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$100* per nite One of the best deals in the Smokies! Approx 8 miles to Parkway!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8; hot tub and game room; Tranquil mountain view

Apple Bear Cottage--FYI: I'm excited to communicate with you and hope to have you as our guest in the Great Smokey Mountains in one of our nightly rentals.

Apple Bear Cottage is centrally located in Wears Valley making it easily accessible to Cades Cove to view wildlife, Townsend or Pigeon Forge Parkway (approx. 8 miles to either), Dollywood, Splash Country, dinner shows, etc., 1.5 miles to Wears Valley convenient stores, antique shops, souvenir shops, candy making shops, bank, etc.

Or, in this tranquil setting, you may just choose to kick off your shoes, throw a steak on the grill, and dine on the patio overlooking the majestic mountains. What can be more relaxing than watching the sun set over the mountains and the lightening bugs taking their cue to blink in the night?

Apple Bear Cottage features 2 bedrooms with two queen log beds with each bedroom having double French doors providing exits to outside balconies. Each bedroom is equipped with a TV.

The master bedroom opens into master bath with marble floor, jetted whirlpool bath, separate shower, and double vanity. The second queen bedroom is accessible to a full bath from bedroom or can be accessed from hall area. This bedroom also features a black marble electric fireplace operating with flame and/or heat.

For the kiddos and their friends, there are 2 queen sofa sleepers with linens available. One of the sofa sleepers is in the game room which has a large pool table, wood burning insert fireplace, and a 32” flat screen TV. The 2nd sofa sleeper is in the living room which features a large 48” flat screen TV with DVD/VCR. This room also has an electric fireplace to snuggle in front operating with flame and/or heat.

The large kitchen is equipped with all dishes, pots, pans, and appliances to prepare tasty meals which can be enjoyed dining indoors at table seating 6 or outdoors on the patio.

If these things don’t suit your fancies, retreat to the sunroom for a bubbly hot tub massage, viewing the mountains as you relax.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Karen

I'm Karen & worked as a teacher in Louisiana before coming on board as an educational diagnostician (assessing children for special needs). I resigned my LA position June 2012, and as of August 2012, I am now teaching a special needs class in nearby MS. My husband, Donald, is a retired security officer from a LA state inmate facility. He and I have owned rental property for the past 25 years and we renovate our own properties. We renovated a house in MS a couple blocks from the Gulf which Katrina claimed in 2005. We looked on the bright side and bought our first nightly rental in Pigeon Forge 2006: Bear Creek Lodge. We also built back on our lot in Bay St. Louis, MS, and feel blessed to call both states, Louisiana and Mississippi, home. We are blessed to live on LA/MS line where we can go back & forth for the important things: LA: grandchildren and church; MS: beach and school children. The most important things in our lives are God, our children, grandchildren, family and friends.

Karen purchased this house in 2007

Why Karen chose Sevierville

I feel the presence of God daily, but when I take a scenic ride through Smokey Mt. National Park or Cades Cove, I think of how great my God must be that He spoke this existence into place. I've vacationed here for many years and owning a piece of property here was a far-away dream, but God made it a reality in 2006 when we purchased Bear Creek Lodge in Pigeon Forge. God blessed us with guests like you to rent it; however, being an educator, it was always rented during summer and holidays when I could visit. A year later, in 2007, while looking for a piece of property to park our camper, we stumbled upon this awesome place in Wears Valley. After renovations, we not only had a piece of the mountain to park our camper on, but two more additional nightly rentals. He gave us more than one piece of the mountain. We invite you, our family and friends, to visit and enjoy a piece of the treasure with us.

What makes this house unique

In the valley, everything is quiet and peaceful. I am a very busy woman holding down a full-time job teaching students everyday and then coming home daily to keep paper work up-to-date from our rental business, responding to email inquiries, sending quotes, etc. I enjoy being in the valley and just relaxing in the peace and quiet....away from it all.


Sevierville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double bowl vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large single bowl vanity
  • 2 bathrooms; Master bedroom has private bathroom and 2nd bedroom shares bath having access from bedroom or hallway.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , TV, electric fireplace, Access to back deck
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 32" TV, Access to outside front deck
  • 2 bedrooms each having a queen size log style bed with exit to outside patio. Master bedroom has private bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate corner shower, and double bowl vanity. 2nd bedroom has electric fireplace and shares bathroom having access from bedroom or hallway. Master bedroom has 32" flat screen TV and 2nd bedroom has 19' flat screen TV.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is a family home up for nightly rentals. It is located in Stonemill Subdivision and has a large yard. It is easily accessible without steep inclining roads. Nestled in the middle of the valley, one becomes the center of the panoramic views.


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$100* per nite One of the best deals in the Smokies! Approx 8 miles to Parkway!
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews

Karen did an amazing job!

  • 5 of 5

It was like being at home. Not eccentric, not overly priced but comfortable. I will not book thru homeaway again, considering the aggravation I was put thru to make my 2nd payment. I did call customer support, but the help I got was no help and the information they gave me to help me was invalid. Phone numbers they gave me were invalid, from 2 years ago. My 2nd payment had to be made thru the owner, after numerous phone calls which did not make it easier for me. I did not know if I was going to have a vacation rental or not 2 weeks before vacation. Thank God for Karen, who took care of everything and made sure I did have a place to go to for a lovely vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed being here. Had fun in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. But we also enjoyed our stay at Apple Bear Cottage just as much, enjoyed hanging out there playing pool and using the hot tub, just spending some quality time on the back deck cooking out with family. It really is a quiet, enjoyable place. Karen is a really nice lady to deal with when booking your stay. Very helpful and wants to issue you have a pleasant experience and stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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The house was cozy and fit the family of 7 perfectly. Was very clean upon arrival. Great view

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house was close to everything but still far enough away to enjoy the Peace and quiet. Beautiful home inside and out, the hot tub was great to relax in at the end of a long day seeing sights. Will definitely see if this house is available for the next vacation. I will even plan my vacation around availability of this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean home on good roads not far from town

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nice But Doesn't Meet Expectations

  • 4 of 5

The pictures of the house interior is very accurate. The large master bath is the best portion of the house. The kitchen is decently equipped, just make sure to bring the basics (dish washer soap, sugar, oil, coffee...exc...). Both front and back porches are very spacious but nothing is private from the view of the road immediately in front of the house (not pictured) AND the back yard. You practically share the yard with the two bedroom unit that Karen rents and it sits on the same property, 20 feet apart (also not pictured) with direct views from their back porch into the hot tub room (no window treatments for privacy). Some of the blinds are falling apart in one of the master bedrooms but it is easy to hang something for privacy.

As some of the other reviews say, it is an older home with poor lighting but it is very spacious and stays cool during the hot weather, nice for a family getaway and suitable in comparison to the price. We did enjoy our stay and made the most of it, just be aware of the close quarters outside!

Karen is a very respectable host and answers most all questions via text or call when we addressed some of the issues above. However, when we asked why the water dispenser didn't work she said it might have been overlooked due to the winter draining, and did not offer to lend a hand to turn it on. Just make sure to bring or buy filtered water if it is a concern to you! Not a biggie for us. Overall, a decent place to stay and a host you can trust.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little home. We had a couple small issues the first night. However, Mrs. Karen took care of them and was very easy to contact. The remainder of our stay was great. Loved the house and the quiet area. Beautiful view from the back deck. My teens really enjoyed the pool table as well as the dining table being big enough for their board games. Would definitely rent again. We loved our trip to the beautiful Smokey mountains and our stay in this clean comfortable home. Thanks. Mrs. Karen

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Knoxville, TN
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Pigeon Forge or Townsend
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 321
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wears Valley
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Gatlinburg, TN
Car: necessary

A real view of mountain life without the bright, city lights. Relaxing on the quiet, back patio, one can hear the chirping crickets and see the flickering of lightening bugs flashing on and off in the air. However, within minutes, one can be strolling down Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge strip gazing through windows as candy and other items are being made to perfection. Only 8 miles to Townsend, one can quickly be on the back of a horse winding around a mountain trail or on a raft meandering through the white water waves. Only a mile or so away on Lyons Springs Road is the scenic cut-off route to Cades Cove and while enroute many stop at Metcalf Bottoms to swim or fish in the fresh water stream as burgers are sizzling on the grill. Centrally located, guest at Apple Bear Cottage are in near proximity to everything.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$100--$125 rate range depending on season, etc. Email or call Karen (985-515-6008) for quote. 2-payment plan: ½ due when reserving; balance due within 3 weeks of arrival date. Security deposit is charge card hold; same procedure as most standard hotels. 3 nights minimum required; however, 2 nights considered for higher rate depending on availability. Personal checks, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, Pay Pal accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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