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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ranked #19 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Colby-Ashlie N Jonesborough, Tennessee
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I make a trip to the Smokies every December for my birthday. We usually stay in Pigeon Forge but decided to stay in Gatlinburg this time. We had an amazing stay. The room was fantastic. We were really surprised that we could stay in such a nice place for the price. Fully stocked and clean! Our room... More

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Chicago
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were there April, 2014. It was clean, updated and the people friendly. They honor Tripe A discounts. The bed was comfort. The only reason I can not give it a 5 is the following: their complimentary breakfast, didn't have ANY protein. Lots of carbs in the form of waffles, muffins, cereal and bagels and some fruit, but no protein.... More

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Tallmadge, Ohio
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here, reserved 2 rooms from March 27-31, 2014. The front desk employees were friendly and helpful. I grew up in TN but live in OH so my family comes back pretty much every year. We always stay at the Park Vista on the hill but decided it might be fun to try a new hotel actually in town.... More

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Farmer City, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With every chain possible in Gatlinburg, I try to support the locals. This place was neat. Front desk was very nice. They offer fresh baked cookies to everyone...which was usually empty because they didnt last long. Had a nice little pool outside which was heated. The pool area also had infrared heaters to take the chill off. The rooms were... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, son and I stayed for 4 nights for a family vacation. Prior to arriving, I had called the hotel several times to ask some questions and I wasn't pleased with the customer service over the phone, but we received great customer service during our trip by the hotel staff. They were all very friendly and accommodating. We did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is very nice. We had a room on the 5th floor overlooking the river. Two queen beds and a fireplace were in the room, plenty of room for my friend and our daughters. Breakfast was pretty good, although the room is small. Location is very good, within walking distance to the main strip. Would stay here again.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check in was slow as 2 people were helping one couple that didn't have reservations. The other person was sitting behind the counter reading. Once they noticed us, check in went smooth. Room was nice and clean upon arrival. Plenty of parking for all guests. Breakfast was good, hot items and cold items. Now onto the bad things. The plug... More

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Stanton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and 2 year old grandson and I stayed 3 nights at Bearskin Lodge and experienced a wonderful stay! Unlike some of the other reviewers, we were greeted with smiles and offers of assistance at every encounter. Room was spacious and clean with a nice view of the stream! We will definitely book our next stay in the very... More

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macon, ga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and i just returned from the Bearskin Lodge for a 3 night stay over spring break. Our room was just as expected....just like the description and picture! Very roomy king spa! Breakfast was exactly the same every day, no eggs, bacon, sausage. Bisquits and gravy every day, muffins, bagels and toast....waffles available. My husbnd is gluten free and... More

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your amazing room! The jacuzzis are so nice after a long day, aren't they! Yes, breakfast is a busy time for us! It is an added amenity we like to offer for convenience, but in an effort to keep our costs low and without raising... More

North Augusta, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am SO sorry to BSL for taking 2 months to post my review. (just busy) but it has been on my mind continuously what a wonderful time we had. For my son's 18th bday, we took advantage of the jan/feb special- 2 nights, 3 night free, basically reducing the price to about 47$ per night. I have been to... More

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your comments! It's so nice to know that you had a great time at Bearskin Lodge. Winter vacations are the best value for sure...plus there aren't long lines at restaurants and attractions either. You've figured it out. We hope you will come stay with us again next time you are in Gatlinburg despite the... More

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Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

Also Known As:
Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg
Bearskin Hotel On The River
Bearskin Lodge On The River
Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee
Bearskin Lodge On The River Gatlinburg Tn
Address: 840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
#20 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crafted of mountain stone and massive logs our lodge will take you back to a time of lodging in Gatlinburg's grand tradition. We're located on a mountain stream, just a short walk away from the National Park and next to fine dining in downtown Gatlinburg. We offer all the latest amenities, like a lazy river, free garage parking, continental breakfast and much more. ... more   less 
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