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Bedrooms 4
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

HOOKED BY THE VIEW: Thanks for visiting our home.

Witness for yourself one of the most amazing panoramic views in the Smoky Mountains located on Nantahala Lake. Nantahala Lake is one of the most pristine lakes in America. Explore the waterfalls and other amenities of our natural environment.

You will be consumed by your ability to relax and enjoy Lake Nantahala. You will make it a must visit place on your calendar each year. Our home is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows that offer views of the lake and mountain range that you won't soon forget; not to mention the three full length decks. You're only a few yards from being on the dock relaxing or in front of the fire pit making smores and sharing your fun filled day with others. There are kayaks and paddle boat for your lake enjoyment. Also, a foosball table, table games, movie library three deck levels of outdoor seating. Enjoy your coffee early each morning in the cool mountain air while gazing at 5,600 feet mountain peaks and day dreaming at the beauty.

The Lake Nantahala area has a lot of local activities. You are within 45 minutes to an hour of shopping, antiquing, crafts, white water rafting, U.S. Forest trails, horseback ridding, mineral and gem mines, golf, gambling in Cherokee, snow skiing, bluegrass concerts. Mountainside Theater, located in the heart of Cherokee Indian Country. The theater is famous for its production of “Unto These Hills”, which is a live re-enactment of the story behind the Cherokee Indian historic “Trail of Tears” journey. Or, hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for your choice of scenic family train rides or romantic gourmet dining. The Railroad also presents a Mystery Theater dinner on select Friday nights.

Thanks for visiting our home and we hope you pick Lake Nantahala for your final destination. We would love to have you.

Keywords: 'Lake Nantahala', Beautiful Lake Front Cabin/House, 4BR/3B in a pristine cove on Lake Nantahala facing on unbelievable view of the lake and the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy morning coffee and picturesque view from your deck outside your bedroom. Each room is uniquely decorated in a mountain theme (the fishing room, bear room, garden room,peace and tranquility. You'll feel at home with a fully supplied kitchen, comfortablly furnished with every little extra to create a real feeling of home. Unbelievable views, 3 levels, 3 BR with private balconies for morning coffee or watching the sunset. All hardwood floors, large basement main room with extra options for beds. Comfortably sleeps 8-9. Private dock, 2 kayaks, canoe, floats, additional boats available for rent at marina. Live a dream at Lake Nantahala. Located high in the North Carolina Smokey Mountains. A comfortable lake front home with all the amenities. Swim, fish boat or sleep in the fresh mountain air. Whole house generator.

More Details

Dwight Houser
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Dwight Houser

My name is Dwight Houser. I'm retired from at&t. My wife, Liz, works with special needs children and has a small antique business in Marietta, Ga. Our daughter Brittany is a graduate of the University of Georgia and works in Alpharetta, for a textile company. Our son graduated from Georgia College and State University served in Africa for the Peace Corps, has his masters degree in economics, from Georgia and recently got married.

Dwight Houser purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Dwight Houser chose Smoky Mountains

Many years of searching by my wife and children resulted in discovering Nantahala Lake and our dream home. After the first visit, it was clear that Nantahala Lake was the place. We looked at many beautiful homes but this one had everything we had dreamed of.

What makes this cabin unique

You will enjoy easy access to our house. You will experience a view that is second to none, on the lake. Once there, the dock is only a few yards from the house. A new fire pit and outdoor cooking and eating area are just a few feet from the lake. We have kayaks, a canoe and floats to enjoy the water. If you'd like to water ski or explore water falls, the marina is close and you can rent the boat of your choice.


Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The bath in the master has a shower, only. The other two baths are tub/shower combinations.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are 4 bedrooms. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs: the master has a California king with bath, one bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd one is a double with a bunk. Down stairs is a double bed with a bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Boat dock, 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, great area for swimming, numerous floats, noodles and water fun, garage, fire pit, stone sitting area, steps from lake, swim, ladder, ample parking Rope swings on the lake, waterfalls to climb, cliff jumping, hiking and so much more


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average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th visit to the lake and we have never been disappointed. HookedbytheView is wonderful. The home beautiful and accommodations for two families with teenagers perfect. We rented a boat from Jeff andMartha at Nantahala Lake Marine. They are awesome. We are already planning next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views, felt right a home, didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days here. Our first time in the Smoky Mountains. It happened to snow in the area and it stayed throughout our stay. It was peaceful and quite.

The property had everything we needed. A cozy gas fireplace, views of the lake from every room, two great levels of space inside, and really comfortable beds.

Outside there are three decks with lake views. One deck has a fire pit. The property is on the water and has a nice dock to fish from. It also has kayaks and a boat to use.

We had a great time. We felt right a home. It's a little out of the way. 25 minutes from town, even though it's only a 12 or so miles. But we'll worth the drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The cabin was so warm and homey. They have it fully equipped to spend your vacation without needing much and its perfect for large families. The best was the view. We sat down around the firepit and enjoy the views of the sunset. Thank you for sharing your house with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Place for a Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Hooked by the View (the first coming a few years back). The place is in fabulous shape, and the new fire pit on the lower deck is ideal for relaxing in the evening. Our group included folks from ages 8 to 73, and everyone found exactly what they were looking for. Dwight takes great care of the place, and is very accommodating and helpful. If you are looking for a quiet place to spend a week on Nantahala Lake, you won't do any better than Hooked by the View!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing week in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Hooked by the View is the best title for this house! We enjoyed our time more than we can say. No cell service for a week and limited wifi made us really disconnect and just have some fun! Hooked by the View had everything that we needed for our entire stay! We enjoyed the dock, kayaks that got us to "treasure island" many of times and any of the 3 porches for a little quiet time or watching the rain. While we were there we also went white water rafting and hiked 3 different amazing water falls! So many memories were made!!! Thank you a ton!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with gorgeous views and all the amenities of home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed (2 families) for a wonderful weekend in December. Talk about a gorgeous home and setting! Everything is kept very clean and up-to-date. The living/kitchen area is very spacious and open for groups to hang out, and the massive decks overlooking the lake are filled with rockers and tables to take in the breathtaking views. The beds are very comfortable. While we were there, the weather was unseasonably warm so we were able to utilize the canoe (they also have kayaks, and supply plenty of life jackets) to take the kids for rides around the lake. We got in later on Friday evening, so the drive to the cabin was a little tenuous in the dark, but upon arrival all of your tensions melt away. Dwight is very attentive and easy to work with -- you can tell he loves his home. The best GPS app to find the home is "Waze," which helped us a lot! My only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to have you again. Dwight
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Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Lakes End
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Rope Swing
Nearest Point of Interest
White Water Rafting
Nearest Point of Interest
Fly Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Launch Site
Car: necessary

Located close to white water rafting, zip lining, gem hunting, Appalachian Trail, Harrah's casino and other outdoor activities


Rates & Availability

Topton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2018 - Jun 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Aug 5 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning Fee $170 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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