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Secluded LAKEFRONT Chalet: 2.8acres, Dock, Kayaks, Pet Friendly, Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom/2 bath lakefront chalet on a secluded private cove. Kayaks included.

**If you would like to rent for less than 3 days this summer and there spots open, please send a request with your dates**

Beautiful LAKEFRONT Chalet on 2.8 acres on Watauga Lake. Gorgeous views of the lake and mountains from every part of the house. Step out onto the porch with morning coffee or an afternoon cocktail to relax with breathtaking views. Walk down the steps in total privacy to your secluded cove (with only one neighbor) to jump in the 3rd cleanest lake in the country! Your private cove is separated from the main lake by a private peninsula and other houses are miles away. Paddle one of the chalet’s kayaks from your private dock to fish, view the bald eagles nest or simply explore the 105 miles of national forest that border the lake.

- Watch your kids and friends swim from the porch.

-Grill out on the commercial grade gas grill listening to your tunes on the Bluetooth sound bar, while you forget your cares and make new memories!

-- Gather around the bonfire sharing stories of a day on the lake and looking at the extensive views of the water and national forest.

- Fish from the dock, or take a kayak or your boat down the nearby Elk River. Skiers and wake boarders can easily ski from the cove on some of the least trafficked parts of the lake (not that ANY part of the lake is crowded!)

Boat & paddleboard rentals are available at the local marinas, or you can use our BOAT LAUNCH RAMP to launch your own boat- tie it up to the dock, or pontoons can beach right across from the Chalet.

The house is easily accessible and easy to get to from 321! The driveway is private and level (optional locking gate), no four-wheel drive is necessary.

• PRIVATE Dock (not community)

• Bring your own Boat: Boat launch within walking distance!

• 2 Kayaks

• -VERY PRIVATE: you have over 200 feet of private lakefront with only one other neighbor in sight that shares the private cove.

2 Bedroom/2 Bath:

• Bedroom 1 (upstairs): 1 Queen bed, private full bath with large Jacuzzi jetted tub

• Bedroom 2: 1 Double with full bath (double luxurious shower heads) and ample space

• 2 Bathrooms, one with a double shower head, the other with a jetted whirlpool tub for two!

Living room as a futon/double bed that sleeps 2 adults. All bedding is new, the queen is a premium pillow top mattress, the double has a new memory foam topper.

• Pet friendly, $50 Pet Fee

Other House features:

• Satellite wireless internet (300MB per day included, option to purchase more data). Internet is reliable and works well for SD streaming.

• Roku TV with included Chalet Netflix Account. You are welcome to add other channels, however, HD streaming is not reliable.

• Classic Movie DVD library.

• Bluetooth SoundBar for the TV or your own music library.


Watauga Lake is one of the most beautiful and clean recreational lakes (3rd cleanest in the country) on the eastern seaboard. It’s located in the Cherokee National forest with 105 miles of shoreline. More than half of the lake is bordered by undeveloped national forest. Watauga lake is great for boating, jet-skiing, tubing, skiing/wakeboarding, fishing, swimming, kayaking etc.

You can easily take day trips to whitewater rafting, a local winery, hike the Appalachian trail or Roan Mountain (known for gorgeous views, rhododendron forests, and cross country skiing) or find a secluded waterfall (we’ve got maps at the chalet). Drive to the thriving college town of Boone, NC 45 minutes away (check the concert schedule!), or visit the popular Banner Elk and Blowing Rock, NC.

The summers are sunny and warm during the day with no mosquitoes (incredible, but true!), and the evenings cool off in the 60’s – making the nights extremely pleasant. Autumn brings beautiful fall colors with even better views. In the winter time, skiing is a popular option at nearby Beech Mountain. Lake Hideaway Chalet is truly a wonderland of recreational activity!

More Details

Karen Lally
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, a tiny bit of german and spanish.
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Karen Lally

Karen Lally: As an Asheville, North Carolina native, I love all things outdoors, great food, and craft beer. I am an avid cyclist turned crossfitter. We have 3 dogs and two cats, and love to get the dogs into the woods as much as possible. We always gravitate to home rentals for our vacations extensively throughout the US and Europe, as we love the personal touch and non-touristy feel. Therefore, we know what makes a good vacation rental! I am an avid foodie, and appreciate a little luxury as the years go by!

Kim Watson is co-owner of the Lake Hideaway Chalet. She is responsible for all details and finishing touches—if you find a special detail or something you love when you stay at our rental, she is responsible for making it happen. If I’m not available, she will most likely take care of your needs.

Karen Lally purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Karen Lally chose East

This property is our dream home! We have camped on Watauga lake for many years, boating by lakefront properties and dreaming big. We have worked hard to make that dream become a reality with this house, and are excited to share it with you! When we found this house we knew we had to own it: it's private, it's gorgeous, and it's right on the lake. Everything we wanted in a Lake house! Watauga is like no other-- warm during the days, cool evenings, no mosquitoes and relatively uninhabited. Boat traffic is minimal during all parts of the day, and the lake is huge!

What makes this chalet unique

Gorgeous Views, easy lake access, private and secluded with no noisy neighbors or shared lake access. The solitude is dreamy.

The interior of the chalet has a lake house get-a-away cabin feel, with tons of wood, a big bright interior with lake views from everyroom, and skylights!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The lakehouse is absolutely amazing. You get the perfect amount of privacy, you're right on a beautiful secluded lake, and the house itself is beautiful and just modern enough. We spent four days there and it was perfect. We were able to swim, hike, kayak, cook dinner, watch Netflix, and more. Lake hideaway chalet has multiple options for every mood. I can't wait to revisit again!
Aug 2016
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Butler Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Shower heads, lots of space
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jetted Tub for two, Window, Closet
  • Downstairs full bath has a shower only with luxurious double shower heads. Upstairs full bath has a large jetted tub (for two) with a shower and closet. Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Soap is supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , End Table and lamp, Dresser with Mirror, Closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs in loft, fully private with door, skylights, closet
  • All linens, blankets, and bath towels are supplied. Downstairs bedroom is smaller with a double bed, end table with lamp, large double hung window, full size closet, and dresser with mirror. Upstairs loft bedroom (with door) is accessed from a spiral staircase. Its larger with a queen size bed, end tables, lamps, full size double hung window, skylights, and open shelving for clothes storage. The full closet is in the bathroom upstairs.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • marina
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Secluded LAKEFRONT Chalet: 2.8acres, Dock, Kayaks, Pet Friendly, Wifi
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 24 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We will be renting this cabin again, asap.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cozy A-frame cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for a quiet getaway. Its away from any disturbances, has its own little private boat dock with stairs leading to the cabin, in a nicely secluded inlet into Watauga lake. The house is all wood and stone with modern amenities making it a great stay for a getaway from the rat-race. Eating out in this area doesnt have the best of selections, a couple of mom and pop places which specialize in traditional American food, from a can. So at least be prepared to bring supplies to cook or drive out a while to find a good place eat. But this is also a close enough range to take a day trip to nearby Boone, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, and a number of other ski towns.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review! We bring all food and supplies when we visit, as it's true, one of the best features of the chalet is that it is secluded. You can't beat the dining atmosphere on the deck with a big outdoor grill and with your private table and exclusive view of the lake. Ironically, I just found one "foodie" restaurant in Mountain City- a 30 min drive. The chef is from Milan, Italy and cooks out of his home. This tiny, reservation only Italian restaurant called La Cucina is worth the drive.. we've got details in our guest guide!
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Asheville, NC

Relaxing and jampacked full of activity

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome quick stay at the chalet. This location is perfect for hiking, enjoying Boone, fishing, and getting away from it all. The lake is literally out your back door. The house has all the amenities you would want. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lake hideaway chalet... an ideal getaway

  • 5 of 5

see the sun set the lake all a-sparkle,

watch the wind gently swaying the pines...

see the stars clearly dancing at midnight

with the moon amidst blackberry skies...

karen and kim-- untold hours i revelled in this stuff

and mere words cannot thank you enough...

for your cozy retreat from the cold,

and for the chance for a cracking warm fire

next to which i could watch it unfold. ldc, blk mtn, nc

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the chalet. The lake amenities, kayaks, barbecue grill, and amazing view made for a private and cozy stay. We cannot wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't Get Much Better!

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular in the winter, can't imagine what it would be like in the summer. It's a must do return. Next time with kayaks and swim toys, although the cabin is well equipped with the likes. So much to do it's hard to decide whether to go off for an adventure or stay right at the cabin. Views and sunsets are gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Butler Chalet Rental Rates

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Summer 2017
May 21 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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