Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Lake Santeetlah reviews

  • Great Getaway

    "I just returned from a very relaxing stay at this house, and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Lake Santeetlah, especially if you prefer charm and a homey feel to the character-less 4-story vacation mansions that have increased in number on Lake Santeetlah in recent years. My boyfriend and I were looking to spend a relaxing long weekend on the lake, and this house gave us a great home-base for lots of hiking in Joyce Kilmer and Slickrock Creek, and some time playing on the lake. The house itself is the perfect size for a couple or a smaller family. It has two floors, with a living area and bedroom on both floors. We primarily used the top floor, since it was just the two of us. But we easily could have invited another couple along with us, and they would have had the privacy of their own bedroom and kitchen-esque area. The feature we most enjoyed was the covered deck, which had a couple of rocking chairs, a swinging bench, and a picnic table. It rained off and on one of the weekend we were there, and it was so wonderful to be able to sit out, watch the rainclouds come in over the lake, and then listen to the rain fall while having a romantic dinner outside. The easy lake access was also really wonderful. We rented a jetski from Deyton Camp one of the sunny days we were there (which, by the way, I would highly recommend--the husband and wife team running Deyton Camp are really wonderful people). We were able to dock the jetski at the house and take about an hour break for lunch. A note for people traveling with young children or who are unsteady--the dock is a more traditional wooden dock, and so the ramp up to the dock is a bit slick where it meets the water. We managed it just fine all weekend without any tumbles, but it is worth being mindful of! Barbara was also really responsive during our stay. We called her twice with some questions, and both times she called us back almost immediately. Before going she was very patient with my questions and gave us all the information we needed. I really cannot say enough kind things about Barbara, and her home was almost as wonderful as she was. I'll definitely be checking back in with her the next time we come back to Lake Santeetlah."
    Guest: Julia R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
    View listing
  • Beautiful Spot on the Lake

    "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely home on the lake. The location is great, the house was really nice, clean and neat and it was quiet in the neighborhood and on the lake, which we love. LeeAnn and Suzette were super to work with and it was a treat having the use of kayaks and a dock. Thanks for a great vacay, we hope to be back!"
    Guest: Amy Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
    View listing
  • Best Kept Secret

    "I’ve been renting this place for 4 years now; spring, summer and fall, and everyone I take absolutely loves it! The owners are rarely there but are super nice and friendly. Renting a place right on the water with a dock (I keep a boat at the marina) has cost me 5 times this amount and more, and many of the lake rentals aren't as nice as this place. Why heck... I enjoy it so much that it has created the extended procrastination of my building on my own lot that I bought 10 years ago. It’s definitely the best bargain on the lake, with a dock where I can park my boat, beautiful views and a lot of space and privacy. That’s why this is the only place we rent on the lake now and will continue to as long as it’s available."
    Guest: Fritz Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
    View listing
  • Awesome Lake Vacation

    "On our way home from an awesome week on Lake Santeetlah. The house was clean & accommodating with lots of places for the kids to be on there own. We spent a lot of time on the covered deck, enjoying the cool breeze off of the lake. Gail put us in touch with a fellow to rent a boat which ended up being such a great deal for us! We brought our own tubes & rented a knee board from the marina & spent countless hours on the lake. The lake does not really have a lot of traffic and the water is clean. We were not bothered by mosquitos or snakes! Leave time to Kayak! We found a wonderful place to hike at the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Wilderness-we took the well groomed 2 mile loop that lead to another trail called Naked Ground Loop which we walked for over an hour till we turned around-really could not find on line information about the trails. Wifi is excellent however the cellular service-ours ATT-had no service. Luckily, we had the land line with unlimited long distance which was perfect. Already miss it."
    Guest: mary W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 14, 2014
    View listing

Lake Santeetlah Travel Tips

Discover Lake Santeetlah Rentals

Discover for yourself the hidden vacation destination near Lake Santeetlah rentals in North Carolina. Lake Santeetlah is both a lake and the name of a town. The town is located in Graham County, six miles north of Robbinsville and 15 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many of the Smoky Mountain cabins in Lake Santeetlah, NC are secondary homes for residents of Florida and Georgia. They travel to Lake Santeetlah vacation homes for the hottest months of summer as the weather is still warm but not unbearable here.

The Beginnings of Lake Santeetlah Vacation Homes

The coast of North Carolina was settled rather early by European settlers; however, the area surrounding Lake Santeetlah vacation homes was not settled early. It took until 1893 for settlers to brave the mountainous terrain and set up homes. Settlers built the Santeetlah Dam to use the river water from the Cheoah. Unfortunately, the dam broke and caused flooding in the area. Eleven years later, the U.S. Forest Service purchased the land and reconstructed the town which you can visit when you stay at Lake Santeetlah, NC cabins.

For the next several years after the U.S. Forest Service bought the land, it changed hands between developers. Homes and communities were added offering a place for Lake Santeetlah rentals, bingo, dancing, and more.

Lake Santeetlah, NC Cabins near the Full-service Marina

When you travel to Lake Santeetlah, NC cabins, you can experience the beauty of the area. Fishing is one recreational activity to enjoy, especially because you can cook your own bass, walleye, crappie, or trout at your Lake Santeetlah vacation homes. There is a full-service marina at the lake where you can put your own boat in for fishing, waterskiing, or riding around in.

Two Hundered Hiking Trails by Lake Santeetlah Rentals

Lake Santeetlah offers more than water sports since it is in the center of forested land. There are more than 200 hiking trails in the Cheoah District alone that you can enjoy. On one hike, you can walk eight miles from Lake Santeetlah to the Appalachian Trail. Before you leave your Lake Santeetlah rentals for the day, pack a picnic lunch to enjoy from a high point on the trails.

Sponsored Advertisement