Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Located in the Tekoa Resort, about 10 miles away from downtown Pigeon Forge, is Black Bear Lodge, a beautifully designed pet-friendly log cabin with stone accents and fantastic amenities. Roomy enough to house 23 guests, Black Bear Lodge is ideal for family reunions, company trips, couples’ getaways, or church retreats. Whomever you invite, you’ll have 6 bedrooms as well as 5 queen sleeper sofas to divvy up between your guests.
This 3,600-square-foot cabin also features a living room that doubles as a theater room, a loaded rec room with multiple game tables and arcade games, a gas fireplace in 5 of the 6 bedrooms, an indoor jetted tub that overlooks the Smokies, and an outdoor hot tub large enough for several guests. That said, you won’t have to worry about catching cabin fever at this semi-private lodge in the Smokies! With so many ways to please and entertain your guests, Black Bear Lodge is a great choice for your next large group gathering in Pigeon Forge.
Living Room | Private Theater
Situated between the kitchen and the dining room, Black Bear Lodge’s living room is large enough for half of your group or more during your Pigeon Forge stay. Three full-size couches provide comfy seating while you and your guests relax in front of the huge flatscreen TV that comes with this cabin.
The black curtain surrounding the screen and the floor-length drapes on every window mean you can easily darken the room and turn your living room into your own private theater! Black Bear Lodge also provides access to a Blu-ray player, DVD player, and VCR, making your movie-watching experience easy and convenient.
Other uses for the large living room inside Black Bear Lodge include company presentations, holiday gift exchanges, and family game night. And for more ways to entertain your group while you’re away, simply head to downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge (you’re about equal distance from each at Black Bear Lodge). There, you’ll find a variety of group activities, including a visit to Dollywood and a whitewater rafting trip down the Pigeon River.
In its own nook just off from the living room is Black Bear Lodge’s large kitchen. A shot-gun style space, this kitchen has all the large appliances you’ll need for a large group getaway, including a dishwasher, French door refrigerator, electric oven, stove, and over-the-range microwave. Countertop appliances furnished by this cabin include 2 blenders, 2 coffeemakers, cookware, dishes, a knife set, and more.
On nights when you’re not visiting delicious downtown eateries like The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, plan for an intimate group meal in the cabin. You can easily prepare large casseroles, pots of soup on a wintry day, or grab-and-go items for quick and budget-friendly spreads.
On the opposite side of the living room is the large dining space that comes with Black Bear Lodge. Two log-style tables along with 6 matching benches provide seating space for at least 12 in your group. Several large floor-to-ceiling windows surround the table, providing generous amounts of natural light and distant views of the Smokies while you enjoy in-cabin meals.
Although this table is designed for mealtime, feel free to use it for any of your group’s needs: presentations, game night, craft time, etc. Or keep it stocked with local munchies from specialty stores like The Apple Barn General Store in nearby Sevierville. Their homemade apple butter spread over fresh-from-the-oven biscuits pairs perfectly with a steaming cup of coffee in the morning!
Pigeon Forge provides plenty of unique attractions and exciting things to do during your Smoky Mountain stay. You can take a hummer tour with friends, try hiking with a llama (yes, that’s really a thing!), or go ziplining for the first time. But what’s awesome and incredibly convenient about staying at Black Bear Lodge is the entertainment you’ll find right inside its 4 walls!
This cabin’s game room is spacious, surrounded by large windows, and stocked with all the game tables you love: foosball, pool, and air hockey. You’ll also find 2 arcade-style games: a multicade machine and a Hoops Double Shot Basketball Game. Besides all the fun and games this room has in store, you’ll find 2 full-size couches, a big screen TV, and a gas fireplace. So curl up with a book, plan a foosball tournament, watch a favorite show, snuggle in front of the fire—the options for fun just keep going at Black Bear Lodge!
A great Pigeon Forge cabin for large groups is one that allows you to hang out together during the day but still have your own space to relax in at night. Black Bear Lodge does just that with its 6 private bedrooms—each offering a king-size bed, unique bedding in the style of the Smokies, its own TV, and homey furnishings like ceiling fans, bedside lamps, and large windows.
In some of the bedrooms, you’ll even find direct porch access and indoor jetted tubs, and 5 of the 6 bedrooms offer gas fireplaces. The final bedroom is a great choice for kids or singles—it provides a twin-over-full bunkbed. And for extra sleeping space, take advantage of the 5 queen sleepers provided by this cabin. These multiple sleeping spaces combined with 4 full-size bathrooms allow Black Bear Lodge to easily accommodate your 23-person getaway to the Smokies!
Outdoor adventures like the Alpine Slide at Ober Gatlinburg are one of the main reasons to visit the Smokies. You’ll get to view the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains up close, smelling the wildflowers and seeing the lush greenery on the trees. But staying at a cabin like Black Bear Lodge allows you to experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and surrounding trees even more intimately—because you’ll be around them from dusk ‘til dawn!
Head to the rocking chair porch with a cup of Joe in the mornings, then soak beneath the stars in your outdoor hot tub in the evenings. Cook on your charcoal grill while you look out to the distant blue-haze mountains, and simply enjoy your semi-private escape in the woods. At night, bring your marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers, and get ready for s'mores by the wood-burning firepit outside!
*Firewood not provided
Here you’ll experience the sounds of nature without the distractions of downtown. All these and more are ways Black Bear Lodge makes your Smoky Mountain experience worth the 10-mile drive from Pigeon Forge!
*Traveling to this property with a trailer can be difficult; please be prepared.
As part of the Tekoa Resort, Black Bear Lodge offers premium parking with a flat, paved lot that can hold up to 6 vehicles. Inside the cabin, you’ll also find convenient amenities like a washer and dryer as well as wireless internet access.
The washer and dryer mean you can pack light for your trip, and the internet access means you won’t get behind on emails or miss any up-to-date information about the Smokies on our Cabins For You blog!
Black Bear Lodge is about 10 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge and downtown Gatlinburg, depending on which direction you drive. Both cities have plenty of options for large group getaways, including dinner shows, outdoor adventures, and unique museums. For a few ideas on where you can take your group in nearby Pigeon Forge, check out these popular attractions.
Dolly Parton's Stampede
Perfect for a large group outing, Dolly Parton's Stampede offers world-class entertainment with horse stunts and musical productions as well as a Southern-style feast.
The Old Mill Square
Purchase Smoky Mountain pottery, visit a toy shop, try a scoop of homemade ice cream, or enjoy delicious corn fritters and corn chowder. You’ll find all this and more at The Old Mill.
Xtreme Racing Center of Pigeon Forge
Make family memories in the Smokies by zipping around the track at Xtreme Racing. Besides the 3,500-foot go-kart track, this attraction features a large arcade that continues your in-cabin fun!
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"There were 13 family members getting away for the weekend ages 10 - 82 and everyone enjoyed Black Bear lodge. The game-room was a hit, weather was beautiful so we were able to enjoy the fire pit and the children had enough yard to get…"
"There were 13 family members getting away for the weekend ages 10 - 82 and everyone enjoyed Black Bear lodge. The game-room was a hit, weather was beautiful so we were able to enjoy the fire pit and the children had enough yard to get out and burn off some energy. Being the last lodge was also a plus. We enjoyed our time at the lodge so much we rarely left. Kitchen was nice we prepared several meals in there and enjoyed sharing them at the large table while enjoying the view."
""It was a great location and experience for all of us who came to Tennessee for the first time. We brought a telescope and were able to see plenty of stars in the dark sky. The cabin was huge and beautiful. We definitely would like to come back in the future but will stay longer.""
""Great cabin with an amazing view, pretty close to downtown gatlinburg but far enough away to have privacy. Overall the stay was great and we plan on doing it again next year.""
"If you want a great view, tons of space, and pretty much every amenity, this is the place for you!!! Every detail of our stay (that included 20+ people) was covered, and we couldn’t be happier with our trip. Highly recommend!! Thank you for an amazing stay! We can’t wait to book again! "
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If your arrival date is 30 days or more out, you will pay $250 (reservation total less than $3000) or $750 (reservation total more than $3000) at booking, with remainder due 30 days prior to check-in. If your arrival date is less than 30 days away, entire balance is due at booking.
Accepted payment methods: credit card, electronic checks, and OVERNIGHT money orders
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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 5 months of stay 1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 2 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.
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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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