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Recent Lake Santeetlah reviews
"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, 2014View listing
"What a wonderful place to vacation. It is as pictured. It's quiet, beautiful, and very cozy. We rented a ski boat for the week and easily tied up to the large dock. Clean dock for swimming and fishing. Our 5 year old son caught and released his first fish off the dock. We spent a lot of time on the boat enjoying the beautiful lake. The house was nice to come home to after being in the sun for hours. The screened in porch is very warm and inviting. We cooked a lot in the kitchen and ate our meals on the screened porch. We used the Weber charcoal grill a lot! It was very nice on the deck while grilling. Our son loved resting on the deck swing. The neighbor hood is nice for walking. The owners were very nice and easy to work with. We really enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return."Guest: Scrappy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 17, 2014View listing
"Nice new large home. Interior was very well done! Great home for fishing in a boat on the lake or from their private pier. We rented a pontoon boat from Jim (aka "The Mayor")(Neighbor) & he also helped us catch some nice fish. Kids had fun in the game room. Great selection of DVD movies, which was nice since there is no Wifi & cell phone reception is spotty at best. Owner was very easy to work with. Returned Security Deposit immediately. Wish we would have known that it is a dry county. So pick-up wine, beer, etc. prior to arrival if so desired. Nice grocery store within 10 minutes. Not too many restaurant choices. There is a McDonalds, Subway etc. The Mexican restaurant, can't remember the name, but there is only one, is actually very good & so is Lynn's Place - these are about your only two choices. The self-proclaimed #1 restaurant in-town "Carolina Kitchen" is closed & no one is certain if it will re-open. Everyone in town was very nice - great people! There was five of us & unless we were doing something wrong we really had to spread out the showers or no one had hot water. The property is for sale & we had some really nice bikers ring the doorbell trying to find out information about the property. Great place for those who like to cook & fish off of a nice deck."Guest: Kurt Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 27, 2014View listing
"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, 2014View 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.