We rented the Bearadise cabin from Uncle Bud's Cabins for our wedding/honeymoon. Our first thought upon arriving was "OMG! What a driveway!" We live in the mountains, but this driveway scared even us. The cabin was nice and we had no complaints with the cleanliness or the cabin itself. We were quite disappointed with a few things. The hot tub would not hold a temperature. The minute we took the cover off the temp would start to drop in the water until it was way too cold in about 15 minutes. Basically unusable. The jacuzzi tub in the basement might have been a nice alternative, but there was not enough hot water to even fill the bottom of it before the water went cold so, again, unusable. Our son wanted to play pool with us, but there was only one adult pool stick and the tip was broken on it. The other were child size, most with missing tips as well. Our son played around on it, but it was a disappointment too for us. The television remote in the living room had been used and abused so much that it was a lesson in frustration to even try to change the channel. The kicker to our stay was when they started calling for 2-12 inches of snow (late March!). We checked with the owner about plowing of the steep driveway and were told that they have it plowed if there are 6 inches of snow or more "based on availability of the plow." We could see that the driveway would be dangerous with even a half inch of snow (we spun going up on just wet pavement!) so, fearing getting stuck there, we had to give up our honeymoon a day early (nonrefundable of course). We brought 4WD, but we were not even willing to attempt the driveway with 4WD. Live and learn. We will always ask for details about access next time, even in spring.
Overall a decent cabin, but had we seen the driveway beforehand and known the hot tub was as it was, we would have never rented it.
- Also Known As:
- Uncle Bud`s Log Cabins Hotel Gatlinburg