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Fantastic value for this great couples retreat!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Property Name: "Bear Paws Cabin"- There has been a lot of media talking about small homes. Our small home features all the high end upgrades of a luxury home. Bear Paws Cabin was constructed for a couples getaway, featuring stainless appliances, hardwood floors, granite counter-tops, all wood interior, outside covered patio, hot tub, and more! While your visiting enjoy walking around the property or taking a short hike to the waterfalls! All this while being around the corner from mountain streams and lake fishing, biking on Tsali Trail, rafting the Nantahala River, boating on Lake Fontana, a pristine 10,000 acre lake, tubing on Deep Creek or put your gaming skills to the test and visit Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. So come and enjoy the area in this tiny, but packed full of upgraded amenities home, and create Mountain Memories that will last a lifetime! This home has telephone provided by Frontier Communication and Exede internet service. For the coffee drinker this home has a Gevalia Coffee maker and uses #4 cone filters.

Property Manager
Karen Bartlett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Karen Bartlett

I have been in the real estate industry since 2005. My background in design has been instrumental with the design and interior décor for many vacation rental homes. It is a pleasure to work with many vacationers visiting the area. The outdoor recreational activities offered by area are unparalleled. Your favorite could be hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, fishing on one of the local streams, rivers, or Fontana Lake. The area offers the outdoor enthusiast their own playground. I look forward to hearing about your experience here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Karen Bartlett purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Karen Bartlett chose Smoky Mountains

Bear Paws Cabin is located in the Alarka Community. Only minutes to the Nantahala Gorge, Bryson City, or Cherokee.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time! Perfect place for a couples getaway. We enjoyed talking to the Bartletts!
Oct 2014
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Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Birch cabinet with granite countertop
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom with one locally hand-crafted queen-size bed and TV.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Fantastic value for this great couples retreat!
average rating of 4.6875 based on 21 reviews

Excellent couple's getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is nestled privately in the woods, but close enough to Bryson City, Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to enjoy plenty of activities. This was our second stay in this cabin and we loved it just as much as the first time. Each time we found it spotless, with everything we needed. The cabin is fairly new and still in like new shape. We loved the patio addition and built a fire in the fire pit every night. The hot tub was clean and very enjoyable with the low lighting and screened tent. There is a hiking trail very near to the cabin. The cabin is perfect for a couple to get away, enjoy the woods or venture out for a hike or a train ride in nearby Bryson. There are some great restaurants nearby, such as Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant and Everett Street Diner. I highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robin, Thank you for your 5 star review of "Bear Paws Cabin" in Bartlett Glen Cove. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your 2nd stay. We look forward to seeing you again in the mountains. Sincerely, Karen Bartlett-owner
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Beautiful Cabin Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Bear Paws Cabin for a long weekend and had an absolutely amazing time! The cabin is a perfect getaway for two tucked away in the mountains. The inside was nicely updated and everything you would need to stay comfortably is supplied for you. We enjoyed the hot tub in the screened in tent with nice low lighting ambiance. We hiked up the trail along the stream and found lots of different critters! We took a short trip into the town of Bryson City and enjoyed the shops and restaurants. We also drove around through the mountains and enjoyed all the beautiful scenery. We found Fontana Lake and loved the look of the green/blue water! We will definitely be back to visit next year and will bring our kids and rent a bigger cabin from Mountain Memories Vacation Rentals to enjoy all the other adventures and attractions that are around like rafting, ziplining, the train ride and gem mining! The group from Mountain Memories Vacation Rentals are very kind and make sure you have all you need to enjoy your stay!! Thank you for a wonderful trip. My husband couldn't have asked for a better birthday getaway loving the mountains!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 star review! We are pleased that you enjoyed the cabin and the area and look forward to your return visit. Karen, Heather and Chester
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Not all it's chalked up to be

  • 2 of 5

We were looking forward to our "away from it all" place with the outdoor kitchen features for our anniversary. The grill did not work and no replacement parts were available. It's very dangerous to start a grill like that with a match. If you don't mind baying hounds and weed eater noises throughout the night, I suppose it's fairly quiet. The kicker was that we found dirty dishes put away as clean. I took pictures and sent it to management. Not apologetic at all. Everything is basically out of their control. I would not advertise this place as air conditioned as that only applies to the one room the unit is in. The "hot tub" is a liability considering the top doesn't fasten I would not have given a review at all had the management had a more hospitality oriented attitude than a "so what" set of responses to concerns. Not worth what we paid.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. Our staff works very hard to provide the best possible experience for our guests. We made every effort to fix the grill when notified and had the owner stop by and determine if the situation could be addressed a short time after notification. We were informed the part has to be ordered from the manufacturer. We also contacted the store where the grill was purchased and the manufacturer and subsequently contacted you with the suggestion they had for starting the grill. The neighbors, which are not in the development, seem to not have used good judgement when doing yard work. We did respond to your concerns within minutes of your notification - this cabin is two years old and has a mini split system that was installed to NC Building Code and operates very efficiently when heating or cooling. Our pricing for your stay is less than a hotel room in the area. We offer very attractive rates for a custom built small home with a full kitchen, outdoor area, washer/dryer and more. We appreciate the opportunity to make any improvements based on constructive input to ensure our guests receive the best service and vacation value that can be offered.
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Mount Pleasant, MI

Cozy Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent 3 nights in Bear Paws Cabin and truly enjoyed our stay! It was secluded in the mountains, but not too difficult to get to in our smaller sedan style vehicle. The size of the cabin was perfect for two and everything about it was up to date and working like new. Wifi was very reliable and was nice to have a TV in both the living room and bedroom. The hot tub was great and we loved that it was in a screened in tent to avoid bugs from getting in. Grill worked perfectly and we were able to enjoy our dinners outside on the patio. The location of this cabin is perfect for relaxing days in, but we also enjoyed being so close to Bryson City in order to explore the town and hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Everything about our stay and communication with the manager was excellent. This place was all we had hoped for and we know we will be back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hannah, Thank you for your 5 star review of "Bear Paws Cabin" in Bartlett Glen Cove. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We do work hard with management and staff to make your stay comfortable as well as memorable. Feel free to come back again soon and recommend Mountain Memories Vacation Rentals to others for a great get away destination in the mountains. Sincerely, Karen Bartlett-owner
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Quiet, peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights in Bear Paws Cabin and enjoyed every minute! It was a great secluded getaway for us. It was remote yet easy to get to Bryson City in about 10 minutes. The road in is a little hairy for us lowcountry coastal types used to flat, straight roads but not too bad. Everything was clean, up-to-date and in working order. Loved the hot tub, firepit, grill, wi-fi and satellite TV. And the dogs that visit were very friendly and a nice touch (were they spying on us?) Would not hesitate to book Bear Paws Cabin again if the opportunity arises.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Bear Paws Cabin. The cabin is very quaint yet modem with all the conveniences one could possibly need. It was very clean and the kitchen was adequately stocked. It is close enough to Bryson City to shop, dine and explore but far enough to be very secluded. Great place for a romantic getaway.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nantahala Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Smoky Mountain Country Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 74
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Jimmy Macs
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter II 2017
Feb 16 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial 2017
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 31 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Solar Eclispe
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer II 2017
Aug 22 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 7 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2017
Nov 6 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

Additional Administration Fee of 3% of the nightly/weekly rate.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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