Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Area: Sky Harbor
A comfortable, fun, and relaxing cabin in the woods of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, A Bear’s Eye View boasts lots of windows, tree-studded views — plus valley views — and a classic log build that gives you the quintessential mountain experience. From modern fun to homey conveniences, this 3-bedroom, 3 ½-bathroom cabin with space for up to 10 guests really impresses.
When you’re ready for a break from exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Parkand downtown Gatlinburg attractions, shops, and restaurants, head back to A Bear’s Eye View for games and inviting spaces. Shoot pool, play air hockey, and try your hand at foosball — all with gorgeous tree-lined views. Or you can cozy up in the lounge area upstairs with plump sofas, a big screen TV, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Down the spiral staircase, find the living room with a gas fireplace, more cozy seating, a TV, lots of windows, and the fully equipped kitchen just steps away. It has all you need for in-cabin meals, including a dining table and full-size appliances. A charcoal grill awaits outside, and the hot tub on the deck is perfect for unwinding after long days. Or just grab a drink and sit back in the rocking chairs to enjoy the views.
At night, each bedroom offers its own TV and king-size bed! There are also 2 queen sleeper sofas in the cabin if you need more space. Plus, you’ll have conveniences like wireless internet, an indoor jetted tub, a flat driveway, and a washer and dryer at A Bear’s Eye View!
Step into your cozy mountain vacation as you enter the living room, where a plump L-shaped sofa (also a queen sleeper), large coffee table, flatscreen TV, and tall windows await to welcome you. Place drinks and snacks on the table, flip on the TV, and plop on the sofa. Or opt for card and board games brought from home instead! On chilly evenings, the stacked-stone gas fireplace is great for cozying up with your spouse, telling spine-tingling ghost stories to the kids, or curling up for a romantic read.
Featuring an open concept, the kitchen at A Bear’s Eye View is convenient to the living and dining areas. It is also fully equipped with major appliances, cookware, plates, cutlery, glasses, and more to make meal prep easy as pie — which we highly recommend you make! Keep ingredients fresh in the fridge, whip up family feasts on the stove, pop buttery delights in the 2 microwaves, brew a pot of joe anytime, and let the dishwasher clean up the mess. There’s also a blender, toaster, electric can opener, and a stainless-steel double sink.
Feet away from the kitchen lives the dining area with a square table for 4, great for mealtimes, coloring time with the kids, wine time with your bestie, work time…nah, don’t worry about that while you’re on vacation! And remember the living area seating is just a few steps away, so the rest of your group will have their own place to dine in comfort.
Atop the spiral staircase awaits the rec space, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with treetop views, 3 game tables, and a media area with a big screen TV, sofa seating (one doubles as a queen sleeper), and a DVD player! Challenge your pals to air hockey matches, show your spouse who’s boss at pool, and coach your foosball team to victory, all while grooving to your favorite jams on the CD player. Then, gather the movie lovers in your group for a feature film on the big screen — game tournament champion chooses the DVD!
It’s bedtime, and you’re ready to hit the hay on your king-size bed. In fact, each bedroom features a king-size bed, a TV, an en-suite bathroom, and direct deck access so you can wake up to fresh mountain air with a steaming cup of coffee every morning! The master bedroom even boasts a romantic fireplace and expansive windows with tree-studded views. There’s also an indoor jetted tub, great for unwinding after a full day of play at the cabin. And the queen sleepers in the living room and rec loft are great for extra sleeping space.
While the numerous windows will have you feeling as if you’re at one with nature, the outdoor spaces at A Bear’s Eye View will take you that extra step. Rock away your worries and cares on the front porch with a glass of wine, head onto the entry-level deck for a soothing hot tub soak with the trees, or sway with a loved one on the second-floor deck’s swing. And when you’re ready to head to town for tasty meals, endless shopping, and attraction fun, walk down 3 easy steps onto the flat, paved driveway with parking for 3 vehicles and be on your way in not time. There’s also a charcoal, picnic-style grill, perfect for cabin cookouts.
Located in the Sky Harbor community, A Bear’s Eye View offers complimentary wireless internet so you can post trip photos without a struggle and a washer and dryer so you can keep clothes and towels fresh.
Around 8 miles to the center of Gatlinburg, A Bear’s Eye View keeps you tucked away in the Smokies with a medium drive to in-town fun.
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If your arrival date is 30 days or more out, you will pay $250 (reservation total less than $3000) or $750 (reservation total more than $3000) at booking, with remainder due 30 days prior to check-in. If your arrival date is less than 30 days away, entire balance is due at booking.
Accepted payment methods: credit card, electronic checks, and OVERNIGHT money orders
This is a great way to protect yourself in the case of unforeseen events that delay you or cause you to reschedule or cancel your trip. You can add it on prior to your last scheduled payment. Want to know more? Check out our Trip Insurance page.
Our basic Property Protection Plan covers unintentional damages to your cabin during your stay and provides $1,500 in protection. Enhanced Property Protection (EPP) increases your limits and may offer an extension to your cancellation policy.
We want to ensure each guest has a clean, comfortable place to stay. The cleaning fee covers housekeeping and property cleanup of your cabin once you’ve checked out.
Yes! We offer a 10% active military discount (phone reservations only) and regularly feature deals for YOU. Just check our Specials + Discounts page to see how you can save. And if you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can always be on the lookout for flash sales!
Our Cabins for YOU Partner Program gives you discounts to top area attractions - from mini golf and mountain coasters to dinner shows and beyond - when you stay with us.
4+ bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 5 months of stay 1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 2 months of stay
Yes, we have quite a few options for pet-friendly vacations! Check out our wide selection online!
Each of our cabins has a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove/oven, and varying countertop appliances), shared living spaces for guests, a dining table and/or breakfast bar for in-cabin dining, and cozy bedrooms. Most feature wireless internet, flatscreen TVs, washers and dryers, decks with wooded or mountain views, and some games or game tables! You can browse by amenity online to find the perfect fit.
You’ll supply your own food, drinks, toiletries, charcoal and lighter fluid (for charcoal grills), propane (for gas grills; check cabin before purchasing), and any other movies or games you’d enjoy on vacation!
We’ll give you a starter supply of:
We provide all linens, along with 1 towel and 1 washcloth per person (based on property sleeps advertised). Many of our cabins have washers and dryers, so it is easy to use only the towels we provide. If your cabin does not have a washer/dryer, you may want to bring extra towels from home.
Most of our cabins offer high-speed wireless internet, but not all. Please check the amenities list and description, or check with your Vacation Specialist when booking!
Check-in is easy with Cabins for YOU. Each cabin has an electronic keypad, and we’ll supply the unique code for your cabin 2 days before check-in. No keys, no going to an office. You’ll use this to unlock your cabin each time you enter. Checkout is equally simple. Just shut the door behind you as you leave and it will automatically lock!
Check-in/out times: Check-in starts at 4 p.m. EST with guaranteed check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout time is 10 a.m. EST. We can’t guarantee early check-ins or late checkouts, but you can check with your Vacation Specialist. Hourly fees apply for early check-ins.
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Once you’ve made your reservation, you’ll receive directions via email and/or a phone call about 48 hours prior to check-in. Or give us a call at 800.684.7865 or email your Vacation Specialist if you have any questions about getting here!
If you have a medical or life-threatening emergency, please call 911. For mechanical and non-threatening emergencies, call 800.684.7865 and press option 2 to speak with one of our team members.
Non-emergency police lines:
Please report any issues regarding cleanliness of hot tubs, swim spas, or pools upon arrival. We will do our best to resolve them right away. To keep these spaces clean and serviceable for all guests, please shower off before using and refrain from using any lotions or oils. If issues are reported more than 24 hours after arrival, any additional cleaning fees will be charged to current guest.
Overall outdated and/or has worn out elements. There is little to no coordination in furniture and decor. Most furniture items are of lower quality such as cloth couches, laminate countertops, and particle board cabinets.
Average quality accommodations. Will have some good quality and some low quality elements. Things such as a mixture of flatscreen and tube tvs, good quality furniture but worn out and not consistent, particle board cabinets and laminate countertops with updated appliances, or updated appliances but not consistent. These properties have elements of a Bronze and Gold level.
Good quality accommodations. These properties are high quality, but all elements might not be considered luxury in nature. There might be more wear on furniture, deck/exterior, etc. TVs are flat screen, but might not be the newest in quality. Might have stone countertops with updated appliances that aren’t stainless steel. These properties have some elements of the Platinum level, but elements are either slightly outdated, worn, or not as high quality.
Luxury accommodations. All elements are of high quality, design, and are up-to-date. Consistent furniture and decor in each room. Unique touches such as stone designs, barnwood/shiplap, full log pillars are often found in these properties.
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