The outdoor hot tub… ahhh! - As well as a gas grill, rocking chairs, and a table for alfresco snacking, the large back deck includes a spacious hot tub. What better way to end the day than with a soothing soak under the stars?Rustic touches, modern amenities - As well as a charming gas fireplace with a stone surround—just the thing for chilly winter evenings—the living room has a 51” TV with cable and a DVD player. The house has internet access too.Living Area - From the large, elegant windows to the attractive furniture, you and your guests will love spending time together in this bright and airy living area.Cozy cabin style - The wood-clad living room is decorated in delightfully traditional cabin style. That roomy plush sofa, by the way, opens into a bed for two. Bear Necessities can sleep up to eight people in all.Dinner with a view - Downtown Gatlinburg and the neighboring towns have plenty of restaurants. But sometimes it’s more relaxing and fun to eat at home. Bear Necessities’ dining table seats six—and offers a lovely view.Plenty of room at the table - The large dining table can seat up to six people, and there’s room for three more at the adjacent breakfast bar.Coffee, anyone? - Pull up a stool to the breakfast bar and drink a morning cup of joe. It’s a great place to plan your day’s activities, gather your wits, and get ready for more quality time!A fully equipped kitchen - The kitchen comes complete with appliances, including a microwave and a dishwasher, plus tableware and cookware. The counter can double as a breakfast bar; the kids can play cards or draw there while you cook.Test Your Culinary Skills - Whip up a delicious family feast or try out one of the many nearby restaurants!A rainy-day retreat - With everything the game room has to offer, you may find yourself hoping for a rainy day so that you have an excuse to stay home and chill!Your own Multicade! - No need to stock up on coins: Bear Necessities has its own game machine to keep the kids (and you!) entertained for hours.The loft game room has something for everyone - Whether you prefer shooting pool, playing arcade games, watching TV, or listening to music while you surf the web, the loft game room has plenty to keep both little ones and grown-ups entertained.Queen bunk beds in the loft - Queen-size bunk beds are situated right off the game room, and there’s a full bathroom in the loft as well. We know where the kids will want to sleep!The perfect cabin bedroom - A lofty log-style bed. Towering cathedral ceilings. A flat-screen TV. And lush views of the spectacular scenery right outside your window. Bear Necessities’ bedroom is simply perfect!Late Night TV - Can’t sleep? No problem. Just turn on some late night TV and you’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.Ready and waiting - You’ll arrive to freshly made beds and laundered towels, so if you want to freshen up with a bath or a nap before you even unpack, you can.cA jetted tub and a primary bath - In addition to a full bathroom with shower, the primary suite has its own jetted tub. Savor some “me” time with a book and a beverage in the privacy of your room!Rev up with a shower, wind down with a bath - The en-suite bathroom has stand-up shower and the primary suite has a jetted tub—something for everyone! Towels as well as bedding are provided; no need to bring your own.A convenient second bath - As well as a game room and queen bunk beds, the loft is home to the second full bathroom.Pack light and enjoy our washer and dryer - Pack light. With the available washer and dryer, you can ensure that everyone has fresh clothes!Your ideal vacation starts here! - Perched among towering treetops, Bear Necessities is charming inside and out. And while you’ll relish the serenity of its surroundings, you’ll also appreciate that downtown Gatlinburg is just a five-minute drive awaGrilling - Grab some meat and veggies and throw them on the grill.Kick back and relax - The rear deck has plenty of rocking chairs. Start your day out here with a cup of coffee as you listen to the birds sing, and end it with a nightcap while gazing up at the stars.Wish You Were Here? - You can be! Book today to reserve your vacation rental with the pros!A private idyll - When you stay at Bear Necessities, you’ll feel far removed from the everyday grind, yet you’ll be just minutes away from restaurants, shops, amusement parks, and more.The main-level floor plan - A ramp provides easy access to the entry porch. Among the other main-floor amenities are a washer and a dryer.The upper-level floor plan - With two full bathrooms, a king-size bed, queen-size bunk beds, and a sofa that converts into a bed for two, Bear Necessities can sleep eight people in all, so feel free to bring a friend!Beautiful Views - Take a trip to the Smoky Mountains where you can experience the unforgettable views. In the fall season the colors get really vibrant and is a spectacular sight! Imagine going hiking.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.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 Necessities


4.67/5 (152)


4.67/5 | 152 reviews

Pet-friendly mountain retreat w. fireplace, hot tub + pool table

1 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Wooded View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Wooded View


Near Mountain


Hot Tub - Private


Where you'll be


Don't be fooled by the name, Bear Necessities offers plenty of luxuries as well. This warm and welcoming log cabin includes an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, an arcade and an indoor jetted tub, among other amenities that make it a truly special place for a...
Don't be fooled by the name, Bear Necessities offers plenty of luxuries as well. This warm and welcoming log cabin includes an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, an arcade and an indoor jetted tub, among other amenities that make it a truly special place for a family vacation.

Bear Necessities can sleep up to eight people. The primary suite epitomizes cabin style with all sorts of modern comforts. The spacious bed, crafted of logs that echo the wood walls, rafters and cathedral ceiling, is flanked by nightstands with lamps so that one of you can read in bed while the other drifts to sleep. Other features include a flat-screen TV, expansive windows that let in plenty of morning sunlight and evening breezes, and perhaps best of all, a jetted tub right in the privacy of your room. When you're in need of some quiet time, you'll know exactly where to go! Prefer showers? The primary bath has one of those too.

The loft area upstairs has queen-size bunk beds, so another four people can sleep up there. The kids will rush to stake their claim, as the loft is also home to the game room, complete with Multicade arcade game, pool table, another flat-panel TV and a sound system. There's a full bathroom up there as well, making the loft a suite unto itself—one with spectacular views of the densely forested lands surrounding the house.

Have still more guests to accommodate? No worries! The marvelously comfortable sofa in the living room converts to a bed for two. Guests who sleep here have the advantage of a 51-inch TV and the stone-surround gas fireplace—just the thing for chilly winter evenings, or for creating a romantic ambiance.

Speaking of romance, check out the large hot tub on the back deck! Of course, a long soak is also a fabulous way to ease tired muscles after a day of hiking or biking, golfing or walking the grounds of Dollywood—activities that are all within easy reach of Bear Necessities. If you're not in the mood for a hot-tub session, you can relax on one of the deck's rocking chairs. You just might drift off to sleep while listening to the leafy tree branches sway in the breeze.

Another of the deck's amenities is a gas grill. If you reel in some trout on a fishing expedition, you can grill it right out here. Everything, from hot dogs to corn on the cob, tastes better when cooked outdoors!

There's a fully equipped kitchen indoors as well. Whether you plan to prepare a multi-course holiday feast or simply brew coffee and make PB and J sandwiches, you'll find all the cookware, tableware and appliances you need. The extensive counter also serves as a breakfast bar, if you'd rather enjoy a quick snack there rather than at the nearby dining table, which comfortably seats six people.

If your idea of a vacation entails no cooking at all, you'll be happy to know that Bear Necessities is just a five-minute drive from downtown Gatlinburg, where you can dig into a juicy steak one night, barbecue ribs the next, and everything from pizza to pancakes in between. Besides eateries, Gatlinburg offers mini golf, an aquarium and plenty of other attractions. Only slightly further afield is Pigeon Forge, home to more restaurants as well as Dollywood, go karting, zip lining and more. And let's not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the country's most popular, with its hiking trails, waterfalls, wildlife and wildflowers.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
Living Room
Sofa Sleeper
Queen Bunk


Wooded View
Near Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
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
Grill - Gas
Living Room
Pet Friendly
Laptop Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
TV (s) - Smart
Dining Area
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Keurig 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
National Park
Theme Parks
Water Parks
Whitewater Rafting


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Need to have instructions on how to use alarm, as it kept bleeping and no instructions available on how to use it.

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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: 2

  • 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.