Availability: April 26 - November 30; rental during winter on request
This unique house is located in Perrin Cove on the beautiful emerald green waters of Lake Burton. The homesite once was the location of a 1920's fishing cabin with a handsome rock fireplace. Through the years, the cabin was eventually reclaimed by the mountains, but the fireplace remained. In 1960, the current owners discovered the fireplace and built a small, cozy cabin around it. Later on, two large additions were made to the little cabin: one for a master bedroom suite, and one for a large dining room. Also added to the grounds were a two-story garage and a two-story boathouse.
The main house itself has four bedrooms, each with a full bathroom. There is also a sleeping loft with twin beds. The original house has its own screened-in front porch and sitting area with porch swing, and also has the original wood-burning rock fireplace (there is a generous supply of wood stacked on the grounds). The 'new' part of the house has a large living room with gas logs in the fireplace, a spectacular dining room with a huge round table and its own fireplace with gas logs, large galley kitchen, large master suite, and a large wooden deck with a hot tub. There are views of the lake from the porch, deck, master bedroom, living room and dining room.
Down the hill is the two-story boathouse with a separate bedroom (no bathroom). Sit on the porch swings and hammock and let your cares fade away. For the more active vacationers, swimming, boating and kayaking are absolutely fabulous in this pristine lake!
Up the hill from the main house is the two-story garage. A curving covered walkway lets you escape those mountain showers during loading and unloading your car when getting from the garage to the house. Above the garage is a separate, private bedroom and bath with shower; and there is a wonderful little porch with an Adirondak chair waiting for you.
The water in Lake Burton is some of the cleanest in the state--it holds the most beautiful colors of nature, reflecting the green trees in spring and summer, the autumn hues in fall, and the bright blue of the skies in winter. There are two marinas on Lake Burton where you can rent a boat and tour the lake or have fun skiing, wake-boarding, and tubing.
The area surrounding Lake Burton holds many pleasant surprises for those adventurous enough to leave the lake. Try your hand at trout fishing, whitewater rafting, exploring nearby waterfalls, and hiking the mountain trails. There are several wine and distillery tours close to the lake. Clayton is nearby, and Highlands, NC is a short trip, too. And don't miss the local places like Goats on the Roof (they really are on the roof!), and the Alpine town of Helen.
For those who like to eat great food, don't miss LaPrade's (casual grill as well as fine restaurant) and the Farmhouse, both on Lake Burton. Drive a little further, and visit Fortify in Clayton and the Rabun Hotel on Lake Rabun.
If you prefer to eat in, there are two Big Green Eggs and also a conventional barbeque grill ready to fire up and use at the house.
The owners are members of The Waterfall Club on the lake. With advanced notice, they can arrange for you to be their guests and to use their member privileges. You just pay for what you use with a credit card. Dining in the clubhouse is a particularly exclusive experience because of the spectacular views of the lake.
Keywords: Lakefront house with boathouse