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Our family had an amazing time at this property with views of the water, plentiful outside seating and decks. The home is beautiful and spacious. Eight people had beds to sleep in. There was a bathroom adjacent to all four bedrooms. The beds were comfortable.
The kitchen had quality and plentiful cooking supplies. There was a cupboard full of appliances such as an Instant Pot and waffle iron. I’ve never stayed at another VRBO where the kitchen was so well stocked. I planned ahead on meals and brought most everything with me stopping at the Walmart in Cleveland on the way. We only went out to eat once at Mike’s Seafood which was delicious.
Ok, now to the best part, We had “kids” aged 12-24 and three 50-something’s. We spent our days outside on the dock. We used the kayaks, diving board, rope swing nearby, and enjoyed the plentiful seating in the dock. One evening, Bruce took us out on his pontoon and pulled the kids on a tube, gave us tour of the lake which included a waterfall which the kids explored. The house is located on a cove which was very quiet during the week, very few people were around and there was little boat traffic. One day we went to the community pool area and played tennis.
While in the house we had numerous ping pong tournaments where I, the Mom still prevailed as champion. There is a huge TV the theater room with hundreds of DVDs to choose from. We enjoyed watching movies. We didn’t have any issues with the WIFI or TVs. I really appreciate the plentiful seating at the dining table and in the great room, when you have eight people, it’s nice to be able to have room to be together and spread out when you wish.
I would absolutely recommend this property and hope to return someday. Thank you so much owners. Great memories were made!
I recommend that you arrive at Bear Paw in the daylight. It took us longer to arrive than “Maps” indicated due to the long drive up to the resort from Cleveland TN. The GPS was spotty in the mountains and at the resort. Shamefully, the whole time we were there, we used the spotty GPS to find the home from the front entrance at Bear Paw and to find the exit from the property. Where we live, the roads are straight!!
Visited July 2022
Written 24 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
We had a great time last week. Started my day at the upstairs coffee bar and enjoyed looking outside from the living area windows. We enjoyed just staying home and playing in the water. There are kayaks to enjoy, and across the lake there is a rope swing that we kayaked to. We rented pontoons and enjoyed the larger lake area and one day we gem mined. Lots of fun.
The house was great with ceiling fans in every room and plenty of space. All we needed in the kitchen too. Would definitely rent this house again. Thanks Alison and family for allowing us to enjoy your lake house.
Visited July 2022
Written 15 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
The lake house was plenty spacious for our two families (4 adults and 6 kids/teenagers.) The host and property manager have really thought of just about everything to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Bruce the property manager was super responsive to our questions. We spent most of our time by the dock but did have fun at the pool and rented a boat one afternoon as well. We have stayed at other Bear Paw properties. This house has better cell service and wifi than others we have stayed at (it's still the mountains and service is sometimes spotty). Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our getaway and will keep this property on our short list of Bear Paw lodging options.
Visited June 2022
Written 27 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
This place is amazing! We are from Orlando, FL and wanted to get away for Christmas with my family to try something different. Bruce was an angel, he guided us and helped us so much. Everything was super organized that made everything so much easier. We was so happy we had an Christmas tree too. Didnt have the luck to see snow but we did go on a boat ride with Bruce and drove to Sugar Mountain for snow and ski. Thanks you for this experience in your home.
Visited December 2021
Written 25 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.
It’s was amazing! The cabin was exceptionally clean and supplied with everything you need/may have forgotten except for food! 😊. We had a blast fishing, grilling, kayaking, playing games (supplies by the cabin) and some of our own, and the theatre room was very nice and cozy!
Visited November 2021
Written 13 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.