Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Area: Covered Bridge Resort
Searching for the ideal group cabin for your Smoky Mountain vacation? Well, your search stops here! Papa Bear Lodge is a beautiful 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3-story lodge in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, that not only offers plenty of space for up to 16 guests at 2,400 square feet but also provides bonus amenities for all to enjoy.
Dine every evening with gorgeous mountain views, watch feature films on the 65-inch flatscreen TV, play air hockey and arcade games in the rec room, unwind in the hot tub with a comedy show on the outdoor TV, curl up by the fire with your favorite novel, and drift to dreamland in the master suite’s king-size bed after a soothing spa bath in the indoor jetted tub. The perfect place to have fun and relax with family, friends, coworkers, or teammates, Papa Bear Lodge is a true mountain paradise — don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy memorable Smoky Mountain experiences at this large-group cabin in the Smokies!
Kick back and relax in the spacious living room at Papa Bear Lodge, featuring a comfy couch, 3 cozy arm chairs, a big screen TV, and a stone-bordered, electric (no heat) fireplace. Flip on the TV with snacks piled high on the coffee table or settle in for a romantic novel by the fireplace in the corner reading nook. Great for spending quality time with family and friends, the living room is perfect for playing a game of cards, piecing a puzzle together, or curling up on the sofa for a juicy chat. Plus, with plenty of natural light pouring in through the large windows, this space will feel warm and inviting.
Boasting an open floorplan throughout the home, the fully equipped kitchen at Papa Bear Lodge is mere feet away from the living space, which allows you to keep conversations going while preparing homemade meals or refilling cold drinks. With ample counter space and bar seating for 4, helping hands won’t be far away when dinner rolls around. Add the stainless-steel appliances (refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, and coffeemaker), pots and pans, silverware, mugs, and more, and you have a space ready for gourmet dishes and late-night snacks. No matter the time of day, this kitchen is ready to serve you and your guests!
Right by the kitchen is the large dining room table with natural wood features and long benches for ample seating. Throw in the kitchen bar and living space, and everyone will have a comfortable place to sit for every meal. There’s even a dining area on the nearby deck for extra space, perfect for morning coffee with a mountain view. When food time is over, pull out your laptop to check out local events on our Cabins for YOU blog or clear the space for arts and crafts with the kids.
Ready to take on the whole gang in an epic game battle? Papa Bear Lodge gets it, which is why a fully loaded rec room awaits downstairs. Challenge your siblings to an air hockey match, beat Grandpa (if you can) at pool, and take on all the arcade high scores. Got gamers in your group? Let them settle things on the Xbox 360 — champion chooses the DVD for movie night on the 65-inch flatscreen TV! And the loser fixes drinks and pops popcorn at the wet bar, harboring a mini fridge and microwave! There’s even a plump sofa and an electric (no heat) fireplace to complete the space.
After a day filled with fun and an evening of games, hop in the shower, slip into your softest jammies, and head to one of 5 cozy bedrooms — each with their own TV — for a restful snooze. Let the adults unwind in the 3 queen-size beds, send the kids to the twin-over-full bunk, and save the master suite’s king-size bed for yourself. Soothe tired muscles in the private jetted tub, travel across realms with a fantasy novel in the arm chair, and cuddle with your spouse before drifting to sleep. You’ll also find 2 sleepers (1 queen & 1 twin) at this large-group cabin for any additional guests you may have.
After playing in town, you and your guests can come back to your home away from home, put on your swimsuits, and hop in the large hot tub on the covered deck. While relaxing in the hot tub, you can catch up on your favorite TV shows or the latest news with the mounted 32-inch flatscreen TV! There’s also plenty of seating for everyone in your party to enjoy the great outdoors and fresh mountain air, including rocking chairs, a porch swing, and small tables with chairs. And what better to go with a stunning mountain view than a barbecue feast straight from the charcoal grill?!
Perhaps best of all, this semi-private, large-group cabin boasts ample paved parking for 5-6 vehicles — even a small bus could park nicely! The driveway is also flat and paved to make the ride more comfortable, meaning heading to and from town won’t be a hassle. And at only 2 steps to enter the home, unloading and packing the cars will be a Smoky Mountain breeze…see what we did there? Oh, and bikers are more than welcome as Papa Bear Lodge is also motorcycle friendly!
Sitting at the top of Covered Bridge Resort, you’ll feel like you’re among the clouds at Papa Bear Lodge. Plus, this large-group cabin offers homey amenities, such as a washer and dryer to clean clothes after a day of hiking, biking, and horseback riding as well as high-speed wireless internet to stream all your must-see shows. And you'll have community pool access!
While these amenities are quite attractive indeed, maybe your main concern is bringing your pet along for vacation. And that’s the best part — Papa Bear Lodge is a pet-friendly property! Bring your precious puppy or puppies (with a 2-pet limit at 25 pounds each) to experience the magic of the Smoky Mountains with fresh smells, intriguing sounds, and never-before-seen sights all around.
Located just over 4 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge, a stay at Papa Bear Lodge means you and your guests are never far away from exciting attractions and local entertainment. Spend days shopping with the girls, riding roller coasters at Dollywood, hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or watching one of the many dinner shows downtown has to offer. No matter what the day brings, downtown fun is just a short drive away!
Aunt Debbie’s Country Store
It’s time to shop for Smoky Mountain souvenirs, new home décor, jewelry pieces, and precious keepsakes at Aunt Debbie’s Country Store.
Wears Valley Zipline Adventures
Dare to soar up to 250 feet above the ground and between towering trees over 1.5 miles at Wears Valley Zipline Adventures, where conquering your fear of heights is fun, not scary…most of the time.
Featuring tons of unique boutiques, flavorful eateries, and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, there’s no better place for shopping, eating, and playing all day than The Island!
**Community pool access is provided and managed through a third party company. Cabins For You is not responsible for maintenance or pool closures. The pool is typically open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
out of 5
of 1 guest recommend
"Beautiful cabin! Great WI-Fi & great location. Lots of wonderful memories!!"
Verified guest on 10/13/2020
"Beautiful cabin! Great WI-Fi & great location. Lots of wonderful memories!!"
Verified guest on 10/13/2020
"We stayed at the papa bear for 6 day's and 6 nights had a great stay. Every call we made was handled right away, everything we needed was provided, our 85 year old mother with dementia had what we feel was a great birthday week at papa bear lodge; memories were made. The view is fantastic from the balcony, my family will definitely be back, pray mom is with us. Thank you, Cabins For You!"
"Beautiful cabin in a safe, convenient spot. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it."
"Took kids and grandkids for a week vacation. Was so nice to have everyone under one roof. Everyone had their own space, yet we still were together. Sitting on the deck just chilling was so nice. Location was perfect for us. Place was homey and comfortable. Would definitely do this again!"
"The cabin was beautiful! Great location with easy check-in and checkout."
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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 6 months of stay.
1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 3 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.
Before leaving, please be sure to:
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.
Non-emergency police lines:
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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