Newly upgraded with new comfortable Cabin furnishings and bedding
About Mike Smaracko
Long time resident of Big Canoe. Cabin is our place to chill out and relax with grand kids. We enjoy renting to other parents and grandparents who want to spend quality family time. There is so much to do at Big Canoe that you will make many memories that will last a life time.
Mike Smaracko purchased this House in 2017
Why Mike Smaracko chose Jasper
Big Canoe is the perfect resort for people who enjoy the out doors. We have lived full time at Big Canoe and visit the Cabin whenever we can. We really enjoy the hiking trails and the natural beauty of the mountains. We always wanted to own a cabin that gives a natural relaxed feeling that our grand kids can learn and love nature. Make your own memories at Black Bear Cabin.
What makes this House unique
Black Bear Cabin is truly a place where you can relax and enjoy your surroundings or fill everyday with exciting lake and mountain activities. Do as little or as much as you desire.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The perfect family vacation spot!
This is the perfect place for a family. The downstairs kids area is amazing and there’s plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The cabin is decorated perfectly and you really feel like you’re home while there. We were able to completely relax. The host, Mike, is awesome and gave us everything we needed to make this vacation great. His thoroughness and attentiveness made this one of the best VRBO experiences we’ve ever had. Highly recommend this property. We will be back.
We try to go the extra mile for our guests. Thanks for the great review, look forward to your return to Black Bear Cabin.
Best choice ever
Perfect vacation rental. The pictures are great, but walking in is even better- I felt like we were the only people who has stayed here before. It was so clean, so refreshing, and well-planned out. From the moment I make the choice, Mike was reaching out to help answer questions and very accessable. He was so kind and treated us like a family visiting, rather than just renters.
My family of 5, with 3 boys ages 10-13, have rented about 10 times so far and this was our best experience. We have been to Big Canoe (now) 3 times, and it is always a perfect balance of relaxation and down-time, family bonding, and outdoor fun. We always love the "Beach" area- with one price you can enjoy the pool, beach, inflatables on the lake, and water sports. We went to the Amicaola waterfalls, which was spectacular as well. We hiked the stairs from the top level to mid level (which was a great workout!), and had lunch at the lodge. We had a great time at a 2-hour "survival" lesson at that state park visitor's area.
The house was perfect for us- very large with multiple floors. The kids enjoyed the TVs (watching YouTube), we watched movies together, and there was a bunk bead downstairs. We loved the deck and firepit and has fires/ smores everynight. We grilled out each night as well. The kitchen was everything we needed and more. We saw many deer. The views were also just unbelievable from the decks.
We plan to return of course- every summer! We were so happy, because our other homes rented in Big Canoe were very nice, but this was the most clean, well-thought-out, and Mike was just great. We also finally, had an easy driveway to use. Our other experiences was harrowing, with steep drives and poor visibility- this one was perfect.
Thanks for the great review, so glad you had a fantastic time. Your welcome to return anytime,
From the moment we pulled up to Black Bear Cabin, we knew it would be special. We truly could not have asked for a more perfect cabin for our mid July summer family vacation. The decor was outstanding, but what really made an impression on me was the cleanliness. It was spotless. Our children (ages 7,5,3) pretty much lived downstairs and enjoyed the array of toys and games. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to make a meal & the outdoor area was enjoyed every night. We loved all the amenities provided by the Big Canoe community and our children especially enjoyed the Marina, Swim Club and easier hiking trails. Communicating with Mike was a breeze and made the entire process so easy. We look forward to coming back!
We are grateful for your comments about Black Bear Cabin and glad you enjoyed Big Canoe. Please come back there is always more to do and see at Big Canoe
The crew from Tennessee
What a great area with so much to do for all the family! We've been doing family vacations across north Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee for 15 years. This cabin was by far the most well supplied and stocked we've ever had the pleasure to visit. Kids had a ball! It felt like we were at home!
Glad you had a great time and made Memories that will last a life time.
The perfect family getaway
We couldn't ask for a better mountain vacation. We had three kids traveling with us and the set up was perfect for both kids and adults. The whole property is loaded with things to do and ways to relax and Mike is a wonderful host. He is easily accessible and very accommodating. We are already looking forward to coming back!
Thanks for your nice review. We look forward to hosting your families again.
Tastefully furnished Home away from Home
This was an awesome home for multigenerational guest. Our family included 2 grandparents, 2 thirty something parents, and 2 children (4 and 2). Everyone had their own space. The downstairs was perfect for the parents and little ones who loved the bunk beds and playhouse. The lower level was completely stocked with games, toys and activities for the children. The main level was a comfortable gathering space and the upper level master was perfect for a grandparents retreat. Mike's attention to detail about the house, Big Canoe and surrounding area was helpful and appreciated. This is definitely a 5 star property.
Were so happy you enjoyed your stay at Black Bear Cabin. Come back in the summer months so the grandkids can enjoy the lakes.
A complete guide to local attractions, events and restaurants both inside Big Canoe and outside the gates is in the cabin. Guide includes suggestions for trips to Atlanta, Winery Tours, Apple Picking and local small towns and more.