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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Watauga Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom including loft, 2 masters/1 on main - sleeps 14 3 1/2 baths

New 3 story Custom Log home 3500 sq ft. Sleeps 14 in beds. Can accommodate large groups 2 masters (queens) 1 on main & 1 downstairs both walk out to decking, joining baths/TV. Downstairs 2 more Large bedrooms (2 full size beds each), share a large bath- walk out onto decking. Large Loft/5th bedroom has comfy full size futon. Linens, towels, bedding, provided. Custom Spacious kitchen all appliances -dishes, laundry room, Open great room (1/2 bath)pulls together Sunroom, Kitchen, Dining & Living room w/ vaulted ceiling, lots of glass, gorgeous lake views, full size stuffed bear-gas log stone fireplace, large flat screen/DVD. Dining table seats 10-eat in kitchen has additional seating at island. Downstairs:Separate Game room features Pool Table, Poker Game table, sofa-another Gas Log Stone Fireplace, Large Flat screen/DVD Decking, Gas Grill- Large Outdoor Hot tub-Stone Fire Pit. Nearby Boat Rentals-Canoe/ Boat Slip included. Need more room-Additional rental cabins 5 min walk. Very private

Unique experience: You'll receive many unique benefits as our guest. The location of the cabin with both lake and river access offers you different choices daily in water activities. The location of the boat slip is close and just a few mins walk. Views from the cabin are second to none. The floor plan of the actual cabin is really nice and convenient. The Bedding and mattress are comfortable. But the best benefit is the A+ service you will receive from me as my guest!

Why we chose this area for a vacation place: We chose to build our vacation home in this area because it offers many diverse activities.

You have winter sports to summer sports where the water is very clean. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

You Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing is 15 miles

Boone offers a host of good restaurants downtown off Hwy 321 business route that goes thru ASU campus where you will find independently owned restaurants like Tupelo’s café (business 321) these and others are right off the strip near ASU. On Hwy 321 bypass is Casa Rustica, great Italian as well as many regular chains like Peddler

Steak House – Ruby Tuesday - Applebee’s – Sagebrush. A great place for family dining than the Dan’l Boone Inn at the intersection of business 321 and 421 in downtown Boone - family style, southern fried and no alcohol makes it a great stop before you hit the road. They serve all day Sunday.

The Game Keeper (Best restaurant around) 5 star rating !

Boat rentals, horse back, raft,ski,tube, Zip line: Fish Springs Marina 423-768-2336 Boat rentals. Give them the name of the accommodations you have reserved and remind them you are a guest of alakecabin4u so they can offer you the best price possible.

Here is where you would launch your boat, buy gas and store your trailer if you brought your own watercraft. Say Hello to Tom White the owner.

Horseback Riding, Hay Rides, and Conference Center

Dutch Creek Trails gets the highest compliments with our guests.

It is located near Valle Crucis

White Water Rafting

Mountain Adventure Guides

Zip Line Tours

Our zip line course is open daily during the spring months from 10am to 4pm. Our 10 cable tour offers 1.5 miles of zip line riding and a swing bridge. 828-963-6561 or 800-822-4295.

More Details
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome


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Hey, this is Melody - Come and discover the area - would love to have you'all as guests!

alakecabin4u purchased this cabin in 2008

This vacation home in this area because it offers many diverse activities. You have winter sports to summer sports where the water is very clean. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

You have nascar racing in Bristol Tennessee just 40 miles

Ski Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing is 15 miles

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

Snow skiing to jet skiing, Fall foliage to wildlife viewing right here on the property. Gorgeous views anytime of the year that are second to none. Paved roads, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mtns meet water.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

18 Reviews Write a Review
Luxury,Wifi,Private Mtn /Lake Views,Boat slip,canoe,hot tub,firepit
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
Luxury,Wifi,Private Mtn /Lake Views,Boat slip,canoe,hot tub,firepit
Watauga Lake Tennessee

Family birthday celebration

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We spent a weekend celebrating my sons 30th birthday with 2 families. We were 14 people and the cabin was very spacious, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the large fire pit and hot tub as well. Sugar Mountain was a good 40 minute drive from the cabin but very scenic. Rose the housekeeper was very helpful as well.
Would definitely come back
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you 'all had a good time. Its nice to be comfortable in a spacious cabin when traveling with a large group. We have places that accommodate any size from a large group, to medium size families and one bedrooms perfect for a couple. Let us know when you are ready to head back this direction and know that you'll be taken well care of. Thanks so much for the kind review. Its is most appreciated.
Luxury,Wifi,Private Mtn /Lake Views,Boat slip,canoe,hot tub,firepit
Watauga Lake Tennessee

Tons of space, great layout and amenities

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We absolutely loved this cabin! It has a great open layout on the common floor with an open kitchen, great room and loft. We spent a lot of time enjoying the sun on the deck overlooking the lake and definitely enjoyed the fire pit at night. We never located the two yellow kayaks in the cabin photos but were able to enjoy the use of two canoes. The hot tub was very spacious and the rooms were very clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely rent this cabin again. The game room downstairs has large windows with an open view of the hot tub outside, which is covered and under a ceiling fan. There's even a stereo provided downstairs with a hookup for your iPod.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Red Top Retreat is a great choice because it does offer that open floor plan and keeps your group together. And with the downstairs game room, you have some separation if needed like sporting events on one tv and LMN on the other. Kids, teenagers especially like the game room. Yes, we always provide a complimentary canoes or kayaks, the trip down the river straight into the Cherokee National Forest is absolutely gorgeous. Know you are welcome back anytime and can expect a return guest discount. So let us know anytime you're ready for a mountain get away here on Watauga lake, Butler Tennessee!
Luxury,Wifi,Private Mtn /Lake Views,Boat slip,canoe,hot tub,firepit
Watauga Lake Tennessee
Miami Fl

Great Vacation in the mountains

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Great cabin with great views. Secluded with just a handful of neighbors in the distance. Came up for a long ski weekend and decided to rent a home instead of the usual hotel room. Never have rented a cabin before, really didn't know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised by the ease of making the reservation and just booking it here on homeaway. Took less than a minute to reserve. Called the rental office number with questions which were answered with accurate information by a professional, who was very well versed on the area and the home. The recommendations she made were followed and one reason why we had such a successful vacation. They also provide you with an extensive welcome package that sends you in any direction imaginable. We really appreciated all the guidance. After our stay the office personal emailed and asked that we write a review. I like the follow up after our stay, and appreciate their efforts. Even the housekeeper called to check on us during our stay when it snowed one evening.
Upon check in this home was clean, well kept, you could tell someone cares about this place. The bedding and furniture was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped with appliances, dishes, wine glasses and lots of movie channels which are important with 3 small kids during the winter months.
The hot tub was huge, big enough for all of us. You could see the lake and mountains while enjoying the hot bubbling .. really cool. The views were exceptional and unobstructed in about every direction.
Will definitely plan a return trip here. Hopefully this summer when we can enjoy the lake and rent a pontoon boat.
Luxury,Wifi,Private Mtn /Lake Views,Boat slip,canoe,hot tub,firepit
Watauga Lake Tennessee

Clean cabin with awesome views

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Went up for a long ski weekend since the kids were out of school. About 30 mins to beech mtn which had pretty good ski conditions. Have never rented a cabin before, this was the first time. Had a great experience. From making the reservation easy on line, called the office number and got very well versed people who were more than happy to answer questions and then upon check in to find a very clean, well kept cabin. You can tell someone really cares about this place. The views were beautiful, stunning and unobstructed. The place is private with just a handful of neighbors in the distance. So you felt secluded with the comfort of a few around you. The hot tub was exceptionally clean and bubbling hot when we arrived. This hot tub was very large, our entire family (we have four small children) could fit. The views from the hot tub were excellent and we spent most of our time there. Loved having all the movie channels especially in the winter time when so much time is spent inside. The bedding & furniture was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. Would definitely anticipate a return trip to this cabin again, hopefully this summer when we can enjoy the lake and rent a boat.
Owner's Response: Hey Jim,
thanks so much for taking such good care of our home. Know that you and your family are always welcome. Let me know when you're ready for a return trip so we can offer you a return guest discount.
Helpful votes: 1/1
Luxury,Wifi,Private Mtn /Lake Views,Boat slip,canoe,hot tub,firepit
Watauga Lake Tennessee

New Year's Eve Annual Mountain Get-a-Way

New Year's Eve Annual Mountain Get-a-Way
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We had a great time during our stay at the Red Top Cabin. The house itself was absoulutely beautiful and very very spacious. The lake & mountain views were amazing! It's about a 45 minute drive to the top of Beech Mountain & 35 minute drive to Boone. I would suggest if you go in the winter to take a 4x4 since it is out of the main roads and it is very difficult to get there in the snow. We had 2 experiences in which my daughter had to leave her car by the lake and my uncle had to turn around back to Boone & rent a hotel for a night due to heavy snow. There is no reception what so over once you get highway 321 to the cabin. Even texts don't come through, with our family, we had, verizon, att & sprint and nothing worked. The cabin does have wi-fi & unlimited national calls. I will also suggest for you to arrive during daylight if you are not familiar with the cabin. Even tho' we had directions, we got lost the first night and almost impossible to find it in the dark. It is out of the way, so if you are looking for a place near the town, I would not recommend it. We would definatily stay again, but will take a 4x4 next time. The Cruz Family - Miami, Fl
Owner's Response: So glad everyone enjoyed their stay especially during the snow storm. It was a lot more snow than we usually get but one reason why folks choose to stay here is to see snow and enjoy the skiing on Beech Mtn. You are right four wheel drive is best in the winter but not usually necessary. Red Top Retreat is a great cabin with lots of room and lots of bells and whistles.From the pool table to the hot tub to the out door fire pit everyone is sure to keep entertained. You are right the views of the mountains and lake are second to none. Red Top Retreat is a large home, and a place meant to be shared by many. Its fully equipped kitchen and large gas grill allow families and friends to spend lots of time together and enjoy. Its not in town, as most of our guests are looking to escape the big city lights and honking horns. Here you kick back and only hear the birds sing.
Unlimited long distance is offered on the cabin phone so you can reach out and call anyone. We recommend forwarding your cell phones to the cabin so no calls are missed. We have new iPhones with verizon and get texts there easily but a lot depends on the age of your phone.
Boone is an easy 30 minute drive down hwy 321. You will find lots of restaurants, shopping and live entertainment in Boone. Its a great town to explore and set up for families on vacation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Fish Springs Marina
"Boat Rentals, Fishing Guides, 15 min drive from any of our cabins."
Watauga Point Recreational Area
"Sandy shore line, roped off for safe swimming, grassy area with picnic tables and grills. Gr..."
Shirley's Restaurant
"Down home cooking, live music and serves the house wine of the south - sweet tea. Great for ..."
Old Butler Days
"Down home feeling comes over you .. Lets go back in time."
Gamekeeper Restaurant
"Culinary chiefs, excellent menu, causal dining inside and out. Beautifully built into the si..."
Casa Rustica Restaurant
"Great Italian Dining just 25 mins from any of our cabins on Watauga lake."
Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock
"Lots of great deals at this outlet mall. Near restaurants and kid rides at Tweesie Rail Road."
Tweetsie Railroad
"Great amusement park for perfect for families with young children. "
Cherokee Adventures Inc
Cherokee Adventures Inc
Mountain Adventure Guide
Mountain Adventure Guide
"White water rafting for all levels and all ages."
Dry Hill General Store & Deli
"Breakfast, lunch and dinner for about 8 bucks! Limited groceries and fishing supplies. 7 min..."
Dutch Creek Trails
"Horse back ridding for all ages. Couples to large family rides."
Beech Mountain Resort
"Ski and tubing"
Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc.
"Ski and tubing"
Pizza Place
Hob Nob Farm Cafe
"Great food from around the world, unusual menu, family oriented and reasonably priced. Adult..."
Beech & Sugar Mountain Skiing
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Beach
Watauga Lake shore line
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
neighbor hood bar
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Beech Mtn
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Red Tail Golf Club (open to public)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dry Hill General Store
Car: necessary

Watauga Lake, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Boat Rentals, Watauga River, Cherokee National Forest ,Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Blowing Rock , Boone NC, Grandfather mountain, Lineville , Banner Elk , Ski Beech, Sugar Mtn , Bristol , Bristol Speedway, Race week, Blue Grass festivals. Just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Nestled between the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains. Excellent access to NC and TN Attractions. White water Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Unique Location. You get the benefits of both lake & river access. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing and is a water skiers paradise. From your boat slip down the river or out to the main body of Lake Watauga- skiing & sailing can be enjoyed. Cliffs & caves ready for those who seek adventure. Fisherman's dream - Both river & lake access. Skiers paradise - water like glass. Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring vacation villages.

Other Activities: boating, boat rentals, fishing, fly fishing, near by local marina's, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, skiing, wildlife viewing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, unique shopping and dining. Out door fire pit, hot tub, scenic drives, directions, websites all provided

Golf: Near-by golf 15 min drive

Ski: Beech Mountain, Boone NC, Sugar Mtn, Applachian ski resort, HawksNest,

Ski Area's - tubing and zip line

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Availability & Rates

Watauga Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Mar 18 2014 - May 21 2014
2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
May 22 2014 - Jun 6 2014
3 nights
Peak Weeks
Jun 7 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 nights
Late Summer
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 nights
Peak Fall Foliage
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 3 2014
3 nights
Winter 2014
Nov 4 2014 - Nov 24 2014
2 nights
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 25 2014 - Dec 1 2014
4 nights
Winter 2014
Dec 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 nights
Holiday 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 nights
Winter 2015
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 21 2015
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $165.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Tax Rate 13.5%
Notes To avoid extra guest charges do not include young children under 8 in your guest count. You are welcome to bring young small children at no charge as long as you plan to bring their bedding. However if you want us to provide bedding, towels and linens then you would need to include them in your guest count. Know that we try to offer guests a discount whenever possible.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Watauga Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Bathrooms are spacious and clean!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on main level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , down stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , down stairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , up stairs
  • Red Top Retreats bedrooms are spacious and the bedding is newer, nicer and very comfortable. Everyone has a beautiful view and most bedrooms offer walk out to decking.
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Boat Dock
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • live theater
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
All Marina's provide maps of Watauga Lake Long term renters welcome Pet friendly But don't worry we provide extra cleaning after pets so you wont check into someone else's pet hair.

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