Lakefront Escape Bordering Nat Park w/ Hot Tub!

Sleeps 62 BR2 BA


Experience the ease of lakeside living when you book this 2-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental! Boasting a game loft, wood-burning fireplace, 2 canoes, a 5-seater hot tub, and breathtaking Apalachia Lake views, this amenity-packed abode is the perfect destination for your Smoky Mountain getaway. Hike along the nearby trails of Nantahala National Forest, experience Apalachia Lake’s top-ranked fishing from the backyard, or unwind next to the fire pit. Endless adventure awaits at this lake retreat!


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Hot Tub



Location Details

APALACHIA LAKE (direct access): 10-mile long lake with 30 miles of shoreline west of Murphy, North Carolina, almost to the Tennessee state line. The lake is surrounded by National Forest lands and is away from all cities and major highways. Here, you can enjoy swimming, kayaking, waterskiing, boating to waterfalls, top-ranked fishing, tubing & paddle boarding on one of the cleanest and clearest lakes east of the Mississippi

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: Nantahala National Forest (trails adjacent to home), Hiwassee Lake (13.2 miles), Cherokee Lake Recreation Area (14.1 miles), Brush Creek Trailhead (17.0 miles), Ocoee Whitewater Center (19.8 miles), Piney Knob Trail System (28.6 miles), Chattahoochee National Forest (42.9 miles), Bell Mountain (50.6 miles)

THINGS TO SEE & DO: Salty Dog Gem Mine (4.8 miles), Fields of the Wood (6.5 miles), Appalachian Driving Experience (24.5 miles), Cherokee Historical Museum (24.7 miles), Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel (28.2 miles), Blue Ridge Adventure Park (30.2 miles), Tank Town USA (30.3 miles), The Lilly Pad Village (36.3 miles)

DRINK LOCAL: Buck Bald Brewing (17.5 miles), Copperhill Brewery (17.6 miles), Nottely River Valley Vineyards (22.1 miles), Valley River Vineyards (24.0 miles), Valley River Brewery (24.5 miles), Grumpy Old Men Brewing (29.9 miles), Crane Creek Vineyards (33.8 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Deals Gap - Tail of the Dragon (78.3 miles), Chattanooga (81.4 miles), Gatlinburg (104 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (108 miles)

OWNER'S RECOMMENDATIONS: Whitewater rafting, antiquing, horseback riding, golfing, hunting, exploring nearby waterfalls, and visiting local art and craft shops in Murphy, North Carolina, Blue Ridge, Georgia, and Tellico Plains, Tennessee

AIRPORTS: Western Carolina Regional Airport (37.4 miles), McGhee Tyson Airport (73.8 miles)


15 reviews
  • Awesome Get Away!!


    Perfect place to detach from hectic everyday life! Cozy house, the forest offers peace an privacy. Being on the lake is beautiful, good fishing, swimming and paddling.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jake Z.
    Published June 8, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Owners response: "Hi Jake, so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. Thank you so much for the 5-star review. The cabin is a place to go for solitude and relaxation, I am glad you experienced it."

  • Lake Cabin


    Every thing was excellent!! My only complaint is the beds and couches need updated. Very Very uncomfortable!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brian G.
    Published May 5, 2022
  • Nice amenities on a primitive lake


    A great place to relax. Everything is provided by the owner, but if you have a full house you might need to pick up some extra garbage bags and dishwasher detergent. You will have to drive to do any tourist activities, restaurants or groceries. The hot tub was nice on cool nights. We all loved canoeing. No joke you will need AWD OR 4x4 to navigate driveway.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Andrew H.
    Published April 27, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Owner's Response: "Hello Andrew, thank you so much for the 5-star review. We apply a lot of effort to make it a destination cabin and I am glad you were able to experience that. Take care and hope to see you again soon!"

  • Beautiful Secluded View


    Great stay. Pictures didn't do it justice. The canoe area was blocked by a giant log so I had to figure out a way to put it in without getting wet. This place has everything needed for a great long weekend away from the city.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Josh D.
    Published April 13, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Shared from the owner: "Hey, Josh thanks for the 5-star review. Welcome to some of the obstacles the lake has to offer, but it is beautiful though. So glad you all enjoyed yourselves, please come back anytime!"

  • Fabulous Gettaway


    Great place to stay. Everything you need. The only advice I'd give is 4 wheel drive is a must. We were driving a minivan and it was pretty sketch trying to get back out and up the driveway once we arrived. We parked at the top for the rest of our time to be safe. Bring extra laundry detergent and dishwasher soap and you'll be fine! I brought a crockpot and there was already one there. Very cozy and beautiful surroundings. Great hikes. The hot tub was superb. Highly recommend.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brian D.
    Published April 5, 2022
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Brian, so happy to hear you all enjoyed yourselves, and thank you for the 5-star review. Hope to have you back soon.
    - The Homeowners

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