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Here is your Bear Prints for the week of August 19th. Thank you for reading!

Included in this week's Bear Prints:

  • Bear Prints is Moving to a New Email Provider
  • Golf with the Catamounts - September 18th
  • Golf Course Closed August 23 - 25
  • Labor Day Weekend - Flyer 
  • Save the Date - Lake Clean Up! 
  • Save the Date - Home Owners Weekend 
  • Realty and Rentals at BLR  - Vacation Rental Highlight
  • Social Media Post of the Week - Swinging at the Lake
  • Quicklinks to Summer Activities, Owners Directory & Shuttle Service


Bear Prints is Moving to a New Email Service Provider

The number of homeowners in our community keeps growing and we have reached the point of needing a new email service provider to properly communicate with you all! We are in the process of making the change to the new platform and will be making the full transition the first week of September. While this move should be smooth we are letting you all know in advance so that if you don't see Bear Prints in your inbox on September 2nd you will know to check your junk mail and approve emails from the new Bear Prints. 

If you have any questions about this change or would like to add a new email to the Bear Prints mailing list please reach out to


Golf With The Catamounts | September 18th

The WCU Women's Golf Team is very grateful to be able to use Bear Lake as a practice facility and they would like to show their gratitude by spending a day at the golf course with everyone! This event is open to all members plus anyone and everyone you'd like to invite up for the day. 

Please see the flyer below for details and if you have any questions or would like to RSVP please contact

Scheduled Course Maintenance | August 23-25

The course will be closed Monday, August 23rd through Wednesday, August 25th following the Club Championship for course maintenance. Scott and his team will be working hard on these days to complete some necessary work to maintain our course and the fantastic shape it is in. The driving range will remain open during these days.

Labor Day Weekend  | September 3rd - 6th

Over Labor Day weekend we will have events to celebrate another great Summer season at BLR! Check out the flyer below or download it here. 

If you would like to attend any of the events please RSVP by emailing

 Save The Date!

Realty and Rentals at BLR | Vacation Rental Highlight! 

Welcome to 65 -1 Southshore Drive! This gorgeous Mountain Lodge overlooks Bear Creek Lake and is located just minutes from the Lake Club. The spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo’s interior is reminiscent of a modern farmhouse and from the balcony you can enjoy a view of the beautiful Bear Creek Lake. 

​If you would like to add your home to our rental program please reach out to 

If you would like to tour BLR real estate this weekend you can plan a tour with the Agent on Call. 

This weekend it's Cassye Oliver

Cell: (828)506-9874 


BLR Realty, LLC

Social Media Post of the Week | Swing at the Lake

The Post of the Week is over on our Instagram. The lake already has a way of making you relax, add a swing into the mix and you are in full relaxing lake mode.

Check out our Instagram and the post of the week here Be sure to follow us over on IG and if you post any photos of you loving life at BLR please share them with us by tagging @bearlakereserve

Quicklinks to Summer Events and Activities 

Summer is here and so are summer events and activities. If you ever need to know a price, day, or time something is happening around the property, at the golf course and on the tennis and pickleball courts below are the links to all the details.


​Weekly Activities 

Tennis / Pickleball 

​Golf Pricing and Activities 

Marina Pricing 

Book a Shuttle Ride - Sprinter Van or Ranger Rover HSE

Airport Run? Dinner in Sylva or Cashiers? Casio Night? Or private dinner at the Castle? Whatever the reason to have a professional driver take care of you and your crew, our team is here to give you the best possible experience.  Small groups can use the Ranger Rover HSE and larger groups the Mercedes Sprinter Van.

Cost for shuttle service is $70 while driving per hour and $35 per hour while waiting.To schedule your ride please send an email to Becky at


Quicklinks | The Quickest Way to Access BLR Resources

Quicklinks is the BLR Owner one stop location to find all the resources and information members need...and quick. Need to find another members number? There is a link for that.  From current menus, to golf activities, to holiday weekend events, to making a dinner reservation - You can find all the links you need at


Key Department Contact Information 

President & General Manager, Craig Smith: C: 828.508.8042 E:

HOA Manager, Mike Whitmer: O: 828-293-3455 ext. 205 E:

Lake Club Director, Brian Eckard: O: 828.293.7414 ex.106 E:

F&B Manager Tad Frank:

Wedding Director, Kelsie Rich: O: 828.293.7414 ex. 103 E:

Events and Lifestyle Director, Hannah Glenn: C:828.413.0176 

Greeter's Cottage: O: 828.293.3455 E:

Hospitality Manager, Brandon Minnig: O: 828.293.3455 E;

Director of Golf, Courtney Gunter: C: 828.293.5005 E;

PickleBall & Tennis, John Green: C: 727.418.5242 E:

Boutique: O: 828.293.7414 ex. 109  E:

Accounting: O: 828.293.7414 ex.107 E:

Real Estate Office: O: 828.293.0770 E: 

Endorsed Accommodations:

Dining Reservations:

Bear Essentials Home Services, Dakota: 828-735-0592 

Lake Club: 828.293.7414
Bear Lake Reserve | 412 Lake Forest Drive Tuckasegee, NC 28783