Our new mountain home was completed May 1, 2000. The lake and mountain range views from the master bedroom and both decks are truly unbelievable, some of the best that Bear Paw offers. A few features of our home are 4 queen beds, solid oak and ceramic tile floors on the ground and upper floor levels, tongue and groove pine ceilings in greatroom and dining room, 3 TV's with three satellite receivers, 2 VCR's, 1 DVD player , over-the-range microwave, raised panel oak kitchen cabinets, solid surface kitchen counter tops, solid surface kitchen sink, a bathroom on each of the 3 floor levels, easy accessibility, and a bright, open layout. Please no smoking inside the house and no pets allowed. Our home is located in Bear Paw, which is the only development on gorgeous Lake Hiwassee in the mountains of southwestern North Carolina. Lake Hiwassee is only 5-10 minutes walking distance from our home. Lake Hiwassee is an 18-mile long mountain lake that offers casual fishing, boating, and swimming. There is also a swimming pool, a marina that rents boats, a tennis court, a basketball court, a child's playground, and a child's fishing pond. A secured entrance gate adds to the feeling of peace and serenity pervading Bear Paw.



We also have a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Bear Paw that we rent. It rents for $450/week or $85/night - Click HERE to check it out.

Amenities: Fireplace, Phone, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, VCR, Pool, Microwave, Dishwasher, Full kitchen, Washer, Dryer, Linens provided (except bath towels and bath cloths), Cookware and utensils provided, Gas BBQ, Surround sound, Fish cooker, NO PETS ALLOWED, NO SMOKING INSIDE HOME! Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife viewing, Horseback riding, Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Swimming, Water skiing, Boating, Flea Markets, Antiquing, Whitewater rafting, Gold panning




For those who may want to do more than just relax in, on, and around the lake, the area provides a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment choices.

Festivals & Shows
The area has many festivals throughout the year.
  • DollyWood escape to the unique world of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain theme park.
  • Georgia Mountain Fair a fall festival.
  • Unto These Hills Cherokee, NC - An outdoor drama telling the tragic story of how the Cherokee ancestors were forcefully driven out of the Great Smoky Mountains and marched 1,200 miles to Oklahoma.
Fishing & Hunting
  • Hiwassee Guide Service (828) 494-4712
Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Cherokee, NC (800) 427-7247
Tribal Bingo Cherokee, NC (800) 410-1254
This area has some spectacular mountain golf.
  • Brasstown Valley Resort 18 hole par 72 Young Harris, GA (800) 201-3205
  • Butternut Creek Golf Course 18 hole par 72 Blairsville, GA (706) 745-5153
  • Chatuge Shores Golf Course 18 hole par 72 Hayesville, NC (828) 389-8940
  • Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club 18 hole par 72 Murphy, NC (800) 334-3905
  • Copper Basin Golf Club 9 hole Copperhill, TN (423) 496-3579
  • Mountain Harbour Golf Course 18 hole par 72 Hayesville, NC (828) 389-4111
Horseback Riding
  • Chunky Gal Stables Hayesville, NC (828) 389-4175
  • Eagle Ranch Copperhill, TN (423) 496-1843
  • Triple S Park Murphy, NC (828) 835-3858
Movie Cinemas
  • Henn Theatre Murphy, NC (828) 837-2618
  • Twin Cinema Blairsville, GA (706) 745-8222
  • Twin Cinema Blue Ridge, GA (706) 632-7202
  • Twin Cinema Andrews, NC (828) 321-3333
National Parks & Forests
The area's parks are a national treasure and great for a scenic drive, hiking, biking and picnics. Visit the National Park Service web site for more detailed information.
  • Appalachian Trail - a 2,160 mile foot trail along the ridge crests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in the central Maine wilderness to Springer Mountain in a designated wilderness area in north Georgia.
  • Blue Ridge Parkway - 469 miles of senic roadway that connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee.
  • Cherohala Skyway - crossing the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests from Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park - established in 1934, covers 520,408 acres of land with heights ranging from 840 feet at Abrams Creek to 6,643 feet at Clingmans Dome.
  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest - a tribute to a hero whose poem "Trees" inspired millions. The Forest Service inauguarated the Little Santeelah as the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in 1935.
  • Mountain Waters Scenic Byway - begins in Highlands traveling approximately 61 miles winding through southern Appalachian hardwood forests, by numerous waterfalls and lakes and through two river gorges.
  • Nantahala National Forest - lies in the mountains and valleys of western North Carolina with elevations as high as 5,800 feet at Lone Bald in Jackson County, to a low 1,200 feet in Cherokee County along the Tusquitee River.
Shopping, Antiques & Crafts
  • Cherokee, NC - home to the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
  • Copper Basin - the Copper Basin communities of Copperhill, Ducktown and McCaysville offer a small town atmosphere and a unique heritage.
  • Gatlinburg, TN - a popular place for weddings.
  • Helen, GA - re-creation of an alpine village famous for Oktoberfest.
  • Murphy, NC
  • Pigeon Forge, TN - one of the fastest growing tourist cities in the South.
Tours and Exhibits
  • Biltmore Estate Asheville, NC (800) 543-2961 - built on a 125,000 acre (now 8,000 acres) estate as the home of George Vanderbilt, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau known as Biltmore House is the largest private residence in America.
  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Blue Ridge, GA (800) 934-1898 - 26 mile tip along the Taccoa river in vintage passenger cars.
  • Fields Of The Wood Murphy, NC (828) 494-7855 - visit biblical monuments, replicas of Golgotha and Joseph's tomb and the world's largest set of the Ten Commandments.
  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Murphy, NC (800) 872-4681 - half-day train excursions through western North Carolina mountains.
  • Hiwassee Dam Tour Murphy, NC (828) 644-2000 - take a tour of the world's largest overspill dam.
  • Lost Sea Sweetwater, TN - America's largest underground lake located deep inside craighead caverns
  • Rock City Lookout Mtn, GA - Experience Rock City and view 7 states from atop Lookout Mtn.
  • Ruby Falls Chattanooga, TN - America's highest underground waterfall open to the public.
  • Tennessee Aquarium Chattanooga, TN - visit the world's largest freshwater aquarium.
White Water Rafting
Enjoy both guided and unguided trips on the Nantahala river or guided trips on the more challenging Ocoee river, site of the 1996 Olympic kayak competitions.






$650/week - $750/week
Thanksgiving & Christmas



$200 Security Deposit (Refundable with a satisfactory home inspection after your departure) is needed to reserve.. The balance is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival. Check-in: 3PM, Check-out: 10 AM. Send Deposit to Owner: Carlos Gaskin, 6091 Pimlico Ct., Tallahassee, Fl 32309. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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