BEAR CREEK LODGE @ BEAR LAKE RESERVE, is a spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage. The perfect cottage for a vacationing family’s needs. Located in the peaceful setting of Bear Creek Cottages. This area is the closest enclave of cottages to Bear Lake Reserve’s Lake Club and Golf Course. The drive to either amenity is a short 10 minute drive. As a guest to Bear Lake Reserve you can enjoy all the resort amenities the resort offers. Resort fees are all inclusion in the rental rate.
A few steps out the door will lead you to Bear Creek Park, this park is a favorite for the kids and adults alike. The park has tree-houses, easy hiking trails, outdoor fireplaces and the most favorite for the kids is a real tepee. Bear Creek flows through this idyllic park, crossed over by foot bridges on the trail leading you on a 2 mile walk about. Kids love to play in the water of Bear Creek, looking and poking around for many of nature’s little creatures like red salamanders.
Bear Creek Lodge is the most popular floor-plan of the Bear Lake Reserve Cottage collection, the “Dogwood”. The cottage is all on one level at over 2000 square feet of floor area. The master bedroom is one side of the cottage and the two guest rooms are on the opposite side. All of the necessary items you would find in your own home are provided for in this beautifully decorated mountain cottage. To the rear of the cottage you have a large screened in porch with a wood burning fireplace. This is a great place to relax and unwind after a busy day enjoying all what Bear Lake Reserve has to offer.
Upon arrival at Bear Creek Lodge you will be met by our concierge. You will be given a cottage orientation that will answer any questions you may have. Most important the concierge can help plan your vacation tailored to your individual needs. Start your vacation off by being fully knowledgeable about what the community offers plus all the other outdoor adventures available in this wonderful area we call home. If you are a nature lover and enjoy hiking, we can provide detailed information on hiking in Panthertown Valley and other unique hikes in the Nantahala National Forest. We have hiking routes from very easy to strenuous. We are here to make your vacation the one to remember! Our goal is to have you back for your next mountain experience.
BEAR LAKE RESERVE, is a private gated resort community in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Bear Lake Reserve has all the amenities you expect from a 5 star mountain resort community. Enjoy fine dining to outdoor adventures or relaxing by the pool at Bear Lake Reserve's 20 million dollar Lake Club. Play golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed 3 & 4 par mountain top 9 hole golf course. Rental clubs available at the fully stocked pro shop. Bring your rackets tennis is also available. Hike on 15 miles of well-maintained natural trails. Trail guides are available with useful information. Learn about the natural environment and history of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Bear Creek Lake and Cedar Cliff Lake both are uncrowded clear mountain lakes that are located within the property. Pontoon boats and water craft from jet-skis to canoes are available to rent at the Lake Club. You can also use the resort's rental kayaks or canoes to reach the base of an 80-foot cascading waterfall, only accessible by boat. Some of the best fly fishing in North Carolina can be found on the streams feeding into Bear Creek Lake. Bear Lake Reserve has it all, but Mother Nature has done some of her best work, at this getaway vacation retreat!
The Smoky Mountain region of North Carolina has a multitude of opportunities to relax and enjoy the natural environment.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES - Bicycling, Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Fishing, Water sports, Horse Back Riding, Boating, Scenic Car Drives, Golfing, Kayak, Canoe, Power Boat Rentals and Tennis. Nearby towns offer unique Shopping, Dining and Sightseeing.
AREA ATTRACTIONS - Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Outdoor Drama 'Unto These Hills', Mountain Heritage Center at WCU, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Biltmore Estates, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and Nantahala Outdoor Center. Big name concerts at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Western Carolina University.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA -The mountainous region is unsurpassed with its beautiful mountain views. Western North Carolina attractions include the heart of the Appalachian, Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. There are numerous attractions that offer fun and educational activities. These attractions include the Appalachian Trail, Biltmore House & Gardens, Cherokee Indian Museum and Casino, Chimney Rock State Park, Fontana Dam & Lake, Grand Father Mountain, Linville Caverns, and the Nantahala National Forest. Plenty of small mountain towns to explore, Sylva, Highlands, Waynesville, Cashiers or spend time in Asheville shopping and dining in this city of diverse culture. Activities include biking, boating, fly fishing, gem mining, hiking, horseback riding, river rafting on the Nantahala and Tuckasegee Rivers, lake fishing, tubing, water skiing and numerous waterfalls.