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Fontana Marina

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Address: Highway 28 North, Fontana Dam, NC 28733
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Motorcycle Adventure

The atmosphere was great. We trailered our motorcycle to do th "tail of the dragon" and the surrounding scenery. Everything was so beautiful. The staff at the lodge were very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 June 2015
Patti P
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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

The atmosphere was great. We trailered our motorcycle to do th "tail of the dragon" and the surrounding scenery. Everything was so beautiful. The staff at the lodge were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Patti P
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and for staying with us at Fontana Village Resort. Fontana Village is the ideal spot for motorcycle enthusiasts to enjoy the adventure of the "Tail of the Dragon" nearby but to return to a quiet, comfortable room or cabin for the evening. Please visit us again soon, the Dragon awaits! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

See Carl at the marina , he will extend a warm welcome , and provide live bluegrass music when business is slow. He is a captain as well , and knows the lake and surrounding area like the palm of his hand.

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Thank Mason B
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the Marina. We are wonderfully proud of our knowledgeable and personable staff and thank you for recognizing them for making your trip amazing. We hope you will come see us again at the Fontana Marina and have enjoyed your stay to the fullest. More 

Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

My friend and I decided to take a charter cruise on Fontana Lake recently ~ while on vacation in North Carolina. We read about this lake and for $20, what a deal it was. (we contacted another cruise operating nearby & it was $225) .... Captain Karl was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area and dam and it... More 

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Our scenic lake tours and sunset cruises can absolutely be the highlight of any trip to the mountains. Who wouldn't want to relax on a chartered cruise, learn about the history of the area and take in all of the great scenery for such a value?! We... More 

Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

We love to come over to sister and her husbands lakehouse. We fish and just hang out there to enjoy the day and the sunshine and sometimes the rain. It is such a laid back place. We got caught in the rain out on the lake last time but we still will never forget how much fun we had that... More 

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Thank Dale S
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Marina and share your story with us. Even a rainy day can be beautiful on Lake Fontana. Fontana Marina is the perfect spot to drop a line and make memories any time of year. We hope you will visit again soon! More 

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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Took the boat tour and only one other couple joined us. The captain said it probably was the last trip of the season. Beautiful day outside but a bit chilly. Captain was very knowledgeable about the area and history of the lake and dam.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for braving the cold to enjoy one of our lovely lake tours! The weather has been rather cool here lately, but we hope you were still able to enjoy yourself. The history of the area is very fascinating. Our staff at the Marina take great pride when sharing information with our guests, we are pleased that... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

My parents went to Fontana Village in 1960 for their honeymoon. They carry on that tradition by going back every year with the whole family. If you want a great mountain retreat for your family then Fontana is where you need to go. Shh, it's our little secret.

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Thank CatXR768
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Wow! What an amazing story to share with us – thank you so much! We appreciate your parents and the entire families continued loyalty over the years. 54 Years of marriage is quite the milestone! Congrats to your parents on their years together. Fontana Lake is the perfect place to spend a day with those you love. We are so... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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121 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

The charge for a large, covered pontoon boat was one and a half hours for $20 each. Nice Captain - offered lots of historical info about the area.

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1 Thank Karl V
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Lake Cruise! There is a lot of history in this area and it is very fascinating. It sounds like you enjoyed the information! We hope to see you back again soon! More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

The folks at the Marina were great. They were friendly to us, even though I have two mischievous boys. We did not really do anything though as we were just looking around. We did get some snacks though. The next visit we will try to rent a boat or do the cruise..

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Thank Douglas R
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by to visit our Marina. We are happy to hear that the staff was accommodating. We do hope to see you back in the future to enjoy some lake fun! More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Took a guided pontoon cruise, loved it! Beautiful views of the lake and surrounding area. Highly recommend!

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting us and sharing your thoughts with us! The Marina is a great spot to be! The lake cruises are also great because not only are they fun they are educational as well! We hope you will come back again very soon! More 

Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

My family just returned from a week at Fontana Village and the Marina deserves its own rating. Staff there (and I'm pretty sure we encountered all of them with the amount of lake time and tours we did) were just incredible with their level of customer service. They take it a level of actual hospitality. We did the Sunset Tour... More 

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Thank Scott S
FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Marina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such an amazing review! The Marina staff truly is amazing! They are very knowledgeable of the area and make the educational side of the tours so much fun! It sounds like you had a couple of incidents that could have been negatives, but you turned them into positives! It’s wonderful to hear that our staff... More 

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