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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Most Comfortable Stay Ever!

    "We had a very restful stay for seven wonderful days. The cabin was super clean, beautifully decorated and so very comfortable. The kitchen was super well stocked with plenty of pots, pans, dishes and most anything you could think of needing. This was not just a rental cabin but a cabin that made you feel at home. It couldn't have been any better. We traveled to Chattanooga Tn to visit Lookout Mountain, Incline Railroad and Rock City for a day trip. Also went to Pigeon Forge twice. I highly recommend Paula Deen's Place to eat. YUM!!! Cades Cove in Townsend is a most. We saw a total of six bears in three different locations on the loop. Turkey, horses and deer too. We chased waterfalls too. Thank you Mr and Mrs Wright for having such a wonderful place. Martha, Jamie and John Lexington, NC"
    Guest: Jean R. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
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  • Dawn from Cincinnati

    "My husband and I stayed at this beautiful cabin for my fiftieth birthday. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. It was spotless and well equipped. We would definitely rent this property again. I would love for my children to experience this wonderful property. Thank you so much for everything! D&S"
    Guest: Dawn Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 31, 2014
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  • Beautiful Mountain Lake Retreat

    "We loved every minute of our one week stay at Happy Bears Cottage. We highly recommend Bear Lake Reserve for a quiet retreat amidst stunning beauty. The house is tastefully furnished and well-cared for -- there was ample seating in the living area, a huge dining table & bar stools with seating for ten, bedrooms with amazingly comfortable mattresses, and a nicely appointed gourmet kitchen adequately supplied for cooking for a crowd for the chefs among you. We loved having the large screened porch out back. It provided a safe place for our little ones to play -- with two seating areas for the adults as well. The view from the porch was stunning -- it directly overlooks a well-groomed pond, with views of the mountains beyond it. From the porch, you have easy access to a large, level grassy area around the pond -- perfect for our grandkids to enjoy. And just beyond the pond was the amphitheater area, with an even larger grassy field. This cottage is very close to the main gate, which gave us quick access to the surrounding areas on the days we wanted to explore. There are two small towns (Sylva & Cullowhee) within a 30 minute drive with grocery stores and other necessities. We spent a day at the Biltmore Estate, which is a scenic one-hour drive away. There are lots of outdoor activities available in this general area: rock climbing, hiking, beautiful waterfalls & gem mining (Franklin area), horseback riding, zip-lining & whitewater rafting. But with the outstanding amenities available at Bear Lake Reserve, you may never leave the resort! Everything was top-notch and well-groomed -- from the incredible mountaintop golf course with stunning long range views, to the lake club area with its two pool areas & gorgeous views of the lake (one infinity pool for adults & one kiddie pool with slide), plus the amenities at the lake club (theatre room, library, kids' playroom, restaurant & café, fitness center), in addition to the marina area with various boat rentals, as well as the trout pond pavilion with catch & release fishing in their stocked pond, to the Bear Creek Park area with nature trails, fire pits & camp areas for family adventures -- there are so many activities to enjoy in this resort community! Do be aware that this particular cottage is not suited for anyone with limited mobility -- there is a steep slope with stone steps from the small parking pad to the front entrance. However, I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone else -- we loved it!!"
    Guest: Christina L. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Mother of the Bride

    "I saw the faces and heard the reaction as one by one our family and friends arrived at the lodge - "What was my daughter thinking?" A few minutes later they knew - the view was spectacular and the lodge was impeccable. After they rode down once, the road was no longer an issue. And there was not one other complaint. Plenty of hot water for showers, the kitchen was totally prepped for cooking and the two dishwashers were a hit. Future Scrabblers will see we added a paper D, O and J as they were the only things missing on this grand adventure. As for improvements, more automatic lights on the outside stairs, and as I have a brother who uses a wheelchair, my recommendation would be this - the lodge itself is very handicap and wheelchair accessible once inside, a cement handicap space and a wooden path leading to the back door would be all that is needed. Thank you very much for completing my daughter's grand vision for her wedding."
    Guest: Mother of the Bride Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 16, 2014
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