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Can you believe it's almost August already? The months have truly flown by, but there's still plenty of summer fun to look forward to including the BLR Olympics, a Luau on the Beach, and the coveted Club Championship Golf Tournament. All of that and more in this week's Bear Prints!


Homeowner's Luncheon Tomorrow

Our next Homeowner's Luncheon is tomorrow at noon at the Lake Club. Join us for some exciting and important updates around the community, including a useful new communications platform we'll be rolling out in the coming days. Can’t make it in person? Join us on Zoom (meeting ID: 361 350 9732). We hope to see you there!

Bear Lake Olympics: August 5th - 7th

Go for gold next weekend at the Bear Lake Reserve Olympics. Gather your team to compete for the best overall score in seven different events including a disc golf tournament, cornhole tournament, kayak race, and biggest fish competition. Email to sign your squad up, and click here for the full list of events. Good luck!

Castle Sessions Featured in Smoky Mountain News

Our most recent, sold out Castle Session featuring Gary J Hannan and John Wiggins was a truly memorable evening. It was even memorable enough to be featured in Smoky Mountain News. Click here to read about the experience, and be sure to secure your tickets to our upcoming Sessions in August and September. These events are expected to sell out in advance, so don't wait!

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.

Bear Cup Golf Tournament Winners

Our annual Bear Cup Member-Guest Golf Tournament was a blast from start to finish. We'd like to tip our cap to Nick Platt, who hit a hole in one on hole 9, and Brian Taaffe, who hit a hole in one on hole 6. Thank you to everyone who joined us from spectators to competitors, and congratulations to our winners:

Overall Winners: Jay Frattini & Tommy Padgett

1st flight winners: Jay Frattini & Tommy Padgett

2nd flight winners: Jimmy Adams & Henry Kuehlem

3rd flight winners: John Matheny & Strom Thomason

Club Championship Golf Tournament: August 19th-20th

Information has been sent regarding this year's Club Championship being held August 19-20, and we're thrilled to announce that the tournament will have a ladies division this year! If you did not receive the email and would like more information please reach out to Courtney at

Special Olympics Golf Opening Day: August 7th

We're thrilled to welcome Coach Jerry Rodinsky and his Special Olympics "Dog Pack" teams to our community beginning next week. Each Sunday from August 7th - 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!

Virtual Kid's Cooking Class: July 31st

Does your cub love cooking? Join Culinary Sprouts and fellow homeowner Mareesa Ahmad this Sunday, July 31st for a virtual cooking class 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.

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

Join us for 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.

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.

Smoothies at Bear N' Bean

By now you're probably familiar with the deliciously energizing coffee and espresso options at Bear N' Bean, but did you know they now offer fruit smoothies as well? Visit them this week to try one of two delicious flavors: Tropicalada and Bear-y Sunrise. Tropicalada is made with mango, pineapple, banana, and the sweet flavors of piña colada while Bear-y Sunrise features strawberries, blueberries, mango, and orange juice. Keep an eye out for more flavors and options in the near future, such as sports/nutrition additions.

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, John Lefner, at (941)730-5866.

 Featured Real Estate Listing of the Week – 1339 Lake Forest Drive

Looking for a large parcel of land tucked within Bear Lake reserve? Here it is! With a private paved driveway already installed, this lot is fully ready for you build your dream home. Wintertime views include the lake and mountains, making it the best of both worlds.  With an acceptable offer, the sellers are offering to pay the $15,000 initiation fee.

BLR Realty, LLC

Weddings and Tours at Castle Ladyhawke


We have a wedding scheduled this Friday, July 29th as well as numerous tours throughout the weekend 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

HOA Weekend: October 27th - 30th


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