Lake Front Family Retreat on Lake Nantahala in the Smokies
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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 accomodate an 18-foot boat. The back porch is perfect for relaxing or dinner at the picnic table. A hammock is always ready to accomodate 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, 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!
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Member since: 2009
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 12 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
For this year (2015) we have done away with the cleaning fee and it is now incorporated into the flat rate price per week. We have also chosen to limit the total number of guests to 8; this will allow us to ensure a quality experience for all of our guests. We are willing to accept payments and refund payments through PAYPAL as well. Please let us know if this works for you
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Wireless internet is available at the house but bandwidth is limited to checking e-mail and basic services. Streaming video, music and other media is not possible.
The gate code to our community is changed often and we will keep you updated of changes
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Professional couple and family from Cincinnati who love their time in the mountains of North Carolina and wish to share with others.
Why the Owner Chose Topton, NC, USA:
We have travelled to Lake Nantahala for the last eight years. Our family found it to be such a special place that we decided to invest in a property for a lifetime. We continue to use the house as a retreat and special family gathering place. From the moment we get 'up on the hill and on the lake' things are entirely different. Can't wait to be there.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
High in the mountains and secluded by the lake. Awaken every morning to sunrise on the hills and over the lake. Eagles and egrets are the closest neighbors. Fishing off the private dock or a swim across the quiet lake are just two of the many choices one can make for the day. Kayaking around the lake provides ample opportunity to explore the beauty of the Nantahala forest range. Cycling, hiking and trout fishing are all premier class. The private dock is perfect to tie up a ski boat for personal use.
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A picture of the house taken from the middle of the lake (thanks to the Drone)
An exquisite sunset from our private dock
Beautiful lake and mountain views from every room.
looking east to the Marina and dam
A great dining room table that hosts both a large family and a great view.
upstairs guest bedroom with two twin beds
your own private dock is just down the steps-great for swimming or boating
Lots of space for friends and family to gather
the dock is just down the stairs and leads to many smiles
This is the view up at Wayah Bald- about a 1200 foot climb from the house
Our shepherd Maverick takes his dock jumping seriously.
A view of this spectacular property from the lake
the porch is always worth the view
Looking West to the island- a great place to Kayak to and from
Cozy family den with beautiful stone fireplace
Wake up to gorgeous views in this stunning master bedroom
second guest bedroom with one queen and one full sized bed
We challenge you to find the secret waterfall on the lake
The view of the lake from the dining room table
get your skiing 'hero' shot any morning-- the lake is like glass.
looking down to the West
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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