Destination guide

Kick back and relax in Lake Toxaway

Hidden up in the valleys of the North Carolinian Appalachian Mountains, where chestnut and maple forests glow verdant green and ochre red with the changing of the seasons, pretty Lake Toxaway has been one of the state's premier resorts since it was first envisaged back in the early 1900s. Quaint and charming, it's peppered with timber-dressed mountain huts and luxurious Lake Toxaway vacation rentals with panoramic decks and waterfalls crashing through their backyards. Between days of boating and fly fishing, wild swimming and hiking, you're likely never to regret heading to this corner of the beautiful Blue Ridge.

Things to do

Enjoy the great outdoors in Lake Toxaway

Lake Toxaway vacation rentals are prized for their proximity to the great American outdoors. Wonderful Appalachia and the misty Blue Ridge Mountains dominate the horizons all around, representing just one corner of the legendary Nantahala National Forest. Hikes to breathtaking waterfalls like the Toxaway Falls, the Schoolhouse Falls, and Turtleback Falls are all possible. The wilds of the Gorges State Park are also just a stone's throw away, offering gushing rivers, creeks, and boardwalk hikes. Meanwhile, the Lake Toxaway Country Club has 18 holes of golfing enjoyments, along with tearooms and tennis courts to boot.


Have fun on the banks of Lake Toxaway

There are plenty of reasons why adventurers and families, solo travelers and couples alike keep flocking to the private country clubs and forest cabins around Lake Toxaway for their vacation each year. For starters, there's all the enjoyments on the water: boating, kayaking, fishing, tubing. Then there are the endless pursuits in the surrounding Appalachian hills. Some morning cross-country routes in the winter? Pass the skis. A hike through the primeval poplar groves of the Nantahala National Forest? It's right on the doorstep. Encounters with black bears and bobcats? Just hit the trails.


Winter or summer in Lake Toxaway

So, you've come to carve your way down the slopes of the Cataloochee Ski Area, or snow tube on the powder pillows of the Moonshine Mountain? Great. It's best to book those cozy Lake Toxaway vacation rentals in the winter months between December and March. And if you've come for the Appalachian hiking, water skiing, fly fishing, boating, and lazy days of kicking back on deck chairs under the roaring North Carolinian waterfalls, the summer is the top time to visit _ any time between May and August should be grand.

Natural features

Lake Toxaway sits up in the hills

You won't have to look far from the doorstep of your Lake Toxaway vacation rentals to see why this waterside resort is considered something of a hidden jewel in the hills. The Blue Ridge Mountains erupt in maple-clad valleys on all sides, streaming waterfalls occasionally pouring out from breaks in the tree lines and babbling down to the Lake Toxaway surface below. The vast reserves of the Nantahala National Forest are just to the west, too, offering countless trails that weave between its old-growth woods, not to mention heart-thumping river rapids for those eager to hit the dinghies.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Toxaway

The nearest airport is in Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional), located 30 mi (48.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville-Spartanburg Intl.), which is 43.8 mi (70.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Lake Toxaway?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 761 vacation rentals near Lake Toxaway. From 416 Houses to 210 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Toxaway for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Toxaway?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Toxaway:

  • Bear Lake Reserve: 33 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake: 185 vacation rentals
  • Cranberry Falls: 19 vacation rentals
  • Lake Sequoyah: 59 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Falls: 44 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake Toxaway?

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

  • Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: 1,075 vacation rentals
  • Devils Fork State Park: 1,123 vacation rentals
  • Sliding Rock: 1,269 vacation rentals
  • Highlands Country Club: 1,268 vacation rentals
  • Table Rock State Park: 455 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Toxaway listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Lake Toxaway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 416 Houses in Lake Toxaway. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Toxaway include:

  • Cabins: 210 rentals available
  • Cottages: 210 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 210 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 283 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Toxaway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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