Lake James Property Management

Lake James Property Management and Rentals

Vacation Rentals

Long Term Rentals

About Us

Lake James Property Management is located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not far from the charming towns of Morganton and Marion in Western North Carolina lies Lake James, a pristine lake fed by three rivers. Surrounded by ancient forest.

We owned our home on the lake for about five years between the time we purchased it and the time we were able to move in. During this time we lived about 800 miles away, so we really needed someone who would watch over our home and take care of issues when they came up. WIth Karen as our property manager we we were always well taken care of. This applies both to the times when the property was rented, as well as the times between renters or when we briefly had the property off the market at our request. I would heartily recommend Karen for anyone needing this service.

Rod G.

Great stay. Perfect for our large family.

Property manager was wonderful and responsive. House was perfect. Would stay here again.

Dawn B. 

12/31/2022 at 2:20 AM

Lovely weekend

Everything about the house - location, amenities, and most especially the management - was amazing. We are already looking forward to our next trip.

Allison E.

9/13/2022 at 9:39 PM

This is a wonderful property!

What a wonderful cabin! It is spacious and beautifully decorated! The views? Spectacular! My family and I enjoyed our stay so much that we extended our stay a couple of extra days. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need. The beds are comfortable, and every area in the house is spacious. The road to get to this cabin is steep but paved. Honestly, one of the best roads that my family and I have driven through , up a mountain in North Carolina. Thank you Karen, and your team for making my family and I feel at home! We would love to come back.

Yasmin S.

1/18/2023 at 6:51 AM

Extraordinary Views!

From the moment we reached the property we were all in awe, we couldn't believe the amazing views from everywhere. The house is gorgeous, every detail was thought out, there was nothing missing or out of place. They even set up a Christmas tree and a few other holiday decor for us since we were staying for Christmas. Karen provided everything we needed for check-in, even access to videos to help with directions and how to turn on the outdoor fireplace. We ventured out into the town, small but has exactly what you need; groceries, shopping, restaurants. Even downtown was lovely, especially all the holiday lights. We drove to Asheville & Maggie Valley to go tubing at Tube World (1+ hrs each). We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely keep this home as a favorite for the next visit to North Carolina. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and thank you for your service.

Jamie C.

12/31/2022 at 2:01 PM


Nicely done. Excellent communication. Extremely neat and clean (appreciated). Excellent quality and thoughtfulness to detail recognized.

John L.

6/24/2022 at 8:48 PM

Lovely, extremely clean cabin. Wonderful stay !

Renting was very easy and Karen was very responsive.

Lori K

10/12/2022 at 9:19 PM

Wonderful stay at a beautiful lake from Property. Plenty of comforts in the house as well as beautiful scenery. Property manager was very helpful when we needed assistance. Would highly recommend!

Michael E.

2/20/2023 at 11:38 PM

Everything was actually better than advertised. Super clean, great location, plenty of space, easy to work with and responsive host, etc., etc. It worked out to be one of the best experiences we've had and we have rented properties for years throughout the world.

Tom K

10/13/2022 at 7:31 PM

Coolest Stay in Morganton

We’ve been working in the area for the last couple of months, have rented several properties in the area, as well as extended stays at the Fairfield Inn. This property was by far the most comfortable, well equipped, and enjoyable out of all the stays we’ve had. Thank you Karen!

Nathan D.

7/31/2022 at 5:20 PM


This place was absolutely beautiful and very well-cleaned. Karen's check-in instructions are immaculate and made everything go so smoothly. Walking distance from everything downtown, overall amazing stay! thank you, Karen

Madison G.

10/20/2022 at 10:47 PM

Beautiful condo & great location!

I was in town for a half marathon and wanted a place to relax where I could walk around downtown. This loft was so beautiful, well appointed, and comfortable! I will def stay again. I had a little trouble getting into the unit (user error - the instructions were perfect), and management got back to me asap and checked in on me later. Absolutely lovely trip!

Jennifer L.

7/10/2022 at 8:31 PM

Karen is excellent with her rentals and customer support! Highly recommend booking with her!

Alisha Routh

They go above and beyond. They were great when we were renting out our home and later very helpful for friends moving here that needed a rental. I always have a quick response if I call them about an issue with a rental in the neighborhood. I would not have anyone else manage my property if I still had a rental!

Linda Gerig

Wonderful people to work with! Excellent and professional service!

Miriam Weber

When we decided to rent our house at Lake James, everyone recommended we work with Karen at Lake James Property Management. Wow! Are we glad we followed those recommendations!
Karen is a true professional. She has advised us on everything from home décor to local county ordinances. She knows the Morganton/Marion areas extremely well. She is closely connected to all the local service providers – plumbers, landscapers, exterminators etc – and is happy to meet them at the house when we cannot. When we have questions, Karen is readily available or super prompt with replies via phone, email or text.
Most importantly, she understands the ins and outs of today’s vacation rental business. It is a huge relief to have her managing online rental platforms for us and communicating with guests before and after their stays. She is always working with our best interest in mind but also provides excellent customer service to our renters. Karen is the best! We could not have managed the successful bookings we’ve had without her!

Margaret Black

I have been working with Lake James Property Management for 3 years and find them to be very professional and responsive. We live out of state and it's nice to know the management of our second home is being handled so well.

Steve Travers

It has been a pleasure to work with Karen. Professional in every way. Our property has been well managed and cared for.

Sean Martin

My wife and I have been satisfied clients of Karen at Lake James property management for over 10 years. She communicates very effectively and has had a wonderful impact on our ability to effectively manage our rental properties. I highly recommend Karen as a top level property manager.

Jay Turner

Have rented from them for the past 4 years. Their team is always wonderful to work with. Karen is very proactive and responsive!

Adam Kimple

Karen is wonderful to work with! Experienced, thorough, reliable and quick to respond.

Risa H.

Karen did an excellent job with our property. She is experienced, helpful, and a pleasure to work with!

Mary Salsbury

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