When you stay at Bear Crossing, you’ll feel far from the madding crowds. Set on a mountain ridge encircled by towering trees, the log cabin is a haven of peace and privacy. But it’s also within a half-hour drive of the area’s most popular attractions, including Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Bear Crossing has 2 covered rear decks and a large front porch so that you can make the most of the serene, lush setting. Sip your morning coffee in the company of larks and warblers; watch the sunset with friends and family; enjoy a romantic nightcap under the stars with your special someone. These are the sorts of quiet moments that often make the most magical memories (and the most dazzling images for Instagram). The cabin’s spacious grounds include an area with a charcoal grill flanked by benches. If you reel in trout or bass from one of the nearby streams, cook it out here for a true Smoky Mountain feast.
Bear Crossing’s great room is a large, lofty space. The sunlight streaming in through the numerous windows accentuates the luster of the wood-planked walls, floor, and towering cathedral ceiling. Roomy couches give the space a warm, welcoming ambience, which is enhanced in winter by the glow emanating from the stacked-stone fireplace. When you’re not watching a movie on the flat-panel TV with satellite channels, you can shoot pool at the full-size billiard table.
The downstairs den is another inviting, comfortable room. It too has a fireplace and a flat-screen TV, as well as plenty of space for the kids to sprawl out with their toys and games. Its plush armchair is probably the best seat in the house for curling up with a book or surfing the web via Bear Crossing’s free WiFi.
Back on the main floor, the log-style dining table easily seats 6; there’s also room for 2 at the breakfast bar. The breakfast bar’s stools are handy perches for those who want to help with the cooking—or at least want to keep the cook company. As for the kitchen, it’s fully equipped with appliances, cookware, tableware, counter space, and elbow room.
Though it has just 1 bedroom, Bear Crossing can sleep up to 6 people. The bedroom, located in the loft, features a queen-size bed and a full bed, so that as many as 3 people can sleep beneath the charming sloped ceiling and enjoy the view over the treetops. Downstairs, just off the den, is a sleeping area with a luxe king-size bed. It also has a door that opens directly onto the lower deck; you and your sweetie can slip outside for a spot of stargazing without waking anyone else. What’s more, the den’s futon opens into a bed that can sleep one more person.
When you arrive at Bear Crossing, you’ll find the beds impeccably made up, more than enough clean towels for both full bathrooms, and extra bedding ready and waiting. Not only can you leave your linens at home, but you can pack especially light, as the cabin has its own washer and dryer.
As seemingly secluded as Bear Crossing is, when you stay here you can easily drive to numerous attractions in just minutes. For instance, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, an 8-mile trail of more than 120 studios, shops, and galleries, is only 20 minutes away, as are Parrot Mountain and Gardens, one of Pigeon Forge’s most popular sites, and the Gatlinburg Golf Course. Dollywood is only a few minutes farther. And in just a half-hour you can be at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Titanic Museum, and downtown Gatlinburg, home to the Guinness World Records Adventure, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, thrill rides, arcades, and more.
When you stay at Bear Crossing, no matter how action-packed your day, you can be sure of returning to the luxury of quiet and ease. Book your stay today, and get ready to feel relaxed, recharged, and rejuvenated!