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"Brown Bear Lodge" with Magnificent Views of the Smokies

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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, loft, 3 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

The “Brown Bear Lodge” is a 3300 sq ft luxury log home tucked away on 5 ½ acres of wooded mountainside just outside Bryson City. This 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home on 3 levels overlooks the Smokey Mountain National Park and has stunning long range mountain views from every room. Main floor living includes great room, chef's gourmet kitchen and master suite. Loft level includes 2nd master bedroom plus media room. Game room with billiards ,living area, 3rd bedroom and bath located on lower level.

We have gone out of our way to make this home as comfortable and relaxing as possible with the laid back feel of a mountain retreat. You'll find this home warm and inviting. Some of the features include reclining sofas and chairs, plush pillow top beds, a handcrafted dining room table with seating for 10, as well as custom cabinetry and granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths. The focal point of the home is the massive floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace in the great room.



Fun things to do: Want more excitement? Try Harrah’s Casino located in nearby Cherokee. Need a relaxing drive? The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Cherokee. Want golf? Check out the Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier! Zip line through the Nantahala forest. Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

Relax a bit: However, if you want to truly relax, you don’t need to leave home. How about sitting in the hot tub and enjoying the mountain views during the day or stargazing at night with your favorite beverage. Or, how about cooking a steak on the grill while watching the sun set over the mountains. After dinner, nothing beats sitting around the fire pit telling stories and roasting marshmallows.

Our 'Brown Bear Lodge' has an instant charm and comfort that envelops you in luxury.

4 day minimum stay requirement over Holidays.

***View the VIDEO TOUR of Brown Bear Lodge in the Owner
Information area.***

NEWS FLASH!: As of November the final stretch of road to 'The Brown Bear Lodge' has been paved. You can now
enjoy our remote location with the comfort of paved roads throughout your entire journey. To our past guests,
we invite you to come back and see the major improvement!
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    1 adult 25 years of age or older must be present at all times....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • The two full bathrooms have mountain views. The master has a view from the corner tub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • No smoking please.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Well stocked library...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    A few Board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have a 42' flat screen in the loft with Dish Network including music channels and DVR, as well as a DVD . The great room has a 32' flat screen, Dish Network. The kitchen and master bedroom have tvs....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    We have a library of over 60 DVD movies for your entertainment....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    This home has a west view with sunsets over the mountains, and a peek at the Lake/River....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table accomodates 10 people...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless hotspot installed upon request. $19.00 setup fee. 1 GB max Service is limited by cell signal quality and there are usage restrictions. Hotspot usage should allow for casual Internet enjoyment...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front loading stacked washer and dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    This kitchen has everything you would find in any home: including a coffee grinder, blender, electric can opener,etc., and every utensil we could think of....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Bosch...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen features include a double sink as well as a prep sink in the island. The stove is gas, the oven, electric....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Double door stainless steel...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    This home has a covered front porch, a covered side patio just off the kitchen, and an open deck spanning the entire view side of the home....moreless

  • Golf:

    Closest Golf Course is the Smokey Mountain Country Club in Whittier which is an approximate 15-20 minute drive....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    This is a 5 person Jacuzzi brand hot tub located on our wrap around deck with great views of the mountains....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 28 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$260 $395
Fri, Sat
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$425
Winter
Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$260
Winter Holiday
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$345

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $150
  • Damage Waiver $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Mandatory damage waiver fee is $10.00 per night with a maximum of $50.00 per stay. Damage up to $1000.00

is covered with this fee.

50% of rental amount due upon booking with balance due 1 Week prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 11/22/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

The 'Brown Bear Lodge' is also conveniently located to unlimited outdoor activities. A short 15-20 minute drive will take you to Fontana Lake, which boasts the highest dam east of the Rockies, as well as offering boat rentals and great fishing; or Nantahala Outdoor Center with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, tubing, kayak and canoe rentals. A new zip line which goes through the Nantahala Forest is only about 15 minutes away. We have excellent restaurants nearby and downtown Bryson City, only 10 minutes away, has a number of shops and eateries, not to mention the Great Smoky Mountain Railway with daily excursions through the mountains.

Other Activities: Boating, kayaking, zip lining, horseback riding, mountain biking

 

Owner info


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/22/2016

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Photos

  • Great room overlooking the Smokies

    Great room overlooking the Smokies

  • Dining room table with seating for 10

    Dining room table with seating for 10

  • Dining room and kitchen with loft and catwalk

    Dining room and kitchen with loft and catwalk

  • Enjoy fabulous views of the Smokies

    Enjoy fabulous views of the Smokies

  • Master bedroom with mountain view.

    Master bedroom with mountain view.

  • Master bedroom with king size bed

    Master bedroom with king size bed

  • Living room area adjacent to game room. Sofa is a sleeper!

    Living room area adjacent to game room. Sofa is a sleeper!

  • The beautiful

    The beautiful

  • Enjoy nature at its best while relaxing on the covered porch

    Enjoy nature at its best while relaxing on the covered porch

  • We have a large firepit with firewood provided

    We have a large firepit with firewood provided

  • Kid Cave on lower level complete with pool table, game table and satellite TV.

    Kid Cave on lower level complete with pool table, game table and satellite TV.

  • Golfing at Smokey Mountain Country Club

    Golfing at Smokey Mountain Country Club

  • View of the mountains from living room as the sun sets.

    View of the mountains from living room as the sun sets.

  • Loft media room with theatre seating

    Loft media room with theatre seating

  • Looking down at the Great room from the loft.

    Looking down at the Great room from the loft.

  • Mr. Brown Bear resides on our dining room wall

    Mr. Brown Bear resides on our dining room wall

  • View of the full moon over the Smokies

    View of the full moon over the Smokies

  • Billiard and game room

    Billiard and game room

  • Relax on the deck and enjoy the fabulous view!

    Relax on the deck and enjoy the fabulous view!

  • Take a scenic trip on the Smoky Mountain Railway through the mountains!

    Take a scenic trip on the Smoky Mountain Railway through the mountains!

  • Smokey Bear gives this cabin

    Smokey Bear gives this cabin

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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