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Biker, hiker & family friendly! Covered parking with easy access.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full baths, full kitchen & front porch that is length of house

The Lone Duck was named after a little lone duck that visited quite often during the renovation.

The house was built in the 1940's and was newly remodeled in 2014. It is a great place for a weekend get away or week long vacation. It is within 15 minutes of the Tail of the Dragon. The Dragon is located on US 129 and has 318 curves in 11 miles and is considered by many as the world's best motorcycling and sports car roads. The house is located just 1 mile off of the moonshiner 28, a paved road for easy access, and a short gravel driveway with covered parking, makes it an ideal spot for motorcyclist and sports cars.

The house has beautiful wood flooring throughout. The stairway is rough sawn wood with rustic railing. The living room ceiling is very old corrugated metal. The lighting above the kitchen sink is old mason jars to add to the charm and warmth of the old home place. The old fashioned front porch has an open ceiling so you can enjoy the sound of rain on an old tin roof and is the length of the house.

It has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The bedroom on the main level has a queen bed and the bathroom is connected, but has a separate entrance from utility room. The upstairs bedroom is 2 full beds, with a seating area and a deck with table and 2 chairs and a private entry. The bathroom has a huge walk in shower. Both bathrooms have lots of extra towels and wash clothes for your convenience. Extra linens are also provided for both bedrooms. The beds are all covered in very comfortable linens.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all new appliances (full refrigerator, electric stove/w oven & microwave). Also includes toaster, coffee maker, blender, crock pot, dinnerware, cookware, flatware, cooking and serving utensils. The dining table seats 4 , the wood bar seats 3 and looks into the living room so you can watch TV while you enjoy your meal.

So come enjoy your morning coffee on the upper deck while breathing in the fresh mountain air. What better way to start your day! Before you leave for a day of adventure start your dinner in the crock pot and come home to a home cooked meal. You can end your day making s'mores, relaxing by the fire pit & doing some star gazing. The peacefulness of this place will take you back to a simpler day and time, while making some lasting new memories.

It is located about 1 mile from beautiful Lake Fontana. It is in a central location to many area attraction and is about a 15 minute drive to the Tail of the Dragon, and just a short drive to Harrah's Casino, Cherohala Skyway, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Fontana Dam, Joyce Kilmer Natonal Forest where in early to mid June the Fireflies light up in unison, and numerous other attractions.

The area is great for hiking, biking, motorcycling, lake fishing, fly fishing, boating, swimming, white water rafting or just relaxing. There is also some amazing places for photography here, as Graham County is one of North Carolina's most remote counties.

More Details

Owner
Darrin & Sandi Lail
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Darrin & Sandi Lail

Darrin & I were both blessed to be born and raised in this beautiful place. We have one daughter Macy, who is a junior at Robbinsville High School. Darrin is a contractor & owns Lail's Construction. So if you visit here and decide that you just have to have a home built or maybe purchase one that needs some renovations done, no matter how big or small, you can contact him. We would like the chance to share this beautiful & amazing place with you & your family.

Darrin & Sandi Lail purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Darrin & Sandi Lail chose Smoky Mountains

This house once belonged to distant relatives of mine, who all lived out of town, and came to visit as often as possible. With aging they were no longer able to enjoy it as they once had and with much sorrow to them decided to sell. They offered it to us and we decided to buy. It was bitter sweet to them as well as us. They are now very pleased with all the renovations that we made to the place and are happy that it ended up being kept in the family. Now it is already to be shared with you.

What makes this cabin unique

The house has an old fashioned feel to it, as it was originally built in the 1940's. During the renovation we wanted to keep that feel and took every measure possible to do so. It is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains. In the morning you can walk outside and see the beauty of this area all around you, without every leaving your porch. It is a little piece of Heaven here on earth and we think you will agree once you visit us.

Amenities

Robbinsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathroom. Main level bath has cast iron tub/with shower, toilet & sink. Storage closet with lots of extra towels & wash clothes. Upstairs bath has huge walk-in shower, toilet & sink. Also a storage closet with lots of extra towels & wash clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double , A seating area is located in upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Main level bedroom has a queen bed. Upstairs bedroom has 2 full beds with a seating area. A small deck with table & 2 chairs has a private entry & is off the upstairs bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Biker, hiker & family friendly! Covered parking with easy access.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
5

A great home base for the NOC and Bryson City/Cherokee

  • 5 of 5

We had five total, including three kids and didn't feel cramped. The upstairs was big enough to set up an inflatable mattress and the owner was attentive to all of our needs without being invasive. Fresh cut flowers and a wonderful greeting on the kitchen board made us feel very welcome!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect clean cottage for our trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience in this cottage. The hosts go out of their way to make sure that all of the accommodations and your stay is perfect. Great hospitality. The cabin had everything that we needed. It's a beautiful short 30 min drive to a nice grocery store. It's about 30 mins to the tail of the dragon. Awesome having a carport and some shelter for my bike! The cabin was in use prior to our trip, but the owner did an amazing job cleaning up and turning the house around for us in a short time. She even texted us when the cottage was ready for us ahead of time. The dogs were super friendly and a fun welcome when we arrived. I would have no hesitation coming back to this cabin on future trips! Thanks again for your kindness and hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Outstanding :0)

  • 5 of 5

Three sports bikers taking a long weekend. Owners were great, very responsive to questions and helpful. Was made to feel extremely welcome before evening arriving. The cottage is lovely, well catered kitchen, large LCD TV, wifi, large family room. Clean and modern bathrooms, AC. Price for value was great. Large undercover area for car (2) or bikes. We BBQ/Grilled every night. I would highly recommend and planning to return later in the year with my family.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Sumrall, MS
5

Tremendous Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't express enough how much we enjoyed this quaint, cozy cottage! The home is immaculately clean, fresh and well equipped with everything you could possibly need! Great attention to detail has been put into this get away destination! Owners Sandi and Darrin go above and beyond with hospitality! We visited Robbinsville to get away for a week of rest and relaxation and that's exactly how we left there. Rejuvenated! The peace, serenity and beauty of the area is undeniable with plenty of adventure around should you choose to wander and explore. We found a great little beach at Cheoah Point on Lake Santeetla and hiked three of the numerous trails in the area. We highly recommend this to all inquiring about Lone Duck! Such a wonderful week getting to know the area, the pups and Sandi and Darrin! We hope to return again! Thanks for cherished memories!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Place and a Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin for the great motorcycle roads close by, the Nantahala river, Fontana Lake, and the hiking. Invited a few friends to join and we had a great time. Sandi was beyond helpful and really went out of her way to ensure we had a great experience. Couldn't have asked for more. The cabin was very nice and clean, plus it had everything we could have even remotely expected. Fantastic cabin for motorcycles with the large car port, which fit a car, grill, table, jet ski, and 3 motorcycles. It rained each day we were there, so the car port was greatly appreciated. Everyone who joined me commented on how much they loved the cabin and how we definitely need to return. The only part that wasn't very clear to me before hand was the upstairs having two beds in one room, though they are separated nicely and was not a problem at all. I wish Sandi could own every place I rent!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

It was welcoming, peaceful and secluded. I would recommend this comfortable country cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Rustic country cottage with modern kitchen & bath, covered gas grill, fire pit, covered porch with overlooking the stream. Covered parking area. Lots of comfortable seating with large t.v. And comfortable beds. We had a very gracious host and a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Knoxville, Tn
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bryson City, NC
Car: necessary

If you truly love adventure and own a motorcycle or sports car you have to check out 129 or better known as the Dragon. And on your way to the Dragon stop by and visit Fontana Dam. You can get some gorgeous photos of Fontana Lake and surrounding scenery here. Another great spot to visit is Joyce Kilmer National Forest. Especially if you are in the area in early to mid June, you can see an amazing show of synchronized Fireflies. Joyce Kilmer is one of the few places in the world you can experience this natural phenomenon. It is well worth the drive to catch this show. The Cherohala Skyway is also a favorite drive for locals as well as tourist. You can do some breath taking photography here as well as numerous other spots around this remote area.

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Rates & Availability

Robbinsville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 29 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Aug 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 7 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 19 2017 - Sep 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 21 2017 - Sep 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 23 2017 - Sep 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 25 2017 - Sep 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Sep 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$90
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 3 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$110
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 9 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$660
 
 
Nightly Rate
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
$660
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$110
$660
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Deposits &/or rentals will be refunded in full if owners are given at least 30 days notice.Cancellations less than 30 days are refunded less 50% of total. Rebooking is a possibility. No shows will charged full rate. Early departures are considered cancellations without 30 days notice & are subject to full charge. No refunds will be made due to failure of non essential items such as TV's, WIFI, air conditioners, washer/dryer, microwave or other convenience items. We will make every effort to repair as quickly as possible. Not responsible for food items lost in refrigerator if it were to go out. Refunds will not be given due loss of electricity to cabin due to power outages that are beyond our control. The name appearing on the reservation is legally responsible for payment, all the actions of the occupants and any damage fee applicable & imposed. Check-out is 11:00 AM. CHECK-in:4:00 PM. If cabin is occupied after 11:00 on date of departure, occupant will be charged for an additional night's rent unless arrangements are made with owner. You agree to indemnify & hold harmless the owner(s) from any claim or demand arising from use of the rental unit or surrounding property. A maximum of (6) people may occupy the unit. If you wish to have visitors it must be approved by the owner. If it is determined that more than (6) people are occupying the unit you maybe ask to leave and no refunds will be given. Pets will be allowed with approval of the owner and an additional fee will be charged. If it appears a pet has occupied the house without approval of the owner your damage deposit will not be refunded. If the premises are damaged due to the pet you will be held responsible for the damages. Pets must be taken outside to relieve themselves. NO puppy pads are to be used in the house & the pet must be house broken. NO smoking inside the house. It is permitted outside only. Cigarettes must be disposed of in the ashtrays provided,ashtrays must be cleaned prior to your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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