This gorgeous, contemporary eco-retreat is located in the town of Tuckasegee at an elevation of 2,800 feet. Unique touches like a wood-burning stove and an outdoor shower help make this a special place. Beautifully situated on 11 private acres, this home features stunning architecture, a light-filled living area, and an upper-level master suite. Take in the outdoors on the screened porch, and watch your kids enjoy the play area with swings, a slide, and a tree platform with a 150-foot zipline (that supports up to 350 pounds). Pick wild blackberries and raspberries in the summer!
What’s nearby: Hiking and sightseeing can be found nearby, as well as in Panthertown Valley. See one of the area’s several stunning waterfalls. The home is conveniently located between the towns of Cashiers and Sylva, only 15 minutes from Western Carolina University. Enjoy the close proximity to Dillsboro, Waynesville, Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Biltmore Estate.
Things to know: Limited WiFi with a data limit - no streaming or downloading permitted Full kitchen Firewood not supplied Pets not allowed Limited cell service and GPS Not motorcycle accessible Maximum parking spaces: 4 You must be 25 years or older to rent this home
This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Canoe available for guest use
Gas grill : Private
Whitney F.May 2020
This cabin was in a great location on a secluded part of the lake. The water was down so our kids could splash, fish, and use the kayaks provided. We caught a lot of fish and had a fantastic time. We’ll for sure be going back!
Tania D.Dec 2019
We loved everything about this house. It’s clean with nicely updated bathrooms/kitchen. The kitchen was super fully stocked with every kitchen gadget you can need, and the house overall had ample room for everyone to be comfortable anywhere in the house. The access to the river was also great. The water level was very low in the afternoons which allowed the kids to “explore”. They loved it! I’d caution, 4 wheel drive would be very convenient in this home. The drive way is quite steep with mostly gravel driveway.
Steve W.Oct 2019
Beautiful inside and out. Will handle large families with ease. The lake was not there due to seasonal water fluctuation but the kids loved climbing the rocks on the bank. A word of caution. The flow of water can change rapidly. Don't wade across the stream and forget about this fact. If you do you may be stranded on the other side as the water level can rapidly rise. Great location to access Cullowhee or Cashiers.
Wendy M.Aug 2019
We had the best time at Skinny Dippin over the past few days. My husband and I have three boys and our friends have three kids as well. We all enjoyed our time there so much. The home is beautiful! We played in the lake every day and used all the toys we could: kayaks, paddle boards, floats, fishing poles, and more! The area is beautiful and the weather was great. Couldn’t have asked for more...except for the fish to bite. Didn’t have much success with the bass and it certainly wasn’t from lack of trying. Regardless, a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!
Ellie P.Aug 2019
Perfect for families. We have the time of our lives!
Lester H.Jul 2019
What is not to love about this location. It sits at the end of a quiet lake. My bride and I were married the evening of Jul 9th, the scenery and atmosphere were perfect. The home is very large with modern appliances and plenty of utensils. Besides the great location to the Smokey Mountains there are a ton of local day hikes to many of nature's wonders. The main feature for us and the kids ages 2-28 was definitely the lake and the kayaks. I honestly can't say enough about the home and its location. I almost forgot my favorite thing about Skinny Dippin, we had NO cell service or wifi, it was perfect.
Ps. I would recommend trimming some of saplings along the lake, they're encroaching on the view.
Susan M.Jul 2019
Terry E.Jun 2019
The website does not do it justice. They leave out the 5 kayaks the canoe and all the float toys for the kids all of whom are safely enclosed in the many life jackets provided in the house. Closest neighbors are not visible and can not be audibly heard.
Neighbors are far enough about 1/2 mile at closest not to be a bother and to make you feel completely isolated. Wonderful dock located just below the house to tie the boats up to or to spend the day fishing with an ice chest full of refreshments Fishing is good there and can be done mostly with night crawlers. Best to cast at least 20 feet from the dock directly in front once hooked or just retrieving your line come back in fast and high to avoid the submerged trees in front and to the sides of the dock. Caught from the dock 2 15 inch trout many bream, yellow perch a small walleye and a variety of not sure what they were. Be patient and they will come. If it's windy or they are not biting switch from float with 2 foot lead to bottom fishing. The kids spent more time outside than they ever do at home just to much for them to do. You might have to instigate the initial activity by jumping in a kayak or hopping into an innertube but they will follow and soon will not need you. Safest place for a kid you could find no cars no neighbors.
PS The house is really nice also. If it's raining which it does there is a very large dining table which is perfect for all the puzzles and board games that are available. Many movies on DVD and large supply of books. The kitchen has every item that you may need. Much more so than any house I have rented.
K if you read this you need to trim the trees just up about ten feet from the deck to get the wonderful view of the lake and the hills back to what it was. Best selling feature of the house. I have rented many mountain homes once but have been here five times. After I'm done and gone the kids will always talk about the times I took them to Skinny Dippin.
Hello Terry, Thank you for your feedback! We'll make sure to get the trees trimmed. We hope to host you again soon!
Lisa M.Jun 2019
We loved this home! It was in a gorgeous location, with amenities for all. We were able to mix and mingle amongst ourselves, play and laugh, to TALK. As a mom, that was worth everything. To see the family laughing and talking together is vacation gold! Thank you!