About the property
- House1400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom w/Lake View, Wrap-around Porch, and Large Private Dock
Plan a weekend or a whole week for your family to share a cozy family home right on Kerr Lake. Once you are here you forget all about the daily grind and really feel like you are hours away from it all! The view from the back of the wrap-around porch is gorgeous, with a large grassy area for playing/grilling/games, and the lake and private boat dock are in plain view. The dock is very large for plenty of chairs to sit and fish or just enjoy the sun, or bring your boat or kayaks to explore the waters - the dock can fit at least three water crafts^ (please read further below).
The location is perfect for a quick trip from Raleigh/Durham - only 1 hour from North Raleigh or Durham (up to 1.5 hrs from S.Raleigh) the home is located just past Townsville NC, which is nice considering most of the lake is in Virginia which would take a lot longer to get to. It is also very close to a boat ramp (Ivy Hill ramp, less than 10 mins), good for anyone bringing a boat or coming for fishing, and the location on the lake is ideal because you are not on the 'main' open water so it is very quiet and peaceful, but 1 minute on a boat around a corner and you are on the open water for skiing or sightseeing.
This is a self-clean accommodation^^ (please read further below). The kitchen has all the amenities you need and features a large island with 4 bar stools - nice for entertaining. There is also a dining table for more seating, and the kitchen and dining are open to a large living room with TV, cable/internet^^^ (please read further below), DVDs, board games and a bocce ball set for your use. There are three bedrooms - two with queen beds, and one with 2 twin beds - each bedroom can sleep two comfortably, and two full baths. Gas grill for your use as well.
New for 2018 we NO LONGER PROVIDE ANY LINENS OR TOWELS unless you inquire about renting them. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN! There are two queen beds and two twin beds. This allows you a LOT of extra time on the morning of check-out to do the required cleaning and not have to do laundry, and prevents problems we've had with laundry not being dried and handled properly.
* NO SMOKING OR PETS.
* MAXIMUM OF 6 GUESTS.
* WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE/HANDICAP FRIENDLY!
* CHECK-IN TIME IS 4:00 PM DAY OF ARRIVAL, CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 PM DAY OF DEPARTURE. Early check-in and late check-out are options for a small extra fee if there is no other party arriving or departing on the same day, just inquire.
*THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS REQUIRE A 5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY:
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day. OR for Memorial Day or Labor Day you may stay 3 nights but pay $190/night.
We also welcome any inquires regarding longer-term rentals, such as several months at a time.
^Notice about dock: Kerr Lake's water level changes all the time because it feeds Lake Gaston, whose level must remain constant. So the dock location may not be optimal at times. Due to heavy rains or drought situations the water level may fluctuate rapidly, which means the ramp may be out in the water and unreachable without walking through some water first. We will constantly try to keep it corrected as much as we can, but can never guarantee the location. We do ask for renters NOT to adjust it themselves because our property manager stays on top of the forecast and has a strategy for preparing for water level changes that keep it from getting beached (which is near impossible to fix because ours is so big and heavy). Thank you for understanding.
^^ This is a SELF-CLEAN accommodation. Due to the location of the property and it being remote, we do not have the cleaning options that other rentals properties may have (we often can't even get cleaning people out here at all, much less on very short notice). During the busier summer months when there are back-to-back rentals we especially need to rely on our renters to do a VERY thorough cleaning job, as there are only 4-hour windows between rentals. We do this to try to maximize everyone's time at the home, but we just ask for awareness and courtesy about this. Due to this we REQUIRE you bring your own linens, that way clean-up time is a lot shorter on the morning of check-out because you don't have to wait for load(s) of laundry to be finished and dried properly. Thank you for understanding!!!
^^^ As a warning learned from guests in the past, please do NOT come here if you plan on just watching TV or using the internet all day, or if you will be here on business and need to rely 100% on having internet service. As stated further in the "amenities" section, we DO have satellite TV and internet service, however due to being in such a remote location it has problems from time to time and the data package is very small for the internet so it gets used up very quickly each month and we can only buy a certain extra amount maximum per month. We hate this as much as you do because it takes a lot of our time to try to correct this all the time (on the phone with the provider, arranging someone to meet them there in a 4-hour-window since we don't live in the area, etc, etc), but we do try our hardest to have it there for at least checking emails and watching a few shows while you're there. So this is our official fine print that the service is unreliable and there will be NO compensation for outages. We do research every year if there are any better provider options that we can try to improve this. Thanks!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Sara Nicholson
We are Christian and Sara and we LOVE to boat and spend every minute outside that we can. Christian is from England but grew up in South Africa, so he loves how the weather here gets warm like South Africa but the area has the country feel of England. Sara is a Raleigh native and just loves being around water. We got married in 2010 and welcomed twin boys in June 2014!
Sara Nicholson purchased this House in 2009
Why Sara Nicholson chose Townsville
We absolutely LOVE this home - the location is so great on the lake, and the home itself is so cozy and 'lake-y' yet open and spacious as well. When we come here we truly feel like we are days away from the city life and are in a whole different world.
What makes this House unique
The covered back porch is the absolute best feature - you can literally sit there all day no matter what the weather and just look at the water and watch and listen to the nature around you while drinking your coffee or an ice-cold beer. The dock is the second best feature - you could also spend all day here between swimming in the clean water, walking around the shore area (which can be like a beach depending on the water level), sun-bathing, fishing, and of course boating. Then at night you can lay on the dock and watch the stars that you just don't see in the city.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wolfpack April 2018 Fishing Adventure
We had a great week at Wolfpack Lodge. The house was clean and suited ours needs well. The large l-shaped porch was perfect for our fishing gear and ice chests. There was plenty of yard for our fish cleaning table as well as our own grill. A very roomy driveway for our vehicles and boat trailers. Being fishermen our real concerns were electric for charging our boat batteries and docking. We had brought our 10 gauge extension cords along which worked out well. When we arrived the dock was too far out in the lake. I called and the dock was moved in the next day. It is a large dock and can dock three boats easily which worked out well for us. The real draw back was that by the end of the week we had to walk thru knee high water to get from shore to the dock because of the rain. I am adding waders to my list of things i need to pack. I would have given 5-stars if it wasn't for the wet feet.
I almost forgot, Mill Creek has a good population of nice bass. We caught six bass over 20" (4.5 to 5.5 lbs) and good numbers of smaller bass. We also caught some nice crappie and catfish.
Very nice and peaceful, house was clean and comfortable
Really nice and peaceful place to stay, Sara was honest about the dock being in the water and every time I called and needed something she picked up, would recommend this to other people. It’s nice and right on the lake. Fishing was good and plenty of space to park the boat. House is very clean and comfortable.
Hi Alex, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the kind words! Hope you can stay with us again. - Sara
Very nice place
Clean very quiet peaceful.
a perfect nook
Wolfpack lane is just what we needed for whole family. The house was perfect and a short walk to the dock made it perfect for everyone to go to the dock and swim, fish, or just relax as the sun went down. We would go again.
Kevin's Big Bass Classic
Five guys on our annual fishing trip. The accommodations were great for the event and all of us enjoyed the location, lake, back porch and dock. We will recommend Wolfpack lodge to others.
Wonderful place to vacation! Clean and accommodating!
My family and I stayed for a week and we loved it. Upon arrival we found an exquisitely clean home with charming decor and set up. The lake is right out your back door and the dock was wonderful for our boating needs. We will be back! Highly recommend if you have children. Great yard to play in.
So glad to hear! Thanks for staying with us Stephanie!
At Wolfpack Lodge you will be getting away from it all here. You and your family will enjoy a nice, quiet location on Kerr Lake near Henderson Point. The house is at the end of a gravel road, so it is very private. Also, the location on the lake itself is ideal because you are not on the 'main' water so it is very quiet and peaceful for swimming and fishing, but one minute on a boat around a corner and you are on the big, open water for skiing or sightseeing.
Once you launch your boat at the boat ramp (only 8 minutes away by car, then 4 minutes back by water) you can drive it back to the home's spacious dock which can accommodate 3 boats and leave it here for the duration of your stay for quick and easy trips on and off the water.
One of the best fishing lakes in the eastern United States, Kerr Lake features striped bass, largemouth bass, white perch, crappie, and catfish. Fish from a boat, the shoreline or from the piers at Bullocksville and Henderson Point. The pier at Henderson Point is open 24 hours per day.
Clarksville, VA is a only boat-ride away and is a great, quaint little town to stop in for the day with it's large boat dock, nice restaurants and shops (lots of great antique shops). The Kerr Lake Dam and some large marinas are also a quick boat ride away in the other direction. Steele Creek Marina and Satterwhite Point Marina, are open year round and offer fuel, mooring, slips, service and supplies, and sometimes have special events going on such as fireworks display for July 4th. Satterwhite Point has a visitor's center complete with an exhibit hall. An accessible nature trail with an overlook, as well as an amphitheater, are nearby.
While the location of the home is somewhat remote, Henderson is only 15 minutes away and has everything you could need in an emergency (hospital, stores, restaurants, shopping, etc). There are also a couple convenience stores only 3-5 minutes away from the home for necessities such as drinks, snacks, bait & tackle, etc, and a Dollar General between the home and Henderson.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$200 deposit is due upon booking to hold it. THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS REQUIRE A 5-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day. OTHERWISE you may stay for 3 nights at the higher Holiday Rate of $190/night. Payment in full of the rental fees shall be due within 14 days of the Check-in Date. If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be kept if notification is given 7 days or less prior to check-in date. Any other money paid will be refunded as follows: 100% if 3+ days prior to check-in; 50% if 2 days or less prior to check-in.