You can't get any closer to the lake than this beautiful cottage on the South side of the Western leg of Lake Lure. The deck on the lake side is on top of the boat house so it is actually over the water. The cottage's location places it extremely close to everything in Lake Lure as well as Chimney Rock Village and State Park.
The beautiful knotty pine walls, hardwood flooring and stone fireplace made me feel like I was stepping back into a kinder and gentler time. So very relaxing!
Lake front homes here have what the locals call a "down driveway", long and steep but quite safe. I would recommend making your initial arrival in the daylight hours to get a feel for making the trip. I much prefer this arrangement to the homes that sit up top at roadway level. They have very long sets of steps to get to the lake. Once you get to this cottage, you just have to step out your door to be on the lake.
We will certainly be back. Nancy, the property manager is great and can answer any questions you have about the cottage and it's systems
The view from this home is simply spectacular! Float on the water or sit in a recliner and look at the Mountains and all your cares/troubles are left behind. The home was clean and owner very responsive. We will be back!
We have stayed at this awesome house several times. Each time when we leave we're already planning our next stay. The owner added a Huge beautiful deck we really enjoyed when we were there in May. I really love this place and hope to return again in September.
Great place. Very comfortable. Sitting on the deck watching the boats go by was very relaxing. ...........................................................................................................................................
Don't let first impressions get the best of you. This house grows on you and endears you in just a short while. If you are looking for the lap of luxury in a modern, high-tech setting, click on the next vacation house. If you want a great VALUE-to-amenities ratio this might be your find. The everyday view from the main room's expansive window is magical. You look over a wide expanse of the lake into the endless mountain range. As you sit on the boat-house roof deck, looking across at where Dirty Dancing was filmed, you can imagine Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray dancing down the long staircase towards the lake.
The boat-house dock gives you easy access to the water and the use of the house canoe allows for the best sensory lake exploration. We rented a pontoon boat from nearby Lake Lure Tours and did sightseeing of remarkable water-front homes (dock and dine at Larkin's By The Lake to complete the experience).
You'll get used to the overly rustic decor, the steep driveway, the access-way to the basement bedroom, and the bow of the roof-deck flooring. The house was very clean and perfect for a relatively inexpensive stay on a great lake. We missed the house as soon as we were gone.
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