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Awesome Mountain, Tram & Downtown View, JukeBox, Arcade, Whole Home Generator

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed, 2 1/2 Baths (Sleeps up to 8) 2,900 Sq. Ft.

Papa Bear's Den stands majestically on Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg TN, and is part of the renowned Chalet Village area. We are less than 5 min to downtown and the entrance of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This cabin has access to nearby pools, tennis courts, meeting rooms, and conference center. It is only minutes from both Ober Gatlinburg, with exciting snow skiing, ice skating and shopping, and all the entertainment of downtown Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park or Pigeon Forge.

When you enter this amazing three story log cabin, you'll start your journey walking onto the bottom deck. Here you'll find a view of the mountains and Mt. Le Conte, and you can wave at the folks on the silent tram as it passes by. In the spring, fall, winter or after a rain, you can hear Holy Branch Creek meandering through the mountains. Walking inside you'll find a bedroom with a king bed, dresser and a 32' flat screen TV. There is also a half bath in this room. The second room down is a television room with a 37' flat screen TV, PlayStation 3 with 30 games, and a DVD player. Heading up the stairs you'll enter the magnificent great room with the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Looking up you'll see a staggering cathedral ceiling. In the living room, you'll enjoy the river stone gas fireplace, the attractive bear/moose/canoe printed sofa, chair, a 50' Plasma TV, Blu Rray DVD player. In the kitchen/dining room, there is a bay window for you to take in the amazing view. You'll find plenty of space at the large table which seats 7-8 people with 2 chairs, a wide 5' bench, a wide 3' bench, and extra seating is available with 2 stools at the bar. The kitchen is fully stocked with refrigerator, stove, microwave, Keurig and standard coffee maker, and much more! There's a door that leads to the upper deck, which features 8 chairs, some tables, and a electric charbroil grill. The deck wraps around the corner and there you'll find a 5 person hot tub and stairs leading to a small yard in the back of the cabin. Back inside, the main level features 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen bed, 32" flat screen TV, night stand with drawers, and closet. There is also a laundry closet with a new full size ironing board, iron, washer and dryer. The second bedroom is the master and features a king bed, gas fireplace, closet, built-in shelves, large Jacuzzi tub, 43" flat screen TV, DVD player, and a private door out to the deck and the hot tub. Between the two bedrooms, is the first of two baths. This one has a double vanity, hair dryer, and standard bathtub with shower. Once we move upstairs, It's time for Fun! It has an 8' pool table! A Multi Game Arcade that has over 60 games. Ms. Pac Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong are just a few of the games. You'll find a four person table for games, wet bar with four bar stools, corner mounted 32' flat screen TV. There is also a full bath with shower on the upstairs level. All TV's have DirecTV service. The home has a whole house generator! So no power no problem! There is also high-speed wireless internet that works inside and on the relaxing, scenic view decks. If you're looking for an amazing place to spend the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation, you have found your place to stay with Papa Bear's Den. It will leave you with a memory that will last forever.

More Details

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, swedish, I can translate emails just tell me the language.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Julie

My husband and I purchased this home in February of 2012. We have worked hard to make this an enjoying place for everyone. We hope you love it as much as we do. Our sons also enjoy coming here. My oldest son is married and he and his wife love it here too. We put new flooring up and and down and did so other renovations. The lower level now has its own heating and cooling thermostat. We had professionals come in and take care of the wall and landscaping giving this the clean curb appeal that all will enjoy.

Julie purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Julie chose Gatlinburg

The Mountain view, and the amazing view of Downtown Gatlinburg, the tram passing by is an amazing view too, The creek you can see and hear at different times of the year. There is so much to love. I couldn't begin to name them all. We are truly blessed to be able to own this cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

You can use all of the facilities of the Chalet Village owners club. With three pools, a tennis court, meeting rooms for just about any occasion. Wedding facilities and just about anything you can think of.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Belgium family loved their stay and they saw many bears. Pierre said he hasn't seen a bear in over 16 years and that was at the zoo. They posted great pictures on their facebook page. They love America and plan to return to our cabin!
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet, sink, vanity.
  • Toilet paper and soaps are provided as starter only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size sofa sleeper (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Amazing Mountain and Tram Views. Only 1.5 miles to Downtown Gatlinburg Tn, and the Great Smoky mountain national park, 7 min to Pigeon Forge and Dolly wood. Return Guest Discounts.

Reviews

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Awesome Mountain, Tram & Downtown View, JukeBox, Arcade, Whole Home Generator
average rating of 4.957265 based on 120 reviews
Reliance
5

Cabin was very nice. All 3 floors wonderful. The owner was very nice .

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful views. We saw 4 bear total. Real close to Gatlinburg . We enjoyed the pool table and arcade. We definitely will stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you had fun at the cabin and we can't wait for you to return. Seeing the bears is always a treat. Thanks Again! Julie
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5

Cabin was great, location was awesome -- minutes

  • 5 of 5

We love visiting GSMNP and strongly prefer Gatlinburg's walking village charm over Pigeon Forge's extended strip mall feel. We love the location since we were 5 minutes from parking in Gatlinburg or on 441 headed into the mountains or towards the bypass; super close to everything, but peacefully quiet.

The house was awesome, our kids played the arcade (too young for pool table and PlayStation) every minute we were home, while adults enjoyed the view from the deck and hotub with a beverage in hand. The decor was standard for a mountain cabin, but quite a bit more tasteful compared to some of the other cabins we have rented. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked for a rental -- all the right pots, pans and utensils which are often lacking from VRBO homes.

The only ding worth mentioning that I could give are the driveway is incredibly steep, but realistically if you staying on the side of the mountain looking for views of bears and into the distance you should really expect this. That said there is plenty of parking on the flat or part way up the drive if it is to much for you or your vehicle. I really would not let this dissuade you from renting (unless you are someone who has mobility issues and then perhaps this is not the best rental choice for you).

The owners are super responsive and on top of things. Honestly, after using VRBO from coast to coast I can attest this is one of our best experiences. We will be coming back and re-renting this cabin in the future. You will not regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We really appreciate the nice comments. We're so glad you and your family had a great time. We can't wait to have great guest like all of you come back! We really appreciate the kind words! Thanks again! Julie
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5

What a great place

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to the mountains for many years and this is the fist time we saw bears by our cabin. The kids loved to watch the bears walk around outside ( but the parents were not) The cabin was great and close to everything and we will be back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cabin was beautiful! It had everything I needed.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was wonderful! It was in the mountains but not so far from Gatlinburg you couldn't run back home for a rest and out to do more. The kitchen had everything I needed and I cooked a LOT! It was so peaceful on the deck each morning drinking coffee. And almost no bugs! I'm from Illinois and we are always bothered by them. The favorite thing we did as a family was go ziplining with Wahoo Zipline Tours. We loved it! Our kids are 4, 8, and 10. The hot tub was a definite hit with them! We had a fantastic time!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you and your family had a great time. I'm glad you enjoyed the cabin and the hot tub! The deck is my favorite place to drink my morning coffee too! We hope you are able to return sometime. Thanks Again, Julie
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5

Bears every day

  • 5 of 5

If you're interested in seeing black bears, then this is a great spot. The first day, I locked eyes with a black bear over the deck fence! He was maybe 15 feet away! Every day we saw them around the neighborhood trying to break into the trash cans. One even got into our unlocked car - our door was left open and there were paw prints on the seats in the morning. We were cautious about going out at dawn and dusk, since that's when they seemed to be the most active. We started calling them "bear o'clock" because we were sure to sit out on the deck and see one or two during those times.

Overall, this location was perfect. It was easy to get into town - only about 5-7 minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg. And right next to the park, so we could be out and hiking in about 15 minutes. Gorgeous views from the front deck, too.

We had plenty of room for four adults and four kiddos. Would definitely come back for another stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to write an awesome review! We enjoy there bears too! They are overly active this year arter the wildlifes. We saw a total of 10 different bears in one day. It was very exciting. We are so glad you had a good time. We hope you will return again! Thanks again! Julie
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The kids loved the pool table and hot tub. The cabin is gorgeous! We also got to see 2 bear from the porch. We had a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review! We are so glad you and your family had a great time! We also like that you were able to see the bears! We love to hear of our guest making memories that will last a lifetime! Thanks again! Julie
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"We have been on hiking trips and loved it."
Clingmans Dome
"This is just a short hike and well worth the view!"
Gatlinburg
"This is much better than Branson, Mo. where we use to go every year for vacation. We like it..."
Downtown Gatlinburg
"We are just 3 miles from downtown. There is so much to do we haven't even seen a lot of the ..."
Aquarium of the Smokies
"I loved it and would go again in a heart beat."
The Old Mill Restaurant
"I love to eat here you get everything for one price. It even includes dessert."
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
"A fun place to walk through, and see how they make the moonshine."
Hillbilly Golf
"This was really fun. The ride up the mountain was pretty cool too!"
Kroger
"A great place to shop. You will want to get their card to save money. It has an amazing disc..."
No Way Jose's
"Great food and good prices. We go there once every trip."
Food City
"Great place to go and good prices. This is even better with their discount card. "
Tanger Outlet Center
"Great place to shop. My husband loves the Direct Tools Store, and I like them all."
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
"We really enjoyed this show. It had a cute story line and the food was really good too!"
Titanic Museum Attraction
"We went to the one in Branson, Mo and I think they are the same. It was really interesting a..."
Lumberjack Feud
"We just went for the show and we enjoyed the fun family competition story line. We even got ..."
Calhoun's Gatlinburg
"Good food and good prices. Need I say more?"
Texas Roadhouse
"Good food and good prices. We go there almost every trip to Gatlinburg, Tn."
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
"Good candy, but the Fudge is better at the Ski Lodge."
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market
"Good food and a fun atmosphere!"
Mel's Diner in Pigeon Forge
"We love this retro diner! The food and service are always good."
Huck Finn's Catfish
"We went there on our last trip and really enjoyed the food. We will go back again!"
Cracker Barrel
"Always a good choice! I have never had a bad meal there. "
Pigon Forge
"I have stayed there before in a few different hotels, but there is nothing as much fun as th..."
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
"I like the food, but I thought it could use a good cleaning, but that was in peak season, an..."
Johnny Carino's
"Very good food! The prices were a little pricey."
Chick-fil-A
"Always a good choice, but very crowded. "
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
"Good pizza and fun place to go!"
Firehouse Subs
"Great food and part of the proceeds go to the Fire Dept."
Chimney Tops Trail
"We really enjoyed hiking this trail. It had plenty of water along the trail and I took a lot..."
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Texas Roadhouse, Calhoun's, and so many more
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza on the mountain downtown there is everything
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg You can drive there avoid traffic
Car: necessary

Thanks to the many people that have reached out to us through phone calls and emails expressing their concern for us and our property. It has been overwhelming. The fact we were there and survived was amazing! The fact our property is still standing is another blessing. We want to thank everyone of our past guest and future guest for their prayers! They worked our property is intact and we only had to cancel a few reservations due to lack of power. Thanks for praying for the people and properties in east Tennessee following the fires. Please continue to keep the people in your prayers especially the ones that lost loved ones and their homes and everything.

Papa Bears Den has an Amazing mountain view and tram view close to ski lodge, down town Gatlinburg, border Great Smokey Mountain National park. less than 5 min to either ski lodge or downtown. About 10 min to Pigeon Forge and Dolly wood, There are so many restaurants, shows, zip line, miniature golf, golf courses, white water rafting. Day trip to Biltmore. Hiking, rafting, skiing, gambling Casino, water skiing at Douglas Lake. and so much more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.