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Beautiful Lakefront Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

Lovely 4 BR 2 1/2 BA Mountain Lakefront Vacation Home with Wonderful Views!

This is great! I'm so glad we came!! That's what you'll say out loud when you drive up to this fantastic mountain get-away on Lake Blue Ridge in the North Georgia Mountains. Walk thru the front door thru the slate floor entrance. Step inside the great room with vaulted pine ceilings and drop ceiling fans. Gaze around the large gathering room with the Tennessee Fieldstone dry stacked fireplace, cozy seating including pull out Queen sleeper sofa, farm style dining table and chairs for 6 to 8, game tables, and large fully equipped kitchen with serving bar. Two wide sliding glass doors frame a breathtaking view of the lake.

Step out on the generous Kentucky wrap around deck, feel the mountain breezes and drink in the expansive view of Lake Blue Ridge from this terrific vacation spot. Sip some iced tea while rocking on the porch or relaxing in the hammock. Enjoy mealtimes outside as well seating 12 or more.

Returning inside, the two downstairs bedrooms (one with king bed, the other with 2 twin beds) have sliding doors accessing the expansive porch overlooking the lake. Both share a generous bathroom.

Upstairs you will find the master suite with King bed and lots of floor space. The master bath boasts a generous Jacuzzi tub ample enough for two, 2 vanity sinks and private toilet behind louver doors. Just off the Master is a cozy bunk bed room with a trundle sleeping 3.

From the porch, a paved walkway takes you to the water's edge to the two-story dock with tie downs for boats and sun deck on the upside.

Amenities: Sleeps 10, 4BR, 2BA, master with Jacuzzi, 2 king beds, 2 twin, 2 twin bunks with trundle, queen sofa, Great Room with dry stack Tennessee fieldstone fireplace, 32 in. flat screen TV with satellite service.

Foozball and mini pool table, pine floors, generous wrap around porch with 5 rocking chairs and hammock, beautiful views of the lake, large fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, outdoor grill, multiple seating on porch, laundry room w/ full size washer/dryer, central heat/air, ceiling fans in every room, 2 story dock with tie downs for water craft.

Activities: Swimming, boating and skiing, marina with boat and Personal Watercraft sales and pontoon rentals, hiking, biking. Shopping and dining in downtown Blue Ridge is a nostalgic experience. Lots of antique stores, art, and gift shops, carriage rides on weekends and fun places to grab a bite or dine. Apple houses are nearby and open for business in the fall.

Area: One hour from Atlanta.

More Details

Jan McKay
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Jan McKay

We are Jan and Bill McKay. Our wonderful home on the lake has been the source of great water fun, beautiful scenery, family memory making in surroundings that are some of the most beautiful in the smoky mountains.

Jan McKay purchased this house in 1995

Why Jan McKay chose North Georgia Mountains

We have always wanted a vacation home on a lake and were invited to Lake Blue Ridge years ago by some friends who owned a home here. When we stood on their porch and took in the lake view, it's beauty and mountainous smoky blue backdrop we knew that this was the lake for us.

What makes this house unique

We saw this home just one time while it was under construction and made an offer the same day. That was over 20 years ago. Our children were small and spent their summers here until they were grown. Now they bring their families and friends here at every opportunity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guests: Please take a moment to share comments about your stay.

We value your opinion!

Jan and Bill McKay
Oct 2004
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Morganton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , garden tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room
  • bring your own towels!!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs
  • bed linens and blankets provided
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Lakefront Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.972973 based on 38 reviews
Greensboro, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented this gorgeous home for 5 days over the July 4th holiday and had one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. The kids are still talking about the fun they had white water rafting on the Ocoee River, seeing the movie at the Swan Drive-In and the many fun hours spent in the hot-tub and on the dock jumping into the lake. The house accommodate all of our needs and the surroundings were so relaxing. We'll definitely be back for more R&R.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home in fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

There are no negatives. A class act throughout; top of the line furnishings, appliances,bedding etc. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 nights in this amazing cabin for my friends 24th birthday. Although it's January we got really lucky as the weather was about 68 degrees. The view of the lake was amazing! We definitely utilized the opportunity of the kayaks in the garage. The perfect end to a fun filled, realaxing weekend getaway in the mountains. Jan we love your vacation home! It is beautiful!

-Queena 01-15-17

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easily Large Enough to Host Nine People

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over Christmas. We had five adults and three children. The accommodations turned out to be perfectly suited for that size group. All of us found ourselves commenting on how warm and charming the house is. Also, the owner was very responsive and helpful when we needed to contact her. We are planning to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Your home is wonderful! Everything we needed and more. Great ladies retreat. Beautiful weather - loved hanging out on the porch!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect lakefront escape!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group! (2 families of 4) The house is so cutely updated and makes for a great lakefront escape! It's only about 15 minutes to the adorable town of Blue Ridge. The back porch was perfect for hanging out on during the beautiful fall evenings and the kids loved walking down to the lakeshore. Blue Ridge has totally stolen our hearts and it's our dream to one day own a lakehouse of our own! But until then, we'll definitely be returning for more getaways at Jan's!!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Hartsfield International, Atlanta
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Morganton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer & Fall
Aug 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

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