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Smokey View Home - Bear Paw on Lake Hiwassee - $ Million View

Murphy, NC, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Our executive-style mountain home features four bedrooms, with queen beds, and three bathrooms, each with double vanities and tub/shower combinations. The lake and mountain range views from the master bedroom and both decks are truly unbelievable, some of the best that Bear Paw offers.

The main floor level has solid oak hardwood floors, and soaring tongue and groove pine ceilings. This level features an open great room, a dining room, a stacked rock gas fireplace, a 32 inch LCD flat panel television with surround sound, a VCR/DVD combo, a fully-equipped kitchen with solid surface countertops and sink, raised panel oak kitchen cabinets, two bedrooms, and a full bath. This floor leads to two decks, one covered with a 6 foot cedar swing and one open. The view of the lake and mountains from both of these decks is fantastic!!

The upper level has a master suite with solid oak hardwood floors, a television, a DVD player and a separate sitting area that overlooks the great room below and the fantastic view of the lake and mountains through the wall of windows. This master bedroom also has a full bath.

The lower level has a bedroom, a living room with a television, a DVD player, a full bathroom, a full-size washer and dryer, and a deck, with a 5 foot swing. It offers views of the lake and mountains.

Our home is located in Bear Paw, which is the only development on gorgeous Lake Hiwassee in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina. Lake Hiwassee is only five to ten minutes walking distance from our home. Lake Hiwassee is an 18-mile long mountain lake that offers casual fishing, boating, and swimming. There is also a shared swimming pool (open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, a marina that rents boats, a tennis court, a basketball court, a child's playground, and a child's fishing pond. A secured entrance gate adds to the feeling of peace and serenity pervading Bear Paw.



Keywords: Mountain Home


Carlos Gaskin

Member Since 1999
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Carlos Gaskin

We are residents of Tallahassee, Florida, and are retired high-school teachers. 2016 marks our 47th wedding anniversary! We have two children who also live in Tallahassee and four grandchildren, two of whom live close to us. We enjoy visiting our rentals in Boston, MA , Nashville, TN, and in Bear Paw near Murphy, NC, but we also enjoy sharing the fun with you. We have many repeat renters who have become friends to us. We keep our rentals clean, well-furnished and updated for your enjoyment.

Carlos Gaskin purchased this House in 2000

Why Carlos Gaskin chose Shoal Creek

We had vacationed in Bear Paw several times and enjoyed the area a great deal. It is in a gated community near Murphy, and has beautiful views. We liked the fact that there is an olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis court and basketball courts to provide entertainment. Our children, who are grown now but were young at the time we built our first house in Bear Paw, absolutely loved to go there. Since the area has rentals and permanent homes, we did not feel like we were tourists; we felt at home.

What makes this House unique

We like swimming and fishing on the lake as well as boating. The swimming pool and playground are nice for the little ones. It is such a peaceful place. If you want activities, there are plenty around, but if you want peace and quiet, Bear Paw is hard to beat.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (4), (1) Portable playpen can be used for babies.


        • 3 Bathrooms
          • All bathrooms have shower/tub combinations, double sink vanities

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              The view of Lake Hiwassee is Fantastic!!
            • Mountain View
              There is an almost 180 degree view of the Smokey Mountains!Absolutely gorgeous. There are post cards for sale in Murphy and the view is almost exactly like ours. They must have been standing on our deck, although we didn't ask questions about how they got that view! It is amazing!


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          Ping pong table located in basement
                        • Free Long Distance
                          Free to US
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Within Bear Paw there are places to park these. The area around our house isn't really conducive to parking large vehicles. A small boat trailer, perhaps, bu not large pieces.
                        • Telephone
                          (6) Voice mail, many calling features
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Wireless Linksys Router available for your Laptop


                            • Kitchen
                            • Catering Available
                              We have the names of several places that cater and would be glad to provide these for you.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Very well-equipped kitchen. Two sets of most everything you can think of.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Limited essentials.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Music Library
                                      A few; our satellite has music stations.
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      (3) Upper master Br, main floor living room, and lower floor living room has Direct Tv!
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Limited, but we do have some.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Seating area for quiet reading with lounge chair is located outside the master bedroom.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Home has deck off the main floor, covered porch off the main floor, and a deck off the lower level floor! Porch swings and patio furniture on both levels.
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Club house has an Olympic size swimming pool! Pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day!


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • marina
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Satellite TV'S(3), VCR'S(2), DVD/VCR Combo, Pool, Gas BBQ, NO SMOKING INSIDE HOME!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      88 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Perfect space for a relaxing vacation!

                                                                      Faith S.

                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed out stay and the views made it even better. This home has plenty of space for the entire family to spread out. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

                                                                      NOT our last trip to this fabulous home!

                                                                      Tonya B.

                                                                      Listen, we've rented all over the US in various areas but this home was far and away our favorite. Not only was it truly comfortable with amazing views -- ..sigh, there are no words -- but this house had everything.

                                                                      The owners were so kind and responsive. From our first email of interest until the day we checked in, they were professional and simply lovely to speak with.

                                                                      We played everything from Ping Pong to every card game and board game in the place! It was so much fun!! We spent our Thanksgiving weekend here with family and the memories we made will never be forgotten. We cooked, we ate, and although we loved spending time in nearby Murphy and the surrounding area...we couldn't wait to get back "home".

                                                                      It was just vacation made easy. If you forgot something, it's there. If you needed something, it was there. When you put away dishes, there were pics on the inside of the cabinets so you could get it right!!! How awesome is that?? Call me OCD, but there's nothing worse than staying in a vacation home where people have put bowls, cups silverware anywhere they could find. And guess what, if you need it, you can't find it. I'm telling you, it was just the little details that made this place perfect.

                                                                      Overall, I can't say enough. I loved. it. My family loved it. My 3 year old son and I fed the birds.. of course, with the bird seed (labeled with simple instructions) and lovely feeders they've placed on the front deck. Then we sat every morning and watched them come by the dozens through the beautiful open windows overlooking the mountains. It was unforgettable.

                                                                      Wanna go the mountains and have a relaxing vacation in a home that someone has put some love into? Stay here.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are thrilled that you had a good time in the mountains. That makes us happy! Hope you get a chance to return soon. Spring with the dogwood trees blooming is totally Heavenly. (I like to say I am borderline OCD. Actually, might be a little over that border. It is the school teacher coming out in me!) We love to have others enjoy our home.

                                                                      Awesome views

                                                                      Laura M.

                                                                      We had a nice time unfortunately it rained most of our weekend but it is a beautiful area and we found many things to do regardless of the weather.

                                                                      This is a very nice home with awesome views, the house layout is great with the master bedroom & bath upstairs, 2 nice size bedrooms and a bath on the main level & another bed & bath downstairs. The view from the back decks are just breathtaking and I enjoyed having my coffee on the porch swing and looking out at the mountains. The home is an open concept and there is plenty of room for a small group or up to a party of 8-10 and no matter which floor you are on you can get to see the beauty of this area. The house is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. I highly recommend staying in this home, we had a lovely time and hope to go back again in the summer.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for the review. We absolutely love our time there and enjoy sharing it! Hope you get to come back in the summer and enjoy the lake.

                                                                      Fantastic view

                                                                      Lynn A.South Carolina

                                                                      This was absolutely the best view we have ever seen. We have stayed in many places, but this was the most clean and well stocked home by far. We hope to stay here again in the near future. Thanks you for a wonderful stay.


                                                                      Mariesa L B.

                                                                      I am writing to say how grateful we all were to have had the good fortune to have stayed at the mountain retreat in Bear Paw. After our grueling 20+ hour drive evacuating Florida, walking out on the deck felt as if we had indeed found a piece of heaven. The view was restorative and the warmth of the chalet was unbelievable.

                                                                      We found the house immaculate and the layout perfect for our situation. They had thought of everything, from the kitchen to the bathrooms, to the game room. But we mostly gathered in the hearth room and kitchen (isn’t it funny that most gatherings wind up in one or both of those places) and played board games, watched movies together and had perfect family meals – we felt very much at home.

                                                                      The individuals at the gate to Bear Paw were very polite and a neighbor, seeing that we were a little perplexed as to the turns on our arrival guided us right to the property. The family now considers Bear Paw a perfect vacation destination and we hope to enjoy the many amenities under better circumstances. The town of Murphy is nearby and the people were gracious and friendly-we were among many Floridian evacuees there. We took so many photographs we could fill two albums. To say the area is picturesque doesn’t do it justice. It must be magnificent as the foliage changes in fall and as snow falls in winter. We could not have been happier and we cannot thank you enough for your gracious hospitality and generosity.

                                                                      with our best regards,

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy we could provide you a safe place during the storm.

                                                                      Stop looking!! This is the place!

                                                                      Stephanie U.Rutledge, GA

                                                                      We really enjoyed our vacation to Murphy staying in this rental. It had everything we needed, was clean and comfortable. I am that weirdo that cleans the place my family is going to stay in before we unload and that was unnecessary, it was very clean! We had seven ppl and the size and spread of the home allowed for gathering time and private time. Also, we enjoyed the pool inside this gated community. It was clean and large, with a playground nearby. There’s basketball courts and tennis courts close to the pool as well. The view off the back porch is stunning and the large bird feeder hanging off the porch brought so much bird-watching joy!! If we ever return to Murphy this is the house we would return to. The owner was thoughtful and clear and did everything he said he would. Thank you both for putting so much time into making a great vacation spot available :)

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our place and hope you get to return soon. It is fun to realize that other families enjoy our home as much as we do! (It is refreshing to find someone who values “clean” as much as I do!)


                                                                      Murphy, NC, USA

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