Come to this beautiful, romantic mountain retreat right on crystal clear Nanatahala Lake. You will find yourself high in the treetops, watching the pines swaying in the wind, the Sourwood leaves turning red, and the lake below sparkling with sun. In winter, the mountain tops across the lake will shimmer with frost.
This is a perfect romantic get-a-way. Wake in the morning to the sun coming over the mountains shining across the lake. In fall, reds and yellows against the dark green on the mountainsides or right outside the window engulf you with the wonder of fall. In summer, be engulfed by Appalachian lushness. And take a short drive to take a short or long hike on the beautiful Appalachian Trail (including a scenic fire tower look-out). Sometimes the Smokey Mountain mist creates shining wonders before your eyes. Cook your favorite gourmet meals in our kitchen in full view of the lake. Basking in the dappled sun on the deck is always wonderful.
At night, build a fire and sink into comfort with a glass of wine or your favorite tea while moonlight plays on the mountains across the lake. Try some candlelight while soaking in our large comfortable oval tub. Or relax in our cozy private spa on the lower deck and watch the stars.
Take a swim in the clear waters below. Use our canoe or two kayaks or launch your own boat nearby and tie up at our dock. Spend evenings on the dock, gazing at the stars in the clear mountain air. Feel the gratitude of just being alive.
Stroll down our scenic, peaceful neighborhood lane, take a loop hike through the woods on primative roads or take the nearby hikes on the Appalachian Trail to a great look-out or Wayha, Wesser or Siler Balds. Watch the birds, try your luck in the nearby award-winning trout stream or look for rare fresh water salmon across the lake or just fish right off the dock. Explore one of the many bike routes or visit the famous Nantahala Outdoor Center for rafting, kayaking, biking and delicious food.
Smokey Mountain National Park invites you just an hour away, or you can visit the famous Biltmore House in Asheville. Take a scenic ride on the historic railway or try panning for gems. Do you like music? Vist Dolly Partan's village or attend free Friday night concerts at John Campbell Folk School, or the great bands playing riverside at NOC. On the other hand, just sitting on the deck in the tree tops gazing at the lake might be just the peace and solitude you need.
Come treat yourself and let us welcome you to our home. We think there is no place more beautiful! We hope you will agree.
In winter the boats can still be used from the beach and sun shines brightly through the leafless trees and reflects up from the lake through the many windows. At night build a warm fire or just enjoy games with family. Outside, all is quiet.
Keywords: House Lake Cabin
BedroomsBedroom 2 -- spacious with desk, phone, great view
deck and hot tub out the glass doors
Bedroom 3 - bunk bed - great view
double on bottom, single on top, extra mattress under bed
On main floor -- adjoining living room, bathroom - great vie
Queen size Bed (1), Double (1) Bunk bed sleeps 3, extra double mattress. Couch in TV/game room - converts to double bed.
toilet, tub, shower
Dishes & Utensils
Enough to serve 9 or 10.,
It is open to the living room and its many windows so that you have an amazing view while cooking. Has all the amenities.
There is no cell phone access but seems to be a small hot spot if you walk down the road. The land line is convenient.,
Entire main floor has good air conditioning. Lower level remains cool since it is built into the hill. Fans are provided for exceptional occasions.,
Excellent heat on both levels.,
Beautiful wood fireplace in living room and wood is provided. However, we suggest using packaged fire logs which we will provide. We want to keep the air clean.,
There is room for four cars in our driveway. The lane is too narrow for additional parking. Trailers and ATVs are prohibited, but can be parked nearby.,
FAST INTERNET! After waiting for years to get DSL internet (instead of satellite) we finally have it and it works GREAT!,
Very spacious including dining area. You will enjoy the massage chair, too. Excellent views from every room in the house.
Other Amenities Washer & Dryer,
Satellite or cable,
New high definition very large screen in lower level den and game room. A separate TV just for DVD's in the bedroom.,
Satellite / Cable,
Selected to be about the North Carolina mountains.,
Combination pool and ping pong. Bring own video games and use with large TV.,
A variety of board games for all ages.,
Ping Pong Table,
About twenty videos and DVD's suitable for family viewing, four of which either filmed in or are set in the NC mountains.
Pool / SpaHot Tub
You can soak on the outside deck with a great view of the lake and tall trees. At night you can admire the amazingly bright stars. We have bubbles instead of jets.
OutsideLawn / Garden
Raised flower bed on roadside of house.,
We have two high balconies. See 'Deck',
Kayak / Canoe
Two single person kayaks, a three person canoe -- preservers provided, but welcome to bring own. We recently added a SUP (stand up paddle board) for children or adults up to 135 pounds.,
We have two tucked away, but advise you to bring your own. There are great biking trails nearby.,
Pontoon boat rentals very nearby. Reserve in advance.,
Deck / Patio
One is off the living room with a table (six), great view, one just off the lower level bedrooms -- with a spa. A third outside eating area is outside at a picnic table.
NotesWifi, intercom to communicate with folks downstairs, new Turbo 2 Massage Chair, spa to seat four with bubbles but no jets on the deck, Large dock, canoe and two single kayaks, one which is especially good for kids, stand-up paddle board for kids, driveway parking for three or four cars, peaceful one lane winding road, neighbors out of view because of lush surrounding woods. Very, very tall pines!