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Bears Abound-- a Pet-friendly, Luxury Cabin With Breathtaking Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2+ Bedroom/2 Bathroom (sleeps 8 comfortably & up to 12 max) With Mountain Views

Bears truly do abound in this cozy 2+ bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury cabin. Small enough to serve as your dream romantic couple’s getaway, yet big enough to sleep 8-10 for larger family get-togethers, Bears Abound is the best place to enjoy the majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Relax and soak in the breathtaking views from our bubbling hot tub or enjoy the same spectacular view from a relaxing rocking chair on the second floor deck. Bears Abound features two private master suites with King-sized beds and full bathrooms. The second level master suite also has a private, indoor jetted tub. For the kids (or the young at heart), there is a “loft-in-a-loft” with 2 Queen-sized beds and a “crow’s nest” with a full-sized futon. If you like games, Bears Abound will not disappoint! You have your choice of foosball, air hockey and pool. For those who prefer peace and quiet, imagine curling up with a good book in front of the picture window or snuggle up in front of the cozy fireplace with the Great Smoky Mountains as your backdrop. Guests will receive free high-speed internet/WIFI, access to the resort's pool and 24-hour exercise facility/steam room. Bears Abound has it all!


Property Manager
Jeff Green
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Jeff Green

We are a young family who loves to travel with our dogs to the Great Smoky Mountains. When our son was 5 years old, he told us he wanted his own cabin and he named it 'Bars Ubound' (Bears Abound). When we decided to purchase a cabin of our own, we already knew what the name would be!

Jeff Green purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeff Green chose Tennessee

We have spent many vacations in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We have been on many frightening drives with tight, bending switchbacks and driveways where we couldn't park on a level surface or safely back out into the street. When we decided to purchase our own cabin, we looked at ton of different cabins in different areas. Our #1 criteria was that the drive to and from the cabin be easily accessible and our #2 criteria was to have a spectacular view. #3 was for it to be big enough for our family, but small enough to be cozy. There were a few properties for sale in The Preserve and as soon as we entered the resort, we knew this was the place we wanted to be. The drive is a little steep in places and we would call it 'medium' in difficulty, but it's definitely not nearly as harrowing as drives to many of the other cabins we've stayed at in the area. The parking is level and easy and the views...... THE VIEWS are absolutely the best we've ever seen! Stay with us and we KNOW you'll love it, too!!

What makes this cabin unique

Bears Abound has a unique blend of breathtaking views in a premier resort with amenities like swimming pool, 24-hour gym and steam room. And it's also pet-friendly.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cabin was exactly as described and pictured. Communication with Jeff was always answered quickly and efficiently. There was even a bag of dog treats with a "welcome" note for our dog. The wireless at the cabin was very fast. TVs in every room. We will definitely be visiting again.
Nov 2015
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Amenities

Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom off Master bedroom on 1st floor
    2nd floor bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private bathroom off Master bedroom on 2nd floor
  • It should be noted that both bathrooms are accessible only through the king bedrooms. So guests sleeping in the lofts or on the pull-out couch will have to enter one of the king bedrooms to use the restroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom-1st floor - 1 king , 2 nightstands,Dresser,Bench,Flat Screen cable TV, full bath
    Master Bedroom-2nd floor - 1 king , Nightstands,Dresser,Flat Screen cable TV, indoor jetted tub
  • There are additional sleeping areas in the form of a 'Loft-in-a-Loft' which has 2 queen beds and a smaller 'Crow's Nest' with a futon mattress that is perfect for kids or the young at heart. Both of these additional sleeping areas are located above the second level, are accessible only by ladder (therefore guests who sleep there must be able to safely climb the ladders), and have excellent views out the wall of windows on the back of the cabin. Kids will love sleeping there!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Cabin contains: Vaulted Ceilings, All wood floors/walls/ceilings (except for some carpet in 2nd floor bedroom and tile in bathrooms/kitchen), “Wall of windows” on the entire rear wall of the cabin which breathtaking views from almost every room. Cute bear decorations are scattered everywhere! They’re hanging from posts, walls, ladders—can you count them all?

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Bears Abound-- a Pet-friendly, Luxury Cabin With Breathtaking Views
average rating of 4.96 based on 77 reviews
Pensacola
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Great place couldn't have ask for more

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great quiet cabin with amazing views and close to

  • 5 of 5

Awesome views from a mountain cabin. The game room provided entertainment for kids and adults. The cabin had everything we needed for all our meals. The road to the cabin is steep and pretty fun to drive. The cabin was a short drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hot tub on the deck was great after hiking and rafting. Very quiet nights with a great view of stars. We also enjoyed the views when the clouds moved in below us. The swimming pool area offered great views of the valley.

Jeff was great to work with. He provided all the necessary information ahead of time so our arrival went smooth. We had no issues during our stay. We enjoyed being tourists visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and other cities but Bears Abound allowed us to escape and relax.

We would recommend this cabin for anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bears Abound. It was clean, well-maintained, and the owner was great to work with. Our kids loved the upstairs with the pool table, foosball, and air hockey and the hot tub was a big hit. Had a small picinic table outside to enjoy the sunset while eating dinner and the top deck had two rocking chairs perfect for some quiet reading time. It was about 30 min. to the park where we enjoyed quite a bit of hiking. So nice to be away from the crowds in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hoping to be a repeat renter!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved the Bears Abound cabin, from its awesome views to the multi-game game room to the unique loft bedroom with ladder access for the kids. This cabin is well kept and clean and decorated in an appropriate bear theme throughout, which we enjoyed as well. I appreciated the extra staples left for our 9-day stay (extra dishwashing tablets, toilet paper, a box of tissues, plenty of hand soap and dishwashing liquid) that most cabins skimp on. I do wish we had some sort of tv access for moments when we didn't have time to view an entire movie, but we did appreciate the wifi. In conclusion, we liked this cabin so much that we hope to rent again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm not sure what Kim meant when she said that she wishes she had "some sort of TV access"?? I just want to clarify so future guests know that there are 4 TVs in the cabin. One large one in the main living room, and a smaller TV in each of the king suites and another TV in the gaming area upstairs. They are all flat screen hi-def and all have cable. If she meant TIVO, then that is correct: the cable boxes that Comcast supplied us with don't have a TIVO feature. Perhaps she meant the children's loft because I don't have a TV up in the children's loft? But there are 4 TVs in the whole cabin, all hooked up to cable, which should fit the needs of most vacationers.
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4

Very pretty view, and a strange bathroom situation...

  • 4 of 5

I liked our stay, the owner was a pleasure to deal with. We asked for a late checkout during a holiday weekend and he was very accommodating. The view is pretty, the cabin is spacious, it has multiple levels and comfortable beds.

One thing I noticed that I didn't like: You have to enter a bedroom to go to the bathroom. There was not a "public" restroom, so to speak. It was very strange. We wound up with an extra person, they had to choose a bedroom to enter in the middle of the night in order to relieve themselves. For that reason alone, I would not rent here again, but had we not had the extra person, it would have been fine. It just didn't lend to any bedroom privacy, and I like my privacy.

For two couples it would probably work, that just wasn't our situation this weekend, unfortunately.

Overall, great cabin with a great view and a great owner. The bathroom situation is tricky, depending on your group. I gave it four stars, the one star being removed due to the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Appleton, WI
5

Totally Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Bears Abound!!

LOCATION: The location was amazing. Some people might find it a bit remote, but it was perfect for us. You had to drive about 15 minutes up a windy mountain road, but this put you at the top of the 'mountain' with beautiful views. There were quite a few other cabins in the resort itself, but we never heard anyone else or really felt like there were lots of people. The views from the pool were especially breathtaking. The pool was small, but very clean and well kept. We stayed in mid-June and there were never more than a few families there at a time. It was about a 30 minute drive to a grocery store, but there was a general store at the bottom of the mountain with a few things and a few restaurants around there too. It was about a 30-40 minute drive to quite a few trails; closer to 50-60 minutes to some of the more popular trails around Gatlinburg or Cades Cove in Townsend.

OWNER: Jeff was incredibly responsive to all our questions and very helpful. We appreciated this tremendously

PROPERTY: My husband and I stayed with our 3 kids (13 months, 6 yo, and 9 yo). The cabin was very spacious for all of us. We felt right at home! It was very clean. I was worried because they allow dogs, but I only saw a few dog hairs in a few places. I found the bed to be really comfortable. The hot tub was really well maintained and we used it a ton (those can gross me out). There were lots of nice little touches like throw blankets on the couches. The views were amazing. The air conditioning worked great. My girls loved sleeping in the loft, although I was a bit worried because of how steep the ladder was, but they didn't have a problem with it. Everything was in great working order in the game room and we had a ton of fun hanging out there.

CRITIQUES: If I had to downgrade the property on anything, it would be the kitchen. The ice maker didn't work, so we had to buy bags of ice for our cooler and packs. We love to cook and since we were pretty far from things, we wanted to cook most nights. We made due, but there was only one cutting board, the knives were horribly dull, the pans were completed scratched and warped, and there were only 2 measuring spoons. I know many people don't take good care of these things, so I get it, but it made it a bit difficult. The grill was small and super dirty too, so we didn't use that.

OVERALL: We loved this cabin and would definitely come back here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words as well as the ways in which we can improve our kitchen. I'm sorry that the ice maker didn't work. It was working the last time I was there (early June) and the next time I go, I will try to look into it. I usually turn it off (by putting the little metal bar in the "up" position) because it used to make too much ice so that it was always pouring over the edge of the ice holder! I am also sorry if the knives were dull. I have cut pineapples there many times before without trouble so I never found them to be that dull, but I can replace them with new ones in July when I go back. 95% of our guests are great and treat our cabin with respect, but there are a few who cause damage to our things. I have owned the cabin for three years and have replaced the pans twice already (compared to the pans that my wife and I still have at home and have survived just fine for 20 years with proper care!) Some guests don't treat our cookware with as much care as they do their own stuff. I didn't notice any warped pans when we were there a few weeks before you, but I honestly didn't cook with them so I might have missed that. I will replace the warped pans when I go back in July. I will also look to get a full supply of measuring spoons. The outside charcoal grill is shared between our cabin and the neighbors'. I clean it when I come and remove the old ash from the tin can, but, as you say, some guests leave a bigger mess than others. Since the grill is shared with the neighboring cabin, I'm sure it gets heavy use. I live about 4 hours from the cabin and come every other month to visit and check on things and fix these sorts of minor issues. I love my cabin just as much as I love my house and I try to keep it as perfect as possible for me and my guests. I will try to improve these criticisms ASAP, but I am so glad that you still had a 5-star experience and I think other prospective guests would have a similar excellent overall experience if they choose to stay with us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport (Knoxville, TN)
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 441-Pigeon Forge (Main Parkway)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Elvira's Cafe
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Ober- Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Conveniently located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Bears Abound is only a short drive away from the action. The edge of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is only a few miles from the cabin.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Pet Fee $50

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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