A Bear's Eye View

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Area: Sky Harbor

3 Bedrooms
(3K, 2SS-Q)
K - King
Q - Queen
F - Full
T - Twin
B-Q — Queen over Queen Bunk
B-FF — Full over Full Bunk
B-TQ — Twin over Queen Bunk
B-TF — Twin over Full Bunk
B-TT — Twin over Twin Bunk
B-TTT — Triple Twin Bunk
TR — Trundle
Day — Daybed
SS - Sleeper Sofa
SS-Q - Queen Sleeper Sofa
SS-T — Twin Sleeper Sofa
FN — Futon

4 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10

Parking 3


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, 4-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 Park and downtown Gatlinburg attractions, shops, and restaurants, head back to A Bear’s Eye View for games and inviting spaces. Shoot pool 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!

Living Room
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.

Dining Area
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.

Rec Loft
Atop the spiral staircase awaits the rec space, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with treetop views, 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 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.

Outdoor Spaces
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.

Other Amenities
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.

Local Fun

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.

Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf
A classic pastime of the Smokies, head to Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf for putt-puttin’ fun with family and friends round this old-timey-themed course.  

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster
Zoom, soar, and whirl around sharp turns as you fly down the mountain aboard the Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster, one of many fun mountain coasters in the area.

Mysterious Mansion
Spooks and scares run rampant at the Mysterious Mansion, a terrifyingly horrific adventure where you enter this Victorian-style home a guest and leave a survivor…


  • 3 Kings
  • 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas
  • Seasonal Mountain View
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Air Hockey
  • Foosball Table
  • Pool Table
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • CD Player
  • Porch Swing
  • Flat, Paved Driveway
  • Keyless Entry - No Check-in!
  • Standard Amenities

    Standard Amenities

    • Blender
    • Coffeemaker
    • Dining Table and/or Breakfast Bar
    • Dishes
    • Utensils
    • Glassware
    • Cookware
    • Microwave
    • Oven / Stove
    • Toaster
    • Linens
    • Pillows
    • Blankets
    • Dressers | Closet
    • Alarm Clock
    • Central Heat / AC
    • Full Bathroom(s)
    • Shower and/or Tub
    • TV(s)
    • Towels - 1 per person
    • Min Basic TV service
    • Broom | Dust Pan
    • Fire Extinguisher


Sq. Ft. 2,496
A Bear's Eye View - Entry Level
A Bear's Eye View - Lower Level
A Bear's Eye View - Loft

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 3 guests recommend

  • 5.0 Room Quality
  • 5.0 Value for money
  • 4.7 Location

Reviews for A Bear's Eye View

  • "Amazing is all I can say"
    Verified guest on 11/25/2020

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you for your review of A Bear's Eye View! We're pleased your stay was so amazing, and we can't wait to host you again soon!

  • "Absolutely beautiful cabin. The main floor is pretty large, with a master suite that leads out to a large deck with a huge, fantastic, hot tub. My 7 &9 year old enjoyed having the HUGE loft pretty much to themselves. The view from the loft is absolutely beautiful. There's two microwaves, an oven, etc. Wi-Fi is spotty at best, but you're in the mountains, so it's to be expected. My one real complaint, and it's not really even a complaint, just an observation - if you have anyone with mobility issues in your party, you might want to look at a different cabin. My mother was with us, and she has hip/knee issues and arthritis. The bathtub in the master was high and deep, and she had trouble getting in to take a shower. There is a shower stall in the basement, but it would have required her to go down a narrow spiral staircase. Aside from that, the cabin was absolutely lovely, and if it was just the 4 of us, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to stay here again."
    Verified guest on 10/10/2020

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you for your review of A Bear's Eye View! We're happy the cabin suited you well for the most part, and you were able to enjoy the spacious layout, beautiful view, and great cabin amenities. We appreciate your honest feedback, and look forward to hosting you again in the future!

  • "Great cabin and just about 10 minutes from Gatlinburg. Cabin very clean and so updated. I will definitely book again on our next visit to Gatlinburg"
    Verified guest on 03/05/2019

    • 1 Reply

      Thank you so much for your review! We can not wait to have you stay with us again on your next stay in the Great Smoky Mountains!

  • "Spacious cabin with room for 10, king beds are a nice touch and hot tub was clean with fairly good view of mountains. Quiet retreat!"

  • "Easy to book, beautiful, well appointed cabins with great views!"

  • "I have never had a issue while using cabins for you. They are the best. The cabins are always clean and in perfect condition and if any problems arise they are there to help. They make checking in and out a breeze. We’ve been using them for years and we look forward to our next visit with cabins for you!"

  • "We rented the Bear's Eye View cabin for 6 nights. Check in was easy and clear instructions and directions were provided. The cabin was beautiful and just as described with everything in working order. We had a wonderful time and very much enjoyed our time relaxing in the cabin. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!"

  • "Great clean cabin! 10 minutes to town. We will definitely look to stay here again!"

  • "Beautiful Cabin. The entire trip was wonderful. Everything was so nice and so clean it really felt like home. I will be booking again"


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CFY Quality Rating System


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.

  • Laminate Countertops
  • Tube TVS
  • Cloth or outdated couches/chairs
  • Brass head/footboards
  • Worn out furniture
  • Outdated kitchen appliances
  • Worn or Outdated Carpet
  • Mismatch furniture
  • Visible wear on deck/exterior


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.

  • Custom design elements
  • Stone countertops in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Leather couches/chairs
  • Up-to-date TVs
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Hardwood throughout
  • Consistent furniture style
  • Exterior not worn out