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The outdoor hot tub… ahhh!

Bear Necessities, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8, Pool Table, Arcade, WiFi, Pets

Guest Ratings:
5 / 5 (62)
Don't be fooled by the name: Bear Necessities offers plenty of luxuries as well. This warm and welcoming log cabin includes an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, an arcade, and an indoor jetted tub, among other amenities that make it a truly special place for a family ...
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  • Gatlinburg
  • Wooded
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 8
  • No Smoking Rental
  • Pool: No
  • Pets: Yes
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  • The outdoor hot tub… ahhh!
  • Ready and waiting
  • A jetted tub and a master bath
  • Rev up with a shower, wind down with a bath
  • A rainy-day retreat
  • The loft game room has something for everyone
  • Your own Multicade!
  • The loft hangout
  • Queen bunk beds in the loft
  • A convenient second bath
  • A private idyll
  • Cozy cabin style
  • The main-level floor plan
  • The upper-level floor plan
  • Beautiful Views
  • It’s Time For Fun!
  •  Speaking of Ober Gatlinburg
  • Settling Down
  • Your ideal vacation starts here!
  • Kick back and relax
  • Rustic touches, modern amenities
  • Dinner with a view
  • Plenty of room at the table
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • The perfect cabin bedroom
Property quick facts for Bear Necessities
  • City: Gatlinburg
  • View: Wooded
  • Sleeps: 8
  • No Smoking Rental
  • Pool: No
  • Elevator: No
  • Pets: Yes
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bedroom #1 (1 King)
  • Bedroom #2 (2 Queens)
  • Extra Bedding (1 Sofa Sleeper)
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Description for Bear Necessities Don't be fooled by the name: Bear Necessities offers plenty of luxuries as well. This warm and welcoming log cabin includes an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, an arcade, and an indoor jetted tub, among other amenities that make it a truly special place for a family vacation.

Bear Necessities can sleep up to eight people. The master suite epitomizes cabin style with all sorts of modern comforts. The spacious bed, crafted of logs that echo the wood walls, rafters, and cathedral ceiling, is flanked by nightstands with lamps so that one of you can read in bed while the other drifts to sleep. Other features include a flat-panel TV, expansive windows that let in plenty of morning sunlight and evening breezes, and perhaps best of all, a jetted tub right in the privacy of your room. When you're in need of some quiet time, you'll know exactly where to go! Prefer showers? The master bath has one of those too.

The loft area upstairs has queen-size bunk beds, so another four people can sleep up there. The kids will rush to stake their claim, as the loft is also home to the game room, complete with Multicade arcade game, pool table, another flat-panel TV, and a sound system. There's a full bathroom up there as well, making the loft a suite unto itself—one with spectacular views of the densely forested lands surrounding the house.

Have still more guests to accommodate? No worries: The marvelously comfortable sofa in the living room converts to a bed for two. Guests who sleep here have the advantage of a 51-inch TV and the stone-surround gas fireplace—just the thing for chilly winter evenings (or for creating a romantic ambiance).

Speaking of romance, check out the large hot tub on the back deck! Of course, a long soak is also a fabulous way to ease tired muscles after a day of hiking or biking, golfing or walking the grounds of Dollywood—activities that are all within easy reach of Bear Necessities. If you're not in the mood for a hot-tub session, you can relax on one of the deck's rocking chairs; you just might drift off to sleep while listening to the leafy tree branches sway in the breeze.

Another of the deck's amenities is a gas grill. If you reel in some trout on a fishing expedition, you can grill it right out here. Everything, from hot dogs to corn on the cob, tastes better when cooked outdoors!

There's a fully equipped kitchen indoors as well. Whether you plan to prepare a multi-course holiday feast or simply brew coffee and make PB and J sandwiches, you'll find all the cookware, tableware, and appliances you need. The extensive counter also serves as a breakfast bar, if you'd rather enjoy a quick snack there rather than at the nearby dining table, which comfortably seats six people.

If your idea of a vacation entails no cooking at all, you'll be happy to know that Bear Necessities is just afive-minute drive from downtown Gatlinburg, where you can dig into a juicy steak one night, barbecue ribs the next, and everything from pizza to pancakes in between. Besides eateries, Gatlinburg offers mini golf, an aquarium, and plenty of other attractions. Only slightly further afield is Pigeon Forge, home to more restaurants as well as Dollywood, go karting, zip lining, and more. And let's not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the country's most popular, with its hiking trails, waterfalls, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Bear Necessities is a perfect home base for a perfect vacation, whether your preferences run toward peace and privacy or near-constant activity. So book your stay today, and start planning how you'll spend your getaway.
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Plus Additional Fees
Two night minimum stay required. *** Final pricing will include fees in addition to rent; including a non refundable damage waiver, reservation fee, local and state tax, and pet fee (per pet). *** All fees will be provided prior to booking.
Amenities for Bear Necessities
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Grill - Private
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Cable Television
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wifi
  • Central Air
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Deck
  • Golf
  • Hot Tub
  • Neighborhood - Spur
  • Miniature Golf
  • Exceptional Views
Guest Rating for Bear Necessities
Very nice place to stay
We were very satisfied and would definitely stay there again.
Cozy cottage!
Great location in between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Very comfortable and relaxing with the arcade games, pool table and hot tub. Clean. Comforts of home. Beautiful views. Would definitely visit again.
Beautiful cabin
The cabin was beautiful and close to everything. We had a great time and can’t wait to come back.
This place was even nicer than the pictures show! Very nice place!!!
We loved our stay here. The place was so CLEAN!! Location was awesome. Atmosphere was perfect! We loved it and will be back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! I set of the alarm when I entered for the first time (I didn’t read all the instructions in the app... specifically under alarm system - oops!) and I quickly called JMH’s 800 number, they were easy to reach and helped me right away.
Can't wait to come back!
Thank you for an amazing stay in your beautiful cabin. We are already planning our next trip back. We loved everything about the cabin. Our only issue was with the outdoor grill. Only the right side worked and it's probably ready to be replaced. Other than that minor issue, it was perfect. Can't wait to come back!
Beautiful view!
So relaxing and beautiful, very clean place, close to everything. My family really enjoyed staying here. Had a great time. Next time we will stay longer.
Beautiful, clean and spacious!
The cabin was exactly as pictured. Beautiful, clean and spacious. Just a short drive to town. Highly recommend!
Fantastic!!! we
It was a wonderful place to stay and a great vacation!!!
Great cabin, great location.
We where very impressed! It was very clean and nice. The location was amazing! The ONLY thing I could say was that it was about 5 degrees warmer up in the loft. But that’s just want happens with a beautiful opened floor plan like this. Stay at this cabin!
Beary nice!
Our family of 4 loved this cabin! Great location away from it all, but yet so close to everything. The layout was perfect, loved the décor & furnishings. It was very clean and had every amenity you can think of. A long weekend wasn't long enough.
Nice property, enjoyed our stay
Nice property
The cabin was very clean and everything was in working order. The beds were firm and made for a good night's rest. The hot tub was hot enough at 104 degrees. I would recommend taking grill tools and lighter if you want to use the grill. Bear sightings are real, so be very aware of your surroundings.We saw 2 right by our car. This is also easily accessible for people with walking difficulties. There is only one step down to get into the house.  The showers are hot. We heard a variety of birds:wood thrush,pheobe,black and white warbler and saw plenty of fire flies. The view from the back porch is great and doesn't seem to have been affected by the fire
Great Getaway!
My husband and I had a great weekend getaway in this lodge. The area is spacious and we enjoyed the pool table and hot tub after hiking. It was very clean, and the access information was very clear and easy to apply. Highly recommend!
Nice location!
Clean, cozy, great place to unwind
Close to town, cabin set in peaceful wooded area.
Thought the mountain views would be better from the cabin, they are just ok. Cabin had the basics, King size bed could have been more comfortable, also pullout sofa isn't very comfortable to sit on when just a couch. Also, more blanket options for the bed would have been nice. Sorry, but I just get the whillies wondering if they put a clean comforter between each visitor?? I will say the sheets were clean, but the bed was made with just a sheet and then only the comforter. Pretty good starter pack of supplies provided, cabin was clean. The staff was always very friendly on the phone when call with questions...oh yes, also informing them we had no power :(. Not their fault, seems like power line work was being worked on all over. Overall, had a wonderful visit and most likely would stay again at this cabin as our small dog seemed very comfortable with the cabin too. I will offer my opinion on the Peddler Steakhouse, STAY CLEAR, very, very, very rude staff. We walked out and went down to Bennets BBQ, awesome BBQ and they knew how to treat people with respect. I highly recommend you get your Baked Potato loaded, super yummy topper with their pulled pork.
Needs a little upgrades
TV upstairs did not work so our Grandson had no TV to watch . Housecleaning needed to look on the deck as there was GUM all over . It was worth the price and we had 4 people and it was just the right size.
Awesome Cabin!
The cabin was very beautiful and very clean! The security system was very nice to have but difficult to work or operate without the alarm getting set off. The drive to the cabin was very pretty and the location is SO convenient to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. You can only have 2 cars in the driveway though. I would definitely recommend this cabin and would stay here again!!
Very clean, well equipped and private.
Beautiful cabin and very spacious!!
The cabin was overall very nice and felt like home!! The only complaint I have is some of the silverware and cooking utensils were broken. You could tell they were old and needed to be replaced. Also the lack of anything to clean the dishes with. We didn't use the dishwasher because we didn't have enough dishes to do that. But a kitchen sponge or brush would have been nice. And a couple of the glasses were either chipped or had cracks in them and need to be replaced. Other than that the property was great!! And our kids thoroughly enjoyed the arcade!!
Very clean!
Very clean, well equipped and private.
I loved everything about the place. My family completely enjoyed our short time there. My only complaint which really isn't one is our only full day there was Saturday. While enjoying our day I got emails and texts about our departure. Wanted to enjoy without thinking about leaving. That's not such a big deal. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin
Great location, overall good stay.
This cabin was conveniently located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and was a quick trip to the National Park if you take the bypass. Instructions and communications were clear and we had no problem finding it or getting in. Cabin was clean and beds were fairly comfortable. There were a few other cabins nearby, but it felt secluded and the back porch had nice views & we enjoyed sitting in hot tub under the stars at night. Compared to other VRBO's we have stayed in, we felt it lacked a few basic essentials. Recommend bringing everything you need, including coffee filters, salt & pepper, sugar, etc. Also need to bring your own grill utensils and matches or lighter for lighting the grill. Didn't care for the instructions to not set the AC below 75 degrees. Fans helped some, but we prefer cooler temps than that in the middle of the summer. Overall nice cabin and we enjoyed our stay. Would stay here again.
Comfortable and quiet place to stay. Would like to stay here next time we are in the area.
Bear Necessities was AWESOME!!!!
Bear Necessities was very well-equipped. Very open and spacious! It was Great to relax in the hot tub after hiking in Smoky Mountains National Park. Very conveniently located to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Cades Cove, and Townsend. We were so busy that we didn't get a chance to use the pool table or the video arcade game! THANKS!
Awesome stay, very clean. Great service thank you
Good Location
The location of the cabin is really good! Very close to Gatlinburg and the bypass for the park. The area is very quiet and the deck is secluded. Our only complaint was the downstairs bed was not comfortable at all. Other than that, its a good place to stay. No issues with the internet.
Beautiful peaceful cabin
This cabin has beautiful views. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and deck. It has rustic charm and is well maintained.
Overall great cabin!!
Overall the cabin was great. The location was perfect! Smack in between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It was very nice and had a nice back deck. Bed was comfortable and cabin was very clean. The only drawback was the hot tub didn't work as I expected it to. The lights on it didn't work at all and the jets barely had any pressure. Other than that the cabin was great!
We had a wonderful enjoying the downtown and Dollywood as well as the actual cabin!!
We had an amazing time for our first time visiting. Cabin was beautiful and clean and very cozy! Very close to downtown Gatlinburg and Dollywood.
Amazing, will be booking again in the future
Rented the cabin for my boyfriends 30th birthday and it exceeded all of our expectations, everything was clean and spotless. All equipment was provided. And everything was in working order. Will be renting from this company again
Family friendly cabin
Very clean! Beautiful area and convenient to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon forge.
Lovely cabin with nice amenities
We had a wonderful time spending a week in this cozy cabin. Everything you could need was provided with the exception of maybe a space heater for the large bathroom in the winter. Although we were disappointed that the hot tub wasn’t working when we got there, the owners communicated well and had it fixed within a couple of days. Would book through this company again.
Beautiful and very clean
Will recommend to friends and family
We had a great stay loved the cabin will keep in mind for the future.
Everything was as advertised and then some. The cabin exceeded our expectations and even had some upgrades not shown in the online pictures. Everything was clean and ready to go. The check in/out process was easy and flawless. We had a great time and were very satisfied.
House was spectacular! It was a great vacation. Will stay there again!
Issue with mattress and service was excellent and getting us a new one the next day!
Easy transaction. Great communication. Love the app! The cabin was fantastic. We had a great time!
The bear nesesities was located perfectly between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. That made it very easy to plan our vacation days. The cabin it self was comfortable and had plenty for the kids to do. As for my wife and I, we spent most of our time at the cabin on the deck! Very peaceful, Hearing the sounds of nature instead of people and traffic.
You guys were great and done all the right things!
Everything was perfect. Clean cabin.
Excellent. We are very pleased with our stay, service, and cabin.
Our family enjoyed the cabin to the fullest !! We will definitely be staying with your company again :)
Cabin was great! We loved the deck and hot tub. My family especially liked the pool table and video game.
It was our first time to rent and we were very happy with our over all experience.. We are already looking forward to doing it again
This was a great cabin. It was an easy process checking in and out. Easy access to Gatlinburg! We will definitely rent through your company again! Great Company!
Loved the cabin- perfect for a family of 4. My kids loved the loft area and my husband and I enjoyed the hot tub. The reservation experience was super easy as well. All in all, we would stay here again and use Jackson Mountain Homes again as well
Our stay at the Bear Necessities was amazing. The place was very clean and the staff was wonderful. We got there late but made reservations to use the late arrival option. We were a little nervous to use this, but found it to be super easy. The directions and map were wonderful as we easily made it to our cabin. The place was exactly as described and well taken care of. The cabin was cozy, safe, and everything was wonderful. The checkout process was easy as well making it a complete joy for us.
Amanda check us in and she was absolutely amazing, she even called us to let us know our cabin was ready early. Our outside light was not working and they got it fixed while we went on a driving tour of Cades Cove. We loved our stay with them!
Just too many good things to say for one short reply. ""Bare Necessities "" was a wonderful and functional place to stay. Extra clean and very functional. Staff was outstanding. Would highly recommend JMH for all your chalet stays. We will be back. Looking forward to a stay in May.
We loved it. The cabin was great. We did not want to leave. The location was perfect. We had some wonderful relaxing quiet down time, but if we wanted to do something exciting, we were just minutes away. Only disappointment, ""we saw no bears"".
We were so very happy with JMH all the way around. The service reps were outstanding and provided what we requested, every time, in a pleasant, knowledgeable and timely manner. The home was clean, adorable and welcoming. The location was perfect. JMH was top notch and we could not be happier about spending our vacation with you!
Was great! Clean, beautiful home. Perfect for our family of 5.
We enjoyed our stay. The cabin was just as described and being able to bring our dog along made it even better. Thank you for a wonderful retreat!
We loved the cabin! It was our first time renting a cabin so we didn't know what to expect; now we can't wait to return to the same cabin. On this road trip we took our kids to Mammoth cave, Gatlinburg, the Smokey Mountains, Myrtle Beach, Charleston S.C., and visited countless attractions but all they want to talk about is how much they loved the cabin. It was clean, well cared for and well stocked . We'll be back!
Excellent I would rent from you again and will recommend you to friends.
This was the 2nd time we used Jackson Mountain Homes. We had a great time.
This was my first time visiting and everything went smoothly. We really enjoyed our stay!
Everything was top notch the quality of the cabin was excellent and nice and clean and quiet.
We are very pleased with everything JMH does. Booking is easy, staff could not be any nicer and the cabins are so clean and well stocked. My husband Ronnie and I absolutely loved Bear Necessities and didn't want to leave. Got home and made our reservations with you all for our next trip. High praises to the housekeepers as well. They do a great job. Thank you all so much. ^_^ Marie Synamon ^_^
Very nice to work with. Our cabin was top notch in every aspect. We will be back!
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