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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Big Bear Lodge and Resort is minutes from the Parkway but built on a quiet peaceful bluff overlooking Pigeon Forge. Our 1,500 square foot duplex cabin is a great Smoky Mountain getaway not far from a variety of attractions including: the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Dollywood Theme Park, the Titanic exhibit and the new Carl Ripkin Experince . Also choose activities from white water rafting to a Zipline adventure. Step out nearby to a large selection of restaurants, outlet shopping malls including “5 Oaks”; a huge mall with 100’s of stores only minutes from the cabin. We are also just a half mile from the Wear Farm City Park. At the park with be baseball/softball fields, playground and walkway. Many softball tournaments are schedule for the park. You can walk from the cabin to the park if you desire.

In January 2016, we completed major improvements to Bears’ Retreat. This included: new leather sleeper sofa and side chair in the living room and as well as a leather love seat in the loft. In addition the kitchen was updated with granite counter tops and a new sink, faucet and disposal. New bedding was added to both beds and sleeper sofas and an elegant duvet was added in the master bedroom. We also switched cleaning companies and now work with one person who only cleans a few highly rated cabins in Pigeon Forge.

Inside the cabin, you’ll find three levels that are more like home than anyplace you’ve ever stayed: the main level, the second floor and the lower level walkout apartment or Studio Suite. On each level, we’ve added decorating touches throughout that you rarely find in any other vacation property. As an example, we’ve included classic fine art prints and local artist renditions of this beautiful location. We’ve also added lots of pillows, stuffed bears, and cozy throws. This cabin also features hardwood floors and leather furniture. Parking is available on both the main and lower levels of the cabin.

On the main level, relax near the huge stone fireplace with its nearby large flat screen TV housed in an armoire. For larger groups, the leather couch makes into a queen size bed. In the full kitchen, you’ll find everything you need to prepare a delicious home cooked meal, or you may opt to grill something on the large lower-level Studio Suite deck. Either way, you’ll be able to recharge your energies and enjoy being in the uniquely beautiful area of East Tennessee.

Just off the kitchen, you can enjoy a four person hot tub set in a large screened in porch. Enjoy the night air wafting through the screens while relaxing in the hot soothing water. A large half bathroom, along with a full size washer and dryer, is also located on this level.

On the second level, at the top of the stairs you will find a loft sitting area just outside the private master bedroom suite. This vaulted space overlooks the main floor and includes a love seat. You’ll also find a large computer desk, books, reference materials, excellent lighting and a CD player.

Pass through the loft and you’ll be amazed at the size of the master bedroom suite with full bathroom and balcony. Each day you can view the beautiful Smoky Mountains from this suite. This balcony is perfect location for your morning coffee. The king size bed has multiple pillows, a coverlet and many throws should you need them. Relax with your own media choices by taking advantage of your own TV/DVD in this suite. Large chests of drawers are available for all your belongings.

The lower level Studio Suite is a separate apartment that is ideal when a larger group of travelers chooses Bears Retreat. This living space is perfect for another couple or children and comes equipped with a kitchenette that includes a microwave, coffee maker, sink and mini refrigerator. A recently added Foosball table means fun for all! This level is accessed by a convenient stairway to the main living area and, if desired, a private outdoor entrance. This Studio Suite also opens to a large deck with gas grill and hi-top seating for four. You and your family or friends will love the extra space and tasteful décor of this Studio Suite that includes pictures and paintings of Smoky Mountain areas such as Cades Cove.

In this second living area, you’ll find another large stone gas fireplace. You can relax with a flat screen TV above the mantel. The burgundy leather couch opens into a queen size bed. Amenities include a full-size bathroom with shower and a soaking tub! The private bedroom in this suite includes a TV and CD player.

Our cabin, Bear’s Retreat, is part of Big Bear Lodge and Resort. The Following amenities are available at Big Bear Lodge and Resort:

* Onsite community outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
* Onsite community indoor swimming pool and hot tub
* On-site community game room
* On-site community fitness room
* On-site community meeting facility


Welcome! We feel blessed to have you as our guests. Whatever your vacation plans while visiting the Smoky Mountain area, you’ll develop great memories at Big Bear lodge and Resort and our unique Bear’s Retreat.
You’ll never want to leave; our guests often return year after year!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person who rents must be 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Indoor and outdoor pool-great for the kids!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    books available for youth and adults...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD player on every level...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball table in lower level...moreless

  • Games:

    Various games available for those rainy days...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Many CD's available for your listening pleasure...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Recently added Netflix. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    New Stereo with I-phone charger/player...moreless

  • Television:

    TV's on every level--three flat screens. Hi definition cable....moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Two gas fireplaces...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness center on the resort...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    There is a gas fireplace on both the main level and in the lover level Studio Suite....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WI-FI available throughout the cabin....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Recently added high quality linens and towels....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for two cars in front of cabin...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Telephone on all three levels...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Just added a new washer and dryer,...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    Also recently added Netflix. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker on both main and lower level...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen is complete with pots/pans & cutlery for preparing s....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Recently added new pots and pans. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    A blender, toaster, coffee-maker, waffle oven available for guest. Everything you need to make a meal with your family and friends....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Cozy balcony located off master bedroom on upper level--best views of the smoky mountains....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck includes gas grill and hi-top seating for four....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available in Gatlinburg...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts close by....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Indoor/out door pool and hot tub located on resort property....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    Beautiful hot tub on covered porch with refreshment bar and high top chairs in cabin. Community hot tub in pool area....moreless

  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 21, 2016
2 night min stay
$140 $145
Fri, Sat
$915
Late Summer
Aug 22 - Sep 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$130 $135
Fri, Sat
$845
Fall
Sep 20 - Nov 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$140 $145
Fri, Sat
$915
late Fall
Nov 7 - Nov 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$130 $135
Fri, Sat
$845
Thanksgiving/Christmas
Nov 21 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$135 $145
Fri, Sat
$880
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$115 $120
Fri, Sat
$750
Spring
Mar 13 - May 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$125 $130
Fri, Sat
$815
Memorial Day/ Early summer
May 22 - Jun 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $140
Fri, Sat
$880

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $70 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
  • Tax Rate 12.25%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Please read our guest book and you will become aware of why guest love “Bear's Retreat” at Big Bear Lodge Resort. Within one mile there are great restaurants and shopping. Within three-five miles children ( adults) will find Dollywood with its wonderful rides, castles, musical reviews and the newest attraction, Dollywood Water Park. Nearby you will also find skiing, golf, river rafting, and not to be gotten, the historic and well known Smoky Mountains. Also, enjoy one of the newest attractions in Pigeon Forge; the Titanic Museum. There are more then enough activities to keep you busy a week!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We (Jan and Bob Thelen) are from Lansing Michigan have been visiting the Smoky Mountains the past 30+ years.

Why the Owner Chose Pigeon Forge, TN, USA:
After visiting the area on many occasions we had an opportunity to purchase our duplex cabin. After looking at many cabins we felt Big Bear Lodge had the amenities we desired—close to all activities but still quite and peaceful. We purchased in 2002 when the resort was being developed. For eight years we worked with various rental management companies and were never satisfied with the services they provided. In February, 2012 we decided to rent through VRBO and HomeAway so we could have more control over the rental process and provide a better experience for our guest.


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Speaks: english, german

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Photos

  • view of dining and living area from kitchen

    view of dining and living area from kitchen

  • Kitchen including new granite counters

    Kitchen including new granite counters

  • Dining room table and chairs

    Dining room table and chairs

  • Picture of living room from loft

    Picture of living room from loft

  • View of Hot tub from screened in porch

    View of Hot tub from screened in porch

  • loft with new leather love seat and computer desk

    loft with new leather love seat and computer desk

  • door to upper level deck--great for morning coffee

    door to upper level deck--great for morning coffee

  • queen size sleeper sofa in lower level suite.

    queen size sleeper sofa in lower level suite.

  • Queen size bed in lower level suite.

    Queen size bed in lower level suite.

  • Indoor pool and hot tub

    Indoor pool and hot tub

  • Out door pool and lounge chairs--great place to relax in the summer.

    Out door pool and lounge chairs--great place to relax in the summer.

  • Bears Retreat-relax and enjoy the Smoky Mountain Area

    Bears Retreat-relax and enjoy the Smoky Mountain Area

  • View of living room from entry way

    View of living room from entry way

  • Fireplace in the living room.

    Fireplace in the living room.

  • New washer and dryer--great for extended stays

    New washer and dryer--great for extended stays

  • Screened in porch with bar and stools

    Screened in porch with bar and stools

  • Master bedroom with king size bed and new duvet cover

    Master bedroom with king size bed and new duvet cover

  • lower level suite with kitchenette and pool table

    lower level suite with kitchenette and pool table

  • Kitchen area in lower level suite.

    Kitchen area in lower level suite.

  • Hi-top seating for four—great place to relax and grill steaks.

    Hi-top seating for four—great place to relax and grill steaks.

  • Workout area with new equipment

    Workout area with new equipment

  • Outdoor hot tub

    Outdoor hot tub

  • Enjoy your stay at Bears' Retreat

    Enjoy your stay at Bears' Retreat

VRBO #396755

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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