|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, Townsend, Tennessee is the ideal destination for you! Locally known as “the peaceful side of the Smokies,” this charming town boasts immense natural beauty, a friendly atmosphere, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Come experience the best of Townsend from this phenomenal custom mountain home! Bear’s Den is approximely 25 miles of scenic travel from Gatlinburg and 18 miles from Pigeon Forge, the shopper’s haven of East Tennessee, and only a scenic 35 minutes from the Knoxville airport (TYS).
Welcome to “Bear’s Den Lodge,” a rustic 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom custom home, nestled on 9 wooded acres atop the Smoky Mountains. As soon as you first arrive, you’ll fall in love with this luxurious mountain home's recently renovated interior, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, and tasteful decor throughout 5,000 square feet of beautifully appointed living space. Here, you’ll find a everything you need to feel as comfortable as possible, including wireless internet access, washer and dryer, and wheelchair accessibility with a ramp that allows access to the lower level. The home's lovely bedrooms serve as tranquil retreats, each complete with plush Jamison mattresses and private decks, where you can enjoy stunning views of Mount LeConte and Clingman's Dome. Impressive bathrooms extend off 4 of the bedrooms, featuring granite countertops, travertine tiles, and walk-in showers. After a memorable day in the great outdoors, prepare a delicious home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen while the kids play in the detached game room. Later, settle down with a good book in a chair on the screened porch. On Sunday nights, curl up by the fireplace in the tremendous great room and watch football on the flat screen TV. Throughout your stay, you’ll also get to enjoy access to the community’s pool (during warm weather months) and spacious private workout facility with grand mountain views. It simply doesn’t get better than this!
You certainly won’t have to venture far from this property to enjoy exceptional outdoor recreation and easy mountain access! Golf enthusiasts will be delighted by a game of 18 holes at the breathtaking Laurel Valley Golf Course, a mere 2-minute drive from the cabin. For a day of outdoor adventure, head out on a 10 minute drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can hike and bike through the pristine Cades Cove loop and spectacular Abrams Falls trail. During the summer, you’ll love spending time on the river, fishing for trout, or tubing with the Smoky Mountain River Rat Company. When you find yourself at the base of the mountains, spend an afternoon riding roller coasters and attending festivals with your family at Dollywood theme park. Be sure to save some time for shopping, as Pigeon Forge is just a short drive away and offers several outlet malls and specialty shops. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time during your stay in Townsend, you’re bound to have a once-in-a-lifetime getaway at this incredible vacation rental cabin!
Key Residence Features:
- You’ll enjoy serenity and complete relaxation at this cabin which dead ends into 9 private acres
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, multiple decks, wireless internet access, flat screen TV with NFL Sunday Ticket subscription, in-unit washer/dryer, and access to a community pool and workout facility
- Prime location! Less than 1 mile from Smoky Mountain National Park and Laurel Valley Golf Course, and close to shopping, restaurants, and Dollywood
- Master Bedroom (Alum Cave): King-sized Bed
- Bedroom 2 (Rocky Top): King-sized Bed
- Bedroom 3 (Cades Cove): Queen-sized Bed
- Bedroom 4 (Chimneys): 2 Twin-sized Beds
- Bedroom 5 (Abrams Creek): King-sized Bed
- 6 Sleeping Cots in the Game Room can accommodate extra guests
- 2 Full-sized Air Mattresses can also accommodate extra guests
- No smoking anywhere on the premises. A $400 fine will be imposted if this policy is violated.
- No pets allowed
- No parties or large gatherings
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- 4 GB of free Wifi is included! If you need/want more, it's $10/per GB and you will need to arrange this with the home owner before your check-in.
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for travelers. Our dedicated Travel Advisor Team is available 7 days a week and our simple online reservation system allows you to book securely with a credit card! Please feel free to call us at 1.877.818.1013.
We stayed at Bears Den Lodge this past Thanksgiving with 18 family members and had a wonderful time. The sweeping views of the smoky mountains are impressive when you first walk into the lodge. The floor to ceiling windows and expansive deck allow you to take in the full view. The property was clean with fresh sheets, towels and a few nice fall decor touches. They even had fresh flowers in the kitchen which was a nice touch. They did have a Keurig coffee maker, but it was missing a part and the other coffee maker was broken. After reaching out to Sarah, the owner, though, two property managers came and remedied the situation by going into town and buying 2 coffee makers. We were so thankful for their quick response and prompt return on the night before Thanksgiving. The bedrooms were enough for all of us and the kids got to sleep in the game room which they liked. They probably would have like a bathroom close to the game room, but there were plenty inside the lodge. We were thankful for the extra refrigerator and ice maker in the pantry. We would not have been able to cool all of our food without them. The stacked stone fireplace was gorgeous and the ledge around it provided a perfect resting spot to sit and take in the fire. The close proximity to the Smoky Mountains allowed us to drive into the park each day and go on long hikes and return to the comfort of the lodge. Unfortunately, the pool was not open and we didn't make plans to take in the golf course, but there was still plenty to do. Only a few things I would want to mention so that they prepare for the next guests is that the kitchen be stocked with better utensils and cleaned a bit better. There was no whisk and only one spatula. Since we were cooking several big meals, it would have been nice to easily reach for these things, but we found ourselves looking in every drawer and coming up short. The oven, while it looks nice in the photo, had seen better days and the cooktop could have used a deep cleaning. There was also a sippy cup left sitting near the top of the hood in the kitchen. It may have been that the cleaning crew missed a few details, but it did not affect our overall stay. All in all, I would recommend Bears Den to anyone with a large family wanting a great fall getaway.
If you are looking for luxurious accommodations and a great sunrise view of Mount LeConte and the Wears Valley, you cannot find a better place than the Bear's Den Lodge. With four master suites and a huge great room and massive deck, we had ample area to relax and take in the mountains. The Lodge offers separate, high-end bathrooms for each suite, and a massive open kitchen with a glassed-in great room equipped with a huge stone fireplace and a TV large enough for all to see. Ours was a group of adults, but there is a connected game room that would have slept several kids and kept them occupied for hours. We have enjoyed several VRBO properties over the years, and this is likely the best of them all.
Perched at the very end of Bear's Den Road, the 'Bear's Den' delivers phenomenal east facing views and luxury accommodations. Big or small gatherings have plenty of room to congregate together or spread out. The house is furnished with top of the line appliances, travertine bathrooms, generous seating areas, separate game room and massive deck.
We took advantage of the pool access at Laurel Valley Country Club on 2 separate afternoons following a half day of hiking.
The owner made sure we arrived safely and was available by phone or text for any questions we may have had. Our group would definitely return.
Wow! What an amazing home. The views are spectacular, the best in all of Laurel Valley.
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything we needed to make and serve a gourmet meal...pots/pans/dishes/silver/glasses...enough for our group of 8 (4 couples), plus there would be enough for a group twice that size. The home was impeccably clean although no shampoos/lotions/dish soap, but the owner did make that clear in advance, which was helpful.
We are very fortunate that the owner is offering this home to guests, as it is very high end.
Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and deck overlooking the view, plus each floor has it's own powder room.
The pantry with an ice maker and extra fridge came in handy. Some of my friends are from Florida and Texas so the 'flatlanders' were a bit surprised by the steep drive up to the home. I am from this area so I knew to get a view like that it is to be expected.
The fitness center is perfect for a nice workout. It has Dumbells, Bench press, Power Rack, multi station machine, treadmills, ellipticals, and one bike.
Townsend is extremely limited in good restaurants and many of my favorites have closed recently, plus the grocery store is basic with no organic items, so I recommend shopping at Kroger in Maryville (25-30 minute drive).
It was difficult to even leave this gorgeous home to go exploring for the day, as all of us just wanted to relax on the deck!
We will definitely be renting again. This home looks even better in person, and has everything you will need! The beds are super comfy, the game room is perfect for the kids, and the location is so convenient to Gatlinburg, Cade's Cove etc. yet the cabin is private and secluded. Sarah is very responsive to any questions you may have. Five stars!
We were in Heaven! What a beautiful home, Bears Den Lodge. Breathtaking views, and an amazing place to gather. We had a crowd yet it is big enough that everyone had a place to retreat and rest. Absolute best vacation rental ever!