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8 BR/8 Bath--Blue Boar Retreat Large Group Rental at Lake Santeetlah

Pamela Glenn

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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8 BR/8 Bath--Blue Boar Retreat Large Group Rental at Lake Santeetlah

Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Robbinsville Lodge Rental Photos and Description

House, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, 7000 sq. ft.--sleeps 16

Rent the Entire Woodlands Retreat

Special Offering (formerly operated as Blue Boar Inn, B & B)

Is your home not big enough to accommodate everyone on your guest list for your special gathering?

The Blue Boar Retreat may be rented year-round, without the Innkeeper or staff,

for special group or family gatherings.

Plan a holiday retreat or winter get-a-way for your family and friends. Springtime arrives late March, when the old growth trees begin to green and daffodils start to bloom. By Summer, the weather is warm during the day, perfect for all of the outdoor activities and the mountains are green. Fall begins to arrive early October at the higher elevations and throughout the month into late November, the foliage colors are orange, red, and gold everywhere you look. The fall air is crisp & sunny during the day and at night, the fire pit is the best place to sit. Winter is great for gathering inside around the fireplace and celebrating the Holidays with family and friends. Each season offers something special for your group to make memories!

The Retreat has 8 guest rooms, living room with fireplace, dining room facilities,

and a large commercial kitchen for you to cook your favorite meals. Outdoor covered deck and fire pit. Trout Pond. Boat dock on Lake Santeetlah. Swimming in lake. A catering service can be recommended for special occasions or festivities.

There are 4 bedrooms with King beds and 4 bedrooms with 2 Queen beds each. Each bedroom has a private bath, sitting area and porch. TV and wireless internet service is available.

The Retreat is fully provisioned with linens, cooking ware, tableware, silverware and everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Just bring your personal items and food to prepare. Housekeeping services are not provided.

You can fish in the trout pond or use our canoes and kayaks on the Lake Santeetlah..

Enjoy the great hiking trails in the Joyce Kilmer Forest and ride the Cherohala Skyway or Tail of the Dragon.

A two-4 night minimum stay is required.

The Retreat is children friendly.

Pets welcome with fee and prior permission.

Entry road is not accessible for motorcycles or vehicles with low clearance.

$600 -$900 per night plus 9.75% tax and a security deposit (refunded) of $500.00

Additional cleaning fee of $300.00 required.

Two-4 night minimum. Weekly & Monthly Discounts

Call or e-mail Innkeeper for details and book early.


Please visit Blue Boar Retreat, Robbinsville, NC website for a preview. Also look on YouTube for Blue Boar Retreat, Lake Santeetlah, Graham County NC, Joyce Kilmer Forest and Cherohala Skyway.

What to expect in the surrounding area.

Graham County is located in the far reaches of Western North Carolina in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of the southern Appalachians. This region is home to the some of the highest and most remote mountains east of the Mississippi with elevations ranging from 1177 to 5560 feet. Graham County is nestled among hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness full of stunning mountain landscapes and many breathtaking views.

Graham County is practically enclosed by rugged towering mountains on all sides. The western range of the Great Smoky Mountains separating Graham from Tennessee is called the Unicoi Mountains. The southern boundary is the Snowbird Mountains circling to Red Marble Gap, then swinging northward to Cheoah Bald. The northern border is the Little Tennessee River inundated by Fontana Lake. The Cheoah range and the Yellow Creek Mountains traverse the northern part of the county completely boxing in Graham County on all sides with the exception of the rocky gorge of the Cheoah River below Lake Santeetlah where the Little Tennessee enters Tennessee. It is then indeed little wonder that this region was one of the last regions of Western North Carolina to be settled by the white men. Graham County, a part of the Cherokee treaty lands, was not opened to settlement until President Jackson ordered the removal of the Indians in 1838.

Thousands of hiking trails surround Santeetlah Lake amidst extremely biodiverse flora, awe-inspiring landscapes and intriguing wildlife. In addition to the encircling Nantahala National Forest, the Appalachian Trail can be reached to the east in less than ten miles. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park forms the northern border of Graham County providing visitors with popular camping, backpacking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and auto touring experiences. The 10,000 acres of the Snowbird Backcountry Area, where a group of Cherokee Native Americans hid from persecution on the Trail of Tears, is located south of the lake. Hunting, native trout fishing, primitive camping, and cascading waterfalls make this area a favorite among visitors. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is immediately situated on the western side of the lake. The protected area is a stunning preserve of forest that has never been harvested by man. Twenty-foot wide poplars and giant red oaks, silent in their ancientness, are among some of the magnificent specimen of life you will see.

Elevation of Blue Boar Woodlands Retreat is 2100 ft.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Group Retreat, Lake Santeetlah, Family Get-a-way, Lakeside, private dock, woodlands setting.

(Formerly operated as Blue Boar Inn)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Retreat owner or assistant will greet you and show you around the facility upon arrival and will be available by telephone during your stay for questions or problems.

Retreat has Wi-Fi. Password is posted at front desk in lobby. You must bring your own laptops as no computer or laptop is provided.

Verizon cell service works best in this area.

Retreat does have one front desk phone for local and emergency dialing or calling in.

Retreat has one TV with Direct TV service in sitting room off the lobby. No TV’s in bedrooms.

Retreat has air conditioning and heat with individual temp controls in each bedroom.

Bathrooms have combined tubs/showers.

Approach to Retreat is down a 1-1/4 mile well maintained gravel Forest Service road. Last portion is slight incline with “s” turns for consideration of those on motorcycles.

Lake Santeetlah is a 4 minute walk from the Retreat or you can drive and park at the lake landing.

Retreat has 3 canoes and 3 kayaks you can use. Life jackets are available (adult size only). Canoes and kayaks are on a trailer at the lake landing and you will need a key to unlock the cable lock that locks them to the trailer.

Bring your own fishing poles.

You can dock a small boat at no charge at our dock. You can put in a small boat at our lake landing or larger boat at Massey Branch Forest Service Boat Launch on Massey Branch Road.

There is adequate parking for approximately 8-10 cars in front of the Retreat with space for 3-5 cars in back.

Retreat has 2 washers and 4 dryers in the basement you can use. Bring own detergent.

Pets are allowed with prior permission and must stay in designated areas with a fee charged based on number of pets and length of stay.

The cottages on the hillside behind the Retreat are privately owned and sometimes rented. You will see others on the road or at the lake but they will not interfere with your visit.

You are in the woods—watch for snakes, small critters, bugs, wasps, wasp nests, etc. Bring sun and bug spray.

Firewood is provided for fire pit beside covered deck. You will need to gather starter twigs or bring fire starter supplies.

There is an Ingles Grocery Store in Robbinsville, 8 miles. Also, a Walgreens, fast food, post office.

Closest hospitals in Bryson City or Murphy—both about 50 minutes.

Closest place to buy wine, beer or spirits is Andrews, 35 minutes. Graham is a dry county.

Walmart-- 50 minutes in Murphy

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest—4 miles—beautiful hiking trails

Cherohala Shyway—2 miles—scenic byway and hiking trails

Tail of the Dragon—about 35 minutes—Deals Gap

Nantahala Gorge—white water rafting—about 35 minutes

Tsali Mountain biking trails—about 35 minutes

Two Marinas on Lake Santeetlah—Santeetlah Marina and Deyton Camp Marina for boat rentals

Cheoah Ranger Station is about 15 minutes from Retreat—828-479-6431 for camping, forest, lake questions

NC fishing license is needed to fish in Lake Santeetlah.

Forest Service Boat ramp is on Massey Branch Road—concrete ramp and parking

Kitchen has dishes, glassware, silverware for approx 25-28 people with large pots, pans.

Kitchen has 6 burner gas stove with 24” x24” grill, convection oven and regular oven.

Kitchen has propane char grill, 2 commercial refrigerators, 1 7 cu ft. freezer, ice machine, commercial Bunn coffee machine (filters supplied), 2 microwaves, 2 toasters, kitchen aid mixer, home dishwasher, lots of storage and work space.

There is an outdoor propane grill on the back deck area and two picnic tables.

Dining room has seating for 25-30.

Bring extra bags of ice for use in coolers for boating or hiking.

There is no food delivery service from Robbinsville. There are no catering services that I know of that I can recommend for a special meal.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pamela Glenn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Pamela Glenn

I purchased this property in 1998 when it was still an old hunting lodge built in the 1950's and spent a year renovating to create an updated rental property. I ran the facility as a bed and breakfast for 13 years before offering it as simply a large group vacation rental home.

Pamela Glenn purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Pamela Glenn chose Robbinsville

Lake Santeetlah is a lake surrounded 75% by National Forest and is not crowded with lakefront homes and boat traffic. The property is surrounded by woodlands but has access to the lake with a permitted boat dock. It is out of the way and serene.

What makes this lodge unique

We have our own stocked trout pond, access to the lake, and space for many people to sleep comfortably with 8 private bedrooms with baths. The local Ingles grocery store is just 8 miles. There are 2 marinas on the lake for boat and jet ski rentals.

Why HomeAway

Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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8 BR/8 Bath--Blue Boar Retreat Large Group Rental at Lake Santeetlah
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Wedding Weekend Stay With Family & Friends

  • 4 of 5

We stayed as a group with family and friends at the resort while we all attending a wedding nearby. The accommodations were great - comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed the beautiful common and dining areas with great views and a fireplace to keep us warm in the evenings. To location feels a bit remote, but it's worth the drive to experience the peace and beauty of nature and the lake. Would definately return - ideally with a group.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Yorkville, IL


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family wedding in Robbinsville and loved warm and inviting! The big spacious gathering area was awesome to come back and visit with everyone after the wedding. Highly recommend this for all, including families in large numbers looking for a get away! Thank you

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Weekend Wedding Stay :)

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at The Blue Boar Inn. Came in a t night and was amazed the next morning at what it had to offer. Beautiful rooms, huge fireplace, eating area, and a full service kitchen. Look forward to planning a family reunion soon. The perfect place away to rest and enjoy. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Atlanta, GA

What an Incredible Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a weekend at the Blue Boar Retreat to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. The retreat is everything we had hoped for and more!

The rooms are large as shown in the pictures, and all our guests loved having inside and outside access. The main room is spacious with several sitting areas for everyone to enjoy. If you like to cook like we do the kitchen is an absolute JOY! There is nothing you can't do in that kitchen, and with 2 commercial refrigerators you can feed everyone and not run out of room in the fridge. Between that and the large dining room we prepared a plated dinner for over 30 people...unbelievable and so much fun.

The outside of the Inn is equally nice, with the pavilion and firepit area overlooking the pond, a great place to unwind. The area where the Inn is located is gorgeous and the drive up to the Inn on the gravel road delivered just as the pictures suggested! We enjoyed the canoes on the lake during our stay as well. This part of the lake is almost completely undeveloped without a house or dock on the lake for what seemed like miles! Some of our guests also went for a hike at Joyce-Kilmer which is a short drive from the retreat.

What the pictures can't convey is what a pleasure it was to work with Pam the caretaker. From booking to check-in she was VERY responsive to any and every question we may have had. When we realized we needed a little extra bed space she even helped us book another cabin up the hill, could not have been easier to work with. Thanks Pam for making it so easy!

If you're looking for a great group rental in a gorgeous setting, this is it!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Harlem, Georgia

Highly recommend The Blue Boar Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many vacation homes throughout the mountains and without hesitation we highly recommend the Blue Boar Retreat. The property has so much character! We had around 20 people in our party and had more than ample space to prepare meals and entertain ourselves inside and outside. Our entire group was able to sit, pray, eat, and share together in the dining room. The 8 bedrooms each with their own private sitting area, outside porch, and private bath was ideal for us. At one point, the music was playing in the family room, some of us were working on a puzzle and sharing stories, the guys were celebrating one moment then arguing the next with the football refs in the TV room, the kids were laughing hysterically and playing games, and Grandmom was napping in the large chair. We were all comfortable and happy:) The way you should always feel on vacation! We kayaked and canoed from the private boat dock and enjoyed the majestic scenery of deep red, orange, and yellow leaves reflecting on the beautiful lake. Pam and Jack were pleasant and welcoming from the point of booking to our departure. They did not impose at all during our stay but accommodated us immediately when we had questions. The Blue Boar is brimming with charm from the moment you walk in and we will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Unbelieveably Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin??? Pam is an excellent hostess and was extremely flexible with us and our ever changing plans. The retreat is exactly that - a retreat. We gathered from all over the state of Georgia and immediately felt that we were on vacation upon arrival. The Blue Boar is centrally located which gave us a home base for all of our exploring (Dragon's Tail, Joyce Kilmer, Cherohala Parkway, waterfalls, etc). Wow! The kitchen was outstanding for cooking for large groups (coming from a caterer). The home offered every touch with resources for the surrounding area, books, games, puzzles, and let's not leave out the fantastic fire pit. Yes, fishing and the lake should go in there some where. When you go, plan to spend some time and take your kleenex for when you have to leave. I would recommend this for anyone wanting a fantastic get away in a beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Knoxville, TN

White water rafting, birding, wildflower viewing, fly fishing, canoeing, scenic drives, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Nantahala Gorge, boat rentals for lake Santeetlah. Local arts and crafts. Cherokee History information. Area draws motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts from all over the country to ride the Tail of the Dragon, an 11 mile stretch of road with 318 curves. Graham is known its for car gatherings and motorcycle rallies.

Lake Santeetlah is the most scenic and least visited of any lake on the eastern seaboard. With approximately 75% of the shoreline either USFS lands or in conservation easements, you will always enjoy a guiet boating experience. The mountains rise right out of the shoreline and there are long range views from just about anywhere on the lake. And this area looks much the same as the first European Settlers found it when they drove their wagons across the 5,000 foot high mountain divides to get here.


Rates & Availability

From $650 Per night

Robbinsville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
September Special
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
November Special
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning service fee $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes Rates subject to change for longer stays and month of the year.
One night's rental fee due at booking and signing rental contract. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
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Robbinsville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • Tubs with showers
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • King size beds (4) 4 rooms with King beds, Queen size Beds (4) 4 rooms with 2 queen beds each
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Trout Pond, Fire Pit, canoes and kayaks, dock and access to Lake Santeetlah. 8 miles from Robbinsville for grocery shopping. Nearby whitewater rafting, Fontana Dam, Ziplines, Cherokee, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Stecoah Valley Center with handcrafted items from over 135 local and regional artists. Marina on lake for boat rentals. Horseback riding nearby. The 2800 acrea Lake Santeetlah is surrounded by the Nantahala Forest. The fish population is comprised of walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, and large and smallmouth bass. The lake also has a swimming beach, and several boat ramps. Nantahala Forest presents visitors with a variety of excellent hiking opportunities. Also nearby is whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, access to the Appalachian Trail, and Fontana Dam, the largest dam on the Eastern Seaboard. Mountain Biking, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and the scenic Cherohala Skyway stretching from Robbinsville to Tellico Plains, TN.

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