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Plan ahead for Summer and Fall - Beautiful Log Home at Lake Nantahala

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Real Log Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-9)

This beautiful luxury log home has new furnishings throughout. Everything in this home is upgraded from the kitchen to the game room.

Tremendous views of Lake Nantahala and the Smoky Mountains from the two large decks. 30' ceilings on the second floor with wide open views from the family room and the kitchen. Relax by one of the two fireplaces. One wood burning in the living room and gas log fireplace in the master bedroom. One bedroom and one bath on the upper floor and three bedrooms and one bath on the bottom floor. Large TV and gameroom. This real log home is truly a neat place to vacation and just relax.

Our cabin is located about a quarter mile off of Wayah Rd which borders Lake Nantahala . (135 Ridge Top drive, Topton, NC) The roads are all paved to within a quarter mile of the cabin. The drive off Wayah Rd is gravel and has only one turn. This area is quiet, and very private. There are only a couple of cabins above us on the mountain. I have seen kids swimming off the dock. The lake never seems crowded. Usually only a couple of boats in view. Lakes End Cafe/Marina rents boats...it is about a mile from the cabin.

The cabin is about 1 1/2 hours from Asheville and 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta. The beds are all full size with one being a bunk bed with a twin size over top. Total sleeping is for 9.

The boat ramp on the lake is about a quarter mile from the neighborhood. It has a dock and you can swim, ski, fish, etc. The entrance to the boating area is about 100 yards east of our gravel drive. This is at 3,200 feet, so the water is always an emerald green color. The lake also has salmon. (only one on the east coast) I have not fished there yet, but I see bass boats and pontoon boats on the lake. The lake flows into Nantahala Gorge which has a lot of fly fishermen. The Nantahala Outdoor Center is less than a half hour away and you can enjoy rafting in the summer, dining and mountain biking there. The Great Smokey Mountain Railway is less than an hour away in Bryson City. The Lakes End Marina rents boats, call 828-321-3001 Lakes End Marina is about a mile away. Also Jeff at Nantahala Marine rents boats and will actually bring them to the dock and meet you which really makes it east to drive down, park, and take off for boating. 321-828-BOAT

Nantahala is the South's only lake with freshwater Salmon

Kokanee Salmon are the landlocked version of the Pacific Sockeye salmon. Stocked in Nantahala Lake in the early 1960's as forage for the predator population of Walleye, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, the salmon have been naturally reproducing ever since. The average Kokanee Salmon across the country is 12" with a few lakes producing larger fish. Nantahala is one of those lakes. The average salmon in Nantahala is 18" with many fish over 20".

We sleep 9 comfortably and the place is turn-key. There are 4 bedrooms. One bedroom has a bunk bed with a double on the bottom, and a single on top. All you need to bring is food.

Please see our website and select the Gallery for more pictures of the cabin, bedrooms, and surrounding area. There is also and Activities link for things to do in the area. (hiking, biking, rafting, etc) It is beautiful, you won’t be disappointed.

Keywords: lake, log, Cabin, family, view

More Details

Mike Cronin
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

Why Mike Cronin chose Topton

Real log cabin with main living area upstairs at parking level with a a fireplace, dining room, kitchen, full bath and bedroom as well as a large porch with a grill. Views of Lake Nantahala are amazing from both levels. Downstairs features a family room and 3 bedrooms including the master with a private gas fireplace.

What makes this cabin unique

This quiet and private getaway has spectacular views of Lake Nantahala. The lodge-like charm of this cabin makes you feel relaxed right away. The views from anywhere in the house are spectacular especially from the hot tub on the lower porch. The Nantahala Gorge is 20 minutes away and some of the best rafting on the east coast. Tsali hosts some of the best and scenic mountain biking as well. Just another 5 miles from the Nantahala Outdoor Center.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Topton in Macon County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Has private in room fireplace as well as a hot tub outside
    Upstairs Guest room - 1 Large Double Bed , main level guest room with door to full bathroom
    Kids Room - sleeps 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Single on top, double on bottom of bunk bed
    Downstairs Guest Room - 1 Large Double Bed , downstairs bedroom next to master bathroom
    Loft - Has a sofa and room for your inflatable or sleeping bag
  • Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • marina
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
rafting, mountain biking and boat ramp/dock nearby, Nantahala Outdoor Center 20 minutes away in the Nantahala Gorge


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Plan ahead for Summer and Fall - Beautiful Log Home at Lake Nantahala
average rating of 4.5 based on 32 reviews
Research Triangle

Huge cabin in the woods overlooking the Nantahala River!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed this cabin during the Thanksgiving holiday. The kitchen had everything we needed. The home was very clean. The house was huge and accommodated our family very well. We were able to wash after a nice hike about a mile from the cabin. The hot tub was nice. It took a minute for it to get really hot but eventually it did. The drive up was not bad. The cabin is on a mountain so it would be nicer to drive up the first time during the day. If you are not use to it. We drove up in a 15 Passenger van. I wouldn’t try it when snow is on the ground. Otherwise we made it up without any problems. The views are gorgeous. Definitely worth the trip up the mountain. There were enough towels, blankets and pillows in every room. There were enough televisions also. We were able to make s’mores and build an awesome fire down by the fire pit! Overall, it was an awesome time to go even though we missed the beautiful Fall foliage! We will stay again. Summer, Spring or Fall has got to be even more incredibe to spend time in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks We pride ourselves in having great vacation experiences
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Great views of lake.

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen well stocked. Washer dryer helpful. Had great eclipse viewing!!!!!

Internet not dependable --not sure it was hooked into server.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Would stay again.

Very nice and roomy cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

I rarely give negative reviews but I was disappointed in this property. We were a group of 4 women and 2 teenage girls traveling to the area for a wedding. First of all, a word of caution, the drive is very, very steep. When we entered the drive, we went to the left and ended up in the driveway of the second rental. we had to go back down , go down the road and turn around and start again. When you go up stay to the right of the drive!. we ended up at the 3rd cabin and had to back up and get a running start onto the final drive. If we had our husbands, it might not have been an issue , but for 6 women, it was daunting. The cabin itself was lovely but is in need of some attention. Based on the prior reviews, maybe we just got it on a "bad" day , but to make this review short, it had some broken furniture, dirty appliances, dirty deck furniture and deck, dirty windows. We only had what toilet paper was on the rolls and there was no extra , so we had to borrow 2 rolls from a family members' cabin. There was no stool to get into the hot tub so we had to stand on the lawn furniture to get in. There was a beer tab and a penny on the floor by the dresser so evidently the carpet wasn't vacuumed. They stated in the book to run the dishwasher, however there was no dishwasher detergent. We only found it because we accidentally found the key to the locked closet in the kitchen. They request that you wash a load of towels before you leave , but again, no detergent. Hopefully the towels that we used were washed with detergent . When I reached out to management , i was told that they can't provide supplies to wash our clothes. He evidently misread my email , because i said nothing about washing our clothing. I was washing his towels , per his instructions. We were in the area for a family wedding, and unfortunately our stay here put a damper on our trip. We had multiple family members in the area that were very pleased with their cabins, unfortunately we were not. If you are a group of women, I would pick a different cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was acceptable.

  • 3 of 5

With all of the raving reviews, we had higher expectations. The property was acceptable yet there are several issues that, if attended to, would improve the experience a great deal. Our concerns/issues were as follows: upstairs bathroom sink lacked pressure and hot water, all tvs are difficult to operate (or did not at all due to either a tv or satellite issue), router for wifi had to be reset several times, key to door was testy and only worked well after we figured out that we had to apply pressure to lock, downstairs bathroom door rubbed on floor, and poison ivy grows on first floor deck where our kids brushed up against it several times. The property was clean but all of these small issues added up to a less-than-stellar experience for us. The property, in our opinions, did not align with the reviews it received.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. The water issues stem from a community well issue and sediment in our water filters. This has been resolved. We have notified our caretaker and we will attend to any remaining issues immediately. We hope you will come back and enjoy a 5 star visit with us.
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We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

It is an amzing place inside and outside. We had a wonderful time! Will definitely try and come back during fall.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Train
33 Miles
NOC or Bryson City, Smoky Mtn Railway GSMR.com
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lake's End Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Nantahala Boat Ramp
Car: necessary

within 20 minutes of Nanataha Outdoor Center for rafting and Tsali for mountain biking.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90.26
Pet Fee £72.21
Damage Deposit £144.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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