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The most exciting weekend of the summer is finally here! We can't wait to celebrate America's 246th birthday with all of our friends and family at Bear Lake Reserve. From our fireworks display to a sold out golf tournament, it's sure to be an unforgettable weekend on the mountain.

Our monthly Homeowner's Luncheon is tomorrow, July 1st. This is the perfect opportunity to meet our new developer, Barbara, prior to one of our most exciting weekends of the year. 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 in person? 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 some of these important Bear Safety Tips from BearWise.

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, and be sure to screenshot or print your ticket prior to arrival to ensure your ticket is accessible without cell service.

Also, please note that the road in and out of property will be closed 30 minutes prior to the start of the fireworks display until 30 minutes after the show ends ends (approximately 9pm - 10:30pm). This is a necessary firework safety precaution, so please plan accordingly!

Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament - July 2nd (SOLD OUT)

Our annual Red, White, and Blue Golf tournament is officially sold out! Thank you to everyone who signed up, and best of luck this weekend. The competition is sure to be strong and we can't wait to cheer everyone on.

4th of July Pickleball Tournament - July 1st

Grab your paddles and meet us at The Courts tomorrow, 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.

Lake Club Hours - July 3rd

Please note that the Lake Club Kitchen will close at 3pm, the Lake Club will close at 4pm, and the Pool Bar will close at 6pm on Sunday, July 3rd. Join us at The Amphitheater for our 4th of July Festival, where we'll have more than enough food and fun for everyone.

Castle Sessions - July 21st

 Ever heard the song Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off? Gary J Hannan and John Wiggins, the two songwriters behind that legendary Country Music hit, are headlining Castle Sessions on Thursday, July 21st. You won't want to miss this one! 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.

Kid's Camp

Two weeks of summer fun at our Kids Camp are in the books, and just a few spots are available for the next few sessions. Email to sign your kid(s) up before the summer ends. Exploration, new friends, and priceless memories await.

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. Click here to RSVP on Simpletix.


Weddings at Castle Ladyhawke

We have a wedding scheduled for next Thursday, July 7th at Castle Ladyhawke with numerous guests expected to make their way to our community in the coming days. Please be aware of increased traffic throughout the property and, if you cross paths, give them a warm Bear Lake welcome! Interested in hosting a wedding or private event of your own at the Castle? Email for more information.


Road Closures

The project to widen and stabilize Lake Forest Drive above Pepper Bush Lane is making great progress, and is on track at this time to be completed by the end of next week. The road in this area will be closed until 4 PM today (Thursday, 6/30) and will reopen at that time through the holiday weekend. Next week, the road will be closed on Tuesday (7/5) from 9 AM to 4PM, with paving scheduled all day Wednesday (7/6) for the same time frame. We will send an update on Monday with further details as we get closer to that date. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out to Mike Whitmer directly at (828) 507-3446 or via email at for more info. 

Checkout Faster on Simpletix with Autofill

With Simpletix, RSVPing to activities and events at Bear Lake Reserve has never been easier. However, pulling out your credit or debit card and typing all those numbers in every time you checkout can be a bit tedious. That's why we recommend turning on your smartphone's autofill feature. It makes checkout faster and more secure than ever, even if you don't have your card on hand. Here's how to enable autofill on iPhone and Android devices:


  1. Open settings
  2. Scroll down and tap on "Safari"
  3. Tap on "Autofill" under the "General" section
  4. Tap on "Saved Credit Cards"
  5. Enter your card info and authenticate using Touch ID, Face ID, and/or your iPhone passcode


  1. Open settings
  2. Scroll down and tap on "Privacy"
  3. Tap on "Autofill Service from Google"
  4. Tap on "Payment Methods"
  5. Enter your card information and tap "save"
  6. Go back and tap "Preferences" to turn on authentication features (biometrics, face unlock, etc.)
Alternatively, you can type "autofill" in the search bar at the top of the main settings page.

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.

Featured Listing of the Week – 100 B4 Saddle Notch Lane

Back on the market! 

If you are looking for a retreat with family or a weekend getaway with friends, this spacious 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom upper level condo is the perfect mountain escape.The main floor of the home features a vaulted great room with a magnificent floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. Opening up to the great room is the dining room and fully-equipped kitchen complete with granite countertops and all the cookware and dishware you need to prepare a fantastic meal. Just off the great room is the Master Suite featuring an en suite bathroom.

Price: $399,000

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