The Pines at Lake Nantahala, Nantahala Lake, North Carolina Cabin Rental by Owner

Nantahala Lake Private Properties, Nantahala Lake Vacation Rental House

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Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz - Owner

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz
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    09:00 am - 09:00 pm
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Last Updated: 6/15/2023

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The Pines at Lake Nantahala - the perfect mountain getaway!

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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Season From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
all 01/05/2024
$475.00 $475.00 $3,000.00 -- 3
Check-In Time: 03:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM

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  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Online Booking
  • Bunk Area
  • Managed By Owner
Bedroom Setup
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Full Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Futon
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 2 Bunk Beds
Bedroom Extras
  • Tile
  • Hardwood
  • TV
  • Cable
  • VCR
  • CD
  • DVD
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
  • Full Bath
  • Half Bath
  • Tub
  • Shower
  • Roll-In Shower
  • Double Vanity
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Cookware/Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Iron
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
Heating and Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Kayaking
  • CD Player
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Audio System
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
Outside Living
  • Lake Front
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Mountain Views
  • Fire Pit
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Cleaning Service
  • Air conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Game room
  • Hair dryer
  • Dvd
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool table
  • Satellite or cable
  • Dining area
  • Dining coffee maker
  • Dining dishes utensils
  • Dining dishwasher
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • DVD
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • Game room
Family Friendly Amenities
  • Pack n Play Travel Crib
Kitchen and Dining
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
Location Types
  • Mountain views
  • Balcony
  • Grill
  • Children Welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Wifi
  • Bird Watching
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scenic Drives
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Walking
Sports and Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
Safety Features
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
Indoor Living Space
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air
  • Closet Space
  • Free WiFi Access
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Crock Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • French Door Refrigerator
  • Full Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Toaster
  • Well Stocked Kitchen Cabinets
  • No Pets
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Iron and Board
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gas Fireplace
Games & Equipment
  • Bumper Pool Table
  • Gas Grill
  • Level Parking
  • Futon Sleeper
  • Limited Parking-No Ext Cab/Van
  • CD Player
  • Free Local Service
  • Free Long Distance Calling
  • Incredible Mountain View

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Kim's review


Perfect Reprieve from City Life!

We just stayed at The Pines for a second time, our first having been in 2020. The house provides more than ample accommodations for our two families of four each. The kids enjoyed the basketball game and foosball, and we adults loved the fully-stocked kitchen and the incredible view. You can catch the sunset from the top deck, and it is situated in a nice little cove that is close to the marina, where you can rent a boat. We spent our days on the lake tubing and knee-boarding, and our evenings watching the gorgeous sunsets. Highly recommend the 20-minute drive to Wayah Bald Fire Tower to any guests. It does require several miles on a one-way dirt road, so you have to watch for anyone coming in the other direction, but it is not a terribly steep drive and the view from the tower is stunning. Thank you to Victoria and Geoff for allowing other families to enjoy their beautiful slice of heaven on Lake Nantahala - we're already thinking about when we'll be back for our third visit!

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Kim

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

Thank you, Kim. We love our spot on Lake Nantahala and we are glad that you and your family like it too. Please return as often as you can. Victoria and Geoff
Karen's review


Family Reunion Wedding Strategy - Wonderful

We stayed at the Pines for 5 nights during our daughter's wedding. While there we hosted a birthday party for her brother and an extended family brunch / open house. The space was great for these events. The house easily accommodated the 7 of us, with plenty of privacy. The kitchen is stocked with the major and minor appliances as well as many extras like spices, bug spray, even cleaning supplies (we left what we brought for the next visitors). The view from the upper balcony is incredible. We asked the wedding guests to arrive in the region during daylight hours as the roads (and especially driveways) can be treacherous in the pitch black mountains. We had a wonderful time.

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Karen

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

We are so happy that your wedding was a wonderful occasion and that you enjjoyed our home. Please come back to Nantahala to enjoy the mountains and the lake. Victoria
Darsie Rogers's review

Darsie Rogers

The Pines at Lake Nantahala

What a wonderful weekend!

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Darsie Rogers

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

Darsie, we are so glad that you enjoyed our home and your tima at Lake Nantahala. Victoria and Geoff Schwartz
Jo Anne Gessell's review

Jo Anne Gessell

Plenty of space

Our five couple family stayed here to attend a nearby wedding. Wonderful space, everything we needed, and the hosts were accommodating to requests. We spent lots of time on the back deck, the dock, and open kitchen area. Close enough to the river for some to take a whitewater excursion.

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Jo Anne Gessell

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at The Pines at Lake Nantahala. Please return whenever you can to enjoy our beautiful lake. Victoria and Geoff Schwartz
martin todys's review

martin todys

Very nice

The house is very nice. My wife and I had the first-floor master, A son and wife had the other first floor bedroom, my other son, wife and 2 children had the entire lower floor which was PERFECT. They had their own kitchen, dining space and family room and laundry room! We did not use the lowest level with another bedroom and all the games. Our son got married at the event center across the road, so this location was perfect but don't count on walking to the event center!

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to martin todys

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

Thank you , Martin. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at THe Pines at Lake Nantahala. Sincerely, Victoria and Geoff
Martin Todys's review

Martin Todys

What a Beautiful Home!

What a beautiful home!  Our family came up for the wedding of our middle son, Sam, and had such a great time!  The wedding was fantastic and the next day we rented a boat and explored the lake.  What an idyllic place!  We were blown away by how peaceful it is!  Thank you for letting us stay here!  It was perfict!

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Martin Todys

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

We are so happy that you enjoyed our beautiful Nantahala Lake and that your wedding at the wedding venue was fantastic. Come back again anytime! Vicky and Geoff Schwartz
Diane and family's review

Diane and family

Perfect for families!!

Our family had a wonderful four-night stay in this awesome lakeside home. We were attending our youngest son's wedding, and the three-floor layout was perfect for our three families. One of our families has two young children, who loved the bunk room, the big stuffies, and all the games on the ground floor. The house is very well stocked with all a family needs for relaxing or adventure. We hope to return to enjoy all that this area has to offer. Thank you, Victoria and Geoffrey for sharing your beautiful home.

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Diane and family

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

Hi Diane, I am so happy that you enjoyed your time at our home. We hope that you will return one day to enjoy our home and the lake again. Sincerely, Victoria and Geoff
Kathryn's review


Wonderful Vacation

It was our 2nd year staying at The Pines, and it was again a wonderful vacation. There are lots of kids in our group and the house is set up perfectly to entertain all ages. Lake Nantahala is a beautiful destination and the views from this house are incredible. We hope to return again. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Kathryn

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

We are glad that you enjoy our home and our beautiful part of North Carolina. Please come back again! Sincerely, Victoria
Harry and Becky Sanders's review

Harry and Becky Sanders

The Pines at Lake Nantahala

Becky and I were unfamiliar with the Lake Nantahala area.  Fortunately for us, Lyndsay's sister Emma is well versed in helping with planning the wedding and the perfect place to stay.  Our perfect place was The Pines.  Our all stayed together and enjoyed the time together before and after Caleb and Lundsay's wek=dding.  The Pines proveded us the absolute best opportunity to enjoy our family and make some lasting memories.  All of us were so excited to see how spacious and beautiful the home was and the breathtaking views were storybook.  We enjoyed the well appointed features of the home.  It was a home - not just a beautiful house.  It was close and convenient to the wedding venue and allowed us the perfect place to relax and play around the big event.  Our grandchildren are between the ages of 2-11, so the private dock allowed them a happy, safe and private place to swim and enjoy themselves.  Their parents and grandparents had a great time too!

Our brief stay at The Piens will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Thank you and God Bless,

Becky and Harry

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Harry and Becky Sanders

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

Dear Sanders Family, We are happy that you enjoyed the time spent at our home. We hope that you will return someday. Victoria and Geoff
Shayna Rhodes's review

Shayna Rhodes

Visit to the Pines

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!

Hannah Green's review

Hannah Green

Loved staying at your home!

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!!

Jennifer Marquardt's review

Jennifer Marquardt

Spectacular week at the Pines!


Just wanted to send you the review on your house:


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!!!!


Hope that helps! Thank you again for everything!


Jennifer Marquardt


Judy Nay's review

Judy Nay

The Lord Provided

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

norma Grundset's review

norma Grundset

The Pines at the Lake

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!

Peggy Wolfe's review

Peggy Wolfe

Peaceful vacation home

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's review

M. Patricia Muholland

Beauty Fall visit to the Pines at the Lake

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.

Julien Didier's review

Julien Didier

Paradise in the Mountains

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.

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz reply to Julien Didier

Victoria and Geoffrey Schwartz's Reply:

Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope you can come back again soon to enjoy the beauty and serenity! Vicky
Marque Goodrich's review

Marque Goodrich

Beauty and Repose

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.

Lorrie's review



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.

Sterling's review



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's review

Betsy Blumenstock Bruggner

Lovely mountain retreat!

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!

Emily Ruddell's review

Emily Ruddell

Perfect for a family reunion!

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.

Ann Fleckenstein's review

Ann Fleckenstein

Perfect Retreat

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.

Erik Moran's review

Erik Moran

The Pines at Lake Nantahala

I rented this cabin for my family members to stay throughout the weekend of my wedding at  a nearby venue.  They really enjoyed the views, amenities, and solitude that the place has to offer.  They loved it so much that they are already planning our next stay at this amazing location!

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