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Charming Bear Paw Cabin with Spectacular View of Lake Hiwassee

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This was the dam superintendent's home where such guests as President Roosevelt stayed when he visited the Hiwassee Dam. Years later Navy Seals stayed in the house when they were training in the area.

We bought and Hilltop because of its outstanding view of the lake and the mountains. We added a bedroom and 2 new bathrooms to make it our fit our family. Now it has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms! It is located on a mountain top in the gated community of Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee. It is in walking distance of the tennis courts, pool, basketball court, children's playground and fishing pond. The nearby marina has boats available for rent.

The delightful cabin has all you need for a peaceful vacation. The kitchen with its granite countertops is ready for cooking. You will find everything you need for preparing and serving meals except the food. There are four bedrooms with 2 doubles, 2 queens and two twin beds. The cabin has wireless internet, so it makes it easy to check your email. The large screen porch provides an ideal spot to drink your morning coffee or watch the sunset over the lake. On the porch you will find a wonderful farm table for great meals and enjoyment. This is a family friendly house with books to read and games to play. We welcome you to sample our “little bit of heaven”.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
Ellen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

Why Ellen chose Smoky Mountains

My husband decided to purchase this property while I was at the grocery store because of the remarkable view of the lake and the mountains!

Amenities

Murphy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • House is to be kept in neat & tidy condition. All trash must be taken to dumpster before leaving. Do not remove any furnishings from the property for
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming

Reviews

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Charming Bear Paw Cabin with Spectacular View of Lake Hiwassee
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
5

Comfortable, peaceful refuge

  • 5 of 5

We evacuated from Florida for Hurricane Irma and found Charming Bear Paw Cabin to be a safe, peaceful, charming home on the very top of a mountain overlooking Lake Hiwassee far below. The home is very clean, tastefully decorated, inviting, peaceful and well maintained. The kitchen has every imaginable amenity and is better stocked with appliances, pots, pans, dishes and utensils than my own kitchen! There are tables and chairs to seat more than a dozen people. The beds are comfortable and it was such a pleasant surprise to find 3 full bathrooms! The home has an extra large screened porch that spans the front of the home with a half dozen rocking chairs, large dining table, benches, telescope, outdoor heater and extra seating. We spent several hours in the rocking chairsf on the porch listening to the birds and enjoying the scenery. There is a 24 hour guard house at the entrance as well as a nice playground and community pool which was clean and well maintained. We rented a pontoon boat at the marina less than a mile from the cabin and spent a wonderful afternoon on the lake. The Hiwassee Dam is also within a mile of the cabin and has a very pretty park and overlook of the lake. My grandson fished in the river below the dam and in the lake above the dam. The owners are gracious and attentive and easy to contact. I'm so glad we stumbled on this little gem and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have your family. We were thankful you didn't have any damage and were able to enjoy Bear Paw!
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5

Alovely relaxing week with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so nice, the house is huge with multiple bedrooms, baths, etc. The owners have everything you could possibly need by way of dishes, pans, etc. and the porch overlooking the lake is a perfect way to have coffee in the morning and a cocktail at night! Really impressed....

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to go back for another visit!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at Hilltop cabin/cottage! It is charming, very clean, spacious and comfortable with everything we needed to feel relaxed and enjoy our stay. Very well equipped kitchen, soft sheets and towels, comfy beds and den furniture. The wood panelling, stained glass and several pottery pieces added to the charm and character. We all agreed our favorite place was the awesome screened porch lined with blooming hydrangeas along the front. With the ceiling fans and plenty of rockers, it was awesome to sit and enjoy the view of the lake and mountains especially at sunset and the large farm table was great to enjoy breakfasts, dinners, and nightly games. Ellen, the owner, is great to work with and responds quickly. We so enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness of Lake Hiawassee. Was great to explore by boat as well as water ski, tube and swim. Mountain View Marina is just down the street from the cabin: nice facility, very friendly owners, great customer service. If you have AT&T like we do, there is only a Verizon tower in the area so AT&T cell service is not good for most of the surrounding area. Thankfully we did get a couple of bars in the driveway of the cabin and the kitchen area probably because it sits up on top of a mountain. The cabin wifi worked great for internet service.

This was a last minute opportunity for our family of 4 to getaway this year and it turned out to be such a blessing! It couldn't have been any better. Fall would be spectacular with leaves changing colors and the cool, crisp mountain air. I highly recommend Hilltop Cabin/Cottage. Can't wait to go back for another visit! Thank you Ellen!!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the cabin and Bear Paw. It was our pleasure to share it with your family. We hope you can return. Ellen Banks
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5

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My family truly enjoyed our stay at this hilltop cottage with a slight view of the lake. Not only did we visit downtown Murphy, but we ventured off to Dollywood one day. Of course we couldn't resist renting a pontoon boat at the local marina for a few days. This lake was awesome, as it was less crowded than what we are used to in Georgia. Great value and great location if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Thank you for your review.
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5

Perfect family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations for a family vacation. The setting is beautiful with mountain and lake views. The screened in front porch is a great gathering place for meals and games. I highly recommend the Hilltop Cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

morning coffee on the porch is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

for our family reunion we needed extra room and rented this great cottage to sleep 10. we had our meals and recreation at another cabin. everyone who stayed here really enjoyed the huge porch for family quiet time. we would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends. especially in the non-summer months when you can open the windows and not worry about air conditioning circulating in the upper bedrooms. thanks again for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the porch. It is our favorite place to be!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.