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Grace Cottage: Cozy. Affordable. Perfect for a small family!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, directly on the lake, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

Thanks for stopping by! Maybe this is what you're looking for: an AFFORDABLE place for your small family to escape the heat and enjoy a pristine mountain lake, a quiet and beautiful couple's Fall getaway, a place to fish, swim, explore. You've found us!

Our cottage is not fancy or huge. It's cozy, clean and right on Lake Nantahala, one of the highest and cleanest lakes in the Eastern U.S. We bought the cottage years ago as a perfect escape from the busyness of Atlanta. Now we want to share it with you.

We have no pool tables or hot tubs or wii's. We DO have a great private dock, books, videos, and a place to simply unwind without all the usual distractions of home. Swim from our private dock. (Bring your snorkle gear ... i usually see fish when I snorkle around our dock ... the water is crystal clear) Bring your boat (ramp is 2 minutes away) or rent one from Lakes End Marina (or use our canoe). Kids love our dock, the many streams to wade in, and places to hike and explore (we're practically surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest). Parents love the quiet setting, our collection of books and movies, and the fact that your cell phone won't work up here! There are great restaurants 20 minutes by car (or ride your boat across the water to Lake's End Grill), a Super Walmart in Murphy (35 minutes away) for supplies, hiking trails all around (the Appalachian Trail is 20 minutes away), whitewater rafting close by, and lots of places to wander. We are not Disney World. We are quite pleased to be 'all natural'.

Keywords: Lakefront Cabin

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About The Owner

I'm a writer and actor, based in Atlanta. I travel a lot. My wife and I bought this place as an escape from the road. It has been that, and more!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2001


Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Grace Cottage: Cozy. Affordable. Perfect for a small family!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

Exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

I have used VRBO several times over the years. I often find that rentals are not 100% what I was expecting. This was not the case with Grace Cottage. The Cottage is tidy, comfortable and the views are amazing. The dock is nice and well maintained. The owners took an extra step and left a welcome gift and even called to make sure that we didn't need anything. When they say that you are secluded and "unplugged" they aren't joking. The only cell service or wifi that you will find is 20 minutes down at Lakes End Marina and grill. For us- it was perfect, but if you are attached to your social media be warned. Also- I wasn't expecting the walk down to the dock to be quite so steep. The owners clearly state that the walk is not an easy one, but the pictures can be deceiving(the pictures I personally took were the same). I came with my 3 little children, the walk was somewhat difficult but once we made it down to the dock they had a blast. The water is so clear that you can see your entire body under water- but it is cold as the Dickens! Over all we really enjoyed our relaxing stay and were sad to come home. My 3 year old asked if we could just move in permanently :)

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Shelby, for the kind words. Yep ... there's nothing like "truth in advertising"! Whenever our guests are at the cabin, I'm always somewhat jealous, imagining swimming in the lake and sitting on the dock. But ... I"m SO glad that our guests get to experience it all, knowing how special the lake is. Thanks again, and ... you're welcome back anytime! Curt C. Grace Cottage
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Very peaceful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view of the lake, great front porch sitting and a great deal.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Barboursville, VA

Gorgeous countryside, well maintained house

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I went for a little peace and quiet in a scenic place. It was so pretty and we both enjoyed the place. Dining options are a little limited and make sure you have necessary groceries cause it's a long haul to a grocery store. The house is clean, well equipped and thoughtfully updated throughout, very comfortable for two people. Owner is friendly and involved. Do not underestimate the climb back and forth to the dock, it's very steep and worth it. It's an excellent place to purge your mind of all the unimportant stuff and enjoy simple pleasures.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Alan, for the kind words. Yep ... we ARE a bit away from town, which makes it ... QUIET! (one of my favorite things about the cabin). And ... your statement "It's very steep, and worth it" are a great description of the walk to the lake from the cabin. I wish I could magically make it not quite so steep, but then, i guess we wouldn't be a mountain lake. Again, thanks for your kind words.
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Beautiful Lake Cabin

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very clean inside and had a good working shower. It is located on a very steep hillside and has a nice dock on beautiful Lake Nantahala. We enjoyed swimming and fishing off the dock and had a great time relaxing in the mountains. The owners gave great tips on activities in the area. We enjoyed whitewater rafting and zip lining at NOC which was only a short drive away. Also, we rented a boat and went tubing one day. My only reason for not giving it five stars was the steep walk down to the lake. It does not have stairs all the way down. When it rained, it was rather difficult getting back up to the cabin. Overall, it was a great getaway and we all had fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Joe, for the kind words. Yep ... there's lot of "natural" stuff to do around here. And ... I'm going to figure out this walk down to the water problem. At this point I can't afford stairs all the way down. BUT ... there is hope! I'm going to just add 'em a bit at a time. Blessings!
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Just as expected.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet beautiful spot for those who want to get away in the nantahala forest.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Christina. I'm glad you guys had a great escape!
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Clean, cute and comfortable on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay at Grace Cottage. The house was clean and very comfortable. Sitting on the back deck feels like you're up in a treehouse with a beautiful lake view. The dock is down a fairly steep hill from the house, but they've got plenty of rock steps in place to make it a stable little trek. It's good excercise if you forget something and need to run back up to the house.

We didn't try the kayak, but we took our two kids (7yo and 4yo) out on the canoe a lot. There are a couple islands and rope swings within canoeing distance on the lake.

We also took our kids up nearby Wesser Bald fire tower. It was a scenic drive there and just enough challenge for the kids hiking up to the tower.

Overall visit was just what we wanted. The kids want to know when we can go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brenda ... thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you could sit "in the tree house" and put your feet up. And ... i'm glad you discovered the Wesser Bald fire tower. Isn't it spectacular?! Well worth the hike, in my opinion. We'd love to have you back ... whenever you're ready. Blessings!
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White Water Rafting on the Nantahala River is 30 minutes away, Great swimming from our private dock, Super WalMart 40 minutes away in Murphy, Scenic Railway 45 minutes away. Lots of great books, dvds and games


Rates & Availability

Topton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $100

If the booking is paid via credit card, we don't require a deposit. If there are damages, they will be paid from the credit card account. If the booking is paid via check, we require a $200 security deposit, which reverts to a damage deposit after the cabin is occupied. Full payment is due 30 days prior to rental. There is a $100 cleaning fee added to each reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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