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Located only 5 Minutes from NOC! Hot Tub, Outdoor Fire Pit, Privacy & More!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Outdoor Fire Pit And Serenity. Sleeps 8

Location, Location, Location!

Bears Den is your basecamp to adventure in the Bryson City – Nantahala Area! It is 5 minutes from NOC, 10 Minutes to Tsali and Lake Fontana and 15 minutes from Bryson City. Bears Den sits on 4.5 peaceful acres bordering the Nantahala National Forest. If you want a cabin in the Smokies with easy access and close to it all, Bears Den is your place!

Amenity, Amenity, Amenity!

Bears Den is spacious mountain home. Over the past 14 months we have updated the cabin with new flooring, and new electronics. We put in a new king size bed, and all queen beds. Gone are the full beds and futons. In fall of 2017 we remodeled the kitchen and one of the main bathrooms. Notable amenities include, fire place, Hot Springs Spa, spacious deck, huge outdoor firepit, Dish Network with the Hopper. Imagine a day of adventure in the Smokies coming home to a fully equipped kitchen and then deciding what you really want is just a simple cook out with hot dogs and smores over an open fire at the fire pit? Its like glamping, but better!

However, you may want to cook that full meal in a spacious kitchen for your summer time get together or for the holidays. Bear’s Den has you covered. The kitchen is nicely appointed with a new full size range, new dishwasher and new microwave oven. If you wish to relax in the Hot Springs Hot Tub its always on, always filtering and always ready for you after that cold day kayaking or to sooth your muscles after hiking or mountain biking. Bears Den has a wood burning fireplace and a 50 inch flat panel LED TV with sound bar and blue tooth compatible for your private music collection on your phone or Ipod.

We have upgraded the lighting in the home with more improvements to come in 2018 including remodeling the second and third bathrooms and new refrigerator to match the new appliances. We also have plans to spruce up the fire pit with new stone and overhead lighting.

Love Bears Den Max but don't need all 4 bedrooms? Guests can rent the upper floors of the cabin only (3br/2ba) for a reduced price. Contact us for more information!

Thanksgiving and Christmas have a 4 night minimum

PET FEE: This cabin is pet friendly and will allow 1 dog. All pets must be declared on the Pet Policies Addendum of our Vacation Rental Agreement. Additional non-refundable $125 pet fee will apply.

Access: Easy - Last 1/2 Mile is Gravel

Charcoal Grill

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Wood Burning Fireplace - Firewood Not Provided

Hot Tub

Central Heat & Air


Outdoor Fire Pit

Home Theater System With Satellite TV and DVD Player

No Internet Access

Maximum Parking Spaces: 3

Maximum Guests: 8

BR 1 - Queen - Main Level - Hall Bathroom

BR 2 - Queen - Upper Level - Shared Hall Bathroom

BR 3 - Queen - Upper Level - Shared Hall Bathroom

Basement Level Den (Separate Entrance) - King - Private Bathroom

More Details

Property Manager
Laura Bowers
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upper Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower Level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upper Level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Lower Level, Separate Outside Entrance
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews

Picture-Perfect Cabin in Prime Location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed everything about our stay here. The cabin was comfortable and an ideal size for our group of 7. We wanted to be close to the NOC and this cabin is only 5 minutes away. Couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will rent again!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this if you want to be close to the NOC. It's very clean and super nice. Exceeded my expectations. We will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location and Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a stay at this great cabin. We were only there for 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. We enjoy being outdoors and had lots of activities planned at NOC and around the GSMNP. This cabin was the perfect base camp each day. Very clean and homey. Spent both nights in the hot tub and around the firepit. Laura at the rental company was extremely helpful through the entire process. I look forward to working with her in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smelled like cat pee.

  • 1 of 5

Upon entering the house. A strong cat urine smell hits you in the face.

Two quests were allergic to cats and had reactions.

The sheets on all 3 beds were pilling and had some hair that was stuck to them. We had to tell ourselves that we hoped they were clean but because of the pilling everything stuck to them.

The upstairs toilet had very dark stains running inside of it.

The downstairs shower made a loud squealing sound.

Pillows were either hard and flat or lumpy.

No hangers in either closet.

Couldn't open any windows because there were no screens.

Hot tub had white foam on top which means it was very dirty.

Coffee pot, but no coffee.

No hair dryer.

1 very small bar of soap for each bathroom. No shampoo

Beds were hard.

No blankets on beds. Just sheets and a very thin quilt like bedspread. No extra blankets.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We truly appreciate guest feedback because we want each and every guest to have a wonderful experience. We take our guests suggestions seriously and continuously strive to make the cabin better. We truly wish that you would have contacted us during your stay. We would have gladly provided additional blankets and pillows. We place extra blankets in the closets of the bedrooms. We would have been happy to help you locate them during your stay. We wish to address the cat urine issue head on. We had some folks stay with us who clearly had cats. Their stay was an extended stay and we were not aware of the cat issue until they departed. We have spent nearly $15,000 and over 200 hours of work addressing the cat destruction at the cabin. As of October 2017, we have replaced all the carpeting and many of the baseboards. We have gutted the main floor bathroom down to the studs and subfloor. Bears Den now has a completely new bathroom. It is beautiful. We remodeled the kitchen with new cabinets and granite counter tops, new dishwasher, new microwave oven, new Frigidaire Range and new Kichler lighting. We have had Serve Pro come in and do a thorough cleaning and HVAC duct cleaning and sanitation as well. Much of this work was done prior to your stay and the culprit during your stay was the main floor bathroom. In the next 6 months we will be remodeling the other two bathrooms because we are so pleased with the look of the main floor bathroom. Neither bathroom has any cat destruction to them. We are confident the cat issue has been resolved. We contacted the guest with an offer for a free week stay in the future and as of this date, they are not able to take us up on our offer. We provide a detailed rental agreement as to what it is in the cabin and what the guests are responsible for in terms of laundry and bath items, hair dryers and shampoo are not provided at any of our cabins. With that said, we are about to bring back our cabin samplers which are welcome gifts of chocolate and coffee from the Dillsboro Chocolate Factory. In future stays we will have enough gourmet coffee to get a single pot brewing in the morning for you. This item was eliminated due to the down turn in the economy. Going forward the cabin samplers will be back in the homes no later than winter of 2018, but we hope to get them sooner. We are sorry that this stay was not up to par. We assure you that the issues are now addressed.
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Wonderful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I immensely enjoyed our trip to 'Bears Den'. The cabin is in the perfect location between the NOC and Bryson City. It was very homey and had everything we needed. The kids loved the outdoor fire pit and hot tub. I hope to make it back to the mountains soon and if so I know where I'll be staying! Thanks again for the great vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles




Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.75%

Stay 6 Nights, Receive the 7th Night FREE! Contact us directly to take advantage of this special. If you book through VRBO it will not give you the 7th night free.

Manager'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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