The deck is spectacular - From the expansive deck of Resting Bears, you can relish the view of the Smoky Mountains while lazing in the hot tub, stretching out on a chaise, enjoying drinks by the outdoor fireplace, or kicking back on a rocker.Stretch out and relax - There’s plenty of room to stretch out in Resting Bears’ living area, whether it’s to enjoy drinks and conversation by the glow of the fireplace or to watch a movie on the flat-screen TV.This is the life - The hot tub is nestled in a screened-in portion of the deck, so that you can relish the glorious view of the Great Smoky Mountains without being distracted by the buzzing of pesky insects.Two swimming areas to choose from - Because Resting Bears is within the private Cobbly Nob neighborhood—itself set within a 1,000-acre resort—during the summer you’ll have free access to two pool areas.A window on the world - The great room’s wall of windows lets you revel in the spectacular views even while indoors.Everything a mountain cabin should be - From the luminous wood-planked walks to the beamed ceiling to the stone-surround fireplace, Resting Bears is the epitome of a casually elegant, wonderfully welcoming mountain home.Deal me in - The great room’s round table is perfect for sitting down to a game of rummy or Monopoly. It can also double as a desk if you need to catch up on work while you’re here (don’t worry, Resting Bears has free WiFi).Wide open - The open floor plan makes it easy for everyone to spend quality time together—and for everyone to go off and do his or her own thing. You’ll never feel as if you’re all on top of one another.Table for six, no waiting - The elegant dining table can seat up to six people, and there’s room for several more at the card table. The well-cushioned seats encourage lingering long after the meal is over.Dine in style - There are plenty of restaurants nearby, but sometimes it’s more relaxing (and affordable) to dine in—especially when the surroundings are as lovely as Resting Bears.The kitchen has it all - Whether you’re hosting a holiday dinner or simply want a cup of fresh-brewed coffee, the kitchen has everything you need—except food, of course! There’s even a dishwasher, because no one wants to wash dishes on vacation.The dreamy primary bedroom - Along with a luxe king-size bed, the primary bedroom includes a flat-screen TV, a so-comfortable armchair, and plenty of storage.Sweet dreams are made of this - Turn on the TV to your favorite late-night program, snuggle under the covers of the spacious king-size bed, and unwind after another fun-filled day. You’ll be asleep in no time!A bathroom for each bedroom - Along with three bedrooms, Resting Bears has three full bathrooms. You won’t have to wait on line for your turn to use the shower!A jetted tub! - The primary bathroom has its own jetted tub. There’s no better way to ease tired muscles after a day of hiking or biking than with a long soak.So serene - The second bedroom includes a lofty queen-size bed and a TV. Feel free to turn in early and sleep late—you’re on vacation, after all!Enjoy a quiet nightcap on the deck - The second bedroom opens directly onto the deck, so you can slip out at night for a spot of stargazing before snuggling under the covers.Three bathrooms in all - You’ll arrive to find plenty of clean towels in the bathrooms, the beds impeccably made up, and extra bedding available. There’s no need to bring any of your linens from home.The third bedroom sleeps four - With a pair of bunk beds, the third bedroom will delight the kids. Every night will feel like a slumber party!Fun and games - Along with the log-style bunk beds, the third bedroom has a flat-screen TV and plenty of space for the kids to spread out with their toys and games.Picture-perfect - Photos don’t do justice to the sheer beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. You’ll simply have to come here and see it for yourself!Cozy up by the fire - The deck has its own fireplace, so you can spend time outdoors even on chilly autumn nights. What’s more, the ceiling fan will keep you cool even on steamy summer afternoons.Relax the Smoky Mountain way - Bring a favorite beverage out to the deck, kick back in a rocker, take a deep breath of the fresh mountain air, and listen to chickadees and thrushes in the trees: Relaxation is practically guaranteed.You’ll never tire of the views - From the deck and the living area, you’ll have fantastic views of the woods and the mountains. It’s the perfect background for selfies—and for memories you’ll long cherish.Quiet and convenient - While the location is blissfully serene, Resting Bears is only a short drive from the local attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop.The living is easy—and so is the parking - The level front driveway has room for three vehicles. And with no steps to climb, Resting Bears is a good choice for those with mobility issues.Don’t forget your sunscreen! - After splashing about in one of the community swimming pools, dry off in the sun (or keep cool in the shade) on a poolside chaise.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!

Resting Bears


4.77/5 (18)


4.77/5 | 18 reviews

Full mountain views with indoor & outdoor fireplaces, hot tub, pool access

3 BR | 3 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Mountain View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Mountain View


Near Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


A three-bedroom cabin with an awe-inspiring view of the Great Smoky Mountains, Resting Bears is tailor-made for a rejuvenating, restorative getaway. Not only are the surroundings stunning and serene, but the cabin itself is a haven of calm and comfort. Eve...
A three-bedroom cabin with an awe-inspiring view of the Great Smoky Mountains, Resting Bears is tailor-made for a rejuvenating, restorative getaway. Not only are the surroundings stunning and serene, but the cabin itself is a haven of calm and comfort. Every element of the home, from the outdoor hot tub to the deck’s fireplace to the great room’s wall of windows, encourages relaxation.

Located in Gatlinburg’s private Cobbly Nob neighborhood—itself set within a 1,000-acre resort—Resting Bears has a back deck that stretches the width of the house and looks out over woodlands toward the Smoky Mountains. Enjoy your morning coffee while kicking back on one of the rocking chairs or sprawled out on a chaise; there’s no better way to start the day. At one end of the deck, a screened enclosure houses a hot tub, where you can luxuriate among the steamy bubbles without the intrusion of insects. The other end of the deck features both a fireplace (so that you can stargaze on chilly autumn evenings) and a ceiling fan (so that you can linger over an alfresco lunch even during the heat of the summer).

You don’t have to be on the deck to revel in the beauty surrounding Resting Bears. The great room’s wall of picture windows floods the space with sunlight and lets you gaze out at the mountains even as you stretch out on one of the leather sofas to watch TV, gather at the card table to play rummy, or sit back on the glider with your tablet to surf the web (Resting Bears has free WiFi). The wood-planked walls, the sloped and beamed ceiling, and the stone-surround fireplace are ideal complements to the majestic beauty on the other side of the windows.

In addition to the card table, which seats four, the great room has a dining table that can accommodate six people. What with the elegant furnishings and the stunning mountain view, you might opt to eat many, if not most, of your meals in. You don’t have to rely on takeout, though; Resting Bears’ kitchen is equipped with appliances, cookware and tableware galore. There’s even a dishwasher because nobody wants to scrub plates while on vacation.

Resting Bears’ three bedrooms can sleep up to eight people, and there’s a full bathroom for each bedroom, which will make everyone’s morning routine stress-free. Each room also includes updated TV boxes for HD/DVR and app capabilities. The spacious primary bedroom includes a king-size bed, flat-screen TV and spacious bathroom with a jetted tub. You’ll really appreciate its massaging jets when you return from a day of hiking, skiing or exploring every inch of Dollywood.

The second bedroom features a queen-size bed, another flat-panel TV, and perhaps best of all, doors that open directly onto the deck. You can slip out at night for a romantic drink in the moonlight or head out first thing in the morning to watch the sunrise without waking the others. The third bedroom sleeps up to four people in two sets of twin-size bunk beds. The kids will love this room: There’s plenty of space for them to spread out with their games and toys, and as with the other bedrooms, there’s a flat-screen TV.

For your convenience, a brand new washer and dryer are now available at Resting Bears.

When you stay at Resting Bears between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you’ll have free access to Cobbly Nob’s two pool areas. What’s more, at the foot of the resort is the award-winning Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by legendary golfer Gary Player. Just slightly farther afield are the restaurants, shops and amusements of downtown Gatlinburg; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop, an eight-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios and shops.

No matter how you spend your days, you’ll relish returning to the pleasures of Resting Bears. Experience its calm and beauty for yourself: Make your reservation today!

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
3rd Bedroom
Bunk Bed Bunk Bed


Mountain 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
DVD Player (s)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
Iron & Ironing Board
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
Ground Floor
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
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.

Sandra S.
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Courtney S.
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Great views!!!!

Peter W.
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Susan P.
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Danny V
I literally can’t describe how cozy and awesome this place is. The photos can’t provide enough...

I literally can’t describe how cozy and awesome this place is. The photos can’t provide enough substance to the feeling of being here and relaxing in the Smoky Mountains. I’m definitely coming back and we just got here. Best choice for a place to relax and get away.


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.