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Bear Prints Newsletter for the Week of September 30th. Thank you for reading!

Included in this Week's Edition:

  • Where Did All The Links Go?
  • Golf Course Closed Next Monday
  • Alovea Retreat - October 4th - 7th
  • Learn More About THIRDHOME
  • Best Day Ever Doggy Day Care - Coming Soon!
  • From The Ground Up - Crowdfunding Campaign 
  • Chef's Reserve - An Exclusive Dining Experience 
  • UTV Service on Property - October 22nd
  • Castle Sessions Final Show of 2021 - October 20th
  • Halloween - RSVP to Events 
  • Save The Date - Lake Clean-up, H.O.A. Weekend, and More!
  • Realty and Rentals at B.L.R. - Real Estate Highlight
  • Post of the Week - Thankful For Our Homeowners! 
  • Quicklinks - Updated With all the Links you Might Need

Where are the Links?  

You may have noticed we removed the contact information at the bottom of the newsletter. We did this to avoid our email being marked as spam by many email providers. However, if you need to find a link or contact information, it's as easy as going to There you will find all the details of upcoming events, manager contact information, previous Bear Prints Newsletters, and more! 


Golf Course Closed | Monday, October 4th

Alovea Retreat | October 4th - 7th

On October 4th - 7th, Alovea is holding a corporate retreat at Bear Lake Reserve. Alovea has hosted several corporate retreats at Bear Lake Reserve in the past, and our staff has done an exceptional job keeping them and homeowners happy. During Fall, Winter, and Spring months, corporate retreats bring in extra revenue that the Lake Club and rental program otherwise would 

not receive, allowing us to continue growing and improving your overall club experience as a homeowner.

Please note that next Tuesday, October 5th, the Lake Club is closing at 3pm for a worship service at the amphitheater for Alovea.

If you are interested in hosting a corporate retreat at Bear Lake Reserve, please contact to learn more!


Watch This Video to Learn More About THIRDHOME  

What if you could use your second home to travel to other fantastic luxury destinations, experience one-of-a-kind trips, and create lifelong memories along the way? And what if you could stay in fabulous residences and resorts without paying rent? With THIRDHOME you can! Click here to learn more:


Best Day Ever Doggy Day Care | Coming Soon!

In early October, Sarah Little, formerly the Castellan at Castle Ladyhawke, has moved on to new pastures and is opening her doggy daycare right here in Sylva - Best Day Ever Doggy Daycare.

She is passionate about animals, has owned dogs for almost 20 years, and has been the Jackson County Humane Society V.P. for three years. Her new facility, located 5 minutes from downtown Sylva, has indoor and outdoor play areas and separate areas for larger and smaller dogs. In addition, all dogs are temperament tested at a free meet & greet session before joining 
daycare to ensure that group daycare is available the best option for them.

If you are interested in finding out more about Best Day Ever, please go to for lots of info, F.A.Q.s, and an application form. You can also email her at, or call/text on 828-558-1885.


From the Ground Up | Crowdfunding Campaign

W.N.C. Farm to Table is the business that provides local food for The Lake Club, The Wine Bar, and Ilda. Lisa has a dream to offer a fair and viable food system for Jackson County by supporting farmers and producers in W.N.C. while nurturing community networks that educate and expand the demand for local food and celebrate this area's rich culture. The owner, Lisa McBride, is starting a nonprofit to make this dream a reality.

The nonprofit is called, From the Ground Up, and it needs your help to get up and running! To learn more, or to support to this great nonprofit, click here. 


Chef's Reserve | An Exclusive Dining Experience
Chef's Reserve is a private and premier dining experience at The Lake Club. When you book a dinner at the Reserve you will get an exclusive menu created just for you by Chef Josh, with select wines to pair perfectly with your meal. Dining in the Chef's Reserve is exclusive to Owners. H.O.A. Weekend would be a great time to try out the Chef's Reserve.

Contact to make your Chef's Reserve reservation today. 

UTV Service on Property | October 22nd

John Lefner has found a local who can service UTVs. Glenn is willing and able to come to Bear Lake on October 22nd, from 9am to 3pm, to service your UTV at the warehouse.

To get your UTV serviced, you will need to contact Glenn as soon as possible at 828-293-4128. Would you please let him know you are with Bear Lake Reserve and also include:

  • Brand
  • Model
  • Year 
  • List of what the UTV needs to have done.

He will provide all the items needed for service and let you know the estimated cost.


Castle Sessions | Last Show of the Season

Matt Stillwell invites you to an intimate storytelling evening in a castle with an award-winning chef, drinks, and live music. The last session of 2021 is on October 20th. Click here to get your tickets at a special Owners only price. 


Halloween Weekend | October 29 - 31

We have a spooky, fun time planned for Halloween! Activities and events start on Friday, October 29th, and go until Halloween day! So look over the flyer below, get your best costumes ready, and RSVP to any activity you would like to attend. 

RSVP with You can download this flyer to your device by going to our Quicklinks page.

Save The Dates!

Realty and Rentals | Vacation Rental Highlight!

Welcome to 88 Woodbridge Drive. This spacious Cottage Home has three bedrooms and can sleep six comfortably. A few notable features are an open floor plan, alpine-inspired architecture, nature views, and a wooded lot. The screened-in back porch is a great place to relax and unwind next to the outdoor fireplace

If you would like to add your home to the vacation rental program, please get in touch with

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


B.L.R. Realty, L.L.C.


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