The Pines at Lake Nantahala offers a unique vacation experience on a high mountain lake nestled in the very western part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is an ideal place either to escape the summer heat or for special gatherings at any time of the year. Our multi-level home is directly on the lake with a private dock and easy access from the main road. The views from our large decks of the lake and the surrounding mountains are spectacular.
We designed our home specifically to be a place where family and friends would gather over the years. Both the first and second levels have great rooms with dining areas, full kitchens, bedrooms, full baths, fireplaces, big screen HD T.V.s, and audio/video systems. The third level also has ample room, with a ping pong / pool table, a double size futon, and a half bath.
Pristine Lake Nantahala is one of North Carolina's hidden gems. Because most of the land surrounding the lake is owned by the National Forest Service, it offers a far less crowded and more relaxing vacation experience than other lakes in North Carolina and North Georgia. Plus, a variety of activities await those who want to explore the area.
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Our stay at the Pines was wonderful. The view of the lake was breathtaking and was accessile from almost all rooms. Sunset over the lake was beautiful. The house was comfortable and spacious. There were many common areas for our large family to gather. The water in the lake was warm and inviting, and we made good use of the kayaks that were available to us. There were many beautiful hikes around and the view from Wayah Bald was amazing. I highly recommend a vacation to Nantahala in general and the the Pines at the Lake in particular. Enjoy!
We absolutely loved staying at your home this week. The space was perfect for our family and in-laws. The view from the living areas is breath taking. We can tell that you take pride in making this the perfect mountain retreat. Our kids loved the bunk beds and playing on the kayaks. It is super convenient to the boat ramp and rental shop. We hope to visit again very soon. Thank you for your warm hospitatility!!
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My family and I just enjoyed a spectacular week at The Pines at Nantahala! What a great place for a family reunion. The house has more than ample space! Enjoyed the 2 kitchens and 2 large living spaces! Also, the 3 decks have plenty of space to sit out and enjoy the beauty of the Lake! Last but not least, I need to mention there is a 5 star view and outdoor seating from each and every bedroom and living areas!!! It couldn’t get any better! What an Amazing week we had! Highly recommend staying here!!!!
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The Lord provided beyond what we could even begin to think to ask for by providing your BEAUTIFUL cabin for us and our family to stay in. It provided the utmost of comfort, warmth, coziness, beauty in decor, views that are breath taking, relaxation, memories for our generation and the next! Another faith story to tell our kids and future generations.
Your home was clean; love the way it is decorated. Loved having the kayaks to go out on the lake in (one of my personal favorite things in life to do). The Lord Bless you and all the others who get the opportunity to be blessed bountifully in your home.
In Christ's abundant love,
Judy and Bob Nay and family
We have stayed at the Pines a few times now, and have fallen in love with this vacation rental. This house is one of the cleanest homes I have ever stayed in, by far. I am a Virgo and we are known as perfectionists of the zodiac. The view of the lake at sunset is exquisite. We look forward to sitting on the deck which overlooks the beautiful Nantahala Lake as the sun slowly sinks below the horizon. If it is cold out, we bundle up in blankets or sit inside in front of the ceiling to floor windows and turn on the big gas fireplace, and snuggle.
Each bedroom has a deck and view of the lake. There is a dock with two kayaks to use or one could swim in the pristine lake. Fall and winter are beautiful as well with the beautiful view of the changing trees in the Nantahala National Forest. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a large selection of movies and CDs. Love to come up to get away from the Florida Gulf Coast heat!
My family had a great vacation when we spent it in this beautiful home. It is such a peaceful location with a gorgeous view across the lake. The furniture is nice with a cozy, casual feel. The big fireplaces are nice during cool evenings and mornings. We enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen, cooking fresh local food and dining on the deck. Each day brought fun on the lake and enjoyable day trips to mountain towns . We plan to return as soon as we can.
M. Patricia Muholland
This is a beautiful home in a gorgeous setting. And perfect for a large family reunion. We've had three here to date. THe house is designed in a way that allows for small and large group gatherings. THere are two distinct, spacious living areas - the main one on the first floor, and the second, one level down, includes a full kitchen. This made it possible for the family with young children to settle in on the early side while the adults kept the party going upstairs.
A third level features yet another bedroom with a half bath and a rec room. Our most recent gathering included a lively ping-pong tournament with ages 6-72 competing. Pool is also an option.
As a water person, I've enjoyed swimming across the lake and back many times; tubing behind a rented pontoon boat - laughing hysterically as the wave bumped me up and down; kayaking and exploring rock formations along the shore; and white water rafting in small boats called duckies at the nearby Nantahala Outdoor Center.
For hikers, there are many hiking trails in the area, including a protion of the Appalachian Trail. And daily exercise can be accomplished with a walk up the driveway onto the wooded road and back.
The view is extraordinary. And the decks offer a quiet space for morning coffee and reading as well as an outdoor dining area to accommodate the whole family. Whether inside or out, you can watch the sunrise and sunset. You can witness the ever-changing weather move as clouds make way for sun and rain bounces onto the water. Rainbows happen. Hummingbirds visit.
It appears that the owners - lovely people whom I've met - succeeded in designing a place to celebrate one another in a setting that celebrates the natural world.
We had the pleasure of spending a long weekend here in the fall and would go back in a heartbeat. The house is gorgeous: spacious, clean, bright, and with a view of the lake that will make your heart stop. The trees were bursting with fall color, so dining outside on the terrace that looks out onto the lake was heavenly. The bedrooms are comfortable (bunk beds for the kids, which they loved!) and since nights are pin-drop quiet, we all slept like babies. There is plenty to do on the lake (canoeing, swimming, though it is nippy!) and we took some lovely walks in the surrounding areas. For a peaceful getaway in the fresh mountain air, you cannot do better. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay and memories for a lifetime.
We have enjoyed staying here several times. This home is beautifully furnished and well-appointed to make for a very comfortable stay. There are great mountain hiking trails and mountain lake swimming with nearby places to rent boats and canoes. My favorite pastime however is enjoying the extraordinary Mountain View’s from multiple decks and rooms from within. The Pines offers large spaces where friends and family gather in addition to many quiet places to get away by yourself to enjoy meditating, reading, and relaxing.
There is a peace that passes understanding at this beautiful place! Don't know if it's the water or the mountain views, or both! Rooms are spacious and bedding is oh so comfortable. Feels like you're coming home for rest and relaxation. We would highly recommend this place to all families and couples needing a getaway.
I have been a guest in this amazing home. It is beautifully furnished and has two complete living areas including kitchens. Perfect place for a large extended family as well as a corporate retreat.
Betsy Blumenstock Bruggner
This is a lovely and spacious mountain/lakeside retreat. The views and sunsets from the top deck make you feel as if you are on top of the world. Plenty of space for an extended family to spread out. Bonus- Lake Nantahala is clear, deep, and beautiful!
This house is the perfect place for a family reunion or multiple-family vacation. It has 2 levels which are complete with a kitchen, dining area, and fireplace. A third level is available and each level has an awesome deck all across the house. The many bedrooms make it convenient for any configuration of people; couples, singles, teens, and children. The view is always fantastic no matter the weather. Nearby there is white-water rafting, the John Campbell Folk School, shopping and eating in Andrews, Murphy, and Highlands. There are many hiking trails for any level of fitness. The Bartram Trail and the Appalachaian Trail intersect on Wyah Bald just a few miles away. The Calaboose Winery in Andrews brews their own beer and make wine from grapes growing alongside the historic stone jail building. This is a fun, relaxing place to stay.
My husband and I were fortunate to spend a long weekend in this absolutely amazing home. The house is clean, very comfortable and well furnished with lots of natural light. The view of the lake is so beautiful and peaceful. We loved sitting on the deck . It was such a relaxing experience. It is the perfect place for a large family gathering or a “girls/guys” get away. We will definitely return.