About the property
- Cabin834 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
2 Bedroom/2 Full Bath ♿️ with one of a kind Panoramic Lake and Mountain Views
"Eagle’s Nest" is a 2 Bedroom/2 Full Bathroom, ♿️ Handicapped Accessible 1,562 (inc. Decks) sq ft cabin for rent on 12 acres that overlooks Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This land is bordered on 3 sides by 600 acres of the Nantahala National Forest. Lake access and pontoon rentals are available just a few short minutes from the cabin.
Eagle’s Nest was designed and built by local artists and craftsmen with great attention to every detail. This is brand new construction with thoughtful furnishings that include one-of-a-kind artwork, decor and handmade furniture crafted by the owners.
Voted one of the "Top Ten Outdoor Towns in the East" by Outdoor Magazine, one of the Smithsonian's "20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016", one of eight Small Towns Near Stunning Nature by Orbitz, and Trip Advisor ranked Bryson City as the #1 Beautiful Little Mountain Town in America!
Discover what’s great about Bryson City, a peaceful mountain town bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with unique shops, galleries, lodging and restaurants. Surrounding our small town, there’s a rich vacation paradise — rafting and kayaking on the Nantahala River, boating and fishing on Fontana Lake, scenic railroad excursions, world class trout streams and mountain biking on the famous Tsali trails. We have creeks for tubing, trails for hiking, horseback riding, and beautiful waterfalls. We’re home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and the North Carolina half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ..and we’re close — just an hour west of Asheville NC and three hours north of Atlanta GA.
• Two Queen Bedrooms
• Two Full Bathrooms (1♿️ Bathroom)
• One Queen Sleeper Sofa
• Sleeps 4
• 728 sq ft of partially covered Decks
• Custom Built Gas Fireplace with gas logs
• Tongue and Groove Cathedral Ceiling
• Fully-equipped Stainless Kitchen with Full size Refrigerator, 5 Burner Oven, Dishwasher, Toaster Oven, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Blender, Dishes for 8, Baking Pans,
Cookie Sheets, Cutting Boards, Mixing Bowls, Veggie Steamer, Stainless Pots, Pans, and Utensils
• Big Screen 44” Satellite HDTV with over 290 Channels
• DVD Player with several DVD’s
• Charcoal Grill
• Central Heat and Air
• Ceiling Fans in every room including covered Deck
• Dreamy Lux Bedding inc. Pillows, Mattress and Pillow Protectors, Linens, Blankets,
Duvet Covers, and Towels furnished
• Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Sponge, Dish Rag, Dish Soap, Dishwasher Soap, Washer/Dryer Soap starters
• Local Fresh Roasted Coffee, GreenTea, Creamer, Sugar
• Personal Soaps and Lotions by PAYA (Organic and Biodegradable)
• Cards and Board Games
• Clothing Steamer and Hair Dryer
• Free WIFI
• Outdoor Fire Pit with Firewood
• Outdoor Picnic Table
• Cushioned Deck Furniture w/4 additional Chairs
• Smoke Free Inside Cabin, Cigarette Dispenser Outside
• Pet Free - Allergen Friendly: all Hardwood and Tile
• Free (unattended) Parking for Boat and Motorcycle Trailers
Michelle and Shannon Lackey
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Michelle and Shannon Lackey
My husband and I purchased 12 acres of land in 2013 surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala National Forest. Little did we know (for the thick pine saplings) that we had a Million Dollar View of a Horseshoe Bend on Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! It took viewing Google Maps to see what a gem we had found. We moved to Bryson City after selling our home and printing business in Fletcher NC (close to Asheville). My husband grew up in Bryson City, and I fell in love with this "Gateway to the Smokies" town when we built a house boat at Almond Boat Park in 2013, that now floats on Fontana Lake. We started building Eagle's Nest soon after starting the build of Eagle's Landing (our first completed cabin) in Nov 2014 with the help of some great friends and a very talented builder. This is a completely different lifestyle than we're used to, and we are incredibly Grateful for all the Love, Support, and Divine Miracles that We have been Blessed with along the way. Now we're ready to share Eagle's Nest with the world!
Michelle and Shannon Lackey purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Michelle and Shannon Lackey chose Forneys Creek
There's a Peace here that we've never felt before. This place is awe - inspiring. It almost forces you to stop in your tracks every time you look outside. We built Eagle's Nest to give our guests the feeling they were floating on water...and sometimes in clouds. From the Living Room and both Bedrooms there are French Doors that open out onto a 728 sq ft (partially covered) deck that extends out over top of Fontana Lake. From the theatrical morning sunrise to the day's last light, the show this magical place performs is ever changing and always jaw dropping.
What makes this Cabin unique
We designed and built 'Eagle's Nest' to accommodate anyone. This cabin is ♿️ wheelchair accessible with a sidewalk and wheelchair ramp. The large master bedroom and master bathroom include enough space to turn a wheelchair within a 5 foot radius. Without much extra time and materials, we've tried to create a thoughtful home, keeping everyone in mind. We call this cabin Eagle's Nest because Bald Eagles are always near by the cabin. They can be seen flying close to the cabin's deck, playing in the air at eye level, and even diving into the lake after a fish. This is an unforgettable experience.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
So beautiful and peaceful!
Great views, great cabin, plenty to do within 15-20 miles. Very peaceful setting. Nice get away experience!
Breathtaking amazing clean cabin!
There is a reason that this vrbo has a perfect rating! The cabin has gorgeous views and a great location. It is exceptionally clean and the owners have provided everything you could possibly need. There are two other cabins on the property- one I believe is the owners home. You do not see either cabin from inside and it feels very private. The location was close to many activities and Bryson city is very cute. The people there were some of the friendliest we’ve met. We are already planning to return this summer and take advantage of all of the water activities.
The view is spectacular, the cabin in amazing, clean and comfortable! Great detail and very much enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended!!!
Relaxing getaway with beautiful views!
Our family had the most wonderful time here. Everything was clean and so nice. The views were amazing. We all hated to leave and we can’t wait to come back. Not a single complaint!!! If you’re thinking about staying here look no further. We came to do Polar Express and wanted to stay outside of town. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay!
This was an amazing location and Shannon and Michelle were wonderful hosts. I would highly recommend this location and we look forward to going back.
Breathtakingly beautiful. Peaceful! Convenient! Simply put, perfection! (We also saw TWO bald eagles soaring over the lake for about 20 minutes!) This cabin has everything you need and the hosts are close by should you need anything. We cannot say enough good things about our experience at this lil' slice of heaven.
Eagle's Nest is Located in Bryson City, NC on 12 Acres that are surrounded on three sides by 600 Acres of Nantahala National Forest. Bald Eagles and other Wildlife Sightings are Common. Atmospheric Changes on Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park create a masterpiece daily. We are Convenient to Numerous Local Attractions: Alarka Marina and Lake Access is only 8 minutes away where you can Rent Pontoon Boats to explore Fontana Lake and the GSMN Park from the Lake's perspective. Almond Boat & RV Park for Lake Access, Boat Rentals, and RV Sites is only 13 miles. Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Cherokee Casino are a 20 minute drive. Downtown Bryson City is only 12 minutes, and the Nantahala Outdoor Center is a mere 15 minute drive. Enjoy mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, motorized boating, kayaking or camping at Tsali Recreation Area, all located within steps of Fontana Lake. Fontana Lake is over 30 Miles long and has 238 miles of shoreline. This is an experience like no other. With exclusive panoramic views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this unique location is a fisherman's paradise, a wilderness family get-away, an unforgettable romantic hide-away, a healing respite and opportunity to unplug and re-center, a bird watcher's sanctuary, and the ideal artist's (of all kinds) retreat.