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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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, and two sets of bunks, 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


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 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews

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: Jun 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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2016 Bennett Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Bear Lake Reserve was amazing. We had (8) of us and our home was very spacious, clean, comfortable, and well stocked for cooking meals. The home is situated in an incredible community that is great for hiking, walking/running, or just relaxing. We took some beautiful pictures while hiking the trails. We traveled (by car) to the country club which has even more amazing views of the lake and surrounding nature. Grocery shopping or local restaurants were about 15 minutes away in Sylva. Snow activities were about 20-30 minutes away in Sapphire Valley. The owner was very accommodating and quickly responded to questions prior to our stay. All of the beds were very comfortable and we all had a great time playing ping pong. We would stay again at this location without any concerns.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norcross, GA

Great house! Really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome screened in porch with outdoor fireplace. Great views and hiking.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this lovely cottage for a week in October 2016. We were very lucky to experience the beautiful fall colors and this cottage allowed for great scenery. The house is well equipped with towels, linens, toys for kids, and condiments in the filly loaded kitchen. The washer and dryer (x2) was very useful. We were all very comfortable and would definitely return here in the future and recommend it to anyone. The property manager was also very helpful when planning our trip. Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and very family friendly

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage the second week of August and had a great time. The cottage has a beautiful view and accommodated our entire family. The downstairs is very kid friendly and allowed for a lot of family time in the evenings. The kitchen was stocked well and even had additional supplies such as spices and condiments. There was plenty of hot water for everyone and a large stock of towels and wash clothes. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and all the amentities at the lake. It is a beautiful lake and was not busy at all. We even had younger children learning how to kayak out there. I would like to say in response to the person who reviewed the cottage with the title "Disappointing Stay" in July 2016, that I do not feel that was an accurate portrayal of the home. The trash was cared for every Monday and Thursday and the home was very comfortable, clean, safe, and eloquent. We would absolulety stay in this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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.