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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Bear Skin Lodge multiple times over the past 10 years with no problems until now. We checked in on a Friday evening. We opened the door to our room and noticed it had not been vacuumed. Food, etc was on the floor. I immediately called the front desk and told them. A guy showed up... More

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Flint, Michigan
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best features of this place are in the pool area. They have a lazy river, a nice pool, and chairs that are seated around a roaring fire. It doesn't seem like a roaring fire and August weather would work out well together, but on the night we were there, I really enjoyed sitting by the fire while my son... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is 3rd time in the past year staying here and we love it. The breakfast is a good variety of food and the room was clean. 2 mile walking trail just about right out side the door. Easy access to Pigeon Forge without having to deal with all the traffic to the main strip.We will be back!

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Murphy, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here before and reviewed before but, feel it deserves another.. They have made some up dates since our last stay and it helped alot !! Rooms were clean and furniture in room seemed new.. Every thing was up to our expectations with only one comment.. Get a better quality of coffee in the breakfast area.. I know... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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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