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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Ranked #8 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Supply, North Carolina
1 review
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“Great Honey-Moon!!!”
Reviewed 25 April 2011

Me and my husband stayed here on January 23rd for our honeymoon and it was absolutely amazing.The rooms were very clean and really makes you feel like your in your own cabin. The customer service representitive was very polite and respectful. We are planning another stay later in the year and we are definetly staying here!!!

Room Tip: The rooms with the river view are the best!
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

Bearskin Lodge has large, comfortable and clean rooms in Gatlinburg and is near the entrance to the park. The room has a fireplace and jacuzzi tub in the bed area but was not crowded. There is some covered parking and the complimentary breakfast has a good selection of food. The breakfast room was serviced very efficiently by a very pleasant woman.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

We just got back two days ago from out trip to Gatinburg. The location of the hotel was great. It had lots of parking and was close to downtown. The view from our room was great, if great is looking into another hotel's window. There was a jacuzzi in the room but the water didn't heat right. The entrance of the hotel made it seem great but the halls are really dark. And if your wanting a good breakfast,go to a nearby pancake house because the free breakfast isn't very good. And, the lazy river on the website makes the hotel look so much better, it was really small and cold. I wouldn't stay there again

  • Stayed April 2011
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Williamsburg, Kentucky
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

I will start with the bad...a minor glitch with the passkey machine caused a second trip to the front desk for recoding of our keys...but this was quickly resolved. other than that, our stay was great. Clean comfortable room with with all the amenities we had expected, friendly staff and the free brealkfast was well stocked / maintained and very satisfying with both hot and cold offerings. My wife really enjoyed the waffles while I preferred the biscuits and gravy! Overall, a very pleasant experience!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Altavista, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 April 2011

My husband & I have been coming to the PF/Gatlinburg area for 8 years now (more than once a year during several years) and this was the first time we did not stay in a cabin. Decided to do a little something different for this trip, so booked the Bearskin Lodge downtown Gatlinburg so that we could park and walk where ever we wanted to go on "the strip". Bearskin is located on one end, the opposite end (abt 1 mile apart) from the Aquarium and No Way Jose's Cantina (that we love). Two of our days was made of lovely weather so the walking was no problem (wear good shoes!) We loved the Cherokee Grill and really loved Smoky's Sports Pub & Grill. We were very please with the Bearskin Lodge...we did have to take a room with 2 Queens beds when we would have rather had the 1 King, but it was still very nice. Bed itself a little hard, but the bed linens were nice. Didn't think we would use the whirlpool, but we did twice and we also used the gas fireplace several times. I did not give this Lodge 5 stars for value because I do think it is a little pricey for amenities as we compare to our other travels and the like. Would def stay again, but may would have to chose certain times of the year when rates are most affordable.

Room Tip: City lights as pretty as stream view
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seymour, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 March 2011

I stayed in this Hotel many years ago, when it was brand new. I must say its still nice and clean as when it was new. I love the location on the southside of Gatlinburg.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Church Point, Louisiana
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

Travelled in March 2011 with three families (my mother and father, my sister's, and my own). As soon as we walked in, we felt expected and welcomed. The front desk offered a military discount for my dad (a disabled veteran), and mentioned that they gave my parents a free room upgrade so that all three families could stay on the same floor.

While Bearskin is truly a hotel and not a 'lodge', there were enough appointments and decorations to know there was a lot of effort in designing the place to give it a rustic feel. Rooms were huge and view of the creek was excellent. Staff was always energetic and helpful.

Location was great. One block from the 'strip', (Maxwells?) restaurant next door, Texas Roadhouse one block away, Ober Gatlinburg about 1 1/2 blocks away. KFC next door; Lodge was basically walking distance from enterance to the park.

Only POTENTIAL issues: 1/ free continental breakfast was very sparse-- a few rolls, breads, cold cereal and a waffle maker. 2/ 'Lazy River' is basically a small hotel pool with a concrete island in the middle. These did not present a problem with us, but might with some travellers.

All in all, these guys have definitely earned themselves some repeat customers.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Address: 840 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3133
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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