The SpaceIf you enjoy the thought of being surrounded by:
- a lush green forest
- the 6500 acre Lake James with 150 miles of shoreline
- the base of towering mountains
- views at the end of meandering paths through the woods that reveal the sunrise, the sunset, and the water (with a canoe and kayak provided) in the distance below ...
. . . then our timber frame Cabin Camp Lake James is the perfect retreat for you.
The mountain cabin rental will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time to an age when the fishing pole, sleds, and hiking boots were always ready and waiting by the door. When afternoons were spent climbing trees, discovering a new mountain trail, or just reading a good book in the shade. When roaring fireplaces warmed your heart and handcrafted quilts warmed your toes.
The cabin offers our guests the rare opportunity to make yourselves at home on one of the cleanest mountain lakes in the southeast United States. Meander up the back path to a view of the mountains, water, sunset, and sunrise from the adjacent lot. Walk down a path (with a slight incline) through the forest to the other edge of the property and step into a very shallow cove (depending on seasonal lake levels). Adjacent to the property, you will find acres and acres of hiking trails that meander through the forest and by the lake's edge.
Inside the cabin, there are 3 bedrooms (2 queen, 1 double) and 2 baths. Additionally, you will find a sleeper sofa, a daybed, and a very large window seat with a very thick cushion. The cabin is very handicap friendly ranch plan with a very gently sloping sidewalk around to the back door (on the same level as house); a wide hallway; wide doorways; hardwood floors throughout (with the exception of a washable river rock floor in one bath); and a wheelchair friendly master bathroom with open rimless (European style) shower, handicap grab bars, wall mounted sinks, lever faucet handles, and elevated toilet in master bath. There is a picnic area on the lot above and an area approximately 400 yards away for entering a shallow cove with the kayak and canoe provided.
Our cabin at Lake James offers a rustic, yet luxurious, mountain getaway. Calm lake waters, scenic walking trails, and winding mountain roads. Explore. Hike. Swim. Fish. Read. Rest. Canoe. Camp. Decompress. Connect. Regroup. Gather with family and friends. Tell a story by the camp fire. Create cherished memories. Build lasting relationships. Get away from it all. Capture the feeling of summer camp . . . Lake James . . Welcome to Cabin Camp Lake James.
Important Rules to consider:
No loud activities please. While the property is on 9 private acres, the property is in a residential neighborhood. Please abide by all house rules, instructions and warnings as outlined in the guest binder in the kitchen/living room. NO SMOKING AND NO CANDLES ALLOWED. No pets (husband is severely asthmatic and wife has anaphylactic reactions). No parking on the street (there is plenty of parking on the long driveway leading up to the house). Thank you! Guest AccessOur cabin is nestled in the middle of 9 acres of forest; has a 400 yd trail down to a quiet Lake James cove; is less than 2 miles to a public Lake James boat launch; and is surrounded by dozens of secluded forest acres of community walking trails. The house is fully stocked with all needed supplies/linens. Kayak and canoe provided. Marina for boat and slip rental nearby. WATER levels VARY SEASONALLY on all Duke Energy managed lakes. If water levels are critical to your decision, please check historical levels before booking at:
Once the booking is finalized, you will be provided with detailed instructions to arrange in advance for the pick up and drop off the key from Lake James Real Estate., 3053 NC Hwy 126, Morganton, NC 28655. (Arrangements must be made several days to a week in advance.) The cabin is less than 2 miles from their office. Interaction with GuestsJust for key pickup and drop off unless someone is needed. The NeighborhoodThe pristine lake water of Lake James. At headwaters of two major rivers. Numerous activities in the area. Mountain, sunset, and sunrise views. Just off of Interstate 40, close proximity to major cities (Charlotte, Winston-Salem/Greensboro/High Point, and Raleigh/Durham/Chapel/Hill). Morganton is an historic and quaint town that takes you back in time. At the same time, it has everything conveniently located that you could possibly need. Shopping, movies, restaurants, golf, and a town square perfect for small festivals every season of the year! 1.5 miles to gas/convenience store. 15 miles to several grocery stores and restaurants. Getting AroundNo public transportation. Kayak/canoe provided. Walking trails adjacent. Other Things to NoteVideo: (URL HIDDEN)
For millions of years, clean mountain streams and thundering waterfalls have carved out the rugged Linville Gorge. These waters begin journeys atop some of the tallest peaks east of the Mississippi and eventually form three crisp rivers that merge to fill nearby Lake James in Western North Carolina. Surrounded by towering mountains and lush green forests, Lake James sets the stage for a vacation getaway where breathtaking views aren't just seen, they are enjoyed and explored.
Nestled among true National Treasures like the Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah National Forest, Linville Gorges, and the Catawba River . . . the Lake James area is a unique and invigorating place! Whether you are looking for a shady spot to enjoy a good book, a day of discovery on mountain trails, or an afternoon spent on the glassy waters of the lake. All of this and you are only a stone's throw away from dozens of exciting activities to fill every moment with a new adventure . . . or then again, maybe not!
ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE NEARBY:
Hiking, Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing
Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting, Boating, Water Skiing & Tubing
Skiing (Winter Months Only)
Lake James State Park
Pisgah National Forest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Beanstalk Zip Line
Catawba River Valley
View Fall Foliage (Fall Leaves)
Linville Caverns & Linville Gorge
Orchards, Vineyards, & Markets