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Awesome Mountain, Tram & Downtown View, JukeBox, Arcade, Whole Home Generator

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed, 2 1/2 Baths (Sleeps up to 8) 2,900 Sq. Ft.

Papa Bear's Den stands majestically on Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg TN, and is part of the renowned Chalet Village area. We are less than 5 min to downtown and the entrance of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This cabin has access to nearby pools, tennis courts, meeting rooms, and conference center. It is only minutes from both Ober Gatlinburg, with exciting snow skiing, ice skating and shopping, and all the entertainment of downtown Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park or Pigeon Forge.

When you enter this amazing three story log cabin, you'll start your journey walking onto the bottom deck. Here you'll find a view of the mountains and Mt. Le Conte, and you can wave at the folks on the silent tram as it passes by. In the spring, fall, winter or after a rain, you can hear Holy Branch Creek meandering through the mountains. Walking inside you'll find a bedroom with a king bed, dresser and a 32' flat screen TV. There is also a half bath in this room. The second room down is a television room with a 37' flat screen TV, PlayStation 3 with 30 games, and a DVD player. Heading up the stairs you'll enter the magnificent great room with the living room, dining room, and kitchen. Looking up you'll see a staggering cathedral ceiling. In the living room, you'll enjoy the river stone gas fireplace, the attractive bear/moose/canoe printed sofa, chair, a 50' Plasma TV, Blu Rray DVD player. In the kitchen/dining room, there is a bay window for you to take in the amazing view. You'll find plenty of space at the large table which seats 7-8 people with 2 chairs, a wide 5' bench, a wide 3' bench, and extra seating is available with 2 stools at the bar. The kitchen is fully stocked with refrigerator, stove, microwave, Keurig and standard coffee maker, and much more! There's a door that leads to the upper deck, which features 8 chairs, some tables, and a electric charbroil grill. The deck wraps around the corner and there you'll find a 5 person hot tub and stairs leading to a small yard in the back of the cabin. Back inside, the main level features 2 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a queen bed, 32" flat screen TV, night stand with drawers, and closet. There is also a laundry closet with a new full size ironing board, iron, washer and dryer. The second bedroom is the master and features a king bed, gas fireplace, closet, built-in shelves, large Jacuzzi tub, 43" flat screen TV, DVD player, and a private door out to the deck and the hot tub. Between the two bedrooms, is the first of two baths. This one has a double vanity, hair dryer, and standard bathtub with shower. Once we move upstairs, It's time for Fun! It has an 8' pool table! A Multi Game Arcade that has over 60 games. Ms. Pac Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong are just a few of the games. You'll find a four person table for games, wet bar with four bar stools, corner mounted 32' flat screen TV. There is also a full bath with shower on the upstairs level. All TV's have DirecTV service. The home has a whole house generator! So no power no problem! There is also high-speed wireless internet that works inside and on the relaxing, scenic view decks. If you're looking for an amazing place to spend the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation, you have found your place to stay with Papa Bear's Den. It will leave you with a memory that will last forever.

More Details

Owner
Julie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian, swedish, I can translate emails just tell me the language.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About Julie

My husband and I purchased this home in February of 2012. We have worked hard to make this an enjoying place for everyone. We hope you love it as much as we do. Our sons also enjoy coming here. My oldest son is married and he and his wife love it here too. We put new flooring up and and down and did so other renovations. The lower level now has its own heating and cooling thermostat. We had professionals come in and take care of the wall and landscaping giving this the clean curb appeal that all will enjoy.

Julie purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Julie chose Chalet Village

The Mountain view, and the amazing view of Downtown Gatlinburg, the tram passing by is an amazing view too, The creek you can see and hear at different times of the year. There is so much to love. I couldn't begin to name them all. We are truly blessed to be able to own this cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

You can use all of the facilities of the Chalet Village owners club. With three pools, a tennis court, meeting rooms for just about any occasion. Wedding facilities and just about anything you can think of.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Belgium family loved their stay and they saw many bears. Pierre said he hasn't seen a bear in over 16 years and that was at the zoo. They posted great pictures on their facebook page. They love America and plan to return to our cabin!
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Toilet, sink, vanity.
  • Toilet paper and soaps are provided as starter only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size sofa sleeper (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Amazing Mountain and Tram Views. Only 1.5 miles to Downtown Gatlinburg Tn, and the Great Smoky mountain national park, 7 min to Pigeon Forge and Dolly wood. Return Guest Discounts.

Reviews

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Awesome Mountain, Tram & Downtown View, JukeBox, Arcade, Whole Home Generator
average rating of 4.9453125 based on 131 reviews
5

It was great everything u need was at cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at a lot off place this is got to be our favorite also the owner where always on the phone with anything we need the whole time strongly recommend this place

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate great guest that appreciate us as much as we appreciate you! Have an awesome day until your flight! Thanks Again! Julie
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Belleville Illinois close to St Louis mo
5

This cabin is AWSOME

  • 5 of 5

You couldn't ask for a better place to stay in the smokies! The view is breathtaking! The owners are AWSOME! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you loved the Cabin. Thanks again! Julie
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5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. We loved having a Christmas tree for the kids. The kids also seen a bear crossing the street in front of the cabin and were so excited! The owners were very helpful and the accommodations were outstanding! The driveway was a little tricky but the cabin view was spectacular. Would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It’s so great they saw a bear this time of year. Yes they don’t hybernate like other bears do. So you never know when you’ll see one. I’m glad your family had a great time! Thanks Again! Julie
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5

Great location and view

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Decorated very nicely. And we loved having a Christmas tree for the holidays! Game loft area was awesome. The only trouble we had was the driveway - we would expect a steep driveway in the mountains, of course, but we consistently had problems making the turn in the drive getting up to the cabin. But that didn't deter from a lovely vacation. Would definitely recommend staying here. *No bears were spotted while we were there.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the Christmas decorations. We can’t wait for you to come again! Thanks again, Julie
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5

ADVENTUROUS

  • 5 of 5

The view was breathtaking. When we weren't downtown checking out the stores, we were at the cabin playing pool and listening to music. The cabin has everything one would need for a great weekend full of memories. I will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad you had a great time. I am even more excited about the memories you now have! They will last a lifetime! I’m glad we could be a part of that. Thanks Again! Rick and Julie
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Franklin, TN
4

Great Stay!! Definitely Recommend

  • 4 of 5

This is an outstanding cabin. I've stayed in several dozen cabins on Ski Mountain and I have no issue putting this one in the top tier of the places I've stayed. Very well equipped. One thing that does need to be stated is that the driveway is very steep and has a switch-back turn that is difficult. My wife's GMC Acadia literally would just barely make it up the driveway. If you are in a low slung sports car, you are parking on the road and walking up the driveway. I just wanted to share this as those with mobility issues should be aware. Otherwise this is a very good cabin and one that I would recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Thanks for putting us in the top tier of cabins in Gatlinburg. One thing about the driveway there is an easy trick to it stay as far to the left of the driveway as possible, when you reach the center back to the wall and the post with the cable running through it then pull straight up with no problem! We have had a full size RV up there and a very large extended Van driven by a sweet 76 year old woman. Thanks again! We hope to have you stay with us again. Julie
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
"We have been on hiking trips and loved it."
Clingmans Dome
"This is just a short hike and well worth the view!"
Gatlinburg
"This is much better than Branson, Mo. where we use to go every year for vacation. We like it..."
Downtown Gatlinburg
"We are just 3 miles from downtown. There is so much to do we haven't even seen a lot of the ..."
Aquarium of the Smokies
"I loved it and would go again in a heart beat."
The Old Mill Restaurant
"I love to eat here you get everything for one price. It even includes dessert."
Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine
"A fun place to walk through, and see how they make the moonshine."
Hillbilly Golf
"This was really fun. The ride up the mountain was pretty cool too!"
Kroger
"A great place to shop. You will want to get their card to save money. It has an amazing disc..."
No Way Jose's
"Great food and good prices. We go there once every trip."
Food City
"Great place to go and good prices. This is even better with their discount card. "
Tanger Outlet Center
"Great place to shop. My husband loves the Direct Tools Store, and I like them all."
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
"We really enjoyed this show. It had a cute story line and the food was really good too!"
Titanic Museum Attraction
"We went to the one in Branson, Mo and I think they are the same. It was really interesting a..."
Lumberjack Feud -- CLOSED
"We just went for the show and we enjoyed the fun family competition story line. We even got ..."
Calhoun's Gatlinburg
"Good food and good prices. Need I say more?"
Texas Roadhouse
"Good food and good prices. We go there almost every trip to Gatlinburg, Tn."
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
"Good candy, but the Fudge is better at the Ski Lodge."
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market
"Good food and a fun atmosphere!"
Mel's Diner in Pigeon Forge
"We love this retro diner! The food and service are always good."
Huck Finn's Catfish
"We went there on our last trip and really enjoyed the food. We will go back again!"
Cracker Barrel
"Always a good choice! I have never had a bad meal there. "
Pigon Forge
"I have stayed there before in a few different hotels, but there is nothing as much fun as th..."
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
"I like the food, but I thought it could use a good cleaning, but that was in peak season, an..."
Johnny Carino's
"Very good food! The prices were a little pricey."
Chick-fil-A
"Always a good choice, but very crowded. "
Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
"Good pizza and fun place to go!"
Firehouse Subs
"Great food and part of the proceeds go to the Fire Dept."
Chimney Tops Trail
"We really enjoyed hiking this trail. It had plenty of water along the trail and I took a lot..."
Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Texas Roadhouse, Calhoun's, and so many more
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pizza on the mountain downtown there is everything
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg You can drive there avoid traffic
Car: necessary

Thanks to the many people that have reached out to us through phone calls and emails expressing their concern for us and our property. It has been overwhelming. The fact we were there and survived was amazing! The fact our property is still standing is another blessing. We want to thank everyone of our past guest and future guest for their prayers! They worked our property is intact and we only had to cancel a few reservations due to lack of power. Thanks for praying for the people and properties in east Tennessee following the fires. Please continue to keep the people in your prayers especially the ones that lost loved ones and their homes and everything.

Papa Bears Den has an Amazing mountain view and tram view close to ski lodge, down town Gatlinburg, border Great Smokey Mountain National park. less than 5 min to either ski lodge or downtown. About 10 min to Pigeon Forge and Dolly wood, There are so many restaurants, shows, zip line, miniature golf, golf courses, white water rafting. Day trip to Biltmore. Hiking, rafting, skiing, gambling Casino, water skiing at Douglas Lake. and so much more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.0%

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.