Mathews' Mountain Lake Haven
North Carolina vacations lake cottage rental in Robbinsville, North Carolina
(706) 618-8516

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Vacation Home Rental Rates and Seasons

The North Carolina vacation getaway cottage is available for rent June 1st - November 30th.

Six night minimum: $550
Labor Day week: $650

Check in by 4 p.m. Saturday and check out by 11 a.m. the following Saturday. (Possible schedule adjustments.) $100 discount for two sequential weeks.

Accommodation Details

Long overdue for a lazy afternoon in a hammock? How about a rocking chair overlooking one of the most pristine lakes in the world? At Mathews' Mountain Lake Haven, a small cottage on a big lake, you will find a bit of heaven. No clocks, no phones, no cable TV; only rest and the rustling of maples. Bring your camera for some great nature shots.

The vacation cottage has 2 bedrooms/1 bath and sleeps 5. The cottage has heat and air conditioning, a screened porch with rockers, hammock, and deck. Paper goods, soap, games, and books are provided. The fully-equipped kitchen has a coffee maker, microwave, broiler oven, dishes, and pots and pans. Please bring linens and towels.

The lakefront property has a barbecue grill, birdseed and feeders.

Smoking on screened porch is OK.


The cabin sits on Thunderbird Mountain on a cul de sac in a fishing and water sports resort near Santeetlah Marina ( where you can rent pontoons, ski boats, seadoos, tubes, and canoes. Other cottages and cabins abound; however, if you avoid the holidays, Mathews' Lake Haven has the quiet, secluded feel of the forest. Frequent visitors to the property include chipmunks, hummingbirds, raccoons, and gopher turtles. Around the bend of the lake, you will find a sandy beach roped for swimming, with restroom facilities. Or swim right in front of your cabin.

Venture down nearby Nantahala River in a whitewater raft or kayak. Fly fish three of the best trout streams in the Eastern U.S. Camp or picnic at one of the fifty primitive campsites fronting the lake. Hike the Appalacian trail or any of the many smaller ones, often with waterfalls. Take the Cherohala Skyway for a sightseeing drive, or if you wish to jump-start your adrenalin, take a spin on the Tail of the Dragon, one of the world's best motorcycling and sports car roads. Catch the choo-choo in Bryson City for a mountain train ride to Nantahala Gorge. Drive an hour east to the Cherokee reservation with its museum and outdoor drama. Or take a day trip to Cades Cove to see the deer and then shop for crafts by local artisans. Lake Santeetlah is three hours from Chattanooga, two and one-half hours from Atlanta, two hours from Asheville, and one and one-half hours from Knoxville. You'll find plenty to do in this rare quiet nook embedded in the arms of the Nantahala Forest.

Nearby water recreation includes swimming, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, jet skiing and whitewater rafting. Other nearby recreation includes hiking, bicycling, motorcycling, camping, gem-mining, Cherokee Heritage, Artisans, horseback riding, and hunting.

Lake Santeetlah covers 3,000 acres and has a water depth of 250 feet. Fish include bass, walleye, crappie, bream, lake trout, and others.

Additional Information

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phone (706) 618-8516

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