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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 yesterday
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here with my son and we had two queen beds and a room on the back side, 5th floor overlooking the river. and even though the river is loud, we couldn't hear it with the balcony door closed. The room was quite large, fairly clean with a fridge and a fireplace we didn't use. We enjoyed the stay... More

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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bed was comfortable, fireplace kept the room cozy and the jacuzzi was clean and big enough for two. Enjoyed our stay. It was before the holiday rush had begun so it was a great time to enjoy Gatlinburg and the Christmas decorations without the crush of the crowd. Breakfast provided by hotel was good and the employee who took care... More

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Northport, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hard to beat the location on River Road close to GSMNP and close enough to walk to anything on the Parkway. Since it is on River Road you don't have to fight the traffic on the Parkway, if you come in town through the park you can avoid driving the Parkway. Rooms are pretty good, the two elevators are pretty... More

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Martinsville, Indiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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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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 #23 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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