Situated overlooking a quiet cove of Lake Watauga, this secluded retreat has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, with a sleeping capacity of 8 persons. The house is on two levels with a large deck on each level overlooking the cove.
When walking through the front door, the kitchen is on your left which opens onto a large living/dining area. You can see the deck (which has comfortable chairs, a lounge chair and eating table with chairs) through the sliding glass doors as you look through the living room. There are 2 bedrooms on this main floor--one with a queen bed, sliding glass doors onto the deck and an attached full bath, the other with twin beds. The living areas have an open floor plan with a fully equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher, a gas stove-top/electric oven, a TV with cable, a radio/DVD/VCR player, wi-fi connection, a gas log fireplace and an outdoor gas grill on the deck. There is a second full bath on the main level attached to the living area.
On the lower level there is the master king-bed room with attached large bathroom that has a whirlpool tub and separate shower and 2 sinks. Also, on the lower level, there is a large room with chairs and a futon which makes into a double bed; a bath with shower is a few steps away. Both rooms on lower level have sliding glass doors opening onto the lower deck. There is a hammock in the master bedroom which you can attach to hooks on the deck for relaxation and reading. On the lower level there is a separate laundry room with new washer and dryer.
The house is part of a small, secluded older lake house development with common lake access area a 5 minute walk from the cabin.
Lake Watauga is located within National Forest boundaries giving the lake an 'undeveloped' character. It is known as one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in America. There are several boat access points (the Little Milligan Forest Service ramp is less than 5 minutes away) and three marinas with boat rentals within 8 miles from the house. Year round recreation opportunities are plentiful in the area with many outdoor guide services, kayaking and tubing on the Watauga River, hiking, Tweetsie Railroad, summer theaters, winter skiing and many other possibilities are located within a half hour to and hour drive. The Carter (as in June Carter/Carter family) is about 45 minutes-1hour away near Gate City, VA. Every Saturday night in the summer, they have a known musicians playing. The entry fee $5-10 and they have food and drinks for sale.