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Papa Bear's Den/All Reviews 5 Star/5 Bdrm/5 Bath~Click the Video Link for a Tour

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pigeon Forge lodge description

Papa Bear's Den is a gorgeous secluded mountain luxury log cabin that sleeps 16 adults and is ideal for large groups or families. This custom built exquisite log home sits on the border of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It is rare to find a property that offers such spectacular and unparalleled views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Papa Bear's Den has 6,000 square feet of indoor living space spread across 3 levels with fabulous views from every room. The home's interior was custom decorated by a team of professionals. It is luxuriously appointed with custom window treatments, flooring, blinds, designer fabrics, and leather. Paintings, photographs, sculpture, and glass works by local artisans depicting the natural beauty of the mountains are visible throughout the cabin.

This exceptional home sleeps 16 and offers 5 spacious bedrooms (plus extra sleeping in the game room and loft) and 5 large full bathrooms. The beds include 2 kings, 3 queens, 2 doubles and 2 twins. Enjoy top of the line mattresses on every bed, all purchased within the past year. A new memory foam mattress awaits guests sleeping in the master suite. Guests are provided with only the finest amenities including luxurious towels and linens, with all bedcovers designed by Donna Sharpe. When settling in, select the bedroom theme that best suits your mood and taste.

Choose from Cozy Cove, Bare Bottoms, Dear Dreams, Moccasin Magic, or Polliwag Pad. Each bedroom door sports its name carved on a cedar sign to capture the essence of its unique design. Much time and attention was given to decorating each of the homes 5 large private bedrooms. You will want to stay in each one of them!

The spacious glass encased gathering area on the main level offers majestic views from every angle. Solid log post and beam construction, vaulted ceilings, and gleaming hardwood floors define the main living area which is anchored by a massive floor to ceiling stacked stone gas burning fireplace. Three other separate indoor living areas and another stone gas fireplace offer more intimate settings. Enjoy your favorite movies, games, or shows on 3 new HD flat screen televisions. Enjoy interactive cooking in the spacious sophisticated gourmet kitchen. The kitchen features a wall oven with microwave, separate convection oven, Subzero refrigerator, 10 foot granite bar with stools, and granite countertops. There is a separate full sized laundry area with high capacity washer and dryer and an extra refrigerator. In the area adjacent to the kitchen, you will find 2 new 7 foot matching dining tables with seating for 16 people. The floor to ceiling windows of the dining area offer commanding views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The large game room located on the lower level offers a mini bar, full size pool table, foosball table, and a new large HD flat screen television. The game room sports a fisherman theme with touches from Orvis and is a perfect retreat for kids or sportsmen.

The home is surrounded by 3 separate decks totaling 1500 square feet of outdoor living space with unparalleled views of the Great Smoky Mountain National park which is composed of over 500,000 acres. Plenty of rockers and outdoor furniture allow guests to breathe the crisp mountain air and witness the beauty of the stunning sunsets, sunrises, and moonlit nights. A new gas grill is located close to the kitchen on the back desk. Indulge in a new 6 person oversized hot tub that allows you unobstructed views of the Smoky Mountains from every side. There is also an indoor Jacuzzi spa with windows on three sides that directly face the Smoky Mountains. Relax, relax, relax, that's what a real vacation is all about!

The paved driveway leads to a convenient parking area for numerous vehicles. The home offers 2 main entrances. While one entrance has several steps another entrance has only 4 steps making access easy for elderly or handicapped guests, as well as loading and unloading cars.

The cabin's exceptional architectural features highlight the extensive use of wood, stone, glass, and granite throughout. These elements combine with the beauty of the setting to invite the natural world into this magnificent log cabin. The vacation of a lifetime awaits you in this amazing secluded mountain retreat. Come see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!!

***CLICK ON THE VIDEO TAB ABOVE TO GET A DETAILED TOUR OF PAPA BEAR'S DEN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.***

BOOK 7 NIGHTS AND ONLY PAY FOR 6 (except during Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years)! BOOK 4 OR 5 NIGHTS AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT OFF RENTAL RATE year round. See below for rates and specific dates for each of the rate periods. A $500 deposit is required to book your stay and will be applied to the total cost of your rental. While we love to hear from potential guests, please understand that our rates are non-negotiable.

Key words: Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, cabin, custom, log, 5 bedroom, East Tennessee, Wears Valley, luxury, 5 bath, loft, game room, hot tub, gourmet kitchen, sleeps 16

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            only 4 steps leading to back deck; doorways are all handicapped accessible...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Huge master suite, main level, french doors to deck/hot tub ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Very large suite, 2nd level, bear theme, hand-hewn furniture...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Spacious, main level, adjacent to sunroom, Indian motif...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Oversized suite, 2nd level, deer/hunting theme...moreless

          • Loft + Den: 1 twin/ single

            Stunning space, opening to private balcony, mtn decor...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

            Very large private room on lower level, opening to patio...moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 bunk bed, 1 murphy bed

            Bunk and murphy beds in game room on lower level...moreless

          • King size beds (2) King bed in master suite on main level; king bed in suite on 2nd level, Queen size beds (3) Queen bed in suite on 2nd level; queen bed in bedroom on main level; queen bed in bedroom on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (1) twin bed in loft, Bunk Beds (1) twin bed on top with double bed on bottom located on lower level, Murphy Beds (1) double bed located in game room on lower level. FLOOR PLANS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT MANAGER....moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Adjacent to kitchen/great room on main level...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Ensuite on 2nd level with valley views, large vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Ensuite on 2nd level with valley views, large vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Lower level, adjacent to game room, large vanity...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

            Ensuite, oversized, double vanity, mountain views from tub...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Large gourmet kitchen with double ovens (one convection), microwave, Subzero refrigerator, granite countertops; new appliances...moreless

          • Dining:

            Two dining tables seat 8 each for a total of 16. There is also seating for 3 at the counter in the kitchen....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee maker uses regular circular filters...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully stocked...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            19...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 19 people

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            (2) 2 expansive gas fireplaces (one on main level and one on lower level); ceiling to floor...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            luxurious linens provided for every guest...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            luxurious linens provided for every guest...moreless

          • Heating:

            4 separate units/central heating and air...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            4 separate units/central heating and air...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            High efficiency/large capacity, new...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            High Efficiency/large capacity, new...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            spacious parking area...moreless

          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • FLOOR PLANS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT MANAGER.

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (3) HD tv's in main living area (52 inches), in sun room on main level and game room on lower level...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct tv...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Pool Table

              Communications

              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) 3 decks totaling 1500 square feet with seating; additional patio with seating on lower level...moreless

              • Balcony:

                french doors from loft area lead to balcony overlooking valley...moreless

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Papa Bear’s Den is a spectacular 6000 sq ft 5 bedroom/5 bath custom built log home sitting on the border of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Yes, that's right! The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the backdrop for this magnificent Tennessee home. Leave your worries behind and enjoy the wonders of this fantastic home and its breathtaking views of sprawling forests and towering ranges of the southern Appalachians. The 6000 sq ft of indoor living area is surrounded by three decks totaling 1500 sq ft. The three decks plus the lower level patio offer dramatic panoramic views of the Appalachians from every angle. From the custom log home's expansive interior glass overlooks or the 1500 sq ft of outdoor decking, the wonders of nature are yours to behold. Spring blooms, fall foliage, or white snows invite visitors of all ages. It is not unusual to see wild turkey, deer or even black bears. This incredible property is sure to offer you and yours a one of kind vacation experience....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Spelunking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Hospital
                  • Swimming
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Summer 1
                  Jun 28 - Jul 11, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $574
                  $3,444
                  Peak Summer 2
                  Jul 12 - Jul 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,616
                  Summer
                  Jul 27 - Aug 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $524
                  $3,144
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $429 $474
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $2,709
                  Off Season
                  Sep 1 - Oct 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Peak Fall
                  Oct 2 - Nov 1, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $429 $474
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $2,709
                  Off Season
                  Nov 2 - Nov 22, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Thanksgiving Week
                  Nov 23 - Nov 29, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,375
                  Off Season
                  Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Holiday Week
                  Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,375
                  Holiday Week
                  Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,375
                  Off Season
                  Jan 3 - Jan 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Holiday Weekend
                  Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $474
                  Off Season
                  Jan 19 - Feb 11, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Holiday Weekend
                  Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $474
                  Off Season
                  Feb 16 - Mar 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Spring
                  Mar 5 - Apr 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $449
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Off Season
                  Apr 26 - May 20, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $395 $429
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  Early Summer
                  May 21 - Jun 20, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $474
                  $3,200
                  Peak Summer
                  Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,600
                  Holiday Week
                  Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,900
                  Peak Summer
                  Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,600
                  Peak Summer
                  Jul 12 - Jul 18, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $524
                  Peak Summer
                  Jul 19 - Aug 8, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,600
                  Late Summer
                  Aug 9 - Aug 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $474
                  $3,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $429

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Guest Service Fee $250 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.75%

                  Notes:

                  Rates may change until reservation is confirmed. Book 7 nights but only pay for 6 (except during rate periods that have a 7 night minimum) or receive a 10% discount for a 4 or 5 night stay year round. Peak Summer stays with 7 night minimum are Sunday to Sunday. Guest Service fee covers cleaning, trash removal and hot tub service. Damage deposit of $500 promptly returned if no damages are noted.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 06/30/2014
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                  Location

                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Knoxville
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  US Highway 321
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Ober Gatlinburg
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Eagles Landing, Gatlinburg & Bent Creek
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Very convenient

                  Car: Necessary

                  Papa Bear's Den sits on the Great Smoky Mountain National park border and is 5 minutes from the Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the Smokies. Metcalf Bottoms is the site of great fly fishing, picnicking, rafting, swimming, and hiking. Papa Bear's Den is convenient to restaurants, entertainment, and family attractions. From Papa Bear it is an easy drive to the hub of Pigeon Forge/Sevierville/Gatlinburg. Select from the convenience of over 400 restaurants and countless live shows spotlighting music and comedy. Check out Dollywood, Tanger Outlet Mall, Splash Country, Dixie Stampede, Wonderworks, Titanic Museum, Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Sugarland Visitor's Center, Space Needle, and Sky Lift. But don't forget that adventures such as horseback riding, golf, ziplines, scenic overlooks, fly fishing, rafting, and hiking trails are at your fingertips.

                  Just 10 minutes from Papa Bear's Den is Townsend, TN. Townsend is known as the gateway to the Smokies because of the proximity to Cades Cove. It is also home to the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Little River Railroad Company Museum and numerous outdoor attractions. Travel 45 miles from Papa Bear's Den through the Park on US Highway 441 and you will arrive in Cherokee, NC. There you will find the Cherokee Indian Museum, Unto These Hills outdoor drama and Oconaluftee Indian Village. For the casino enthusiasts, check out Harrah's entertainment complex in Cherokee.

                  Let Papa Bear's Den be your home away from home as you and your family experience the beauty, nature, adventure, culinary delights, shopping, and entertainment that await you in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Why the Owner Chose Pigeon Forge:
                  Our family has vacationed in the Smokies for three generations. Twice annually for a week at a time, plus frequent three day weekends we hit the trails for picnicking, fishing, hiking, local attractions, and “yes” even shopping. Finally my husband and I were presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase an acre of land that borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This land was previously unavailable for sale, so when it became available we jumped at the chance. Then came the process of building our dream home. After a lengthy design process, which incorporated ideas from family and friends, came the 13 month construction period. The “result” is a spectacular, yet inviting and relaxing log home nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the spruce and fir forest that covers them. Here nature converges with both the indoor and outdoor living spaces to heighten our senses of the beauty that surrounds us. Our memories are many……happy times spent with family and friends observing holidays and celebrating birthdays, graduations and a myriad of other special occasions. Sunrises and sunset against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places on earth are enduring. We have also enjoyed learning about the history of East Tennessee, the people and their customs. As the circle of life evolves, we find that we spend less time in our mountain paradise. However, we want to offer you, your family and friends the opportunity to create your own memories in our mountain retreat. We hope you will find time to soak in the peace and tranquility that this most special and wondrous place offers.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Welcome to Papa Bear's Den!

                    Welcome to Papa Bear's Den!

                  • Relax in rockers or the hot tub

                    Relax in rockers or the hot tub

                  • Sunrise photo taken from the back deck of Papa Bear's Den

                    Sunrise photo taken from the back deck of Papa Bear's Den

                  • Great room with double dining and granite kitchen bar

                    Great room with double dining and granite kitchen bar

                  • View from dining area overlooking Smoky Mountains

                    View from dining area overlooking Smoky Mountains

                  • View of loft sleeping area from main level

                    View of loft sleeping area from main level

                  • Sunroom on main level overlooking mountain views

                    Sunroom on main level overlooking mountain views

                  • second picture of master on main level

                    second picture of master on main level

                  • Bare Bottoms, king suite overlooking Smoky Mtns with private bath on 2nd level

                    Bare Bottoms, king suite overlooking Smoky Mtns with private bath on 2nd level

                  • Polliwog Pad, queen bedroom on lower level, french doors open to park side

                    Polliwog Pad, queen bedroom on lower level, french doors open to park side

                  • Loft area with french doors leading to deck overlooking Smoky Mountain valley

                    Loft area with french doors leading to deck overlooking Smoky Mountain valley

                  • Game room with foosball and pool tables

                    Game room with foosball and pool tables

                  • View of Smoky Mountain ranges taken from the back deck of Papa Bear's Den

                    View of Smoky Mountain ranges taken from the back deck of Papa Bear's Den

                  • Relax in the hot tub while enjoying views of the Smoky Mountains

                    Relax in the hot tub while enjoying views of the Smoky Mountains

                  • Winter view of Papa Bear's Den

                    Winter view of Papa Bear's Den

                  • Massive stone gas fireplace in great room

                    Massive stone gas fireplace in great room

                  • View of great room from loft area showing seating for 16 at dining tables

                    View of great room from loft area showing seating for 16 at dining tables

                  • Gourmet kitchen with two ovens, Subzero refrigerator, granite countertops

                    Gourmet kitchen with two ovens, Subzero refrigerator, granite countertops

                  • Cozy Cove, master suite (king bed) with private bath and views of national park

                    Cozy Cove, master suite (king bed) with private bath and views of national park

                  • master bath with separate shower, double vanities & jetted tub overlooking mtns

                    master bath with separate shower, double vanities & jetted tub overlooking mtns

                  • Dear Dreams, queen suite overlooking Smoky Mtns with private bath on 2nd level

                    Dear Dreams, queen suite overlooking Smoky Mtns with private bath on 2nd level

                  • Moccasin Magic, adjacent to the sunroom on main level of Papa Bear's Den

                    Moccasin Magic, adjacent to the sunroom on main level of Papa Bear's Den

                  • Twin over double in game room on lower level

                    Twin over double in game room on lower level

                  • Game room with foosball & pool tables, gas fireplace and views of national park

                    Game room with foosball & pool tables, gas fireplace and views of national park

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