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Recent Lake Nantahala reviews

  • A long needed vacation!!

    "We are a military family and constantly on the go. My husband just recently came home from a long deployment and this cabin retreat is what we really needed. The peace and quiet was a dream come true. The views were beautiful and the amenities were great. We had family come from all different states and not one time did we hear anyone say they didn't have room. The cabin is fully loaded with dishes, knives, pots, pans, washer, dryer and etc. My family loved the Bon fire and s'more night along with the hot tub on the chilly nights. One thing I really did like is you are truly cut off (cell phone) wise from everyone. Their is internet but it is a little slow, but we didn't mind. All in all our experience was one we will always remember and cherish. We are hoping to rent again during the summer this time :)"
    Guest: Cristine R. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 6, 2014
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  • Misty Laurel

    "Our recent stay at Misty Laurel was wonderful. The owner went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed for our surprise getaway. We traveled around the beautiful area and left with some amazing photographs. The only thing I would change would be the length of our stay as I could have spent an entire month in this cabin. I can't wait to go back and I would highly recommend it to everyone."
    Guest: Deena Hicks Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 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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  • Perfect Home on a Beautiful Lake

    "My husband and I stayed here with our two boys (ages 6 and 8) and his parents. The house was perfect and had everything you could possibly need. Marilyn is a gracious host and responded to any questions we had promptly. She notified us before our arrival that the tv would be out of service for a couple days until the repairman could arrive. There was wifi available, but the connection was so slow that it was not really worth connecting to. Neither the tv nor the wifi were a problem for us because the point of our trip was to get away from it all. We swam, kayaked, canoed, played Pictionary, Scrabble, Rummikub, pool, air hockey, charades and just relaxed. It was fabulous. The house was clean and provided plenty of room for all of us. The path down to the lake was not a problem for my boys nor my in-laws (around 65 years of age). If you want to explore more of the lake, we recommend renting a pontoon boat for a day or two from Lake's End Marina. The owners are super friendly and accommodating."
    Guest: Diane M. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 24, 2014
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