Chattooga Lake Retreat & Nature-Lovers Paradise

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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Your outdoor opportunities are endless from your comfy and cozy 2 bedroom 1 bath cottage on the upcountry's most quiet and secluded lake. Relax to the sounds of frogs and whippoorwills at night, explore and fish the lake with the included Jon boat, swim or float or hike around the lake or to the many nearby waterfalls or on the extensive Foothills trail system.

The property has a large level lot with great lake access for wading, fishing, or just sitting around enjoying the scenery. There is a fire pit and gentle off-shore breezes are almost a certainty in the evenings to make having a small fire while listening to the surrounding nature one of the highlights of your trip.

While the home has plenty of room for larger groups, we prefer to limit guests to 4 total to maintain and respect the peacefulness of the lake and surroundings. This property is not intended for those who wish to party or have many guests visiting but rather for small families or couples who wish to spend some quality time together and reconnect with each other and nature. While the cabin is all about relaxing and unplugging, we regrettably offer satellite TV and wireless internet access because for some it is a necessity but avoiding these modern-day trappings is highly recommended to maximize your experience. Cell phones will not work around the lake or in the immediate area.

The lake and property are located in the northern-most tip of South Carolina in the 'town' of Mountain Rest just a couple miles from the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, one of only seven US rivers to have this designation and made famous in the movie 'Deliverance'. What makes this area so unique is the fact that it is mostly undiscovered, devoid of traffic or stress, and known only to locals yet offers more outdoor activities and unspoiled nature than any of the more famous nearby vacation destinations. The cabin and lake alone would be enough to keep many occupied and satisfied but within 15 minute drive from the lake are enough trails, waterfalls and river access points to keep one busy for an entire summer; within less than hour are the quaint towns of Cashiers and Highlands NC and Clayton Georgia. Within 2 hours are Asheville NC, Pisgah and Smoky mountain National parks.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We do allow dogs for an extra daily fee and additional $100 refundable security deposit to cover potential damage to the property. Dogs must be attended at all times and not left on the property without supervision, be respectful of the neighbors: no barking or running loose beyond the property; this is a quiet lake and noise travels easily; we respect our neighbors peace and quiet and expect our guests to do the same. Pets must be treated for ticks and fleas before arrival, and be clean and dry before entering the home, kept off the furnishings and all waste must picked up from the grounds before departure. That all said, they will love their stay and be welcome to return if they are well behaved!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    While the home itself has only three steps to main entry entry and the grounds are very level for a lake property, the bedroom and bathroom door are narrow and maneuvering a wheelchair would be difficult/impossible....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books:

    Many books and an extensive collection of guides and maps for hikes and area activities. please return all these material prior to departure....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    all sorts of board games and some puzzles...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish networks TOP 100...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    40" flatscreen...moreless

  • Video Library:

    we have a collection of popular family and PG DVDs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air and heat pump...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas stove but not operational in summer....moreless

  • Heating:

    central air and heat pump. there is a gas stove in the living room but this is disabled May through August....moreless

  • Internet:

    ATT U-verse 3 MBPS arrived this year - finally! Woo-hoo!...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    carport for 1 car, 1 additional space available in driveway. Note that main driveway must remain clear when guests are not present as driveway serves as an emergewater access point in case of fire...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone service is provided. Note that cell coverage is very limited although a weak 4G signal can be received off and on depending on your phone type and weather conditions...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully outfitted kitchen includes: toaster, microwave, coffee maker,coffee grinder, cookware, baking utensils etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    A small jon boat with trolling motor and battery is provided. Note that renter must sign an liability waiver at time of rental to use all the water craft provided. 4 life jackets and floating seats ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    screened in porch....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    three kayaks with paddles are provided. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge level lot perfect for pitching a tent for some extra guests (discuss with owner)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill is provided with a small supply of briquettes and lighter fluid....moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$165 $185
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • cleaning $85 + tax
  • Pet Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%


Standard Pricing includes up to 2 adults and 2 children.

pet fee: $15/night, per pet, additional $100 damage deposit

***MANAGER'S SPECIAL*** discounts for staying 4 or more nights

3 night minimum stay - 2-night considered only for last-minute bookings.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • backyard


VRBO #484201

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Mountain Rest, SC, USA #484201

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