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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lake Front, 6 Br, 4 1/2 Ba, Sleeps 14-17.

Wonderful large lake home for family and company gatherings! Unique and quaint in so many ways! The house sits on 18 wooded acres on Lake Hickory and Drowning Creek (really? Who named that creek?) for a quiet, rural setting. The house sits on a hill with a short, but steep, walk to the lake (or take the little road down for an easier walk). The lake is hard to see from the house in the summer because of all the trees.

The house features 2 Master Bedrooms (1K/1BA, 1Q/1BA) for maximum privacy that are attached to the home with a covered walkway. The main house has 2 bedrooms (1Q&2T/BA and 1Q&1T/BA), a bunk room (2 built-in bunk beds), and a 3rd floor tower (2T BUT accessible only by a ladder). We also have 3 outdoor showers.

The fun never ends with a enormous separate garage that features basketball, foosball, pool, ping pong, darts and other games. There is a bocce court and horseshoes close to the main house. There is also an outdoor fire pit in front of the house and another one by the lake.

A railroad track runs at the bottom of the hill next to the lake. The train runs a few times a week (during the day) and we love to wave to the engineer for a horn whistle. The track really gives the property a cool vibe!

This is a one of a kind great place to relax and enjoy family and friends!!! A true retreat!!!

More Details

Claire Tuttle
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Claire Tuttle

Our families are best of friends...FRamily. We have enjoyed sharing this home and creating great memories. Hope you will too!

Claire Tuttle purchased this house in 2012

Why Claire Tuttle chose Hickory

We wanted a place to gather that was stress free and gave us a great platform to just be together. There is a ton to do....or just chill in a hammock. All good.

What makes this house unique

The home is unique in many ways. The third floor tower with twin beds in only accessible by a ladder built with metal pipes (it is a great view when you get up there). The bunk beds are also built into the wall. There is a big glass garage door that opens to the screen porch to make the entire downstairs feel like the porch. The outdoor showers are terrific...if it isn't freezing outside!

The property sits on a hill next to the lake. There is a train track that runs below (but it only runs a few times a week and during the day so it will not wake you at night. We look forward to the train coming through on the rare occasion and wave to 'Mickey' the conductor!).

With both the lake and creek next to the property, many water options are available.


Hickory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , 3 outdoor showers available seasonally.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Cottage #1 - 1 king , Has private bath, loft, screen porch, and sitting area.
    Master #2 - 1 queen , Has a swinging bed on porch. Sitting area. Private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Shares bath with bunk room. Lake side.
    Bedroom 5 - Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4. Has TV. Shares bath with Bedroom #3.
    Bedroom 6- TOWER - 2 twin/ single , NOTE: THIS is accessed by LADDER ONLY. So please consider.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Unique Family Home At Lake Hickory
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing, fun filled home

  • 5 of 5

Our group really loved our stay at the Hickory house! It was everything we needed and more. It was a group of guys so all the games were perfect for us. It was very hot the weekend we went but the amount of fans outside on patios and air conditioning inside kept us cool. And when you got too hot you could go jump in the lake or rinse off in the out door showers. A lot of the guys said over the weekend "this is my dream house" and I couldnt agree more. I had an issue with the internet(which turned out to be my fault completely), they sent someone over immediately to help. Thnak you thank you thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, that is the best review!! So glad you had a great time and loved the house! Hope y'all will come again!
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They have everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to celebrate my one year anniversary with my wife! We had all of our wedding party down there and loved every second of it. Owners respond quickly and make sure the house is setup perfectly when you arrive.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful property with fantastic areas to sleep, eat and relax.

  • 5 of 5

After having an emergency with another property Claire and her family helped us obtain the home for my wedding weekend. Our entire group was made up mostly of out of towners and I think we left them with a love of the foothill area thanks to the beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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@ Lake Hickory was amazing. We enjoyed the short stroll through the woods to the lake

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival when we first say the facility from the out side we were impressed, then we went inside. What a beautiful set up for a family get together or reunion.

Large Common Area

The large common room that included Kitchen, Large Bar where people could sit and socialize with the cooks, huge table in the dinning area, living room with TV & Bluetooth capable sound system, and the garage door with windows that open up the the screened in porch was epic and enjoyed by all.


The two detached master bed room are were amazingly quiet even in the evening when other activities were going on. Perfect for multiple families or those who are not quit the night owl and want to call it a early night.

Three bedrooms on the second floor above the common area are amazing as well. With 4 bunk bends TV with Sateilate and gaming system is great for the teens. Two bedroom that that flank the the room with the TV and all three have access to separate bathrooms.

Then there are the two loft bedrooms. One is the third floor above the Commons Area and the second in one of the detached Master Bedrooms. Both are access able by a ladder. I climbed both and found the area quaint. Admittedly I would not want to climb every night but my 16 year old daughter loved them and said this would be awesome for kids and teenagers.

Garage (Game Room and Basketball Court)

WOW, Many games were played on the Foosball Table, Billiards Table and Ping Pong Table. The drum set and guitars were a nice touch and well used. The basketball court was very impressive. My daughter a Junior in HS who has received a letter from UNC was impressed with he BB Court.


Horseshoes, Bocce, Dock, and Waterfront again beautiful and all well used. The short walk to both the dock and waterfront, although a little bit of a incline, was enjoyed.

This venue will take place of a beach trip in the future. Close by but yet seems like you out in the middle of now where. Yet just a couple of miles from Restaurants, Baseball, Grocery Store. Also a short drive to Asheville, Boone, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake James, Linville Gorge Area

All-in-All a wonderful facility and great venue. Whoever put it together "Well Played!"

"We'll Be Back"

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! You described exactly how we use the making lots of noise but we can still sleep, great place to gather with the kitchen, fire pit and games! It makes us so happy to provide a space where families can simply enjoy being together! We loved having you!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Bets rental home in Hickory. Owner is fantastic and we love this place. Cant wait to go back!!! Thank you Claire!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just an amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic visit and a great time at this gorgeous house. Rooms for everyone in our large party, a huge common area and kitchen for hanging out and plenty of privacy for when you need a quiet moment. The game room is incredible. There is just so much to do. The owners were very accommodating and communicative, and their instructions were clear and helpful. Everything about the visit went smoothly, and I highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located near Hickory, NC. We are about an hour away from the mountains of NC - both Asheville and Blowing Rock for great hikes, shopping, and other attractions. We are a little over an hour from the Charlotte Airport. A car is necessary as this is a rural setting.

There are mountain bike trails 10 minutes from the home. There is a marina to rent pontoon boats or bring your own and keep at the dock.

Hickory has several wonderful restaurants. They also have a nice science center and art museum.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Property Damage Protection $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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