Living with Bears
National Parks Service Info:
Hinterlander is located within Pisgah National Forest and borders the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area -- and Black Bears are a part of the natural wildlife within our gated community.
However, unlike guests like you, the Black Bears that visit Hinterlander do not book a visit online before coming. So, to ensure everyone can safely enjoy a Black Bear sighting, we encourage each of our guests to review the resources and/or BearWise Fact Sheets below so all guest knows what to do when/if you spot a bear or one stops by -- kids too!
We've also provided some great videos about these amazing creatures to share with the whole family.
A curious cub who stopped by Hinterlander's patio in June 2022 was caught on camera by a very excited guest.
The cub paused long enough to pose for several shots including this one by a doodle for a Hinterlander sign.
Maybe we've found a spokesbear!
Fun Facts & Frolicking Bears
For little kids 2-102 ... (2 min)
Wonderful frolicking bears! (3 min)
Useful Info & History
Tips on Black Bears (1/2 min)
Great intro to living with Black Bears (9 min)
BearWise Tip Sheets