Experience the beauty of Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina, from the inviting comfort of Bear Den One Cottage. This split-level townhome-style cottage offers an ideal getaway with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, accommodating up to 7 guests. Rest comfortably in the master bedroom’s queen bed, or choose Bedroom Two with 3 twin beds. The full-size sleeper sofa in the living room provides additional sleeping space. Embrace the stunning surroundings from two separate balconies, where you can savor morning serenity and evening relaxation. The living room’s fireplace and the backyard fire pit set the stage for cozy evenings. Essential supplies including towels, linen, and paper products are provided, ensuring a hassle-free stay.
The Bear Den is perched on a hill overlooking Mt. Mitchell Golf Course and the Black Mountain range, this retreat provides unparalleled views. Only 3 miles away lies the Mt. Mitchell trail, inviting you to embark on an adventure amidst stunning landscapes. For water lovers, the Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area is a mere 3 miles away, offering tubing and leisure by the South Toe River. A 20-minute hike leads you to Roaring Fork Falls, one of North Carolina’s most beautiful waterfalls.
Mountain biking enthusiasts are in for a treat, with an array of trails nearby. The Black Mountain Range offers thrilling mountain biking experiences for all levels. For beginners, the “Heartbreak Ridge Trail” is a 2.3-mile loop with gentle terrain. Intermediate riders can tackle the “Turkey Pen Gap Trail,” a 5.1-mile singletrack. Expert riders seeking a challenge can take on the “Old Mitchell Toll Road,” an advanced 7.7-mile trail with steep ascents and technical sections.
Anglers can enjoy an exceptional fishing experience along the South Toe River. Emerging from Mount Mitchell and Pisgah National Forest, this river boasts vibrant populations of wild rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Its cold, pristine waters originate from the convergence of Right Prong and Left Prong streams, ensuring optimal conditions for trout. Managed under Wild Regulations, upper sections provide challenging access but rewarding wild trout fishing, while the stretch above Black Mountain Campground to Pisgah Game Land Border is designated “catch and release – artificial lures/flies only.” The lower South Toe River offers stocked fishing, easily accessible by vehicle, with wade-friendly waters. Its rich ecosystem sustains various insect hatches, ideal for both dry fly and nymph fishing. This versatile river accommodates various techniques and skill levels, promising a year-round angling adventure amidst stunning natural beauty.
Mt. Mitchell State Park, a 25-minute drive away, offers further exploration opportunities. As the closest accommodations to the park, Bear Den One Cottage is your gateway to experiencing the beauty and adventure of Mt. Mitchell’s surroundings. Book your stay now and make lasting memories amidst breathtaking landscapes.
24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi