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Real Log Home, Nicely Redone, Guests Love It. Join Us In Jan for Winter Fun.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Close to PF & GB in Chalet Village. Wonderful in Winter. Filling Up. Book Now!

Convenient to DT Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Park Entrances.

We purchased Bears Among Us in August to use as our vacation home and to allow others to enjoy it as well. We had just finished remodeling the inside in November. The home is comfortable, convenient and beautiful. Although fires took many homes the area is full of growth and life. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are fully intact and ready for your visit.

We are in Chalet Village North and so many homes, particularly on the main road of Wiley Oakley are gone. Bears Among Us is not on the main road but it is conveniently accessible from two of the main roads. We finally choose our name after a mom and her two baby bears visited us several times (actually walking up onto our deck and looking around). Although I suspect the bears will stay in the mountains for a little while as some homes are rebuilt the other natural beauty is stongly shining through.

Conveniently located in Chalet Village North. Go down Wiley Oakley to get to Pigeon Forge or down Ski Mountain Road to get to Downtown Gatlinburg. Bears Among Us is on Oak Place which is a road that see's little traffic. There is only one other home up our road. We love the location as it looks east toward the mountains and we have no other houses below us as so many other do. It is in a more private location in the heart of the mountainside. Our drive up off of Oak Place is shared by one other home which sits behind us. Another home further behind us did burn. Bears Among Us has a private porch since it is in front of the one remaining home on the drive. We see No Roofs and only a view of the Great Smokey Mountain's. We are high enough and away from the road, unlike many homes for rent, so you can jump into the hot tub or trot out to the Charcoal Grill in whatever type of outfit you might have on.

Bears Among Us is a true log cabin but needed a lot of interior updates and TLC. New flooring has been installed. Both bathrooms have been redone adding some bling and some mountain appeal. And the KITCHEN! A Full Size Smudge Proof Stainless Steel Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, Stove and Under Mount Sink is ready for you. And yes we have plenty of dishes so you can cook "at home" if you want. There is a crockpot, mixer, skillets, pots and pans plus some sugar and spice and everything nice. We often use VRBO when we are travel and do not like going into a totally empty place that doesn't even have the basic daily household amenities.

The home has two bedrooms of which one is located in the loft. We installed a brand new Gaming Nook in the loft. That area has a 42" TV, a cable box and an X-Box that can be viewed and played while seating on the futon that can be folded down into a full sized bed. There is a King Size bed along with another full sized bath with a built in cabinet where you can keep all your grooming and beauty supplies while at Bears Among Us. The shower has been redone with some bling plus a great rainfall shower head.

The downstairs bedroom was made into a master suite and a corner juccuzi tub was installed. The tub includes a heater that comes on when the whirlpool is turned on. It is a great experience to be able to lounge in the tub while watching your favorite show on the flat panel TV that is mounted to the wall. This can be articulated to view from the bathtub or the bed, wonderful. Above the tub are some dimmable vintage lights that can be set to just the level you want by sliding a small toggle that is part of the switch.

The Master Suite also has a King Sized Master Bed, a Bose Soundlink (so you can play the music you like by just linking your device to the unit) and an LED light system that you can control to get the perfect atmosphere for you.

When you walk into Bears Among Us you will see a stone wood-burning fireplace in the middle of the room that is surround by two loveseats and a couch. Since we personally love music, movies and sports... a 65" Sony Ultra 4K TV was installed above the fireplace along with a Sony Soundbar! You will also see a second Bose Soundlink and two set's of microphones. We have set up Red Karaoke on our TV and you can use this app to pick your favorite song and sing the night away.

We do not have a Foosball Table, a Pool Table, an Air Hockey Table at this point. Hundred's of other places do but we know that after long day enjoying all the activities that is offered in the Great Smokey Mountains, many people just want to sit down for a relaxing activity in one of the comfy couches or simply cook up a yummy snack to be served at the pub height kitchen table. So we put in the Karaoke, Xbox and a DVD Player. Your feedback on if those items should be acquired would be appreciated.

We are often asked about pets. Our other vacation renatal is pet friendly as we love our dogs and they are always with us. We found that there isn't very many pet friendly places in the National Park and when we had some bear visitors we decided that Bears Among Us would not be the best place for pet guests. So although dogs have been in the home before this isn't the home away from home for pet guests.

When you leave Bears Among Us you can get to Pigeon Forge in about 15 minutes and Gatlinburg in 10 minutes or be in the National Park in 8 minutes.

So much to do and what a great home away from home awaits you at Bears Among Us.

More Details

Mark or Pamela Schneider
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Mark or Pamela Schneider

We have been married for 22 years and enjoy spending time in Indiana, Kentucky and Florida working and visiting our family and friends. We have three great kids and lots of grandkids and nieces and nephews.

Mark or Pamela Schneider purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Mark or Pamela Schneider chose Chalet Village

We love this area and have always wanted to have a VK home here. About 16 years ago we purchased a home on Barkley Lake in Eddyville, KY thinking that would be where we would retire. Things changed and we now offer that home in VRBO but always make the time to enjoy it with family and friends each year when it is not being used by a guest. Now we are excited to offer guests a great place for their vacations and we look forward to spending time here with family and friends as well.

What makes this cabin unique

So convenient to the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Drive down Ski Mountain and take a right and you are in the National Forest!


Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , Our Queen Mattress is Ultra-Firm with a Down Mattress Pad
  • The black futon that you see in the gaming loft will fold down into a full sized sleeping area. This would be idea for a child.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Bear Proof Garbage Bins are provided. BE Sure you put your Trash in those! We do bring our dogs with us when we do maintenace or visit. If you get upset over a single pet hair or a bug on the porch than a cabin in the mountain may not be for you. We apologize for having to state this informatiion but we recently had a guest who got quite rude over a dead insect in the home and a small patch of lab dog hair under the couch that I missed when cleaning. Our goal is to provide an attractive, clean and comfortable place for our guests and family. We work hard to make it as perfect as humanly possible.


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Real Log Home, Nicely Redone, Guests Love It. Join Us In Jan for Winter Fun.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Really nice cabin. Will be back.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. It had everything we needed. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful way to spend Christmas with my family.

  • 5 of 5

We had only the weekend to spend with my adult children who live in TN and the cabin was everything we hoped for. Nice and relaxing. I was able to cook Christmas Dinner. Great place! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully furnished and decorated. Exceptionally clean with all the necessities.

  • 5 of 5

The home was even more beautiful than the pictures. I cannot say enough about the decor and the overall feel of this little gem in the Smoky Mountains. The home was exceptionally clean, very well-equipped, and the owners were superb to do business with. The utmost highest recommendation on this property! I hope to visit again in the near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than advertised

  • 4 of 5

WOW WOW! My wife and I visited for a long weekend last week and the place is perfect. It is a great setting with great mountain views and a porch so quite you could take a nap on. The family room is well appointed with seating and is super cozy especially with the wood burning fireplace. We will for sure visit Bears Among Us again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nice Surprise

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay....This cabin has everything you need and even the little extras! The owner was wonderful and responded quickly we would definitely recommend staying at Bears Among Us. We woke up to such a Nice Surprise this had rained all day Saturday and through the night and we woke up to SNOW ! It was beautiful! Thanks Pamela for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing. Close to everything!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin, hot tub, view and entire trip!! Bosesound link let us have our own music out at the hot tub which was great. Fire place was awesome. Owners are very responsive answered all questions right away. The property is through a very windy road even though it is close just be prepared. Ski mountain pizza was awesome and delivered!! Having two couple Would have like the second bedroom to be more private but I know most cabins are set up this way. Loved it and would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee (one time) $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

25% of the reservation is due up front. The remaining 75% is due 30 days prior to Check-in.

Tax of 12.75% is in addition to the nightly rate.

Cleaning fee of $85 is a one time charge, regardless of your length of stay.

We do not require a large security deposit. Rather we charge a one-time, non-refundable $59 damage protection insurance (this provides coverage up to $1500 in accidental damages).

CANCELLATIONS (nightly or weekly) – Cancellations or shortened stays that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will be fully refunded. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within sixty (60) days of the arrival date are non-refundable.

Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through CSA insurance. This insurance is available for purchase upon payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.