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Waters Edge in Watauga Lake

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Truly Lakefront Luxurious Log Cabin

We built our dream vacation home, Waters Edge, in 2007 after months of carefully designing the floor plan so that it would be perfect in every way.  Waters Edge is a luxuriously furnished log cabin with 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, and an Outdoor Shower for the warm months, that sleeps 12 and has all the amenities.  It is truly lakefront, being directly on Watauga Lake.  It has its own shoreline with its own private dock.  The home is spacious with 3,500 square feet and three stories.  You enter on the Main Level which has the Living Room, Dining Area, Kitchen, and Master Suite.  Above that is the Loft Sitting Area and a separate Loft Bedroom.  On the Lower Level is the Family Room with a Pool Table and Game Table, plus a Wet Bar, 2 more Bedrooms, the Laundry, and Outdoor Shower. There are 4 spacious decks and a balcony, all with fantastic views of the mountains and lake.  Two of the decks have a roof and one has a deck floor above it.  An outdoor sound system enhances your deck time!

 

Furnished for Your Enjoyment

Waters Edge has been furnished lavishly with all the creature comforts.  The Gourmet Kitchen has everything you will need to prepare the master banquet for your guests or simply mix drinks and cook out on the adjacent Main Deck.  Home theater, a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, CD/DVD players, LCD TV, outside speakers, cable TV, and unlimited long distance telephone in the continental US fulfill your electronic needs.  The natural stone gas log fireplace, Jacuzzi jetted tub in the Master Bath, and fire ring by the dock will relax and mesmerize you.

 

Why Watauga Lake?

We are environmental professionals from Florida who love the mountains and the lakes.  We selected WataugaLake because it is one of the only lakes in the country at an elevation of 2,000 feet which means the weather tends to be cooler in the summer.  It is truly one of the most beautiful and cleanest lakes in the U.S.  With a shoreline 105 miles long, only 47 miles are developed, while the rest are part of the beautiful Cherokee National Forest.  Thus, there are fewer houses on the lake and it does not have the boat traffic congestion that other more developed lakes have.  Being environmentalists, that sits well with us and we are sure it will with you!


Location, Location, Location!

Waters Edge is just minutes from Butler, TN and conveniently located for leisure activities in all directions.  It is approximately 1.5 hours from Asheville, NC, 40 minutes from both Boone, NC and Johnson City, TN, an hour from Bristol NASCAR Motor Speedto way, and less than an hour to Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain.  There are plenty of recreational and leisure activities to select right at Waters Edge and within minutes of it.  The selection includes all water activities, hiking, biking, snow skiing and ice skating, horseback riding, scuba diving, parks, sightseeing, and just plain relaxation.  Your choices are endless!

 

All the Seasons

Yes, summer is our peak season and most popular time of the year.  However, more and more guests are discovering our 3 other great seasons.  The autumn reds, yellows, and oranges with cooler weather just have a way of saying "Relax!  You're on vacation.  Slow down and enjoy it!"

As the cool autumn weather turns colder, winter sets in and wow, that fireplace warms you to the bone.  Just out the window wall are the mountains and lake in all their snow-covered glory.  Within 50 minutes are 5 slopes to ski, snowboard, or tube on.  At the end of the day, the drive back relaxes you and when you arrive at Waters Edge, it's time to enjoy your own ski lodge. Good food and drink, the Jacuzzi jetted tub to relax those muscles, a fire and you're in heaven!

Come spring time, the budding trees and songbirds stir your spirit.  The weather warms up typically during the day, but cools off very nicely at night.  Though you may not want to swim yet, the complimentary canoe and kayak carry you quietly through your own private tour of Watauga Lake.  It is great to go sightseeing and take in some of the festivals and celebrations in the area within a 45 minute drive.

 

Be Our Guest!

Whatever your season, you will find you can truly enjoy it at Waters Edge.  Check out the amenities, activities, and attractions below.  Feel free to e-mail or call me at anytime.  I am Scott Russell, the Owner, and I and my wife, Michele, would be proud to have you as guests in our lake home!

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cabin rental amenities

Interior

  • Central Air Conditioning/Heating & Gas Log Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fans in All Bedrooms, Living Room, Family Room, & Loft Sitting Room
  • Natural Stone Gas Log Fireplace
  • Jacuzzi Jetted Bathtub in Master Bath on Main Level
  • Wi-Fi DSL Internet
  • Unlimited Long Distance Calls in Continental US
  • Gourmet Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Flat Screen TV with Home Theater System on Main Level
  • LCD TV on Lower Level
  • Cable TV
  • DVD/CD Players on Both Levels
  • Pool Table & Game Table on Lower Level
  • Wet Bar/Kitchenette on Lower Level
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer, Iron, & Ironing Board

Gourmet Kitchen on Main Level

  • Refrigerator with Icemaker
  • Microwave Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Electric Mixer
  • Spice Rack
  • Blender
  • Full set of Pots, Pans, Mixing Bowls, Bakeware, & Cutting Boards
  • Cutlery & Sharpener plus More Cooking Utensils than You'll Need
  • Full Set of Dinnerware & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Grilling Utensils
  • Full Pantry with Pull-out Shelves
  • Electric Can Opener
  • Toaster
  • Ceramic Cooktop & Oven

Wet Bar/Kitchenette on Lower Level

  • Refrigerator with Icemaker
  • Microwave Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Bar Sink
  • Full set of Cabinets, Drawers, & Countertop

What We Provide

  • Bath Towels, Hand Towels, & Washcloths
  • Bed Linens
  • Blankets
  • Starter Rolls of Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
  • Starter Garbage Bags
  • Dish Towels & Dish Rags
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent

Outside

  • Gas Grill
  • 4 Decks & Balcony with Outside Sound System
  • 2 Picnic Tables, 2 Benches, 2 Adirondack Chairs
  • 2 Additional Tables
  • 12 Metal Chairs
  • 5 Plastic Resin Chairs
  • 2 Rocking Chairs & End Table
  • Outdoor Shower in Warm Weather
  • Fire Ring on Shore by Dock
  • Kayak
  • Canoe
  • Dock with Swim Ladder
  • Swim Right off the Dock
  • Outstanding Views of Mountains & Lake

 

activities and attractions in Watauga Lake Tennessee

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snow Skiing & Ice Skating
  • Camp Fire
  • Hiking Appalachian & Other Trails
  • Biking Out Front, on VA Creeper Trail, or in NC by Mast General Store
  • Horseback Riding 5 Minutes Away
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, Grandfather Mountain, & More
  • Whitewater Rafting on Unicoi or New Rivers
  • Blowing Rock Park & Historical District (Art Shops, Craft Shops, Restaurants)
  • Tweetsie Railroad
  • Bristol Motor Speedway NASCAR Races
  • Jonesborough Story Telling Capital

vacation rental rates

Peak season is the summer while holidays at other times of the year are mid-level.  Lower rates are non-summer, non-holidays.  Cleaning Fee is $150.00 and 13.5% State and Local Tax is required on Lodging Cost plus Cleaning.  Pet Fee of $100.00 is required for small to medium sized dogs.  Damage deposit of $200.00 is required but refundable if no damage, theft, excessive cleaning, or excessive garbage. 

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Top things to do in Watauga Lake
  • Boat, Fish, Swim
  • Hike Appalachian Trail
  • Snow Ski or Tube
  • Bristol NASCAR Races
  • Sightsee
Top things to do on a budget
  • Swim off the Dock
  • Cook out
  • Use Complimentary Canoe & Kayak
  • Explore Cherokee Nat'l Forest
  • Campfire at Night
Top things to do with a family
  • All of the Lake Activities
  • Tour Blowing Rock & Parks
  • Go Eat at Captains Table
  • Play Pool
  • Watch DVD on Home Theater
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traveler reviews for this watauga lake cabin rental

Successful Reunion!!!

Review submitted: May 27, 2014   Date of arrival: May 15, 2014

I just wanted to say that my family and friends were all very impressed with your beautiful home when I hosted one of our bar-b-ques in for our reunion. It was spacious and open and so very relaxing for our vacation/reunion. There was plenty of space for family if they needed to stay the night and the kitchen was a dream to cook in as well as a wonderful gathering place during our stay!! I would definitely recommend it for family gatherings to a romantic get away!! I hope we have it in TN again because if close...we may just have to stay here again!! Thanks for a great, memorable reunion that my family will be talking about for a long time!!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with teenagers

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Amazing house and view, gorgeous lake!

Review submitted: September 11, 2013   Date of arrival: August 10, 2013

We rented this property for a week in August. The house layout was ideal, with plenty of room for 12 guests. We never felt crowded and there was lots of space for everyone to hang out together or enjoy some quiet time. The interior of the house was really beautiful and clean, as was the lake. If you're looking for a peaceful escape and a beautiful mountain home, you should consider this property!

Helpful votes: 1 / 1

 

Amazing vacation!!

Review submitted: July 18, 2013   Date of arrival: June 15, 2013

This house is beautiful, large and looks brand new. I am picky about things being clean and I will tell you it was spotless! It is right on the water so when we were not using the kayak, canoe, or swimming we could sit on on of the three decks and look out over the lake and enjoy the peacefulness. We cooked every night and also used the gas grill. The kitchen had everything you need including lots of dishes, pots, pans, baking pans, utensils, spices etc....It was a great place for family time. The kids and adults loved the pool table. I can't say enough good things about this house or the owner. Scott was very professional and easy to work with. We rented a pontoon boat from Fish Springs Marina for the day and had a great time. We also rode bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail one day which is only about 40 minutes away. There is plenty to do here or do nothing at all because it is so peaceful and beautiful. One night we went outside to watch two beavers carrying wood from the fire pit to the water and back and forth and while standing there watching a deer ran right past us! Wildlife at its best. Don't hesitate to stay here, you will not want to leave!

Helpful votes: 2 / 2

 

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