This is the life! - Thanks to the shady roof overhang, the deck is a delightful spot for chilling at the height of the day. Bring a drink, settle back in one of the Adirondack chairs, and relish the view.Bring your swimsuit - Because Saddle Ridge is part of the Black Bear Falls community, when you stay here you can take advantage of the resort’s amenities, which in the summer include heated adult and kids’ swimming pools.Soak Away Your Cares… - What’s more pampering and indulgent than unwinding in a hot tub? Unwinding in a hot tub on a porch looking out beyond the trees to the Great Smoky Mountains!Saddle Ridge sleeps 8 - The luxe living room sofa opens into a bed for 2; so does the sofa in the game room downstairs. Add that to the 2 bedrooms with king-size beds, and Saddle Ridge can sleep up to 8 people in total.Balcony Views - There isn't a bad view in sight when you stay at Saddle Ridge.Gather In The Lovely Living Room For Movie Night! - Pop a few bowls of popcorn, put a movie in, and settle in for a fun family night. The flat-screen TV keeps the group entertained any time of year!Warm Up - There's nothing better than a cozy blanket and a warm fire on a cool night.What’s for Dinner? - As well as a grill and a table on the deck, Saddle Ridge has a fully equipped kitchen and a cozy indoor dining area.Cooking’s More Fun When You Do It Together - The kitchen’s open layout makes it easy to prepare your meals together—and the dishwasher makes cleanup a breeze.Kitchen Essentials - At Bear's Den, you have everything you need to whip up your favorite meal.The Main Floor’s En-suite Bedroom Has A Jetted Tub - The log furniture is a nod to the rustic setting, but the king-size bed, the flat-panel TV, and the jetted tub are pure luxury.Designed For Relaxation - From the king-size bed with its bounty of pillows to the soothing ceiling fan, the main-floor bedroom is a restful sanctuary.What A Treat! - After a day of hiking, rafting, skiing, or chasing the kids around Dollywood, your weary muscles will relish the massaging jets of the main-floor bathroom’s tub.Rest and Relax - Enjoy a nice long soak in the jetted tub.En-suite Bathroom - You'll love how convenient of having the bathroom so close.Whittle Away The Hours In The Game Room - The game room will keep kids and adults alike entertained throughout your stay, thanks to its custom-built pool table, multigame arcade table, flat-panel TV, boom box, and direct access to the deck and hot tub.Play A Round of Pool - Play a few rounds and see who comes out on top.The Downstairs Primary Bedroom - With a king-size bed, a flat-panel TV, and an en-suite bathroom, the lower-level bedroom is just as restful as the one upstairs.Ready and Waiting - The beds will be impeccably made up and fresh towels waiting when you arrive, so if you need a shower or a nap after your travels, you can go right ahead without even unpacking.TV Time - Before turning in put on your favorite show and unwind.A Bathroom On Each Floor - Getting everyone ready and out the door in the morning will be a breeze since Saddle Ridge has 2 full bathrooms, one on each floor.The Great Outdoors - Because Saddle Ridge has a charcoal grill and a patio table on its deck, you can cook outdoors and eat it there too! Afterward, relax on the porch swing and watch the sunset over the mountains.So Many Photo Ops - Whether you’re watching bears and elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or eagles swoop above your cabin, you’ll want to have a camera at hand.What more can we say? - A picture’s worth 1,000 words… and this picture of the view from Saddle Ridge says it all!Swing Away - Brab a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful weather right on the balcony.A Cabin For All Seasons - In autumn the leaves transform into a blaze of color; in winter the snowcapped mountains sparkle; in spring and summer the lush greenery dazzles in the sunshine. There’s never a bad time to stay at Saddle Ridge.The location is idyllic - Not only is Saddle Ridge surrounded by lush greenery in the heart of Black Bear Falls, but it’s also just a 5-minute drive to the restaurants, amusements, and shops of downtown Gatlinburg.Beautiful inside and out - Not only is the interior of Saddle Ridge impeccably decorated, but the 2-bedroom log cabin also sits on a thoughtfully landscaped lot with outstanding views of the Great Smoky Mountains.Laze and lounge - Between dips in the pool, stretch out on one of the poolside chaises. Bring a book, sunscreen, and an icy drink, and you’re set!The main-level floor plan - With a deck that wraps around the front and side of the cabin, Saddle Ridge offers panoramic views of the woods and the Great Smoky Mountains.The lower-level floor plan - A pool table, a multigame arcade, an outdoor hot tub… there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained at Saddle Ridge.Beautiful Views - Take a trip to the Smoky Mountains where you can experience the unforgettable views. Imagine going hiking in the fall season where the colors get vibrant, what a spectacular sight!It’s Time For Fun! - There are several things you can do to have a good time such as: Ziplining, Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Odditorium or Aquarium, and Admiring the views via Sky Lift.Speaking of Ober Gatlinburg - You will definitely have a great time here, if you haven't skiid before don't freight as they offer lessons. There's plenty of activities; Ice Skating, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ski Mountain Coaster, and Aerial Tramway.Settling Down - After a long, fun, and eventful day, you get to return to your cabin to kick off your shoes and settle down. Plan for tomorrows adventure while watching the beautiful scenery!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!

Saddle Ridge


4.40/5 (59)


4.40/5 | 59 reviews

Pet-friendly, spacious cabin with hot tub & pool table, pool access

2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Mountain View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Mountain View


Near Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


A stay at Saddle Ridge means fun for the whole family—and that includes the four-legged members too, as the cabin is pet-friendly. Located in the popular Black Bear Falls community, the 2-bedroom log cabin includes amenities ranging from a multigame arcade...
A stay at Saddle Ridge means fun for the whole family—and that includes the four-legged members too, as the cabin is pet-friendly. Located in the popular Black Bear Falls community, the 2-bedroom log cabin includes amenities ranging from a multigame arcade table to an outdoor hot tub to free pool access in the summer. Just as important, it’s only minutes to restaurants, shops, golf, hiking, skiing, fishing, amusement parks, and more.

As you drive up to Saddle Ridge, the first thing you’ll note is how gorgeous its surroundings are. The property itself is impeccably landscaped, and the views of the woods and the Great Smoky Mountains are breathtaking.

The cabin’s decks allow you to make the most of the vistas and the fresh mountain breezes. The main-level deck, which wraps around the front and side of the home, is furnished with comfortable Adirondack chairs, a bench, and a porch swing. There’s more than enough room for everyone to hang out. Part of the deck is covered so that you can relish the sights and sounds rain or shine.

You can even cook and eat outdoors too, thanks to the charcoal grill and the picnic table. If you managed to reel in some trout or bass from one of the nearby streams, it’ll taste fantastic cooked on the grill… but so will hamburgers and kabobs!

The lower-level deck offers one more way to soak up the beauty of the setting: an outdoor hot tub. Lazing among the steamy bubbles while gazing up at the stars is a glorious way to end the day!

The downstairs deck opens onto the game room. There really is something for everyone here. Adults can practice their shots at the custom-built pool table while the kids play Donkey Kong and Pac-Man at the arcade table, and everyone will enjoy watching the flat-panel TV.

The main living area upstairs has its own flat-screen TV (no arguments over what to watch!). Decorated in relaxed rustic refinement, this room is warmly welcoming—especially in winter, when the gas fireplace casts a golden glow over the wood walls. Large windows let the sunshine stream in, and the cathedral ceiling adds to the open, airy ambiance.

Should you tire of grilling and eating outdoors, you can get cooking in the cabin’s kitchen, which is fully equipped with appliances, cookware, and tableware, and enjoy at family meal at the log dining table. It’s indoors, but you can still look out at that gorgeous view!

Each of Saddle Ridge’s 2 floors has its own primary bedroom, full-size bath, and sofa bed (one in the living room, the other in the game room). This makes the cabin as well suited for 2 couples or even 2 families as it is for a larger family. Both spacious bedrooms include a log-frame king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a ceiling fan (its gentle whirr is a lovely lullaby). The main-floor bedroom does have an additional perk, though: a jetted tub, perfect for some quality “me” time.

While there’s plenty to do at Saddle Ridge itself, even more fun is just a short drive away. In the summer there’s free access to the Black Bear Falls heated pools, one for kids and another for adults. You’re also just a 5-minute drive to downtown Gatlinburg, home to distilleries, an aquarium, mini golf, restaurants, and more. Also nearby is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you can hike, bike, fish, ride horses, or explore by car. And don’t forget the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and crafts shops.

When you stay at Saddle Ridge, your vacation can be as action-packed or as laid-back as you like—that’s the beauty of this amenity-packed cabin. So what are you waiting for? Make your reservation today, and start planning how you’ll spend your stay.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper Sofa Sleeper


Mountain View
Wooded View
Near Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
Pool - Community
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
Pet Friendly
Grill - Charcoal
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Jetted Tub
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
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.

Charles M.
Verified Guest Comment

I would mention the lack of closet space. The water is hot and the shower is awesome. The Mountain View from the porch and hot tub is serene.

Pamela M.
Verified Guest Comment

Elizabeth L.
Verified Guest Comment

+ The kitchen was the best. All in all if we had the opportunity to return we would. - The...

+ The kitchen was the best. All in all if we had the opportunity to return we would. - The bathroom need to have some updating. Toilets did not flush properly. The garbage lid did not shout tight and bears got into it. Some of the desk furniture was broken, tile in the bathroom were broken.

+ The location of the cabin it was off to its self. - How the radio barely worked it wasn't fully...

+ The location of the cabin it was off to its self. - How the radio barely worked it wasn't fully cleaned and couldn't get the cable to work on the TV's.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: Dogs under 50 lbs. allowed

Max pets: 3

  • 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.