Mountain Cottage w/ Views Near Tail of the Dragon!

Property ID: 435271Fontana DamNCUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA
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Escape to the Great Smoky Mountains with a trip to this charming 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental in Fontana Dam. Spend mornings sitting on the cottage's large deck to take in the mountain views, sit around the fire pit, or make a splash in the community outdoor pool. The famed Tail of the Dragon road sits near the cottage where you can drive the 11 miles of twists and turns through the mountains or take a day trip to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to find thrills at Dollywood and Anakeesta!


  • Pets Allowed
  • Community Pool
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen


Location Details

FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT & MARINA w/FEE (1.7 miles): Outdoor pool w/lazy river, tennis courts, basketball court, marina, game room, playground, large fire pit, mini-golf, general store, laundromat, ice cream shop, Appalachian trail access

OUTDOOR RECREATION: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (surrounding), Appalachian Trail (access on-site), Fontana Lake (3.6 miles), Yellow Creek Falls (11.2 miles), Cheoah Point Park (16.4 miles), Santeetlah Lake (17.6 miles), Huckleberry Knob Trail (31.3 miles), Nantahala National Forest (35.2 miles)

ATTRACTIONS: Fontana Dam and Visitors Center (4.6 miles), Tail of the Dragon (10.5 miles), Maple Springs Observation Deck (24.7 miles), Smoky Mountain Train Museum (34.1 miles)

RESTAURANTS: Wildwood Grill (1.4 miles), Mountview Bistro (1.7 miles), Tapoco Tavern (7.4 miles), Stecoah Diner (14.9 miles), River’s End Restaurant (28.9 miles)

DAY TRIP: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (20.7 miles), Bryson City (33.9 miles), The Island in Pigeon Forge (65.2 miles), Titanic Museum (66.0 miles), Dollywood (69.2 miles), Anakeesta (77.1 miles), Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies (77.5 miles), Ober Gatlinburg (79.2 miles)

AIRPORTS: McGhee Tyson Airport (52.8 miles), Asheville Regional Airport (101.0 miles)


10 reviews
  • Great Cottage


    I've stayed at this cottage twice and it's perfect. Always clean with comfort and beautiful views

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 31, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thanks so much Steve for choosing us again! We are glad you enjoy it as much as we do. Please come again anytime."



    This place is so perfect. It has everything you need and the views are breathe taking.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 30, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thanks so much Timothy for choosing us again! Come back anytime!"

  • Fontana Heights Cottage


    Fabulous small cottage!!

    Beautiful views.

    Fasten your seatbelt for the drive to and from the cottage. Snakey road and vertical drop offs.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 16, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thanks Carl for choosing us!"

  • What a view!


    We woke up every morning to enjoy the gorgeous sunrise over the mountains. We picked this cabin because of the stunning views from inside, and not just from a deck, which was harder to find in the area. Very well-equipped kitchen. Tiny quiet neighborhood well off of any main roads.

    Check the weather forecast for Fontana Dam before you go- the house is not fully winterized, and the furnace could not keep up when temps were sustaining below 35-40F

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 14, 2023
  • The PERFECT Escape!!


    The precious yellow cottage & WHITE PICKET FENCE that I've dreamed of the top of a mtn ❤️

    I have n e v e r been a person to sit in the dark & wait in front of a picture window for the sun to rise.... until this escape! I actually RELAXED on this trip & my little 9 pound toy poodle LOVED the fact that Mama was 'chilled'. Then, I actually caught HER sitting there staring out the window like she was waiting for the sunrise the next couple days. The cottage was perfect on every way & the view was the icing on top!!

    The location was far enough away from town that you didn't just run out on a whim. But when you went out, the trip was an experience in itself being on the Moonshiner28.

    Cell phone signal was non-existent as explained ... but the WI-FI wkd perfectly & when I connected my cell phone to the wifi & did wifi calling... no problems... I had my cell phone at the cottage along w perfect internet!!

    I can't think of a thing that needed to be changed except I wish I'd booked more than 5 nights ;)

    Definitely hoping for a return trip!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 29, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Hi Anita, I am so glad that you enjoyed our place. I am more than happy to share with you and I do hope you will return soon."

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