Sited at 3,200 feet of elevation for cool summers, this lodge is a masterpiece of timber frame construction created with white oak, much of which was sourced from the property. Spectacular antler chandeliers highlight the vaulted ceilings. The impressive great room opens through French doors to a wraparound deck. The home chef can be a part of the conversation in the open kitchen, equipped with a gas range, wine refrigerator, a warming drawer, and breakfast bar. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed and crafted, with heated floors in the en suites, a media room with a 5.1 surround sound, and a whole-house lighting system. Gas lamps on the exterior are the ultimate luxury touch. An unspoiled treasure of the Smoky Mountains, Nantahala Lake is a 1,800-acre lake surrounded by federally protected forestlands. The community consists of private, spacious lots which enjoy a common area with boat slips available for use. The lake was stocked with Kokanee salmon in the 1960s which have been naturally reproducing ever since along with a multitude of other cold and warm water species. One of the easiest access locations from Franklin. Sold furnished.