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Recent Watauga Lake property reviews

  • Awesome week at the lake!

    "My family enjoyed a wonderful week at Whipkins Cove. With 5 children (4 teenagers) it is always difficult finding suitable accommodations and this was amazing. The bedrooms are spacious, the bathrooms well designed, the kitchen well-equipped, the decks spacious and the indoor gathering spaces were well-suited for games or reading/downtime. The water is beautiful and a very comfortable swimming temperature when we were there. With little boat traffic in front of the cabin we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We enjoyed the kayacks and exploring the waterways. We certainly certainly could have spent our entire time at Whipkins cove but we also enjoyed Grandfather Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, ziplining, hiking, and much more... A favorite of our teenage boys was jumping off cliffs at nearby waterfalls (not for the light of heart) and our 7 year old loved going gem mining."
    Guest: Susan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Wonderful Mountain Getaway

    "This is a lovely cabin, very secluded on a mountain facing a cove of the beautiful green waters of Lake Wautauga. Nice views, comfortable and roomy, great kitchen, awesome master suite. Close to the Lake and several boat ramps. Try Shirley's for breakfast (weekends only). Thinking of making this an annual trip, we so enjoyed it. Owner was super nice, helpful and friendly. Only con was no WiFi or cell service. One of our group had to drive to "town" to answer some work e-mails and check on ill relative. Also, the gas grill LP tank was empty. We would definitely recommend this wonderful rental!!!!"
    Guest: PG Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Awesome!

    "We had a wonderful time on our weekend getaway to Tennessee. The cabin was absolutely wonderful, It was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well stocked for anything that you may need while you are there. Open the front door and the view is amazing! The owners were very quick to respond and very nice."
    Guest: debra s. Date of Stay: July 2013 Review Submitted: July 31, 2013
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  • Lovely Family Time Stay at The Lighthouse

    "Very, very nicely appointed lake cottage. We are all in the restaurant business, and we had a great time cooking in the lovely kitchen. We also enjoyed the books, the DVD's, Netflix, but we spent most of our time out on the wonderful, large deck with it's view of this gorgeous lake. Also spent a lot of time out on the dock, swimming, sunning and riding our jet skis. The owners even left a canoe and a couple of floats for us to use during our visit. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Our family would highly recommend a stay at The Lighthouse! And we look forward to returning as soon as possible."
    Guest: Sugar Mountain Mom Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: August 19, 2013
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Watauga Lake Travel Tips

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Watauga Lake is a man-made reservoir in eastern Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley Authority built the reservoir to for hydropower generation, to prevent flooding, and to create an aquatic habitat. Another benefit of this lake is the tourism and recreation dollars it helps pump into the local communities surrounding Watauga Lake. Staying in Watauga Lake cabins during your vacation gets you up close to this secluded area of eastern Tennessee to enjoy the relaxing vacation you've always dreamed of.

Watauga Lake Is Tennessee's Appalachian Mountain Beauty

Nestled in the Cherokee National Forest and in the Appalachian Mountains, Watauga Lake offers visitors some of the most stunning views in Tennessee. The lake, surrounded by lush green trees, is beautiful year round. With the mountains in the background, those who know about Watauga Lake make it a favorite vacation spot year after year.

Avoid the Tourists at Watauga Lake

Accessing Watauga Lake takes some effort because the only way to get there is by traveling up winding mountain roads. There are few tourists at Watauga Lake, which means Eastern Tennessee resorts serving this area don't have to worry about crowds or lines. There are 105 miles of shoreline around Watauga Lake, where you'll find one small motel, several marinas, and restaurants with views of the water. Staying in Watauga Lake vacation rentals gives you the opportunity to relax.

Learn about Old Butler: A Town Under Water

When the Tennessee Valley Authority decided to dam the Watauga and Elk Rivers, Watauga Lake was created in the spot where Butler, Tennessee used to stand. In this community, Native Americans conversed with settlers, pioneer families taught the next generation to farm, and Daniel Boone made an appearance. The Butler Museum now stands in New Butler, Tennessee, the same town moved to higher ground. The museum preserves the history of Old Butler with exhibits, artifacts, and photos.

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