Lucky Bear Cabin far exceeded my expectations, I knew from the listing that it was beautiful, but it truly surpassed it’s own description. If you are looking for a luxury escape in the mountains of East Tennessee, your cabin awaits.
Lucky Bear Cabin – Tennessee
Located in a gated community in Sevierville, steps from Pigeon Forge, Lucky Bear is the perfect place to call home while you vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Its location is quiet, and serene. Don’t be intimidated by the climb up the mountain, you will appreciate the views once you get there.
Only 10 minutes down the road is a corner store, gas station and pizza shop. You are only 15 minutes from the action packed Parkway, and all that Pigeon Forge has to offer, including Dollywood. You can be in downtown Gatlinburg, the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in 30 minutes. The location of Lucky Bear really cannot be beat.
This cabin can be for one family, or up to three families. It’s actually perfect for multi-generational travel. We were traveling with myself, two grandmothers and two teen girls.
Booking Tip: The host only allows a max of six adults in the cabin, but it can sleep twelve guests total.
As you enter the cabin you are greeted by a beautiful entryway, and a guest powder room. As we entered I could tell that no details were overlooked. I don’t know if the owners decorate it themselves, or they have a decorator, but either way it’s flawlessly designed.
As you turn the corner you walk into a living room with tall vaulted ceilings, a stunning fireplace and a kitchen fit for a master chef.
I can only imagine how lovely this room is in the fall with the fireplace going, and the leaves turning across the valley out the window.
Cozy up in this corner nook for a game of checkers or cards. There isn’t a bad view in the cabin with windows on all sides.
The kitchen is absolutely stunning, suited with top of the line appliances, and every piece of kitchenware and gadget you can imagine, the at home chef will be in heaven. On the porch, just off the kitchen is a gas grill as well.
There is ample seating in the kitchen with stools at the island, and and a full size dining table. There are even high chairs available for the little ones. As I said, no detail has been overlooked by the owners.
Lucky Bear offers three master bedrooms, each with a king bed. In each master suite, is a full bathroom. Adjoined to each master are bunk bed suites, perfect for the kids. All rooms also have a television with full cable.
Master 1– The first floor master offers a king bed, a full bath with double sinks, shower and large closet. The bunk room has 2 twins, and a television, there are even outlets and lights above each bed.
This is the room that I shared with the teens, and I never heard them once! They closed their door, turned on the television in their room and never disrupted my sleep. They said the beds were really comfy and they slept really well. There are also little baskets on the wall for storage in that room.
Master 2- Located on the 2nd floor of the house is a master king with a single bunk room. This room is under the kitchen, and my Mom said she never heard anyone walking around or noise once she closed the door. This room with the single bunk would be perfect for a family with a toddler.
Master 3– Located in the back of the cabin this master has a king bed, full bath with tub and shower as well as double bunks.
Tip: Each room has a sound machine, so if the house is a little noisy, you can drown it out with soothing sounds.
There is also a futon bed in the downstairs living room, this would be great for a taller teen in the family.
You will not find a shortage of comfortable places to lay your head after a day in the Smokies.
You don’t even need to leave the cabin to be entertained during your Smoky Mountain vacation, there are that many amenities offered.
You will notice when you walk in that there are walking sticks, and umbrellas by the front door. Should you decide to go out for a hike, or if the weather doesn’t want to cooperate, you are all set. There is also a book on the credenza in the living room that will tell you the best trails to hike from family friendly to hard. These items are on loan, so be sure to return them.
When you go downstairs, you will enter into another living room. I would consider this space to be more of a rec room. It has a wet bar, fridge, coffee maker, darts, pool table, fireplace and more. We definitely did not have enough time to truly appreciate all that the cabin offers in just two days. Although the girls did try to cover it all!
Also downstairs is a movie and entertainment room, yes you read that right. There is a movie room with DVD player, movies to borrow and an Xbox with games. Here you will also find the washer and dryer (while not a fun amenity, it’s still an amenity), and a closet full of beach towels, picnic baskets and really anything you can think of that you may have forgotten.
The house is equipped with high speed wi-fi and the ability to log into your streaming services from each television. Just don’t forget to log out when you depart.
I know you are reading this thinking, what the heck else could there be? We felt the same way every time we turned a corner. Remember when I said no detail has been overlooked, this cabin truly is an oasis for rest and relaxation. There are corn hole boards to be used, and the gravel drive would be the perfect spot as it is definitely large enough. It’s also a very quiet neighborhood as far as traffic goes, so you could play just out front of the house on the paved lane.
The upstairs porch offers ample seating, a full picnic table and gas grill. I sat out there every morning looking for bears, sadly I never saw the little guys. I am certain the trees were rustling once or twice, but that could have just been a deer. There is a bird feeder, and we saw a lot of beautiful birds.
The second floor patio is the ultimate oasis, it has a hot tub that overlooks the mountain views as well as a fire pit.
You can rent Lucky Bear Cabin directly from the host, Jenn on AirBNB. She is rated as a super host, and I can absolutely vouch for that. While the rates do vary depending on when you want to visit, on average the cabin rents for around $630/per night. It does depend heavily on the season in Pigeon Forge and can be more/less, so be sure to check your dates for exact pricing.
If you split the cost with another family, or grandparents, it costs you just as much as a nice hotel without all of the private amenities.
If you aren’t looking for such a large cabin, she does have a few others in the area and I can assure you they will be just as nice.
I really cannot say enough about my experience working with Jenn & Nigel, they were accommodating hosts in every way. I will absolutely rent again when I visit Pigeon Forge.