The Lodge at Bear River, with its massive stone fireplace, striking “porte cochere”, and rich mountain flavor is a comfortable gathering place. Combine mountain intimacy with the sound of the water moving across the rocks below the lodge. Beyond the indoor space, there are two stone patios and a fire pit. Weddings: If your wedding plans call you to the mountains, The Lodge's decor, local craftsmanship, and stunning setting will be sure to create a lasting memory. Nature provides quite the backdrop for your special day making a waterside ceremony ideal for a small but intimate wedding. Event/Retreat/Workshop For a large family gathering place that offers a true mountain experience, you are in the heart of rafting, zip lining, horseback riding, hiking, or just a slow float trip down the French Broad. If a workshop setting is needed where you can get creative juices flowing, it's here.