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USA North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina Whittier Listing #23458

Bear Necessities - Whittier, NC

15 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
1739 High Top Mountain Road, Whittier, NC 28789

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Custom home w/ Smoky Mountain views from the deck - fireplace & hot tub!

Bear Necessities is a custom arts & craft Smoky Mountain vacation home located on a ridge at an elevation of 2,800 feet. When your day of skiing is done, kick back in the hot tub and watch the sun set over the crest of the Smokies and Clingmans' Dome. Head inside and warm up in front of the wood burning fire place or gather around the outdoor fire-pit in the evening. The stunning views and modern furnishings will help make this your ideal vacation home!

What’s nearby:
This home is between Whittier and Dillsboro and is within 15 minutes to Cherokee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the casino. Dillsboro is 10 minutes away and great winter skiing is about 30 minutes away in Maggie Valley.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Fireplace only available from October through March (firewood not supplied)
Not motorcycle accessible
Maximum parking spaces: 2
Limited cell service and GPS

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Jetted tub


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining








Cable : Dish Network

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private



15 reviews

Christine V. Aug 2020
This cottage was the perfect place for our family of 4 to enjoy the Smoky Mountains! The view from the back deck is breathtaking and we enjoyed stargazing from the hot tub almost every night. Beds were very comfortable. The house is located at the end of a long, steep gravel road so I would definitely recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get there. Thank you for a wonderful week!
Tammi I. Jul 2020
House was neat and clean. Kitchen had plenty of items for preparing quick meals. Beds were comfortable. The view was wonderful. A comfy, quiet place to relax and unwind. We had a great time. We will definitely look to use this home again when in the area.
Rose C. Mar 2020
It was a great get away for my wife and I we had a great time thanks for the beautiful place to spend our honeymoon
Kathy E. Mar 2020
This cabin is so peaceful and you feel like you're on the top of the world!
Aimee P. Mar 2020
We loved our stay at Bear Necessities! The cabin is cozy and the view is spectacular! We took full advantage of the hot tub and the fireplace. We also did some sight seeing in the area.. found the Elk and snow tubing was a blast! We played Jenga and put together a couple of the puzzles. Thanks to prior guests for marking the ones with missing pieces. It was a great family get away, thanks for the hospitality!
Hans a. Feb 2020
Nicely furnished
Great Hot Tub, overlooking the valley below & good for star gazing
Comfortable bed
Daniel P. Feb 2020
This cabin was absolutely wonderful.
After a long day of work and some time/money well spent in the casino, relaxing in the hot tub and looking out over the mountains was all one could ask for.
The cabin was very well maintained and was stocked with everything you would need for a short or long stay.
I would be conscious of the drive-in and plan accordingly. The mountain road leading up to the cabin might be tricky for some people if you are not used to driving in the mountains, especially at night.
All-in-all I would highly recommend this cabin to anyone who needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.
Angela S. Nov 2019
Beautiful place with beautiful views! We have stayed there twice!
Philip D. Oct 2019
Amazing home!
Beautiful location with so many things to see and do! House has an amazing view and perfect for all our needs.
Will be back!
Brian B. Oct 2019
The home is absolutely beautiful and has an amazing view. One of the most comfortable places we have ever stayed. We wish we could have just stayed there the entire time!! We can't wait to go back! The only catch is the road to the house is a bit rough so I would not suggest during bad weather.
Corey S. Sep 2019
The house was immaculate, pictures truly don't do it justice. Everything was clean and we'll laid out, the kitchen was wonderfully equipped and the bedrooms/beds are super comfortable with amazing views.
We've been going to the area for a few years now and have never stayed somewhere with such a breath taking view.

The gravel road on the way up gets a bit steep but we managed just fine in a Honda fit, so pretty much every car should be able to make it. We got there in the dark the first night and it took a bit to find the place, just go slow and it will be alright!

We will definitely be back!!
Patrick P. Jul 2019
Beautiful setting for a getaway! We loved it
Jimmy M. Jun 2019
We loved everything about this place. Would definitely be interested in staying here again.