Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Area: Keatons Bear Cove Creek Retreat
Tucked among the trees in the Great Smoky Mountains, this classic 3-bedroom log cabin boasts 3 ½ bathrooms, space for up to 14 guests, modern amenities, and plenty of mountain charm. You’ll find comfort, fun, and relaxation in this space — both inside and out! After you’ve explored downtown Pigeon Forge or played at Dollywood — just a few miles away — you can come back to the pet-friendly Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin to relax, unwind, and enjoy time with family, friends, and Fido.
Start your days with a cup of hot coffee in the rocking chairs on the deck as you look out over the trees and enjoy the fresh air. The open kitchen has plenty of counter space, dishes, and appliances for creating meals in the cabin, and the living room is the perfect place to cozy up on the sofa in front of the electric (with heat) fireplace. Bedrooms feature king and queen-size beds, the deck has a dining table and grill for cookouts, and the firepit outside is the perfect place to make s’mores and chat late into the night!
For a soothing soak before bed, head to the bubbly hot tub outdoors. Or have some fun in the cabin while shooting pool or flipping on one of the flatscreen TVs found throughout the cabin. You’ll even have wireless internet so you can keep up with what’s happening in town via our blog. And don’t overlook the conveniences of a washer and dryer plus a flat, paved parking area!
Kick off your memorable vacation with a rest in the living room, featuring hardwood floors, exposed beams, a plush sectional with reclining capabilities, and a cozy recliner. Pile snacks and drinks on the coffee table with entertainment on the flatscreen TV or clear the space for playing board and card games from home. On chilly eves, get cozy with a good read by the electric, heated fireplace and bust out a few rounds of homemade cocoa from the nearby kitchen.
No matter the time of day — be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or midnight snack time — the kitchen at Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin is fully equipped and ready to cook! Stainless-steel appliances, a porcelain double sink, and spacious countertops make preparing homemade meals easy. Store fresh ingredients in the oversized fridge, brown bagels in the toaster, brew pots of joe in the coffeemaker, warm biscuits in the oven, and stew veggies on the stove. And reheating leftovers for a large group is a breeze with 2 microwaves!
When everyone’s ready to sit down for a meal, lay out a spread on the buffet and set the round wooden table for 6 in the dining area, located in the kitchen’s center. Additional guests can easily be seated in the living area mere feet away, keeping the whole gang connected for laughs and convos at mealtimes. The dining area is also an ideal space to sip coffee and plan the day’s in-town activities before the late-risers awaken.
Entertaining a group at Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin is a cinch with the pool table and formal living area downstairs plus the lounge area upstairs. Play rousing rounds of pool with your best pals and a few cold ones or watch TV with family while chatting and relaxing on the sofas and arm chairs with your feet propped up on the ottoman. In the upstairs lounge, hang out with friends on the sofas while the little ones roughhouse on the large area rug and color masterpieces at the small table. There’s also another flatscreen TV here for extra entertainment!
Ready to hit the hay after a day of hiking, biking, and horseback riding in the national park? Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin boasts 3 cozy bedrooms — 2 with a king-size bed, the other with 2 queen-size beds, and each with a ceiling fan and a flatscreen TV! The king bedrooms even offer extra seating and come with their own en-suite bathroom; one even harbors an indoor jetted tub perfect for spa baths. And for additional guests 3 sleeper sofas await throughout the home, meaning up to 14 guests can sleep comfortably at Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin.
Tranquil wooded views surround Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin, giving you that true cabin feel. Spend time with friends and family on the deck rocking chairs with a mug of hot coffee in the mornings and head for the firepit every evening for spooky ghost stories and scrumptious campfire s’mores! On nice afternoons, fire up the gas grill for yummy cookouts with pre-meal chips and dips on the outdoor dining table. After a full day of fun in town and at the cabin, soothe tired muscles in the bubbly outdoor hot tub! And if you’re still raring to go, head down 3 easy steps onto the flat, paved driveway, pile into the cars (3-4 vehicles at most), and paint the town red!
Located in Keaton’s Bear Cove Creek Retreat, Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin neighbors multiple Cabins for YOU properties, including Keaton’s Fishing Cabin and Keaton’s Sleepy Hollow. So, if you have a larger group or if you’re looking to book neighboring cabins, Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin is a great place to start! Not to mention, this cabin also provides a washer and dryer to keep clothes and towels fresh throughout your stay plus complimentary Wi-Fi to keep you connected. And the best part of all is Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin is pet friendly, so Fido can come along for your Smoky Mountain adventures!
Less than 6 miles to the popular Pigeon Forge attractions, restaurants, and shopping centers, Keaton’s Wild Animal Cabin keeps you nestled in the Smoky Mountain forest yet close to in-town fun only a short drive away!
Wears Valley Zipline Adventures
A hop, skip, and a jump away — Wears Valley Zipline Adventures offers the thrill seekers in your group a chance to soar through the trees up to 250 feet in the air!
If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop with eateries, games, rides, and boutiques to keep the whole gang entertained, venture to The Island!
Alcatraz East Crime Museum
Channel your inner investigator as you wander through the Alcatraz East Crime Museum, hosting 100+ interactives and 2 floors of crime galleries.
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of 1 guest recommend
"This cabin was great for a quick getaway for friends just wanting to hang out and RELAX. It was too big just for 6 people. Had everything we needed, plenty of pot and pans. Convenient location to and from the main strip. Can fit 10-12…"
"This cabin was great for a quick getaway for friends just wanting to hang out and RELAX. It was too big just for 6 people. Had everything we needed, plenty of pot and pans. Convenient location to and from the main strip. Can fit 10-12 people easily with plenty of room"
"We're patiently waiting to hear feedback from our guests on this cabin!"
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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
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.
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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