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BEST BANG for your $$

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13-17)

Bear Creek Lodge--FYI: I'm excited to communicate with you and hope to have you as our guest in the Great Smokey Mountains in one of our nightly rentals. The best mode of contact for me: (1) text,

(2)call and if no answer, plz leave message and I will call or text you back. I teach school and cannot answer my phone most times to speak, but if you leave a voice message, I will surely contact you back asap. My response is quicker if you send a quick text, but either way, this is the info I need to know to accommodate you:

(1)Name, (2)Number in group OR the rental you are calling about (1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 6 bedroom),

(3)Arrival date, (4)Departure date.

you can always send me an In-Box message through FB; Karen Hunt Varnado; Franklinton, LA Thank you and I hope you have a great time in the Smokey Mountains!

Exceptional rates for exceptional lodging in an updated cabin! No hidden fees such as extra charges for cleaning and extra person fees! One price pays it all!

Bear Creek Lodge is absolutely one of the best bargains for group lodging in the Smokies! With rates starting at $250 per night (three-night minimum*), we make visiting the Smokies affordable! Whether planning a family reunion, private wedding party, church outing, or a family vacation to the Smokies, our private lodge has it all and will easily accommodate up to 17 guests!

Bear Creek is centrally located, only two-point-nine miles from the main parkway (441 in Pigeon Forge - traffic light number three - Wears Valley Road), and is easily accessible to the trolley running nearby.

There are seven TVs, plus, DVDs and VCRs.

Bear Creek Lodge features five bedrooms (one king and four queens) plus an additional open loft king-size bedroom with cathedral ceiling for 6th bedroom. There is also a twin day bed with a pull-out twin mattress underneath for a wee one, and 2 queen-size sofa sleepers. For maximum privacy, each of the three floors has two bedrooms plus a full bath. The large family area features a wood-burning fireplace (availability of wood on arrival is optional), TV, and cathedral ceiling. The kids and grown-ups alike will love the game room with big screen TV and pool table.

Relax on the front porch and view the setting sun as it paints a palette of colors on the majestic mountains. Retreat to the screened in porch for a bubbly hot tub massage or escape to one of two back decks and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature as dusk encloses and fireflies and 'critters' visit the gentle stream below. Enjoy cooking outside on the charcoal grill and dine underneath the stars as the cool evening breezes engulf you with their calming effects. For those who prefer indoor dining, our fully-furnished kitchen will please even the most demanding chef. There is adequate seating for indoor dining for up to approximately 13-17 people.

Call Karen to make your reservation. Damage deposit is secured by charge card, same procedure most standard hotels use. Prices do not include tax. A 3-night minimum is required although 2-nights are considered for a higher rate depending on availability and time frame.

Keywords: True Log Cabin

More Details

Owner
Karen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Karen

I'm Karen & worked as a LA teacher before coming on board as an educational diagnostician (assessing children for special needs). I resigned my LA position June 2012, and as of August 2012, I am now teaching a special needs class in nearby MS. My husband, Donald, is a retired security officer from a LA state inmate facility. He and I have owned rental property for the past 25 years and we renovate our own properties. We renovated a house in MS a couple blocks from the Gulf which Katrina claimed in 2005. We looked on the bright side and bought a house in Pigeon Forge 2006: Bear Creek Lodge. We are building back on our lot in Bay St. Louis, MS, so remember us if you are planning a trip to the mountains or to the beach. We are blessed to live on LA/MS line where we can go back & forth for important things: LA: grandchildren and church; MS: beach and school children. The most important things in our lives are God, our children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Karen purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Karen chose East

I feel the presence of God daily, but when I take a scenic ride through Smokey Mt. National Park or Cades Cove, I think of how great my God must be that He spoke this existence into place. I've vacationed here for many years and owning a piece of property here was a far-away dream, but God made it a reality in 2006. He gave me a piece of the mountain. We invite you, our family and friends, to visit and enjoy a piece of the treasure with us. We want to share!

What makes this cabin unique

The real estate agent took us to look at many homes. Some had the great rolling view, but being from LA, the roads to access some of the properties were way too steep and curvy for me. Then, we saw Bear Creek Lodge. It was easily accessible and had a slow ascension--not the steep, curvy roads. Bear Creek Lodge didn't have the rolling view, but the traditional mountain view from the 2 back decks was awesome. It was a breath-taking mountain view looking down the side of the mountain. We could glance the small branch/creek flowing near the bottom and we could hear it, but it wasn't accessible. After purchase, the first thing we did was pay someone to clear enough of the underbrush to make the creek visible. My husband and some help then built over 100 steps leading down to the creek. Today, it's now a traditional mountain scene that one would see on a long mountain hike, but instead of the hike, at Bear Creek Lodge, all one has to do is walk/climb the steps. Guests have shared with me their experiences of walking down the many steps to the creek and countless children have played near the stream.

The inside of the cabin is spacious and offers privacy for families to stay together under 1 roof and still depart on speaking terms: 3 floors with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on each floor, affording privacy to everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Karen I want to thank you for letting us rent your beautiful cabin and making our weekend enjoyable.Itried to leave a review but for some reason the website wouldnt post it. I am going to copy and paste what I put on the review for you to see. Thanks again.







Our stay couldnt have been more wonderful.Upon our arrival we met the cleaning lady and she told us that she had flip[ped five cabins that day and it would be a while before we could settle in. We asked if we could just come in and watch the UK vs Louisville basketball game since it came on at 4pm and that was also checkin time. She was so greatful to let us enjoy the game as she finished up the cabin.My wife turned 40 that weekend and we also got to spend new years in the smokies. We had so much fun staying in the cabin for those three days and there wasnt anything that we wanted for. The cabin was very roomy and updated. It had all the necessities that one could ask for.I would recommend this cabin to any one that wanted to stay in the pigeon forge area.The owner Karen was such a great help when deciding on where to stay and the payment plan worked out just great.Thanks Karen and the cleaning lady for making our weekend so enjoyable.







Thanks



Joe
Dec 2012
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Amenities

Pigeon Forge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 17 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Sleep Sofas (2), 1 twin day bed (sleeps 2) has a pull-out twin matress underneath
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Big Screen TV, Separate Game Room with flat screen TV, Screened-in Jacuzzi Room, Four Queen-size Beds, Two King-size Beds, Day Bed with smaller mattress underneath for a child, Sofa Sleeper, Sofa for 1 person (does not let out to bed) Four Rocking Chairs and Swing on Front Porch, Two Balconies, Three Separate Floors with Two Bedrooms and One Full Bath on each floor, Three Irons, Ironing Board, Microwave, Dishwasher, Cascading Steps lead to Small Stream, Secluded on One Acre, House is over 2700 Square Feet, Kitchen opens to Lower Deck with Charcoal Grill where there is Patio Table, Chairs, and Glider Swing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.83871 based on 50 reviews
5

Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Karen, everything was perfect as usual! We love our home away from home each June with the teens from our church! We found everything comfortable and inviting. We cannot wait until next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was going to look up the dates to find who was leaving this review, but then saw "teens of the church" and "last year"... I figured out it was Melissa. Thank you so much for staying with us at Bear Creek Lodge. You have become more friends than guests! Hope to hear from you again soon!
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!! The cabin was very well stocked and the layout made it very easy for a large group. The hot tub, pool table, and full size washer/dryer were all very nice accessories. We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear Cabin was the Bomb!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was very impressed with this cabin!! It was absolutely gorgeous and close to everything!! It was clean, had a practically fully stocked kitchen, everything you needed and then some!! The little table in the kitchen was loved by our 3-year-old granddaughter - she felt so special having 'her very own table'!! Very spacious - plenty of room to spread out in. Very quiet neighborhood. Beautiful view. The hot tub was so relaxing!! We will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to Tennessee!!! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kent Family Reunion 2016

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 4 days and 3 nights for a small family reunion at this cabin. It was very clean, has everything and more than you need. It is spacious and beds were very comfortable. Front porch is a little narrow and not level but we all spent most of our time out there. There is only a pool table in the game room and would suggest the owner to add some game machines like foosball or pinball to help entertain the kids. We never did locate the rollaway beds which would have helped as we had a couple late add-ons to the reunion. All in all was a great visit and would recommend this cabin to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Roomy cabin on quiet street, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16 spent a week in this charming lodge. It was our first family vacation, and a super experience for all. The cabin had a cozy feel, yet all of us had the space we needed. We spent the first evening we drove in singing praises to God in the basement game room. We ate dinner together in the evenings in the kitchen, and played board games there, too. The cabin is located close to the main parkway, so we had time to go to the attractions around town and still hang out together in the cabin. The cabin was ready with all the essentials, the instructions for using the facilities were posted all over the cabin, and it was clean and nicely furnished. We had a great time and made wonderful memories together. Thank you, Varnado family, for letting us enjoy your lovely bear lodge!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was clean and inviting. My family of 9 adults and 1 child stayed here for three nights. The location was great and close to all major tourist attractions. We enjoyed the hot tub and playing the card games. I would recommend leaving some brochures in the property regarding local attractions. Also some of the cooking pans could use some updating (non-stick would be helpful.) Overall we had a great time and enjoyed our stay. We will be back in the near future. Three nights was not long enough.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Hwy. 321
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Steak and Fast Foods
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Gatlinburg

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country is within minutes, Black Bear Jamboree, Dixie Stampede, Miracle Theatre, Cade's Cove, Waterfalls, Snow Skiing, Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Golf, Ripley's, Aquarium, Car Shows, Helicopter Rides, etc.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Notes: Payment and Security Deposit Options: Starting at $250 rate depending on season, etc. Email or call Karen (601-590-1231) for quote. 3-payment plan: 1/3 due when reserving; 2nd subsequent payment to follow; balance due within 3 weeks of arrival date. 2-payment plan: ½ due when reserving; balance due within 3 weeks of arrival date. Security deposit is charge card hold; same procedure as most standard hotels. 3 nights minimum required; however, 2 nights considered for higher rate depending on availability. Personal checks, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Pay Pal accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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