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"PaPa Bear" Family-Style Mountain Lodge

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 2, 2016
Cabin, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 12 Sleeps

Our beautiful home/cabin is located in a picturesque setting in

the Great Smoky Mountains between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The

home sits on an acre lot approximately four miles from Gatlinburg

and two miles from Pigeon Forge.

This cabin is an ideal retreat for a family reunion or multi-

couple vacations.With its breathtaking views of the Smokies from our

spacious two decks equipped with rocking chairs, swings and hot tub.

This large (3,000 sq. ft.)cabin comfortably sleeps 14 people.

On the main level you will find a great room (with a large stone

fireplace), full bath, fully equipped kitchen,dining area and large

bedroom with king sized bed.

Upstairs has two large bedrooms (one with a king bed & balcony and

the other with a queen bed),with one bath.

The lower level has a large bedroom with two queen beds. This

level has a very large game room with a large stone fireplace,

porch and bath. There is a another queen bed and sleeper sofa if


There isn't enough space to tell everything about this fantastic

cabin. Once you stay here you will never go anywhere else!

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms

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13 Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Punta Gorda, FL

Adorable rustin cabin with a great view.

  • 4 of 5

We had 3 generations staying for an extended weekend to attend my neice's wedding and our party of 13 had a wonderful time staying in Papa Bear Lodge! The cabin is really rustic & cute. It was apptly named as it is decorated with lots of bears. It is exactly what we had hoped for including a beautiful view of the colorful mountains. (All I kept saying all weekend was, "It's SOOOOO pretty here!" Do the locals ever get used to seeing that beauty?) Because we were there during peak leaf changing season the traffic in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge was crazy busy so you must leave early if you plan to arrive on time for any activities. For some of us, our favorite activity was the zipline tour we did out near Hartford, TN, about an hour's drive from Gatlinburg. ( I noticed after we'd already booked our tour on-line that there are other ziplines closer but we enjoyed the sights as we drove there, so no biggy.) The times we had questions for the owners, they were very helpful. We had plenty of room and parking, the kids enjoyed the game room downstairs, and we all agree that we would not hesitate to stay at Papa Bear Lodge again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cox's Creek, KY

Fantastic getaway at a great value!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 generations recently stayed at Papa bear Lodge, and loved every minute of it! The cabin is secluded, but yet still in a convenient location. Just minutes from Gatlinburg and/or Pigeon Forge! If you're looking for a great place to stay in the area, do not hesitate to stay here!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family's experience at Papa Bear's cabin was fantastic!! The cabin's location was perfect!!!

Located on a mountain top over looking theGreat Smoky National Park, City of Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg it is only 2 miles to the City of Pigeon Forge and 4 miles to intercity of Gatlinburg saving us time with kids and entertainment!! LIFE SAVER !!

My husband & I especially loved the complete wall of windows in the cabin over looking the national park!! We enjoyed sharing precious memories of genealogy sitting in this specious cabin's family room while burning fire in there huge wood burning creek stone fire place. Seeing The snow capped Smoky Mountains from the kitchen windows in the morning was a blessing as well!!

So relaxing !!

The basement was a getaway for our teenage kids as well. They enjoyed the full sized pool table and large game room.

Each of us also enjoyed the nice sized hot tub !!

This cabin spoiled us!!! We will be coming back for years!!! Including upcoming summer vacation in May.

I suggest if your looking at beautiful cabin, book it ASAP.


PAPA BEAR you got us hooked!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Papa Bear. We had 9 adults and it fit our needs perfectly. Each family was able to sleep on their own floor of the house. The 2 decks are just perfect and hot tub is wonderful at night. We brought all of our food with us and the kitchen was furnished nicely. We were missing a few little things, can opener and kitchen towel) we ended up finding a kitchen towel draped outside on the deck later in our stay. We didn't have much dish soap but made due. The location couldn't have been better. We were no more than 20 mins to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. And the view was just stunning. We hiked Alum Cave and it took about 39 minutes to get there. So nice to come home and sit in the hot tub. It was so quiet and peaceful. We can not wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, Ky

Smokey Mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Papa Bear cabin and were very pleased with the accommodations. The views of the mountains from not only the deck but the inside of the cabin are truly remarkable. We had three generations staying at the cabin and each one had fun and could spread out and relax with all the room in this cabin. The owners Becky and John were very nice and easy to work with. We have stayed at other places in Gatlinburg before but due to the size of our group this year we had to get a larger cabin and with all you get for the price of the rental I don't see how you could get a better deal. I have recommended this cabin to my friends and we will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Somewhat OK!!!

  • 3 of 5

The main level and the upstairs rooms where really nice and kept very clean. Everything was good until we tried to turn on tvs and checked out the basement. There are not 6 tvs in the cabin, there are only 5, bc one of the rooms upstairs is missing a tv. The tv in the master bedroom did not have satellite connection, and a sign was placed inside the armoire saying the television was temporarily unavailable.

Downstairs in the basement, the carpet was old and had an odor to it. Both of the couches were torn behind the stationary pillows, with one of the couches having electrical tape to keep in place and the other one having the stuffing coming out. The pool table was old and missing pool balls. The 4th bedroom's tv, in the basement, did not have any satellite connection. There was an outlet that did not have an outlet cover, which is very dangerous since there was a 2 yr old with us.

If you can deal with these issues, this will be a great place to stay. The owners are really nice and very prompt with their response. The cabin is in a great location, close to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Needless to say, we will not be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the responsive comment. I gladly took your advice and installed new flat screen T.V.'s along with purchasing new leather couches , and DVD players. T.V. & cable repair man was sent to cabin and repaired the storm damaged satellite components, from which the cabin was unfortunately struck by lightning. The full sized commercial grade pool table was professionally refelted (this week)and enhanced with brand new pool balls and sticks. Hardwood floors were professionally cleaned (which makes up most of cabin), along with the game room's carpet & rugs. As requested this deep clean measure was to insure any odor or smell, especially from the 2 huge wood burning fireplaces. We welcome any family to our home away from home!! If you have any further questions , please don't hesitate to ask! Please inquire! Thank you
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Activity and Interests

Downhill skiing, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Wildlife viewing,

Horseback riding, Golf, Shopping, Dollywood, 15 Music theaters,

Cades Cove, Great restaurants, Museums, Swimming,Hunting, Fitness

Center,Amusement, Cinemas, Rock Climbing, Sightseeing, Miniature



Rental rates


  • Weekly Rate: $1150 - $1950

  • September 5 thru September 25 Special: $199.00 a night with a three
    night minimum.

    January 4 thur March 17 Special: $199.00 a night with a three night
    minimum. Excluding Holidays.

    Regular season: $275.00 a night with 3 night minimum.
    Stay 6 nights and 7th night free.
    Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night 1/2 off!!
    Excluding holidays-

    Low season: $225.00 a night with 3 night minimum.

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Property Type

  • cabin

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • pets not allowed


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Two large covered decks, Balcony, four bedrooms, three baths,phone, 6 TV's, Dish Network, Fully equipped kitchen, ,Microwave, Cooking Utensils, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer,Iron, Large game room with pool table, foosball table, checker table, game table, Grill, Two wood burning fireplaces, Private hot tub, Air Conditioning, Swings and Rocking chairs- outstanding views from the decks and balcony--Private/ next to National Park/ No Smoking!!

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