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Perfect Getaway for Multiple Families | Luxurious Mountain Retreat at Bear Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property


Slip away to your own private luxurious mountain retreat perfect for multiple families, and take in the pristine views and fresh air of the Smoky’s!

Nestled on the crest of a hill, your cottage boasts breath-taking views from the moment you pull in. It is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of life.

Ideal for multiple families, this professionally decorated cottages features FOUR bedrooms (one king, two queens, two sets of bunks, and two queen sleeper sofas all with blackout shades on windows), THREE baths, TWO family rooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a large game room with full-sized ping pong table and foosball table, toddler play room with baby gates, and TWO laundry rooms. A pack-and-play/portable crib is available for the smallest adventurers.

Large windows throughout ensure you will never miss a glimpse of the surrounding mountain views. Take your cup of coffee or glass of wine and enjoy your uninterrupted view from TWO outdoor porches. The upper level screened in porch features a cozy fireplace with comfortable seating and dining area perfect lingering after dinner, relaxing with a book or making memories with your children over a s’more. The relaxing waterfall will drone you into the most peaceful sleep you can imagine and you are safely surrounded by 2,000 acres of private gated land within Bear Lake Reserve. We’ve ensured you have all the comforts of home as well with luxurious linens, THREE flat screen televisions, surround sound on both levels, high speed internet, and long distance phone service.

Whether your agenda is to relax or fill every minute of your time here, Bear Lake has something to offer! Come hike one of many groomed hiking trails, catch a fish in the stocked trout ponds, enjoy an afternoon of boating on the crystal clear lake, play a round of golf, or enjoy a book by a cozy fire and take in the sunset poolside. In addition, Bear Lake Reserve has on-site dining, tennis courts, frisbee golf, and a fitness center with sauna, steam room, and locker rooms.

Bear Lake Reserve is located between Cashiers and Sylva, North Carolina and is a beautiful forty-five minute drive to Highlands, North Carolina. It is approximately 2.5 hours from both Atlanta and Charlotte.

**Please note, there is a 4 night minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

More Details

Property Manager
Shannon Reynolds
Member since: 2015
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Bear Lake Reserve Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Perfect Getaway for Multiple Families | Luxurious Mountain Retreat at Bear Lake
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Clemmons, North Carolina


  • 5 of 5

Thought the property was perfect.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, GA, USA

Great family home!

  • 4 of 5

My husband & I recently stayed with our daughter, her husband and their 3 small boys for fall break weekend. It is a wonderful family home- boys loved bunk beds and the really fun downstairs ping pong table and playroom filled with toys and games. It is also the only family TV area (as there is no TV in the main floor living, but TVs in the most bedrooms.) The kitchen was very well-stocked and nice.

Unfortunately, we were there on a very rainy weekend (remnants of hurricanes), so don't know if everything was just a bit harder than normal. There is no close shopping, so bring all your essentials, plus toilet paper & paper towels. (Nearest shopping seems to be in Silva or Cashiers about 30 minutes or so.) The Reception Center has some things, but very limited. We had no cell phone reception and sporadic Internet & TV service.

When weather calmed down, the screened-in porch on the main level was a super afternoon napping spot! The kids loved the open area near the Reception area to play soccer, football, and frisbee-- and nearby fishing.

We really enjoyed the Lodge and ate there for a lunch and 2 dinners (slow, but with limited staff), and had a wonderful time in the expansive pools! We had it almost to ourselves because of the weather! Unfortunately, the drive to/from the Lodge was a 5 mile mountain drive each way, especially treacherous in the dark.

We went to Cashiers for an awesome Sunday brunch at Randevu- would highly recommend!

Bear Lake is beautiful & would love to return in good weather!!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We love this house for our two families. Great all around.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house for our family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! It had tons of space for our extended family and was the perfect getaway destination for us. The resort's pool and club house were awesome and the lake was a blast! It was about 15 mins away from the club house/restaurants/pool, so be aware of that. But there were tons of trails and other things to do right outside our door. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We were 3 generations and there was something for all of us, from the

7 year old to the 76 year old!

The views from the decks were amazing.

The kitchen had more stuff than I had at home

We loved the lake and the water toys.

To top it off the kids saw a Mamma Bear & cub on their way out!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation family outing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with 10 to 14 overnight guests entertaining an additional 20 or so. Very spacious and well equipped. The recreation and area downstairs was very popular with ping pong and board games and a big screen TV. The 2 screened in decks (1 with fireplace) were great conversation areas. Dinner at the Lodge was a special dining experience and, with rain and cooler weather we were unable to avail ourselves of the many activities offered by the lodge. The only issue was parking. Only 3 cars could park without stacking or running a shuttle service to a common parking area nearby.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Please note there is a four night minimum for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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