About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
All Club Fees included in the nightly rental amount.
This almost new mountain cottage has a master suite with king sized bed, a door leading to the covered front porch and a large master bathroom. On the other side of the house are 2 guest rooms with a shared bath. One guest room has a king bed and the other has 2 sets of bunk beds with adult comfortable mattresses.
The living/dining areas have cathedral ceilings, wood floors and are open to the kitchen. The well furnished screened porch, located through french doors from the living/dining area, offers an outdoor living area with TV and fireplace. There are two stone, wood burning fireplaces with gas starters - one in the living room and the other on the screened in porch. Easy to light and to enjoy!
The cottage sits between two streams which provides a perfect backdrop of flowing water. Across the street is the Millpond Pavilion which features an indoor living area with full kitchen, a large covered area with massive fireplace and 2 stocked, catch and release trout ponds-perfect for the kids! A great place for evening cocktails and a fire too.
You can enjoy winter activities within 1 hour of Bear Lake - Skiing at Cataloochee (toward Waynesville) or Sapphire Valley (toward Cashiers) and snow tubing and ice skating near Highlands at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center.
Pets will be considered with a $100 pet fee.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Margie Ashburn
We live in nearby Highlands, NC (another beautiful place) and built this cottage as a weekend getaway to enjoy the lake, golf course and great clubhouse! Our family is from Savannah, GA and moved up to the mountains to raise our family of 5 girls in 1985. We enjoy renting and house swapping all over - Mexico, California and the southeast.
Margie Ashburn purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Margie Ashburn chose Bear Lake Reserve
Bear Lake Reserve is very unique. While we are 'in the middle of nowhere' you have every amenity at your fingertips without the crowds. You can visit many places during your stay at Bear Lake - Sylva - 20 minutes; Western Carolina University - 15 minutes; Cashiers - 30 minutes; Highlands - 45 minutes; Cherokee - 40 minutes; Asheville - 1 hour. Explore the Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountains from this spot and return to a very special place.
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage is situated close to the Greeter's Cottage (entrance) and just down the road (a few minute walk) from the Mill Pond with stocked trout ponds, streams, hiking trails, large covered pavilion with a huge fireplace (wood provided), bathrooms and a nice living room with fully equipped kitchen. A great gathering place for meals or just drinks.
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This beautiful rental home was the perfect place for a family vacation. It was very well equipped with everything we needed-just need to bring food/drinks. The beds were comfy, bathrooms had plenty of towels, and the kitchen had all utensils needed. The living room had lots of room to relax around the fireplace-which we used each day. The screened porch with fireplace was also a great place to relax! Too many amenities to list! It truly felt like a cozy, family home and not just a rental. Just be prepared to drive on some challenging mountain roads....we came from Florida and some roads were a bit scary for us. We would highly recommend this amazing home!
Great place to unwind!
We rented this location for Christmas. We were very comfortable in this very clean well furnished cabin. Loved the surrounding area. Excellent screened porch with fireplace and grill. Great walks with our dog! The owner was very friendly and accessible. The access to the cabin was easy. The stepping Stones to the front door we're tricky but we had no physical limitations and there was ice. That I guess is part of the mountain experience in the winter! I would stay here again!
Very spacious. Was perfect for family with 5 adults to spend time together.
Nice cottage. Close to the entrance of the reserve.
This was a nice experience for our whole family. This cottage is right across from a fishing pond which was like having our own private pond. Only about 15 - 20 minute drive to pool and lake area. Would definitely return.
Charming and Peaceful
We really loved staying at this property in Bear Lake. The location was great and very peaceful. The house was very clean, comfortable, and the kitchen was well stocked with all the dishware and cooking items you could need. It also had a beautiful screened in porch with a fireplace where we spent a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the view outside.
There was also a lovely club house that has a pool, hot tub, beach, restaurant, pool table, ping pong, table shuffle board, and access to boat, jet ski, kayak, and paddle board rentals.
I highly recommend this property! Great for a romantic getaway or time together with family or friends.
Wonderful community with all you could ask for. House was well appointed and equipped.
Love the lake and all the outdoor activities. The home was close to fishing ponds and had a great screened porch for enjoying the cool nights.
Bear Lake Reserve is located just 18 miles from Cashiers, NC and is located in the Tuckasegee Valley. We are also located 10 miles from Western Carolina University and the Sylva area.
Our full service resort offers a 9 hole, Jack Nicklaus Design, mountaintop golf course; Lake Clubhouse with restaurant, bar, fitness center, pools, hot tubs, theater room and marina; boat rentals; tennis courts, 17 miles of hiking trails; amphitheater and covered pavilions with outdoor fireplaces.
Take advantage of many wonderful day trips - Cashiers, Highlands, Maggie Valley, Cherokee, The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, The Nantahala Ourdoor Center in Bryson City. All of these locations within an hour from Bear Lake Reserve.
Many people never leave the resort! In addition to golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and dining, the lake offers a multitude of activities. Pontoon boats, jet skis, kayaks and canoes are available for rent to enjoy fishing, water skiing, hiking up the waterfall or just picnicking and sightseeing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
CLUB USE FEE (May-Nov) - This fee entitles you use of all of the resort amenities - pools, restaurant, golf, tennis, marina, fitness center, hiking trails and outdoor pavilions. There are fees for the following - golf, dining & boat rentals. CLUB USE FEE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THIS INVOICE E CHECKS PREFERRED. 2.5% FEE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS.