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Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Wow views! Hottub, Firepit, Pets. Click request to book & see Rates & Reserve.

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, sleeper sofa, Sleeps 8

3 story Custom Cedar Cabin offers beautiful wood work, lots of decking overlooking Watauga lake. 'Comfort, Convenience & Privacy'. Being 3 stories, everyone has space off to themselves when needed. Parents in the private master (Pillow Top KING) bedroom/bath are secluded alone on the 3rd story w/balcony/sitting area/TV. Extra guests, friends/children occupy other two bedrooms on 1st level (queen/ queen and sleeper sofa) 2 entrances one on the 1st level (makes carrying suitcases easier) and the main entrance on the 2nd level w/ custom kitchen(makes carrying groceries easier). Pots-pans-dishes-linens provided Great room (w/stone fireplace/TV) on the 2nd level pulls kitchen, dining & Living area together in an open floor plan w/ glass doors open up onto decking. Large outdoor hot tub-stone fire pit, great for bon fires Boat slip/complimentary canoe. Motor boat rentals thru the local marina. Fishmaners dream-Both River & Lake access. Skiers paradise-water like glass.

This property is just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Nestled between the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains. Offering you excellent access to NC and TN Attractions. Near Banner Elk / Sugar Mtn, Lineville Caverns, Boone / Beech Mtn, Valle Crucis and Blowing Rock – wonderful vacation destinations with lots of family style restaurants, fine dining, unique shopping, live music, entertainment, outdoor festivals and set up for tourism. These are quaint vacation villages; not bright neon lights.

And for no better reason visit fall foliage and the leaves changing color. White water rafting trips, Caving / Spelunking, and Rock Climbing suitable for the family and the daring can be found at mountain adventure guides in nearby Erwin, TN

For large groups we have two other nearby cabins available, please call for details.

We've taken the guess work out of vacation planning.

As our guest you will receive an extensive welcome package with directions, and directions to local restaurants and attractions.

area restaurants: 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 Hob Knob 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 !

35 minutes 20 miles

828-963-7400 Reservations are a must for this dining experience.

Extensive wine list, unusual menu, beautiful bar area and kid friendly.

Blowing Rock on main Hwy 321 are Canyons Bar and Grill (good beer, great view), Woodlands Barbeque (live music)

Expect boat rentals, rafting horseback ridding: 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

Richard Dulworth


Mountain Adventure Guides

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

This place is for the outdoorsy. Folks who like to fish, hike, ski (snow and water skiing). If you love 'God's' country, beautiful scenery and views an dif your idea of 'wildlife' is deer and turkey then you have picked the right spot! Boat rentals thru the local marina's made this lake a first pick.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Tennessee

This vacation rental 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 have nascar racing in Bristol Tennessee just 40 miles

Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing is 15 miles

Great unique dining/shopping in the near-by towns of Boone and Blowing Rock with outdoor festivals and live entertainment. Family oriented areas. Boat rentals on the lake make it easy for us to teach our kids about the waterways, swimming, fishing and waterskiing without having the expense of owning our own boat.

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

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. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mtns meet water.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you all for another enjoyable weekend at your cabin Hidden Cove. Once again we checked into a super clean place with a warm bubbling hot tub. Loved all the new furniture. The sofa is extremely comfortable and the new dinning room set is adorable. New stain out side even new deck furniture. Everyone in our group appreciates how well you keep your place up. The roads are paved and its easy to get a round. We made it into town in less than 20 mins. Notice too some new stores that opened. Love the new restaurants that you told us about in our welcome package. Suba's has some excellent food selections especially their deserts. I appreciated the heads up on the dishwasher. Sears was in and out in 30 mins after replacing with a new one. It worked great too. We also appreciated the bottle of Champagne, how nice of you to remember our wedding anniversary. You guys do a great job and we'll continue to return every year. Please reserve the spring race dates for 2015. We look forward to our return trip. If you send us the link we'll post our review where ever you like or you are welcome to Post on our behalf.
Mar 2014
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Wow views! Hottub, Firepit, Pets. Click request to book & see Rates & Reserve.
average rating of 4.483871 based on 32 reviews
Canton, Ohio

Hidden Cove had all we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Watauga Lake. The views from this Mtn cabin were majestic!! The cabin was well maintained, The furnishings & beds were very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with ample cookware and dishes. The outdoor decks were great for sitting and taking in the view, very peaceful. The canoe was a great plus, we paddled up the river and back, was just an awesome time. We finished up each night by the outdoor fire pit or in the hot tub. This cabin really had lots to offer and we can't wait to come back!!

Betty Chambers & Family

Largo, FL

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice stay at a great place.

  • 5 of 5

The view was perfect, loved the fire pit and hot tub and used each evening. The weather was pleasant, not too hot but just right. The place was clean as advertised. The reservation process was very easy and we were afforded payment options which we really appreciate. This rental agency alakecabin4u has several properties in this area. Wish I had realized all their choices at the time of booking so friends could join us. We'll save that for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin in a wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

Overall the experience was phenomenal! The cabin was well kept and very comfortable! The lake is beautiful clean and well maintained. There are a few things I would have liked to have known prior to choosing this cabin over the others. They charge a considerable amount of money as a cleaning fee. Once you arrive (which it was difficult to distinguish which cabin was yours) you will find a list of cleaning chores you MUST do prior to leaving. If the chores are not done than you are subject to more fees. I assumed the cleaning fee would take care of whatever mess you leave. The fire place is beautiful and really sets the mood of the cabin, especially since you are in the mountains and it can get chilly and rainy. We were able to light the fireplace the first night…no problem. The second night we could not get it to light. We then found instructions that said we would have to pay if we contacted maintenance.

Overall, the place was gorgeous! I would definitely come back and would recommend this cabin to anybody. I felt that the owners and service was extremely friendly and accommodating. The dock from the cabin was down the road and then further down a steep hill. Getting our kayaks in and out of the lake presented a challenge but it was definitely a great adventure.

Besides the "milking" of our money I thought this cabin was ideal! It was gorgeous and comfortable.

I look forward to spending more time in the smoky mountains and am happy to have taken this vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Hidden Cove Cabin. Its is a well kept cabin as you mentioned & very cozy. Watauga lake is gorgeous & the 3rd cleanest lake in America. Google maps is what most use to get to the property, most guests get there without delay. Navigational devices are helpful too when you need a little extra help. This cabin is in plain site & a large sign, too. Yes, housekeeping does charge a standard fee for their services. This way guests can pretty much pack up and walk out the door when their vacation is over. The cleaning fee as well as a break down of taxes are displayed to all guests online prior to payment being accepted. All guests view a break down of all fees prior to payment. There are no chores for guests but a list of things for guests to follow upon check out. Locating TV remotes, adjusting the thermostat so that air or heat isn't running on high, locking doors & windows upon leaving. Its more about leaving a home in a respectable manner. Our housekeepers are great at what they do .. Mop, vacuum, change lines, laundry and haul off guest trash & burn it, its about six hours of work to turn this cabin & just a few things guests are asked to do so that the next family checking in isn't inconvenienced. During the summer months air conditioners are in use, fireplaces produce heat - they are opposing forces & should not be used at the same time as air-conditions. We hope all guests can come to our home, have a great time & leave our place in order. Thanks for doing your share & helping us maintain our vacation home. We're glad you were able to enjoy.
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Amazing! !

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, very clean, well stocked.. Easy to make the reservations and great people to deal with..Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. They are most appreciated and our staff here at alakecabin4u appreciates the kind words and the extra effort and time it takes to write a nice review. Everyone here works very hard to insure the properties are clean and in good working order. We do try and make reserving easy and accept online payments with credit cards, debit cards, echeck, PayPal or guests can mail a paper check the old fashion way. We all look forward to having you all again as guests.
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Charlotte, NC

Great property with a beautiful view!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this cabin for your next mountain getaway! The accommodations were very welcoming. Having a coded door started off the weekend wonderful because we were able to arrive as late as possible without having to physically check-in with someone beforehand. The amount of supplies, such as toilet paper, hand soap, towels, etc was in abundance compared to what we expected since we brought our own extra just in case; and we were delighted that there was Pam cooking spray! Rose was a wonderful housekeeper that allowed us to have a late check-out, even though we ended up not using because we didn't want her getting home late since snowy weather was in the forecast for that afternoon. Very comfortable beds! The hot tub was a perfect temperature of 100 degrees, which allows you to stay in for a long time without overheating :)

Disclaimer... If snowing, make sure to have 4wd or Awd vehicle! The road to get to the drive way is very steep! But once to the driveway, it has a dual driveway which is very handy since some cars might not want to park on a slope.

We had a fantastic weekend and will definitely keep this cabin in mind for our next stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place. Could be even better with just a few tweaks.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in these cabins several times. They are in good condition, in beautiful locations. We will be staying in them again. That said, there are some minor problems that prevent me from making this a five star. For example, if something is not working when you arrive (grill, gas fireplace, hot tub, etc.), then it will be difficult for you to reach someone about it. There is a number for a maintenance guy, but he won't return your call until later on and won't be able to come help you until the next day, meaning your are out of luck for one day with whatever problem it was. With two cabins I had trouble using the gas fireplace because the pilot light was out and there were no instructions. Fortunately, I was able to get help from U-tube to know how to light the pilot light, but it was an hour that I rather would have spend enjoying my stay. There are supposed to be emergency keys for people who lock themselves out of their cabin, but a person at a neighboring cabin got locked out and so came to our cabin to request help. Fortunately we were able to get a hold of the cleaning lady who came out and let her in. I checked and my emergency key was also not to be found. I recommend you leave a window unlocked if you go out to use the hot tub, just in case, so you don't end up walking around the area in a towel looking for help! Don't let these things scare you away, because they are nice and as I said, I will be staying there again. We have had no problems getting our security deposit back.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this guest mentions these are nice, newer properties in great locations with everything in working order. Prior to guests arrival cabins are cleaned & checked by housekeeping. If something needs attention maintenance is called before guests arrival. Most guests light the pilot light themselves & may have to do it a couple of times during their stay because pilot lights can blow out. However, if someone isn't able to light it themselves then yes, they can call maintenance. We have help in the area to assist guests but unlike Marriott or Hilton we do not a 24 hour 'on call' maintenance department. Calls for igniting fireplace aren't emergencies. Our maintenance personal will come by in a timely manner. You are right, instructions on how to light a pilot light can be easily googled, followed & your fireplace could be working in moments if you take the initiative. There are also instructions on the mantle above the fire place on its operation. Sorry that you missed seeing the instructions, they are metal cards that come attached to the fireplace whenever one is purchased. It was so nice of you to allow the neighboring guest the use of your house phone when their small child locked them out. Yes, our housekeepers are great and nice enough to get up out of the bed late at night, come over & let them back into their cabin. When the housekeeper came over she pointed out the hidden key & used it to open up their door. Hidden Keys & their locations are disclosed to guests in private emails so they can get in if the lock fails. Our staff provides contact number for guests to call if need be. From reservations to housekeeping & maintenance every member of our team is here to insure you have an enjoyable stay.
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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
3 Miles
Shook branch beach

Watauga Lake, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina Mtns, Boat Rentals, Watauga River, Cherokee National Forest ,Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Blowing Rock , Boone NC, 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. Offering you excellent access to NC and TN Attractions. Secluded but convenient to many vacation villages. Restaurants, Shopping 30 mins. In the immediate area White water Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Unique Location. You get the benefits of both lake & river access. 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, Cliffs & caves ready for those who seek adventure. Complimentary canoe & boat slip.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Kayaking, Miniature Golf, Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Watauga Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Discounted lake summer dates
Aug 22 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall discounted rates
Sep 15 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $85 + 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. Once your deposit is paid you'll receive an extensive welcome package giving direction to area activities, restaurants, boat rentas, ski resorts. Pet fee applies: If you choose to bring a pet be sure to click the pet box when reserving here online or reply to alakecabin4u to make additions to your party. Be sure to include the correct number of guests in your party. All persons staying on the property over the age of 3 should be listed in your party.

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Tennessee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper sofa, in front of stone fire place, 1/2 bath nearby.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Glass doors that open up lakeside onto decking.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private balcony over looking the lake & Mtn range.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , All bedrooms have glass Pella doors that open up lake side.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • 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 * Lake View: with boat slip and canoe 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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