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Bear's Den


Bedroom 6 bedrooms
Bathroom 4 baths
Guests 12 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed
Hot Tub Hot Tub

  • Location: Burnsville
  • Type: House
  • View: Mountain View

Description Description
Make your escape to the beautiful Burnsville area, where Bear's Den awaits you. With rolling mountain views from the bubbling hot tub. Bear’s Den is composed of two 1-story homes, ‘Papa Bear’ and ‘Mama Bear’, making it the perfect place for a multi-family or large group vacation!
Papa Bear is located on the upper level, and is the larger of the two properties. It features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms for a total occupancy of 8 guests. Upon entry guests encounter the Game Room which leads into the living room, featuring modern furnishings, a flat screen TV, and a gas fireplace in a beautiful stone surround. The open floor plan features a fully equipped kitchen, perfect for making a home-cooked meal. Guests also have access to a full-sized pool table, great for shooting a game of 8 ball with friends.
Mama Bear, the smaller of the two properties is located on the lower level with a separate exterior entrance. Mama Bear features 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom for a total occupancy of 4 guests. Like Papa Bear, Mama Bear offers a fully equipped kitchen which is great for multi-group visitors who are looking to prepare separate meals. Mama Bear’s living room also features modern furniture, a flatscreen TV, and an electric fireplace. Kick back on the private porch and you may spot turkey, deer, or even a bear with all of the wildlife activity in the area!
The separate shared laundry room is located on the lower level with access from Papa Bear from an inner staircase, access from Mama Bear is through the exterior door.
Offering easy access in a rural setting, Bear's Den will show you a more relaxed pace of life where days are spent outdoors exploring the surrounding natural paradise and evenings bring simple pleasures like stargazing or shooting a game of pool with friends. These homes are well-appointed with fully equipped kitchens perfect for cooking on vacation. Come see for yourself why Bear's Den is a #1 vacation rental - discover the hot tub, the views, the recreation, and all of the adventure!

Papa Bear Amenities
• 1-Story Home
• 4 Bedrooms: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twins
• 3 Full Baths
• TV
• Gas Fireplace
• Fully Equipped Kitchen
• Hot Tub
• Pool Table
• Front Porch
• Outdoor Seating Area
• Game room
• Mountain Views
• Square ft: 1400

Mama Bear Amenities
• 1-Story Home
• 2 Bedrooms: 2 Queen Beds
• 1 Bathroom
• Outdoor Dining Area
• Electric Fireplace
• TV
• Rolling Mountain Views
• Square ft: 600

Papa Bear Bed/Bath Arrangements
• Main Level: Bedroom One - 2 Twin Beds, with Shower Bath; Bedroom Two - 1 Queen Bed, attached Jack and Jill Shower Bath; Bedroom Three - 1 Queen Bed, with Jack and Jill Shower Bath; Bedroom Four - 1 King Bed, with attached Shower Bath

Mama Bear Bed/Bath Arrangements:
Main Level: Bedroom Five - 1 Queen Bed, with Shared Shower Bath, Bedroom Six - 1 Queen Bed

Location Details
Bear's Den offers country seclusion with the convenience of shopping and dining options just eight minutes away in Burnsville, NC, where you'll find restaurants, galleries, several grocery stores, and an old-fashioned movie theater. Outdoor activities in the area are abundant, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, and hiking trails. Other nearby attractions include the Blue Ridge Parkway, horseback riding, Mount Mitchell State Park (highest US peak east of the Mississippi River), and gem mining in Little Switzerland. Mount Mitchell’s golf course, which is rated a "Top Ten" public course in North Carolina, is also a short drive away (32 minutes). This Asheville vacation rental is located in Burnsville and is approximately 35 minutes to downtown Asheville, 2,820ft above sea level.

Important Property Notes
• 4WD/AWD Recommended in Winter
During the winter months and inclement weather, a 4WD/AWD vehicle is recommended to access this property. Please ensure your vehicle has sufficient clearance (i.e. SUV, Truck, or raised sedan). Low-clearance vehicles with 4WD/AWD are not recommended. For the extra effort, however, you are rewarded with seclusion, beauty, and a lot of fun just getting there!
• No Fires Allowed. Please note that outdoor fires are not permitted under any circumstances at this vacation rental. Please do not buy or bring a fire pit to the property, or attempt to build or use a fire ring or campfire. Please contact our office if you have any questions, and thank you for your understanding.
• Travel Insurance is Recommended. Due to the location of this home, any inclement weather in winter may render it unreachable. We highly recommend guests consider travelers insurance for this property as there are no refunds for weather.

Property Cancellation Policy
Please note that this property’s Non-Refundable Period is 30 days prior to arrival. If your reservation is made within this period, it will be non-refundable from the time of booking. Cancellations are permitted outside of this period, per our vacation rental agreement. We encourage you to consider travel insurance to help protect your vacation investment against the unknown! Learn more about Travel Insurance here.

Mountain Discovery Pass
Each reservation staying 28 days or less includes our exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass, which includes one Biltmore Estate pass, in addition to a ticket for other seasonal attractions that are sure to delight and entertain! This special offer is only available with Carolina Mornings, and is our special gift to you during your stay. (Ticket(s) must be used during your stay. Terms apply, please inquire for more information.)

Amenities 88 Amenities
Car, Parking & Accessibility
  • 4WD Not Required
  • Bedroom on Main Floor
  • Car Required
  • Easy Home Access (1-3 Steps)
  • Free Parking
  • Home Step Free Access
  • Private Entrance
Entertainment
  • Books
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool Table
  • Smart TV
  • Television
Essentials
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Body Soap
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clothing Storage
  • Conditioner
  • Dryer
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Free wifi
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Wine Glasses
Home Safety & Internet
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Deadbolt
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • High-Speed Internet (25+ Mbps)
  • Smoke Detector
Kitchen
  • Baking Sheet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dining table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Kitchen Island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Tea Kettle
  • Toaster
Location
  • 2500 - 2999 Ft. Elevation
  • Health Beauty Spa Nearby
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water Features
  • Wooded Views
  • Year-Round Mountain Views
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Porch
Sports in the Area
  • Basketball Court
  • Boating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Para-gliding
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

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Reviews Rating (26) Reviews
Loved our stay.
Yay! Loved our stay. Quiet, tucked away, absolutely beautiful. The staff at Carolina Mornings was so nice & helpful Thank you!
Autumn R - Posted: 11/21/2023 - Stayed from: 10/26/2023 to 11/1/2023
Such a great stay!
Such a great stay! I loved how calm and cozy the area was. The hot tub and indoor fireplace made our stay that much more comfortable. A very spacious home, it had the perfect bathroom-to-bedroom ratio for my big family stay, and just about every basic household necessity. The house was overall fairly clean just a few things that were left behind from the previous stay. I spoke to Marissa from the Carolina Mornings company who is amazingly helpful. Marissa addressed and resolved those issues for my group immediately. Has many beautiful parks and hiking destinations close by. Also about 40 minutes away from DT Asheville. Would stay here again and again!! Hopefully, we’ll be able to come back for the next Family Mountain trip!
Desteny M - Posted: 11/21/2023 - Stayed from: 11/9/2023 to 11/12/2023
The view from the back patio!
The view from the back patio! We even watched a momma cow give birth! (from a distance)
Pam R - Posted: 11/2/2023 - Stayed from: 4/26/2023 to 4/30/2023
We enjoyed so many things about the property.
We enjoyed so many things about the property. The location and views. The hot tub was nice. It was a perfect space for our family to relax and spend time together.
Linda A - Posted: 11/2/2023 - Stayed from: 6/12/2023 to 6/18/2023
Plenty of room to accommodate large groups
The openness of the main area in Papa’s Den is great! Plenty of room to accommodate large groups
Hadarii J - Posted: 11/2/2023 - Stayed from: 11/9/2023 to 11/12/2023
We love the space here!
We love the space here! We had a lot of room to spread out.
Elaina F - Posted: 11/2/2023 - Stayed from: 7/21/2023 to 7/25/2023
The home we stayed in was spacious, clean, and had enough common areas.
The home we stayed in was spacious, clean, and had enough common areas to accommodate my group 8. And there were great views and plenty of wildlife to see as well.
Hadarii J - Posted: 7/26/2023 - Stayed from: 6/9/2023 to 6/12/2023
Perfect for a family getaway.
It was a very clean place to stay and very peaceful. Perfect for a family getaway.
Leslie B - Posted: 7/23/2023 - Stayed from: 7/13/2023 to 7/16/2023
Beautiful place to stay.
Beautiful place to stay. Will definitely stay here again.
Howard H - Posted: 6/7/2023 - Stayed from: 5/8/2023 to 5/17/2023
This place was perfect for a large group.
This place was perfect for a large group. The hot tub was in excellent condition with an ideal view of the outdoors. The papa/mama bear location was secluded and peaceful. I and others in my group loved the place and enjoyed the stay.
Elise S - Posted: 5/28/2023 - Stayed from: 5/18/2023 to 5/22/2023
The home was absolutely as it was described.
The home was absolutely as it was described. The view from the back patio was amazing. We even watched (from afar) a momma cow giving birth! The hot tub and the pool table were great additions. The kitchen was large enough that we easily cooked all of our meals there. It gave us a home for multiple families. We were able to reconnect as we could not have done in a hotel. Thank you!
Pam R - Posted: 5/1/2023 - Stayed from: 4/26/2023 to 4/30/2023
Very spacey.
Amazing place to stay and has lots of bedrooms that are spread out nicely.
Zack S - Posted: 3/22/2023 - Stayed from: 2/3/2023 to 2/5/2023
Great location!
Great location! The place is only 40 minutes away from Asheville and there are other amazing locations for hiking.
Leissabel A - Posted: 3/22/2023 - Stayed from: 10/7/2022 to 10/10/2022
Our group loved how open and clean the property was.
Our group loved how open and clean the property was. Everyone had a bed and enough privacy so we could all feel comfortable; plus there was enough room to not feel like we were all on top of each other. Close to downtown Burnsville and other mountain cities too. Would stay again!
Syd T - Posted: 3/22/2023 - Stayed from: 9/2/2022 to 9/5/2022
Your home was perfect in all ways.
We rented Soak in the Hot Tub at Bears Den for our family to attend the funeral of our uncle and brother. It was perfect for the six adults that were there and we had extra beds for unexpected guests if needed. The windows were an added bonus to see the outdoor settings if you did not want to sit outside. The covered porch brought us lightning bugs, deer, and rabbits and the backfield provided turkeys and deer along with more lightning bugs. The setting was absolutely beautiful. Check-in was a breeze and check-out was easy. Your home was perfect in all ways. Thank You!
Michelle S - Posted: 3/22/2023 - Stayed from: 6/24/2022 to 6/26/2022
it was magical!
It awesome location, a big space & very clean!!! Be sure to enjoy the hot tub with all the lights off just after dark when the lightning bugs are out - it was magical!
Bryan A - Posted: 3/22/2023 - Stayed from: 5/26/2022 to 5/30/2022
Excellent group space!
Loved our stay! Clean and offered us lots of space to spread out and enjoy ourselves.
Courtney S - Posted: 3/21/2023 - Stayed from: 1/13/2023 to 1/16/2023
Birthday Weekend
I booked this property due to its closeness to Ashville and it offered plenty to do when we weren’t in the city!
Kailan B - Posted: 1/23/2023 - Stayed from: 11/4/2022 to 11/7/2022
Plenty of Room
Great house. Plenty of room for our large family.
Erica B from Thomaston, GA - Posted: 12/22/2022 - Stayed from: 12/15/2022 to 12/18/2022
Asheville Trip
Clean with plenty of room, everyone enjoyed their own space.
Kenna M - Posted: 9/15/2022 - Stayed from: 7/31/2022 to 8/3/2022
Wonderful Property
The property was beautiful and we enjoyed our stay. I would book this again.
Airon R - Posted: 9/15/2022 - Stayed from: 8/26/2022 to 8/28/2022
We were pleased!
love every bit of our stay at this property!! our family and I were so pleased!!
Reynaldo R from Knoxville, TN - Posted: 9/15/2022 - Stayed from: 8/19/2022 to 8/22/2022
Beautiful and everything we wanted
The area is amazing, and there was so much room for all of us to spread out, this was an older group, so we wanted to just enjoy the surrounding and spend time with the family. We have a family trip every year, and we would use Carolina Morning again....Excellent
Ernstine E - Posted: 8/10/2022 - Stayed from: 7/16/2022 to 7/21/2022
Amazing getaway
Nice and clean and it really had everything we needed. We will be back soon.
Keyana E - Posted: 8/10/2022 - Stayed from: 6/17/2022 to 6/19/2022
What a Beautiful Scenic Spot!
What a beautiful scenic spot! The house was so clean and comfortable and was surrounded by mountains. There was a pool table and a hot tub for us to enjoy. The house was well stocked and had everything we needed. We loved the porch on the front of the house for morning coffee.
Rose B - Posted: 6/9/2022 - Stayed from: 10/22/2021 to 10/25/2021
Perfect Location
A beautiful stay with my family. Perfect location for an easy commute to Asheville or adventure. We snow tubed, hiked, horseback rode, gem mined, shopped, and had a lovely place to return to. Thank you.
Alexandra G from Nassau, Bahamas - Posted: 3/4/2022
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