Bear Necessities - Gatlinburg Cabin

Bear Necessities, 1 Bedroom, Pool Table, Arcade, Wifi, Pets, Sleeps 8
Gatlinburg, TN, US
4.5 (13 Reviews)
Sleeps 8
1 Bedrooms
2 Baths
Pets Allowed
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The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Beds: 1 King, 1 Q Bunk, 1 Sofa Bed
  • Check In Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
  • Min Renter Age: 25+
  • Pets Allowed


Don't be fooled by the name: Bear Necessities offers plenty of luxuries as well. This warm and welcoming log cabin includes an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, an arcade, and an indoor jetted tub, among other amenities that make it a truly special place for a family vacation.

Bear Necessities can sleep up to eight people. The master suite epitomizes cabin style with all sorts of modern comforts. The spacious bed, crafted of logs that echo the wood walls, rafters, and cathedral ceiling, is flanked by nightstands with lamps so that one of you can read in bed while the other drifts to sleep. Other features include a flat-panel TV, expansive windows that let in plenty of morning sunlight and evening breezes, and perhaps best of all, a jetted tub right in the privacy of your room. When you're in need of some quiet time, you'll know exactly where to go! Prefer showers? The master bath has one of those too.

The loft area upstairs has queen-size bunk beds, so another four people can sleep up there. The kids will rush to stake their claim, as the loft is also home to the game room, complete with Multicade arcade game, pool table, another flat-panel TV, and a sound system. There's a full bathroom up there as well, making the loft a suite unto itself—one with spectacular views of the densely forested lands surrounding the house.

Have still more guests to accommodate? No worries: The marvelously comfortable sofa in the living room converts to a bed for two. Guests who sleep here have the advantage of a 51-inch TV and the stone-surround gas fireplace—just the thing for chilly winter evenings (or for creating a romantic ambiance).

Speaking of romance, check out the large hot tub on the back deck! Of course, a long soak is also a fabulous way to ease tired muscles after a day of hiking or biking, golfing or walking the grounds of Dollywood—activities that are all within easy reach of Bear Necessities. If you're not in the mood for a hot-tub session, you can relax on one of the deck's rocking chairs; you just might drift off to sleep while listening to the leafy tree branches sway in the breeze.

Another of the deck's amenities is a gas grill. If you reel in some trout on a fishing expedition, you can grill it right out here. Everything, from hot dogs to corn on the cob, tastes better when cooked outdoors!

There's a fully equipped kitchen indoors as well. Whether you plan to prepare a multi-course holiday feast or simply brew coffee and make PB and J sandwiches, you'll find all the cookware, tableware, and appliances you need. The extensive counter also serves as a breakfast bar, if you'd rather enjoy a quick snack there rather than at the nearby dining table, which comfortably seats six people.

If your idea of a vacation entails no cooking at all, you'll be happy to know that Bear Necessities is just afive-minute drive from downtown Gatlinburg, where you can dig into a juicy steak one night, barbecue ribs the next, and everything from pizza to pancakes in between. Besides eateries, Gatlinburg offers mini golf, an aquarium, and plenty of other attractions. Only slightly further afield is Pigeon Forge, home to more restaurants as well as Dollywood, go karting, zip lining, and more. And let's not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the country's most popular, with its hiking trails, waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Bear Necessities is a perfect home base for a perfect vacation, whether your preferences run toward peace and privacy or near-constant activity. So book your stay today, and start planning how you'll spend your getaway.


  • Wooded View
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Cable Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Wifi
  • Washer Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Mountain View


Note: Travel times may vary based on season and area occupancy.


Cancellation Policy

This host gives 100% refunds of booking deposits within 48 hours of booking.

Only the guest named on the rental agreement may notify host either in written or verbal form of the request to cancel. Reservations are non-refundable if cancelled less than 45 days prior to arrival for 1-5 bedrooms, 90 days prior to arrival for 6-10 bedrooms and 180 days prior to arrival for 11+ bedrooms.

There are no refunds for bad weather, snow, no-shows, late arrival or early departure.

Traveler Reviews

13 Reviews
4.5 out of 5
Kim L.
Niceville, FL
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4 out of 5
Reviewed February, 2020

Great mountain cabin

I love how-hassle free the process was. I felt like I had all the information needed for a smooth self- check in. I did not expect the steep elbow turns getting up the mountain, some without guard rails. Overall, the accommodations were comfortable, the unit clean for the most part. I wasn't crazy about the carpet, I felt those rooms didn't feel as clean, especially for a place that was pet friendly. I ultimately felt the cozy atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. I would recommend it to a friend.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Fortino C.
Joliet, IL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2019

Super home-y cabin

The cabin was absolutely wonderful! It greatly met out expectations and we were overall very happy with it. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you may need for a long stay (pots, pans, spoons, forks etc.). The cabin was very clean upon our arrival as well. My only warning is that it is in the mountains so be ready for a bit of a steep drive.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Stephanie H.
Sugar Hill, GA
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1 out of 5
Reviewed January, 2019

Don’t stay in this cabin

Bearly Time only has one HVAC unit for downstairs and upstairs. Heat did not work and by the time we got space heaters, the sun had warmed up the cabin. Heat never got fixed.

Would recommend to others? No
Wendy S.
boca raton, FL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed January, 2018


loved every moment

Would recommend to others? Yes
Brian L.
Johnstown, PA
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3 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2019

Nice but...

You ran out of hot water very fast. Could not use jacuzzi tub.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Catherine B.
Taylor, MI
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5 out of 5
Reviewed July, 2019

Beautiful cabin worth every penny.

The cabin was absolutely gorgeous, very clean and well maintained. I will return.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Modena C.
Newark, OH
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5 out of 5
Reviewed September, 2019

Loved it

We loved the property. A little difficult to find first time trying. Very clean, quiet and relaxing. Only down side was the light in the main shower needed replaced.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Jessica S.
Kaukauna, WI
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4 out of 5
Reviewed March, 2020

Bear Necessities is right

Loved the location and the overall feel of the cabin. But I was disappointed in some of the amenities. We were only given 2 packs of dishwasher detergent and 1 for laundry. We had to buy laundry detergent. Also disappointed that there weren't more storage containers and kitchen towels. We had to use the 1 kitchen towel for hands and dishes. It got pretty gross by the end of the week.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Joseph N.
Beaufort, NC
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5 out of 5
Reviewed October, 2018

Peaceful Retreat

Over all great property perfectly located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Also great that it is pet friendly nice to be able to bring that special addition to our family. Perfect for our family of 4 and our lab.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Ashley D.
Richmond, KY
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5 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2019

Enjoyed our stay!

Perfect location, right between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Cabin was clean and well stocked! Only thing I would change, is the mattress in the downstairs bedroom, it was very hard and uncomfortable. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay!

Would recommend to others? Yes