A very peaceful spot in which to enjoy the lake. Cabin has lots of character and history. Fun to be in a place that is not just brand new, but reflects the life of the Cashiers area. Well equipped with everything you need, including 2 kayaks. Owners are super helpful.
The overall experience was so great & being here for The Lake event at July 4th & summer. Everything at the house was clean fresh & well equipped. We Love the location & cabin charm of this home.
We couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Mike and Mark are fantastic hosts, and their home is a dream. My family thoroughly enjoyed our time together at Red Bear Cabin - can't wait to return in the future!
Thanks for a great week! Kitchen was well stocked and we appreciated the fun personal touches throughout the house. The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the various patios as well as the dock. We made use of the kayaks (which was wonderful) and made s'mores in the chimerea.
My husband and I rented for the eclipse week and loved the beautiful setting and home. Mike met us upon arrival and we instantly understood why the place is so great. Mike and Mark and their family clearly love the place and have taken great care of it and are "concerned" hosts... they try and make sure you are pleased and comfortable in their home. Mike gave us the tour and some history of the place and pointed out the few quirks which any lake cabin/home will have! This was very helpful in helping us be good stewards of the place. We did not use the bottom floor except for laundry so I can't speak for staying in that part of the house but it seems a perfect home for adults upstairs and kids downstairs. The living room was cozy and comfortable and we used the bright and light dining room more as a reading porch/work area as our weather was great and we were able to eat all our meals on the deck. The deck provided us a great view of the lake and the island across the way. We were far up enough to be able to see everything but close enough to easily get to and from the dock and the lake. Our favorite activity was taking the kayaks out everyday and exploring different parts of the lake. We even purchased an extra night as we didn't want to leave. My sister and husband stayed that night and they loved it, too. There is nothing super modern and fancy about the place which is exactly how a lake place should be. We found it to be perfect and cannot think of any big suggestions for improvement. The kitchen was more updated than I expected and was just right. Grocery store was just four miles away so the ease of access was good. Lake temps in August proved to be perfect. Overall we had a wonderful time and to our surprise I think we had the best eclipse view we could find without gobs of other people being around. It was a fun day and we got especially lucky as the cloud cover parted just in time for the whole thing. We got to see a beautiful "sunrise" at the northern end of our lake view as the shadow moved across the sun. Kayaking to the island one day we witnessed a deer on the beach for a spell before she headed back into the woods. Mike assured me this was a rare sight. There was some highway noise (the downside of easy access) but not enough to disturb us much. Mostly the place is peaceful and quiet except for the boats, which is to be expected. Eclipse day was extremely quiet to my happy surprise. We loved the place and will be back!!
We had a fabulous stay at the roomy, well stocked Red Bear Cabin. Our family reunion was so relaxing and active. We were swimming in the lake, hiking all the local waterfalls, shopping unique stores, and enjoying local restaurants. We also enjoyed the beautiful views and relaxing meals at the cabin. We had six adults and three children at the cabin. A good time was had by all! We hope for a return visit in the future for a repeat of such good times.