There’s plenty to do both in the immediate vicinity of Black Bear Overlook and in the 3-bedroom cabin itself. Located just 5 minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, the town’s main thoroughfare, Black Bear Overlook is close to all the area’s attractions, from Dollywood to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What’s more, the log cabin is filled with so many amenities, you might find yourself hoping for a rainy day so that you have time to enjoy them all.
The fun starts in Black Bear Overlook’s game room, downstairs in the lowest of the cabin’s 3 floors. Here you can choose between shooting pool at the full-size (and quite handsome) billiard table or playing foosball. If you’re more of a spectator, head to the home theater, settle back in one of the cinema-style seats, and watch a movie on the large flat-screen TV. Don’t forget the popcorn!
For even quieter pursuits, step out onto one of the cabin’s 3 covered decks—there’s one for each floor, each spanning the width of the home and offering awesome views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring a beverage and kick back on one of the rocking chairs as you watch eagles and falcons soar across the sky. Or better yet, head up to the top deck and watch the sunset over the mountains while luxuriating in the hot tub. Now this is what a Smoky Mountain vacation is all about!
A wall of windows on the main floor lets you gaze out at nature’s grandeur even while you’re relaxing in the open-plan living/dining area. Stretch out on the sofa to watch TV, curl up on the settee with your tablet to take advantage of the free WiFi, or gather by the stone-surround fireplace for après-ski drinks. The sofa, by the way, opens into a bed for 2, enabling Black Bear Overlook to sleep up to 12 guests.
The cabin’s proximity to the parkway means dozens of restaurants are just a few minutes’ drive away. But sometimes nothing beats a home-cooked meal—especially when you can look out at the mountains as you’re dining. Happily, the cabin includes a fully equipped kitchen. From a full-size oven for cooking a holiday turkey to a blender for making margaritas or milkshakes, you’ll find all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you’ll need. The dining table seats 6 people with ease, and because the chairs are so comfortably padded, you’ll want to linger long after dessert is finished. Bring your Scrabble set or card deck, and let your family dinner segue into family night.
Two of the 3 bedrooms are master suites, with a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a full bathroom, making the cabin well suited for 2 couples or families vacationing together. The bedroom on the main floor has the advantage of being near the kitchen, should you have a hankering for a midnight snack. The upstairs suite includes a Jacuzzi in its bathroom, just the thing after a day of hiking, white-water rafting, or exploring every inch of the outlet shops. A ladder in the suite leads to a sleeping loft that can accommodate another 2 people.
The 3rd bedroom—and the 3rd bathroom, for that matter—is just off the game room. With a set of queen-size bunk beds, this space can sleep 4 people. If there are kids in your group, we’re sure they’ll volunteer to make this their bedroom
When you stay at Black Bear Overlook, you can do it all… or do nothing at all and simply soak up the beautiful vistas? Experience it for yourself: Book your stay today!
Please remember that Gatlinburg and the surrounding area is a mountain town with snow and icy conditions during the winter. Inclement weather can affect driving and parking conditions regardless of the property, driveway, or roads. We strongly recommend four-wheel drive and/or chains during the winter months.