House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)
Bear Den South is owned by Paul and Liz Johnson from Cincinnati, OH. We love our Tennessee home and neighbors. We are both business owners in Cincinnati and love to get away. We love to spend time with our large family, ride our motorcycles, boating and travel.
Owner purchased this House in 2009
Why Owner chose Rutledge
Once you see the great view of Cherokee Lake you will fall in love with the lake and house like we did. We chose this location due to the beautiful views and easy access to miles of uncrowded water. It is a great location for short trip to the Great Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, and Knoxville. A two hour trip to Ashville, N.C. and the Biltmore Estates all places we like to go either with the family or on the motorcycles. If you like to ride motorcycles there are several scenic routes from the house to the Great Smokey and Cherokee Mountains.
What makes this House unique
Our family loves to boat, jet ski, kayak and swim in the clear water. We love the ability to float in the relaxation station or play in the water. There is also year round fishing on Cherokee Lake. If you are a marathon walker or runner, we have hills to walk and all of the neighbor hoods are linked by streets. There is also access to the state wide bike scenic route.
Children allowed - Yes, but with adult supervision.Yes, but with adult supervision.
Max guests: 16
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We always have a nice family weekend plenty of room for large group
Beautiful home! Only a short drive to nearby attractions!
Our family of 14 gathered here for a few days to enjoy each other's company and the beautiful weather! We had plenty of space to sleep, relax, and play. The living room and rec room we're absolutely perfect for our nightly family games. We loved the fire pit and big deck overlooking the lake. We also made great use of the kayaks. We drove over to Panther Creek State Park (25 min) and did some hiking and we also drove to Pigeon Forge (1hr) to sightsee. It was a perfect location for solitude with the added benefit of nearby entertainment and attractions. We will definitely be back!
The only problem we had was the hot water was not hot for the first two days. Other than that, it was awesome. Loved the views.
Clean and nice lake view
Had great stay house is spacious and lake view was awesome. the only cumbersome was to manage thrash and laundry of used linens which was not big deal as instruction was pretty clear and well informed before we checked-in.
Large lake house with incredible views
This property was great for our family’s time at the lake for a fishing trip. The house was very spacious and family friendly - everyone had plenty of room to spread out and have their own space. The house was comfortable and we especially loved enjoying the views of the lake from almost every room! It was easy to check in, however, you have to make your own beds with the linens provided and I didn’t catch that in the listing. We arrived late at night with our kiddos since it is easiest to drive when they are sleeping - but it was just an extra thing to have to make everyone’s bed late at night and you have to wash and dry linens and towels upon check out.
I am sorry you didn’t know about the linens. It does say in the house guidelines you can use your own linens. But you are right it doesn’t say the beds are not made. Thank you, I will make that correction in the listing. Otherwise we are glad the house worked for your family.
Liz and Paul
Cherokee Lake Dam has a great park and swimming beach (pebbles) about 15 min. away. Gilmore dock is around to the next large cove for fuel and fishing supplies. Boat rental is available on the lake.