Bear Necessities

Sleeping Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Bedding Information: 1 King, 3 Queens, 2 Twins

This whimsical and magical log cabin was decorated by a local artist and features the most interesting and unique details throughout. Whether old or young, you will be fascinated by all of the items that adorn this home from the hand-carved monkeys scurrying across the wooden beams to the faux bear-skin rug lounging in the loft to the Rhinoceros watching over his kingdom! There is even a hand-carved five foot tall bear waiting to greet you on the porch when you arrive at Bear Necessities. Each and every nook and cranny is filled with collector pieces that all pertain to the captivating animal theme.

The main floor has only one step from the car into the home for those that need easy accessibility. This level features a large living room with cathedral ceiling and log and chink walls. The 30-foot stacked stone wood burning fireplace is the center piece of the room and a wonderful place for the whole family to gather. The adjoining open kitchen and dining room are also charming and all windows look out onto the view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The upper deck off of this floor has comfortable hand-crafted log seating and a gas grill. This level also has a master bedroom with queen bed, beautiful quilts and more wonderful log furniture. The bath has the animal motif of zebras and bears, and boasts a luxurious whirlpool tub.

Upstairs, the loft has cozy yet spacious sleeping quarters with one double bed, one single bed and its own full bath. The other side of this level serves as the gameroom with foosball table, combination air hockey/ping pong/pool table and cable television with VCR and PlayStation. The large moose on the wall, bear skin rugs and many other magical touches make this the perfect children's area.

The lower level has two more bedrooms as comfortable and fanciful as the rest of the house, one with queen bed and another with one king and one twin. These rooms look out onto the lake and there is a third large bath with easy step-in shower. This level has another deck with large hot tub to relax in and enjoy. This house is great fun and will provide you with an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Best of all, this cabin is less than five minutes from Hawksnest, which features skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Summers here boast cool mountain breezes and low humidity, perfect for taking advantage of all the outdoor opportunities awaiting you in the High Country. Should you choose to stay in, this cabin has five televisions with cable, a video library and board games. We promise you a 4 star vacation with this house.

Handicap accessible with limitations.

Bear Necessities is located in the prestigious Lakes community in Seven Devils, and has paved access all the way to the cabin.

For larger groups, consider renting this cabin with Hunter's Moon just two doors down, or nearby Grandview Lodge or Knob Hill Chalet.

Please remember 4WD or chains are always recommended when visiting the mountains in winter.
  • Air Conditioned
  • Barbecue-Gas
  • Deck
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Heated
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Internet Access
  • Lanai
  • Linens Incl
  • Loft
  • Porch
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Video Library
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets

Appliances:

  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Computer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Utensils
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer

Activities:

  • Basketball Court
  • Bicycling
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals/Charters
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Room
  • Gym
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Park
  • Pool Table
  • Public Transportation
  • Rafting
  • Row Boat
  • Sailing
  • Ski Storage
  • Skiing-Snow
  • Skiing-Water
  • Tennis Court
  • Tubing-Snow
  • Tubing-Water
  • Volleyball Court
  • White Water Rafting

Other Property Features & Appliances:

AMENITIES: Hot tub, bath with whirlpool tub, foosball table, combination air hockey/ping pong/pool table, Playstation 2, mountain view, lake view, walking distance to lake, wood-burning fireplace, cable tv (5), VCR, DVD, video library, WIFI, AC - window, gas grill, porch swing, washer/dryer, telephone, dishwasher, microwave, paved access.

Full-service kitchen with all cooking tools and implements.
Kitchen and bath necessities provided including soap, paper towels and bath tissue.
VERY KID FRIENDLY with toys, books, videos, games, PS2 and foosball.

Other Attractions:

ACTIVITIES (on site or nearby):
Hiking, Rock Climbing, Climbing Wall, Spelunking, Biking, Mountain Bike Trails, Golf, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Trout Farm, Wildlife Viewing, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Go-kart racing, Bowling, Live Theater, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Sledding, Ice-Skating, Cross-country skiing, Snow Tubing, Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain, Close to Beech, Appalachian, Hawksnest & Sugar Ski Resorts, Blue Ridge Parkway, Festivals, Music, Outlet Shopping, Antiques, Crafts, Gem Mining, Tweetsie Railroad, ASU, Linville Caverns, Linville Falls, Appalachian Trail.

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Property Reviews

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August 21, 2013 Emily
We loved our trip and stay. There were 6 adults and 3 children and everyone had a blast. We stayed at the end of January beginning of February. We are planning our trip for next year.
April 9, 2013
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We loved the cabin and had a wonderful vacation here. Zip lining, trout fishing, hiking and rafting were all fun adventures. The guides at Edge of the World in Banner Elk are the best! We look forward to a winter vacation here soon.
February 4, 2013
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
Awesome cabin! Take the kids out the back and scream as loud
as you can! Great echo. We will be coming back. Thanks for
having us. Great family vacation spot! We will be back next
year!
February 2, 2013 Sandy Price Bradenton, FL
Thank you for allowing our "Florida" family to enjoy the winter life of NC!

Although we had a wonderful trip....we were VERY disappointed in the condition of the the game tables in the basement..:( One of the main focuses of my search was to locate a game room for the 6 young adults in our party. The Ping Pong and Pool Table truly were a large draw to choosing this cabin...and they were a disater.

It is very important ...especially with vacation rental homes...to represent the little things that are advertised...no matter how minor they may seem. The "Fullfilled" request made from the kids to have a Pool Table was a disappointing let down when we arrived...mostly when a storm hit and we they were in lock down.

Thank you,

Sandy Price

Homeowner Response: We agree, and encourage our homeowners to maintain the equipment in the homes as necessary. In this home, we have since had the pool table refelted. Many homes with pool table do also offer the conversion top to add ping pong, which adds an additional element, but is not exactly the same as a separate table.
January 21, 2013
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We had a girls trip and had a great time! We learned to ski,
ice tube and enjoyed skating. Thanks so much!
August 18, 2012 Dana, Andrew and Phillip
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We loved the cabin and had a wonderful vacation here.
Ziplining, trout fishing, hiking and rafting were all fun
adventures. The guides at Edge of the World in Banner Elk are
the best! We look forward to a winter vacation here soon.
Thank you!
August 13, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
A truly peaceful and restful time for the family. Coffee/tea on the porch swing is how every morning should begin! Thank you for providing a space for fun memories.
August 9, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We had such an amazing time while staying at Seven Devils! From Hawksnest Zip lining, gem mining, and trout fishing we had a blast! This was the perfect cabin for your family to stay in. We really enjoyed the hot tub and ping pong. A very beautiful location and we look forward to revisiting!
July 24, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
This was the perfect cabin to get away from everyday life. We
really enjoyed the quiet and solitude. We hope to return next
year. Thanks so much!!
July 7, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
This cabin was perfect for our two families during our stay
here in NC. We had a fantastic week! We did zip-lining
(awesome), rafting (cold!), and hiking. What a fun beautiful
area. We look forward to a return visit. Thank you!
June 20, 2012 Anonymous
This house was perfect. Everything we could have wanted was there. The house was very clean. We will be back. Thanks!!!!!
June 6, 2012 Judi Fayetteville, NC
This cabin was very nice and very roomy. The kids
absolutely loved the pool table. We would definetly
stay here again!
May 16, 2012 Samuel CREIGHTON bessemer city
Had a great time the house was
wonderful.We definitely will be back. This
wonderful vacation home made our son's
graduation a very special time with
friends and family. Thanks for a great
time
February 20, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
Had a great time! Skiing at Sugar and lots of snow the last 2 days!
January 16, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed skiing at Sugar Mountain, can't wait to come back next year!
January 5, 2012
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
We enjoyed our stay! Hope to be back soon.
January 2, 2012 Mann, and Ferguson Family
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
It snowed our first night here, and the kids loved it!! The cabin was a perfect size for us all. Tubing at HawksNest was a huge hit! We'll be back. Happy New Year!
December 23, 2011 Tracy Durham, NC
I blindly planned a vacation for my family (8 adults and 4 children, ages 8-70) at Lakeside at Hawksnest. I was impressed as we entered the community, but once we walked through the door and toured the cabin everyone, young and old, was excited about the offerings. The description and directions on the site and as well as the directions provided wtih the rental agreemet were perfect. We really enjoyed the floor plan and amenities and are already looking to forward to a visit next year!!
June 28, 2007 Patti Newport, NC
We rented this cabin in June and we had a great time. The cabin is beautiful and very spacious. Two families (ages 2yrs - 82yrs old) shared the cabin and it slept 10 people with ease. The view is great especially from the hot tub. The pool table is in need of some repair but the kids still had fun playing. There is no A/C so if you rent during the summer... beware the upstairs bedroom can be a little warm at night. We wish there was more information left in the cabin regarding the waterfalls that were only a 1/2 mile hike. We had no idea which way to go or even where to start. But in a whole the vacation was great and you know that is true when everyone didn't want to leave when was time.
May 16, 2006 Justin Jacksonville, NC
My wife and I have not yet even had the chance to stay at the lakeside at the hawksnest; and we are already impressed. The service that we have recieved was wonderful, I had expect booking to take a substancial ammount of time, I was so wrong. Very very helpful people.
December 22, 2005 Leigh Ashley Holden Beach, NC
This house was magic from the moment we entered. Everything was perfect, comfortable, luxurious, and beautiful! The holiday season and snow made everything even better, but this house and its ambiance was the best I have ever seen. I so do recommend this house.
September 9, 2005
Owner-Supplied Testimonial
This was one of the nicest houses we have ever stayed in. It was like staying at a very elegant, yet comfortable and livable hotel. Everything was just excellent. We will definately be back and would recommend that anyone who wanted a cabin to stay in that was just like someone's very wonderful home, that this be the place you pick.

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Off Season 9/1/2006 9/1/2007 $200.00 $1,425.00 - -

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
Seasonal Rates First Night: $285 Additional Nights: $185 Weekly: $1295 2009 Peak Season: Jun 12 – Sep 7 & Oct 9 - 24 First Night: $325 Additional Nights: $225 Weekly: $1575 2009 Holiday Rates: Nov 22 - 28; Dec 18 - Jan 2 First Night: $375 Additional Nights: $275 Weekly: $1925 Off Season Rates: March & April (except Apr 10 - 18 2009) First Night $260 Additional Nights $160 Weekly $1120 Holidays falling within other periods will be charged at Holiday Rates. Rates do not include 13% taxes, $35 processing fee or $39 non-refundable security deposit. Call for special prices on last minute availability. Minimum stays may apply and vary throughout the year. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Payment Options:
Visa, MasterCard
Deposits:
Tax: 13%
Check In: 4:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Required Stay: varies throughout the year
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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