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“Island Lodge” Surrounded By Water Included Boat Rental!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6 STRICTLY ENFORCED Call for more info.

" Little Bear Lodge" is a very private, wonderful, green, solar powered waterfront home on pristine Bear Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains. PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT DISCOUNT THIS PROPERTY. It is a great value when you consider it includes the use of a 20ft pontoon boat. ( See Photo of boat included show at the dock) . A pontoon boat fee is added to the rental for your use during your stay. The 20ft 60hp Pontoon boat is included in the base boat fee. You can also upgrade to our new 115 hp Aqua Patio pontoon. ( an additional $300 per day) To say this home is unique is an understatement. This 'Island Lodge' is surrounded by water on three sides with walk around decks and views of the lake and mountains from every deck and room. Little Bear Lodge / High Point Hideaway is only accessible by boat. This makes for a very private lake retreat with no neighbors and views on all sides.

This rustic lodge features two fire places, a master suite with king size bed and large tile his and hers showers and bidet. The guest room has a queen bed and private bath with claw foot tub and shower. Relive your childhood on the wonderful screened sleeping porch (Standard Bed). Sleeper sofa is also included in the den for added occupancy. Great chef's kitchen with bar-stools for entertaining and a gas cook stove and oven. There are also three grills, two gas and one charcoal for all your outdoor cooking needs! Don't forget to bring you IPod, this home has a top of the line sound system, Wi-Fi and Direct TV.

** This unique property has some systems that are not conventional. There is no Central Air Conditioner rather a Crosswind air circulation system. The house was designed to open up and allow the brisk breeze over Bear Lake to cool it along with large ceiling fans. Please note that if you must have A/C this may not be your best option. It s almost always cool. There is also a Rain/ Lake Water collection system with a cistern. It has a large charcoal filter for the entire house and individual charcoal filters in the kitchen. Because of the Solar system you must conserve power where you can and if we lack some sunny days there is a backup generator to keep you going! Not a problem , you just have to be mindful and not leave on lights and fans when you not in the house.

Enjoy time outside on the expansive deck an outdoor den with a wonderful stone fireplace, lounge chairs and cedar swing. Plenty of outdoor and indoor space for entertaining.

There are two docks, a sandy swimming beach, with a canoe, kayak and water toys to pull the kids around with the pontoon boat

Located in Tuckasegee at an elevation of 2800', between the towns of Cashiers and Sylva. Private but close to Western Carolina University and shopping. This home is within 30 minutes of Dillsboro, Waynesville, Smoky Mtn. National Park, and Blue Ridge Parkway

A place to enjoy and build memories of great vacations. Visit nearby Cashiers, Biltmore Estate, Dillsboro, Bryson City, Asheville and more in Western North Carolina for an unforgettable vacation.

Some of the best fly fishing in NC on the streams feeding into Bear Lake. Also great lake fishing! Take the boat to the many waterfalls only accessible by boat, there is one over 80 foot.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: The mountain region is unsurpassed with its beautiful mountain views. Western NC attractions include the heart of the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. There are numerous attractions that offer fun and educational activities. These attractions include the Appalachian Trail, Biltmore House & Gardens, Cherokee Indian Museum and Casino, Chimney Rock, Fontana Dam & Lake, Grand Father Mountain, Linville Caverns, and the Nantahala National Forest. Plenty of small mountain towns to explore, Sylva, Highlands, Waynesville, Cashiers or spend time in Asheville shopping and dining in this city of diverse culture. Activities include biking, boating, fly fishing, gem mining, hiking, horseback riding, river rafting on the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, lake fishing, tubing, water skiing and numerous waterfalls.

A $195 Cleaning Fee Applies to Each Reservation

A $190 Boat fee is add to your rental. / Plus Gas Used

If you would like to upgrade to the new " Aqua Patio" Pontoon boat with a 115 HP motor Please add $300 per day to your rental.

A 3% Convenience charge Applies.

More Details

Capt Ted Prosser
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Capt Ted Prosser

Loves the water and loves to travel! Splits his time between Bear Lake NC, Boulder, Colo and St John, USVI

' All Who Wanderer Are Not Lost !'

Ted has been involved in commercial real estate development and construction since 1977. His experience includes developing office parks and ski resorts in Colorado, as well as historic renovation around the country, including a large part of Downtown Asheville, NC

Ted is also a US Coast Guard licensed Boat Captain

Capt Ted Prosser purchased this lodge in 2008

Why Capt Ted Prosser chose Tuckasegee

A very private, wonderful, green, solar powered waterfront home on pristine Bear Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains. To say this home is unique is an understatement. This “Island Lodge” is surrounded by water on three sides with walk around decks and views of the lake and mountains from every deck and room

What makes this lodge unique

The Lodge is only accessible by boat. A pontoon boat fee is added to the rental for your use during your stay. This makes for a very private lake retreat with no neighbors and views on all sides.


Tuckasegee Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master W/ King Upstairs Bedroom w/ Queen BOTH HAVE LARGE WINDOWS AND GREAT VIEWS OF THE LAKE Sleeping porch has a standard bed Also a Queen Sleeper Sofa in Den downstairs
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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“Island Lodge” Surrounded By Water Included Boat Rental!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house as a last minute get away. The home and property are beautiful!

Ted met us at the dock with a warm and friendly welcome and even left us with a welcome basket of goodies for our stay. The house is surrounded by lake on 3 sides and the view is spectacular. In addition, we loved the privacy. The property and lake including several water falls, are a photographer’s paradise. We even have a few close up shots of a pair of eagles and their offspring. The lake water is crystal clear and we spent almost everyday fishing.

The house has two bedrooms each with a view of the lake. Perfect for sharing with another couple.

The only thing missing was a coffee table book with pictures of the construction of the home. We just keeping thinking how did he build such a remarkable home with no road access?

We are making this a part of our annual trip to the mountains. Maybe even again this year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your are very kind ! Capt Ted
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Truly beautiful lake and wonderful, unique home! We'll be back as soon as our schedules will allow.

  • 5 of 5

After searching for a private, romantic Western North Carolina lake home for my new husband, his teenaged son and I to escape to and our exchange wedding vows in this fall's splendor, we discovered Captain Ted's gorgeous, private, self-contained lake retreat. The well-planned and equipped home and property, privacy, pristine lake, access to a pontoon boat, as well as Captain Ted's hospitality exceeded our expectations, which are always high. The photographs online to not do the home justice, and even though there were only the three of us actually staying overnight in the home, we now know there truly is enough room for a family of six people to stay comfortably in the home. Our wedding photographer and officiant both loved the home and took some beautiful photographs, so Captain Ted please email us and we will send you some. We are also very hopeful we will soon have more flexibility with our schedules and can spend an extended holiday with our family. Thank you Captain Ted for providing such a warm place for us to begin our marriage together!


Steve and Clare Hester Nail

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to get away from it all. We stayed for 3 nights. Wished we had stayed a week!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautifully finished and equipped. It's only accessible by boat and there is a bit of a hike to the cabin, but it's also very private. The area is beautiful with many charming towns. We had a great time, but wish we had spent a full week to fully explore the area. Ted was very easy to work with, so if you plan a longer visit, I'm sure he'd be very helpful in determining how to make the most of your stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, Relaxing and Very Private

  • 4 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this home. It is absolutely beautiful and very private. The landscapes and views are gorgeous from the wraparound outdoor decks. No A/C was no problem at all as it was cool enough with the windows open even though it rained a lot during the week we were there. We used the boat daily and had lots of fun trying to catch fish. The paddle board and kayaks were used a lot as well. We hiked a couple of times as some awesome trails are very close by. When it rained, we hung out and played games and cards. All in all a very positive experience and very relaxing!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Super Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Cap'n Ted for a great week. He was a wonderful host greeting us at the dock and making us feel welcome at his home. Everything was as advertized. The house is well equipped and relaxing. The main deck was our favorite place most days. Having some happy hour snacks and adult beverages on the dock was pretty chill as well. The boat commute back and worth to the car was never a hassle - no more than 3 minutes. Great host, great house!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Charles, I love seeing your family at the lake, I hope it was great for making family memories Capt Ted
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Beautiful eco-friendly property with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 days here for my father's 70th birthday and absolutely loved it! The house is amazing -- beautifully decorated with high-end amenities, a 180 degree porch, fireplaces inside and out ... plus BONGOS! :) The lake has desolate views and minimal-to-no traffic, so its great to enjoy kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and the pontoon boat. Our host Ted was responsive to issues and helpful throughout the process. We will definitely be back!

Note: If you're traveling with anyone with limited mobility (seniors, small children, etc.) be aware that getting to and from the house involves both a boat and a Gator Utility Vehicle! We thought it added to the charm and adventure of the experience, but it may not be for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you Mary Frances! I hope you and Ms Lucy return to Little Bear Lodge . Loved chatting with you family ! Ted
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Asheville / AVL
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 281
Car: not necessary

This wonderful private island / peninsula is only accessible by a short boat ride. Pontoon Boat fee and agreement is added to the rental.l


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Pet Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

Guest are responsible for any damage to the property , boats or the Ranger ATV. No one under 18 is permitted to operate the boat or the Ranger ATV

Owner'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.