Looking for a luxury mountain cabin that can accommodate a small crowd? Here it is: Bear Pause II can sleep up to 12 people, and from its decks, you’ll have spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountains. What’s more, its wealth of amenities includes an outdoor hot tub, an indoor jetted tub, and a full-size pool table.
Spread out over 3 floors, Bear Pause has flexible sleeping arrangements that can accommodate a large family, several smaller families, or a group of friends with equal ease. The loft hosts a spacious sleeping area furnished with a sumptuous king-size bed as well as a charming nook with a daybed that converts into a twin with a trundle so that 2 people can sleep there. The loft has its own full bathroom too, complete with a claw-foot tub modernized to include a shower. A family of 4 could easily make this floor their quarters.
The other 2 bedrooms are downstairs. One room is large enough to accommodate both a queen-size bed and a pair of bunk beds. While this room could also sleep a family of 4, you might want to allow the kids to make this their dorm. It offers plenty of storage, a TV, and more than enough room for all their toys and games. Every night will be a slumber party in here!
The 2nd downstairs bedroom is a full-on suite, complete with a private bathroom that includes a Jacuzzi/shower combo. After a day on the slopes or the hiking trails, you’ll relish a long, restorative soak. Afterward, you can climb into the queen-size bed and watch TV, or head outside for a romantic nightcap under the stars: This bedroom, as well as the other downstairs bedroom, opens directly onto the lower deck. The downstairs has another full bathroom too, plus there’s a half-bath on the main level. What’s more, if you have additional guests, you can convert the great room’s sleeper sofa into a bed for 2.
Bear Pause II’s great room really is worthy of the name. This expansive space features a cathedral ceiling and a double-height wall of windows that let you admire the mountains even as you’re relaxing on the sofa, dining at the table, or cooking in the kitchen. You might it difficult to take your gaze away from the stunning vista—which could be a problem while you’re shooting pool at the full-size billiard table! If pool’s not your game, don’t worry: There’s also an air-hockey table upstairs in the loft.
The great room’s amply cushioned couches face a stone-surround fireplace, where you’ll want to linger on chilly winter nights, whether or not you’re watching a movie or game on the flat-screen TV mounted above it. You can also bask in the warmth of the fireplace—or the breeze from the ceiling fan—while enjoying a meal at the dining table, which seats 8. Need more room? The nearby breakfast bar seats another 4.
The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, tableware, and loads of counter space. There’s a large gas grill on the deck too (mmm, barbecue!). Also on the deck: a spacious hot tub. Soaking among its steamy bubbles while relishing the mountain view is simply magical; so is luxuriating in the tub under a canopy of stars.
When you stay at Bear Pause, you’ll have access to the community’s outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts. And of course, there are the myriad attractions of Gatlinburg practically at your doorstep. Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area is only 5 minutes away; in fact, you can see its slopes from the cabin. Drive a few minutes more, and you can be at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or downtown Gatlinburg, home to the Guinness World Records Museum, an aquarium, mini golf, and so much more.
Many rentals boast that they offer something for everyone. But Bear Pause II really does natural beauty, unbeatable convenience, luxuries large and small. So what are you waiting for? Book your stay today!