'New 2012' Bear Lake Reserve, Mountain Lake Resort Community
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
MILL POND LODGE @ Bear Lake Reserve. is Bear Lake's most popular cottage type 'The Dogwood'. Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom sleeping 2 adult couples with 4 children in their own 'Bunk Room'. This well appointed cottage offers great outdoor views. Walking distance to the very popular community venue 'Mill Pond Pavilion' offering both outdoor and indoor relaxing enjoyment on two beautiful ponds, stocked with trout, a kids favorite. Hiking trails abound in this area of Bear Lake Reserve, easy hike to Cedar Cliff Lake or the casual stroll to the 'old moonshiners cabin ruins' Enjoy the outdoor fireplace on the rear deck with the awesome view of Cedar Cliff Mountain. 15 minute Scenic drive through the Property to Bear Lake Reserve Lake Club or Bear Lake Golf Course. The location, close to the Greeters Cottage allows for year round access and easy drives to town. Parking for 4 cars, TVs in each room plus all the high tech equipment to keep you in touch with the 'real world'.
Western North Carolina: The mountain region is unsurpassed with its beautiful mountain views. Western NC attractions include the heart of the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. There are numerous attractions that offer fun and educational activities. These attractions include the Appalachian Trail, Biltmore House & Gardens, Cherokee Indian Museum and Casino, Chimney Rock, Fontana Dam & Lake, Grand Father Mountain, Linville Caverns, and the Natahala National Forest. Plenty of small mountain towns to explore, Sylva, Highlands, Waynesville, Cashiers or spend time in Asheville shopping and dining in this city of diverse culture.
Activities include biking,boating,fly fishing, gem mining, hiking, horseback riding,river rafting on the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, lake fishing, tubing, water skiing and numerous waterfalls.
Bear Lake Reserve, a Mountain Lake Resort has all the amenties you expect in a resort communtiy from dining to outdoor adventure or relaxing by the pool at the Lake Club. Play golf at the Jack Nickalus designed 9 - hole golf course, rental clubs available at the fully stocked pro shop. Tennis availble, bring your rackets.
Hike on 15 miles of well maintained natural trails. Trail guides are available, with usefull information, learn about the natural enviroment and history. Enjoy the uncrowded clear mountain lakes, Bear Creek Lake and Cedar Cliff Lake. Rent a pontoon boat or enjoy free use of a variety of paddle boats. Some of the best fly fishing in NC on the streams feeding into Bear Creek Lake. You can also use the Resort's kayaks or canoes to reach the base of a 80 foot cascading waterfall, only accessible by boat. Bear Lake Reserve has it all but, Mother Nature has done some of her best work, at this getaway from it all vacation spot!
Mill Pond Lodge @ Bear Lake Reserve, safe, secure and private!
Keywords: Cottage, Lake, Mountain, Hiking, Resort, Boating, Fishing, Dining
- 1 story
- 1640 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 1 queen
- 1 double
- 2 bunk bed
- Bunk beds sleep 4 children
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- toilet, shower
- guest hall
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Granite counter tops with cast iron tubs.
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 6
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Water Sports Gear:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Garden Chairs:
- Lawn / Garden
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Golf Course Front
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Mountain Biking
The Smoky Mountain region of North Carolina has a multitude of opportunities to relax and enjoy the natural environment. Local Activities - Bicycling, Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Fishing, Watersports, Horse Back Riding, Boating, Scenic Car Drives, Golfing, Kayak, Canoe, Power Boat Rentals and Tennis. Nearby towns offer unique Shopping, Dining and Sightseeing. Area Attractions - Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Outdoor Drama 'Unto These Hills', Mountain Heritage Center at WCU, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Biltmore Estates, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and Natahala Outdoor Center. Big name concerts at Harrahs Cherokee Casino and WNC....morecollapse
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Bear Lake Reserve is absolutely breathtaking! The grounds are kept pristine. We loved the resort amenities, minus the resort feel. There are ample hiking trails at different skill levels to meet the needs of all hikers, amazing lake to partake in water sports, fabulous club to enjoy a meal while the kids play in one of the two pools overlooking the lake, camping site with treehouses, fishing ponds, challenging onsite golf course, and nature abound. There is also a kids club, workout facility, and on site "theatre room" which can be reserved to watch movies located at the Lake Club. The house we stayed in was gorgeous, outside and inside. The finishes and decor were top notch and the views from the screened in porch can't be beat. We enjoyed cooking out on the grill and roasting marshmallows to top off our meals. Customer service was topnotch. A greeter meets you at the cottage upon check in to review the amenities, local attractions, and answer any questions you might have. We walked away ready to book our next vacation at Bear Lake!
- Guest Kristi W.
- Date of stay 07/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/28/12
Owner response: For anyone who hasn't visited Bear Lake, it is a hidden gem as described beautifully by Kristi. Please contact us as our home is always open. Thank you Kristi for taking the time to write such a great review. I'm glad you enjoyed our "little piece of heaven" in the Western Carolina mountains. It is truly a hidden gem. We love Bear Lake and are glad you came to visit. Let us know anytime you want to come back!! Thanks for the review. Glenn and Lee Ann Campbell
The place was absolutley perfect. Family of 4 had plenty to do. The interior was nearly perfect. The outdoor fireplace on the deck made the nights very enjoyable. The amenities were awesome. We rented a pontoon boat on the lake and had a wonderful time. We also hiked with our two daughters age 8 and 10 and had a fun family trip. The lodge is great for the kids-swimming, movie room and plenty to do. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone. We have stayed in this cottage4-5 times and really enjoy it everytime we come to Bear Lake. The cottage itself is well furnished and can accommodate at least 8 peope. Very good for 2 couples with kids. Highly recommended. Very easy rental arrangement! We will be back again! Thanks. The Talleys Fayetteville, GA
- Guest Kent T.
- Date of stay 09/01/11
- Review Submitted 02/26/12
Our favorite vacation spot--
Our favorite vacation spot--
Our family of 6 has spent our most memorable vacations at Bear Lake. The scenic drive alone is worth the trip there, but the real luxury is when we arrive there and feel like we have reached a remote treasure. The owners have spared no expense in the accommodations--furnishing it tastefully and with classic and quality items and also making it feel like somewhere Ralph Waldo Emerson might stay for inspiration due to the tranquil and peaceful nature of the landscape around the home. We enjoyed fires and an incredible view from the screened-in room at the back of the home--and early morning coffees out there were like no others. We were able to relax at a quaint fishing spot and enjoy the serenity there, too. The kids especially enjoyed canoeing and dinners at the nearby lodge but were always eager to return to their "cabin in the woods." We also spent a day at Biltmore but looked forward to coming back to our home away from home. We experienced the joys of a rural vacation but had none of the hardships of one--the home really has everything, and it is impeccably kept. Bear Lake is a special place, and we will always come back.
- Guest Melissa D.
- Date of stay 04/04/11
- Review Submitted 02/22/12
Beautiful Vacation Spot
Beautiful Vacation Spot
If you are looking for a place to go for pure relaxation, you have found your place. My husband and two children have traveled here for the last two years in August and have had an amazing time. The cottage is beautiful, spacious and clean with a fireplace on the back deck to allow you to take in the view and relax all at the same time. Then a few minutes drive up the mountain there is a clubhouse and pool area that is gorgeous, with a lake that will take your breath away. We also spend a couple days golfing on the top notch golf course with some of the most incredible scenery we have had on a golf course. All in all, this is a place we will continue to vacation. Top notch!
- Guest Carrie S.
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 02/21/12
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
2 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $195 nightly
Oct 21 - May 24
2 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $195 nightly
May 25 - Oct 20
3 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $205 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Rates subject to change at owners discretion. All guest fees of Bear Lake Reserve included in rental rate. Golf carts, clubs and pontoon boat rentals extra.
No security deposit required with property insurance paid. Up to 3 equal payments allowed. First payment due upon acceptance of rental agreement. 2nd payment 60 days prior to arrival. 3rd payment 30 days prior to arrival.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
State and local sales tax rate10.75%
Cleaning fee $100.00
Property Insurance $49.00
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- Nearest Airport: Asheville, NC at 54 Miles
- Nearest Train: Clemson, SC Amtrak Crescent at 45 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 107 and Shook Cove Road at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Onsite, Lake Club at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Onsite, Lake Club at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley at 40 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Onsite at 5 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Onsite, Lake Club at 5 Miles
Year Purchased: 2006
- Primary: (704) 541-8308 Office
- Secondary: (828) 508-3162 Cell
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Great view from the covered screened rear porch. Just right for relaxing!
Living Room with Real Wood Burning Fireplace
Bar Seating at Kitchen
Living Room Fireplace, Easy to Start with Gas Log Lighter
Guest Bedroom Queen Bed
Front Porch Swing
Vaulted Ceiling on Outdoor Screened in Porch with Fan
The Lake Club
Mill Pond Lodge @ Bear Lake Reserve. One level Ranch Cottage. Easy access
High End Leather Living Room Furniture
Modern Kitchen with Granite Counter Tops
Master Bedroom Queen Bed
Master Bathroom Extra Large Shower
Bunk Room for 4 Kids
Outdoor Fireplace with Easy Start Gas Log Lighter
Outdoor Dining on Screened in Rear Deck with Great Mountain Views
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