The Loan-ly Bear – Gatlinburg

Front of cabin at dusk

Queen bunk room; tub, bathroom, flatscreen tv, fireplace

Fully stocked kitchen with extra seating at bar

Shoot some pool, play some fooseball or arcade games in the gameroom

Outdoor kids playroom on lower deck

Swim spa; combination lock on door for kids' safety; adult supervision required

King suite; all king rooms have private bath, jacuzzi, flatscreen tv, fireplace

All rooms have fireplace, 39'' flatscreen tv, private bath and jacuzzi tub

Kids tunnel and play area; seriously, this thing is very cool

Dining and living area; brand new (2015) 60'' smart tv, plenty of seating

Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the porch swing

Unwind at the end of the day in the sauna; downstairs next to the swim spa

Views Views Views but 10 mins to Gatlinburg strip!

All kitchen amenities are provided

Game room, 2 king suites and 1 queen bunk suite on this level w/ baths attached

Plenty of rocking chairs on all 3 deck levels

Beautiful panoramic views all the way around; table seats 14

All ensuite bathrooms have double size shower

Take in the views while soaking in the brand new (2015) hot tub on the top deck

Brand new 2015 Golden Tee arcade game

Sadly, we lost this cabin to the fire…BUT we are rebuilding an even more beautiful home where this one once stood (anticipated date of completion is end of 2017). In the meantime, please check out our other amazing cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. They are VRBO listing numbers 619943 -Time Out, 687583 -Smoky Vista, and 843790 -Crazy 8.

Welcome to “The Loan-ly Bear’ one of the nicest luxury cabins you will stay in with unbeatable views and VERY Private setting on 1.15 acres!


You deal directly with the Owner not a rental management company! (SIDE NOTE: Please review our other cabins in area as well to see other options).


2006 Custom built, 4,200 +/- square feet so plenty of room. Beautiful, Large, 6 Bedroom, 6.5 Bath Log Cabin, sleeps up to 23. Located 3.5 miles, a 10 minute drive from Downtown Gatlinburg OR 6.5 miles/15 minute drive to Pigeon Forge, or 10 miles/25 minute drive to Dollywood. Also 5 mins (bottom of n’hood) to Wild Bear Falls Water Park and the Gatlinburg Park & Ride Trolley!

This home has a large brand new 2015, 6 person Hot tub on the top floor deck with incredible views and VERY PRIVATE! There is also an Indoor, small swimming pool swim spa in the bottom level that is kept around 90 degrees. You can also active the jets and swim against the current in this pool. There is also a cedar sauna you can sit and relax in by the pool, and a kids play area with a huge tunnel that they will love!! High Speed WiFi (unlimited available for streaming video/music, email etc., and HD Cable in all bedrooms (Charter Silver Package) with DVR’s in LR, 2 King Rooms, and game room.

Each bedroom has a Jacuzzi tub, fireplace, 39 inch HD flat screen Charter TV plus its own private bathroom with shower/tub/vanity, as well as door to access wrap around decks. There is also a 1/2 bath off from living room/dining room. Home sleeps up to 23+ (assumes 2 per King/Queen bed and 2 each on the Two pull out couches and there are 3 single roll away beds). For a couple more above 23 if needed, bring air mattress). The mattresses are all very comfortable.

Beautiful Views and very few houses nearby, much more private than those cookie cutter Cabin neighborhoods up here. **Prepare to see some black bears! We have them frequent the cabin regularly. Please do not feed them, and even though risk of attack is VERY rare, use common sense!

Located in Chalet Village, guests have full use of 3 outdoor neighborhood pools, tennis courts, playground, clubhouse, basketball courts, small gym, etc…The cabin is minutes from skiing and winter activities at Ober Gatlinburg.

10 Minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg and parking garage at corner of HWY 321 and The Parkway, by the Aquarium. You will LOVE this location, so close to town yet just far enough to have peace/views/wildlife. 7 miles to Pigeon Forge and 10 miles to Dollywood.  You can exit the neighborhood and go down the mountain to the Pigeon Forge side of Gatlinburg or go directly to the other side of Gatlinburg and Smoky Mtn National park. Short drive to either side !

Notes on Handicap accessibility: The builder of the home did not make the front door wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair however they did make the main level rear exterior deck door, master bedroom door and it’s bathroom door wide enough for access. We added a handicap shower chair in that bath and also created a handicap ramp from parking area to wrap around deck so one can use wheelchair to gain access from car to cabin now. There is NO elevator at this home though, but the main kitchen, master bed/bath, and living room are all on this main level.

House Layout:

Main Floor/Entry Floor:

  • Living room with 2015 new 60” LED Smart TV, 320 Watt Bluetooth Sound Bar and Blu-ray player, new 2015 leather pull out sofa, fireplace, ½ bath, and walks out to wrap around killer view decks and BBQ grills, rocking chairs, picnic table, swings.
  • Dining area with Large Table with 14 chairs. Additional stools in Kitchen area by bar.
  • Fully Stocked Kitchen with everything one should need, 2 dishwashers, large fridge/freezer (additional small fridge in game room + additional full size fridge on lower lever by indoor pool.
  • Master King Bedroom suite with views, Fireplace, Jacuzzi, HD 39 inch flatscreen with Charter DVR, handicap width bedroom and bathroom doors, large shower.

Top Floor:

  • 2 King bedroom suites, with fireplace, Jacuzzi, HD 39 inch flat screen with Charter cable and private baths with large showers (One BR has DVR).
  • 1 queen Bunk Suite with fireplace, Jacuzzi, HD 39 inch flat screen with Charter cable and private bath with large shower (bath also gives access from hall If unlocked).
  • Game room with 50 inch HD Charter DVR Flat screen, card table, breathtaking views of the Smokies, pool table, new Multiplayer 2015 Golden Tee Arcade system, foosball table and multicade arcade game (Mrs. Pac Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Frogger + 55 other classics!, upgraded 2015!).
  • Huge wrap around covered outdoor deck with massive views and 6 person new 2015 hot-tub, rocking chairs, swings.

Lower Floor:

  • 1 King bedroom suite with fireplace, Jacuzzi, HD 39 inch flat screen with Charter cable and private bath with large shower.
  • 1 queen Bunk Suite with fireplace, Jacuzzi, HD 39 inch flat screen with Charter cable and private bath with large shower (bath also gives access from hall If unlocked).
  • Small Indoor Pool/swim spa kept around 92 degrees, with ability to run jets and swim against current. -ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED.
  • Cedar Sauna off from pool to relax in – ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED.
  • Kids play area with padded tunnel (this thing is awesome and goes length of lower level of home!).
  • Full size washer and dryer room.
  • Kids Play house on wrap around deck and deck swing.

Parking area: 2 charcoal grills. Also a propane grill on deck.

Families and adult couples only. This isn’t a late night party spot or a crash pad. Please be respectful and take care of it as if it were your own. Additionally, per the terms of our rental agreement, YOU MUST BE 25 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (proper ID must be provided) in order to rent this property.  Otherwise you must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian /group leader.

Parking/cars/vans/buses: Large passenger vans should be fine but large buses like Greyhounds probably won’t be able to make it up the hills/turns to cabin, it is best to call us and ask before assuming your bus will be able to make it up, as this is the mountains, and also as such, there are some hills and curves and driveway is fairly steep. However there is room for 4-5 cars at bottom of drive right in front of cabin, and room for 2 at top of driveway, additional can park along side of road if need be, and if you may be able to squeeze more in driveway as well.

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Free Clubhouse details for guests (Please note that community pools are seasonal but cabin’s hot tub and small indoor pool is open year round):

  1. North Clubhouse is located at the corner of Village Loop & Wiley Oakley Drive. With 3 outdoor pools, 2 children’s pools and lighted tennis courts. Outdoor ping pong, foosball, yard games and a paved walking trail are a few additional amenities available here at the North Clubhouse. There are also concessions available for purchase.
  2. South Baden Clubhouse is located at 1319 South Baden Drive just a short drive away from the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park. An all-day wristband will allow you access to 2 outdoor pools, 2 outdoor tennis courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard and a 12 and under kid’s play land. The clubhouse game room is equipped with pool tables, a foosball table, checkers, chess, ping pong and a small “home style” work out room so you don’t skip a beat in your routines. Drink machines and concessions are also available during operating hours.
  3. Upper Alpine Clubhouse located at 1151 Upper Alpine Rd. This clubhouse is equipped with an adult pool ranging from 3-8ft and a children’s wading pool featuring a cascading rain drop umbrella. Also available at the Upper Alpine Clubhouse is a game room with Foosball, a pool table, game table for chess and checkers plus much more. There are drink machines and concessions available during operating hours. The clubhouse has changing rooms and showers available but does not provide towels. Sit back and relax with a breathtaking view of the nearby ski slopes and mountain scenery.

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