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Affordable Faffoo Bear's Den Creek Side (Ground Hog Creek)

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath in wooded setting with Hot Tub

Faffoo Bear's Den

Located in the Cherokee National Forest at scenic Cosby, TN, this modest 1 Bedroom/Bath log cabin is only a short distance from the Smoky Mountain National Park. Home to the black bear, the wild turkey and a myriad of plants and animals unique to Eastern Tennessee, Faffoo Bear's Den provides a comfortable retreat for up to 3 adults or two adults and small children, with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a pull-out loveseat in the living room. The dining table seats 4.

The genuine log construction keeps the interior cool in summer and warm in winter, while air conditioning and electric heaters provide comfort during temperature extremes. Constructed in 2008, Faffoo Bear's Den is the cozy alternative to large and costly cabin rentals.

The spacious porch provides a scenic view of Ground Hog Creek, located on the property, and the creek provides the appropriate mountain music for carefree days and restful nights. Situate on 8.7 acres of mountain forest, hiking opportunities are there for those who like their hiking to be largely vertical.

While not equipped with some of the luxuries of larger cabins such as full kitchens, all the amenities needed for a long weekend getaway (or longer) are here. A modern bath (inside!) features a large walk-in shower. Microwave and convection oven, griddle, charcoal grill and mini fridge combine to provide all the cooking opportunities short of roasting a turkey! The silverware and crockery is what you would expect in your own home and the knives are quality and kept sharp.

Dish TV with DVD player, video library and very limited satellite internet access provide entertainment when you aren't hiking, rafting on the Pigeon River, dining in one of Gatlinburg's many restaurants or visiting its tourist attractions and riding or driving the many "twisty" roads in the area. Gatlinburg is only 20 minutes away and historic Newport, TN is closer. Cosby Campground, operated by Park Service, is less than 2 miles with its hiking and bridle trails and fishing opportunities on Cosby Creek.

An RV site is also available with 30 amp service, cool mountain water, satellite TV wiring (provide your own receiver) and pleasant graveled patio area enclosed with a split rail fence just a few yards from the creek. Because of the uphill turn required to enter the site, we recommend trailers shorter than 30' unless you have 4 wheel drive and excellent trailering skills. Smaller motor-homes can negotiate the graveled drive as well.

More Details

Property Manager
Cramers Creekside Cabins, Inc.
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We came from Murfreesboro & Lafayette TN for a girls weekend just to relax and have a stress free weekend and that's exactly what happened. We drove to NC Saturday when we got here then went to Gatlinburg for some moonshine and went out to eat. Sunday went adventuring, found a trail. We went to Great Smoky Mountains National Park @ Cosby. This was all of our 1st time in NC & Cosby @ this cabin. We wanted something new and this was it. We ate dinner @ the picnic table, we tried to get a bon fire started. It didn't work - the ground was to wet from the rain Saturday. The cabin is in a great location. Bed was so soft, hot water was fine for 3 girls that says something. We wished it had a washer & dryer but thats it. The view was great & we all enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for allowing us to stay"
Feb 2018
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Cosby Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Signed rental agreement and copy of registered guests valid driver's license required and will be requested after reservation has been confirmed
  • Check in 4 PM or after no later than 9 PM, Check out 10 AM or before
  • Firewood available year round $39.00 plus tax before check in $50.00 plus tax after check in
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Affordable Faffoo Bear's Den Creek Side (Ground Hog Creek)
average rating of 3.4 based on 9 reviews

Very cozy and nice cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the creek, hot tub and short travel time to find things to do. The drive to the cabin was not bad. Not very good cell signal but overal very nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return. Faffoo Bears Den is a great cabin, affordable and conveniently located. Unfortunately cell service can be a little sketchy depending on your provider. The cabin does have WiFi and internet calls are possible with the right cell phone.
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Pembroke Pines, Florida

Not a cabin for 4 people as advertised

  • 1 of 5

In the very first email that I sent to the owner I clearly stated that we were a family of 4 adults. I was never told that it only sleeps 2 adults and 1 child, since it has only 1 queen bed and 1 twin size sleep sofa with room for one child or one very thin adult. We had to go buy an inflated bed which was expensive and did not really work well since the floor was extremely cold. It really ruined our vacation that my son and daughter had to sleep so uncomfortable and cold during those 5 nights. And don’t think it was was not!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is CLEARLY stated in our website, mentioned in conversation and the email you were sent that there is 1 queen bed and 1 pull out love seat for 3 adults or 2 adults with small children. Copied from website ""FAFFOO BEAR'S DEN" Located in the Cherokee National Forest at scenic Cosby, TN, this modest 1 Bedroom/Bath log cabin is only a short distance from the Smoky Mountain National Park. Home to the black bear, the wild turkey and a myriad of plants and animals unique to Eastern Tennessee, Faffoo Bear's Den provides a comfortable retreat for up to 3 adults or two adults and small children, with a queen size bed in the bedroom and a pull-out loveseat in the living room. The dining table seats 4." You chose to bring 4 adults and 3 dogs. So PLEASE, read description and look at pictures before you write a bad review that is uncalled for!
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Cute and rustic cabin BUT....

  • 2 of 5

This cabin is cute but has a lot of issues that must be addressed. The breaker box needs improvement. If you try to use the coffee maker while cooking, you would lose power. The cabin is extremely cold and the WiFi was not adequate to be able to call out or use internet. It is too far from any of the attractions. We were charged extra for the dogs AFTER the reservations were made, but it was advertised as dog friendly. Really? Kids make more of a mess and break things more than my dogs ever will. I will NOT ever go back to this cabin. It did not feel safe to me being way out in the boonies. I was VERY DISAPPOINTED! Toni Davenport

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were not aware of an electrical and heating issue until you contacted us. These issues were corrected in 72 hours. What YOU FAILED to mention is that 2 new heat sources and a new power strip were delivered to the cabin on Thanksgiving Day within 2 hours to resolve the issue temporarily. The satellite internet service is clearly stated as limited on the website. As far as the distance to attractions, one of the National Park entrances is only a couple of miles down the road and center of Gatlinburg is 22 miles away. Even though the cabin is pet friendly there are still pet fees that are clearly stated when you reserved the cabin. I recommend you read the information provided to you online or contact the rental company and ask questions about what concerns you before you write a negative review.
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Beaumont TX

Nestled in the arms of nature

  • 5 of 5

Our first time staying in a cabin and we absolutely loved it. It was so nice just hanging out and around the cabin when we were done for the day. Enjoyed Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. I don’t think we will ever book a hotel again.. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful place. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for Honeymooners

  • 5 of 5

We came to this area for our honeymoon, after saying for 5 1/2 years, we finally tied the knot. We wanted a place that was quiet and away from all the hussel and bustle of life.

A great place to stay, lots of towels, and only 45 minutes from Pigion Forge.

We recommend going on the auto-tours and the forbidden caverns.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. We look forward to hearing from you in the future in regards to your vacationing and anniversary needs. Congratulations on the wedding and wishing you both many wonderful years together.
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Faffoo Bear's Den is located in Cosby close to white water rafting, Cosby Park, Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains, Cherokee National Forest, Gatlinburg, Newport, Greenbriar and Pigeon Forge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $59

Note: Checking in after 9 PM EST is not permitted.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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