Burly Bear - Pigeon Forge Cabin

Burly Bear, 4 Bedrooms, Wifi, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Sleeps 14
Pigeon Forge, TN, US
4.0 (7 Reviews)
Sleeps 14
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths
Pets Allowed

The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Beds: 1 King, 2 Queen, 2 Bunk Bed
  • Check In Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
  • Pets Allowed


Located in Wears Valley, “the quiet side of the Smoky Mountains,” Burly Bear is a wonderful escape from the everyday. The 3-story log cabin, which can sleep up to 13 people—and a pet or 2 as well—sits on a private wooded lot more than an acre large, providing unrivaled privacy as well as spectacular mountain views.

You can relish the views, the crisp mountain breeze, the singing of warblers during the day, and the chirruping of crickets and tree frogs at night from Burly Bear’s 2 expansive decks. Kick back on one of the rockers with a book and a drink. Savor a meal at the outdoor dining area. And perhaps most idyllic of all, luxuriate in the lower deck’s hot tub while gazing up at the star-studded night sky.

Large windows enable you to savor the scenery while you’re inside Burly Bear as well. The downstairs game room, for instance, has an entire wall of windows. The only downside is that the view might distract you while you’re shooting pool at the full-size billiard table or playing rummy at the card table—but that’s a small price to pay for being surrounded by nature’s glory. The game room also has comfortable leather sofas so that everyone can hang out together to watch TV or chat. And there’s a wet bar complete with microwave so that you don’t have to head upstairs to the kitchen whenever you want a cold drink or a snack.

The kitchen is part of the spacious great room on the main floor. You’ll find 2 more leather sofas up here, along with another TV. In winter the stacked-stone fireplace will cast a golden glow over the lustrous wood-planked walls, floor, and cathedral ceiling; in summer the ceiling fan will add a welcome breeze to complement—or instead of—the central air-conditioning. The great room also benefits from a wealth of windows. You can gaze out at the mountains while eating in the dining area: The log-style table seats 6, and another 4 people can sidle up to the adjacent breakfast bar. You can even admire the vistas while cooking in the kitchen, which is equipped with all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you could possibly need. For good measure, Burly Bear has an outdoor grill as well. If you reel in some trout from one of the nearby streams, grill it for a true Smoky Mountain feast.

Burly Bear has 4 bedrooms and a bonus sleeping loft. The master bedroom is a true delight, with a king-size bed and doors that open directly onto the deck, so you can slip outside late at night to stargaze without waking the others. The master bathroom includes a jetted tub to make a night in even more pampering.

Two of the remaining bedrooms each have a queen-size bed. The 4th bedroom, just off the game room, features queen-size bunk beds, so that 4 people can sleep here. And the loft’s sleeping area can sleep another 3 people, on a twin bunk bed over a full-size bed. This space doubles as a charming reading nook—wait till you see the views!

Burly Bear is located in the Homestead Estates area of Wear Valley. The community boasts wide paved roads for easy driving, along with private walking trails and picnic areas. Should you want to explore the terrain farther afield, head out to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: The cabin is just several miles from a little-used entrance near Cades Cove, which boasts waterfalls, historic buildings, and of course, miles of hiking trails.

When you stay at Burly Bear, the living is easy and the surroundings are beautiful. If you are in need of R&R or want to spend quality time with family or friends, this is the cabin for you. So be good to yourself and book your stay today. We’re looking forward to seeing you.


  • Mountain View
  • Hot Tub
  • Cable Satellite
  • Grill
  • Wifi
  • Washer Dryer
  • Pet Friendly

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

7 Reviews
4.0 out of 5
Atlanta, GA
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4 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2016

Burly Bear view is stunning!

We had a group of 14 plus a few dogs and the cabin was perfect for our stay! The view off the back deck was absolutely beautiful and easily my favorite part of the trip. Everything was as described in the cabin details except the master bathtub is not hooked up with hot water which was a disappointment. The hot water knob came right off in my hand and wasn't even connected to the pipes. We loved our stay though and would absolutely go back. Location is close to some wonderful hikes and very near town with every amenity you could need.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (November 08, 2016):

Thank you for the positive review of Burly Bear! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I am not sure why the bath tub had the hot water issue, but we are dispatching maintenance now to correct this. Thanks and come back soon!

Robert H.
Noblesville, IN
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5 out of 5
Reviewed September, 2016

Very nice cabin with great views.

The cabin was very nice. Very spacious. The road up to the cabin was not for the faint of heart.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (October 21, 2016):

Thank you for the five-star review and positive comments. We hope to have you back again in the near future!

Laurel P.
Spring, TX
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4 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2018

June 2018 vacatuon

Absolutely stunning views. From the back deck. Book this cabin for the view. As a note bring some comfy chairs for the deck. The furniture (as is common in these cabins) looks appropriate but is not comfortable for relaxing.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Jessica T.
Louisville , KY
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4 out of 5
Reviewed December, 2017

Great Stay!

Very comfortable cabin with a beautiful view. We had a great time! One tip, bring toilet paper and dishwasher soap! There is not enough for as many guests as the cabin holds.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Joseph S.
Chauvin, LA
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5 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2017

It was an awesome stay. Couldn’t ask for a better stay.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Elizabeth S.
Milford, MI
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5 out of 5
Reviewed August, 2017

Gorgeous view

The cabin was perfect! Thank you for allowing us to make so many great memories!

Would recommend to others? Yes
James S.
Seymour, IN
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2 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2017

Less than inviting

Stay was good to see family. Cabin had several problems. Bathtub in main floor was very slow to drain(1/2 day) Rained and roof leaked Roaches

Would recommend to others? Yes