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Bear Meade

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May 2024

Bear Meade

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Cozy Escape at Bear Meade Cabin: Your Smoky Mountain Oasis!

Unwind and reconnect with nature at Bear Meade Cabin, a charming 2-bedroom retreat nestled in the Timberwinds Resort community of Townsend, Tennessee!

This cozy cabin offers the perfect escape for families or couples seeking a peaceful Smoky Mountain getaway. Just minutes from the heart of Townsend and a scenic 20-minute drive to Cades Cove, Bear Meade provides a convenient location to explore the natural wonders of the region.

Step Inside and Relax

Two spacious king bedrooms, each with a private en-suite bathroom, ensure comfort and privacy for your entire group.
The fully equipped eat-in kitchen on the main floor allows you to prepare home-cooked meals with ease. Gather around the dining table with seating for six and enjoy quality time together.
Unwind by the crackling gas fireplace in the inviting living room, or curl up with a good book in the adjacent cozy sitting room, also featuring a gas fireplace.

Family Fun Upstairs

Head upstairs to find a comfortable family room with a sleeper sofa and two recliner chairs, perfect for movie nights or game nights.
A large screen TV with cable and a DVD player provides entertainment options for all ages.

Soak in the Scenery

After a day of exploring, soothe your muscles in the relaxing hot tub on the covered deck. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the breathtaking scenery surrounding the cabin.

Create Lasting Memories

During the summer months, take advantage of the refreshing community pool and covered pavilion, perfect for afternoons spent with loved ones.
Bear Meade boasts a prime location – just outside the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a short drive to the excitement of Pigeon Forge (20 minutes) and Gatlinburg (30 minutes).

Book your stay at Bear Meade Cabin today and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Smokies!

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

May 2024
June 2024



  • Area: Just outside National Park
  • Square Feet (1080)
  • # of Steps (8)
  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD player (1)
  • Hot Tub
  • Non-Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Sofa Sleeper (1)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain
  • Celing Fans (2)
  • Deck (1)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pool Access
  • Steep driveway
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace - gas (2)
  • Grill - Gas
  • Outdoor Dining table
  • Motorcycle Friendly
  • Coffee Maker - Standard
  • Heating
  • TV w/ YouTube TV
  • Timberwinds Resort
  • Potato Peeler
  • Smoke Detector
  • Outdoor Security Camera
  • Security Camera - Outdoors


  • - 5/12/2024

    A great stay always enjoy the cabin.
  • - 4/21/2024

    Very nice cabin... will be back. Thank you Cathy for the upgrade of the cabin.
  • - 3/30/2024

    Great location, cozy, clean, we loved the hot tub!
  • - 3/27/2024

    We loved our time in this Cabin. The view from the front deck was beautiful and so very peaceful. The cabin was clean and well cared for. The upstairs TV room had super comfy chairs to read or watch TV in. It is a bit of a drive to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge but it was a stunning trip through the national park so we didn't mind it at all.
  • - 3/21/2024

    Smoky Cabins has been wonderful to us. We have had multiple stays and the cabins along with management have been great!
  • - 3/3/2024

    Great place to stay.
  • - 11/28/2023

    Overall good
  • - 10/16/2023

    Great cabin and location. Well equipped,
  • - 8/20/2023

    Lovely visit
  • - 7/29/2023

    Wonderful cabin in a fabulous location. We have been using Smoky Cabins to book our vacation cabins for 10 years, have always been very happy with the cabins rented. Great places at great prices and very clean.
  • - 7/12/2023

    My husband and I and our twin 5 year olds loved this cabin and would definitely stay here again! The girls loved having a loft bedroom and their own living room, the porch setting, the stuffed bears, and the hot tub. My husband and I loved the overall setup, having a door from our room onto the porch, the hot tub, the kitchen stocked with dishes/pots/utensils/etc. The space was perfect for our family. It was clean and well setup. It’s also close to the neighbors, but still feels quiet and secluded because it’s in the woods. Note that the driveway was fairly steep, though our van handled it just fine. We only had one problem with the upstairs bathtub leaking into the downstairs bathroom, but management was able to fix it the next day; the fact that my husband took a video of the leak really helped them figure out the problem. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, would recommend this cabin, and would stay here again!
  • - 7/10/2023

    Cabin was perfect for our weekend away.
  • - 7/6/2023

    This place was perfect! We experienced a great deal of traffic getting through the park and were quite disappointed on that. We can fight traffic in Atlanta. Consequently, we did not want to go into Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Townsend was perfect. Lots of really good places to eat without going to national chains. The cabin was superb. Super clean. The kitchen was the most equipped I’ve ever seen, and I cook a lot and have been staying in cabins for many years. Beds were comfortable. The loft living area was great. The porch was great. Totally private and in the woods. I would love to stay here again. The management was also quite responsive.
  • - 7/4/2023

    We enjoyed our stay at Bear Meade cabin very much. The porch across the entire front of cabin was a delight. Wish it would of had washer and dryer at cabin.
  • - 6/7/2023

    Nice cabin. Very clean.
  • - 5/19/2023

    Another great week at Bear Meade 🐻 This makes our 5th stay here. We celebrated our 45th anniversary and got to spend time with our 2 grand daughters. We saw a total of 28 bears in Cades Cove this time. Can’t wait to come back!
  • - 5/3/2023

    Another wonderful week at Bear Meade!!
  • - 4/24/2023

    The cabin was in a serene, quiet location. It was well supplied and beautifully decorated. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
  • - 1/15/2023

    Bear Meade was absolutely wonderful! This was our third time staying here. The cabin was spotless and had everything you could possibly want. The beds were super comfy and the fireplace was great on the cold snowy mornings. We had a wonderful time and will be returning again soon.
  • - 11/28/2022

    Cabin was wonderful! Beds were comfortable. Enjoyed the vacation immensely.
  • - 9/18/2022

    Lovely and quiet. Very nice and well appointed inside
  • - 9/14/2022

    Bear Meade is a very welcoming and comfortable cabin. From the fall decorations that greeted you at the door, to the well stocked kitchen and the comfortable beds, you are made to feel right at home. The location is so close to Cades Cove that you can visit in the morning, return to the cabin for lunch and go back later in the day to see the Cove in the afternoon light. You can’t ask for anything better!
  • - 9/11/2022

    Beautiful cabin and setting. Quiet yet stl close to town. Directions given to us were great. Overall very happy with the cabin and management keeping in touch through email.
  • - 9/6/2022

    We were very happy with our stay at Bear Meade! The cabin is very nice, well cared for, and well cleaned after previous guests. It is nice to feel so remote, but to still be so close to Townsend and local amenities. We will definitely be back!
  • - 8/27/2022

    Beautiful cabin! Quiet and serene. Driveway kind of a "bear" pun intended. Great owners and management.
  • - 8/7/2022

    Beautiful cabin. Clean and comfortable.
  • - 6/30/2022

    Such a comfortable, cozy cabin in a relaxing, beautiful area. Absolutely loved Bear Meade and hope we can come back again next year and stay again.
  • - 6/8/2022

    Very beautiful cabin. Fully stocked, beds were comfortable and hot tub was a great addition!
  • - 5/9/2022

    Everyone enjoyed the cabin! Very comfortable and decorated lovely. Enjoyed the swing on the covered porch too!
  • - 5/8/2022

    Everyone enjoyed the cabin! Very comfortable and decorated lovely. Enjoyed the swing on the covered porch too!
  • - 5/6/2022

    Everything as advertised. Clean, well stocked, nicely decorated. We loved our stay
  • - 3/25/2022

    Loved the cabin! It was well stocked with many pots/pans and extra cookware. Perfect place to relax
  • - 3/20/2022

    Really great cabin. The hot tub was nice, especially since we had a few cold nights, and even our 10 year-old had fun. The place feels really secluded and quiet, yet Townsend is only 5 minutes away, with places to eat, a grocery store, gas stations, etc. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are each about 20-30 minutes away, and an entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park is just on the other end of Townsend.
  • - 3/6/2022

    Cabin was great. 5 stars if it had a washer/dryer.
  • - 2/21/2022

    Great cabin will stay here again
  • - 1/30/2022

    We fell in love with this cabin! Scary with the ice and snow but a beautiful cabin and amazing views! We enjoyed the hot tub very much!! Will definitely make a return trip soon!
  • - 12/23/2021

    Cabin exactly as described, very comfortable and homey. I loved the fireplace and porch swings, the kids loved the hot tub and large tvs.
  • - 12/5/2021

    Bear Meade is a beautiful cabin and made us feel right at home! We loved the huge porch & sitting areas, plus the hot tub. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you need to cook a meal. This is our 3rd time staying with Smoky Cabins and we recommend it to everyone and plan to continue staying with them in the future.
  • - 11/5/2021

    Love this cabin.
  • - 10/23/2021

    We absolutely loved this cabin! It was the perfect size & layout & beautiful. Peaceful location. We have stayed in quite a few cabins in State & National parks & this is one of the nicer ones we have been at. Enjoyed hot tub also.
  • - 8/18/2021

    Overall, a nice place to stay.
  • - 7/9/2021

    The cabin was very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We loved the deck/porch. It was wonderful to be able to eat on it every evening. It was so nice to be so near to the park! We loved staying in Tranquil Townsend and thankful we were NOT staying in Gatlinburg! We ended up in Gatlinburg a couple of times and it was CRAZY BUSY!!
  • - 6/7/2021

    Loved the cabin. Perfectly apportioned, very clean, quiet, loved the porch and rockers.
  • - 5/14/2021

    We loved Bear Meade Cabin! Our favorite was the huge front porch that put you in the trees with the many song birds. Inside, was clean and well appointed. Slept like a baby in the memory foam beds!
  • - 5/7/2021

    Enjoyed our stay in a well stocked clean well located cabin with great amenities
  • - 4/18/2021

    Bear Meade offers all the amenities of home away from home. The spacious dining table, multiple seating areas, king bedrooms on separate levels (each with full bath), large wrap around deck and outdoor hot tub fulfill every vacation need. This cabin features three TV's and two fireplaces and a well stocked kitchen. This was my second stay and I would definitely return!
  • - 4/17/2021

    Comfortable, lovely view.
  • - 4/10/2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bear Meade. It was the perfect size for our family and is definitely on the quiet side of the Smokies. We enjoyed the hot tub every night of our stay. It was a great trip!!
  • - 4/7/2021

    Such a fun and relaxing experience. Thank you!
  • - 3/22/2021

    The cabin was a very welcome getaway for a wonderful weekend with friends. Everything we needed for our stay was provided. The cabin was very nicely decorated and very clean. We felt safe in our COVID-19 environment. We enjoyed the peaceful location, did some hiking and left feeling relaxed.
  • - 3/2/2021

    The cabin was clean and stocked good I would definitely consider staying there again
  • - 2/15/2021

    Always wonderful!
  • - 1/21/2021

    We enjoyed the coziness of the cabin. It is decorated so cute. The fireplace worked really well and kept us warm. Loved the porch and swing.
  • - 1/10/2021

    Excellent accommodations. Very family oriented and the cabin was super special.
  • - 12/29/2020

    Really wonderful little cabin! Perfect for our Christmas getaway.
  • - 12/20/2020

    Was a little piece of heaven with loved ones.
  • - 12/1/2020

    Beautiful place couldnt be more perfect comfturble all the comforts from home.Defenetly coming back.
  • - 11/9/2020

    Absolutely perfect!!!!! Great cabin perfect for us Ohhh and the damn best bed sheets going!!!!
  • - 10/30/2020

    Cabin was great we really enjoyed our stay
  • - 10/10/2020

    Very nice cabin. Great location.
  • - 9/18/2020

    Our cabin was clean, a beautiful location and warm and cozy. It would be great if light weight throws were available to sit on the porch in the chilly evenings.
  • - 9/13/2020

    The video is a good representation. We stayed to run the 1/2 marathon and a visit to Gatlinburg. Convenient for both. Beds were very comfortable. Comfortable beds. 4 plus.
  • - 9/7/2020

    Absolutely a dream come true!
  • - 8/30/2020

    Great location. Secluded. Close to all events. Clean. The beds were amazing! Saw a family of bears just about every day. When we arrived we planned on bbqing on the pit and the propane was out but we called and they were fast with replacing the old with new.
  • - 8/23/2020

    This is our second stay this year in this cabin and we loved it. It is in a great area and easy to access. Super clean and comfy and has everything you would need. We got to celebrate my Sister and her husbands 40th anniversary with them. We had an awesome time🥰
  • - 7/16/2020

    This is our second time renting Bear Meade. Just like the first, we loved our stay. The cabin feels like home vs a hotel. It is very roomy and welcoming. The area is quiet, peaceful, and clean. The pool is just a nice walk down from the cabin. Can't wait to come back again.
  • - 7/7/2020

    Cozy, clean, well appointed cabin. We enjoyed the pool as well. We had a very relaxing time at the cabin and in the area.
  • - 6/29/2020

    Overall we had a great stay.
  • - 6/14/2020

    We loved it and will rent this cabin again and again.
  • - 5/12/2020

    A wonderful cabin! We loved it! Right in the middle of everything. A Very short drive to so many activities, Incredible sights! Many restaurants only 5 minutes away, but the kitchen is well stocked with cooking items, if you plan to eat in.
  • - 3/20/2020

    We really enjoyed our stay the cabin was great.
  • - 3/17/2020

    The cabin was absolutely beautiful and super clean. Loved the location and easy to get to. The beds were super comfy and loved the new memory foam mattresses. The cabin was well stocked with everything anyone would need. Planning another trip soon⛰
  • - 3/6/2020

    We had some concerns when we arrived, called and the concerns were addressed almost immediately. Great location for GSNP and Cades Cove. Two gas fireplaces and a hot tub. Very nice.
  • - 2/17/2020

    Our stay was great! Perfect size and just an all around great cabin.
  • - 2/16/2020

    We loved our charming cabin with cozy gas fireplace and inviting front porch with peaceful mountain views.
  • - 2/3/2020

    Very nice cabin. Just like the pictures on the website It would be great to have a TV downstairs in the sitting room.
  • - 12/1/2019

    Loved our stay ! Everything worked , when the gas log went out , Danny our maintenance guy Danny came and didn’t leave until he got it fixed , even made sure the one upstairs was in working order! Great owners and management
  • - 11/24/2019

    We had a wonderful time and the cabin is very nice. The realty company is very accommodating. This is our second year to rent from them and will rent again soon.
  • - 10/28/2019

    Nice cabin, excellent stay. Maintenance was very responsive.
  • - 10/20/2019

    The cabin was awesome. We totally enjoyed our stay. We look forward to visiting again!
  • - 10/17/2019

    Lovely secluded cabin ideal for a quiet get-away. It was roomy, well equipped and the hot tub a wonderful addition. Would have stayed longer if it were available.
  • - 9/9/2019

    We loved the location and the cabin was quite comfortable. We would like to come back in the very near future, so we will be in touch with you directly about rebooking this location. Thank you so much for a lovely stay. This is the first time we have not stayed in a hotel when we are travelling, and we were quite pleased with the overall ease in working with you. We appreciate the lines of communication that were maintained during the whole process. Thank you!
  • - 8/8/2019

    We had a great time and enjoyed the cabin very much! I would strongly recommend and we will be back!
  • - 5/18/2019

    It is always a pleasure to open a door to a rental from Smoky cabins rentals...its like coming home:) tastefully decorated, clean inviting... one can watch t.v. or just sit on the porch enjoying the views...relax in the hot tub... just a few reasons we continue to return when possible:)
  • - 4/23/2019

    We loved the cabin, location, and the ease of the overall rental. The cabin was so comfortable and homey. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
  • - 3/30/2019

    Beautiful cabin and beautiful surroundings!!
  • - 3/18/2019

    Our family had a great experience staying at Bear Meade. The pictures of the cabin do not do it justice. It was amazing. Our stay was everything we thought it would be and even more...very clean, organized, and well pleased with the price.
  • - 2/17/2019

    Great stay, sadly we didn't want to leave. The cabin had everything and anything we needed. My only advice is for the next guest to arrive in the day time, finding the cabin at night can be challenging.
  • - 2/9/2019

    We loved the cabin! It was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied. We had perfect weather and the scenic rides were beautiful.
  • - 1/2/2019

    The cabin was clean and cozy. The staff were all friendly and easy to deal with.
  • - 12/26/2018

    Very nice cabin very well maintained pictures on the site of the cabin due no justice this is a must see cabin very cozy place to be. Very quite and relaxing atmosphere. Close to a lot of trails and site seeing. The cabin was nicely decorated for the Christmas holiday. Will definitely be back again.
  • - 12/17/2018

    Awesome cabin and close to everything while being in a secluded area of the Smokey Mountains.
  • - 12/7/2018

    We had a wonderful stay. I've been using Smoky Cabins for quite a few years now and I don't plan on changing. The Bear Meade cabin was very pleasant. I would suggest replacing the mattress in the downstairs bedroom, it's done! I look forward to booking another stay soon.
    Management Response: We will definitely take a look at that mattress. Thanks Stephen!!
  • - 11/5/2018

    We love this cabin. So nice and comfy.
  • - 10/27/2018

    Great cabin that was decorated for Fall, made our stay all the more special. The location was away from all the crowds in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area. We will definitely stay again!
  • - 10/20/2018

    Beautiful cabin! Loved the decor! Seemed very secluded and loved sitting in the swing on the front porch.
  • - 10/14/2018

    We enjoyed the cabin.
  • - 10/7/2018

    We really enjoyed our stay in Bear Meade. Close enough to everything without being in all the traffic. Our first stay in a cabin but won’t be the last. Already looking to reschedule this cabin again next year.
  • - 9/28/2018

    We loved this cabin. It was spacious enough for our 5 person family. We loved watching a movie upstairs in loft and playing games around the table downstairs. The covered patio was a peaceful place to sip coffee in the morning and listen to the rain. The only thing I would add is a washer/dryer.
  • - 8/28/2018

    We loved every minute! Always do! Your rentals are so nice!
  • - 7/23/2018

    We had a wonderful time... Everything was wonderful. It was quit and peaceful. Thanks for service.. Thank you!!!!
  • - 7/11/2018

    It was great time away my family enjoyed it and it was super quiet! We will be back
  • - 7/7/2018

    The cabin was excellent! It was so cozy and beautifully decorated! The view from the porch was amazing! Its location was perfect for all of our activities. We will definitely be returning !
  • - 7/2/2018

    We loved the cabin; however, this cabin did not have a washer or dryer. We spent two days doing our laundry at a local place and spent a great deal of money. Otherwise, everything was great!
  • - 5/30/2018

    Excellent cabins Smoky Mountain Cabins is excellent very easy to deal with and take care of any issues you incur five star rating for sure
  • - 5/1/2018

    LOVED the cabin! Perfect for the 3 of us. Peaceful and lovely!
  • - 3/29/2018

    Really nice cabin. Very beautiful place!
  • - 2/28/2018

    This is our third rental through Smoky Cabins in the past year and each one has been superb. Our stay at Bear Meade was no exception. The cabin was cozy and well maintained. The location in Townsend was perfect for the time of relaxation we were seeking. We highly recommend Bear Meade and Smoky Cabins.
  • - 1/3/2018

    We really enjoyed our stay! The cabin was cozy & a perfect little getaway!!
  • - 12/30/2017

    This place was amazing....everything you need with a wonder view!
  • - 12/26/2017

    All was great. Good appliances, good dishes, all amenities worked well. TV's, bathrooms, etc. Just one item needs attention. See below.
    Management Response: We will take a look at the mattress and see if it needs attention. Thank you!!
  • - 12/23/2017

    The cabin was great. We stayed for 5 nights. Beautifully decorated with good appliances and plenty of dishes for cooking anything from casseroles to just warming items. this two bedroom is perfect for a small family and one or two children. We were there the week before Christmas and therefore, could not take advantage of the hot tub, due to the cooler weather. The porch is very nicely decorated. Our only concern was the steep driveway. We do not live in the mountains and mountain driveways are always a concern. Everything else was GREAT!
  • - 12/17/2017

    Had a great time easy to find and well kept up.
  • - 11/6/2017

    Very nice,we enjoyed our stay.
    Management Response: Thank you so much Jim!!

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