This hotel is at the edge of Gatlinburg, next to the National Park. It's within walking distance to everything on the parkway, which is why we've chosen to stay at this hotel several times. Our room overlooked the river in back of the hotel, and we enjoyed using and relaxing on the balcony where there were two chairs and a small table. Be aware that just on the other side of the river is another hotel, so you'll also have a nice view of it as well.
The breakfast area is small and usually crowded, so we just grab a cup of coffee and have breakfast elsewhere. There is a late afternoon snack of lemonade and cookies, if you arrive early enough. The pool and lazy river are quite small, and we enjoy the firepits (though the area is noisy due to the equipment room that's right next to the seating area).
Rooms are a nice size, but in need of updates. Our beds sagged in the middle. Bathrooms are small. Toilet and shower are in one space with a door that barely closes, and the sink/mirror/hair dryer/coffee pot is just outside the bathroom. The refrigerator is under the sink. Our room didn't have a microwave.
No closet, but ample space for hanging clothes on a rack. There are a number of electric outlets throughout the room along with wi-fi.
The rooms that we've stayed in have had a gas fireplace.
The location is great, the beds are not.
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- Also Known As:
- Bearskin Hotel On The River
- Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee
- Bearskin Lodge On The River Gatlinburg Tn