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Best Bear Lake Reserve Hm 3/2 Wifi Fireplaces. Golf Clubs/Firewood

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)



Full use of the Lake Club amenities (Gym,sauna, pools, spas...ect) DON'T WORRY ABOUT BRINGING YOUR CLUBS! My unit has 4 complete sets of clubs (3 men's (2R/1L) and women's/bag/balls/gloves/tees-just pick up the bag and head to the top of BLR for a breath-taking round of golf).

This cabin differs from most cabin rentals because you are in a full service resort development called Bear Lake Reserve, run by the famous TERRAMESA resort properties, with great amenities and numerous activities.

Additionally, this cabin has every upgrade and superior to most similar model rentals in the development. Upgrades include ALL wood flooring throughout (most have carpet), as well as, ALL wood ceilings. There are 2 over-sized fireplaces, superior upgraded stainless steel kitchen appliances and huge back deck that is a vaulted wood beam.


From the moment you check, it's first class treatment and amenities. You have a full monthly calendar of scheduled events for resort guests, as well as, a full service resort that includes:

Golf course, boating, kayaking, lake clubhouse, high tech gym, sauna, steam room, jet ski rentals, library with high speed Internet and computer, gourmet restaurant, full service bar, children's park, numerous mapped and cleared hiking trails, huge infinity pool overlooking the large lake and mountains, child pool, 2 huge Jacuzzis, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits...etc. When we stay there, it's not staying in a house, but a 5 star resort.
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The resort is called Bear Lake Reserve. Built on a huge reserve that is high in the Smoky Mountains, yet has the lake below. The beautiful lake boasts numerous natural waterfalls, great boating, water skiing, fishing, kayaking and swimming.

Our cabin/cottage is 3 roomy bedrooms and 2 full baths. The cottage has an extra large indoor and outdoor fireplaces.

The outdoor fireplace is wood burning. The house is wired with free wireless Wi-Fi and Ethernet, free local and long distance calls in the US and is stocked with an impressive collection of first run DVD's and VHS movies, books, games, huge MP3/IPOD/IPHONE speaker system and a seperate stereo/CD player. Three flat screen TV's and full cable with premium channels on all 3.

Master bedroom has a king bed and huge walk-in bathroom and shower, flat screen cable TV. 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds and fishing theme. 3rd bedroom has a queen size bed and flat screen cable TV.

All mattresses are premium and pillow top. Bedding and towels are also premium. Living room has a full pull put out sleeper sofa. Entire house is wood floors and ceilings.

This cabin has more upgrades then almost any cottage in the development. French doors open up to a vaulted wood ceiling and wood deck, over-looking the mountains (almost 3,000 feet up), with wood rocking chairs and full dining table.

We are up in the tree tops, but you can hear the rushing falls that lie just below the house. Kitchen is top of the line with stainless steel appliances and gourmet gas cooking. Fully stocked with all cookware and utensils needed, as well as, all small appliances.

We are located about a mile (1.3)from the entrance, on an easy-to-drive street, even in the Winter (some are a scary drive up).

Once you enter our home, you'll feel like you're in a luxury hotel. Fully stocked with soaps, shampoo, coffee, and lots of fluffy towels. Washer/dryer in closet, with detergent and lint towels.

THE HOME IS PET FRIENDLY. A $100 NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED. For nonpet owners, the home is fully cleaned after pet usage and you will NOT know a pet was our guest.

The decor is true mountain, with plenty of bears, rustic art and a huge chainsaw bear named 'Jon Jon' who greets you at our front door. Home also has a large wrap around porch in the front of the house with rocking chairs. Full gas powered air/heat and remote weather station.

Use of clubhouse for our guests which includes a huge infinity pool, children's pool, Jacuzzis, pool slides, professional gym (over looking the lake and mountains), steam/sauna, children's play room and children's activities, massage rooms, movie theatre, library with computer and internet, gourmet restaurant, bar, and tiki bar. Including lounge chairs and towels. VERY reasonable boat, jet ski and kayak rentals (free kayak use for guests) on site. Scheduled events everyday for children and adults.

The historic town of Sylva is 20 min. away and has everything you need, including great restaurants, a SUPER Wal-Mart, CVS, Lowe's, you name it, it's there. The Cabin is 10 min. from famous Western Carolina Univ., who have great college games and events. 25 min. from Dillsboro and the unique railroad. Downhill skiing in the Winter at Maggie Valley and great golf everywhere.

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Have hundreds of bears that children love to count! Games and fun outdoor equipment included in activities closet....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Our home is smoke-free....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $100 nonrefundable deposit required. Unit is FULLY cleaned afterward and for non pets guests, you will NOT know a furry friend was also our guest....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom. Pillow top mattresses, Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two rustic style post twin beds in 3rd bedroom. Superior mattresses, Baby Cribs (1) Pack and play available from Rental Co. upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room pulls out to a full bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • FULL STOCKED ACTIVITIES CLOSET WHICH CONTAINS: 4 SETS OF GOLF CLUBS/3 MEN'S (2R/1L) & LADIES (bags, balls, tees, gloves, everything you need-just pick it up and go!),4 tennis rackets/balls, fishing poles, cooler, picnic blanket, toss games, Hiking sticks...etc. DVD/VHS collection of newest movies.Huge IPOD/IPHONE/MP3 speaker system with remote. Also, seperate stereo with radio and CD player. Local interest books and fiction paperbacks,board games, puzzels...etc....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD movie selection included...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    IPphone/IPod MP3 (kindle etc) huge docking speaking system...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) 3 full cable flat screen TV's with premium channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3-all flat screens...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    First run movie DVD/VHS library with movies being added all year round....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    and you can hear the winding stream rushing below...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Gas heating and air conditioning-central/remote weather station...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Fastest and never a problem....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Stacked dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Putside is a wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:


  • Gas Fireplace:

    INSIDE-push button controlled and on a timer...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    At the entrance (RV) and parking for boat and/or trailer...moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Stacked full service washer. Detergent included in rental...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi wireless....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    OUTSIDE-Extra large wood burning fireplace/FREE FIREWOOD INSIDE-GAS Pull up the chairs and enjoy...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Every kitchen item needed to make a gourmet dinner...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Top of the line, stainless steel, all gas stove. Coffee maker and coffee included, microwave, dishwasher..everything...moreless

  • Microwave:

    High end. Every option...moreless

  • Oven:

    Gourmet gas cooking...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Top quality stainless steel with filtered water dispenser and ice maker. Bottled water included upon arrival....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gourmet 5 gas burners...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Back deck...moreless

  • Boat:

    rentals at Lake Club...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge covered and lighted back deck with full dining table and rocking chairs. You'll spend most of your time out there. Run the fireplace and stay warm even when it's cold. I sit out back in February with fireplace going!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Free use of 4 sets of golf clubs-all packed with whatever you need-1 ladies/2 right handed mens and 1 left handed mens...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals at Lake Club...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Porch that wraps around and is lighted and has rocking chairs. AWESOME...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn games included/bean and golf ball toss games...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Free use of tennis rackets and balls...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Awesome huge stone infinity pool at clubhouse, including slide....moreless

  • Sauna:

    2 jacuzzi/sauna located at the clubhouse...moreless

  • Shared Hot Tub:

    2 huge saunas located at clubhouse...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $105 + tax
  • Seasonal Resort Fee-day $30
  • Seasonal weekly resort $120
  • Tax Rate 10.75%


Bear Lake mandatory renter Resort Fee:

May 1st - November 30th

Daily Fees (1-4 days)

$30 for a 3 bedroom unit

Weekly (5+ days)

$120 for a 3 bedroom unit

Monthly (3+ weeks)

$300 for a 3-bedroom unit

Cleaning fee of $105

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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63 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, NC
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bear Lake Reserve

Car: Necessary

Numerous mapped hiking trails (several trails within 5 min. walking from our house) with hiking poles provided in the cottage.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Years ago my husband and I fell in love with the mountains of North Carolina. Every year we vacationed here and dreamed of owning our own place. We looked for years to find the perfect location and we found it here at Bear Lake Reserve. We are an active couple who enjoy playing golf, hiking, kayaking, biking, boating and other sports. We live in South Florida and love escaping the heat. Our time right now is limited, with both of us having demanding professional jobs. We can usually only get up to our home 2-3 times a year, for long weeks. We consider our time in NC a real treat and spend our time enjoying our home and the area.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Bear Lake Reserve is unique in that you have both the mountains and the lake. We chose this particular development to buy our home, after doing over 10 years of research. Our home is located near so much. From fine dining, galleries, supermarkets, rafting and tubing, casinos, tourist attractions, golf, boating, kayaking and yes, even skiing. I plan a long girls weekend right in the middle of Winter, to go snow skiing at Maggie Valley and hiking in the brisk cold air. Having put our love and appreciation into our home, we want all our guests to feel invited and welcome. On our particular street, Whispering Falls Court, we have wonderful neighbors, who we get together with and entertain while we're staying there. It's a friendly, active and vibrant community.

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Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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  • Welcome to the Bruschi cottage

    Welcome to the Bruschi cottage

  • Living room with gas remote fireplace

    Living room with gas remote fireplace

  • We are pet friendly! Here's our Terrier enjoying the great weather!

    We are pet friendly! Here's our Terrier enjoying the great weather!

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Living room...look out for the bear!

    Living room...look out for the bear!

  • View of home and part of street

    View of home and part of street

  • Bar at Lakeclub

    Bar at Lakeclub

  • French doors leading out to back deck.

    French doors leading out to back deck.

  • Halloween at the BLR golf Course. Pet friendly

    Halloween at the BLR golf Course. Pet friendly

  • View from kitchen of dining area and part of living room

    View from kitchen of dining area and part of living room

  • Bird feeder right on our back deck.

    Bird feeder right on our back deck.

  • Enjoying the real wood fireplace (Even in the Summer)

    Enjoying the real wood fireplace (Even in the Summer)

  • Top of the line, fully stocked, stainless steel kitchen

    Top of the line, fully stocked, stainless steel kitchen

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • FREE BEER! We provide the growler and a free fill-up with rental!

    FREE BEER! We provide the growler and a free fill-up with rental!

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Spa and pool at clubhouse

    Spa and pool at clubhouse

  • Our front porch with rockers

    Our front porch with rockers

  • Second guest bedroom with twin beds

    Second guest bedroom with twin beds

  • Living room and fireplace

    Living room and fireplace

  • Master bedroom, a little lived in the picture, but pure luxury!

    Master bedroom, a little lived in the picture, but pure luxury!

VRBO #216056

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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