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Bear Creek Cabin/Lakefront/Canoes/Private Dock

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin offers 3 bedroom and 3 baths on lakefront property

Nestled on two acres of lakefront property our vacation cabin offers guests a rustic mountain experience with the comforts of home. Artistically designed with a touch of whimsy, you are sure to enjoy this smokey mountain retreat!

Guests can enjoy the lake from our spacious covered deck or by canoe and kayak. The lake is accessed by a short hike on a gentle sloping trail. This pristine mountain lake is a favorite for fishermen and nature explorers alike. Each twist and turn of Hogback Lake offers the paddler unexpected views of the lake, fauna, and wildlife.

As evening falls on the mountain-tops a warm fire may be enjoyed at the outdoor fire pit. Sit around the stone circle and swap stories from the adventures of the day. Winter guests can enjoy our indoor stone fireplace while reading a good book or warming up after a day on the ski slopes.

For those desiring a more active lifestyle, our Wyndham Resort at Fairfield Sapphire Valley amenities package offers: golf, tennis, mountaineer putt-putt, two heated outdoor pools, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, gameroom, fitness room, jogging track, snow skiing (winter months), and boat rentals at scenic Lake Fairfield. Located next to the fitness center is Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center. At the Community Center you can relax by one of the two stone fireplaces or curl up with a good book in the reading loft. Be sure to ask the friendly folks at the Community Center for a schedule of their weekly activities.

Our mountain vacation rental cabin is located within a few miles of Cashiers, North Carolina,the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. Whether it is a great outdoors experience you are looking for or a day of shopping at local craft and antique stores, this vacation cabin has it all. Our mountain getaway is great for a family vacation, fishing lodge, retreat, or as a romantic honeymoon destination. This North Carolina lakefront cabin is within a short drive to Highlands NC, Western Carolina University, historic Dillsboro NC, The Great Smokey Mountain Railway, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, Brevard NC, and the Biltmore House in Asheville NC.

Keywords: Cabin, mountain getaway, retreat, vacation rental

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Patty

Retired from NC Public Education System

Patty purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Patty chose Sapphire

We purchased this property to create a small business that provides families a place to get away from the stresses of everyday life, a place to relax and reconnect with each other.

What makes this cabin unique

Bear Creek Cabin offers guest a unique wilderness experience while having the comforts of home. Just a short walk to our private dock and guest can explore wildlife on pristine Hogback Lake. For guest who prefer more civilization; restaurants, shops and amenities are just minutes away. We offer the best of both worlds whether you are a hiker/paddler or shopper/golfer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bear Creek Cabin is the best,and the golf was good too!
Oct 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Sapphire, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Den - 1 sofa bed/futon , sleep sofa located downstairs, full bath available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , adjcent bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 3 single bed , adjcent bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master has private bath, walk-in closet ,axcess to deck.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Guest may purchase guest passes to Sapphire Valley Master Association resort. Adult passes are $2 per day with a minimum of 3 days, children under 14 are free with accompaning adult.


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Bear Creek Cabin/Lakefront/Canoes/Private Dock
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 31 reviews
Greensboro, NC

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Creek Cabin was all that we expected. It

is designed and outfitted for a wonderful family

vacation. It was the cleanest and most tastefully

decorated cabin that we have ever vacationed in.

We spent hours on the lake and had a picnic on the


We also found the Fairfield amenities to be more

than we had hoped for. The pool and mini-golf

were voted favorites by our four year old.

I would recommend Bear Creek Cabin to anyone

that wants to enjoy comfortable, family fun.

Therese Murdock

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2007
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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This holiday trip at the cabin was so much fun with the kids! Lots to do in community too.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and spacious cabin

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay. We had a great time with our kids over fall break.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean property and owner always responded very promptly. There were no issues with our stay. We would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fishing - plan and prepare (no internet)

  • 5 of 5

Sapphire Bear Cabin...5 stars!!!

There is a lot more space than you'd expect and the fishing is great...we caught 50+ fish mostly catch and release but enough keeper bass for 2 meals. No fishing license required on the lake.

Watching hummingbirds was peaceful and chipmunks were fun to watch, too.

The lake opens up after a tiny little paddle out. The lake is long and thin like a river and its long enough to get a good workout if you paddle the full length. It is quiet and peaceful and the fishing is very good!

Suggestions (our lessons learned):

1). if it is your first visit to Bear Cabin, avoid arriving after dark. If we had it to do again we would go to the grocery store BEFORE checking in, because it is tough to find in the dark.

2) if you want to catch bass, get an aerator bucket to keep them alive and buy minnows from Jocassee Outdoor Center on your way in (if coming from the south that is). That's the closest place that sells live minnows and if you fish with earthworms or mealworms you will probably only catch brim.

3) there is a windy path and stairs to the lake...that short walk could be a challenge for a person with even slight mobility issues but for the fit and agile it is a breeze.

One drawback was no internet so some work I needed to do didn't get done and we came home a day early as a result, but know it going in and simply unplugging is good for the soul!

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bear Creek Cabin located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mts. is for those who wish to take a break from today's hectic life styles; unplug and reconnect with family and friends. For those who feel the need to be connected to the w.w.w. our Sapphire Valley Resort offers several comfortable locations to connect via WiFi. Also, I have found my Verizon cell service connections at the cabin to be good. First time guest may find it helpful to arrive before dark; by design our well maintained resort community attempts to preserve the natural beauty of the mountains by keeping the use of street lights, excessive land clearing, commercial signage etc. to a minimum. Well stocked Ingles market and adjacent stores are located on Hwy 64 approximately 7 miles from the cabin. A newly built Dollar General Store is located approximately 2.5 miles on Hwy. 64 for convenient last minute pickups. I appreciate comments from our guests and the opportunity to highlight Bear Creek Cabin , our resort amenities and our beautiful mountains.
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Love Bear Creek Cabin--- 3 years in a row

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented Bear Creek Cottage for a month for the past three years. It is clean, well appointed and very comfortable. Great amenities through Holly Forrest Association. Like the convenient location as well. The owner Patty Wilson is not only delightful but most helpful. Patty, save our dates for next year. MK

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place and owner

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews I read were accurate.

When we got to the house it was very clean.

The access to the lake, boats, fire pit, deck (especially) and humming birds were enjoyed by all.

The neighborhood is very quiet but only minutes to restaurants and stores.

I have rented from many VRBO owners over the years and this one was the most attentive and communicative. They obviously love this place and it shows.

I cannot say enough good things about our experience.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sapphire Valley Resort
Car: necessary

Sapphire Valley Resort offers outings to nearby tourist attractions such as tour of Biltmore House, music, festivals etc. Check at resort office for activities offered during guests stay dates.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Sapphire, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$94.08 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$376.32
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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