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Here is your Bear Prints for the week of September 2nd. Thank you for reading!

Included in this week's Bear Prints:  

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!
  • Castle News - Wedding Special, September Session, & Tours
  • Awake Charity Event - Pop a Cork 
  • Golf with the Catamounts - September 18th 
  • Fall Hours Start September 7th
  • Save the Date - HOA Weekend, Halloween & More
  • Realty and Rentals at BLR  - Vacation Rental Highlight
  • ​Social Media Post of the Week - Ready for Fall? 
  • Quicklinks to Activities, Owners Directory & Shuttle Service 

Happy Labor Day Weekend 

Labor Day Weekend is here! We hope you have a wonderful weekend relaxing and celebrating. For those spending the holiday at Bear Lake, please join us this Friday for our annual Talent Show followed by Campfire and S’mores on The Point. Then on Saturday stop at The Point to see a full band set. On Sunday we will show "It Takes Two" at Movie Under the Stars, and on Monday spend the day relaxin at our pool party.

Check out the full flyer below, and please be sure to RSVP by emailing

Castle Ladyhawke News 

Castle Wedding this Weekend 

Please note that there is a wedding this weekend at the castle and many of our vacation homes are rented out with wedding guest. The wedding is this Sunday from 6pm - 10pm at Castle Ladyhawke. 

The Next Castle Session is Wednesday, September 15th

It is almost time for our next Castle Session! You are invited to a beautiful night full of delicious drinks, exquisite food, and fantastic music! Join us on September 15th at 6:00 pm for one of the last Sessions before the end of the season. Please note that we are following all CDC guidelines and our staff will be wearing masks during the event. This is going to be a night you won’t want to miss, so grab a friend and come have fun with us! Tickets can be purchased through the link below. We can’t wait to see you soon!

This is a limited seating, private event with a carefully curated experience in store for attendees.

Click here to purchase your tickets at a special Owners Only price. 

*discount will be applied at checkout

Tour the Castle

The castle is open for tours 7 days a week by appointment only. If you would like to tour Castle Ladyhawke please call or text 833-522-7853 / 833-5-CASTLE

AWAKE Pop a Cork Charity Event 

A.W.A.K.E stands for Adults Working and Advocating for Kid’s Empowerment! They are a private, nonprofit children’s advocacy center with a mission to coordinate Jackson County’s services for children who have been physically or sexually abused. On October 3rd, from 2 pm - 5 pm, they will host their annual AWAKE Pop-A-Cork silent auction fundraiser at the Lake Club. Tickets are on sale now for $50 per person. 

To purchase a ticket, send your check or cash to AWAKE - P.O. Box 755 Sylva NC 28779


Save the Date | HOA Weekend, Halloween Weekend & More

Save the dates and plan to join us for these great upcoming events at the lake. If you plan to join us for any of these weekends please RSVP with so we can properly prepare and provide the best experience possible.

Golf with the Catamounts!  | Saturday, September 18th | 10am-3pm

Join us for a fun day with the WCU Women's Golf Team! 

Any donations to the program can be made via check or at Under the Designation tab, choose "Other" and then type "women's golf". 


Fall Hours Start Tuesday, September 7th!

Our Fall Hours of operation will start next Tuesday, September 7th, and run until Sunday, November 28th. Please take note of the new hours in the flyer below.

Realty and Rentals at BLR | Vacation Rental Highlight! 

This Mountain Cottage Home at 10 Meadow Ridge Court has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. This home comfortably sleeps 7 guests. The home also features some fantastic outdoor spaces, including an exterior screened porch, an outdoor fireplace, plenty of comfortable seating, and a hot tub so guests may enjoy the cool mountain breeze while listening to the soft waters from the nearby creek.

If you would like to add your home to our vacation rental program please contact

If you would like to tour real estate this weekend please reach out to the agent on call. 

This weekend it's John Lefner

Cell: 941-730-5866


BLR Realty, LLC

Post of The Week | Ready for Fall? 

Are you ready for Fall? It's one of the most beautiful times of the year at Bear Lake Reserve. Check out the Post of the Week to watch a video of the Fall foliage at BLR. 

Connect With Bear Lake Reserve On Social!

Stay up to date on what's happening in Bear Lake Reserve and the local area by checking in with our Blog and social media accounts! Connect with us on FacebookInstagramYouTube and our Private Owner's FB Page

Want to send us your photos? Tag them with #BearLakeReserve so we can see and share them!

Quicklinks to 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? Casino 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.

​The 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 member’s number? There is a link for that. From current menus to golf activities, to holiday weekend events, to make a dinner reservation - You can find all the links you need at

View the BLR Owners Directory here. Password: BL57


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