|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Bear Creek Lodge is a beautiful, semi-secluded log cabin nestled on the hillside on a huge open lot with woods to explore and abundant wildlife, centrally located to the Cades Cove area of the Smoky Mountains, Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, making it convenient, no matter which direction your vacation takes you.
The main level features an exceptional living room. The cathedral style ceilings and spectacular wall of windows pulls in the forested scene. With a comfortable overstuffed sectional sofa, a gas fireplace and a 50’ flat screen TV with DVD player, along with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the cabin, you will feel right at home. A half bath is off the living area.
Prepare and enjoy delicious meals with everyone in the extremely well equipped kitchen and dining area with stainless cookware, plenty of dishes, utensils, and bakeware; plenty to keep your group well fed. Or have a picnic on the deck with large picnic tables and rocking chairs while listening to the rolling stream babble close by. Grill up steaks and burgers on the charcoal grill.
Also on the main level are the two oversized master bedrooms each with a king-sized bed, TV with DVD player, and a full bathroom featuring relaxing jetted tubs perfect after a long day of hiking, shopping and exploring. The bedrooms are located on both ends of the cabin giving everyone some extra privacy and space. The special attention to detail in every room makes Bear Creek Lodge a true delight.
Head downstairs to the game room on the lower level and play a game on the pool table or air hockey table while the game is on the impressive flat screen TV. A double-sized bed in the sleeper sofa is provided for additional sleeping accommodations. Step out on to the covered porch to enjoy the private steaming hot tub with the fresh mountain air of the Smoky Mountains all around you.
The game room separates the two remaining master bedrooms. Each offering a king-sized bed with a TV with DVD player, chest of drawers, night stands and private bath adjoining.
Guests can enjoy the open spaces with room to roam about and explore the wooded areas around the cabin or stay close playing a game of horseshoes. Pack up a lunch to spend a day discovering the Smoky Mountains National Park, just a short drive away. Auto-tour through Cades Cove to catch a glimpse of yesterday and strike out for a hike along the Abram Falls Trail, a five mile roundtrip trail leading to the 20-foot-high Abrams Falls.
With a short drive, be in the downtown strip of Gatlinburg full of limitless possibilities. Stop at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium to find the strangest place in Gatlinburg. Head out with Smoky Mountain Outdoors for breathtaking scenery and heart-stopping thrills whitewater rafting down the Pigeon River. Feel like an authentic moonshiner with a stop at Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler for tours and samples. Journey around the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Trail, an 8-mile loop offering over 100 shops full of one-of-a-kind creations handmade with Appalachian traditions.
Visit the “land of more” in Pigeon Forge to discover Smoky Mountain entertainment at its best. Fill your belly at Flapjacks Pancake Cabin, TGI Fridays and Corky’s Ribs and BBQ. The Island in Pigeon Forge offers shopping, dining and a spin on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Stop into the quintessential Old Mill area with unique pottery and old-fashioned candy. Spend an evening being entertained with dinner at Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Feud or Murder Mystery Dinner Theater.
This cabin was ideally located, just a few minutes from an easy park entrance and Townsend and Pigeon Forge. The layout of the cabin is nice with plenty of storage and 5 bathrooms. It does look directly at another cabin with permanent residents living in it though, and there is not a fire pit anymore as was advertised in the description. The hot tub was fun for the kids and they loved the pool table and air hockey. The keyless entry was very convenient. The cabin could have been cleaner and the pictures are fairly outdated, as the property shows much more wear since they were taken, but we had a great week overall!
Roomy and clean. A couple of cabins around this one, but not too close and quiet. Fun drive to Gatlinburg from here
What a beautiful cabin and setting!
There was a nice little brook that ran thru the property that our kids loved. The property itself was beautiful. Everything was just as described, with one exception, that being the property is not secluded. The description says semi secluded, but there is a home facing the cabin directly. The pictures do not show the neighboring cabin. Even though we would have liked a bit more seclusion, It really wasn't a problem for our family.
The cabin is lovely! It was clean, and well stocked for all of our cooking needs. We only had one thing that needed attention when we arrived, and the maintenance person came right out and took care if it. The cabin had plenty of room for our family of 10 to spread out, yet it had a very cozy and comfortable feel to it. It was a reasonable drive to all of the local attractions, but is located a short drive up the mountain. Overall, we had a great experience, and a great vacation and would recommend this cabin to others.