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1BR Pet Friendly cabin between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

You can obtain an instant rate quote and even book securely online through the VRBO-Homeaway reservation system. We update our calendar daily and our rates are adjusted to reflect the season.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay at Bear Necessities Cabin. Your $100.00 refundable damage deposit will cover him/her. The deposit will be refunded within 7 days after departure if there is no pet related clean up, excessive human related clean up, damages or missing items reported by the cleaner.

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Thank you very much for your interest in my cabin.

If your looking for a special place to relax and enjoy your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains Bear Necessities is the cabin for you.

LOCATION: Between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge off of US 441 (Gatlinburg Spur). Gatlinburg-4.5 Miles Pigeon Forge-2 Miles Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance-4.0 Miles. 15 Minutes or less from all area attractions including Dollywood, hundreds of restaurants, amusement centers and shopping outlets.

BEAR NECESSITIES is an exceptional cabin that sleeps up to 4 people. It is located in the highly desirable Sky Harbor area which is far enough off of the beaten path to enjoy the peacefulness of the Great Smoky Mountains but close enough to be at all the area attractions in just minutes.

“Bear Necessities” is perfect for honeymooners, couples and small families. Amenities include HD Cable TV, WI FI INTERNET Gaming Loft with POOL TABLE, ELECTRONIC DARTS, PING PONG, TABLE HOCKEY and BASKETBALL CHALLENGE GAME. FREE UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE, DVD PLAYER in the living room, WHIRLPOOL in bedroom and 4 person HOT TUB is enclosed in screen and covered on the back deck. Updated furnishings throughout. GAS FIREPLACE (seasonal), fully equipped kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and refrigerator with ice maker. There is even a Keurig coffee maker. We have added a 6 qt. crock pot so you can prep your meal in the morning, explore the area and come back to a great home cooked meal without the fuss. There is a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking..

This cabin is professionally cleaned by the same person I have been using since 2008. The hot tub is drained, cleaned, sanitized and refilled after each guest.

I have very capable maintenance people available should you experience any issues during your stay.

NOTE: There is limited walking area for pets. This is a mountainous terrain and this cabin has a small grassy area out front. Leashes are highly recommended.

Keywords: BEAR NECESSITIES CABIN Luxury Cabin, Pet Friendly with NO pet fee. Wi Fi, HDTV, Game Loft, Gas Fireplace, Gas Grill, Hot Tub, Whirlpool Tub, Wooded View, Romantic. Convenient to all area attractions.

More Details

Randall Crum
Member since: 2008
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:
September 19, 2018

About Randall Crum

A native of East Tennessee I now live in Savannah, Georgia. For all of the beauty that Savannah has to offer it does not compare to the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bear Necessities is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. When we stay at Bear Necessities it is very hard to leave. Most of our guest say the same thing.

Randall Crum purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Randall Crum chose Sevierville

I fell in love with Bear Necessities as soon as I saw it. I told my real estate agent to do the deal immediately, without hesitation and I have had no regrets. This peaceful setting is one that is very hard to leave once you have spent some time there.

What makes this cabin unique

Peacefulness. It is so relaxing. I find it interesting that most of my guest to Bear Necessities rarely ever leave the cabin. It is close enough to the area attractions but once your there it really is hard to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

TAKEN FROM THE GUEST BOOK: Thanks for sharing your cabin with us! It was very cozy and the location is great. The Praters
Mar 2011
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Has a full sized tub shower combo plus whirlpool in master bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Hand Crafted By Local Craftsmen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Decorated in Mtn. Bear theme. Great location near US 441 and minutes to everything. Paved roads all the way to the cabin.


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1BR Pet Friendly cabin between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
average rating of 4.7371793 based on 184 reviews
Jeffersonville, Ky

It was amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying in a cabin in the Pigeon Forge Gatlinburg area although I’ve been there several times. I truly enjoyed the cabin as it had everything I wanted. It was private even tho there was a few other cabins close but was very close to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The only thing was the hot tub wasn’t working when I checked in but contacted the maintenance and he said he would try to make it out but said it might be next morning before making it. They showed up just before noon and had it fixed in about a hour so could enjoy the hot tub the rest of the stay. After seeing what all pots, pans, dishes and other things he had to offer in the cabin I made a trip to get a few grocery items for my stay. I was in shock with how well stocked it was. Thank you and I will stay here again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Darrell, Thank you very much for staying at Bear Necessities Cabin. I am glad you enjoyed the cabin and it convenience to everything in the area. I am sorry you had the issue with the hot tub but I am glad he was able to get the heater replaced so that you could enjoy it the rest of your stay. I look forward to hosting you again sometime. Sincerely, Randall
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Great time!

  • 4 of 5

Cute cabin, perfect for our small family. We even got to see Bears off the front porch!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie, Thank you very much for staying at Bear Necessities Cabin. I am glad that you got a chance to meet the neighbors. :) Please visit again sometime. Randall
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Quiet, clean and well kept. Everything we needed and then some.

  • 5 of 5

Communications and directions were complete and well written. The property was clean upon arrival and had amenities discussed. Hot tub was clean and worked great throughout our stay. Really enjoyed the pool table, air hockey and table tennis for entertainment during our week. Very clean and nice. Look forward to a future stay on our return the the Smokies!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert, Thank you very much for your kind words regarding your visit to Bear Necessities Cabin. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Randall
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The Plains, OH

Overall, nice accommodations. Great location. Quiet and peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

I’m hesitant to be critical, because we did really enjoy our stay and had everything we needed. My only suggestion would be a thorough cleaning on the porches, and maybe a little updating and sealing of the wood on the back deck. I think it is just somewhat aged, but comes across as a little dirty. There were a lot of cobwebs, and the gutters are growing weeds. I completely understand that this is in the woods and that is likely hard to keep up with. Again, these were very minor things and I only mention them, hopefully, as productive criticism.

That said, the hot tub worked well. Everything inside is clean and nicely kept. The upstairs loft was very nice. Washer/dryer looked nearly new. The kitchen is well stocked and the dishwasher was a nice convenience. The bed was very comfortable in our opinion, and I am prone to back trouble when staying away from home, so that was a nice bonus. The location is wonderful. It’s quiet and peaceful and situated conveniently right between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The travel information that the owner provided was very helpful and much appreciated. We very much enjoyed our first trip here, and I’m sure it won’t be our last.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was great!! Quaint and peaceful little weeeknd get away! Had everything we needed! Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience! We LOVED Randall’s great tips and recommendations for the area! Blaine’s and white water rafting made the trip. Also the hot tub/ back porch was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Whitney, Thanks so much for staying at Bear Necessities and for reviewing your stay. I am glad you enjoyed my suggestions. I hope that you will come and visit again sometime. Sincerely, Randall
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Randall is very attentive. Beautiful cabin. :)

  • 4 of 5

Overall a wonderful experience. Very conveniently located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Autumn, Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope that you will visit again sometime. Sincerely, Randall
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
McGee Tyson Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Several in Gatlinburg
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Gatlinburg Country Club
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Ripley's Aquarium of The Smoky's
Nearest Point of Interest
Art's and Craft's Community
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Dixie Stampeed
Nearest Point of Interest
Tanger Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood Amusement Park, Dollywood's Splash Country, Ripleys Aquarium of The Smokys, The Old Mill at Pigeon Forge, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Go Carts and other Amusement Centers, The Glades Arts and Crafts Community where Craftsmen make their own wares all within 6 miles. Harrah's Casino, Cherokee 35 MI. Cades Cove 35 MI, Gatlinburg Convention Center 6 Miles, Douglas Lake, 15 MI, University of Tennessee 40 MI Rocky Top Sports Venue 4 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning/Hot Tub Fee $55

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All deposits paid are refundable and returned within 5-7 days after departure provided there are no excessive clean up, damages or missing items.
I will consider a shorter term than the minimum stay requirement for certain circumstances. Email and ask.
I do take online bookings but I do require a rental information form from all guest. Rates are plus 7% State Sales Tax, 3% Sevier County Hospitality Tax and a $55.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.