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All Inclusive $2095+tax-- home,boat,canoe,cleaning and internet--all included

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)


with ALL Inclusive Pricing!!!!!!

NOW High speed internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No kidding!! ALL INCLUSIVE- includes everything...home,boat,canoe,cleaning ...everything!!!! just add tax.

New smoke and pet free mountain home in a gated community with your own private dock and boat nestled in the heart of the Nantahala range of the fantastic Smokey Mountains with a gorgeous view of pristine Nantahala Lake. This hideaway opens to the lake through 30 foot high panoramic windows with breathtaking views, an expansive great room with wide screen HD TV, satelite TV, Blu-Ray player, high speed WiFi internet, a large wood burning stove with large fire viewing window, a gourmet-equipped kitchen, a loft which the kids love to claim as their own hideaway, a open deck with hot tub, barbeque grill (propane provided) on sun protected deck and fire pit. There are three bedrooms with a king in the master and a queen bed and a full size bed in the other rooms. The loft has a full size sleep couch and a twin sleeper couch. You have your own private slip on the crystal clear lake water with adjacent picnic areas and beach. Our 21 ft pontoon boat is included in our all inclusive pricing---a real Bargain on this lake where 8 hr boat rentals cost $250+ for 8 hours.

Blessed with delightfully moderate temperatures in both winter and summer, the Iron Duckling offers easy access to the Appalachian trails, exhilarating Nantahala white water rafting and kayaking, canoeing, biking, geocaching, numerous spectacular water falls, incredible star gazing, great fishing and seasonal opportunities for tantalizing nature photography. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is less than a hour away. Also within that hour's drive, Harrah’s Casino is in Cherokee.

Keywords: House, boat, spa, canoe, internet

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Phil and Terri Sanger
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really had a good time in your cabin and on the lake. Weather was great. ENJOYED THE SNOW!
Oct 2008
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

All Inclusive $2095+tax-- home,boat,canoe,cleaning and internet--all included
average rating of 4.625 based on 11 reviews
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Great family getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed longer than a week, and I'm so glad we did! The kitchen was amazing, very well stocked. They literally thought of anything you might need. The view was truly breathtaking, and it was extremely peaceful and relaxing. Our children really enjoyed the board games that were there, and it was so nice to hear them interact! Phil was very thorough on his information, and if we had any questions he was always accessible.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We recently visited with our 5 year old triplets and a one year old. Our friends and I truly enjoyed the house. The kitchen is very well stocked. There is limited seating in the living room area but for the adults it was ok. Overall this was an amazing vacation. The boat is a great benefit and really could not imagine the trip without a boat. You MUST have four wheel drive to make it up and down the mountain without panic! After one time up and down you are all set!! There is limited parking. Bring bug spray as the chiggers are not pleasant. The owner is always available and does a good job providing information. The neighbors do not rent their cabin so there is no worry about noise and they are very pleasant. Great great trip and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at our home. See you next year.
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Newcastle, England

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked a two week stay in the summer of 2013 and were so impressed we have booked to go back for another week in August 2015. The house is spotlessly clean and very well equipped and there can surely be no better sight and sound than sitting in the hot tub on an evening looking out over the lake as the sun goes down surrounded by mature forest.

The fact that the rental includes a boat and canoe is an added bonus and locating the rope swing on the edge of the lake was the highlight of the children's trip and one of the many reasons we are looking forward to going back.

Great base for exploring the waterfalls and backwoods walks. Only advice though, wear insect repellent as the chigger bites are a nuisance!

Can't wait to return !!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Times at the Iron Duckling!

  • 5 of 5

What a great week our family of 6 had. We have gone to N.C. with our 4 kids since they were young and know we were with 4 in their twenties. The home was fabulous,clean,every appliance and kitchen item you can think of. The views were beautiful and the whole area gorgeous. We had a 15 minute steep walk down to the lake. Natahala Lake is so rich and alluring. We so enjoyed the boat provided. I hope we can come back to enjoy this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Palm Beach, FL

Good getaway for the stout of heart

  • 4 of 5

The Iron Duckling is a great cabin get away. Plenty of room for 6 people although 9 may feel cramped. The property is clean and very well appointed. Kitchen appliances and utensils are all high end. Phil is a friendly and courteous owner with whom I dealt to make arrangements. As the posting implies, the boat is a very special feature of the property. The lake is wonderful and you really need a boat to enjoy it.

However, you will need a 4 wheel drive vehicle. We had a front wheel drive minivan and had difficulty getting to the property. Furthermore, the boat is quite the hike to and from the cabin. It's about a 15 minute hike down the mountain to the boat but, depending on your ability, it can be a strenuous 30+ minute hike back up. Older, very young, or impaired guests will have a great deal of difficulty.

The property is remarkably private and quiet. There is a cabin that could be considered 'next door' that could comprimise privacy when occupied but it does not appear to be a rental and was thankfully empty during our stay.

Although there are 3 bedrooms plus a loft with convertable sofas, one bedroom is smallish with a bed to match. I would think it would be suitable for a single adult in most cases. The loft could accommodate 3 kids if they get along very well. However, there is only common seating for a few people. The living room sits 4 people comfortably with chairs on the front porch that could seat 4 people in nice weather. If you bring a very full family, be prepared to compete for a comfy perch.

Although the number of flying insects is suspiciously low, there is no screened area oustide so the few mosquitos there are do manage to find you if you don't have some other defense (repellant, candles, etc.)

The property is rather remote. If boating isn't your thing (and you don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle) your goal can only be solitude. I don't mean that to be a criticism. Getting away from it all can be difficult to accomplish. If you are looking to go shopping for local crafts, enjoying some cultural events, or evening taking in a movie to break up the stillness, be prepared to commute to and from the Iron Duckling.

That said, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the property with these things in mind.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. Yes our beautiful home is perched above the lake...great view and 500 ft above the lake. So yes, if you walk down, you have to walk up. And some guests love the exercise. But most people drive down where there is very convenient parking next to the dock and drive back up. Our front deck is one of the pluses on the lake. Yes we have very few insects so netting is just not needed. As you can see in pictures, there are only four rocking chairs but there is a table for six right there to sit on. Plus probably several are going to be playing the corn toss game right in front of the deck. Please come again and enjoy our great getaway. Phil and Terri
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Family of 6

  • 5 of 5

Great property, very well maintained and clean. Everything we needed was there. Plenty of family games. The boat was a lot of fun. The lake is absolutely beautiful. Very quiet and scenic. Definitely considering this trip again next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your family enjoyed our home. We were glad that you had bright sunny weather and hope that you choose to come again during the summer to enjoy more fully the lake, the boat, tubing, skiing and just being lazy in the calm water of our lagoon. See you soon.
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geocaching, fly fishing


Rates & Availability

Topton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Leaf Season
Sep 15 - Oct 30
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are all inclusive which includes cleaning, boat, spa.

No credit cards, personal checks accepted
$500 to hold reservation
Half rent 30 days following reservation
Remainder 30 days prior to start of rental

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Topton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1648 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Ropes and Towable tubes, Canoe, Corn Hole Game Fire pit

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