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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
Very private 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 5) with huge gameroom in loft

Black Bear Bungalow offers an incredibly charming and private Smoky Mountain experience. This 2-story real log cabin has been extensively renovated and lets you relax in style with incredible mountain views from both front decks.


A full size pool table, air hockey, foosball and more await you. Even a 72 inch projection TV and a play area for young children (they will love the toys and the kitchen for playtime). There is also a Game Cube with 20 or so video games.


Black Bear Bungalow is located on a quiet street amidst tall trees. The view from both front decks is stunning and you can see the lights of Pigeon Forge at night. During the summer, watch Dollywood's nightly fireworks show! No neighbors to the left or right (or in front, or back of you, either), you will enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains every day.


From the moment you arrive, you'll know that this is your special place. There is a fire pit for relaxing evenings outside under the stars; a heart-shaped Jacuzzi with waterfall; two fireplaces--one in the living area and the other at the foot of your king bed. On the back covered deck is a large hot tub, swing and more seating. You will love the sounds of nature and the privacy of having it all to yourselves.


Black Bear Bungalow is only a couple of miles from the parkway, or as the locals like to call it, The Spur. It is centrally located in between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. In a few minutes, you can be in either town.


The cabin was extensively renovated and is now ready for guests! So many things are new we can't list them all here, but look at the photos and you can see a lot of attention to detail. New hard anodized cookware, new bedding and linens, new stairs, driveway and fire pit, security system and more.

Black Bear Bungalow is not just a couples retreat--it is perfect for families, too. The game room has so many things to do, your kids will be busy for hours up in the loft. Whether it is just to celebrate an anniversary...spend a long weekend with old friends...or bring the kids to their best vacation ever, Black Bear Bungalow is the perfect choice.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

For many years, our family has been enjoying the Smoky Mountains. Just like most people do, we fell in love instantly! Our children who are now ages 11 and 9, consider this our “home away from home,”not just a place to go for vacation. Over the years we have stayed at quite a few different cabins but for the last few, we have kept coming back to Black Bear Bungalow, previously known as Bear Paw. Earlier in 2013, my husband was online trying to book our next trip and discovered the Bear Paw was for sale. We were so thrilled to be able to purchase it and take on this new endeavor. My husband spent a good part of the summer just providing the cabin some TLC and a few great upgrades such as a fire pit and a big screen projector! We truly hope that all who visit will love it here as much as we do. Make yourselves at home, relax, enjoy and come back soon.

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102 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)


  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything we could have hoped for and more. We weren't expecting anything so nice to be quit honest. The views from the balcony were for miles and miles. Really enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets from there. Our stay there was enjoyable and pleasant. We hope to return someday. Thanks for making our stay so pleasant and answering all of our questions in a timely manner. We will recommended your property to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for sharing your review and I love that you enjoyed your stay and had time to appreciate the beautiful sunsets! Thanks also for sharing us with friends and family!
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As good as ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We were returning visitors to the BBB cabin and I just want to say that we had a great time staying here again! We just love the atmosphere Teri has set up and the home feels so nice! The hot tub was great as always and we even got to make better use of the game room this time around since it was a rainy stay while we were there. Our appreciation goes out to Teri who was quick to reply when we had power outages due to some nasty storms. We were grateful for her prompt replies and she helped us restore the wifi after the power came back! If you're thinking of renting here, just know that the owner is a rockstar and the cabin is so fun and I just don't think you can go wrong by choosing BBB. Thanks again Teri for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You know I appreciate your review! It's even more special from a guest who has come back for a second visit! I realize there are thousands of cabins to choose from and I do not take for granted choosing us for a second time! That being said, I felt so bad about the weather and especially the power outages! That is no fun in summer at all! Thank you for your patience and kindness and we're crossing our fingers you'll come back a third time!!
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Amazing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This cabin met all our needs for our anniversary trip. The view was just astonishing and the décor inside the cabin is just wonderful. The cabin was clean and comfortable even during the July heat of the summer. Terri and Christie were awesome in responding quickly to any issues that came up or questions that we had. We will defiantly be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Anniversary! Thank you for including BBB into your celebration! I appreciate that you noticed the little things and plan to come back! Look forward to hearing from you!
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  • 5 of 5

It was awesome we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We can't wait for your return!
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  • 4 of 5

other than a bit of an issue when we first got to the cabin ... I was most enjoyable. the cabin was clean and looked just like it does in the pics posted. we saw bears (like crazy close ... in the driveway) deer, turkeys, geese and a snake .... my 9 y/o daughter said it was the coolest vacation!!! the view in the evening was spectacular and the beds were comfortable after a full day sightseeing. I would recommend this cabin to friends and family. looking forward to our next vacation!!!!!!


  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I did make a boo-boo on this reservation and I felt so terrible. I had hoped that compensating two nights would make up for it. It sounds like you had a really wonderful time! I'm just sorry that my paperwork error caused our first 4 star review. :(
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Lots to do even if you don't want to venture out! Beautiful view of the mountains. Lots of places to sit and enjoy it too! Loved the game tables upstairs, the projection screen, and the kids toy space! Cabin was so nicely decorated, comfy, and clean. Couldn't have found a better place to spend our vacation in the Smokies! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Sometimes it's even better to actually stay home and enjoy the tranquility! We look forward to your next visit! Thank you for the review!
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tyson-McGhee at 50 Miles Car: necessary


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are based on 2 adult guests; add $10 per night, per additional adult guest; Maximum 5 guests total.

We accept 2 night rentals when two nights are left open between existing bookings. (Book It feature cannot be used for this, contact owner.)

Holidays...........................................................................$169-199/night (3,4 or 5 nt min)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


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

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, first floor; in master bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, second floor; located in loft


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, located in open loft


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • There is onsite security system with cameras to ensure a safe environment while you are away.

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