Papa Bear Lodge #565 - Pigeon Forge Cabin

5 Bedroom Smoky Mountain Cabin Close to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN, US
4.0 (11 Reviews)
Sleeps 16
5 Bedrooms
5.5 Baths
No Pets

The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5.5
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Beds: King: 4, Twin: 4, Sofa Bed: 1, Other: 1
  • Check In Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
  • No Pets


Papa Bear Lodge is a sumptuous 5 bedroom and 5.5 bath cabin that sleeps up to 16 of your friends or family members. If you need a cabin with ample parking that is level, look no further. This cabin can easily park 4 cars or a bus. Located just over one mile from downtown Pigeon Forge, it offers a view of Mountain Leconte with luxury and location. The main floor contains a king bedroom suite with full bath and jacuzzi tub, open spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and half bath for your comfort. Friends and family can hide away upstairs in the two king bedroom suites each containing a full bath with jacuzzi. Downstairs a large bedroom and bath with two sets of twin bunk beds and a futon offers space for children and young adults. You can laugh together playing pool and darts in the lower level game room or take in the view while relaxing in the large hot tub on the covered deck. Call today to book Papa Bear Lodge for a Pigeon Forge cabin vacation to remember! Price is based on 10 adults with each additional adult being an additional charge of 12.50 per night.


  • Washer Dryer
  • Near Dollywood
  • Grill
  • Mountain View
  • Cable Satellite
  • Wifi

Cancellation Policy

No shows will forfeit any monies put down.

All group stays (2 or more cabins), 4 bedroom stays and larger, and stays totaling $1200.00 or more must prepay their stay 30 days in advance. No refunds or changes for cancellation of these stays.

Other than those listed above, you can cancel or change your reservations with this host. Cancellation must be at least 30 days prior to arrival in writing. A $120 cancellation fee is deducted from prepayment, no exceptions. There are no refunds or cancellations less than 30 days prior to arrival for any reason. All stays are prepaid 30 days prior to your arrival.

To change a confirmed reservation, you must give at least a 30 day notice to the host and stay within 6 months of original arrival date. A $35 fee will be charged and your stay must be prepaid in full and no refund if reservation is cancelled. Reservations that are changed with the host cannot be changed or cancelled for any reason. No credit will be issued for unused portions of time in case of late arrival or early departure.

Traveler Reviews

11 Reviews
4.0 out of 5
Stephon T.
Chattanooga, TN
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1 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2018

Our stay at Papa Bear Lodge

It was a nice cabin however some of the amenities were not in order. It should have been sprayed for bugs. Tubs had lil knats or something crawling in them and they were a lil stopped up. Didn't have extra toilet paper but in 1 room. Ice maker didn't work. One of the pool table sticks was broken which I had to go buy some glue for and it had no cue ball. The couch let out bed was pretty much broken. The whole couch just should've been thrown out. Iron barely worked. Ironing board was not where it should have been. Finally found it last night of stay. Some of the skillets they had were just ridiculously burned up and just should've been thrown out also. I've stayed in smaller, cheaper cabins than this before where everything was in order. I was a bit dissatisfied

Would recommend to others? No
Cullman, AL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2018


We decided at the last minute to rent this cabin for memorial day weekend just to get away. There were 9 of us with plenty of space. The cabin was beautiful and clean with a wonderfully stocked kitchen...all we had to supply was the food..we had a blast playing pool with the kids and relaxed in the hot tub. It was the perfect weekend.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Daphne, AL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2018

Great for Multiple Families

This 5 bedroom cabin was conveniently located to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and several trails nearby. It was stocked well with all the conveniences we needed in the kitchen. The cabin was plenty spacious that we didn't feel couped up on the rainy days.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Karli T.
Crossville, TN
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5 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2018

Bachelorette Party

We loved our stay! The cabin was very well stocked and taken care of.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Perrysburg, OHIO
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5 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2018

Nice location with a great view of the mountains.

The overall experience was great. The mattresses were very uncomfortable. Had a very enjoyable time visiting Pigeon Forge. Sitting outside and just enjoying the view was so relaxing and refreshing. It would have been a more enjoyable experience if we had been able to have a campfire. I understand policy in it is more of a safety issue in light of recent events, but it would have been nice. WE really did have a very nice time and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to spend our vacation there.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Linda M.
Smyrna, GA
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4 out of 5
Reviewed December, 2017

Great location!

Our family rented Papa Bear Lodge for Christmas this year & we had a great time there! It is in a great location & the home is a good size. We had 16 family members there. However, I called for maintenance twice. I spoke to someone in the rental office to have someone plz program the TV in the game room, no one ever came or called. We could not turned the channels while staying there. I called a 2nd time for maintenance & I had the leave a message regarding our garbage. No one ever came to remove it or returned our call. The house really could use a deep cleaning. Otherwise, overall everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Bob M.
Woodville, AL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed December, 2017

Nice Cabin

Everything went very smooth in booking and staying in the cabin. It would be nice to be able to check in without having to go to the main office. The entry would be much better to have an electronic key code on door instead of a lock box.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (January 23, 2018):

Bob , Thank you for staying at Aunt Bugs. We hope your enjoy your cabin Papa Bear Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. We are looking forward to your future visit to Smoky Mountains. Thanks, Tim

Subramanian P.
Charlotte, NC
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5 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2017

Good stay

Very nice experience .

Would recommend to others? Yes
New Castle, IN
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5 out of 5
Reviewed July, 2017

Great Family Cabin

Our family of 15 all had places to sleep and sufficient bathrooms. This cabin as in a nice location close to Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, and The Island.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Host Resonse (July 27, 2017):

Thank you for staying with us, and for sharing your experience with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains, and your stay at our cabin rental! We appreciate you, and look forward to your next stay with us!

Amy T.
Bidwell, OH
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2 out of 5
Reviewed April, 2017

Not worth the price

I have stayed in 20+ cabins in the area, and this by far was the biggest let down. It was $1,100 for 2 nights and to say we were disappointed would be an understatement. There is a trash company about 1/2 mile away from this location and at night the odor is absolutely repulsive, you can't have doors or windows open because it will gag you, that was the first thing we noticed. The lock on the front door is very tricky, you have to put the code in 5+ times to get into the door, very aggravating. The deck is very worn and we were actually nervous to go out on it because of the condition its in. The outdoor furniture is all old and uncomfortable to sit on, my 9 yo got a splinter in his leg. The TV's have major problems, all of them (except the Master BR) have error messages and will not play the any channels. It says that the cabin has a dart board, it does NOT. The directions that we had (We came in at 1:00 am) were completely wrong. It says its on the right and it's actually on the left, down a small street that's not even listed on the directions. The cabin does not have the Name sign on the outside of it either, so that made it even harder to find. Overall it was just a big disappointment for the money we paid to stay there. Also, we went out one morning and there was a pack of cigarettes on the chair outside the front door, those were NOT there the night before which really creeped us out, that I know is not Aunt Bugs fault, but still added to our frustrations. At check out I listed all of these problems to the front desk and they said "We have only had the property for 2 weeks, I guess we need to go a little work" they didn't offer any credits or specials for a stay next time, so we will no longer be using Aunt Bugs Cabins.

Would recommend to others? No
Host Resonse (April 19, 2017):

Amy, I am so sorry and deeply saddened that your experience was far from satisfactory. We have taken your comments to heart and have alerted the owner to replace the dart board, fix the furniture, and replace the tvs. Our maintenance has worked on the lock and the other maintenance issues, and as for the smell there is a county landfill and if the wind shifts the whole area gets that whiff. Even though locals are used to it we do need to tyr to remind ourselves that visitors are not. Again please accept my deepest apologies and my thanks for bringing this to our attention for us to correct. We hope you will give Aunt Bugs a second chance and choose to spend your vacation with us here in the Great Smoky Mountains. Thanks John