Friendly Bear Lodge

Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Area: Hidden Springs Resort

4 Bedrooms
(3K, 2T, 2SS-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

3.5 Bathrooms

Sleeps 12
(Max Occupancy)
The occupancy advertised is the maximum allowed at a property at any given time.

Parking 3


Welcome family and friends to a memorable cabin stay in Pigeon Forge, TN — at the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Friendly Bear Lodge! With accommodations for 12 plus homey conveniences and bonus amenities, this 2,000+ square-foot cabin rental is your quintessential pick for getaways with your friends and family vacations. Enjoy community access to a heated, indoor pool year-round through Hidden Springs Resort, relax in a soothing hot tub outside, and play pool and arcade games in the rec room.

This cozy home features an open concept sure to please with hardwood floors and massive floor-to-ceiling windows with woodsy views. Plop on the large, plush sectional for entertainment on the flatscreen TV or recline by the electric, heated fireplace with a good book in one hand and a steaming mug of joe in the other. Meals, drinks, and munchies are always close by in the fully equipped kitchen, with the dining area ready for quality time together any time.

After playing at amusement parks, shopping until you drop, and eating to your heart’s content in town, return to Friendly Bear Lodge for wine sips in the outdoor rocking chairs, relaxing baths in the indoor jetted tub, and cozy cuddles in a king-size bed. You’ll find 3 king bedrooms here with 2 twins in the last bedroom. And don’t forget to take advantage of the washer and dryer as well as the high-speed wireless internet!

Living Room
Whoa is what you’ll be thinking as you open your cabin door to the huge living room windows with a high ceiling, large sectional, flatscreen TV, and electric (heated) fireplace with stone embellishment. Step into your home suite home — Friendly Bear Lodge! Drop your bags, head straight for the comfy couch (first one there gets the corner seat!), and soak in the enchanting trees with everchanging sky views. When ready, grab a few snacks from the nearby kitchen and pop on the TV for a bit of entertainment. Better yet, hop in the recliner with your favorite e-book and enjoy a mountain read by a dazzling fire.

Mere feet away rests the fully equipped kitchen, perfectly suited for all your meal-prep needs. Fix hearty breakfasts, set out lunch spreads, try out Grandma’s secret recipes for dinner, and whip up tasty midnight treats in no time with the stainless-steel appliances and provided cookware, dinnerware, cutlery, and glasses. There’s even an island for extra counter space with bar seating for 3, where the kiddos can help decorate freshly baked sugar cookies or the adults can lend a helping hand and conversational support.

Dining Area
Take a few steps over and you’ll bump into the dining area, featuring a large wooden table with 10 cushioned chairs. Enjoy indoor picnics, family meals, and board game fun (brought from home) with your besties. Being open to both the living and kitchen areas, this dining space is versatile and communal, great for keeping conversations going, finding a good work space, or simply keeping an eye on rambunctious kiddos.

Rec Room
Get ready to play and win in the rec room downstairs! Beat the highest scores on the Multicade unit, show your kids who’s boss at pool, and sprawl out on the large sectional in the media space, which features a flatscreen TV. Here you’ll also find pub seating for 3, perfect for kicking back a cold one or two with friends while awaiting your next turn in the game tournament.

At night, it’s time to unwind and drift to dreamland at your cozy Pigeon Forge cabin rental. Opt for the primary suite on the entry level with a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, and an indoor jetted tub! Or choose from 3 additional bedrooms on the lower level: 2 harbor a king-size bed while the other boasts 2 twin-size beds. To keep everyone entertained, each bedroom also furnishes a flatscreen TV. And let’s not forget the 2 queen sleepers in the home, which boosts the possible number of guests to 12.

Outdoor Spaces
Ah, there’s nothing quite like soaking in an outdoor hot tub at your Pigeon Forge cabin with fresh Smoky Mountain air and wooded views to keep you company. On the entry-level deck, you’ll be pleased to find many rocking chairs and even a picnic table. Rock your worries and cares away with a cup of joe outdoors every morning, bring your sketching tools into nature as you draw your next masterpiece in serenity, and feast on delectable treats while listening to your friend’s best stories. There’s also a charcoal grill out front, great for cookouts at the cabin that really bring out that Smoky flavor (wink). And when you’re ready to paint the town red, you’ll need only venture 3 steps down to the flat, paved driveway with parking for 2-3 vehicles. 

Other Amenities
Located in Hidden Springs Resort, Friendly Bear Lodge gives you full (and free!) access to the indoor, heated pool, where you can splash, swim, and wade without a care no matter the season! And the best part is it’s only a short walk away from your Pigeon Forge cabin rental. Does this cabin provide anything else? Of course! Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi will be your best friend when uploading trip pics and vids to social media, and the washer and dryer set will make packing light and easy as you can clean and reuse clothing and towels throughout your stay.

Local Fun

Not only filled with fun and relaxing amenities, Friendly Bear Lodge boasts a convenient location to downtown dinner shows, mini golf, amusement parks, shopping centers, and top restaurants — less than 7 miles away!

Only 2 miles from Friendly Bear Lodge, Dollywood is the perfect place to zoom on rides, taste country favorites, buy special souvenirs, see a show, and oh-so-much more!

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  • 3 Kings
  • 2 Twins
  • 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas
  • Wooded View
  • Pool Table
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Fireplace (electric)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Arcade Games
  • Community Pool Access
  • Rocking Chairs
  • TV in every Bedroom
  • Flat 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


Sq. Ft. 2,016
Friendly Bear Lodge - Entry Level
Friendly Bear Lodge - Lower Level

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Guest Reviews

Reviews for Friendly Bear Lodge

  • "We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with three generations of our extended family of 10 adults. Everyone really enjoyed staying at the Friendly Bear Lodge. It was close to attractions and had a great view of the nightly fireworks from Dollywood. The interior walls were wood with a vaulted great room ceiling. We had 2 covered, wooded decks, one with a picnic table and the other with a hot tub. Both decks had plenty of chairs and the dining table seated all ten of us."

  • "Our cabin was perfect for us. It was close to town and an easy drive. The kitchen appliances were new. The beds were comfortable. The cabins were pretty close together but still wooded. Our neighbors didn’t secure their trash- so we even saw a bear up close!"

  • "Great place to stay. Close to pigeon forge. Easy to get to. Would definitely stay again."

  • "Great Cabin, sparkling clean, Good location close to Dollywood, Self Check-in was easy, Beds was great, Cabins for You was great to work with you! I would recommend staying here, and would stay again!"

  • "Cabin is nice; private and has a great view. Easy check in. Minutes away from entertainment, shopping and local stores."

  • "This cabin was clean and prepared for our stay as listed. We enjoyed the hot tub, pool table, and arcade game. Plenty of room and seating. The community indoor pool was nice too. Beautiful view from the deck and location was very close to Dollywood and other local attractions."

  • "Had a great getaway with my husband and kids. Everyone loved the cabin, and enjoyed the amenities."


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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