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December Close Out $99 nt. All Rem. Nights Romantic 1BR1BA Sleeps 4 Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

You can obtain an instant rate quote and even book securely online through the VRBO-Homeaway reservation system. We update our calendar daily and our rates are adjusted to reflect the season.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay at Bear Necessities Cabin. Your $100.00 refundable damage deposit will cover him/her. The deposit will be refunded within 7 days after departure if there is no pet related clean up, excessive human related clean up, damages or missing items reported by the cleaner.

Please EMAIL ALL QUESTIONS. I will respond quickly.

Thank you very much for your interest in my cabin.

If your looking for a special place to relax and enjoy your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains Bear Necessities is the cabin for you.

LOCATION: Between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge off of US 441 (Gatlinburg Spur). Gatlinburg-4.5 Miles Pigeon Forge-2 Miles Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance-4.0 Miles. 15 Minutes or less from all area attractions including Dollywood, hundreds of restaurants, amusement centers and shopping outlets.

BEAR NECESSITIES is an exceptional cabin that sleeps up to 4 people. It is located in the highly desirable Sky Harbor area which is far enough off of the beaten path to enjoy the peacefulness of the Great Smoky Mountains but close enough to be at all the area attractions in just minutes.

“Bear Necessities” is perfect for honeymooners, couples and small families. Amenities include HD Cable TV, WI FI INTERNET Gaming Loft with POOL TABLE, ELECTRONIC DARTS, PING PONG, TABLE HOCKEY and BASKETBALL CHALLENGE GAME. FREE UNLIMITED LONG DISTANCE, DVD PLAYER in the living room, WHIRLPOOL in bedroom and 4 person HOT TUB is enclosed in screen and covered on the back deck. Updated furnishings throughout. GAS FIREPLACE (seasonal), fully equipped kitchen with beautiful granite counter tops and refrigerator with ice maker. There is even a Keurig coffee maker. We have added a 6 qt. crock pot so you can prep your meal in the morning, explore the area and come back to a great home cooked meal without the fuss. There is a gas grill on the back deck.

This cabin is professionally cleaned by the same person I have been using since 2008. The hot tub is drained, cleaned, sanitized and refilled after each guest.

I have very capable maintenance people available should you experience any issues during your stay.

NOTE: There is limited walking area for pets. This is a mountainous terrain and this cabin has a small grassy area out front. Leashes are highly recommended.

Keywords: BEAR NECESSITIES CABIN Luxury Cabin, Pet Friendly with NO pet fee. Wi Fi, HDTV, Game Loft, Gas Fireplace, Gas Grill, Hot Tub, Whirlpool Tub, Wooded View, Romantic. Convenient to all area attractions.

More Details

Randall Crum
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

About Randall Crum

A native of East Tennessee I now live in Savannah, Georgia. For all of the beauty that Savannah has to offer it does not compare to the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bear Necessities is a beautiful and wonderful place to stay. When we stay at Bear Necessities it is very hard to leave. Most of our guest say the same thing.

Randall Crum purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Randall Crum chose Sevierville

I fell in love with Bear Necessities as soon as I saw it. I told my real estate agent to do the deal immediately, without hesitation and I have had no regrets. This peaceful setting is one that is very hard to leave once you have spent some time there.

What makes this cabin unique

Peacefulness. It is so relaxing. I find it interesting that most of my guest to Bear Necessities rarely ever leave the cabin. It is close enough to the area attractions but once your there it really is hard to leave.

Guestbook comments from the owner

TAKEN FROM THE GUEST BOOK: Thanks for sharing your cabin with us! It was very cozy and the location is great. The Praters
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sevierville in Sevier County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Has a full sized tub shower combo plus whirlpool in master bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Hand Crafted By Local Craftsmen, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sized Sleeper Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Decorated in Mtn. Bear theme. Great location near US 441 and minutes to everything. Paved roads all the way to the cabin.


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December Close Out $99 nt. All Rem. Nights Romantic 1BR1BA Sleeps 4 Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.7534246 based on 174 reviews

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place in the mountains

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thomas, Thanks so much for staying with us. Please come back again sometime. Sincerely, Randall
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Not bad needs cleaned better

  • 3 of 5

Overall it's a nice cabin but really needs cleaned better. There was pee when you lifted toilet seat so we had to clean that. There was dog hair bad on floor, even dog food on kitchen floor. The couch on one end smelled like dog pee. It's a cute place but needs a good cleaning

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Bear Necessities! The cabin was very clean and loved sitting on the back porch in the evening with a glass of wine and relaxing! The maintenance man James was super nice and was always available with any questions that we had!!! Super great week! Can't wait to go back!!!

JoAnn and Chuck

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear JoAnn and Chuck, Thank you very much for staying at Bear Necessities Cabin. I am glad that you enjoyed the cabin and the back deck. I agree, it is a very relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine. I will pass your comments along to James and Mitzi. I hope that you can come back again soon. Sincerely, Randall
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin! First night we arrived there was no running water. Called late at night when we discovered it and they sent someone right over to repair it, could not be repaired without a new part so they offered for us to stay at a hotel and they would reimburse us. Had it fixed by 8:00 am the next morning, very professionally handled. It was a very quite area and I have zero complaints. Great location too, both major cities and hiking areas were all 20 minutes away from the cabin. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Matthew, Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your visit to Bear Necessities Cabin. I hope that you will come and visit again sometime. Sincerely, Randall
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  • 5 of 5

Very pretty and nice!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was acceptable.

  • 2 of 5

The cabin was maintained well. The mountain air was very refreshing in the mornings, which was a big change from the poor air quality we have in Ohio.

But, we were very disappointed in how commercial both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge has become. The traffic was unbelievable making it difficult to get around. Having the car show in Pigeon Forge made it that much worse.

We understand that the businesses enjoy the vacationers because it puts money in their pockets. But, from the prices, it was evident that business owners where doing all they could to make high profits from vacationers.

The evenings were not peaceful as well, due to a firing range near by or a gun happy neighbor who wanted to target practice right before sunset.

Dollywood was a complete waste of money. I would not recommend that theme park to anyone.

There were a couple of very good restaurants, Wood Fired Grill and the Crockett Breakfast Camp. Otherwise the food in the area was mediocre at best. Other good meals were the ones we bought and cooked ourselves.

We would recommend the cabin to newlyweds and young couples with children. But, we would not recommend Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Dollywood to seniors who were wondering what the area is like now, 40 plus years after their honeymoon.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am not quite sure why this guest is giving the cabin a 2 star rating when it appears they were happy with the cabin itself. Their displeasure seems to stem from things not being the way they were 40 years ago in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas. I think it is more than a bit unfair that they have reviewed the area instead of the cabin and I hope that prospective guest will take this into consideration. For the record, I can attest to the fact that the area has indeed changed over the years. It is indeed a tourist area and all of the businesses are out to make as much as they can. That is commerce. What I highly recommend to anyone coming to the area is to explore the national park as much as you can. It is absolutely beautiful and completely free.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
McGee Tyson Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Several in Gatlinburg
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Gatlinburg Country Club
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Several in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Point of Interest
Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country
Nearest Point of Interest
Ripley's Aquarium of The Smoky's
Nearest Point of Interest
Art's and Craft's Community
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Dixie Stampeed
Nearest Point of Interest
Tanger Outlet Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: recommended

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood Amusement Park, Dollywood's Splash Country, Ripleys Aquarium of The Smokys, The Old Mill at Pigeon Forge, Mini Golf, Bumper Boats, Go Carts and other Amusement Centers, The Glades Arts and Crafts Community where Craftsmen make their own wares all within 6 miles. Harrah's Casino, Cherokee 35 MI. Cades Cove 35 MI, Gatlinburg Convention Center 6 Miles, Douglas Lake, 15 MI, University of Tennessee 40 MI Rocky Top Sports Venue 4 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Sevierville, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas Shopping
26 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas/New Years
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £74.57
Cleaning/Hot Tub Fee £41.01
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All deposits paid are refundable and returned within 5-7 days after departure provided there are no excessive clean up, damages or missing items.
I will consider a shorter term than the minimum stay requirement for certain circumstances. Email and ask.
I do take online bookings but I do require a rental information form from all guest. Rates are plus 7% State Sales Tax, 3% Sevier County Hospitality Tax and a $55.00 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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