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Steps Away to the Lake, Cedar Cliff Lodge @ Bear Lake Reserve, Mountain Resort

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

All Resort Fees Included in Price!



CEDAR CLIFF LODGE @ BEAR LAKE RESERVE. Enjoy the perfect vacation with great outdoor opportunities and top-notch resort amenities at our cottage in Bear Lake Reserve. Nestled in a OPEN MEADOW at 2500 feet above sea level and surrounded by MOUNTAIN VIEWS, our cottage offers an ideal landscape for children and dogs to ramble safely outside while you watch it all from the comfort of our screened in porch. If it is just the two of you, walk out our front door on to a trail that leads you by cold streams, wooded coves, and long range mountain views as you make your way to Cedar Cliff Lake. After the invigorating walk, build a fire on screened in porch, pour a cool drink and take turns identifying the birds as they fly through the great outdoors that surround you.

Once you are fully relaxed, you may want to venture out and explore the many options within the 2,300 acre Bear Lake Reserve: Rent a pontoon boat, hike 17 miles of groomed trails - go fishing - enjoy a spa treatment - workout in the gym - take a sauna, steam or jacuzzi - reserve the cinema for a private film - play golf on the Jack Nicklaus designed mountain top course - cook up a feast in our cottage kitchen or visit the Lake Club with it's full service restaurant and tavern. You can do ALL this and more without ever leaving Bear Lake Reserve.

Upon arrival at Cedar Cliff 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.

Beyond Bear Lake Reserve the nearby towns of Cashiers, Highlands and Sylva offer shops and restaurants worthy of a Travel Channel special. Slightly further is the Smoky Mountain National Park, white water rafting at the NOC, the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as the Biltmore Estate and all that Asheville has to offer.

Send us an inquiry today and we will provide a detailed rental proposal rate confirmation, site map and details on Cashiers, Highlands, Dillsboro and Asheville to help plan a great vacation.

We are located 15 miles north of Cashiers, approximately two and a half hours from both Atlanta and Charlotte – please be our guest in the mountains this week!

Keywords: Tuckasegee, Sylva, Cashiers, Bear Lake Reserve, Family, Pet Friendly, Views, Lake, Hiking, Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
William H Clark 'Bill'
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About William H Clark 'Bill'

Hi - We're the Jordan's - cottage owners at Bear Lake. In the attached photo we are enjoying the views from the golf course at Bear Lake Reserve. Not pictured is our Boston Terrier Milo, he ran down a trail and missed the photo! We enjoy our cottage as a place to relax and a base for outdoor expeditions. We hope you will visit our place soon and find your way to enjoy the N.C. mountains.

William H Clark 'Bill' purchased this cottage in 2006

Why William H Clark 'Bill' chose Bear Lake Reserve

We live in the Atlanta and wanted a mountain retreat that was far away from the city but a convenient weekend drive. Bear Lake offered great cottage construction, amazing outdoor options and amenities of a resort. Over time we enjoy it even more when we meet our friends who return each year.

What makes this cottage unique

* Groomed hiking trails - one is steps away from the cottage

* Lake Club - 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, restaurant, pub, work out facility, massage rooms, sauna

* Jack Nicklaus Golf course - amazing views!

* tennis courts

* stocked fishing pond

* back porch with fireplace -- our favorite place to relax!


Bear Lake Reserve Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Granite counter tops.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 king
    Guest - 1 queen
    Guest - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Steps Away to the Lake, Cedar Cliff Lodge @ Bear Lake Reserve, Mountain Resort
average rating of 4.793103 based on 29 reviews

Amazing getaway for family.

  • 5 of 5

We had great experience staying at the Cedar Clliff cabin. I would recommend to everyone who is seeking a getaway place. It is located in a gated community with access to golf fields, club house and amazing lake.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a fabulous area of the mountains with a beautiful lake and away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving holiday there and truly loved it. The mountains and lake are so beautiful. The house is a great property with great amenities. We would definitely stay there again and hope to in the next year.

The only suggestions we have to improve the house would be better internet/WiFi and a new mattress in the queen room. Both were fine and tolerable but improving those would make this property one of the best on VRBO.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for 5 days at Cedar Cliff Lodge. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the fireplace outside each night. The home could use a fresh coat of paint inside but was otherwise clean and stocked with clean sheets, toilet paper, paper towels, salt, pepper, a high chair, and plenty of hand soap. Bathing soap would have been a nice plus. There is no cell service in the area, so make that part of your plan or connect to the provided WiFi when back at the cottage. The location was right by the entrance/greeters cottage which made it easy to come and go and was steps from a creek and several trails but the beach by the lodge is actually several miles away mostly uphill. The trails inside of bear lake reserve were great, we even saw a black bear on one. Unfortunately the waterfalls on site can only be seen by boat, so plan a rental in advance if you want to see those, if not there are some great ones about an hours drive away -bridal veil, dry falls... Sylva is also a nearby place where you can get some quick bites to eat, but I would also recommend driving out to Highlands and Cashiers for some exploring. We had a wonderful time and would have no trouble recommending the location to others looking to enjoy some peace and quite.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Though the lake is slightly farther away from the cabin than we expected, it was wonderful! We enjoyed the home and the Lake Club.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, Va

Great time with the kids

  • 3 of 5

Very nice, clean and peaceful place to visit. We all enjoyed the comfort of the screened in porch area the most. The stay could not have been more enjoyable except for the refrigerator malfunction, the repairs made to the A/C unit to get the rooms cooled down, and the washing machine breaking down hard, wringing clothes out by hand, while on vacation wasn't fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry for the inconveniences you encountered on your vacation. We tried our best to avoid issues, the issues you did encounter were of the unforeseen type. Unfortunately, you had several and I apologize for the problems. We have had the A/C serviced and the washer machine problem is scheduled. The refrigerator was repaired as you know the night of your arrival. Thank you for your visit to Cedar Cliff Lodge and glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves, I enjoyed meeting you and your family, maybe we will see each other again.
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Hampstead, NC

Really nice house and resort area.

  • 5 of 5

We shared the house with another family, totaling 4 adults and 3 boys ages 5-8. We had plenty of room and the house was very nicely decorated and maintained. Loved the outdoor porch and fireplace. Bear Lake is great over all. The pool and club facility was perfect for the kids. We enjoyed renting a pontoon boat and tubing on the lake. Plenty of waterfalls and sightseeing in the area. We'd definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Onsite, Lake Club
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Clemson, SC Amtrak Crescent
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
NC Highway 107 and Shook Cove Road
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Onsite, Lake Club
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Onsite, Lake Club

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 Natahala Outdoor Center. Big name concerts at Harrahs Cherokee Casino and WNC.

Other Activities: Miniature golf, Shopping, Boating, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Snowboarding.

Golf: Bear Lake Reserve Golf Club

Ski: Cataloochee Ski Area , Maggie Valley, NC


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

All Resort Fees Included in Price! Rates subject to change at owners discretion.
Upon arrival you will be met by our staff Greeter. The Greeter provides an orientation of your lodge, Bear Lake Reserve and the surrounding area. The Greeter will be able to address all your questions and is available throughout your stay. The Greeter will start your vacation off informed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.