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Authentic Log Cabin Near The Smokies - available now

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful One Bedroom Cabin With Nearby Access To Many Activities.

Included in this cabin is a king size bed, kitchen, two full baths, loft with pool table, indoor Jacuzzi, outdoor hot tub, TVs in the bedroom and living areas, internet, wi-fi and laundry room. There is a lovely deck where one can relax and enjoy a mountain morning. Minutes from Gatlinburg and the Smokies, this beautiful secluded cabin is a perfect getaway for two, whether choosing to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities that are available such as hiking, shopping downtown, in the arts district, enjoying winter activities such as skiing in the winter at Ober, relaxing in the hot tub or just cozying up to the fireplace.

Kim Meyer
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Kim Meyer

Kim, who is from New Orleans, Louisiana, has been a frequent visitor to Gatlinburg since early childhood. After experiencing the beauty of the mountains, views, waterfalls and all of the activities offered in the area, she knew she wanted to have a vacation home here. When the cabin became available, she convinced her husband, John, who is from Lafayette, Louisiana, to buy and renovate it. Black Bear Ridge was born and for the past ten years has been upgraded and kept in pristine condition. Our cabin had been with a rental company but we decided to change to VRBO. We hope you give us a chance to introduce you to a true mountain experience.

Kim Meyer purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Kim Meyer chose Chalet Village

Once you come to Gatlinburg, you will know why we chose this area; the friendly people, entertainment, which includes all of the amenities located in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, outdoor activities, shopping and wonderful dining. Some of these amenities include Dollywood, Splash Country water park, the aquarium, Titanic, The Island, which includes unique shops, dining and a 200 foot ferris wheel. The dining includes a vast array of restaurants such as The Park, Cherokee Grill, Smoky Mountain Brewery and No Way Jose's. The activities include hiking in the Smokies, ice skating ( year round), skiing, white water rafting, tubing, zip lining, shopping in the arts and crafts community where local artisans create and sell their crafts. For the nonhiker, the Motor Nature Trail is an option for those wanting to view the Smokies from the comfort of their vehicle, which is located at traffic light number 8, Airport Road.

What makes this cabin unique

One cannot help but fall in love with Black Bear Ridge, an authentic, lovely log cabin. Staying in this cabin affords you the true mountain experience. Upon waking in the morning and smelling the crisp mountain air while sitting out on the deck surrounded by nature (and sometimes viewing wildlift), you'll soon feel your cares drift away.


Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All trash must be deposited in the trash bin at end of driveway before departing. .
  • Before departing remove bedding and place on floor. Place wet linen and towels in tub.
  • Remember to place the club house pass on the table. Place dishes in dishwasher and turn on.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , single lavatory upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double lavatory downstairs
  • two full bathrooms - one upstairs and one master bathroom downstairs
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
  • comfortable master bedroom with king size bed with two night stands, wall TV, closet, and dresser.
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Authentic Log Cabin Near The Smokies - available now
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Roanoke, VA

Black Bear

  • 4 of 5

Nice 1 bedroom get away. Clean. Convenient. Secluded. Owner was responsive to questions.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice area. House could use some TLC

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at this cabin over New Years 2018. The location is excellent with easy driving access to numerous hiking and viewing spots in the Smoky Mountains. We were 10-12 minutes from Gatlinburg and maybe 15 from Pigeon Forge. The cabin sits in a relatively quiet area which was nice. The driveway leading up is steep but we had no problems driving up even with snow and a bit of ice. My wife and I have rented cabins all over the country for a number of years. Neither of us expect the Ritz Carlton and in fact we like the rustic charm of a cabin in the woods. Mouse droppings in the kitchen drawers...maybe we could live with. After all we were in the woods. Sort of. The stove had two burners. One of them wasn't working. While we appreciated the sign on the stove informing us that 1/2 the burners weren't operational, we would have appreciated it more had this been fixed. This cabin comes with utensils and pots and pans to cook with. Again, we didn't expect gourmet cookware, but the dented, worn items supplied, made us both sort of roll our eyes and smile. All of these little details can add up and often make the difference between fair and good or even good to great. If this had been our only challenges I would have given this place 3-4 stars. But then there was the heater. For the first few days it was able to keep the cabin at 66 degrees but on the last day before we left (which was New Years Day), it stopped working altogether. This meant on the morning of our departure (Jan 2) the temperature in the cabin was 48 degrees. I called the owners on that day to let them know about this but never got a return call. So in closing, I do not think it unreasonable to expect a fully functional heating system in the middle of winter or stoves that are operational. If the owners actually make these repairs and perhaps consider a modest upgrade in the kitchen supplies they make available for guests, this property would be well worth the price.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steven & Shelley, First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing Black Bear Ridge. Regarding your review of our cabin, we would like to state the following: Concerning the mouse droppings, the weather was extremely cold when you were there. You are in the woods and mice will, unfortunately, seek out the warmest place and Gatlinburg has experienced an unusually frigid winter. We have addressed this issue and there have been no further problems. Looks like the mice won that weekend. Concerning the stove, we had attempted to locate a burner with no success and therefore have purchased a new stove. Concerning the kitchen utensils, no one else has made us aware of dented or worn items. Lastly, it was very unfortunate that the heat pump failed, however, it's impossible to address an issue that we aren't made aware of until the day you left. Once we were made aware of this problem it was repaired in three hours, which is how we operate Black Bear Ridge and thus have a repetitive and loyal following. We hope you choose Black Bear Ridge in the future. Kim & John
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The cabin was beautiful!! Very cozy...driveway is very steep.

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time! The cabin was absolutely perfect for a couple. We enjoyed the hot tub and the pool table. The bed was very comfortable. The cabin is just far enough out to be secluded yet very close to the town of Gatlinburg. The owner was perfect to work with and responded very quickly to any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend this cabin and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Black Bear Ridge

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. Very nice cabin. The straight up drive and driveway was a little scary, would have definitely preferred a FLAT place to park, but it IS the mountains and we managed. We loved how private and serene it was. Clean and well equipped kitchen, however we would suggest more towels/newer towels for bathing. We would have brought laundry detergent had we known it would not be provided. (other cabin vacations we've had in the past have provided it. Not a problem, we just wish we had known beforehand as there are not a lot of places to find it in Gatlinburg without going out of the way.) Plenty of space and a nice place to relax and celebrate our first Anniversary. The fireplace was very nice to have as the temperature dropped in the late 30's during our stay. We loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch having coffee in the mornings. It's always difficult to leave the Mountains! Would definitely recommend to others, in fact, we already have. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

Michelle & Andy Prince

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin, near town but very secluded

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean & in good shape. Loved the cabin decor & bear theme to make it feel more rustic. The owners called the first night to make sure everything was clean & ready for our visit. Very happy overall & would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Although the cabin was much higher than we anticipated, it was a nice place. It had most everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The cabin was clean and very comfortable. We never could get the local channels on the T.V. in the living room, but that was minor. Being in the hot tub at night was amazing! We had the extreme pleasure of seeing a Mama bear with her 2 cubs, twice, right behind the cabin. Made our trip! The cabin is literally 1 minute from Ober. We really enjoyed staying here. Just be mindful of the steep driveway. We had to gun it and go! Thank you Black Bear Ridge for making our stay wonderful!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ski Mountain Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
The Peddler Steakhouse
Steak House
Big Daddy's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
Barbecue Restaurant
Crockett's Breakfast Camp
Breakfast Restaurant
Texas Roadhouse
Steak House
Luigi's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Ober Gatlinburg
The Park Grill
American Restaurant
Calhoun's Restaurant
Barbecue Restaurant
The Melting Pot
Fondue Restaurant
Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse
Steak House
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Hot Diggity Dawg
Best Italian - Elks Plaza
Italian Restaurant
Christ in the Smokies Museum and Gardens
Dick's Last Resort - Gatlinburg
American Restaurant
Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Ripley's Moving Theater - Gatlinburg
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Gatlinburg Convention Center
Blaine's Grill & Bar
American Restaurant
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Slice Pizza Bakery
Pizza Restaurant
Iris Theater
Gatlinburg Space Needle
Bar & Grill
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Bones BBQ Joint
Barbecue Restaurant
Puckers Sports Grill
Bar & Grill
Stanga's Big Sausage
Hogg's Upstairs Taverne
Bar & Grill
Funnel Cakes
Fast Food Restaurant
Johnny Rockets of Gatlinburg
Hamburger Restaurant
Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
Log Cabin Pancake House
Pancake Restaurant
Chicken Hut
Chicken Restaurant
Burg Coffees, Inc
Coffee Shop
World of Illusions
Best Italian - Parkway
Italian Restaurant
Steak Delivery and Catering
Steak House
Earthquake the Ride
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill
Bar & Grill
North China Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Mountain Edge Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
New Orleans Sandwich Company
Fast Food Restaurant
The Village Cafe and Creamery
Coffee Shop
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
gatlinburg-pigeon forge airport (GKT)
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Smokey Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Gatlinburg golf course on Dollywood Lane
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
the park grill, cherokee grill
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
ober ski - gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Being next to the Smoky Mountain National Park affords one the opportunity to hike, enjoy the views from your car, see nature at its finest and take spectacular photos to enjoy for years to come. The entertainment is endless: World Class Exhibits such as Titanic, the aquarium and Dollywood and many others. Dining experiences range from the very casual to fine dining. For those who enjoy shopping, there is something for everyone.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

For any rental longer than one week - the following will apply. The cabin will be inspected and cleaned weekly. Each cleaning will be an additional fee of $95.00. For example - the clean fee for a four week stay will be $380.00, three week stay will be $285.00, and a two week stay will be $180.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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