Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Area: Forrest Springs Community
There are 2 reasons the word “BIG” is in this cabin’s name. It features BIG Views and BIG Relaxation. With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, Big Bear Views Lodge has plenty of room for your large group retreat to the Smokies! Its 4,900 square feet of space boasts sleeping accommodations for up to 22 guests, and at Big Bear Views Lodge, you’ll not only have cozy places to sleep but also tons of options for play. Enjoy a private theater room with seating for 20 that features 75 “ Blu-ray HD theater TV and a fully loaded game room inside this spacious cabin that comes with all the newest modern games kids and big kids (dads) enjoy including Big Buck Hunter shooting arcade, Super Cars Driving Game, air hockey, a rustic pool table, and a 60-game rustic multicade arcade.
Guests staying at this cabin have frequently reported bear, deer & wild turkey sightings, so you won’t have to drive anywhere to have a great time when you stay at Big Bear Views Lodge, although this cabin makes venturing to downtown Gatlinburg quick and easy since it is within the Gatlinburg city limits. In less than a 2-mile drive, you’ll arrive at popular restaurants and attractions, and you can make it to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in less than 5 miles.
What’s even better is you can enjoy a stunning view of the Gatlinburg city lights from Big Bear Views Lodge’s back porch while you relax in a rocking chair or take a soak in your outdoor hot tub which features a hot tub TV! If you’re planning a large group getaway with family, coworkers, or friends, don’t miss the comfort, convenience, and countless options for fun at Big Bear Views Lodge!
Looking for even more space for your large group? Big Bear Views Lodge sits next door to its "BIG BROTHER" cabin, Bigger Bear Views Lodge, a 7-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom cabin for 30 guests! It's another gorgeous new cabin packed with amenities!
Do you need a large meeting space for your group gathering? Perhaps for a gift exchange, company presentation, or just a place to play party games in the evening? Big Bear Views Lodge has the perfect solution with its spacious and cozy living room!
Relax on the 2 couches (one doubles as a queen sleeper sofa) and natural bench in this large room with gorgeous hardwood floors and two-toned wood paneling on the ceiling. Boasting an open floorplan, extra seating can be found at the kitchen bar or dining table nearby. Plus, there are large windows to light the space and bring Smoky Mountain views indoors, giving you and your guests a nice space to relax throughout the day.
On the far wall, you’ll find an electric (non heat) fireplace that produces beautiful, natural-looking fire and a big screen TV — chat with friends by an ambient fire in the evenings and don’t fret about missing a single episode of your favorite weeknight show while you’re away. Whether you’re relaxing in front of the Smoky Mountain sunset or watching a riveting TV drama, nothing but good times await in the inviting living room at Big Bear Views Lodge.
A large group retreat isn’t complete without a large-scale kitchen. Big Bear Views Lodge doesn’t disappoint with its open, updated kitchen — featuring a full-size refrigerator, large breakfast bar for 5, and plenty of counter space for prepping, cooking, and serving.
Fully equipped, enjoy an over-the-range microwave, electric stove, and stainless-steel double sink as well as small appliances, like a blender, toaster, and coffeemaker. Simply stop by the Gatlinburg Farmers Market, which opens every spring in the Smokies, and grab fresh local produce, homemade treats, and delicious jams and jellies. Combine your Farmers Market picks with grocery store staples like pancake mix, bread, deli meats, eggs, and milk, and you’ll have plenty of tasty options for eating in the cabin during your Gatlinburg stay. And if that doesn’t float your boat, a pizza party should do the trick!
If you do cook in the cabin or request delivery, you’ll have the perfect place to dine as a group with the large dining table at Big Bear Views Lodge. With a log bench for 4 and 6 matching chairs, this wooden table is roomy enough for 10 guests. Plus, the breakfast bar is conveniently located next to the dining room with bar stool seating for 5 more. Any other guests who need a seat can comfortably eat in the living room thanks to this cabin’s open-concept design. And for even more seating options, try the rocking chairs on the deck for a gorgeous Smoky Mountain view while enjoying your meal!
When the food has settled, and it’s time to play, head to the top of the stairs at Big Bear Views Lodge, where you’ll find a large game room that’s loaded with multiple ways to entertain and incredible Smoky Mountain views to boot! An air hockey table, Big Buck Wild Arcade Game, and pool table are just some of the fun options inside Big Bear Views Lodge. Enter the rink like a champion, challenge your bestie to shooting rounds, and pool around with your coworkers.
Besides all these, you’ll find a Super Cars Driving Game and a flatscreen 60-game Multicade unit with all your old favorites — from Pac-Man and Frogger to Donkey Kong and Galaga. Race to the finish line to claim first place and beat all the high scores before the trip is over! There are also 2 ceiling fans to keep players cool and a wet bar for drinks, so grab a cold one and enjoy game tournaments every morning, afternoon, evening, and night — any time is game time when you’re on vacation!
Finally, Big Bear Lodge’s game room offers a mounted flatscreen TV and comfy seating area, where you can watch the big game or flip on your kids’ favorite cartoons. No matter who uses this rec space during your stay, they’re sure to have a blast inside Big Bear Views Lodge!
Sometimes what we’re looking forward to the most, when it comes to our annual family vacation, is simply being able to kick back and watch a flick with the whole family. Big Bear Views Lodge takes your movie-watching experience to the next level with its gorgeous private theater room!
This rustic theater room recreates the movie theater experience right inside your Gatlinburg cabin, with comfy theater seating for 20. Movie posters on the wall, surround sound, and a giant 75” flatscreen HD Blu-ray theater TV are all waiting for you— all you need to bring is the Blu-ray disc or DVD.
When you visit the Smokies, one of the best reasons to choose a Gatlinburg cabin over a downtown hotel is the roomy, cozy bedrooms waiting for YOU — like the 5 bedrooms found inside Big Bear Views Lodge! Instead of cramped sleeping quarters, you’ll find large bedrooms with log-style furniture, comfy bedding, private electric fireplaces (no heat), and homey accents like ceiling fans, reading lamps, bureaus, and flatscreen TVs.
What's even better is that each bedroom has its own flair - with differing bedspreads, views, and amenities. Choose from a bedroom with its own fireplace or its own garden tub - or both! Three of the five have their own large garden tubs, perfect for spa nights in the cabin! Total, you’ll be able to sleep 22 guests in Big Bear Views Lodge's 5 bedrooms. That’s because most bedrooms offer more than one place to sleep. This spacious lodge offers 4 king-size bedrooms and 1 large bunk-room with 2 sets of Hickory bunkbeds and 3 queen-size sofa sleepers.
If you’re traveling to the area to really see Gatlinburg, Big Bear Views Lodge is a great cabin choice for your large group. Why? Because this cabin offers tree-studded views of the city lights and spectacular Smoky Mountain scenes right from your back decks! Sip on a glass of locally made wine with your spouse in the evenings in one of the double rocking chairs while you gaze at the night sky or soothe tired muscles in the outdoor hot tub while watching comedy shows on the flatscreen TV!
Another outdoor amenity provided by this semi-private cabin is a double-size, picnic-style (charcoal) grill, where you can cook a delicious meal of juicy burgers, savory steaks, veggie kabobs, and tender chicken during your group’s summer getaway. To add to your convenience, this cabin provides a flat, newly paved driveway capable of fitting up to 7 vehicles. Additional parking is available in the cul-de-sac on the dead-end street by the cabin, and it can accommodate bus parking just about 100 yards from the cabin. And to make life even easier, there are only 2 steps to enter the home as well as a large front porch, meaning unpacking and loading the cars will be easy as pie!
Located inside the Forest Springs Resort, Big Bear Views Lodge offers a semi-private atmosphere for your large group retreat. Washer and dryer access and wireless internet capability are offered to Big Bear Views Lodge guests as well. Please keep in mind that internet access at this cabin is not intended for streaming or downloading, though you should be able to stay on top of your emails and continue to read our Cabins for YOU blog while you’re away!
Big Bear Views Lodge is able to provide views of downtown Gatlinburg because it’s less than 2 miles from this exciting mountain city. That means easy access to popular attractions and restaurants that your group will love during your stay. And if you’re already thinking about some large group outings, let us help with the planning process by telling you about 3 favorite attractions nearby.
Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Resort
One of our Cabins for YOU partners (which means big discounts for you when you stay at one of our cabins!), Ober Gatlinburg has more options for fun than you can experience in one day, including the Scenic Chairlift, an alpine slide, ice skating, and a wildlife encounter!
Guinness World Records Museum
Remember the Guinness World Records book we all read as kids? See the book come to life with friends and family at this downtown Gatlinburg attraction. You’ll see hundreds of world record exhibits about space, sports, food, animals, and more!
Fort Fun, Mini Golf, and More
For a full day of outdoor and indoor recreation, head to the attraction with “fun” in the name: Fort Fun in Gatlinburg! Purchase a “Do It All Pass” and you’ll have access to outdoor and indoor golf, laser tag, bumper cars, escape games, gem mining, and more!
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of 3 guests recommend
"This cabin was beautiful, clean and spacious, close to town....the kids had so much fun in the game room and we got to see bears multiple times, it was such an amazing experience"
Verified guest on 10/06/2020
"This cabin was beautiful, clean and spacious, close to town....the kids had so much fun in the game room and we got to see bears multiple times, it was such an amazing experience"
Verified guest on 10/06/2020
"This place was INCREDIBLE! We saw bears every single day. We had 16 people staying in the house and we had more than enough room. There weren’t really any pots to cook for that many people... oh well... we just cooked burgers! We brought our own large coffee urn because the regular sized coffee pot was not going to do it for us. The ice maker wasn’t the best so we kept buying ice to keep in the freezer. None of that mattered because when we stepped out onto the decks, that was why we were there. The game room was so much fun for both adults and kids! One issue was the A/C in the lower level. It was ALWAYS freezing down there. We had maintenance come and turns out the house A/C thermostats split the house DOWN THE MIDDLE, not by floor. Basically not much they can do about that so bring sweatshirts during summer months. The main floor has the thermostats so when the sun heats up the first floor, the lower level gets super cold. Setting the A/C fan to “ON” helped... per the gentleman that installed the HVAC. Absolutely none of that mattered. We would go back once a month if we could. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!"
Verified guest on 06/28/2019
"I just cant say enough how much we enjoyed our stayed. We are actually looking to come back and stay and hope to get same cabin. My kids all loved it and had so much to do. Seen a few bears and the view is breathtaking!!"
Verified guest on 01/22/2019
"We rented Big Bear Views Lodge which has five bedrooms and I have to say it was the best experience ever. The cabin is beautiful and has plenty to do for the family and we got to see a mama bear and her three cubs in the morning when we were leaving it was just breathtaking there."
"This is an absolutely beautiful cabin! It is exactly as described in the posting. Plenty of space for our party of 11, we never felt like we were crowded. Plenty of amenities for our 4 children to enjoy! Conveniently located to the main Gatlinburg strip, plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities. Will definitely be returning here again!"
"The cabin was great and met our expectations in every way!"
"Overall, a great stay! The cabin is very secluded and is beautiful inside and out. The views are spectacular and the family of visiting bears made everything all the more special. It was more than large enough for our group. Would recommend to anyone with a large group regardless of age."
"If you are looking for a place close to downtown, with plenty to keep a big family busy on rainy days and views to die for - this cabin is for you. We had 5 of kids 2of grandkids & parents - plenty of room for all. Best part was our daily visits from a bear family - they were so much fun to watch."
"The cabin is GREAT! It’s a little tricky 2 find but once you do, it’s truly a gem. Great for families as it’s spacious, clean and perfect views. The space is very contemporary and stocked with everything you need. The game room on the upper level is everything and fun for the entire family! We also saw bears each day we were there it was frightening and exciting all at the same time :-) We enjoyed so much and will visit again!"
"Great cabin experience. Everything was clean and modern and allowed for a fun filled weekend getaway."
"Large home in a great location. Great amenities for the entire family, we had 14 family members. Spectacular views and had 2 black bears visit the area daily!!"
"We absolutely loved our stay! The cabin is amazing, beautiful, and the perfect size for a large family. All king size beds, super comfortable, and the one bedroom with bunkbeds contained queen size bunkbeds. Every bedroom had it's own bathroom (very roomy bedrooms and bathrooms), and the view was amazing! The cabin is just as it's pictured and had everything we needed. Kitchen was fully stocked. The game room was so much fun! Pool table, buck shot, race car game, and pac man! How cool is that! We had a blast in it! The movie room was awesome! Huge tv, and the theatre seating was super comfortable. This is a 3 story cabin and each floor had it's own balcony, which was a huge plus, with rocking chairs, and little tables. Super clean (except for a few bugs in the tubs in the rooms upstairs). Comfortable nice couches in the living room, upstairs in the game room, and down stairs in the movie room. The cabin is like 2 minutes from downtown, and you can see the cabin from Anakeesta (which is a must do in Gatlinburg)! We would definitely like to try out the next 2 cabins over, next time, and we would definitely stay here again (just hoping the hot tub works for the next stay). Thanks, we had a wonderful family vacation!"
"We absolutely loved our stay! First off it's always so nice when you enter your rental, and they leave a nice goody bag (and they left us 2) of paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, and a few other essentials. Always leaves a great impression on your guests! So thank you for that as we found them very useful! The cabin is amazing, beautiful, and the perfect size for a large family. All king size beds, super comfortable, and the one bedroom with bunk beds contained queen size bunk beds. Every bedroom had it's own bathroom (very roomy & VERY NICE bedrooms and bathrooms), and the view was amazing! The cabin is just as it's pictured and had everything we needed. Kitchen was fully stocked. The game room was so much fun! Pool table, buck shot, race car game, and PAC man! How cool is that! We had a blast in it! The movie room was awesome! Huge TV, and the theater seating was super comfortable. This is a 3 story cabin and each floor had it's own balcony, which was a huge plus, with rocking chairs, and little tables. Super clean (except for a few bugs in the tubs in the rooms upstairs). Comfortable nice couches in the living room, upstairs in the game room, and down stairs in the movie room. The cabin is like 2 minutes from downtown, and you can see the cabin from Anakeesta (which is a must do in Gatlinburg)! We would definitely like to try out the next 2 cabins over, next time, and we would definitely stay here again (just hoping the hot tub works for the next stay). Thank YOU, we had a wonderful family vacation!"
"Perfect cabin for a pretty good group with kids and super spacious!! Also very close to the gatlinburg strip so that’s a huge plus !! Also don’t forget it does have an amazing view to enjoy (: "
"We stayed at Big Bear Views Lodge during the CoVid pandemic. It was the perfect getaway. The cabin was a beautiful 3 story cabin that was clean and fully stocked with cooking supplies and towels. We had a wonderful time. The scenery was picturesque and we definitely saw bears. We kept a respectable distance but saw bears a few different times including a mama bear and two cubs. Took lots of photos and videos with a zoom lens. The two cubs were running around and play wrestling with one another. The beds were comfortable. We used the game room for pool, air hockey and video games. The hot tub at night was so relaxing. Perfect get away. We will definitely come back."
"A group of friends took a weekend trip. We stayed at Big Bear Views. The cabin was beautiful and so were the views. No issues! We actually had someone show up the second day to get trash which we didn’t have much of but still! Had a mama bear and her babies come right in the driveway! Will be booking again with them for a future stay"
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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.
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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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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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