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Sleep To The Sounds of Kiesse Creek, Best Location at Bear Lake Reserve Resort.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6, Easy No Step Access.

Kiesse Creek Lodge is located within the beautiful 5-star mountain resort of Bear Lake Reserve. Kiesse Creek Lodge has all that your family is searching for. Located on the edge of a gorgeous mountain stream, beautiful Smoky Mountain views in the distance and the performance lawn of the amphitheater in the foreground. No other vacation rental property in Bear Lake Reserve has so much to offer. Located near the staffed, gated entrance to Bear Lake Reserve allows for easy access to nearby towns of Cashiers, Highlands, Cullowhee and Sylva.

Kiesse Creek Lodge is professionally decorated in a beautiful mountain theme. Master bedroom on the first floor with large master bathroom. Two guest bedrooms upstairs with a full bathroom, overlooking into the great room with gas burning fireplace. Fully stocked gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter tops. When you enter this stunning home, you will know you have arrived at a mountain lodge, log railings and large stone fireplace. Immediately you feel relaxed and ready to explore all that Bear Lake Reserve resort and the Smoky Mountains offer. You will wonder what do we do first, our concierge will help you plan your vacation from start to finish. You will meet the concierge upon check-in to help orientate you to Bear Lake Reserve and Kiesse Creek Lodge. We are here to help you get the most out of your vacation.

Kiesse Creek Lodge most important feature is the outdoor space. Fully screened in porch with TV and fireplace furnished with high end outdoor furniture. The view from this porch has a stunning view of the Smoky Mountains. Sit on the screened porch and enjoy the sounds of Kiesse Creek flowing by and gaze at the marvel of mother nature. Step outside of the screened porch and you are on the large outdoor deck with outdoor gas grill overlooking Kiesse Creek. Plenty of outdoor seating off the deck to sit on the edge Kiesse Creek. Several waterfalls to make this creek come alive with sight and sounds.

Kiesse Creek Lodge is a perfect mountain vacation home for 6 family members. Family members having a mobility issue will have no problem as the home has no steps to enter the first floor, easy no step access from parking area. For family members who enjoy fishing, the stocked trout pond is an easy walk, no license required. Many children have caught their first fish at this catch and release pond. Easy 15-minute hike to Cedar Cliff Lake following Meadow Trail one of Bear Lake Reserve’s numerous maintained trails.

Bear Lake Reserve a mountain lake resort has all the amenities you expect in a resort community from dining to outdoor adventure or relaxing by the pool at the Lake Club. Play golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole golf course, rental clubs available at the fully stocked pro shop. Tennis available, bring your rackets. Hike on 15 miles of well-maintained natural trails. Trail guides are available, with useful information, learn about the natural environment and history. Enjoy the uncrowded clear mountain lakes, Bear Creek Lake and Cedar Cliff Lake. Rent a pontoon boat or jet ski. Some of the best fly fishing in NC on the streams feeding into Bear Creek Lake. You can also use the resort's rental kayaks or canoes to reach the base of an 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!

Western North Carolina has numerous attractions that offer fun and educational activities. These attractions include the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail, Biltmore House & Gardens, Cherokee Indian Museum and Casino, Chimney Rock State Park, Fontana Dam & Lake, Grandfather Mountain State Park, Linville Caverns, and the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests.

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.

More Details

William H Clark 'Bill'
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Bear Lake Reserve Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Powder - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
All Bear Lake Reserve resort fees included in rental rate.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Sleep To The Sounds of Kiesse Creek, Best Location at Bear Lake Reserve Resort.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Fantastic family trip with teens

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and nicely appointed. Wireless was spotty at best, so be prepared to be disconnected. The pool and lake club are great (a bit of a drive up the windy mountain road). We rented canoes, pulled the kids on a raft from the pontoon boat, played golf, hung out by the pool with poolside service for food and drinks, took a drive for shopping in Highlands, and hiked High Falls Trail. The amphitheater is walking distance from the house, so we enjoyed the evening concert in person and could hear the music from the screened porch. The stocked fish pond and beautiful trails are also within walking distance from the house. The sound of the creek on the porch and deck was soothing as well as the sound of frogs, crickets and birds as we sat by the fire on the screened porch. I'd highly recommend Bear Lake Reserve and this house!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We are glad when others find it as enjoyable as we do. You are certainly fortunate to have had an event in the amphitheater when you were there. We have yet to be there when a concert was taking place. Brigid, Richard and Peyton ( Our Golden Retriever)
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Wonderful family retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. Super comfortable, well stocked, amazing views and landscape. It was the perfect place to get away. Definitely want to come back in the summertime

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend here with my son, one of his friends and my best friend. It was very tranquil and beautiful everything was perfect could not use the inside fireplace for whatever reason that was a little bit of a letdown as we were thoroughly looking forward to that but the outside Fireplace Worked just as well. We will definitely be back hopefully in the spring. Was not impressed at all with our dinner at the restaurant on the grounds the food was awful and so was the service and they were extremely overpriced. But as far as our stay at the Kiesse Creek Lodge itself it was amazing and the views on the property were breathtaking. We’ll definitely be staying here again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, T.N.

The home and location was wonderful. It was a quiet restful place.

  • 5 of 5

The screened in porch was a great place for a cup coffee by the fire. The view of the mountains were beautiful. It was a great place to spend our 40th anniversary. We would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kiesse Creek was a wonderful home for our family vacation. The house is fully equipped with everything you could need for cooking and everything is new and was wonderfully cleaned. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope to make this a tradition.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful at this beautiful home in Bear Lake Reserve. The house, the community, the setting were all just lovely. Accommodations were VERY comfortable and no detail was spared in the home. The location is near the entrance to the community which makes it convenient for day trips & sight seeing. Getting to the Lake Club is a bit of a drive (20 mins) but so worth it! The owner was very helpful and made himself available! The only con (expected) was cell service & internet are very challenging so be prepared to "disconnect." Thank you, Bill, for a wonderful vacation. We will return!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

All Bear Lake Reserve resort fees are included in the rental rate. Rates subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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