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Robinson Lake Front Lodge on Lake Jocassee

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Robinson Lake Front Lodge on Lake Jocassee

This cozy mountain lodge sleeps 10 and is located directly on Lake Jocassee. The house includes a dock with a newly extended ramp and tie up for boats. Lake Jocassee is located in the upstate of South Carolina in a pristine mountain environment. With its crystal clear water and huge depths the lake is perfect for swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, and any other water activities you can imagine. The mountains are also a great place for hiking. There are a number of great hikes within a short drive from the house.

Located in Salem, SC this mountain home is a truly peaceful place for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Great places to visit while you are in town include Highlands, NC (45 min from the house) and Cashiers, NC (25 minutes from the house). Guests who will be flying in may want to consider airports in Greenville, SC (about 1.5 hours away), Atlanta, GA or Charlotte, NC (both about 2.5 hours away), or Ashville, NC (about 1.5 hours away).

The house was built in 1984 by Bill Robinson and his son Drew and has been in the family ever since. Each room has a different wood paneling. The main room is wormy chestnut, while the bedrooms are oak, pine, cypress, and ash. The house will sleep 10 in beds but there are also 3 comfortable sofas. No linens (sheets or towels) are provided. You will need to bring all the linens that you needs for your stay.

• The house is 2,800 square feet on three levels

• Central heat and air

• Four bedrooms with queen sized beds (new comfortable mattresses)

• Basement with 2 sofas and two single beds (great kid’s room)

• Three full baths

• Living room with fire place

• Fully equipped kitchen with dining room table

• Full deck (with gas grill)

• Screened porch complete with a picnic table and rocking chairs that are great for enjoying the spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains with no other homes in sight.

• The basement has a television with satellite TV and a VCR/DVD player for watching movies (in addition to a substantial selection of movies to choose from).

• Covered patio

• Fire pit out in the yard perfect for roasting smores.

• Washer/Dryer

• Cleaning service provided

• Covered patio with hammock

Access to the Water:

The house is directly on the water. There is a floating dock with a ladder and full tie-up for boats. A new ramp was recently installed to allow continuous access to the water regardless of the water level. Floats or tubes for lounging in the water are great items to pack because the water is deep at the dock.

This is a great house for a boat. If you don’t bring your own they are available for rent. Pontoon boats are great for cruising the lakes, ski boats are great if you enjoy water sports, and kayaks and canoes are perfect for exploring nearby waterfalls and rivers that feed the lake. Maps and boat rentals are available at the store at Devils Fork (at the boat landing) or on their website. There are no gas pumps on the lake, so you must either take your boat out of the lake to gas it up, or you can bring your own gas containers that you can fill up and carry to your boat.

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018


Salem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • You must provide your own sheets , towels, and any other linens. There are no linen services available.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2) No linens are provided for our beds. You must bring your own linens (sheets and towels).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Robinson Lake Front Lodge on Lake Jocassee
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Columbia, SC

Great House on Lake Jocassee!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this house for a birthday weekend with friends. The house is awesome! Great views and a nice rustic look to the place. The porch was where we spent all our time when we were home, including meals with the large dining table located on the porch. Lake Jocassee is just beautiful. Our favorite outing was to rent a boat and private 4 hour tour with Jocassee Lake Tours to see the waterfalls. I highly recommend this - we would have never found the waterfalls without it and our tour guide provided both history and expertize about the area. That was unexpected and made the tour even better.

We went into Highlands one afternoon to shop and had a great meal at the Lakehouse Restaurant. Also highly recommend.

To summarize, the trip and the house was perfect.

Side note - the driveway is not for the faint of heart with the incline and curves. However, it appears that is the same for all houses there and it makes for amazing views when you get to the house!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your encouraging feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
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our favorite place to stay in lake jocassee

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful week even with three severe rainstorms ---best place to be for these was on the front porch watching it pour over the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home is spectacular. The location is remote and ideal. The views from the front porch make you feel like you are all alone on the lake. I cannot say enough about the owner who was responsive and very helpful. He went above and beyond to meet our needs and make us feel welcome. A great host!!!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was better than expected. Very private, amazing setting, and beautiful views. We rented a pontoon boat for the weekend to explore this amazing lake. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed and appreciated our family place!
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Truly one of the 50 greatest places on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is a remarkable place that is both quiet and peaceful but is filled with tons of activities year round. If you love nature and beauty, this is the place for you. While kids can venture out , you can sit on a porch that will give you the most tranquil view of the lake. You can lay on the bed swing sinking into sleep or we had a cool spell and covered up with a blanket.

The home is well done and very comfortable . We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Probably the best house on Jocassee. The bedrooms were fabulous and they were comfortable it felt like we were at home. I encourage people to bring sleeping bags b/c it can get very cold down stairs. But the views........ They were amazing. The porch swing is the best spot to see the lake in the whole house

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rafting - All Available on the Lake or Within an Hour's Drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change. Three and four day rental on holiday weekends have a increased daily rate. Check with owner for pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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