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Private Lakefront Cottage on Lake Santeetlah

(10 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

The Santeetlah Bear Den

Feel unplugged and remote at the Santeetlah Bear Den Cottage. It is a uniquely designed cottage situated at the end of a private dirt road. The cottage backs up to 100s of acres of US Forrest Service property. You will be surrounded by trees and have your own private dock a short walk down the hill from the front door.
During your days enjoy morning coffee or afternoon refreshments on the deck situated in the woods just above the dock. Go hiking right out the front door deep into the woods. Kayak, canoe, fish, swim, and enjoy the Lake all day long. Read and relax on the upstairs balcony or in the very private backyard. Enjoy grilling and eating outside on the backyard picnic table.

Endless adventures are close by: Visit Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and bring your mountain bike to tackle the Tsali mountain bike trails. Rent or bring your boat and ski and tube on the Lake. Visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center and zip line thru the woods or raft down the river. Shop, eat and listen at Stecoah Valley Center. If you are a motor cycle rider, you will be close the Tail of the Dragon and the Cherohala Skyway. Endless adventures of all sorts are available in Graham County.

During your evenings keep warm by the wood stove in the cozy living room. Listen to crickets, tree frogs, and other nocturnal creatures from the private upstairs balcony. Enjoy dusk watching the starlings flying overhead from dock side. Roast up a s’mores feast around the back yard fire-pit while telling stories and rehashing your day’s adventures. Wind down from the day’s activities watching a movie and then sleep soundly on brand new bedding in beautifully decorated bedrooms.

We hope you choose to stay at the Santeetlah Bear Den and enjoy the cottage and location as much as we do.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/30/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Mature adult who has obtained the age of 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Young children should be supervised at all time and all guest should only venture onto well marked paths. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    A non-refundable pet deposit of $100 is required. For the safety of your pets they should be kept on a leash at all times outside....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Main Floor Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Double sink vanity...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    There is not a door separating bed from bathroom. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Activities Include: Hiking trails, Tsali mountain bike trail, Fly fishing in lake and mountain streams, White water rafting, hunting when in season, Tail of the dragon close by, boating, water skiing, zip line at Nantahala Outdoor Center, Horseback riding, Blue grass music close by at Stecoah Valley Center....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Some DVDs are available. ...moreless

  • Television


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The cottage's dock sits on about 5ft deep water. Most boats and jet skis can easily be docked. The dock is quite a downhill trek from the house. There is little water view from house. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Inside dinning area seats 4. Outside picnic table seats 6 to 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat as well as wood stove....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linens will be on your made bed. ...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Cell Service works from dock. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Bring detergent please....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Bring your own wood. Wood can be purchased at Ingles Grocery Store in city....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Galley style kitchen ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side by side style, ice maker is not connected, so bring some ice. ...moreless

  • Stove:


  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Dock and small deck....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two sit on top 2 person kayaks with paddles. One canoe with paddles. Some life preservers are available, but we cannot guarantee they will be your size. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fire-pit. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


One night stay is available for $300.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 03/30/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Snow Bird Lodge
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Snow Bird Lodge (reservation required)

Car: Necessary


Owner info



  • Bear Den Cottage

    Bear Den Cottage

  • Steps to the dock

    Steps to the dock

  • Two kayaks provided.  Dog not included. :)

    Two kayaks provided. Dog not included. :)

  • Water Fall Hike off the Cherohala Parkway

    Water Fall Hike off the Cherohala Parkway

  • Rent a jet ski!!!

    Rent a jet ski!!!

  • Main Bedroom

    Main Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • View from dock

    View from dock

  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

    Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

  • Nearby Trails

    Nearby Trails

VRBO #617683

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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