'BROWN BEAR LODGE' WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE SMOKIES

Mark Himelick

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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'BROWN BEAR LODGE' WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF THE SMOKIES

Bryson City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, loft, 3 1/2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

The “Brown Bear Lodge” is a 3300 sq ft luxury log home tucked away on 5 ½ acres of wooded mountainside just outside Bryson City. This 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home on 3 levels overlooks the Smokey Mountain National Park and has stunning long range mountain views from every room. Main floor living includes great room, chef's gourmet kitchen and master suite. Loft level includes 2nd master bedroom plus media room. Game room with billiards ,living area, 3rd bedroom and bath located on lower level.

We have gone out of our way to make this home as comfortable and relaxing as possible with the laid back feel of a mountain retreat. You'll find this home warm and inviting. Some of the features include reclining sofas and chairs, plush pillow top beds, a handcrafted dining room table with seating for 10, as well as custom cabinetry and granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths. The focal point of the home is the massive floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace in the great room.

Fun things to do: Want more excitement? Try Harrah’s Casino located in nearby Cherokee. Need a relaxing drive? The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Cherokee. Want golf? Check out the Smoky Mountain Country Club in Whittier! Zip line through the Nantahala forest. Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.

Relax a bit: However, if you want to truly relax, you don’t need to leave home. How about sitting in the hot tub and enjoying the mountain views during the day or stargazing at night with your favorite beverage. Or, how about cooking a steak on the grill while watching the sun set over the mountains. After dinner, nothing beats sitting around the fire pit telling stories and roasting marshmallows.

Our 'Brown Bear Lodge' has an instant charm and comfort that envelops you in luxury.

NEWS FLASH!: As of November 2011 the final stretch of road to 'The Brown Bear Lodge' has been paved. You can now

enjoy our remote location with the comfort of paved roads throughout your entire journey. To our past guests,

we invite you to come back and see the major improvement!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We won't have many more opportunities to get away with just

the four of us as Anna is in College and Jane is a freshman in

High School. We had a wonderful time watching the girls discover

all the differences between the Smokey's and lower Michigan.

The cabin is breath-taking, along with the view! To wake up with

a view like this.....Priceless!

Thank you
Jun 2012
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Mark Himelick

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271397
+1 239 691-7772
Bryson City Bryson City Area
5

Exactly as Described

  • 5 of 5
Being an eternal skeptic and still easier to please than my wife or mother - we were very worried about what we would actually find upon arriving. This cabin is exactly as described in the ad - both visually and in the write up. The picture in the ad is exactly what you see - 3,000 feet up in the Smoky's with incredible views and hot tub was very well maintained. For that matter, the entire property was very well maintained. And still within 15 minutes of downtown Bryson city where you can go for necessities or a mcd's. We were also concerned about our 16 months old toddler, but the place was very toddler friendly. Not that the "little guy" cared, but he could run on the balconies/loft area as the rails are built to kid standards. Just an FYI - if you have your own wifi hotspot with ATT, it does work at this home.
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
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'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271397
+1 239 691-7772
Bryson City Bryson City Area
5

Best house ever!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved this house. It had great energy. My husband and I never left the house. I could live here forever. The view was amazing during the day and the hot tub perfect at night. We loved the stocked kitchen and the TV area's. My family is begging to go again next year.
  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271397
+1 239 691-7772
Bryson City Bryson City Area
hollywood fl
5

Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to take a peaceful vacation to get away from the hectic city life. So I went online and started researching a winter gateway location. I wanted mountains, rivers and a place where it was quiet and away from it all. Brown Bear Lodge meet and exceeded all our expectations.

We were literally in the mountains. You wakeup overlooking the spectacular mountain landscape outside your balcony and hear the sounds of songs birds. Absolute tranquility and quiet. The cabin is luxurious, yet feels cozy and warm. It’s fully stocked with everything and anything you will need for a family or a romantic getaway. I love the Jacuzzi overlooking the smoky mountains, truly a perfect setting.

The downstairs area has a great play room, complete with a pool table, tons of board games and tv area. The kids bedroom/bathroom is conveniently located downstairs by the playroom, perfect for a big family. We loved the loft area... after a long day of hiking we loved curling up on the comfortable couch and watch a movie.

Our last 2 days in NC we cut our daytime activities short so we could enjoy and relax in the cabin a little longer. If you like birds, this is a great place for bird watching... I saw over 12 types of songs birds, finches, and wood packers.

The owner was super helpful and nice, even emailed me things to do and places to eat. All in all the place was wonderful we really enjoyed our time there. I plan on coming back during the summer.
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271397
+1 239 691-7772
Bryson City Bryson City Area
5

Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to take a peaceful vacation to get away from the hectic city life. So I went online and started researching a winter gateway location. I wanted mountains, rivers and a place where it was quiet and away from it all. Brown Bear Lodge meet and exceeded all our expectations.

We were literally in the mountains. You wakeup overlooking the spectacular mountain landscape outside your balcony and hear the sounds of songs birds. Absolute tranquility and quiet. The cabin is luxurious, yet feels cozy and warm. It’s fully stocked with everything and anything you will need for a family or a romantic getaway. I love the Jacuzzi overlooking the smoky mountains, truly a perfect setting.

The downstairs area has a great play room, complete with a pool table, tons of board games and tv area. The kids bedroom/bathroom is conveniently located downstairs by the playroom, perfect for a big family. We loved the loft area... after a long day of hiking we loved curling up on the comfortable couch and watch a movie.

Our last 2 days in NC we cut our daytime activities short so we could enjoy and relax in the cabin a little longer. If you like birds, this is a great place for bird watching... I saw over 12 types of songs birds, finches, and wood packers.

The owner was super helpful and nice, even emailed me things to do and places to eat. All in all the place was wonderful we really enjoyed our time there. I plan on coming back during the summer.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271397
+1 239 691-7772
Bryson City Bryson City Area
Henderson, LA
5

PERFECT Retreat!!

  • 5 of 5
I am not someone who typically writes reviews of products or purchases but our stay at Brown Bear Lodge has compelled me to share our experience.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this fabulous location! Although the cabin was a bit more than we typically spend for a vacation, I do not regret our decision. It was worth every penny and more! For over 10 years, I have been dreaming about a vacation in the mountains and, without knowing, this cabin was EXACTLY what I'd pictured in my dreams. It couldn't have been any more perfect!

After researching vacation rentals, we chose this cabin. The photos we saw excited us about our trip and gave us a preview of what to expect. (I'm a planner and have to do lots of research before making a decision.)

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words . . . Even though the photos were beautiful, they can't describe how PERFECT this vacation home and the surrounded landscape was. Everything we could possibly need was provided for and it was a perfect retreat from the daily stresses of life. In fact, our visit was so wonderful, we decided to extend our stay another night.

We will most certainly be back and wholeheartedly recommend this location to those seeking a relaxing retreat.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Brown Bear Lodge' with Magnificent Views of the Smokies
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p271397
+1 239 691-7772
Bryson City Bryson City Area
Nashville, TN
5

Perfect Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We just spent a wonderful 5 days at this property. It is well represented in the pictures, but they do not do it justice. It is beautiful and well maintained. Everything felt new and was in excellent shape. It was immaculate and clean - did not feel like a rental at all. The kitchen is well appointed, with high quality dishes and equipment. It truly has everything you need from pans to utensils that you only need to bring the food and seasonings, I have never rented a house with as nicely stocked kitchen. There are a ton of movies and books, too. The view is second to none and it is very private. We have nothing negative to report - it exceeded our expectations (and we are very difficult to please!).
  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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The 'Brown Bear Lodge' is also conveniently located to unlimited outdoor activities. A short 15-20 minute drive will take you to Fontana Lake, which boasts the highest dam east of the Rockies, as well as offering boat rentals and great fishing; or Nantahala Outdoor Center with whitewater rafting, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, tubing, kayak and canoe rentals. A new zip line which goes through the Nantahala Forest is only about 15 minutes away. We have excellent restaurants nearby and downtown Bryson City, only 10 minutes away, has a number of shops and eateries, not to mention the Great Smoky Mountain Railway with daily excursions through the mountains.

Other Activities: Boating, kayaking, zip lining, horseback riding, mountain biking

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Availability & Rates

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Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Peak
Aug 3 2014 - Aug 28 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer Peak
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Summer Mid
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Peak
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$345
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Low
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Peak
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Winter Low
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter Peak
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Winter Low
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter Mid
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Winter Mid
Jan 19 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Winter
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Winter Mid
Feb 16 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Spring
Apr 5 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring Peak
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Spring Peak
May 25 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Summer Holiday
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Summer
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer Peak
Jul 17 2015 - Aug 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Summer Mid
Aug 2 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Summer Peak
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Summer Mid
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Peak
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$345
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Low
Oct 30 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall Peak
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$345
 
 
Winter Low
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Mandatory damage waiver fee is $10.00 per night with a maximum of $50.00 per stay. Damage up to $1000.00
is covered with this fee.
50% of rental amount due upon booking with balance due 1 Week prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The two full bathrooms have mountain views. The master has a view from the corner tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Incudes Bunkbeds
  • All the bedrooms except lower level bedroom have mountain views from the bed.
Entertainment:
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • sledding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
No smoking please.
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