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Mountain Lodge At Bear Lake Reserve With Modern Comfort And Resort Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2.5, Sleeps 6

In late 2012, our family purchased this lovely mountain lodge, which was built in 2009, to escape to the North Carolina mountains on weekends. We renovated it recently, and when we are not using it ourselves, we make it available to VRBO/Homeaway users. Because we are relatively new to the Bear Lake rental market, for now, we are planning to keep our rates very low -- in fact, the lowest (we believe) in Bear Lake Reserve. Also, our rates include the daily resort fees charged by Bear Lake Reserve. We will pay those fees on your behalf.

To facilitate your making an informed decision, we would like to share with you the following:

1. As you can see from the many VRBO listings for Bear Lake Reserve, only a few lodges/condos are available for rent. The biggest advantage of staying in a lodge/condo is that the Bear Lake Reserve Lake Club, where many resort amenities and activities are available (e.g. adult pool, heated children's pool with slides, restaurant, lounge, children's playroom & theater, occasional live music, beach, gym, kayak/pontoon/water skii etc.), is only 2 minutes away if you're driving (see picture #13 below). This is particularly important if you have children. In fact, this is why we bought a lodge/condo rather than a house. Many properties in Bear Lake Reserve are far from Lake Club.

2. The golf course and tennis courts -- both of which are located at the top of the mountain with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains -- are also nearby. You can get there in 5 minutes by car (depending on how fast you drive).

3. This property is approx. 1800 sq. ft. (not including the deck/balcony). The first floor master bedroom has a king bed with a private bath. The second bedroom on the second floor also has a king bed. Some owners have converted the loft on the second floor to a third bedroom. We, however, have left it as is, so that the entire second floor would feel more open and inviting. There is a day bed + trundle in the loft. (for sleeping 2)

4. The first floor living room has an unusually high ceiling. The spacious, modern kitchen has plenty of cookware and dishware for you to prepare family meals.

5. The building itself has 4 units. Our unit is on the top floor (but our front door is at ground level, so there is no need for an elevator), which affords us a great mountain view. (See picture below. The unit on the right with curtains is ours).

6. The property has three big flat panel TV's and two blu-ray players. We subscribe to DISH satellite service for cable. TV reception, especially high definition, is excellent. Wireless high speed internet is reliable. The property has an extensive collection of blue ray DVDs for kids and adults, as well as xbox console & games.

7. The property is clutter-free and causal-elegant. We have tried to keep the furniture and decor simple, yet tasteful.

8. If you would like to know more about Bear Lake Reserve and why it's such a special place, please visit its website for more information.

9. Let us know if you are interested in renting our property for longer than 1 month. We will give you additional discounts.

10. Lastly, please be advised that we do not allow more than 6 people at any time. The maximum number of adults is 4 (13+ count as adults). Moreover, a no-smoking and no-pet policy is in effect.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call us. We will get back to you promptly -- typically within 30 minutes. Thank you!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Bear Lake Reserve, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 (1st floor) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (2nd floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 (1st floor) - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 sleep sofa /futon , day bed + trundle sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Mountain Lodge At Bear Lake Reserve With Modern Comfort And Resort Amenities
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews

Phenomenal family retreat

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, relaxing, retreat for our family. The home is beautifully furnished, spacious, and clean, and situated in the middle of a peaceful wooded setting. Lots of special touches for families, including many shelves of books for children of all ages, board games, and sand toys to bring to the beach. Bear Lake Reserve is also a very special and incredible setting for a family vacation with a wonderful WARM outdoor pool, beach, and lake for canoeing, kayaking and other water activities. Thomas was incredibly well organized with information to prepare us for the trip, and extremely responsive to emails and texts. Thanks for a wonderful trip! We will be back!

  • Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed from 5/21 through 6/2, 2018. The condo was neat and well cared for although a little cramped due to too much furniture, especially on outside deck. Of course, if you had more people it would be fine. Owner, Tom, could not be more helpful or courteous. Upstairs desk worked perfect for me in the morning. Bear Lake Reserve has a lot to do and plenty wildlife. We saw bears on the golf course, geese on the lake, deer and turkeys at other places. Unfortunately for us, it rained a lot while we were there which limited the hiking we normally would do. That said, we passed the time playing ping pong, pool, shuffleboard and sitting in the hot tub at the club. Fitness center is well equipped except for barbells, with sauna and steam room. I'd definitely stay there again. David

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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On top of the mopuntain!

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely and quite comfortable. We enjoyed the mountain views and hiking around the property. The only downside is that you are 45 - 60 minutes away from a grocery store or restaurant. (The clubhouse restaurant was not open during our stay)

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful and owner was accommodating. Great place, will book this unit again.

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place. Buy groceries before you drive in, because it's a 20 min drive out of the resort and then another 15 min to an ingles. They have kayaks/canoes, a beach area for the kids to play, a park with a creek and a teepee, pool table/shuffleboard/private theater, and pools/hot tub. There is also outdoor fireplaces in a few areas, and ping pong outside the lake club. This unit is very close to the lake club, almost walking distance. We will definitely be back when the leaves are changing.

  • Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location,Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th visit to BLR and perhaps the nicest.

Everything about the condo was as described and then some. This is our first time staying near the Lake Club. It was so nice to be 5 minutes from the club and maybe 10 mins to golf. The Lake Club was open our entire stay so we used all the facilities and ate all our meals there., food was fabulous.

In previous visits in the fall the Lake Club was open only a few days and limited hours. The new management has really made some nice changes, Especially the extended Club schedule into the fall and winter months.

We will certainly plan to return to Thomas's unit in the future.

Fred & Carlye Schramm

Jacksonville, Fl

  • Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxury in the wilderness

  • 5 of 5

Thomas was very accommodating and his home is beautiful. We had many lovely meals out on the back deck overlooking the woods and mountains. We so enjoyed the swims and the Bear Creek Lake off the Sandy Beach. There were at least ten different hiking trails within the community and one of them had teepees and campsites. This is a resort built in the wilderness so what could be better?

  • Submitted: 1-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Bear Lake Reserve, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$183.11
Damage Insurance C$78.29

Please note the following restrictions:

1. Maximum number of adults in the unit at any time is 4 adults. The maximum number of children in the unit at any time is 4 children.

2. No pets and pets at any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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