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Mountain Lodge At Bear Lake Reserve With Modern Comfort And Resort Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2.5, Sleeps 6

In late 2012, our family purchased this lovely mountain lodge, which was built in 2009, to escape to the North Carolina mountains on weekends. We renovated it recently, and when we are not using it ourselves, we make it available to VRBO/Homeaway users. Because we are relatively new to the Bear Lake rental market, for now, we are planning to keep our rates very low -- in fact, the lowest (we believe) in Bear Lake Reserve. Also, our rates include the daily resort fees charged by Bear Lake Reserve. We will pay those fees on your behalf.

To facilitate your making an informed decision, we would like to share with you the following:

1. As you can see from the many VRBO listings for Bear Lake Reserve, only a few lodges/condos are available for rent. The biggest advantage of staying in a lodge/condo is that the Bear Lake Reserve Lake Club, where many resort amenities and activities are available (e.g. adult pool, heated children's pool with slides, restaurant, lounge, children's playroom & theater, occasional live music, beach, gym, kayak/pontoon/water skii etc.), is only 2 minutes away if you're driving (see picture #13 below). This is particularly important if you have children. In fact, this is why we bought a lodge/condo rather than a house. Many properties in Bear Lake Reserve are far from Lake Club.

2. The golf course and tennis courts -- both of which are located at the top of the mountain with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains -- are also nearby. You can get there in 5 minutes by car (depending on how fast you drive).

3. This property is approx. 1800 sq. ft. (not including the deck/balcony). The first floor master bedroom has a king bed with a private bath. The second bedroom on the second floor also has a king bed. Some owners have converted the loft on the second floor to a third bedroom. We, however, have left it as is, so that the entire second floor would feel more open and inviting. There is a day bed + trundle in the loft. (for sleeping 2)

4. The first floor living room has an unusually high ceiling. The spacious, modern kitchen has plenty of cookware and dishware for you to prepare family meals.

5. The building itself has 4 units. Our unit is on the top floor (but our front door is at ground level, so there is no need for an elevator), which affords us a great mountain view. (See picture below. The unit on the right with curtains is ours).

6. The property has three big flat panel TV's and two blu-ray players. We subscribe to DISH satellite service for cable. TV reception, especially high definition, is excellent. Wireless high speed internet is reliable. The property has an extensive collection of blue ray DVDs for kids and adults, as well as xbox console & games.

7. The property is clutter-free and causal-elegant. We have tried to keep the furniture and decor simple, yet tasteful.

8. If you would like to know more about Bear Lake Reserve and why it's such a special place, please visit its website for more information.

9. Let us know if you are interested in renting our property for longer than 1 month. We will give you additional discounts.

10. Lastly, please be advised that we do not allow more than 6 people at any time. The maximum number of adults is 4 (13+ count as adults). Moreover, a no-smoking and no-pet policy is in effect.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us. We will get back to you promptly -- typically within 30 minutes. Thank you!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Bear Lake Reserve Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 (1st floor) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (2nd floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 (1st floor) - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , day bed + trundle sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Mountain Lodge At Bear Lake Reserve With Modern Comfort And Resort Amenities
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Lovely home makes for a great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were there for the week of July 4th and had an amazing time. The home fully accommodated 3 adults and 2 kids. My kids loved sleeping on the bed in the loft. The home is spacious and clean.

Thomas was very responsive to any questions we had while we were there. Also, the staff at Bear Lake is outstanding! They're super friendly and helpful.

The ride to the house is a bit long, but the drive is georgous. Definitely get groceries on the way into the reserve.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daughters Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area!! Loved the pool and lodge. We met the nicest people and everyone at the Greeters Cottage were so helpful in so many ways.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is well kept. We couldn't have asked for a better place to relax.

  • 4 of 5

The serene mountain top hideaway was just what we wanted. Thomas was very accommodating. He even followed up with us shortly after arriving. The club house was fantastic. The staff was there to greet us daily and answer any questions. The pool was a breathe of fresh air!

There was no shortage of wildlife. Shortly after our arrival there was a momma bear and three cubs out in front.We also met a small canine on our way up the mountain. He came down a side road to the main driving road. He abruptly went back to his home when we stopped to help.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darien, IL

Beautiful, quiet mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The condo was beautiful, spacious & well equipped. Loved the gorgeous views & high ceilings. Lots of privacy as well. Thomas was great to work with & gave great info for our trip. We loved going to the Bear Lake Club to take our young girls swimming - it was just a couple minutes of a drive from the condo. The pool is incredible & loved the staff there. Had dinner there 2 of the nights & the food was excellent. As stated in prior reviews, make sure you pick up groceries on the way in as it takes about 40 mins to get to the store. We also enjoyed taking day trips to Dillsboro, Sylva, Cashiers & Franklin. Lots of cute shops & restaurants there. We had a great vacation & hope to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clearwater, FL

A condo too far.....BUT very comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

I chose this location because it was new to us. The description given was quite accurate. The new beds were very comfortable.

The owners warned of possible issues with cable, wifi and the Verizon cell phone extender. We experienced no issues! Verizon, historically is the best cell provider in the Carolina mountains.....with the extender, it was perfect, YAY!

Prepare yourself, once you turn off highway 107, it's another 25 minutes through windy roads to the condo. Add another 20-30 minutes to services; stores, restaurants......well come prepared to dine in at night, and it will save the crazy evening drive to the condo.

If you plan to enjoy the facilities, check the dates and times that they are open.

Experiencing the area was delightful. We had wonderful weather and terrific fall colors!

A side note, we left on a Sunday morning before sunrise. The advice was to follow the yellow reflectors on the main road in and out. Well, I missed the turn at the bridge and I noticed the yellow changed to green.......which went to the golf course. Oh, well it was an adventure.

I'd recommend this VRBO unit, just prepare yourself.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify the guest's review: 1. It take about 25 minutes door-to-door from the main road (Highway 107) to the condo. To break it down, about 10 minutes from Highway 107 to the entrance of Bear Lake Reserve. Then 15 minutes from the entrance to the condo itself, which is very near Lake Club, the lake itself and pretty much where most of the amenities and activities are located. The closest supermarkets, Walmart, restaurants, shops, etc. are located in the town of Sylva, NC, which is about 30 minutes from the condo door-to-door. 2. Bear Lake Reserve is a 2000+ acre nature reserve which is part of a 100,000+ acre of Pisgah National Forest, which reaches all the way to Asheville, NC (about 80 minutes from the condo). It's a wonderful way to experience the lake, the surrounding mountains while having all the modern amenities of the mountain condo/lodge, plus a luxury Lake Club.
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Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time here! It was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The view was also incredibly beautiful! The condo actually offered a lot more privacy than I expected. You can keep the curtains open in the bedrooms, living room and dining room without anyone seeing in. We also loved how close the lake club was to the condo. The condo is literally 2 minutes away door to door. The condo is also close to a mountain top gazebo with a fireplace. We drove up there one night, watched the sunset and made s'mores. Overall this was an amazing vacation. Thomas was very informative and helpful. We had no complaints and definitely want to return. You definitely won't regret booking this condo!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bear Lake Reserve Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.75%

Please note the following restrictions:

1. Maximum number of adults in the unit at any time is 4 adults. The maximum number of children in the unit at any time is 4 children.

2. No pets and pets at any time.

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.
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