Friendly Bear Lodge

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Escape to the Smoky Mountains to discover rest, relaxation, and fun all in one cozy log cabin just a little over 5 miles from the hundreds of attractions on the Parkway of Pigeon Forge! This log cabin boasts 4 cozy bedrooms and sleeping space for up to 12 guests, perfect for your next small group retreat, vacation with another family, or wedding party getaway. Step into awe-inspiring views in the open-concept common room with a stunning stone fireplace and window wall overlooking the Smoky Mountain forestry.

There’s room for a group on the large sectional for evenings reconnecting with friends by the hypnotic flames in the stone electric fireplace. After long days of thrills in Dollywood or a relaxing 18-hole game on the Gatlinburg Golf Course, host game nights in the lower level media room with your favorites from home or rounds of 8-Ball on the pool table.

Wake up from the cozy log beds found in every room to freshly brewed coffee from the Keurig, best enjoyed in the crisp, fresh mountain air on one of 2 decks while swaying in the rocking chairs. Need to soothe some tired muscles after a rewarding hike to Alum Cave? Sink into steamy, massaging waters of the outdoor hot tub or the large indoor jetted tub in the master suite for the ultimate evening unwinding session. Grab every pot, pan, and tool you need from the cabinets of the fully loaded kitchen to bond over cooking and snacks made easily here.

Taking advantage of all the mouthwatering cuisines in the Smokies? Store everyone’s leftovers in the large refrigerator! While your cabin boasts all these awesome amenities, Friendly Bear Lodge also includes access to the Hidden Spring community’s heated indoor pool! So, what are you waiting for? Friendly Bear Lodge awaits your next dream Smoky Mountain escape!

Living Room
This picturesque cabin living area boasts a large windowed wall, beautiful natural wood interiors, and mountain-motif décor that will make you want to move to the mountains permanently. Comfortably hang out with all 12 guests in the spacious-yet-cozy living room for evening movie nights on the flatscreen, group games of charades, and morning cups of coffee by the fire.

Don’t worry about buying bundles of firewood to enjoy relaxing night by the fire, with just the click of a button the stone electric fireplace comes to life. Night owls can enjoy the last few chapters of a current reading obsession in soft light of the lamp by the plush reading chair before finally turning into bed. Lazily lounge around the large, comfy sectional in between excursions to Pigeon Forge squeezing in an afternoon nap with some daytime TV playing on the flatscreen.

Feel right at home cooking in this lovely kitchen that has found the perfect balance of natural and modern with stainless steel and new appliances set into wood and granite interiors. The island provides ample space for multiple cooks to prepare large meals for the group, set up a self-serve buffet, or extra space for dining.

Store all your groceries, leftovers, and sweets from the local fudge shops in the impressive refrigerator with a convenient water and ice door dispenser. Whether you want to make an entire pot for the group or brew an individual cup, Friendly Bear Lodge supplies a coffeemaker and a Keurig for your use! Cleanups are easy, too, with double sink and dishwasher, making getting back to having fun quick.

Dining Room
Dine in your own alluring Smoky Mountain setting around the welcoming mountain-motif dining set under the warm light of the antler chandelier, creating uninterrupted, meaningful moments with friends and family. Set the impressive 10-chair set with syrup and butters for pancake breakfasts and bowls of sides and gravy for hearty Southern meals brought from Corky’s Barbeque. Clear the table and take your seats again for desserts and evening discussions for the next day’s plans, old stories many of you had forgotten, and heart-warming conversations with those you care about before turning into your cozy bedrooms.

Cozy log beds, flatscreen TVs, wooded window views, cabin comfort awaits you each evening in Friendly Bear Lodge. Three kings and 2 twin-size beds are furnished with comfy quilted covers to crawl under after long days of exploring the historic cabins of Cades Cove. Fall asleep under the soft lighting of the bedside table lamps or watch a little late-night TV on the flatscreens found in each room.

Crawl under the covers for an afternoon nap under the faint breezes of the ceiling fan before hopping in the shower to begin primping for a night out on the town. In the master suite, let all your stresses dissolve in the bubbly waters of the indoor jetted tub located just footsteps away from your bed!

Rec Room
Need to kill some time or enjoying a night in at Friendly Bear Lodge? Kick back for the perfect hangout session in the lower level’s rec room! Kids and the young at heart will love playing the classic games on the free-play arcade system while other guests play a few competitive games on the pool table. Turn the big game on the large flatscreen TV to host a fun afternoon of drinks at the 3-seat pub bar, football, and hot dogs fresh off the outdoor charcoal grill. Settle into your seats with buttery popcorn from the microwave before screening a movie on the large flatscreen – a fantastic movie night with the kids!

Outdoor Amenities
Two large covered decks overlook wooded views of Hill Springs Resort from numerous rocking chairs, the picnic table, and a steamy outdoor hot tub! Soak in the tranquility of the Smokies as low clouds crawl over the hillside in the mornings while sipping a hot cup of coffee and leaning back in the rocking chairs.

Watch summer showers come and go while soaking in the soothing waters of the outdoor hot tub or listen to the chirping crickets at night as the steam rises in the cool evening air. Any time of year is a great time for a dip in the community indoor heated pool; on in-cabin days grab the kids and their favorite pool toys from home and head to the pool!

Local Fun

Gem Mining in Pigeon Forge
Sift through the cool stream waters and sand to find hidden treasures with the kids while gem mining at the many fun mining locations found in Pigeon Forge!

Country Tonite Theater
Boasted as one of the best theatrical events in Pigeon Forge, Country Tonite is home to awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping shows the whole family will enjoy!

Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Show
Dinner, murderous mishaps, and hilariousness ensues for an incredible fun evening out of the norm where you and your table play as amateur detectives to fight for the night’s Super Sleuth award in between delicious bites and laughter.