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Perfect Summer Vacation Spot! Spacious, Craftsman-Style Cottage

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Front of craftsman style mountain cottage with front porch.


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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.

Keywords: vacation rental, smoky mountain getaway, mountain lake escape, charming cabin, hillside cottage, secluded resort rental, mountain getaway, mountain chalet, lake rental, secluded honeymoon getaway, luxury cottage, rustic escape, deluxe accommodations, delightful, spacious mountain retreat, vacation hideaway
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1) Premium mattress, king-size pillows & designer bedding.
 Spacious master w/bedside tables w/lamps, lighted ceiling fan, closet, dresser & entertainment unit w/TV. Adjoining tiled master bath w/granite double vanity, hair dryer, walk-in shower, private water closet & 2 linen closets, Queen size Beds (1) Premium mattress, standard pillows & designer bedding. Cozy 2nd bedroom includes dresser, closet, bedside tables, lighted ceiling fan & TV, Twin or Single Beds (2) 3rd bedroom sleeps 4, includes twin trundle with standard pillows & designer bedding, dresser, closet, lighted ceiling fan & TV, Bunk Beds (1) Twin bunk bed with standard pillows & designer bedding sits opposite twin trundle in 3rd bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Wrap-around front porch, Coat rack & closet in hallway, Hardwood floors with area rugs in living space & wall-to-wall carpet in bedrooms, 2nd full-bath is tiled w/shower & vanity, Firewood stack provided, Beginner & advanced hiking trails within walking distance, Club Fees May Apply....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) 42' LCD HDTV with built-in WIFI & internet apps. Stream movies from your Netflix® account & more. DIRECTV® Choice Extra (over 150 channels by satellite). TVs and DIRECTV in all bedrooms....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    DVDs and videos for your viewing pleasure....moreless


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


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Complimentary high-speed internet connection...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas Dryer...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Within the continental US and Canada only (No international or 900 calls)....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Living room has a stone hearth with wood mantle & gas log fireplace w/starter key....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious hotel-quality linens in all bedrooms and bathrooms. Kitchen linens are also provided....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Cottage has generous designated parking space for up to 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Public boat landing on Bear Creek Lake. Contact Bear Lake Reserve directly to inquire about docking water craft & parking trailers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land Line for local & long-distance calls....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Surf the internet, check email and more on your laptop from any where in the cottage. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Stone hearth with wood mantle, wood-burning gas fireplace (w/starter key) on screened-in patio....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Call the Bear Lake Reserve main desk for information or to host private gatherings or events at the Mill Pond Guest Club & Pavillion or Golden Farm Amphitheater....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Includes grilling utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Knotty Alder cabinets are stocked with china, glassware & flatware, pots & pans, bake ware & casseroles, mixing bowls, serve ware, tupperware and small appliances for food prep. Granite countertops with double-sink & ample closet space for groceries....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Includes microwave splatter covers....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side freezer/fridge with ice-maker and in-door ice & water dispenser....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened-in deck has stone fireplace w/ deep seating & swivel rockers. Dining area seats 4 comfortably. Lighted ceiling fan. Overlooks woods & natural stream....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool


from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 25 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,850 $6,300
Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10.75%

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport

Car: Necessary

Stunning Lake Club w/2 pools & lakeside beach/boat dock, On-site restaurant w/romantic setting & gourmet cuisine, Lodge-style lounge & bar w/gorgeous views, Spa rooms, Gym w/steam/sauna rooms & lockers, 20-seat movie theater, Nicklaus Design® 9-hole course & Golf Club–tee off at 3400’w/panoramic views, Asphalt tennis courts w/Deco Turf® & backboards, 15 miles of hiking trails, Hike Bear Pen Trail or picnic at Bear Creek Park, Mill Pond Pavillion is great for private parties or celebrations and includes DIRECTV, WI-FI and phone service. Just 60 minutes from Asheville & Regional Airport, 30 minutes from historic Cashiers & Highlands


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: Chris & Dawn and Tom & Angie are proud owners of the Cottage at Bear Lake Reserve. When we aren't busy with our careers in sales and marketing or contracting business, we like to travel locally or internationally and enjoy entertaining family and friends. We also like to spend as much time at our cottage and Bear Lake as possible. It's the perfect escape. Our interests include outdoor sports and activities, sight-seeing, enjoying the arts, attending cultural events, and sharing a mutual love of great wines. Giving back to community is also important to us and we've volunteered and raised money for a number of organizations including the American Heart Association, March of Dimes, Breast Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Second Harvest.

Why Tuckasegee, NC, USA:
Bear Lake Reserve® has blended unspoiled nature, outdoor entertainment and luxurious amenities seamlessly to create a memorable vacation experience for kids of all ages. The surrounding mountains, pristine waters, private resort and neighboring communities ensure that there's something appealing to every interest and taste year round, 24/7. And the location is ideal—you're far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city yet close to art and culture, entertainment and a host of outdoor activities. You can do just about anything or absolutely nothing surrounded by nature at its absolute best.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We consider our cottage at Bear Lake Reserve as our home away from home. It's the perfect retreat for every season—mild springs give way to sun-filled summers, crisp fall evenings with stunning foliage and the quiet stillness of snow covered winters. Serene woods, a crystal clear brook that runs along our property and nearby trails provide the perfect setting to slip away and recharge.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Front of craftsman style mountain cottage with front porch.

    Front of craftsman style mountain cottage with front porch.

  • Dining area for 6-8.

    Dining area for 6-8.

  • Kitchen overlooking dining/great room

    Kitchen overlooking dining/great room

  • Grill and outdoor seating on spacious screened porch

    Grill and outdoor seating on spacious screened porch

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Community Pool

    Community Pool

  • Community Pool

    Community Pool

  • Clubhouse


  • Concerts and fireworks at the Pavillion

    Concerts and fireworks at the Pavillion

  • Cozy up to the outdoor hearth

    Cozy up to the outdoor hearth

  • Winter is serene at Bear Lake

    Winter is serene at Bear Lake

  • Spacious family room with TV and fireplace.

    Spacious family room with TV and fireplace.

  • Gourmet Kitchen with Granite and Gas Range

    Gourmet Kitchen with Granite and Gas Range

  • Screened back porch overlooking bustling creek

    Screened back porch overlooking bustling creek

  • Master bedroom - king bed.

    Master bedroom - king bed.

  • Guest Bedroom Two with Queen Bed

    Guest Bedroom Two with Queen Bed

  • Bunk Room

    Bunk Room

  • Beach area

    Beach area

  • Beach area

    Beach area

  • Beach area

    Beach area

  • The Majestic Lake Club

    The Majestic Lake Club

  • Dine al fresco or drink in the view at the lounge

    Dine al fresco or drink in the view at the lounge

  • Jack Nicklaus design 9-hole course

    Jack Nicklaus design 9-hole course

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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