For relaxation, nothing beats a hot tub! - After a day of skiing, hiking, or biking, treat your weary muscles to a rejuvenating session in Apple Bear Lodge’s hot tub, which looks out toward the Great Smoky Mountains.The living is easy - Between the leather sofa and the plush armchairs, there’s loads of room in the spacious living area for watching TV, sipping drinks by the fireplace, or simply hanging out and enjoying each other’s company.Relax in style - There’s plenty of comfortable seating in the living room for the whole gang to gather together, whether it’s to watch a movie on the flat-panel TV or to play games by the glow of the fireplace.Dine at home in comfort and style - The dining table seats 6 with ease; after you clear the plates, set up the Monopoly or Scrabble board and let your family meal segue into family game night. Another dining option: the main deck’s patio table.Assistant chefs are welcome - The kitchen island/breakfast bar can seat 4 people. The kids can eat there while the grownups linger at the dining table, or friends can sit there and help with food prep.Chef’s delight - Stainless-steel appliances, cookware and tableware galore, loads of counter space and elbow room, and plenty of storage for all your groceries: The kitchen just might spur you to new culinary heights.	Quality time all around - Coffee or a cold beverage helps to prepare meals for your entire crew.Rack ‘em! - The full-size billiard table in the downstairs game room is the perfect after-dinner or rainy-day entertainment—and you don’t have to drive anywhere to enjoy it.	You’ll never be bored - Should you play air hockey, foosball, or pool? That might be your toughest decision when you stay at Apple Bear Lodge.The game room is packed with things to do - The downstairs game room includes a 60” flat-panel TV, a full-size pool table, foosball, air hockey, a card table, a wet bar, and a fireplace—plus it has French doors leading to the lower deck.Kick back and relax - Watch the game relaxing on our comfy couch then take in the view out the french doors to the lower deck.Forget about the world - Watch TV, read, or let the gentle breeze of the ceiling fan lull you to sleep. You’re sure to wake up well rested and rarin’ to go.The suite life - From the king-size bed to the private bathroom to the large flat-panel TV, everything about the 3 spacious primary suites is designed to make you feel pampered.A bathroom for each bedroom - All 4 of the bedrooms have their own full bathroom with both a tub and a walk-in shower.	After a long day - spent skiing, hiking, fishing, or walking the length of Dollywood, a quiet soak in the jetted tub is just what you need to rejuvenate body and soul.Relax and be lazy - Sprawl out on the king-size bed, prop yourself up on the pillows, and stay up late watching TV or reading a book. No need to set the alarm—you’re on vacation, after all!Unwind how you want to - When you’re not getting lost in a good book while sitting in the rocking chair, you can settle back against the bed pillows and watch your favorite late-night show on the flat-screen TV.The bathrooms are so spacious - Two of you can get ready at the same time in each of the large, thoughtfully designed bathrooms.Bubbles take me away - The deck’s hot tub isn’t the only place where you can savor a soak with a view. Large windows let you admire the mountains while lazing in the jetted tub.And so to bed - Prop yourself up against the pillows of the king-size bed and read, surf the web, or watch your favorite late-night shows on the flat-screen TV before drifting to sleep beneath the serene breeze of the ceiling fan.Exhaustion and excitement - After traveling to Apple Bear Lodge, you might be in need of some rest. Fortunately the beds will already be impeccably made up, so go ahead and catch some zzz’s before you even unpack.Forget the towels and linens - We’ll supply all the towels and bedding you could possibly need, so you don’t have to load up your suitcase with linens from home.Slumber party downstairs - The downstairs en-suite bedroom has queen-size bunk beds, so that 4 people can sleep here. The kids will love it—especially when they see that the game room is next door.Another primary suite - Two of Apple Bear Lodge’s 3 primary bedrooms are upstairs; the 3rd is on the main floor. The 4th bedroom, which is downstairs, has queen-size bunk beds.Shower or bath, your choice - Wake yourself up with an invigorating shower in the morning, then wind down with a soothing bath at night: All 4 bathrooms have both a tub and a shower.The spa-like bathrooms - With their planked-wood walls and ceilings, separate showers and tubs, and designer details, the bathrooms will leave you feeling pampered as well as squeaky-clean.The upstairs sitting room - More than just a beautifully furnished space to read, chat, or treat yourself to a nap, the loft’s sitting area can sleep 4 people: 2 in the queen-size sofa bed and 2 more in bunk beds.So much room - Apple Bear Lodge’s 3,000 square feet is spread out among 3 floors, so all the rooms—even the bathrooms—are spacious. The home can sleep up to 18 people in all.Pack light—we’ve got you covered - No need to pack linens; you’ll find all the clean towels and bedding you’ll need when you arrive (and the beds will be beautifully made up too). In fact, because the cabin has a washer and dryer, you don’t have to pack much at all.You’re going to love it here - Large decks with lovely views, a hot tub, a pool table, foosball, air hockey, fireplaces, and enough room to sleep 18 people without feeling cramped: There’s so much to love about Apple Bear Lodge.A cabin for all seasons - Gold and crimson foliage in autumn, snowcapped mountains in winter, lush greenery in spring and summer: There’s never a bad time to visit.	King of the hill - When you look out over the woodlands from one of Apple Bear Lodge’s decks, you’ll feel as if you’re king or queen of all you survey. Yet despite its seemingly secluded locale, the cabin is less than 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.The main-level floor plan - The dining area seats 12—8 at the table and 4 at the breakfast bar. And in addition to a king-size bed in the primary suite, there’s a queen-size sofa bed in the living area.	The downstairs floor plan - If you need a break from playing pool, air hockey, or foosball in the game room, step out onto the lower deck for a dip in the hot tub.The upstairs floor plan - As well as 2 en-suite primary bedrooms, the loft has a queen-size sleeper sofa and bunk beds so that 8 people can sleep upstairs.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!

Apple Bear Lodge


4.33/5 (69)


4.33/5 | 69 reviews

Spectacular cabin views, two Jacuzzis, outdoor hot tub + game room

4 BR | 4 Full Baths | Sleeps 18 | Mountain View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Mountain View


Near Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


A 3,000-square-foot, three-story log home, Apple Bear Lodge can sleep up to 18 people. But sleep may be the last thing on your mind once you take note of all the lodge’s amenities, which include a hot tub, a pool table, air hockey, foosball and free Wi-Fi....
A 3,000-square-foot, three-story log home, Apple Bear Lodge can sleep up to 18 people. But sleep may be the last thing on your mind once you take note of all the lodge’s amenities, which include a hot tub, a pool table, air hockey, foosball and free Wi-Fi.

Set atop a steep driveway, Apple Bear Lodge looks out over woodlands toward the Great Smoky Mountains. Its two covered rear decks, which span the width of the home, offer plenty of space for the whole group to watch the trees sway in the breeze as to warblers and thrushes sing in the sunshine. When you’re not kicking back on the deck rocking chairs, you can sit at the main deck’s patio table with a drink and a snack. And for a true treat, luxuriate in the lower deck’s hot tub, especially at night. The combination of the steamy jets of water, the star-studded sky and the serenading of owls is an experience you’ll long remember.

You’ll find plenty more to do inside. The downstairs game room has something to keep every member of your group entertained for hours. Shoot some pool at the full-size billiard table, challenge friends to a game of foosball or the kids to an air-hockey match, play cards at the pub table or stretch out on the plush couches and watch a movie on the 60-inch flat-screen TV. On chilly winter days, the fireplace will keep the space toasty, and the wet bar ensures that no one will go thirsty.

The living room is another inviting gathering spot. It too has a fireplace, whose golden glow will add to the luster of the wood-planked walls, floor and ceiling. Stretch out on the leather sofa to watch the big game on the flat-screen TV or curl up in one of the plush armchairs with your tablet and take advantage of the free Wi-Fi. If you’re looking for a quiet spot to read or chat, head to the upstairs sitting area, which like the rest of Apple Bear Lodge is furnished in comfortable, quietly elegant fashion.

The dining area can seat 12 people, eight at the lengthy dining table and another four at the adjacent breakfast bar. The kids will probably love eating “by themselves” at the breakfast bar while the adults linger at the table.

If you enjoy cooking, you’ll love Apple Bear Lodge’s large, open kitchen, with its stainless-steel appliances, ample cookware and tableware and generous storage and counter space. Even if you don’t plan to cook much, you’ll appreciate having a coffee maker for your morning cup, a microwave to heat up restaurant leftovers, a blender for mixing margaritas and a fridge for keeping juice boxes cold.

Each of the lodge’s four bedrooms has its own bathroom with both a tub and a shower. The two upstairs bedrooms and the bedroom on the main floor each feature a king-size bed, the fourth bedroom, downstairs, has queen-size bunk beds. In addition, the upstairs sitting area has bunk beds and a sofa that opens into a queen-size bed, and the living room sofa opens into a queen-size bed as well. The variety of sleeping areas makes Apple Bear Lodge an ideal option for a family reunion, a wedding party or several families vacationing together.

Not only is there plenty of fun to be had at Apple Bear Lodge, but there’s also loads to see and do just minutes away. You can drive to downtown Gatlinburg in less than 10 minutes. Once there, visit the Guinness World Records Museum, play mini golf, enjoy thrill rides or ride the tram up to Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. The wildlife, wildflowers and waterfalls of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are less than 15 minutes from the cabin, and Pigeon Forge’s attractions, including Dollywood, are less than a half-hour away.

Conveniently located, fabulously spacious and packed with amenities, Apple Bear Lodge really does have it all. So book your stay today, and get ready for what might be your best vacation yet!

Where you'll sleep

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


Mountain View
Near Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
Hot Tub - Community
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Game Room
Pool Table
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Grill - Charcoal
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
Air Hockey
Wet Bar
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Keurig Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
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.

Wilson M.
Verified Guest Comment

Description is on point especially about the driveway but I don’t think four vehicles can park on the level part of driveway cuz we had three that barely fit

Earnest C.
Verified Guest Comment

Very nice and spacious, very steep driveway. Check in and check out very smooth.

tram n.
Verified Guest Comment

there’s a leak from restroom upstairs thru the kitchen.. hot tub jet not work( i see on the review and thought is been fixed but guess not ..first i didn’t believe the review how steep the drive way is but is true..

Wendy P.
Verified Guest Comment

Warn people about the drive way.

April C.
This cabin is very spacious and had plenty of room for 3 families and is in a great location....

This cabin is very spacious and had plenty of room for 3 families and is in a great location. However, it has some issues. First off, that driveway is insane. The trash bins are located at the bottom of the driveway which is extremely inconvenient. You have to haul trash in your car down the driveway to put it in the cans. We were only provided with one trash bag for the kitchen trash. The grill outside is very small. The kitchen lacked essential cooking tools. We had 10 people so we planned on cooking quite a bit. When trying to make breakfast there were no skillets large enough to cook in. There were not enough pans for cooking a meal. The coffee pot didn't work. The dishwasher has some issues and would never run on the first try. The game room is spacious and nice, but the pool sticks were missing the cue tips. The triangle rack was broken. The foosball table was missing handles. Only one of the TVs would work and that was attempted several times before we actually got it cut on. I feel like this has great potential, but it needs some major TLC.


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.