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Bear Bottoms

96 reviews

June 2023

Bear Bottoms

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Bear Bottoms is a wonderful cabin located in a log cabin community. It is situated on the side of a mountain and is semi-secluded.
The cabin has one private bedroom with a king size memory foam bed and and extra large whirlpool bath. There's a flat screen TV with YouTube TV subscription. The ensuite bathroom has a stand up shower, vanity and commode.
The open concept living room with cathedral ceiling and exposed beams has a comfy reclining sofa, chair, gas fireplace, small dining table and fully equipped kitchen. Cabin has a Keurig that uses both loose grounds or pods. The living room also has a large screen TV with YouTube TV subscription, DVD player and free wifi.
The open loft in the cabin has a queen size bed for extra sleeping.
Don't forget outside living as well. Bear Bottoms' covered deck boasts a swing, dining area, fire table and a private hot tub.
Bear Bottoms is conveniently located in a log cabin community. It is approximately 1 block from the seasonal pool and covered pavilion.
Located in Townsend, TN, just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cades Cove.
IMPORTANT: Out of respect for the holidays and our employees, we do NOT allow ANY check in or outs on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day

*3pm - there is NO check-in office, you go straight to the cabin

*10am - Please follow our check out guidelines.

*On During: October 1st - April 1st

Common Concerns:
*Road Conditions: Some of our cabins are on steep, narrow, curvy, mountain roads. If you are concerned about road conditions to get to a cabin, please feel free to ask us! None of our cabins require a 4 wheel drive under normal weather conditions but some do in inclement weather.
*TV & WiFi: We do have TV's and WiFi in most all of our cabins. There are times when heavy cloud cover, weather systems, mountains, or trees will cause problems with the signals. We always want our guests to have the comforts they want on vacation, but there are times we cannot control this problem.
*Pests & Wildlife: Here in the Smoky Mountains, we have lots of native bugs and wildlife. All of our cabins are treated for pests, but there are times you will find bugs or even have trouble with bugs. Please let us know if they are causing trouble, we will handle it as quickly and efficiently as possible. Please never feed, taunt or approach any wildlife. This is their home and we are the visitors.

Cancellation Policy:
*$50 cancellation fee
*Before 30 days - you will get all of your money back (-$50)
*Within 30 days - whatever dates we can rebook, this is the amount that we will refund back (-$50). Example: if you had 5 nights & we rebooked 4 nights = you will be refunded 4 night+tax+cleaning fee

Availability and Online Booking

June 2023
July 2023



  • Timberwinds Resort
  • Outdoor Dining table
  • Fireplace - gas (1)
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Steep driveway
  • Pool Access
  • TV w/ YouTube TV
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Fire Table
  • Coffee Maker - Keurig
  • Oven
  • Mixer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Jacuzzi bath
  • Hot Tub
  • DVD player (2)
  • Grill - Charcoal
  • Air Conditioning
  • # of Steps (3)
  • Square Feet (780)
  • Area: Just outside National Park
  • Non-Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Free Netflix
  • Deck (1)
  • Celing Fans (3)
  • Mountain
  • Wireless Internet
  • Smoke Detector
  • Outdoor Security Camera


  • - 5/11/2023

    We stayed at Bear Bottoms for 4 nights in the beginning of May with our two school-aged kids and had a fantastic time. Cabin was clean and ready when we arrived in the evening, and the hot tub was heated and ready to go. Beds were comfortable and both TVs worked great. Great location close to the National Park and just a quick drive down the mountain to local restaurants and stores. Drive up to the cabin was a little steep at parts, but we made it up and down several times in our Kia Rio in dry, spring weather no problem. Would definitely recommend highly. Decor was very bear-heavy (we counted 134!!!), but fun. Mornings and evenings on the porch were quiet and peaceful...enough distance from other folks to feel secluded.
  • - 4/16/2023

    This cabin was so cozy! We loved the swing on the porch. The mattress was so comfortable too! Perfect size for a couple or a small family!!
  • - 3/23/2023

    We enjoyed our stay. We had everything we needed. Thank you!
  • - 3/19/2023

    Booked with them several times and have never been disappointed. Perfect cabin for a weekend getaway!
  • - 3/10/2023

    This was our 2nd time staying with you guys and absolutely love your cabins! Last year we came up at the end of March and this year a bit earlier, the weather was perfect! You guys think of everything we could need (especially coffee creamer lol) and we have always left so happy. Thank you for letting us extend our trip, we cant wait to come back again soon!
  • - 2/28/2023

    Adorable place. The king bed is quite soft. Like sleeping on a cloud. Not our preference. The bed in the loft was more comfortable, firmer. I recommend not wearing something you really like in the hot tub. I just had a black tank top and shorts and they got "bleached." Not sure if the starter button on the fire table works. We just used a lighter to get it started. The jacuzzi tub water does stay hot while filling. Very happy about that. I left a pizza baking sheet for others.
  • - 2/13/2023

    The cabin is cozy and comfortable. We had everything we needed for our short stay. I love that it feels secluded yet your minutes from town!
  • - 12/16/2022

    I loved the stay and I enjoyed being away from town where you can get the outdoors feeling. 10/10.
  • - 12/4/2022

    The cabin was wonderful, I'm sure we'll return. The girls (Jessica and Jett) done a wonderful job with the cleaning and whomever done the Christmas decoration was outstanding.
  • - 11/4/2022

    This was our first time staying at a cabin in the Smokys and our first experience couldn't have been better. Before our trip even began I had emailed Smoky Cabins a couple of times with some questions about the cabin. They were always responsive and responded back the same day. A rarity these days with customer service. Once we arrived the cabin was immaculate. We couldn't figure out how to get hot water out of the bathtub one night. I sent off an email and they called us back within 15 minutes and were able to get the issue resolved. They have a nice cabin owner manually right in the living room with frequent questions and whatnot. Obviously, they have been doing this for quite some time and know the questions that folks will ask. Next time, when I come to Smokys I will book with them again. It was such a smooth experience from booking to when we left. The photos of the cabin on the website do not do it justice. It is the cutest 1 bedroom (2 if you count the loft) that I have ever seen. Our time in the Smokys was awesome. Coming back to the cabin after dark from watching sunsets was a joyful experience.
  • - 9/17/2022

    Very nice, clean cozy cabin. We enjoyed our time there.
  • - 8/20/2022

    Everything was perfect. Certainly will return. No better place in the smokies to stay.
  • - 7/25/2022

    Great place to stay, the nights was so peaceful,I will be back,my girlfriend love the hot tub and Jacuzzi, was a great experience
  • - 7/22/2022

    Excellent cabin experience
  • - 7/17/2022

    Loved our stay great Anniversary weekend wish we could have stayed longer beautiful area and views peaceful relaxing good food nearby
  • - 6/20/2022

    Clean and well kept I don't see how it could have been better,had a great stay
  • - 6/8/2022

    Great overall
  • - 5/11/2022

    Cabin was clean, new appliances, hot tub worked great, youg generation will figire out TV much faster than us old folks, and location for hikers is super. Would return again. Fire table had a problem, and response to fix was super fast.
  • - 5/1/2022

    Perfectly peaceful and pleasant place! We appreciated the design of the cabin, the layout of the resort, and the overall experience. I also enjoyed hiking up and down the mountain in the mornings.
  • - 3/14/2022

    We love the cabin! We will definitely come back.
  • - 3/12/2022

    Lovely views & very clean.
  • - 1/9/2022

    Had a great time, hot tub was awesome and the view was beautiful.
  • - 11/17/2021

    My husband and I had a great time. The cabin was awesome and we hope to be able to go back again next year. The cabin was very clean and well stocked for us when we arrived. The porch swing and seating area were great to watch the sunrise. I would recommend this cabin to my friends and Family .
  • - 10/5/2021

    Cabin was as described. Management easy to deal with and friendly. No problems. Loved the cabin.
  • - 9/29/2021

    Cozy place for a getaway. Precious fall decorations to boot!!
  • - 7/29/2021

    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful trip to East Tennessee thanks to Smoky Cabins! The residence was absolutely gorgeous and well taken care of. Thanks for an amazing stay!
  • - 6/27/2021

    This is our 4th time renting this particular cabin and we are never disappointed !!!
  • - 6/20/2021

    Enjoyed our stay
  • - 5/21/2021

    The cabin was perfect for our trip! It had all the amenities we needed plus some fun extras. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the porch is lovely to sit on at any time of day.
  • - 4/4/2021

    Great, peaceful stay!
  • - 3/28/2021

    Bear Bottoms is a great cabin, loved everything about it. Comfy cozy and super nice.
  • - 3/21/2021

    Beautiful location, beautiful cabin. Wonderful set up.
  • - 1/31/2021

    We enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing and secluded. Hot tub was great! King bed is memory foam not as firm as we like but was comfy. Cabin is convenient to grocery and could be in the GSMNP in less than 10 minutes. Save money and book with local company! VRBO listed for $100 more!
  • - 1/3/2021

    We had a wonderful time! Thanks to the staff for helping us on a cold, snowy night!
  • - 12/16/2020

    Bear Bottoms cabin exceeded all our expectations! It’s located close to Townsend and the Cades Cove entrance to the Smoky Mountains. The area was very peaceful and relaxing. The cabin was decorated beautifully and it was immaculate. The amenities were plentiful... even extra cleaning supplies! The beds were comfy and the bathroom was nicely updated. Management was very friendly and communication was immediate. We look forward to returning!
  • - 12/14/2020

    Bear Bottoms exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Not only was the cabin comfortable and cozy, it had every amenity imaginable. Management was very attentive and strived to make sure we had everything we needed. (When we called from the cabin's landline, an actual person answered the phone! How rare is that?) We came back from our trip relaxed and rested and are looking forward to returning as soon as we are able. Thank you!
  • - 12/13/2020

    The cabin was small and perfect size for my wife and I. Very comfortable and nice place to relax.
  • - 11/3/2020

    Bear Bottoms was so perfect for us. The porch is wonderful and offers a beautiful view. Plenty of firewood is provided. I suggest you buy a box of kindling at the local Ace Hardy store. Wonderful to sit by the roaring fire with a glass of wine and our books. Bed is not are firm as we like but still comfy. A true log cabin. So rustic. We will always use Smokey Cabins for our getaways!
  • - 10/27/2020

    Great we always enjoying staying at one of your cabins. We had everything that we needed and when we had a problem with the hot tub it was taken care of quickly!! Thank you for another great get away.
  • - 10/23/2020

    This cabin was wonderful! Perfect size for my girls trip with my sister!! Loved that it was hooked up with cable, and the chairs on the porch were perfect for relaxing outside. I would definitely book here again!!
  • - 10/18/2020

    We loved the cabin! It was the perfect getaway. We cooked a lot (due to food allergies) and I took several kitchen items (cookie sheets, hand mixer, etc) and didn't have to use what I brought because it was already there. I was very impressed with that. We will definitely be back again!
  • - 9/30/2020

    We had an amazing time, the cabin is beautiful and perfect for a relaxing getaway.
  • - 9/25/2020

    Very nice cabin. Very neat, clean, well furnished and well decorated. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing setting. Enjoyed our stay.
  • - 9/24/2020

    Had a very enjoyable. Found the cabin to be clean and well appointed. We will be back. Thank You. P.S. A small issue we had with lighting the fire table was quickly addresed and solved by maintenance
  • - 9/22/2020

    We had a wonderful time staying in Bear Bottoms cabin. It was so comfortable and cozy. We have already made reservations for next September and added a couple more days to our stay. We are looking forward to our next trip.
  • - 9/20/2020

    We absolutely loved the cabin. Everything was spotless when we arrived and everything was in working order. We got the surprise of our lives when a small black bear poked his head in the door and ran when he saw us sitting on the couch. We will definitely be back!
  • - 9/18/2020

    Just returned from a 4 night stay at Best Bottoms. We found the cabin clean, quaint, and we'll appointed. Enjoyed the front porch, hot tub, and jacuzzi tub. Went out on the deck at about 6 am the last morning to find wet paw prints on the porch but no bear LOL. Enjoyed the fire table on the porch. Small issue with getting it lit the first time. Management sent someone right away and rectified the situation. Plan to stay again. Thanks for an enjoyable getaway.
  • - 9/13/2020

    Loved the cabin. Quaint cabin but has everything you could need! The hot tub was fantastic! Would definitely rent it again.
  • - 8/30/2020

    Adorable log cabin! Very clean! Everything we needed was there. Everything worked well. We love every stay with Smoky Cabins!
  • - 8/9/2020

    Wonderful stay as always. Loved the amenities and coziness of Bear Bottoms. Came home rested and relaxed!
  • - 8/4/2020

    This is my husband and I’s second time staying in Tennessee through your company since 2018. This year was our first family trip with our toddler. We all loved staying in this clean, cozy cabin! Convenient location, but backing out of the cabin was difficult with a 4 door truck! Other than that, it was great and we will be back again. Our daughter loved it as well! ☺️
  • - 6/21/2020

    It is a nice place and secluded. The hot tub was a joy to have after long hikes in the park. We did see a Bear right in front of the porch while rocking in the chair. He did not see us and made his way down the hill.
  • - 5/30/2020

    This is the third time we’ve stayed in one of your cabins and we have been very satisfied every time. The cabins are always very nice and clean. We love the Townsend area and the easy access to all surrounding areas. We will be back!
  • - 3/22/2020

    We loved the cabin. It really exceeded our expectations . We wish we could have stayed longer
  • - 3/10/2020

    Second time around for this cabin. Visited it approx. 2 yrs ago for a week. Have enjoyed the experience every time. Enjoy the quaintness of Townsend but then only 25 min. to Pigeon Forge and Gaitlinburg
  • - 1/27/2020

    nice cozy place to relax perfect for a couple
  • - 12/5/2019

    We liked this cabin best of all we have stayed in with Smoky Cabins. It had everything we needed from the bathroom to the bedroom and the bed was very comfortable. The way it was laid out it was great for me with a broken ankle. Thank You Cathy for switching with us it was the right decision.
  • - 10/23/2019

    The cabin was very clean but cozy. We greatly enjoyed our stay at the property.
  • - 10/19/2019

    Wife: Thinking we should go back next year? Best Anniversary YET! Everything was so cozy. The fireplace was my favorite. Husband: The cabin was very clean and so was the hot tub. It was a short vacation and we spent most of our time at the cabin. It was super cozy and had everything we needed. My favorite part was how secluded this cabin felt, even though it sits right in the middle of a cabin resort. Be prepared for a short but very steep drive to get into Bear Bottoms.
  • - 10/12/2019

    Very nice and clean cabin. It had all amenities, quaint, rustic, secluded and private. We would definitely plan to stay here on future visits.
  • - 9/24/2019

    Bear Bottoms is now a favorite! It's a beautiful, homey cabin. We love the location, the bears, and enjoyed the Jacuzzi!
  • - 9/23/2019

    Had a great time! Clean, roomy cabin with great amenities as advertised. Dehumidifier and AC units were very loud but cooled adequately (90 degree temps!) Location was excellent unfortunately, the fire table on the porch was not operational.
    Management Response: There are directions on the table to turn on the timer before trying to light the fire table.
  • - 9/4/2019

    We loved the peace and serenity this place offered our family. The ability to be away from society and our ‘workload’ made the experience immeasurable. Thank you for the memories.
  • - 7/27/2019

    We really had a fantastic trip ! Maximized everything the cabin and area had to offer!
  • - 7/6/2019

    The cabin is comfortable and beautifully decorated in a bear theme. We had all we needed to prepare our meals. The large porch was a plus. We would stay there again when visiting the Townsend area.
  • - 6/28/2019

    Perfect cabin!!! My husband and I had a wonderful time. We absolutely loved Townsend. Very peaceful, beautiful, and relaxing. Loved the sort drive to Cade’s Cove.
  • - 5/8/2019

    We had a wonderful experience at Bear Bottoms Cabin! Everything was clean and the jacuzzi tub was amazing! We’d definitely stay here again.
  • - 5/5/2019

    Another great stay at Bear Bottoms. Cabin has everything we needed.
  • - 4/17/2019

    This cabin was in a perfect location! Last year my family stayed at a cabin near Gaitlinburg, but it took quite some time to get to food and the hiking trails. Bear Bottoms was within a few miles of good food and the best trails! We also loved the hot tub after hiking every day. It was a cute cabin that we wouldn't mind coming back to next year.
  • - 4/8/2019

    Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Bear Bottoms! The cabin was clean and well stocked. We took advantage of Cade's Cove and Davy Crockett's Horseback riding being so close to the cabin. Upon arrival the heat/ac unit in the living room was not functioning correctly- it would only blow cold air. I did call to the office and she stated she could have someone come out the next morning. I told her that if we could just turn it off- I thought we would be fine so she stated that was okay. It did stay pretty chilly, but we were okay. We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit on the front porch the most.
    Management Response: We have looked at the heating/a/c unit in the living room and it just needed an adjustment. It is working fine now. Thank you for staying with us!!
  • - 3/23/2019

    This is my third time staying in this cabin and it’s just as cozy as could be. Smoky cabins is a dream to book with and will definitely be vacationing with them again!
  • - 3/4/2019

    We had a great time! The cabin was clean, spacious and comfortable. I would highly recommend to friends and family!
  • - 1/13/2019

    Hands down the nicest “couples” cabin we’ve stayed in. The price was great! The mattress, pillows and bedding were amazing-a huge plus for us. The setup of the hot tub and jacuzzi being tucked back in the corner was so cozy and relaxing. Having nicer than average dishes, pots, pans, grill, etc made for a more enjoyable stay. We brought all our food so we stayed in and enjoyed the place without leaving until our checkout day. We absolutely loved everything about this cabin and plan to return next year for our 7th anniversary. Thank you for having us!
  • - 1/2/2019

    Nice cabin. Would stay again.
  • - 12/30/2018

    Fresh and clean upon entering. Christmas tree was still in place and lit which made it feel like home! Perfect for my family of four for two days. Beds were so comfortable!
  • - 12/24/2018

    We loved our stay in Bear Bottoms. Many wonderful amenities that made our stay very special.
  • - 10/15/2018

    Very nice, clean cabin! Hope it’s available the next trip we take. Definitely saving contact info.
  • - 10/11/2018

    We had such a great time. The cabin was clean, the beds were comfortable and the area was terrific. We'd definitely recommend this cabin to everyone!! Thank you!
  • - 10/1/2018

    This makes several trips in the past 4 yrs to Smoky Cabins. It's always a wonderful experience each time we visit. Couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. It's the perfect getaway.
  • - 9/10/2018

    It was a wonderful experience. Such a relaxing place to stay. We spent some time on the porch eating and drinking coffee, listening to the beautiful sounds and looking at our gorgeous scenery. The beds were comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was amazing to relax in after our half marathon vacation race. Thanks for a great home away from home experience.
  • - 7/3/2018

    For the third year in a row, my family and I spent a blessed and restful week at our home-away-from-home. The accommodations have always been warm and inviting and this year was no exception.
  • - 6/14/2018

    Property was very clean and exactly as advertised! Everything worked as it should. Appliances were new or nearly new. Beds and other furniture was very comfortable. I would recommend this facility to anyone considering a stay near the Great Smokey Mtns. .... But your driver needs to be comfortable with some steep hills and sharp turns!
  • - 6/9/2018

    We have stayed with Smoky Cabins three times and each time was wonderful. Such beautiful cabins and so neat and clean. We hope to return there in the fall.
  • - 5/14/2018

    This is a great cabin to stay in . The cabin is cozy and very private. Would love to stay here again.
  • - 5/6/2018

    We enjoy your cabins. We have stayed in 3-4 of the cabins during our Smoky Mountain vacation. Easy reservation system.
  • - 5/1/2018

    We have stayed with Smoky Cabins many times over the past several years and I do believe Bear Bottoms is our favorite cabin.
  • - 4/24/2018

    Had a reservation on another property that I really enjoyed but it had been sold and was no longer available for rental.Thankfully was transferred to this property that as it turned out fit the bill quite nicely. It had all the amenities we needed. Would stay there again.
  • - 4/18/2018

    Comfy cabin in a quiet setting. Had everything we needed.
  • - 4/15/2018

    Wonderful cabin. Very comfortable. Professional staff. Prompt in response.
  • - 2/19/2018

    Great cabin. Enjoyed our stay very much.
  • - 2/8/2018

    Absolutely Fantastic! Super comfortable and cozy! Will definitely recommend. Felt like a Honeymoon private yet close to everything
  • - 1/14/2018

    This was the perfect 2-night getaway! We had such a wonderful time. The cabin was conveniently located near pigeon forge and we were able to enjoy dinner and shopping for a few days.
  • - 1/1/2018

    Very private and cozy. Great location.
  • - 12/11/2017

    A really beautiful cabin. Really enjoyed our stay.
  • - 11/11/2017

    Beautifully decorated cabin with nice amenities. Hot tub, fire pit and jetted tub are relaxing after a long day of hiking! Nice porch and comfortable bed. The kitchen was well stocked with all the needed items to cook and serve. Thanks for a lovely stay
    Management Response: Thank you, Ken & Kathy, for choosing Bear Bottoms!! We appreciate your business!!
  • - 10/31/2017

    Yes! This was a wonderful experience!
    Management Response: Thank you so much for staying with us!!

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