Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Library, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
What makes this Cottage unique
The Dragonfly Cottage is located within the Great Camps of The Smokies communities.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Amazing house, great views
Cottage is beautiful with amazing views and nicely furnished. Marina was short walk, where we were able to rent a pontoon. Couldn’t have asked for a better get away.
Labor Day Weekend
Property was very nice in a quaint neighborhood with a fantastic view of the lake. Property manager difficult to reach and was not overall helpful when communicating about things. I was able to reach the owners son and he was very helpful and gave me all that we needed. We were without cable one day and night, but other than that the house was as advertised. Older kids loved renting the boat and touring the lake. Thank you for a nice weekend away.
It’s all about the lake.
Great property. Beautiful lake. Lots of recreating outside and in/on the water.
Great place to stay and enjoy the lake, scenery, and outdoors. Aura was great - had a minor issue with the shower and she was prompt and had the mechanic on it right away. It would have been good to infirm guests that there really is no lake access near the property as it is private property. The marina is close but you need months in advance for rentals.
Beautiful and Relaxing
Our family of 6 had a wonderful stay at Lake Santeetlah in this fabulous, clean, comfortable, and well-appointed home! The house is a short walk to the marina where we rented a pontoon boat. The neighborhood is quiet and only a 10 minute drive to Robbinsville where you can get groceries etc. We will be back!
Below is some general information on our area and adventures and activities here:
Lake Santeetlah is a 3,000 acre wilderness lake with over 90 miles of protected shoreline. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the North Carolina Smokies... a headwaters lake, clear and pristine, nestled among tall mountains, and surrounded by the preserved shorelines of the Nantahala National Forest and the Slickrock Wilderness. In the midst of the lush, green mountain slopes, Lake Santeetlah’s expansive waters and wilderness setting are ideal for boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Here, where nature resides and bald eagles nest, and you can lose yourself among the myriad of coves and inlets.
Long recognized as one of the best fishing lakes in North Carolina, the lake’s finger-shaped configuration and minimal boat traffic provide for ideal water recreational activities. In addition, some of the nation’s best whitewater rivers, hiking, and horse trails, fly fishing streams, mountain biking trails, and driving roads are all located within close proximity.
With over 80% of the land protected as National Forest, Nature Conservancy, or National Wilderness, this area is not only the most beautiful and scenic area in the Smokies, but also has the greatest scarcity of private land...making it an adventure wonderland for nature enthusiasts.
White Water Rafting
Located within easy reach are five outstanding white water experiences: The Nantahala (Class II & III), The Ocoee (Class III & IV).The Chatooga (Class III & IV), The Nolachokee (Class III & IV), and the Cheoah (Class IV & V), located 10 miles from Wildsprings and considered the “top white water river in the Eastern US”.
Mountain Biking & Horse Trails
A 15 minute drive from Walnut Cove, the Tsali Recreational area offers four spectacular and challenging mountain biking and horse trails along ridges with spectacular views of Lake Fontana and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Tsali is one of the top mountain biking destinations in the eastern US. The trails are also open to hikers.
The seclusion and unspoiled nature of Lake Santeetlah make it a fishing paradise. Teeming with largemouth and smallmouth bass, lake trout, walleye, bream, and crappy, the lake is destination to many enthusiasts, and until recently boasted the state records for walleye and largemouth bass. Two of the top ten trout streams in the eastern US flow into Lake Santeetlah, the Big Snowbird Creek and the Little Santeetlah Creek. A third, the upper Nantahala River is within 20 minutes of the lake.
All these streams combine unimaginable beauty, challenging waters, rewarding catches, and are among the most biologically diverse settings in the world. Western North Carolina has over 2000 miles of streams and rivers. These fishing areas range in size from small back-country brook trout streams to large tailrace rivers. Wild Rainbow, Brown and native Brook trout inhabit the many cool mountain streams throughout The Great Smoky Mountains, where the many trails in the National Park, the Nantahala National Forest and the Joyce Kilmer Memorial forest offer endless opportunities for back-country fishing.
Canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, jet-skiing, and wake-boarding are some of the many boating activities you can enjoy on Lake Santeetlah. The still water coves are perfect for beginner and advanced skiers alike. Take a leisurely tour in a pontoon boat through wild country. With close to 80 miles of the total shoreline of the lake in immaculate condition, chances are you could spot a bald eagle soaring over the waters or a deer swimming across a cove. This is your backyard, protected forever.
Hiking and Trail Camping
In addition to the Nantahala National Forest, the area is surrounded by hundreds of miles of hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail, which extends into Great Smoky Mountains National Park and provides access to some of the most beautiful terrain on earth. It is a unique place to enjoy the peace and wonder of nature, whatever your hiking ability.
Pitch your tent by the shore of the Lake Santeetlah, under more stars than you knew existed. Sit around a campfire long into the night telling tales and roasting marshmallows. The Forest Service maintains over fifty primitive campsites on the shore of Lake Santeetlah, many only accessible by boat. Most of these sites are equipped with a picnic table, fire ring, grill, lantern posts, and cleared area for pitching your tents. Once you stake a site it can be occupied for up to two weeks with no fee or permit required.