Seeking a charming cabin in the mountains for a romantic getaway? You’ve just found it: Surrounded by forest, looking onto the Great Smoky Mountains, and with delightful amenities such as an outdoor hot tub, an indoor jetted tub, and a stone fireplace, Bear Hugs will have you in the mood for romance—or relaxation.
Yet, while the log cabin feels tucked away from it all, it’s hardly remote. Downtown Gatlinburg, with its amusements, entertainment, and restaurants, is only a 5-minute car ride away. The main entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also just a short drive away, as are golf courses, Dollywood, Rocky Top Sports World, and so much more.
You’ll be delighted by Bear Hugs as soon as you pull up into the drive. A true log cabin, with a chalet-style cathedral ceiling, it rises on stilts to offer spectacular views of the Smokies from the back deck that spans the width of the house. This deck is home to the hot tub, which is large enough for you and that special someone to relax together as you admire the sunset or scan the night sky for shooting stars.
The interior of Bear Hugs is just as inviting as the exterior. The wood floor, walls, and ceiling cocoon you with warmth and charm. For even more warmth, there’s the gas fireplace in the living room; you’ll love snuggling in front of it on chilly winter evenings while watching TV, reading, surfing the web (of course Bear Hugs has internet access!), or simply enjoying a glass of wine together while you make plans for the following day. And if those plans include additional guests, you can have them stay the night: The wonderfully comfortable living room sofa converts into a bed for 2, so that the house can sleep up to 4 people in all.
The dining table, adjacent to the living area, seats 4 people as well. You can look out the large windows to the mountains as you enjoy your meal, so that you’ll almost feel as if you’re dining alfresco.
The kitchen is equipped with all the cookware, tableware, and appliances you’ll need, whether you plan to lovingly prepare entire feasts or simply brew a cup of coffee in the morning. Should you want to barbecue, there’s a charcoal grill outside as well. Among other conveniences, the cabin has its own washer and dryer, so you can both pack light and return home with a suitcase full of clean clothes (isn’t having to do laundry as soon as you get back the worst?).
The master suite is on the main level along with the living/dining area and the kitchen. Decorated in the same comfortably rustic style as the rest of the home, the suite includes a sumptuous king-size bed, a TV, and a bathroom complete with jetted tub. When you arrive you’ll find the bed freshly made and laundered towels ready and be waiting, so if you want to unwind with a bath or a nap as soon as you arrive, you can.
There’s a second full bathroom upstairs on the loft level, convenient if you have overnight guests. Also upstairs is a pool table, great for whiling away a rainy day. Even if you don’t play pool you’ll want to spend some time up in the loft, if for no other reason than to savor the spectacular vistas of the mountains.
Because Bear Hugs is located in the 43-acre Black Bear Falls Log Home Community, when you stay you can take advantage of the resort’s 2 heated swimming pools, one of which is a kiddie pool, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There’s also a poolside lounge area and a clubhouse with free WiFi.
Beautiful and bucolic, yet loaded with modern-day luxuries and conveniently close to so many places to explore and enjoy, Bear Hugs is a wonderful base for a getaway you’ll never forget. So reserve your stay today, and get ready to start making memories!