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The month of July is flying right by! As we head down the stretch of another fantastic summer month and into August, there's plenty of fun to look forward to. Our Bear Cup Golf Tournament tees off today, tequila will be flowing at this evening's Castle Sessions, and plenty of spots remain for Chef Santi's Cooking with Fire event at Bear Creek Park. All of that and more in this week's Bear Prints!


Bear Cup Golf Tournament: July 21-23

The field for our 3rd annual Bear Cup Member-Guest Golf Tournament is officially full and we're ready to tee off. It all starts tonight with a Calcutta auction on the lower level of the Lake Club. Then, the matches begin at 9 am on Friday and Saturday. Please note that tee times will not be available during tournament times. Click the button below for the full schedule of events, and good luck to all of our competitors!

Modified Hours this Saturday

Lake Club Hours & Shuttle Service July 23rd

Due to the Member-Guest Golf Tournament Banquet at the Lake Club, please note that The Taproom & Lakeside 54 will be closing at 4 pm on Saturday, July 23rd.
Food and drink service will still be available at the Poolside Bar until 8pm, and we'll be running a complimentary shuttle service into Sylva. The shuttle departs from the Lake Club at 4 pm & 6 pm, and returns to Bear Lake 7 pm & 9 pm. 

Cooking with Fire: July 27th 

Did you know that Chef Santiago once trained under open-fire cooking expert and 3-star Michelin Chef Francis Mallmann? Join Santi at Bear Creek Park on July 27th as he demonstrates his passion and knowledge by preparing a fantastic feast over the fire. Enjoy the show before partaking in world-class food and drink.  We encourage carpooling for this event as parking space is limited. Click here to RSVP on Simpletix.

Special Olympics Golf Opening Day: July 31st

We're thrilled to welcome Coach Jerry Rodinsky and his Special Olympics "Dog Pack" teams to our community. Each Sunday from July 31st - October 16th, Coach Jerry and his athletes will be utilizing our driving range, practice green, and golf course as they gear up for Special Olympics competition. Please give them a warm welcome and wish them luck as they prepare to go for gold!

Castle Sessions: SOLD OUT TONIGHT

In addition to tonight's highly-anticipated, sold-out event, we have two more world-class performers coming in August and September. These events are expected to sell out in advance as well, so don't wait to secure your tickets!

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.

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.

Astronomy Night at The Overlook: August 5th

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: July 31st

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.

Luau on the Beach: August 13th

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.

Murder Mystery Dinner: August 17th

Join us August 17th for a special totally 80's, totally murder themed dinner event. The Juggernauts of New Wave are in town for a radical concert, but things turn bogus quickly when one of the 80's stars becomes a murderer. Like the 80's weren't tragic enough! This is a completely immersive dinner experience with live actors and audience participation. It is your job to crack the case and find the "killer" sitting amongst you. This experience includes a murder-themed four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Santiago and Executive Pastry Chef G. Click here to RSVP.

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 Vacation Rental of the Week – 150 Saddle Notch Lane Lodge 1

This alpine-inspired Mountain Lodge condo is the perfect fit for a family vacation or a weekend getaway with friends. It blends modern comfort with panoramic views and an ideal location – close to the Lake Club and Bear Creek Lake.The lower level (stairs to access) condo home’s living space is open and cozy. The living room features a handsome stone gas fireplace, ceiling fan, beautiful hardwood floors and exposed timber beams, while the back deck features plenty of seating to enjoy the serene sounds of the nearby babbling creek.

BLR Realty, LLC

Weddings at Castle Ladyhawke


We have a wedding scheduled for next Friday, July 29th 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.

Reservations at the Lake Club

As the busy summer weekends continue to roll on, we'd like to remind everyone that dinner reservations at the Lake Club are highly recommended. While they are not required to dine with us, it is simply the best way to ensure that we are able to seat you and your guests in a timely manner. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that a table will be available. Thank you for understanding, and we hope to serve you soon.

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.

On The Horizon

Bear Lake Olympics: August 5th - 7th

Labor Day Weekend: September 3rd - 5th

Homeowner's Luncheon Recording

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.

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