Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Area: Mountain Shadows
Whisk your love away to this elegant and romantic escape tucked among the trees of the Great Smoky Mountains at Bear Elegance. Magnificent vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams let natural light flow into this charming and intimate space. Natural elements throughout complement the modern amenities, and you can add to the romance with a gift basket for the 2 of you. Add relaxing amenities like a sunken outdoor hot tub on a private enclosed deck, a clawfoot tub with its own wood pergola, and an outdoor dining table on a screened-in deck, and you have a wonderful Smoky Mountain escape.
Bear Elegance goes beyond romance, though; it’s a great place to get away by yourself for a weekend or hang out with a friend on a hikers’ retreat. It boasts elegant décor, a double-sided stacked-stone fireplace, a unique bathroom, and conveniences like wireless internet, a big screen TV and DVD player, a fully equipped kitchen, and a gas grill. Sink into the plush leather and suede couch for relaxing movie night screenings on the large flatscreen TV, or enjoy your evening movies from the comfort of your king-size bed with a second large flatscreen on the bedroom’s fireplace mantel.
Nestled among the pines of Mountain Shadows Resort, guests in Bear Elegance are privy to more amenities within the community. Community pool access is fun in summer, an outdoor volleyball court lets you play around, and the wood pavilion boasts picnic tables and cornhole boards. Plus, enjoy your own outdoor spaces year-round.
Natural wood tones balanced by elegant gray stone create an alluring space to unwind with your loved one while lounging on the plush suede cushions of the oversized sofa on laid-back afternoons between excursions in the Smokies. Return from a delicious dinner in Gatlinburg and uncork a bottle of wine to enjoy by a warm fire in the stacked-stone fireplace. Bring your favorite card games from home to play during these evenings or simply pop a movie into the DVD player to enjoy on the large flatscreen TV.
With plenty of kitchen tools and appliances within your reach, easily create those specialty meals during your stay in Bear Elegance to orchestrate divine romantic dinners by candlelight or surprise your special someone with breakfast in bed. The large double sink and dishwasher provide ample space and tools for easy cleanups as well. Bring home leftovers from lavish meals in Gatlinburg to reheat in the microwave as easy midnight snacks while staying up late by the fire. Blend your favorite breakfast smoothies in the blender or pour yourselves freshly brewed cups of your favorite coffee grinds from Coffee & Company in the Village before scenic hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gorgeous all-wood interiors with mountain motif décor lends you a Smoky Mountain dining atmosphere only a few steps away from your bedroom door. This charmingly simple dining set lets your delicious candlelight dinner take center stage each evening as you dine in your own space at Bear Elegance. With dreamy natural lighting drifting in through the high triangular windows accented by vaulted ceilings, savor every moment of laid-back mornings with nowhere to be – until you’re ready to get out and explore.
The elegant bedroom in Bear Elegance boasts a gorgeous and ornate four-poster king-size bed facing the double-sided stacked-stone fireplace and flatscreen TV. After unpacking your suitcases into the tall wood dressers and closet, relax on the bed with some daytime TV on the flatscreen or read a few chapters of your favorite book in the warm lighting of the bedside table lamps.
The open-concept bathroom is an elegant touch with beautiful tile flooring that meets the equally gorgeous wood floor. A large walk-in shower lends a spa-like experience, with tile, a bench, and a rain shower head. Just steps away, the luxurious clawfoot tub sits beneath its own wooden pergola. Climb in for a soothing bath before heading back to your lovely king-size bed.
Step through the double glass doors of your bedroom to your private deck and step into the soothing bubbly waters of the sunken outdoor hot tub surrounded by gorgeous wood paneling and lush Smoky Mountain forestry. On the deck resting beyond the glass doors of the living room, bring your morning coffee to sip and savor inspiring wooded mountain views from the lawn chairs. Once you have prepared your steaks in the kitchen, step through the adjacent glass doors to the screened-in side deck to prepare your dinner to perfection on the gas grill and enjoy a picnic lunch at the outdoor table without the worry of bugs.
On warm summer days, visit your cabin resort’s community pool to soak up some sun and splash around. With an outdoor pavilion and indoor facility that can be reserved, playground, cornhole boards, and other Cabins for YOU properties within the resort, Mountain Shadows Resort is a dreamy locale for a Smoky Mountain destination wedding!
**Community pool access is provided and managed through a 3rd-party company. Cabins for YOU is not responsible for maintenance or pool closures. The pool is typically open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Sweet Fanny Adams Theater
This historical treasure has been putting on original 1890s style-theater productions for over 3 decades! The company invites you to come enjoy a unique show that is both intimate in size and grandiose in laughs for a memorable evening.
The Peddler Steakhouse
Searching for a sublimely romantic dining experience? Make your reservation for 2 at The Peddler Steakhouse, where the warm cabin atmosphere of the original Ogle log structure still rests along a picturesque river. Mouthwatering hand-cut steaks are served to perfection in addition to delicious poultry, vegetarian, and seafood options.
It’s no daunting feat to reach the highest point in the Smokies! The futuristic viewing dome is accessible by a paved trail under 1 mile from the parking lot and be sure to bring your cameras to capture the best soul-stirring, 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
out of 5
of 2 guests recommend
"This cabin did not disappoint! Just my husband and I for our anniversary, and it was perfect for us. The only complaint is the bed was way too hard. But we enjoyed the seclusion, even though the cabins are all packed in tight on the…"
Verified guest on 09/30/2019
"This cabin did not disappoint! Just my husband and I for our anniversary, and it was perfect for us. The only complaint is the bed was way too hard. But we enjoyed the seclusion, even though the cabins are all packed in tight on the hills, this one is at The back of a dead end. We enjoyed the openness of the floor plan, the view just over the tops of the trees while we drank coffee and watched the sunrise. The hot tub was my favorite part! The shower was nice and spacious, good water pressure and temp. Easy drive down to Gatlinburg. We didn’t use the kitchen, but they have dishes, cups and wine glasses. I wish we had booked one more day, and would love to come back."
Verified guest on 09/30/2019
"Loved our stay! Mattress was pretty hard. Need a rail to get into the hot tub. Need curtains on door and kitchen window. Need knob fixed on French door. Other than that, we felt relaxed and had a great time!"
Verified guest on 10/06/2018
"Myself and my husband stayed for a week in our cabin in May for our one year anniversary. The cabin was beautiful with just the right amount of privacy. The view from our balcony was breathtaking and we even had a visit from a momma bear and her two cubs which made the trip even better. The cabin was also close enough to town.We loved Gaitlinburg and plan to come back and will book with Cabins for You again."
"expect to be wowed. we loved our cabin, there were a few tiny issues but not enough to ruin our stay. this cabin was very nice, log style cabin with double fireplace for the split plan with living, dining, kitchen on one side and bedroom, bathroom on other. my wife loved the claw foot tub, and shower was great and had plenty hot water. we will definitely use (Website hidden by Airbnb) again in the future. very satisfied and pricing was good for a thanksgiving week stay"
"I absolutely love everything about CYU. The customer service is out of this world - never a bad experience! The cabin we stay in is always so clean and stocked with the essentials, and we get a cute little welcome bag. Highly recommend booking with CYU - my "go to" person is Sheena!!"
"It was a very nice cabin. We enjoyed our weekend stay. "
"Bear Elegance place was wonderful and as expected. Check in/Check out instructions were easy to follow. Had no maintenance issues during our stay. Very close to downtown Gatlinburg."
"A secluded feel despite being so close to Gatlinburg. We loved the canopy bed and fireplace. Great spot for 2 people."
"Wonderful cabin, great location, private, really enjoyed our stay. Will be back again!"
"We stayed at Bear Elegance and loved the location. The cabin was beautiful and loved the sunken hot tub. Didn't have time to enjoy the soaker bath though. The only thing we had a slight issue was turning around so we didn't have to back down the hill to get out. There are other cabins close by in front of the cabin so privacy and parking is limited. No washer and dryer or hair dryer either. But love many other things about the cabin."
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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 6 months of stay.
1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 3 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.
Before leaving, please be sure to:
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.
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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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