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Chalet-style Log Home/Awesome View on Lake with boatslip - Lost Moose Lodge

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Topton Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den - 2.5+ Baths - (Sleeps 8-10)

Exceptional Log Home with breath-taking views of Lake and Mountains. Walk down the driveway to boat slip and lake with private cove and picnic area exclusively for home owners.

This home boasts a Chalet style glass wall of windows overlooking lake, open great room with enormous 3-tier antler chandelier, top-of-the line leather and rustic lodge furniture, and professionally selected fabrics, bedding and décor.

There are 3 bedrooms with a king bed and 2 queens, and a pullout full size bed in lower level den. The bear-themed loft has 2 twins perfect for a children’s hideaway. Firepit and hot tub are a hit with everyone who has stayed.

Perfect for a romantic escape, quiet family retreat, or fun get together with friends. Swim and fish in the cove or explore the immediate area. There is no shortage of activities for the adventurous! Enjoy an outdoors-man's paradise with easy access to pontoon rentals, whitewater rafting on the Nantahala or Ocoee rivers, kayaking, canoeing, or hiking and biking on Wayah Bald.

We provide a recommended list of nearby activities, grocers and restaurants complete with phone numbers and directions for your family to enjoy.

Nantahala is truly unlike any lake in the southeast. The water quality is unmatched and the lake is large enough to support any of your hobbies including fishing, boating or skiing.

This centrally located home provides a much-needed break from the Florida heat, a welcome rest from crowded Atlanta and a convenient point for exploring the Highlands or Asheville, about an hour away.

The home does not have internet or cell phone coverage but does have 2 TV's, weber grill, hot tub, firepit, gas fireplace and great opportunities for star gazing, relaxing and great conversations.

(Near Andrews, NC, Franklin, NC, Murphy, NC, Bryson City, NC, Asheville, NC, Hayesville, NC and Smoky Mountain National Park. Also near Hiawassee, Ga and Lake Chatuge in Georgia. )

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Chris

We live in Atlanta and found this property, I designed the house with our builder and it was ready to move in 2005. We are a busy family of four and love going up to our house to get away from the 4MM people in Atlanta.

Chris purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Chris chose Lake Nantahala

I designed the house for rental and vacation, my wife decorated for our 2nd house and retirement location. You will see that she never really wanted to rent it, and put a lot of time in the decor in the house. The view is AMAZING and I can promise you that it will be 'even better than the pictures' We love the pace and the rustic feel of the area. The walk to the the boat area is close given the steep mountain lake terrain, but you are truly in the woods when you are at our house.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Chalet-style Log Home/Awesome View on Lake with boatslip - Lost Moose Lodge
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Gorgeous view and beautiful cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent stay! Really, the pictures of the property do not do it justice! It exceeded our expectations in terms of location, comfort and overall condition of the property. Very well maintained and beautifully decorated.

Our only issue was that the house phones didn't work and with no cell reception and wifi available, we were very disconnected from the outside world. Lucky we didn't have any emergencies.

The driveway to the cabin is very steep and tricky to climb with a minivan. I'm not sure we'd take a chance to go there in winter, but it does look like the perfect place to spend time in the summer! Our kids really enjoyed the experience and can't wait to go there again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An EXCELLENT choice!

  • 5 of 5

Chris and his sweet bride gave up their family vacation for our last minute rental request. We have a cabin in the area - but a funeral in the family required that we host more than could be fit in our little cabin. Chris was willing to work with us - a testament to his character and generosity. Each night we gathered together at the beautiful dinning table and the luxurious living room to share stories, and talk together. It was the perfect therapy. We even found a chance to enjoy the hot tub and a quick swim in the lake. The driveway was a bit tight - but Chris has assured me that he's working on making that better for future guests. The beds and the furnishing were perfect. We felt like royalty! Loved the shower downstairs. I slept in one of the main floor bedrooms and my parents slept in the master room. We will be renting this cabin again in the future. Chris was a great guy to work with and this cabin is FANTASTIC!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

This house is just amazing! Beautifully appointed with comfortable furniture and tasteful decor. The layout was perfect for our 3 generation family vacation (ages 20 months to 65+).

Our little ones adored the loft area and all the cute stuffed bears, moose, etc. We were glad we brought baby gates to block off the stairways though, as our little ones could climb up and down the steps all day! The living room is spacious and very comfortable as is the downstairs family room which fills the space between the 2 Queen rooms. We enjoyed the deck and the hot tub with the breathtaking view of the lake and mountains...which can also be viewed from inside the house through the walls of windows. The huge porch swing on the lower deck was a nice place to chill, as well.

We rented a boat for one day and had a blast fishing and swimming in this remarkably clean lake. The water is crystal clear! We also swam from the dock. If you come here with little ones, be sure to bring life vests for them as they are required on the dock...this lake is very deep!

We also spent one day at Great Smoky Mountain NP...(a 90 minute drive) and hiked part of the Appalachian Trail.

Come prepared to cook and/or grill as the nearest eatery is at the marina across the lake and gocery stores are not close.

The driveway is very steep with 2 switchbacks, but we had no trouble getting up to the house driving a sedan and a minivan.

If you truly want to GET AWAY FROM IT ALL, this is the place for you! Very peaceful and relaxing...we hated to leave and plan on returning some day.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lost Moose Lodge on Lake with boat slip

  • 5 of 5

The Log Home was very clean and well maintained except faucet in downstairs bathroom fell off first night. Otherwise everything in cabin in good condition and very neat and well decorated. Beds very comfortable. View was gorgeous. Boat slip was real convenient and swimming off the dock with ladder was fun for the kids. We visited nearby waterfalls, went rafting, gem mining and spend a day at Smoky Mt. National Park. Pamplets and owner guide booklet very helpful. The log home had enough room for 3 families to spread out and the kids enjoyed the upstairs loft. The only trouble we had was the private road to the cabin was very steep with three curves. Tried to get up the road the first day and kept slipping too close to edge. So kept the car parked at bottom of the hill.

I would recommend this vacation log home to friends but be sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle for the private road or AAA service. This road was not described in the property listing.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and comments on how to improve our house, I was up and took care of the items you mentioned. For those who are interested in staying, please call to discuss, the driveway is passable with 2 wheel vehicles but you are in the mountains, and I would never want you to NOT enjoy our house.
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Tony and Family from Miami Lakes

  • 5 of 5

We stayed week of Christmas and all that was promised was very true !! great beautiful place !!!! just wish we had more time to stay, little town about 25 minutes away also very nice community, we will be back !!! I have two daughters (25 & 23 ) and son 14 and they all loved the lodge and walking around to sightsee , many things to do , highly recommend !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible stay

  • 4 of 5

Took the 4 kids to the mountains and had a wonderful relaxing stay! No Internet was great since our 17 year old daughter loves to text a ton:).

We even went boating, biking and out son actually caught a pretty big bass on the docks below even though we were told fishing in April was slim to none.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Car: necessary

Lake View and boats slip for boating on beautiful Lake Nantahala, 100 yds from shore, White Water Rafting, hiking, fishing, horse riding, gem mining, smokey mountain railroad all nearby

Other Activities: White Water River Rafting, Tubing and kayaking

Golf: Many golf courses nearby, normally takes about 45 minutes to get to them.

Ski: Snow Skiing is about 1 1/2 hours away at Cattaloochee ski resort, it is a good day trip, we enjoyed it


Rates & Availability

Topton Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Sep 01-May 01 .. $250/night .. $1650/week
May 01-Aug 29 .. $295/night .. $2,000/week (Peak Season)
Dec 16-Jan 06 is the peak rate. Holidays.....$2,250/week
3 night min required on Holidays and certain peak season stays.
100% due at booking. and we reserve the right to charge for damages
Plus 10% local and state taxes and one time $100/cleaning fee.
will also accept personal checks beforehand

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Topton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Powder Room - toilet , Can hide pocket door for larger Master Bath
    Lower Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Powder Room - toilet , Can hide pocket door for larger bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Red Moose Room - 1 queen
    Green Moose Room - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Lower Level Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master on Main, 2 bedrooms with queens in lower level, pull out sofa bed on lower level, 2 twin beds in loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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