Kind Words about “Bearly-A-Care” from Our Guests…

Great stay. Great location and great balcony views. Enjoyed our family vacation at this cabin. Everything was seamless from booking and arrival to checkout. Great location and convenient to everything. Next trip we will be booking this rental again.
Steve M.
Such a beautiful cabin. The cabin was very clean, and not hard to get to. Those are 2 of the most important things I look for in a vacation rental. The owners were such nice people, Bill and his wife were so helpful and would have answered any and all questions that you may have. We enjoyed the Island, Cades Cove, Dixie Stampede, Nascar and of course walking the streets and shopping in both GB and PF. But the best nights were either on the deck watching fireworks or playing games with the family in the cabin. We would stay at this cabin again in a heartbeat.
Sue W.
St. Marys, Ohio
Perfection in the Smokies. My husband and I booked this cabin because it was the perfect place to stay and invite our parents and a sibling along on vacation. Having identical master suites made room assignments easy. We enjoyed meals out on the deck almost every night, followed by the amazing Dollywood fireworks show (bring your binoculars!). You seriously cannot beat the view. The kitchen had all the tools we needed to cook with (we did bring our own Keurig for the convenience, so we never tested the coffee maker) and there were plenty of towels and washcloths in the bathrooms. It was very easy to park 3 cars in front of the cabin. Bill was always extremely responsive to my messages both before and during the stay. He was very helpful when I changed the dates of my trip (twice!) because of a planned surgery for one of the members of our party. He also called after check-in and midweek to make sure the cabin exceeded expectations. His directions were very clear and accurate. GPS will tell you to turn on Stone Trail...DO NOT take Stone Trail. And a side note if you are looking at Google Maps in advance and are disappointed you can't Street View the entire route on Bill's directions...Hickory Hill is clearly marked even though I didn't see it marked on Google Maps. Our Yorkshire Terrier also enjoyed his stay. He even scared a big black bear one morning when the next door neighbors left a trash can on their porch! So do use common sense in bear country! The location could not be better. Super easy access to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Never felt like a long drive to get anywhere. Some of our party even made a day trip over to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate while the rest of us went to Dollywood Splash Country (rent the private retreat cabana at the waterpark...worth every penny!). This is definitely a vacation worth repeating. The only sad part is we will have to book earlier and earlier, because I know this place will have a lot of repeat and referral guests! Such a great value!
Alaina W.
AMAZING view and plenty of space! The drive to the cabin was not far out of town (unlike some of our past experiences) and it was in a quiet location. The cabin had plenty of room for all of us and no one could complain about having a little personal space if they wanted it. The kids (and us parents) had fun with the pool table and foos ball as well as loved having the board games. I don't think the tv's were turned on except at bedtime. It was nice to have a hot tub to relax in as well! We had all we needed at the house although if you plan to cook and have any leftovers during the week be sure to add 'Tupperware' to your list of things to bring. (We ate out either lunch or dinner and cooked the others) We had no issues while we were there. My dogs loved the house but were missing a grassy spot to do their business. I took one of them for a walk and on my way back to the house got the pleasure of seeing a momma bear?! She finally went on by a neighboring house and we made it back to ours. I wanted to see a bear but not that close?! My kids laughed because I about had a heart attack, LOL! This vacation was a long await, relaxing, enjoyable one--mostly due to having a nice place to stay for the week! We look forward to coming back to Pigeon Forge soon and although I like seeing different houses and the fun it is checking out different areas, we may just decide to come back here!!
Michelle M.
Lynchburg, VA
Clean, kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies, everything needed for a great stay! The cabin was awesome! Location was perfect(not too far up yet far enough to feel like a getaway), Views of Pigeon Forge were great and the fireworks every night from Dollywood while sitting in hot tub couldn't be beat. We loved everything about the cabin. Had plenty of entertainment in game room and all pieces were there to play. (board games, darts, pool, foosball, and the arcade game with tons of 80s games). We will definitely return to this cabin.
Steve B.
Wonderful cabin with 3 suites and a beautiful view! The cabin was clean and spacious and any questions we had Mr. Binger answered promptly. We all agreed that this will be our new cabin to use in the Smokies.. Since we come at least once a year.
Brett S.
Wonderful cabin with 3 suites and a beautiful view! The cabin was clean and spacious and any questions we had Mr. Binger answered promptly. We all agreed that this will be our new cabin to use in the Smokies.. Since we come at least once a year.
Plant City, Florida
Couldn't of asked for a better location or cabin!!! Being my second marrage I thought of shaking it up a little. Nothing traditional, grab a few friends drive to Tennessee, find a cabin and have a small ceremony. I started with Homeaway to find the perfect cabin. I found this gem with the perfect view of the smokies. I contacted the owner Bill, who has the greatest personality of anyone I have ever known. I explained to Bill my plans and asked if he had idea's how to accomplish it. Bill went out of his way to make our stay and our special day perfect. He found us a minister (Jimmy). Jimmy was a type of person you thought you have known him your entire life. Out going, friendly and of course did a perfect ceremony. The cabin itself was AWESOME !! Every floor had a great view. We had the ceremony on the third floor deck (perfect). The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Bathrooms were large, clean and well stocked with towels. Water pressure was great with plenty of hot water to go around to each floor. The kitchen was clean and had everything available to make any meal you could think of. With the Whirlpool dishwasher it made clean up easy and fast. Location, Location, Location... The cabin is located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. So if you don't want to relax at the peaceful cabin there is ton's of things to do in the area. We went on a helicopter ride through the Smokies and Wildwater rafting on the Pigeon river (recommended) plus many other sight seeing activites. All of us had a great time and are looking forward to a return trip back. Bill and Liliane are the perfect host. Always there to answer any questions you might have. They made our stay very special and I want to thank them so much for going out of there way for us. I will be a repeat customer. THANK YOU
Tim F.
Hamilton, MI
Beautiful Cabin, Wonderful Location. What an amazing vacation cabin! Bill was wonderful to work with and so prompt with his responses! The cabin was so clean and had everything we needed. The location was fantastic. It was so close to both Gatlinburg and Pigon Forge, but still felt far enough away to enjoy the peace of the mountainWe did not have one concern or issue during our stay. We would recommend this vacation home to anyone!!
Jones Family
Great property in a great location. We loved our stay here. A large bedroom on each floor gave us plenty of space and privacy. The game room in the basement was a lot of fun for the kids. The owner was great to work with, very responsive and checked in on us along the way. We come to Gatlinburg each year and we would stay here again in the future. Thanks for a great stay!
Gary D.
Can't wait to return!!! Wow! What a view! That being said, make SURE you use the directions that Bill provides. Location is perfect for traveling to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Grandparents occupied the third floor, two boys on the bottom floor and my husband and I on the main floor. Perfect setup to spend time together but still have your own "space" We brought our bikes to bike Cades Cove and had plenty of room on the bottom deck to store them when not in use. Was happy that we could bring our (well mannered) German Shepherd along and plenty of room to walk him...even ran into a bear one morning! Not too much traffic and neighbors are not too close (although that may change as the lot next door is for sale) Kitchen was well stocked...they even included a crock pot. Was nice to come back to the peacefulness of the cabin after a long day of play (hiking, Dollywood, rafting). Sure do miss the evenings on the porch! We have only been home a couple days and are already checking schedules to see when we can return. Love Love Love this cabin! Thanks Bill for sharing it with us!
Mandy T.
Beautiful views....Plenty of room. Very nice cabin with everything you need for an awesome vacation. Very comfortable and relaxing stay. Make sure you follow Bills directions as on our second night there we ended up going up the back side of the mountain and it was very scary. At one point our car was sliding down backwards even with the breaks on. I thought that was it for us....thankfully we were able to get up to the top. They could benefit from a portable pantry as there is limited space for your food. Cleaning lady could do a better job....chips on floor behind nightstand, dust bunnies under the bed and cob / spider webs in the corners. We had a very hard rain and we did get a couple unwanted guest but Bill sent someone out to spray. The kids didn't want to sleep on the lower level, lol. All in all everyone enjoyed their stay and the views were spectacular.
Janet H.
Beautiful mountain view property. The house was awesome and the owners went out of their way to make the experience memorable. Would highly recommend.
Annette G.
Nice Cabin with a beautiful view!! Mr. Bill is amazing to book with! The cabin has everything you need and a nice homey feel. It is quite with very little traffic.
Mendy M.
Great Getaway - we had Bearly A Care in the world. We had such a great family getaway. The cabin was perfect for our family-which included 6 adults and 3 granddaughters and I do want to add the parking was fine for 3 vehicles. We followed Bills written directions on Friday night-made it fine. While roads were steep and windy it was what you would expect from Mountain living. The view from the all 3 decks was beautiful both day and night-with Pigeon Forge lit up in the distance. The girls were in the hot tub whenever we were not out and about- great for the adults as well. Had a lot of fun in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg-plenty of activities for all ages and convenient to get to. The cabin had everything we needed for our 5 day getaway. Thank you Bill and Lilliane for the great accommodations and for getting back to us within minutes when we needed your assistance. We highly recommend Bearly-A-Care for anyone looking for a real Mountain getaway. Lisa and Tom
Lisa M.
Amazing!! Lovely!! The cabin was wonderful.Very comfortable with an amazing view. We were 2 couples with 2 kids. The cabin is on the top of the mountain far away from the all the noises but short distance to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We enjoyed the cabin and both towns, many things to do and to enjoy. On the last day, we went skiing in the morning, we went to the cabin to have lunch, and came back for more skiing in the afternoon. I called Bill(Owner) in the morning on our 2nd day to let him know the coffee pot was broken. He stopped by in the afternoon on the same day with a new coffee maker. We are planning to go back for another week in the future. We won't regret. Thank you Bill for this amazing vacation!!!
Argeu O G.
Wonderful Cabin. Our family stayed at Bearly-a-care during the first week of November. The leaves were at peak, and the view from the cabin was breathtaking. The location is perfect, sitting halfway between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It's very quiet and peaceful in Sky Harbor. The cabin has a fully stocked kitchen, with just about everything you need to prepare meals. There are lots of games to keep people entertained during a night in. Bill was very helpful and easy to get ahold of. We enjoyed everything about Bearly-a-Care, and plan to return again next year!
Emily C.
Wonderful vacation rental experience. We were 3 couples spending the week in the Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg area. We rented this cabin because it had 3 suites, one on each level which allowed us our private space. The cabin was clean, comfortable and convenient to both towns. The cabin provided everything we needed for our stay and the view was wonderful. Bill and Lilliane were great to work with during our trip. We called several times prior to the trip and Bill always got back to us in a timely manner to answer our questions. We DID see bear! Four of them one evening and wild turkeys, too! Nice rental. You won't go wrong choosing this one. Very private. Thanks for a wonderful rental experience. Would definitely stay again!
Judith K.
This cabin will not disappoint!! This cabin is equally close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg (13 minutes). The 3 master bedrooms with their own bath fit our family perfectly. We enjoyed eating dinners on the deck overlooking The Island Wheel and lit up Pigeon Forge. The kitchen is stocked well. The bottom floor ROCKS!! We loved playing foosball--had quite a few family tournaments. The arcade games were so much fun. (Frogger, Ms. PacMan, Galaga...all the old time favorites). The cabin was very clean and well maintained. The owners (Bill & Lilliane) answer email questions within 24 hours (most of the time within hours). They even called me to make sure everything at the cabin was satisfactory and that we were having a good time. We went hiking, visited downtown Gatlinburg, horseback trail riding, alpine coaster, ziplining, ropes course, Dixie felt so good coming back to the cabin and resting our legs in the hot tub!! This is an AWESOME cabin!!
Nancy Y.
Wow! Wonderful cabin! This cabin was absolutely amazing! We felt like we were at home, as the owners have thought of all the details and amenities. The view on all three balconies was breathtaking! We loved the convenient location, as we were about 5-10 minutes from both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg without being in the thick of the city. We had two families (8 people) staying there with four kids and two dogs and still had plenty of space to spread out. The kids had plenty to do with the sit down old school game table (the adults had some hefty Ms. Pac Man competitions!), the pool table, Foosball, and a PS3. Watching the fireworks every night from the hot tub was an unexpected bonus! We cooked most nights and had plenty of cooking supplies in the kitchen. A big advantage of this cabin was that all three bedrooms were master bedrooms with full baths, so there was no worrying about which family got which room. The WiFi was super fast and easy to connect to. There is a nice wooden swing on the top balcony which made it great to take in the view. Being able to bring our dogs added much more of a home element, as well. Definetly use the directions provided when you book, rather than GPS. One of us didn't and ended up with a lot more adventurous (think 4 wheel drive roads without having 4 wheel drive) route to the cabin originally. We will not be looking for another cabin next time we come, as this is the one! The owners are great to work with and are very responsive, answering all of our questions. We can't wait to come back and stay again!
Great experience. Stayed at the cabin for one week and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Cabin is located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with easy access to either town. Cabin is well appointed and maintained with plenty of activities to keep busy. View of Pigeon Forge from the deck was great with no obstructions. Look forward to staying there again.
William D.
Don't miss a chance to stay here!! We stayed in the cabin for 5 full days and we loved every minute of it. It's the perfect distance between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge so you were able to shop, find activities for the whole family and find a wide variety of food for everyone. The cabin was clean and the owners have done a great job decorating we loved all the bears!! The owner even called us to make sure everything was to our liking which I thought was very nice. We will be back to for sure!!! One little word of advice, the owner will give you directions to the cabin vs. you using your GPS. If you are not used to driving the mountains roads use the owners directions it's a much easier way to get to the cabin. The GPS will take you up some pretty steep hills and if your not used to it, it can be a little scary. The daily rate for this cabin is perfect and with three levels you can have privacy when you want it. Don't miss out BOOK TODAY!!
Andrea G.
Fun, fun, fun. We took our son and his family for a long weekend. The two grandsons love the games. The view was awesome, we enjoyed sitting on the porch in the swing drinking our morning coffee. It's very private however not to far from. Gatlinberg or Pigen Forge. It was a great time. Everybody enjoyed the Hot Tub.
Sharlene D.
Great place for a vacation!!!! The cabin was absolutely wonderful. Very comfortable and "WHAT A VIEW". Would definitely recommend this cabin to everyone. Lots to do for adults and kids in the cabin and lots to do in the towns around the cabin. You are away from the towns so it is nice and quiet at night but close enough to get to either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge within minutes. Bedrooms are very comfortable and have a jaccuzzi tub in the bedrooms and there is a nice bathroom off each bedroom. Each one of the 3 floors has its own bedroom and bathroom so there is plenty of privacy for all. Thank You Bill and Lillian. It was great!!!!
Great Stay!!!! Fantastic cabin! Very clean with lots of privacy and great valley views. Open communication with owner. 10mins to Pigeon Forge and maybe 15-20 to Gatlinburg.
Hebron, KY
This cabin has a beautiful view. We spent most of our time at the cabin on the decks. This was an adult family vacation for us. We loved that it has three king suites sowe each had our own bathroom. You can see the lights of Pigeon Forge at night from the decks. It was very quiet and peaceful. Great for families. We even got a video of a turkey out in front of the cabin. We will definitely stay here again.
Stunning and wonderful! We stayed here for a few days of Spring Break with another family we are good friends with. All four of the kids slept downstairs in the "game" area as we dubbed it, our friends slept on the main floor and my husband I slept upstairs. All 3 of the King bedrooms were pretty much identical. Even the decor. There was a laundry room with detergent and a laundry basket available to clean clothes before heading home, the kitchen had everything we needed and the balconies all provided an amazing view of the mountains and at night Pigeon Forge all lit up. We were never bored! We took turns playing Foozball, Pool, and one night watched a movie. The owners obviously take pride in their cabin as everything you need is there and the cabin feels like home as soon as you walk in. Beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The hill going up is steep and at night no problem as you can see people coming for their headlights. Just be cautious during the day around the curves. It didn't take long to get anywhere from the cabin as it is not to far from all of the activities the area offers. We loved it here and look forward to staying here again!!!
Melissa E.
AMAZING! What more can I say about this cabin that others have not already said. The only suggestion would to be maybe post a video of the drive to the cabin so that you don't mess up and end up on a steep road. Other than that this cabin is perfect and the owners are equally amazing. None of us wanted to leave and are already planning our next trip back.
Elizabeth C.
Awesome cabin with an amazing view! We had an incredible time in Gatlinburg, and this cabin made that all possible! My husband and I and our 5 daughters (including a baby) and our son-in law came for the week. This cabin was so perfect we had a hard time leaving to go exploring! It was so nice to have 3 master bedrooms so we all could get have a little space too. The view from the decks was amazing and we couldn't have asked for better. The cabin was very clean and had everything and more that we could ask for to prepare food. It was so nice that there was a washer and dryer (actually the dryer stopped working on day 2 and I called Bill and he had someone out to fix it within a couple of hours) so that we could wash our stuff as needed. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the decks the most. We happened to have incredible weather while we were there so we were out on the deck all the time. Bill was awesome, he called and emailed to check on us a few times, he really made our trip perfect. I would recommend this property to anyone, as a matter of fact we are looking into our dates for next year - would love to make this a tradition. The first time up the road was a little nerve wracking especially as the road narrowed (we never did pass another car on our way up) but as the week went on we were pro's at navigating the roads! 🙂
Amy D.
Home away from home with an amazing view. We came as a group of 6 adults for a little get away. The cabin was amazing. It was very clean and Bill even called to make sure it was clean as maintence was being done on it before we checked in. The views were breathtaking, the porches were big and private, the game room (we did not want to leave the arcade games) and the tubs in each room were a great addition. The couples were able to have their privacy and we all had such a great time just throughout the cabin during our stay. The drive up to the cabin was a little steep but to be expected to get such a great view and the privacy. We had a Honda Accord and Toyota Camry and we did not have any problems. It is in the middle between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg so that was perfect as we did activities in both cities. Bill and his wife were very helpful throughout our stay even emailed to let us know the gravel drive was being tended to while we are there so it would not get messy. Overall this cabin was amazing and the whole group has already agreed we will be back! Bill and Liliane thank you so much for opening your cabin up to us!
Awesome cabin and great location. We had a great time at the cabin, It snowed every day we were there the roads were always safe from being salted and scraped really had no need to leave between the hot tub and game room there was no need to leave great view of pigeon forge. Location was great you could be in pigeon forge or gatlinburg in just a few min. The cabin was really clean and well maintained. I have stayed in many cabins in the smokies and this one is by far the nicest. The owners were great to work with and always available if you needed anything. We will be coming back next winter.
Stacey H.
Great Cabin and Owner. It's a beautiful cabin with a gorgeous view! Two families stayed and we could have our "together" time as well as privacy! Kids loved the game room! The owner checked on us to make sure everything was ok. We had snow and he again checked on us and told us what to expect with the roadway. It's close enough to everything in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet! We are planning our return!
Michelle T.
This Cabin Does Not Disappoint!!! We (7 of us) travel to Gatlinburg every year. This is the best cabin we have rented since we have been coming to Gatlinburg (4 years). I typically like to try a new cabin each year but we were so pleased with this cabin, we have discussed booking with Bill and his wife again. The property was clean and very well-maintained. Bill was such a pleasure to work with. They have every kitchen item you could imagine (crock pot, pots, pans, utensils, coffee maker, toaster, can opener, etc.). There are blow dryers in the bathrooms too. There are plenty of activities to do within the cabin and the view is gorgeous. Hot tub and jacuzzi tubs were perfection. I would most definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking to stay in the Gatlinburg area. The price is excellent for what you get. A few suggestions...the roads to the cabin are steep/narrow but anyone who has traveled to Gatlinburg before knows that the majority of the roads in the area are this way. My minivan did just fine, even with snow/ice on the ground. The upper floor gets much warmer than the lower level (basic science, heat rises). We fixed this by closing off the vents on the upper level. The owners also provide 2 safe space heaters. We used these on the lower level and all was good.
Kacie H.
Look no further, this is THE ONE! We had a wonderful stay at Bearly A Care. After looking at tons of cabins through multiple websites, I found Bearly A Care and am so glad! The owner is super nice and was very welcoming and accommodating throughout the entire process. The cabin is perfect- 3 king beds with a large, very nice bath in each and a whirlpool tub in each bedroom. My husband, brother, and kids LOVED the game room downstairs. Every board game imaginable, nice DVD selection, and the icing on the cake was the retro arcade! PacMan, Donkey Kong, and several other nostalgic treats. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need. We were provided plenty of bath towels and linens. The view from all 3 back porches is breathtaking! Pigeon Forge and the Big Wheel are absolutely gorgeous at night. The location is wonderful, the road does narrow to one lane as you climb the mountain, however we never met another car the whole time and this wasn't an issue for us. I highly recommend using the owner's directions to the cabin rather than relying on GPS. While the cabin is only a little over 5 minutes from the main road, Siri (iPhone GPS) tried to lead us on a 25 minute drive from main road, which is absurd. The owner's directions to cabin were very detailed including landmarks to assist with turns. Also, parking is a little limited, but we were able to fit 3 SUVs by parking perpendicular to the house, rather than parallel. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back!
Sarah and Russell Yopp
Beautiful Mountaintop Retreat. The house was clean and the view was spectacular. All the cooking items you would need were there, e.g. pans, spatulas, etc. It was a convenient location to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. My only warning would be that at the final stretch to the house, it's a steep hill with room for only one car. The price to pay for such a view! Luckily, we never encountered another car on this portion of the drive, but it was stressful thinking of the possibility. I would go through the stress of this last stretch in the drive again to stay at this property though. The owners were very accommodating too, since we changed our arrival and departure dates at the last minute, and they allowed us.
Mary W.
Wonderful Cabin!!! My family and I had such a great time staying here! The view cannot be beat! And the place was so tidy and clean! My son loved playing in the loft area with his toys. And the adults loved relaxing in the hot tub and playing pool. The Jacuzzi tubs in all of the bedrooms were an awesome feature! And because the kitchen has all of the tools you need to cook with, we were able to make some meals at the cabin. But when we did venture out, downtown Pigeon Forge was not far away at all. It was a pleasure working with Bill and Liliane; they were so nice and accommodating. We cannot wait to visit again!
Absolutely beautiful. We arrived late afternoon on a Thursday. Everything was set to order as if we had been there to oversee the entire process. The entire place was extremely clean and very well maintained. The owner was so helpful with directions and accommodations. We will be going back to stay here again, and recommending it to our friends.
William G.