349 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Office Open: Mon - Sun
Black Bear Retreat
Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
4 Bedrooms (2K, 2Q, 3T, 1B-TT)
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
Get ready for some great days at Black Bear Retreat, a cozy but spacious cabin packed with amenities and ideally located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg downtowns! This cabin is only 1 mile off the main road, providing quick and easy access. Even though it is very easy to check out everything the area has to offer, you will also find plenty of things to do to keep you busy and having fun at the cabin. This 4-bedroom (+1 enclosed sleeping area/retreat above the garage), 3-bathroom cabin comfortably accommodates up to 15 guests and boasts a long list of conveniences – including NEW features and ammentities that artfully blend traditional and modern styles – to make your stay a memorable one.
Living Room Ready to relax? Gather with family and friends in the living room, complete with new furniture great for chatting late into the night. Cozy up on 2 sofas and a bench all set around a welcoming fireplace with a big screen TV on the mantel. The fresh, open space features beautiful updated flooring, painted walls, and windows stretching to the ceiling to offer a peek at the peaceful surroundings.
Kitchen This sleek kitchen isn’t your typical cabin cooking space! Featuring dark countertops contrasting bright white cabinetry and black-and-stainless steel appliances, it offers plenty of counter space for prepping food, modern open shelving, and rustic touches to give you that updated cabin feel. The open concept makes it easy to chat with other guests as you whip up snacks, drinks, and meals for the family.
Rec Spaces Black Bear Retreat has you covered with entertainment! You can gather in the theater area with a massive 70” HD smart TV, Blu-ray player (and movie library) for an awesome movie night. Let the kids have fun in the new custom kid fort/play area, or spend hours playing in the huge rec room in the basement. The rec room has lots of natural light and is decked out with a pool table, arcade games, foosball, and plenty of seating to keep everyone happy. As you hang out in the rec room, grab a drink from the bar fridge or pop some popcorn in the microwave and sit back at one of 3 specialty custom made barrel top tables to chat. For extra sleeping space you will find 2 twin futons and 1 twin bunk bed as well.
Bedrooms This spacious cabin has two king bedroom suites and two additional queen bedrooms all tastefully decorated with new flooring, wood feature walls, and trim. The bonus room above the garage features 3 twins. It’s a fun space with comfy seating, a smart TV and XBOX, and built-in beds the kids will love – perfect for sleepovers! Each bunk has its own light, and the room is equipped with USB charging plugs for your convenience! You’ll find new bedding, quilts, and comforters throughout, along with new log-style bedroom furniture and brand-new smart TVs and electronics for the bedrooms!
Outdoor Spaces The roads leading to the cabin are flat and paved, and so is the parking when you arrive. There is even room to park a camper or trailer! It’s a nice level property with room for parking or playing around, and it boasts wooded surroundings with peaceful seasonal views. You’ll even have a 2-car garage to use during your stay!
There is plenty of deck space to enjoy outside, along with several entrance points for your group. You can spend evenings soaking in the outdoor hot tub, sipping hot cocoa as you sit in the rocking chairs, having dinner at the outdoor dining table, or just enjoying the peaceful sounds of nature in your own cabin.
Other Amenities For the outdoor enthusiasts, the cabin is in a neighborhood with a private walking trail and a private lake for catch-and-release fishing. As for the indoors, along with some nice updates – fresh paint and T&G accent walls and trim for the basement and updated flooring – Black Bear Retreat is outfitted with a list of conveniences to make you feel right at home. Take advantage of the beautiful and spacious laundry room with full size washer/dryer, cozy up in front of 2 electric fireplaces, surf via the Wi-Fi, and have cookouts with the gas grill!
Dolly Parton's Stampede Be amazed at performers on horseback, doing amazing stunts and wearing dazzling costumes. Along with your entertainment, enjoy a hearty 4-course meal, complete with Southern sweet tea, rolls, and dessert!
The Island You could spend an entire day walking around at The Island in Pigeon Forge. You can ride the 200-foot Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, taste moonshine at Ole Smoky Moonshine, pamper yourself at St. Somewhere Spa, let the kids make a friend at Build-A-Bear, or watch an incredible water and lights show at The Island Show Fountain!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park A little farther down the road, the most visited national park boasts hundreds of miles of trails to explore. You can hike, bike, go horseback riding, take a scenic drive, have a picnic, or take a relaxing walk to a beautiful waterfall. Admission to the park is free, and there are lots of fun kids’ activities throughout the year!
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving Want some exciting thrills without fear of heights or airplanes? Try indoor body-surfing in the giant wind tunnel of Flyaway Indoor Skydiving! Take turns mastering body control and skydiving techniques with the well-trained instructors for a fun time with friends. It also acts as a great precursor and training if you are interested in hopping out of plane someday!
SpeedZone Fun Park Fly down 4 different go-kart tracks for a fun-filled day with the kids! In the heart of downtown Pigeon Forge, you are sure to see the big wooden coil of SpeedZone’s tall go-kart tracks from a ways away. The park offers everything from the Kid’s Track for ages 4 and older to the double karts of the Coaster Track where parents can ride with their younger children, ages 3 and up!
1 Twin over Twin Bunk
Big Screen TV
Outdoor Hot Tub
Keyless Entry - No Check-in!
Dining Table and/or Breakfast Bar
Oven / Stove
Dressers | Closet
Central Heat / AC
Shower and/or Tub
Towels - 1 per person
Min Basic TV service
Broom | Dust Pan
We're patiently waiting to hear feedback from our guests on this 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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