Lake Fontana (Lake Front)- Close to N.O.C. Rafting & Cherokee

Almond, North Carolina

This lake cabin has great lake access and is a short drive to rafting, biking, ziplining, Cherokee, Bryson city and Robbinsville. You have your own private section of the dock. Watch the boats go by from our large deck or while relaxing in the hot tub. Bring your boat! During the summer you can put it in next to our dock and tie off right away. No wasting all afternoon hunting for a boat slip just to get on the water.

Walk down to the dock to swim or fish. Bring your boat, water skis, and/or jetski and play on the lake or take a leisure cruise through this beautiful mountain scaped lake, but be sure to pack some sandwiches because a picnic on this beautiful lake or at historical Fontana Dam has fun written all over it!

Go white water rafting or kayaking down the Nantahala River, take a ride on the Great Smokey Mountains Railroad, go horse back riding, hike the Appalachian Trail, hike or bring your mountain bike to challenge one or all of the famous Tsali Bike Trails, tour historical Cherokee or try your luck at the Cherokee Casino all just minutes from our home. We like to think of our area of WNC as God's Theme Park, a place for recreation and relaxation sure to recharge your soul!

Do you have a big party and need an extra home? See if our home next door is available or better yet give us a call. It's much more fun when everyone is close.

Keywords: Lake front, On the Lake, Boat, Dock, Fishing, Nantahala, River White Water, Rafting, Cherokee, Casino, Bryson City, Fontana, Lake


Location Type

  • Waterfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Hunting
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Kayaking

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Boating
  • Photography


  • Necessary

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Parking Off Street


  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen


  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Non Smoking Only

Suitability Chkbox

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters


  • Family
  • Away From It All


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub


  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio

Property SuperType

  • House

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 10
  • See Guest Agreement

39 Reviews

    Long Weekend on Fontana

    5/5 Stayed Oct 14, 2015
    Submitted Oct 21, 2015

    The wife and I did a three day weekend on Fontana, and found the lake house to be very nice. It was so clean we were afraid to go inside, but once we got past that, we found a well furnished and adequately stocked home in a fantastic location! We rented a small boat to fish from and enjoyed that, but found that simply fishing from the dock provided great action as well. We would recommend this house, but a week later would have been better for enjoying the color in the trees that had not quite reached it's peak.

    Happy Thanksgiving

    5/5 Stayed Nov 25, 2015
    Submitted Nov 29, 2015

    We stayed here during our "destination" Thanksgiving and everything turned out perfectly. The house , the deck and the grounds were clean and neat. The kitchen is well furnished in terms of dishes (but you need a new can opener that one's on its last turn). The home is warm and cozy and there are plenty of extra blankets. Despite being late fall we spent a lot of time in the hot tub, or cuddled in blankets drinking coffee on the deck. We took a very short drive to Nantahala Nat forest area and went hiking as well. There is a chiminea as well for your use. We had a glitch with the wi-fi, but sent a text and the owner was on it, and had the solution in no time. They only drawback was that someone left food in the drain and we fought fruit flies. . .arrgh! However we are hoping to stay again early summer. This was well worth the $$ and the drive.

    vacation for six

    5/5 Stayed Aug 20, 2011
    Submitted Aug 27, 2011

    George was wonderful. Honest. The house is as pictured. Clean and tidy. The lake was the best we have ever been on. Clean, cool, deep glass for wake boarding. Would have loved it to see it before they let the water level down. Zero boat traffic...just wonderful.The house accomadated our three couples well. Every meal was eaten outdoors in a variety of the tables provided. Fantastic stars.. We went white water rafting, zip lining, and hiking!! If your bringing an inboard/outboard boat don't pull your boat down to the house. Our prop got nicked. Very steep driveway. We did not put our boat in at the house either. With the water level low it was easier to put in 12 minutes away at a nice cement landing (lemon branch boat access) at mile marker 12. NOT the marina which is mud.

    Great vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 2, 2011
    Submitted Jul 11, 2011

    Our family had a blast last week at this wonderful location. What a great place for a peaceful getaway. The owner George was great to deal with and was very helpful and accommodating. What you see in the pictures is what you get and more. The house is clean and the beds are really comfortable too. It has all the comforts of home to include Dish network for those who need a dose of news and sports. We'll be back next year!!!

    Great Get Away

    5/5 Stayed Jun 3, 2011
    Submitted Jun 8, 2011

    A group of 10 guys from work spent along weekend in this rental and it was great. Nothing like some time to relax and enjoy peace. The home was clean neat and very well kept. We enjoyed the lake fishing, swimming, and just relaxing. Thanks George for the great time we will be calling again next year.

    A Wonderful House!!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 9, 2011
    Submitted Apr 19, 2011

    Our family thoroughly enjoyed this amazing home -- it is everything described and shown in the pictures and so much more!! The views of the lake and the mountains from the wrap-around deck are beautiful!The hot tub was terrific after a day's rafting at NOC, and it was great to be able to cook freshly caught fish on the grill. The location is excellent -- close to Bryson City, Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, etc. The owner of the house is extremely nice and helpful. In short, this is an outstanding vacation house. We all loved it and cannot recommend it highly enough!!

    fontana get away

    5/5 Stayed Aug 9, 2010
    Submitted Aug 17, 2010

    The house has a beautiful view of the lake. The lake was wonderful. We fished, water-skied and explored the lake with minimal boat traffic. Great get way.

    Fantastic experience

    5/5 Stayed Jul 26, 2010
    Submitted Aug 5, 2010

    We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Well maintained, very clean and everything you could want in a rental. The lake is nothing short of awsome. Highly recommended.

    Great House

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2010
    Submitted Jul 27, 2010

    We were very happy with renting this house for the weekend. It has beautiful views of fontana. It accomadated 6 adults & 5 kids perfectly. A short walk down to the dock, where we swam & fished the whole weekend. All the comforts of home and more were right there, It made our trip all that better and we will be renting this house again and again.

    Great Smoky Mt lake house!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 20, 2019
    Submitted Jul 30, 2019

    Thank you George! Our family really enjoyed our stay. It was the perfect setting, location and experience for us. We would defiantly come back again!

    Nice vacation and beautiful location

    4/5 Stayed Apr 18, 2019
    Submitted Apr 21, 2019

    Great place to stay for a few days in the Smokey Mountains. The house was clean and easily accessible. The only down side that we could see with the place is the need to provide some nonstick pans, have the golf cart in working order prior to arrival, and the hot tub needed to be chlorinated and water treated prior to renting out the house- the water in the hot tub was green and it had an odor to it, so were unable to use this luxury during our stay. Beside these few nuisassances, we enjoyed our stay at your house. Bill and Sarah Johnson

    Great place with a nice view

    5/5 Stayed Dec 27, 2018
    Submitted Jan 1, 2019

    George was great. Easy in and easy out. House is perfect with a great view of the lake and mountains. Nice short drives to Murphy, Cherokee and Bryson. Will stay here again. Thanks again George!!

    Great place!

    4/5 Stayed Nov 16, 2018
    Submitted Nov 18, 2018

    Really enjoyed it, great place to getaway!

    Beautiful house and view

    5/5 Stayed Nov 3, 2018
    Submitted Nov 5, 2018

    We absolutely loved it here! It was exactly what we hoped for! Secluded yet close to everything! We are already planing a trip back with my kids in summer so we can enjoy the lake when it’s full!

    Peacefully Quite!!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2018
    Submitted Oct 10, 2018

    This is a great place! The house was very clean, comfortable and nice. There is a fire pit, and a golf cart provided. The home had lots of games and the WiFi worked amazingly, as I had No cell service (AT&T) in most of the area. The area is mostly locals, except a few motorcyclist, it’s right in the tail of the dragon. I loved the dock, my teenaged kids really enjoyed fishing especially my big kid (Husband) and our lil dog liked it also. We seen black bears everywhere. We went to the tunnel to nowhere (I highly recommend this!), rented a boat for the day on Fontana Lake, enjoyed shopping in the cutest town Bryson City rode the train and had so much fun I. This small town is beautiful! Everyone and I mean everyone was very nice! There is a BBQ place in Bryson City that is a must! Overall it was great, it’s a nice place to unplug and is relaxing with lots of fun to enjoy with the family! Very pet friendly area, including restaurants!

    Nice views!

    4/5 Stayed Sep 20, 2018
    Submitted Sep 22, 2018

    Nice house with Easy access to the lake, very close by pontoon rental. Only thing I have to say is who ever want to stay here, make sure bring your personal cleaning supplies, there are not even a piece hand soap or shampoo in this house! I have to drive 15min to get it. But still good trip!

    Great View and a Comfortable Home away from Home

    4/5 Stayed Aug 31, 2018
    Submitted Sep 3, 2018

    This is a really nice home with a great view of Lake Fontana. The home has lots of space with plenty of bedding for 8 people. The kitchen was really well stocked with everything you need really. The property did seem a bit dated, with repair work needed for small things around the house. But the wifi was great, there were enough TV's to go around, and all in all it did have a really comfortable homey feel.

    Family Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 25, 2018
    Submitted Jul 30, 2018

    We loved this spot! Everything was clean and it was well stocked. Our family of 9 stayed comfortably here and we will definitely be returning!

    Beautiful view!!!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 15, 2018
    Submitted Jul 28, 2018

    This was our second time at Fontana Lake and first time being able to stay right on the lake. We LOVED being up on the deck, enjoying the view. We spent every late afternoon thru the evening there. We could walk to the lake, but often took the golf cart. What a convenience!!! The dock was perfect for our evening swims. My son in law enjoyed that he could put his boat in and take it out right there at the dock. So convenient!! We cooked all of our evening meals at the house - never felt the need to leave. I was a little worried looking at the pictures that the space might be a little small for 4 adults and 2 children, but rest assured, the space is awesome. I think the pictures fooled me. We had plenty of room to do all we wanted to do. We would defiantly stay here again.

    Great house with seclusion and a lot of room. Comfortable and clean. Beautiful views. Loved it!

    4/5 Stayed Jun 16, 2018
    Submitted Jun 24, 2018

    We had a great time at Lakefront. The house is great. Right on the lake with gorgeous views from the deck. Dock is spacious and has chairs and floats and unbrellas. Quiet setting. Well-kept, clean house. Owners were very responsive to all communication. House is very convenient to Tsali, Almond Marina, Nantahala Village, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, and Cherokee. Lake Fontana is amazing: beautiful, surrounded by pristine mountans and GSMNP, very little development, not crowded at all. We rented a boat for a day and just had time to make it to thw dam and back with some great tubing. There were places that we could see a mile and not another boat in sight! Water was warn enough to swim in June despitbit being a deep water mountain lake. Great vacation.

    Great weekend getaway

    5/5 Stayed May 17, 2018
    Submitted May 21, 2018

    Excellent place to stay for a long weekend. There was plenty of space for 10 people to sleep. It was just a short walk down to the dock, and the lake is beautiful.

    Fantastic cabin!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 24, 2018
    Submitted Apr 30, 2018

    The view over the lake is serene, the cabin had tons of space, the deck and firepit are great for hanging out, everything was clean and neat, kitchen was well stocked with utensils and pots/pans/knives/etc, would definitely recommend to my friends!

    Lovely place on the lake.

    5/5 Stayed Nov 23, 2017
    Submitted Nov 26, 2017

    Very nice & clean, beautiful spot on the lake. Loved the hot tub!

    Nice place to stay

    5/5 Stayed Oct 20, 2017
    Submitted Nov 8, 2017

    Clean and cazy rome with nice view out side . Good for a short vacation.

    Excellent weeknd

    5/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2017
    Submitted Oct 9, 2017

    The house is in a great locations and has everything you need. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again

    Wonderful Home and Location!

    5/5 Stayed Aug 19, 2017
    Submitted Aug 31, 2017

    We just returned from an amazing Eclipse week vacation and everything was perfect! The house is large, clean with a spectacular view of Fontana Lake and area. Kitchen was fully equipped and we made some great meals together. The stars in the night sky are amazing, and sharing the hot tub made it so much fun. Prince Boat Dock was very accommodating for pontoon rental. NOC is so close and has a fantastic long and adventurous zipline adventure. Was wonderful being able to have all our adult children, along with our dog (so nice to find a nice place that understands dogs are important family members), with us. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home, George!

    Great location

    5/5 Stayed Aug 4, 2017
    Submitted Aug 11, 2017

    Great weather and great fun!

    Stunning property in a stunning location

    5/5 Stayed Jul 23, 2017
    Submitted Jul 31, 2017

    Absolute perfect location

    Loved it!!! Very beautiful!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 19, 2017
    Submitted Jul 26, 2017

    So much fun, the house is beautiful and in a perfect location. Can't wait to Go back!!

    Beautiful home, Beautiful lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 12, 2017
    Submitted Jul 17, 2017

    The house and lake are both beautiful and quiet. Crystal clear waters and great access via the dock. The hill isn't a big deal and the golf cart makes things easier. The house is clean and spacious. The pics don't do it justice. Plenty of parking. We had two families with us for our annual vacation and all had a great time. No complaints and we'll be back.

    Great family weekend on the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2017
    Submitted Jul 10, 2017

    We had a great time house was clean and had everything we needed. Hot tub is right outside the master bedroom. The golf cart was good for taking us down to the dock and the dock was great place to tie up our boat and swim from. It was also nice to have a boat launch ramp right there so we did not need to go far. The area is beautiful. Fontana lake is very clean and clear. We are alreadt looking at going back again soon

    Great home for gathering with friends & family

    5/5 Stayed May 26, 2017
    Submitted May 30, 2017

    We really enjoyed spending our 3 day Memorial Weekend here. We went with a group of friends from Asheville. We all are very busy when we are in Asheville and it was so nice to have 3 free days just to hang out and enjoy being together and by the lake. We spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the lake, but we also spent time on the lake tubing/boating/kayaking and had a fire in the fire ring on the far side of the house. The layout of the house was great and we were able to have 10 people sleep there comfortably. The dock is a floating dock and has to be swimmed to. Regardless, We would all like to stay here again.

    Great location and view with comforts of home!

    5/5 Stayed Oct 28, 2016
    Submitted Oct 31, 2016

    The property was very conveniently located. It was accessible and close to convenience stores. Our group enjoyed the beautiful foggy view every morning on the lake. The property had everything one might need on a vacation. Strongly recommend booking this place again!

    Great Get Away for the Weekend

    4/5 Stayed Oct 7, 2016
    Submitted Oct 10, 2016

    The house was beautiful. Very clean when we arrived and everything we needed was available including plenty of towels and bedding. The view was gorgeous overlooking the lake and mountains. You are away from it all so make sure to stop before you arrive and get your groceries which we did in Waynesville. Having the golf cart to use was helpful in getting down to the dock. The lake level was definitely down during the time we were there but we were still able to enjoy the lake from the dock and other areas. Bryson City is close by and I would definitely recommend a day trip into Bryson City or even book a train ride. The fire pit and hot tub was an added feature that we took advantage of as well and enjoyed as we all set by the fire and roasted s'mores. This home is great for family time!

    Great place!

    5/5 Stayed Sep 15, 2016
    Submitted Sep 18, 2016

    Had a blast!

    Great House in a Great Location

    5/5 Stayed Jun 7, 2015
    Submitted Jul 7, 2015

    George was excellent to work and we loved our time at his home. The house was clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen fully stocked with everything you need for cooking. Deck is awesome and was used extensively for reading, photography, dining, sunbathing and just listening to nature in all it’s glory. The location is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, but within quick road trip for those who want to experience all the area has to offer. Having direct access to the lake was great and we definitely took advantage of having Prince Boat Dock right there renting a pontoon boat for a couple of days. The lake is clean, tubing was fun, the Dam was fun to enjoy from both sides - just wish fishing was a little more productive for us but hey… Thanks so much for opening your home - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    Great Lake Fontana vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jul 7, 2014
    Submitted Aug 2, 2014

    We spent 10 days with our baby and dogs. We loved the area, and we loved the lake. The house was clean, comfortable, and the view from the deck was spectacular. We rented a pontoon boat from the marina around the corner and used it for tubing, fishing and a trip to the Dam. The boathouses on the lake add eclectic local flavor. Most of the lake is unspoiled, however, due to the fact it is surrounded by forest service lands. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots and utensils for cooking. The furniture and beds were comfortable. The deck is perfect for cocktails and dining "al fresco." The dock was a short golf cart ride away. Can't say enough about this rental and Lake Fontana!

    Great Family Vacation

    5/5 Stayed Jun 30, 2012
    Submitted Jul 10, 2012

    The kids had a blast swimming, boating, tubing, whitewater rafting and zip-lining! The house was very clean and nice - we really enjoyed it. The kids said they really enjoyed swimming off the dock which was a quick scenic walk on a gravel road through the woods. We saw butterflies, hummingbirds, toads and salamanders. We rented a pontoon boat from Prince's Boat dock around the corner which was very convenient and a good price at $185/day. We had a picnic on the boat at Fontana Dam and then went swimming and tubing near Hazel Creek. Thanks George, we hope to come back!

    What a vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 23, 2011
    Submitted Aug 21, 2011

    George is great to work with, very accomodating. The view is fabulous, the lake is so clear and was so peaceful. We spent many days sitting on the deck enjoying the relaxation of being away from it all. The stars at night shine bright, we watched shooting stars, satellites going by, and even saw the space station. We enjoyed a fire a couple of nights, roasting marshmallows over the fire and the spa was relaxing after a day of wakeboarding. The lake is so quiet and calm during the day. Fishing was great, secluded for privacy. The whole experience was super! The house is large and spacious, beds are so comfortable and the layout works well for large groups. The dock was fun for swimming and plenty of room for all the family. The neighbors are very helpful. We would love to return for another family get together. Thanks!!!!


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