About the property
- House2400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
House, 3 Bedrooms + Gameroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)
Come to this beautiful, romantic mountain retreat right on crystal clear Nanatahala Lake. You will find yourself high in the treetops, watching the pines swaying in the wind, the Sourwood leaves turning red, and the lake below sparkling with sun. In winter, the mountain tops across the lake will shimmer with frost.
This is a perfect romantic get-a-way. Wake in the morning to the sun coming over the mountains shining across the lake. In fall, reds and yellows against the dark green on the mountainsides or right outside the window engulf you with the wonder of fall. In summer, be engulfed by Appalachian lushness. And take a short drive to take a short or long hike on the beautiful Appalachian Trail (including a scenic fire tower look-out). Sometimes the Smokey Mountain mist creates shining wonders before your eyes. Cook your favorite gourmet meals in our kitchen in full view of the lake. Basking in the dappled sun on the deck is always wonderful.
At night, build a fire and sink into comfort with a glass of wine or your favorite tea while moonlight plays on the mountains across the lake. Try some candlelight while soaking in our large comfortable oval tub. Or relax in our cozy private spa on the lower deck and watch the stars.
Take a swim in the clear waters below. Use our canoe or two kayaks or launch your own boat nearby and tie up at our dock. Spend evenings on the dock, gazing at the stars in the clear mountain air. Feel the gratitude of just being alive.
Stroll down our scenic, peaceful neighborhood lane, take a loop hike through the woods on primative roads or take the nearby hikes on the Appalachian Trail to a great look-out or Wayha, Wesser or Siler Balds. Watch the birds, try your luck in the nearby award-winning trout stream or look for rare fresh water salmon across the lake or just fish right off the dock. Explore one of the many bike routes or visit the famous Nantahala Outdoor Center for rafting, kayaking, biking and delicious food.
Smokey Mountain National Park invites you just an hour away, or you can visit the famous Biltmore House in Asheville. Take a scenic ride on the historic railway or try panning for gems. Do you like music? Vist Dolly Partan's village or attend free Friday night concerts at John Campbell Folk School, or the great bands playing riverside at NOC. On the other hand, just sitting on the deck in the tree tops gazing at the lake might be just the peace and solitude you need.
Come treat yourself and let us welcome you to our home. We think there is no place more beautiful! We hope you will agree.
In winter the boats can still be used from the beach and sun shines brightly through the leafless trees and reflects up from the lake through the many windows. At night build a warm fire or just enjoy games with family. Outside, all is quiet.
Keywords: House Lake Cabin
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
We are two retired college community college teachers from Wisconsin. We love to travel the world, enjoy participating in active sports like hiking, kayaking, sailing, and skiing. But also love reading, eating good food and just sitting peacefully admiring nature.
Owner purchased this House in 2007
Why Owner chose Topton
We fell in love with this lot with huge tall trees on a beautiful, pristine lake. We designed the house ourselves with lots of windows to be open to nature. We try to stay there whenever we can, but also like to share it with guests, even if we don't know them personally. So you are most welcome.
What makes this House unique
This house is a wilderness experience, high in the mountains, every room with a view of the gorgeous lake, and a unique chance to be in the branches of tall pines - but with all the luxury of home. We used to love camping in spots like this. Now we can enjoy comfortable beds, a modern kitchen and even a hot tub after a swim in the exceptionally clear lake. All in all . . this is heaven.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We really enjoyed our stay! The House was so cozy and clean and the views were breathtaking.
Great experience with the family. The pictures and description to this place doesn’t do its justice
We went there for thanksgiving and we absolutely loved it. The space, rooms, game room, canoe/kayak available was perfect for the occasion. We were a group of 8 and had enough room for everyone to have their own space if needed.
There are Board games available, although not all of the pieces are complete, we were able to scramble from each to get one game together. On one of the days we went down to the a nearby town to see the waterfalls. We saw the Dry Waterfall and the Cullasajan falls. Beautiful. Another afternoon was spent on the lake, and exploring a near by Island
Definitely a lot to do for a 4 day trip... and we weren’t even able to get to the jacuzzi :(
A girls weekend.
We had a great time lots of room could have used a bit more furniture in the living room Would love to return in the summer sometime.
3 Brothers Fishing Trip
We will be returning next year!
Wonderful Spot to Escape to
This is a great property, well taken care of, comfortable and really pretty easy to get to. We very much enjoyed our time there and we are looking forward to coming back. It had everything we needed and then some! Thanks!
A glorious experience
We made reservations a year ago to be in this place on August 21, 2017 to experience the total solar eclipse. It was perfect! Now to the house. The house was neat and pristine clean upon our arrival. The linens were fresh and bath linens provided as promised. I think one or more of the 7 of us used every option on the property. We enjoyed the porches, the hottub, the dock, canoe and kayaks. We found renting a pontoon very easy and efficient. The kitchen was well equipped , though for a group of 7adults more cooking utensils would have been appreciated. The communications from the owners was timely and thorough, especially the added information about crowds and traffic surrounding the eclipse event. All in all, it was an excellent rental for our entire family. While we will likely not be back in the area in the near future, if that should happen, this would absolutely be our first choice for a rental. I highly recommend it.
Many other activites such as restaurants, movies, shopping and antiques, concerts, crafts, wine tasting are available in towns that are about 20-30 miles away. Smokey Mountains National Park is about an hour's drive. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is a major hiking, kayaking
center with great food and weekend entertainment .. about 20 miles away. Nearby are hiking trails, waterfalls and fishing.