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Grand Bear Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Private Indoor Pool, Theater

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, Sleeps 20

A private indoor heated pool. A home theater with a huge screen and cinema-style seating. A game room with a pool table. An outdoor hot tub. These are just some of the luxuries you’ll enjoy during your stay at Grand Bear Lodge.

A 6-bedroom custom-built log home that can accommodate up to 20 guests, Grand Bear Lodge is within the Maranatha Resort, on the outskirts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The lodge is less than 2 miles from the Cosby ranger station, in an out-of-the-way section of the park that few visitors frequent. If you like hiking, wildflowers, and spectacular, unspoiled views, you’ll love having this area of the park just off your doorstep. The Gabes Mountain Trail will take you to the 90-foot-high Hen Wallow Falls; a spur of the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail will lead you to the aw-inspiring Sutton Ridge Overlook. What’s more, Grand Bear Lodge is close to Cosby Creek, where you can fish for trout—which you can then cook on the cabin’s charcoal grill!

In addition to the outdoor grill, Grand Bear Lodge has a roomy kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, cookware and tableware galore, and plenty of counter space so that you can prepare gourmet feasts for a crowd—or simply whip up margaritas to enjoy on the deck. With 2 tables and a breakfast bar, the dining area can seat 19 people at a time.

The dining area is part of the main floor’s great room. With its high cathedral ceiling, leather sofas, lustrous wood-planked walls and floor, and stone-surround fireplace, this is a warm, welcoming space for hanging out with family and friends. Kick back and watch TV, enjoy après-ski drinks by the fire, or take advantage of the open space for a game of charades.

For more fun and games, head upstairs to the game room. The pool table is the star attraction, but there are arcades up there too, along with plenty of carpeted floor space for the kids to sprawl out on with their toys and games. If a day of hiking or horseback riding has left you too tired even to shoot pool, relax in the downstairs home theater. Bring your favorite DVDs and Blu-ray movies, pop a big batch of popcorn, and settle back in one of the 11 cinema-style chairs or a bean bag to watch a private showing on the huge projection screen.

The deck’s hot tub provides relaxation of a different sort. The massaging jets of steamy water will feel so rejuvenating after a day on the go. Afterward you can lounge in a deck rocker and listen to the crickets and whip-poor-wills while admiring the star-studded night sky. Or take a dip in the large heated indoor pool, just off the great room. There’s something especially luxurious about floating in your private pool in the middle of winter, after returning from snowshoeing or snow tubing.

All 6 bedrooms have their own TV and the same rustic yet elegant furnishings as the rest of Grand Bear Lodge. The master suite is particularly sumptuous; in addition to a king-size bed and a private bathroom, it boasts a large Jacuzzi. Another bedroom has a king-size bed as well as a sofa bed that sleeps 2; this makes it handy for any family in your group that has little ones who want to be in the same bedroom as their parents. Two more bedrooms include queen-size beds, and the remaining 2 feature bunk beds.

Along with 6 bedrooms, Grand Bear Lodge includes 5 full bathrooms and a half-bath. Other amenities include free WiFi, cable TV, a washer and dryer, and a grassy backyard for the kids to run around in.

If you want to relish the great outdoors but also revel in pampering extras, Grand Bear Lodge is for you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds. Book your stay today!

More Details

Property Manager
Jackson Mountain Homes
Member since: 1996
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


World Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom # 1 (1 King), Bedroom # 2 (1 Bunk Bed), Bedroom # 3 (1 Bunk Bed), Bedroom # 4 (2 Queens), Bedroom # 5 (1 King, 1 Sofa Slpr)
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Grand Bear Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Private Indoor Pool, Theater
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely amazing

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in Grand bear Lodge this past weekend, June 29-July 1st so you can imagine it was pretty hot, and upon arrival the cabin was not cool. After a couple of hours the entire cabin cooled down and it was fine. There was so much space, we had 15 people and space was never an issue. The beds were extremely comfortable, and everything was clean which I appreciated. The inside swimming pool was a game changer! I will never rent a cabin without one after experiencing the convenience and fun it provided. The movie theatre was really nice too, it was set up with a projector and surround sound that was of professional quality. We called the maintenance guy for stupid reasons that we could have figured out, but regardless of the reason he came promptly, was friendly, and made us feel welcome. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The only issue we had was the bears. They were on the front porch at one point. They don't mean humans any harm, but that is a very scary sight. We were afraid to go to the cars at night lol. With the exception of the bears, this was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We will always stay here when opportunity is there!!!!! This cabin to us was in a league of it's own. We were able to relax, and our children kept themselves occupied with the pool, games and rooms. There was so many things that were at our fingertips in the kitchen, that was such a help. The beds were SO comfortable. GREAT GET AWAY!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin for Large Group

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group (19 people) and this was the perfect cabin. It has everything you need for a few days of fun. The theater room is the best one I have ever seen and the pool is a great bonus. The hot tub is very nice too. Nothing I would change!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Freddie for staying with us at Grand Bear Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip to the Smokies.
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Smithfield Nc

The property was beautiful nice and clean.

  • 5 of 5

House had plenty of room very clean. I definitely will go again. The only added request would be more pots and pans and large bowls.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alicia for staying with us, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your suggestion of more pots and large bowls. We look forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip to the Smokies
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Columbus ohio

Over all it was a great time

  • 4 of 5

I loved everything about he trip and the cabin. However I do have 2 complaints. The first one, I was never given the security code for the alarm system and had to deal with that. Not that big of a deal. My main issue was with the pool, as the water was green. Most of our group wouldn't even get in it. Other than that we had a blast and everything else was a good as expected if not better.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you staying with us and for taking the time to review our property and we are glad you had a great time at Grand Bear Lodge. Your input, and all our guest feed back are vitally important to us as we want all guests expectations to be met upon arrival. We apologize that there were issues with the code for your keyless entry. We take great stride to insure this doesn’t happen but, unfortunately computer programming sometimes fails. On a future stay, remember we offer a 24/7 on call service to address the issues with the pool. We would have been happy to get that taken care of for you while you were here. We look forward to having you stay with us in the near future.
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Cute and cozy

  • 4 of 5

It was a cute house, really enjoyed the hot tub and pool and theatre room.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We will look forward to having you stay with us on your next trip to the Smoky Mountains.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Booking Fee 6 BR-8 BR: 5%
    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 6 and 365 nights

    Booking Fee 6 BRN: $139
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 5 nights

    Clean Fee: $250
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Protection 6 BRN: $149
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Pool Fee CF: $60
    Charge basis: STAY