It doesn’t get better than this - Sitting in a rocker on the deck, watching the sunset over Mount LeConte in the company of family and friends as the breeze rustles through the trees: Life is good at Bear Hunter.Luxuriate in the deck’s hot tub - A soak in the deck’s hot tub, looking out at the lush woodlands, is a wonderful way to start your day. Of course, gazing up at the stars from the hot tub is an equally wonderful way to end your evening.Magical views!Cabin comforts - From the hickory-planked floors and the wall of windows to the inviting fireplace and the TV with satellite channels and Blu-ray player, Bear Hunter's great room shows how, well, great cabin living can be.Open and easy - Bear Hunter’s open floor plan makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids snacking at the dining table even when you’re surfing the web in the living area or cooking in the kitchen.Table for ten, right this way - The dining table easily (and comfortably!) seats ten, and there’s room for three more at the adjacent breakfast bar.Better together - At home it can be tough to wrangle everyone together for a family meal. Now that you’re on vacation you have the perfect opportunity—and the perfect setting.What’s for dinner? - Especially after a day on the go, dining in can be more relaxing than heading out. That’s why Bear Hunter has a full kitchen, equipped with tableware, cookware, and appliances—including the all-important dishwasher.Sous chefs welcome - The open layout of the kitchen makes it handy for everyone to pitch in and help with meal prep. After all, the more the merrier!Something for everyone - With a pool table, a 65” TV with surround sound and a Blu-ray player, a a 60-game arcade, a PlayStation 4, and an Xbox 360, the downstairs game room will keep kids and adults alike entertained throughout your stay.Cue up the fun - If you don’t know how to shoot pool, here’s your chance to learn, in the privacy of Bear Hunter’s game room.So many games to choose from - The arcade is loaded with sixty games. You might find yourself hoping for a rainy day so that you get a chance to play them all.The game room sleeps two - One of the game room’s roll-arm sofas opens into a bed for two, as does a sofa in the great room. Who wouldn’t want to sleep here, with an arcade just steps away?Beautiful Seasons - Watch the leaves change right from the balcony at Bear Hunter.A quality room for quality time - The downstairs game room is a perfect hangout for spending time with family and friends—and isn’t that what vacations are all about?The convenient half-bath - In addition to a full bathroom on each floor, Bear Hunter has a powder room off the great room. Equally convenient are the washer and dryer on the same floor.A lofty suite - Making up the entire loft level is one of the two en-suite primary bedrooms. In addition to the log-frame king-size bed and the TV, it has a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi.A dreamy haven - Spacious and serene, with lustrous wood-planked walls, floor, and cathedral ceiling, the loft’s suite is a haven within the retreat that is Bear Hunter.A sight for sore muscles - Especially after a day of hiking or horseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a pampering soak in the loft’s jetted tub will feel so restorative.The loft’s bathroom - Primping is a pleasure in the loft bedroom’s well-lit and spacious private bathroom.The main floor’s suite - Like the loft suite, the main floor’s bedroom includes a TV and a private bathroom with a jetted tub. And how charming is that king-size bed?And so to bed - Snuggle under the covers of the sumptuous king-size bed and watch TV, read, or surf the web before drifting to sleep. You’re sure to wake up rested and rarin’ to go!The main floor’s bathroom is like a spa - With its jetted tub, shower, double sinks, large vanity with plenty of storage, and even blow-dryer, this well-lit and spacious primary bathroom is a delight.Sheer bliss! - Not only will a soak among the massaging jets of the Jacuzzi soothe your weary muscles, but it might put you in the mood for romance as well.One of two downstairs bedrooms - Located off the game room, the third bedroom includes a king-size bed, a large flat-screen TV, and a ceiling fan to help lull you to sleep.Rustic refinement - The log-style furnishings and the gleaming wood-planked walls, floor, and ceiling, as much as the king-size bed, make this bedroom a cocoon of comfort.The downstairs bathroom - The two downstairs bedrooms share the third bathroom, which offers plenty of storage and counter space.Who’s ready for a slumber party? - With a pair of bunk beds, the fourth bedroom can sleep four people. The kids can make this their private clubhouse.Bedtime viewing - Like the other three bedrooms, this one has its own TV with satellite channels.Leave your towels at home - We’ll provide more than enough clean towels for all three bathrooms—and for the half-bath too, of course.Picture-perfect - The lush trees and the Smoky Mountains make a perfect backdrop for selfies. Your friends back home will be so jealous!Relax the Smoky Mountain way - Bring a beverage out onto one of Bear Hunter’s two wraparound decks, settle back in a rocker or a glider, and take a deep breath of the crisp mountain air. Relaxation is practically guaranteed.Between The Trees - You'll love being up in the mountains of Tennessee.A Warm Welcome - You'll feel at home as soon as you're at the front door.Mountainside - You can't get a better mountain location than this.A Balcony on Every Level - There isn't a bad sight when you stay at Bear Hunter.Wish You Were Here? - Book your next Gatlinburg vacation TODAY!Easy does it - There’s room for several vehicles on Bear Hunter’s flat driveway. The paved roads leading to the cabin make it easy for you to drive to all the area attractions.Privacy and proximity - As you revel in the glorious vistas, you can easily forget that Bear Hunter is only minutes from the Smoky Mountains Arts & Crafts Community, Rocky Top Sports World, downtown Gatlinburg, and Dollywood.A serene view for you to escape.Bear Hunter’s floor plan - Four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, two Jacuzzis, two huge decks, two fireplaces, a hot tub, an outdoor grill, and awe-inspiring views: There’s so much to love about Bear Hunter.A Treat for the Senses - Pine-fragranced breezes, the singing of hummingbirds during the day and the hooting of owls at night… There’s so much to savor.Into the Wild - Deer, wild turkeys, elk, and even bears are among the wildlife you might spy during your stay.Gorgeous All Year Round - Dazzling foliage in autumn, snow capped mountains in winter, lush greenery and wildflowers in spring and summer. It's always a fabulous time to visit Gatlinburg.Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Smoky Mountain National Park's stunning scenery and rugged mountain rangesDiscover a hidden oasis amidst the Smoky Mountains, where the tranquil creek and lush greenery create a peaceful retreat.Enjoy a free attraction ticket to Beyond the Lens Pigeon Forge, Country Tonite, Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Adventure Park, Titanic Museum, and Wonder Works with every stay!

Bear Hunter


4.77/5 (67)


4.77/5 | 67 reviews

Spectacular mountain views & luxury details, arcade, hot tub

4 BR | 3 Full Baths | 2 Half Baths | Sleeps 14 | Mountain View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Mountain View


On Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


The breathtaking view of Mount LeConte is one fabulous reason to spend your Smoky Mountain vacation in Bear Hunter—and there are plenty more as well. The four-bedroom log cabin, which sleeps fourteen, is rich in luxuries ranging from jetted tubs to a pool ...
The breathtaking view of Mount LeConte is one fabulous reason to spend your Smoky Mountain vacation in Bear Hunter—and there are plenty more as well. The four-bedroom log cabin, which sleeps fourteen, is rich in luxuries ranging from jetted tubs to a pool table.

Bear Hunter has three floors. A primary suite makes up the entire upstairs area. A haven in and of itself, this bedroom boasts a king-size bed beneath a wood-planked cathedral ceiling; like all the other bedrooms, it also has a TV with satellite channels. In this suite’s private bathroom you’ll find a large jetted tub. No matter how exhausted you are from hiking, biking, or golfing, a long soak among its massaging waters will have you feeling relaxed and restored.

Down one flight of stairs is the main floor. On this level is a second primary suite, complete with a king-size bed and a huge private bathroom with yet another Jacuzzi. With two luxurious suites, Bear Hunter is a wonderful choice for two families who want to vacation together.

Also on the main floor is the great room, which is truly worth of the name. A wall of picture windows lets you admire the Smoky Mountains even as you kick back on one of the two plush sofas or sit down to eat at the dining table, which seats ten. The hickory floors, the towering ceiling, and the handsome furnishings create an ambience of rustic elegance. In addition to the comfortable couches, the living area includes a large TV with a Blu-ray player and a fireplace for cozying around on chilly winter evenings.

Along with the large table, the dining area features a quartz-top breakfast bar where another four people can sit. The breakfast bar doubles as additional counter space for the fully equipped kitchen. From refrigerator to oven, microwave to dishwasher, coffeemaker to blender, Bear Hunter’s kitchen has all the appliances you’ll need—and all the cookware and tableware too. There’s also a grill outside, should you have a hankering for barbecue. Other amenities of the main floor include a washer, a dryer, and two half-bath.

If you’re wondering where the kids disappeared to, check the downstairs game room. There’s something here to keep everyone entertained for hours, if not days: a full-size pool table, a 60-game arcade, a 65” TV with surround sound and a Blu-ray player, a PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4 an Xbox 360… Even when you’re not playing games, the room is a marvelous spot for relaxing, thanks to its two sumptuous sofas and fireplace.

The remaining two bedrooms are also downstairs. One is furnished with a king-size bed; the other includes a pair of bunk beds, so that as many as four people can sleep here. Have additional guests? One of the sofas in the game room and one in the great room open into beds for two.

And let’s not forget Bear Hunter’s two decks, both of which wrap around three sides of the home. From the gliders and rockers you’ll have an exceptional view of the Smoky Mountains, including Mount LeConte, and lush woodlands. For a true sensory delight, luxuriate in the lower deck’s hot tub at night, gazing up at the star-studded sky as whip-poor-wills trill and owls hoot. It’s an experience you’ll long remember.

Bear Hunter’s quiet, semi-secluded location means you won’t be overlooking other cabins while you relax on the decks. Yet, the cabin is close to the area’s favorite attractions. The Smoky Mountain Arts & Crafts Community, an eight-mile trail of galleries, shops, and studios, is within walking distance, and Rocky Top Sports World is just a ten-minute drive. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Bent Creek Golf Course, and downtown Gatlinburg are all less than a half-hour away.

Convenience, luxury, comfort, and spectacular views: Bear Hunter has it all. Book your stay today, and get ready for a truly magical vacation.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
King Bed
4th Bedroom
Bunk Bed Bunk Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper


Mountain View
On Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
Hot Tub - Community
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Game Room
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Grill - Charcoal
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Arcade Game(s)
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
Eco Tourism
National Park
State Parks
Theme Parks
Water Parks
Whitewater Rafting


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Connie H.
Verified Guest Comment

Andrew V.
Verified Guest Comment

My family and I had a fantastic time at Bear Hunter. The cabin was spacious, clean, and close to all of the major attractions. Our kids loved the arcade and we had fun playing pool and watching movies as a family. The view was great and the cabin was very private, with the next closest cabin being on the opposite side of the mountain view balcony. We plan on visiting the area again and would love to stay at Bear Hunter in the future.

Michael S.
Verified Guest Comment

Beautiful view for sitting on the deck and relaxing with a view of the mountains. Very quiet.

Bryan S.
Verified Guest Comment

Alarm when off when we came in called and got it turned off.

Caitlin F.
Verified Guest Comment


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • Within 45 days of arrival, 100% is due at the time of booking.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, 30% is due at the time of booking.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% will be provided.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded.