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Best Location on Lake Glenville. Booking now for Summer 2018.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

"Lake Lodge & Dock" 3Bedrms, 3Bath Sleeps1-9 ask abt our other "Lake View House"

We call our place the "Red Bear Cabin". It's an older & very cozy house, has been fully renovated & has old-style charm. The Kitchen & baths are like new. This is a special place on Lake Glenville with boat & swim dock, good fishing & swimming. Its very convenient to everything local. Our place is on east side of Lake & more Convenient closer to Glenville & Cashiers. We have incredible Panoramic Lake & Mtn. Views. The Cashiers Village is 3 miles away & Glenville is about 1 miles, convenient to Shopping, Grocery stores, World Class Restaurants, or the simple BBQ places, Nearby Waterfalls, Highlands, Cherokee Reservation & Casino, Golfing, & River Rafting. This is the center of it all on the Lake. East side of Lake. Enjoy the Kayaks, Corn-toss boards, Direct TVs, Free Internet, Games or just read a book in the peaceful hammock at Lakeside. Grills & Fire pit are provided at the scenic patio. Resort Golfing, Waterfalls, slides, fishing, & swimming are abundant of course. Spend a few nights or a few weeks. This place is for everyone. Kids, Couples, Grandparents, handicapped, or your private retreat. If you have a small group we can sometimes host as though It was a Bed and Breakfast. Our Pontoon Boat is sometimes available for Sunset cruises. Welcome to the Lake. We discount last minute availability. Your nice Reviews are appreciated as "We try our Bests for our Guests". Call for discounts. Four Oh four 409 - Nign 6 ate 8

'Perfect sincerity and transparency make a great part of beauty,

as in dewdrops, lakes, and diamonds.' Henry David Thoreau

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Glenville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Please notify us on your arrival day the appx arrival time. Please inform us of all persons arriving & any day or overnight guests.
  • Make sure you understand how the AC & anything Mechanical works befor using it. No Kids under 21 using the Propane Grills. No illegal Drug use.
  • Use Kayaks & Boats at your own Risk & wear Life vests while in water. Always be aware of potential Danger & Zones. No Glass on Patios or Boat Dock.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course Front
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 master - toilet , shower
  • All baths are updated & in Good condition. Fetures are shown above.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bunk Area - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , The double is a pullout sofa.
  • King size beds (1) The Papa Bear Room faces the Lake side with breathless view., Queen size Beds (1) The Mama Bear Room faces the Lake side with increadible Lake view., Double Beds (1) The Baby Bear room is Lower level & is Lake side as well., Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
There is a 2nd Kitchen in Lower level. 2 Party Patios, outside Fireplace & Breakfast Deck. Boat Dock is available for your Boat or rent one at the nearby Marina. Small Kids boat on site. Hammocks. & night-time fire pit. Discount if you will not be needing the Lower Level. 1 outside dog OK with deposit, However we dont want pets inside during summer. The interior of our home is SMOKE FREE. No Glass at the dock & Patio areas please.


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Best Location on Lake Glenville. Booking now for Summer 2018.
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews

We loved the Red Bear Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented for the eclipse week and loved the beautiful setting and home. Mike met us upon arrival and we instantly understood why the place is so great. Mike and Mark and their family clearly love the place and have taken great care of it and are "concerned" hosts... they try and make sure you are pleased and comfortable in their home. Mike gave us the tour and some history of the place and pointed out the few quirks which any lake cabin/home will have! This was very helpful in helping us be good stewards of the place. We did not use the bottom floor except for laundry so I can't speak for staying in that part of the house but it seems a perfect home for adults upstairs and kids downstairs. The living room was cozy and comfortable and we used the bright and light dining room more as a reading porch/work area as our weather was great and we were able to eat all our meals on the deck. The deck provided us a great view of the lake and the island across the way. We were far up enough to be able to see everything but close enough to easily get to and from the dock and the lake. Our favorite activity was taking the kayaks out everyday and exploring different parts of the lake. We even purchased an extra night as we didn't want to leave. My sister and husband stayed that night and they loved it, too. There is nothing super modern and fancy about the place which is exactly how a lake place should be. We found it to be perfect and cannot think of any big suggestions for improvement. The kitchen was more updated than I expected and was just right. Grocery store was just four miles away so the ease of access was good. Lake temps in August proved to be perfect. Overall we had a wonderful time and to our surprise I think we had the best eclipse view we could find without gobs of other people being around. It was a fun day and we got especially lucky as the cloud cover parted just in time for the whole thing. We got to see a beautiful "sunrise" at the northern end of our lake view as the shadow moved across the sun. Kayaking to the island one day we witnessed a deer on the beach for a spell before she headed back into the woods. Mike assured me this was a rare sight. There was some highway noise (the downside of easy access) but not enough to disturb us much. Mostly the place is peaceful and quiet except for the boats, which is to be expected. Eclipse day was extremely quiet to my happy surprise. We loved the place and will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Mike and Mark are fantastic hosts, and their home is a dream. My family thoroughly enjoyed our time together at Red Bear Cabin - can't wait to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

Glenville summer

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great week! Kitchen was well stocked and we appreciated the fun personal touches throughout the house. The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the various patios as well as the dock. We made use of the kayaks (which was wonderful) and made s'mores in the chimerea.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly & Mitchell were great guests. I was amazed with the Pro Kayaks they brought all the way from Virginia. Our greatest compliment is knowing we were able to share our Lake Cabin with fun folks Like Kelly's crew. Hope they will come again. Regards & God Bless you Kelly & crew !
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Bradenton, Fl

Property has excellent location on the lake with long lake view. Easy access from cabin to lake.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the outside fire pit in the evening. Cabin could use a new gas grill. We had a great time with the family kayaking and tubing on the lake. Friendly neighbors and good overall vacation.

Dick, Jennifer @ Family

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Rakivich's were great & We enjoyed their spirits. However, They left us with an Enormous amount of Trash to haul away for them & this was instructed to take away most of your trash upon Departure. We hold a security deposit on everyone & we did not charge them. Hope they will be more considerate next time. Its nice they enjoyed our place on the Lakeside.
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The House was wonderful & a great Location on the Lake with Dock & View.

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was so great & being here for The Lake event at July 4th & summer. Everything at the house was clean fresh & well equipped. We Love the location & cabin charm of this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC

Wonderful location and views of the lake!

  • 5 of 5

A very peaceful spot in which to enjoy the lake. Cabin has lots of character and history. Fun to be in a place that is not just brand new, but reflects the life of the Cashiers area. Well equipped with everything you need, including 2 kayaks. Owners are super helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Betty Anne, You guys were Model guests. It was a pleasure to have you & it was great you had your "Big 70th" there at Red bear cabin.
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Mike & Mark Russell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mike & Mark Russell

We are from the area and live in the area in summertime. We have enjoyed this Lake & House for years. Now we like to share it with others. Hope you can come visit. Some secrets can be shared. Ask about our Discount daytrip packages to Cherokee Harrahs, Biltmore House or nearby Highlands. Book with us & inquire about it.

Mike & Mark Russell purchased this house in 1995

Why Mike & Mark Russell chose Glenville

Lake Haven or rather Lake Heaven. Abundant Lake & Mountain Vacation with views, Fun stuff, Boating, swimming, & cool summer weather has it all. This charming Lake House is close to the marina, Glenville & Cashiers villages. Hiking trails & waterfalls nearby. Plenty & Level Good Parking. If you are considering other properties on the Lake. Call us. This is one of the nicest homes & best located on Lake Glenville.

What makes this house unique

Its easy to find yourself, rest & still have the time of your life here. Been all over the world but this is the best. Swim to the island, walk or boat to the falls. Yes we do have white squirrels. Best spot on the Lake. Can usually match or beat other lake-front rental rates. Please inquire.


High Falls Trail, Pine Creek Road, Off NC Hwy 107,
High Hampton Inn & Country Club
Cashiers Sliding Rock
"Great Place to do some family rock sliding. Free & Safe"
"Log Cabin for sale. Close to Lake Glenville Authentic & Charming."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Micas & SlabTown Pizza Bar & restaurant
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
High Hampton , Sapphire, Highlands CC, Wildcat
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Happs , The Orchard, Cornacopia, Dejavue, micas
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Sapphire Ski Slopes
Car: recommended

Walk to the nearby waterfalls, The Island & Have a picknic, swim / fish at Dock. Pontoon-Boat LAKE-Tours available upon request. Nap or read in the hammock Lakeside. Our place is like a mini resort. We are close to Glenville, Cashiers, & Highlands Villages.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 13.0%

Stays of a week or more require $150 as Basic Cleaning Fee. 1 week or Less is $100. Additional persons over 6, subject to $15 extra per night. We are pet friendly (love the tail wagers), yet pets require a non refundable deposit. Some 1, 2 & 3 night stays are available upon availability or special situations. Please call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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