4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, Private Dock, Lakefront, Mt Views
Mike and Karen Shields
About Mike and Karen Shields
We are Floridians and Georgians that fell in love with the serenity of the mountains and Lake Nantahala - its an undiscovered gem - beautiful and peaceful.
Mike and Karen Shields purchased this House in 2003
Why Mike and Karen Shields chose Topton
The location is unique, high elevation , clear clean lake, national forests surrounds half the lake, not a lot of boat traffic, close to whitewater rafting and hiking areas. There are very few pest bugs at this elevation. It is always 10 degrees cooler than Atlanta!
What makes this House unique
Lakefront with private boat dock. Love the ability to canoe around the cove area. The living room has a wall of glass and the minute you walk into the house there is a view of lake and mountains ,,, the water front is serene and unspoiled , not a lot of commercial areas yet not isolated . You have access to gravel roads for a great walk around the lake front for miles. There is a hidden waterfall across the lake - we enjoy boating there and walking the path to the falls, taking a swim in the brisk mountain water.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Very Nice House
Very nice house. Excellent kitchen. Had all the cooking needs. Nice big room on bottom floor.Very nice and quiet seastng on deck and sun porch. Nice dock to sit or swim on or if you rent a boat.
We spent two delightful weeks at driftwood cove In early August to escape the heat in Tampa. We entertained family and friends and had as many as four couples for two nights. Plenty of room, cool temperatures and great views of the lake and the beautiful mountains. Must be spectacular in the fall. We’ve vacationed at all the nearby lakes and the lack of development around Nantahala is a wonderfully distinguishing characteristic. With that comes the downside of exciting mountain driving and far away shopping and restaurants. We came prepared based on the property description, and although we missed going out to dinner occasionally, we had a collection of wonderful cooks and some lively dinner debates that would undoubtedly have been inappropriate in a public space. Take your pick.
The house is beautiful, spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed a couple of fires just because we could,but it really wasn’t cool enough most nights. The wood burning fireplace is a rare treat I seek out, and it would be perfect in cooler weather. Lots of firewood suppliers in and around Andrews.
We fished twice with a local guide with poor results. I think the water temperature (76-78) slowed things down.
If you’re looking for cool quietude, driftwood cove is worth a visit. Good memories.
Thank you so much for your positive review ,,, we agree that what makes Nantahala Lake special is the peaceful undeveloped vibe ,,,
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Driftwood Cove !
Mike and Karen
Perfect family getaway
Great location on the lake! We traveled with three families and every had plenty of space. Great quad workout on the stairs. Enjoyed discovering all the fun things the lake had to offer like rope swings and hiking to waterfalls. We all had a fabulous relaxing time.
The house was big and roomy for the 14 of us .The lake was beautiful,peaceful and very relaxing.The only thing was the road coming in was a little scary other than that we loved it.
Great Family Vacation
Very Beautiful home , beautiful view of Nantahala Lake and very reasonably priced. Owners were really nice and communicated well. Will go back again.
GREAT Stay! Year 6
We have been at Lake Nantahala for several years. This was the largest house we rented. House was excellent and had everything we needed. Plenty of room so everyone had space. Downstairs gaming area was Fabulous! Driveway was the best of all the ones we rented. We were right at front door with groceries which was FABULOUS! Parked 2-3 cars no problem. Location was perfect as we always stay right on the water and like to be in area where water is moving and not inlet where it can be stale so this house was great! Grandparents were able to sit on screened in porch and take in the sights. Stairs are a killer but worth it! Hope to be back next year!
Hello Tammi -Thank you for your positive review! We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your visit to Driftwood Cove
White water rafting on the Nantahala River. Choose from over 20 outfitters on the river. Fly fishing in the nearby rivers. Hiking on the Bartram and Appalachian Trails. Zip Line/Canopy tours nearby. Harrah's Cherokee Casino and the new Cherokee River Valley Casino in Murphy is nearby. Snow ski at nearby Maggie Valley. Waterfall sightseeing is within a few miles and several are right on the lake.