All Bear Lake Reserve Resort fees included in the rental rate!
HIGH COUNTRY LODGE, one of the Largest Cottages at Bear Lake Reserve, Full of Extra Features. Cottage is Owned and up-fitted by a Custom Home Builder. With 3,280 Square Feet of floor area, the Cottage is full of Upgrades not found in other Bear Lake Reserve rentals. Two Covered Decks with Awesome Mountain Views, Full Wet Bar, Steam Shower with heated floor, Media/Bedroom, Richly Decorated & Accessorized (not a stripped down rental) all the High Tech Gadgets to Entertain and keep you in Touch with Home. 3 Sound Surround Systems with outdoor speakers. Outdoor features include Horseshoe Pits and wood burning fire-pit with seating. Foosball gaming table in bar area.
Easy walk to Cedar Cliff Lake, Mill Pond Pavilion and Greeters Cottage. Located at the Entrance Gate allows for easy drives to Cashiers, Highlands and Sylva for Shopping and Dining. Resort has all the Amenities you are looking for. Guests enjoy the onsite 'Lake Club' with Dining, Fitness, Spa, Pub, Pools, Hot Tubs, Boat Rentals, Theater, Library. On the property enjoy, Hiking Trails, Nature Park, Tennis, Golf Course by Jack Nicklaus, Trout Pond, Two Beautiful Uncrowded Mountain Lakes. Truly the best family vacation spot, bring Fido!
Visit the desk of the Outfitters at the Lake Club for activities, boat rentals and equipment. Staff is very happy to recommend local activities.
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.
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 mountain 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, 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.
BEAR LAKE RESERVE, a LAKE SIDE RESORT: Bear Lake Reserve, has all the amenities you expect in a resort community from dining to outdoor adventure or relaxing by the pool at the Lake Club. Play golf at the Jack Nicklaus designed 9-hole golf course, rental clubs available at the fully stocked pro shop. Tennis available, bring your rackets. Hike on 15 miles of well-maintained natural trails. Trail guides are available, with useful information, learn about the natural environment and history. Enjoy the uncrowded clear mountain lakes, Bear Creek Lake and Cedar Cliff Lake. Rent a pontoon boat, some of the best fly fishing in NC on the streams feeding into Bear Creek Lake. 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. Bear Lake Reserve has it all but, Mother Nature has done some of her best work, at this getaway from it all vacation spot!
HIGH COUNTRY LODGE, is one the largest cottages on the property with 2,800 square feet of heated space and 500 square feet of covered deck space. The covered decks offer awesome mountain views. Sit by the outdoor fireplace and enjoy the mountain views. Let the kids roam around freely in this gated community. Hike from the cottage to the staffed Greeters Cottage, check out daily activities. Hike to Cedar Cliff Lake, a great hike for the not too serious hiker. For the serious hiking Jump Up trail, located right out the front door. Mill Pond Pavilion is close, a community building with paddle wheel, wishing well & stocked trout ponds, great place to watch the kids enjoy the great outdoors. Many kids have caught their first fish at the trout pond. You will be amazed to how kids take to this outdoor adventure community. Bear Creek Park located onsite is geared to the enjoyment of the young ones. Bear Lake Reserve safe, secure & private
All resort fees to Bear Lake Reserve included in rate. Rates subject to change at owners discretion.
Upon arrival you may be met by our staff Greeter. During peak summer months Saturday to Saturday stays may be required.
We loved our family reunion getaway at the High Country Lodge. The accommodations were very clean and the house is well stocked for any needs. William is a wonderful host and we enjoyed all of his recommendations and his quick response to any questions we had. School had begun so it felt like we had the whole resort to ourselves.
Great place all around.
This cabin was incredible! Views, ammeneties, porches, etc. Great family cabin with room to spread out! We loved it!
House is approx 5 miles from clubhouse which is a hearty 35 min drive! Nice location at end of Street, close to greeter's cottage. The Clark's have so many thoughtful touches at the property, right down to coffee filters and spices! Great stay. Had a problem with AC unit that the owner was aware of but it happened over the weekend and could not get maintenance in during our stay. Luckily Sunday was much cooler so we opened the windows. Nice property for a family gathering.
My family and I had a wonderful time at this property. It was very comfortable and the amenities were very thoughtfully considered. What a beautiful, relaxing vacation.
Our family loved staying here!
Great home for my whole family to come and spend some time together! It had plenty of room for the seven of us and very comfortable! Area had plenty of activities and places to go...only issue was we didn't stay longer. Looking forward to returning!!
We were 7 adults getting together for a little family time. The home was perfect with so many welcoming touches that it really didn’t feel like a rental. Mr. Clark was excellent with communication and details and there is a wealth of information at the cottage about the surrounding area and things to do. It was so peaceful and the bed so comfortable that we all left revived and well-rested. . Definitely stop at the grocery in Sylva on your way to the house and stock up because it’s about 25 min one way if you forget something!
Came up for the WCU Homecoming with other couples and we absolutely loved this house!!! Nicely decorated, very cozy, plenty of room and overall awesome experience!! Highly recommend renting this property. We will be back!!!
This was the perfect spot for a fall getaway weekend with our adult children and grandchildren. The house is spotless and had everything we needed for cooking in and even had portacribs and a high chair for the little ones and dog dishes for the family pets. Beautiful hiking and mountain views all around. The owner was very helpful and responsive to any of our questions. Lovely home and community- would definitely love to come back!