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'It's as if you can reach out and grab Mount LeConte' said one of our recent guests.
The mountain views are glorious no matter the season: fresh greens in the Spring, beautiful Fall reds, yellows and oranges, and white snow cap peaks in the Winter.
Enjoy these mountain views from one of three large decks, or while relaxing in our hot tub on the romantic candlelit gazebo.
You can smell the clean fresh wood. This newer log cabin is decorated with beautiful 'authentic' Log furnishings and pine floors, walls and ceilings throughout.
We've tried to think of everything to accommodate our guests, down to the coffee maker brewing above 200 degrees for perfect coffee, and coffee grinder with Colombian bean coffee so that our log cabin 'Bears Repeating.'
A dining table and island in the kitchen, two picnic tables on the main deck, log rockers, and a fully equipped kitchen provide for wonderful family gatherings.
Couches and chairs are leather for easy cleaning and care.
Bears Repeating sleeps 14 people. Two king master suites, a queen suite, double bunk beds in the fourth bedroom, along with two queen sofa sleepers; perfect for multiple or large families.
The upstairs master honeymoon suite has it's own double Jacuzzi whirlpool tub.
Wi-Fi throughout; flat panel HDTV with Netflix in each bedroom, and easy access to HDMI input for video game consoles (bring your HDMI cable, consoles, games, and controllers).
The TV room has a 70 inch Smart HDTV with Netflix streaming, great for family movies or ballgames; upstairs Family Room has a 40 inch Smart HDTV with Netflix streaming.
And don't forget the Settler's Ridge pool. Great for a family cookout while the kids enjoy a swim after a busy day of hiking or visiting the sites.
'Bears Repeating' is centrally located, near to all the attractions in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains without the stress of traffic.
In the mountains, as you can imagine, seasonal access to your cabin can be a challenge. Bear's Repeating has year around access (unless extremely heavy snow/ice) by way of Manis Hollow (neither too winding nor too steep).
From 'Bears Repeating' to Gatlinburg, take right onto Powdermill from Manis Hallow and you are in the Arts and Crafts Community on Glades Road in three minutes; another eight minutes and you will be in downtown Gatlinburg.
From Bears Repeating to Pigeon Forge, take a left onto Powdermill from Manis Hallow. Powdermill will turn into Booger Town Road, and in 4.5 miles you will run into Dolly Parton Lane. From there you will be in Pigeon Forge in five minutes or Dollywood and Splash Country in ten.
One thing you will not be doing in our luxury log cabin is roughing it.
We welcome you to share our cabin retreat with us. Our hope is that it will 'bear repeating', and you will share it with your friends or family.
Note concerning negotiating rates:
Since we've received several requests asking to accept significantly discounted rates, addressing the issue openly may save unnecessary time for those looking for steep discounts.
We offer discounted rates based upon a) seasonal rates and b) weekly length of stay.
We've made it a priority to avoid churning days rented in order to pay for our cabin. This is a primary reason for renting Bears Repeating by owner.
It is best for all our guests and Bears Repeating to conservatively rent our cabin at good consistent rates.
We want Bears Repeating to be your home-away-from-home so that you will want to return and tell others about us.
Note for those interested in vacationing in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Vicki and I recently purchased a 2BR/2BA condo in a great location directly on the beach. If you are interested, check out our VRBO listing #512639.
Summer Peak -- Sat to Sat May 23 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Holiday July 4 Week 1 Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015 7 night min stay
$2,100 flat fee
Holiday July 4 Week 2 Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015 7 night min stay
$2,100 flat fee
Fall Peak Season Oct 3 - Nov 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Holiday Thanksgiving Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015 6 night min stay
Christmas-New Years Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016 5 night min stay
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$135 + tax
Credit cards and personal checks accepted.
During Peak Season, weekly rental is from Saturday afternoon check-in to Saturday morning check-out.
Taxes of 12.75% are direct pass through (9.75% TN State Sales Tax/3% Sevier County Hotel/Motel Tax)
Refundable Pet Deposit of $250
Property Damage Protection $49
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: Mike and Vicki live in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, about 15 miles outside Nashville.
For the past 13 years, Mike has pastored Hickory Grove Church, PCA while Vicki has worked in the Wilson County School system as a Speech Language Pathologist.
We have four children from ages 23 to 14.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Arts & Crafts Community: We've always loved the mountains and vacationed in Gatlinburg with our family and on anniversaries.
Mike and the kids used to stop on the Gatlinburg parkway, take off their shoes, stick their feet in the cold mountain water, and see who could keep their feet in the longest.
We purchased a condo in the mountains in Gatlinburg in the early 90's. When Mike was called into ministry, he sold his real estate business and we sold our condo in closing this chapter in our lives.
In 2010, when real estate prices were severely depressed, we decided it was a good time to purchase a second home.
We never dreamed we would find a luxury log cabin like Bears Repeating centrally located to all the attractions.
We've been successfully renting our cabin through a rental management company since purchasing it in June of 2010.
Due to Mike's background in Real Estate, advances in Technology (VRBO/Facebook), locating an excellent cleaning service, and maintaining better over site over guests renting our cabin, we decided to Rent-by-Owner.