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Gorgeous Nantahala Lake Front Log Home, Secluded Retreat, deep water dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A modern log home, completely wood inside and out. Just a small glimpse of heaven from this beautiful lake front log home with breathtaking views of Nantahala Lake and the mountains that surround. The majesty of the mountains rising out of the crystal clear cool mountain lake waters is magnificent. This large body of water towers at a height of 3013 ft above sea level.

The spaces inside are large and comfortable for 10 people. The kitchen is fully equipped and modern with a Jenn-Aire dual fuel gas stove top cooking and electric baking. The dining table will seat 8 people comfortably and has a view of the lake. The bedrooms all have queen or king beds. The basement, which has a pool table, an air hockey table, a dart board and a TV, all for your entertainment. It also has an additional bathroom with shower/tub and a laundry room with washer and dryer.

There is an outdoor fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, or just build a fire outside and enjoy. If you choose to bring a boat, there is a deep water, concrete, public ramp for launching nearby and we have a deep water dock for keeping your boat during your stay. The lake is lowered beginning August and it doesn't come back up until the spring. During these times the dock will be resting on the lake bottom.

The gentle slope from the house to the lake and dock is easy to walk along the gravel path, which has a few landings created for sitting outside and to enjoy watching the water activities on the lake.

There is a Harrah's Casino within a 30 minute drive.

Must be 28 years or older to rent.

We recommend all wheel drive to drive down our steep driveway.

Keywords: Lake Front Log Home, very private dock, easy access to dock, lake frontage, nearby rafting, casino, secluded.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About The Owner

We are from Central Florida. We have two children, both married. We are fortunate enough to have our children living near us and they all love to visit the lake house. Doug and our daughter are both Electrical Engineers and our son is a systems designer. I stayed at home and raised our children and have dabbled with interior design and I work from time to time on projects. We are looking forward to the time that we can stay at the lake house for longer than a week or 2 at a time. That will have to wait for now. Retirement is not in the near future for us.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1998

Why The Owner chose Topton

We searched every camping vacation we planned in North Carolina for a piece of land to purchase and dreamed of building a log home on it. We saw an add on the internet one Christmas Day and went up the following April to take a look with the realtor. The lake was crystal clear, so big. We decide to buy right then and there. Looked a few pieces of lakefront property but settled on this beautiful hollow on a large cove along the shoreline of the lake. This story was established in 1998 and we have enjoyed it ever since.

What makes this cabin unique

We love this property for it's secluded feel and gentle slope to the water, no steps. That is much better for us flat landers. As we turn into the top of the driveway from the road we see our decorative gate and the emblem that says "Est. 1998". As we drive down the 1st part of the drive we are closed in by the beautiful and thick leyland cypress trees that line the driveway. It isn't until we make that first turn that we see the lake and the house. It's always a "wow" moment. The newest feature is the porte-cochere that we just built. A place to park the car without the rain or snow falling on us and covered steps to the front door. The concreted drive make is a breeze to get in and out of the drive now with our 4-wheel drive vehicle. Once we open the front door and walk into the house there is this expansiveness with windows all looking out to the back and the lake. We love the coziness of the exterior gas burning fireplace on the enclosed porch, the wood burning fireplace in the living space and the wood burning fireplace in the back overlooking the lake. The three levels give it the feeling like you may be the only one there while groups of people are playing pool and watching TV on the lower level, some napping in the upper level and hanging around the kitchen and the living space on the entry level. The enclosed porch is where I am most of the time, either reading or browsing the internet with a glass of wine and some cheese and crackers.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an amazing time here at this "Little Choga Hollow". Everything is so beautiful here! The house was amazing, the lake was gorgeous and so clean. We had an awesome first day hs we just swam on the pier all day. The second day we took a pontoon boat out and had a blast! We found a really neat waterfall hidden away. It was breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing your family's home with us. We will soon be back here, 100 percent sure. This is for sure a little piece of heaven. From Bell Buckle, TN and Tacoma, WA
Jun 2014
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Topton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Boat/Equipment Trailers Trailers are not allowed through the entry gate or on the property. Please notify Owner for further instructions.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Two vanity sinks
    2nd Level - toilet , shower , Two Vanity Sinks
    Entry Bath - toilet , One Pedestal Sink
    Lowest Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , One Vanity Sink
  • 3.5 baths, all levels have a full bathroom, entry level where master bedroom/bathroom is has a half bath for the convenience of all guests.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lower Level - 1 king , Armour, chair, luggage stand, french doors to stone patio
    2nd Level - 1 queen , Dresser, Luggage stand, shared bathroom on this level
    2nd level - 1 queen , Dresser, luggage stand, shared bathroom on this level
    Lower Level - 1 queen , Chair, chiffonier, luggage stand, shared bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Dresser and Chair, 2 luggage Stands, Doors to lakeside deck
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), All bedrooms have luggage stands, closets, extra blankets, among other amenities. All bur 1 bedroom have lake views.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
We have available for our use conveniences listed above. You may use these as well. There are events that occur that prevent your use of some of these or all of these conveniences during your stay, including, but not limited to, landline telephone service, satellite internet services, wireless services, Directv services, electronic games. There may be no wood available for you to burn, there are local places you may buy wood, we do not provide it, however, you may use what is there. The Owner will do all we can to resolve any problems with these amenities, however, this is the wilderness and the mountains and the folks in this area can usually take several days to respond to needs. This is beyond our control during any stay. AWD or 4-wheeled drive is recommended for you to maneuver on the gravel roads. Max of 3 cars allowed. TOW AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE.


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Gorgeous Nantahala Lake Front Log Home, Secluded Retreat, deep water dock
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 33 reviews

Extremely inviting and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Great for big families with the downstairs for children. The cove is wonderful so people can swim and not worry about boats zooming by. The covered porch with the fireplace is wonderful in the mornings for coffee and reading. I would definitely consider staying there again the next time I return to the lake. Thanks for an incredible week!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review. You are spot on about the game room in the lower level and the cove for swimming as boats usually don't come into the cove unless they are guests or owners, not to mention when I visit I am drinking coffee, readings and having a glass of vino on the covered porch with the gas fireplace. I appreciate you considering being a repeat guest for future vacations. Take care and hope that many family memories were made while you were in Little Choga aka Heavenly Lands. Teresa
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Lifetime Memories

  • 5 of 5

We'll be back, one of the best and most memorable trips we've had, great experience, awesome home. Thank you for sharing, Dan and Gina McCaughey & Boys, Baton Rouge

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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asheville , nc

Wonderful lake house

  • 5 of 5

We had extended family stay at stoney brook for the 4th of July holiday. Wonderful large house and a great lake to visit. Will definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. I am so glad that you have chosen our cabin for your next vacation. You were a great guest and I am grateful that you are staying again in the coming year. Thanks Again.
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Miami Fl

Stoney Brooks is all you need to be disconnected from the Outside world

  • 4 of 5

The Cabin is awesome!. The reason I could not give the 5 stars is because some of the amenities and entertainment require some maintenance. AWD is highly recommended (actually it is a must). Now the good stuff, room are big and comfortable, the kitchen area is great for those who actually cook, living areas are huge. The view could not be better, the lake is so peaceful that you don't want to get inside just bring you bottle of wine and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stoney Brook is fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Stoney Brook is fabulous! Our family had the best time ever! The house is all that you could want and more. The pictures do not do it justice. It is well equipped and so very comfortable. They have thought of everything you might need. My wife and I loved the screened in deck with gas fire place, it was perfect for morning coffee and meditations. Our sons enjoyed the down stairs rec-room and the great access to the lake. However, the fishing was less than stellar. This beautiful home is just a short drive from rafting, and the lake is truly stunning. Bring your boat, it is worth the effort. This place is quite and secluded, it feels very private, yet we never felt bored. There is much to see and do. It took a few days before our kids (4 college students) figured out they could access the wifi for their mobile technology, and we didn’t experience any outages or problems with satellite or utilities, and the hot tube was a welcome pleasure, especially after a long day of rafting. Everything was in proper working order, however, I would suggest a new gas grill. At night, we played cards, fixed outrageous meals, watched movies and roasted marsh mellows on the spectacular fire pit just off the deck. We took late night boat rides, and spent much needed time getting reacquainted, laughing and making memories. We will be back!

Dereck Fields & Family (Columbus, IN)

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Harbor

Stoney Brook is a piece of Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

We had 11 family members (5 boys ages 11-15) and Stoney Brook was the most perfect house for our big family vacation. The lake was clear and not too cold (for these FL toes) and we had the cove all to ourselves. We brought a boat (highly recommended) for tubing, fishing and exploring but all of us enjoyed the kayak as well. The boys loved the rope swing and jumping off the "cliffs" by the damn. The views are spectacular and the house has everything you could want. We especially enjoyed the screened in deck/fireplace area for reading in the morning and really all day enjoyment. We couldn't believe it but there wasn't one mosquito all week! The house is set up perfectly for multiple families with lots of room (and separation) for kids and adults. While the walk down to the lake is a bit steep, we felt it was much easier than hundreds of steps (like other rentals we had considered). I really can't imagine a better location or home. The whitewater rafting at NOC was a highlight of our week with a guide ("Lee") that made it a most memorable experience. I recommend the 9:00 run as it is beautiful, peaceful time before the river fills with rafts. In all honesty, the steep driveway was challenging but Roy warned us (and all of them are like this around the lake). We had a 4 wheel drive vehicle which was fine but there was no way my in-laws Kia Sorrento could make it so we had to park it off site. (the steepness is no exaggeration.) Finally, Roy was wonderful to deal with; very helpful at every turn, answered my many questions and was prompt with paperwork, etc. He even mailed back a forgotten item which I greatly appreciated. This is a gorgeous property built on a slice of Heaven and we have memories for a lifetime. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Clingmans Dome
Newfound Gap
Chimney Tops Trail
Nantahala River
Bridal Veil Falls
Brasstown Bald Visitors Center
Historic Downtown Franklin
The Copper Door
Shoe Booties Cafe
Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel
Unto These Hills
Deep Creek Tube Centre & Campground
Car: necessary

Zip Lining, pontoon boat rental on the lake at Lake's End Marina, guided/training fly fishing, local wineries and breweries offer live music most weekends beginning with Thursday.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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