Kind Words about “Bearific-Stay” from Our Guests…

Cozy, fun, relaxing, views. Owner was great to work with! Very quick responses.
Heather L
Can't wait for our next visit to Bear-ific Stay! We recently spent the weekend at Bear-ific Stay while visiting our daughter at the University of Tennessee. The home is a beautiful, real log cabin with gorgeous views of the Smokey Mountains from 2 large decks. We love all the bear themed decor, comfy living space, and of course the air hockey table! The master bedroom is private and includes a sitting area and it's own deck- a great, peaceful place to enjoy the mornings. The kitchen has everything you would need if you want to eat in, but Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge are so close that you will not need to. And you are super convenient to Knoxville- my new favorite city! The home is a great value for a weekend retreat or a family vacation. We loved our time at Bear-ific Stay and look forward to visiting again soon.
Absolutely awesome property beautifully decorated for the fall season. Did not see any bears except for the multitude of bear photos and decor in the Bearific Stay cabin but we were totally blown away by the fall decorations and the beautiful structure of the cabin and its furnishings. The king size wooden bed downstairs was terrific and the comforters were very warm and beautiful. The full size air hockey game and the video arcade were quite a surprise and I taught my wife how to play air hockey. Everything you needed was there at your fingertips and we had a fabulous time. Stella, the housekeeper had the cabin spotless when we arrived. She is to be commended. The location has great views from both balconies and we enjoyed it so much and it son close to Gatlinburg and all the attractions. We hope to be back there again for many return vacations. Thanks Bill and Liliane.
Larry M.
The cabin and surroundings were clean and well cared for. My wife and I chose this cabin for our marriage/ honeymoon and we weren't disappointed! The cabin was set at the highest point of the drive and the view was beautiful. The hot tub on the balcony was very relaxing watching the sunset after a nice day of hanging out on the gatlinburg strip (which was only 10 minutes away). We are looking forward to renting this cabin again, possibly for our 1 year anniversary. Also, the owners are very nice and accommodating making sure our stay was a great experience. If you are heading out to the area or just looking for a great cabin to escape the city of his one is awesome and will not disappoint.
Mark B.
Beautiful home the perfect distance from Gatlinburg and the Smokies! We spent a week soaking up all the wonders of nature that the Great Smoky National Park provides. This home was the perfect distance from the park without being right on top of all the activity in Gatlinburg. Our kids enjoyed the air hockey table and the video games and we loved the covered decks with the beautiful views. It was a peaceful and beautiful place to wake up and go to sleep each night. The kitchen was well appointed and we were easily able to make simple grilled meals every night that we were home. The only reason that I am giving this house four stars instead of five is because the layout was not as conducive for us and I would have liked (through no fault of the owner). We knew that the master bedroom was downstairs and that the murphy bed was upstairs prior to coming but didn't really think about what it would mean to have our kids on the same level as the entrance while we were downstairs. This was my own paranoia (the area seemed perfectly safe) but I never slept truly comfortably knowing that my kids would be the first to meet anyone that might enter the house. Again, this is my own paranoia and if you don't share my neurosis, I am sure that you will find everything about this house and location to your liking.
Laura M.
Beautiful cabin! We all loved our stay! Thank you! We stayed a whole week with 4 children and no one complained once! It is a beautiful cabin with plenty of entertainment.
John C.
Perfect for a close family! This cabin is perfect for a couple, or for a large family who doesn't mind sharing sleeping quarters. Master downstairs has king bed, and a sitting area with fold out queen sofa bed. (Sleeps 4 downstairs). A comfortable queen Murphy bed has been added in the main living area on the main level, which also has a couch that converts into a futon type full bed. (Sleeps 3-4 main level). The Murphy bed is EASY to fold up every morning, as is the futon couch. I am 43, was traveling with my parents, my 29 year old sister and 3 energetic teens 15, 14,14. The air hockey table and vintage arcade were a hit! The hot tub on the lower level provides a relaxing end to busy tourist days, with a great view. The grill on the upper deck was great for cookouts. Most of all, the owners Bill and Lilliane seem to really want you to enjoy their property. I messaged him with a question, and within minutes he was calling me to offer answers. He even checked in with us mid week to see if we needed anything, had any suggestions, and if we were enjoying our stay. If we are fortunate enough to visit again next year, I will not rent from anyone but Bill, as they also have other larger cabins. This small cabin met our needs perfectly. The one and only slight inconvenience is the pool is rather small for the amount of cabins in this estate, and due to the heat of the week it was full every time we tried to go. BUT this should change for our next visit, as they are building a NEW pool near this cabin. Yay!
Shannon F.
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
The cabin was very nice. The owners have made this cabin very nice. The cabin was very nice and the owner very accommodating. The cabin had everything you could think of. One of the nicest cabins we've stayed in while visiting the smokey mountains. Our family really enjoyed the cabin and would surely return.
Theresa F.
The cabin was really clean and we had everything we needed. Bill, the owner was prompt in responding to whatever questions and concerns we had regarding the cabin. Definitely recommended!!!
Jimboy E.
JUST AWESOME!!!!!! I reached out to bill for some pet policy info. In less than 5 minutes he was calling me. We spoke like we knew each other for 20 years. He was very helpful and answered all our questions. Not only did he check in on us during our stay but during our trip there and back home. The cabin was just beautiful! Everything was just perfect! Him and his wife both understand customer service is the most important thing. Going back up to Gatlinburg in a few months and I won't rent from anyone else. Thanks bill for making our stay PERFECT!!!
Jeff C.
We were very pleased with property. it was clean and well stocked and had all we needed, thank you so much for the very nice Anniversary card left for us , so very thoughtful and appreciated. Thank you for the Bears magnet a great reminder of our get away! Ruby Jean our old English bull dog and Gidget our older mix jack russel and beagle fit in like it was home and so enjoyed being with us this trip. Sorry for the delay Wm and I have been very sick with ? allergies sinus infections etc burning watering eyes they say pollen high// just seeing better in time for visit from daughter and family 4yr old and 1 yrs old
Marilyn H.
Middletown, Ohio
Perfect cabin for family stay. The owners were very easy to reach with any questions. The cabin was as described & very clean! I highly recommend.
Katie W.
Loved it! Perfect for a large family! If you are looking for a place that is far enough away from Gatlinburg that you don't feel consumed by the touristy atmosphere, look no further. Situated just 4 miles outside of town, Bearific Stay is a great property for a large family to rent. It is clean and close by to Smoky Mountain National Park. This is a great place to rest, has stuff for the kids, and fast Wi-Fi. Highly recommended. Owner's Response: Hi Justin and family, It was our pleasure hosting you and your beautiful family. Thank you so much for all your kind words about the cabin and location. Our cabins are a true labor of love and we try to make them family oriented and completely stocked with everything a family needs to enjoy themselves during their stay. We would welcome you back anytime. Thank you again. Bill& Liliane
Justin H.