|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
'Bear Paws' is a studio cabin that is close to all attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It has been completely remodeled, including all new furniture and appliances. It has a beautiful view, that is impossible to describe. It is close to Dollywood, you would be able to visit in the morning, come home to the cabin for a 'Paws', and return to Dollywood for the night festivities.
Upon entering 'Bear Paws' there is a full kitchen with everything you will need, if you want to cook at 'home'. In this room there is a comfortable, red-leather sofa. The sofa opens to a queen bed for extra sleeping options.
There is a large, black, oval Jacuzzi for your relaxation while watching TV or reading.
The queen size sleigh bed is fitted with plush linens. You will also enjoy plush linens in the bath.
The main highlight of course is the private, balcony with a large hot-tub. Enjoy the magnificent view from the rocking chairs or hot-tub. A perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee or an evening drink while watching the sunset over the mountains.
The cabin is always immaculate, as I clean it myself and 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
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 fortunate to buy 'Bear Paws' in 2010. 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.
Charlene Bratcher purchased this cabin in 2010
We chose the location of our rental, 'Bear Paws', 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.
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 in the cabin. 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. 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 ($25) Decorated with banners/mylar balloons ($15) Mixed snack tray (ex: chips, cookies, crackers, dips, etc..)($25) candles for candle light dinner ($10) bed of fresh fragrant rose petals($15) dozen chocolate covered strawberries ($25)
Thank you for our wonderful stay in Bear Paws. The first thiing I said to my husband was, whoever said there was no view and people could see you from the pool, must not have stayed here. I have never seen such a majestic view and there is no way you can be seen in your hot-tub from the pool. You have complete privacy!!!We will be back!!!
I'm very late on posting this review but I wanted to post it anyway. We stayed here in Aug of 2015 and Aug of 2016 and already looking to book in 2017. We absolutely love it, we bring our motorcycle and ride the beautiful mountains. This little cabin is perfect for 2 people, you have your own private back deck with a hot tub. Bruce always makes it a point to make sure everything is ok and if we needed anything. Can't wait to go back in 2017
I was disappointed with the cabin. This was my first experience with renting a cabin in the Smokies and was rather disappointed with our experience. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. The cabin smelled bad and was in need of a good deep cleaning. The game room wasn't a pleasant experience at all. Most of the pool cues didn't even have tips on them. Cob webs everywhere in the game room and in the cabin. The hot tub was noisy, the couch was extremely uncomfortable and dirty. I felt dirty just sitting on it. The bed was lumpy. Our plan was to just stay and relax in the cabin but it was rather depressing and we just couldn't stay there and spent most of our time in town. On the brighter side the view was beautiful and the location was great. Outside of the cabin was charming.
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary and enjoyed our stay. The view from the back deck / hot tub can't be beat. That said, some of the small details were missing. The charming red leather sofa prominently pictured has been replaced by a well worn microsuede sofa. Additionally the mattress has seen its better days (stiff and unforgiving). Replacing the couch and mattress would result in 5 stars in my book.
The view at the cabin is absolutely breathtaking, and it is perfect for a romantic getaway. The hot tub is very private, and the rocking chairs on the deck are perfect for relaxing and taking in the view. However, there are a few improvements that should be made such as the game room needing some upgrades. In addition, the first two nights we spent were without air, and the owner could not be reached on either phone number provided due to being away on vacation herself at the time which is understandable. We finally got in touch with the person staying on the property who was house sitting, and he was very eager to make it right for us. He promptly sent someone out to correct the situation. Despite these few hiccups, we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
This cabin appeared to be everything I wanted and more online but when we got there it was a complete different story. The "lush" linens were a joke and I wouldn't bathe my dog with them. The bedding was like a bed In a bag quality and smelled like dog and sweaty man. The tub was dirty. The fan had 3 inch dust on it. The floor had mud tracks. The owners husband was in the cabin when we arrived and had wires pulled out saying that several outlets weren't working. He offered to stay and try to figure the problem out or let us rest. We opted to rest. He did say he had no idea what was wrong and may have to call in someone else to look. Well we certainly did not want people in our private cabin after we moved all of our stuff in. When we were finally alone in the cabin it just caused me to have anxiety thinking of what those wires could do while I slept. Like maybe a fire. My fiancé and I decided to leave immediately and had to go stay in a small camp instead. This was going to be our honeymoon cabin. I cried and cried. We paid a lot of money to stay here. The only thing we got back was one night (after much argument between the owner and I). She became very rude and defensive of her property and refused to give us anymore money. Thanks for robbing us Charlene. I'm sure karma will catch up to you. All we can do is try to warn the rest of you..... Go elsewhere. It's not what it appears. This is basically the nutshell version.
I would rather a small shack than this nasty place.
New Zipline 2 miles/River rafting 3 miles.The great aspect of renting from us is that you deal only with us. If two couples are traveling together, but desire your privacy, you can rent 'Bear Naked' and Bear Paws' and be close to each other, but not too close! Close to many hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains, great picknicking areas, trout fishing, wildlife and flower viewing, Elkmont restoration, Cades Cove, Biltmore House, Asheville driving distance 1 and 1/2 hours. Visit Sugarlands visitor center at entrance to Great Smoky Mountains for all the information you need to enjoy all the Smokies has to offer.
Rates are subject to change until reservation accepted / NO SMOKING inside cabin/ Cancellation fee/change date fee $75 / 1 night rental if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival. Damages may be assessed after check-out in lieu of upfront damage deposit.