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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Ranked #8 of 78 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The room was nice and clean with no issues there. However, My in laws did express that the breakfast was not impressive at all.

Our shower was clogged and was draining slow. We had to stand in ankle deep water to shower. We notified the front desk on Saturday and supposedly someone took a plunger to the shower. Showered that night and showered again in ankle deep water. We let the front desk know again when we checked out Sunday. My guess is whoever tried to fix it, didn't bother to run the water for a while to see if it was fix or not. So nothing like walking the strip in Gatlinburg in the hot sun being sweaty and having to stand in your nasty water while you shower.

All I can say positive about our experience is the room was clean.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This was the best hotel we have ever stayed in we had the King size suite with a balcony view of the river. Every one was just so helpful and nice . It was a joy to stay with them . We will be staying here next time also. I give this hotel a 10 star rating. Thanks guys for everything

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We usually get cabins when visiting the Mtn but decided to stay closer to the action of downtown gatlinburg this time. I did a TON of research before choosing Bearskin and it lived up to all my hopes!

Located near the park end of the strip. It is within super close walking range of the main drag without actually being on the main strip which is perfect!

Definitely try to get a room on the creek side..we loved coming back late at night and sitting on the room patio and listening to the creek with a bit of the park mtns visible.

The rooms are super clean and done in a rustic camp style that was classy and not over the top cheesy.

There was coffee, lemonade and fresh cookies in the lounge. Staff was polite and responsive.

The only minor thing which was a downside was that the pool and "lazy river" is MUCH smaller then it appears in the pictures. Small kids will probably still have fun in the heat cooling down but it is not an area that teens or adults would want to hang out for long.

Overall we would definitely stay again!!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank Wendy P
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Front desk staff was very welcoming and professional. Our room was OUTSTANDING with a great balcony and view of downtown. Best value on our 10 day trip to 3 states. Property was very clean and well kept unlike the nasty hotel we stayed at the day before in Nashville. Good lighting and safety equipment appeared to be in order. We are making this our Gatlinburg Hotel. Everyone we saw and spoke to were smiling and having a good time. That should tell you a lot about this property. THANKS! See you soon!

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Staff is the best, rooms where great, breakfast was great. The pools are a little on the small side but the fire pit was nice to sit by. Also the view from the room for the river was nice. Also included free parking the entire stay witch is a must for gatlinburg. Even saw a black bear in the river a little down the block from the hotel. I can't say enough about all the staff and quality of the rooms.

Stayed: August 2017
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Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

Address: 840 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3133
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
Price Range: $119 - $302 (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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