MATHEWS' MANSION, A COTTAGE BY A MOUNTAIN LAKE

Marsha Mathews

Speaks spanish, english, Spanish call Aura 828-479-8737. MATHEWS MANSION
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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MATHEWS' MANSION, A COTTAGE BY A MOUNTAIN LAKE

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2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 3. 1 couch. Dishes, cutlery. Steps to lake.

Long overdue for a lazy afternoon in a hammock? How about a rocking chair overlooking one of the most pristine lakes in the world? At Mathews' Mansion, a small cabin on a lake full of fish, you will find a bit of heaven. No clocks, phones, or TV's, only rest and the rustling of maples. Bring your camera for some great nature shots. Chipmunks, hummingbirds, and raccoons are common visitors. Smoking okay on screened-in porch.

Lake is great for bass, boating, swimming. Santeetlah Marina is only a quarter of a mile. Hike the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and other lush trails in the region. Take a drive on the breathtaking Cherula Skyway. Nearby streams & rivers are world-famous for fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and tubing. Ride the choo-choo from Bryson City to the Nantahala Gorge. Visit a pow wow at the nearby Cherokee Reservation or see the outdoor drama. Try your hand at ruby mining. Go antiquing for quilts & carvings. Cycle, or just relax!

Tail of the Dragon: Mathews' Mansion is close to the Tail of the Dragon, the famous curvy Highway 129, which attracts sports car enthusiasts and cyclists from all over the country. Along Cherola Highway one will view spectacular breathtaking mountain views. For more details visit our website.

Cherokee Artifacts: Did you know that Cherokee artifacts have been found in Lake Santeetlah? Stop at the Cherokee Museum in Robbinsville to see what local residents have found while walking the shores. While there, visit Chief Junaluska's grave site. Take a drive through the Snowbird reservation and picnic at one of the creekside tables. Always keep your eyes open, for you, too, might find a Native American relic!

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marsha Mathews (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Marsha Mathews

I am a professor at a small college, an author of three poetry books, a mother, and a grandmother. I love my cottage on Lake Santeetlah and named it Mathews Mansion when I inherited it from my parents. I have enjoyed fixing it up, one project at a time, from the septic tank to the roof. When the economy fell, I started inviting guests to stay to offset the costs of property taxes, utilities, and maintenance. It's a lot of work, but when I'm there, I feel like I'm in a tree house overlooking the lake.

Why Marsha Mathews chose Robbinsville

This property is exquisite, set in among some of the oldest mountains on the earth. The wildlife intrigues me because I grew up in Florida where birds have much longer legs. In addition, each season brings something new, especially autumn when the leaves turn red and gold and flutter in the breeze like butterflies. The screen porch is where I spend most of my time, rocking, reading, watching the lake, the chipmunks, and listening to songbirds.

What makes this cottage unique

This is not a place to party. it is a place to relax and retreat from the hubbub of daily pressures. It is great for those who want to hike, kayak, or simply rock in the rocking chairs. Only an hour or two from river rafting, Cherokee, DollyWood, Gatlinberg, Asheville. Chief Junaluska's burial site is right there in Robbinsville (6 miles) and a small museum and Native American garden.

Guestbook comments from the owner

If I went into how we enjoyed the screen room and deck, reading in the quiet, the swimming area, the Joyce Kilmer Forest, the Tail of the Dragon, the festival in Robbinsville, the fireworks on the lake, dinner at Lyn's, walks around Lake Santeetlah, you'd most likely think we over stayed!
Jul 2014
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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5
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Mathews' Mansion, a cottage by a mountain lake
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Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5
I loved the cozy cabin on Lake Santeetlah! The cabin is perfect for a romantic couple's getaway or for a small family. The mountains are beautiful.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time Mathew's Mansion
  • 5 of 5
We had a great time. The cottage was cleaned and ready when we got there. The owner's directions to the cottage were accurate and easy to follow. The cottage is just the right size for a couple. One main bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and good sized living room. There is a second small bedroom with a single bed. The bed was comfortable. The deck and screened in porch are really the best part of the cottage.
We kayaked on Lake Santeetlah. The cottage is a short drive from a launch site and the forest service swimming area. We brought our own kayak, but there is a kayak on site that can be used.
For meals it is a about 5 miles from the town of Robbinnsvile,NC. Graham County, where the cabin is, is the only dry county left in NC, so if you want wine or beer you can't get it at the restaurants if you want it in your cabin you need to bring it with you.
We would recommend the cottage is couples for a family with one child.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. Should you ever wish to return to Mathews Mansion, I'd like to give you an additional night free. (Four-night stay or more).
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Robbinsville Lake Santeetlah
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A Spiritual Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I've vacationed at Marsha's cabin for just about every year for the past 15 years. It's my favorite place to go for a quiet spiritual retreat away from the world. The cabin is nestled in the woods with a beautiful view of Lake Santeelah. My favorite part of the cabin is the screened-in porch. In fact, I typically spend most of my time in the rocking chair on the porch, lost in reverie, reading, watching the hummingbirds, and enjoying the sounds of nature. The sun deck is also a nice place for breakfasting in the morning or sunning in the afternoon. For afternoon naps, nothing beats the hammock hanging between the pine trees beside the cabin. I've never wanted for things to do: I've rafted the Ocohee and Nantahala Rivers several times, enjoyed walking through the nearby Joyce Kilmer reserve, thoroughly enjoyed contra dancing at the John Campbell Folk School in Brasstown NC (check schedules online beforehand), enjoyed nearby Smoky Mountain National Park, and every year I try to take in a Cherokee event and learn more about their history and culture. On a daily basis I look forward to walks around Thunderbird Mountain and daily dips in Lake Santeelah. It just doesn't get much better that that!

In short, I love the area, and I love staying at Marsha's cabin. I can't speak highly enough about it and always leave feeling restored in mind, body, and soul. I highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cheoah Beach is at Lake Santeetlah
Car: necessary

Right at the Tail of the Dragon, this cottage on Thunderbird Mountain overlooks Lake Santeetlah, which is surrounded by pristine National Forest. Steps make it easy to hop in for a swim or to board your kayak. With the appeal of a cabin, complete with rocking chairs on its screened porch and a hammock ready to hang, this peaceful abode also sports a large deck with benches and two comfy yard recliners. The marina down the street offers boat rentals and water sports equipment. Ten miles in at Robbinsville, see the Native American Museum or a few miles further, you will find white water for fly fishing, rafting, and nature galore. In driving distance to Cherokee, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Cades Cove where you will see deer and maybe even a bear.

Other Activities: Mining for Rubies and Garnets; Nature Photography

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Availability & Rates

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Amenities

Amenities

Robbinsville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Mountain
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Floor tile, showerhead, sink, and faucets.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Snug-a-Bug - 1 twin/ single , Bring Linens
    Patchwork - 1 queen , Bring Linens
  • Pillows and mattress pads provided. We have closets! The couch is comfortable for a child to sleep but is not a pull-out.
Entertainment:
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • library
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • spelunking
Notes:
You will love this place. It's the perfect retreat as long as you like being near hemlock and laurel, mountain air, and the flutter of hummingbird wings. Gatlinburg is not far away. Cherokee's close, too. Please bring lots of bath towels because you'll use them after your dip in the lake. There's a sandy beach around the bend of lake, roped off for safe swimming. Or take the steps down to the water in front of your cabin. Mathews' Mansion is on a cul-de-sac. Even non-walkers enjoy walking around the mountain, the next road up, scouting for rabbits, ground hogs, raccoons, and other critters. Community leash law. Come in autumn if you wish to see a spectacular display of foliage.

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