|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
See the video tour at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90OCkJXIUo4
Stay at the Watauga Lake vacation rental home with the most private shoreline! Whipkins Cove has more than 300 feet... and it's swimmable. Plus you get a private dock during your stay.
Lake Watauga Luxury: Who said you can't have luxury when you're lakeside? Whipkins Cove comes complete with leather couches, plush bedding, 5 flat-screen TVs, an extensive DVD/CD collection (hundreds to view), Wii gaming system and more. Foodies will love the well-appointed kitchen. In addition to the stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and gas-burning stove, Whipkins Cove has All-Clad pots and pans (including stock pots large enough to boil 20 ears of corn), Wusthof professional-grade knives, 4-slot toaster, pancake griddle, stainless steel mixing bowls, large food-prep area and more. All nine guests can comfortably gather around the solid wood dining room table, while comfortable handmade Adirondack chairs beckon visitors to pause on the decks outside.
Great gatherings: This is a great place for multi-generational family gatherings. There is ample gathering space for everyone to share meals or a movie, but also plenty of spread-out space throughout the three-story home and extensive collection of porches and decks. Sorry though, this is not a house for wild parties or load-'em-in breaks from college. Also, no pets. An ill-mannered dog has forced us to rethink our pet policy.
Watauga Lake house for all seasons: This is a home for all seasons! Springtime brings new flowers, active wildlife, crisp mornings and cool nights. Summer, of course, offers swimming and fishing right off the private shoreline. Autumn’s tapestry of vibrant reds, yellows and orange paint the hillsides in breathtaking hues. And in winter, you can experience Watauga Lake at its most peaceful. You might even get to see snow falling on the glassy winter lake as you nestle by the fire indoors. You’ll certainly find snow each winter on the ski slopes within a 45-minute drive across the Tenn./NC state line. The cabin’s two-story wrap-around decks and expansive lower decks give guests plenty of room to spread out. Six-plus acres of woods surrounds the cabin and delights nature lovers with its mature trees, fern-and-moss-covered embankments and striking rock outcroppings. More than 300 feet of private shoreline give guests so much to explore – possibly with wildlife sightings of beaver, deer, herons and black bears.
First of all, I would like to say thank you for accommodating all of our families this weekend. We had so much fun, from swimming around the cove, riding on the boats and just relaxing around the cabin. I would highly recommend rending a boat for a couple days and exploring the lake. I also recommend making a bonfire, because our families had a blast making s'mores and just talking around the fire. (Comment written in guest book).
My family enjoyed a wonderful week at Whipkins Cove. With 5 children (4 teenagers) it is always difficult finding suitable accommodations and this was amazing. The bedrooms are spacious, the bathrooms well designed, the kitchen well-equipped, the decks spacious and the indoor gathering spaces were well-suited for games or reading/downtime. The water is beautiful and a very comfortable swimming temperature when we were there. With little boat traffic in front of the cabin we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We enjoyed the kayacks and exploring the waterways. We certainly certainly could have spent our entire time at Whipkins cove but we also enjoyed Grandfather Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, ziplining, hiking, and much more... A favorite of our teenage boys was jumping off cliffs at nearby waterfalls (not for the light of heart) and our 7 year old loved going gem mining.
Thanks so much for allowing us to stay at Whipkins Cove. Everything was great from the cabin, the grounds and the lake. We rented a boat from Fish Springs Marina the lake is beautiful. I want to come back in the fall when the leaves have changed and just cruise around the lake. You and your husband have beautiful place thanks for sharing it with my family !!
Bobby Marshall 8/3-8/10
This is a gorgeous home! Everything that you would want or need is here at this home.
We enjoyed having the dock for our boat right here, relaxing swings on the deck and a great firepit for evening smores with the kids!!
The Lake views are spectacular!!
Thank you Lore for sharing your home with us. It has been a wonderful, relaxing week at Lake Watauga Whipkins Cove!
We hope to return for many years to come!!
We had our first family vacation there. Perfect place. It
is beautiful, comfy cozy and lots of things for the grandkids
and adults to do.Very clean, lots of amenities and I would
definitely recommend it. Our family loved every day there
and no bugs or mosquitoes.Weather was great. People there
so nice and friendly.Lore was so sweet and so helpful and
many things to do not far away.Boone was charming and
a great way to spend an afternoon. We rented a pontoon
for the day from fish springs marina wonderful experience
and a spectacular day. Views were unbelievable and
the lake was clean and smooth as glass.We brought home
some treasured family memories they will always remember.
we could not ask for a more home away from home gathering
place. We would all love to come back again. A perfect
10 star weekend.
What a wonderful week at Whipkins Cove. Lore and her husband have a beautiful cabin on the lake with gorgeous views from every level. This "home away from home" has absolutely everything . From the overstocked kitchen, beautiful furnishings, and the video/book/game library, there's a little something for everyone. The wooden hut by the lake is an added bonus. Fishing poles, tackle box, water toys, life vests, kayaks...you name it, it's in there. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We hope to be back next summer.
This is a wonderful vacation house. It is well appointed with a great lay out for two families. The weather was fantastic. The lake was clean. The little hut by the lake has everything you could want to have next to the lake. Lore was very helpful and available to answer any questions we had. Highly recommended!!!!!
Watauga Lake is the most-pristine and most-undeveloped lake in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system. More than half of Watauga Lake’s 105 miles of shoreline lies within the Cherokee National Forest and cannot be developed. Scuba divers might like checking out Old Butler, located on the bottom of Lake Watauga.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$145 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
We rent only for full weeks during the summer months. Rentals are Sunday to Sunday.
One-half of total fees are required to hold dates. Balance due 30 days before stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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