About the property
- Cabin3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Awesome European Honka Log Home on Lake Nantahala!
Price includes all Taxes & House Cleaning.
Please contact 770-656-6878 for rental information and availability.
This property is unique compared to others on the lake! Approximately 3000 sq. ft. of living area plus 3 large decks facing the lake. Fishing and swimming from your own 20' x 26' private dock will surely be one of the most memorable highlights for the kids. You might choose to rent a pontoon boat from the neighboring Marina. If you have your own boat, launch at the nearby boat ramp and tie up at your private dock.
Come inside and 'decompress' amid the antiques and leather furniture, a casual blend of eclectic and rustic. There's no danger of feeling as if you've walked into a stale, cookie-cutter resort rental condo, as photos of family and past visitors adorn the walls and impart a welcome feeling of visiting with old friends and being a part of the family.
Views of the lake and distant mountains are wonderful from the three outside decks, where you can enjoy your meals outdoors or take a leisurely soak in the hot-tub. Drive or go by boat to the quaint mountain lakefront cafe'(828-321-3000) where you can enjoy an early breakfast and meet some of the locals, or dine informally in the evening. Enjoy the walk in steam sauna.
The Log Home is easily accessible. No need for four-wheel-drive. Quiet, comfortable lake living at it's best. Come and enjoy this Lake Front Log Home!!!! Owner managed to be sure your stay is top notch as I want our guests to return....Book today!
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Lisa McMahan
Jerry & Lisa McMahan Alpharetta, GA
Lisa McMahan purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Lisa McMahan chose Topton
I am originally from nearby Robbinsville, NC and always wanted to have a second home in the area. Of all the mountain lakes in western NC and North GA my favorite is Lake Nantahala due to the pristine water, elevation (over 3,000 ft.) and mountain setting. Jerry McMahan
What makes this Cabin unique
The Nantahala Highlands Estates is a gated community that has very little traffic and a 1.8 mile level road above the lake that is great for walking, running, or biking. We enjoy sitting on one of the three large decks by the lake taking in the scenery, reading, and relaxing. Most of our guests like the large outdoor spa(hot tub) in any season. An outdoor fireplace is enjoyable, especially on cool days or summer evenings. Lake activities such as swimming off the dock and tubing in the summer months. Fishing the clear waters in this lake can be rewarding. Species include bass (large mouth & small mouth), trout, bream, and salmon. We enjoy boating on our pontoon boat, traveling by water to the lake cafe in the summer months. The fall is a beautiful time to enjoy the colorful scenery along this high elevation mountain lake. I enjoy the snow winter brings especially looking out from the decks as it comes down over and into the lake. Spring brings rebirth in the mountains and warmer days to enjoy outside activities. In addition to the Lakes End Cafe, many dining choices can be had about 45 minutes away in Franklin, NC. Jerry McMahan
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Tooth Fairy Mountain Fantasy
My family of 5 booked this exquisite cabin to enjoy as a last "hooray" before the school rush started. This was EXACTLY what we all needed to unwind! My husband and I needed an escape with the kids to relax and enjoy complete serenity with the family without cellphones/computers/tablets and decisions to be made. We have vacationed in Nantahala for 15+ years, but this property exceeded our expectations from prior rentals on VRBO. The view from all 3 decks are fantastic! I love, love, love ALL the details in every nook! The plush linens and bedding were so supple! It was literally home away from home. The kayaks and canoe were SO much appreciated and enjoyed! My kids and I spent hours on the lake exploring and we had a thrill of victory when we finally found the " hidden waterfall of NANTAHALA ". We spent HOURS playing Monopoly! (a board game without a plug!) THE VERY BEST was when Lisa actually mailed back my little boy's tooth, which he lost during our stay, with a signed letter from the Tooth Fairy, with PAYMENT included! SO MUCH APPRECIATED! I RECOMMEND THIS cabin for anyone who wants a HOME, not just a place to sleep!! Thank you so MUCH Lisa and Jerry! We'll be back!
A little piece of Heaven!
We can't say enough about this amazing cabin! By far the most beautiful view on Lake Nantahala! Everything about this cabin is superb! Jerry and Lisa go above and beyond making sure the cabin has everything you need. The detail throughout the cabin is just beautiful! It has three levels of decks, all with incredible views and the nicest most comfy outdoor furniture. The hot tub and sauna are equally as wonderful!
The cabin also has everything you need for the lake including a two person canoe, two kayaks, water skis, and tubes.
Lake Natahala is so pristine, we literally spent all day everyday in the lake or just sitting on the dock taking in the beautiful surroundings. We were lucky to find such an amazing cabin with such wonderful owners who are so very kind and helpful! Everything about our vacation was wonderful!! As a matter of fact, we just booked our stay for next summer! Thank you Jerry and Lisa!
Fall in love with Lake Nantahala!
What a wonderful experience we had at Jerry and Lisa's beautiful home. We could not have chosen a better location and people to deal with. Lake Nantahala is beautiful, peaceful and pristine. The view from this home is one of the best, it's like opening heaven's gate when you walk out of the doors onto the deck, absolutely beautiful and take in the view for the first time. This house has everything, and I mean everything we needed! Quality items throughout the house for our use, a fully stocked kitchen with high end items, hot tub and beautiful dock with row boat. We rented a boat for our stay at the marina. Jerry and Lisa have water skis and tubing equipment there for a full day of fun! We roasted marshmallows and popped popcorn on the lower deck one evening over the fire in the outdoor fireplace. It was amazing! We would definitely book here again, our experience all around was the best!! Great for families with children or for a family get together. Everyone will be comfortable. Thanks again Jerry and Lisa for sharing your home with us!
Beautiful, Pristine, Perfectly Located - We Shall Return!
We are a family of 6. We had a great time and loved the house. Pictures on VRBO do not do it justice. It's very beautiful. Lake is awesome. Access to lake is easy from house. We swam in lake daily with kids ages 7 to 16. It was a little chilly for my 7 year old but perfect for everyone else. He warmed up in the hot tub and the sauna anyway!
We did Canopy Ziplines and Whtewater rafting within 45 minutes drive from house.
We keep on talking about the house to everyone we know so we may have other suitors for you in due course. Thanks, Lisa and Jerry!
Three Generation Fiftieth Anniversary Gathering
Superlatives cannot describe this place adequately. We truly lucked-out !!The entire family, ages 3-72, loved every minute of our 6-day stay. The pictures on the website do not do the house justice. This is truly a lovely log home with a lighter, warm honey finish on the interiors including floors and ceilings. Very commodious: Spacious kitchen with LARGE center island, two big master BRs, cathedral ceilings, second living room on lower level, etc. Comfortable beds, with great pillows and covers. Soft and fluffy, white towels. My favorite spot was the lounge on the deck right outside the main floor master BR. There was a shady corner there, and if I tired of my book, I could enjoy the view or just snooze. The kids loved the bunk room, sitting on log stools at the center island and the bears (wooden) all around. It was hard to choose which one of the 3 decks to use. Each had its own character: sun, bar tables, lounges & hot tub on top; comfy sofa, more lounges & ample shade with a leafy, dappled view on second; and outdoor fireplace and eating table below. Easy walk to the dock. Picnic table on dock was a favorite gathering spot. Water toys to use. Corn-hole toss. We had a puzzle going on the game table. Lots of cooking pans & utensils and condiments & extra supplies in the pantry if you forgot something. Well furnished with unique and high quality items. Immaculately clean and well-maintained. Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 lakes. However, we have nothing like Lake Nantahala!! What a jewel! The views over the Smoky Mountains, from the mist of early morning to the sunsets at day's end, were awesome. We felt we had the prime spot on a truly amazing lake. How can one improve on that?! We rented a pontoon and boated down to Lakes End Grill for burgers & milkshakes. One son took his children fly fishing on the river. We had a fishing guide on the lake. There is so much to do in the vicinity. Jerry & Lisa welcomed us and showed us how everything worked. They left us with wine, watermelon and a jar of homemade, pickled okra. Thanks, Jerry and Lisa, for sharing your special spot with us. We will be back, hopefully a number of times. We would like to try Autumn some year, so we could make good use of your fireplaces & sauna. We can only imagine the mountains ablaze with glorious colors then. In addition to being the perfect place for our family to gather, we also think it would be just right for the two of us or a visit with another couple.
Total Relaxation in an Idyllic Locale
Our family sought a week off-the-grid in the cool(er) mountains of North Carolina. We were enticed by the beautiful lakefront setting, the proximity to hiking and rafting, and the stunning architecture of this log cabin. The reality far exceeded our expectations! The house was as perfect and more comfortable than we had hoped for. Our kids -- 13, 10 and 7 -- had the "luxury camping" vacation that matches any offered elsewhere. And we were able to fully disconnect as a family and enjoy our time away and one another. We can't thank Jerry and Lisa enough for being so welcoming and accommodating, and look forward to our next chance to enjoy their lake cabin!
Fishing & lounging from our large dock (20'x26'); whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River; Joyce Kilmer Forest & Cherohala Parkway (approx. 1 hour away); trout fishing; Wayah Bald (over 5,000' elevation), Great Smoky Mountains National Park & Cherokee & Blue Ridge Parkway (approx. 1 hour). Town of Franklin is 45 min. away.