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Fabulous Cabin, Outdoor and Indoor Pools, 0.5 mi. to Parkway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms near Parkway & attractions, home of Baxter the Bear

Relax and enjoy 'Our Hiking Hideaway', a 3 level duplex cabin located at Big Bear Lodge & Resort. As our guest, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of the resort including free WiFi & Netflix, indoor and outdoor pools, game room, exercise room and conference room. Our cabin is private, yet conveniently located minutes away from Pigeon Forge attractions, restaurants and shopping. Drive 10 minutes further to experience Gatlinburg and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Baxter the Bear resides in the upper loft, much to the delight of our guests. While you're staying with us, please help us complete the story of Baxter's journey to Our Hiking Hideaway.

Features of the main level of our cabin include:

• living area with leather sofa, stone gas fireplace, flat screen TV with BlueRay DVD player, Netflix, stereo system with Ipod player, and dining area,

• fully equipped kitchen (including coffee-maker)

• large half bath,

• washer and dryer

• screened porch with four person hot tub.

Like to hike? We love to hike in the Smokies. The guidebooks located in the armoire on the main level are provided for our guests wishing to experience the magnificence of the Smokies through hiking. The guides describe location, distance, level of difficulty, and highlights of all 900 miles of trails within the National Park boundary. Note: this could keep you VERY busy!

On the upstairs level, you’ll find:

• a loft with love seat,

• Baxter the Bear (he's not fake),

• master bedroom with king bed, 2 dressers and TV,

• full bath with shower and tub

• outdoor balcony to enjoy the view.

The downstairs suite is perfect for kids or other couples. For the comfort of our guests staying in the suite, we offer:

• kitchenette with sink, coffee- maker, microwave and mini refrigerator,

• stone gas fireplace,

• flat screen TV,

• queen sleeper sofa,

• bedroom with queen bed and 2 dressers,

• full bathroom with shower and tub.

Note that the downstairs suite opens to a large deck with gas grill and outdoor table and chairs.

Welcome, and enjoy your stay!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Kristin

We moved from Michigan to Knoxville in 1978 to attend the University of Tennessee. We immediately fell in love with East Tennessee so we stayed and raised our family here. We're so fortunate to live at the gateway to one of the country's most beautiful and popular national parks.

Kristin purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Kristin chose East

We purchased our cabin in 2002 to allow us to be closer to the Smoky's for our hiking and fly-fishing adventures. The location at Big Bear Lodge & Resort is incredibly convenient to everything you need to enjoy this wonderful area. In 2012 we decided to forego rental management companies and rent on our own.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is perfect for guests who want to be close to shopping, restaurants, and all of the Pigeon Forge attractions, but still feel a sense of privacy. We love to use it for our 'base camp' for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We absolutely loved the cabin - it was great. Had a great time in the mountains other than getting a little bruised from tubing down the river. The cabin was beautiful and our kids loved the bottom level - they basically had their own house down there. Thanks again and we will rent from you next time we visit the Smokey’s!
Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is minutes away. Hike (there are 900 miles of trails to choose from), explore Cades Cove, fly-fish, go tubing, or just take in the views. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions include Dollywood and Splash Country, live country music shows, the Titanic museum, Ripley's Aquarium, outlet shopping and many others. Outdoor activities include hiking, zip-lining, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, tubing, golf, go-karts, miniature golf, skiing, ice skating and sledding at Ober Gatlinburg. Harrah's Cherokee Casino is only 45 miles away


Pigeon Forge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1) master bedroom upstairs, Queen size Bed (1) lower level bedroom, Sleeper Sofa Queen in lower level
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Starter quantities of paper towels, trash bags, dish and dishwasher detergents, shampoo, soap and conditioner are provided. A meeting room with kitchen facilities is available to rent on the first floor of the condo building. The room can comfortably accommodate 30 - 40 Reservations must be made through the Big Bear HOA.


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Fabulous Cabin, Outdoor and Indoor Pools, 0.5 mi. to Parkway
average rating of 4.5365853 based on 89 reviews

Very comfortable, "homey" experience.

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described- and at a fantastic price! Slept my whole family comfortably and when we weren't running around seeing all the sites, it was a great place to go back and relax in.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We try to keep our prices competitive and glad you felt at home!
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The property is nice. Cosmetics need done though

  • 4 of 5

Our stay overall was good. The home is pretty inside and out. Some things of note are the gas grill really really needs replaced. The shelves tilt to the side so much, items slide off. Remove the hornets nest under the back patio table. They didn't bother us too much as we left them alone. The front porch should be routinely cleaned. We swept it off and got rid of the spider webs. There is no yard. The upstairs bed mattress needs replaced. It's high in the middle and slants to the sides. We actually slept on the bed sideways two nights. On a good note, the price is very reasonable and problems may be minor to some. I just think of how I would want it if I owned it.

For first timers, go to The Islands in Pigeon Forge. Let you kids play on the slider all day for $15. The fountain light show at night is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picayune Mississippi

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was fabulous the stay was great. The pools are great to but really love the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin was nice.

  • 1 of 5

Cabin could have been cleaner.Lots of cobwebs. It looked like it had not been dusted. Kitchen rugs were stuck to tile when I went to pick them up so I could sweep the floor.Kitchen floor was not very clean, it looked like they had mopped around the rugs.Tubs had soap rings. When we went to vaccum and the cleaner was stopped up, it looked like it had not been empty on a long time.We only had five towels ,.so we had to wash towels every day.Also no extra sheets for the hideaway beds. I am sorry if you think I am a little picky but I had my own house cleaning business at one time and I tend to be a little picky. But you are paying for a service and you should expect better than your service did.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you like the cabin - sorry that you had some problems. I shared your comments with our cleaning crew and asked them to take a look at the issues. I know that they did a thorough cleaning this spring when I was there. The kitchen rugs had been taped down with double sided tape to prevent slippage. We will be replacing those. The cleaners use their own vacuum cleaner, the one we provide is for guests. I have asked that they check it and empty it if it is full. Fortunately, it is a bag-less one so guests should be able to empty as needed. Our welcome letter gives the cleaner contact so that if there are sheets needed or extra towels the guest just needs to call to request them. We supply 6 towels, 3 for upstairs and 3 for downstairs. The towels are not intended for use at the pools, we'll update our welcome letter to remind guests to bring towels for the pool and if they need more than 6. Thanks for bringing these issues to our attention. We're sorry that these caused you to only give a one star rating as we rely on our ratings for future business. Wish you could have also commented on the cabin, the location and your visit to Pigeon Forge. Hope that your stay was otherwise enjoyable. Kristin & Rusty
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Awesome cabin. Roomy and comfortable. Centrally located in Pigen Forge.

  • 5 of 5

We really liked the cabin and the location. We put the kids downstairs and we were upstairs which worked out great. Netflix's was a nice bonus. Will recommend to anyone I know wanting a nice getaway in the Mountains! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Property

  • 4 of 5

My friends, my husband and I had a wonderful time at Kristen and Rusty's vacation home. The cabin was beautiful, roomy and clean. We will definitely keep this home in mind the next time we make a trip to Pigeon Forge. The location was terrific, not to far from town and very quite and peaceful. We loved the fact we could take our fur babies with us. The only drawback was the hot tub did not heat up or run correctly. Other than that, it was a great place. Thank you Kristen and Rusty for letting us rent your vacation home.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. We do think we have a great location and love that you agree. We were unaware of the hot tub issues and will get that looked at. Sorry for the inconvenience but glad you had a good time. Rusty & Kristin
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $60
Damage Deposit $100

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.