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BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!

BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
Cabin, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)



Welcome to the majestic Big Bear Lodge nestled in the rolling hills of the Smoky Mountains. This 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath grand cabin sleeps 12 comfortably on 3 different levels. All bedrooms have a full-sized private bathroom attached and sattelite TV. The cabin is beautifully decorated with the smallest details tended to. BE SURE TO SPEND DECEMBER WITH US AS OUR CABIN IS BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON. TWO LARGE CHRISTMAS TREES ON THE MAIN FLOOR AND LOWER LEVEL LIVING AREAS ARE SURE TO GET EVERYONE IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

The main level has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and a spectacular wall of windows for all to enjoy. The fully stocked gourmet kitchen and large dining area open up to the living room. The main floor also features a full-sized washer/dryer for your convenience. There are two bedrooms on the main floor, a room decorated and catered toward kids which features a queen sized bunk-bed and a crib for the littlest traveler. Across the hall is a large bedroom with a full-size handicap accessible bathroom. A large wrap-around deck encompasses the entire cabin with numerous rocking chairs, two large picnic tables and a swing.

The best feature of the lower-level is that it doesn't feel like a basement at all! Also an open floor plan, this level has windows along the length of the outer walls and high ceilings. The living area entertains a Pool Table and wet bar with mini-fridge and large entertainment area with a 48' flat screen satellite TV to enjoy from your comfy leather sofas. There is a large deck off the lower-level with plenty of rocking chairs to relax in or take a dip in the hot-tub. There are three spacious bedrooms in the lower level.

The third floor houses the grand master suite. This oversized master suite is the ultimate in romance with a private fireplace, private balcony and jacuzzi tub.

Keywords: house, lodge, cabin, vacation rental, retreat

More Details
  • Sleeps 18
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Welcome to our home away from home, Big Bear Lodge!

We are farmers from northeast Indiana who found our favorite retreat in the mountains of Tennessee more than 25 years ago. Since then, we have been vacationing here each year with our children and later, our grandchildren too. After years of renting, we decided to find a cabin of our own, to be able to add our own personal touches, and make it 'ours' when we gather for holidays.

Each room was decorated and named by different members of our family. Our master bedroom is the Suite Retreat. Each of our three children decorated their rooms - The Bear Cave, Moose Den and Majestic Hideaway. The entire family decorated the John Deere room, a nod to our livelihood, and the M&M room is for our grandchildren.

We hope that you enjoy the cabin as much as we do!

Craig, Beth and Family

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to tell you and your folks that we had a wonderful time last week. The cabin is just great and so well outfitted! It worked for my family beautifully--the 3 couples all had their own space, my granddaughters enjoyed the bunk room, my bachelor son did well in the John Deere room, and the family voted me into the upstairs suite--way too big for me but, heck, a little luxury now and again is OK!

We all took a night to make dinner with one reserved to eat all the leftovers. I decided I'd take everyone out on our last night to avoid my cooking assignment and we had a great time at the Crystelle Creek Restaurant keeping the singer busy with our requests. I lost track of how many times my younger granddaughter added to the singer's tip jar! My one son elected to do Pizza on his night and we had been kidding him about him having to go out and finding a takeout miles and miles away! And lo and behold you clued him into a resource for DELIVERY! . We could not believe a driver would head up into those hills! We're lucky at home if a driver will go more than a mile on the straight!

This trip had an element of deja vu for me. More years ago than I care to admit, my husband and I took our 3 oldest kids to the Smokey Mountains areas of NC and TN and I always thought it would be great to return--and we never did. Sooooooo, when I decided to take the whole family on a week's vacation (we've never had this much time all together since my oldest got married 20 years ago!) it seemed like an option--if we could get everyone with a week available at the same time. Well, it worked out just great and we saw and did so much--Dollywood and Rafting and Zip lining and Forbidden Cavern. We rented a boat for a day on Douglas Lake. We hiked and explored and checked out many of the arts and crafts locations, found some great barbecue. We saw wildlife and enjoyed playing games and just sitting on the rockers watching a downpour or two and the sun breaking through the "smoke" in the mornings. We found Pigeon Forge a bit too commercialized to our liking, but Gatlinburg was just about right! Now there's talk of having to do something like this again...

Oh, and lest I forget, the speed with which the A/C problem was corrected was remarkable!

Thanks for helping us have a memorable experience!
Jun 2014
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27 Reviews

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BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!
Gatlinburg Tennessee

Could have been great!

  • 3 of 5
The property itself is gorgeous and has a fantastic view. We had picked this property for several reasons, but mainly we wanted the loft area master Jacuzzi suite since we were celebrating an anniversary. When we arrived the air conditioning was not working on that level and it was 84 degrees outside which made the loft area unbearable and unusable. We contacted the property manager and she immediately responded and sent somebody out the next afternoon. They got it working and said the problem was fixed. It worked for a few hours but in the middle of the night we woke up due to the unbearable heat and had to spend another night on an air mattress in the living room. Called manager again and she sent HVAC people out to fix it again, this time they repaired it and it worked for our final nights stay. I let the property manager know that I understood things happen and appreciated her quick response, but when the issue reoccurred and it effected 2 out of 3 nights of our stay - her response was pretty much "we cant be responsible." Well then who is???? Then she became argumentative and said she could have charged me when I added 2 additional people to our reservation. The listing states "Sleeps 18" nowhere does it say you pay extra if you have over 16. We had 18 people total. As I said the property is gorgeous - you will love it as long as there is no problem that requires any level of customer service.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, People with Disabilities
BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!
Gatlinburg Tennessee

Wow!! What a view!

  • 5 of 5
Big Bear Lodge was the perfect place for our Family vacation. 6 couples came down and everything went smooth for check in. The owners were very responsive throughout the entire booking process and answered all questions we had. They provided detailed instructions on how to get to the cabin without a GPS (We all know how GPS and the mountains do not work) We would definitely stay here again in the future.

The only improvement we would've liked is a better WIFI for that many people and may another full size refrigerator. We only stayed 3 nights and there wasn't enough room in the side-by side for all of our food.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!
Gatlinburg Tennessee

A great place for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5
We gathered here from three different states and one Canadian Province for a family reunion and it was the perfect place. The 6 bedrooms allowed us all to have privacy and time away from the family. The "suite" at the top of the house we gave over to my sister and her fiance and they really enjoyed the private deck and the Jacuzzi. My folks, who have some mobility issues, really appreciated the ramp from the parking lot and that so much could be done on the main floor, as well as the handicapped-accessible bathroom in their room on that floor. The kids did really well in the queen-sized bunk beds, too! All bedrooms have their own bathroom with shower and there's an additional bathroom off the main floor living room.

The upstairs living area, dining, and cooking area is where most of us spent the time together, but the downstairs offered a really nice TV and more places to sit. The pool table was a nice addition and the full bar space came in handy for storing more things to drink to have close to hand.

The wrap-around decks allowed for plenty of sitting and photo opportunities as we took in great weather (made all the nicer by being such a contrast to the cold and snow we'd left behind). Great views, a hot tub, and a porch swing.

Only about 30 minutes from the (sprawling, touristy, loud, crowded) town of Gatlinburg, and about the same from some really nice hiking in Smoky Mountains National Forest. Believe the owner when she says that the GPS doesn't have the right maps for the mountain! We had a bit of trouble finding the place at first, but once there, we had no trouble getting back.

The only downside is that the place isn't exactly isolated, with several other rentals within a stone's throw, each of which seemed to choose a different night to party until well after midnight. But that seems like it would be the case pretty much anywhere in this area, so don't let that deter you. A wonderful place, perfect for what we wanted.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!
Gatlinburg Tennessee

Awesome stay at Big Bear Lodge

  • 5 of 5
"Yo Girls" and hubby's enjoyed our stay at Big Bear Lodge, the cabin has plenty of room for 12 adults and having a bathroom in the bedroom was just wonderful! The cabin was super clean, plenty of room to park and the roads were in great shape to the cabin. We highly recommend this cabin for a relaxing get away! The owners were wonderful to work with and looking forward to staying at Big Bear Lodge in the future!!!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers
BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!
Gatlinburg Tennessee

Great stay at Big Bear Lodge

  • 5 of 5
Six couples spent Valentine's weekend at Big Bear Lodge and it was a great time. Plenty of space and great amenities - separate bathrooms was a wonderful feature. A minor issue was resolved very quickly and the owner was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. We are looking forward to the next opportunity to stay here. Short hop to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge where there was lots to do.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
BRAND NEW UPGRADES!!! Lux GRAND Cabin features 6 bedrooms with ensuite baths!
Gatlinburg Tennessee
McCalla, Alabama

Christmas in Gatlinburg

  • 5 of 5
Our visit to Big Bear Lodge was wonderful. Your home was even better than we expected it to be. It was decorated so pretty for Christmas. We had 18 family members together for the first time ever and enjoyed the lodge immensely. It was super clean and was close to all the fun activities the kids wanted to do. We had a family member who uses a wheelchair and the handicap facilities you provide at the lodge certainly covered her needs. With the number of folks we had, we did run out of bathroom tissue and garbage bags and had to go to the grocery store for these items. Other than those minor issues, a fun time was had by all. We will be recommending your place to our friends and church groups.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities


Activity and Interests

aquarium, go-karts, ice-skating, zip-cords, comedy shows


From $495 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
4th of July 2015
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jul 7 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall Peak
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 29 2015
6 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 27 2015
6 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $175.00 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $250.00
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Cleaning fee is waived with stay of 5 or more nights.
All terms and conditions subject to change.

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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • cabin


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • jetted tub


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (1)


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • darts, wet bar and mini-fridge in game area, picnic tables, swing, rocking chairs

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