Welcome to Black Bear LodgePrivate WaterfallLiving RoomOpen Floor PlanDining AreaKitchenKitchenKitchenGame RoomBonus RoomOutdoor Living RoomOutdoor Living RoomScenic OverlooksDeckPrimary Bedroom | KingPrimary BedroomPrimary BathroomPrimary BathroomSecond Bedroom | KingSecond BedroomSecond BathroomThird Bedroom | QueenThird BathroomFourth Bedroom | QueenFourth BathroomFifth Bedroom | QueenFifth BathroomSixth Bedroom | QueenSixth BedroomSixth BathroomLaundryEntranceExteriorExterior | Water Fall ViewDrivewayA 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!

Black Bear Lodge


4.35/5 (34)


4.35/5 | 34 reviews

Private waterfall view, lofty with luxury details, pool table + jetted tub

6 BR | 7 Full Baths | Sleeps 12 | Wooded View

Gatlinburg, TN


Property type

Wooded View


On Mountain


Where you'll be


Black Bear Lodge is a one-of-a-kind mountain paradise with a private waterfall overlook. Built over the crystal-clear waters of McFalls Branch, this incredible home is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family or group gathering in the Smoky Moun...
Black Bear Lodge is a one-of-a-kind mountain paradise with a private waterfall overlook. Built over the crystal-clear waters of McFalls Branch, this incredible home is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family or group gathering in the Smoky Mountains.

Enter the great room with soaring ceilings extending up to a lofty landing. You’ll love the charming log-cabin construction, and the grand scale both outside and in will lift your spirits. Make yourself at home on the luxurious leather sofa and relish the view through glass doors and windows lining the back wall of the living room. Find your favorite sporting event to watch on the HD Smart TV with Blu-Ray player. Head to the game room for a round of pool, or let the kids get comfortable on the couch in the media room to watch their own movie.

It’s a joy to cook in Black Bear Lodge’s beautiful and spacious kitchen, where it is easy for multiple people to walk in and out without feeling cramped. Gorgeous natural stone countertops allow lots of space for preparing food and drinks. You’ll find everything you need in the fully stocked kitchen with plenty of dishes, cookware, and other essentials as well as top quality appliances. The kitchen bar is a perfect place to enjoy a casual breakfast or serve drinks while you chat before dinner. Round up your whole group for delicious food and lively conversation around the extra-large dining table!

Decks stretch the entire length of the front and back of the vacation home creating abundant outdoor living spaces that bring you up close and personal with the great outdoors. A cozy covered deck area extends out toward McFalls Branch Falls overlooking the gently-rambling creek below. This amazing outdoor room is fully furnished with a table and chairs, extra seating, a gas grill, even a stone fireplace. The beauty and uniqueness can’t be overstated. It is truly like a national park scenic overlook every time you set foot outside!

The primary suite at Black Bear Lodge is spectacular, with a direct view of the waterfall from every spot in the room! Whether you’re looking for romance or simply peace and quiet, you’ll find it here. Start a fire in the fireplace and stretch out in the king-size bed for a good night’s sleep. Windows covering one whole wall let the filtered morning sunlight gently wake you, and your private balcony is the best spot in the house to greet the day. If you can pull your eyes away from the view, there’s an HD Smart TV where you can watch a movie before you drift off to sleep. A large en-suite bathroom features dual sinks, lots of cabinet space to store toiletries and a roomy walk-in shower. Unwind before bed with a relaxing soak in the garden tub while you enjoy the tree top view.

Black Bear Lodge boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms—a perfect arrangement for a large family or group to enjoy privacy and comfort in addition to fun times together. A tranquil downstairs bedroom with king-size bed and view of the falls can serve as a second primary suite. Two more woodsy bedrooms each feature a queen-size bed and charming raw-timber furnishings. Upstairs you’ll find a fun bear-themed bedroom and bath that the kids would love. Imagine it’s a secret cabin hideaway with rustic vaulted ceiling and skylights to let the sunshine stream in! Close by is another peaceful bedroom containing a queen-size bed, vaulted ceilings with skylights, and an en-suite bathroom.

No matter which bedroom they choose, all of your guests will appreciate having their own full bathroom for extra privacy and convenience. Two of the baths feature roomy walk-in showers, the others a tub/shower combination. Plenty of fresh, soft towels are provided for all guests, and every bed will be made up with fresh sheets before your arrival. A large laundry area with full-size washer and dryer makes it easy to make sure everyone has a clean change of clothes everyday of your vacation.

Cosby, Tennessee is a quiet small town located right at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At Black Bear Lodge, you’ll be nestled in a serene hollow in the woods, yet just a short drive from the entrance to the park, Gatlinburg or Dollywood. For a new and exciting view of the scenery, try taking a thrilling zipline tour. Nature lovers will be in heaven hiking through the Smokies or maybe even watching the synchronous lights of the Elkland fireflies if you visit in May or June! Gatlinburg and Dollywood offer a different kind of fun with theme parks, shows and excellent shopping and dining opportunities.

Black Bear Lodge is a refuge in the woods with mountain-cabin charm and luxury accommodations. Plus, the private waterfall view is second to none. Book now to secure your dates and start planning the vacation of a lifetime! Please Note: Black Bear Lodge does not have Internet service.

Where you'll sleep

1st Bedroom
King Bed
2nd Bedroom
King Bed
3rd Bedroom
4th Bedroom
5th Bedroom
6th Bedroom


Wooded View
On Mountain
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Game Room
Pool Table
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Living Room
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
Dining Area
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Ice Maker
Trash Compactor
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.

David D.
Verified Guest Comment

Diana K.
Verified Guest Comment

This property has so much beauty from it's architecture to its scenic outdoor view from all the rooms.

Shayhna L.
Verified Guest Comment

Call to clarify the amenities in the description. There is a steep grade in the drive to the property, all wheel drive is recommended.

Shanor C.
Verified Guest Comment

The gravel driveway was a little rough. There is no internet which was a little difficult and two of the TV were not working. Also

Patricia G.
Pros; Location , one of a kind property in remote part of TN, waking up every morning was a dream!...

Pros; Location , one of a kind property in remote part of TN, waking up every morning was a dream! House is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and just stay there as a retreat. About an hour drive to Gatlinburg or pigeon forge. Space! Traveling with older children , each had their own room and bathroom which was perfect! Beds had comfortable linens and every room had a tv. Perfect his and her bathrooms in the master!!! Cons; no internet and phone signal is very weak. We arrived without power due to wind storm, would recommend an emergency box maybe by the front door with flashlights. Showers water pressure is low. Tried to use the jets in master tub and got covered in residue, very gross! Other recommendation would be throw blanket in the living room. Management company was fast to respond to any issues.


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.