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Newly remodeled Cabin great for families or friends Kids love the playroom&bunk.

Big Canoe, GA, USA
  • Cabin2500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 3 nights

Newly upgraded with new comfortable Cabin furnishings and bedding

BLACK BEAR CABIN is our special mountain get away. We remodeled the cabin with natural wood furniture and colors that are warm and inviting. The cabin sleeps up to 8 people in new luxurious beds (not pull outs). We have a policy of no smoking and no pets please. The circular driveway provides plenty of parking with easy in and out access with one step up to cabin.

Perfect choice for couples, family or friends as the bedrooms are all queen size and separated by floor. Kids have a fantastic bunk bed with slide and their own indoor play house and attached play room away from the main floor. (See Pictures) . An inviting comfortable screened in porch with blue-tooth music perfect for relaxing with glass of wine and a good book. The large main floor deck has a propane cooking grill with seating for outdoor eating and star gazing. There is also a propane fire pit to sit around to enjoy romantic evenings with a glass of wine or make smores with the kids. The kitchen has all the necessary appliances (dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, freezer/ice maker, full sized microwave) There is also a cooler, thermos and basket for picnics. Keurig K Cup and standard 10 cup drip coffee makers. In addition there is a blender, waffle maker, and electric fry pan. There are ceramic dishes, bowls, plates (character plates for kids) and quality flatware for 10 servings. The laundry room has a full sized washer and dryer with iron and board. The dining area is adjacent to the kitchen for easy serving and seats up to eight. There is a queen size bedroom w/closet on the first floor with a full bath (tub and shower) adjacent. Also on the first floor is a large family room with stacked stone fireplace, big screen TV w/DISH network with theater sound and comfortable seating. The oversized Master Bedroom is on the second floor with a private in-suite dual sink bathroom with bath (tub and shower) and large walk in closet and sitting area. Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is a comfortable loft sitting area with TV and DVR. On the Terrace level there is another queen size bedroom with adjacent full bathroom with tub and shower. All bedrooms (except Terrace) have flat screen TV's with DISH Network and over 400 free movies available on demand. In addition, on the Terrace level there is the kids bunk bed bedroom with indoor play house. Adjacent to the bunk bed is the kids play room with DISH TV, games, books, puzzles and plenty of room to be kids. The kids can be kids in a space reserved just for them.

In Addition to the 4 queen bedrooms there are two queen size pull out sofa's (1 in Family room, 1 in upstairs loft) to accommodate sleeping arrangements. Max amount of people is still 8 total so everyone sleeps comfortable.

We recently added a second deck on the terrace level with comfortable seating and a swing to enjoy the mountain views.

The Cabin features:

** Great Location, close to amenities but not so close to hear them ....... large gentle sloping lot, not hanging on a cliff like most homes in Big Canoe.

** DISH NETWORK TV with 290 channels and over 400 on Demand movies, playable on every TV.

** Large screen TV with theater sound in family room

** Stacked Stone Fireplace with gas logs (fireplace off from 4/1~10/1)

** WiFi Internet available through out house

** Main Deck with Gas Grill and Fire Pit

** Keurig Coffee Maker and standard 10 cup drip maker

** High quality furnishings, Linens, pillows and towels

** Luxury soap and shampoo/conditioner set up in every bathroom

** Pine floors and ceilings on main and second floors with area rugs, carpet in kids bunk bedroom and Terrace bedroom.

** Second ground level Large Deck with comfortable seating next to the kids play room, swing for two

** Terrace Level Kids play room with large TV, DISH NETWORK, games, books, drawing table, art, dolls, matchbox cars, etc

** Easy circular drive way (room for 4 cars) with easy one step access to cabin front door and access to entire first floor and decks.

** Rocking chairs and swing front porch

** 5 minute drive to walking trails with water falls

** Close (but not too close, so you don't hear the noise or traffic) to Clubhouse and Swim Clubs

Big Canoe is a gated resort with over 8000 private acres of Nature surrounded by another 55,000 acres of wildlife management reserve. The resort includes many amenities: 7 hiking trails, 4 swim clubs, fitness club, 27 holes golf, Clubhouse dining, Clubhouse Pub, Marina for fishing and boating, 16 tennis courts (hard and clay) and 3 pickleball courts,

3 lakes, 4 swimming area's, Chapel, post office, 3 wedding reception locations, 2 waterfalls, 2 playgrounds and play fields, dog park and much more. Close by are 5 wineries, The Appalachian trail, outlet shopping, Amicacola State Park with highest southern waterfall and several quaint small southern town centers.

Guest have access to all Big Canoe Amenities (Golf, Tennis, Fitness Club, and Swim Clubs have a daily or weekly amenity fee which is not included in rental rate). Fishing is available from the lake shore or rental boat. A fishing license is required and available at the Marina office.


Mike Smaracko

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Mike Smaracko

Long time resident of Big Canoe. Cabin is our place to chill out and relax with grand kids. We enjoy renting to other parents and grandparents who want to spend quality family time. There is so much to do at Big Canoe that you make many memories that will last a life time.

Mike Smaracko purchased this Cabin in 2017

Why Mike Smaracko chose Big Canoe

Big Canoe is the perfect resort for people who enjoy the out doors. We have lived full time at Big Canoe and visit the Cabin whenever we can. We really enjoy the hiking trails and the natural beauty of the mountains. We always wanted to own a cabin that gives a natural relaxed feeling that our grand kids can learn and love nature. Make your own memories at Black Bear Cabin.

What makes this Cabin unique

Black Bear Cabin is truly a place where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings or fill everyday with exciting lake and mountain activities. Do as little or as much as you desire.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Upstairs Bedroom
        1 queen, In suite bath, sitting area, walk in closet and DISH TV
      • First Floor Bedroom
        1 queen, adjacent bath and in room sitting and closet with DISH TV
      • Terrace Bedroom
        1 queen, in suite bathroom, sitting area and closet (NO TV)
      • Kids Bunk Bed Room
        1 bunk bed, seperate entrance to bathroom, adjacent to Kids Play room,
      • Pull out Full size sofa
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Full size pull out sofa in Family room
      • Pull out Full Size Sofa
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Pull out sofa in upstairs loft


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Master Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, In Master Bedroom Suite
        • First Floor Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Adjacent to First Floor Bedroom
        • Terrace Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Enter from Terrace bedroom and Kids Bunk bed room

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Long Range Mountain Views from Cabin and Deck
            • Resort
              Big Canoe Resort with 8000 acres of nature at your door. Full assortment of amenities available including: 27 HOLES OF GOLF, SWIMMING, HIKING, TENNIS, PICKLE BALL, PLAY GROUNDS, FITNESS CENTER, +more


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Separate units and thermostats on each floor
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas log ( Disabled May - Sept)
                        • Heating
                          Separate units and thermostats on each floor
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Up to 4 vehicles
                        • Telephone
                          Local calls only
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Keriug cups and 10 cup pot maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              All dishes and flatware
                            • Microwave
                              Full size
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              Side by side with filtered water and ice maker
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster
                              4 slices


                                • Dining
                                  Seating for 6 or 8 with leaf installed
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Games
                                    • Music Library
                                      Unlimited with phone app and bluetooth
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      DISH TV with 290 channels and over 400 movies available on all tv's
                                    • Stereo
                                      Stereo with sub woofer in Den
                                    • Television
                                      Large screen 55 inch in Den, TV's in all bedrooms (except Terrace Level). Large screen in Kids Playroom. TV in Loft with DVR
                                    • Toys
                                    • Video Library
                                      400+ Movies recorded for anytime play


                                        • Boat
                                          Rent at Marina also fishing
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          3 Decks, main level enclosed, main level with cooking Grill and Fire Pit, Terrace level comfort seating and swing and front deck with rocking chairs and swing.
                                        • Golf
                                          27 Holes Available
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Rent at Marina
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Gentle slope back yard
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Hard and Clay courts available


                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              CALL OWNER FOR DETAILS Has queen bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining, den, enclosed deck, outside deck all available without steps. Only one 6 inch step to access cabin. Suitable for standard size wheelchair for first floor access only.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  4 Swimming Area's
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Located in Fitness Center
                                                • Sauna
                                                  Located in Fitness Center

                                                  Onsite Services

                                                    • Concierge
                                                    • Massage


                                                        • playground
                                                        • botanical garden
                                                        • festivals
                                                        • health/beauty spa
                                                        • marina
                                                        • churches
                                                        • recreation center
                                                        • restaurants
                                                        • ruins
                                                        • water parks
                                                        • winery tours

                                                          Leisure Activities

                                                            • paddle boating
                                                            • antiquing
                                                            • boating
                                                            • horseback riding
                                                            • horseshoes
                                                            • outlet shopping
                                                            • bird watching
                                                            • photography
                                                            • scenic drives
                                                            • shopping
                                                            • sight seeing
                                                            • walking
                                                            • wildlife viewing

                                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                                • ATM/bank
                                                                • fitness center
                                                                • groceries
                                                                • hospital
                                                                • massage therapist
                                                                • medical services

                                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                    • mountain biking
                                                                    • basketball court
                                                                    • equestrian events
                                                                    • fishing
                                                                    • fly fishing
                                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                                    • golf
                                                                    • golf privileges optional
                                                                    • hiking
                                                                    • kayaking
                                                                    • cycling
                                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                                    • mountaineering
                                                                    • pier fishing
                                                                    • racquetball
                                                                    • rafting
                                                                    • rock climbing
                                                                    • swimming
                                                                    • tennis
                                                                    • water tubing
                                                                    • whitewater rafting


                                                                        • Golf, Tennis, Swim Club, Fitness Center, Fishing, Boating available at Big Canoe Resort for usage fee not included in rental. Playground, hiking, Club House and Pub Dining, Dog track area are available without fee.

                                                                          House Rules

                                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                          9 Reviews


                                                                          Latest reviews

                                                                          Amazing house

                                                                          Amy K.

                                                                          Wonderfully kept and furnished. Very cozy, warm and welcoming. Mike was extremely helpful and attentive.

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Were happy you enjoyed Black Bear Cabin and look forward to your return.

                                                                          Absolutely spotless and perfect for a large family

                                                                          marcus m.

                                                                          Great outdoor seating and firepit for making smores!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Glad you enjoyed Smores with your family. Memory they won't forget. My grandkids love smores while star gazing on the deck.

                                                                          Amazing cabin! Owner was extremely helpful! Very clean and well equipped home!

                                                                          Svetla C.

                                                                          A beautifully kept home with great layout! Very very clean and well furnished! We absolutely loved it and highly recommend it!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Glad you enjoyed Black Bear Cabin and Big Canoe. We take pride in our clean Cabin. Thank you and look forward to your return.

                                                                          Wonderful mountain retreat! Perfect for families!

                                                                          Bryce H.

                                                                          The property was wonderful. The floor plan & layout of the cabin was awesome. Our kids, 3 & 5, absolutely loved the bunk beds & play room. It was nice to have the adjacent bedroom on the 1st level with the kids so my mother could stay down there near them. We loved the 3rd floor, loft area. My wife & I stayed in that bedroom, super cozy. My 96 year old grandmother stayed on the main floor. It was nice to have her bedroom right next to the bathroom. The exterior & screen porch deck was great as well; beautiful views of the mountains. We had a wonderful stay and our kids thoroughly enjoyed the amenities at the lake (paddle boats, inflatables, canoe, kayak, beach area). I highly recommend the cabin for any family or couple to enjoy a lovely mountain escape!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Great to hear. Three generations enjoying family time together. Thank you for the great reviews, look forward to having you visit again soon.

                                                                          Beautiful cabin and great time with family!

                                                                          Patricia P.

                                                                          The cabin had everything we needed; we will definitely return!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          We are happy your family enjoyed Black Bear Cabin and Big Canoe. Look forward to your return visit.

                                                                          Beautiful Bear Cabin

                                                                          Deborah R.North Augusta, SC

                                                                          Bear Cabin is absolutely beautiful and a great place to disconnect. There was plenty of space for two families of four with little children. Big Canoe offered so many amenities that we rarely left the resort. We will certainly visit again!

                                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                                          Glad you and the kids enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return visit.


                                                                          Big Canoe, GA, USA

                                                                          A complete guide to local attractions, events and restaurants both inside Big Canoe and outside the gates is in the cabin. Guide includes suggestions for trips to Atlanta, Winery Tours, Apple Picking and local small towns and more.


                                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                                          Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED. NO SMOKING ON PROPERTY STRICTLY ENFORCED $150 SMELL REMOVAL FEE. Rental rate does not include amenity charges by Big Canoe Resort. Rate is for maximum of 8 people (including children). Number of people will be confirmed at resort entrance gate upon check-in.

                                                                          9 Reviews
                                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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