Stay at Bear Lake Reserve

 Are you looking for a destination wedding with ample amount of lodging opportunities for your guests? Treating your employees to a week-long retreat to foster new ideas and creativity? Look no further! Castle Ladyhawke was a previous wedding venue that was shut down overnight about 3 years ago. Since Bear Lake Reserve is so close to the venue, we decided to purchase it and restore it to its former glory. This includes hosting beautiful weddings and events! 


Castle Ladyhawke is a quick seven minute drive to the front gate of Bear Lake Reserve. There, you will meet our friendly gate host staff that will assist you with your check-in process. The Greeter’s Cottage is the one and only entrance of our 2,100 acre gated community! They provide excellent customer service and will provide you with everything you need in regards to housing and the property as a whole. They will even offer you a warm chocolate chip cookie and bottle of water for the road!


Bear Lake Reserve has over 40 homes in their rental program for your guests to choose from. Housing ranges from lake-view condos and cottages that can accommodate 6-8 people, to custom homes with gorgeous long-range mountain views of the Smoky Mountains that can accommodate 12 people! Make sure to mention to your wedding guests that if they book at Bear Lake Reserve, they will receive a special discount on their nightly rate!


After celebrating your special occasion, guests staying at Bear Lake Reserve have ample opportunity to continue the fun out on property! Pontoons boats, paddleboards, and kayaks are a few boating options that we have available for rent at our Marina located at the Lake Club! The Lake Club is also home to three restaurants, beach area, a movie theater, gym, steam room, pool, hot tubs, and a heated pool overlooking the lake. We also have a 9-hole Nicklaus designed golf course, newly renovated tennis and pickleball court, disc golf course, fishing, and hiking trails!


If you are looking for a venue that offers several days of fellowship and fun for your guests, look no further than Castle Ladyhawke and Bear Lake Reserve. For questions about housing, please email or call the Greeter’s Cottage at 828-293-3455, 8 am – 12 am. We look forward to speaking with you soon!