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Bear Creek Cabin/Lakefront/Canoes/Private Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin offers 3 bedroom and 3 baths on lakefront property

Nestled on two acres of lakefront property our vacation cabin offers guests a rustic mountain experience with the comforts of home. Artistically designed with a touch of whimsy, you are sure to enjoy this smokey mountain retreat!

Guests can enjoy the lake from our spacious covered deck or by canoe and kayak. The lake is accessed by a short hike on a gentle sloping trail. This pristine mountain lake is a favorite for fishermen and nature explorers alike. Each twist and turn of Hogback Lake offers the paddler unexpected views of the lake, fauna, and wildlife.

As evening falls on the mountain-tops a warm fire may be enjoyed at the outdoor fire pit. Sit around the stone circle and swap stories from the adventures of the day. Winter guests can enjoy our indoor stone fireplace while reading a good book or warming up after a day on the ski slopes.

For those desiring a more active lifestyle, our Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley amenities package offers: golf, tennis, mountaineer putt-putt, two heated outdoor pools, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, gameroom, fitness room, jogging track, snow skiing (winter months), and boat rentals at scenic Lake Fairfield. Located next to the fitness center is Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center. At the Community Center you can relax by one of the two stone fireplaces or curl up with a good book in the reading loft. Be sure to ask the friendly folks at the Community Center for a schedule of their weekly activities.

Our mountain vacation rental cabin is located within a few miles of Cashiers, North Carolina,the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. Whether it is a great outdoors experience you are looking for or a day of shopping at local craft and antique stores, this vacation cabin has it all. Our mountain getaway is great for a family vacation, fishing lodge, retreat, or as a romantic honeymoon destination. This North Carolina lakefront cabin is within a short drive to Highlands NC, Western Carolina University, historic Dillsboro NC, The Great Smokey Mountain Railway, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, Brevard NC, and the Biltmore House in Asheville NC.

Keywords: Cabin, mountain getaway, retreat, vacation rental

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Patty

Retired from NC Public Education System

Patty purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Patty chose Smoky Mountains

We purchased this property to create a small business that provides families a place to get away from the stresses of everyday life, a place to relax and reconnect with each other.

What makes this cabin unique

Bear Creek Cabin offers guest a unique wilderness experience while having the comforts of home. Just a short walk to our private dock and guest can explore wildlife on pristine Hogback Lake. For guest who prefer more civilization; restaurants, shops and amenities are just minutes away. We offer the best of both worlds whether you are a hiker/paddler or shopper/golfer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bear Creek Cabin is the best,and the golf was good too!
Oct 2007
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Sapphire Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa located downstairs, full bath available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , adjcent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , adjcent bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master has private bath, walk-in closet ,axcess to deck.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Guest may purchase guest passes to Sapphire Valley Master Association resort. Adult passes are $2 per day with a minimum of 3 days, children under 14 are free with accompaning adult.


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Bear Creek Cabin/Lakefront/Canoes/Private Dock
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 28 reviews
Greensboro, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Creek Cabin was all that we expected. It

is designed and outfitted for a wonderful family

vacation. It was the cleanest and most tastefully

decorated cabin that we have ever vacationed in.

We spent hours on the lake and had a picnic on the


We also found the Fairfield amenities to be more

than we had hoped for. The pool and mini-golf

were voted favorites by our four year old.

I would recommend Bear Creek Cabin to anyone

that wants to enjoy comfortable, family fun.

Therese Murdock

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love Bear Creek Cabin--- 3 years in a row

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented Bear Creek Cottage for a month for the past three years. It is clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Great amenities through Holly Forrest Association. Like the convenient location as well. The owner Patty Wilson is not only delightful but most helpful. Patty, save our dates for next year. MK

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and owner

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews I read were accurate.

When we got to the house it was very clean.

The access to the lake, boats, fire pit, deck (especially) and humming birds were enjoyed by all.

The neighborhood is very quiet but only minutes to restaurants and stores.

I have rented from many VRBO owners over the years and this one was the most attentive and communicative. They obviously love this place and it shows.

I cannot say enough good things about our experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Bear Creek Cabin was a perfect mountain vacation home for the entire family. The porch was the perfect spot in the afternoon, even when the storms rolled in we stayed dry. Bear Creek cabin was so close to the amenities at Fairfield Lake and the Sapphire Club and we used both settings every day. The highlight of the trip was when our 7 year old caught her first fish in Hogback lake. The canoe was the perfect fishing tool.

I highly recommend this home to anyone that is considering a vacation in the Cashiers/Sapphire area. It was a perfect location for hiking trails, waterfalls, restaurants and the grocery store. Patty is wonderful to work with and eager to help with whatever your needs are and the house has everything you need for a perfect lake vacation.

Great location !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well maintained property

  • 5 of 5

Very well stocked house, great for our big family! I would highly recommended!! Patty is a great at communication, and easy to get in touch with if need be. The lake is great, and having access to the boats is a huge plus!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Winston-Salem, NC

Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Hogback Lake. The house is up in the tree tops where we enjoyed comfortable outdoor temperatures. It was clean, nicely decorated, with very comfortable beds. Kayaking on the lake was so great, enjoying the beautiful, clear water, birds, turtles and wild flowers. Would definitely return to this lovely location!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort
Car: necessary

Sapphire Valley Resort offers outings to nearby tourist attractions such as tour of Biltmore House, music, festivals etc. Check at resort office for activities offered during guests stay dates.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

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.