7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, Sleeps 16
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About Elite Concierge
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.
Why Elite Concierge chose Topton
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 House 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.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful and great get away
One of the nicest places I have ever stayed at. Beautiful inside and outside. A little hard to get to. Luke the property manager was very nice and helpful. We will be going back.
You were wonderful guests and we welcome you back with open arms! Thank you for your stay in our favorite getaway.
The house was great and all had a wonderful time. Our stay would have been even better if the internet access was improved along with the TV reception. It seemed like once it rained, TV was out for 6 hours. Seems some trees around the dish need to be trimmed!
It was a pleasure to have you at the Lodge and we're very glad you enjoyed! We appreciate your feedback and have trimmed the trees. The internet is working with good speed. With 10,000 square feet of space, there are a few areas that do not get a signal even with a booster, particularly in the lower level. We hope you'll come again!
March 2018 Stay
We had an amazing time at the Forge Lake Lodge (our 2nd time). House was great and Chef Diane (recommended by house managers) was awesome! Will definitely stay a third time!
It was a pleasure having you stay a 2nd time at Forge Lake Lodge! Forge Lake Lodge is definitely wonderful home. Thank you for your wonderful review!
We visited with the family on Dec 7- Dec 10, It started snowing Dec 8 and we had 8-10 inches of snow, it was beautiful. Scotty, father, and his two sons, Dalton and Dillon, helped us down to the main road since we drove our cars to the lodge, SUV 4 WD is the best for the terrain. Thank You guys we had a great time.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Warm regards!
Not perfect, but the view cannot be beat!
We just returned from a five night stay at Forge Lake Lodge. We were a group of 10. Our initial impression was what an incredible place this is. Our group rents homes all over the world and this place is quite unique. The home is plenty large and all the rooms are very well equipped. Most of the bedrooms have Lake views. The lake is spectacular and quite calm since most of it is protected from development.
We did have a few issues however.
1. The A/C on the bottom floor was broken during the first two nights of our stay but that was not so much of a problem as the nights were quite cool.
2. The jukebox which sends music throughout the home and ,I assume to the outdoor spaces ,was broken.
3. The oven was hard to regulate as it is obviously in need of recalibration.
4. The master bedroom had a beautiful copper tub. However, after filling it only about 1/4 full it began to leak all over the floor.
5. The gas fireplaces in the front main floor bedroom and the master bedroom upstairs are difficult to operate and seem to cycle on and off at random.
6. The advertised outdoor waterfall was broken.
These may not seem like major issues but the management company and owner do advertise many of these extra amenities and the house did not deliver on some of them.
I would also suggest to the management company/owner....put a few more signs on the road leading up to the property, especially where it forks right at The Wingate home. We all got confused there! It is a windy narrow road so all the help you can give your renters the better....!!
I must say that the management company did communicate very well with us. Sasha and Luke were very pleasant to deal with.
First we want to say thank you for choosing to stay in our home! We are happy to know that you enjoyed the views and many of our amenities.
We do understand a couple of issues arose during your stay and we want to apologize for any inconvenience they may have caused you.
We are sorry for the lack of A/C caused for your 1st evening and understand that can be disappointing. Unfortunately, it was not something we couldn’t anticipate and we had it repaired at the earliest time possible. Fortunately, the weather was a cool 50 degrees each night of your stay, so we hope you were able to still sleep well.
In response to the Juke Box, we are sorry that it went out, and the copper tub as well a few other small glitches. We are having those issues corrected, so that should not cause problems for guests in the future. Thank you for bringing those issues to our attention so that we can improve them for future guests as we want everyone to be able to enjoy our home.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do,
The Elite Team
We had a group of 12 that gets together once a year at a different place somewhere in the country. We've been doing this for 20+ years, and over the years, a few places have made their way into a group of return destinations. It was overwhelmingly decided that Forge Lake Lodge will be one of these places going forward. The house is incredible, and so is the lake which we felt was our own private paradise (very little lake traffic). The marina is just across the lake making boat rental a breeze. The marina has great food too. I highly recommend this vacation house.
Thank you for staying with us! Forge Lake is an incredible property. Warm regards!
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 and relax in the hot tub. Have a big dinner -- you’ve earned it, and end the night with a movie by the fireplace.