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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

6000 SQUARE FOOT CUSTOM LOG HOME, 5/6 BEDROOMS, 5 BATHS, HUGE KITCHEN WITH 2 STOVES AND 2 REFRIGERATORS, 2 STONE FIREPLACES, REC ROOM, GAME ROOM, 3 DECKS PLUS PATIO, HOT TUB, WIFI, 1 ACRE, BORDERS NATIONAL PARK, AND POOL ACCESS. ~ MUST SEE VIDEO!~

Papa Bear's Den is a magnificent secluded mountain luxury log home that sleeps 16 and is ideal for large groups or families. Built as a private custom home, the exceptional craftsmanship is displayed throughout. Papa Bear's Den has 6,000 square feet of indoor living space. (No other listed 5 or 6 bedroom property has more than 4000 square feet). The home's interior was decorated by a team of professionals and boasts the highest quality lodge and chalet furnishings. It is elegantly appointed with custom window treatments, flooring, chandeliers, blinds, designer fabrics, and leather. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and pottery by local artisans depicting the natural beauty of the mountains are visible throughout. Because Papa Bear is often the destination for special holidays and events, it is seasonally decorated four times a year: Fall, Christmas, Winter, Spring & Summer. A 12 foot realistic fir tree located in the dining area is also decorated for guests' enjoyment.

BREATHTAKING VIEWS
Perhaps the most unique feature of Papa Bear's Den is its location. Sitting on one acre adjacent to the border of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the home offers breathtaking vistas from every angle. Spread across three levels, with three separate decks and a patio, panoramic views abound that capture the expansive grandeur of the Park. Guests can actually walk out the back door of the property into the biggest backyard in the Smokies, the 500,000 acres that comprise the most visited National Park in the United States. It is not uncommon to see a bear, deer, or wild turkey while visiting Papa Bear.

BEDROOMS
This one of a kind home sleeps 16 in spacious comfort. Papa Bear features 5 large full bathrooms and 5 huge bedrooms with additional sleeping in the Rec Room and Loft. The 5 oversize bedrooms (all approximately 14 ft by 18 ft) offer 3 queen and 2 king beds. Each bedroom is named to reflect the theme of its decor. Choose from Moccasin Magic, Dear Dreams, Bare Bottoms, Pollywog Pad, and Cozy Cove. Cozy Cove master suite with new memory foam mattress, French doors to the back deck, and Jacuzzi tub/separate shower in the master bath is indeed a special place.

The huge Fishin' Fever Rec Room (21 ft by 16 ft) provides a 6th designated sleeping area with bunk beds and murphy bed. Lookout Loft offers a daybed for yet another traveler to sleep.

All total, beds include 2 kings, 3 queens, 2 full, and 2 twins. Much time and attention was given to decorating each sleeping area. Expect to find new mattresses, the finest towels and linens, and all bedcovers designed by Donna Sharp. When settling in, select the bedroom theme that best suits your mood and taste. You will want to stay in each of them.

LIVING AREAS
Papa Bear features five distinctive indoor areas to play, rest, and relax. The gorgeous glass encased Great Room on the main level offers majestic views from every angle. Solid log post and beam construction, soaring vaulted ceilings, and gleaming hardwood floors define the Great Room. A massive 20 ft floor to ceiling stacked stone gas fireplace creates the room's focal point. Plenty of seating allows family and friends to gather around the new 60” HD flat screen television.

The glassed in Sunroom is also located on the main level. The Sunroom’s more intimate setting offers a spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains. Lookout Loft is located on the home’s upper level. The Loft opens onto a balcony overlooking Roundtop Mountain and the mountain valley.

Those looking for entertainment will hightail it to the home's terrace level. There you will find both Fishin' Fever Rec Room and the separate Gathering Grounds Game Room.
Fishin' Fever Rec Room sports a fisherman theme with touches of Orvis and is anchored by a second massive stone fireplace. The Rec Room offers a full size pool table, foosball table, mini bar, and new large HD flat screen TV. French doors from the Rec Room open onto a 30 foot patio which meets the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Gathering Grounds Game Room is also located on the terrace level. It features a poker/bumper pool table as well as a new HD flat screen TV. Old timey games and posters displayed in the Game Room contribute to an atmosphere that invites both adults and children to come play. Select from a wide assortment of card and board games for you and your guests to enjoy. Yes indeed, the terrace level is where the "action" is!

KITCHEN/DINING
Enjoy interactive cooking in the spacious sophisticated gourmet kitchen. The kitchen features a wall oven, microwave, separate convection oven, Subzero refrigerator, 10 foot bar with stools, and granite countertops. The kitchen is equipped with an abundance of pots, pans, cutlery, and numerous small appliances including a crockpot, hand mixer, blender, Mr. Coffee, Keurig, and toaster. Place settings of flatware, stemware, and stoneware for 24 are provided. There is a separate full sized laundry area with high capacity washer, dryer, and an extra refrigerator. The dining area, adjacent to the kitchen, boasts two new seven foot matching dining tables with seating for 16 people. The floor to ceiling windows in the dining area offer commanding views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

OUTDOOR SPACES
The home is surrounded by 3 separate decks plus a patio totaling 1500 square feet of outdoor living space with unparalleled views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Plenty of rockers and outdoor furniture allow guests to breathe the crisp mountain air, enjoy the abundant wildlife, and witness the beauty of the stunning sunsets, sunrises, and moonlit nights. A new gas grill and picnic table are located close to the kitchen on the back desk. Indulge in a new 6 person oversized hot tub that allows you out of this world views of the Smoky Mountains from every side. There is also an indoor Jacuzzi spa with windows on three sides that directly face the Smoky Mountains. Pool privileges are provided at no charge from May to October at Honeysuckle Meadows Pool located just 2 miles from Papa Bear's Den. Relax, relax, relax, and retreat from the world. That's what a real vacation is all about!

The paved driveway leads to a convenient parking area large enough for numerous vehicles. The home offers 2 main entrances. While one entrance has several steps another entrance has only 4 steps making access easy for elderly or handicapped guests, as well as loading and unloading cars.

COME SEE FOR YOURSELF
This property's exceptional architectural features highlight the extensive use of wood, stone, glass, and granite throughout. These elements combine with the beauty of the setting to invite the natural world into this magnificent mountain getaway. Papa Bear's Den is located only 3 miles from Metcalf Bottoms, home of some of the best picnicking, rafting, and fishing in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Pigeon Forge strip with The Island, Dixie Stampede, and Dollywood is less than 10 miles. Honeysuckle Meadows Pool and Catch and Release Pond is just two miles from Papa Bear's front door. Additionally, the Little Greenbrier Trailhead is only a stone's throw away. The vacation of a lifetime awaits you in this amazing secluded retreat nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains. Come see for yourself. You won't be disappointed!!

***CLICK ON THE VIDEO TAB ABOVE TO GET A DETAILED TOUR OF PAPA BEAR'S DEN AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.***

See below for rates and specific dates for each of the rate periods. A 25% deposit (of total including rent, cleaning/hot tub fee & tax) is required to book your stay and will be applied to the total cost of your rental. Remaining balance, including a refundable $500 damage deposit, is due at least 60 days prior to your arrival. For stays that include Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day, the balance, plus a $500 refundable damage deposit, are due 90 days prior to your arrival date. For complete details concerning payment, cancelation and rebooking policies please request a copy of the rental agreement from the manager. While we love to hear from potential guests, please understand that our rates are non-negotiable.

Key words: Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, cabin, custom, log, 5 bedroom, East Tennessee, Wears Valley, luxury, 5 bath, loft, game room, hot tub, gourmet kitchen, sleeps 16

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The Guest(s) making reservation must be at least 25 years of age and must occupy the rental property throughout length of rental contract....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are only four (4) steps leading to the back deck. The doorways are all handicapped accessible...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is NOT allowed inside the rental....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pets are NOT allowed on premises. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in forfeiture of Damage Deposit. Guest(s) will be required to remove animal(s) from the rental property immediately....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Cozy Cove: 1 king

    Huge master suite, main level, french doors to deck/hot tub ...moreless

  • Bare Bottoms: 1 king

    Very large suite, 2nd level, bear theme, hand-hewn furniture...moreless

  • Moccasin Magic: 1 queen

    Spacious, main level, adjacent to sunroom, Indian motif...moreless

  • Dear Dreams: 1 queen

    Oversized suite, 2nd level, deer/hunting theme...moreless

  • Lookout Loft: 1 twin/ single

    Stunning space, opening to private balcony, mountain decor...moreless

  • Pollywog Pad: 1 queen

    Very large private room on terrace level, opening to patio...moreless

  • Fishin' Fever Rec Room: 1 bunk bed, 1 murphy bed

    1 set of bunk beds plus murphy bed on terrace level...moreless

  • King size beds (2) King bed in master suite on main level; King bed in suite on 2nd level, Queen size beds (3) Queen bed ensuite on 2nd level; Queen bed in bedroom on main level; Queen bed in bedroom on terrace level, Twin or Single beds (1) Twin bed in loft, Bunk beds (1) Twin bed over Double and Murphy beds (1) double in Rec Room on terrace level. FLOOR PLANS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT MANAGER....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom for Bare Bottoms: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ensuite on 2nd level with valley views, large vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom for Cozy Cove: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Ensuite, oversized, double vanity, mountain views from tub...moreless

  • Bathroom for Great Room and Moccasin Magic: toilet, shower

    Adjacent to kitchen/great room on main level...moreless

  • Bathroom for Dear Dreams: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ensuite on 2nd level with valley views, large vanity...moreless

  • Bathroom for Recreation Room and Pollywog Pad: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Terrace level, adjacent to Rec Room...moreless

Other Amenities

  • FLOOR PLANS FOR THIS CUSTOM HOME ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. PLEASE CONTACT MANAGER. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 16. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A collection of books about the scenic surroundings, local fishing, history and heritage of the area, hiking, novels, and funny and amusing children's books about bears are provided....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Two separate game rooms are available. The recreation room consists of pool table and foosball table. An additional game room has a poker/bumper pool table and assorted board games....moreless

  • Games:

    Assortment of card and board games...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Full size pool table in recreation room. Bumper pool/poker table in separate game room....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    All televisions have access to over 200 satellite channels....moreless

  • Television:

    There are four (4) HD tv's total. Two are located on main level: one in Great Room (52 inches) and one in Sun Room. Additional TV's are located in Game Room and Recreational Room on lower level. ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    Xbox...moreless

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Papa Bear’s Den is a spectacular 6000 sq ft 5 bedroom/5 bath custom built log home sitting on the border of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Yes, that's right! The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the backdrop for this magnificent Tennessee home. Leave your worries behind and enjoy the wonders of this fantastic home and its breathtaking views of sprawling forests and towering ranges of the southern Appalachians. The 6000 sq ft of indoor living area is surrounded by three decks totaling 1500 sq ft. The three decks plus the lower level patio offer dramatic panoramic views of the Appalachians from every angle. From the custom log home's expansive interior glass overlooks or the 1500 sq ft of outdoor decking, the wonders of nature are yours to behold. Spring blooms, fall foliage, or white snows invite visitors of all ages. It is not unusual to see wild turkey, deer or even black bears. This incredible property is sure to offer you and yours a one of kind vacation experience....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Two dining tables seat 8 each for a total of 16. There is also seating for 3 at the counter in the kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    4 separate units/central heating and air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    High Efficiency/large capacity, new...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) 2 expansive gas fireplaces (one on main level and one on lower level); ceiling to floor...moreless

  • Heating:

    4 separate units/central heating and air...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    luxurious linens provided for every guest...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    spacious parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    The home is equipped with local service (including 911). ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxurious linens are provided for every guest....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency/large capacity, new...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wi-fi access provided with rental...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There are two (2) coffee makers. The Mr. Coffee uses regular circular filters and the Keurig uses K cups....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    quiet, new...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large gourmet kitchen with double ovens (one convection), microwave, Subzero refrigerator, granite countertops; new appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There are two (2) ovens. One is a full size convection oven the other is a full size conventional wall oven....moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    French doors from loft area lead to balcony overlooking valley...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 decks totaling 1500 square feet with seating; additional patio with seating on lower level. Master bedroom opens onto back deck. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    new gas grill on deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ober Gatlinburg is an easy drive from Papa Bear's Den and features outdoor winter and summer activities....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Guests at Papa Bear's Den have full access to Honeysuckle Meadows Pool and Catch and Release Pond at no charge. There is also a Deli for your convenience....moreless

  • Hot Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 27 - Aug 5, 2016
7 night min stay
$595
Summer Special
Aug 6 - Aug 8, 2016
3 night min stay
$445
Summer
Aug 9 - Aug 15, 2016
7 night min stay
$595
Late Summer
Aug 16 - Sep 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$445
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay
$545
Early Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$445 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat
Peak Fall
Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2016
4 night min stay
$475 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat
Late Fall
Oct 30 - Nov 21, 2016
3 night min stay
$445 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2016
5 night min stay
$750
Pre-Christmas
Nov 27 - Dec 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$445 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat
Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 25, 2016
5 night min stay
$595
New Years
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay
$650
Winter
Jan 2 - Feb 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$445
Valentine's & President's Day
Feb 10 - Feb 19, 2017
4 night min stay
$475
Winter
Feb 20 - Mar 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$445
Spring Break
Mar 16 - Apr 22, 2017
5 night min stay
$475 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat
Late Spring
Apr 23 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$445 $475
Thu, Fri, Sat
Early Summer
Jun 3 - Jun 28, 2017
7 night min stay
$595
Peak Summer
Jun 29 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay
$595 $650
Thu, Fri, Sat
Late Summer I
Jul 30 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay
$595
Late Summer II
Aug 13 - Aug 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$445 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat
Labor Day
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$595
Early Fall
Sep 5 - Sep 23, 2017
4 night min stay
$445 $525
Thu, Fri, Sat
Peak Fall
Sep 24 - Nov 1, 2017
5 night min stay
$475 $545
Thu, Fri, Sat
Late Fall
Nov 2 - Nov 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$445 $525
Thu, Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay
$750
Pre-Christmas
Nov 26 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$445 $495
Thu, Fri, Sat
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$650
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$445

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning/Hot Tub Fee $299 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

25% deposit (of total including rent, cleaning/hot tub fee plus tax) is required at time reservation is made. The balance, plus a $500 Damage Deposit, are due 60 days prior to your arrival date. For stays that include Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year's Day the balance, plus a $500 Damage Deposit, are due 90 days prior to your arrival date. The Rental Agreement with cancelation policy is available upon request from manager. Cleaning/Hot Tub Fee covers cleaning of all 6000 square feet of Papa Bear's Den, cleaning and sanitizing the hot tub, removing trash from receptacles located on property, cleaning the grill, and replenishing linens and towels.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/25/2016
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Location

  • Dollywood

    "Great fun for the entire family. Lots of musical entertainment, large section for small chi..."

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  • Ober Gatlinburg

    "Winter activities include downhill skiing and ice skating. Summer activities include scenic..."

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  • Tanger Outlet Center

    "A shopper's paradise! Great variety of shops and several restaurants. Easy access just off..."

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  • Aquarium of the Smokies

    "Family fun in downtown Gatlinburg. Voted number 1 aquarium by Trip Adviser."

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  • Cherokee

    "Beautiful drive from Wears Valley to Cherokee, NC. Enjoy quiet walkways and breathtaking vi..."

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  • Metcalf Bottoms

    "Fantastic picnic area and "secret" entrance to the park."

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  • Cade's Cove Riding Stables

    "A great family activity in beautiful surroundings. "

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  • Adventure Raceway

    "Have fun on Go Karts and Bumper Boats on the Pigeon Forge strip"

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  • Alamo Steakhouse & Saloon

    "Angus beef or seafood. Pricey, but good."

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  • Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

    "Satisfy your nostalgia for the "good ole days" with apple fritters, apple butter and apple j..."

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  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

    "Best bar-b-que around! Locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge."

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  • Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger

    "Access to Blue Ridge Parkway is just before you enter Cherokee, NC."

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  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market

    "Located in Gatlinburg."

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  • Clingmans Dome

    "The highest point in the Great Smoky Mountain national park. On clear days you can see 100 ..."

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  • Cades Cove Visitor Center & Museum

    "The most breathtaking 11 mile drive this side of the Rockies. Full of historic churches log..."

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  • Country Tonite Theatre

    "Dinner theatre....Great family fun!"

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  • Chimney Tops Trail

    "Moderate to difficult hiking trail with breathtaking views once you reach the top. Well wor..."

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  • Calhoun's

    "Good food with libations."

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  • Dollywood's Splash Country

    "Lazy river and lots of water slides and rides."

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  • Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show

    "A must do for the whole family."

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  • The Forge Cinemas

    "New multi-plex theatre on the parkway in Pigeon Forge."

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  • Five Oaks Riding Stables

    "Great family fun."

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  • Forbidden Caverns

    "One of America's most spectacular caverns."

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  • Flapjacks Pancake Cabin

    "Delicious for breakfast any time of the day."

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  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving

    "For the adventurous traveler."

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  • Friendly Falls

  • Gatlinburg

    "Eat, play, have fun!!!"

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  • Gatlinburg Sky Lift

    "See Gatlinburg from high above!"

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  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    "You might as well say Papa Bear's Den is in the Park so you can walk right into it from the ..."

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  • Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

    "Awesome views way up high from Gatlinburg to Ski Mountain."

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  • Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

    "Fun train ride through beautiful surroundings."

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  • J.T. Hannah's Kitchen

    "Love the burger! Great food in an ole time atmosphere."

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  • Comedy Barn Theater

    "Good family fun."

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  • Grotto Falls

    "Only waterfall in the park you can walk behind (at Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail)"

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  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show

    "Fun for all."

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  • Nantahala Outdoor Center

    "Ziplining and white water rafting. "

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  • Smokey Mountain Arts & Crafts

    "Largest group of independent artisans in North America."

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  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum

    "A great look at cars in famous movies of the last 50 years."

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  • Legacy Mountain Ziplines

    "Great fun for the adventurous traveler!"

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  • Smoky Mountain Ziplines

    "Fun for all ages."

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  • Guinness World Records Museum

    "Fun for the entire family in lovely downtown Gatlinburg."

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  • Gatlinburg Ziplines and Rope Course Adventures

    "For all of the daredevils in your family."

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  • Adventure Golf

    "Fun on the parkway in Pigeon Forge."

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  • Hollywood Wax Museum

    "Such a fun Pigeon Forge attraction."

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    "Great food with locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge."

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  • Mellow Mushroom at the Island in Pigeon Forge

    "Your one stop shop for shopping, entertainment and restaurants. You have to see the 200 ft ..."

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  • Foothills Milling Company

    "Only 5 star restaurant in the area. Call for reservations."

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  • Log Cabin Pancake House

    "Great for a hearty breakfast with locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge."

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  • Lazerport Fun Center

    "For the kids big and small."

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  • Lumberjack Feud

    "A local favorite"

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  • Laurel Falls

    "Moderately easy hike to see beautiful Laurel Falls."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Knoxville
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagles Landing, Gatlinburg & Bent Creek
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 321
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Very convenient
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg

Car: Necessary

Papa Bear's Den sits on the Great Smoky Mountain National park border and is 5 minutes from the Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the Smokies. Metcalf Bottoms is the site of great fly fishing, picnicking, rafting, swimming, and hiking. Papa Bear's Den is convenient to restaurants, entertainment, and family attractions. From Papa Bear it is an easy drive to the hub of Pigeon Forge/Sevierville/Gatlinburg. Select from the convenience of over 400 restaurants and countless live shows spotlighting music and comedy. Check out Dollywood, Tanger Outlet Mall, Splash Country, Dixie Stampede, Wonderworks, Titanic Museum, Ripley's Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Sugarland Visitor's Center, Space Needle, and Sky Lift. But don't forget that adventures such as horseback riding, golf, ziplines, scenic overlooks, fly fishing, rafting, and hiking trails are at your fingertips.

Just 10 minutes from Papa Bear's Den is Townsend, TN. Townsend is known as the gateway to the Smokies because of the proximity to Cades Cove. It is also home to the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Little River Railroad Company Museum and numerous outdoor attractions. Travel 45 miles from Papa Bear's Den through the Park on US Highway 441 and you will arrive in Cherokee, NC. There you will find the Cherokee Indian Museum, Unto These Hills outdoor drama and Oconaluftee Indian Village. For the casino enthusiasts, check out Harrah's entertainment complex in Cherokee.

Let Papa Bear's Den be your home away from home as you and your family experience the beauty, nature, adventure, culinary delights, shopping, and entertainment that await you in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Sevierville, TN, USA:
Our family has vacationed in the Smokies for three generations. Twice annually for a week at a time, plus frequent three day weekends we hit the trails for picnicking, fishing, hiking, local attractions, and “yes” even shopping. Finally my husband and I were presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase an acre of land that borders the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This land was previously unavailable for sale, so when it became available we jumped at the chance. Then came the process of building our dream home. After a lengthy design process, which incorporated ideas from family and friends, came the 13 month construction period. The “result” is a spectacular, yet inviting and relaxing log home nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the spruce and fir forest that covers them. Here nature converges with both the indoor and outdoor living spaces to heighten our senses of the beauty that surrounds us. Our memories are many……happy times spent with family and friends observing holidays and celebrating birthdays, graduations and a myriad of other special occasions. Sunrises and sunset against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places on earth are enduring. We have also enjoyed learning about the history of East Tennessee, the people and their customs. As the circle of life evolves, we find that we spend less time in our mountain paradise. However, we want to offer you, your family and friends the opportunity to create your own memories in our mountain retreat. We hope you will find time to soak in the peace and tranquility that this most special and wondrous place offers.


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  • Welcome to Papa Bear's Den

    Welcome to Papa Bear's Den

  • DINING AREA Spread across 30 Ft with 2 Tables and Seating for 16; 12 Ft Tree

    DINING AREA Spread across 30 Ft with 2 Tables and Seating for 16; 12 Ft Tree

  • BACK DECK Rocking Chairs Offer Spectacular Views of Great Smoky Mountains

    BACK DECK Rocking Chairs Offer Spectacular Views of Great Smoky Mountains

  • BACK DECK 6 Person Hot Tub Soaks in the Mountain Views

    BACK DECK 6 Person Hot Tub Soaks in the Mountain Views

  • FRONT PORCH Offers Relaxing Mountain Views

    FRONT PORCH Offers Relaxing Mountain Views

  • COZY COVE (Master Suite with King Bed) has Private Bath and Great Views

    COZY COVE (Master Suite with King Bed) has Private Bath and Great Views

  • BARE BOTTOMS (with King Bed and Private Bath) on Upper Level

    BARE BOTTOMS (with King Bed and Private Bath) on Upper Level

  • POLLYWOG PAD (Queen Bed) on Terrace Level with Access to 30 Ft Patio

    POLLYWOG PAD (Queen Bed) on Terrace Level with Access to 30 Ft Patio

  • LOOKOUT LOFT with Daybed (Twin) on Upper Level with Private Balcony

    LOOKOUT LOFT with Daybed (Twin) on Upper Level with Private Balcony

  • FISHIN' FEVER Rec Room on Terrace Level with Pool Table, Foosball Table and TV

    FISHIN' FEVER Rec Room on Terrace Level with Pool Table, Foosball Table and TV

  • FISHIN' FEVER Rec Room Doubles as a  6th Sleeping Area with Bunk and Murphy Bed

    FISHIN' FEVER Rec Room Doubles as a 6th Sleeping Area with Bunk and Murphy Bed

  • POOL at Honeysuckle Meadows is Available to Guests at No Charge

    POOL at Honeysuckle Meadows is Available to Guests at No Charge

  • GREAT ROOM on Main Level with 20 Ft Stone Fireplace and 60" HD Flatscreen TV

    GREAT ROOM on Main Level with 20 Ft Stone Fireplace and 60" HD Flatscreen TV

  • GOURMET KITCHEN with 2 Ovens, Subzero Refrigerator, Granite Countertops

    GOURMET KITCHEN with 2 Ovens, Subzero Refrigerator, Granite Countertops

  • BACK DECK Frames Fall View of Great Smoky Mountains.

    BACK DECK Frames Fall View of Great Smoky Mountains.

  • BACK DECK Photo Showcases Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains

    BACK DECK Photo Showcases Springtime in the Great Smoky Mountains

  •  SUNROOM on Main Level is Glass Enclosed with HD Flatscreen TV

    SUNROOM on Main Level is Glass Enclosed with HD Flatscreen TV

  • MASTER BATH with Separate Shower, Double Vanities & Jetted Tub Overlooking Mtns

    MASTER BATH with Separate Shower, Double Vanities & Jetted Tub Overlooking Mtns

  • DEAR DREAMS (Queen Bed with Private Bath) on Upper Level

    DEAR DREAMS (Queen Bed with Private Bath) on Upper Level

  • MOCCASIN MAGIC (Queen Bed) on Main Level Adjacent to Sunroom and Bathroom

    MOCCASIN MAGIC (Queen Bed) on Main Level Adjacent to Sunroom and Bathroom

  • PRIVATE BALCONY off Loft Area Shows View of Round Top Mountain

    PRIVATE BALCONY off Loft Area Shows View of Round Top Mountain

  • FISHIN FEVER Rec Room is Entertainment Central with Access to 30' Patio

    FISHIN FEVER Rec Room is Entertainment Central with Access to 30' Patio

  • GATHERING GROUNDS Game Room with Bumper Pool/Poker Table and HD Flatscreen TV

    GATHERING GROUNDS Game Room with Bumper Pool/Poker Table and HD Flatscreen TV

  • Thank You for Visiting Papa Bear's Den!

    Thank You for Visiting Papa Bear's Den!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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6000 SQ FT CUSTOM LOG HOME 5/6 BDRMS 5 BATH BORDERS GMS NAT'L PARK POOL ACCESS

Sevierville, TN, USA #436201

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