Nantahala Lake & River, Topton Nc. Farm, Mountains, Fish, Raft, Hike. Dogs Ok.
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Enjoy this vacation home in rural Nantahala at 3200 feet, two miles from Nantahala Lake that has 42 miles of shoreline. In the Smoky Mountains (Smokies) in Nantahala National Forest. You are surrounded by farms, mountains, meadows and streams.
The house is on my farm: Nantahala Farm and Garden. I have Toggenburg goats, Ancona ducks, Dominique chickens, Cream Brabanter chickens, and Bantam chickens. My farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs are available if you want to try some. I grow comfrey, perennial herbs and Appalachian heirloom beans. Have fun on a farm tour.
5 minutes from Nantahala Lake with Lakes End Grill and Marina
(swimming, fishing, boat rentals including jet skis, pontoon boats, runabouts, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and ski boats). Guides available.
7 minutes from a Nantahala Forest picnic area (+ many other picnic areas).
7 minutes from Appletree and London Bald hiking trails.
10 minutes from fly fishing in streams and Nantahala River (even in winter).
10 minutes from hiking the Bartram Trail and waterfalls.
11 minutes from a trout farm with fishing and tours.
14 minutes from raft put-in at Wayah Road and Highway 19/74.
14 minutes from Nantahala Bikeway (mountain bikes) and Trail.
20 minutes from an outdoor shooting range.
25 minutes from Wayah Bald Observation Tower at 5385 feet. Plus trails, waterfalls and picnic area.
25 minutes from Silar Bald lookout and hiking trails (5216 feet).
25 minutes from Zipline Canopy Tours (travel above and through trees on cable).
25 minutes from a winery and brewery (craft wine and beer).
25 minutes from Nantahala Outdoor Center and Nantahala Gorge (rafting, kayaking, canoeing, restaurants).
25 minutes from hiking the Appalachian Trail.
28 minutes from horseback riding and horse-drawn wagon rides.
31 minutes from gem mining (ruby, sapphire, emerald).
35 minutes from "Tail of the Dragon" motorcycle adventure.
37 minutes from Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy.
40 minutes from a farmer’s market in Murphy (open April through October).
48 minutes from historic train rides.
48 minutes from ATV trails.
50 minutes from John C Campbell Folk School.
Escape to the mountains. Local activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, hunting, shooting range, jet skiing, snow skiing, snowboarding, sledding, mountain biking, motorcycling, ATV riding, swimming, rock climbing, gem mining, bird watching, photography, wildlife observation, scenic driving, antiquing, waterfalls, walking, flying lessons, picnics, star gazing, nature walks, autumn leaf sightseeing, zipline canopy tours, Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, John Campbell Folk School, gambling casinos, and Native American cultural events such as those found at the Cherokee Nation Reservation.
I wrote a 10-page guide with map about local activities within a one-hour drive. Most are 5-20 minutes away. It is on the desk in the home. It covers local stores, restaurants, hiking trails, picnic areas, boating, fishing, hunting, waterfalls, swimming, scenic drives, farm tours, bicycling, horseback riding, shooting, and more. There are many activities that are good for young children.
The Vacation Home
You stay in a clean 1000 square foot single-family home with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
It sleeps 10 so there’s plenty of room for everyone. There is a Queen bed in the master bedroom. The other room has a full/double bed, 2 twin beds, and a futon. The living room has a pullout sofabed. I provide you with pillows, sheets, blankets and comforters for every bed including the sofabed and futon. There is a washer and dryer.
For your comfort, the bathrooms have towels and soap. There is a hair dryer, iron, shower cap plus other amenities. There is a sewing kit and medical kit.
The kitchen has everything you need: refrigerator, electric stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, electric can opener, and toaster. Plenty of dishes, glasses, pots/pans, utensils, flatware, cooking supplies, towels, hot name it. There is salt, pepper, sugar and spices. (You bring your food.) I want you to feel at home.
Heating, Cooling and Water
The house is all wood floor except for the kitchen. Heated with central electric heat. Cooled with central air conditioning but it is not needed much. In the summer it goes down to 50s or 60s at night. The water is from a spring. The water here is very good.
Internet, Entertainment and Phone
There is DSL high-speed internet, both wired and wireless. There is Dish TV in the living room, and a TV/VCR with VHS tapes in one of the bedrooms. In the other bedroom there is a DVD player, TV and DVDs. There is a landline phone with unlimited local and long distance within the United States so you can stay in touch with family and friends.
Porch and Yard
There is a covered back porch with a BBQ grill and chairs. In the back yard there is a picnic table for you to enjoy meals with your family. There is a firepit for a campfire. You overlook woods and farmland.
I do allow dogs (no cats). The house has a small fenced in yard (25 feet x 41 feet) that has shelter for protection from rain and sun. It is a great area for them. I do not have a weight limit or breed restrictions. Dogs need to be house broken, on flea medicine, and well behaved. If your dog is alone in the house, he needs to be in a cage/crate. When outside the fenced yard, your dog should be on a leash. I have cats, goats, ducks and chickens so I can't have any dogs that want to chase and kill animals. If you are bringing a dog(s), let me know how many.
One renter wrote: “You have great lodging for our dog. He had room to be outside safely without us.”
Smoking & Parties
No smoking in the house as consideration for other renters who do not smoke. You can smoke on the covered back porch and walkway. Please no house parties with large numbers of people.
The vacation rental has a ramp to the door if needed for wheelchair or walker. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. The house is 1 floor.
It does snow here sometimes during November through March. The average is about 10 inches a year though that varies a lot from year to year. Some years there is almost none. If there is snow, the driveway will be shoveled. But if it is snowing when you show up, you may have to park your car by the street (on the driveway) and walk to the rental. It is only about a 3-4 minute walk. The local roads are very well maintained when it snows.
You can park a small boat (18 feet or less) on my property near the road. Let me know if you are bringing a boat to the rental. Boat rentals are available 5 minutes away at Nantahala Lake.
Member since: 2013
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
I do allow dogs at my vacation rental. I understand you love your pet. (Cats are not allowed since some people are allergic to cat dander.) There is an extra $30 per pet. Dogs need to be house broken, on flea/tick medicine, and well behaved. I do not have a weight limit or breed restrictions. However, I do have outdoor cats, goats, ducks and chickens so I can't have any dogs that want to chase and kill animals. If your dog is alone in the house, he needs to be in a cage/crate. When outside the fenced yard, your dog should be on a leash. Please limit barking. And please clean up after your pet. The house has a small fenced in yard. It is a great area for them. They even have a great view. There is shelter for protection from rain and sun. You and your pet will love it here. Thank you....moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms have a shower and tub.
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
The kitchen has an electric stove and oven. There is a microwave above the stove. There is a coffee maker and toaster. There are all the dishes, glasses, pots, pans, cutlery and utensils that you need...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $49 + tax
- Pet Fee $30
- Tax Rate 10%
If you need to cancel your reservation:
Cleaning fee and security deposit are always refunded.
If cancel 1 week or less before rental date, then no refund.
We have turned people away to keep the date open for you.
If cancel more than 1 week before date, then 50% refund.
There may be flexibility with these.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Escape to the mountains. Local activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, motorcycling, hiking, hunting, jet skiing, snow skiing, snowboarding, sledding, mountain biking, motorcycling, ATV riding, swimming, rock climbing, bird watching, wildlife observation, scenic driving, antiquing, waterfalls, walking, flying lessons, Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, John Campbell Folk School, gambling casinos, and Native American cultural events such as those found at the Cherokee Nation Reservation.
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I have lived in Nantahala for 10 years. I love it here. It is very peaceful and relaxing. I started Nantahala Farm and Garden because I love country living. I have Toggenburg goats, Ancona ducks, Dominique chickens, and Banty chickens. I have a large herb garden and grow vegetables. The mountain life is wonderful.
Why the Owner Chose Topton, NC, USA:
I moved here because I wanted to live in harmony with nature. I gardened starting as a child when my mother taught me about plants. I loved it then, and I love it now. I enjoy walking in the mountains. The whitewater rafting is a lot of fun with great restaurants overlooking the water at Nantahala Outdoor Center. I love bird watching. It is especially nice here in the autumn with a colorful display of falling leaves.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is a great neighborhood where there is real community. Most people here know each other. People wave to each other when driving by. You will enjoy the small-town atmosphere. The vacation rental is located in Macon County, 2 hours west of Asheville, North Carolina. Atlanta is 3 hours away. It is 40 minutes northeast of Murphy, North Carolina. Franklin is 40 minutes away. It is 40 minutes to the closest Walmart or Lowes in Murphy. The closest town is Andrews which is 20-25 mintues away. In Andrews are the nearest grocery store (Ingles) and drug stores (Walgreens or Turner). There are 2 restaurants (Lakes End, Wayah Cafe) 5 minutes away. Nantahala is a great place to vacation.
Your vacation rental is 5 minutes from Nantahala Lake.
Springtime. A 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000 square feet single-family home.
The rental in fall. It is beautiful. Close to many popular destinations.
Vacation rental on a snowy day. Romantic getaway. Great for kids.
Cozy kitchen: pots, pans, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, salt, sugar, etc.
There is a washer and dryer next to the kitchen.
Living room with Dish TV. Relax after your day's activities.
In living room looking at master bedroom with queen bed.
Other bedroom with double bed and 2 twin beds. Also books to read.
Backyard in the fall. Have a picnic.
Nancy, your hostess, with her goats. You can meet them.
A foggy mountain day. The rental is in the middle. A greenhouse is upper left.
Nantahala Lake: Rent a ski boat, fishing boat, kayak, canoe, jet ski.
Vacation rental in summer. The house is in the bottom left corner.
Enjoy Nantahala Lake in the fall. Beautiful. Close to your holiday rental.
In the kitchen looking at the living room and master bedroom.
Looking at kitchen from living room. Everything you need.
Living room with Wi-Fi internet and landline phone. Sofa is a sofabed.
Master bedroom with dvds- a wide range of topics.
Master bedroom with full bath. There is another full bathroom in the hall.
Other bedroom showing twin beds and futon. There is a VCR and VHS tapes.
Picnic table, firepit and grill. Kids love the outdoors.
Nancy with an Ancona duckling in her pasture.
Parking area of rental. Above it is pasture with goats and barn.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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