Bear Lake Reserve is the premier vacation destination in western North Carolina. Our pristine property features beautiful vacation rental homes, a wealth of amenities and activities, incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and a wonderful team providing top-notch hospitality every step of the way. Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway with friends or a summer vacation with family, enjoy an elevated mountain lake resort experience at Bear Lake Reserve.

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A Wealth of Amenities and Activities

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or staying for a lifetime, our
community is home to a wide variety of features and fun events for all ages
to enjoy including:

• Dining, shopping, swimming, and more at our state-of-the-art Lake Club

• Breathtaking mountaintop golf from our 9-hole Nicklaus Design Course

• Tennis and Pickleball from our stunning courts at the summit

• World-class flyfishing from our serene ponds and streams

• Boating, swimming, kayaking, and numerous other activities centered around the calm, temperate waters of Bear Creek Lake

• Miles of hiking trails winding throughout our property and the surrounding region

• Excellent gathering places for a variety of events such as Mill Pond

• Pavilion, The Amphitheater, The Point, and nearby Castle Ladyhawke

• Incredible views from The Overlook and other fantastic vantage points

• Plenty of adventures and places to explore throughout nearby Sylva and the rest of Jackson County, NC

What Our Guests Are Saying

billy andersonbilly anderson
18:08 22 Jan 22
We had our wedding at Bear Lake reserve in 2017. It was an amazing experience, and the staff was awesome. We couldn't have been happier, and can't wait to return for vacation!
Joseph KusnierzJoseph Kusnierz
05:32 18 Jan 22
This place is so beautiful!! We had a blast!! My family and I had a great time together. Just what we needed!
Nitesh MauryaNitesh Maurya
03:55 30 Oct 21
Had my brother's wedding here and trust me this place was the best of them all. Very scenic, peaceful and serene.Castle ladyhawke which is nearby was the perfect place where the wedding galore took place.The cottages are more than perfect for a weekend gateway.
Christine PollardChristine Pollard
19:40 08 Sep 21
This is a beautiful destination with so many amenities! You could easily spend your whole vacation staying on the property and utilizing all they have to offer. The homes are beautiful with amazing views and everything you need for your stay. It is family friendly and I can't wait to go back! We especially liked the hiking trails. Highly recommend!
Jay NelsonJay Nelson
00:39 10 Jul 21
Great place, workers are friendly and go out of there way to help.