Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
About Randall Crum
A native of East Tennessee I now live in Savannah, Georgia. For all of the beauty that Savannah has to offer it does not compare to the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bear Necessities is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. When we stay at Bear Necessities it is very hard to leave. Most of our guest say the same thing.
Randall Crum purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why Randall Crum chose Pigeon Forge
I fell in love with Bear Necessities as soon as I saw it. I told my real estate agent to do the deal immediately, without hesitation and I have had no regrets. This peaceful setting is one that is very hard to leave once you have spent some time there.
What makes this Cabin unique
Peacefulness. It is so relaxing. I find it interesting that most of my guest to Bear Necessities rarely ever leave the cabin. It is close enough to the area attractions but once your there it really is hard to leave.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
First and foremost we want our guest to enjoy their visit to Bear Necessities Cabin, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. That stated we ask that you please treat our home as you would your own. We ask that you adhere to the following: Please print the detailed directions and lock code I send a few days prior to your arrival and take them with you. You will need these for reference points, contact telephone numbers, the Wi Fi information and turn by turn directions that should guide you directly to the front door. When you arrive, please make note of any significant damage you may see. Significant being a broken hot tub cover, missing television or anything else that may look like it is missing. Odds are we are aware of small things like scratches and nicks and tears. Please email me a list at your earliest convenience. If traveling with pets, please observe the following: The standard cleaning fee does not cover any pet related clean up. We do not charge you a pet fee as many others do but we expect that you will keep them off of the furniture and bedding at all times. We expect that you will keep them crated when you are going to be away from the cabin or arrange an alternative prior to leaving them unattended. Note that maintenance will not enter the cabin if there are any un-crated or un-attended pets should you need maintenance service during your visit. We ask that you clean pet waste from around the cabin. We ask that you bathe and groom your pet prior to leaving for vacation and apply a tick/flea treatment. Before leaving we ask that you sweep and or vacuum up all pet hair from inside the cabin. Check the decks and make sure they have not left an accident out there. Hot Tubs: We ask that you use extreme caution when removing hot tub covers as they are made of styrofoam and are very easy to break and expensive to replace. This hot tub is located under cover and is screened in so we remove the cover as a precaution during the warmer months of the year. We ask that you observe the Hot Tub Safety Precautions we email with your directions. Do not put any bubble making chemicals in either the hot tub or whirlpool bath tub. Kitchen: Please do not turn the refrigerator setting below 5. Doing so will cause it to freeze up requiring a service call which will be deducted from your damage deposit. The more food you put in the fridge will make it work harder to cool but turning the setting lower will not actually make it cooler any sooner. A full fridge that includes warm beverages will take a good few hours to actually cool down. It will eventually cool down. Please adjust the thermostat controls when your going to be away for a good amount of time exploring the area. On the day you are due to depart we ask that you do the following: Please load the dishwasher with any dirty dishes. There will be dish washing powder under the sink. TURN THE DISHWASHER ON so that the dishes will be done by the time the cleaner arrives so she can put them away for the incoming guest. Please leave the beds un-made. Take any trash to the outside trash cans. VERY IMPORTANT!! Be sure to go through the cabin, top to bottom and make sure you have gathered all of your personal belongings. Make sure to check the wall plugs for things such as phone chargers, games and computer plugs. We can make arrangements to have any items left behind shipped to you but it can be a costly mistake. We use a courier service who charges a flat fee of $40.00 plus the actual charges of shipping the items. They will not ship any medications or firearms. Finally, please be sure that all doors and windows are locked.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A charming cabin in a great location. Close enough to everything but far enough for quiet at night. The fireplace was an added bonus on the cold nights.
Thank you very much for staying at Bear Necessities Cabin. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay there.
I hope to have you visit again sometime.
Sweet cabin just minutes away from the city
We enjoyed our 8 day stay in this cabin. It was beautiful inside and very clean. It was exactly as listed and made our stay feel right at home. We will be coming back again next year!
Thanks so much for your kind words regarding your eight night stay at Bear Necessities Cabin. We will be making some improvements to the cabin for your next stay so hopefully you will come back and see them.
This location is convenient to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We had a great stay and would definitely book here again. Thank you!
Thanks so much for staying with us. Please visit again sometime.
Everything was great, I do agree the floor needs refinishing but it's still in good condition
Thanks so much for your review. We do plan on having the floors done during the off season.
Please visit again!!
Awesome little getaway!
We enjoyed our stay here at Bear Necessities, everything for the most part was very clean! The only issue we had was the hot tub did not get about 97 degrees, but they have a awesome jacuzzi tub in the master that was better than the hot tub! The location is perfect as well! Overall stay was really nice, would definitely stay here again!
Got to the cabin everything was clean. The only thing that was a disappointment was the cabins hot tub didn’t work. That was the only thing I was really looking forward to, and I didn’t get a response back about it not working. The game room was very fun! The only complaint I would really have is the hot tub not working when it says it has a hot tub. I should’ve look at an earlier review saying it didn’t work then either.
I am sorry that the hot tub was not working for you but you should have called the maintenance number I sent you. The hot tub does work. He could have told you what to do to get it on.
I am glad that you did enjoy your stay but I, too, would like for you have been able to use the hot tub as well and if future guest do encounter a problem with the hot tub then there is a number to call for assistance.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood Amusement Park, Dollywood's Splash Country, Ripleys Aquarium of The Smokys, The Old Mill at Pigeon Forge, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Go Carts and other Amusement Centers, The Glades Arts and Crafts Community where Craftsmen make their own wares all within 6 miles. Harrah's Casino, Cherokee 35 MI. Cades Cove 35 MI, Gatlinburg Convention Center 6 Miles, Douglas Lake, 15 MI, University of Tennessee 40 MI Rocky Top Sports Venue 4 miles away.