They say you can’t please all the people all the time—but A Bear Creek comes pretty darn close! Nestled among towering old-growth trees, this 5-bedroom house has amenities for all ages: a large yard, air hockey and arcade games, a hot tub, a new flat panel TV in each of its 5 bedrooms, free WiFi, and much more.
With its log walls, slate tiles, and hardwood floors, Bear Creek is fashioned after traditional Western lodges. Because all its rooms are on the same floor, with just one step leading to the entry, it’s a good choice for families with young children and for anyone with mobility issues. The yard is fairly flat, with no steep drop-offs, making it a safe area for the kids to play. There’s also a large picnic table and a grill large enough to cook 18 burgers, so you can make the most of the lush setting by barbecuing and dining outdoors.
Another way to savor the fresh mountain air is to kick back on the porch rockers or swing. Or perhaps best of all, luxuriate in the deck’s hot tub, which can accommodate up to 8 people at once. There’s something magical about relaxing amid steamy, bubbling water while listening to songbirds during the day or admiring the stars at night.
Large windows enable you to enjoy the vistas even while you’re indoors. All 5 bedrooms let you wake up to the sunshine. Two bedrooms are furnished with a pair of queen-size beds; another 2 have 2 full beds each. Then there’s the master bedroom, with its sumptuous king-size bed. What’s more, the sofa in the great room opens into beds for 2. All told, 20 people can spend the night.
The bedrooms, like the rest of A Bear Creek, are decorated with a delightful combination of comfortable seating, hand-painted furniture, antiques, and one-of-a-kind accents. No need to walk on eggshells, though: This house was designed for kicking back, having fun, and relaxing.
The great room, for instance, includes what might be the most comfortable couches you've ever sat, stretched out, or napped on. Add to that the well-cushioned armchairs and a thick rug, and you’ve got a space where everyone can gather to watch TV, play a game, or catch up on old times and get ready to make new memories. The room is even more welcoming (if that’s possible!) in winter when the gas fireplace casts a warm, golden glow.
The dining table can seat up to 10 people comfortably, and there’s room for another 5 at the adjacent breakfast bar. If you’re vacationing with kids, they’ll love to eat “by themselves” at the bar while the adults linger at the table.
A breakfast bar is also a great place for friends to keep the cook company or help with meal prep, as it faces the kitchen. A Bear Creek’s kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, gadgets, and tableware; there’s even a dishwasher to make cleanup a breeze.
The most popular room in the house will no doubt be the game room. Hold an air-hockey tournament, battle the kids at the multi-game arcade table or the stand-up arcade, listen to music, watch TV… You could probably while away most of your vacation in this room!
Though if you did, you’d be missing out on the local attractions and entertainment. Downtown Gatlinburg, with its restaurants, museums, and amusements, is less than 10 minutes away by car. Also, close by is the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and craft shops. And let’s not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area, Dollywood, and so much more.
If you’ve been searching for the ideal destination for a multifamily, multi-generation vacation, a reunion of friends from high school, an off-site company gathering, or a church retreat, you’ve just found it. Don’t let it get away; reserve your stay at A Bear Creek today!