Living RoomFun In The Shade - Get away from the heat and enjoy the fun of an indoor pool.BalconyLiving RoomLiving RoomLiving RoomLiving RoomLiving Room - TVDining TableDining TableBreakfast BarKitchenKitchenKitchenBalconyBalconyPrimary Bedroom - KingPrimary Bedroom - TVPrimary BathroomSecond Bedroom - QueenSecond BedroomSecond BathroomWasher & DryerFloor PlanBalcony ViewExteriorIndoor Pool - Even if it's raining you can still splash and play in the pool.Have A Soak - Sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing bubbles of the hot tub!Sauna Time - Blow off some steam and unwind in the Sauna.Scenic Views - Lounge in the sun at the deck of Mountain View Resort.Game Time - Head down to the Clubhouse and play a few retro video games.The Fun Never Ends - The kids will love the club house game room.Lunch Break - Prepare your favorite snacks and enjoy them in the clubhouse.What To Do - Pick up a few coupon books and guide maps to plan out your days in Gatlinburg.Shopping, Restaurants, Thrill Rides and More! - Also in downtown Gatlinburg is the Village, a picturesque collection of shops; the Guinness World Records Museum; restaurants galore; mini golf; distilleries the list goes on and on!Wish You Were Here? - You can be! Simply book your stay at Ski View Mountain Resort 305, and get ready for what might be your best vacation yet.Penguins and Stingrays and Sharks, Oh My! - Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the highlights of downtown Gatlinburg, and it's only minutes from Ski View Mountain Resort 305.Every Season is Spectacular - Dazzling foliage in autumn, snow capped mountains in winter, lush greenery and wildflowers come spring and summer: It's always a good time of year to visit the Smoky Mountain region.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 Cub Retreat


4.76/5 (17)


4.76/5 | 17 reviews

Spacious and cozy w. screened-in balcony, resort indoor pool + arcade

2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 6 | Mountain View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Mountain View


On Mountain


Pool - Community


Where you'll be


Bear Cub Retreat has undergone a recent renovation, including the installation of new bedroom sets and mattresses, as well as new flooring and paint. This unit is well-equipped to provide guests with a fun-filled vacation, featuring access to an indoor swi...
Bear Cub Retreat has undergone a recent renovation, including the installation of new bedroom sets and mattresses, as well as new flooring and paint. This unit is well-equipped to provide guests with a fun-filled vacation, featuring access to an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and game room. In addition, the resort is conveniently located near numerous attractions, boasts breathtaking mountain views, and offers ample home comforts.

With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, Bear Cub Retreat can accommodate two couples visiting for a ski weekend as comfortably as it can a family on a summer vacation. The primary bedroom includes a NEW king-size bed and the second bedroom includes a NEW queen-size bed and both offer plenty of storage. One of the bedrooms opens directly onto the balcony. After the kids are asleep, you and your special someone can sit outside to revel in the silvery moonlight as owls hoot from the surrounding woods.

The balcony, which is screened for year-round enjoyment, is accessible from the living area as well. The living area’s well-cushioned sofa opens into another bed for two, enabling the condo unit to sleep up to six people in all. After hitting the slopes, you’ll love gathering around the electric fireplace, hot chocolate or Irish coffee in hand, to play charades or go over the highlights of the day. When you return from hiking, horseback riding or exploring Dollywood, you can kick back and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with cable or surf the web via the free WiFi.

Next to the living area is the dining area. The handsome table seats six, and just behind it is a breakfast bar with two stools, where the kids can eat a snack or friends can help you prepare a meal. On the other side of the breakfast bar is the kitchen, equipped with all the appliances, cookware and tableware you’ll need, whether you’re whipping up pancakes for breakfast, hosting a dinner party or simply reheating leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant meal. There’s even a dishwasher because no one wants to scrub plates while on vacation. This unit is also equipped with its own washer and dryer.

Bear Cub Retreat’s pool is indoors, which means you can swim and ski on the same day. There’s something especially luxe about looking out the windows of the pool area at the snow-covered mountains while in your bathing suit! In warm weather, you can bask in the sun on the deck outside the pool or enjoy an alfresco snack at one of the patio tables. The resort has a sauna too—just what your tired muscles will long for after a day on the go—and a game room to ensure that the kids are never bored.

Though given how close Bear Cub Retreat is to the local attractions, they won’t have the time to be bored. In 15 minutes or less you can drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a wonderland of flora and fauna, and Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. In winter, you can ski and snow tube, and there’s ice skating, rides and an animal attraction year-round. Downtown Gatlinburg is equally close. Among its attractions are Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Guinness World Records Adventure, thrill rides, mini-golf, restaurants, shops and more. The Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, an eight-mile trail of more than 100 shops, galleries and studios, is less than a half-hour away, as are Dollywood and other attractions of the neighboring town of Pigeon Forge.

Bear Cub Retreat is atop a mountain, so in winter you’ll want a vehicle with four-wheel drive and/or tire chains. Then again, its mountain location—high above the traffic and hubbub, with stunning sunrises and sunsets, but close enough to the action—is part of its appeal. Experience its pleasures for yourself. Book your stay today. We look forward to seeing you!

Where you'll sleep

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


Mountain View
Full View
On Mountain
Pool - Community
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Game Room
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Living Room
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Parking/Access - 4WD Recommended for Winter
Resort/Shared Amenities
Community Grill-Charcoal
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Snow Skiing
Winery Tours
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.

Bermudez A.
Verified Guest Comment

Todo está en buenas condiciones y la zona es muy tranquila todo está muy limpio y pudimos ver un oso en camino al dawntown. El único problema es el wifi no hay conección, no funcionó intentamos varias veces pero sin éxito. La dueña es muy amable y nos hizo sentir muy cómodos. Es muy probable que volvamos en nuestra próxima visita porque quedamos encantados con la vista desde el balcón a las montañas durante nuestros desayunos

Tracy B.
Verified Guest Comment

WiFi not good on third floor

Valerie M.
Verified Guest Comment

The condo was clean, well appointed and cozy with the decor. Liked the updates that had been done. Make anyone aware that the Wi-Fi can not be relied on as it never was operational for us. Three stars on maintenance because of the toilet paper holder.

Kasey M.
Verified Guest Comment

I would say that by reading the reviews on booking and reading the guest book, don’t anticipate the pool being open, or the Wi-Fi to work. They have both been noted in many reviews for the last 3 years as issues with other’s stays. It was an enjoyable stay otherwise. Also, it really should be more attention drawn to the fact that the condo is up 3 flights of very steep steps.

Casey S.
Verified Guest Comment

The condo was nice but driving the road to the location was not. The wifi also does not work well at all.


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Pet policy: No Pets Allowed

  • 46+ Days Prior to Arrival, 30% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Within 45 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% 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.