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Recent Lake Nantahala reviews

  • Chillin' at Lake Nantahala

    "Grace Cottage was a perfect place to unwind, relax, get in a few hikes and generally escape from everyday pressures. The accommodations were very adequate and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking. The bed in the master BR was firm and comfortable for even a big guy, which was a plus. The deck and dock were two good places to hang out and watch nature do her thing morning and afternoon. The chickadees made short work of the bird feeder contents, which we refilled daily. There was little activity on the lake except fishermen and a few late afternoon boaters, which made for good kayaking. There was the canoe, which we didn't use much. A second kayak would be a definite plus, but we made good use of the one at the cottage. We also hiked several parts of the AT, including Wasser Bald and Wayah Bald. Both are within a 30 minute drive and offer great views from the summit. The hike to Huckleberry Knob on the Cherohala Skyway was also a real treat, about an hour's drive away. We didn't float the whitewater at Nantahala George, but will do that next trip that we hope to make next summer. Grace Cottage made a great home base for all our outdoor adventures. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us!"
    Guest: Stressless Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Nantahala River Adventure

    "Beautiful views. Relaxing lake with very little boating, only a few fishing boats. Good canoe and exceptionally calm water to paddle around in. Older but clean cabin with comfortable beds. Great kitchen set up with nice gas grill that actually lights. You will need to get there before dark as roads are narrow with sharp turns. as you would expect around a lake in the mountains."
    Guest: Barjack Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 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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  • Wonderfully Serene and Beautiful

    "We visited lake nantahala on labor day weekend, stayed 4 nights and it was wonderful. The house was perfect for us, we had 4 kids and 4 adults. The oldest child really enjoyed the kayaks! The sunset on the dock is nothing short of amazing. We rented a boat for two days from the marina which was a great idea. We found the waterfall on the river side of the lake channel, which is just a short hike after parking the boat. I just wish it were closer to High Point, but the drive is beautiful!"
    Guest: greg0445 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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