Lake Glenville

NC Vacation


Glenville Vacation Rentals

We call our place the "Red Bear Cabin". It's an older & very cozy house has been fully renovated & has old-style charm. The Kitchen & baths are like new. This is a special place on Lake Glenville with boat & swim dock, good fishing, swimming & Kayaking. It's very convenient to everything local. Our place is on the east side of Lake Close to waterfalls and The Marine & more Convenient closer to Glenville, Cashiers & Rental boats nearby. We have incredible Panoramic Lake & Mountain views.

About Mike & Mark Russell

We are from the area and live in the area in summertime. We have enjoyed this Lake & House for years. Now we like to share it with others. Hope you can come visit. Some secrets can be shared. Ask about our Discount daytrip packages to Cherokee Harrahs, Biltmore House or nearby Highlands. Book with us & inquire about it.

- Mike & Mark Russell

Things To Do

Ugly Dog Pub

The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with good food, cold beer, nice wines and crafted drinks. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We feature Bluegrass music and regional bands on Friday or Saturday nights. We also show sports on TV and special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come on in and take a seat, or walk up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat. Hope to see you soon! We are open: In Highlands Tuesday thru Saturday 11:30 am - until (Kitchen closes at 9 pm Tues.- Thurs. / Fri. and Sat. 10 pm).

Asheville NC

Asheville is a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for a vibrant arts scene and historic architecture, including the dome-topped Basilica of Saint Lawrence. The vast 19th-century Biltmore estate displays artwork by masters like Renoir. 

High Falls Hike Trail (Lake Glenville)

This is the tale of two waterfalls. High Falls (or Cullowhee Falls) is located just below the dam for Lake Glenville on the West Fork Tuckasegee River near Cashiers in Jackson County. It becomes the most powerful waterfall in the North Carolina mountains for several days each year when extra water is released from the dam for whitewater kayakers. At other times, the water flow increases after heavy rain.

Guest Reviews

Experience of a lifetime

We made the best memories here. The setting is majestic, the house is perfect. Views to lake unmatched. The house comfortable, and it is vintage. Sort of a time piece. Board games from the 70's   

By Allan M. – Stayed at April 10th, 2023

Great location

The view from this cabin is outstanding. Owner very responsive.


By Jolanda N. – Stayed at December 17th, 2021

Lovely Retreat on the Lake

We had a wonderful Fall Break at this property. The location is wonderful, central to hiking, grocery store, beautiful lot on the lake. The cabin was very spacious and our two families could separa   

By Kelli S. – Stayed at October 30th, 2020

The best of both worlds!

We love the mountains and the lake. Hard to find a place that delivers both AND is pet friendly. Red Bear Cabin delivers! It’s a fantastic location! It’s on the lake and within 25 minutes (or l   

By Julie B. – Stayed at October 23rd, 2020

Lake Glenville Red Bear Cottage

Stayed in red bear cottage for 6 nights with 4 adults and three teens, perfect size for this group. Right on Lake Glenville and 2.5 miles to Cashiers. Classic mountain lake cottage with beautiful v   

By Peter G. – Stayed at June 2nd, 2020

Such a Wonderful Vacation Home

We were right on the Lake with a gentle slope to the Boat dock & Lower patios. Easy to get around see the waterfalls & visit the Nearby villages of Glenville & Cashiers. The home is well equipped &   

By Mike R. – Stayed at June 8th, 2019