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Recent Watauga Lake reviews


    "This house met and exceeded all of our expectations. My boyfriend and I, my parents, and his dad all enjoyed a wonderful weekend at this house. The layout of the house was perfect for us. We took the downstairs(master bedroom) and our parents each had a bedroom and bathroom of their own upstairs. This house is great to go to if you want some great quality time, minus the distractions of TV's, cellphones, internet. Yes, this house only had one, small TV, with limited channel selection, no cell phone service, and no WiFi.....and we loved it!!!! I think sometimes people get carried away with everyday "necessities" and they forget what it is like to actually have to have communication with the people they love. We rented this house for Bristol weekend so all of us could stay together and not in separate hotel rooms. The house is about 35-40 minutes from the track, however, it was a very easy drive. We are hoping to make this a yearly trip...and hopefully we will be able to rent this wonderful house again."
    Guest: KY Teachers Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • 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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  • Family Getaway

    "We had three families come together for our stay at Wautauga. It was exactly what we were hoping for and my first impression was of how clean everything was-spotless! A lot of great evenings on the deck enjoying the uncontested views-simply breathtaking and possibly the best view on the lake! We rented a pontoon for a few days and it was perfect being able to dock right up to the house. Kids had a lot of fun fishing off the pier as well. Some wear and tear on the dock needs to be addressed but nothing that ruined our trip. The only other concern were the bees nesting along the house, which we understand is hard to control midsummer and the manager brought us a few cans of spray same day-no issues. Plenty to do in the area by way of hiking, boating or just relaxing. We loved our stay and appreciate you sharing the home with us for the week. Highly recommended for families!"
    Guest: Family Getaway Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Perfect visit

    "Wonderful visit, well kept home (super clean which I loved because I'm somewhat of a germ freak :) owners were super attentive and helpful! They recommended some nearby hiking trails which we thoroughly enjoyed. Close proximity to a private boat dock, so the kids could swim. hot tub was a plus! Would definitely recommend! And I REALLY want to know what they launder the sheets and towels with!!! They smelled amazing!!!!!!!"
    Guest: tonya e. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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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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