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Beautiful Upscale Summer Waterfront Chalet on Lake Hiwassee

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)


Our 2,200+ square foot chalet style home is nestled in the woods on Lake Hiwassee. It is in the gated community of Bear Paw which is close to Hiwassee Dam, west of Murphy. Lake Hiwassee is a 22 mile long stretch of water with 163 miles of natural shoreline in the Natahala National Forest. The few homes visible on the lake are only a small part of the beauty of the serene combination of water, forest, and mountains you see out on the water. It is where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the Smokies, nicknamed 'God’s Country'.

The home is very well kept, spacious and tastefully decorated with bear accessories. The living/great room on the entry level has a stone fireplace with gas logs and a tongue groove pine cathedral ceiling which is open to the loft ceiling. There is a 39 inch LED TV,with a DVD player. On this level is also a kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen) and a full bath. The living/great room opens to a 12' x 26' deck with table, chairs, rocking chairs and a gas grill. The loft upstairs is open to the great room below. There are 2 twin beds, a futon sofa, a 25 inch TV, and DVD/VCR, and a desk in this 13’ x 26’ room and another full bath. A sliding glass door opens to a small covered porch sitting area. Our completed lowest level consists of a 4th bedroom (king), a full bath, and a second great room with gas log fireplace, 39 inch television, DVD/VCR, and a finished laundry room. A deck has been added to the lower level also with a porch swing and another table and chairs. There is also a stone firepit next to the lower deck for guests to enjoy a time gathering around a fire outside. Our home should give you peace and quiet to relax whether it is sitting /fishing on the dock or just listening to birds and sounds of nature, it is a very peaceful place to stay.

Bear Paw is a secluded and private area, but has many amenities which make it a great vacation spot. Boating, fishing, swimming, and water-skiing are possible. The lake is large enough that it is never crowded. There is a marina near to rent boats if you don’t have one, and a launch ramps if you do.

Bear Paw also offers other activities other than the lake. There is an Olympic size swimming pool with chaise lounges, basketball hoops in the Pavilion/Club House, tennis court, exercise room, children’s playground, a small fishing pond and a security guard at the entrance gate 24 hours a day.

Nearby is the dam with picnicking and grills, a drive through the area brings activities as white-water rafting, golfing, horseback riding, or sightseeing from nearby Ocoee, Chattanooga, Helen, or up to the Asheville area.

There is a new casino about 25 miles from our home in Murphy.

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Paula Hanley
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

About Paula Hanley

We met in high school and will celebrate our 48th anniversary this year. We have two adult children.

Paula Hanley purchased this chalet in 1999

Why Paula Hanley chose Smoky Mountains

We vacationed around the area. Dick wanted to buy property, build a house and he found Bear Paw. We live in Florida, so took a chance and it has really been a blessing. We love the area, the beauty of the mountains, the lake, the peace, the serenity, and relaxation that comes from being there. We are happy to be able to provide a place for people to vacation and enjoy what we experience in Bear Paw.

What makes this chalet unique

Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, and just sitting on one of the decks enjoying nature


Murphy Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths with tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1) on main floor, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) in loft top floor, King bed (1) on lowest level
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
3 satellite TVs, ceiling fans throughout, 2 large decks, dock


A marina with boat rentals, including jet skis and pontoons, boat launch, tennis court, playground,,basketball area, pavilion with picnic area, white water-rafting, & large fleamarket, nearby.

There is a new casino in Murphy, approximately 25 miles from our home.


Rates & Availability

Murphy Chalet Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 4.0%

Weekly rentals only during summer months, Saturday to Saturday
Payments accepted only by bank cashier check or money order

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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