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AN AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN - 4 King BR 4 Full Baths Sleeps 2 to 12 - ALL NEW INSIDE

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Completly Renovated with ALL NEW FURNISHINGS. This is the REAL McCoy. LOOK IN !!

SUPER CLEAN - EVERYTHING NEW INSIDE - 100% NEWLY RENOVATED and a REAL "Civil War Era" LOG CABIN. Staying at Bear Sanctuary provides a truly UNIQUE one of a kind historical Smokey Mountain Gatlinburg experience. The Cabin Features - 4 NEW King Bedrooms, 4 FULL Bathrooms with 2 Custom Walk In Showers, Sleeps 2 to 12, new 7 person Hot Tub, 3 decks, All Walnut Hardwood Floors, Real Knotty Pine T&G Walls & Ceilings, All New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, 7 New Flat Screen TV's, Queen Sleeper Sofa, Queen Futon, Pool Table, Poker Table & Chairs, coming soon Hot Tub for 7 people, Granite Counters, Marble Vanities, Custom Cabinets, NEW 7 Person Hot Tub, Fireplace, Lighted & Flat Parking for 6 Cars, Big Smoker Grill. Wildlife frequently comes and goes in Bear Sanctuary's back yard. Bear Sanctuary is very close to the Smokey Mountain National Park (5 minutes). Depending on the time of year, you may see wild turkey, deer, fox, a variety of birds, squirrels, rabbits, bob cat, coyote, and even beautiful black bears and their bear cubs strolling or napping next to the little creek in the wooded back yard. A truly Smokey Mountain experience for you to enjoy.

David Rush
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About David Rush

I am a hands on owner, and I'm accessible 24/7 to my Guests, to ensure my Guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Bear Sanctuary Guests will have a memorable Smokey Mountain Gatlinburg experience, and my hopes are that each Guest will return to stay at my property on their next visit to Gatlinburg. Please feel free to contact me for additional information on Bear Sanctuary.

Why David Rush chose Chalet Village

Bear Sanctuary is SUPER CLEAN and just an amazing beautiful place to stay. I have the very best housekeepers that keep the property immaculately clean from top to bottom. The property is located close to all Gatlinburg shopping and attractions, yet secluded for a true Smokey Mountain experience. Bear Sanctuary is the "Real McCoy" for an authentic Log Cabin vacation and Smokey Mountain experience. Come and visit soon !!!

What makes this cabin unique

A very easy scenic drive to the Bear Sanctuary Cabin and 5 minutes to Gatlinburg. The cabin very close to EVERYTHING Gatlinburg offers. Flat Lighted parking, new furnishings, 7 TV's with cable, Wi-Fi internet, Huge 7 person Hot Tub, 3 back Decks for lounging, fireplace, poker table w/chairs, pool table, bean bags, other games, new stainless steel kitchen appliances, SUPER CLEAN !!! AND Much more !!!


Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Full bathrooms Each Bathroom has a Shower, Toilet, Sink & Vanity 2 Custom Built Walk-In Glass Showers (Large) Master Suite has double sink and vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite - w/Double Sink Vanity & Large Walk-In Shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Bedroom - King Bed + Queen Futon - sleeps 4 - Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower Level King Bed - shared Custom Bath & Walk In Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Lower Level King Bed - shared Custom Bath w/Walk In Shower
    Media Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Sleeper - Lower Level in Media Room
  • 4 Bedrooms with 4 King Beds 1 Master Suite with King 1 Loft Bedroom with King and Futon 2 Lower Level Bedrooms with a King in each 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper in Lower Level Media Room 1 Queen Futon in Loft Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Free access to 3 Chalet Village Clubhouses Pools, Tennis, Pool Table, Foosball, ping pong, Video Games, Exercise Room, Kids Play Area. Cabin has Game Room with Pool Table, 65" TV, Poker Table, Games & Media Room with TV


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AN AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN - 4 King BR 4 Full Baths Sleeps 2 to 12 - ALL NEW INSIDE
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at Bear Sanctuary! It was everything we needed and wanted! Quiet and beautiful! Thank you for letting us have a very happy family get together! Beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkton, VA

Amazing and can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great for our 3 generation family! We enjoyed seeing different bears everyday at the cabin for the week we were there. The cabin was very clean and well equipped with everything you would need from pots and pans to laundry detergent. We have stayed at 10 different cabins over the last year's and this was by far the nicest and cleanest. There are 3 decks off the back. The upper deck off the main level with several wooden rockers and an ice chest for drinks. Another deck off the bottom floor of the cabin with chairs and stairs down to the 3rd deck where the hot tub and table are located. The hot tub is newer and had different colored lights which the kids loved. Inside the cabin the bedroom on the first floor is very large and has a great bathroom. We were traveling with my parents who are in their 70s so flat parking and a bedroom on the main level were important to us. The bathroom in the main level bedroom has a huge walk in shower and David even arranged for a shower chair for my parents. Gwen texted us to check on us during our stay and let us know the bears were out while she was cleaning a nearby cabin which we appreciated. She also made wonderful recommendations for food. All the appliances are higher end and not your typical apartment size. We were coming back the day before school started for our kids so it was great to have full size washer and dryer to take all clean clothes home. We stayed on the bottom level where the washer and dryer was which made it easy for me to put a load in first thing in morning. The cabin is about a 5 min drive from downtown Gatlinburg and the road was steep at places but parking is completely level at the cabin. I just wouldn't try it in winter. The cabin is close to bypass and River Rd so you can avoid main rd and traffic. We did go to the pool one day and it was close to cabin. Had several different depths for children of all ages and abilities. The pool was crowded the day we went but it was August and we had access to two other pools. The cabin was also decorated beautifully with period pieces from when the original log structure would have been built. You can tell the cabin had a lot of thought and extras put into it. I really can't say enough great things about this cabin we will definitely stay here in the future. Gwen and David both were great to work with!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property. Clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful at this property. Exceptional quality. Beautiful, clean, everything supplied that you would need for your vacation stay. Also saw bears playing in the woods out back of the unit. Very relaxing, no worries vacation! Will definitely visit this property in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Satisfied customer

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bear Sanctuary for a summer family vacation. We had 3 families. The owner was very willing to talk with us prior to booking to help us decide if this was the right cabin for our needs. This cabin is exactly like the pictures. Beautifully and recently remodeled. We found things very clean and had everything we needed for our stay. One great benefit is the level driveway and parking. Each family could have their own space if desired or gather together. I would not hesitate to recommend this cabin! We were more than satisfied!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear Sanctuary is extremely clean, convenient to Gatlinburg∥k. Floor plan is ideal for lrg groups

  • 5 of 5

The owner and property manager are extremely nice people who are readily available. I cannot say enough times how clean this cabin is, I felt at home with all my needs meet ( lots of towels, kitchen utensils, and clean linens. The cabin has a new hot tub, games to play, card table and pool table.

All I can say is this... if you leave here not happy it's more than likely you own inability to have fun.

I had planned my vacation and then had an accident and severely damaged my foot ( 3 broken bones, 2 fractures, 2 dislocated joints and torn ligaments). I seriously considered canceling my trip, but took a gamble and after having surgery came anyway with family. Best vacation. I couldn't do a lot of the original activities I was hoping to do, but I did more than I expected. I enjoyed everyday. I saw a black bear the day everyone went zip lining and I stayed at the cabin. I also was able to get to the top of Clingmans dome and down on crutches.

We took the kids to slippery rock, drive through cades cove and did some gem mining.

This is the first time I can say I was more than pleased with my stay with a rental property! I will be back again and will recommend it to family and friends.

Many thanks to David and Gwen!!!

Cassy G.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Campobello, South Carolina

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The Bear Sanctuary is a beautiful cabin with everything one could need to make a great vacation. The cabin was spotless and well-stocked with anything you could need to cook, relax, or rest. It is a short drive to downtown Gatlinburg and the sights. The flat parking area was especially nice and the front porch rockers and swings are very relaxing. It will accommodate a large group comfortably with areas that the kids can escape to while the adults have their own areas. We will definitely consider this cabin for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
McGhee Tyson - Knoxville TN
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pigeon Forge
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Douglas Lake
Car: necessary

Bear Sanctuary is close (5 minutes) to shopping and all Gatlinburg attractions and the Smokey Mountain Park. Pigeon Forge attractions and Dollywood in just 10 minutes away. Baby sitting can be arranged for an additional fee. Flat Driveway - 6 Car Lighted Parking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $400 + Tax
Cleaning & Linen Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Check In Instructions and House Rules will be emailed to all Guests prior to the arrival date
All Guests are required to abide by, adhere to and comply with ALL Bear Sanctuary "House Rules".
NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE CABIN ($500 Cleaning & Sanitize Fee upon evidence of smoking inside cabin)
PET FEE ($400) - ALL PET(s) MUST BE PRE APPROVED BY OWNER prior to Reservation Confirmation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund