First, I must say that the booking experience was top-notch! The owner was a quick, friendly and thorough communicator. My wife and I were seeking a secluded cabin that was a short drive from Ober Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains National Park. This cabin was an approximate 15-minute scenic drive from Ober Gatlinburg. If a visit to town wasn't on the agenda, it was easy to take the bypass and head straight into the National Park. We stayed for six nights and hiked all but two days. During one rainy day, we enjoyed playing pool and other games upstairs in the cabin. During the other rainy day, we shopped and ate in Ober Gatlinburg. What was so great about this cabin is that one could simply stay in the cabin, cook and relax without having to go anywhere. The jacuzzi on the deck was amazing! There was a heart-shaped hot tub indoors too but we never used it, since the jacuzzi on the deck was so incredible! There was a deck on the front and the back of the cabin. The deck on the back offered an incredible view of a pond and wilderness. Please note though that the pond had "private property" signs posted, so don't expect to explore it. There was another cabin several hundred yards behind the cabin that was hardly visible and we never heard any noise coming from it. There was a cabin fairly close on the uphill side but we could only hear people talking if we were sitting on the front deck while grilling. When we were in the jacuzzi on the back deck, it was as if that cabin didn't exist. There were plenty of trees between it and our cabin to provide privacy. The front deck was incredible too! We sat on the front deck while grilling. The front deck overlooked a tiny, woodsy road with a minimal amount of traffic. The entire cabin was located deep within the wilderness. It definitely felt very secluded! We cooked almost every breakfast and dinner in the cabin and ate beef jerky and other "trail foods" for lunch while hiking. There were plenty of pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc. in the cabin. We purchased all of our groceries at home and transferred them all from our coolers to the full-size refrigerator and freezer when we arrived. That allowed us to spend more time vacationing and zero time shopping for groceries. Be sure to bring laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, toilet paper, trash bags, etc. The cabin was super clean and the air conditioner worked great! The high-speed Internet was not "blazing fast" but was reliable enough to get the job done. Be aware that this cabin is in a valley of sorts, so don't expect "views from the top of a mountain." That's not a complaint but keep that in mind if a "mountain view" is a requirement for your cabin rental. I would definitely rent this cabin again! As far as any minor complaints are concerned, the TV in the bedroom did not work (not that we cared) and the charcoal grill was the campground-style grill (no cover) but it had fallen off of the pole. I had to improvise and place it directly on the dirt to grill. Had a known that, I would have packed my portable baby Weber charcoal grill for the trip. There was a gas grill too but cooking on gas is not my thing. I may would also add a chair/small table at the bottom of the stairs in the front for people that are grilling. This was a great place to stay and please feel free to watch my Smoky Mountain videos on my YouTube channel too!
We stayed in this cabin over spring break and it was perfect! It was very clean and exactly as pictured. We had plenty of towels and washcloths, and all of the necessities in the kitchen. The location was perfect as it was located right between downtown Pigeon Forge and downtown Gatlinburg. It was really nice to have a washer and dryer right there in the cabin. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the porch swing as well. It was great to have the foosball table, pool table, video game machine, and the Wii for my son and grand daughter. They had such a wonderful time playing the games for hours! This cabin was truly a wonderful escape, and would definitely stay there again.
We stayed in the cabin in June and height of the the heat in the cabin was well cooled come from we set in a good location easy to get to just outside of town. I would recommend this cabin for my friends and family if needed a place to stay . The owner or renter of this cabin was very easy to work with and rates were very accommodating
Our family really enjoyed the peace and quiet. Our children loved the hot tub. We look forward to visiting again someday soon!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Honey Bear cabin. My husband and I stayed at the cabin with our two grown children. We all had a wonderful time. The cabin was spacious and exactly as described. We especially liked the hot tub, the game room and the heart shaped tub. The roads were windy/curvy and a little scary to drive especially at night but we got used to them . The owner gave us clear directions and answered all my questions prior to our trip in a timely manner which was a real plus. The cabin is not far at all from many of the attractions but was far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of the the main towns nearby so it was quiet and relaxing. I only wish we had more vacation time to spend in the cabin.
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