About the property
- Cottage500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 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 Shoal Creek
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!
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A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the mountains
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.
Very nice cottage, so relaxing I rate it a 5
A very relaxing and cozy cottage. We loved it.
I enjoy my week in this cottage beutiful peaceful and safely thank you for that incredible experience
Wonderful Stay at Blue Shutter Cottage
The Blue Shutter Cottage was the perfect spot for our Thanksgiving Holiday. The cottage was well stocked and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Callie provided great communication and consideration. We were able to visit Murphy, as well as other local towns and nature sites. With its proximity to the pool and clubhouse, I imagine the Blue Shutter Cottage would be great fun and convenient during summer months as well. Thank you for making our stay in Bear Paw possible.
It was the perfect weekend getaway!
We had a wonderful experience. The cottage was exactly as described, very comfortable, well equipped and well maintained. We will definitely call on them again as we did not have enough time, during our stay, to visit all the nearby points of interest. Highly recommended
Cosy little cottage
This cottage was perfect for our needs, small but quaint. It had a nice size enclosed porch and outdoor sitting area. I liked that it was in a gated community, I felt safe and the guards were all very friendly. I really enjoyed the Ladybug game, I found the last one about 10 minutes before we left.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.