Life's a Bear

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2 Bedrooms
(1K, 2T)
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

1.5 Bathroom

Sleeps 4
(Max Occupancy)
The occupancy advertised is the maximum allowed at a property at any given time.

Parking 2


Just under 4 miles from downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you can explore Anakeesta Mountain, award-winning Parkway attractions, seasonal events, outdoor activities, shopping, dining, and more within a short drive of this beautiful Smoky Mountain cabin rental in the Timber Ridge community. Featuring tongue-and-groove walls of natural pine, exposed beams, hardwood floors, a stone fireplace, and a metal roof, you’ll get an authentic log cabin experience — with modern conveniences and fun extras!

Climb into the bubbling hot tub for soothing soaks morning, noon, or night. Light the charcoal grill for cookouts with loved ones. Roast marshmallows and swap stories around the firepit while taking in marvelous mountain views. Switch on the 50-inch TV for entertainment every evening. Slip into a relaxing bubble bath with jets in the spa bathtub. And when fall or winter has settled around this Gatlinburg cabin, enjoy reading by the crackling fireplace.

With 2 bedrooms — connected to private vanity rooms plus a shared main bathroom with a walk-in shower and jetted bathtub — and a mix of 1 king and 2 twin beds, you’ll have accommodations for up to 4 guests at this single-level Gatlinburg vacation rental. Additional amenities at this cozy cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains include keyless entry, complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, a birdhouse post, paved parking, and a stacked washer/dryer.

Living Room
Recount your fun time at the Space Needle in Gatlinburg or the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community while lounging in the living room at your log cabin in the Smokies. Peer through picture windows at surrounding trees and distant mountains. Light the gas fireplace on cool mornings or evenings to make the space extra cozy in fall or winter.

Screen movies on the 50-inch smart TV while kicking back on the sofas. Crack open a good book in the rocking chair. And set out snacks on the coffee table to keep everyone fed and happy. The open-concept living area is a great place to gather on your family vacation or mountain retreat with friends.

With views of the treetops and mountain landscape, prepare meals, snacks, and drinks in the full kitchen — outfitted with everything you need for mealtimes at your Gatlinburg cabin rental. Brew favorite coffees in the standard drip coffeemaker. Fill the refrigerator with treats and leftovers from town. Bake goodies in the oven and make dinner on the electric stove.

You’ll also have pots, pans, cookware, utensils, dishes, glasses, mugs, a double sink, and a dishwasher!

Dining Area
Serve family meals, bust out favorite board games from home, or cheers on New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg in the welcoming dining area at your Smoky Mountain rental cabin. The table is great for dining, playing, or crafting together. And it’s useful for homeschool or work sessions as needed.

Whether you’re here for an annual family vacation, spontaneous spring break in Gatlinburg, or holiday hideaway, this 2-bedroom cabin in the Smokies is ideal. In the primary suite, you’ll have a king-size bed, views of the trees and mountains, an open closet, and access to a private vanity room (with a toilet) that connects to the shared full bathroom — boasting a 5-foot, walk-in shower and an indoor jetted tub for spa baths!

In the second bedroom, you’ll have 2 custom-built, twin-size beds with clever storage options plus access to its own vanity room (with a toilet) that also connects to the shared full bathroom. Both bedrooms have a ceiling fan for added comfort.

Outdoor Spaces
Enjoy outdoor dining with homemade dishes or cuisine from the local Crockett’s Breakfast Camp in the sitting area with tables on the covered deck at your Gatlinburg cabin. Nestled in a quiet area, listen to the birds flutter and sing as they dot the gorgeous mountain vistas and tree-studded scenery. Watch the morning mist rise, sunlight dance across the mountainside, and twilight blush into the pines.

For more fun on your Smoky Mountain getaway, make s’mores and share memories around the stone firepit while spotting fireflies in the evening. Flip burgers, steaks, or veggie kabobs on the charcoal, picnic-style grill. And soak tired muscles in the steamy hot tub! There’s also a post with birdhouses here to offer housing to local wildlife; just remember to give them their space.

For travel notes, the driveway at this semi-private vacation home is paved, with parking for up to 2 vehicles.

Other Amenities
What else would make your stay easier? Enjoy simple self check-in and checkout with keyless entry at your Gatlinburg rental. Reuse provided towels and linens with the stacked washer and dryer. And tap into the free Wi-Fi to stay connected with online communities on your Smoky Mountain vacation.

Planning a large group retreat? Add a few more Smoky Mountain cabins to your Gatlinburg escape within minutes of each other in the neighborhood.

Local Fun
Under 4 miles from Gatlinburg and just 15 minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge, Life’s a Bear offers a great location for your vacation destination — offering the peace and serenity of the Smokies within a short drive of local attractions, shops, events, and restaurants. You can also travel to neighboring Wears Valley or Sevierville for even more things to do on your Gatlinburg vacation!

Go skiing at Ober Mountain, beat escape games, play at arcades, win mini-golf, and check out Ripley’s Aquarium! Take the kids to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to learn about nature, hike to waterfalls, or picnic by a river. In Pigeon Forge, you can shop at The Island, swim at Dollywood’s Splash Country, or roll around at Outdoor Gravity Park…for starters.

Gatlinburg SkyPark
Gaze at breathtaking mountain vistas from the tippy top of Gatlinburg SkyPark — featuring the continent’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge!

Smoky Mountain Winery
The oldest winery in Tennessee, Smoky Mountain Winery invites you to try award-winning wines for FREE and peruse their gift shop for souvenirs.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!
Ooh and aah at 100s of mind-boggling artifacts, explore the variety of interactives, and make fun memories with the whole family at this unique museum.

Important Information
Please note this property is not pet friendly — including service animals. Check out our pet-friendly cabins if you're planning to bring fur babies to the Smokies!


  • 1 King
  • 2 Twins
  • Semi-private
  • Mountain View
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Single Level Home
  • Fireplace (gas)
  • Big Screen TV
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Grill (charcoal)
  • Rocking Chairs
  • 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
    • Central Heat / AC
    • Full Bathroom(s)
    • Shower and/or Tub
    • TV(s)
    • Towels - 1 per person
    • Basic TV/Streaming Service
    • Broom | Dust Pan
    • Fire Extinguisher


Sq. Ft. 768

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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