Smoky Mountains Getaway Cabin on Lake Nantahala in National Forest, North Carolina

Topton, North Carolina (United States)

Smoky Mountains Getaway Cabin on Lake Nantahala in National Forest, North Carolina

Log Cabins
1 unit
4 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
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Hosted by Anne
  • Verified Host
  • Joined in 2017
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: Over 1 day
  • More than 50 bookings


  • Kid-friendly
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
  • Barbecue
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, this elegantly rustic, comfortably furnished getaway cabin is located in Topton, North Carolina, on the shore of Lake Nantahala in Nantahala National Forest, and it can accommodate four guests. It features two bedrooms and one full bathroom.

The first bedroom has a queen-size bed and is well-lit by bedside lamps, ceiling fan lamps, and multiple windows. The second bedroom has a twin-size bunk bed, the top of which is accessed and protected by a unique ladder and guard rail made out of tree branches. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, sink, and combined bathtub and shower. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living room, guests will find a sofa, armchair, coffee table, side tables, and a dining table. The fully equipped kitchen comes with an oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, coffee machine, and plenty of cabinets and counter space. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, electric fireplace, free Wi-Fi, satellite television, and telephone.

Outside, there is a covered hot tub, a grill, a fire pit, a private dock, a porch, and a large deck with a table, chairs, and umbrella.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Bunk bed
  • Electricity
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Parking
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Dining room
  • Shared Jacuzzi/Hot tub
  • Fire pit
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Telephone
  • Highchair
A range of modern amenities and comforts are available in the accommodations, including Wi-Fi, central heating and air conditioning, local phone service, flat screen televisions, and a washer/dryer. Outside, visitors have access to fire pits and hot tubs for relaxation.

Just moments away, guests will find Lake's End Café and Marina—)from which watercraft rentals, tours, cruises, guides, and drivers are available.

Guest Services

Whether visitors are hungry for outdoor adventure, boating, fishing, water sporting, or recreating on land, or just literally hungry for a bite to eat, visitors can make purchases for a variety of needs just minutes away.

Before going on outdoor excursions, visitors will be able to stock up on equipment and provisions at the outdoor supply store. For boat and water sports rentals, tour guide and driver hires, boating supplies, repairs, and fuel, the marina can meet visitors' needs before and after heading out to the lake.

The cafe and grill offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner—and it can even provide dockside deliveries! The ingredients are fresh, and the prices are affordable.

Location + Surroundings

Located in Topton, North Carolina, deep inside Nantahala National Forest, this cabin site is situated along the 30-mile shoreline of Nantahala Lake, surrounded by winding creeks, deep gorges, towering water falls, the Great Smoky Mountains, and half a million acres of forest.

The Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail run through the surrounding area, along with numerous other hiking trails in the vicinity. The lake and nearby creeks provide ample opportunities for water sports, boating, and fishing. Within an hour's drive, visitors can also go on trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Nantahala Gorge, one of the nation's premier whitewater rafting rivers.

A vast, natural paradise awaits outside the door, perfect for both unplugging and adventuring in the wild. At the same time, however, the conveniences of civilization are not too far away. About 18 miles to the east, the town of Franklin offers various options for fine dining, antique shopping, art gallery visits, and museum tours. The towns of Andrews, Robbinsville, and Bryson City are also nearby, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation is about an hour away.

The cities of Asheville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville are two hours away, and Atlanta is three hours away. The closest airport is the Western Carolina Regional Airport, about half an hour away.


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Zip-lining
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Wildlife watching
  • Feeding animals

The opportunities for outdoor adventure are nearly endless, both on land and on water. On land, visitors can go hiking in the surrounding Nantahala National Forest or the nearby Joyce Kilmer Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bartram Trail, and Appalachian Trail. Besides hiking, there are a number of other ways they can explore the landscape—from zip-line tours, canopy tours, and Jeep tours, to horseback riding, mountain biking, and driving along the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway. Lakes End Marina is a full-service marina offers gas, snacks, sundry items, bait and all of the supplies glampers will need for a great day on the lake or the mountains. They offer paddle boards, sail boats, pontoon boats, ski boats, bass boat, canoes, and kayaks.

On the water, visitors can rent pontoon boats, fishing boats, ski boats, canoes, and kayaks, as well as go wake boarding, jet skiing, and rafting, with both guided and unguided trips available from local companies. For a more low-key outing on the lake, visitors can go on a dinner cruise. The lake is also a prime location for fishing, with many species of fish, including trout, bass, sunfish, crappie, salmon, and walleye.

For shopping and dining, visitors can go to a nearby general store, fishing equipment store, rustic market, and various restaurants, as well as the on-site outdoor supply store, cafe, and grill. For entertainment and edification, they can take advantage of a number of golf courses, the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, the Andrews Twin Cinema, the Ruby City Gem Museum, the Macon County Historical Society Museum, and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

At the Cherokee Indian Reservation, visitors can step back into time to experience traditional Cherokee culture at Oconaluftee Indian Village and learn more about it at the Cherokee Indian Museum. For those who want to try their luck, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort awaits as well.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

24-hour free cancellation
Thirty: Cancellation is free up to 24 hours after your booking is confirmed and at least 30 days before check-in.

Additional Information

Pets are allowed in the cabins for an extra fee one time fee.

There is a $350 refundable damage deposit due at the time of booking and it will be returned within five days of guests' departure as long as there is no damage done to the accommodation.

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