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Almond Boat and RV Park

1165 Almond Boat Park Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713-4400
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#4 of 26 Specialty lodging in Bryson City
1 and 2 bedroom lakefront cabin rentals, RV sites with full hook-ups, and boat rentals. Cabins include Direct satellite TV, a shower bath, electric heat, air conditioning and a private front porch facing the lake. RV Park is opened from April to October with 52 sites with full hookups (water, electric, sewer).
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Tigahs01 wrote a review Jul 2020
Lake Charles, Louisiana25 contributions2 helpful votes
We contacted Almond on Sunday the 19th. Was told they had 1 boat left. We reserved a pontoon boat with our credit card to hold the boat only. Was told to bring cash for a refundable deposit of $100 on the day of the rental. So upon arrival on the morning of the 23rd, we entered the office and was told we had rented the "Over flow" boat which is a boat owned by the owners in-laws. But with the over flow boat, the owner only takes " cash only ". After stating we didn't have $350 in cash, only the $100 deposit. The owner received a phone call that someone canceled their reservation for the day. So he moved us to a brand new boat with a new Honda 100hp motor. We unload the truck, carry everything down to the #7 boat slip. Well 10 mins later the owner radioed down and told us to switch boat slip #12! Which was in a totally different direction. Well low and behold it is the "Over Flow " boat. So we went from a beautiful Avalon pontoon boat to one of the oldest rental boats they have. Certainly not worth $350. Pictures featured below. We did have a maximum of 10 people on the boat. With boat, motor, gas we got that old boat up to 15 mph. Barely pulled the tube with 2 small kids on it. You have to fill the tank back up with gas when returning. "Cash only "! The dock guy filled it up to where it was flowing down the side of the boat into the water. Wouldn't have been big deal, if the gas wasn't $4.25 @ GALLON. Somehow the "cash only" deal is hiding their income somehow. Can't really be with the gas, because you would have a receipt from the delivery of gas to the dock. My guess after the renters leave they shred the rental agreement waiver. I wouldn't have rented the "Over Flow " boat if I was told over the phone that is what was left. I would have GLADLY paid the $350 for the Avalon boat. Just the way the whole thing was handled is shady. When we complained about the boat switch before leaving the dock in the morning, we were told to take it up with the man in the office! They knew we were upset, and remembered us when we returned. No discount was offered other than we didn't charge you for the ski tube. A $20 value? Go to Alaraka if possible. We will not return here.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Aew wrote a review Sep 2019
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We rented a boat for a day on Fontana Lake. Very friendly service, great boat. They provided clear directions, information about the lake and a map. Took the boat all over the lake including to the dam. Enjoyed our day and will be repeat customers!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Egerton R wrote a review Aug 2019
Asheville, North Carolina72 contributions18 helpful votes
This was a girls weekend for 6 of us, we rented one of the cozy cabins, it was perfect for our group. The Cabins are super clean, nicely stocked and comfortable. We rented a pontoon boat for all day Saturday, so fun...Lake Fontana is beautiful and not very a lot of boat traffic. We will be back for another weekend getaway!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: The cabins without the living room were more spacious with a larger kitchen, fit our group of 7...
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Karen Bolea wrote a review Aug 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2 contributions
The folks at the Almond boat rental on beautiful Lake Fontana made our vacation unforgettable. We had such a great time tubing and enjoying swimming in the lake. The lake is pristine. The boats we rented were in beautiful condition and had no trouble towing a tube with two people. There were nine of us, including three children. The people at the Almond boat rental were so kind, they actually helped us carry some of our belongings onto the boat. I highly recommend them. We rented for two of the days of our vacation. I also rented a paddle board from them on one of our other vacation days. Next time, we will rent for three or four of the days of our vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Linda B wrote a review Aug 2019
Supply, North Carolina6 contributions2 helpful votes
We just returned from our 3 night getaway. This was our second weekend at this lovely Lakeside Marina. We rented another lakeside cabin and we just loved our time here again. The cabins are quite old, probably from the 1950s. We found them to be spotless and very comfortable. Two double beds, small kitchen and bath with a shower. Furniture is not dated and in good condition. Beds are comfortable. It’s a very nostalgic feeling we very much liked. Nice big deck with 4 rocking chairs overlooking the beautiful lake. All the people that work there are really friendly and helpful. We rented a pontoon boat for 4 hours and thought the price reasonable. Approximately 200.00 with gas refill. All in all we would definitely recommend. This isn’t a fancy resort by any means but has all the essentials you need and offers quiet privacy for a relaxing getaway with family.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBryson City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Almond Boat and RV Park
Which popular attractions are close to Almond Boat and RV Park?
Nearby attractions include Nantahala River Gem Mine (3.4 miles), Nantahala Gorge Ruby Mine (3.1 miles), and Ferebee Memorial Picnic Area (3.5 miles).
Is parking available at Almond Boat and RV Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Almond Boat and RV Park?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rivers End Restaurant, Pizza By the River, and Cardinal Coffee.
Are there any historical sites close to Almond Boat and RV Park?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Tunnel To Nowhere (6.0 miles) and Smith's Dry Goods (7.5 miles).
Does Almond Boat and RV Park have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.