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Casa Alcoa : 60's retro in the woods

A funky four bedroom vacation home tucked into the trees overlooking beautiful Lake Santeetlah in western North Carolina — surrounded by the Smoky Mountains, Snowbird Mountains and Nantahala Forest.

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Casa Alcoa is located within 30 minutes of Deals Gap — the Tail of the Dragon, Nantahala River whitewater rafting, and hiking on the great forest trails of the Great Smoky Mountains, Joyce Kilmer Forest, and the Appalachian Trail.

Highway 129 is “Nirvana” for motorcycle enthusiasts. Deals Gap offers 311 turns in 11 miles! The Miata and Porsche clubs prefer nearby Cherohala Skyway. This road to nowhere rivals the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Casa Alcoa provides a great base from which to explore the southeastern Appalachian Mountains. However, you may also be inclined to just relax on the screened porch and read a good book.

Located in Thunderbird Mountain Resort, on Highway 129, just north of Robbinsville, NC. It’s a quiet retreat developed in the 1960’s.

Robbinsville provides a grocery store, fresh vegetable market, and a few restaurants. It was featured as a location in the movie “Nell” with Jodi Foster. Our Graham County rescue squad had ‘15 minutes of fame’ in “The Fugitive” with Harrison Ford. That’s the Cheoah Dam 
Dr. Kimball jumps from.

Santeetlah Marina is a full service marina providing boat launch, fishing license, fuel, bait, dock space, boat and jetski rentals. Link to Santeetlah Marina. Cheoah Point is a lovely picnic area with beach for lake access and public boat launch.

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Built in 1965 by an Alcoa Aluminum executive. The owners have had fun collecting the 60’s retro decor to complement it.

kayak view

coffee in the morning with a view

Each room has a theme. Elvis, Marilyn, the “Cleaver boys” and favorite cowboys have their own bedrooms. There is also the “Beatles bathroom” and “dining with Warhol.” 
Two bedrooms have glass doors opening onto lake view porches.

amenities: 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds, linens provided, satellite TV, stereo with CD, ipod connection cable, turntable & vintage vinyl collection, full kitchen with range, microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, blender, cooking utensils, weber charcoal grill

Casa Alcoa is located on a quiet dead-end street in a lovely wooded neighborhood. One-way streets are perfect for walks.

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Casa Alcoa has three bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, dining room, living room and lake-view screened porch on the upper level.

The downstairs ‘outlaw’ suite has one bedroom, one bath, galley kitchen, living room and lake-view porch. Separate entrance from parking area.

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Santeetlah creek in Joyce Kilmer forest