Bear Lake Reserve is a community nestled deep in the heart of Mother Nature that offers the very best of mountain-lake living. Located near Asheville, North Carolina, the property is a premier village where people come to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the world. Our story is all about family, mountains, lakes and simple village living.
OUR LIVABLE MOUNTAIN LAKE VILLAGE
Bear Lake Reserve boasts a rugged connection to the wilderness perfectly blended with the refined luxury offered by the mountain-lake village lifestyle. With stunning mountain views and pristine waters, our secluded community is a hidden gem of western North Carolina. Our numerous amenities allow you the opportunity to do as much or as little as you want to do in a day.
Shook Cove Road is named after the Shook family who lived on the river front of what is now Bear Creek Lake. The family created pewterware, commonly used in the Appalachian area. The family share their knowledge of the craft instructing others in the art. The area where the Greeters Cottage is located is named Shook Cove; The cove extends from Bear Creek Lake up to Big Ridge Mountain. This was the former home of the Goldens, who grew crops and raised livestock on this land.
“It’s like we have a meaningful relationship with the landscape. You’re basically living with nature … it’s wildlife living, on a mountain, at a lake’s edge. It’s incredible here.”
– John Smith, Homeowner