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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 nights


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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 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 Morganton

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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


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Beautiful Lakefront Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 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: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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It’s a wonderful lake house and has great character

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time attending a wedding up at Spyglass. This house was a perfect location for our group as it was local to everything we needed. The house is fantastic and very comfortable and we would love to come back in the spring or summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upscale Country Living

  • 5 of 5

Family enjoyed this very nice lake house for an October weekend. Kitchen has everything needed including 2 coffeemakers to keep the coffee coming while sitting on the porch overlooking the lake. Bathrooms are updated. Easy drive over to the town of Blue Ridge for great restaurants, shopping and the scenic railway. Would definitely rent this place again......and I don't often say that.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely little cabin with a beautiful view and a gorgeous big rocking chair porch. The homeowner was lovely and very accommodating. Be aware that you need to bring your own towels, and that you need to make the beds on arrival, but the sheets are provided. My family wished we could stay longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were not disappointed in the ambience, inside or outside. Lovely views, comfortable furnishings, and well-stocked kitchen. Instructions from the owner made everything easy. We did not spend time in Blue Ridge, except for dining. Harvest on Main and La Cucina Rustica were excellent! We would definitely chose this location again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good location!

  • 5 of 5

Like the title states, the location on the lake is very good! You can see the sunset over the mountains from the back porch and you're in a cove with other homes that aren't too close. We met the neighbor to the left and he was very friendly. The house itself is well-stocked and decorated nicely, looks like the house had been renovated recently with some rustic touches and it makes the home very cozy. Some things I liked about it compared to other homes I've rented: Well-stocked, easy to get to from the main road and you don't need 4WD, home actually feels like a home and not another rental property , very clean throughout the entire home, easy access to local boat ramps. I would recommend this home to anybody looking for a lake vacation. Jan is very friendly and willing to help in any way possible! Thanks for a great place to stay for our vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
109 Miles
Hartsfield International, Atlanta
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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