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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
“Just the Bear Necessities, the simple Bear Necessities, forget about your worries and your strife, I mean the bear necessities, the mother natures recipes, that bring the bear necessities of life.” Let the bare necessities come to you. This cabin has all the bear necessities you could ever want, like breathtaking Smoky Mountain views, like a wall mounted 47' big screen HD 3D TV with all the movie channels, a PS3 with games, a Yamaha sound bar with subwoofer and I-Pod dock, a heart shaped Jacuzzi, a bubbling hot tub with outdoor speakers, a pool table, dart board, outdoor hammock, 2 king size beds, two queen sleepers, and Starr Crest resort amenities. Amenities include a swimming pool and awesome children’s playground and picnic area right across the street. Relax, unwind, and loose yourself in the mountains at our Bear Necessities cabin in Pigeon Forge.
This cabin is located about 5 minutes from Dollywood and in the mountains right off the main drag in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. We are located minutes away from all the shopping, action, and shows in Pigeon Forge, yet far enough away to get lost in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Breathtaking mountain views await you whether you are on a honeymoon, or taking a getaway family vacation. Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains is only 20 minutes away where you can do some sightseeing at Clingman’s Dome or Cades Cove, or even do some fly fishing or horseback riding. The possibilities are endless. We are also minutes away from all the great stores and restaurants of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. For you golfers out there, Gatlinburg golf course is less than 2 miles away.
So live like the top of the food chain, and let the Bear Necessities cabin be part of your family vacation or romantic Tennessee getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains.
2 full baths
Heart shaped Jacuzzi
Hot tub on deck
Swimming Pool (Resort)
Playground right across street
3 DVD players
Cable with Premium Movie Channels
Arcade Machine w/ hundreds of games
Telephone w/ unlimited long distance
52” big screen HD TV
2 fireplaces (electric)
Central Heat & Air
Rocking Chairs (6)
X-Box w/ games
Desktop PC w/ high speed Internet
Iron & Board
Washer & Dryer
Our Pigeon Forge cabin is located right off the main drag in Pigeon Forge. Heading South on the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge take a left at light # 8 at Dollywood lane and jog to the right around Gatlinburg golf course. Go a couple of miles down the road on Upper Middle Creek Road and you will see a sign for Starr Crest Resorts. Turn left there and head up into the mountains to “Bear Necessities” cabin.
This cabin includes one large 52' big screen Television and two 20' wall mounted televisions, one in each bedroom. Each TV has its' own DVD player and all are hooked up to cable. The large 52' television also includes a DVR recorder with premium movie channels. The cabin also includes 6 rockers sitting on 2 tiers of decks overlooking a spectacular view of Mt Lecounte and the Great Smoky Mountains. The cabin is 1640 square feet and includes one large bedroom downstairs with full bath, and another king bed upstairs in the game room. Two queen size sleeper sofas sleep 4 more people. The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary dishes, common kitchen appliances, and all dining ware necessary. There is a washer and dryer for laundry. You will love the upstairs bath, which includes the heart shaped Jacuzzi and shower stall. Play a game on the arcade system or x-box and then relax in the bubbling hot tub while taking in the breath taking views of the mountains. Play a game of pool or air hockey. Be sure to bring your camera. You can download pictures of your vacation on our PC with wireless Internet and share them with all your friends.
You can either choose to spend your time at the cabin and relax, or enjoy the many shopping venues, outlet malls, or fine restaurants in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas. I have included links to most of the major attractions in the area. You can choose form such great restaurants as Dixie Stampede, the Old Mill, or the Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, or the great restaurants in Gatlinburg like the Park Grill or Cherokee Grill, or you can choose from some of the best National Chain restaurants. Enjoy some of the shows at places like Dixie Stampede, Country Tonite Theater, Memories Theater, or Dollywood. Visit attractions in Gatlinburg such as Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg ski resort, or take part in the many activities in Pigeon Forge such as miniature golf, go cart racing, helicopter rides, horseback riding, hiking, creeking, or even bungee jumping. The choices are endless.
Keywords: Mountain Cabin, Mountain home
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
- Bedroom 1
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Music Library:
- Air Hockey
- Pool Table
- CD Player
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Not what I hoped for
Not what I hoped for
We stayed at this cabin as our first trip to Pigeon Forge. Upon entry it looked similar to the photos. However, we immediately noticed that the computer didn't work, The arcade advertised did not work, the air hockey table was very beat up and didn't work well. Then to add insult to injury the hot tub did not work, and after calls to the owner who assured us it would be fixed before we left we never got to use or enjoy it either. The cleaning staff did so well that there was a dead bug on the stairs and a roll of toilet paper shoved down in one of the pool table pockets. The bed upstairs was so uncomfortable my 13 and 14 yr old couldn't take it. The pullout couches were equally uncomfortable. The only ones who slept ok were my husband and I..Our bed was ok. The bathroom in the master is nice however, the jacuzzi tub is not there it is upstairs in a more public setting where we couldn't enjoy it. The kitchen was nice but the pans were warped and impossible to cook on. There was a great playground across the street that was convenient and fun. The view was amazing and we loved it. Overall it would have been better if all the things advertised would have worked. We got this cabin due to all it's amenities and when it rained the entire time we were in Pigeon Forge we had to leave the cabin daily because there was really nothing to do. The pool is also miles away ..it is at the bottom of the resort area and this cabin is at the top. My children were asking to come home by day 2 which is never a good thing. The owner seemed nice and pleasant to deal with but with nothing working I was just out a lot of money and had an unhappy family. I won't be back.
- Guest Amanda G.
- Date of stay 07/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
We had a wonderful time! Everything was very nice, and had every amenity we wanted and more. Location can be beat! The playground was nice; it was a little big for my toddler, but he still liked playing with daddy on it.
- Guest Sarah
- Date of stay 03/12/12
- Review Submitted 04/28/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks for the feedback! Yes, this is a great place for kids with the playground right across the street. Come on back and see us again when you can. We love returning tenants and even offer a 10% discount.
Excellent cabin...5 stars!
Excellent cabin...5 stars!
We love StarrCrest resort but not the prices of renting through the rental companies. We found this cabin and WOW...what a find! Although it says 1 bedroom, there is a very nice, seperate living area with a king bed upstairs. We travelled with 2 kids and it worked out perfect. Plenty of room for everyone. I think 2 couples could even share this cabin and still have privacy and plenty of living space. It was like new inside and out. We remembered our stroller, but were pleasantly surprised to find a stroller at the cabin also. And the proximity to the playground was PERFECT. They also provide an informational binder in the cabin that has all the local restuarants menus and information. We'll definitely be back to this cabin.
- Guest lovemyboys
- Date of stay 11/11/11
- Review Submitted 11/19/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Jenny, We are glad you enjoyed the cabin. Definitely would be glad to see you return. We sure do offer some of the best rates at StarrCrest. No middleman to increase prices so the customer is ultimately the winner. Don't forget to take advatage of our 10% loyalty discount on your return! Thanks again.
GREAT STAY! GREAT ANNIVERSARY TRIP!!
GREAT STAY! GREAT ANNIVERSARY TRIP!!
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your cabin. The views are beautiful!! The hot tub wonderful! And I loved relaxing in the heart shaped jacuzzi. We enjoyed our 23rd anniversary trip. The 3D tv was also wonderful!!! It ended up being cool at night while we were there so we even got to enjoy the fire place. So much to do at the cabin, you don't feel like you have to leave.....but we came in the jeep so we did go enjoy beautiful rides thru the mountains!! Thanks for sharing!!! We will be back and bring the kids!!
- Guest Paula57
- Date of stay 09/23/11
- Review Submitted 10/11/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Awesome! Glad to hear you had such a good time. We welcome you back whenever you can make it. Remember to have the kids pack some of thier favorite games for the PS3 and let us know when you are returning to take advantage of our 10% loyalty discount. Sincerely, Jeff & Judith
A delight in every sense.
A delight in every sense.
My family and I stayed at this beautiful cabin during the Christmas holiday 2010. We were pleasantly surprised by everything. It was roomy yet very cozy. We had all the luxuries of a hotel and the comfort of home all in one. It was awesome to be at a resort where you have privacy, yet you aren't too far away. The view is spectacular. Hot tub on a cold evening is nothing short of amazing. Small snag....taken care of....IMMEDIATELY. Having 'grandma and grandpa' show up on Christmas afternoon was the icing on the cake. We enjoyed our stay so much, that we just might be staying at the Bear Necessities for the 2011 Christmas Season.
- Guest Janie R.
- Date of stay 12/21/10
- Review Submitted 09/04/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for the wonderful review Janie. We would be glad to have you stay at our cabin again this Holiday season. I love some of your pictures you guys took with the snow covered mountains. You can also take advantage of 10% guest loayalty discount. We do have a few upgrades since your last visit, like a PS3 with games, a new 3D TV with 4 pair of 3D glasses, and a new Yamaha sound bar.
I have to say this cabin was everything we expected and more. It was very clean and up to date. Tons of things for the kids to as well as many ways for the parents to relax. We enjoyed the game room and the convience of a full kitchen and laundry. The 3 D moviex and Ps3 were also amazing. I would definately rent again and pass the infomation onto anyone traveling in the area.
- Guest Courtney R.
- Date of stay 06/18/11
- Review Submitted 06/24/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.
Owner response: Dear Courtney, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We are so happy you were able to enjoy our vacation cabin. Welcome to our Tennessee vacation family and we look forward to having you back for many return visits. Sincerley, Jeff & Judith
We have two small children and the proximity to the park was fantastic. The cabin was comfortable for a family of four with enough space for everyone. The loft bedroom was great for us adults to be able to enjoy ourselves after the kids went to bed. The location was wonderful due to the closeness of Dollywood and being right off the highway we were able to avoid the main drag and the traffic associated with that. We have stayed at various resorts over the years and highly recommend this one as it is well maintained and easily accessed. We have nothing bad to say about the cabin and hope to visit again soon!
- Guest NC Family
- Date of stay 05/20/11
- Review Submitted 05/28/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for your wonderful review. We agree that Starr Crest Resort is one of Pigeon Forge's best kept secrets. Dollywood Vacation Rentals also rents out cabins in this resort for thier vacation getaway paqckages. They charge higher rental fees though. By renting through us private vacation owners you cut out the middleman and get an econmical price on a 5 star cabin. We are also glad to let you know that any returning customers of our vacation rental family will receive an extra 10% discount on future stays.
We had such a wonderful time at your cabin! It was the perfect spot for our girl's getaway. It was so cozy and had just what we needed. We had a lot of fun in the game room, so many different activities. The hot tub was so nice and the fireplaces upstairs and down made the perfect setting with the snow outside. Thanks for having us and I am sure we will return in the future!
- Guest Jessica
- Date of stay 01/14/11
- Review Submitted 01/26/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay! The cabin was beautiful! The pictures do not do it justice! The location was wonderful, convenient to shopping, restaurants and much more! Jeff was a pleasure to work with and made our vacation very easy to plan! I would recommend this cabin a hundred times over! My husband and I are already talking about going back and taking our kids! Thank you Jeff for sharing your vacation home with us!
- Guest Mandy
- Date of stay 11/11/10
- Review Submitted 11/29/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Mandy, Thanks for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our cabin. We thank you for your patronage and hope to see you back again. Remember, all our returning vacationers and honeymooners will receive an additional 10% discount when booking a retuirn visit! Jeff
Jan 12-Mar '12 .. $125/night .. $145/night (Fri-Sat) except Holidays .. $700/week March '12 ..... .. $135/night .. $155/night (Fri-Sat) except Holidays .. $750/week Apr 12-May '12 .. $145/night .. $165/night (Fri-Sat) except Holidays .. $800/week Jun-Aug '12 ...... $99/night .. $125/night (Fri-Sat) except Holidays .. $743/week Sep '12 .......... $135/night .. $155/night (Fri-Sat) except Holidays .. $750/week Oct '12 .......... $165/night .. $185/night (Fri-Sat) except Holidays .. $925/week All year round - Book 6 - pay for 5 !! Special weekly rates! Booking Fee $20, Hot Tub Fee $20 (Drained, Sanitized, Refilled) Cleaning/Linen $35
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: From left to right are my wife Judith, our daughter Sarah, and me (Jeff). This picture was taken in 2009 while sightseeing in the Great Smoky Mountains. We live in Cincinnati and try to make it to the Pigeon Forge area a couple of times a year. We loved the area so much we decided to by a vacation home in the area and rent it out so others can enjoy it as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Pigeon Forge:
We choose to buy in The StarrCrest Resort because of its' great mountain views and its' proximity to Pigeon Forge, shopping, Dollywood, and all the great restaurants and shows. StarrCrest also has some of the nicest amenities in the area like a swimming pool, and the children playground and picnic area are right across the street from the cabin.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I enjoy just sitting back and relaxing at the cabin mostly, and an occasional round of golf. We also like to go up in the mountains and do some creeking and sight seeing at Cades Cove, and on a clear day go to Clingman's Dome. You can see for miles. My wife likes to hit the shops at Pigeon Forge, especially the Tanger Outlet malls, and also likes to see the shows.
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View of Mt La Conte
Upstairs Sleeping Area
Heart Shaped Jacuzzi
Bubbling Hot Tub on Deck
Hammock, Deck Chairs
Fully Equiped Kitchen
Smoky Mountain foothills
Family Room w/ Big Screen & Fireplace
Master bedroom Dresser & TV
Game Room w/ Pool Table, Dart Board, & Air Hockey
Smoky Mountain Misty Morning- view from top of street
Starr Crest Resort Swimming Pool
Smoky Mountain Morning
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