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Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

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35 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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5 bedroom including loft, 2 masters/1 on main - sleeps 14 3 1/2 baths

New 3 story Custom Log home 3500 sq ft. Sleeps 14 in beds. Can accommodate large groups 2 masters (queens) 1 on main & 1 downstairs both walk out to decking, joining baths/TV. Downstairs 2 more Large bedrooms (2 full size beds each), share a large bath- walk out onto decking. Large Loft/5th bedroom has comfy full size futon. Linens, towels, bedding, provided. Custom Spacious kitchen all appliances -dishes, laundry room, Open great room (1/2 bath)pulls together Sunroom, Kitchen, Dining & Living room w/ vaulted ceiling, lots of glass, gorgeous lake views, full size stuffed bear-gas log stone fireplace, large flat screen/DVD. Dining table seats 10-eat in kitchen has additional seating at island. Downstairs:Separate Game room features Pool Table, Poker Game table, sofa-another Gas Log Stone Fireplace, Large Flat screen/DVD Decking, Gas Grill- Large Outdoor Hot tub-Stone Fire Pit. Nearby Boat Rentals-Canoe/ Boat Slip included. Need more room-Additional rental cabins 5 min walk. Very private

Unique experience: You'll receive many unique benefits as our guest. The location of the cabin with both lake and river access offers you different choices daily in water activities. The location of the boat slip is close and just a few mins walk. Views from the cabin are second to none. The floor plan of the actual cabin is really nice and convenient. The Bedding and mattress are comfortable. But the best benefit is the A+ service you will receive from me as my guest!

Why we chose this area for a vacation place: We chose to build our vacation home in this area because it offers many diverse activities.

You have winter sports to summer sports where the water is very clean. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

You Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing is 15 miles

Boone offers a host of good restaurants downtown off Hwy 321 business route that goes thru ASU campus where you will find independently owned restaurants like Tupelo’s café (business 321) these and others are right off the strip near ASU. On Hwy 321 bypass is Casa Rustica, great Italian as well as many regular chains like Peddler

Steak House – Ruby Tuesday - Applebee’s – Sagebrush. A great place for family dining than the Dan’l Boone Inn at the intersection of business 321 and 421 in downtown Boone - family style, southern fried and no alcohol makes it a great stop before you hit the road. They serve all day Sunday.

The Game Keeper (Best restaurant around) 5 star rating !

Boat rentals, horse back, raft,ski,tube, Zip line: Fish Springs Marina 423-768-2336 Boat rentals. Give them the name of the accommodations you have reserved and remind them you are a guest of alakecabin4u so they can offer you the best price possible.

Here is where you would launch your boat, buy gas and store your trailer if you brought your own watercraft. Say Hello to Tom White the owner.

Horseback Riding, Hay Rides, and Conference Center

Dutch Creek Trails gets the highest compliments with our guests.

It is located near Valle Crucis

White Water Rafting

Mountain Adventure Guides

Zip Line Tours

Our zip line course is open daily during the spring months from 10am to 4pm. Our 10 cable tour offers 1.5 miles of zip line riding and a swing bridge. 828-963-6561 or 800-822-4295.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Come and discover the area - would love to have you'all as guests! Love the woods and water? You've found the right place! Stay in luxury centered around the Cherokee National Forest.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Tennessee

This area offers many diverse activities. You have winter sports like snow skiing at near by ski slopes, summer sports where you can rent a boat and enjoy one of America's cleanest water ways. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

Nascar racing in Bristol Tennessee just 40 miles

Nearby Ski Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location. This cabin sits where the lake and river intersect. So you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Take your complimentary canoe down the river and or bring your own boat or rent a motor boat from one of the nearby marina's.

Snow skiing to jet skiing, Fall foliage to wildlife viewing right here on the property. Gorgeous views anytime of the year that are second to none. Paved roads, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants in the nearby vacation villages. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mountains meet water.


based on 35 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.6285715 based on 35 reviews
Canton, Ohio

What a CABIN!

  • 5 of 5

Hands down one of the best cabins I have stayed in yet. It is a real wood cabin from the ceiling to the floor, the décor and furnishings appeared new and updated. Our group of 13 had lots of room and were so impressed with the amount of space. Very open and views to die for, lots of bathrooms which was very important since there were so many of us.. The place was stocked with everything we needed and more for preparing meals and plenty of bath towels for our large group. The huge hot tub was a big hit and we roasted marshmallows almost every night in the fire pit. I can't think of one thing we didn't like about our stay. Hope to gather again at Watauga Lake in this absolutely awesome cabin!!

Irene Fritz

Zanesville, OH

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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A mountain palace

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cabin. Fantastic location if your looking for a mountain get away. Only complaint is that the TVs are not easy to operate,

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Media, PA

Serene location with a beautiful home to call my own, if only for a week

  • 5 of 5

Great home for a very quiet, serene get away. If you are looking for peace, quiet, boating, fishing and a beautiful place to stay, then this is the place. The hike downhill to the lake and then again the haul back up to the house was a great work-out, multiple times a day. The house was everything the 10 of us needed (6 adults and 4 teenagers) with 4 bedrooms and the loft. The recommendation for Fish Springs Marina for a boat rental was key and the marina was extra-friendly and knew exactly where we were staying.

The kitchen was well-equipped with a crock-pot, blender, griddle and many sizes and shapes of fry pans and pots. Having the 2 refrigerators was very nice for all the food and drinks. All the beds were very comfortable (but the temperature in the bedrooms with doors closed were a bit warm each night).

This location was a shot in the dark for a vacation week and we were NOT disappointed. The home was well-equipped for large group. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Truly a Mountain retreat

  • 4 of 5

The views were incredible! We had the lake to look at all day and the stars at night. We were excited to try out the firepit, but after exploring all day and a few evening showers we were too tired and didn’t get to have one. We did try out some of your suggestions for activities and one of our favorite outings was our trip to Damascus and riding the Virginia Creeper Trail. We also tried out the Red Top canoe twice and each time we left it on the dock as instructed, but when we checked later it was back in the water. I think we would bring kayaks next time for comfort and ease of use. That metal canoe is heavy!!

The house itself was great. We really enjoyed having coffee in the mornings on the deck overlooking the lake. The pool table was also fun for the whole family, and I think my husband tried out the hot tub a few times!

Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place but difficult location

  • 3 of 5

The place matched its description and was well kept. It was well equipped offering canoe, life vests and paddles for use. Plenty of TVs and the views offered were great. We made use of the pool table. Used the hot tub once (too hot). Great fire pit. Wifi was sketchy all week and cell phone coverage equally sketchy

The biggest obstacle to this rental is the location. It is about 100 yards up the side of a rather steep large hill that will exhaust you just to walk up to it. Older people will not be able to do it. You can follow a road up most of the way and then hoof it up the front lawn to save some time. But it is not easy. A resident at the bottom of the hill said we could park at his place all week and drive up for $10 /day. I bet some people have paid it but I'm too cheap for that. The boat dock is also a 50 yard walk down the road but it is nice and the lake is awesome, huge and all to yourself. We were there midsummer and there seemed to be no one there.

Larry the local maintenance guy was awesome and super friendly helping us out with boat issues.

We went to 3 local falls, did some shopping and hiking ...all of which were great.

Downside is travel is difficult everywhere around the mountain country and time consuming especially if you are from the flat Midwest. It takes a long time to get anywhere.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay. It's a large home that does offer a great view, pool table, outdoor fire pit & hot tub. You're right Watauga lake has not yet been discovered and there aren't a lot of people there. Great lake for skiers as the water is like glass. Larry the maintenance man is a great guy and glad he could help you folks out with your boat. The falls are gorgeous and something to not miss. Its about 30 mins to towns where you'll find restaurants, bars, even Walmart - for most of our guests that is close enough. Theres also restaurants on the lake. Closest Dry Hill General Store sells breakfast lunch and dinner for under $8 and is a 7 minute drive. As long as you follow our welcome package you'll know exactly where to go, how to get there and you won't spend time consuming rides in the country side unless you want to. Beautiful joy rides in about every direction. This cabin sits mid way up the mountain and is paved to your back door. It is a short walk down to the water where you have lake access, boat slip and canoe. Watauga lake is in the mountains and the terrain is steep. Its a great place for physically fit families. We offer lots of amenities at the cabin so that anyone who isn't able to do a lot of outdoor activities has some entertainment. Know too that you can drive down the driveway and drop anyone off at the dock to board a boat and go enjoy the lake. The short drive down would take less than 3 mins.
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  • 5 of 5

At first, i was a little disappointed because i was thinking the cabin was right on the water. It is not. It is up the hill from the water. It is however, an awesome place to stay and we had a great time. The cabin was spacious and very clean. There were seven of us, and we had plenty of room. It had everything we could have needed and more. We enjoyed the lake so very much. We canoed, kayaked and even jumped in the cold lake. We rented a pontoon boat and spent an entire day enjoying the mountain views from the lake. It is a short ride to Boone and Blowing Rock, NC and a short drive to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is also close to some amazing hiking trails and beautiful water falls. We did a lot in a short amount of time. Thanks for sharing your place with us. We made some forever memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves at Red Top Retreat. It is a very spacious place great for large groups or family to gather. Our housekeeping staff does a great job, so good to hear them complimented. Boat rentals are made easy at the local marinas and the best way to see Watauga lake. Boone, Blowing Rock, and several other neighbor towns are close by and great stops for family fun. As advertised it is a short walk down to the water where you have a boat slip & lake access. This place does sit hillside back up off the water a little bit giving you a better view of the lake and mountains and a bit more privacy. Come back anytime, you folks are always welcome.
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"Boat Rentals, Fishing Guides, 15 min drive from any of our cabins."
Watauga Point Recreational Area
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Shirley's Restaurant
"Down home cooking, live music and serves the house wine of the south - sweet tea. Great for ..."
Old Butler Days
"Down home feeling comes over you .. Lets go back in time."
Gamekeeper Restaurant
"Culinary chiefs, excellent menu, causal dining inside and out. Beautifully built into the si..."
Casa Rustica
"Great Italian Dining just 25 mins from any of our cabins on Watauga lake."
Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock
"Lots of great deals at this outlet mall. Near restaurants and kid rides at Tweesie Rail Road."
Tweetsie Railroad
"Ride the train, see a show or just relax. Great for young children. Tanger Outlet down the s..."
Cherokee Adventures Inc
"White water adventures for the whole family, all ages and all levels."
Cherokee Adventures Inc
"White water adventures for the whole family, all ages and all levels."
Mountain Adventure Guide
"White water rafting for all levels and all ages."
Mountain Adventure Guide
"White water rafting for all levels and all ages."
Dry Hill General Store & Deli
"Breakfast, lunch and dinner for about 8 bucks! Limited groceries and fishing supplies. 7 min..."
Dutch Creek Trails
"Horse back ridding for all ages. Couples to large family rides."
Beech Mountain Resort
"Snow skiing and tubing. Restaurants and ski rental gear. "
Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc.
"Skiing & Tubing"
Pizza Place
Hob Nob Farm Cafe
"Great food from around the world, unusual menu, family oriented and reasonably priced. Adult..."
Beech & Sugar Mountain Skiing
The Butler Museum
"Great place for all ages. Every gone on vacation with different age groups. Grandpa and Gra..."
Watauga Lake 4th of July Parade
"You can join in the parade and putts around the lake or go off by yourself and see no one. W..."
Doe Mountain Recreation Area
"Great for the kids who are adventurous and out doorsey!"
Watauga Lake
"One of the cleanest lakes in the states. Watauga lake offers exceptional beauty and clean wa..."
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
neighbor hood bar
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Red Tail Golf Club (open to public)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dry Hill General Store
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Beech Mtn
Nearest Beach
Watauga Lake shore line
Car: necessary

Watauga Lake, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Boat Rentals, Watauga River, Cherokee National Forest ,Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Blowing Rock , Boone NC, Grandfather mountain, Lineville , Banner Elk , Ski Beech, Sugar Mtn , Bristol , Bristol Speedway, Race week, Blue Grass festivals. Just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Nestled between the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains. Excellent access to NC and TN Attractions. White water Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Unique Location. You get the benefits of both lake & river access. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing and is a water skiers paradise. From your boat slip down the river or out to the main body of Lake Watauga- skiing & sailing can be enjoyed. Cliffs & caves ready for those who seek adventure. Fisherman's dream - Both river & lake access. Skiers paradise - water like glass. Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring vacation villages.

Other Activities: boating, boat rentals, fishing, fly fishing, near by local marina's, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, skiing, wildlife viewing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, unique shopping and dining.

Golf: Near-by golf 15 min drive

Ski: Beech Mountain, Boone NC, Sugar Mtn, Applachian ski resort, HawksNest,

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Rates & Availability

Butler Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
discounted dates
Sep 12 2016 - Sep 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2016
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall discounted rate
Nov 2 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter discounted rate
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Discounted Jan 2nd-11th
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Wknd
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 16th-May 24th
Jan 16 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25th-June 3rd
May 25 2017 - Jun 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Weeks Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Guests can pay online or mail in a personal check or money order and avoid the online service fees. Call 803-415-4714 for mailing address. When booking online sure to include the correct number of guests in your party so you get a correct price quote and check the pet box if bringing a furry family member. You are welcome to bring young small children at no charge as long as you plan to bring their bedding. However if you want us to provide bedding, towels and linens then you would need to include them in your guest count. Know that our rates are already discounted online.

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Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Bathrooms are spacious.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , down stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , down stairs
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , up stairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main level, private adjoining bath
  • Red Top Retreats bedrooms are spacious nic and very comfortable. Everyone has a beautiful view and most bedrooms offer walk out to decking.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
After renting cabins ourselves for years we knew the important factors and convenience, Comfort and Privacy were at the top of our list. The great room offers an open floor plan combining living area, dining room and kitchen. This allows everyone to be together whether cooking, watching TV & playing board games at the dining room table. Folks who are on Deck are just off the great room and just a yell away. The large six person hot tub is on deck too secluded on the side of the home overlooking the water and mtn range. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: You are able to bring and park trailers and boats at digisnated area* Lake View: with boat slip just a few mins walk. You have an absolutely gorgeous view of the lake and Cherokee National Forest * Mountain View: Cherokee National forest * Boat rentals at the Local marina's.

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