About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8
A 2-bedroom, 2-floor log cabin nestled among towering trees, Running Bear is full of rustic charm. But it offers loads of contemporary amenities too, including a hot tub, a pool table, and free WiFi. And despite its seemingly secluded setting, it’s only 5 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
Comfort and relaxation were top of mind when Running Bear was designed. Case in point: the main level’s porch, which extends from the front to the side of the cabin. The roof overhang will keep you cool even in summer and dry even in a rain shower. Kick back on the Adirondack-style log chairs with your morning coffee and listen to the wrens and thrushes, or unwind at night with a glass of wine while whip-poor-wills serenade you. You might even see eagles or falcons swooping overhead.
For the ultimate in outdoor RnR, enjoy a long soak in the porch’s hot tub. The mountain breeze rustling through the trees will only enhance the entire restorative experience.
The easygoing attitude continues indoors. The main floor’s open living/dining/kitchen area is a study in gleaming wood made all the more lustrous from the sunlight streaming in through the expansive windows. The living room’s couches are so plush, roomy, and comfy—perfect for snuggling together to watch a movie or read stories to the kids. In winter the room is even more cozy, thanks to the gas fireplace. One of the sofas even opens into a bed for 2.
So does the sofa downstairs in the game room, which is another fun place for everyone to gather. The centerpiece is a gorgeous full-size log billiard table. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play pool but were too bashful to do so in a crowded bar or pool hall, here’s your chance, in the privacy of Running Bear! The cabin’s washer and dryer are located right off the game room, so you can run a load of laundry while having fun. The ceiling fan will keep you cool no matter how heated the competition is.
Running Bear’s convenient location means you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurants. But if you prefer to eat at home, we’ve got you covered. The log table, which seats 6, is the last word in rustic refinement. And the kitchen is equipped with all the appliances, cookware, and tableware you could want—including a dishwasher, because nobody wants to scrub plates while on vacation.
Each floor of Running Bear has its own full-size bath and master bedroom, which makes the cabin a great choice for 2 couples vacationing together—or even 2 families, thanks to the sofa beds. The bedroom’s king-size beds practically guarantee a great night’s sleep… and that’s important because you’ll want to be well rested to take advantage of all the sights and attractions that are nearby.
For instance, you’ll be just minutes away from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its hiking trails, historic cabins, waterfalls, and wildlife ranging from black bears to elk. Also nearby is Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area and the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and craft shops offering everything from stained glass to chainsaw art, custom knives to pottery. Plus there’s an aquarium in downtown Gatlinburg and Dollywood one town over, in Pigeon Forge.
Whether you’re seeking plenty of action or days of relaxation, you’ll find it when you stay at Running Bear. So make your reservation today, and start planning what might be your best vacation yet!
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- Apr 25, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Beautiful place. Right outside of town.
Everything was in perfect working order and the place was really nice.
My only issues were they don't give you enough small things. We intended to go to the store obviously, but I didn't think we'd need to buy things like laundry detergent and salt and pepper. And there was quite a few bugs in the place... But it is in the great outdoors. All in all would do it again, just would have liked a little more of the small things provided and maybe a bug bomb.
Great cabin in a perfect location!
Running Bear was the perfect choice for our group of 6. Very clean and very spacious. Large living room, dining area, and den that made it easy to hang out and eat all together. The hot tub was very nice. Less than a 10 minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg. We had a wonderful time. Couldn't have asked for a better place!
Rebecca, thank you for staying with us. We are glad you found Running Bear a great place to day.
Great Place to stay!!
Clean, well appointed kitchen, close to town and grocery store. Beautiful views and very quiet and peaceful location. We would definitely stay there again!
Thank you Kersten for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Cabin location was perfect, great views and perfect layout
Cabin is very nice, had everything you need for a nice vacation getaway up in the hills of Gatlinburg.
Love sitting on the deck, listening to bluegrass music and enjoying the views.
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the views.
Great stay- close to everything
Perfect retreat. Cozy and as advertised. We did take extra mattress pads based on previous reviews. Beds are hard but we were prepared and slept great! TV 's and Internet worked perfect and kitchen was well appointed.
Thank you Colette for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
The cabin itself was beautiful... but were several things that need to improve.
We have stayed at many cabins in your area that were absolutely beautiful in and out. Well maintained... This cabin was great on the inside with a few problems. The lights in kitchen in need of bulbs and lights in fan in living room won't turn on. The hot tub is in need of some maintainence. It was reading error and took over 12 hours just to warm up enough to get into. The outside needs a little cleaning and maintanence.
Thank you Tammy for reviewing Running Bear. We appreciate you sharing as this gives us the opportunity to continually improve our customer experience. On your next stay in Gatlinburg we hope you will stay with us again, giving us a chance to meet all your expectations.
Additional information about rental rates
Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees Booking Fee 1 BR-3 BR: 5% Charge basis: AD For stays between 11 and 365 nights Booking Fee 2 BR: $85 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 10 nights Damage Protection 2 BR New: $65 Charge basis: STAY For stays between 1 and 365 nights