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Luxurious Creekside Mountain Cottage At Bear Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 8

Your own private mountain oasis awaits you! Leave the busyness of life behind, and enjoy total relaxation at this charming mountain lodge.

From the moment you drive into the resort, you will be taken back by the breathtaking mountain landscape. The awe continues as you pull up to our cottage and are greeted by the sounds of the rushing creek just steps away!

Your mountain retreat features THREE spacious bedrooms (one king, two fulls, and one queen) with luxurious mountain inspired furnishings, two and a half baths, a roomy family and dining room, gourmet kitchen and separate laundry room. The screened in porch with stacked stone fireplace is sure to be the backdrop for many of your memories made, it is ideal for making s'mores with your kids, lingering over a cup of coffee (or glass of wine) while catching up with an old friend, enjoying a book in one of our rocking chairs, savoring a meal Al fresco or just relaxing by the fire taking in the sounds of the creek. You will enjoy all the comforts of home with multiple televisions, long distance, and high speed wireless internet.

Whether your agenda is to relax or fill every minute of your time here, Bear Lake has something to offer! Come hike one of our many groomed trails, catch a fish in one of the stocked trout ponds, spend the afternoon boating on the crystal clear lake, play a round of golf, or take in the sunset at the pool overlooking the mountains and lake. In addition, Bear Lake Reserve has onsite dining, tennis courts, Frisbee golf, and fitness center with sauna, steam and locker rooms. Access to ALL the Bear Lake amenities are INCLUDED in your rental rate.

Bear Lake Reserve is located between Cashiers and Sylva, North Carolina. It is approximately 2.5 hours from both Atlanta and Charlotte.

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 18, 2018


Bear Lake Reserve Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Mater Bathroom - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious Creekside Mountain Cottage At Bear Lake
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Needs Some Maintenance...if these updates were done, it would be perfect.

  • 3 of 5

Bear Lake Reserve is beautiful. This home is nice, but it needs some updating.

The description says there is high speed internet... this house does not have high high speed internet, nor should it be advertised that it does. You constantly get bumped off the internet and to be honest, I could not even send an email or make a phone call with Verizon. You have to drive to the Millpond or the Greeters Cottage to make a phone call and get internet access.

Kids cannot use online games like Xbox or the Nintendo Switch, as they will constantly get bumped off. Additionally, the house needs some updates including: the light beige carpet needs to be is stained and loose going up the stairs; the upstairs bedroom with the double beds has headboards that need to be tightened as they are leaning and unstable and the carpet needs to replaced; the upstairs bathroom has a very SLOW drain that was mentioned in an earlier review, but was still not fixed when we arrived; there were October and November decorations and it was April!; the two chairs in the den need to be replaced as the cushions are old; the washing machine makes your clothes smell funny (more than likely due to water pooling in the lines due to occasional use); the TV’s all need to be replaced... they are old and outdated with bad pictures. The TV in the MASTER is archaic and the remote does not work. There is not enough lighting in the bedrooms at all... 1-2 lamps max. There are no ceiling lights or fans in any of the bedrooms!

From a decorating perspective, the place is cute... but some painting in the foyer, upstairs and den would make the cabin warmer and more appealing.

From a cleaning perspective, the bedspreads needed to be cleaned, the blinds were dusty and the floors were dusty with spiderwebs in several corners. The front porch was unorganized with old decorations. Upon arriving I literally straightened the porch and removed the decorations and replaced them with others out of the laundry room as not to feel like it was Thanksgiving. If these items were replaced and cleaned... the cabin would be perfect.

Bear Lake Reserve is fun, but if you go in the off season the club is pretty much dead except for the weekends. It’s pretty sad that it’s closed because we would have spent a ton of money there during the seven days we were there. There were several families there for spring break and It would have been nice to utilize the lake club for lunches or dinners.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Property!

  • 5 of 5

What a treat to stay at this lovely mountain cottage! It is perfectly located and exceptionally clean. We spent hours on the back porch listening to the stream and enjoying fires in the fireplace. It was simply ideal!!! Adults and children alike enjoyed the community activities as well. Truly a perfect place to relax and enjoy nature and one another.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Awesome getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three kids needed a mountain escape. This place has just what we needed. Everything was clean, well kept, and up to date. Beautiful setting, babbling brook off the back porch, outdoor fireplace on the screened in deck, plenty of firewood. Just perfect. Property manager, Shannon was a exceptionally kind and responsive. Really enjoyed our stay. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! If your travels find you back at Bear Lake, we'd love to have you again!
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A Beautiful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent the weekend here and I have to say, from the moment we arrived, we knew we had made an excellent choice. The home was new, very clean, and had a beautiful rustic charm. After spending the day enjoying the incredible NC fall weather, it was wonderful to come home and start a fire in the fireplace and just relax.

The owner was wonderful to work with and responded promptly to my emails before making the trip. Even though we arrived very late the first night, they arranged it so we would have access to the gate and the home after hours. The entire process was seamless. We will definitely be returning soon and already can't wait for our next stay at this incredible property!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your time, and hope you'll return again soon!
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What a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as was described in the listing and in such a private setting made it very enjoyable. Sharon that handled the rental was very attentive and truly a pleasure to work with. Bear Lake is a wonderful place for the family and we will be back hopefully very soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect home for vacation! Super stocked with everything you could need!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and plan to come back again. Love the home and the "cabin mountain decor"!! Was a beautiful home with great location! Had everything and more that you could need for your stay. (Sorry for late review, just finding out about this app) Can't wait to plan our next trip to this home again. This time in the summer! And also...favorite place was the outdoor porch/fireplace overlooking creek! Had coffee there every morning. Was the best! ❤

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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