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Winter Dreamland Welcomes the New Year at Santeetlah Lakeside

Winter snow at Santeetlah Lakeside

We couldn’t have dreamed of a more magical setting for Christmas and the New Year at Lake Santeetlah. With nearly seven inches of snow covering the mountains and framing the lake, it was spectacular scenery for Christmas in a quite memorable year.

For those who dream of a white Christmas, Mother Nature did not disappoint. Snow began falling on Christmas Eve, and we awoke to a winter fantasy. Snow and ice ushered in a perfect winter day and transformed the already beautiful Lake Santeetlah into a gorgeous wintertime site.

In our December blog, we described the tranquility of a Lake Santeetlah winter…little did we know the surprise that awaited us! It was a magical reminder of the quiet paradise Lake Santeetlah is in the wintertime. It’s truly a sight to behold. The ground is pure white. The sky brilliant blue. The sunlight glistening across the ice and snow. It’s inviting you to venture out and explore. Or it’s convincing you to stay indoors and curl up by a roaring fire.

Winter snow at Santeetlah Lakeside
Photo by Roger Carlton

The winter wonderland was an exciting way to roll in the new year. A reminder of the stunning beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains that surrounds us. A peek at the year-round peacefulness and splendor of life here. As people look to escape the more crowded, cooped-up living situations in other areas of the country, many are choosing the Carolinas as their new home. According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2021 report by PWC and the Urban Land Institute, the South, specifically North and South Carolina, are attracting people looking for “more space, fresh air, open spaces and oversized windows to bring in natural light.”

A true retreat from the hustle and bustle of the real world, Santeetlah Lakeside offers wide open spaces, both indoors and out. Our homesites make indoor/outdoor living seamless. It’s a place where working from home and being with the entire family 24/7 is nothing short of enjoyable. Life here gives “social distance” a new meaning. It means peace and quiet. Crystal clear waters and bright blue skies. Lush green forests and stunning mountain views

For retirees looking for a new escape or couples and families wanting a healthy, refreshing getaway, Santeetlah Lakeside is a dream come true. If you’re dreaming of a new lakefront home or condo, schedule a discovery tour and experience the amenities and features that make life so peaceful here.

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