Enjoy this vacation home in rural Nantahala at 3200 feet, two miles from Nantahala Lake that has 42 miles of shoreline. In the Smoky Mountains (Smokies) in Nantahala National Forest. You are surrounded by farms, mountains, meadows and streams.
The house is on my farm: Nantahala Farm and Garden. I have Ancona ducks, Dominique chickens, Cream Brabanter chickens, and Bantam chickens. My farm-fresh chicken and duck eggs are available if you want to try some. I grow comfrey, perennial herbs and Appalachian heirloom beans.
5 minutes from Nantahala Lake with Lakes End Grill and Marina (swimming, fishing, boat rentals including jet skis, pontoon boats, runabouts, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats and ski boats). Guides available. 7 minutes from a Nantahala Forest picnic area (+ many other picnic areas).
7 minutes from Appletree and London Bald hiking trails.
10 minutes from fly fishing in streams and Nantahala River (even in winter).
10 minutes from hiking the Bartram Trail and waterfalls.
11 minutes from a trout farm with fishing and tours.
14 minutes from raft put-in at Wayah Road and Highway 19/74.
14 minutes from Nantahala Bikeway (mountain bikes) and Trail.
20 minutes from an outdoor shooting range.
23 minutes from RidgeRunner Zipline in Andrews.
25 minutes from Wayah Bald Observation Tower at 5385 feet. Plus trails, waterfalls and picnic area.
25 minutes from Silar Bald lookout and hiking trails (5216 feet).
25 minutes from Zipline Canopy Tours (travel above and through trees on cable).
25 minutes from a winery and brewery (craft wine and beer).
25 minutes from Nantahala Outdoor Center and Nantahala Gorge (rafting, kayaking, canoeing, restaurants).
25 minutes from hiking the Appalachian Trail.
28 minutes from horseback riding and horse-drawn wagon rides.
31 minutes from gem mining (ruby, sapphire, emerald).
35 minutes from "Tail of the Dragon" motorcycle adventure.
37 minutes from Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino in Murphy.
40 minutes from a farmer’s market in Murphy (open April through October).
48 minutes from historic train rides.
48 minutes from ATV trails.
50 minutes from John C Campbell Folk School.
Escape to the mountains. Local activities include whitewater rafting, fishing, boating, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, hunting, shooting range, jet skiing, snow skiing, snowboarding, sledding, mountain biking, motorcycling, ATV riding, swimming, rock climbing, gem mining, bird watching, photography, wildlife observation, scenic driving, antiquing, waterfalls, walking, flying lessons, picnics, star gazing, nature walks, autumn leaf sightseeing, zipline canopy tours, Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters, John Campbell Folk School, gambling casinos, and Native American cultural events such as those found at the Cherokee Nation Reservation.
I wrote a 10-page guide with map about local activities within a one-hour drive. Most are 5-20 minutes away. It is on the desk in the home. It covers local stores, restaurants, hiking trails, picnic areas, boating, fishing, hunting, waterfalls, swimming, scenic drives, farm tours, bicycling, horseback riding, shooting, and more. There are many activities that are good for young children.
The Vacation Home
You stay in a clean 1000 square foot single-family home with 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
It sleeps 10 so there’s plenty of room for everyone. There is a Queen bed in the master bedroom. The other room has a full/double bed, 2 twin beds, and a futon. The living room has a pullout sofabed. I provide you with pillows, sheets, blankets and comforters for every bed including the sofabed and futon. There is a washer and dryer.
For your comfort, the bathrooms have towels and soap. There is a hair dryer, iron, shower cap plus other amenities. There is a sewing kit and medical kit.
The kitchen has everything you need: refrigerator, electric stove/oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, electric can opener, and toaster. Plenty of dishes, glasses, pots/pans, utensils, flatware, cooking supplies, towels, hot name it. There is salt, pepper, sugar and spices. (You bring your food.) I want you to feel at home.
Heating, Cooling and Water
The house is all wood floor except for the kitchen. Heated with central electric heat. Cooled with central air conditioning but it is not needed much. In the summer it goes down to 50s or 60s at night. The water is from a spring. The water here is very good.
Internet, Entertainment and Phone
There is DSL high-speed internet, both wired and wireless. There is Dish TV in the living room, and a TV/VCR with VHS tapes in one of the bedrooms. In the other bedroom there is a DVD player, TV and DVDs. There is a landline phone with unlimited local and long distance within the United States so you can stay in touch with family and friends.
Porch and Yard
There is a covered back porch with a BBQ grill and chairs. In the back yard there is a picnic table for you to enjoy meals with your family. There is a firepit for a campfire. You overlook woods and farmland.
I do allow dogs (no cats). The house has a small fenced in yard (25 feet x 41 feet) that has shelter for protection from rain and sun. It is a great area for them. I do not have a weight limit or breed restrictions. Dogs need to be house broken, on flea medicine, and well behaved. If your dog is alone in the house, he needs to be in a cage/crate. When outside the fenced yard, your dog should be on a leash. I have cats, goats, ducks and chickens so I can't have any dogs that want to chase and kill animals. If you are bringing a dog(s), let me know how many.
One renter wrote: “You have great lodging for our dog. He had room to be outside safely without us.”
Smoking & Parties
No smoking in the house as consideration for other renters who do not smoke. You can smoke on the covered back porch and walkway. Please no house parties with large numbers of people.
The vacation rental has a ramp to the door if needed for wheelchair or walker. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. The house is 1 floor.
It does snow here sometimes during November through March. The average is about 10 inches a year though that varies a lot from year to year. Some years there is almost none. If there is snow, the driveway will be shoveled. But if it is snowing when you show up, you may have to park your car by the street (on the driveway) and walk to the rental. It is only about a 3-4 minute walk. The local roads are very well maintained when it snows.
You can park a small boat (18 feet or less) on my property near the road. Let me know if you are bringing a boat to the rental. Boat rentals are available 5 minutes away at Nantahala Lake.
Each child is counted as 1 person when you select the number of people. Thank you.+ More