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Save 25% on Memorial Day weekend! Enormous Space, Modern Kitchen, Private Dock!

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms; Sleeps 16

✧ Please allow 72 hours notice for instant bookings.

✧ Save 25% on Memorial Day weekend Stays for 2017!

✧ Special Offers: FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2017:

-BOOK 3 nights get the 4 night FREE

-BOOK 7 nights get 2 nights FREE


- Nearly 10,000 square feet with ample space for 16

- 4 fireplaces, 2 bars

- 7 flat screen TVs with DVD players

- Professional kitchen

- 4 terraces and a professional gas grill

- Private outdoor hot tub

- 50” LCD high-definition TV, XBox, game table, surround sound, and even a jukebox.

- Exercise room

- Private dock


Note: Due to the remoteness of the location, there is no cell service. There is a landline phone in the home with free calls to the continental US.

Located in the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, on the edge of the Nantahala National Forest, Forge Lake Lodge is nearly 10,000 square feet of rustic luxury. From hiking to star-gazing on the terrace or white-water rafting, this enormous North Carolina luxury vacation rental has something for everyone.

Forge Lake Lodge boasts a professional kitchen with modern appliances, including an ice-maker and wine cooler. It is beautifully appointed with hand carved, 19th century cabinetry and an island bar that seats eight.

The lodge has four stunning terraces and a professional gas grill! The great room has panoramic views of the mountain landscape, a grand stone fireplace, and a bar.

There is never a dull moment in the entertainment room with another full bar and fireplace, 50” LCD high-definition TV, XBox, game table, surround sound, and even a jukebox. The library has 200 titles, a selection of board games and puzzles, and a business center with high-speed internet, printer, fax and phone.

Situated on Lake Nantahala, near Topton, North Carolina, this incredible luxury vacation rental is ideally located for outdoor recreation. Mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and swimming are just a few of the adventures awaiting your friends and family at Forge Lake Lodge.

More Details

Property Manager
Elite Destination Homes
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Elite Destination Homes

At Elite Destination Homes we bring family & friends together in some of the world’s most inspiring vacation homes. Our luxury rental villas are stunning, comfortable properties located in highly sought after destinations across the globe. We handpick our homes based on their distinctive features and the care given to them by their owners.

Elite Destination Homes purchased this lodge in 2009

Why Elite Destination Homes chose Lake Nantahala

A cozy log cabin feel on a grand scale, Forge Lake Lodge is an incredible destination for an unforgettable vacation. From its perch on Lake Nantahala in the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by pristine wilderness ,and outfitted with lavish amenities, Forge Lake Lodge is the ultimate luxury vacation rental for recreation and leisure.

What makes this lodge unique

Mountainous and densely forested with placid lakes, bubbling rivers, and roiling whitewater rapids, the Smoky Mountains are a treasure trove of tranquility and adventure. Whether you prefer to golf, fish, hike, canoe, simply lay quietly by the lake with a good book, or watch the sun rise and set from your private patio, Nantahala National Forest has just what you need for a perfect vacation.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Family of 11 adults and 4 children: this place was magical and private.

Deer horns and carved bears, and exquisite googahs from exotic foraging. Felt like this construction and decorating was a labor of love for an artistic soul. No expense spared. The sheets were a heavy sateen that stayed cool. The bedrooms were unusually shaped, well lit, and comfortable. TV's everywhere, balconies every level and wraparound. Views of the lake are unforgettable. Kitchen is central and plenty of stovetop burners, deep double sinks both sides, extra fridge in garage. Built to catch the light of the morning and the setting sun, it is as much fun outside as inside. Rent jet skis for the lake which is enormous. So many nooks and crannies to explore. Huge fireplaces. WiFi. Gym. Private terrace off Master.

Only drawbacks: no cell service (use the phone provided); and the twisting, unpaved, one-way road to get there is a little intimidating. Avoid night driving.

We absolutely loved this place.
Dec 2014
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Topton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Public bathroom off kitchen area with sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bath w/ brass footed tub & huge separate shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bathroom with balcony
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Panoramic views, full bath, TV, fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake view, main floor, flat screen TV, iPod dock
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Panoramic view of lake, TV w/ DVD & movie channels
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Panoramic view, private terrace/balcony, TV w/ DVD
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Panoramic views, private terrace, TV w/ DVD, iPod dock
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Panoramic views, private terrace, TV w/ DVD, iPod dock
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , 4 bunks (4 twins), TV, gaming system, iPod dock
  • Bedroom 1: Panoramic views, hammered tub and large marble lined multi head shower, flat screen TV, surround sound system, iPod dock, fireplace, unique antique furnishings Bedroom 2: Lake view, main floor, flat screen TV, iPod dock, unique antique furnishings Bedroom 3: Panoramic view of lake, flat screen TV w/ DVD & movie channels, hammered copper tub, unique antique furnishings & vanity Bedroom 4: Panoramic view, flat screen TV w/ DVD, private terrace/balcony, unique antique furnishings & vanity Bedroom 5: Panoramic views, private terrace, flat screen TV w/ DVD, unique antique furnishings, iPod dock Bedroom 6: Panoramic views, private terrace, flat screen TV w/ DVD, unique antique furnishings, iPod dock Bedroom 7: Four bunks (4 twins), gaming system, flat panel TV, iPod dock, 2 full bathrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are here to help make your trip as easy as it is memorable!


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Save 25% on Memorial Day weekend! Enormous Space, Modern Kitchen, Private Dock!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Good Times

  • 5 of 5

A short 1.5 mile single lane switchback gravel road will lead you to this wonderful lodge. Our first trip down this road was a bit scary but we soon became to enjoy the drive.

Our group of 11 adults had plenty of room to roam or escape.

We spent our days sitting on the rear patio, hiking the nearby trails and sightseeing. Our evenings were spent by the massive upstairs fireplace and preparing meals.

The open floor plan handles a large group with ease.

The lake is beautiful but the temps were too cold for swimming or boating. No one in our group took advantage of the hot tub.

The negatives are few but include:

Light Switches are difficult to figure out.

Too many remote controls.

No working elevator (we had elderly parents with us).

No instructions for gas fireplace.

The Positives

The View

House in great condition

The View

Accommodates a large group with ease

The View.

The bedrooms seem to block out noise from the common areas.

The View.

We loved the Lodge and did not want to leave.

Oh yes. We were there to celebrate a 60th birthday. The caretaker helped us arrange for Chef Daniel Baker to prepare a meal for us at the Lodge on the birthday. Just one word - WOW !!!! You need to do that at least once !!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home with a stunning view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a reunion at this lovely home and found it to be everything we had hoped it would be. The lake with the surrounding mountains is so beautiful and we all enjoyed swimming and relaxing around the water. The view from the deck was amazing! We recommend renting a boat from the local marina to explore the lake more. We would recommend this home and location to anyone and in fact, are planning to return next year! Everyone we dealt with in reserving this home and arriving at the site were extremely nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! We are happy you and your family enjoyed your time at Forge Lake Lodge and we are so glad you are going to stay with us again :)
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A magnificent lodge located on a beautiful lake.

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our 4 children, their spouse, and 5 grandchildren. The lodge and lake were as described and we all fell in love with both of them. Our plans were to drive out most days and explore the area and enjoy activities of river rafting, zip lining, etc, but we never left the premises. The lodge was unbelievable, lavishly decorated with antiques, a bedroom and bath for each family,a large accommodating kitchen, a wrap around balcony on both levels that revealed the beauty of the lake and mountains. The weather was perfect for swimming, even for our toddlers. Everyone enjoyed the pontoon boat, jet ski, paddle boards, kayaks, and fishing. A memorable week without cell phones. WE WOULD LOVE TO RETURN SOME DAY!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very hard to leave Forge Lake Lodge once you get it here! It sounds like you had a very memorable anniversary - congrats on 50 years!! We hope you will stay with us again and we thank you for your review!
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exotic and luxurious

  • 5 of 5

multi leveled, full of natural light, deer horns and bear carvings. A spacious kitchen, a jukebox, fireplaces, best sheets EVER, wraparound balconies, lots of stovetop burners for family cooking. Everything is exquisitely appointed: details, no expense spared. We were 11 adults and 4 children and it was never crowded, or too noisy: so many places to wander off to. The lake is expansive and worth renting jet skis to get around. Totally private. A bit 'isolated' and regular cellphones don't work there, but the house phone works. WiFi!

My only caution is 'getting there': one way ,twisting, unpaved mountain road with steep drop offs. Don't drive at night!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review and we are glad you had a pleasant stay at Forge Lake Lodge! We would love to welcome you back again!
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Lakes End Grill & Marina
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 64
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Wayah Cafe
Car: necessary

Situated on Lake Nantahala, near Topton, North Carolina, this incredible luxury vacation rental is ideally located for outdoor recreation. Mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, and swimming are just a few of the adventures awaiting your friends and family at Forge Lake Lodge. Wake to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and wander onto the patio for a stretch in the clear morning air. After breakfast, test your mettle in a white water raft on the famous Nantahala Falls, or hike the two-mile loop above the Whiteside Cliffs. Take a trip to Cherokee, North Carolina to shop for antiques or Native American goods. Head home in the evening for a glass of wine by your custom 100 foot waterfall, or relax in the hot tub. Have a big dinner -- you’ve earned it, and end the night with a movie by the fireplace.


Rates & Availability

Topton Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 20 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 11 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.75%

Additional 9.75% Tax Not Included
2.5% Processing Fee
$99 Damage Insurance Fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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