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Pamela Glenn

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

8 BR/8 Bath--Blue Boar Retreat Large Group Rental at Lake Santeetlah

31 Reviews
Sleeps24
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Robbinsville Lodge Rental Photos and Description

House, 8 Bedrooms, 8 Baths, 7000 sq. ft.--sleeps 24

Rent the Entire Woodlands Retreat

Special Offering (formerly operated as Blue Boar Inn, B & B)

Is your home not big enough to accommodate everyone on your guest list for your special gathering?

The Blue Boar Retreat may be rented April - December, without the Innkeeper or staff,

for special group or family gatherings.

Plan a holiday retreat or summer get-a-way for your family and friends. Springtime arrives late March, when the old growth trees begin to green and daffodils start to bloom. By Summer, the weather is warm during the day, perfect for all of the outdoor activities and the mountains are green. Fall begins to arrive early October at the higher elevations and throughout the month into late November, the foliage colors are orange, red, and gold everywhere you look. The fall air is crisp & sunny during the day and at night, the fire pit is the best place to sit. December is great for gathering inside around the fireplace and celebrating the Holidays with family and friends. Each season offers something special for your group to make memories!

The Retreat has 8 guest rooms, living room with fireplace, dining room facilities,

and a large commercial kitchen for you to cook your favorite meals. Outdoor covered deck and fire pit. Pond with fountain. Boat dock on Lake Santeetlah. Swimming in lake. There are 4 bedrooms with King beds and 4 bedrooms with 2 Queen beds each. Each bedroom has a private bath, sitting area and porch. TV and wireless internet service is available.

The Retreat is fully provisioned with linens, cooking ware, tableware, silverware and everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Just bring your personal items and food to prepare. Housekeeping services are not provided.

You can picnic by the pond or use our canoes and kayaks on the Lake Santeetlah..

Enjoy the great hiking trails in the Joyce Kilmer Forest and ride the Cherohala Skyway or Tail of the Dragon.

A two-4 night minimum stay is required.

The Retreat is children friendly.

Pets welcome with fee and prior permission and must stay in "doggie den" at end of building or outside.. Not allowed in main Retreat areas or bedrooms at any time.

Entry road is not accessible for motorcycles or vehicles with low clearance.

$600 -$900 per night plus 9.75% tax and a security deposit (refunded) of $350.00 Additional cleaning fee of $350.00 required.

Two-4 night minimum. Weekly & Monthly Discounts

Call or e-mail Innkeeper for details and book early.

828-479-8126

Please visit Blue Boar Retreat, Robbinsville, NC website for a preview. Also look on YouTube for Blue Boar Retreat, Lake Santeetlah, Graham County NC, Joyce Kilmer Forest and Cherohala Skyway.

What to expect in the surrounding area.

Graham County is located in the far reaches of Western North Carolina in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains of the southern Appalachians. This region is home to the some of the highest and most remote mountains east of the Mississippi with elevations ranging from 1177 to 5560 feet. Graham County is nestled among hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness full of stunning mountain landscapes and many breathtaking views.

Graham County is practically enclosed by rugged towering mountains on all sides. The western range of the Great Smoky Mountains separating Graham from Tennessee is called the Unicoi Mountains. The southern boundary is the Snowbird Mountains circling to Red Marble Gap, then swinging northward to Cheoah Bald. The northern border is the Little Tennessee River inundated by Fontana Lake. The Cheoah range and the Yellow Creek Mountains traverse the northern part of the county completely boxing in Graham County on all sides with the exception of the rocky gorge of the Cheoah River below Lake Santeetlah where the Little Tennessee enters Tennessee. It is then indeed little wonder that this region was one of the last regions of Western North Carolina to be settled by the white men. Graham County, a part of the Cherokee treaty lands, was not opened to settlement until President Jackson ordered the removal of the Indians in 1838.

Thousands of hiking trails surround Santeetlah Lake amidst extremely biodiverse flora, awe-inspiring landscapes and intriguing wildlife. In addition to the encircling Nantahala National Forest, the Appalachian Trail can be reached to the east in less than ten miles. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park forms the northern border of Graham County providing visitors with popular camping, backpacking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and auto touring experiences. The 10,000 acres of the Snowbird Backcountry Area, where a group of Cherokee Native Americans hid from persecution on the Trail of Tears, is located south of the lake. Hunting, native trout fishing, primitive camping, and cascading waterfalls make this area a favorite among visitors. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is immediately situated on the western side of the lake. The protected area is a stunning preserve of forest that has never been harvested by man. Twenty-foot wide poplars and giant red oaks, silent in their ancientness, are among some of the magnificent specimen of life you will see.

Elevation of Blue Boar Woodlands Retreat is 2100 ft.

Keywords: Vacation Rental, Group Retreat, Lake Santeetlah, Family Get-a-way, Lakeside, private dock, woodlands setting.

(Formerly operated as Blue Boar Inn)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Retreat owner or assistant will greet you and show you around the facility upon arrival and will be available by telephone during your stay for questions or problems.

Retreat has Wi-Fi. Password is posted at front desk in lobby. You must bring your own laptops as no computer or laptop is provided.

Verizon cell service works best in this area.

Retreat does have one front desk phone for local and emergency dialing or calling in.

Retreat has one TV with Direct TV service in sitting room off the lobby. No TV’s in bedrooms.

Retreat has air conditioning and heat with individual temp controls in each bedroom.

Bathrooms have combined tubs/showers.

Approach to Retreat is down a 1-1/4 mile well maintained gravel Forest Service road. Last portion is slight incline with “s” turns for consideration of those on motorcycles.

Lake Santeetlah is a 4 minute walk from the Retreat or you can drive and park at the lake landing.

Retreat has 3 canoes and 3 kayaks you can use. Life jackets are available (adult size only). Canoes and kayaks are on a trailer at the lake landing and you will need a key to unlock the cable lock that locks them to the trailer.

Bring your own fishing poles.

You can dock a small boat at no charge at our dock. You can put in a small boat at our lake landing or larger boat at Massey Branch Forest Service Boat Launch on Massey Branch Road.

There is adequate parking for approximately 8-10 cars in front of the Retreat with space for 3-5 cars in back.

Retreat has 2 washers and 4 dryers in the basement you can use. Bring own detergent.

Pets are allowed with prior permission and must stay in designated areas with a fee charged based on number of pets and length of stay.

The cottages on the hillside behind the Retreat are privately owned and sometimes rented. You will see others on the road or at the lake but they will not interfere with your visit.

You are in the woods—watch for snakes, small critters, bugs, wasps, wasp nests, etc. Bring sun and bug spray. You will not see bears or boars on the property.

Firewood is provided for fire pit beside covered deck. You will need to gather starter twigs or bring fire starter supplies.

There is an Ingles Grocery Store in Robbinsville, 8 miles. Also, a Walgreens, fast food, post office.

Closest hospitals in Bryson City or Murphy—both about 50 minutes.

Closest place to buy wine, beer or spirits is Andrews, 35 minutes. Graham is a dry county.

Walmart-- 50 minutes in Murphy

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest—4 miles—beautiful hiking trails

Cherohala Shyway—2 miles—scenic byway and hiking trails

Tail of the Dragon—about 35 minutes—Deals Gap

Nantahala Gorge—white water rafting—about 35 minutes

Tsali Mountain biking trails—about 35 minutes

Two Marinas on Lake Santeetlah—Santeetlah Marina and Deyton Camp Marina for boat rentals

Cheoah Ranger Station is about 15 minutes from Retreat—828-479-6431 for camping, forest, lake questions

NC fishing license is needed to fish in Lake Santeetlah.

Forest Service Boat ramp is on Massey Branch Road—concrete ramp and parking

Kitchen has dishes, glassware, silverware for approx 25-28 people with large pots, pans.

Kitchen has 6 burner gas stove with 24” x24” grill, convection oven and regular oven.

Kitchen has propane char grill, 1 commercial refrigerators, 2 19 cu. Ft freezeerless refrigerators, 1 7 cu ft. freezer, ice machine, commercial Bunn coffee machine (filters supplied), 2 microwaves, 2 toasters, kitchen aid mixer, hand mixer home dishwasher, heating lamps , lots of storage, counter, and work space.

There is an outdoor propane grill on the back deck area and two picnic tables.

Dining room has seating for 25-30.—there are plastic table cloths on the tables.

Bring extra bags of ice for use in coolers for boating or hiking.

There is no food delivery service from Robbinsville. There are no catering services that I know of that I can recommend for a special meal.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pamela Glenn (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Pamela Glenn

I purchased this property in 1998 when it was still an old hunting lodge built in the 1950's and spent a year renovating to create an updated rental property. I ran the facility as a bed and breakfast for 13 years before offering it as simply a large group vacation rental home.

Pamela Glenn purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Pamela Glenn chose Lake Santeetlah

Lake Santeetlah is a lake surrounded 75% by National Forest and is not crowded with lakefront homes and boat traffic. The property is surrounded by woodlands but has access to the lake with a permitted boat dock. It is out of the way and serene.

What makes this lodge unique

We have our own pond with fountain, access to the lake, and space for many people to sleep comfortably with 8 private bedrooms with baths. The local Ingles grocery store is just 8 miles. There are 2 marinas on the lake for boat and jet ski rentals.

Read the many reviews of the Retreat on Trip Advisor ( tripadvisor.com) that have been entered under the Blue Boar Inn, Robbinsville, NC listing from 2012-2016 when it became the private large group rental facility. These will provide much insight into other group's experiences in the woodlands.

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

8 BR/8 Bath--Blue Boar Retreat Large Group Rental at Lake Santeetlah
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews
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Fishtraper

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Boar. It was very clean and everything was in working order. Plenty of room for a large group. This is a trip we looked forward to and the Blue Boar delivered again this year. This was our second trip to the BB and with the lake and the mountains nearby, this is a perfect getaway for our group.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC
5

Perfect Getaway for Large Group!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Blue Boar Inn with a large group of couples after first discovering it two years ago!! This place is the perfect mountain house with lake (ramp and dock) access for large groups/families!! The accommodations are so clean and comfortable - having 8 separate bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, located along a single long hallway was SO convenient! And the rooms are spacious and provide privacy! The kitchen is incredible - it has everything you could ever need - plenty of refrigeration, freezer space, ice maker, ovens, utensils, serving ware, etc. The grounds and landscaping are immaculate and well-kept - you feel very safe there and the setting is extremely relaxing and tranquil! We LOVE the Blue Boar Inn and can't wait to book our next trip!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC
5

Blue Boar Da Bomb!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Boar Inn is the best place to stay on Lake Santeela! The rooms are very cozy and atmosphere is awesome! There is a Great Big dining area and sitting room separated by a huge fireplace. The commercial kitchen takes our stay to the next level! We can cook like the pros! There are plenty of fridges to hold a large group's groceries. There is a nice fire pit and deck to enjoy the outdoors. They have their own dock with landing and when you rent the place you get access to all their canoes, kayaks, floats, etc. Wi-Fi allows you to maintain access to the real world. And the water pressure is great! This area of western NC is incredible already, but Blue Boar makes it better. The outdoor activities are endless! I look forward to going again next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We LOVE the Blue Boar Inn

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Boar Inn is the PERFECT place for a couples weekend. This is the second trip to the Blue Boar for our group. We have 8 couples who get together every year for a Fantasy Football draft weekend. This is the greatest place for the occasion. There are 8 rooms with comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, blackout blinds, and powerful AC! The wifi worked great throughout the inn. Each room has its own back porch. The kitchen has everything you could ever need. Several refrigerators and freezers give you SO much space for your groceries. Plenty of seating in the dining area and a nice living room where we would hang out. There is a private dock that we used each day. Pamela is the best. I left my IPAD there and emailed her to be on the lookout. She found it and mailed it to me within 24 hours. All in all, this is the perfect place for weekend away with good friends. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Blue Boar Retreat Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented Blue Boar Retreat for our weeklong family vacation. With siblings and/or children residing in 6 different states, ranging from 15 months to 75 years of age, the 8 bedroom/bath combination was perfect. Each group took one day to designate a group activity, cook breakfast & an evening meal. That way, no one was overburdened, but had a chance to share their speciality.

Off-site adventures included Joyce Kilmer Forest, whitewater rafting, Fontana Dam, and Cherokee. The canoes, kayaks, boat dock, board games and fire pit made for additional activities.

The kitchen was well stocked: in addition to large pots/pans, we could have the sink and the dishwasher full and still have plenty of dishes/glasses/silverware!! The basic household necessities were provided: 3 refrigerators, 5 cooking surfaces, 2 ovens, 2 microwaves, 1 toaster, 1 large freezer, washers & dryers, sheets, bath and kitchen towels. Additionally, starter necessities were there: bathroom tissue & soap, cooking spices, trash bags, laundry & dish detergent. A great coffee maker (with filters), a mixer, and many cooking/serving utensils were available.

The separate TV room made it possible for sports fans to follow their team activities without interruption. The dining area seated our entire group. The layout made it easy to have private time, or participate as a large group. In addition to all that, the decor was pleasing -- a wonderful place to spend time together.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Blue Boar is heaven for a large family gathering!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Blue Boar in May of 2016 with a family of 14 adults and 6 children. My wife's first expression was, "we have an entire hotel to ourselves!"

This place was as good as advertised. We loved kayaking on the incredible Lake Santeetlah. It feels like your boating in the middle of the Smokey Mountain, which, I guess ... you are! We rented two pontoon boats from a nearby marina and had a wonderful time exploring the pristine lake. It was a little chilly for swimming but perfect for finding a postcard perfect view, tying up the boats, turning up the music and popping open the coolers.

The inn was huge and the hallway containing the 8 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms looked just like a hotel. It was really cool and separate from the main gathering areas so anyone taking a nap or sleeping late was undisturbed. Practically unheard of with a group our size. It was well maintained and very comfortable. It didn't feel like a museum so I didn't have to hold my breath with the kids running around!

We loved that the one TV was at the very front of the inn and completely separate from the main area. It was perfect for putting on a movie for the kids in the afternoon but because it was out of the way, it dissuaded people from just sitting in front of the TV. It was there if you needed it (and we did check the score of the TPC a few times :) but it wasn't front and center and for me that was a huge plus.

The kitchen was fantastic --- starting with three refrigerators, one of which was a double door and a separate freezer. With the amount of food and beer we brought along we had more than enough room for everything. Two ovens, an indoor grille, HUGE pots for large groups and four or five coffee pots with warming stations in the main area are just some of the amenities that you simply cannot find in any other rental.

By far the biggest selling point for us was the outdoor area. This is where we spent most of our time playing corn hole, playing with the kids, making s'mores around the fire at night, listening to music and just laughing with each other. It was a perfect setting. Best of all, we could hang out until well past midnight -- and in our case -- even karaoke without any worry at all about disturbing anyone else!

Pam was incredibly kind, hospitable and helpful from beginning to end. She made several very generous concessions to ensure all members of our group were comfortable and taken care of.

Thank you Pam --- we WILL be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Knoxville, TN

White water rafting, birding, wildflower viewing, fly fishing, canoeing, scenic drives, Tail of the Dragon, Deals Gap, Nantahala Gorge, boat rentals for lake Santeetlah. Local arts and crafts. Cherokee History information. Area draws motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts from all over the country to ride the Tail of the Dragon, an 11 mile stretch of road with 318 curves. Graham is known its for car gatherings and motorcycle rallies.

Lake Santeetlah is the most scenic and least visited of any lake on the eastern seaboard. With approximately 75% of the shoreline either USFS lands or in conservation easements, you will always enjoy a guiet boating experience. The mountains rise right out of the shoreline and there are long range views from just about anywhere on the lake. And this area looks much the same as the first European Settlers found it when they drove their wagons across the 5,000 foot high mountain divides to get here.

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Rates & Availability

Robbinsville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 6 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$800
$5,200
 
 
Labor day 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$725
$4,550
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Early summer 2017
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$750
$4,800
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$5,400
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$725
$4,400
 
 
thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$5,400
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
$5,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$750
$4,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning service fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $350
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates subject to change for longer stays and month of the year.

One night's rental fee due at booking and signing rental contract. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Robbinsville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • Tubs with showers
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king
  • King size beds (4) 4 rooms with King beds, Queen size Beds (4) 4 rooms with 2 queen beds each
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Pond, Fire Pit, canoes and kayaks, dock and access to Lake Santeetlah. 8 miles from Robbinsville for grocery shopping. Nearby whitewater rafting, Fontana Dam, Ziplines, Cherokee, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Stecoah Valley Center with handcrafted items from over 135 local and regional artists. Marina on lake for boat rentals. Horseback riding nearby. The 2800 acrea Lake Santeetlah is surrounded by the Nantahala Forest. The fish population is comprised of walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, and large and smallmouth bass. The lake also has a swimming beach, and several boat ramps. Nantahala Forest presents visitors with a variety of excellent hiking opportunities. Also nearby is whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, access to the Appalachian Trail, and Fontana Dam, the largest dam on the Eastern Seaboard. Mountain Biking, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and the scenic Cherohala Skyway stretching from Robbinsville to Tellico Plains, TN.

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