'The Ponds at Nantalaha Lake' is a 'Unique Retreat' of 3.6 beautifully landscaped acres strategically located as the hub, surrounded by a wheel of incredible activity and tourist gems. Our outdoor deck overlooks the salmon pond, continuously fed by a mountain stream, with a refreshing fountain for rustic ambiance. Walking to the middle of the property, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of another quarter acre pond situated with a lovely Smokey Mountain background. Sport fish or simply relax on a few large boulders and muse, read or watch the wildlife. The Nantalaha Stream with its many small waterfalls runs through and borders the property and continuously flows into and out of each pond (very unique!) Open up the master bedroom doors to the lanai and sleep to the peaceful sounds of gently flowing water. The pristine Lake Nantahala is less than a ten minute drive to the public boat launch. Bring your motorcycles, boat and RV too - we have outbuildings to protect your special vacation vehicles, with electric and septic hook-ups. After a day of activity come back to the cabin for a meal cooked on our gas or charcoal grills. Parents relax in the hot tub, children play badminton, volleyball, horseshoes, or croquet, and pets move freely from the outdoor deck to the large fenced backyard. The entire family can retire to the 'fire-pit' by the stream to enjoy roasting marshmallows, story telling and singing, or come inside to the pool and game tables.
Our authentic log home is modest and decorated in keeping with the simple mountain life, yet with all the modern conveniences of home. It sleeps up to eight people, but can be a real retreat for one or two couples. Master 1 is a large bedroom with a queen electric bed. This room is decorated in traditional mountain decor and opens to the lanai for the experience of outdoor sleeping, yet in the safety and comfort of the home. It has a cedar closet, computer area, satellite TV and shares a full bath with the main floor. Master 2 provides old world charm in the tradition of a cottage. It too has a full bath and satellite TV, with both a queen and a trundle day bed. In addition to the formal bedrooms, the large entertainment area on the lower level has another trundle day bed and one queen futon. This area also has a kitchenette, private full bathroom and private stone deck with a hot tub. This entertainment area is perfect for children, or another independent family arrangement!
The gas fireplace, leather furniture and open ceiling make the living room a quaint place for relaxation, watching satellite TV, reading or quiet conversation. The kitchen is equipped with everything you would need: all modern appliances and some extras for the gourmet cook. There is a small eating area in the cabin, a large deck for eating and entertainment, and another large table on the lanai for meals or craft activities.
'The Ponds at Nantahala Lake' is mountain-close to all major attractions. Looking to the North, South East and West of us, you will find all major attractions conveniently located. We are less than 10 minutes to the pristine Nantahala Lake, and within 15-30 minutes to Nantahala Gorge and Outdoor Center, with other lakes (Santeetlah, Fontana, Chatuga), towns (Murphy, Franklin, Bryson City) and attractions (Cherohala Skyway, John Campbell Folk Arts School, Tail of the Dragon) and much more nearby. The locals say we are 'two hours from Anywhere': Atlanta GA, Ashville NC. Charlotte NC, Knoxville TN, and Gatlinburg TN. We are truly blessed to be in the middle of no-where, yet so close to everything that means so much to the people who live here and the tourists that visit. We heartily invite you to share our lovely home, our community of open and trusting folk, and one of the most beautiful places on this planet!
Toni & Camillo Iacoboni