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Biker, Hiker & Family Friendly! Covered Parking with Easy Access.

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Side view of home & Fire pit with autumns beauty all around


Last updated: 05/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    23 years & over...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outside only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs maybe, contact owner, additional fee will be required....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

    A seating area is located in upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

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. ...moreless


  • Books:


  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD players are available. Built in DVD player in upstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    50 inch TV in living room. Another TV is located in upstairs bedroom with built in DVD player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Some movies provide. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The cabin is located in the Great Smoky Mountains. You are surrounded by mountain views. But with easy access...moreless

  • Village:

    Fontana Village is 15 minutes away...moreless

  • Water View:

    Small creek flows in front of the house....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Table with seating for 4 & bar with seating for 3...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air on main level. A split unit with heat & air is located in upstairs section of house. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Limited supply of dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener will be provided...moreless

  • Garage:

    Trash can in kitchen & large trash can outside to put your bagged trash in....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat on main level. A split unit with heat & air is located upstairs. ...moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Extra blankets, sheets & pillows are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Enough seating for 6 people. With couch, love seat & chair. Bar seating with 3 bar stools joins living room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered carport for a full size car or several motorcycles. Additional parking can be provided if needed. Contact owner for information ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Each bathroom has lots of extra towels & wash clothes ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Limited amount of laundry detergent provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    House is stocked with dinnerware, silverware, cooking & serving utensils. Pot & pans, Crock pot, blender, mixer & lots more....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience. You can prepare all of your meals here. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Limited amount of coffe, sugar, creamer, salt & pepper available...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck off upstairs bedroom with private entry & a table with 2 chairs. Front porch is length of house with seating for 6. Creek can be seen & heard from porch & deck...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small yard with fire pit & seating for 4...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with gas provided. Grill must be supervised constantly when in use....moreless



from 18 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


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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Last updated: 05/21/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville, Tn
25 Miles
Nearest Train
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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Robbinsville, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • Side view of home & Fire pit with autumns beauty all around

    Side view of home & Fire pit with autumns beauty all around

  • View from 2 lane road that runs in front of house

    View from 2 lane road that runs in front of house

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Bathroom on main level

    Bathroom on main level

  • Upstairs bedroom sleeps 4

    Upstairs bedroom sleeps 4

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Front View of house

    Front View of house

  • Upper deck

    Upper deck

  • Covered parking area & picnic table.

    Covered parking area & picnic table.

  • Stair way to upstairs bedroom

    Stair way to upstairs bedroom

  • View going up short driveway

    View going up short driveway

  • Upstairs full bath with walk in shower

    Upstairs full bath with walk in shower

  • Side view of house and fire pit

    Side view of house and fire pit

  • The Lone Duck

    The Lone Duck

  • Early Spring

    Early Spring

VRBO #696215

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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