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Bear Forest! New Rates for 2018! Cozy 2bd/2ba Cabin -- Great Location!

Gatlinburg, TN, USA
  • Cabin1050 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults)

Location, Location, Location!! Near downtown Gatlinburg!

Secluded, cozy, two bd/two ba log cabin, jetted indoor tub and cathedral ceiling! Views of the woods all around! Other cabins are nearby, but you won't notice!

Don't delay booking your vacation...the 2018 calendar is filling quickly! Sorry...ABSOLUTELY NO last minute reservations and rates are NOT negotiable! (Note: Payment must be received two weeks before your arrival date.)

From hiking trails to the Glades Arts and Crafts Community to downtown Gatlinburg to the ONLY grocery store in Gatlinburg to Roaring Fork Motor Trail to Dollywood to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park--this cabin is in the PERFECT location.

Great hiking out of Greenbriar just six miles east (away from the downtown traffic); the Glades is less than three miles (again east); downtown Gatlinburg is just over one mile away (west); Food Lion--the only grocery store in Gatlinburg--is about two miles east; Roaring Fork Motor Trail is within walking distance; Dollywood Family Theme Park is 8.5 miles north; and if you want to reach the MAIN entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park it is just 2.5 miles west/southwest.

Bear Forest is our second home--and not surprisingly--has a bear theme inside decor...including original watercolor paintings and photos of bears by local artists. And, the cabin gets its name by the fact that bears appear around the cabin frequently. Not dangerous--just treat them with respect---watch from a distance, admire and enjoy!

Directions in a Nutshell:

Light #3 Gatlinburg: Turn onto E. Parkway/Highway 321/TN 73;

Roaring Fork Motor Trail (Light #1A): Turn right onto;

Loop Road: Turn right onto;

Hilltop Road: Straight (Loop veers right);

Foothills Drive: Straight (Hilltop veers left);

Abrams Falls Way: Go PAST the 'Abrams Falls' Street sign (bearing left) and then at the end of Foothills bear right onto Abrams Falls Way;

Bear Forest: Third cabin on the left on Abrams Falls Way.

Note: Abrams Falls Way is a loop, so it can be accessed two ways off of Foothills Drive. We are suggesting the SECOND right off of Foothills onto Abrams Falls.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Bargain, Cozy, 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, Retreat, Hiker paradise, Secluded, Private, Great Karma, Wildlife all around you.


Larry Strout

Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Larry Strout

We (Larry Strout and Penny Rodrique) acquired Bear Forest in June of 2009. Larry is a university professor and Penny is a robotics instructor at a middle school. We, and our daughter, Nicole, started visiting the Smokies in 1995 and returned frequently mainly to HIKE! We love hiking! We've been to the summit of Mount LeConte more times than you can count! Bear Forest is really a summer home and a Christmas/New Year's retreat that we have now decided to share with you. There are two comments people make after staying at our cabin--'We could live there!' and 'We didn't want to leave!'

Larry Strout purchased this Cabin in 2009

Why Larry Strout chose Gatlinburg

Perfect spot for our needs. Hiking, arts and crafts, downtown Gatlinburg, and the grocery store are all close (along with great hiking trails) and the cabin brings us peace and quiet.

What makes this Cabin unique

Look out the window at dawn or at dusk and you might see bear, deer, wild turkeys, or other wildlife.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Upstairs Master Bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Downstairs
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 queen, Sofa-Sleeper: Children Only! NOT suitable for adults!
      • King size beds (1) High Quality Mattress in Master Bedroom Upstairs, Queen size Beds (1) High Quality Mattress in Downstairs Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa converts to queen size bed suitable for children, only!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Upstairs
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs
      • Both are full bathrooms with vanity, commode, and tub with shower.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Beautiful fall foliage woods view from the front porch.


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Linens Provided
                • Air Conditioning
                • Gas Fireplace
                  Available October - March
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                • Internet
                  AT&T U-Verse
                • Clothes Dryer
                  Bosch high tech non-vented energy efficient dryer.
                • Living Room
                  Couch, two chairs, and a small rocking chair along with a coffee table.
                • Parking Off Street
                  Two or three cars on a gravel driveway.
                • Towels Provided
                • Washing Machine
                  Bosch high tech energy efficient washer.
                • Wireless Internet
                  Free and available all throughout the cabin and front and back porches.


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Keurig K-Cup Brewing System! Also, Mr. Coffee.
                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                      Small but very functional.
                    • Microwave
                    • Refrigerator
                    • Stove
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 4 people


                            • Books
                            • DVD Player
                            • Television
                              Over-the-air TV only -- weather permitting! ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, and PBS affiliates (Knoxville). Also, view some of the high quality documentaries, romantic comedy and kids movies we provide on DVD's.
                            • Video Library
                              Romantic comedies, Disney and other types of children's movies, and PBS and BBC documentaries!


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  (2) Front porch has a two-person swing and two adirondack hunter green chairs with a table. . Back porch has a bench that is convertible into a picnic table for two!.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Park grill exactly like the ones in the National Park.


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • jetted tub
                                          Upstairs Master Bedroom


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • museums
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • antiquing
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowmobiling


                                                            • Great Karma!

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect for family.

                                                              James K.

                                                              This cabin was a real treat. Close to town, yet secluded enough to not hear any noise. The interior was clean and fully supplied. We would love to stay here again someday.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you.

                                                              Would love to have you stay again!

                                                              Great Smoky Mountain Vacation

                                                              Krystal C.

                                                              It was a wonderful house! Great location too.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Glad you enjoyed it! Come back soon!


                                                              My boyfriend and I rented this cabin for a quick weekend getaway. It was just as described. Just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, but still private enough! The cabin was very clean! The owner responded in a timely manner and was very easy to work with. We will definitely use this location again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am so glad the cabin was everything you hoped it would be! Come back anytime!

                                                              Perfect Weekend Getaway

                                                              Tori T.

                                                              I rented the cabin for a surprise birthday getaway for my husband and it was absolutely perfect. The cabin was so clean and lovely and had everything we needed/wanted for the weekend. It was so charming and tranquil. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Gatlinburg. Very easy to find as long as you follow owners directions. Very accessible to downtown Gatlinburg (couple minutes drive). It was just perfect. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!

                                                              Great Cabin

                                                              Daniel V.Sumter, South Carolina

                                                              Cabin was exactly as described, cozy and close to Gatlinburg downtown, and 25 minutes from Pigeon Forge and Ober Gatlinburg.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay in this nice and clean cabin. We recommend this property and we are thinking to come back during the summer.

                                                              We loved this place…it was PERFECT for our family!

                                                              runnergirlhouston, texas

                                                              We just got back from spending a wonderful Thanksgiving at Bear Forest…I was so sad to leave. We loved this cabin! It was comfortable, clean, spacious and very cozy. My favorite things about this cabin was the very comfortable beds…I slept so well. So very nice after a long day of sightseeing or Dollywood to come back to! I also loved the beautiful paintings of bears. The cabin was perfect for our family of 4. I loved the location to Gatlinburg. We actually walked down to the main strip from the house to eat breakfast at Flapjacks Pancake House…but I will warn you it is a very challenging but fun walk back. Larry, the owner was super nice and very easy to work with. I actually hesitated writing this review because I am scared that people will read it and it will no longer be my secret. We definitely plan on coming back! We have been coming to Gatlinburg for Thanksgiving as a family since 2009 and I have been coming to Gatlinburg since I was a little girl…we have stayed in many cabins and I will say this is by far my favorite!


                                                              Gatlinburg, TN, USA

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              No cleaning fee with all weekly rentals!

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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