Although I visit Gatlinburg relatively often, this is the first time I have stayed at this hotel. I thought the hotel looked nice on the website, although I admit I was concerned about some of the negative reviews other travelers have given, as well as the fact that the hotel is at the exact opposite end of town from where I usually stay. Nonetheless, I wanted to stay somewhere "different", and so we chose this place.
I couldn't have been more pleased. The accommodations were wonderful: clean, homey, well decorated, and comfortable. Since it was Christmas time, the inviting lobby was decorated impeccably. I also found that by staying at this end of town, I discovered some additional restaurants, bars and shops that I had only driven by during previous trips, and thus hadn't even really noticed.
The room was equipped with two queen beds, a jacuzzi and a fireplace, and had a balcony overlooking the river. I was surprised that when the door to the balcony was closed, there was no river noise whatsoever. The fireplace added just the right ambience, and I found that I felt like I was at home. I couldn't find a speck of dirt anywhere in the hotel, completely unlike other reviews had led me to believe. Perhaps the place has been renovated since some of the other reviews were posted.
I will definitely stay at the Bearskin again when I'm in town, and would happily recommend it to others.
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- Also Known As:
- Bearskin Hotel On The River
- Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee
- Bearskin Lodge On The River Gatlinburg Tn