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Cancellation July 29! Lakefront! Big private dock, boat, 2 kayaks, pool table

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 baths

Come and enjoy the peace and quiet of pristine Lake Nantahala in this beautiful lake front home. *New for 2018, 2 Stand Up Paddleboards! 3 bedrooms with king beds and one bedroom with 2 full-sized bunks supply the accommodations for a terrific family vacation. There are also 2 kayaks, a pool table and many water toys. Rent a boat for the week (or the day) at the local marina (ask for details)- dock it at our large, private dock.

You can go to the Lake's End Grill (seasonal) which serves 3 meals a day and has a fire pit in the back overlooking the water.

On the days you may prefer to be indoors, there is a theater room and a game room with a pool table and separate kitchen. 2 large covered porches and rocking chairs give you the peace and serenity that you are looking for in a lake vacation. There is also a large picnic table with an umbrella and a deck just steps from the water and the private dock.

This house is a home, not a sterile rental unit. We want you to feel comfortable in it, so it is furnished and appointed like you would expect a home to be. The beds all have pillow top mattresses with 400 thread count sheets, and the kitchen is fully stocked.

Most homes on Lake Nantahala have 75 to over 100 steps down a steep bank to the lake. Our home has a very gradual path from the dock to the house. We have guests who have stayed elsewhere with many steps to the lake and we always get comments as to what a relief this house is. Be sure to ask how many steps there are to the lake before you rent.

Our lakeside deck is the perfect place to relax, eat dinner, watch the children swim, and roast marshmallows at night in the fire pit area. Our home has central heat and air, but because it is located at over 3000 feet of elevation you rarely need the air conditioning. Once you experience Lake Nantahala, vacationing on any other lake becomes out of the question.

Bring your fishing gear and fish the lake or fly fish on the Nantahala River. The river hosted the 2011 USA National Fly Fishing Championships. The river is located less than 15 minutes from our home. A North Carolina fishing license and trout stamp is required, which you can get online or nearby at Bryant’s Bait & Tackle Shop.

Excellent class II-III whitewater rafting is located about twenty-five minutes from our home at the Nantahala Outdoor Center - voted by Good Morning America and National Geographic Adventure Magazine as the #1 family vacation spot in America.

The Nantahala River hosted the 2013 World Freestyle Kayaking Championships with athletes from over 50 Countries participating. The Rivers End Café is located there, where you can sit on the river’s edge and watch the kayakers and rafters and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. (seasonal)

There are many treasures to find on the lake, including the rope swing and a short hike to a hidden waterfall. You will love this beautiful, clean lake!

More Details

Curt and Suzanne Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Curt and Suzanne Smith

We have loved Lake Nantahala for many years and own another vacation retreat close to this property. We hope to share our beautiful lake and surrounding mountains with you and your family for a vacation you will always remember.

Curt and Suzanne Smith purchased this house in 2014

Why Curt and Suzanne Smith chose Smoky Mountains

Lake Nantahala is a beautiful, clean, clear mountain lake, located at a high elevation to alleviate the summer heat and bugs. We hope that we have made every effort for you to feel comfortable in our lake house.

What makes this house unique

The fact that there are only a few steps down to the dock is a huge advantage to this house. Many houses on the lake have over 100 steps down (and back up!) to the dock.


Topton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Each bed on each bunk is FULL sized - bunks can sleep 6 max
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Cancellation July 29! Lakefront! Big private dock, boat, 2 kayaks, pool table
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
Amory, MS

Perfect for our family of eleven!

  • 5 of 5

The owners work hard, sweetly, attentively, and consistently to ensure a great vacation! This was our second time at this property and we would love to go again to exactly the same place!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and a beautiful, quiet lake!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family vacation, loved taking twice daily boat cruises!! The house is perfect for families with multiple groups or kids and teenagers!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely lakefront property

  • 4 of 5

It would have been nice to have had the outside furniture clean and ready for use. This would be true of the kayaks as well and the boat cover already removed.

The kitchen was adequate.

Standing lamps by the chairs to provide sufficient lighting to enjoy a good read would have been nice. We found the interior of the cabin to be dark.

We were fortunate with lots of sunshine and enjoyed the covered porch very much .

We would recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that your stay wasn't 5 star. The outside cushions were all brand new, so I'm not sure which furniture wasn't clean. Perhaps you meant the rocking chairs that are clean, but do need a paint job, which is scheduled but wasn't able to be completed before your arrival. The blue and green kayaks were new last year and were completely cleaned in April. The boat cover was still on because it hadn't been used in a month since the previous renter left- we wouldn't have left it uncovered for that long. Thanks for making me aware of these issues. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Spring Break Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We met our son and two grandchildren at Black Walnut Lodge for a few days of fun during the kids Spring Break. Lodge is very clean and cozy. Kids loved the bunk beds, movie room, and all enjoyed playing pool. Lake Nantahala is beautiful and very peaceful. We had great weather, although it cooled quickly in the evenings. We enjoyed the pontoon boat and fishing. The marina was not yet open for the season, but we had all the provisions we needed with us for great meals and everything. Larry & Char from Ohio.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas week at Black Walnut Lodge and it was WONDERFUL!!! It was Clean, Spacious and very Relaxing. We really hated to leave...Suzanne and Curt were GREAT! They were prompt to answer any questions and very helpful too :) We hope to come back and stay for another week! Thank you both for Everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Vaction with Family

  • 5 of 5

We met family to celebrate Christmas and stayed in Black Walnut Lodge. It was great. There was plenty of room. Everything was comfortable, clean and woked great.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Topton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Late Summer WITH boat
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Early Fall WITH boat
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Fall/Winter NO boat
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
2018 Winter/Spring
Jan 1 2018 - May 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Spring/Summer
May 12 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
July 4 week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Summer/Fall
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Sep 29 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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