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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Ranked #20 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Martinsville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on just a little trip to gatlinburg because we had never been there before. We looked at the pictures and it looked beautiful and big. It's not. Pools are small!! Room are small and it smelled really bad in the halls and the rooms. Our toilet exploded while we were gone one day it was wet every where... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well decorated and very affordable hotel within walking distance to a lot of activities in gatlinburg!! They even gave one free ticket to the awquarium!! Great views from balcomy & jacuzzi tub was very clean as was ensuite bath. fireplace was nice, as was watching tv from the jacuzzi tub, hah! Lazy river and outdoor pool was nice and... More

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stay here every year for our anniversary, after finding it initially in a travel coupon book. The location is perfect, off the main strip but easy walking access to everything. The trail to the welcome center is also very close. Comfortable, quiet, and great staff.

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Normandy, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2014 by spending time in Gatlinburg and staying at the Bearskin Lodge on the River, checking in at 10:30 p.m. after a long motorcycle journey. The lodge was terribly disappointing. I guess the photos online were taken many years ago when it was newly constructed - the current state of it... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people above us overflowed their hot tub through our ceiling at midnight. The staff handled it about as well as you could expect. Overall the room was nice. The lazy river and pool are a lot smaller than the pictures show.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at this hotel and, while we did not have any bad experiences, the hotel and management did not seem to be up to the standards that it should be for an average of $145 per night. There were lots of kids at the hotel due to a dance competition in town and the staff clearly did... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first I was going to say our stay was nice and simply make a joke about the "lazy river" and pool pictures on the website being deceiving as they make it look huge in comparison to what is actually there-very, very tiny. But then I had two portable chargers stolen from our room and was told by staff there... More

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Covington, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this place, value overall was great their their winter deal at the time. The Jacuzzi could of used a good cleaning but otherwise not too bad. I did not mind the vacant hotel across the creek but at the same time I was on the very end of the hotel so it only obstructed a small area of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had 2 compaints about this lodge. 1 Was the asian women at the front desk was very rude to the women on the phone, she was rolling her eyes and repeating herself rudely to the women on the phone. Our other complaint was we was in the parking garage which is an (outside) parking garage and the man... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was great and we could easily get to the park locations or to bars/restaurants and shopping. It was nice to see the creek, too. It was decorated to a fun theme and we loved the rockers outside the front door. Parking in the garage was easy. The breakfast included was pretty basic, but certainly appreciated. They also served... More

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Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

Address: 840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#17 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg #24 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
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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