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Panama City, Florida
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I've stayed here three times over the past 11 years and it's still my favorite choice of hotels in Gatlinburg when we don't rent a cabin. It's showing its age a little bit in the rooms. Could probably use some renovations soon, but it's in a great location right next to the entrance of the national park. You can easily... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

FloridaSunsoaker, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to review our property. We are thrilled to still be your lodging choice for your trips to Gatlinburg. We are looking forward to some interior renovations this coming off season so expect to see some changes next year. Can't wait to have you back again! Thank... More 

Franklin, Ohio
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53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed at the Bearskin Lodge this weekend. It was so nice to be able to park at the hotel and walk everywhere in Gatlinburg. Everything in the hotel was sparkling clean and smelled fresh! We had a king room with a fireplace and whirlpool. As soon as I get into a room, the first thing I check is the... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Karen G, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the 5 star review of the property. We strive to exceed our guests expectations and are thrilled to learn we succeeded. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our facility. We can't wait to have you back! Thank you, Lee Douglas, GM More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

What a gem this place is! My husband and I went to Gatlinburg for a long weekend getaway. The room was so spacious and cute. We had a king suite with a whirlpool. This is the first hotel I've stayed at where the mattress was better than my own! I'm a total clean freak so I'm usually very unsettled at... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Kellie L, Thank you so much for choosing The Bearskin Lodge and for the 5 star review of our property! We are elated to hear that you felt so comfortable here, we want all of our guests to enjoy their time and feel right at home. We certainly look forward to having you stay with us again the next time... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Bearskin lodge. Loved the fact that it is at the end of the strip but still walking distance from everything. Check in easy and they were very friendly. Room was very clean and I enjoyed the balcony it is a little small but we were able to still enjoy sitting out on it. Cookies... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Rita H, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the positive remarks about our facility and staff. We strive to make sure all of our guests enjoy their time here and relish in moments like this where we exceed expectations. We certainly look forward to having you back in the future. Thank you, Lee Douglas, GM More 

Melbourne
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice place to stay. Everything was great with one exception, the elevator is SUPER SLOW! Otherwise the rooms are gorgeous, the pool is amazing and the location isn't bad, (top of the strip traffic light 10 and a turn west one block). Definitely enjoyed our stay and will stay there again.

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Pizmar007, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the terrific guest feedback for other travelers. At peak times our elevators can become quite congested keeping up with all of guests coming in and out. I do hope you will come back and stay with us again the next time you visit Gatlinburg. Thank you, Lee Douglas, GM More 

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best hotels we've ever stayed in! Large and spacious rooms, excellent complimentary breakfast and terrific customer service. Highly recommend to any one traveling to Gatlinburg. We can't wait to return!

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

chasinthewind01, Thank you so much for choosing The Bearskin Lodge for your trip to Galtinburg. We thrive on guest satisfaction and do our best to make sure every one receives the highest in customer service. We look forward to being your lodging choice the next time you visit. Thank you, Lee Douglas, GM More 

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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Amazing hotel!! gorgeous lobby, Great Staff! Loved the Night shift, David and Josh where amazing! great Pool, Small but nice and clean and wonderful with a small lazy river we loved lounging around in the sun in! Very close to the park entrance and also extremely close to Some of Gatlinburgs Premier resaurants! Rooms super clean! Spacious with great amenities!... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Thomas K, Thank you so much for staying with us and for the wonderful review of your experience here. We are elated to read such terrific comments about our facility and staff members. We certainly hope to see you again the next time you find yourself in Gatlinburg! Best regards, Lee Douglas, GM More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

My family stayed here four nights over Columbus day weekend this year. We found our room to be average 3 star hotel type. The mini fridge was capable of holding a six pack of drinks at best. Beds were comfortable and the facility smelled clean. Our stay was pretty average until the last night when as we were turning in... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Dewayne H, Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience about The Bearskin Lodge. I am deeply concerned with your remarks about your last day here and would like to learn more of the experience, please contact me at ldouglas@oaktennlodging.com. We certainly pride ourselves on cleanliness and customer service. I would hope with an incident like... More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the location. Breakfast average. The danish were terrible. The rest was fine for a couple of days. Coffee in lobby better than breakfast coffee. Staff friendly. Room good but needed new carpet, shower curtain around whirlpool tub; so water doesn't go on bed. A light over shower a must. Very dark in shower area. Clean enough. Crumbs in basket... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

NNice, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers of your time here at The Bearskin Lodge. We appreciate all of our guests feedback so we may always continue to strive for perfection. We certainly hope to have you stay with us again the nect time you visit the area. Thank you, Lee Douglas, GM More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

this property was flouted as a 4 or 5 star hotel. it is quite nice but hardly that nice. the rooms were spacious with fireplaces and comfortable beds, but the bathroom was quite cramped and what served as a closet was a plywood box with a bar under it. the breakfast was average or even below average for motel food.... More 

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General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

919freds, Thank you for choosing The Bearskin Lodge during your recent trip to Galtinburg. We certainly pride ourselves on guest satisfaction and customer service. I hope you will consider staying with us again the next time your travels find you in the area. All the best, Lee Douglas, GM More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

Address: 840 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3133
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Price Range: $102 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Bearskin Hotel On The River
Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee
Bearskin Lodge On The River Gatlinburg Tn
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#11 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
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“Another hotel!”
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“Ask for a balcony. We thought we did but realized when we got there it wasn't available to us when we booked.”
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“book early for best rates as hotel is busy!”
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