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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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game room, extra large studio, private balcony, Jacuzzi, front door parking, great for weddings, book all 4 cabins for wedding party, the only open-aired cathedral in the Smokies, stained glass, wrought iron chandeliers, waterfall, free form pool with background of Mt. Le Conte, short drive to trolley route arts and crafts area, Dollywood 10 minutes away. Events such as showers, church socials can be held at BEAR PEN GAP RESORT

Charlene Bratcher
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Charlene Bratcher

I, Charlene, have visited the Great Smoky Mountain National Park since I was a child. I introduced the mountains to my husband, Bruce and daughter, Ansleigh. We have vacationed in Gatlinburg, several times a year, for the last 13 years. During the last 5 years we have actively searched for a cabin. God blessed us with the perfect cabin and even a rental cabin in September, 2009. We were also blessed with jobs, I am a teacher and Bruce is working for with the National Park service. Our daughter loves her school. We have a boxer, Lily, who even loves the beautiful walks, and especially the wildlife. In 2010 we were blessed with another cabin 'Bear Paws'. 'Bear Paws' has a majestic view. See vrbo listing # 300489 Now we are able to offer our personal home as an overnight rental, due to the purchase of a larger home with ammenities for our guest. We are now proud to introduce our new cabin BEAR BLISS, which is a studio, private deck, but not hot-tub. It is directly beside the game room as an extension.

Charlene Bratcher purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Charlene Bratcher chose East

We chose the location of our rental, 'Bear BLISS', and our home, because of its close proximity to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We are minutes from Dollywood, dinner theatres, and other family oriented activities in Pigeon Forge. We are just as close to Gatlinburg, where we enjoy shopping, browsing and dining out. If you are looking for a more commercial area, Sevierville is equally as close, as this is where I work. There are hundreds of free activities in the Great Smoky Mountains

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is very unique because it is individualized for YOU. We want to share our happiness of owning the cabin, with YOU. We go the extra mile to insure a wonderful experience for YOU. The cabin will be personalized as YOU wish. If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion just contact me. I can have a birthday cake, balloons and the cabin decorated prior to your visit. For honeymooners, champagne, and roses can already be on the bed. If you want to surprise a special someone, a bed of roses would be so fragrant and beautiful. A snack basket or fruit basket can be waiting for you to enjoy upon arrival. If you are anxious to get to the cabin or too tired to stop for dinner, an assortment of breads, cheeses, and sandwich meats can be already in the cabin for you. Whatever YOU want for a meal, even a meal from your favorite restaurant. If you would just like dessert and coffee, that can also be available. Use your imagination, let me do the shopping and decorating for YOU. We want your experience in our cabin to be one that you will remember, and hopefully can become a tradition.

Sample Pricing: Dozen roses or mixed bouquet($40) Cake for any occasion ($35) Champagne ($35) Meat/cheese/bread/pickles/condiments/tray ($50) Fruit tray ($40) Decorated with banners/mylar balloons ($15) Mixed snack tray (ex: chips, cookies, crackers, dips, etc..)($30) dozen chocolate covered strawberries ($25) Fresh fragrant bed of rose petals ($20)

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cabin is beautiful, brand new and handicapped accessible. I would definitely stay here again!! Very quite and peaceful.
Oct 2014
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Sevierville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Pedestal sink, extra large walk in shower with seat, Jacuzzi in bedroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , roll away bed available
  • Deluxe full size sleigh bed with pillow top mattress, luxury linens
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Zip lines and swinging bridge nearby, Dollywood/Splash Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiking, fishing


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 19 reviews

The view is amazing! Such sweet owners. You wont be disappointed.

  • 5 of 5

We decided to take my grandson away for a trip close to home before school started back. We had to leave a little early because of a family medical problem but will definitly be returning. The couple that own this property are so easy to work with and so very sweet. My grandson feel in love with lily the owners dog to. He was so disappointed when we had to leave. This place and the owners are true gems.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. The cabin was very cozy and well kept. The views were amazing and staying at this location definitely allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle while still being close enough to anything you would want to go and see/do. Would definitely recommend to anyone and we can't wait to visit with them again!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Bruce was extremely helpful and the property was beautiful. I wish I had paid more attention to the fact that the bed was a full size. I haven't slept in a full size bed as an adult, much less shared one. I was glad the couch was there, but it took the romance out of the equation. I also neglected to read the fine print of this particular rental not having an outdoor hot tub. The indoor jacuzzi was really nice but it took forever to fill up and the water wasn't hot.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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nice cozy very quiet

  • 4 of 5

everything was very clean person taking care of place was very pleasant to speak with only problem was wifi did not work at all

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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We loved our stay at Bear Blis

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so cute. There was a jacuzzi in the room. We did not get to use it because we were either in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.

The pool was beautiful. Everything was very clean and nicely maintained. Charlene and Bruce were great and very helpful with dinning suggestions and sites to see.

We loved the cabin. The only down side was that the bed is a Full size bed. I believe VRBO had it listed as a Full size, but I somehow got on another site that described the bed as Queen size. It is definitely a FULL size bed. My husband and I are NOT small people, so it's a good

thing that we like each other.

We would recommend this cabin to anyone. They have 3 other cabins that we would like visit in the future!

Thank you Charlene and Bruce for making our stay great!

Bob and Robin

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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At Home Feel

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little cabin. There was just the right size for our family of 3, plus my mom. The cabin was perfect for my mom as there was plenty of room for her to use her walker, and the large bathroom was a huge plus. Our 8 year old loved the pool. It was the perfect distance from all attractions. We could not have asked to meet any better people than the owners. It's extremely comforting when you meet new people that make you feel so at home! We will definitely be back to Bear Pen Gap Resort!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newfound Gap
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Knoxville Tyson McGee
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Three Jimmy's
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Riverstone /Gatlinburg Golf
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dunn's Market
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

We are 10-15 minutes from everything in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Just a few minutes from Arts and Crafts community. There is a trolley route there. Great restaurants, live shows, action attractions, shopping, outlet shopping. Very close to the National Park. Picnicking close by: The Chimmney's, Metcalf Bottoms. Be sure to include Cades Cove, Laurel Falls, River Road tour, and historical structures: Harrisburg Covered Bridge, Greenbrier, Walker sisters cabin, grave yards. If you come to the Smokies to get married we offer large weddings, intimate weddings, cabin weddings, with everything provided that you want us to provide. You can also just use our venue and do it all yourself. See facebook BEAR PEN GAP RESORT. You will not get a lower price anywhere!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed . NO SMOKING / Cancellation fee/change date fee/$75
1 night fee if cancelled within 21 days of reservation/ Damage fees may be assessed after departure in lieu of upfront damage deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.