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Review of Smoky Mountain Lodging

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Smoky Mountain Lodging
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Linville
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“"Bearfootin" Don't waste your money!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This cabin is not worth the money you pay! the bed is hard as a rock no rest at all for vacation went home more tried then we was when we went on vacaction,the couch smelt really bad like dirty sinky feet,the recliner was broke,the cabin was dirty,carpet was very dirty if you took your socks off and walked around your feet would get as black as coffee,we had to go buy cups to have something to drink out of,the ice maker didn't work so no ice.We stayed in another cabin a year ago with blackbear and had to fix the chairs before we could set on them. The office staff blew our mines,we went in to get show tickets and the lady was bare footed her hair was all over her head and her child was running wild couldn't hardly hear what the lady was saying,because the child was so loud, don't get me wrong i love children. WE WILL NOT RENT FROM BLACKBEAR AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dakar, Senegal
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145 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was a getaway for just my husband and I and we had a great time. Had a rocky start when we couldn't get in the cabin right away but we called to the office and told us the trick to get in and it was exactly as it looked online. There was a very nice heart shaped Jacuzzi tub which we didn't use, it was much more fun soaking the in the Jacuzzi out on the porch and looking up at the sky. The drive into town was very short, so it wasn't a problem getting to Pigeon forge attractions as well as driving up into the Smokey Mtn NF for hiking. The cabin is in the mountains so there is "nature" we saw spiders,other bugs, squirrels, and raccoons. I would say Bring bug repellant, we were getting eaten up at night time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

This place is a complete dump! We drive up picturing the cabin on the website, maybe 20 years ago, looks like the wood is rotting away. We can't get in because black bear have us the wrong code while we are on hold trying to get in we are dive bombed by bumble bees. As we look around the cabin most of the decorations are falling of he wall crocked or from Christmas.... This is April. Every shutter on the main floor is broke. Floor in the upstairs suit leading out onto the private balcony is caving in cabinet doors in this bathroom are missing, main floor suit is beautiful but there's no shower just a jacuzzi with only one jet working and after climbing in that night had nasty sour water sprayed out at us, the hot tub gazebo on the deck is falling apart the hot tub itself is broken and filthy downstairs rooms are so cold you feel like you're in a tundra and you HAVE TO PAY for the air hockey! Really after I just dropped a few thousand to stay in this crap heap!!!! Every morning we got to deal with wasps in the main living area anywhere from 10-15. And every time we left the cabin we were bombed by bumble bees. Little stuff broke every where coffee pot took an hour every morning the fridge smelled sooo bad of fish we had to use a cooler. Although we didn't run out of hot water only one person could run something at a time or there was no water pressure. Please please please save your money and go somewhere else. Yes we complained only thing that got fixed was the hot tub this was after 3 days.

  • Stayed April 2013
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11 Thank r3265
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Pfafftown, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I were planning our "anniversary get-away" celebrating 33 years together. We wanted it to be special. We booked a cabin and in less than 24 hours discovered that some friends of our had stayed there - and they shared that the water had a severe sulfur odor... so I wrote Black Bear Lodging to inquire whether the problem had been fixed. They replied that it had... so we felt comfortable that this place would be a good one for us. Well... They Lied. It was worse than I even thought it could be. Imagine ... showering ... washing your face ... brushing your teeth with an aroma of sulfur... Never again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Steve27040
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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have been renting through Black Bear for many years. This trip we are in Hillbilly Deluxe a cute,nice, clean cabin high up on the mountain with a view of city lights. This is a 2 bedroom cabin with a hot tub and pool table 2 bathrooms. I love this little place, it's perfectly located pretty close to the parkway right off 321. We requested firewood from Jackie who checked us in and before we could unload our stuff from our car here comes a delivery of wood. It was Billy himself and his son. Smiling and chatting as they unloaded the wood. We have stayed in several of the cabins they offer and have yet been dissatisfied with any of them. Thanks Black Bear staff.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cherrill H
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Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great 2 bedroom, sleeper sofa, 2 whirlpool baths, bathroom with full shower and tub, hot tub, wrap around porch with swing and great property. Full washer and dryer. Easy check-in, check-out and cheap rates. A great view of the mountains. I have never been disappointed using this site.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

My wife and I took a little getaway this February (2013). The cabin was excellent (Kountry Bears n' Honey) and Black Bear Lodging was great to work with. It was an amazing seasonal deal (rent 2 nights, get one free). The location was PERFECT for us (fairly secluded with an AMAZING view, yet only 10 minutes from the main strip in Pigeon Forge). We were a late arrival, and their process for checking in late worked just fine for us!

Thanks for everything, Black Bear! We'll definitely be using you for our next TN getaway!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andy G
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Property: Smoky Mountain Lodging
Address: 640 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 54 Specialty Lodging in Pigeon Forge
Hotel Class:3 star — Smoky Mountain Lodging 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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Black Bear Lodging Hotel Pigeon Forge

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