The magic of fall in the foothills of South Carolina is now here with warm sunny days and nights just crisp enough to enjoy the hot tub and fire pit. Lake Fiddler's Cove is nestled in the beautiful and tranquil Cheohee Valley in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is only a few miles drive to the mountains of South Carolina and North Carolina. It is a short scenic drive to CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA, Home of the 2016 National Champion Clemson Tigers! You could not imagine a more picturesque and peaceful setting than this lakefront home where the only sounds you hear are the song birds, the ducks and geese, and the rustling of the trees by the quiet breeze of the valley. This is a home where you can enjoy and share wonderful times with your large extended family and friends with plenty of space and room for any activity you want to enjoy . This home has 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a totally modern kitchen with living room and laundry room with Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and tiled bathrooms. And best of all a huge home theater room which includes a wet bar and refrigerator where you can enjoy all your favorite sports teams and movies with a custom upgraded Genie DirecTV multi room system that allows you to record and watch any program on any tv throughout the home. There is also a huge wide screen HD plasma tv in the upstairs living room as well as a HD tv in both master bedrooms. Home has a top tier programing package of 175 channels shown on a huge wide screen HD tv and a fantastic surround sound system. Sit in the rocking chairs on the covered porch and marvel at the breathtaking sunrise as it lifts up the mist and fog from the lake as the birds awake and begin to serenade you. Or take breakfast on the patio in the most serene and quiet environment that you never knew existed. This fall and winter relax in the hot tub while star gazing or enjoying the geese and ducks frolicking on the lake. (Hot tub will not be open from late spring to late summer.) Home has a dock where you can fish or swim or take off in your kayak, canoe, or pontoon boat. This beautiful and warm home will remind you of the Waltons and is located just north of Scenic Highway 11 in the breathtaking Cheohee Valley, properly named by the Cherokee as the "Place of the Sunlight of God".This lake has some of the most breathtaking sunsets you will ever experience with its beautiful rolling meadows framed by mountains and a wide triangle sky with the Sumter National Forest as its backdrop. At night sit on the patio or back porch and enjoy the big starry sky where light pollution will not interfere with this magical property as outside lights are not allowed in Fiddler's Cove.
Your vacation home is only 15 minutes from the turquoise blue water of Lake Jocassee and its pristine beach. You are only 15 minutes from Lake Keowee, the largest lake in the upstate and your destination for big boating, water skiing, and diving. You are 20 minutes from Whitewater Falls in North Carolina one of the most stunning waterfalls in the Carolinas that sits just a few hundred yards off Hwy 130. You are a scenic 35 minute drive to Cashiers, NC and 45 minutes from Highlands, quaint mountain towns with wonderful restaurants and shops. The turning of the leaves is coming soon and the Carolinas in this area are a spectacular tapestry of colors that rival those of New England in the fall.
This home is 15 minutes away from grocery stores and many diverse restaurants as well as your big box stores and a modern Greenville Health System hospital. This home is an hour to Greenville or Anderson, an hour and 20 minutes to Ashevile, or 2 hours to Charlotte or Atlanta. GSP in Greenville is one of the easiest airports to get in and out of in the entire country and is less than a mile off I 85.
If you are attending a football game at Tiger Stadium you will be pleased to know that you are only a 20 minute drive to Tiger Stadium and Death Valley driving a route over and around the stunning vistas of Lake Keowee.
Once you enjoy the experience of a relaxing and restorative vacation in this home you will want to come back. Life is all about family, friends, and making memories. It is my intention to do everything I possibly can to make your stay one you will have fond memories of the rest of your life.
IMPORTANT UPDATE AND NOTICE TO GUESTS:
Due to torrential spring rains the overflow system on Fiddler's Cove Lake at the dam has been compromised and immediate action and repair has become necessary. Therefore the lake is being drawn down to basically a pond level so that the remediation process can begin.The restoration project has begun and is expected to be completed by spring 2019. Fishing from the shore is still possible and guests who have stayed at the home since the draw down have enjoyed watching their children catch fish. Kayaking and canoeing is not practical at this time. Lake Jocassee and Lake Keowee are both only 15 minutes from my home and offer nice beaches and boating. Pontoon boat rentals are available for both lakes and I have 2 kayaks and tubes that guests may use on these other lakes.
These were the comments from my very first guest in my home on July 1, 2017.
We absolutely loved our vacation at Fiddler’s Cove and can’t wait to go back! The host Randy is very friendly and easy to communicate with. Luckily, he is an also animal lover and allows well-behaved dogs in the house (and even on the sofa!), which we appreciated very much. It’s not easy to find a nice place to stay that allows medium-large dogs. We were greeted with pretty flowers on the table, and he made sure that the house had everything we needed for our family vacation; he even had two kayaks for us to use on the lake, which we enjoyed every day of our stay. He was reachable but otherwise left us to our vacation.
The home is spacious and comfy, and there are lovely views of the lake from the bedrooms and living areas; we particularly enjoyed the peacefulness of the rocking chairs on the back deck and the pretty sunsets in the hot tub. We had several people in our party who have trouble with stairs, so having three bedrooms on the main level was helpful. Getting around the house was easy for them otherwise, and they were still able to go down to the lower level by walking in the yard around the house. The bedrooms are nicely decorated with luxurious sheets and fluffy comforters. The kitchen has everything you need to cook meals for a medium-sized group. There was plenty of space for three couples, three single adults, and four dogs – with room to spare!
The lake is peaceful and the mountain views from the lake are stunning. It felt like we had the whole lake to ourselves all week. We also enjoyed walking the road around the lake (around 2.5 miles), and the surrounding area was fantastic for several road rides. We can’t wait to return!