Life's A Bear - Gatlinburg Cabin

Luxury Cabin With 2 Master Suites, Game Room, Pool Table And Hot Tub
Gatlinburg, TN, US
4.5 (125 Reviews)
Cabin
Sleeps 6
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
WiFi
No Pets

The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Beds: King: 2, Sofa Bed: 1
  • Check In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
  • No Pets

Description

***This cabin is located just a short 5 minute and convenient drive from Elk Springs Resort. Luxury awaits in this 2 bedroom 2 bath cabin that features dual master suites. Each master suite is equipped with Cable TV, DVD player and ceiling fan as well as upgrades furniture and bedding. A queen sized sleeper sofa in the great room can accommodate 2 additional guests. Escape to the lofted game room includes a pool table and pub table with chairs as well as a TV with cable. Relax in the great room with high vaulted ceilings, fireplace, cable TV, DVD player and a wall of glass to view the outdoors. The full kitchen with plenty of counter space and dining table with seating for 6 includes cooking utensils, coffee maker, toaster, mixer, cutlery and plenty of storage. Place settings for 8 provided. Life's A Bear is conveniently located in the Arts & Crafts Community just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Dollywood and all the entertainment and conveniences offered in the area. Bedroom and Sleeping Arrangements: Master Suite 1: King Bed - Sleeps 2 Master Suite 2: King Bed - Sleeps 2 Great Room: Queen Sleeper - Sleeps 2

Amenities

  • Cable Satellite
  • Wifi
  • Washer Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Grill
  • Resort Pool
  • Near Dollywood

Host
Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your reservation 15 or more days prior to your arrival date a voucher for a future stay will be issued by host in the amount of the deposit less the reservation fee for use for a future stay within 365 days of the date of cancellation. If you cancel your reservation 14 days or less prior to arrival you will be responsible for the full reservation amount (you will forfeit the full deposit amount and the non-refundable reservation fee, and shall be responsible for the remaining rent amount and all other applicable charges associated with the reservation). Only the Guest named on the Agreement may cancel a reservation and cancellations must be made by phone call to Hosts Office.

Plans can be changed before 14 days prior to the scheduled check in with no penalty. No changes are permitted within 14 days of check in.

Traveler Reviews

125 Reviews
4.5 out of 5
Summary
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Laurel, MD
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3 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2018

Did not meet expectations.

There were maintenance issues: ice maker not working, tub did not drain, thin scratchy towels, faded bed covers, and only one rocking chair on the porch for four guests and other minor inconveniences (one slot of toaster broken, temperature labels on stove completely scrubbed off and no mountain view from lower level. However, the cabin was clean enough, comfortable and in a convenient location. While I recognize that the turnover at rental properties poses a risk to the owners, the several signs taped to walls warning of potential extra charges to credit card (e.g. for not using hot pads, not putting "trash" in toilets and turning A/C too low, was off-putting to guests who respect others' property. To protect my own interests, I alerted management to the deficiencies to document that we were not responsible. They offered to send maintenance, but with just a three-day-stay, it did not seem worth the intrusion. I would recommend Elk Springs in general, just not this particular property.

Would recommend to others? No
Host Resonse (June 17, 2018):

We appreciate your feedback, as it helps to ensure we are constantly improving. It appears as though you did report all your concerns to maintenance, and I can assure you they are all being addressed. We certainly apologize if you ran into any issues during your visit, but please know this is not indicative of a usual stay with us. Although we do understand our guests need for privacy, please know that we offer 24/7 guest assistance to ensure that any need that arises can be handled quickly. We have many luxury cabins to choose from and we certainly would be honored if you would give us another opportunity to show you a true 5-star experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

Bridgeview, IL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2018

Life's a bear - exact cabin for our needs

It was our first time in Gatlinburg and we will definitely come back. The cabin was clean, plenty of room for 5 of us during 4 nights. What I love about this cabin? 2 completely separate rooms. Great solution for 2 families.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (May 29, 2018):

Thank you for your wonderful 5 Star review, Weronika! We are happy to hear your stay was exceptional. We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you will consider staying with us again in the future.

Stacey R.
Fort Mill, SC
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5 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2018

Perfect stay

We had a wonderful time, the cabin was beautiful, and very well kept. We would love to come back and stay in the same cabin or a larger cabin with family. The office staff was wonderful to work with from beginning to end and were extremely attentive throughout the booking and the stay.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (May 03, 2018):

Thank you for your fantastic 5-star review, Stacey! It is delightful to hear that you and your family had such a great cabin stay. You certainly chose a great cabin to relax and enjoy some time away. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your next visit. Hurry back, new memories are waiting to be made!

Beaufort, SC
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4 out of 5
Reviewed April, 2018

Great stay!

The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The cabin is easily accessible- we even saw a wild turkey in the road! Mountain View’s can be seen from the front porch- that’s about it. We had trouble with the hot tub working during our stay. They called day of check in saying the control panel was being fixed, however we had to add lots of water each night so for whatever reason it wasn’t keeping water. Still a nice time in a nice cabin. Plenty of room for a family to stretch out.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (April 29, 2018):

Thank you for your wonderful review, Janice. We are happy you enjoyed your stay, however, disheartened to hear you experienced this issue. The issue with the hot tub has been addressed by our maintenance department and we are happy to report it is fully functional. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience experienced and hope you will consider staying with us again during your next visit to The Great Smoky Mountains.

Amena A.
Lilburn, GA
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1 out of 5
Reviewed April, 2018

Cabin needs updating

The cabin was nice, however, we were extremely disappointed in the beds. All 4 adults woke up with back pain the next morning and none of us slept properly during our entire stay. The mattresses were old and we were completely sunken in. Also, it was highly inconvenient that no extra soap or towels were provided. The amount we paid for this rental for 2 nights was NOT cheap and we all felt we got completely ripped off. Will not be back and will not be recommending elk springs to anyone.

Would recommend to others? No
Host Resonse (April 04, 2018):

We appreciate your honest review, Amena. We welcome your feedback as it assists us in ensuring each stay is exceptional. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in these aspects of your stay. Although we do understand each person has their own personal definition of mattress comfort; I have reported your concerns regarding the beds to our maintenance department. I can assure you they will be inspected, and replaced if needed. In an attempt to avoid confusion, we do send our guests an email prior to their arrival listing items that are provided and items that are not. We apologize if you assumed soaps and daily linens would be provided. Please know it was not our intention to disappoint you, and we thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Rockwall, TX
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5 out of 5
Reviewed March, 2018

Awesome stay at Life's A Bear!

This is a great little cabin with excellent views!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (March 19, 2018):

Thank you for your fantastic review, Stephanie! We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent cabin stay! Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we want nothing more than to make a guest for life. We hope to see you again during your next visit to The Great Smoky Mountains!

Bagdad, KY
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5 out of 5
Reviewed March, 2018

Life’s a Bear Cabin

We loved this cabin it was so comfortable and close to the craft and handmade items we loved shopping for.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (March 14, 2018):

Thank you for your kind review, Lorrie! We are happy to hear your stay was exceptional. We hope you will consider staying with us again during your next visit to Gatlinburg.

Janice P.
Wesley Chapel, FL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed February, 2018

Life’s a bear cabin

We absolutely loved Life’s a Bear cabin. Everything was absolutely perfect with amazing views. We can’t wait to go back.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (February 27, 2018):

Thank you for your wonderful review, Janice! We are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations. You certainly chose the perfect cabin to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It truly is a hidden gem! We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you will visit often. Hurry back, new memories are waiting to be made!

Yoshi W.
Orlando, FL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed January, 2018

SO AWESOME‼️

I loved and enjoyed my stay at the “Life’s a bear” cabin at the elks resort and to mention it was my 25th birthday such an awesome getaway, I’m glad I chose this cabin and resort, the services was great and so many fun things to do around time😍 awesome Mountain View and I was able to catch some snow. It’s a must return for me..

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (January 18, 2018):

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a special celebration, Yoshi! We are excited to hear your birthday get-away was so enjoyable. We enjoyed having you as our guest and would consider it an honor for you to stay with us again. Hurry back, new memories are waiting to be made!

Loraine U.
Xxxxx, NA
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5 out of 5
Reviewed December, 2017

Nice stay

Very smooth deal, the place was clean, very easy to access with the instructions that were received, would definitely recommend and come back!

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (December 19, 2017):

Thank you for your wonderful review, Loraine. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Life's a Bear. We hope that you will join us again during your next trip to The Great Smoky Mountains. Please keep in mind, as repeat customers you will enjoy 10% off all future bookings. Hurry back, new adventure awaits!

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