Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Newly remodeled Cabin great for families/friends Kids love the playroom &bunkbed

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Mike Smaracko
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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.


Big Canoe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Newly remodeled Cabin great for families/friends Kids love the playroom &bunkbed
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Very clean. Beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

This home in Big Canoe is ideal for families. Especially families with allergies who need a home that has not had pets living in it. Two families of 4 shared the home and we had plenty of space and the dining room table held eight. Great grill, 4 different outdoor seating areas.

The lake at Big Canoe was great for renting pontoon boats, swimming and fishing.

The owner Mike, was very attentive to our needs and happiness before, during and after our stay.

Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Black Bear Cabin. Thank you for the great review. Please come back and visit again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Clean and family friendly. Great place to have a family reunion. Lots to do in the resort.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin. Everything was as it should be.

The owner stayed in contact with us to make sure everything was as it should be.

Exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your family really enjoyed Black Bear Cabin and Big Canoe Resort. We host a lot of family reunions and wedding parties. Hope to see you again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful cabin for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at this cabin for our annual summer vacation. It has everything you could possibly need and the owners are very helpful as needed. We enjoyed the porches, making s’mores on the deck, and the kids in our group loved the toys and books - and the soft bear rug! Our only complaint was not with the cabin itself but with Big Canoe. There is a daily charge per person to use the pools and beach by lake. We did not know this upfront and were disappointed in the extra charges. Would highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed Black Bear Cabin. Sorry about your disappointment with Big Canoe fees. I hope you were not disappointed with the quality of the pools, Lakes or amenities.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfect Family Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this weekend for a family wedding. The cabin was the perfect place for our family - which included our children and our parents. There was lots of room and plenty of space to spread out and relax. The cabin had everything we could have possibly needed, and the owner Mike was excellent at making recommendations and helping us make our stay the best it could be. The beach/pool area was so much fun and all of the inflatables, paddle boards, kayaks, etc were included with your purchased day pass. We ate at the Black Bear Pub in Big Canoe and a little place called Local Catch in Jasper. Both were really good!

We hope to stay here again in the future - next time for a few more days. Thank you for making our stay wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Black Bear Cabin and Big Canoe. So happy to help. Look forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Woodstock , GA

Wonderful weekend getaway with the Family

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin in Big Canoe for father’s day weekend. The cabin was beautiful. The best part was the playroom in the basement for the kids. Mike the owner definitely understand kids. There are bunk beds, a playhouse, kids toys and even an activity table with coloring books and crayons. The Cabin is about a 5 min drive to the swim club or the clubhouse. The swim club was awesome. The kids loved the bouncy play park in the lake. All in all this was a great weekend. Oh and Mike the owner was just wonderful to work with. Thanks for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the cabin. Thanks for your nice comments and look forward to your return. Best, Mike
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Johns Creek, GA

Great vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin rental. The owner is very accommodating to all your needs. Movies on TV, board games for kids, great bunk bed for the kids in the bottom floor, clean kitchen and even a zip line in the backyard. When it rained we used the indoor pool at the facility. There is a lake where you can use the kayaks and canoes. It was a wonderful place to get away with the family. I highly recommend this cabin and the owner Mike is a great guy, very helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed. The indoor pool at the swim club is great on a rainy day. Look forward to your return.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates and availability 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. Georgia requires a reservation form (same as hotel) that must be completed before reservation can be confirmed. Owner requires a Rental Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties