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This Tranquil Log Cabin Home Awaits You In Lake Lure ~ The Bear Hugs Cabin

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Executive Log Cabin Home In Quiet Setting Yet Close To Town.

The Bear Hugs Cabin is your Blue Ridge Mountain reprieve.

Nestled among the trees in a peaceful setting, Bear Hugs cabin offers a warm, comfortable log cabin home perfect for some rest and relaxation. The location is easy to get to, with paved roads until you turn onto the driveway, and large, packed gravel to the cabin. And, it's quiet and private enough to get away from it all, yet not too far from stores, restaurants, and fun activities.

This is a unique cabin in that it offers 2 Master Suites, both have a private, full bath, large walk-in closets and a TV. The downstairs suite includes a King-size bed and luxuriously large, deep tub. The upstairs suite provides a Queen-size bed and adjoining space in the office loft.

While the cabin is not outfitted with games and toys, there IS free Wifi and satellite TV.

We now offer one standard rate regardless of the season! $150/nt. with a 3-night minimum, even during special holidays and events!

Last Minute Getaway? Call or email to inquire about our Last Minute Deals for open nights this week/weekend!

********************FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS********************

*When will we receive access information?

Driving directions, helpful tips, and access info is emailed to you 2-3 days prior to your check-in.

*What time is check-in/check-out? Check-in is 4pm, check-out is 11am.

*Do you have passes to Rumbling Bald Resort? Unfortunately, no. We do not own property in Rumbling Bald and therefore do not have access to passes.

*How far are you from Rumbling Bald Resort? We are 5 minutes from Rumbling Bald.

*How far are you from Lake Lure? We are a 15-minute drive to the heart of Lake Lure.

*What is provided? Do I need linens and towels? Most common items are provided including linens, towels, some spices, and other "daily" items. You should bring your own toiletries, food and beverages, and any specialty items you prefer.

*Do you have wifi? Yes. Wifi IS provided and a wireless printer is connected for your use.

*Do I need 4-wheel drive to get there? No. The cabin is located in a paved road community that is easy to access.

*How close is the nearest grocery store? Ingles grocery on NC Hwy 9, just 6 miles away.

*How far away is Asheville? Downtown Asheville is 47 miles from the cabin.

*How far is it to Sliding Rock? Sliding Rock is located in Pisgah National Forest. It is approximately 65 miles away and takes about 90 minutes to drive there.

*What is the minimum age required for renting the property?

All guests must be at least 25 years old, or accompanied by a responsible adult.

*Are pets allowed? No. We have a strict no-pet policy.

*Is smoking allowed? No. We have a strict no-smoking policy.

*Is there a jacuzzi? We do not have a jacuzzi, but we do have a huge garden tub.

*Can I clean the cabin before I leave and waive the cleaning fee? No. In order to ensure each guest has a clean and comfortable stay, we employ the best cleaners in the area to clean and maintain the cabin.

*When will we get our deposit back?

Refunds of deposits are generally initiated within 5 business days from check-out, following a report from our cleaning crew letting us know of any broken or missing items, or indications of smoking or dogs at the cabin. The refund is through VRBO/HomeAway and applied to the credit card you used for your reservation.


Master Suite

This 2-story cabin includes a gorgeous master suite complete with a king-size bed, walk-in closet, and french doors leading to the back deck. The master bath offers a luxurious over sized tub, walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, and double sinks. Watch a movie on the TV, or read a book in the big, cozy bed - either way, you'll feel relaxed.

1st Floor Bedroom

A full-size bed, dresser, and large closet give you room to unpack and unwind. Right across the hall is a full bathroom and laundry room.

Upstairs Suite

Sleep peacefully on a queen-size bed, and unpack your bags into the large dresser so you feel right at home. An adjoining, private, full bath completes the suite. A TV is in the room, and the loft office is just outside your door, complete with WiFi and a wireless printer.

Modern Kitchen

The full-size, modern kitchen provides all the amenities of home including:






*Pots & Pans

*And an array of Detergent, cleaners, spices, and more

Living Room/Dining Room

The living room includes a cozy couch, love seat, and chair arranged to watch the fire, or TV. A 6-seat dining room table is adjacent to the kitchen, and offers a nice view into the backyard.

Backyard & Deck

A spacious back deck holds two outdoor tables and chairs and makes a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert! A gas grill is available for your grilling pleasure, and a wood fire pit is perfect for a quiet night under the stars.

A 2-car garage offers a great place to park your car or motorcycles.

Local Area

The Bear Hugs Cabin is just minutes from a variety of wonderful activities.

*Rumbling Bald Resort offers golf, swimming pools, a marina, salon, fitness center, boat rentals, tennis, mini-golf, and nice restaurants.

*The Lake Lure area is great for hiking, boating, horseback riding, zip-lining, and of course - restaurants.

*Chimney Rock is also just a short distance away should you want to climb the rock or visit the local shops and eateries.

*Within an hour's drive is Asheville, Hendersonville, the Carl Sandburg home, and Black Mountain.

More Details

Donna Cowdrey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Donna Cowdrey

After too many days in the Florida heat, we found a perfect place to escape – the Smokey Mountains! For two years, we searched the many beautiful areas outside of Asheville, and eventually came upon the perfect place in Lake Lure.

Donna Cowdrey purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Donna Cowdrey chose Laurel Lakes

We wanted a place that was quiet and secluded, yet not too far from town. While we love the water, we wanted a place where we wouldn’t hear boat motors all summer, or be surrounded by people. Admittedly, one of the things we thought we wanted was a mountain home with a mountain view. However, as we soon discovered, most of those cabins are either difficult to get to, have a dangerously steep and small yards, or both. Most of all, we wanted a place where we could enjoy the outdoors, from a cup of morning coffee in the Adirondack chairs, to a glass of wine by the fire pit. We found what we were looking for and more at the Bear Hugs Cabin – comfortable, spacious, safe, and surrounded by nature yet still close to civilization.


Laurel Lakes Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1, Master Suite, Ground Floor - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious over-sized tub, walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3, Master Suite, Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2, Ground Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1, Ground Floor Master Suite - 1 king
    Bedroom 3, Master Suite, Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2, Ground Floor - 1 double , Main Floor
  • Both Master Suites include a TV and private, adjoining bathroom
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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This Tranquil Log Cabin Home Awaits You In Lake Lure ~ The Bear Hugs Cabin
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Great Cabin for Great Family Time

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully decorated; spotlessly clean; extremely well-stocked. Our family of four, with a little guy, had a wonderful winter stay at Bear Hugs while visiting The Biltmore Estate. No question about it...we will keep Bear Hugs on our return list. The Biltmore at Christmas was a treat; but we equally enjoyed the low-keyed atmosphere of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, and the comfortable, hospitable Bear Hugs Cabin. The weather was cold but with Bear Hugs that was not a problem...we still managed to enjoy the front porch rockers; grilling on the back deck and sitting around the outdoor blazing fire pit. We even managed to work in some Cub Scout accomplishments. Great family time. Great Cabin...HIGHLY Recommended but we will hope to beat you back to it :)

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 3 day holiday at the Bear Hugs Cabin. Immaculate, well stocked with all the cooking supplies you would need. We enjoyed the outdoor firepit, the comfy beds, the information about the area that is provided. There were numerous "nice touches" that were very inviting.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. Couldn't have been better.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful week at Bear Hugs Cabin! The property was easy to find, beautiful, and clean. Easy drives to nearby attractions such as zip-lining, hiking, national forests/parks, gem mining, and horseback riding. We relaxed on the front patio for morning coffee time and the outdoor fire pit and grill were awesome for evening fun! The nearby grocery had a huge selection. Nearby restaurants were very good if you don't want to cook.

This was an absolutely wonderful vacation experience - we would love to come back and do it all over again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 4 of 5

A little distant from things we wanted to do but very peaceful. We really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great week at Bear Hugs!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at Bear Hugs. The neighborhood is quaint with its own pond that you can swim and fish in. The cabin is cozy and it was a nice plus to have 2 master suites since we were traveling with another couple. We also enjoyed the fact that there was access to Wi-Fi and Netflix. We felt at home and would definitely rent there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Reservations require a $200 refundable deposit separate from rental fees.
50% down required at time of booking, balance due 30 days prior to check-in.

Cancellations made 30+ days before check-in will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made 15-29 days before check-in will receive a partial refund equal to 50% of total rental fees.
Cancellations made less than 15 days before check-in forfeit full payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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