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If you are looking for a classic mountain getaway, with a superb location in the Nantahala National Forest - on Lake Nantahala - this is your place! By 'classic' we mean it was built by our children's great-grandparents as a mountain vacation home and fishing base back in the '60s. It is NOT a million dollar McMansion thrown up a few years ago that will cost a fortune to rent. It's our family lakehouse. And, we're happy to rent it to you.
This vacation get-away is located on Lake Nantahala with direct access to a private dock and absolutely beautiful views of the lake and mountains. The lake can be enjoyed for swimming, fishing and boating. Many other outdoor activities are within arms reach of the property.
The location of the house on the lake is something special, a place where you can retreat to get away from the grind of normal life. It is a true escape, nestled away in a stand of enormous poplar trees with a view of the large lake area in front of the distant natural dam. The hours melt away as you settle into a life of mountain informality, fantastic natural surroundings and wonderful fellowship with family and friends.
The house was one of the first properties built on the lake, and has been maintained and updated with modern amenities. The two-level house is ideal for families and groups of friends. The upper (driveway) level has two bedrooms and one large sleeping area with a screened-off double bed, two single beds and a couch bed. The lower level features a family room with a wood burning fireplace, a large, well-equipped kitchen, and an outside patio facing the lake with a gas grill. It has all the character of a family mountain cabin, with added features like remodeled kitchen, washer/dryer, satellite TV, and DVD/VCR.
The public boat landing is nearby, within 5 minutes by car or a short 15 minute walk. A canoe is included along with paddles and personal floatation devices.
Keywords: House, Cabin, Lake house, Summer home, Mountain home
Natives of NC and SC with a number of family members living in points North and West.
LaRue Wait purchased this house in 1962
The house was built by our father and mother when there were only a few houses on the lake. The land it was built on was part of a large tract of land that our parents bought back when the Nantahala Lake was known to only a few local mountain folk. It has been in our family ever since.
To say that there are countless memories of visits and gatherings of family and friends is a huge understatement. We gather here during three seasons (it's a bit cold in the winter so it is generally closed then) and enjoy the wonderful scenery and all that mountain fresh air.
This house is a true treasure and was built by our father and other local mountain men. The stone steps to the lake were laid by a local mason. The trees, including two apple trees and a pear tree, were planted by our father. And to this day I tend to and add to our mother's wonderful selection of native plants that add different colors to the landscape throughout the year.
Nature, the lake, the fresh mountain air and communion with loved ones.
I went up to beautiful Lake Nantahala for four days with my husband, son, and his friend. I wish that I would have brought my two little dogs. It is the perfect place for dogs. There is little traffic as it is nestled away on an almost private road. The location is convenient as it is close to the Lake's-End marina and restaurant. It sleeps about 12, including two sofas. The bed and bath are upstairs. The kitchen and half bath is downstairs. There is one working fireplace downstairs, and they provide the wood. We loved this. There are no decks, but there are large picture windows and a patio. It would be great if there was some vista pruning, but one can still see the lake pretty well. The place is clean but has a slight mildew odor in the upstairs area. There is no dishwasher and no wifi. Cell service was also not existent for our carrier. The neighbors oversee the place and are wonderful. They answered our questions and made sure that we had everything that we needed. They also rent their pontoon boat for a great price. It is a bit dated, but they are refurbishing it soon. It is a great deal at 165.00 per day plus paying for gas. We took the boat out and toured the entire lake. The boat owners are flexible and knowledgeable about the area. The dock is also a bit dated, but the owners are getting a new one soon. Two canoes, a flat bottom boat, a grill, all cooking utensils, etc. are included. Also, bedding, bath and beach towels are provided. This place provided a nice unplugged weekend. It was only 17 miles to Franklin, NC, where we ate at the food truck and tested samples at the Loafing Hiker Brewery, and 15 or so miles to Anderson. There is hiking everywhere. We spent most of the time pontooning and kayaking on our own kayaks. The marina rents paddle boards, kayaks, etc.. We will return.
My husband and I stayed here with our dog Mattie for a quick get away before our daughter was born. We couldn't have picked a better spot. We spent many mornings in the canoe out on the lake (bundled up, of course!) and then we would head inside, light a fire and take a nap on the couch. There is great fishing just up the road, and several nice spots on the river to plant a chair and relax. The home itself was very clean and neat. We slept in the bedroom with the lake view and it was very comfortable. I can imagine that coming in the summer would be great, as the lake would be very refreshing. We certainly plan to come back for another stay. Thank you for sharing your home with us. :)
Beautiful views. Relaxing lake with very little boating, only a few fishing boats. Good canoe and exceptionally calm water to paddle around in. Older but clean cabin with comfortable beds. Great kitchen set up with nice gas grill that actually lights. You will need to get there before dark as roads are narrow with sharp turns. as you would expect around a lake in the mountains.
What a great place! Description was very accurate, property was clean and well maintained (the kitchen has everything you will need). The owners were great and responded to all questions right away. We would (and have already) recommended this house to a few friends.
All 3 children of our children said that this was their favorite vacation ever - better than Disney World! We will be back next summer and for years to come! Thank you for sharing your wonderful house on one of the best spots on the lake!
This was our 2nd summer visiting this house on Lake Nantahala. We love the location on the lake, the easy accessibility to the dock (many homes on the lake require a workout to get to/from the dock), and the layout of the house. It's not fancy, but the kitchen is nicely updated and the extra sleeping area upstairs is great for a family. We also enjoy the close proximity to the Nantahala River for kayaking and nearby hiking trails.
We stayed in the Lakehouse for over a week and had the greatest time over there! The surroundings are astonishing and the house provided all the comfort we could hope for.
In fact, we enjoyed our stay so much that we'll come back this summer!
Some of the best whitewater in the USA is within 1-3 hours driving distance. Also, fantastic road and mountain biking, as well as hiking are accessible within minutes. The Appalachian Trail is 7 miles away, and Bartram Trail is within 2 miles. The Nantahala River is 12 miles away.
Fishing on the lake and in nearby rivers is also very good. Plenty of local advice can be had through local tackle and outdoor stores.
The Cherokee Indian Reservation is a 1 hr drive and has a casino, souvenirs and a wonderful, family-friendly performance called Unto These Hills documenting the Trail of Tears.
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3 night minimum stay