Above the Lake Log Cabin
View Exterior Images
View Entry Level Images
View Upper Level Images
View Lower Level Images
Words alone...
can't describe the peacefulness of Above the Lake. A three level smoky mountain getaway cabin overlooking Fontana Lake.
  • Above-the-Lake-HD-32
    Words alone...
    can't describe the peacefulness of Above the Lake. A three level smoky mountain getaway cabin overlooking Fontana Lake.
  • Words most often used to describe the experience of sitting on the front porch...
    Fresh cool mountain air, scenic mountain view with a lake and the warm glow of a wood fire in a stone fireplace.
  • Above-the-Lake-HD-33
    You'll be lost for words
    to describe to your friends the experience of grilling out to a view like this.
  • Enjoy diner out on the deck as the sunsets over the mountains.
  • You won't want to utter a single word
    as you drift off to true relaxation in the outdoor hot tub with a scenic view.
  • Two Words
    Relaxing Evening..
  • Spend an evening by the fire out in the cool mountain air
  • What words
    would you use to describe returning to this cabin after a day of exploring the smoky mountains?
  • What words
    would you use to describe returning to this cabin after a day of exploring th smoky mountains?
  • In the simplest of words, a true log cabin living room;
    natural wood walls, gas log stone fireplace, leather reclining sofas and windows full of scenic mountain views.
  • Don't be too upset at dinner if few words are exchanged across the dining table when a view like this steals their attention.
  • Though cooking a meal in the kitchen while on vacation might not be high on your wish list, leaving the cabin wont be either. So in other words the choice is yours.
  • The first private bedroom is on the entry level and has a queen size bed.
  • The master bedroom with natural wood beams, comfortable king size bed, private seating area and scenic mountain view makes such a cozy comfortable space you will forget it is an open loft.
  • The open master bedroom loft is as large a some cabins
  • When waking to a view like this your first words will probably be wow.
  • The sitting area of the master loft has a leather sofa in front of an electric fireplace and satellite TV.
  • The lower level family room has a regulation size pool table, satellite TV and access to the outdoor hot tub.
  • An electric fireplace, satellite TV sleeper sofa and scenic mountain view make up the sitting area of the family room.
  • Full size pool table with plenty of space to make that epic shot.
  • Few billiards games are played in front of such a scenic view.
  • The bedroom on the lower level has an electric fireplace at the foot of a queen bed.
  • The sitting area of the lower level bedroom with a sleeper sofa in front of a satellite TV.
  • The sitting area of the lower level bedroom with a sleeper sofa in front of a satellite TV.
  • The second bedroom on the entry level is perfect for the kids with two twin beds.
Maximum Occupancy
Cabin Features:
Mostly Secluded / Very Private
Long Range Mountain Lake View
from Deck
Cars & most all Vehicles access :
Pet Friendly Cabin
Amenities by Room :
Entry Level
Gas log FireplaceFlat Screen TV With Satellite
Living Room
Full Size RefrigeratorFull Size StoveDish WasherMicroWave OvenCoffee maker
Queen Size BedFlat Screen TV With Satellite
First Bedroom
Tub & Shower combination
Twin Size BedTwin Size Bed
Second Bedroom
Upper Level
King Size BedFlat Screen TV With SatelliteSleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Matress
Master Loft Bedroom
Shower only
Master Bathroom
Lower Level
Sleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Matress Pool TableFlat Screen TV With SatelliteMicroWave Oven
Family/ Game Room
Queen Size BedFlat Screen TV With SatelliteSleeper Sofa With Memory Foam Matress
Third Bedroom
Tub & Shower combination
Amenities Outdoors :
Outdoor Hot TubGas GrillWood Burning FireplaceNo Phone Line at Cabin

Before Reserving a cabin, Please read our
Booking and Cancellation Policies

Call to Book          Click to fill out EMAIL FORM

Loading Availability Calendar

To include your pet with your vacation stay at this cabin
enter Promo Code cmvpet1
Two pets Promo code cmvpet2

Rates are listed per night based upon 6 Guests.
Children 12 and under stay FREE.
Additional guest are $10.00 per night, per extra guest .
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
This Cabin charges a one time Cleaning / Hot Tub Fee of $140


Above the Lake log cabin is located on Fontana Lake, in a large private "Upscale" subdivision about a 20-minute trip to the back from the gated entrance. The subdivision's entrance is hidden from The Great Smoky Mountains Expressway (HW 74) which connects it to all the main attractions of the region. The restaurants, shops and Deep Creek entrance to the GSMNP are about a 20-minute trip along HW 74 to Bryson City. The Cherokee Indian reservation and its' many cultural exhibits, shops, Harrah’s Casino and Visitors Center main entrance of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park are another 15 to 20 minutes past Bryson City. The cabin is several miles from the entrance along a well paved yet very winding scenic mountain road. It is not uncommon for there to be a wild animal or two on the road, mostly flocks of wild turkeys which are slow to move out of a cars way, they almost seem annoyed by the car’s interruption of their dinner. We do suggest that you stop by the grocery store in town before heading out to this cabin since most guest find it hard to leave once they have arrived at the cabin.

Above the Lake is a three level log cabin surrounded by scenic mountain views that overlook the picturesque Fontana Lake. The driveway to this cabin is paved and can comfortably accommodate multiple cars. When you step out of your car, you will walk up a few short steps that will take you to the deck of the cabin. On the outside deck, you will find plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the views that surround you, as well as an impressive outdoor fireplace with several rocking chairs and a picnic bench style tables for your enjoyment.

Walking through the front door will take you into the main level. You will immediately notice the magnificent vaulted ceilings and spacious open floor plan of this cabin. The interior is bright and airy with walls and floors composed of stunning natural wood. To your left sits the living room and adjoining open kitchen floor plan. To your right are the stairs to the upper level. The living room is furnished with comfortable leather couches with memory foam pull out capability, a flat screen TV, and a magnificent stone wall fireplace. The spacious kitchen sits adjacent to the living room and is equipped with stainless steel appliances and a large wood island. There is a dining room table that can seat 8 that sits under a beautiful antler chandelier. Around the corner from the kitchen is the laundry room with washer and dryer and plenty of space to do your cleaning. There are two bedrooms on this level and a bathroom that sits central to both. The bedroom to your left has a queen size bed and flat screen TV with plenty of closet space. The second bedroom is to your right and has two twin size beds, a flat screen TV, and desk area. The bathroom sits central and has a tub shower combo.

Upstairs is open loft master with king size bed, large flat screen TV and leather couch for your watching pleasure. The master has a private bath with adjacent his and her sink vanities and a standing only shower encased in glass. You will have plenty of closet space, and windows that display the outside views in all directions. This master is an open loft style layout, but still remains private from the rest of the house.

Adjacent to the laundry room are the stairs that lead to the lower level. Downstairs you will find a spectacular game room furnished with leather coaches with memory foam pull out capability, a large flat screen TV, pool table, and mini fridge & microwave for your gaming pleasure! There is also another fireplace downstairs, as well as entry to the outside deck where you will find the hot tub. There is lots of seating options both inside and out on the lower level. On this lower level, there is an additional bedroom with queen size bed and flat screen TV, with a private exit out onto the deck with hot tub access. Also on the lower level is a communal bathroom with a tub shower combo.



Click Here to Print or View Complete V.R.A. as pdf

If you have questions about this Vacation Rental Agreement, we would love to answer them for you. 
Our toll free number for questions about this agreement is: 877-488-8500.

Two night’s rental rate is required at the time of reservation with balance due at check-in.
Returning Guest and Military Discounts can only be applied by
Reservation Specialist after confirmation of eligibility.

A. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS MADE MORE THAN 15 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:  A deposit of the first 2 nights will be required on a major credit or debit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express). Balance is paid at check-in.  Full payment is due at time of reservation if made 14 days or less prior to check-in (see below).  Upon making your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of our VRA.  Please, read, initial and sign the VRA.  You may return it by e-mail, Fax 1-828-488-7533 or when you check-in.

B. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS MADE LESS THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:  Your reservation will be secured by phone with payment in full on a Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express.  Upon making your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of our VRA.  Please, read, initial and sign the VRA.  You may return it by e-mail, Fax 1-828-488-7533 or when you check-in.

C. All reservations incur 6.75-7% NC Sales Tax and County Occupancy Tax of 3%-5% in addition to the rental amounts and fees.  Rates are subjected to applicable state sales and county occupancy taxes which are in effect during the time of your stay.  Please note that these are subject to change as authorized by the appropriate governing body.  Carolina Mountain Vacations will adjust your reservation to reflect current tax rates which are in effect at the time of your stay.  Carolina Mountain Vacations will credit or debit your account for tax changes.

NO RENTALS will be permitted to ANYONE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE.

All Guest are required to Check-In at our office:
 40 Greenlee Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
For Directions to our office.

At check-in:
A.) Required to sign a rental agreement and Pet Policy (if applicable)
B.) Pay any outstanding balance in full.
C.) Security Authorization Hold is required on a major credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express). More info
D.) You will be handed printed detailed directions and information to access keys to your vacation cabin on the day you check-in at our office.  Internet mapping devises and navigation systems are NOT recommended for use in the Western NC Mountains ( GPS does not always work in the mountains).  Please be aware that some NC mountain roads may be steep and/or curvy. Access to some of our cabins may require driving on gravel roads or driveways.  Please adhere to any recommendation or requirement for a four-wheel-drive vehicle when listed in a property description.  It is highly recommended that Guests try to arrive during daylight hours for their first visit to our area to become familiar with the area and roads.

CHECK-OUT is by 11 A.M.

Early Check-In and Late Check-Out:  If you are planning a late arrival time to your North Carolina vacation cabin rental, please contact our cabin rental office during business hours to make arrangements. Our office hours are 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Requests for early check-in or late check-out will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact our office no less than 24 hours in advance with requests for an early arrival or late departure.  Consideration is given based upon the property’s “status” immediately prior to or following your reservation. 

A Security Authorization Hold is required on a major credit card at time of check-in
The Security Authorization Hold amount ranges from ($150.00 on 1-bedroom cabins, $250.00 on 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, $500.00 on, 4 and 5 bedroom cabins).  Also, an additional Pet Security Hold of $100 if applicable will also be applied to the credit card on file. Your Security Authorization Hold must be made at check-in (Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express).   Security Authorization Holds are released within 30 days of departure in accordance with NC law.  Whether or not a Security Authorization Hold is required, a guest is responsible for any intentional damage due to willful negligence on leased Cabin.  A guest agrees that charges can be processed on their credit card.

Cancellations with short notice are unfair to both Carolina Mountain Vacations as well as the Cabin owner.
If you must cancel be sure to do so at least 31 days in advance of your arrival date.

All cancellations made within 31 days of arrival are non-refundable.  In the event you must cancel your reservation within 31 days of arrival, please notify us as soon as possible.  We will make every effort to re-rent the Cabin for your original dates.  If we re-rent the Cabin for the total number of reservation nights, all monies (less a $75 cancellation fee) will be returned within 30 days after re-booking.  If we re-rent the Cabin for less than the total number of reservation nights, we will refund the monies for this portion of the rental rate (less a $75 cancellation fee) within 30 days after re-booking.  If after diligent effort, we are unable to re-rent the Cabin, the full rental payment will be forfeited.

b. If cancellations are made outside of the 31 day arrival, your deposit will be refunded minus a $75 cancellation fee within 30 days of the cancellation date.

c. Your reservation may be switched to a different cabin if you notify us 31 days or more prior to your arrival.  Reservations CAN NOT be transferred to another cabin within 31 days of arrival.

d. Please remember that you are making an agreement with CMV for an individually owned Cabin.  If you are disappointed or unsatisfied with the cabin due to different tastes according to decor, accommodations, location, construction, mountain road conditions, etc. and decline to stay at the cabin, this will be considered a cancellation and no rent reduction or refund will be issued.  If you have particular needs such as a disability or severe medical condition, CMV will attempt to answer and address all concerns. If the Cabin is not fit and habitable, CMV will substitute a reasonably comparable property.  If a Cabin cannot be substituted, CMV will refund to the guest all payments made by guest. CMV will conduct all activities in regard to this Agreement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status of any guest.  Guest agrees to hold harmless Carolina Mountain Vacations for any inaccuracies.

Failure to disclose an accurate Guest count or the presence of unregistered Guests could result in immediate eviction, forfeiture of any remaining rent and an additional charge of $250 deducted from card on file.
Children 12 and under stay free.
Additional guest are $10.00 per night, per guest extra, this must be approved prior to checking into your vacation rental cabin.
Maximum occupancy refers to all persons over the age of one year old. Violations of maximum occupancy can cause property damage as well as violate local laws and regulations. (Most mountain cabins and homes run on private septic and well systems.  Overtaxing these systems can cause serious problems.) Any maximum occupancy violation constitutes a breach of contract and Guest agrees that any such violation, in addition to any other remedies herein, will result in immediate eviction of Guests, forfeiture of any remaining rent and an additional charge of $250 representing liquidated damages.

 Policies for Carolina Mountain Vacations Pet-Friendly Cabins
Guests will be required to sign the CMV Pet Policy at Check-In.

There are potential consequences for bringing an unauthorized pet onto any CMV property.


1.  For pet friendly cabins, there is a $45 non-refundable pet fee for the first pet, $20 for the second pet and $20 for the third pet.  Any misrepresentation regarding the number of pets at the cabin will be charged accordingly.

2.  Pets are only permitted with prior approval.  Be sure to notify us if you are bringing a dog to one of our pet-friendly cabins. If prior approval has not been authorized and there is evidence of a pet having been at the property, the penalty may include a $200 charge, immediate removal of the pet and eviction from the cabin with the forfeiture of all rental payments.

3.  CMV only accepts well-behaved, housebroken dogs into our pet friendly cabins.  Even though we love all pets, we regret that we are unable to allow any animals other than dogs in our rental cabins.  Absolutely no cats are permitted in CMV rental cabins.  For the purpose of this agreement, the term “pet” is always used in reference to a dog. In the interest of protection your dog, a leash should always be used when your dog is outside.  While North Carolina does not have a state leash law, please note that cities and counties may have stricter regulations.  No dog shall be tied outside the Cabin unless supervised by a responsible adult

4.  As a general rule, dogs should not be left unattended in cabins.  In an unfamiliar environment dogs may act uncharacteristically and unpredictably.  They may get nervous and bark, causing a disturbance to neighbors.  Or they may harm the cabin by chewing, scratching or making messes that they would not typically make at home.  Please remember to be respectful of nearby neighbors.  Always use a crate in the rare event that a dog must be left alone.

5.  Legal Disclaimer:  Any damages to the cabin or cabin property or another person because of a pet will be the sole responsibility of the registered Guest.  Guests are held financially responsible for all physical damages to the Cabin (i.e. chewing, scratching, flea infestation, etc.) inflicted on the Cabin by the presence of a pet.  If extra cleaning is deemed reasonable due to the presence of a pet (i.e. soiled furniture and/or flooring, hair on furnishings or bedding, fleas), the Guest will be held financially responsible and the credit card on file will be charged for the amount of the repair/recovery.  CMV is not responsible for harm caused to any pet.