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5 bedroom Luxury cabin with a great mountain view!

Gatlinburg, TN, USA
  • Lodge2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Great view in great neighborhood. Close to the park & convenient to Gatlinburg

Beautiful Luxury 5bd/3bath home with mountain views from 3 levels.

This beautiful log cabin is perfect get-away for family or friends. Sleeps 12 comfortably + a sleeper for up to 2 more: Master bedroom with King, 3 additional bedrooms with Queen beds, a 5th room sleeps 4 with queen over queen bunk bed, and sleeper sofa if needed in living room.

Convenient to Smoky Mountain national part, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge (Dollywood). Short day trip to Cherokee casino or Biltmore House.

Just renovated cabin

Lots to do with pool table in game room, amazing hot tub, lots of rockers for reading and just relaxing, wrap around porch, flat screen TV's in all rooms, and large projector in multimedia room. Lots of wildlife we often see a family of deer and on occasion we will see a black bear and her cubs.

In 2016 we redid the outside of the house and replaced key windows.

Our neighborhood hosts 3 pools, golf course, and for larger events ability to rent space from the neighborhood HOA office at the very top of the mountain.

We purchased this property late last year. Our friends call our remodel a rebuild as we have gutted 3 levels to take this 1970s cabin into the 21st century. it was very trying and everything took longer than expected. We try to continually enhance the property.

Janan & I are already planning phase 2 construction projects after we pay down some of the debt we took on with this renovation and invite our guests to help set the priority of improvements. These include:

1) Removing the lower level bath tub, pushing the wall back a foot or 2 and installing a tiled shower with modern glass instead of shower curtains.

2) Adding a more inviting front entrance. Basically extending a gable out toward the driveway and a little stone work.

3) Upgrading the main level bath with tile and raise the ceiling a touch.

4) level out area on outside area for installation of picnic table & horse shoe pits.


Ed Tollefsen

Member Since 2013
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Ed Tollefsen

We are a family of 3 with aspirations of retiring to the mountains and managing 3 to 5 properties after 2020. In 2014, we decided to take over the daily management of the property and Janan took over booking and management. We've had a couple hiccups but overall the experience has been delightful. Our hope is that the cabin & your stay in this beautiful city is a lifelong memory.

Ed Tollefsen purchased this Lodge in 2014

Why Ed Tollefsen chose Gatlinburg

We bought the property in October 2014 as a distressed foreclosure. We loved the view and the neighborhood and decided to restore this wonderful old cabin. The renovations took a life of their own as it became a bit of a rebuild. We have enjoyed bringing this 1970's property up to 21st century standards. Our goal has been to bring modern convenience while maintaining a unique country cabin feel.

What makes this Lodge unique

Convenient to Smoky Mountain National Forest, Gatlinburg. short drive to Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, and Biltmore Estate.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • 1st Floor Bedroom 5
        2 bunk bed, Sleeps 4 in beds in room.
      • 3rd floor Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Main Floor Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Main Floor Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • 3rd Floor Master Bedroom
        1 king, Wood burnng fire place, with balcony and attached bathroom


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • 3rd Floor Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Main Floor Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • 1st Floor Bathroom
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Gatlinburg (12.4 miles) Pigeon Forge (18.8 miles)
            • Golf Course Front
              Brent Creek Golf Course
            • Golf Course View
              Bent Creek Golf Course
            • Mountain View
            • Rural
              Rural location in an HOA community. Best of both worlds


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Driveway can fit 4+ cars
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                              Brand new stainless steel.
                            • Kitchen
                              Brand new stainless steel appliances, custom made cabinets.
                            • Microwave
                              Brand new stainless steel.
                            • Oven
                              Brand new stainless steel.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Brand new stainless steel.
                            • Stove
                              Brand new stainless steel.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  8 seats available at dining table, 4 seats available with kitchen island. Possibly 2 more seats at main table.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 12 people


                                    • Game Room
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Provided through Xfinity/Comcast.
                                    • Stereo
                                      Music available through Xfinity music channels.
                                    • Television
                                      TV's in all 5 bedrooms as well as big screen in Media Room!


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Bent Creek Golf Resort, designed by Gary Player.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Provided for residents and guests. Unlike the pools I have never seen the tennis courts. I understand the community has courts but I cant guarantee quality or that they even exist.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Beautiful community with 3 seasonal pools for residents and guests.
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Hot Tub 4+


                                                    • festivals
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • ski privileges optional
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Media Room with large screen tv and surround sound.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      26 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great cabin with an amazing view

                                                                      Yashika S.

                                                                      I had a party of 9 with me to celebrate my birthday. The cabin was perfect for the amount of people. Very spacious , nice layout and beautiful view. Everything we needed was right there, pots,pans,wine glasses,coffee cups if you need it it’s there(there was even a deck of cards). This place was amazing and very clean. I would definitely use it again in the future.

                                                                      Beautiful cabin and very well maintained.

                                                                      RACHELLE Y.

                                                                      We had a great time at Bear Necessities. The kids and adults enjoyed the hot tub, pool table & big screen tv. Very nice cabin. Clean, spacious and perfect for our group. Thanks again!!!

                                                                      Beautiful Cabin with a beautiful view of the mountains

                                                                      Shirley B.

                                                                      Our family loved staying in this beautiful cabin. One of the things we loved most was the beautiful view of the Smokey Mountains right from the living room area, and it has several balconies to sit on the outside and view them from on warmer days. We enjoyed great family time playing pool, relaxing in the hot tub and even rented a movie from redbox and watched on the big screen in the downstairs rec. area.The owners were great to respond quickly to answer any questions or concerns. It has lots of little extras for comfort and convenience also. We definitely recommend it and hope to return again for another great stay.

                                                                      Great house with a great view

                                                                      Kris H.

                                                                      Very nice and clean. Has a great view of the mountains. It was nice and quiet. Didn't get to see any bear, but we did see 5-7 turkey one day.

                                                                      It was great to have all 8 of us in one house!

                                                                      LeEtta R.Silver Peak, Nevada

                                                                      We enjoyed everything the house had to offer, the hot tub, the pool table, the outside deck, the bbq grill, we used it all! It was so nice to have all 8 of us in one house! Every thing we looked at, we would have had to rent 2 units close to each other. We were all adults celebrating an anniversary and 3 birthdays, it was great! And it was an easy drive to Gatlinburg as well. I would highly recommend this house to anyone with a large family. We were all family from all over the U.S. We cooked all of our meals and we all worked well together. Its a large home, so we all had lots of privacy in our rooms. And because it is 3 stories, we weren't all on top of each other. If we were to do this again in that part of the country, we would definitely book this places again. And the views are phenomenal, but yet very private from other neighbors.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind words.

                                                                      I've done Real Estate my whole life and have found that vacation rentals are by far the most gratifying. Knowing our places are part of the best of times for guests makes them very special.

                                                                      Please think of us again in the future. Gatlinburg has a different feel with each season.

                                                                      Great vacation

                                                                      Lyndie F.

                                                                      We had a wonderful time. The communication was great when we needed it. The cabin was well described. We will hopefully be back soon.


                                                                      Gatlinburg, TN, USA

                                                                      Located in beautiful Cobbly Nob--golf course community in the Smoky Mountains only 12 miles from downtown Gatlinburg and within 5 miles of the Smoky Mountain National Park.


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      Rates vary from $195-$625 per night depending on seasonal dates and length of stay. Contact us for specific rates and current specials or discounts!! Any evidence of smoking in the house will result in a deep cleaning fee of $250 or more. Guests agrees to be responsible for charges associated with smoking or any other willful negligence.

                                                                      26 Reviews
                                                                      Wonderful 4.8/5
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