there is no screened area oustide so the few mosquitos there are do manage to find you if you don't have some other defense (repellant, candles, etc.) The property is rather remote. If boating isn't your thing (and you don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle) your goal can only be solitude. I don't mean that to be a criticism. Getting away from it all can be difficult to accomplish. If you are looking to go shopping for local crafts, enjoying some cultural events, or evening taking in a movie to break up the stillness, be prepared to commute to and from the Iron Duckling. That said, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the property with these things in mind."
    Guest: Hiker1014 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Beautiful house and location

    "We came to Lake Nanatahala on a family vacation (ages 5-70) and the house fit our group comfortably. We spent a lot of time down on the dock...the kids loved jumping right into the clear water, we made use of the kayak that came with the house, and we brought our own boat for fishing and wake boarding. We also enjoyed just sitting and enjoying the beautiful view. A few other activities that we enjoyed were the waterfall hike, the rope swing on the island, and going for walks along Tom Hay Drive and Vista Loop. You definitely need 4 wheel drive to get to the house and the walk from the house down to the dock could be considered challenging for someone who has limited mobility. We spent a couple nights at the outdoor fireplace, making smores and enjoying the cooler nights and liked having the downstairs game room also. We had a wonderful time here and would definitely come back."
    Guest: Chrissy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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Lake Nantahala Travel Tips

Explore Western North Carolina in Lake Nantahala Cabins

Western North Carolina offers Lake Nantahala to vacationers with easy access to the Nantahala National Forest and Blue Ridge Mountains. Schedule a stay in Lake Nantahala cabins and enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures and activities. You can also tour the nearby gem mines for an unforgettable stay.

Water Sports While Staying in Lake Nantahala Cabins

Lake Nantahala rentals offer the chance to engage in plenty of swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking in the nearby rivers and streams. These rivers hold plenty of crappie, trout, walleye, catfish and bass for the fisherman in your group. Spend the day teaching the kids how to fish, and catch your dinner to fix in the kitchen of your Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.

Whitewater Rafting near Lake Nantahala Rentals

Whitewater rafting is a popular sport and activity in North Carolina, and it’s no different for those staying in Lake Nantahala rentals. Schedule a day to travel through rapids rated as Class I, II, or III, depending upon the ages and skill levels of your group members. This can easily become a full day on the waters away from your Lake Nantahala cabins. Afterward, take a scenic drive through the Nantahala Gorge for beautiful colors and scenery that offer an ideal photo opportunity near your Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.

Day Trips from Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

Many opportunities for interesting day trips abound near your Lake Nantahala cabins. Visit nearby Franklin and tour one of the local gem mines before perusing the gift shop to choose an appropriate souvenir. Antiques and art galleries abound on the main streets in town, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to partake of the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants just a short drive from Lake Nantahala rentals. Winter months may prompt you to visit the resorts in Highland or Cashiers for a fun day on the slopes before warming up by the fire in your Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.

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