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Things are truly heating up at Bear Lake Reserve! We enjoyed every moment of our Father's Day Weekend festivities, and now we're looking forward to the biggest holiday of the summer: 4th of July. We also have a variety events such as Astronomy Night and Cooking with Fire approaching, as well as an exciting announcement to make at next week's Homeowner's Luncheon. All that and more in this week's Bear Prints.

Our monthly Homeowner's Luncheon has been moved to next Friday, July 1st. We hope this allows more of you to attend and meet our new developer, Barbara, in person! We'll also be announcing an exciting new addition to our activities program that outdoor enthusiasts won't want to miss. Can’t be there? Join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 361 350 9732). 

As noted in previous weeks, bears have been increasingly active around property this summer. Please continue to stay vigilant, lock your trash bins, and refrain from leaving any food outside or in your vehicles unattended. As we continue to emphasize the importance of all our bear safety precautions, check out this article from BearWise discussing what bears are up to in the month of June.

4th of July Weekend

Here are some of the highlights of our upcoming 4th of July festivities!

4th of July Festival - July 3rd

We can't wait to light up the sky at our 4th of July Festival! Please note that this event takes place Sunday, July 3rd. Admission is free, but be sure to skip the dinner line by purchasing your meal ticket on Simpletix.

Use promo code BLRHOME5 for $5 off per ticket.

Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament - July 2nd

Think you’re the best golfer on the mountain? Join us Saturday, July 2nd for our Red, White, and Blue Classic Golf Tournament. We’ll tee off at 10am, and lunch from Luna is included. Click here to RSVP.

4th of July Pickleball Tournament - July 1st

Grab your paddles and meet us at The Courts on Friday, July 1st for a special Independence Day Pickleball Tournament. We'll be playing round-robin style, and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each flight. You can sign up for this and all other Pickleball tournaments on Simpletix. 

To see what else we have planned for this fun-filled weekend and RSVP to all activities and events, view our calendar.

Castle Sessions - TONIGHT

 Last call! Don't miss out as Wynn Varble and Brice Long take us on a music and story-filled journey tonight at Castle Ladyhawke. Head to to secure tickets, and use promo code HOMEOWNER for $50 off each ticket.  Need transportation? We’ll pick you up! Email to be picked up at the Lake Club or Greeter’s Cottage. Be sure to like the Castle Sessions Facebook page for updates, videos, and more great content from our artists.

Father's Day Recap


Thank you to all the lovely families who came out last weekend to celebrate their dads with us! We had an awesome time fishing, playing cornhole, judging the best dad outfits, listening to live music, and savoring some delicious food during a gorgeous weekend on the mountain. Check out some of the great memories we captured in this video.

Kid's Camp

We've had a blast so far at our first week of Kid's Camp! Week two is already sold out, but a few spots remain for weeks 3-5. Email to RSVP before the summer ends. Exploration, new friends, and priceless memories await.

Dining Club

Join your fellow homeowners weekly as we dine at some of the finest local restaurants in Jackson County. Our next destination is Boots Steakhouse in Dillsboro on Wednesday, June 29th. We'll be meeting at the Greeter’s Cottage at 4:30 pm to take a sprinter van to our 5:00 reservation, and we plan to be back at Bear Lake by 9:00. The cost of transportation is $80, split evenly among each attendee. Email by Monday to reserve a seat!

Astronomy Night at The Overlook

Whether you you're a constellation connoisseur or still learning about the night sky, the top of the mountain is the perfect place to look to the stars. Join us at The Overlook on July 9th for an evening of stargazing with Dr. Paul A. Heckert, a professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University. RSVP for free on Simpletix.

Member's Exclusive Potluck

Bring your favorite homemade dish and an empty stomach to our Member's Exclusive Potluck at The Point on July 10th. Chef Santiago has us covered with some delicious roasted lamb as our main course, so bring your best sides and desserts. Email to RSVP and let her know what you're preparing!

Cooking with Fire

Looking to improve your culinary skills in an exciting new way? Join our Executive Chef Santiago Guzzetti at Bear Creek Park on August 27th as he leads a class on safely and effectively cooking with fire.


Private Events at Castle Ladyhawke

We're excited to welcome the Mariani family reunion to Bear Lake Reserve! We'll be hosting their festivities throughout the weekend, including a private dinner at Castle Ladyhawke on Friday. Interested in hosting a gathering or private event of your own at the Castle? Email for more information.


Simpletix Promo Codes

Don’t forget to use your exclusive homeowners’ promo codes for discounts on a wide range of activities and events! Need a list? We've got you covered:

BLRHOME5  $5 off Kayak Excursions, Kids’ Art Class, Cub Club, Bingo Night, Water Aerobics, Kids’ Fishing, Sunset Cruises, Fishing with Dad, Father’s Day Celebration, 4th of July Festival, Golf Cub Clinic

BLRHOME7 – $7 off Hikes

BLRHOME10 – $10 off Castle Yoga, Tennis Match Point Doubles Clinic, Learn to Play Pickleball Clinic, Pickleball Beginner Plus Clinic

BLRHOME20 – $20 off Pickleball Round Robin Mixer, Tennis Round Robin Mixer

HOMEOWNER – $50 off Castle Sessions

On The Horizon

Bear Lake Olympics: August 5th - 7th

Labor Day Weekend: September 3rd - 5th

Real Estate

 To add your home to the rental program, contact our new Lodging Director, Cindy Flagler 

Thinking about listing your home or touring real estate this weekend?

Please contact our agent on call, April Bryant at (828)508-4067.

Vacation Home of the Week – Saddle Notch Villa #3

This stunning townhome is designed with families in mind. With 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and plenty of outdoor gathering space, there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy all that Bear Lake Reserve has to offer. Upstairs on the main floor, you will find an open kitchen and living room with a wood burning fireplace (the owner provides firewood!) that opens to a large deck with fantastic mountain and nature views.

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