Get back to nature or get away from it all—even better, do it in style. You'll enjoy the best of both worlds when you stay at our Cottage at Bear Lake Reserve... a world-class private resort that boasts first-rate amenities surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine lake shores. You couldn't ask for a more tranquil or picture-perfect setting.
Our Craftsman-style cottage features old-world decor and comfort-inspired furnishings – the perfect escape for guests with discerning tastes. Nature greets you each morning as you sip a steaming cup of coffee, in a comfy chair, overlooking a natural stream. After a day of fun-filled outdoor activities, cozy up to a crackling fire and soft music, with a glass of wine and good book.
Our sleeping arrangements are ideal for a party of eight: The gracious king master suite, charming queen second bedroom and cozy third bedroom (with 4 twins) are a bedtime treat as you sink into designer bedding and luxurious hotel linens. And there's nothing better than catching up with family or friends over a delectable meal or dining al fresco in the comfort of our spacious screened-in patio.
Good times begin at the Lake Club where two glistening pools overlook the majestic lake and mountain vista. Soak in the sunshine while the kids try out the pool slide. Take in a doubles game at nearby tennis courts or explore the lake by canoe, kayak or pontoon. The rustic lounge and bar hits the spot for a nite cap or a sun-break. Rainy day? No problem, relax in the lodge-style tavern, treat yourself to a delectable meal, a movie in the 20-seat theater or catch up on the latest score in front of a roaring fire.
There's something for everyone at Bear Lake Reserve: Over 15 miles of hiking trails and walking paths, a Nicklaus Design® 9-hole golf course with 3400'+ panoramic views, lake streams and ponds teeming with trout and more. Within a 60-minute drive you'll find some of the most breathtaking waterfalls and overlooks. For the outdoorsman or athletically inclined there's boating, water or snow skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, four-wheeling, fly-fishing—the list goes on and on.
If you prefer to take things at a slower pace: Tour historic Biltmore Estate, Gardens & Winery, step further back in time at Cherokee's Okonaluftee Indian Village or treat yourself to a spa day at the 42,000 sq. ft Grove Park Inn Spa. Want to shop 'til you drop? Then check out one of the many high-end boutique, gift or antique shops in nearby Highlands.
There's so much to experience and enjoy you'll find yourself coming back, time after time, to the Great Smoky Mountains. We'd love to have you visit—so call and book your vacation with us today.
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