Ready. Set. Relax. - Your vacation starts the minute you step inside Bear Cave Haus. Enjoy!Sheer Bliss - What’s better than unwinding in a hot tub? Unwinding in a hot tub outdoors in the fresh mountain air as you watch falcons and eagles swoop over the Great Smoky Mountains.Everything is Within Reach - At Bear Cave Haus, you’re never far from the warmth of the gas fireplace, the action of the big game on the large flat-panel TV, or the beauty of the surrounding woodlands.The Great Room Sleeps Four - Two of the sofas in the great room open into beds for two. Add to that the two bedrooms with king-size beds, and Bear Cave Haus can sleep eight people in all.5 - 52BEARCAVDCNLet the Sunshine in - The double-height wall of windows lets sunlight stream into the great room, showing off the wood-planked floors, walls, and raftered ceiling to lustrous effect.What’s Cooking? - From full-size refrigerator/freezer and oven/stove to blender and dishwasher—not to mention pots, pans, and tableware: The kitchen has everything you need to cook multi-course meals… or heat up restaurant leftovers!Chef’s Delight - The spacious, open kitchen is outfitted with appliances, gadgets, cookware, and tableware aplenty. Here’s your chance to try those elaborate recipes you never have time for at home.Rack ‘em - If you don’t already know how to play pool, here’s your chance to learn in a private setting rather than a crowded bar—then you can surprise your friends when you return home!Play Pool! - The handsome pool table will draw adults and kids like a magnet. Rack up the balls and challenge your group to an eight ball tournament!The Loft’s Primary Suite - The only room upstairs, the spacious loft suite includes a king-size bed in a hand-hewn log frame, a flat-panel TV, a jetted tub, a private bathroom, and a bird’s-eye view of the woods outside.A Private Paradise - The loft bedroom is so cocooning and comfortable, you may want to turn in early and sleep late. Go ahead—you are on vacation, after all!Pamper Yourself in the Jetted Tub - Especially after a day of hiking, biking, or skiing, a soak in the upstairs whirlpool tub will ease your tired muscles and rejuvenate your soul.The Main Floor’s Bathroom - For added convenience, a washer and dryer are tucked behind the bathroom.The Main Floor’s Primary Bedroom - From the custom log headboard of the king-size bed to the raftered ceiling to the flat-panel TV, everything about the main-floor bedroom encourages relaxation and a great night’s sleep.Open and Easy - Sure, there are plenty of restaurants nearby. But sometimes it’s more fun (and more budget-friendly) to eat in—especially in a home as comfortable and cozy as Bear Cave Haus.Pure Convenience - Each bedroom has its own bathroom so there’s no hassling to get into the shower each morning.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 among the treetops to the Great Smoky Mountains!The Deck has Everything You Want in a Cabin - Luxurious hot tub, romantic porch swing, rockers, picnic table: You can while away the entire day on Bear Cave Haus’s huge wraparound deck.Hit the Deck - The deck wraps around the front and side of Bear Cave Haus, providing plenty of space for a picnic lunch, a barbecue (there’s a charcoal grill), or simply sitting on a chair with a cup of coffee to watch the sunrise.Wish you were here? - Call us and book your Smoky Mountain Vacation!The main-level floor plan - Hot tub, pool table, porch swing, flat-panel TV: There’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.The upstairs floor plan - The only room on the loft level, the upstairs suite provides maximum privacy—as well as jetted tub!Beautiful Views - Take a trip to the Smoky Mountains 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 and 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 other activities offered like: Ice Skating, Scenic Chairlift, Wildlife Encounter, Ski Mountain CoaSettling 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.All stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Beyond the Lens Pigeon ForgeAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Country ToniteAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Paula Deens Lumberjack Feud Adventure ParkAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to the Titanic MuseumAll stays receive a complimentary attraction ticket to Wonder Works

Bear Cave Haus

3.42/5 (59)

3.42/5 | 59 reviews

Serenity + luxury w. large porch, hot tub, porch swing, pool table
2 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Wooded View
Gatlinburg, TN


Property type
Wooded View View
Near Mountain Proximity
Hot Tub - Private Amenity

Where you'll be


Bear Cave Haus, a charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom log cabin, is conveniently close to all the attractions Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have to offer. In less than 10 minutes you can drive to downtown Gatlinburg, home to an aquarium, the Guinness World Re...
Bear Cave Haus, a charming two-bedroom, two-bathroom log cabin, is conveniently close to all the attractions Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have to offer. In less than 10 minutes you can drive to downtown Gatlinburg, home to an aquarium, the Guinness World Records Museum, mini golf and a two-floor arcade that the kids will love, among many other attractions. Nearly as close is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can explore its waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers on foot, by bike, on horseback, or even by car. And let’s not forget Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area, Dollywood, the Titanic Museum, the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Loop. There really is something for everyone just a few minutes away.

Even if Bear Cave Haus wasn’t so conveniently located, it would still be a delightful place to make your home away from home. Its woodlands setting is a joy to behold—and the cabin’s huge wraparound deck offers plenty of opportunities for doing so. You can gaze out at the towering oaks and listen to the wrens and larks from the deck’s roomy hot tub or while cuddled with that special someone on the porch swing. As you read on a deck chair you can enjoy the mountain breeze rustling through the trees. And you can savor meals out in the fresh air, courtesy of the deck’s picnic table. You can even cook outdoors, on the charcoal grill. If you reel in trout from one of the nearby streams, cook it on the grill for a true Smoky Mountain feast.

You can relish the views from inside Bear Cave Haus as well. The great room has a double-height wall of windows that brings the sunshine and leafy vistas indoors. The room also boasts three comfortable couches, so everyone can gather to watch the big game on the large flat-panel TV with cable and DVD player or warm up by the handset stone fireplace. There’s a full-size pool table as well—it’s almost impossible to be bored when you stay here!

Dining out is often a vacation highlight, but once you see Bear Cave Haus’s dining area and kitchen you might decide that eating in is even more fun. The dining table seats six and is roomy enough to host an after-dinner Monopoly marathon or Scrabble tournament. The open, airy kitchen has all the appliances, cookware, gadgets and tableware you need, whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast or whipping up morning smoothies.

The main floor’s bedroom is both spacious and—thanks to the paneled walls, beamed ceiling and rustic furnishings—wonderfully cozy. Sprawl out on the king-size bed and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV or get lost in a good book before turning off the lights, and in the morning, you’ll be greeted by sunshine and birdsong.

The upstairs suite is just as comfortable. As it’s the only room in the loft, it offers maximum privacy—along with a log-frame king-size bed and a flat-panel TV of its own. Best of all, the suit has a private jetted tub. When you return from a day on the slopes or the hiking trail, you’ll love soothing your tired muscles with a long, lazy soak.

The loft bedroom has its own bathroom, and there’s a second full bathroom on the main floor. The main floor can also sleep another four guests, on two sofa beds in the great room. In all, eight people can spend the night.

When you stay at Bear Cave Haus, you’ll have a blast taking in all of the local attractions and sights. But you’ll also love returning to the comfort, serenity and beauty of the cabin. Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? So, make your reservation today, and get ready to make some fabulous memories.


Wooded View
Near Mountain
Hot Tub - Private
Hot Tub - Community
Property Features
Pool Table
Linens Provided
Smoke Detector
Private Entrance
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
DVD Player (s)
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Charcoal
TV (s)
Dining Area
Laptop Friendly
Living Room
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
Full Kitchen
Dishes and Utensils
Coffee Maker
Jetted Tub
Bath Towels Provided
Nearby Activities
Medical Services
Fishing - Fly
Golf Course(s)
Kayaking Rentals
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Eco Tourism
National Park
Snow Skiing
State Parks
Theme Parks
Water Parks
Whitewater Rafting
Winery Tours

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Check in: 4:00 PM *
Check out: 10:00 AM
*The minimum age for check-in is 25


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.

Steve N.
Verified Guest Comment

We were skeptical at first, especially after reading some of the reviews. However, we also understood this was a rental cabin in the woods. Yes, whomever did the caulk job around the tub could have done a better job, but everything was in working order and we had a pleasant stay. No complaints whatsoever and we’d rent this place again.

Tanya G.
Verified Guest Comment

It’s worth staying at

Michael Hammett H.
Living room furniture worn out not at all comfortable. Dining room chairs padding wore out. Light...

Living room furniture worn out not at all comfortable. Dining room chairs padding wore out. Light out in 1st floor shower. How can you clean a dark shower? Light out in upper bedroom. Jacuzzi jets did not work in upper bathroom. Dirty socks in front bedroom chest.

Benny T.
For sure we will not stay in this cabin again!! There were a lot of issues that made our stay less...

For sure we will not stay in this cabin again!! There were a lot of issues that made our stay less than acceptable. First of all, if you’re traveling with more than just 2 of you, be prepared for hearing everything upstairs and downstairs due to the rooms not being completely closed off (the upstairs bedroom has a door, but is completely open to the rafters/beams) above. We had seven in our group, so this was awful! People can whisper downstairs and you would hear the entire convo upstairs! Also, the temperature control system is not controllable in the cabin. It’s pre programmed, so during the night, it would go down to 60 degrees and be freezing! Both TVs in the bedrooms wouldn’t come on. We called and a maintenance guy came out and got the bottom bedroom TV going, but the top bedroom TV was missing a cord going to the cable box. He said he’d get it fixed and left. This was Monday. We were there until Saturday. No one came back out even though we called multiple times! Soot from the fire place is making the mantle and TV above it black! The hot tub literally looks like a bear attacked it. The top is ripped and won’t even stay on. The roof is covered with moss and needs replacing! Finally, there are 20 steps up to the cabin. If you have trouble being stable walking, all but 2 steps are missing the anti slip tape! Not safe in rain/snow! Cabin does not look like it was built in 2000! Very run down!

The home is exactly like the photos just a lot of outdated things that should be modernized. TVs...

The home is exactly like the photos just a lot of outdated things that should be modernized. TVs were never working, the couch was full of tears and we could not take warm showers longer than 5 min. The hot tub could not exceed a warm temperature. The washer also was not fully functional. I also never received check in instructions so had to call and be on hold with the vacation homes because the host never replied. Do not expect a reply at all, I messaged him days before regarding another concern, I messaged him once we arrived and I still have not received a reply to this day. Beautiful home, beautiful location, but not 5/5.


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, $300 is due at the time of booking if the total is less than $4000.
  • 46+ days prior to arrival, $1000 is due at the time of booking if the total is more than $4000.
  • 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.