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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

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Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 23 May 2014

I stayed at the bearskin lodge on when my wife and I got married. We had a jacuzzi room, there was a gas fireplace. The place was very nice, I have no complaints about the hotel at all. There was garage parking, which was nice at the time because it rained most of our trip. There is an outdoor pool...

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Usually my husband and I stay in a cabin when we come up. This year we decided to stay in town so we could come back from fly fishing, get cleaned up and walk to get something to eat and enjoy the evening. The website for the Bearskin looked nice. We are familiar with the area and thought it would...

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here while celebrating our 1 year anniversary. We were impressed with the hotel including the cleanliness and location. Our room was clean and new. The beds were comfortable and piled with several pillows. The jacuzzi was clean and we had plenty of hot water. The price was perhaps a bit much, but definitely not outrageous. Breakfast consisted of...

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Corydon, Indiana
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Last year in April, we visited Bearskin Lodge for my birthday. I noticed that half of the parking lot was roped off, but since bus's were allowed to park there, i didn't pay any attention until the front desk staff advised us that they were painting lines in the parking lot. This year in May, we returned to Bearskin Lodge...

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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed on the second floor next to the river. Very nice location and friendly staff.Nice size room but the carpet was filthy and cobwebs in the corners.Bathroom floors were dirty and the whole room needs an upgrade.

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Delafield
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This was an unexpected stay for my family. We had a cabin reserved for the week. The cabin was very old, falling apart and a fire hazard. (no joke) We left that place and called Bearskin lodge. They were able to accommodate us. We were happy with the cleanliness of the room and hotel. The staff was very kind. We...

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Commerce Township, Michigan
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Very good price for this hotel!! Our room was very big but the in room fridge was very small. We were on the third floor overlooking the parking lot which was, in our opinion, better than spending another $30/night to overlook the river AND another hotel. At the end of the street running through downtown Gatlinburg so you can easily...

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Evans, Georgia
Reviewed 27 April 2014

My wife and I attended my best friend's wedding in Gatlinburg and decided to stay at the bearskin. When we arrived we found the staff to be friendly and helpful but that's where is stopped. When we got to our room we were shocked to find the advertised stream view was facing another motel that is falling apart. The room...

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Distant 'burbs of Chicago
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

In April, we got a very nice room at a reasonable price. The fireplace timer stayed on and no instructions for the Jacuzzi, otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. Good parking and rooms on the back are quiet and overlook a creek. We'd be happy to return.

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

The staff were really nice, and the hotel was a great location! Everything was in walking distance, and the room was very homey. My fiancé and I went for a weekend, and had a fabulous stay! Very quiet, peaceful, and no "surprise charges". Well worth the money, and would choose this place over anywhere else in gatlinburg to stay!!! The...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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 )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

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: $110 - $238 (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
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
#11 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
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“We personally had a room with a king size bed and a whirlpool tub right in the room”
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“Walking distance to just about everything downtown”
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“Choose the front if you want a city/mountain view, the back if you want to hear the stream out the balcony door.”
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“The double queen on the river or city view was a good size room”
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