4 Bear Pause is a log cabin located inside the gated community of Riverbend at Lake Lure. This family-friendly home has a steep, yet paved driveway and a small front porch.
The front door opens to an aesthetically pleasing living room with a wall of windows overlooking Little Mirror Lake. The living room has soaring ceilings, a gas log fireplace, a television, and comfortable seating for four. You will love the views through the many windows. From the living room, you can access the deck that features a wonderful conversation area including two chairs and a swing. The deck is a partial wrap-around and has a discreetly placed large hot tub. You'll experience a luxurious feel walking on this Upper Deck and enjoying the beautiful environment around you.
The dining room table seats 9 and there is breakfast bar seating for 3. Everything in the kitchen is brand new. You’ll love the stainless-steel appliances, granite counter-tops, and hickory cabinets. There is one bedroom on the main level that is pleasantly furnished with a queen-sized bed, a television, a walk-in closet, a great bathroom, and a marvelous view of the lake. There is also an additional half bath on the main level for your convenience.
Ascend the wide and easy-to-navigate staircase to the loft where there is seating for 5 and a spectacular view of the lake. To the left there is a tastefully furnished bedroom with two sets of twin bunk-beds, a lake view, and plenty of closet space to store your belongings. Storage like this is somewhat uncommon and nice to have. There is a full and spacious bathroom on this level.
Back down the stairs to the lower level you'll immediately come to a sitting area with surround sound and seating for 5. For your enjoyment, there is a TV, ping pong table, pool table, and a variety of puzzles and games. You’ll also find a high-top table with seating for two and a bench with comfortable seating for three or four. From the game room area, you can easily access the well-equipped laundry area and powder room. Lastly there is another excellently furnished bedroom with a walk-in closet, a full-sized bed, an amazing view of the lake, and a spacious full bathroom. You will love the expansive lake views from the French doors.
Walk out onto the lower wrap-around deck which features a relaxing hammock area and a sturdy picnic table. From the lower deck you’ll take about six steps to the 1/3 deck that has a patio feel with lounge chairs, a built-in charcoal grill, and an outdoor shower overlooking the lake. Bathing outdoors in nature from the privacy of your own shower is one of life's most wonderful luxuries.
There are many stairs down to the lake. Small Landing areas and illumination points along the way will make it a much easier walk for you and your family. The young and the young-at-heart will have fun taking the slide right into Little Mirror Lake. The antique hand pump provides water for the daring slide ride. There is also a ladder to climb in and out of the water. Down by the lake, you can sit on the cozy built-in bench to enjoy the sun. Explore the lake in the canoe or the two kayaks available for your use. You may even want to do some fishing. Looking up at the house from the stairs going to the lake, you’ll see that this lovely log cabin is picture-perfect.
You can't go wrong booking 4 Bear Pause! This is a spacious home with plenty of areas to gather together or find solace on your own.
Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.
Parking 2-3 vehicles.
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time or anytime after.
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. local time or anytime earlier.
|Dec - 2020|
|Jan - 2021|
|Feb - 2021|
|Mar - 2021|
Rates* 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|
|Winter | Low Season||$260||$260||$260||$260||$260||$260||$260||$1,820|
|Spring | Mid Season||$300||$300||$300||$300||$300||$300||$300||$2,100|
|Summer/Fall | Peak Season||$380||$380||$380||$380||$380||$380||$380||$2,660|
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4 Bear Pause is about 15 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 were 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.
This beautiful home is centrally located just 20 minutes from Bat Cave; 30 minutes from Hendersonville; 50 minutes from Asheville; and about 1.5 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.
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.
The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area is conveniently situated for an 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 see our Local Area Guide.