The Bear's Den - Lake Lure NC

  8 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  1757 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
2 Twins
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


Nature's Paradise

The Bear’s Den is a beautiful log home located in a private community on the east shore of Lake Lure. The peaceful, wooded location is within walking distance of a quiet cove on Lake Lure for fishing or swimming.  This destination is sure to spark treasured family memories for years to come (sorry, no four-legged family members). It is easily accessible from the parking area via a ramp, which is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. This home is 6.5 miles to the Beach at Lake Lure, 7.9 miles to Chimney Rock State Park, and 18.2 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

If you enjoy privacy, The Bear’s Den offers seclusion. Lake Lure Beach and Marina are not too far away if you plan on venturing out to enjoy a weekend by the lake. If you would rather spend the day hiking along the scenic trails, Chimney Rock State Park is less than 10 minutes from the cabin.

Worthy of Log Home Magazine

The wonderful two-story great room has beautiful wood floors, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace with gas logs and is furnished with locally crafted log furniture. The living room features DirecTV and a DVD player with surround sound.  

The king bed suite has a rocking chair, many charming decorative accents, and sliding door that leads to the covered deck. Begin your morning with coffee on the porch swing. The ceramic-tile bathroom adjoining the suite has a corner jetted tub for a relaxing soak after a day spent hiking, swimming or fishing.

Guests will appreciate the two additional bedrooms, each with sliding doors that lead to the deck. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has 2 twin beds. There is a full bath (tub/shower combination) nearby. 

Stairs from the living area lead to a cozy loft. Furnished with a queen futon, DirecTV and a game table, it is a perfect spot for an additional sleeping area, quiet reading or board games (bring cards or your favorites games to enjoy).

Covered porches surround the front of the cabin and ample glass doors and windows offer soothing views of the woods beyond.  There is also a back deck and a screened porch off the kitchen where guests can enjoy breakfast with the sounds of nature. Beautiful winter views of Lake Lure add to the enjoyment of a winter stay at the Bear's Den.

Beautiful Year Round

This mountain home is perfect for every season! Enjoy the beautiful snowy weather in the winter where a cozy cabin feels just right. Stay warm by the fireplace or relax in the jetted tub in the master bath. Visit in the summer when the weather is perfect all the time and you can enjoy the soothing summer breezes and beautiful sunsets from the scenic porch overlook.

Something for Everyone

No matter the season, this mountain home, our beautiful area, and Lake Lure have so much to offer, whether it is plentiful choices of restaurants or shopping, or a fun outdoor adventure you and your loved ones will never forget. See the Amenities and Notes for just a sampling of what this home and area offer.

If you visit once we are confident you’ll return again and again for the rest, beauty, fun, comfort, and hospitality. We hope to see you soon and look forward to you being our guest!

Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.
Pets are not allowed in this home or on the property.

Parking for two to three (3-4) vehicles. Wheelchair ramp to home.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time (or anytime later).
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. local time (or anytime earlier).

$50.00 minimum fee will be assessed for failure to properly remove/dispose of garbage from home (to avoid this fee, simply follow the Arrival/Departure Instruction sheet provided upon check-in and posted at the home)

Cancellation Policy:  
If you cancel a confirmed reservation outside of 30 days prior to arrival there is just a $50 cancellation fee to help cover credit card cost and time.  If you cancel within 30 days there is no refund unless we get the home rebooked.  If the home is rebooked for your canceled dates we will refund all but the $50 cancellation fee.  Please note that we always recommend the purchase of travel insurance/trip interruption insurance to help protect your investment should something unexpected come up.  Travel insurance is typically 6.95% of your total trip cost and coverage details are available on the checkout page.

Note: Cancellation policies may vary on other marketing sites but it is ALWAYS most affordable to book direct with us at Carolina Properties


Sorry, no exceptions. We do offer a number of pet-friendly accommodations.



Nearby Activities/Entertainment:

Mountain Views

Coffee Maker

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)



Lake Lure Beach/Boat Tours & Rentals


Electric Range (smooth top)

Chimney Rock State Park/Village

Central Heat/Air Conditioning


Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Gas-Log Fireplace


Unique Stores/Shops

Ceiling Fans



Jetted Tub

Dining Table Seats 6



Kitchen Counter Seats 2

Ski/Tube/Wake Board and More

Maximum Occupancy: 8

Deck Dining Set Seats 6


Sleeping in Beds for 8:

Wood Bistro Set 

Gem and Gold Mining

King Bed 1 (main level)

Metal Bistro Set 

Hiking Trails/Fishing Spots

Queen Bed 1 (main level)



Twin Beds 2 (main level)


Tennis/Basketball Courts

Queen Futon/Sleeper (loft)


Golf/Mini Golf



Museums/KidSenses Activity Center



River Tubing/Rafting

Televisions 2 (living room, loft)



DirecTV Premium Package

Bed, Bath, and Kitchen Linens

Area Conveniences:

DVD Players 2 


Grocery/Dollar Store

CD Player 1

Iron/Ironing Board

Urgent Care

Game Table (loft)

Vacuum Cleaner




United States Post Office



Gas Stations

Covered Deck

Wireless Access

ABC Liquor Store

Deck Overhead Fans/Lights


Fruit/Vegetable Stands

Deck Furniture/Dining Sets


Recycling/Trash Drop-Off Centers*

Covered Porch



Porch Overhead Fans/Lights


Area Houses of Worship:

Porch Furniture


Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist,

Free-Standing Swing (on porch)


Presbyterian, Non-Denominational Churches

Screened Porch


Synagogue in Hendersonville, NC

Gas Grill



*The nearest recycling/waste drop-off centers are:
Rutherford County Bills Creek Center, 2130 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC
Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sun. closed
Polk County Transfer Station, 322 Landfill Rd, Mill Spring, NC
Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. closed




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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly   Min Nights
Winter | Low Season $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $980   -
Spring | Mid Season $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $150 $1,050   -
Summer/Fall | Peak Season $165 $165 $165 $165 $165 $165 $165 $1,155   -
Holiday Season $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $200 $1,400   -


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Reviewed: Oct 17, 2020
Property Manager
It was pleasant, very clean, great and fast communication with the Host.
I loved it! I recommend 110%.
Hope Mills, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2020
Property Manager
Loved the not contact booking. We have stayed before and had to come to the office to get and other stuff. This time were were able to go straight to the property and enjoy. Price and fees were reasonable. Property was clean and as advertised.
Loved the cabin. Wish we would have checked into going to Lake Lure sooner, so we could have been able to stay longer. By the time we decided, most of everything was already book. However we did make the most of the little time we stayed.
Pittsboro, US
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2020
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2020
Property Manager
Very helpful - had to communicate several times and always responded right away.
Wonderful property with accurate description of amenities. Only issue we had was spotty internet service.
Simpsonville, US
Reviewed: Mar 24, 2020
Property Manager
The staff accommodated every need we had and answered every question promptly.
Great experience and looking forward to doing this again next year!
Simpsonville, US
Reviewed: Mar 9, 2020
Property Manager
I communicated with CP before, during and even after our trip and they were responsive and helpful and courteous every time! I liked how I was emailed and texted with updates. I felt like everything was explained before I arrived and we knew exactly how things were to happen. When we arrived the gas logs were not coming on and after a call to CP staff, someone was at the door within 45 minutes to fix them. We are so thankful because we used them each evening and would have missed them otherwise.
We felt so comfortable and cozy and enjoyed the amenities so much that we are already thinking of a return trip to the same cabin! It was a very good experience! We did run out of toilet paper (5 women!!!) but one of us had luckily brought one roll so that saved us! It was a perfect location for our group of best friends to gather for a comfortable and cozy weekend of catching up! All the black bear accents were so cute to look at too! This cabin was so clean and well stocked and perfect for our girls weekend! We felt comfortable and enjoyed every minute we were there. At one point we spilled water on the kitchen floor and we used white palate towels to wipe it up and the towels came off the floor clean and only wet! The floors were even so clean!
Savannah, US
Reviewed: Dec 1, 2019
Property Manager
Reviewed: Nov 18, 2019
Property Manager
Excellent service, quick response. The cabin was everything I hoped for. It was very clean and very cozy.
For the past 3 years I have wanted to take a girls trip to celebrate my birthday. Well my dream came true. I celebrated my birthday with great friends at beautiful cabin.
Boca Raton, US
Reviewed: Nov 7, 2019
Property Manager
Everyone in the office was helpful, and friendly. The rental process was very easy, Carolina Properties has a wide selection of places to stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Bear's Den! It was exactly the relaxing weekend away that we needed. Thank you to the Owner's and staff that maintain and rent the house! Bear's Den was very clean, and comfortable. The neighborhood was quiet and the house has great views of the lake and mountains. It is a well maintained property.
Reviewed: Sep 30, 2019
Property Manager
Just kept in me in the loop with emails which is good. Great transactions, loved the email updates.
Really a fantastic house. The outside was kept clean and fairly spider free. I felt like I was in my home with all that was available. The only "complaint" we had was that all the bedding on the Queen bed smelled sour so we had to wash it before we slept in that room. It really was not a big deal and we were happy that there was a nice washer and dryer available. The laundry soap was almost gone though but we bought some - no biggie. Also one of our friends said to buy Charmin toilet tissue, again, no big deal. Maybe have more games available to play? We did see the deck of cards and puzzle, again, just a little added convenience is all. We appreciate you and the house and are already talking about coming back. We loved it! This house had everything and the price was the deciding factor. We all felt we got our monies worth instead of getting overcharged like most places do.
Charleston, US
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2019
Property Manager
Very easy and fast response for booking.
Loved the house! Very clean and cozy, perfect for families, close to everything! Will definitely stay here again.
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2019
Property Manager
Our family enjoyed our stay so much. The house is beautiful and was perfect for our Labor Day Weekend visit. The kids loved having the loft as their special place and the huge front porch was so much fun for them. I enjoyed morning coffee while swinging. Everything was clean. Hope to come back soon!
Upper Arlington, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2019
Property Manager
Direct and to the point, my kind of people.
Wonderful experience, the kids loved it!
Reviewed: Jul 8, 2019
Property Manager
Everything was so easy ...... I had minimal contact with the host..... we never encountered an issue that required us to contact the host or Carolina properties..... and to us that is a compliment to all of you. The check in/check out process with the key pad was nice..... very simple process....... cabin was clean, new and had a great lay out.
Everything was exactly what were looking for...... from the cabin to the location......the peaceful location and all of the covered porches were really nice to just sit and relax when we werent on the go, just the overall experience was perfect. Cant wait to visit again!
Tallahasee, US
Reviewed: Apr 30, 2019
Property Manager
Our original dates were affected by Hurricane Michael and the staff worked hard to still accommodate us. Beautiful house. Very understanding about our need to change dates.
Peaceful, quiet location. Beautiful home.
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2019
Property Manager
Great experience! Every description was on point. The staff was prompt when we called with door code and gate issues.
Absolutely awesome! We will be back! Great place to stay!
Elgin, US
Reviewed: Nov 25, 2018
Property Manager
Me and my family has always had a great experience.. Very well handled..just great !!!!
Great property very well kept ...Very nice views and relaxing..
Reviewed: Nov 12, 2018
Property Manager
Valerie was awesome!
This place has everything you need for a nice getaway.
Chapel Hill, US
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2018
Property Manager
Very smooth process for making reservation, payment, questions.
Beautiful home -- extremely well-outfitted/furnished and maintained.
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
Property Manager
We had a lovely time at the Bears den! It was clean, roomy, and comfy. The front porch is a wonderful place for families to relax - its huge!! Overall great experience!
Alpharetta, US
Reviewed: Apr 3, 2018
Property Manager
Everyone is always helpful and very capable. The cabin is always clean, everything is in working order and Carolina Properties staff is helpful.
We enjoyed our stay on Easter weekend immensely. The cabin was beautiful, the view was serene and the surroundings were breathtaking. The perfect spot to relax and unwind! We love it at The Bears Den and recommend it to people often.
Reviewed: Mar 7, 2018
Property Manager
Alpharetta, US
Reviewed: Jan 23, 2018
Property Manager
I called and spoke with someone about the road conditions since I knew it had snowed recently and she was polite, friendly and accurate .
This was our second stay, having originally found The Bears Den via Air BnB. The location is beautiful and the stay is serene and relaxing. Its a wonderful spot to unwind and recharge. Looking forward to future visits! The property was beautifully maintained (with the exception of the gravel leading up to the ramp) and the check in and out process was so easy!
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2017
Property Manager
The staff at check in was very courteous and when we called with a question she was very pleasant and helpful. Very good communication before our arrival.
we would definitely stay here again! A wonderful place! Beautiful spot and the the home is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. Loved the front deck and back porch- great place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.
Huntersville, US
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2017
Property Manager
Very friendly staff!
Our group had so much fun at Bear's Den, would love to go back sometime!


Conveniently Located

The Bear's Den is minutes from the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock State Park and village. Lake Lure was ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world. There are water sport rental options (kayaks, wake boards, boats, etc.) and pontoon tours of the lake.

The iconic Chimney Rock, for which the village and State Park are named, was featured on Arthur Frommer's Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Budget Travel magazine. The park received the platinum award for Favorite State Park in Blue Ridge Country’s 2013 Best of the Mountains travel poll, with voting every five years and covering seven southern states in the Appalachian Mountains. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby, including Apple Valley Golf Course, Bald Mountain Golf Course, and Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort, which Golf Digest rated as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the US.

If you enjoy scenic drives, head out of Lake Lure on Alt 74 (curvy and scenic Memorial Highway) through Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton, Fairview, toward Asheville to pick up what many consider the most beautiful length of road in this country, the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have not traveled this stretch of road, it is something to add to your bucket list. Actor Norman Reedus of The Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead fame, featured the parkway on a 2016 episode of his AMC TV series Ride with Norman (Appalachia: Blue Ridge Parkway, Season 1 Episode 3). Just 1.25 hours from the home and five miles off the parkway is Maggie Valley, home to the Wheels Through Time transportation museum that features rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique one-off American automobiles.

This home is centrally located just 15 minutes from Bat Cave; 35 minutes from Hendersonville; 50 minutes from Asheville; and about 2 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also nearby are Pisgah National Forest (less an 1 hour from Lake Lure), which has over 500,000 acres of protected forest, and DuPont State Recreational Forest (1.25 hours from Lake Lure) with over 10,000 acres. These forests feature hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, exquisite waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. If you and/or your children are fans of The Hunger Games book and movie, a scene with Katniss and Gale was shot at the Pisgah National Forest. A few small but significant scenes were also filmed at the DuPont State Recreational Forest.

The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock is conveniently situated for outdoor adventure including horseback riding, tubing, water sports, and hiking; museums and theater; the Biltmore Estate and Village; shopping and restaurants; and so much more. For additional information and activities, just click our Local Area Guide.

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