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Lakefront Luxury Log Home on Scenic Fontana Lake by Smoky Mtns

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Lodge, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)

Fontana Passion Lake Lodge is a luxury 5 bedroom log home directly on Fontana Lake with a private dock/slide. This log home is located in a secluded, quiet, remote, scenic, and peaceful vacation escape destination in the smoky mountains of North Carolina.

The house is located near the end of a one lane hard packed dirt/gravel road. In the very rare event that a vehicle is encountered coming in the opposite directions, guests can safely pull over or back up a little to let the other car pass or vice versa.

If this property is booked on the up to date calendar, please check availability for our 3 bedroom cabin on Fontana Lake VRBO #499936.

Very close to whitewater rafting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, world class mountain biking at Tsali recreation center, fishing, hiking/exploring the Great Smoky mountain national park, and touring the scenic roadways like the Tail of the Dragon (hwy 28).

Our log home provides luxury amenities such as granite in all 3 1/2 bathrooms and kitchen, stainless steel full kitchen with wine cooler and wineglass rack, Cuisinart cappuccino/expresso/latte maker, Keurig/Mr Coffee makers, cookware and dinnerware suitable for large groups, spices, kitchen gadgets, limited paper products/laundry supplies, kitchen seating for 16, home theatre style seating in living room with 55' LCD, ipod player, fishing pole rack, and wood burning fireplace. The 10 x 30 ' upstairs deck is partially covered with a propane grill and additional filled tanks, 4 wood rocking chairs/cracker barrel checker set, 2 loungers, and outside picnic table by grill. The master bedroom has a king bed, large electric fireplace, and a 32' LCD, reading area, jacuzzi tub, and slate tiled shower. There is a massage table with a hot stone massage kit for guests use (stored in the master bedroom closet). The 2 bedrooms upstairs both have king beds and share a bathroom. 'Hunting Lodge' themed game area downstairs with regulation sized pool table. There is a full size conversion top for ping pong, Wii and x-box 360 with approx 12 games, Rock Band drum set/guitar/mic, and 55' LCD, wet bar, beverage fridge, wineglass rack and bar tools with 45 lb icemaker, 4 nail studded leather bar stools, leather sofa with pull out sleeper, 10 person stadium seating movie theatre with Bose surround sound system, reclining leather seats and video library with over 120 movie DVD's, double sided see-thru gas fireplace and relaxation room with 2 reclining chairs. Front bedroom has king bed and back bedroom has 2 bunk beds. The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom. The downstairs deck is partially covered with 4 log chairs/table, and 2 person log swing with springs. Outside: Private dock with slide, 7 person hot tub, playset with slide/swings/upstairs fort/activity table, fire pit with seating. Optional to rent: (4) single kayaks at $10/day each, paddle board at $10/day or $100/week for all 5 items, a 22' 2015 Sun Tracker/90 HP pontoon boat for $800/week or $225/day and 3 person Sea Doo jet ski for $500/week or $250/day is also available for rent. The pontoon boat and jet ski are not available to rent from mid to late October though mid April.

The house is pet friendly with a charge of $125 due at checkout paid to the cleaning crew.

* Fontana Lake water levels vary throughout the year. The lake is slowly drawn down after labor day and continues to drop to approx 50 linear feet at lowest level during the winter months (lake depth over 200 feet in areas) and typically starts coming back up in March . Although the private dock is typically floating from April 15 to October 15 and rests on the shore bank from mid October to early April guests can step off dock walkway and access the water by walking down the bank which is typically dry with shale/rocks.

Keywords: Luxury Log Home on scenic Fontana Lake by Smoky Mountains

More Details

owner/property manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2017

About owner/property manager

My husband, daughter, and I love this area and this house with a passion which is why we called it Fontana Passion Lake Lodge. We love the peaceful 12,000 acre lake with 240 miles of shoreline which provides numerous opportunities for the outdoor sportsperson. We personally love to waterski, kneeboad, and kayak.

My husband is a physical therapist and I am in medical sales.

We hope you love this house and area as much as we do and come back often to relax, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and reenergize.

owner/property manager purchased this lodge in 2011

Why owner/property manager chose Lake Santeetlah

We have been going to this area for over 30 years and always wanted to own property there. Since 85% of property on Fontana Lake is owned by the forest service (accounts for the minimal boat traffic, unspoiled, and peaceful area )we were fortunate to find this property for sale and made our dream come true. We love the close proximity to Asheville, mountain biking, rafting, tubing at Bryson City, casinos at Cherokee, and breathtaking mountain views.

What makes this lodge unique

Directly on the lake with immediate water access and private boat dock with slide. Secluded area with minimal homes and boat traffic on lake to enjoy the scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I want to let you know what a wonderful time my entire family had at the lake and the lake house made it a special time for all of us. The house is absolutely gorgeous, with lovely decorations and amenities. All of the beds were very comfortable. The downstairs ice maker was a great idea as well as all of the entertainment items."
May 2011
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Robbinsville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (4), fold out beds with 5' memory foam and (2) pull out sofa bed (1) , Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Movie theatre with stadium seating. Leather reclining chairs for 10 people with over 120 movie DVD library. Massage table with aroma therapy in master bedroom closet and massage therapist available upon appointment.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Luxury Log Home on Scenic Fontana Lake by Smoky Mtns
average rating of 4.847826 based on 47 reviews

Breathtaking Smokey Mtn Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect stay outside of missing some basic (extra) housekeeping supplies. Would recommend this home to anyone looking for a luxury getaway in the mountains!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place, everyone absolutely loved it

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville SC


  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owner graciously called a few days before check in to familiarize me with the area, and answer any questions I may have. As the owner is extremely knowledgeable about the area, her advice and directions were completely SPOT ON.

Upon arriving at the beautiful home, my family and I were mesmerized by this amazing property. This wonderful home has every amenity anyone could possibly request. From enjoying the open kitchen/living room, to hanging out on the covered deck/balcony, my family and I were elated. The beds are EXTREMELY comfortable, and the theater room is to die for.

I travel a lot through HAH/VRBO. Of all my travels, this is one of the best properties I have ever rented.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

My family (including wife, mom, dad, brother, sister and 6 children) took the children to the Polar Express in Bryson City. We needed a house that would accommodate everyone. We were not disappointed in this house. There was a movie room, games, x-box, etc. for the kids and plenty of space for the adults. The house was very clean when we arrived and the owner of the house called us a day before the trip to answer any questions we had. I would recommend this house to anyone visiting Bryson City, Robbinsville or the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Unreal potential, Beautiful views, Poor management

  • 2 of 5

Let's start with what was dirty or broken. The jacuzzi did not retain heat and the water was unsanitary. In a matter of 20-30 minutes the water level abruptly dropped to about half empty and forced us to run inside. The fireplace in the basement did not work and the grill out back was disgusting. The towels in the basement bathroom looked dirty and a hand towel found in a kitchen drawer was crusty. The double doors in the basement wouldn't stay closed and wouldn't lock either. It looks like the upper latches at the top of the doors were damaged from forced entry and never repaired. On the bright side, the location of the home is superb and the place has an abundance of potential. I'm not sure if it was just neglected in the offseason but it was not what I expected. After leaving the lodge I had broke out with what appeared to be bedbug bites (not 100%) but a severe rash ensued the day we left. With concern of future guests, we reached out to the owner and received a rather rude response. I was accused of "baseless accusations" and "false accusations". We simply brought it to Gaylene's attention and believe it was worth looking into. Concerned there were bedbug bites, I got on here to check reviews and did NOT find a single one regarding issues with bugs, but after reading Gaylene's replies to some reviews I thought I'd write about my experience. I am 100% confident that the cause of this breakout arose from the lodge and would recommend that all future guests do a thorough walk thru upon arrival. On that note, after reading dozens of reviews I'm sure the place is amazing during the summer when it receives more attention.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future guests: This review is not accurate and is contradictory. The 1 guest out of a group of 14 that left this review did not notify their group organizer of these issues until 3 days after they left my home and had spent 3 nights in different hotels traveling back to New York. I had the Orkin inspector who specializes in these complaints come the following day after notification who inspected every single mattress down to its inner core, every bed, every bedroom, and found absolutely no evidence of bed bugs. I confirmed this to the group organizer yet this 1 guest continued with this review. All my paperwork requests that guests contact the cleaning crew with any cleaning issues w the house/hot tub immediately so they can correct any issues since they live in the area and are responsible for the cleanliness of the house. Unfortunately this was not done. The hot tub was completely drained, filters sanitized and refilled with fresh water right before this rental. Regarding the water temp, I have detailed instructions by the hot tub on changing the settings to different modes (sleep, economy, standard) to maintain the water temperature. As far as the water level dropping suddenly, the only way the water level can drop is if a very large bore tube is put in the hot tub to drain it. The cleaning crew did not have to refill the hot tub on these guests check out since the water level was full. Regarding the doors downstairs, the cleaning crew locks them after every cleaning. I had installed some hardware 6 years ago without proper tools on the INSIDE of the doors so the suggestion of forced entry is inaccurate. All towels and linens in the house are washed and dried after every rental of course! The previous guests must have turned off the pilot light on the downstairs fireplace although the instructions for lighting the pilot light are by the fireplace. The cleaning crew is experienced and competent and are there every week to clean. I am there EVERY single month year round to manage my home, so the claim of the "off season" is also inaccurate. I take guest satisfaction, upkeep, and maintenance very seriously and work very hard to keep this house in tip top shape. In summary, I request the group organizer of rentals to handle and keep their group informed of all written communication to avoid misunderstandings, stress, and confusion.
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50th Anniversary- A Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Fontana Passion was perfect for our weekend celebrating our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary! Everyone had plenty of room to spread out for a relaxing weekend. Many in our group really enjoyed downstairs in the theater room as well as ping pong/pool table. There was never a dull moment. The owners have certainly thought of everything and have made every effort to make this cabin feel warm and cozy! The only downside is the extremely low lake level this time of year (completely out of the owners control). The owner was a true pleasure to work with and supplied us with ample information to make sure our stay was perfect. Thank you for sharing Fontana Passion with us. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Robbinsville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer beginning
May 31 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer mid to end
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
6 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Valentines Day
Feb 8 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 12 2018 - May 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer: beginning
May 30 2018 - Jun 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
July 4
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer-mid to end
Jul 6 2018 - Aug 29 2018
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 30 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Security deposit $500 check due 30 days before rental which I hold, do not cash, and return after the cleaning crew confirms the house is undamaged. Cleaning fee $225 due at check out. Cancellations >30 days before arrival refunded minus 10%. No refunds for cancellations <30 days prior to arrival: rebooking is possible. Opt to rent:22' pontoon boat/90 HP $800/week & 3 person jet ski $400/week: $500 security deposit for pontoon & $1000 for jet ski.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
92 Miles
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Smoky Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 74
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
thirteen moons
Nearest Ski
54 Miles
Cataloochee ski area

Golf: Smoky Mountain Golf Course is closeby

Ski: Cataloochee Ski Area is cloby and has 50 skiiable acrea, 16 lighted slopes, 3 aerial lifts, and 2 conveyor lifts


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