Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Lake Santeetlah that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and swimming pools. Prices start at $110 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake Santeetlah. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Discover beautiful Lake Santeetlah

Set amid the soaring mountains of North Carolina, Lake Santeetlah offers the perfect setting for a Graham County getaway. Travelers come here to fish for crappie and lake trout, and to explore the miles of picturesque trails that wind through the surrounding Cheoah District. What they relish most, though, is the chance to get off the beaten track for a while and soak up the beautiful natural landscape with family and friends. Lake Santeetlah vacation rentals are mostly situated in the town of the same name, although rentals can also be found dotted around the lake.

Things to do

Find culture and family fun near Lake Santeetlah

The nearby town of Robbinsville, just a 15-minute drive from most Lake Santeetlah vacation rentals, offers a variety of historical attractions for culturally-minded travelers, including the Old Mother Church and the Junaluska Memorial Site and Museum, the latter the burial site for a former Cherokee leader. If you're traveling with kids, a trip to the Wherloom Honey Bee Farm is a must. Visitors to this popular family-friendly spot can enjoy a tour of the farm, watching a colony of honeybees hard at work, and feast on raw honey expertly blended with the likes of vanilla bean and orange blossom.


Make a splash in Lake Santeetlah

Arguably one of North Carolina's most unspoiled lakes, Lake Santeetlah provides an idyllic background for outdoor adventure. Pontoons and deck boats can be rented from Santeetlah Marina, perfect if you're seeking a quiet spot for fishing. Kayaks are also on offer if you're keen to explore the nooks and crannies along the lake's pretty shoreline. In the Nantahala National Forest, a sprawling expanse of greenery that hugs around 80 percent of the lake's banks, a short hike from Tapoco Road rewards you with the chance to swim underneath the cascading Yellow Creek Falls.


Lake Santeetlah has something for every season

Summer is undoubtedly the most popular season to stay in a Lake Santeetlah vacation rental, as temperatures can easily top 80 degrees and the air is filled with the sound of folk and bluegrass artists performing at the Appalachian Summer Music Series. That's not to say the rest of the year should be ruled out, though. Those opting for a stay in early fall will often catch a glimpse of colorful Monarch butterflies pausing for a while on their annual migration to Mexico, while winter travelers will find all manner of adventure up in the snow-covered mountains.

Natural features

Explore lush forest near Lake Santeetlah

The national forest surrounding the lake has plenty to offer nature lovers, not least the panoramic mountain views from the Santeetlah Overlook along the Cherohala Skyway, and the chance to hike to the Appalachian summit of Lone Bald, the forest's highest point. If you prefer to take things a little easier, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest to the west of Lake Santeetlah is an inviting space to enjoy a gentle stroll among some of the oldest trees in the eastern United States, many of which tower proudly over 100-feet from the fern-covered forest floor.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Santeetlah?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 581 vacation rentals around Lake Santeetlah. From 389 cabin rentals to 142 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Santeetlah?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake Santeetlah. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cades Cove: 7,227 vacation rentals
  • Fontana Village Resort Marina: 721 vacation rentals
  • Murphy Trussel: 863 vacation rentals
  • Fire Creek Falls: 696 vacation rentals
  • Bald River Falls: 296 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Santeetlah listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Lake Santeetlah?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 389 Cabins in Lake Santeetlah. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Santeetlah include:

  • Houses: 142 rentals available
  • Cottages: 389 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 389 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Santeetlah?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Santeetlah. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.