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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Lake Nantahala Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath log home with stunning lake views

Three Bear Lodge is our dream, and we are excited to share it with you. The views from the over 1000sq/ft of covered porches and decks are the best the lake has to offer. Rustic Elegance is what we were going for, and the peace and serenity that you will enjoy is exceptional. The screened porch is attached to the lodge, and you can enjoy the view while taking in a roaring fire in the outdoor fireplace—call it your place to get away from it all. Everything was designed to make you feel at home, including the custom kitchen with commercial gas range and copper sink.

The cabin was finished on December 23, 2007—and is named after our ‘children’ - Ben (Teddy Bear), Zee (Honey Bear), and Yogi Bear...now you know where the name came from! Local craftsmen from the area made everything from the cabinets to the unique railings that don’t block the view. Their commitment to quality is seen throughout.

The cabin’s theme was based on the four seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall), which you can enjoy when your enter each bedroom. The Winter Bunkroom is our favorite, we are sure that your guests will think so too!

Three Bedrooms

Two & one half baths

Gourmet Kitchen

Outside fireplace in covered porch

Gas Fireplace in living room

Over 1,000 sq/ft of porches and decks (80% covered)

Loft overlooking lake

Backup Generator to make your stay worry free

Whole house audio system—bring your IPod!

Private dock

Lake Nantahala is one of the highest elevation lakes east of the Mississippi River. At an elevation of 3100’, the lake covers over 1600 acres, and with 80% of its 29 miles of shoreline being national forest, you are sure to enjoy nature at its best. Beautiful and un-crowded, Lake Nantahala is ideal for boating, fishing, skiing, and canoeing.

Your stay will certainly be one that is ‘out of the ordinary’. The Nantahala Gorge offers first class white water rafting and paddling, fly fishing, and a multitude of other activities.

What to do.....

Hiking—The Bartram Trail is located about 1 mile from the cabin—it hooks up with the Appalachian Trail at Wayah Bald

Biking—TSALI is the Southeast’s Mecca for mountain bikers

Fishing—Lake Nantahala is the only lake east of the Mississippi that has fresh water salmon, and let’s not forget we are ranked in the Top 50 for fly fishing in the country!

Boating—get out on the lake and enjoy the waterfalls and other surprises

Whitewater Rafting—something the whole family can enjoy together

Gem Mining

Horseback Riding

Great Smokey Mountain Railroad—make it a tradition

Biltmore House & Gardens is a short drive away in Asheville

Snow Skiing! Cataloochee Ski area in Maggie Valley is 61 miles away!

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In the Area

Nantahala National Forest & Gorge

Great Smokey Mountains National park

Fly Fishing—over 2000 miles of streams & rivers

Appalachian Trail ,Bartram Trail

Horseback riding

Mountain Biking—TSALI is considered by many the East’s best single track for biking and horseback riding

Whitewater rafting, kayaking, & canoeing

Cherokee Casino

John C Campbell Folk School

Four wonderful, moderate & distinct seasons

It’s no wonder National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine & ABC’s Good Morning America awarded this area the “Number One Vacation with a Splash” in the U.S.

Whatever you are in the mood for, the area around Three Bear Lodge can accommodate. Your stay with us can include an array of family friendly activities—from the Bartram Trail located a mere mile away, to world class whitewater rafting and mountain biking—your ‘fun meter’ will be pegged!

I'm sure you can tell I am excited about our cabin, and I look forward to sharing it with you as 2013 marks the first time that we will be sharing our cabin with others.

Unwind a bit,

Darren

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Darren

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I've been coming up to this area for 14 years and simply fell in love with the mountains - it simply amazes me. Fly fishing, boating, whitewater rafting, hiking the AT, and enjoying friends…can there be anything better than that!

Darren purchased this cabin in 2007

This was a lifelong dream and I was fortunate to be able to find the property, design the cabin, and actually do some of the work myself. The tile work, hardwood floors, stone, and painting and staining were all done by me and my family.

The 3 Bear just makes people happy - try it and see for yourself!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Lake Nantahala North Carolina Mountains
Douglasville, GA
5

WOW! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE VACATION!

  • 5 of 5
In the midst of chaos and crisis, our family was able to enjoy 3 Bear Lodge to the fullest. Darren has built the perfect place for the perfect view of God's magnificent creation. Vacations are meant to be an escape and that's exactly what we had on Lake Nantahala. The area is serene and quiet, and 3 Bear is equipped with everything that we needed to recharge and refresh. Vince, Sonya, Micah, Luke, Caleb and Kristen Vineyard
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lake Nantahala North Carolina Mountains
Roxboro, NC
5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I took our 5 year old twins to the mountains for our first Thanksgiving away from home and we couldn't have choose a better place to stay! The house is amazing with everything I needed to cook my first Thanksgiving dinner. There were tons of games and of course the pool table to keep my husband and the boys entertained. We have rented many times from VRBO but we have never had such a great experience with an owner! Darryn was always available to answer any questions we had before and during our stay! If I sent him an email he always responded within less than 5 minutes! He did anything and everything he could to make sure our stay in his home was nothing but relaxing and stress free. He made us feel like we were friends of his borrowing his house for the week! I hope we can make it make in warmer weather so we can enjoy the lake!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Amanda - Thanksgiving at the 3 Bear is a very special time at a very special place. So happy that you and the "boys" had a great time!!

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Lake Nantahala North Carolina Mountains
Sarasota, FL
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MAGNIFICENT LAKE VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the 3 Bear Lodge for a wonderful week with our family. Upon arrival, Darin met us and gave us the grand tour. He went above and beyond making our stay perfect in every way. He is very responsive and even answered emails during our stay about where to find the waterfall hiking trail. The house was professionally decorated and immaculate. As someone else stated, the pictures don't do it justice. The view is absolutely breath-taking! We loved sitting out on the porch in the rocking chairs just taking it all in. The home is super comfortable and has everything you need. The kitchen has top of the line appliances and is well-stocked. We enjoyed making meals together and spending quality time as a family. We spent every day on the lake tubing and skiing. We also went hiking to the trails nearby and white water rafting at the NOC down the Nantahala River which we highly recommend. We also recommend the Lakes End Marina Restaurant for delicious casual dining on the lake. This was a perfect family vacation and we plan on staying at the 3 Bear again!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you and the family had a wonderful vacation at the 3 Bear David! Hope you come back again next year!

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Lake Nantahala North Carolina Mountains
Jacksonville Florida USA
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3 BEAR LODGE

  • 5 of 5
Our vacation at 3 Bear Lodge was simpy wonderful. The home was inviting, clean, and well maintained. Darren the owner is absolutely a gem to work with. Quite honestly, in all of my vacations, I have never been so pleased in dealing with someone as I was with him. He answered every question within minutes, gave exact details, and made you feel as if you had known each other for years. We vacationed with several other individuals and the accommodations were comfortable for all of us. The view from 3 Bear Lodge is nothing less than a postcard! It truly is breathtaking. Whitewater rafting is a must, and renting a boat is well worth the money. From rope swings to waterfalls, to swimming in a crystal clear lake, smores on the outside/inside porch, and hiking the trails, there is more than enough to keep you busy. It is secluded, so keep that in mind when booking. However, there are cities within an hour or so that provide plenty of this if interested. The 3 Bear Lodge environment is a setting fit for young children, teenagers, and adults that allows you to have a relaxing laid back attitude. Truly enjoyable!
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Paula! It was a pleasure having your crew there!
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Sarasota, Florida
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YOUR SEARCH IS OVER...TWO THUMBS UP!!

  • 5 of 5
Three Bears cabin is more than just a cabin… it’s a home, a very nice home. As always, pictures online never do a home justice. This cabin is very warm, inviting and spacious. From the moment we arrived we felt extremely comfortable. The floor plan is perfect with the kitchen opening to the living room and the beautiful view off the front deck providing a very indoor outdoor feel. The gourmet kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed right down to the corn- on- the- cob prongs! The home is comfortably and stylishly decorated and multiple options for seating available both inside and outside. There is a fabulous outdoor area with a real fireplace (don’t forget your S’mores ingredients from the Rustic Market on Wayah rd.) The living room has a gas fireplace inside as well for ambiance. The pool table downstairs was a real hit for everyone in the family, a nice touch. The bedrooms all had very comfortable beds and rooms were situated well for privacy. The cabin was very roomy, comfortable and met the needs of a family of 6 including parents, grandparents and children. Everyone was happy and had a place to be. The owners have done a fabulous job with the cabin. Whenever we found ourselves in need of something, we found it, no details were left undone.
THE LAKE- one word – AMAZING. We spent days on the dock jumping in the clear cool water. There are two kayaks with vests provided which we used everyday. There are so many things to see by kayak, it was really great to see our kids embracing nature instead of their telephones! We rented a boat from Lake End Marina, just around the corner(highly recommend them, most friendly). Having the dock was a real plus. You will get your exercise going up and down the steps to the lake, so plant your trips well. But, our 70 year old parents did the hike, so no worries. The lake and the Nantahala area are picture postcard beautiful. We will return and are thankful we have found our vacation home in the Nantahala. The owner was most helpful with everything we needed. Five star vacation! Rob & Sharon Davies Sarasota Fl.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a memorable and relaxing stay at the 3 Bear! Hope to have you back again very soon!
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Lake Nantahala North Carolina Mountains
Douglasville
5

FAMILY WEEKEND IN THE MOUNTAINS.

  • 5 of 5
We took our kids and grandkkids up to Three Bear Lodge and spent the most relaxing vacation. This lodge has the best equipped kitchen and is a gourmet cooks paradise. We all enjoyed the hot tub and the outdoor fireplace.
I would recommend this cabin to couples or families with kids.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Emma - it was great having you at the 3 Bear!
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Car: necessary

Nantahala Outdoor Center offers zip lining, family white water rafting (even class V for the extreme sport enthusiasts), ropes courses and TSALI is world class mountain biking. Not to mention all that the Smokies have to offer.

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Lake Nantahala Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
4th of July
Jun 28 2014 - Jul 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
July
Jul 6 2014 - Aug 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
August
Aug 2 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00
Cleaning $150.00
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Amenities

Lake Nantahala Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1920 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Tuscan plastered walls - and amazing views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very large room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 4 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Game Room
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
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