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It's a beautiful week to relax and refresh on the mountain. Things have quieted down since the 4th of July festivities, but there's still plenty to do and look forward to before the summer ends. Let's jump in!

Did you miss our most recent Homeowner's Luncheon? We unveiled an exciting new amenity that outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be excited about in addition to other important news and updates. Click here to view a recording of the luncheon, and be sure to join us next month.

4th of July Recap Video

We're still reminiscing on all the wonderful memories we made over 4th of July weekend. Check out this video we put together highlighting all the fun as we look forward to next year's festivities, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great content.

Castle Sessions: July - August

In addition to next week's highly anticipated event, we're thrilled to announce two more well-traveled acts for August and September.

 Gary J Hannan and John Wiggins - 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 next Thursday, July 21st. You won't want to miss this fun-filled evening at the Castle!

Thompson Square - August 25th

Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the award-winning husband and wife duo behind the multi-platinum hit Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, make their Castle Sessions debut next month on August 25th. This is sure to be a truly romantic and intimate evening, perfect for an unforgettable date night with your significant other.

Ray Wylie Hubbard - September 22nd

Legendary singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard brings his rough around the edges, outlaw country style to Castle Sessions on September 22nd. You're sure to hear some incredible stories and great music from this well-traveled renegade poet.

 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.

Team Needed for Bear Cup Golf Tournament: 

July 21-23

Our 3rd annual Bear Cup Member-Guest Golf Tournament is nearly here, and we need just one more team to fill out the field. One of our men's teams had to drop out due to an injury, and we're seeking another team of 2 men to compete in their place. All skill levels are welcome. Email if you're up to the challenge, and good luck to all of our athletes. 

Kid's Camp

With great turnouts and tons of fun in the sun, each week of Kid's Camp so far has been a blast. Don't miss out! Email to sign your kid(s) up for one of our few remaining sessions. Exploration, new friends, and priceless memories await.

Rescheduled Astronomy Night at The Overlook

We've rescheduled our highly anticipated Astronomy Night. Join us at The Overlook on August 5th for an evening of stargazing with Dr. Paul A. Heckert, a professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University. In the event of rain or other inclement weather, we'll push it to the following evening, August 6th. Click here to RSVP for free on Simpletix.

Virtual Kid's Cooking Class

Does your cub love cooking? Join Culinary Sprouts for a virtual cooking class, led by fellow homeowner Mareesa Ahmad, where we'll make some delicious, homemade Chicken Parmesan. Please note this event takes place through Zoom and requires a stable internet connection. Head to to sign up.

Cooking with Fire 

Looking to enjoy a beautiful meal in an exciting new way? Join our Executive Chef Santiago Guzzetti at Bear Creek Park on July 27th as he prepares an exquisite dinner by cooking with fire. Enjoy the show before partaking in some amazing food and drink.  We encourage carpooling for this event as parking space is limited. Click here to RSVP on Simpletix.

Summer Beach Concert 

Grab your favorite Hawaiian shirt and leis for our last summer concert of the season. Join us August 13th on the beach for live music from The Caribbean Cowboys, food and desserts from Chef Santi and Chef G, luau-themed games, ice pops, special drinks, and more. Click here to skip the dinner line and purchase your meal ticket on Simpletix.

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 – 44 Purple Top Drive


Be the first to tour this beautiful property that just hit the market this week! Pristine custom home located in Bear Lake Reserve. Outside features included a fenced in yard, new professional landscaping, and a long range western view for beautiful sunsets and a view over hole 8 and 9 on the Jack Nicklaus golf course. As you step inside you will find large cathedral ceilings with main level living and a bedroom and full bath along with a loft upstairs. Home also includes a 2 car garage, full house generator, remote blinds and much more for luxury living. This home is a must see!

Price: $995,000

BLR Realty, LLC

Weddings at Castle Ladyhawke


We have a wedding scheduled for this Monday, July 18th at Castle Ladyhawke with some guests expected to stay in our community. 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.

Internet Issues

Experiencing problems with your internet connection? Let us take a look before you deal with hassle of calling customer service. Email with details about the issues you're experiencing, and one of our tech savvy team members will be there to assist.


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

Murder Mystery Dinner: August 17th

Labor Day Weekend: September 3rd - 5th

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