Watauga Lake & River Vacation Rental Cabins

(Close to Boone, Ski Beech Mountain, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Jonesboro, Johnson City , Bristol, Banner Elk, and Mountain City)


(Close to Boone, Ski Beech Mountain, Elizabethton, Roan Mountain, Jonesboro, Johnson City , Bristol, Banner Elk, and Mountain City)

Large lake homes, moderately priced mid-sized cabins to fit any budget. All properties are a five minute walk / drive from each other. Where the Smokies meet the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by Cherokee National Forest. Just inside the great state of TN with close access to NC and VA.

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Mountain Lake Cabin Rentals in East Tennessee


ELK RIVER CABIN secluded cabin on the Elk River with 40 acres of woods a few miles from Watauga Lake. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, sleeps up to 8. Cliffside overlooking Elk River with spectacular panoramic views of forest and the rushing waters of the Elk River.

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Guests can expect linens, towels, flatware, dishes, pots and pans, starter rolls of paper products and trash bags. A list of things to bring will be provided so there’s no surprises.


Pets are welcome for a fee at all properties.


Canoe or Boat straight into the Cherokee National Forest from your dock or fish and hike the private property’s buried in the woods. Lake Front or Buried in the woods, we have all options.

TN / Watauga Lake / Butler, TN / Boone, NC Rental Cabins

Snow just in, all ski slopes open!!! Our cabins are just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Nestled between the Appalachian & Great Smoky Mountains which offers you excellent access to both NC & TN Attractions and day trips. Near Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, Lineville Caverns, Boone, Valle Crucis & Blowing Rock – wonderful vacation destinations with lots of family style restaurants, fine dining, unique shopping, live music, entertainment, outdoor festivals & set up for eco tourism. These are quaint vacation villages not commercialized bright neon lights. Watauga Lake offers everything from water skiing to snow skiing making it an ideal year round vacation destination. Sail, Jet ski, Rent boats at nearby Marina’s all here on Watauga Lake. Spring break is just around the corner. White water trips, Caving / Spelunking, Rafting & Rock Climbing suitable for the family & the daring can be found at Mountain Adventure Guides white water rafting in nearby Erwin, TN. See our Local Attractions page for more information & visit Watauga Lake Properties to see area real estate for sale. Watauga Lake has the highest elevation of any lake in the TVA system at 1959 feet above sea level at full pond. The lake covers 6,430 acres (over 10 square miles) with 105 miles of shoreline, 80% of which are in the Cherokee National Forest and much of it inaccessible except by mountaineering or by boat. The Appalachian Trail traverses the Watauga Dam, which is 331 feet tall, 925 feet long and over 1200 feet thick.

Beautiful Watauga Lake Vacation Rentals

Our East Tennessee Smokey mountain cabins/cottages are equipped with hot tubs, fire places, game/pool table, great views, canoe & dock with lake access. Looking for that Romantic getaway, Valentine’s Day present or a weeks summer vacation – here you’ve found it. Boone NC log rental cabins – TN & NC ski a ccommodations at their mountain lake resort. From our high end luxury log home Red Top Retreat to our moderate lake cabin Hidden Cove to our simple fishing cottage Driftwood. No matter what the season don’t expect crowds. Here you can enjoy peace & quiet year round without traffic, waiting in lines, & congestion. We take the ? out of vacation planning & have composed an extensive welcome package for you & your group. You’ll know the where & the how to get there from our extensive welcome package. Restaurants, menus, kid friendly & reservations are all enclosed. Along with day trip adventures to nearby NC & VA. Visit the Barter theater in Abington VA or shop in Blowing Rock & Boone NC.

Bristol Race fans can count on these Appalachian cabin vacation rentals to be affordable, clean & convenient. Bristol is only 45 miles so book with us & stay close & still enjoy a mountain get away on Watauga Lake. Boone cabin vacation rentals NC & TN ski vacations at it’s best. Checkout our Smoky Mountain / Watauga Lake cabin rentals above.

Look at all the Watauga Lake area has to offer you

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Canoeing & Kayaking



Jet Skiing

Whitewater Rafting

Boating & Sailing

Snow Skiing


Wildlife Viewing

Zipline Adventures