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Family/Group Lodge w/ Spectacular Mtn. Views/Hot Tub/GameTables/WIFI-Bear Lodge

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Open living room and dining room with gorgeous hardwood floors.
Gas stone fireplace in the living room upstairs and downstairs, available October through April.
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Overview
5 bedrooms
7 bathrooms
32 guests
2 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
Tuckaleechee Retreat Center is a Christian non-profit, which is home to the National Office for Children's Bible Ministries, Inc. We offer seven cabins/lodges of varying sizes, sleeping from 2-40 guests! The main lodge features a beautiful saltwater pool, which is available to all of our guests, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. All cabins have gas fireplaces (Firefly Lodge has an electric fireplace), fully equipped kitchens, grills, and hot tubs. Bed and bath linens are also provided! Activities available to all of our guests include the pool, basketball hoop, corn hole, and fire pit. Bear Lodge offers five bedrooms, each with one queen bed and two sets of twin bunkbeds. Each bedroom has its own private bath. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen (two stoves, two dishwashers, t...Tuckaleechee Retreat Center is a Christian non-profit, which is home to the National Office for Children's Bible Ministries, Inc. We offer seven cabins/lodges of varying sizes, sleeping from 2-40 guests! The main lodge features a beautiful saltwater pool, which is available to all of our guests, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. All cabins have gas fireplaces (Firefly Lodge has an electric fireplace), fully equipped kitchens, grills, and hot tubs. Bed and bath linens are also provided! Activities available to all of our guests include the pool, basketball hoop, corn hole, and fire pit. Bear Lodge offers five bedrooms, each with one queen bed and two sets of twin bunkbeds. Each bedroom has its own private bath. There is a large, fully equipped kitchen (two stoves, two dishwashers, two refrigerators, and plenty of prep space, pots/pans, plus silverware, utensils, etc.), and large dining room with 3 farmhouse-style tables. Adjacent to the dining room is a large family room with dual-sided gas fireplace (available October through April) and flat screen Cable TV/DVD. Downstairs is a second living room with dual-sided gas fireplace (available October through April), flat screen Cable TV/DVD, pool table, carpetball table, piano, and common space for meetings or just hanging out. There is also a washer/dryer downstairs in the laundry room. Both top and bottom levels have decks overlooking the mountains. Enjoy the mountain view from the rocking chairs on the top deck. Relax in the hot tub on the lower level outdoor patio. Bear Lodge is the perfect place for your family reunion, men's, women's, or youth retreat, and so much more! Parking area holds 10-12 cars. Additional parking space is available at the office, about 1/4 mile away. Please Note: The driveway to Bear Lodge is steep and windy - 4 switchbacks up from our check-in office. Vehicles over the size of a 15 passenger van will not easily make it up the driveway and around the final corner. A large bus could park in our main parking lot by our office - please pre-arrange with guest services before arrival. ASK ABOUT OUR PASTORS' AND FULL-TIME CHRISTIAN WORKERS' SPECIALS FOR THIS CABIN!!! Other important info: Tennessee sales and lodging taxes total 14.75%. Sales tax exempt organizations will only be charged the 5% LODGING tax, when proof of information is on file and organization's check or credit card is used for payment. Guest will be required to sign Tuckaleechee Retreat Center's rental agreement after the booking is confirmed, which includes the rules and policies for our property including our no pets and no alcohol policy.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Minimum booking age requirement is 18. No alcohol allowed in cabins or anywhere on premises. No pets. Smoking allowed OUTSIDE ONLY. Our policies do not allow us to host wedding ceremonies.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 5 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Jamie S
Hosting since September 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 92%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsMost of our staff live on the property, so although our office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, we are always just a phone call or text away if you have any needs during your stay! We love e-mail and social media, and we love to get to know our guests! We offer the opportunity for a full-property tour for all who are interested!
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Reviews (9)
Sandra M
Sandra M
Macon, MS6 contributions
Our children, grandchildren met for a retreat here - there were 24 plus one friend of a granddaughter - that stayed there. The view is beautiful; the house very nice, clean; the staff helpful. The location is way up the mountain - makes one wonder how anyone ever dreamed of building a retreat center there! But we are from the flatlands and not accustomed to steep roads...In any case, it was very nice. There is a washer and dryer there to use; the kitchen is large for several people to work in without getting in each other's way; bedrooms were large as were the bathrooms. The social areas are large, roomy. We liked it and would recommend it to others.
Visited August 2015 Travelled with family
Written 10 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TRCCBM2000
TRCCBM2000
Sandra, thank you so much for your lovely review of Bear Lodge. I'm glad you liked it.
Written 11 August 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anne -:- Knoxville, TN
I lead a women's retreat here and most of the 20 women, upon entering the lodge, asked, "Where did you find this place?" While not luxurious, this lodge is spacious, very comfortable, and designed for groups, with two large meeting areas in addition to the dining area. Extra tables and chairs allow for a variety of set-ups and activities. A big plus is that the manager lives on site. We had a plumbing issue, and a maintenance person came to the lodge within 15 minutes and corrected the problem in thirty.
Visited January 2014
Written 21 March 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, Anne. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you choosing Bear Lodge for your event.
Written 21 March 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Don Young -:- Columbus OH
My church group stayed at the Bear Lodge and the experience more then met our expectations. The lodge was great surrounded by an awesome view. There was no issues the whole week but I did call Ruth one time for a favor and she was happy to help out which I greatly appreciated. We look forward to coming back as soon as we can.
Visited July 2013
Written 5 August 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks, Don, for the great review. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
Written 5 August 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ernie Payne -:- Urbana, Ohio
The lodge was clean and had every thing necessary from the kitchen to bed room and baths to accommodate forty people of whuich 25 were children. There was ample room to visit and play games and it was centrally located to access the rest of the area. Our next reunion will be at the Bear Lodge.
Visited June 2013
Written 5 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, Ernie, for your kind words.
Written 5 July 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

brandon -:- lousiville Ky
Bear lodge sits up high with a wonderful view of the Smokey Mountains. We had more than enough space for our group with a wonderful kitchen and plenty of meeting space. The lodge was clean and the grounds, including the pool area, were a wonderful addition to our stay.
Visited June 2013
Written 1 July 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, Brandon, for the great review.
Written 1 July 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Judy -:- Martinsburg, PA
A great place for our family reunion. The accommodations were very suitable for all 31 of us. The view was beautiful. Everyone had a terrific time!
Visited July 2011
Written 1 August 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Connie -:- Pickerington, Ohio
Bear Lodge was a wonderful experience for our family reunion. The kitchen was large and had everything we needed.The a/c kept up with the hot weather.The lodge was very well maintained, clean and comfortable.Bedrooms were very nice with private full baths. The view was beautiful off the large balcony deck.We would absolutely go back again.
Visited July 2011
Written 27 July 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

CB -:- Evensvill, Tn
Used this for a family reunion of 31. All were comfortable, kitchen is great, plenty of games for younger folks, very helpful staff.
Visited July 2011
Written 27 July 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RLG -:- McDonald, TN
Bear lodge was a great place for a family reunion. Lots of space inside and nice pool. Great kitchen.
Visited July 2011
Written 26 July 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Pool Table
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
This cabin is in Townsend, TN, a peaceful town beside the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the few free national parks in the U.S.!! We are nestled on the side of the mountain, overlooking the beautiful Dry Valley and Rich Mountain, where serenity abounds! Townsend provides delicious restaurants, several options for river tubing, souvenir shopping, museums, horseback riding, and more! The National Park has endless opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, picnics, and viewing wildlife. A favorite is the Cades Cove Loop Rd which is 11 miles of scenery and wildlife in its natural habitat. Just a short 30 minutes away, is Pigeon Forge, home of Dollywood and many fun tourist attractions and shopping options.
Getting around
You can walk or ride a bike, but we are located approximately 3 miles from 'town,' and the roads are steep and winding! We would recommend a car. However, biking is VERY popular in this area, so bring your bike if you like to ride!
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Family/Group Lodge w/ Spectacular Mtn. Views/Hot Tub/GameTables/WIFI-Bear Lodge

Family/Group Lodge w/ Spectacular Mtn. Views/Hot Tub/GameTables/WIFI-Bear Lodge is able to accommodate up to 32 guests. See all property details.

Family/Group Lodge w/ Spectacular Mtn. Views/Hot Tub/GameTables/WIFI-Bear Lodge has 7 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Family/Group Lodge w/ Spectacular Mtn. Views/Hot Tub/GameTables/WIFI-Bear Lodge has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Family/Group Lodge w/ Spectacular Mtn. Views/Hot Tub/GameTables/WIFI-Bear Lodge must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.