Is My Loss Your Thanksgiving Gain?

Due to a situation completely beyond my control I find myself not able to sneak away to our special mountain retreat for Thanksgiving this year. The plan was were were going to take all three cabins in our secret retreat and bring family along for a most relaxing get-away.

Rather than see this opportunity go to waste I thought I’d share information about the mountain hideaway in case one of my friends (readers) wanted to take advantage of the sudden opening near Ashville.

Telling you about this place is kind of bittersweet. While I get to share this special place with you, more people will probably book the place up.

Here are some pictures we took. More are available here.

What My Wife Wanted to Share About the Place

The first time I stayed at Three Bear Holler I went with my daughter for a girls weekend away. We thought we would see what was in Ashville, The Biltmore and use the cabin as our resting place. Let me tell you, once we got to the cabin we didn’t want to leave. It’s beautiful and tranquil, with private porches overlooking amazing mountain views. Relaxing on the porch swing and rocking chairs, we didn’t want to leave.

We stayed in the Baby Bear Cabin and had the most amazing time. The cabin was truly that of an old log cabin, but it had all the conveniences of home. There was a fireplace and they supply the firewood, full modern kitchen, heat and a/c, antiques throughout the cabins including iron beds with handmade patchwork quilts. Reclaimed and original hardwood floors, Direct TV, no internet and limited phone service but that’s the beauty of being there. You’re not distracted by all of the everyday interruptions. Private gas grill and community fire pit.

The next time we went we stayed in the Mamma Bear Cabin which was just as lovely as Baby Bear but a little bigger. Mamma Bear has all of the same amenities as Baby Bear but a different layout. None of the cabins have the same layout but each one is decorated for comfort and quaintness. Mamma Bear has two porches and it was difficult to choose which one to lounge on. The stone fireplace is rustic and homey. We had a fire going the entire weekend.

The owners of the property Marc and Pam Jance live at the top of the mountain in a beautiful log home, so if you ever needed anything they are just a phone call away and couldn’t be better hosts. They have the most friendly chocolate lab named Brutus, 3 or 4 cats and chickens that come and go as they please. The animals are not allowed in the cabins, but don’t be surprised if you come out onto the porch and find Brutus lying there waiting for you.

I haven’t stayed in Papa Bear yet, it has just recently been restored for guests and they started taking reservations in June. However, Marc gave us a tour back in March as he was finishing up the restoration and it was beautiful. I can’t wait to go back and stay in it.

So if you are looking for a place to just get away from it all this Thanksgiving, Three Bear Holler is North Carolina’s little bit of heaven.

Three Bear Holler
444 Majestic Trail
Clyde, NC 28721

Where a bit of NC heaven is located.
Where a bit of NC heaven is located.

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