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Comfortable Mountain Living, Sapphire Resort Amenities

Sapphire, NC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 4 adults Max

Black Bear is richly decorated in warm mountain colors and decor and is centrally located within Holly Forest 1, approximately 5.9 miles from the center of Cashiers. The Sapphire National Golf Course is located approximately 1.1 miles from Black Bear and the Sapphire Resort is located approximately 3.1 miles from Black Bear. When renting Black Bear you will have the opportunity to purchase guest passes to the resort ( fee per person over 14 years of age, with a 3 night consecutive minimum). Some of the amenities that you will enjoy are: Tennis, carpet golf, exercise Room, Indoor and Outdoor heated pools, saunas, hot tubs, games arcade for children, 9 hole golf course, discounted golf at the Sapphire National Golf Course, a driving range, boating on Lake Fairfield, mini day camps for kids during the summer, tours to Harrah's Casino in Cherokee and the Biltmore Estate in Ashville. During the winter months the Resort has a Ski Slope as well as Tubing.

There are 2 routes to enter the house -either through the lower level parking lot entrance, or up the stone stairs and onto the front porch which has a hanging swing and rocking chairs where you can soak in the views of Hogback Mountain.

Through the front door and entrance hall and into the entry level or middle level of this three level home, you are immediately immersed in the aura of mountain luxury living. The living-room is complete with a large flat screen TV, Dish satellite TV and a gas fireplace.... read a book, snuggle up to the fireplace... it's your vacation and you can do whatever you want to!

Off the living room is the large, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops and a mobile island with a chopping block surface. Great under-counter lighting and a cookbook to boot!

The dining room is between the kitchen and the living room and seats 8. Double doors off the dining room lead to the covered deck stretching from side to side and a sitting area on the rear porch. There is also a small running brook at the rear of the property where you can relax to the sounds of running water.

On the other side of the living room is the master Queen bedroom which has a private en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and separate Jacuzzi tub. There is a TV in this bedroom. The master bedroom also has it's own private sitting area under a covered porch. There is a gas grill on the rear porch.

On up the stairs to the 3rd loft level. Immediately up the stairs and to the left is the upper level sitting area with a TV. Just passed the sitting area is the 2nd queen bedroom which also has it's own private bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Across the corridor is the bunk bedroom - 2 sets of bunks and this bedroom also has it's own private en-suite bathroom.

Downstairs passed the entry level to the lower level den. Aaaah, the Piece De Resistance - a Piccadilly Pub and High-Top tables complete with chairs, a full size pool table, a 55" flat screen TV with surround sound theater speakers and a comfortable sectional with a sleeper sofa. The den has fabulous down-lighting and there is a mini kitchen and full bathroom off the pub area.

Stay and play a while...This magnificent home will be one that you will want to vacation at, summer after summer, creating many wonderful memories for your family.

Property Manager

Marianne Deibel

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Jan 18, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 bunk bed


        • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 5
          toilet, Powder Room-Main Level

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              In the wintertime, there are clear mountain views on both the front and back decks
            • Resort
              Resort: New for Summer: Zip lines Indoor/Outdoor swimming pools, Hot Tub, Games Arcade, Putt Putt, Golf, Tennis, Exercise Room, Mini Day Camps for Kids, Tours to Biltmore Estate and Harrah's Casino


                • Away From It All
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Both Fireplaces are Gas
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        • Garage
                          Garbage Pick up 2 days week
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          3 vehicles can easily park
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          No Lake towels provided. But Pool towels are provided at the resort.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              10 cup Grinder/Auto
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              We have a "Pay It Forward" cabinet that includes some spices, sugar, salt and pepper, etc
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      Small selection with Children movies


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              3 levels-Many steps-You'll get your daily workout!

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Indoor Pool
                                                • Sauna


                                                    • festivals
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  5 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  House is amazing and owner is very responsive

                                                                  Nicholas B.

                                                                  Owner did an outstanding job furnushing the house with all necessities. The house provided us a nice retreat for holidays. Owners are very responsive to questions and requests and definitely take ( they should) pride in their house.

                                                                  House is constructed from almost 100 percent wood. The small drawback is lack of sound insulation. You can hear the conversation in kitchen and see the dining table from cracks in the solid hardwood in bedroom right on top of it. But its more than offset by warmth of solid wood, fireplace and all home decor.

                                                                  We had to deal with a little bit of harsh weather when steep slope driveway got covered by layer of ice. Noon sun melted the ice and owner is going to furnish some road salt for future renters.

                                                                  Marianne - thank you once again for the wonderfull experience!

                                                                  Beautiful and very comfortable with all amenities from home.

                                                                  Lisa M.

                                                                  We absolutely loved our time at Black Bear. It was beautiful and convenient to everything that we loved to do. The home was well equipped for a large party of 8-10. We only had 4 and felt like we were in a little slice of heaven. Even the neighbors were wonderful!

                                                                  Fun family vacation spot!

                                                                  Mary K B.

                                                                  We stayed at this property for the first time over the Memorial Day weekend and had a ball. It is in a gorgeous setting close to Cashiers, Highlands and lots of outdoor activities. The house itself is beautiful. It's even prettier than the pictures. The bedrooms/sleeping areas are nicely spaced throughout the house to give maximum privacy and plenty of bathroom space. The finished basement is a great place for entertaining. There is a pool table, a sofa/seating area with tv and a built in bar. There is also a kitchenette next to the bar area and a full bath. We used the back deck area the most. Plenty of seating and it was very comfortable to sit and visit, eat meals on the picnic table, or just enjoy the scenery drinking coffee first thing in the morning. Even with a full house, it was easy to find a spot to escape to for a little peace and quiet when needed. I'd highly recommend this property as a place to vacation in this area. We look forward to coming back to visit!

                                                                  Mountain paradise!!

                                                                  Surah G.Apex, NC

                                                                  Our two families met up for a mountain Thanksgiving. We found a house in perfect condition. The wood cabin is gorgeous! The furniture and furnishings beautiful. The kitchen- easy to use. Each of the bedrooms was nicely apponted. The bathrooms included plenty of fresh thick towels. We did not have time to utilize the jet tub but it looked perfect and we can't wait to go back next year to try it. The back porch was perfect with a beautiful view. There is a small hike down to the tiny river next to the house which is on the property. It was promised that there was a fire pit there but unfortunately this was not found. There was a lovely little chair and table by the stream- beautiful.! The kids found plenty to do with the downstairs "pub" and giant TV room with big comfy couches and surround sound. There is also an awesome pool table to play. We also paid a small fee to use the recreation center and swam in the pool and hot tub there. Overall we had an amazing visit and would highly recommend it to other families.

                                                                  Wonderful Property!!

                                                                  Scott B.

                                                                  We were fortunate to spend three nights at this property last weekend. The pictures posted are an accurate portrayal of the home. It is very, very nice. It is extremely comfortable, well laid out, and has plenty of room for everyone to either gather together in one place or spread out to find some quiet time. We enjoyed the finished basement a lot with the pool table and nice big TV. There were TVs all over the house so our kids could spread out and have alone time. We had one small problem on arrival, the water hadn't been turned on, but a quick call to the property managers and it was taken care of in 30 minutes. The beds were all very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. I hope the property owners put in a fire pit and a hot tub some day, but that is a personal preference. We also used the amenities at the Sapphire Valley Club and that was a nice plus. This cabin is a great location for visiting Cashiers and Highlands and I would not hesitate to recommend staying there. If you are physically challenged then this is not the house for you as you have to climb stairs, either outside or inside, to get to the main living floor. Great house!!!!!


                                                                  Sapphire, NC, USA

                                                                  Resort passes: Adult passes $2.00 a day 3 day minimum. Children under 14 FREE. Includes all amenities and Lake and Boat rentals

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Damage Insurance
                                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  In lieu of a refundable damage deposit we charge a fee of $40.00 for a Vacation Rental Damage Protection Plan which covers the guest for up to $3,000.00 in accidental damages. Also added to the reservation is a $55.00 Reservation/booking fee. There is a cleaning fee of $140.00 added to reservations of 3 nights.

                                                                  5 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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