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Spacious Log Home with Smoky Mtn Views, 1.2 miles to downtown Gatlinburg

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

Beautifully appointed log cabin, close to all ammenities with great views.

For your next Smoky Mountain vacation come to Above the Bears Lodge! This beautiful log home is located just a few minutes from downtown Gatlinburg (1.2 miles from traffic light #3). Above the Bears Lodge is located just a short drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and all that nature has to offer. This spacious three level (about 3000 sq. ft.) cabin features 3 king master suites; each has jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and flat screen TV's. It offers two distinct spacious living areas with additional fireplaces and flat screen TV's where group gatherings can be enjoyed by all . Completely equipped to satisfy your needs, kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Outdoors you have gas and charcoal grills to enjoy your own Bar B Q. Situated in a resort type setting, Above the Bears Lodge has high glass windows, warm wood finishes, tasteful decor, and leveled parking and driveway access. Amenities abound in this gorgeous home, a game room fully equipped with TV & gas fireplace. Kick back on anyone of the four decks, which include a hot tub, picnic tables, rocking chairs and enjoy the mountain view. Play a game of pool in the well equipped game room, where you'll also find a wet bar, table tennis, foosball and more. Make this your home during your Smoky Mountian Getaway!

Manuel 'Manny' Bersach
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 February, 2017

About Manuel 'Manny' Bersach

We live in South Florida, but went to college in the State of Tennessee which is when we first started visiting Gatlinburg. We have vacationed in Gatlinburg ever since and love the memories and family times we've had here.

Manuel 'Manny' Bersach purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Manuel 'Manny' Bersach chose Tennessee

This property gives you the feeling of Mountain Retreat while having access to all the city conveniences within walking distance. The ease of accessability during inclement weather and ample drive way attracted us to this property. We loved the 3 level floor plan which can confortably accomodate our grown children and grandkids. The views without the risky drive are a plus.

What makes this cabin unique

location, decor, parking, views, the 3 king bedroom suites, fireplace in every room, TV's in every room. Spaciousnes! Nicely appointed gameroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Our families were there to celebrate the wedding of our daughter and their son!!! The cabin was beautiful!! It was very clean and the kitchen was very well-stocked with dishes, silverware, and cookware. We could have easily stayed at this cabin without doing other things (Dollywood, shopping, etc) and still had a wonderful time. It was so spacious to where we all had our own personal space but were able to enjoy each other’s company as well. The game room was a big hit with the guys and the kids!! The balcony on each level allowed us to take in the beauty of the mountains & surroundings. It was close enough to everything but far enough away to be out of the traffic.”
Aug 2013
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

Spacious Log Home with Smoky Mtn Views, 1.2 miles to downtown Gatlinburg
average rating of 4.72 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful cabin! Wonderful for families!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Above the Bears last weekend and had such a wonderful time! The cabin is beautiful and accommodated us perfectly...nine adults and three children. Having three master suites was really great. The views of the Smokies off the balcony made each morning really special! And the game room on the bottom floor was so much fun...all of us were able to relax there...and connect, which is exactly what our family was looking for! We've already recommended it to our friends...and can't wait to get back ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience! Come back soon!
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Exceptional as always!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this chalet at least 4 times now and enjoyed every visit. We will return again next year!


Well maintained

Reliable internet/wifi

2 minutes from 321, so it is very convenient (5 minutes to grocery, restaurants, and Gatlinburg). The Little House of Pancakes is practically walking distance, and is a wonderful mom & pop breakfast stop with free and ample parking.

Electronic lock, so no need to stop at a local mgmt office to pick up keys

Ping Pong (not very common in chalets)

Plenty of cable channels

Nice view of mountains and other chalets (parkway is fortunately well hidden behind the trees)

Responsive and friendly chalet owner (Manny)


When temperatures approached 90 degrees the dual HVAC struggled a bit to keep up (temps pushed into the high 70s in late afternoon but came back down in the evening). It may just need a freon recharge.

Lots of steps, so it might not be ideal for the elderly or disabled.

You can hear a bit of parkway noise on the deck (but not inside), so you may not have that "secluded in the woods" feeling. The trade-off is convenience, which for us is far more important. Wasting 15+ minutes driving on windy, steep backcountry roads gets old quick, and that is what you get with most chalets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We will have the HVAC serviced ASAP! Your description of pros and cons is totally accurate! We look forward to seeing you back!
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We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at Above the Bears Lodge!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in a great location. Very close to Gatlinburg and The Smoky Mountains National Park. It is also very close to a grocery store and convenient to get to Pigeon Forge and other attractions. The layout was great. We loved the ping pong, foosball, games, and hot tub. The views were beautiful. We had 6 adults and 2 toddlers and we were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Bedrooms for privacy

  • 4 of 5

Nice log home with three separate bedrooms, each with a separate bathroom and whirlpool tub. That was a big selling point for us. Having a washer and dryer is a big plus also. It was nice to be able to do a couple of loads of laundry to keep up. Also very impress with the bath towels that were provided.

The downside was the house could have been cleaner. Unde the couch in the living room on the second floor was food such as potato chips and other stuff. It didn't look like underneath the couch had been vacuum in some time. Also in the bedroom on the top floor was a condom package that was left from a prior visitor and a sock was underneath a chair out on the deck on the front deck on the second floor.

Overall the home is very nice and we enjoyed the stay. I would like to see it cleaner but maybe I'm expecting to much for a rental. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We will address the cleanliness with our cleaning crew, unfortunately we don't have the ability to personally check cabin and trust our feet on the ground to do so! Rest assured it will be resolved for future visits. Thanks
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Spacious, well-appointed, comfortable, convenient.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 adults, 3 teens and 1 small child had a great time at this cabin. It had plenty of space for us all, and everyone really enjoyed the pool table, Foosball, and multiple other activities. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, pots, utensils, and extras we didn't expect like a Kuerig machine. The location was convenient to town yet still felt secluded.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thrilled with this cabin. 7 of us had plenty of space. All accommodations and furnishings were nicely done. We loved family time in the game room. The location was just outside of the city but far enough up the mountain to enjoy the best part of Gatlinburg. 4 nights was not enough for us. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.7 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport, Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN
Nearest Golf
7.7 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
State Route 321
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Mountain Lodge
Nearest Ski
7.5 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg
Car: recommended

Our cabin is convenient to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, Parrot Mountain, Ripley's Aquarium, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Gatlinburg Community Center (racquetball, fitness center, bowling, game room, indoor pool, gym), live entertainment theaters, miniature golf, helicopter tours, outlet malls, zip line, children's activities, motorcycle rides, amusement parks, scenic drives, go-carts, seasonal events, Ober Gatlinburg, aerial tramway, ice skating, and the Arts and Crafts Community. Within 50 miles you will find some of the best motorcycle roads in the world: Dragon's Tail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway, Smoky Mountain National Park, Cherahala Skyway, just to name a few.

Looking for a smaller cabin by these same owners? check out our new property at vrbo.com/839449


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Feb 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July Fourth Weekend
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
5 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Insurance £47
Cleaning £108 + Tax
Refundable security depo £281
Tax Rate 14.65%

Cancellation policy is $75 or 5% whichever is greater.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Gatlinburg, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • We also have two sleeper Sofa and futon.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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