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“Loved the Bear” 4 of 5 stars
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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Ranked #22 of 87 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Louisianna
1 review
“Loved the Bear”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2008

We loved the Lodge. The rooms were large, Great veiw. Breakfast was fantastic. Local to everything. The only thing it did not have was a microwave. We would recommend it to all our friends.Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Liked — big rooms
  • Disliked — no microwave
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Franklin, KY
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

My husband and stayed at the Bearskin Lodge with our 12-year old son for two nights. It is a very nice hotel. The rooms are very clean. The beds are very comfortable. The actual bathroom is a little small but adequate. It is a very long walk to the main area of the strip, and there were areas on the far end that we never even made it to. The pool and lazy river are very nice. Our main complaint was about the breakfast. It was very, very basic for the price of the room. Also the room where it is served is entirely too small for the size of the hotel. All in all as far as hotels go in Gatlinburg it is a good, clean, new place to stay.

  • Liked — the comfortable beds and quietness
  • Disliked — the breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Heilbronn, Germany
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

We stay for six days in this lovely hotel. Our two year old daughter had a lot of fun with the pool and river ride also with the comfortable jacuzzi in the room.

The room was great and the balcony to the river side was lovely.
Very comfortable king size beds. We only missed the microwave in the room.

A lots of Restaurant are not far of the Bearskin Lodge and you can walk also to the main street of Gatlinburg. You normaly not need a car.

  • Liked — Location and pool scene
  • Disliked — no mircowave availible
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairview, TX
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

The Bearskin Lodge is nicely located at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We enjoyed walking the strip and also the proximity to Ober Gatlinburg. A scenic tram ride takes you to the top of the mountain where there is an amusement park and fun things to do for families. This hotel was probably the nicest we saw while in Gatlinburg. The only drawback was the service at the front desk. At check-in the attendant did not even look at us and barely smiled. We thought it was just him but most of the staff at the front desk we encountered did not seem happy about their jobs. On a positive note, we enjoyed the rocking chairs at the entrance where we could mingle with other guests and just enjoy family time. Our child enjoyed the pool even though it is rather small. Overall, a great place to stay and we would consider staying their again.

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Columbus
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

We loved the Bearskin Lodge!

It was close to everything, was VERY clean and most of all, we LOVED the heated, nice and warm lazy river and the heated pool! We go to hotels sometimes and want to swim, but the pool is freezing cold sometimes! But not the Bearskin Lodge pool and lazy river! My 10-month old baby loved the nice warm water to splash in! Keep up the good work and don't turn the temperature down on that lazy river!

Michelle Schultz
10780 W. 525 S.
Columbus, IN 47201

Stayed June 2008
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georgia
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

The worst front desk service I have ever experienced!!! NO SERVICE. Every shift was BAD. When we first arrived, The agents sat while they watched us try to hold the door open and bring in suitcases, No greeting, Put us in wrong room, Later that night asked for 1 extra pillow, agent said they did not have any extras. The next day I walked by a closet that had several extra pillows. He just did not feel like helping. I also heard several other guest complain. It was ashamed because the hotel itself is nice, just awful service. I will never stay there again.

  • Liked — nothing bad service made everything bad
  • Disliked — service WAS BAD
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ft Wright
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

My spouse and I traveled to Gatlinburg for a mini vacation. This hotel is very clean. We had a room with a king size bed, jacuzzi and balcony overlooking the river. Our room was on the end of the hotel and there were trees that added for privacy. The hotel is close to town, restaurants and the trolly. The pool was also nice. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. The area between the lobby restroom, elevator and stairs should be bigger considering this hotel has 93 rooms. Not everyone can walk stairs easily. We will definitely return!

  • Liked — The room, jacuzzi and private balcony
  • Disliked — Elevator area is too small in lobby
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Gatlinburg
#17 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
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