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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
TravelingFromTN Nashville, Tennessee
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel was very busy when we checked in but the staff was pleasant and professional. There were warm cookies and lemonade free in the lobby. There is covered parking in the rear of the building (fortunate for us since there was a possibility of hail when we stayed). The room was clean and comfortable. We had a king room... More

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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

having stayed in gatlinburg a bunch this was one of the newer up to date hotels. its right at the entrance of the national park. it has lazy pool and offers rooms with fire places everything was cute bear themed stuff even the lobby had a bunch of bears . my room faced the front of the hotel no balcony... More

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Joliet, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is at the edge of Gatlinburg, next to the National Park. It's within walking distance to everything on the parkway, which is why we've chosen to stay at this hotel several times. Our room overlooked the river in back of the hotel, and we enjoyed using and relaxing on the balcony where there were two chairs and a... More

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Winchester, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my wife and two small children. Our room had a balcony overlooking the river with a whirlpool bathtub on the fifth floor. I could not ask for a better location. We had quick easy access to the National Park as well as a trail within walking distance from the hotel. It was also within walking distance... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay. We had two rooms with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub and balconies over the riverbed. Trees blocked our view of hotel across from us - we only heard the water and birds. The breakfast room was small and tended to get crowed. Items included waffle makers, coffee, cereal, juices, fruit, and assorted breads, muffins, and pastries.... More

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Oak Hill
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family stayed at Bearskin last weekend. Reality and the website depiction are on different spectrums. The hotel is older which would not have been an issue had it been kept updated and clean. We witnessed a middle age housekeeping male having an argument with the front desk staff; on the third floor the housekeeping door was wide open and... More

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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed staying here. The decor is a bit corny but fits with the area. It is literally on the doorstep of the park and the people who work there are very helpful and friendly. The rooms were large and well appointed but the breakfast area is really small and there were not nearly enough seats for the crowd... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are repeat customers of this property. We have stayed several times since it opened 14 years ago. The property underwent a major renovation in the past 3 or so years. We had a reservation this past week for my husband and I for a long get-away weekend for our anniversary. We did not arrive until after 7pm and were... More

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Centerville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located on River Road so it is quieter than the main strip but just a block away from all the activity. It is a beautiful hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They can make recommendations for whatever you are interested in such as late night snacks. The room was very clean and comfortable. We paid... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Bearskin Lodge for a judicial conference. This hotel was an overflow hotel for a conference being held at the Park Vista Hotel. The hotel was nice enough, however, the bathroom in the room was very small and very dated looking, and somewhat dirty (the toilet had not been cleaned in a while by the appearance).... More

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General M, Director of Sales at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I certainly apologize for your less than desirable experience you recently encountered at Bearskin Lodge. I am the one who arranged the overflow rooms and kept close communication with both Park Vista and your group leader. We did speak about the tax exemption status being "most likely" for each guest's agency; however, proof is required as you know.... More

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Address: 840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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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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