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
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
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
- 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)
- Chunky Gal Stables Hayesville, NC (828) 389-4175
- Eagle Ranch Copperhill, TN (423) 496-1843
- Triple S Park Murphy, NC (828) 835-3858
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
$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.