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Amazing Views, Hot Tub, King Bed, and Wi-Fi. 5 Star Reviews!!

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Mountain Bear Cabins Presents.....Bear Necessities.....

A custom 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom arts-n-craft Smoky Mountain vacation home located on a ridge between Whittier and Dillsboro at an elevation of approximately 2,800 feet. Bear Necessities is within 15 minutes to Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the casino. Dillsboro is within 10 minutes and great winter skiing in Cataloochee is about 30 minutes away in Maggie Valley. When your day of snow skiing is done kick back in the spa and watch the sunset over the crest of the Smokies and Clingmans' Dome. Come inside and warm up to a hot fire in the wood burning fire place and relax under the stars in private in the Hot Springs spa.

June 17th, 2017 to August 18th, 2017 there is a 7 Night Minimum - Saturday to Saturday Only

Thanksgiving and Christmas Have a 4 Night Minimum

Access: Last mile is a well maintained gravel road with moderate incline. Would be difficult in Snow or Ice
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Propane Grill
Wood Fireplace - firewood not supplied
Outdoor Fire Pit
Central Heat and Air
46' TV with Satellite with High Definition, and DVD in Living Room
Wireless Internet
Home Theater System
Hot Tub

BR 1 - King
BR 2 - Full
SS - Queen
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    All of our homes are kid friendly. They are tastefully decorated, but not filled with a lot of useless nick nacks that kids like to play with and break. We are parents and we like to relax on our trips, so our homes are kid friendly with plastic cups and bowls, dvds and more....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $125 pet fee for approved pets. All pets MUST be approved by the homeowner. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Upper Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Full Size Bed - Upper Level...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room...moreless

  • Master bedroom features a King bed. Bedroom #2 has a double bed. The sleeper sofa located in the living room is a Flexsteel with air bed pillow top mattress....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Yamaha & Boston Acoustics audio, DVD-CD Player, Coffee maker, Hot Springs Brand Tiger River Bengal Spa-seats 5 adults comfortably, Brinkman barrel style BBQ grill with side fire box for grilling or smoking your dinner...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) We offer a Yamaha home theater system with Boston Acoustic speakers for your listening pleasure....moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Bear Necessities offers long range views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Clingmans Dome filling the horizon....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide all linens and towels. Our sheets are 400 thread count and towels are 17 pound bath sheets....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Bear Necessities has a large parking area suitable for trailers up to 20 feet long....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Bear Necessities has a wood burning fireplace in the living room. There's also an outdoor fire pit. ...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    We use fine cutlery and have an array of pots and pans to cook a four course meal....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is fully equipped for all your cooking needs. We include baking sheets, serving for 18, fine pots and pans by T-Fal and more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    We have a stainless steel 27 cubic foot top-bottom with ice maker....moreless


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The spacious spa is made by Hot Spring and seats 5 adults. It sits on the deck taking the view in by day and the stars by night....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    Bear Necessities has a fantastic ove-size Jacuzzi brand jetted tub. The tub is nice, but the view is exceptional from the tub....moreless



from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 31 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Aug 19 - Jan 7, 2018
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Booking Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $85 + tax
  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


- Stay 6 nights, receive the 7th night free!

- June 17th, 2017 - August 18th, 2017, 7 night minimum. Saturday to Saturday stays ONLY!

- Thanksgiving and Christmas have 4 night minimums.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
380 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Pamlico Sound
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Smoky Mountain Railroad
291 Miles
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach

White Water Paddling, Snow Skiing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are dedicated in providing exceptional small lodging and guest service at all of our homes. We are married, have 3 kids with 1 child having special needs. We also own the Dillsboro Chocolate Factory in Dillsboro just outside of Sylva and perhaps 10 minutes or so from Cherokee. We live within minutes of our homes and are here to serve our guests as they need or want. You may and likely will find other very nice homes in the Smokies, but you are not likely going to find an owner who will go the extra mile as we do with our 5 properties.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Outdoor Fire Pit

    Outdoor Fire Pit

  • Welcome to our kitchen.

    Welcome to our kitchen.

  • This place has it all, great views, great Hot Spring spa and nice home theater.

    This place has it all, great views, great Hot Spring spa and nice home theater.

  • Welcome to Smoky Mountain Time!  Bear Necessities Style.

    Welcome to Smoky Mountain Time! Bear Necessities Style.

  • Outdoor Fire Pit

    Outdoor Fire Pit

  • Commercial Propane Grill

    Commercial Propane Grill

  • Imagine eating breakfast with a view of Clignman's Dome....

    Imagine eating breakfast with a view of Clignman's Dome....

  • Master Bear Room

    Master Bear Room

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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