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Dwight Houser

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Awesome lake front home w/ mountain view. wifi, game room, on the water

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Lake Nantahala Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

HOOKED BY THE VIEW: Thanks for visiting our home.

Witness for yourself one of the most amazing panoramic views in the Smokey Mountains located on Lake Nantahala. Lake Nantahala is one of the cleanest lakes in America. Explore the waterfalls and other amenities of our natural environment.

You will be consumed by your ability to relax and enjoy Lake Nantahala. You will make it a must visit place on your calendar each year. Our home is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows that offer views of the lake and mountain range that you won't soon forget; not to mention the three full length decks. You're only a few yards from being on the dock relaxing or in front of the fire pit making smores and sharing your fun filled day with others. There are kayaks and paddle boat for your lake enjoyment. Also, a foosball table, table games, movie library three deck levels of outdoor seating. Enjoy your coffee early each morning in the cool mountain air while gazing at 5,600 feet mountain peaks and day dreaming at the beauty.

The Lake Nantahala area has a lot of local activities. You are within 45 minutes to an hour of shopping, antiquing, crafts, white water rafting, U.S. Forest trails, horseback ridding, mineral and gem mines, golf, gambling in Cherokee, snow skiing, bluegrass concerts. Mountainside Theater, located in the heart of Cherokee Indian Country. The theater is famous for its production of “Unto These Hills”, which is a live re-enactment of the story behind the Cherokee Indian historic “Trail of Tears” journey. Or, hop aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for your choice of scenic family train rides or romantic gourmet dining. The Railroad also presents a Mystery Theater dinner on select Friday nights.

Thanks for visiting our home and we hope you pick Lake Nantahala for your final destination. We would love to have you.

Keywords: 'Lake Nantahala', Beautiful Lake Front Cabin/House, 4BR/3B in a pristine cove on Lake Nantahala facing on unbelievable view of the lake and the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy morning coffee and picturesque view from your deck outside your bedroom. Each room is uniquely decorated in a mountain theme (the fishing room, bear room, garden room,peace and tranquility. You'll feel at home with a fully supplied kitchen, comfortablly furnished with every little extra to create a real feeling of home. Unbelievable views, 3 levels, 3 BR with private balconies for morning coffee or watching the sunset. All hardwood floors, large basement main room with extra options for beds. Comfortably sleeps 8-9. Private dock, 2 kayaks, canoe, floats, additional boats available for rent at marina. Live a dream at Lake Nantahala. Located high in the North Carolina Smokey Mountains. A comfortable lake front home with all the amenities. Swim, fish boat or sleep in the fresh mountain air. Whole house generator.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dwight Houser (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dwight Houser

My name is Dwight Houser. I'm retired from at&t. My wife, Liz, works with special needs children and has a small antique business in Marietta, Ga. Our daughter Brittany is a graduate of the University of Georgia and works in Alpharetta. Our son graduated from Georgia College and State University served in Africa for the Peace Corps and is currently in graduate school at the University of Georgia.

Dwight Houser purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Dwight Houser chose Lake Nantahala

My wife Liz and our children Brittany and Matt found the home. It is the result of eight years of searching. After the first visit, it was clear that Lake Nantahala was the place. We looked at many beautiful homes but this one had everything we had dreamed of.

What makes this cabin unique

You will enjoy easy access to our house. You will experience a view that is second to none, on the lake. Once there, the dock and fire pit are only a few yards from the house. We have kayaks, a canoe and floats to enjoy the water. If you'd like to water ski or explore water falls, the marina is close and you can rent the boat of your choice.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Awesome lake front home w/ mountain view. wifi, game room, on the water
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful house with gorgeous views and all the amenities of home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed (2 families) for a wonderful weekend in December. Talk about a gorgeous home and setting! Everything is kept very clean and up-to-date. The living/kitchen area is very spacious and open for groups to hang out, and the massive decks overlooking the lake are filled with rockers and tables to take in the breathtaking views. The beds are very comfortable. While we were there, the weather was unseasonably warm so we were able to utilize the canoe (they also have kayaks, and supply plenty of life jackets) to take the kids for rides around the lake. We got in later on Friday evening, so the drive to the cabin was a little tenuous in the dark, but upon arrival all of your tensions melt away. Dwight is very attentive and easy to work with -- you can tell he loves his home. The best GPS app to find the home is "Waze," which helped us a lot! My only regret is that we didn't book a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words. We hope to have you again. Dwight
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Super fantastic place to have the best vacations ever.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cabin, awesome place. Everything was beautiful, we had a blast. The view from the cabin is fenomenal, the cabin is in excellent conditions and have everything you need for your stay. We will definitely come back again 100 times more. Thank you Dwight for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific Thanksgiving holiday at 'Hooked by the View'! The cabin is well appointed, spacious, and very comfortable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get away to Nantahala Lake. The only criticism I have of the property is that the sign for the property is in the wrong place altogether. If you were to follow the sign you would turn into the wrong driveway, it is actually two houses down. GPS cuts off once you reach Big Choga Rd, not a big deal but be prepared to find things the old fashioned way. Recommend four wheel drive, but really not that bad of an approach up the mountain. Great place, would love to go back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Retreat by the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 8 adults and 2 children had a great week at "Hooked by the View". The owner, Dwight, was very prompt with his responses, and easy to work with. The house is nicely furnished in a cozy country lodge style, very comfortable, and the views are wonderful . Having a living area along with the bedroom and bathroom on the lower level worked really well, as it gave our son and daughter-in-law a private family area of their own, and a quiet place for their 2 small children during naps and bedtime. We enjoyed having lots of places to sit on the decks with a glass of wine or cup of coffee. The canoe and kayaks were used many times for fishing and exploring the lake. If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax and unwind on the water, this house fits the bill!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aug 2015 Lake Nantahala

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family reunion at Dwight's lake house. The house is very comfortable and very beautiful. My mother-in-law is not able to navigate stairs, but she enjoyed watching us play in the lake as she sat on the back porch. The view was great! We greatly appreciated the use of the canoe and kayaks. The lake is so clean and the water temperature was perfect for swimming. It's about a 20-minute drive to town, so plan accordingly. Our plans were to stay at the lake house and visit. We were thoroughly entertained swimming kayaking, canoeing, swimming, playing ping pong, air hockey, and the arcade type basketball shooting game. You will need to use the free land line as there is no cell phone service, but there was internet service. We hope to go there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

The name of this cabin was "Hooked by the View", and you couldn't come up with a more accurate name. The house is set on a sparsely populated (read quiet and not busy) lake, nestled into the mountains of western North Carolina. We felt like we had the lake almost entirely to ourselves, even on the weekends. Great house that is well supplied with the things you need for an entertaining time. Great dock with kayaks and canoes, and is set in a small cove that is perfect for swimming. We rented a boat for the week from a local marina, and tied the boat up right at the house. Had a fantastic time tubing, exploring the lake, and fishing. The lake is beautiful, but remote. Make sure you check your travel times if there are area attractions that you want to visit. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Water Falls
Nearest Point of Interest
Rope Swing
Nearest Point of Interest
White Water Rafting
Nearest Point of Interest
Fly Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Launch Site
Car: necessary

Located close to white water rafting, zip lining, gem hunting, Appalachian Trail, Harrah's casino and other outdoor activities


Rates & Availability

Lake Nantahala Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jul 31 2016 - Sep 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.75%

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Lake Nantahala Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The bath in the master has a shower, only. The other two baths are tub/shower combinations.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are 4 bedrooms. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs: the master has a California king with bath, one bedroom has a double bed and the 3rd one is a double with a bunk. Down stairs is a double bed with a bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Boat dock, 3 kayaks, 1 canoe, great area for swimming, numerous floats, noodles and water fun, garage, fire pit, stone sitting area, steps from lake, swim, ladder, ample parking Rope swings on the lake, waterfalls to climb, cliff jumping, hiking and so much more

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