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Lake Nantahala Luxury Log Home in gated community sleeps 10 comfortably

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms plus sleeping loft, 2 full bathrooms,1 half bathroom, Lake front.

Beautiful 10 inch Ponderosa Pine log home located on Lake Nantahala, a lake with crystal clear water and gorgeous views. Three of the four bedrooms open to decks overlooking the lake. Lake Nantahala is one of the cleanest most pristine lakes in the USA and 85% of its shoreline is owned by the US National Forest Service. This means the lake is never crowded. Included in the rental is a kayak and a boat dock.This is a great home for relaxing and enjoying the lake views. The log home features four bedrooms and a sleeping loft. Beds include 1 king, 2 queen, and four single beds. The lake views from the great room, deck, and three bedrooms are beautiful and peaceful. This is a great place to spend your vacation!

Nearby attractions include trout fishing or whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, hiking on the Appalachian or Bartram Trails, or golf. We are about 90 minutes away from the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casinos and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The cabin is about 40 minutes from the new Cherokee Casino opening in 2014 in Murphy, NC.

Lake Nantahala is a true diamond in the rough! At 3000 feet above sea level, the summers are cool and comfortable. You will probably want to use a blanket for sleeping, even in the summer. It is located between Andrews and Franklin, NC in Macon County. It is about a 2 hour drive from Atlanta, Asheville, Knoxville and Chattanooga. There are plenty of things to do in the area. The Nantahala River below Nantahala Dam is a world-famous delayed harvest trout stream. Fly fishers from all over the world come to the Nantahala. Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting are available as well. The Nantahala River was the venue for kayaking in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Nantahala Lake is known for smallmouth bass, trout, walleye and it has even been stocked with salmon! The Appalachian Trail crosses Wayah Road about 8 miles from the house. The Bartram Trail is even closer. The rafting and kayaking put-in on the Nantahala River is about 15 miles from the cabin, with the takeout point being at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, downstream.

The house has lots of room for adults and kids to spread out and enjoy. There are three TVs with Atlanta stations, high speed internet and telephone. An added benefit is that your cell phone won't work here so you can finally get some rest and relaxation!

There is a boat dock and a gentle walk down to the dock from the house. The public ramp is less than a mile from the house. Pontoon boat rentals and gas are available at Lake's End Marina which also features a nice restaurant with some good down home cooking. Here are the comments left by a recent guest:

'This cabin is utterly breathtaking. It literally was one of the most beautiful places I've been in my life. A total of eight friends came from across the country (Florida, North Carolina & Illinois) to celebrate friends-giving together as a part of an annual tradition. Everyone was surprised at the beauty and elegance of the cabin. It was clean, well-kept and tidy. Doug was readily available to contact if needed but we still felt perfectly secluded in the mountains (which is what we were looking for). The cabin is on a private and safe road which is gated. While it takes a while to get up the mountain, it is totally worth it. This cabin it perfect for a long weekend or holiday. The space is very large and spacious. There is a main floor with a master, a basement with three roomy bedrooms & a loft upstairs with two beds. Great for children, families as well as younger adults. The kitchen is fully stocked & there's a dishwasher. Full laundry downstairs as well as 2.5 bathrooms. Last but not least, the view....I honestly can't say enough about the view. The lake is gorgeous. I couldn't ask for anything more calm & relaxing then waking up, drinking a cup of coffee and sitting by the large bay window that overlooks the lake. So private and soothing. You won't regret renting this home the puzzles are great.'

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Doug

Doug and Phyllis Holt are the owners and builders of this house. Doug has developed several properties at Lake Nantahala, including Nantahala Harbor and his current project, Hidden Springs, located on the Nantahala River just below Nantahala Dam. Phyllis is a retired elementary school teacher. The live in Cumming, Georgia, about two hours from the cabin.

Doug purchased this house in 2001

Why Doug chose Topton

This property has been a labor of love for Doug and Phyllis. We helped design the house and we just love Lake Nantahala and the surrounding area. It is so peaceful and quiet.

What makes this house unique

This house is the last house on the lake in the Nantahala Shores Subdivision, so it is secluded and has the added advantage of giving you the ability to observe wildlife and also the stars at night are incredible with no city lights to obscure your view.


Topton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Clawfoot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Lake Nantahala Luxury Log Home in gated community sleeps 10 comfortably
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Valdosta, GA

I love it 😍

  • 5 of 5

Is our second time going to the cabin. Is berry clean and have a beautiful view. We have a lot of fun and we enjoyed the cabin 100%.. This year we don’t fish because it was super cold, but the last time we do a lot of fishing, kayaking and swimming. Everything you need the cabin have. I want to go back 😍👍🏽👍🏽

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great secluded log cabin on a beautiful lake.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent four days here to celebrate Thanksgiving. We loved the home, the views, seclusion, and all the jig saw puzzles.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!
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Beautiful and comfortable in November

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and well-stocked with everything we needed. The owner is communicative and very easy to deal with. November is not the typical month for us to visit the lake, but it really has its own seasonal beauty.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale

GReat,absolutely amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful weekend and wish to stay longer,the air and nature around us amazing,house is very big and warm,very clean and solid.thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really nice place to spend some quiet time.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice and quiet place overlooking the lake ...... loved the stay wish it where more motorcycle friendly really tricky to get to and from on motorcycles but other than that really nice place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property, view and lake

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained house and clean sheets. Internet was spotty but knew this going into it. Would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 74
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Lakes End
Car: necessary

Genuine 10 inch Ponderosa Pine Log Home located on Lake Nantahala, the cleanest lake east of the Mississippi. 4 bedrooms plus a sleeping loft easily accomodates up to 10 people. Boat dock, Close to Cherokee, Highlands, Nantahala Gorge and the Bartram Trail


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.