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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 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


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


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


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Grace Cottage: Cozy. Affordable. Perfect for a small family!
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful Western NC

  • 4 of 5

Grace Cottage is a lovely stay; the porch is perfect mornings with coffee, noon with lemonade and nights with wine! And yes, it is a trek to the dock. We quickly learned to take a day's worth of gear and necessities down to the dock and hope there's no need for a quick lope to the house! My recommendation is to incorporate landings along the way to build breaks into the steep hike up and down.

Lake's End Café is a reasonable drive, offers good food and another part of the lake for the kids to swim. Thanks for an awesome visit. My granddaughter had a blast. Oh, and Blaze, the dog, thanks you too!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm SO glad the stay was good for y'all! And ... a "half-way" stop down the hill sounds like a good idea. Perhaps a stash of candy! And ... I'm glad Blaze had a good time. Pippa, our Springer Spaniel has become an expert dock diver. I have to be careful when i jump in because she always jumps in right after me.
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God's Wonderful Creation

  • 5 of 5

Grace Cottage truly is a warm, cozy welcome. It is just what we needed not only to getaway but also explore the NW N Carolina area. It's safe, quiet, with only the lovely sounds of birds singing and breeze blowing through the trees.

We visited at the change of seasons when the mountains were aflame with reds, yellows, and oranges of the trees. The Lake Nantahala waters were clear; you could see the lake bottom along the shoreline. Every morning there was a mystical, romantic mist over the water because of the cool air temperature. So beautiful!

Thank you for a lovely stay in God's wonderful creation.

The Cummings

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Laura, for the kind words. I was just at the cabin today, replacing some parts on the gas grill. The leaves are spectacular and i got to experience the first snow of the season. I'm glad you got see God's handiwork. Come again! Curt C.
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Great place: relaxing, quiet, beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time spending a few days at the Grace Cottage and unwinding from a busy life. There are several hiking trails nearby, a beautiful lake, mountain views. The nearby area is very quiet: only sounds of nature and falling autumn leaves. There are plenty of board games in the house along with all basic necessities. I would highly recommend the Grace Cottage to anyone looking for a quiet charming time.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Veronica, for the kind words! I'm glad you got to see some falling leaves, and that you enjoyed the board games. We usually have some epic Scrabble battles when we're there. Blessings!
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Great little cabin

  • 5 of 5

Good time in a quiet lake

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful lake in an extremely secluded area. Comfy house with great deck. I was there for the eclipse. One thing I would change would be to rent a boat rather than pull my own through all the mountain switchbacks. Lost 4 pounds climbing back up from the dock! Rafting and hiking day trips rounded out a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yep. Those mountain roads can be a challenge with a boat trailer! Soon ... i hope to buy a pontoon boat (again!) and have it available to rent to our guests. I'm jealous that you got to see the eclipse from the lake. And glad you guys had a great week. Blessings! Curt C. Grace Cottage
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My best vacation yet!

  • 5 of 5

Such a great little place. So quiet and relaxing. We are so glad that we picked Grace cottage to spend some family time together. Owners were always helpful and even called to make sure we made it and everything was good with the house. The view is amazing and the lake is so calm. The path to the dock is no joke though. I definitely got my leg workout in but worth every step. All the neighbors wave and the local marina staff were awesome. Hope to get back very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Connie, for the kind words! Yep ... well said ... steep path, but well worth it! We'd love for you to come again. Blessings!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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