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This winter and spring we are offering a special 2 night 3 day stay at the Three Bear Lodge for two for $399 including cleaning fees! Be sure to ask for more information (normal rates apply for Valentines).
Three Bear Lodge is our dream, and we are excited to share it with you. The views from the over 1000sq/ft of covered porches and decks are the best the lake has to offer. Rustic Elegance is what we were going for, and the peace and serenity that you will enjoy is exceptional. The screened porch is attached to the lodge, and you can enjoy the view while taking in a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace—call it your place to get away from it all. Everything was designed to make you feel at home, including the custom kitchen with commercial gas range and copper sink.
The cabin was finished on December 23, 2007—and is named after our ‘children’ - Ben (Teddy Bear), Zee (Honey Bear), and Yogi Bear...now you know where the name came from! Local craftsmen from the area made everything from the cabinets to the unique railings that don’t block the view. Their commitment to quality is seen throughout.
The cabin’s theme was based on the four seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall), which you can enjoy when your enter each bedroom. The Winter Bunkroom is our favorite, we are sure that your guests will think so too!
Three Bedrooms Two & one half baths Gourmet Kitchen Outside fireplace in covered porch Gas Fireplace in living room Over 1,000 sq/ft of porches and decks (80% covered) Loft overlooking lake Backup Generator to make your stay worry free Whole house audio system—bring your IPod! Private dock
Lake Nantahala is one of the highest elevation lakes east of the Mississippi River. At an elevation of 3100’, the lake covers over 1600 acres, and with 80% of its 29 miles of shoreline being national forest, you are sure to enjoy nature at its best. Beautiful and un-crowded, Lake Nantahala is ideal for boating, fishing, skiing, and canoeing.
Your stay will certainly be one that is ‘out of the ordinary’. The Nantahala Gorge offers first class white water rafting and paddling, fly fishing, and a multitude of other activities.
What to do..... Hiking—The Bartram Trail is located about 1 mile from the cabin—it hooks up with the Appalachian Trail at Wayah Bald Biking—TSALI is the Southeast’s Mecca for mountain bikers Fishing—Lake Nantahala is the only lake east of the Mississippi that has fresh water salmon, and let’s not forget we are ranked in the Top 50 for fly fishing in the country! Boating—get out on the lake and enjoy the waterfalls and other surprises Whitewater Rafting—something the whole family can enjoy together Gem Mining Horseback Riding Great Smokey Mountain Railroad—make it a tradition Biltmore House & Gardens is a short drive away in Asheville Snow Skiing! Cataloochee Ski area in Maggie Valley is 61 miles away! ?????? In the Area Nantahala National Forest & Gorge Great Smokey Mountains National park Fly Fishing—over 2000 miles of streams & rivers Appalachian Trail ,Bartram Trail Horseback riding Mountain Biking—TSALI is considered by many the East’s best single track for biking and horseback riding Whitewater rafting, kayaking, & canoeing Cherokee Casino John C Campbell Folk School Four wonderful, moderate & distinct seasons
It’s no wonder National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine & ABC’s Good Morning America awarded this area the “Number One Vacation with a Splash” in the U.S. Whatever you are in the mood for, the area around Three Bear Lodge can accommodate. Your stay with us can include an array of family friendly activities—from the Bartram Trail located a mere mile away, to world class whitewater rafting and mountain biking—your ‘fun meter’ will be pegged!
I'm sure you can tell I am excited about our cabin, and I look forward to sharing it with you as 2013 marks the first time that we will be sharing our cabin with others.
Memorial Day Weekend May 21 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
June Jun 6 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
Summer Peak Jul 4 - Aug 15, 2015 7 night min stay
August Aug 16 - Sep 1, 2015 7 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nantahala Outdoor Center offers zip lining, family white water rafting (even class V for the extreme sport enthusiasts), ropes courses and TSALI is world class mountain biking. Not to mention all that the Smokies have to offer.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: I've been coming up to this area for 14 years and simply fell in love with the mountains - it simply amazes me. Fly fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, hiking the AT, and enjoying friends…can there be anything better than that!
Why the Owner Chose Lake Nantahala: This was a lifelong dream and I was fortunate to be able to find the property, design the cabin, and actually do some of the work myself. The tile work, hardwood floors, stone, and painting and staining were all done by me and my family.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: The 3 Bear just makes people happy - try it and see for yourself!