Come enjoy a truly one-of-a-kind mountain escape. Located on Lake Nantahala, the highest lake east of the Mississippi, this house offers the perfect opportunity to retreat with family and friends. It is spacious enough to accommodate an extended family or a reunion with its two levels of outdoor decks, plenty of beds, large kitchen and dining room table, and a dock large enough to accommodate an 18-foot boat. The back porch is perfect for relaxing or dinner at the picnic table. A hammock is always ready to accommodate a nap while cooled by the lake's breeze.
Plenty for all ages to do and leave room for more.
Late spring and summertime bring ample opportunities and fun for everyone! The clear-water lake provides great fishing, kayaking (there are four for the house), boating and water skiing. Cycling is just a moment away when you can hit the breathtaking climbs of the Smoky mountains. The Appalachian trail passes within a few miles and great hiking is just out the front door. World class rafting and kayaking at the Nantahala Outdoor center are other great attractions. Up high in the mountains and completely shaded by trees, with high vaulted ceilings and fans, we hardly have a need for the window units on the top floor! A cool breeze off the lake (or a quick jump in) is usually all you need to stay cool.
Autumn is a visual treat! The house is nested among deciduous broad-leaf trees that produce vibrant and beautiful colors as the weather starts to cool. Daytime temperatures of 60-70 degrees make perfect hiking weather, while nighttime temperatures of 30-40 degrees produces a great campfire and s'more ambiance!
Winter at the lake is a time of relaxation and recuperation. Snowfall can range from a light dusting to 8 inches, which makes drinking a warm cup of joe or cocoa all the more toasty! The wood fireplace keeps the place cozy while you read a good book, work on a project, or just lounge around and watch a good movie. While the temperatures are a bit more nippy in the winter (20-40 degrees during the day, 10-30 degrees at night), it certainly doesn't keep you from bundling up and hiking or star-gazing!
A disclaimer for all
Our home is nestled in one of the largest temperate rain forests in the world. It is surrounded by a lush green forest and immediately on the edge of a lake. It is truly "in the mountains".
----Please don't be surprised by bugs. We do our best to keep the house free of uninvited guests but rain forests have an amazing number of diverse and clever residents. These "natives" will disregard doors and window screens and occasionally will be found on the inside rather than outside of the house.
--We enjoy the chance to "unplug" from the world while up on the lake. In fact-- there is no cell phone service (you do have a land line in the house). We provide satellite internet which allows for routine e-mail and contact but does not support streaming applications, music downloads or Netflx and the like.