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Recent Lake Nantahala reviews

  • 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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  • Sweet Spot

    "The sound of the stream, the green of the woods were better than a spa. The cabin is very clean, with a lot of care to keep things dry in this deep forest. Anyone who wants serenity, privacy and simplicity will love this place. The beds are comfortable and there are games and DVDs for the whole (small) family. I would have liked better lighting and an open bedroom window (it had a window air conditioning unit which wasn't needed and made the room feel stuffy while it was gorgeously cool outside)."
    Guest: Lavinia Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 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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  • Lake Time Fun!

    "We had a great stay the lake house. We packed everything we needed and just enjoyed the lake. Lake Nantahala is very beautiful, quiet, and clean! We did rent a boat, which was brought right to the dock and explored the beautiful lake. Experienced the rope swing, which was a highlight!! The house has plenty of space! We had 5 kids with us and they had a blast exploring, jumping off the dock, and were completely unplugged from electronics! There is wifi, but it isn't enough to stream, which was a blessing for all of us! The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and plenty of space for a few of us cooks. The road is gravel for a few miles to the house, but our Non-AWD cars made the trek without issues. If you need groceries, Andrews, NC is only 7 miles away and the people there are so sweet. There is a great coffee shop in the town, if you need to get out, as well as a large grocery store. The owners have been extremely wonderful to work with and very kind. We hope to return as soon as we can!"
    Guest: Shelly C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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