A Knotty Bear

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

1 Bedroom

2 Bathrooms

Sleeps 8


A true cabin-in-the-woods experience can be yours at A Knotty Bear, the 1-bedroom cabin with a surprising amount of space and fairly short drive to Pigeon Forge. In fact, A Knotty Bear is less than 7 miles from downtown, making it easy to try out family-friendly attractions like The Track or date night activities like a dinner show on the Parkway.

With 1 bedroom plus a loft, you’ll find sleeping and bathroom accommodations for up to 8 guests. So whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for 2 or a summer vacation with the family, you’ll have fun and stay comfortable inside this cozy log cabin with just over 1,500 square feet of space.

Inside A Knotty Bear, enjoy entertaining amenities like a big screen TV, DVD player, and movie library. But your favorite place to hang out will probably be the wraparound, partially covered deck! Surrounded by trees, A Knotty Bear provides views of Bluff Mountain, an outdoor hot tub, a picnic table, and rocking chairs. You’ll also find a makeshift fire pit and an outdoor grill. If you’re hoping to spend some time in the great outdoors—with your closest neighbors being the beautiful Smoky Mountain trees—don’t miss the semi-private escape we like to call A Knotty Bear!

Living Room
High ceilings and a spacious, open-concept layout will be some of the first things you notice as you enter A Knotty Bear. The large living room inside this 8-person cabin features several comfortable options for seating, including a full-size couch, an upholstered chair, and a rocking chair.

As the sun sets, turn on your gas fireplace and curl up to watch a favorite movie on the big screen TV mounted above it. The movie library that comes with A Knotty Bear should provide plenty of options, or you can bring your own. And while you’re at it, throw a deck of cards or a favorite board game into your suitcase. The log-style coffee table in the living room is large enough for a small game and just the right size for steaming cups of hot cocoa fresh from the stove. Enjoy your homemade treats as you snuggle in front of the fireplace, swapping memories from your big day in Pigeon Forge!

A large, L-shaped kitchen is one of the rooms you’ll find as you enter A Knotty Bear. Featuring all your major appliances in black, this kitchen also comes with countertop must-haves like a knife set, coffeemaker, toaster, and blender. Stop by The Apple Barn in Sevierville for some homemade apple butter, and then grab some English muffins or a loaf of bread from the nearby grocery store—just like that you’ve got an quick and easy breakfast option for the duration of your stay at A Knotty Bear.

Eating in the cabin can save you tons on gas and money, and fully equipped cabins like A Knotty Bear make cooking in super easy. But don’t forget that downtown Pigeon Forge has tons of delicious restaurants that you’ll only find in the Smokies—restaurants like The Old Mill, Mama’s Farmhouse, and Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, to name a few!

Dining Room
Not only does A Knotty Bear make cooking in easy, but also dining in! That’s because this cabin offers a 6-piece wooden dining set right outside the kitchen where you can enjoy an intimate dinner for 2 or a family meal with the whole gang. Even if you have a couple more guests than this table can hold, A Knotty Bear’s open-concept floorplan makes it easy to spread out yet still be a part of the conversation.

And on those beautiful spring days or cool Smoky Mountain evenings when you want to take your homemade meal outdoors, use the picnic table on the porch for a peaceful meal with views of Bluff Mountain right from the dinner table. You definitely can’t beat this view in a downtown restaurant!

Though technically a loft, the upstairs of A Knotty Bear is so private and so cozily furnished that it will feel like a second bedroom inside this cabin. With a queen-size bed on a wooden sleigh-style frame, you’ll easily fit 2 guests in this relatively private space. The loft offers other bedroom furnishings as well, including its own TV, nightstand, bureau, and ceiling fan.

Finally, fit 2 more guests into this space with the adjacent nook that contains a full-size futon. The layout of A Knotty Bear makes it ideal for 2 families traveling with their kids—one family can take the loft while the other family can take the bedroom and full-size sleeper sofa downstairs. (Total, you have sleeping space for 8 guests.) However, the versatility inside A Knotty Bear makes it work well for groups of friends, romantic getaways, and single-family vacations, too!

On the main floor, you’ll find the only true bedroom inside A Knotty Bear (though, again, this cabin can actually sleep up to 8 guests). With high ceilings and windows on two walls, this bedroom provides plenty of space and natural light to guests of A Knotty Bear. It also offers black bedroom furniture to complement the wooden walls and exposed-beam ceiling.

Two nightstands, a matching bureau, a flatscreen TV, and a ceiling fan can all be found inside A Knotty Bear’s bedroom along with a large closet for storage. Finally, this cabin provides 2 bathrooms for all 8 of your guests to share. One is located on the main floor with the bedroom, and the other can be found in the upstairs loft.

Outdoor Spaces
As you pull up to A Knotty Bear, you’ll first notice the large, covered porch with rocking chairs and a makeshift fire pit. Don’t forget to bring the marshmallows, because you’ll love spending evenings beneath the canopy of Smoky Mountain trees at this Pigeon Forge property. In fact, the entire property is wooded, providing plenty of privacy and natural ambiance during your Smoky Mountain stay.

As you continue around the porch to the back, you’ll notice more rocking chairs, a picnic table, and an outdoor hot tub. These amenities make it easy to enjoy this cabin’s wooded view of Bluff Mountain (you’ll have the clearest vantage point if you book your stay in the winter). As a semi-private cabin, some of the best features of A Knotty Bear truly are what you’ll find as you spend time in the great outdoors. Throw a Frisbee, make kabobs on the charcoal grill, or sip tea on your rocking chair porch —these are just a few ways to take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere at A Knotty Bear!

Other Amenities
Do you have any other must-haves on your amenities list? High speed wireless, perhaps? Or access to a washer and dryer? A Knotty Bear offers both! This cabin also provides a DVD player and a movie library for fun nights with the family inside your Pigeon Forge cabin.

You should note, A Knotty Bear has a steep, curvy, gravel driveway, so 4-wheel drive is a good idea if you’re planning a Smoky Mountain vacation in the winter. The fall is another popular time to visit the Smokies, and with all the trees surrounding A Knotty Bear, you’ll have a front row seat to the beautiful fall foliage!

Local Fun

Located just under 7 miles from Pigeon Forge, A Knotty Bear makes it easy for families and couples to enjoy the excitement of downtown during your Smoky Mountain stay. If you’re not sure where to go, here are some ideas for what’s close to the cabin:

Titanic Museum Attraction
A great choice for adults and kids alike, this fascinating museum features exclusive Titanic memorabilia as well as unique exhibits that bring the story of “The Unsinkable Ship” to life!

A huge indoor hands-on attraction for kids, WonderWorks is loaded with more than 100 exhibits that “challenge the mind and spark the imagination”!

Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
See the Smokies in a thrilling new way on the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster! The track covers more than a mile for a 7- to 8-minute ride down the mountain.


  • 2 Queens
  • 1 Futon
  • 1 Sleeper
  • Mountain/Wooded View
  • Semi-private
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Movie Library
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Picnic Table
  • Steep, curvy, gravel driveway


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We rented the Knotty Bear cabin for a couples trip and it was everything we wanted and more! The pictures lived up to the reality and more. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking! Definitely will be back!


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