Lookout Lodge

  • Cabin in Bryson City

Lookout Lodge

Cabin in Bryson City
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  • From: $285 per night

Property Details

Lookout Lodge offers: Lake Access 5 Min. away, Stunning Views, Privacy and Quietude, Luxurious Amenities, Hiking Trails, Home Office (with Unlimited high speed Internet) and Fabulous Views! Chef's Kitchen is well appointed...

“Lookout Lodge” - Exclusive, Upscale, and Easily Accessible for vehicles and/or motorcycles (via Wide Paved Roads right to the Driveway).

Lookout Lodge is centrally located mid way between Bryson City and the Nantahala Outdoor Center, and is within 15 minutes of area Attractions and Activities, such as: Shopping, Dining, Whitewater Rafting, Tubing, The Bryson City Scenic Train Depot, The Tsali (for Mountain Biking and Hiking), The Nantahala Outdoor Center, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Deep Creek, and so much more... Within 5-10 minutes: Private access to Fontana Lake, several Hiking Trails, Lake Front Gazebos, Grills, and a Marina that includes a Day Use Dock and Boat Launch - Pack up the Fishing Poles, or your Water Toys, Rafts, and Boat. Enjoy Fresh Water Fishing or Float the day away… Fontana Lake is Pristine and the Shoreline is Primarily Undeveloped and Completely Natural.

As you arrive - You are greeted by the spacious deck in front of the Lodge (and those ever present Gorgeous Mountain Views), which are an integral part of Lookout Lodge’s Attraction. Gather on the comfortable outdoor seating around the “TiKi" Fire-Pit on the spacious deck and share quality time with friends and family while basking in the fire's glow. Or wrap yourself in one of our Plush Bathrobes after a Relaxing Soak in the Sparkling Hot Tub with its Picturesque Views of the multi-layered Mountains.
On summer evenings, the Starry Skies are even more Magical as the Fire-Flies Twinkle all around you.

As you step inside of the Cabin - the Wood Floors, Extensive use of Glass, Posts, Exposed Reclaimed Beams, and Open Spacious Great Room are Welcoming and make you feel both Energized and Relaxed… After a relaxing soak in the sparkling hot tub, wrap yourselves in one of the plush bathrobes and cozy up by the Fire... The 2022 Fall Season unveils a floor to ceiling rock fireplace that is a focal point of the Great Room.
The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home, and is well appointed and stocked with everything required to prepare and serve the most Complex Recipes. The Kitchen opens into the Dining Room where the wood table seats 8 Comfortably. Through the Dining Room, is a large Screened Porch that is perfect for relaxing with a good Book, or doing Yoga.
The Open Great Room/Dining/Kitchen’s Focal Point are the ever present Long Range Mountain Views.
For the BBQ'er in the Group, The large modern grill is the ideal spot for cooking tonight's feast, and you can even dine Al Fresco - Mountain Style.

Through the Great Room to your right, is the Game Room that is complete with Shuffleboard Table, Shuffleboard Bowling, an Assortment of Board Games, Large Flatscreen TV, Full Bar (B.Y.O.B), Lounge area, and the Game Table. While you are in the Game Room enjoying your favorite Sports event or a Game of Cards, the Bedrooms on the other side of the Cabin remain Silent and Undisturbed…

If this is a “Working Vacation” for someone in your group, they are sure to appreciate the Loft Office that includes a Desk with Computer Monitor, and possibly the best Mountain Views in the entire Cabin! (Internet Service is provided by Balsam West (formerly named SkyWave), which is without a doubt the most reliable and fastest speed Internet available in the area, and use is unlimited.

On the other side of the Cabin, are the Bedrooms. Each bedroom has received special attention and unique details that are Enjoyable and Memorable.
The first Master Suite is on the main level. The Comfortable King Bed is prepared with Luxurious Linens, High Quality Bedding, and is perfectly placed to Enjoy the Incredibly Beautiful Mountain Views. The Master en-suite bathroom offers a jetted tub and separate shower.
Upstairs is the second Master Suite (Jr. Master), with another Extremely Comfortable King Bed that looks out over the Mountain Views and a Chaise Lounge Chair that is placed beside the large windows.
A few steps down the hall is the 3rd Bedroom with a Luxurious Queen Bed that offers a Sky Light above, and is perfect for laying in bed and Star Gazing…
The 4th “Loft bedroom” is Private and Adorable. There are two twin beds (a trundle bed and day bed above the trundle).
When you wake, the "Coffee and Tea Bar" awaits. Enjoy your favorite beverage while enjoying the ever changing Mountain Views...

A few of "Lookout Lodge’s" Highlights: Peaceful Privacy - Long Range Mountain Views - Spacious Family room - 5 Large Flat Screen TV’s - Game Room with Board Games - Game table - Shuffleboard (with Shuffleboard Bowling) - Open Deck that overlooks Layers upon Layers of Mountain Views in front, and a Screened Porch in back - “Tiki” Fire-Pit - a Large Sparkling Hot Tub - Serene setting near Fontana Lake - Washer and Dryer - Paved Roads provide Easy Access for Cars and/or Motorcycles.
Traveling with your 4 legged family member? Ask about our Pet Policies and detailed Cleaning Procedures after our “pet guests” check out.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: We use our own Professional Cleaners with enhanced CDC approved procedures and we perform all laundry service ourselves, with our own linens - no need to worry about "resort" cleaners who come and go. Having over 15 years of experience, we are committed to continuing the Luxury experience and high level of service. Book today with confidence. 

Check-in time for this cabin is 4PM or later and check-out is 10AM or earlier (Contact Free Check In/Out)

Sleeping Arrangements

Common Spaces

2 Single Beds

Bedroom 1

1 King Bed

Bedroom 2

1 King Bed

Bedroom 3

1 Queen Bed



  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage - Other Services


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Parks
  • Winery Tours

Cleaning Protocols

  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


  • DVD
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Computer Monitor
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Dining Table
  • Free wifi
  • Kitchen Island
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • Smart TV


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural


  • Balcony
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo


  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi

Regional standard for sanitation practice

  • Regional standard for sanitation - Not Sure


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector


  • Biking
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • White Water Rafting


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic




Cancellation Policy

Our Cancellation Policy "In a nutshell": 
​Each cabin is individually Owned and typically is the only property the specific Owner has to offer for rent. When a Guest occupies time on this Owner's calendar, then has to cancel the reservation, the property may remain empty. Although we empathize with your emergency, it really is not fair to "transfer" your financial hardship to the property Owner.
* Travelers/Cancellation Insurance will be offered at the time you reserve the cabin. If cancelling or encountering an unfortunate emergency  is a concern for you, We highly recommend you purchase this Insurance. Travelers Insurance is a "per reservation" policy, not a "per person" policy, and covers much more than just cancellations. To learn more now, go to itravelinsured. The cost is approximately 6.95% of the total.

FULL REFUND - Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date. (Less the greater of 5% or $75.00 Cancellation/Modification Fee)
50% REFUND - Cancellations with over 30 days Notice (Less the greater of 5% or $75.00 Cancellation/Modification Fee)
Cancellations that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, or changes that result in a shortened stay, forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent, however, Credit will be Offered to Guests in good standing, for cancelled dates that are re-rented. 

COVID-19 PROVISION: In the event Swain County would implement Travel Restrictions, or Closes Short Term Rentals, we will offer to reschedule reservations to within 1 year. Modification/Change Fee will be waived. Covid-19 Cleaning Policies and Procedures will be emailed to all Guests, prior to arrival. *Cleaning Products are EPA Regulated *Cleaning Procedures are per CDC Guidelines.

Deposit Policy

50% is Paid at the time of reserving the cabin. Balance is paid 60 days prior to check in. (To request an exception/alternate payment arrangement, please contact us).
Details available at ncmountains.net/rental-rules/
***Book 6 nights and the 7th night is Free! NOTE: For reservations of 2 weeks or more, mid-stay Cleaning will need to be added at a discounted rate.

Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.

Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

15 Guest Reviews

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"Everything you need!"

by Sarah


This was an awesome cabin, everything you need it there and the views are so beautiful, even from your bedrooms!! The jacuzzi was the best and clean and the jets were amazing after our walk to the waterfalls earlier in the days..Super happy with our stay and looking forward to coming back ☺️

"Lookout Lodge"

by Everything you could ask for.


Lookout Lodge has the best views with all amenities that you could ask for. There is plenty of room for a large family. We loved the game room, screened porch, fire pit, and hot tub.

"Beautiful and functional"

by Mary


Beautiful, well-thought out home having most things to make your stay enjoyable with a fully functional kitchen. Terrific views of the mountains and close to the entrances of the gated community.

"Great spot"

by Jeff


Great spot, great team, great view, great responsiveness. Very pleased. House is so well stocked and thought out, it really makes the prep and time there more relaxing. We'll be back!

"Wonderful Mountain Lodge"

by Josh


Loved the house! The location was perfect and views were amazing. The beds were very comfortable! (not something that is always true with VRBO houses)

"Better than advertised!"

by Brian


This property is amazing and can easily fit 2 families(3 may be tight). The views are unreal and the property is very well stocked. The separate game room is amazing at night as it allows the kids to sleep and the adults to have s


by Robyn


Beautiful views! Tons of space and such a nice relaxing house! Enjoyed the fire pit, hot tub and super close to the Polar Express! Will definitely be back!

"Hospitality Excellence"

by Karen


What a treat to not have to make beds after a long drive! Beds were ready with good quality sheets. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for cooking. Fluffy towels! Throw blankets! Comfy couch facing a gorgeous view! We managed to do stuff in the area, but we would have been perfectly happy just hanging out in the hot tub or around the fire pit. Wonderful!

"Best Ever..."

by Barnard


What a wonderful place to stay. We have rented multiple very nice houses this past year (this was our 6th) some of them were newer than this house but this house was comfortable, extremely well maintained, really well appointed with very plush towels, the bedding and the beds were extremely comfortable. The decorations were a really interesting mix of modern, retro and rustic. The house itself has incredible views with a very expansive porch. It was also very private, we saw very few cars driving up and down the mountain, the road was in good condition but it is pretty dark at night so may want to consider that when making reservations in town if returning late. We spent a lot of time in the evening outside around the fire pit. There was plenty of fire wood and another unexpected surprise was the countertop ice maker. It was great to make ice for the coolers to keep drinks cold when we were outside on the porch, to take with us hiking and also to refresh the coolers for the drive home. This was in addition to the ice maker in the fridge.

The kitchen was very well stocked with basics to get started for the first couple of days (dish soap, hand soap for sinks) and also new kitchen sponge, shower gel, and shampoo. There are plenty of dishes, glasses, cooking utensils, cookware, games, TVs, blankets and throw pillows. Things were easy to find/figure out because of the layout and the way things were organized. There is plenty of space to store pantry items and the master closet is huge. The only thing that took some coordination was getting the trash picked up. There isn't a regular pick up day, so a number has to be called 24 hours in advance to schedule pick-up or it has to be dropped off.


by Carrie


Amazing host and an amazing place to stay, a quality hot tub decked out with speakers! The front porch area was awesome! and a view that makes you never want to leave! I definitely will be coming back here!

"As Advertised"

by Carl


Everything was as advertised. When we initially booked the stay, there was only one review. We gambled that the view was spectacular and the home was comfortable -- It was better than we expected. Everything was clean and well maintained. The home was well decorated and felt very comfortable to all of us. If you are on the fence, it was well worth the daily fee.

"Excellent Choice!"

by Brenda


We booked this place prior to any reviews so, needless to say, we were a bit nervous. We researched the management co that handled the property and read their reviews with their other properties and decided it was worth taking a chance. This place turned out to be exactly what we had imagined and were so completely happy with our stay! This property is in a gated community literally up the side of a mountain; it took us 8 minutes to traverse the drive from the gate to the property. The road is winding, steep and narrow which is to be expected for a property like this but the views are breathtaking and so worth the climb! If you're heading up during risks of snow or ice you will definitely have to have the appropriate gear on your vehicle (FYI). The property itself was clean and spacious and set up in such a way that makes it friendly to families, friends, couples, etc. The beds are unbelievably comfortable to the point several of us stripped the bedding to look for tags, in hopes of duplicating the heavenly sleep at our own homes. The bathroom linens were plush, the pillows were diverse in that everyone could match their preferences, and rooms very spacious and well laid out. The cabin included enough "basics" (toilet paper, trash bags, dish & washing detergent) for us not to have a need to include in grocery trips; we stayed 5 days for reference. The kitchen had every utensil, appliance, serving and presentation dishes, wine glasses, etc. that we could ever need. The view from the main living space was breathtaking and had us discussing other trips during other seasons just to appreciate mother nature in all of her glory. The pillows on the couch matched some throw blankets that were so soft and furry we found ourselves grabbing those first when we relaxed in the living room, but all of the furniture was quite comfortable and inviting. The game room was a lovely space that we likely would have used more if our stay had been longer; although it was a nice getaway for the 2 children we had in our group when they needed activity during a few rain storms. We primarily made use of the fire pit at night and surrounding trails (short drive from the cabin) for hiking during the day. The management co was communicative and helpful when needed and we felt comfortable reaching out to them when/if necessary. We are already looking into rebooking in the fall if our schedules permit. I have nothing bad to say about this place at all but do want to mention the exterior lighting is minimal so if possible I might suggest trying to arrive when you still have use of daylight. We arrived at night and unpacking the cars in unfamiliar territory outside of the house was a bit daunting. Again, not worth docking any stars as this is an easy fix when scheduling your travel times (and/or come prepared with a flashlight if necessary) and the rest of the property more than makes up for this. For pet owners, there is plenty of green space available on the property and other trails nearby; although not completely fenced in so you will need to keep your pets leashed for the duration of your store when enjoying the outdoors. The management co was lovely to work with when arranging the stay with our fur-baby and I felt the pet fee and application process were more than reasonable. Our party included (4) adults, (2) kids and (1) fur-baby; we all enjoyed the experience and the memories we made here will be held dear to us forever. Obviously, we all very much recommend this property to anyone and everyone interested.

"Wow the view!"

by Megan


Wow the view! it's even better in person. As was the home itself. we stayed with our dogs and the property had plenty of room for them to roam. the kitchen was well used during our stay and very well stocked with all of the pots, pans, and utensils we could need. the decorating here is so stylish. first airbnb I've stayed at that actually felt like I could live there, so home-y. we didn't want to leave. definitely book it! we also ate at boots steakhouse and it exceeded expectations and the staff was so so so friendly. great bite to eat! (at the recommendation of the binder provided with tons of local details and suggestions)

by Camille


We had a great stay at Lookout Lodge with our young family. Everything was beyond our expectations. It felt brand new and spotless. The kitchen was stocked with everything we could ever need for cooking and there were plenty of board games, towels and extra blankets. Plug-in nightlights all over and 2 zone heat that worked perfectly. We would have preferred a real fireplace but the electric unit in the living room was very nice. All the beds were so comfortable and cozy. The open living room/kitchen/loft was amazing to be able to use different areas but still feel connected. We just couldn't stop complimenting the furniture, decor, and attention to detail found throughout the house.
The hot tub was also brand new and very impressive... lights and fountains to play with and the jets were plentiful and adjustable. I couldn't get the built-in bluetooth speakers to connect, no big deal. On that note, there are a lot of remotes for the downstairs TVs and sound equipment without instructions... but I enjoyed getting things setup. The soundbar for the living room was great and we didn't even need to use the speaker that we travel with. There's also a Yamaha AV receiver in the shuffleboard room.
It was raining on and off all weekend so we brought a big pop-up tent to put over the hot tub because it wasn't covered, which worked perfectly. As we were leaving we finally were able to see the mountains in the distance from the front of the house... a beautiful view as promised!

"Grand Opening! Lookout Lodge"

by Property Manager


Please Welcome "Lookout Lodge" to our exclusive collection of Vacation Rental Properties!
Lookout Lodge will be available to reserve beginning January 30th, 2021
Kathleen Ford and The NCMR Family

from $285 / night


Priceless Mountain Memories are just a Stay Away...

Enjoy the Mountain Views by Day, and Starry Skies by Night

Fireside Relaxation...

Unwinding at the end of a day Hiking and Exploring has never been so View-licious

Spacious Living room with Comfortable Leather Seating

Layers of Mountain Ranges in the Vista...

The "Mountain Top" Hiking Trails are walking distance from Lookout Lodge

The Chef in this Family stocked the Kitchen with everything the Chef in your Group will need to prepare your meals

High Quality Appliances (Gas Range) and Solid Surface Counters complete the Open Kitchen

Custom Walnut Bar Highlights the Open and Spacious Kitchen

Enjoy Your Personally Prepared 5 Star Meal, while the Unique Chandelier Illuminates the Room

Shuffleboard (with Shuffleboard Bowling), Bar, Flat Screen TV, Board Games, and Game Table

Game room is on the opposite side of the Cabin from the bedrooms/silent side

Half Bath off the Game Room

Stunning Arched Windows Frame the Beautiful Views

Cabin is Cozy yet large enough that you will easily find your privacy and space

Spacious and Luxurious Master Suite (Main Level)

Luxury Linens, Flat Screen TV, and Stunning Views!

(2) Plush Bathrobes in the Master Closet

The Master Bathroom offers a Jetted Tub and Separate Tiled Shower

The second Master Suite, or "Jr. Master" offers an Extremely Comfortable King Bed, and a Perfectly Placed Lounge Chair w/ Ottoman

Relax and Enjoy the Views from the Reading Nook in the second Master Suite

Upstairs Full Bathroom is Large and Light Filled

Dual Sinks in the upstairs Bathroom

Simply Stunning Views that change with the Seasons and Weather

Star gaze or watch your favorite program on the flat screen TV...

Sleeping under the Stars ...

The loft bedroom has 2 twin beds (day bed over trundle bed)

The Loft Office is the ideal "Work from Home" Space

Just connect your adapter to the monitor and enjoy the view while you work

Completely Private Screened Porch is ideal for Yoga or Relaxing with a Good Book

Ideal space for Yoga and a Light Breeze

Plush Bathrobes offer a Spa Feeling after a relaxing soak in the Hot Tub

Guest Amenities are "in case you forgot something" size

Relax in the Sparkling Hot all Year Round

View of the Cabin upon Arrival

Fontana Lake Estates - Exclusive - Gated - Located at the Shores of Fontana Lake, between Bryson City and the N.O.C.

Launch your Boat, Paddle board, or Float around on your Raft and Enjoy the Gorgeous Views! (Just a few minutes drive from the Lodge)

Private "Day Use" Dock and Boat Launch is just minutes from Lookout Lodge - The Crystal Clear Fresh Water is so Refreshing!

Game area near the Marina, Horseshoes anyone?

Fontana Lake's Natural Shoreline and Fresh Water is so Refreshing and just Minutes from Lookout Lodge...

Large flat side yard

We Saved Your Seat. Relax and Enjoy the Sunset and Views ...

Designed for both Relaxation and Entertaining