Enjoy a fun resort getaway in the rustic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The countless amenities offered at Bear Lake Reserve allow you the opportunity to do as much or as little as you want to do in a day. Whether you love summer water play, the crisp air and changing leaves of autumn, the stillness of a winter day, or the beautiful blossoms of spring, Bear Lake Reserve is the perfect mountain-lake vacation destination any time of year. We have over 40 vacation rental homes and we are a dog-friendly community. The Bear Lake Golf Club offers a par-29, nine-hole course by Nicklaus Design Group® that measures 1,932 yards at 3,400’ to 3,700’ of elevation, creating some of the best views in the North Carolina mountains. Most residents agree that the No. 7 hole is unforgettable with its breathtaking panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains including Clingmans Dome & the valley below.