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Blue Shutter Cottage at Bear Paw - Great Mountain Getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage in quiet community near Hiwassee Lake (Sleeps 2-4)

The BLUE SHUTTER COTTAGE is in the residential community of Bear Paw, a private gated community in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of southwestern North Carolina. The guard station at the only entrance is staffed 24/7, making this remote location quite welcoming and safe! Bear Paw is the only community located on HIWASSEE LAKE with a full-service MARINA. The lake is almost completely surrounded by protected PUBLIC LAND with great boating, fishing & hiking opportunities. At Bear Paw you get the best of both worlds: a quiet, beautiful, remote mountain setting with a family-friendly, community atmosphere!

The Blue Shutter Cottage is a cozy one bedroom, one bath cottage. It's just two cottages away from the pool and clubhouse...yet it is tucked back against the mountain to insure privacy. Even though it's a charming early 20th century structure that was part of the original Hiwassee Dam village, it's been completed modernized with all the 21st century conveniences. Although the cottage doesn't currently have internet service, free secure WiFi is available 24/7 at the clubhouse that is within sight of the house. A land line telephone with free long distance in the continental U.S. is provided in the cottage!

The LIVING/DINING ROOM ... has a sleeper sofa, flat screen TV with ample satellite service and a DVD player, along with a dining table and chairs.

The KITCHEN ... has everything you need to prepare that special meal, including a refrigerator, stove & oven, crock pot, microwave, DISHWASHER, coffee maker, kitchen utensils, dishes, and pots & pans. A small washer & dryer are also provided for your convenience.

The large BEDROOM... has a KING SIZE BED... linens are provided, pillows, dresser and a spacious closet. The BATHROOM... includes a hair dryer & fluffy towels.

The SCREENED PORCH has rocking chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or tea, and the open DECK has a gas grill, along with a table and chairs to enjoy your meals and a view of the wooded hillside.

There is lots of room for parking, so bring your boat or rent one from the marina. Come... enjoy the fresh mountain air. You will make memories that are priceless. We've tried to anticipate your every vacation need!

Keywords: Vacation Home, cabin, cottage, rental, mountain getaway, Bear Paw

More Details

Callie Moore
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Callie Moore

Philip & I first rented Blue Shutter Cottage as newlyweds in 2006. He had visited Bear Paw with his family as a child and I surprised him with a weekend getaway there! His mother lived at Bear Paw until she was in the 7th grade, as her father worked for TVA helping to build Hiwassee Dam. The village at Bear Paw was originally constructed as housing for the workers and their families because the area was not really settled back in the 1930s.

Philip is a Clay County, NC native, born and raised on a small working farm. I'm originally from Nashville, Tennessee. We both are employed by nonprofit conservation organizations that, in different ways, work to preserve quality of life for mountain residents. We are also avid hikers and general outdoor enthusiasts and would be happy to help point you toward trails in the area suited to your taste and ability!

Callie Moore purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Callie Moore chose Murphy

We bought Blue Shutter because of its proximity to the lake (it's only 0.6 miles to Mountain View Marina), the availability of trails and outdoor activities nearby in both Cherokee (TN) and Nantahala (NC) National Forests, and the amenities at Bear Paw. It feels remote, but it's also a little community. We also like the historical aspect of it being the original Hiwassee Dam workers' village. Our cottage has been completely modernized, but it's still the charming original structure.

What makes this cottage unique

It's quiet, but yet there is the wonderful pool, clubhouse with free wireless internet access, tennis court, basketball goals, and a playground for younger children all within easy walking distance of the cottage. The cottage is about 25 minutes of driving from Murphy, NC, and Copperhill, TN and within an hour of Blue Ridge and Blairsville, GA, Tellico Plains, TN, and Brasstown and Hayesville, NC. It's a great getaway spot in an area that is largely overlooked as a vacation destination!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us share your wonderful Blue Shutter Cottage. Loved the ladybug game. Fireplace was perfect! The cottage is so cute and so clean. If we decide to come back to this area we will be sure to call you.
Sep 2010
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Murphy Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts to a double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Blue Shutter Cottage at Bear Paw - Great Mountain Getaway!
average rating of 4.897959 based on 50 reviews

Blue Shutter Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Quite and relaxed. Unplugged from the world for a few days. The cottage was furnished very comfortably and was just steps away from the pool and tennis courts. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay here. This is a comfortable and clean cabin with plenty to do in the area. The hike to the falls at Turtletown Creek was great. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kenner LA

Very nice ,will come back.

  • 5 of 5

Was everything we expected, good info on area things to do. We loved the blue Shutter cabin, very nice time of year. All utensil you needed. I recommend this cabin to anyone interested in a nice, quite, clean rental

Dave and Myra

PS 20 lady bugs

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Blue Shutter Cottage was a wonderful quaint cottage that we truly enjoyed. We would recommend to anyone looking for a retreat just to relax and enjoy quiet times, reading is a must at Blue Cottage. Take along that book you have been dying to read and just relax and enjoy your time in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cottage, so relaxing I rate it a 5

  • 5 of 5

A very relaxing and cozy cottage. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation

  • 5 of 5

I enjoy my week in this cottage beutiful peaceful and safely thank you for that incredible experience

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

VRBO/Homeaway incorrectly calculates the price for stays of 8-13 nights in their auto-generated quotes. Please contact us directly for a quote if you are planning a stay of more than 7 nights!

Although we are happy to try to accommodate last minute travel plans, we are much more likely to give a discount on dates booked more than 30 days in advance. We both have other full-time jobs, making it sometimes difficult to make preparations with only a few days notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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