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
Located in the Hidden Springs Resort, Bear Essentials boasts a log interior, beautiful hardwood floors, and classic cabin décor, along with access to community perks. Enjoy year-round fun at the community pool or relax in the outdoor hot tub at your cabin. The 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, with a king-size bed, high-speed wireless internet, big screen HDTVs, an indoor jetted tub, and room for 4 guests. Enjoy the security of a gated log cabin community, the peace of wooded views, and the amenities of your own semi-private cabin. It's also less than 6 miles from downtown, so you can hop in the car and take the short drive to nearby restaurants, shops, and family-friendly attractions!
Living room Offering a homey yet lodge-style feel, the spacious living room of Bear Essentials is the perfect place to relax after those long days of exploring downtown. Above the stone gas fireplace is a 46-inch HDTV with satellite where you can watch your favorite shows or ballgames. The comfy queen sofa sleeper (new in Spring 2018) sits next to a cozy leather recliner– 2 great places to kick back and relax on a cool Smoky Mountain evening. Keep snacks and drinks nearby or play some cards and board games on the spacious coffee table in the center of the room.
As you play and relax, stay warm by the fire or flip on the ceiling fan to stay cool. A large window frames the wooded views and allows for some natural light to flow in – great for enjoying sunny mountain days. A deer and fish are mounted above the fireplace, and an antler lamp provides the perfect reading light from where it sits on the side table by the sofa. On the days when you just don't feel like leaving the cabin, you'll appreciate the comfort and homey atmosphere this space provides. And with an open-concept layout, guests can visit while cooking, relaxing, and dining. If you need some extra sleeping space, take advantage of the queen-size sleeper sofa located here.
Kitchen Just off the living area is the fully equipped kitchen, offering everything you need to make meals or whip up snacks for while you're around the cabin. The elegant kitchen boasts brand new full-size stainless steel appliances, and the tools and essentials you need – coffeemaker, toaster, knives, dishes, glasses, and utensils – for romantic dinners or family meals here. If you don't feel like cooking, order our romantic dinner for two, which includes all the ingredients you need for a candlelit dinner, all waiting for you when you arrive in the cabin. Just toss the steaks on the grill, bake the potatoes in the oven, and enjoy a beautiful and delicious dinner for two. Or you can visit one of the Pigeon Forge dinner shows such as the Lumberjack Feud or Hatfield & McCoy for a hearty dinner and great entertainment, leaving the cooking to someone else.
Dining area Enjoy in-cabin meals at the lovely dining table in the kitchen. The elegant round table is surrounded by four iron chairs and offers a nice place to have meals. Cooking and eating in the cabin is a great way to get some extra quality time with the ones you love. The table is also the perfect spot for a romantic meal as a couple. It's conveniently located between the kitchen and the living area, so you can fill the table with game-day snacks or easily get up for seconds during your big Southern breakfast.
Bedroom With vaulted ceilings and large windows that frame beautiful wooded views, the master suite is a peaceful retreat for couples to relax and unwind. A mountain-themed handcrafted quilt, shams, and pillows adorn the king-sized bed. Enjoy the mattress (new in Fall 2016), which features Comfort Right™ layers of support, integrated Cool Balance™ technology for improved sleeping temperature, and a TrueSense™ design to reduce motion transfer from one partner to the other. A large window above the indoor jetted tub looks out over the hot tub and the wooded view. With your own door to the deck, you'll have easy access to the hot tub there. The cozy suite also boasts a 32-inch HDTV with DVD player, a dual-sided fireplace, and a dresser where you can unpack.
For a truly relaxing night, add one of our gift baskets to your stay. Just imagine having a bubble bath in the oversized jetted tub at night as you have a movie night, listen to your favorite music on the CD player/radio, or just enjoy the peacefulness of the Great Smoky Mountains. Keep phones and tablets handy on the nightstand or flip on the bear lamp so you can read late at night. This bedroom also offers its own bathroom, so you can enjoy plenty of privacy as you get ready for bed or prepare to hit the town. It features plenty of counter and storage space, a hair dryer, a makeup mirror, and a vanity stool that makes getting ready a breeze. This semi-private retreat will make you want to sleep in late and head to bed early. And with so many wonderful amenities right in the room, it will be easy to stay here for hours.
Outdoor spaces The outdoor spaces at Bear Essentials are just as impressive as the interiors. The mild weather and beautiful scenery are two major reasons that people visit the Great Smoky Mountains. You'll definitely want to take advantage of the outdoor areas during your time here. From the covered deck, enjoy wooded views that will make you feel nestled high in the tree tops.
On cool evenings, or after a long day of hiking in the national park, take it easy as you soak your cares away in the 4-person hot tub on the covered deck. Because it's covered, you can enjoy it rain or shine. It even features a step that will make getting in and out easier and a natural privacy screen of foliage. Just pour yourself a glass of wine and spend some time unwinding.. What a romantic way to end the night!
In the mornings, start your day with a cup of coffee as you sit in the log-style deck furniture. Kick off your shoes and rest your feet on the bear rug here. Around the other side of the cabin, fire up the charcoal grill for a cookout on a nice day. As you grill, the wooded surroundings and authentic log exterior will give you the Smoky Mountain experience you've been seeking.
Other amenities Bear Essentials also offers a CD player, DVD player, satellite TV, high-speed wireless Internet, and a hair dryer. Offering easy arrivals, the cabin also boasts paved parking and a community snow plow/salt truck that creates better driving conditions in winter. The washer and dryer and iron and ironing board are more perks, making longer stays that much easier. After a day of hiking or before a night out on the town, toss in a load of laundry for some fresh clothes. As guests of the Hidden Springs Resort, you'll enjoy access to the enclosed heated swimming pool – for fun no matter the weather – and free high-speed Internet poolside!
Whether planning a romantic weekend or a fun family getaway, Bear Essentials puts you close to everything the Smoky Mountains has to offer. Spend days playing and relaxing around the cabin or head to the community pool to get some sun, float, or splash around. This beautiful Pigeon Forge cabin will feel like home, but it will offer all the amenities you seek in a mountain getaway. It's just a few miles from downtown Pigeon Forge, keeping you near all the action.
Explore the area with a scenic drive, a hike to a waterfall, a picnic, or a horseback ride. Or you can check out some of the popular nearby attractions, including Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country, The Old Mill, Dolly Parton's Stampede, The Island in Pigeon Forge, and the Tanger Outlets. Some other nearby attractions include:
LazerPort Fun Center Enough for an entire day of fun, LazerPort Fun Center features laser tag, the largest arcade in the Smokies, go karts, and blacklight miniature golf! Grab some ice cream at the Sweet Sensations Ice Cream Parlor before playing games in the 5,000-square-foot arcade.
Hollywood Wax Museum The incredibly detailed and life-like wax figures at this Pigeon Forge attraction will blow you away. You can pose with the celebrities, play trivia games, and pick up some great Hollywood-themed souvenirs in the gift shop.
**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.
"Very clean ...has the cozy feel to it .. will be returning!"
"We absolutely enjoyed our stay with Cabins4you. The process of finding the perfect cabin for a weekend getaway can be time consuming and we've been misled with other companies. Cabins4you was very easy to use and our cabin was amazing. Check-in was a breeze, hassle free and the communication prior to arrival made our experience even better. We will continue to use Cabins 4 you for all of our future trips to Gatlinburg, TN."
"We stayed with Cabins For You, Bear Essentials cabin for our 20th Anniversary in November. The cabin was super clean, extremely cute and cozy! They had it decorated for Christmas! It was one of the best stays we had ever had. We definitely will be booking with them again! Never had any trouble booking the stay, arriving to the cabin was easy. We enjoyed our trip away."
"Great & cozy cabin! Very clean and nicely decorated. Felt better than being at home. We so loved our stay that we would pick this cabin again on our next visit!"
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.
What is Enhanced Property Protection?
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.
$49 = $1500 in coverage.
$79 = $2000 in coverage.
$99 = $2500 in coverage.
What do additional fees cover?
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.
Do you offer any discounts?
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!
What about discounts for area attractions?
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.
What is your cancellation policy?
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
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.
What should we bring from home?
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:
1 trash bag per container
1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom
1 bar of soap per bathroom
Do you provide bedding and towels?
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.
What’s provided in the kitchen?
1 roll of paper towels
trash bag per container
(4 oz) bottle of dish detergent
At least 1 place setting (dishes, glasses, and utensils) for each guest according to advertised sleeps count
Pots, pans, and cooking tools for in-cabin meals
Do all your cabins have Wi-Fi?
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!
What is the check-in and checkout process?
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:
Place towels and washcloths in the bathtub (We’ll take care of bedding!)
Put trash in proper containers
Clean used dishes
Clean any large messes made during stay
Lock the door behind you
How/when do I get directions to my cabin?
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!
What if there is an emergency at the cabin?
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:
Gatlinburg | 865.436.5181
Pigeon Forge | 865.453.9063
Sevierville | 865.453.5506
What is your policy for hot tub, swim spa, and pool use?
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.
During an independent*, mostly accurate poll, it was found that black bears believe the purchase of property protection is necessary to ensure a stress-free vacation!
- Allows you to cancel your reservation up to 5 days prior to arrival date.
- Allows you to cancel your reservation up to 2 days prior to arrival date.
- Allows you to cancel your reservation at any point prior to initial use of your key code on your arrival date.
- I do not believe I need coverage
Explanation of Cancellation Protection
Cancellation protection is best explained as "the ability to cancel a booking" service. It's not a replacement for RedSky's Travel Insurance, but an additional option for guests to have peace of mind when traveling to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Cancellation Protection Disclaimer
Guest can cancel for any reason and will be refunded 100% of nightly rents and all fees, excluding reservation fee, property protection and travel insurance.
Guest can cancel for any reason and will be refunded 100% of nightly rents and all fees, excluding reservation fee and travel insurance.
Refund will be processed immediately but may take up to 7 business days to reﬂect on guest's banking account.
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.
Cloth or outdated couches/chairs
Worn out furniture
Outdated kitchen appliances
Worn or Outdated Carpet
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
Stainless steel appliances
Consistent furniture style
Exterior not worn out
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