Lake Toxaway

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Surrounded by the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests of Western North Carolina, Lake Toxaway has 14 miles of pristine shoreline, making it the largest private lake in the state.
Explore the lake by kayak, canoe, SUP board, or an evening champagne cruise on the famous, Miss Lucy. Venture out to experience the “Land of Waterfalls,” try your hand at the ancient art of falconry, hit the trail on horseback, tube down the river, or get your adrenaline pumping with a whitewater-rafting adventure.

Top 5 Things To Do

  • Mountain Treasure's Gem Mine

    As seen on "The Learning Channel," adults and children alike can hunt for amazing treasures.

  • Mountain Heritage Center

    Located on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowee, North Carolina, showcases the cultural and natural heritage of the southern Appalachians.

  • Whitewater Equestrian Center

    Pilot your horse through a bevy of Native American trails and historic logging roads while learning interesting local history.

  • Pisgah National Forest

    Explore the 500,000 acres of protected forests and admire the impressive Appalachian Mountains along the way.

  • Bear Tracks Trading Co.

    One-stop shop for all of your travel, shopping and adventure needs.

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Sweet Laurel Lodge
Sleeps 9 Starting from $210 / night

Wonderful 4 bedroom home on the golf course in Lake Toxaway

Mystic Mountain House
Sleeps 10 Starting from $306 / night

Beautiful 4 bedroom cottage with a spectacular view.

A Summer Place
Sleeps 10 Starting from $657 / night

A Summer Place is the perfect lake front property for families in close proximity to the Inn and Club

Happy Bear Cove
Sleeps 6 Starting from $320 / night

Cozy 3 bed home located in a private cove stylishly decorated with rustic appeal and original artwork.

McCord Lake Home
Sleeps 13 Starting from $335 / night

Sleeps 13 | Pet Friendly | Spacious Backyard | Private Dock

Mountainview Cottage
Sleeps 6 Starting from $210 / night

Spacious 3BR Home with Large Covered Porch

Ellison Lake Home
Sleeps 12 Starting from $465 / night

Unique 5 bed, beautifully updated, and spacious lakefront vacation home on Lake Toxaway, perfect for a large family.

McDonald Panther Ridge
Sleeps 6 Starting from $319 / night

3 bed home in a mountain setting with beautiful views from each room

Hawk Mountain Mansion
Sleeps 8 Starting from $600 / night

Luxurious Mountain Mansion with beautiful mountain and lake views

Thunder Bear Ranch
Sleeps 10 Starting from $220 / night

Beautiful mountain home nestled up in the trees of Lake Toxaway

La Coccinelle
Sleeps 8 Starting from $210 / night

Hickory Knoll Cottage
Sleeps 7 Starting from $125 / night

A charming 3 bed cottage located just a few steps away from Lake Toxaway Country Club and the Greystone Inn.

Fowlers Cottage
Sleeps 8 Starting from $290 / night

Charming, light and bright two bedroom, two bath cottage with a stunning long range lake view.

Zen House
Sleeps 6 Starting from $270 / night

Zen House Home offers unbeatable views with serene surroundings

Seminole Cottage
Sleeps 6 Starting from $250 / night

A lovely 3 bed cottage nestled within a private and quiet setting in the woods at Lake Toxaway.

Coursey Toxaway Mountain Resort
Sleeps 12 Starting from $270 / night

Stunning log cabin that epitomises luxury. This mountain cottage blends rustic chic and Blue Ridge elegance.

Grant-McDonald Lake Home
Sleeps 10 Starting from $600 / night

Beautiful five bedroom home within easy walking distance of Lake Toxaway County Club, Marina and all amenities.


US Xplore Team Member

"After 18 holes, a waterfall tour, and a relaxing kayak trip around the lake, I love to refuel with the unique food at the Toxaway room."

After having been bitten by the travel bug at an early age, Leigh is constantly chasing adventure. She loves skiing out West and visiting the Carolina coast whenever possible, and she is excited to continue sharing her experiences with others.