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Spring in National Park beautiful, dogwoods are blooming, wildflowers

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Voted # 1 most romantic cabin by New York Magazine

'Bear Naked' is a one bedroom cabin that is secluded, yet close to all attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. After passing a majestic mountain view, you will drive around a curve and 'Bear Naked' will come into view.

The cabin has rocking chairs for your enjoyment on the front porch. A huge beautiful Blue Spruce adorns the front of the cabin. After walking through a red welcome door, you will enter the living room. In this room there is a comfortable couch for reading or viewing the surround sound TV. There is a new hickory Amish rocking chair in the living room for your pleasure.. The sofa opens into a queen bed for extra sleeping options.

There is a full kitchen with everything you will need if you want to cook at 'home'.

The bath and bedroom have luxury linens. Upon entering the bedroom the first thing you will see is the red, heart shaped jacuzzi. The bed has double pillow-tops for your relaxation. The bed, dining table, and coffee table are made of cane and hickory wood, very beautiful.

The main highlight of course is the private, screened in balcony with a large hot-tub. This is a very private area so you can relax and enjoy the mountain foliage.

The cabin is always immaculate. I make sure it is cleaned to perfection.

Keywords: Escape and relax as you create memories!. No waiting in line to check in, go directly to your 'cabin' Our perfect cabin for each and every individual guest. WELCOME

More Details

Charlene Bratcher
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Charlene Bratcher

I, Charlene, have visited the Great Smoky Mountain National Park since I was a child. I introduced the mountains to my husband, Bruce and daughter, Ansleigh. We have vacationed in Gatlinburg, several times a year, for the last 13 years. During the last 5 years we have actively searched for a cabin. God blessed us with the perfect cabin and even a rental cabin in September, 2009. We were also blessed with jobs, I am a teacher and Bruce is working for with the National Park service. Our daughter loves her school. We have a boxer, Daisy, who even loves the beautiful walks, and especially the wildlife. In 2010 we were blessed with another cabin 'Bear Paws'. 'Bear Paws has a majestic view. See vrbo listing # 300489

Charlene Bratcher purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Charlene Bratcher chose Sevierville

We chose the location of our rental, 'Bear Naked', and our home, because of its close proximity to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We are minutes from Dollywood, dinner theatres, and other family oriented activities in Pigeon Forge. We are just as close to Gatlinburg, where we enjoy shopping, browsing and dining out. If you are looking for a more commercial area, Sevierville is equally as close, as this is where I work. There are hundreds of free activities in the Great Smoky Mountains.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is very unique because it is individualized for YOU. We want to share our happiness of owning the cabin, with YOU. We go the extra mile to insure a wonderful experience for YOU. The cabin will be personalized as YOU wish. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion just contact me. I can have a birthday cake, balloons and the cabin decorated prior to your visit. For honeymooners, champagne, and roses can already be on the red, heart-shaped jacuzzi when you arrive. If you want to surprise a special someone, a bed of roses would be so fragrant and beautiful. A snack basket or fruit basket can be waiting for you to enjoy upon arrival. If you are anxious to get to the cabin or too tired to stop for dinner, an assortment of breads, cheeses, and sandwich meats can be already in the cabin for you. There is a wonderful Amish bakery and sandwich shop nearby, with lots of homemade bread, cheeses and other goodies that I could have whatever YOU want for a meal. If you would just like dessert and coffee, that can also be available. Use your imagination, let me do the shopping and decorating for YOU. We want your experience in our cabin to be one that you will remember, and hopefully can become a tradition.

Sample Pricing: Dozen roses or mixed bouquet($40) Cake for any occasion ($35) Champagne ($35) Meat/cheese/bread/pickles/condiments/tray ($50) Fruit tray ($30) Decorated with banners/mylar balloons ($15) Mixed snack tray (ex: chips, cookies, crackers, dips, etc..)($25) candles for romantic candle light dinner ($10) bed of fresh fragrant rose petals ($25) chocolate covered strawberries, ($25)

Guestbook comments from the owner

could not have asked for anything better. It was just as perfect as we remember from being here last year! The view and the rocking chairs were our favorite part. Thanks for everything. We will definitely be back next year to celebrate 3 years of marriage.
Sep 2011
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Red-Heart shaped jacuzzi in bedroom
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new, super comfortable mattress with luxury linens and pillows for your upmost comfort!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new queen size sofa sleeper, very comfortable
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Luxury linens, Surround sound, Red- Heart-shaped jacuzzi in bedroom, Screened deck with hot-tub, Comfortable double pillow top mattress, paper products supplied, cleaned to perfection. Individualized treats for each rental guest. Quite seclusion in your own part of the Smokies


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Spring in National Park beautiful, dogwoods are blooming, wildflowers
average rating of 4.6346154 based on 117 reviews

Wonderful!!! We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was immaculate. Very cozy and romantic.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very private cabin. Close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Owners were amazing!!! Will go back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to having you back soon as our guest. Blessings, Bruce, Charlene and Ansleigh
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Cabin was nice and clean. Very private!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very nice! I emailed her that we were lost looking for the cabin she called me within 1 minute of me sending the email!! Thank you for our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lacking in amenities and cleanliness

  • 2 of 5

We were excited for our weekend getaway only to find dirty sheets which the owner was kindly enough to bring us clean ones. No fitted sheet to put on the pull out bed for our boys to sleep on. I would have been glad to bring one from home if I knew we needed to. The toilet was filthy under the seat. There were two wash clothes for a family of four. We went to buy extras at Walmart to use. The silverware looked like it was used and put back in the drawer and the container that held the silverware was nasty. The hot tub had a green film around the sides. I am usually not this picky but compared to other cabins we have stayed in at Sevierville and pigeon forge this one was lacking. We picked this one based on reviews and this cabin must have been having an off day. Very disappointing.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize that the cabin was not perfect as it should have been. We expect perfection for EVERY guest. We often do not know if a guest plans to use the sleeper sofa. We always ask if you need anything. We would have gladly brought you any bedding or towels that you need. I have replaced all silverware with a 60 piece set in each cabin. Silverware seems to disappear and I did not notice it. I expect the hot tubs to be drained, scrubbed and refilled after every guest. I want it to be spotless so I would feel comfortable getting in. The one thing I stress the most is the hot tub. I took the cleaner to the cabin and showed her how I expected the bathroom to be spotless. I appreciate you bringing these items to my attention. I assure you all of these issues have been addressed. Sincerely, Bruce, Charlene and Ansleigh
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The perfect romantic getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our one year anniversary. The was the perfect cabin for us! It was secluded and totally surrounded by the forest. Charlene was always available for any request we had. We loved the hot tub and heart shaped jacuzzi. It was a great location, private yet close to pigeon forge. It was a great getaway for two!. Only wish it had a pool table in the cabin. You do have access to a pool table close by just down the hill.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a wonderful mini vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay in Bear Naked. The cabin was just what we expected. Cozy, very clean, hot tub was wonderful, the sheets on the bed was like sleeping on a cloud. We cannot wait to make another trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ripley's Aquarium
Downtown Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community
Titanic Museum Attraction
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Knoxville, TN
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf or Riverstone
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Glades RD or Dollywood Lane
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Enjoy all the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer: Cades Cove (early 1900's - 11 mile loop of home sites, churches, wildlife, grist mill, picnicking, National Park store and much more. Elkmont historical preservation and camping. Roaring Forks motor trail, homesites, trails. Chimneys- hiking and picnicking. Townsend Heritage Museum-Many waterfalls-Greenbrier Park, Catalochee, see the elk. Visit Sugarlands Visitor center at entrance of Gatlinburg for a complete listing and maps of all GSM attractions- All free




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee one time $65
Tax Rate 13.0%

NO Smoking in Cabin / Damages to cabin must be paid after your stay / $75 cancellation / date change fee- 1 /N within 21 days for cancellations within 14 days of your stay full rental price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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