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Recent Lake Nantahala reviews

  • Great weekend getaway!

    "We enjoyed our weekend away. It was a very relaxing time."
    Guest: Christa Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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  • Family Christmas on the Lake... Beyond our dreams!

    "From the first moment of contact, Mike (the owner) was a joy to deal with. This was a family reunion Christmas for us and one of the children has special needs. Mike and his family did everything possible to accommodate his needs & make our Christmas one to remember forever... including having the house decorated for the holidays. Mike was always easily reached by cell phone or email to answer our dozens of questions. I can't say thank you enough. Our impressions? 1. If you are coming in from Franklin, the roads are very twisty. You will get used to it fairly quickly. It's a flatter & straighter drive in from Andrews. The driveway IS extremely steep & a bit overwhelming at first, but we were backing up & down it with ease within a short time. 2. The house was a PERFECT fit. Loved the outdoor pavilion with fireplace & Hot tub overlooking lake. Kids fished off the dock daily. Gas fireplace in Master BR was a fantastic bonus (we spent many days curled up watching movies). Master bath is a dream. After a hot tub soak, the kids loved getting warm & dry in the upstairs hall sauna. It was equally relaxing for the adults. The kids LOVED bunking all together in the bunk room, as well as playing pool on the nearby billiards table. The decorations throughout are darling & rustic & we found something almost daily to "ooh & aah" over. The kitchen was WELL stocked with almost anything we needed (hand mixer, wine opener, can opener, cookie sheets, cheese grater, big pots, etc.) If I had to find anything to nit pick about (which is hard to do), we would have liked it if the second queen BR had a TV & wished the fireplace in the living room was gas rather than electric (stone fireplace in the kitchen was AMAZING. You do have to order wood). Otherwise EVERYTHING was at or over expectation. 3. Nearby tips: Wayah Bald is a 15 minute drive & a must see with incredible panoramic views. Two waterfalls are located on Wayah Road (1 on your left just past Junalaska RD, a great fishing spot) & a much taller one a few miles down on right. Also, you can hike nearby on the Rufus Morgan Trail to a third waterfall that is 60' high (a ten minute drive & a 1 mile hike). Also at least 3 nearby geocaches. 4. STOCK UP, stores are not close. Andrews (25 minute drive) is smaller than Franklin but MUCH easier to get to & while quite small, has a supermarket & drugstore. Be SURE to stop there at the quaint "Corner Coffee Co." for an OUTSTANDING cup of coffee. *WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN!"
    Guest: Lori Z. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: February 11, 2014
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  • BEST VACATION EVER!!!!

    "This was our second time renting this beautiful home on Lake Nantahala. I say "home" because it truly is a home and not just a "house". Beautiful views, warm and inviting decor, everything that we could possibly want or need was available. Tammie, the owner, was EXTREMELY helpful and a joy to rent from. We had a large group of family this trip so one family rented the house right next door. We had 2 families in our home and everyone had plenty of room. The house next door was a wonderful compliment to our home and the 12 cousins (ages 4 - 18) had a blast going between the homes. They played air hockey and ping pong in our home and then would go next door to play pool and jump in the hot tub. We all enjoyed the lake immensely! We rented a pontoon boat from David and loved getting out on the beautiful lake. The kids swam, tubed, fished, kayaked, hiked and went zip lining. The teenage boys even kayaked over to the small island nearby and camped out one night. It was wonderful to see the kids (especially the teenagers) become "unplugged" and get outside and enjoy the lake activities. Everyone (kids and adults) commented that this was the BEST VACATION EVER! We hope to return to Nantahala Lake and this home again many more times in the future."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • 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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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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