349 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Office Open: Mon - Sun
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
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.
Kitchen 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!
Bedrooms 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!
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.
"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" 12/03/2018
"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." 11/29/2018
"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 ."
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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