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Calling all Fontana Village love birds! Tell us your Fontana love story and enter to win a free 2-night stay at Fontana Village Resort on Valentine’s Day weekend including dinner for 2. To enter, post a photo with your love story in 100 words or less. Make sure to tag your photo post with #FontanaLoveStory when you upload it to either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Your love story can be about your Fontana Village wedding, proposal, anniversary experience, or couples getaway. Submit your photo and story no later than 2/1/15.
Winner will be selected by Fontana Village management and announced on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on 2/5/15.
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Fontana Dam has been named as North Carolina’s newest #AppalachianTrail Community! This designation, bestowed by the AppalachianTrail Conservancy, will make Fontana Dam one of only three other North Carolina communities to hold such an honor. This program recognizes communities for their part in promoting awareness of the A.T. as an important national asset. “The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is proud to celebrate communities that are helping to protect and promote the Appalachian Trail,” stated Julie Judkins, Community Program Manager of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. A designation ceremony, to be held at Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, is tentatively scheduled for March 26, 2015.
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Icycle Mountain Bike Event
January 23 - 25 (race date January 24)

This mountain biking event is not to be missed! Cross country races in various categories, a night downhill event for the most daring riders, and more. Then on Sunday, keep the fun going with a Disc Golf Tournament. Special room rates are available at the Lodge 69.00 plus tax. Cabins/2 Night Minimum-25% off Rack. Click here to register.
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Instagrammers didn’t miss an opportunity to capture remarkable photos from around Fontana Village Resort last month. These four are certainly ones to remember! Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/fontanavillage @fontanavillage
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Ring in the New Year with us!! Call today for reservations 800-849-2258!!
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First Annual Spyder's in the Smokies event was held here at Fontana last month! We look forward to hosting the 2015 event October 22-24, 2015!
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Ring in the New Year with $99 lodge rooms available for one night or more, cabins 25% off and require a two night stay.  Details at www.fontanavillage.com/events/pdfs/New-Years-Eve-2014.pdf  Call  for reservations 800-849-2258.
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Christmas In The Smokies
December 24 - 28

Christmas Dinner, plus events and activities for the whole family!
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Plan your next family reunion or group event with us! We have lodging to suite everyone's needs as well as private meeting areas. Call our Group Sales department today 828-498-2154 
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#Thanksgiving Family Festivities at Fontana Village Resort, November 26 - November 29: Bring the family to the Smokies for endless fun, entertainment and a classic Thanksgiving feast at the Mountview Restaurant. They will have guided hikes, square dancing and much more! Click Here for the full schedule of events: http://www.fontanavillage.com/events/pdfs/Thanksgiving-2014-menu.pdf
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From 1-1-44: Fontana Dam History: Spillway tunnel portals, powerhouse and dam, looking upstream from left bank.
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300 Woods Rd Fontana Dam, NC 28733
300 Woods RoadUSNorth CarolinaFontana Dam28733
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Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area's breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views from Fontana & Cheoah lakes provide memories to last a lifetime.


The Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in the intimate settings of The Lodge, suites, cabins, as well as RV & tent camping on the beautiful Cheoah Lake. Add conference space, complimentary wi-fi service, restaurants, General Store, gift shops, outfitters, pools, marina, massage and fitness center, miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking, and it's easy to see why Fontana Village is THE Great Smoky Mountain Destination.

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Doug Russell
3 months ago
Beyond the pool being out of commission our entire stay, the general store was appalling. The egregious price gouging was explained as "The price is good if you are from New York".... As a hiker on the Appalachian trail, who depends on towns like this to resupply the food I need to survive, should have heeded the warning given at the N.O.C. Basically avoid Fontana, just keep going. When the vendor price stickers on chips were marked out with black marker, I knew I was in trouble. Fortunately I was able to get a ride to the nearest grocery store, where sane minds prevail. Most people who depend on you to resupply are not so lucky.
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Jacob Baker
3 months ago
It is a great place to hide from the world. If you want luxury this is not the place if you want family this is the place. I have gone 15 years in a row and the only time I didn't love it was when I was driving away.
AM Baker
2 years ago
My family had an awful experience here. Our cabin was a dump with huge stains on the carpet and the furniture and litter (cigarette butts and plastic cups) on the ground outside that no one had bothered to pick up. There were so few dishes and utensils in the kitchen that there was really no way to make any sort of meal. The grounds here are ugly, and the whole area where the cabins are looks sort of like a big trailer park. (The pictures you see on the website are from near the main lodge.) In addition, the activities advertised on the Fontana Village website don't exist. They advertise horseback riding, but the nearest stable is over an hour away. They advertise craft classes that families can participate in, but we were there for a week and there was not a single one. The staff makes no particular effort to be friendly or welcoming. We are never going back. There are MUCH better places to stay in the NC mountains.
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Mark DeZwarte
2 years ago
I have been going to Fontana Village Resort once or twice a year for the past few years. During that time, I have seen tremendous improvement of the structures, thanks to the newest owners. They are from nearby, not Asheville or out-of-state. They have invested million$ during the last few years. In the Spring, I go to participate in MINIs On The Dragon (MOTD). There are a number of car clubs and motorcycle clubs who use the resort as a base for a regional or national rally. For such people, the proximity of "The Dragon" (US129), the "Hell Bender" (hwy 28) and the Cherohala Skyway are more important than luxury amenities. There are exceptions and those people stay elsewhere - perhaps where they can get a five cour$e dinner included. Some people expect too much from Fontana Village Resort. One must remember that it is fundamentally a left-over labor camp from the workers who built the adjacent Fontana Dam seventy years ago. It was neither built as, nor will ever be, a luxury resort. Some of us wouldn't want it to be. There is a nearby re$ort, on Hwy 129/Tapoco Rd., that was an Alcoa corporate retreat built about ten years before what is now Fontana Village was built. In that regard, people should read the Yelp reviews, not only those at TA. The two places were, are, and always will be, very different. Unlike that other resort, Fontana Village has been very accommodating of motorcycle and sports car clubs. Regardless, it is fundamentally old, rustic & remote. During one of my recent stays, the entire resort lost power. I have seen reviews ragging on them for that. Others rag on them because there is very limited cell phone service and really very limited everything in the off season. Go there for a remote, rustic getaway. But, understand that you MUST drive some extremely twisty, hilly roads to get there. Some people are attracted to exactly that -- some repulsed.
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Steve Amy
4 months ago
No, it is not a luxury resort. But it a great place to get away and the people here are some of the greatest, friendliest people we have ever met in a resort or retreat environment. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and at home as part of the family. Well worth the visit and stay and the surrounding area is beautiful and relaxing.
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Scott Silvey
a year ago
Just returned from a week at Fontana Village and was impressed all-around. We started off in a less than stellar cabin, called to check on other options and the front office staff did an excellent job in working with our family and we were moved to a nicer cabin with better view the next day after a car rally left. We used Fontana Village as our base camp for hiking, boating and driving tours of the local area. The marina on Fontana Lake (about 2 miles away) is great and provides pontoon rentals, guided boat & hiking combo tours, sunset tours and canoe/kayak/SUP rentals. VERY NICE folks at the marina. There is also quite a bit to do at the Village with weekly events for all ages. Nice little Putt Putt course, volleyball, softball, Frisbee Golf course, 2 pools, general store with ice cream, 2 places to eat (great service and food was excellent), live music, clogging lessons, history lessons on the area and more. This is not a Disney style resort and we did hear a few people complaining about their decision to stay here. I'd also not pay attention to reviews written pre 2011-12. They made some staffing changes and have obviously made some great hires since that time. If you are looking for a nice little mountain resort with LOTS to do nearby (AT hiking, a beautiful lake with hardly any boat traffic, scenic drives, white water rafting, train ride, horseback rides) then I would highly recommend Fontana Village. We are already planning a family reunion there for next year.
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Mark Shapiro
2 years ago
This place is great. The restaurant at the lodge is amazing (albeit a little pricey). I will definitely be staying here again!
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Warren Jones
2 years ago
Came for a weekend retreat from the hustle of Atlanta. The staff here make it extremely easy to kick back and relax. Our trip was in early spring before the crowds arrived so all the facilities weren't yet open but we were able to make good use of both the lodge restaurant and the Fontana marina. A few points. • The resort allows guest to charge everything back to your room which was extremely convenient. • We had a few great meals at the lodge restaurant, lunch staff was hands down better trained and prepared than the dinner staff. Don't bother ordering fancy cocktails from the menu, your bartender is also your waiter-witness and chances are they won't know how to properly mix your drink and/or screw up the recipe as our waiter did twice. • Rooms are nice, although minmal. The lodge allows you to borrow DVDs from the counter but there are no DVD players in the lodge rooms. I was told there are DVD players in the cabins though. Also, the beds are ultra firm. We found them to be rather uncomfortable! • Pontoon boat renters are available, although the boat they rented use had a few problems. Dirty seats, radio didn't work. Rather minor, but they give you a pretty good price for muti-hour rental periods. We saved money by booking our stay via Expedia so make sure you shop around for the best deal. Overall we enjoyed our weekend stay, I certainly see how this can become a summer hot-spot later in the season. Kids I'm sure would love it.
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