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Forge Lake Lodge


Property Description

7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16

For the ultimate Smoky Mountain escape, spend your vacation at the gorgeous, lakefront Forge Lake Lodge. Situated on the edge of Nantahala National Forest in beautiful North Carolina, this 10,000 square foot home is the epitome of rustic charm and classic luxury. Whether you seek to spend your days hiking in the lush forest, white-water rafting, or simply taking in the breathtaking views of the lake, the woods, and the stars from the terrace, this vacation home has something for everyone to enjoy.

Forge Lake Lodge offers ample space for up to 16 guests, and the outstanding amenities to provide them with the vacation experience of a lifetime. From the fully equipped professional kitchen, complete with state-of-the-art appliances, exquisite hand-carved 19th century cabinetry, and expansive island bar, to the four amazing terraces, this home has it all. With an entertainment room featuring a full bar, game table and more, and a business center with all of the gadgets, Forge Lake Lodge offers the perfect space for strategic thinking or family enjoyment!

Want to take your vacation outdoors? Forge Lake Lodge is situated on beautiful Lake Nantahala near Topton, North Carolina, providing the ultimate home base for countless outdoor recreational activities. Whether you’d like to take a kayak out, ride horses, fish, swim, or mountain bike, you’ll find the perfect place to get out and enjoy nature. From white-water rafting Nantahala Falls to curling up by the fireplace, Forge Lake Lodge has everything you need for the getaway of a lifetime.

Mountainous and densely forested with placid lakes, bubbling rivers, and roiling whitewater rapids, the Smoky Mountains are a treasure trove of tranquility and adventure.  Whether you prefer to golf, fish, hike, canoe, simply lay quietly by the lake with a good book, or watch the sun rise and set from your private patio, Nantahala National Forest has just what you need for a perfect vacation.

Guest Testimonials

This home is something from the pages of a magazine. I still can’t believe the owners would open this luxurious home to renters. It was simply over the top with fine furnishings and detail. The location takes advantage of the majesty of North Carolina with breathtaking views. During our stay we had snow on April 19th and sunny and 70s on the 22nd. It was so cozy by the fire and sublime in the sunshine. I highly recommend this vacation home for an experience that will surpass a traditional hotel stay!!! Luke the manager of the property was informative and so kind!
– Chessica

House is AMAZING, so much detail, had everything we needed for our stay! Be prepared to be secluded, your cell phone will have zero service but it’s ok bc a landline is provided…I don’t have anything bad to say about this home except the drive there was kinda scary so try to make it there while it’s still daylight lol…the views were so Amazing and beautiful! Felt like our family grew closer just by staying there for those few days, great memories made there! Thx again:)
– Jessi

Our family had a reunion at this lovely home and found it to be everything we had hoped it would be. The lake with the surrounding mountains is so beautiful and we all enjoyed swimming and relaxing around the water. The view from the deck was amazing! We recommend renting a boat from the local marina to explore the lake more. We would recommend this home and location to anyone and in fact, are planning to return next year! Everyone we dealt with in reserving this home and arriving at the site were extremely nice and helpful.
– Betsy

Ricardo family vacation

Rated 5 out of 5
July 28, 2020

Hiram and Teresa James had a very very nice time. The lake front view was priceless. Thank you for sharing a part of your home with my family. We enjoyed our stay, wishing we could have stayed a lil longer.

Hiram James

The view is breathtaking

Rated 5 out of 5
July 26, 2020

I’m hoping to stay here because it is breathtaking

Alena Stewart

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From $1,250/ per night

Home Details

  • Nearly 10,000 square feet with ample space for 16 guests

  • 4 fireplaces, 2 bars

  • 7 flat screen TVs with DVD players

  • Professional kitchen

  • 4 terraces

  • Private outdoor hot tub

  • Professional gas grill

  • Exercise room

  • Private dock

  • Due to remoteness of the location, there is no cell service.  There is a land-line phone in the home with free calls to the continental U.S.

Concierge Services

Relax and enjoy your home and surrounding local culture!

Our services include:

  • Meet and greet at the home

  • Home familiarization

  • Additional cleaning requests

Our concierge is on-call to make your stay easy and memorable.

Reservation Contact

579 Selby Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102

(651) 389-3843