Bearly Heaven is proof that you can rent a vacation getaway in a wonderfully convenient location without sacrificing privacy or luxuries. The log cabin, which sleeps nine people, is surrounded by woodlands and boasts spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains, yet it’s just minutes from the attractions of both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. What’s more, its amenities include an outdoor hot tub and a pool table.
The home was designed to make the most of its glorious surroundings. The rear decks are furnished with chairs, bistro tables for alfresco dining, and even a porch swing so that you could while away entire days outside, watching falcons and eagles soar above the mountains as chickadees and wrens provide a chirping soundtrack. Perhaps the best spot for relishing the natural splendor is the deck’s roomy hot tub. Though a soak is pampering anytime, it’s especially magical as the sun sets behind the mountains and the stars begin peeking through the sky.
Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout Bearly Heaven’s living room allow you to revel in the view even while you’re sprawled out on one of the leather couches surfing the web or watching TV. The room itself is a worthy complement to the scenery, with a wood-beamed cathedral ceiling and a stone-surround fireplace you’ll love gathering around on brisk winter evenings.
The dining area is another space that lends itself to gathering with the gang. The main table easily seats eight people; behind it is a breakfast bar that seats two more, and just off the kitchen is another table with room for four. If you’re not using this table for meals or snacks, it’s the perfect spot for playing board games or setting up a giant jigsaw puzzle. Equipped with stainless-steel appliances, cookware and tableware, the kitchen can handle gourmet meals and midnight snacks with equal aplomb. There’s also a camp-style charcoal grill out front, should you have a hankering for barbecue.
The cabin has a game room too, with a pool table and another TV. At the far end of the game room are twin bunk beds. The kids will clamor to sleep here: Who wouldn’t want to have a pool table in their sleeping quarters?
Bearly Heaven’s other sleeping areas are even more inviting. From the primary suite’s king-size bed, you’ll have a front-row view of the Smokies—there’s no better sight to wake up too. The suite also features a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. The second bedroom is nearly as dreamy, with a queen-size bed, wood-planked walls and ceiling, a ceiling fan and a TV. Yet another sleeping nook includes bunk beds and a trundle, enabling it to sleep three more guests.
Along with four sleeping areas, Bearly Heaven has four full bathrooms. You won’t have to take a number and wait your turn simply to brush your teeth in the morning. Other amenities include a washer, dryer and ample parking. And because the cabin is located in the exclusive Cobbly Nob neighborhood, which itself is set within a 1,000-acre resort, in summer you’ll have free access to two community pool areas.
Just a 10-minute drive from Bearly Heaven is Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by Primary's and British Open champion Gary Player. Drive a few minutes more, and you’re in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, a trove of more than 100 galleries, shops and studios. Downtown Gatlinburg, whose attractions range from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to Sugarlands Distillery, is less than a half-hour from the cabin, as is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
No matter how you spend your days, you’ll relish returning to the serenity, comfort and beauty of Bearly Heaven afterward. Don’t miss out; book your stay today.