Mama black bear with two cubs in a tree
Will I See Black Bears at My Cabin in Murphy NC?

Guests at our Murphy NC cabins frequently ask us what the chances are that they will see a bear during their vacation. Although black bears are very common in the mountains of North Carolina, it is unlikely that one will find his or her way to your cabin. Read on for some useful advice on how to safely admire the area’s most majestic animal.

(See Also: 5 Reasons to Spend This Thanksgiving in a Murphy NC Cabin)

Keeping Bears Away From Your Cabin

Many of our cabins offer decks and large windows with phenomenal mountain views, so there is a chance that you could see a bear from your vacation rental. However, you don’t want to attract bears to your cabin in Murphy NC, because bears who become habituated to humans are a danger both to people and themselves.

Bears are tremendously attracted to the smell of most any food, but there are things you can do to keep those smells from ever reaching their noses. Use the provided Black bear in the grassoutdoor trash cans to dispose of any leftovers, and make sure the lid is on tight. If you cook out on your cabin’s grill, then be sure to clean up well. Scrubbing the grill after use will take away any lingering odors. Above all, never leave any food outside.

Black Bears in the Wild

There are about 1,500 black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains and the surrounding areas, so outdoor enthusiasts may see a bear during their travels. If you happen to encounter black bears on a hike or scenic drive, be sure to keep your distance. Binoculars and cameras are the ideal way to observe bears in their natural habitat. For more information about black bears, visit the official National Park website: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/black-bears.htm

Closeup of a black bearMake your reservations today for a stay in a lovely cabin in Murphy NC. In addition to the wonderful views and the wildlife, you can be assured that we will provide you with luxurious accommodations and everything you could possibly want or need to enjoy an amazing weekend getaway or family vacation.