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Casa Alcoa : 60's retro in the woods

A funky 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 incorporating the 60’s retro decor to complement it.

Upstairs level includes full kitchen, dining room, living room, lake view screen porch, two bedrooms and an office. Bedrooms have a king and a queen bed to sleep four.

amenities:
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, linens provided, satellite TV, wifi, 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

Downstairs, the ‘outlaw suite,’ is a separate 1 bedroom apartment with a bedroom (king bed) that opens to lake view porch, galley kitchen, and living room. There is a twin daybed and futon sofa. Only three guests.

amenities:1 king bed, linens provided, satellite TV, wifi, stereo with CD &  ipod dock, 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 two bedrooms, one bath, office, kitchen, dining room, living room and lake-view screened porch on the upper level.

The downstairs ‘outlaw suite’ has one bedroom with king bed, 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