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Hideaway Chalet at Lake Hiwassee Bear Paw

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

If you’re looking for great vacation spot, romantic getaway, or just a relaxing weekend then Bear Paw is the place for you!

Private yet close to all the amenities that Bear Paw has to offer. Located in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, Bear Paw Resort is the only private 24/7 gated community on Lake Hiwassee. Bear Paw has many amenities which make it a great vacation spot. The lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains with 163 miles of natural shoreline and the Nantahala National Forest. It is where the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the “Smokies”….also known as “GOD’S COUNTRY”

Whether it’s fishing, swimming, water sports or just cruising around the lake on a boat soaking up the beauty ….Lake Hiwassee is the place. Bring your own boat or rent one. Mountain View Marina is located inside the Bear Paw Community and is within walking distance. Hidden Cove Marina is located just outside of Bear Paw and less than 2 miles.

Bear Paw offers many activities that make it a great vacation spot. In addition to the lake activities, there is also an Olympic size swimming pool, basketball courts at the Pavilion/Club House, tennis courts, exercise room, children’s playground and a small catch and release fishing pond. All are within walking distance. No need to load up in the car….it’s all just a stone’s throw away.

This comfortable vacation chalet offers…. hardwood floors throughout the house as well as central heat and a/c. For your enjoyment there are books, games, movies, DVD player, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. The main level has an open kitchen, dining & living room that opens up to a spacious deck. The 2 bedrooms (queen beds in each) and 2 full baths are on the main level. The open loft (2 twin beds) opens up to the main level. Down stairs in the lower-level (which is a work in progress) there is a Ping-Pong table and a full size washer and dryer. It also opens up to a smaller deck.

The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, dishes, pots, pans and utensils. Everything you need to prepare a delicious country breakfast, romantic dinner, or holiday feast.

There is an outdoor fire pit to warm you up on those chilly evenings or gather the kids for a marshmallow or wiener roast.

Breathe in the clean mountain air and watch the hummingbirds feed as you relax and enjoy your morning coffee out on the spacious deck. Gather the family for a challenging game of “Corn Hole”, or fire up the grill for some mouthwatering barbeque.

More Details

Debbi Hammond
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Debbi Hammond

My husband and I live in Southwest Florida. We just recently purchased this home. We first visited Bear Paw about 11 years ago when my husbands parents bought their home here. We immediately fell in love with Bear Paw and knew we also wanted to own a vacation/retirement home here. We love spending our vacations here with our children and grandchildren. We have made so many memories here and look forward to many more. And we are glad to be able to give our guest the opportunity to do the same.

Debbi Hammond purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Debbi Hammond chose Murphy / Andrews Area

Bear Paw is a very family oriented community with plenty of activities around. We love boating and water sports and the close and easy access to Lake Hiwassee. It is peaceful and quiet and everyone you meet is friendly. It is just a great community to be part of. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have and make tons of memories with your family and friends. We are new at this and certainly welcome any comments good or bad. We want to make it a place that you will want to return to year after year and recommend to your family and friends.


Murphy Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with full bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Hideaway Chalet at Lake Hiwassee Bear Paw
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

A place for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Hideaway Chalet was very pleasant. Everything was very clean and adequately supplied with all the necessities. The decks had just been replaced because of damage from a storm and were very nice. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck and listening to the forest creatures. It was such a very peaceful location. But yet just within walking distance was the pool and playground which we were able to enjoy. We also enjoyed walking out to the dam and an unexpected bonus was a jazz concert which we were able to enjoy while hanging out at the pool. Debbie was always helpful and always available to answer any questions. The facilities were beautiful and the staff at the gate very friendly. We loved our stay and hope to return again sometime. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ridgeland, South Carolina

Trip Cancelled by Owner at Last Minute - Never Arrived

  • 1 of 5

Our trip was scheduled 11 days from now. Yesterday I suddenly received refund of all money paid for the trip, well within contracted terms, but no message to explain why. According to VRBO, the owner cancelled and refunded our money. We are having to try to obtain an emergency re-booking with only 11 days until vacation and no ability to schedule different dates through our employers with the late, no-explanation cancellation. Our vacation has been, in essence, ruined.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for your inconvenience. The reason for the cancellation is due to mother nature and no fault of mine, on Friday July 8, 2016 @ approximately 8:30 P.M. while we were actually on vacation at the home, a severe storm came through and blew down 6 trees on our property. 3 of those trees fell on the house and totally did major damage both upper and lower outside decks of my home. On Saturday morning of July 9th I had to walk (since I couldn't get my car out of the driveway due to huge trees that had fallen) to the nearest place I could get WiFi and phone service to call the power company, the phone company and the insurance company as well as all of my scheduled reservation guests to inform them ASAP that I would have to cancel their reservations and give them adequate time to find another rental. I tried to call you, but only got through to your voicemail. I did not leave a message due to the length that it would take to explain. Therefore, I immediately sent you an email explaining what happened. I also contacted all the guests that were booked to stay with us to inform them and let them know I would have to cancel their reservations also. I totally understand your frustration, but I feel that you jumped the gun by not waiting until you got an answer as to why your reservation was cancelled before you posted such a harsh review. As I stated before....this was totally out of our hands and an act of God! And again.....I am sorry for you inconvenience and know you are frustrated. BTW.....I also took time out from my busy schedule of trying to clean up fallen trees and debris, contacting insurance company and trying to find contractors that could do repairs to my home to try and find you another rental in the same area and send that information to you just to help you out!
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Debbie for sharing you mountain vacation home with us. We had a great time being able to meet up with family who live near by. The location was great for us and being able to walk to the pool was nice. The basement was a hit! This was a nice place for our teens to retreat to. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is even better than pictures

  • 5 of 5

We just completed our stay at Hideaway Chalet. The home is even nicer than pictures and description. So many extras and the kitchen is so well stocked, you really only need your food.

The pool is seriously only steps from the cabin. You can sit on deck and feel like you are in the top of the trees. Traffic and other noise is minimal and you cannot be seen from road.

My only suggestion to owner is to add her phone number to the reservation information. It was in the Welcome Book at the cabin but we needed it before we got inside the cabin.

Good time had by all. Hope to come again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely beautiful! We met friends here and it was such a well set up cabin. There were lots of games and the ping pong table was a hit! The WiFi worked great and there is a land line phone. There is NO cell service, but between internet and the land line we had what we needed! The kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans and pretty much anything you need to cook a great meal. This cabin is nice because it is on its own little driveway, so no traffic goes directly by the cabin. The driveway is steep but a car was able to get up it. Just make sure you get all your groceries in Murphy prior to getting to the cabin because the nearest grocery store is a 30 minute drive one way. The owner was very responsive and had someone out the same day to fix the AC. I would highly recommend this cabin for anyone that has kids since the pool is just down the driveway along with the playground.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make sure that all our guest leave with a memorable vacation experience and hope that you will return in the future.
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little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage in the woods, so peaceful, cozy, comfortable, and equipped with everything one could wish for. We just loved the privacy of the cottage and a chance to practically live in the tree tops. The toughest decision of the day was on which of the beautiful decks to enjoy our first cup of coffee. The swimming pool and tennis courts were only steps away. We thoroughly enjoyed the Bear Paw community and the opportunity to take long walks with our dogs encountering beautiful vistas of the mountains or the lake around every bend. The whole family, two and four legged, had a fabulous time and wished that the vacation had been longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Cherokee Golf Club
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Murphy Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1st - April 1
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 4.0%

Please contact owner for Rental Agreement and Check-in details
Last minute reservations will be considered. Please contact the owner directly
PETS.....Only dogs 50 lbs or less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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