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KING OF THE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS WITH WIFI ACCESS!!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BEDROOM ~ 3 Bath, ~ Sleeps 6, maximum 8 allowed. 3,000+ s/f 1st floor walkout.

FIRST GO SEE VIRTUAL TOUR!!!!!! under PHOTOS attached. THEN COME BACK TO READ THIS! YOU WILL FLIP WHEN YOU SEE THIS TOUR! :)

WE NOW HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET/WIFI SERVICE!

for Streaming and all your internet needs

You have been DREAMING about this for a long time... Imagine... relaxing at THE TOP of the Mountain in a NC National Forest.

Sitting on any one of the 4 spacious decks of a Luxurious Timber Frame Cabin, with a cool beverage of your choice and your loved one at your side.

No longer imagining overlooking a 47 mile view of twinkling lights on the nearby majestic Blue Smokey Mountains - a view not seen like this anywhere else in Franklin!!! Crisp cool clear mountain air, beautiful sunsets and blue smokey skies. Some of the most scenic sunsets and smokey/blue ridge mountain views ever seen.

Romantic, Secluded, Picturesque. Travel back in time through the scenic mountain roads to the Mtn. home of your dreams. All the rustic touches -yet the decor of a Disney Wilderness Resort Lodge.

Enjoy the sound of the clear, cool, babbling creek nearby that soothes your soul and rests your mind.

Smell the fresh coffee in the morning with the crisp mountain air.

Gaze at the many colors of the hardwood forest of oaks, pine, Poplar, Beech, mahogany and Evergreens as they change by the season.

Listen to the wondrous calls of many wonderful and rare birds. Mother Nature at her best awaits you here. You can feed and almost touch the nocturnal flying squirrels who become your nightly nature show friends during your stay at BEAR PAW MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH MILLION $ VIEWS

Once you arrive-You May Never Want To Leave :)

Then........Add These Details:

3 separate floors with 3 separate master bedrooms, one on each floor, with its own ensuite bathroom!

4 separate decks to relax on. Always a place to be alone OR with the group, your choice :)

Perfect RETREAT for ANYONE who wants to get away from the stress of today's hectic lifestyle--- Artists, Authors, Birdwatchers, Naturalists, Photographers, Honeymooners, Stargazers. GEM Rock-hounds and ANYONE who appreciates life's little luxuries and all that Mother Nature has to offer! :)

OH, AND THE REST OF US PLAIN OLE' FOLKS AS WELL:)

47 MILE VIEW OF THE GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL FOREST, PASTURES, PONDS, AND THE ENTIRE GORGEOUS town of Franklin BELOW YOU!

A FABULOUS RETREAT & SANCTUARY

LUXURIOUS SECLUDED HOME backs up to a 200 acre NANTAHALA NATIONAL FOREST

NO NOISE! JUST YOU and NATURE!

SECLUDED yet CLOSE to TOWN.

BEAR PAW MOUNTAIN HOME RETREAT & SANCTUARY has:

Million Dollar TIMBER FRAME MOUNTAIN TOP HOME!

3300 ft Elevation!

You can see the western edge of the Great Smokey Mountains from here!

3 Extra large bedrooms with California King Beds by Jamison in two of the bedrooms, and 2 Twin Beds in the third bedroom. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. sleeps 6 Adults in beds and plenty of room everywhere to put the Kids :) on air mattresses.

Over 3,000 /SF of living space!

4 separate furnished outdoor decks!

Indoor and outdoor fireplaces!

Professionally Decorated to give that 'Disney Wilderness Resort Lodge Feel.

Mountain Decor from Watauga Furnishings of Asheville.

5 Star Hotel Orthopedic Bedding By Jamison and 600 Thread Count Linens by Waverly!

50' PLASMA HDTV PLASMA SATELLITE TV W/DVD/VCR AND SURROUND SOUND for the guys at night while Mom and kids feed the Night Flying Squirrels that fly in!

TV also in Kitchen:) and Master bedroom. Kids TV/VCR unit

*Abundant Wildlife! Property Backs up to National Forest!

Outdoor Natural Log Fireplace for quiet evenings or fun filled SMORES and Hot Cocoa!

Creek at bottom of mountain and small Branch type creek at bottom of the property!

Bob Timberlake artwork.

Disney Wilderness Lodge decor.

Fully stocked Gourmet Kitchen, Black Granite Counter tops, Kitchen Aid and Jenn Air Appliances.

Breakfast Bar seats 5 plus seating for 6 at dining room table.

Paper products, spices, condiments provided.

Million Dollar Home with Million Dollar View and Main Street USA Price!

NEW FRANKLIN 'SMOKY MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS' Theatre has arrived in town along with every type of restaurant one could ask for.

Rivers and Lakes nearby for Fishing and Swimming and Tubing and kayaking.

Custom Built Timber Frame Cabin Professionally Furnished with Famous Cabin Furnishings.

NIGHTLY WILDLIFE SHOWS!

Outdoor BBQ Work Station with Hickory Smoker, Steak Sizzler, Rotisserie, Extra Burner, and supply space!

VIEWS FROM OUR DECK HAVE BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED AND PUBLISHED BY PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR ADVERTISING AND SALE.

Come please ALL of your senses with THE VIEW at 3300' ft elevation overlooking a spectacular VIEW, Gaze at the scenic, picturesque, tranquil Great Smokey Mountains from all 3 stories of open glass -or- either of the 4 furnished decks and an outdoor fireplace.

GEM MINING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD!

Indoor and Outdoor Wood burning Fireplaces.

Natural Pine Tung and Groove Cathedral Ceilings

Wood log burning stove/fireplace from Norway in Moose Den

Gas Log Fireplace on Main Floor

Jacuzzi Whirlpool Tub in Master Suite

Hickory log hand-cut stair banisters

Screened Porch, Walk around Deck w/Cedar and Cypress Patio Furniture

VEHICLES Note: Due to the Mountain Top Location, you will need an All Wheel Drive (AWD) Front Wheel Drive (FWD) or 4x4 vehicle to come up the mountain.

NOTE:

NO VANS, NO REAR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES, NO SPORTS CARS OR OVER EXTENDED PICK UP TRUCKS. :)

Keywords: Timberframe, Rustic, Mountains, View, Creek, Jacuzzi, Dual Master Suites, Cabin, Franklin, NC, Wilderness, Retreat, Gem Mines, Hiking, Vacation Rentals, National Forest, Disney Wilderness Lodge, rafting, water falls,

More Details

Owner
Brett Schroder
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Brett Schroder

When an opportunity presented itself my wife Konnie and I decided to take that leap and purchase a vacation home in Franklin, we had been looking for the past 8 years and even purchased a couple mountain view parcels in Sapphire valley with the intent to build, which the Franklin, Cashiers, Sapphire and Highlands area is central to all of the fun the Smokey Mountains have to offer. A dream come true. Yay! Vacation home in place and an escape from the Florida heat and a task of mild winters an extreme departure from the frigid winters of the Midwest were i was raised! We were worried a bit, however it was for no reason as the people that have visited our home are good, hardworking and thoughtful people just as we are. Even a few celebrities have visited our Mountain Chalet :):) For that we are grateful and blessed.

Brett Schroder purchased this chalet in 2016

Why Brett Schroder chose Franklin

Why this property? Well, this wonderful mountain top home became available and was truly more than we ever thought possible to obtain. Mountain top! New Timber Frame Construction! Million Dollar Home! All the best of construction! 47 mile view in the winter (documented) A Castle in The Sky!!! Creeks, Forest. Nature. Privacy yet not too remote. Central to everything. No hustle bustle noise with the exception of the birds and wildlife. How good does it get? Things seem to work out for a reason. . . . 'if one door shuts, another better one will open.' We truly feel that this is what happened. We chose to believe that nothing happens by coincidence and that it was all predetermined long before we arrived here ....

What makes this chalet unique

World Class views, normally reserved for 5 star resort properties

Seclusion and privacy unsurpassed.

Cool breezes

breath-taking sunsets

wake up above the clouds

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jeanette,



I am unable to access VRBO to accept my house commentary. I'll type it into the body of this email and, if you're willing, let you put it on your website for me.



Our 8 day stay at Bear Paw was everything we'd hoped for. The house is beautiful, the mountain view lovely. For nature lovers, it's a paradise, made even more special by a wonderful, big, new home in an unusually private location. We marveled daily at the numbers of birds which came to the feeders and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the elegant screened porch, watching them. The tiny, shy, flying squirrels which came every evening were a delight. Being up on top of this mountain made us feel as if we were in our very own royal domain and we loved every minute of our vacation there. We hope to go again.



I filled in the necessary info --- Monty and Lillie Montgomery, Cocoa Beach, Florida --- but the first effort was refused with an 'insufficient data' message. The second and third efforts were met with a message saying there was an error on the website and would I please report it --- or something similar to that, anyhow. Could you enter my commentary for me?



From Jeanette: Done! Thank you Lillie. Hope to see you again soon!!!!
Aug 2008
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Amenities

Franklin Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • PET ADDENDUM It is hereby agreed by and between Brett L. Schroder (Homeowner) and (Guest) that homeowner will allow guest to have the following desc
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Study Room
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Honey Moon suite master as shown in Photo section
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Cherokee Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Loft Wilderness Den Bedroom
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft Wilderness Den 2 twins and private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Honeymoon Master with California King/Orthopedic by Jamison
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cherokee Suite with Calif Kind Orthopedic by Jamison
    Queen Air Mattress - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2) Premier, 5 Star Hotel Bedding! California King size Jamison Utopia Orthopedic beds in 2 master suites, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle Bed in the Loft that has 2 twin beds, that can be moved together to make a King bed, or kept separate. When closed the trundle bed has one twin underneath the other in a drop down position., Queen AIrMattress Cherokee Suite to accomodate a 3rd person ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Cabin backs up to Natl Forest Service, 3300' elevation, with View 47 miles to western edge of the Great Smokey Mountains, small creek, flora and fauna, wildlife i.e. wild deer, wild turkey, pileated woodpecker, flying squirrels, BIRDERS DELIGHT, Gourmet Kitchen with black granite counter tops, gas Jenn Aire stove, cherry hardwood floors, oak and pine cathedral ceilings, plate glass windows floor to ceiling, hand cut hickory log stairs, 40' Wide Flat Screen Plasma HDTV satellite with surround sound. Rustic Lodge Professional Interior Decor, Fine Lines and Bedding by Waverly.

Reviews

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KING OF THE MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS WITH WIFI ACCESS!!!
average rating of 4.9508195 based on 62 reviews
5

Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Usually, when seeking a cabin that is secluded, you have to sacrifice long range views. At Bearpaw, you get unbelievable seclusion and breathtaking vistas at the same time. The dwelling itself is nestled against a forest with a clearing on the deck side perfectly positioned for complete sunset or moonset enjoyment and an ample amount of clearing above for star gazing.

The view as you walk up to the bottom entry is stunning. Maybe the chalet would have a better view if it was on the rim of the Grand Canyon. No need to drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see rows of mountains.

Bearpaw has multiple outdoor hang out spots. Our favorite was the screen room that was strategically located next to the hummingbird and wild bird feeders as well as the flying squirrel feeding zone. The bats and flying squirrels come out at dusk. Another relaxing place is the swing area with the gliding chairs just outside the guest bedroom on the first floor. Just around the corner is the well-stocked fire pit hang out on the cusp of the forest. There is always the unscreened deck by the grill outside the master bedroom, an excellent place to stargaze. Due in part to its secluded location, the Milky Way is so prominent you can almost pick out individual stars from the clouds of stars.

The main floor inside the chalet is simply delicious! It smells clean and a bit woodsy and has the feel of a lodge. The wood floors actually feel soft while walking around in socks. The kitchen has lots of usable surfaces and has plenty of kitchen ware, more than you will use.

Although negotiating the gravel road hinders the desire to make a quick shopping run to Franklin, it is a blast to drive! If you ever have taken the road into the Cataloochee Valley, the drive to and from Bearpaw should pose no problem whatsoever. It's like cooking good BBQ, low and slow.

Even after pouring over all the images and videos of the chalet, they struggle to truly express the wonderfully outstanding living space that is the Bearpaw.

I do suggest that the front door lock gets updated. The wifi wasn't reliable so if internet access is important to you then bring a wireless router such as a mifi.

The Bearpaw is truly the King of the Mountain Wilderness.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert thank you for your kind words and incredibly accurate description of Bear Paw. Please be advised the wifi router has been replaced and I now functioning at capacity. I would appreciate you explain the front door lock updating. I have been looking at the wifi access points as an alternative to the key box. Your input is greatly appreciated. Brett and Konnie
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5

Fantastic cabin, spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

I have never put a review on a site before. But, I already miss the cabin. Great property. The sunsets were spectacular. Can't wait to go back. The owner was awesome. Everything was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL
5

King of the Mountain was the Best!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a relaxing and enjoyable stay @ the Bear Paw Ridge Mountain Home.

The previous reviews about the location were very accurate. The property was clean and tidy and the beds were super comfortable. The views were breath taking.

Working with Brett was easy and enjoyable. I like how he has everything organized on the Home Away website.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was absolutely breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

The home was absolutely beautiful and every room was beyond beautiful. I was so impressed with the kitchen. It was equipped with everything I needed. We spent the week of Christmas and I prepared Christmas dinner. It was just like being at home. The view lived up to the description of a million dollar view. We enjoyed ourselves so much. The only thing that would have made it better would be a big screen TV on the main floor in the living room. We are big football fans and it would have been so nice to all gather in the living room area to watch the games. We are hoping to come back for Christmas again. I have nothing but good things to say about the home and our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bellefontaine, Ohio
5

Breath taking from morning to night

  • 5 of 5

This by far was the best property we have ever rented! It was nothing short of perfection! From hiking around the beautiful property to making Christmas cookies in the amazing kitchen, it was truly everything we could have hoped for and more! I would recommend this property to anyone looking for the perfect mountain get away!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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5

Amazing mountain views

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our daughter, son-in-law, and twin 5 yr. old grands planned this trip together. This home was all we could have asked for in all areas important to us. The most outstanding feature of the house was the view! We have traveled a good bit and can't think of any place where we stood in a home and looked out on anything so beautiful. We love to hike so all surrounding areas were easy to get to and if we did not want to leave, we walked at the house. We did the Polar Express with the children out of Bryson City and also drove to Biltmore to see it decorated for Christmas. Everything and everyone could not have been better! I will say here that we are seasoned travelers on mountain roads and "switch backs" and this was helpful in traveling to this beautiful home along with a 4-wheel drive vehicle. You know, it's all about what you want and we loved this vacation to Franklin NC! We know to plan ahead and when we come down the mountain, it is usually for the day. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Map

Car: necessary

Franklin NC is considered to be the GEM MINING CAPITAL of the world as featured on the Discovery channel and National

Geographic channel Mines located nearby. Also nearby: Waterfalls, Cullasaja River for Fly Fishing, Appalachian Trail, Standing Indian campground, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Lake Hiawasee, Lake Glenville, Lake Chatuge, White Water Rafting.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%

*Cancellation Policy: 30 day written notice required.

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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