Big Bear Retreat

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

3 Bedrooms
(3K, 1T, 1TR, 1SS-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

3 Bathrooms

Sleeps 10


Big Bear Retreat in Pigeon Forge is a classic log cabin with modern amenities and conveniences, space for 10 guests, games, and plenty of ways to relax and unwind in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re planning a fun couples’ weekend, a family vacation, or a small retreat, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom cabin has all you need for a great stay.

After a busy day exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or playing in downtown Pigeon Forge, Big Bear Retreat is waiting for you to cozy up on the sectional sofa in front of the gas fireplace and big screen TV. Play checkers on the coffee table (or bring your favorite board games from home), bring movies for the DVD and Blu-ray players, take advantage of the wireless high-speed internet, and grab snacks from the fully equipped kitchen nearby.

At night, cozy up in 3 king-size beds and 2 twins, sit back with a drink in the rocking chairs on the deck, or climb into the outdoor hot tub to unwind. This pet-friendly getaway also has a washer and dryer, convenient paved driveway, an indoor jetted tub, and a charcoal grill for cookouts! And don’t forget the entertainment: foosball, air hockey, and pool!

Living Room
Comfy and cozy is the name of the game in the living room at Big Bear Retreat, featuring a cushiony couch, love seat, and armchair. Prop your feet up, flip on the big screen TV, and enjoy a bit of entertainment with friends and family. On chilly evenings, unwind with a novel or notebook by the gas fireplace with a mug of cocoa. This space is also great for a memorable family game night, with board games brought from home and snacks bought in town on the coffee table.

Just off the living area, the fully equipped kitchen offers convenience to hungry guests and midnight munchers. Featuring an open concept, all major appliances, and a bistro for extra prep and serving space, this kitchen is ready to cook up a storm! Store fresh ingredients in the fridge, whip up hot meals on the stove, keep biscuits warm in the microwave, bake fresh pies in the oven, and let the dishwasher clean up all the mess.

Dining Area
Smack dab in the center of the kitchen rests the dining table for 6. Combined with the living room sofas and armchair nearby, everyone will have a comfy place to dine and chat together. When mealtimes are over, clear the table for a 1,000-piece puzzle or set out tools for coloring and crafting with the kiddos.

Rec Room
Sky-high ceilings, tree-studded views through a wall of windows, plus a large sectional (with the highly coveted corner seat) keep the rec room spacious and comfy. Settle down for family movie nights with the mounted flatscreen TV and DVD and Blu-ray players. Sip hot cocoa and chat with friends by dazzling flames in the gas fireplace. And show everyone your mad air hockey and pool skills — there’s even a foosball table just upstairs in the loft!

Alright, you’ve played all day and partied most of the night. Now, it’s time to unwind and hit the hay. Find king-size beds in all 3 bedrooms plus a twin trundle bed in the loft and a queen sleeper sofa for extra sleeping space. And as a special bonus, you’ll find an indoor jetted tub, perfect for spa baths, in the master bathroom.

Outdoor Spaces
Semi-private with serene wooded views, Big Bear Retreat is not only meant to be enjoyed indoors but outdoors as well. The paved driveway and 5 easy steps onto the front porch make unloading and repacking the cars (up to 3) a breeze, so heading to in-town attractions won’t be a hassle. Return to your vacation rental after painting the town red, then hop in the hot tub to soothe aching muscles. Take it easy the next day and host a barbecue shindig with the cabin’s charcoal grill and sway in the rocking chairs while the family chef prepares the beef and veggie burgers.   

Other Amenities
There’s more?! Yep, Big Bear Retreat is also pet friendly, meaning your pup can come with you on a Smoky Mountain adventure! And there’s free high-speed wireless internet, so uploading trip moments will be super easy. You’ll also find a washer and dryer at the cabin, so pack light and leave more room for souvenirs!

Local Fun

Less than 5 miles to the center of Pigeon Forge and only 4 to the exciting Dollywood Theme Park, Big Bear Retreat not only provides a place to unwind and feel at home in the Great Smoky Mountains but also a convenient location close to top-notch attractions.

Gatlinburg Golf Course
Smoky Mountain views as far as the eye can see, well-manicured greens, and 18 challenging holes help make up the Gatlinburg Golf Course — fun for both experienced players and newbies.

TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
Get your adrenaline pumping at TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena, featuring Airstrike Dodgeball, Cliffhanger Challenges, Pro-slam Basketball, the Boneyard Stunt Tower, and the Fire & Ice Ninja Course!

The Old Mill Candy Kitchen
Curb your sweet tooth cravings at The Old Mill Candy Kitchen, where classic recipes combine with old-fashioned methods to create incredible flavors that can’t be beat.


  • 3 Kings
  • 1 Twin
  • 1 Trundle
  • 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Wooded View
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Player
  • Blu-ray Player
  • Air Hockey
  • Foosball Table
  • Pool Table
  • Rocking Chairs
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • 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


Big Bear Retreat - Entry Level
Big Bear Retreat - Second Floor

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Guest Reviews

5.0 out of 5

100% of 2 guests recommend

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

Reviews for Big Bear Retreat

  • "This is an awesome cabin. it is secluded in the mountains and trees. Big front porch and plenty of room for the whole family. Loved itl"

  • "We had Thanksgiving as a family here. It was a great experience. It is located close to local attractions but still feels secluded. The cabin is tucked nicely into the woods and the fall colors were breathtaking. The cabin had everything we needed and felt like home. I have recommended this cabin to multiple friends and family."

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Big Bear Retreat. Loved being able to feel like we was way out in the country but still be close to everything. Our kids enjoyed the game room and our suprise visitor (a bear) that came by two of the nights we was their. Would definitely recommend staying there and plan on visiting again soon."

  • "Beautiful cabin & location! Back off the main road, up on a mountain with a nice view. We did have some trouble getting up the mountain when it was raining because it’s a sharp curve on an incline and we weren’t in 4 wheel drive vehicle, but with patience we made it. We had a few maintenance problems during our stay, but all it took was one call and they had someone there quickly. 15 minutes to the city either way. Really enjoyed & hope to stay here again!! "

  • "Perfect cabin for our family Christmas getaway. The cabin was secluded, yet minutes from the main attractions of Pigeon Forge. We loved the layout of the cabin ."


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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