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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property


(no exceptions)

Nature's Paradise

The Bear’s Den is a beautiful log home located in a private community on the east shore of Lake Lure. The peaceful, wooded location is within walking distance of a quiet cove on Lake Lure for fishing or swimming. Located in a private community on the east shore of Lake Lure, this destination is sure to spark treasured family memories for years to come (sorry, no four-legged family members). It is easily accessible from the parking area via a ramp, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.

If you enjoy privacy, The Bear’s Den offers seclusion. Lake Lure Beach and Marina are not too far away if you plan on venturing out to enjoy a weekend by the lake. If you would rather spend the day hiking along the scenic trails, Chimney Rock State Park is less than 10 minutes from the cabin.

Worthy of Log Home Magazine

The wonderful 2-story great room has beautiful wood floors, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace with gas logs and is furnished with locally crafted log furniture. The living room features DirecTV and a DVD player with surround sound.

The master bedroom offers a king size bed, rocking chair and many charming decorative accents. Its adjacent ceramic tile bath has a corner jetted tub for a relaxing soak after a day spent hiking, swimming or fishing. Guests will appreciate the two additional bedrooms and full bath, which is easily accessible.

Stairs from the living area lead to a cozy loft. Furnished with a queen futon, DirecTV and a game table, it is a perfect spot for an additional sleeping area, quiet reading or board games (bring some of your favorites games/puzzles).

Covered porches surround the front of the cabin and ample glass doors and windows offer soothing views of the woods beyond. There is also a back deck and a screened porch off the kitchen where guests can enjoy breakfast with the sounds of nature. Beautiful winter views of Lake Lure add to the enjoyment of a winter stay at the Bear's Den.

Beautiful Year Round

This mountain home is perfect for every season! Enjoy the beautiful snowy weather in the winter where a cozy cabin feels just right. Stay warm by the fireplace or relax in the jetted tub in the master bath. Visit in the summer when the weather is perfect all the time and you can enjoy the soothing summer breezes and beautiful sunsets from the scenic porch overlook.

Something for Everyone

No matter the season, this mountain home, our beautiful area, and Lake Lure have so much to offer, whether it is plentiful choices of restaurants or shopping, or a fun outdoor adventure you and your loved ones will never forget. See the Amenities for just a sampling of what this home and area offer.

If you visit once we are confident you’ll return again and again for the rest, beauty, fun, comfort, and hospitality. We hope to see you soon and look forward to you being our guest!

Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.

Pets are not allowed in this home or on the property.

Parking for two to three (3-4) vehicles. Wheelchair ramp to home.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. local time (or later) at Carolina Properties Lake Lure office.

Check-out time is 10:30 a.m. local time (or earlier) at Carolina Properties Lake Lure office.

In addition to the rent, the following charges apply:

$45.00 Accidental Damage Protection which covers up to $1500.00 in accidental damages (non-refundable.) Any damage that exceeds $1500.00 will be the responsibility of the leaseholder/guest.

$80.00 Cleaning Fee

5% Rutherford County Occupancy Tax

6.75% NC State Sales Tax

$50.00 minimum fee will be assessed for failure to properly remove/dispose of garbage from home (to avoid this fee, simply follow the Arrival/Departure Instruction sheet provided upon check-in and posted at the home)

Cancellation / Transfer Policy:

If a confirmed reservation is canceled or transferred at least 30 days prior to arrival, a processing fee of $50.00 and a $20.00 reservation fee plus applicable North Carolina State Sales Tax will be charged against the Advance Deposit. If the cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival, all funds received will be forfeited, unless the property can be re-rented for the canceled period for the full amount.

More Details

Property Manager
Carolina Properties Management Office
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Carolina Properties Management Office

Carolina Properties

2483 Memorial Hwy

Lake Lure NC 28746


828.625.1061 fax


Carolina Properties is a full-service real estate/property management company. We offer a wide selection of vacation rental homes in the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area. The properties we manage range from luxury to fishing cabin, and there is something for every budget. The homes are as described (within our frame of reference) and are as pictured (not Photoshopped). Plus, they are clean.

Why Carolina Properties Management Office chose Lake Lure

At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with Lake Lure and the Broad River, the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area offers beauty, adventure, fun, history, and genuine southern hospitality. The area is conveniently located for museums and theater; the Biltmore Estate, Winery, and Village; the Tryon International Equestrian Center; and outdoor adventure including horseback riding, tubing, water sports, and hiking; shopping and restaurants; and so much more.

What makes this cabin unique

At this home you will find privacy and seclusion. There are 3 bedrooms, each with access to the deck via a sliding door. There are ample seating options on the deck including a swing, bistro sets, outdoor living room set, and dining table. Here, you will feel immersed in the mountain setting and yet will be closes to area attractions and conveniences. Just grab some groceries (an Ingles Market is nearby), kick back, relax, and enjoy all this home has to offer.


Lake Lure Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All ...
  • Family ...
  • Romantic ...
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Bath of King Bed Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level w/Tub/Shower Sliding Door
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft w/Futon, TV, Checkers, Windows
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King Bed Suite w/Full Bath (jetted tub), Deck Access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen Bed Bedroom w/Ceiling Fan/Light, Deck Access
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bed Bedroom w/Ceiling Fan/Light, Deck Access
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • arboretum ...
  • autumn foliage ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches ...
  • festivals ...
  • forests ...
  • library ...
  • marina ...
  • museums
  • playground ...
  • restaurants ...
  • waterfalls ...
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing ...
  • bird watching ...
  • horseback riding ...
  • outlet shopping
  • photography ...
  • scenic drives ...
  • sight seeing ...
  • walking ...
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries ...
  • hospital ...
  • medical services ...
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court ...
  • equestrian events ...
  • fishing ...
  • fly fishing ...
  • freshwater fishing ...
  • golf ...
  • hiking ...
  • mountain biking ...
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The Bear's Den offers privacy and seclusion. Here, surrounded by mature hardwood trees and foliage, you will feel far away from your normal hectic everyday pace. A small Lake Lure cove is not far from the home. If you visit once, we are confident you’ll return again and again for the rest, beauty, fun, comfort, and hospitality. We hope to see you soon and look forward to you being our guest!


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average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews
Nashville, TN

So Cold!!

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was very nice and well equipped with everything we needed except heat!! The front room (with the fireplace) stayed nice and warm as long as we kept the fire on. However, even with the fans going, the dining room and kitchen stayed MUCH cooler. Additionally, the bedrooms were freezing! We tried closing some of the vents in a few of the rooms to direct the heat to the other colder parts of the house and it just made things worse. We figured out that the bathtub located within the bathroom that is located in the larger bedroom was one of the reasons for the chill. It felt as if that bathroom wasn’t insulated at all. The vent on the side of the tub was pouring cold air into the house (we covered the vent and kept the bathroom door closed with a pillow by the bottom of the door). The last night we turned the fireplace off (as normal) and set the heater to 72 but when we woke up, the thermostat read 61!! There was no way it was even 61 in the house! It was freezing! I literally had to use my hairdryer to keep me warm enough to change clothes:( The cabin needs a few electric heaters there for cold nights so people don’t have to suffer. My husband and I both ended up with colds from our stay. All of the guests agreed that the stay was not near as pleasant as it should have been because we were all having to stay super bundled up and we weren’t comfortable during our stay. I was going to try to just tell the rental management team but nobody’s was available to take our feedback. I hate leaving a mediocre review for such a charming cabin but I think it’s really, really important they fix this issue before allowing others to stay at this location.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so sorry you had this experience, this cabin is normally very warm and toasty so there is clearly something wrong. We wish you would have called us or emailed and we would have had a service person there even if it was after hours. Our goal is always for our guests to have a great experience so next time, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Even if our office is closed we have the calls forwarded to an emergency number 24/7 and we check email at least hourly. We are so sad this happened but if we don't know there is problem, we can't fix it :( We hope everyone is feeling better.
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The cabin was beautiful and very nice , but the drive up and down the mountain it's not worth it

  • 3 of 5

The cabin was very nice and beautiful but the lake was hard to see . A couple of minor complaint was the lights were not working on the back porch and the sheets in the master bedroom had not been washed . A Bigger complaint would be the drive up the mountain and back down the mountain , and that alone would stop us from going again .

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry you had any difficulties, I'm hoping the sheets just need to be replaced and were of poor quality and not that they were not washed but we will be following up on this for sure. We have had dozens and dozens of reservations at THE BEARS DEN and have never had anyone have difficulty with the roads going in and out. We are not actually in the mountains, but more of the foothills, especially on the east side of Lake Lure. We hate that you had found them difficult but hope that overall you enjoyed your stay.
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Sarasota, Florida

A REAL log cabin with no detail overlooked.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log cabin with tons of designer "bear" accents. It had more cool designer nick knacks than a model home. You don't have to bring anything, there is more stuff there to cook with than at my own home. The only thing that was annoying was the construction noise next door. You can see the lake from the front porch and drive down to the community lake access where you could probably keep a boat if you brought one.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again :)
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Quiet location

  • 3 of 5

We spent a 3 night weekend mid October at The Bear's Den. Just a bit early for prime leaf looking. The town of Lake Lure had a craft show and the area was very busy.

The home is beautiful. With leaves on there is not a view of the lake. You can get to the lake either by car or walk a steep car path. (Not for the out of shape person) I would be nervous about the driveway road into the property if freezing rain is possible. The contract states that even if you are concerned about the road into the place you will not get your money back.

The grill was located in a screened back porch. Grill tools and an extra propane tank was provided.

If you intend to cook plan to bring sharp knives (only dull cheap ones provided), frying pan, (only 1 stainless pan provided), plates (only 6 chipped plates provided) and any storage containers you may need. The kitchen was very usable otherwise.

There are 2 bathrooms. One with a shower only and the other with a large whirlpool tub only. Therefore all of us used the one bathroom to shower.

We will not return to this property as the beds and pillows are simply too hard for us. If you like a hard bed you will love it.

The management company that hires the cleaning staff and rents out the home did a great job. They responded quickly and had a convenient after hours check in system. The home was very clean!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Golf
2.4 Miles
The Municipal Golf Course of Lake Lure
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Highway 74 Alt
Nearest Beach
6.5 Miles
Beach at Lake Lure
Car: necessary

This home is 6.5 miles to the Beach at Lake Lure, 7.9 miles to Chimney Rock State Park, and 18.2 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area is conveniently situated for outdoor adventure including horseback riding, tubing, water sports, and hiking; museums and theater; the Biltmore Estate, Winery, and Village; shopping and restaurants; and so much more.

If you enjoy scenic drives, head out of Lake Lure on Alt-US 74 (Memorial Highway). This stretch of road has 14 hairpin turns and runs through the Hickory Nut Gorge communities of Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, and Gerton. Continue toward Asheville to pick up what many consider the most beautiful length of road in this country, the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have not traveled any this of road, it is something to add to your bucket list.

Nearby Activities/Entertainment:

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)

Lake Lure Beach/Boat Tours & Rentals

Chimney Rock State Park/Village

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Unique Stores/Shops



Ski/Tube/Wake Board and More


Gem and Gold Mining

Hiking Trails/Fishing Spots


Tennis/Basketball Courts

Golf/Mini Golf

Museums/KidSenses Activity Center

River Tubing/Rafting

Area Conveniences:

Grocery/Dollar Store

Urgent Care


United States Post Office

Gas Stations

ABC Liquor Store

Fruit/Vegetable Stands

Recycling/Trash Drop-Off Centers

Area Houses of Worship:

Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist,

Presbyterian, Non-Denominational Churches

Synagogue in Hendersonville

This home is centrally located just 15 minutes from Bat Cave; 35 minutes from Hendersonville; 50 minutes from Asheville; and about 2 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also nearby are Pisgah National Forest (less an 1 hour from Lake Lure), which has over 500,000 acres of protected forest, and DuPont State Recreational Forest (1.25 hours from Lake Lure) with over 10,000 acres. These forests feature hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, exquisite waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. If you and/or your children are fans of The Hunger Games book and movie, a scene with Katniss and Gale was shot at the Pisgah National Forest. A few small but significant scenes were also filmed at the DuPont State Recreational Forest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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