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Plan ahead for Summer and Fall - Beautiful Log Home at Lake Nantahala

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Real Log Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-9)

This beautiful luxury log home has new furnishings throughout. Everything in this home is upgraded from the kitchen to the game room.

Tremendous views of Lake Nantahala and the Smoky Mountains from the two large decks. 30' ceilings on the second floor with wide open views from the family room and the kitchen. Relax by one of the two fireplaces. One wood burning in the living room and gas log fireplace in the master bedroom. One bedroom and one bath on the upper floor and three bedrooms and one bath on the bottom floor. Large TV and gameroom. This real log home is truly a neat place to vacation and just relax.

Our cabin is located about a quarter mile off of Wayah Rd which borders Lake Nantahala . (135 Ridge Top drive, Topton, NC) The roads are all paved to within a quarter mile of the cabin. The drive off Wayah Rd is gravel and has only one turn. This area is quiet, and very private. There are only a couple of cabins above us on the mountain. I have seen kids swimming off the dock. The lake never seems crowded. Usually only a couple of boats in view. Lakes End Cafe/Marina rents is about a mile from the cabin.

The cabin is about 1 1/2 hours from Asheville and 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. The beds are all full size with one being a bunk bed with a twin size over top. Total sleeping is for 9.

The boat ramp on the lake is about a quarter mile from the neighborhood. It has a dock and you can swim, ski, fish, etc. The entrance to the boating area is about 100 yards east of our gravel drive. This is at 3,200 feet, so the water is always an emerald green color. The lake also has salmon. (only one on the east coast) I have not fished there yet, but I see bass boats and pontoon boats on the lake. The lake flows into Nantahala Gorge which has a lot of fly fishermen. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is less than a half hour away and you can enjoy rafting in the summer, dining and mountain biking there. The Great Smokey Mountain Railway is less than an hour away in Bryson City. The Lakes End Marina rents boats, call 828-321-3001 Lakes End Marina is about a mile away. Also Jeff at Nantahala Marine rents boats and will actually bring them to the dock and meet you which really makes it east to drive down, park, and take off for boating. 321-828-BOAT

Nantahala is the South's only lake with freshwater Salmon

Kokanee Salmon are the landlocked version of the Pacific Sockeye salmon. Stocked in Nantahala Lake in the early 1960's as forage for the predator population of Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, the salmon have been naturally reproducing ever since. The average Kokanee Salmon across the country is 12" with a few lakes producing larger fish. Nantahala is one of those lakes. The average salmon in Nantahala is 18" with many fish over 20".

We sleep 9 comfortably and the place is turn-key. There are 4 bedrooms. One bedroom has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom, and a single on top. All you need to bring is food.

Please see our website and select the Gallery for more pictures of the cabin, bedrooms, and surrounding area. There is also and Activities link for things to do in the area. (hiking, biking, rafting, etc) It is beautiful, you won’t be disappointed.

Keywords: lake, log, Cabin, family, view

More Details

Mike Cronin
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Why Mike Cronin chose Smoky Mountains

Real log cabin with main living area upstairs at parking level with a a fireplace, dining room, kitchen, full bath and bedroom as well as a large porch with a grill. Views of Lake Nantahala are amazing from both levels. Downstairs features a family room and 3 bedrooms including the master with a private gas fireplace.

What makes this cabin unique

This quiet and private getaway has spectacular views of Lake Nantahala. The lodge-like charm of this cabin makes you feel relaxed right away. The views from anywhere in the house are spectacular especially from the hot tub on the lower porch. The Nantahala Gorge is 20 minutes away and some of the best rafting on the east coast. Tsali hosts some of the best and scenic mountain biking as well. Just another 5 miles from the Nantahala Outdoor Center.


Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Has private in room fireplace as well as a hot tub outside
    Upstairs Guest room - 1 queen , main level guest room with door to full bathroom
    Kids Room - sleeps 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Single on top, double on bottom of bunk bed
    Downstairs Guest Room - 1 queen , downstairs bedroom next to master bathroom
    Loft - Has a sofa and room for your inflatable or sleeping bag
  • Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • marina
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
rafting, mountain biking and boat ramp/dock nearby, Nantahala Outdoor Center 20 minutes away in the Nantahala Gorge


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Plan ahead for Summer and Fall - Beautiful Log Home at Lake Nantahala
average rating of 4.535714 based on 28 reviews

It was acceptable.

  • 3 of 5

With all of the raving reviews, we had higher expectations. The property was acceptable yet there are several issues that, if attended to, would improve the experience a great deal. Our concerns/issues were as follows: upstairs bathroom sink lacked pressure and hot water, all tvs are difficult to operate (or did not at all due to either a tv or satellite issue), router for wifi had to be reset several times, key to door was testy and only worked well after we figured out that we had to apply pressure to lock, downstairs bathroom door rubbed on floor, and poison ivy grows on first floor deck where our kids brushed up against it several times. The property was clean but all of these small issues added up to a less-than-stellar experience for us. The property, in our opinions, did not align with the reviews it received.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. The water issues stem from a community well issue and sediment in our water filters. This has been resolved. We have notified our caretaker and we will attend to any remaining issues immediately. We hope you will come back and enjoy a 5 star visit with us.
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We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

It is an amzing place inside and outside. We had a wonderful time! Will definitely try and come back during fall.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience. Visiting family in area

  • 4 of 5

Property was very comfortable with everything we needed

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. The fishing on Nantahala River was great! We had trouble initially with the gas fireplace because the directions didn't mention the switch on the wall. Also, the driveway is very steep. We arrived after a full day of rain. It was very challenging getting up the hill in those conditions. However, once we made it everything was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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great location

  • 5 of 5

beautiful cabin with a great view, located close to everything, boating, whitewater rafting, horseback riding

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area and very nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we enjoyed the cabin very much. The cabin was very clean and we had no problems whatsoever with any of the appliances etc. The view was great from the two decks. Be aware of the relatively steep drive up from the main road. We had no problem navigating the gravel road but we did have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The Lake Nantahala area is nice and quiet but it fairly remote and access is through some winding roads. I wouldn't mind returning some time in the future for some beautiful fall colors!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Train
33 Miles
NOC or Bryson City, Smoky Mtn Railway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake's End Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Nantahala Boat Ramp

within 20 minutes of Nanataha Outdoor Center for rafting and Tsali for mountain biking.


Rates & Availability

Topton Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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