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Nantahala Gorge - Lakefront Mountain Cabin Bordering National Forest

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedrooms + 1 loft, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 4-6

Our home is situated at about a 3200 feet elevation. Our yard backs up to National Forest land and Queens Lake, which is said to be one of the cleanest and quietest in WNC, is directly in front of us. The lake is stocked with trout. It’s perfect for canoeing, fishing, and swimming (no jet-skis or motor boats!). While a boat put-in is directly in front of our house, the jumping off and fishing dock is down the road. Also down our road is a forest road that leads down to route 74. When it’s open, this is the short cut to the NOC and all points East. When it’s closed, it’s a lovely hike with waterfalls, mountain vistas and rock faces. Winding Stairs road was built and named in the late 1800s by the residents of Nantahala to improve their access to goods and services. To build the road, they used dynamite to blast out the sides of the mountain.

Day activities include walking, hiking, biking along the lake and down the forest road, swimming and boating, and fishing in the lake and at nearby rivers, streams and at nearby Otter Creek trout farm. We are close to several trail heads, waterfalls and rivers. We are also close to the NOC and other rafting and outdoor adventure outfitters. If you choose to venture farther away, easy day trips are to Bryson City, Cherokee and Franklin.

Our house has extensive covered porch area - useful for enjoying the outdoors in case of rain - and a nice grassy lawn area. We have a lower porch down the yard with its own grill closer to the lake which is a perfect place for drinks or lunch. We have a fire pit for making Smores or just sitting around. We think our cabin is the perfect mountain escape. The location is extremely peaceful and remote, truly 'away from it all.' We intentionally do not have television so that we can enjoy the many activities of being outdoors and in the mountains. However we do have a Bose iPod dock for playing music. We hope you will enjoy our unique find in the mountains as much as we have.

The house has been remodeled and feels new inside with original hardwood floors throughout. All of the interior furniture is also brand-new.

Sleeping Arrangements: We have 2 bedrooms and a loft sleeping area upstairs, and a futon couch downstairs. The upstairs Master bedroom has a queen size bed, and the guest bedroom has a full size bed. The loft area has a daybed that converts to sleep one or two (full size). The full bath is upstairs.

Home Amenities: We have a fully-stocked kitchen with both a french-press and electric coffee maker, utensils and dinnerware, a dishwasher, gas stove and refrigerator/freezer. There is a wood-stove in the living room that does a great job of warming the house in cold weather, and also electric heating. Though the home does have air-conditioning units, we open up the windows and enjoy the fresh air during the day, and cool air at night. The Master bedroom has its own porch. And finally, we do have a child-proof gate and pack-n-play for families with small children. We do offer sheets and bath towels for our guests' use.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Master: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Guest: 1 double


  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Living Room : 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Master bedroom enjoys a private covered porch with view over lake and neighboring mountain. We call the lovely guest bedroom the 'tree house room' since it is so quiet with views directly in the surrounding national forest. Our loft is an open space at the top of the stairs with a new CB2 daybed that comfortably sleeps 2. The downstairs living room also has a futon that can sleep up to 2. We do provide bed linens for our guests' use....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Upstairs bath: toilet, shower


  • Downstairs bath: toilet


  • The upstairs bathroom is bright and cheerful with ceramic floors and sink. It has a stand-up shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeping is included in the rate for full week stays. We provide bed linens and towels. Fresh breads, muffins, or catered meals available upon request....moreless


  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Barbecue
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.5
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $165
Fri, Sat
$1,050 $3,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • refundable pet deposit $25
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • cleaning $80
  • Pet Fee $10 + tax

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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90 Miles
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Great Smoky Mountain Express
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Maggie Valley

Car: Recommended

We are situated in the Nantahala Gorge within the Nantahala National Forest. The area is rich in natural beauty with splendid waterfalls, stunning overlooks, and pristine nature. We are located on Queens Creek Lake, a small, quiet, stocked lake perfect for quiet moments fishing, rowboating and swimming in the summer, and are just 10 minutes away from Lake Nantahala with motorboats and more summer fun. We are also within a short drive to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), the renowned outfitter and whitewater rafting center. There, you can enjoy guided trips down the Nantahala River, eat at one of their many restaurants, go kayaking, mountain biking, and more. We are near a trout fishing farm, the Nantahala River put-in, an AT trailhead, Wayah Bald, Wesser Bald, the Bartram Trail, fly fishing on the Wayah River, and great hiking and biking right out of our backyard. Day trip to Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Franklin, Sylva, Dillsboro, Fontana Lake, and Tsali

Other Activities: hiking, canoeing, fly fishing, freshwater fishing


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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fall Colors

    Fall Colors

  • Our house in winter - a wonderland!

    Our house in winter - a wonderland!

  • View of yard and lower deck from the deck off the house

    View of yard and lower deck from the deck off the house

  • Living room, wood stove

    Living room, wood stove

  • View into Kitchen from Living Room

    View into Kitchen from Living Room

  • Canoeing on the lake

    Canoeing on the lake

  • Full bath upstairs

    Full bath upstairs

  • Upstairs loft

    Upstairs loft

  • Guest BR, Full size bed

    Guest BR, Full size bed

  • Canoeing amidst Fall colors

    Canoeing amidst Fall colors

  • Entrance to the lake at the put-in just below our house

    Entrance to the lake at the put-in just below our house

  • Living Room, wood stove (we now have carpet)

    Living Room, wood stove (we now have carpet)

  • View of kitchen from the Living Room

    View of kitchen from the Living Room

  • Canoeing on the lake

    Canoeing on the lake

  • Spring rhododendrons in our yard

    Spring rhododendrons in our yard

  • Upstairs loft (we now have a carpet)

    Upstairs loft (we now have a carpet)

  • Master BR, queen size bed

    Master BR, queen size bed

  • Winter view from the lower deck

    Winter view from the lower deck

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