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Bear View

106 reviews

May 2024

Bear View

Location: Townsend TN
Accommodations: 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to Bear View, a cozy studio cabin built for two. This one room cabin is set up just for couples. From the gas burning fireplace to the hot tub for two, this cabin has been designed for your comfort and enjoyment. There is even a loveseat with electric recliners for relaxing and watching movies together.

Don't be fooled, the small but fully equipped kitchen is just the right size to cook up your honey that special occasion dinner. The King sized bed and oversized shower are both welcoming and relaxing.

Bear View is located in the Timberwinds Resort which offers privacy but some additional amenities. There is a seasonal community swimming pool and covered pavillion for you to enjoy.

Please be aware that this cabin is up a steep road and may be inaccessible by a non 4 wheel drive vehicle in icy/snowy/wet conditions. It may require a 4 wheel drive vehicle at all times of the year due to wet roads.

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 (572)
  • # of Steps (4)
  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD player (1)
  • Hillside View
  • Hot Tub
  • Non-Smoking
  • Secluded
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain
  • Celing Fans (1)
  • Deck (1)
  • Microwave Oven
  • Oven
  • Pool Access
  • Steep driveway
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fireplace - gas (1)
  • Grill - Gas
  • Outdoor Dining table
  • Coffee Maker - Standard
  • Heating
  • TV w/ YouTube TV
  • Timberwinds Resort
  • Smoke Detector
  • Outdoor Security Camera
  • Security Camera - Outdoors


  • - 5/12/2024

    We loved our stay. The cabin was clean and cozy!! Perfect for a couples getaway!!
  • - 5/11/2024

    Great place, quiet, clean, and just what we were looking for. Looking forward to staying again. Thanks.
  • - 4/29/2024

    Wonderful stay at Bear View! very clean easy to access and so cozy. We hope to return one day :)
  • - 4/24/2024

    This was an anniversary getaway for us(45years)! We had stayed here before and just loved it! This visit was just as memorable! This stay just reminds us why we love The Peaceful Side of the Smokies. We are already trying to pick out dates for a family vacation at one of your cabins!
  • - 3/25/2024

    The cabin was perfect, just as advertised. We loved the peace and quiet and the location was great. It’s such a different atmosphere than Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.
  • - 2/24/2024

    This place is awesome and the rental agents were great to work with.
  • - 2/4/2024

    Wonderful, loved it, will return.
  • - 9/21/2023

    We just loved the cabin. Loved the decor, the bed was comfy and cabin very clean! Plan on coming back!! No kidding about the steep drive but we are use to the mountains, did fine in the truck. Thank you!
  • - 8/28/2023

    Great location, nice secluded cabin.
  • - 5/27/2023

    Only thing keeping this from a 5 is the driveway, development roads. Steep, blind, drop of edges.
    Management Response: Yes this cabin is up a steep road. Please consider that before renting.
  • - 4/30/2023

    We had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful cabin. Thanks for responsive communication and clear instructions. We would love to stay again in the future and intend to. I enjoy the area and stay 2-3 times a year lately. Sometimes I come to fish and sometimes just to view the mountain roads and scenery to relax and unwind without a crowd and noise. I really love the peacefulness your cabin provides.
  • - 3/24/2023

    Beautiful cabin perched on the side of a mountain. All essential needs were met, plus many nonessentials. Cleanest place we’ve stayed! Wish we had seen a bear, though.
  • - 10/30/2022

    Great place to stay very cozy and has everything you need
  • - 10/25/2022

    Bear View cabin was AWESOME! Everything we needed was there at the cabin. I have rented from Smoky Cabins several times and, as always, the cabin was clean and comfortable. Will definitely book through Smoky Cabins again in the future.
  • - 9/12/2022

    We absolutely love this cabin, it’s secluded, and just perfect for the two of us!!! The New Bed is amazing ! We hope to go again soon!!! We love booking directly with smoky mountain cabin rental!!!
  • - 8/22/2022

    Stayed 8/14/22- 8/18/22.. Had a great time. The cabin was perfect for my husband and I.. Just far enough away from all the crowds.. We came home and made reservations to go back in October for 7 night, couldn't get the same cabin but we are in the same place... So excited, can't wait to go back...
  • - 8/7/2022

    The cabin was amazing! The owner has everything you need for a great stay. We only ate meals out twice, everything else we were able to eat at the cabin. If staying in warm weather, you may want to bring a light blanket. The comforter on the bead is beautiful and keeps you very warm :).
  • - 3/17/2022

    Bear View was a great little cabin for the two of us and Cathy made our entire stay a breeze! Hope to be back soon!
  • - 2/6/2022

    Cabin was adequate and furnished nicely. Suited our needs. Was quiet and peaceful.
  • - 1/23/2022

    We loved this little cabin! Such a relaxing and quiet vacation. Everything was clean and nice, we will definitely be back!
  • - 1/9/2022

    We usually stay in the hideaway cabin but so grateful you had a plan in place to put us in bear view since storm had knocked power out at hide away . We loved the bear view so much its gonna become our new favorite cabin . Thank you for doing such a great job .
  • - 12/7/2021

    Everything was perfect, just like every other time we have stayed with you. The cabin was clean, comfortable, and close enough to all the attractions yet far enough away to be quiet.
  • - 10/27/2021

    Bear View was a nice little cabin. It was very quiet and relaxing. We are looking forward to returning again next year.
  • - 10/22/2021

    We had a fantastic stay, but we couldn't get the fire place to work. Other than that the cabin was perfect for our mini vacation.
    Management Response: We've checked on the fireplace and it is working well now.
  • - 10/22/2021

    Nice place.
  • - 10/21/2021

    Although I have never seen the park and surrounding areas more crowded, when I went back to my cabin, it was totally peaceful and quiet. I loved my visit.
  • - 10/3/2021

    Great cabin!. Very comfortable, well stocked, and clean. It was a perfect base for visiting Great Smoky Mountain NP, as well as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We enjoyed the large private rear deck and hot tub.
  • - 7/28/2021

    The cabin was perfect! It was extremely clean and perfectly decorated! We truly loved our stay and will be back as soon as we have more vacation time available!
  • - 7/24/2021

    Very peaceful beautiful place highly recommend.
  • - 7/6/2021

    Cabin is located in a very good private location near the park. Cabin is cozy and clean. We will be booking again. This was our second visit.
  • - 6/15/2021

    Everything was perfect! Enjoyed the hot tub and porch swing overlooking the mountains and woods put of sight from other cabins with full foliage. Kitchen utensils were well stocked. Nice bathroom, bed, and decor. Comfy seating in the living area. The resort was very peaceful. The cabin was exceptionally clean. We can't wait to come back!
  • - 6/14/2021

    Such a beautiful cabin and seclusion we loved for our anniversary vacation! Thank you for allowing us to this experience of relaxation and accommodations just like home feel. We’ll definitely be back again soon!! 5 stars all around!!
  • - 6/7/2021

    Great little cabin for two! We went for our 10 year anniversary, and it was perfect! The drive to the cabin is not for the faint of heart especially for those of us who don’t live in the mountains, but the cabin itself was awesome. Very quiet and private. We would definitely stay again or recommend for a couple’s vacation!
  • - 5/2/2021

    Love this cozy little place. We’ll be back!
  • - 4/21/2021

    Lovely cabin in a great location. I really enjoyed the peaceful views from the porch and the cozy atmosphere. I came for some quiet-time to refresh and I am leaving with that goal achieved. Thank you!
  • - 4/5/2021

    Cabin was cozy & quiet. Well stocked and very cleanly. A couple things like the decorative lights and the dishwasher did not work but it wasn’t a dealbreaker. We notified the owner so hopefully they fix it. The roads leading up to the cabin were a little scary imo(I’m scared of heights). My boyfriend thought it was fun though haha. Once you do it a couple times, he got the hang of it. He was even able to back into the spot so we didn’t have to reverse down the steep hill. Short drive to town was nice in case we needed anything. Sitting in that hot tub with those views were a great way to end the day. 😍 perfect little cabin for a couple’s getaway!
    Management Response: The dishwasher has to be turned on before you close the door. Just hit start and close it and it comes on just fine. We went and checked it as soon as we received the email about it and it ran the cycle with no problem. The outside lights must be plugged in to the wall. The are actually just a couple weeks old. We do appreciate your feedback and are glad that you enjoyed the cabin.
  • - 2/15/2021

    It was an amazing little cabin and we had a great time. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone who wants a weekend away.
  • - 1/25/2021

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cozy cabin! All of the amenities were what we expected and we enjoyed the view! We loved being outside of pigeon forge but close enough to drive into town to enjoy it.
  • - 1/3/2021

    Very cozy well furnished cabin in a very nice area close to the Smokey Mountains
  • - 12/21/2020

    We had a great stay. We enjoyed the cabin’s location with the great view and being away from the cities. Everything was very clean and we had what we needed for our extended weekend stay.
  • - 12/9/2020

    Great cabin set up. Hot tub was great. Very cozy. Enjoyed visiting the area. Loved the location in the mountains and the great view.
  • - 12/6/2020

    An all around great little cabin, we loved this place!
  • - 11/30/2020

    Great cabin set up. Hot tub was great. Very cozy.
  • - 11/18/2020

    Wonderful cabin for our Honeymoon. So comfortable staying there. Love the fireplace during the cool season. View was nice and relaxing. The hot tub is wonderful but not so private when a road can be seen and cabin below. The drive up is very steep but got used to it as the days goes by.
  • - 11/6/2020

    The cabin was super cute and cozy!! Perfect for our honey moon. It rained and the drive up was pretty slippery lol.
  • - 10/18/2020

    Great cabin. Comfortable furniture. Awesome porch and hot tub. Very scenic and the area was exactly what we were looking for in a cabin vacation.
  • - 10/4/2020

    Very cute, cozy cabin. It is well maintained and has all the amenities you would need. We had a great time celebrating our 39th anniversary there. Would definitely return!!
  • - 9/28/2020

    The cabin was beautifully maintained. We were able to get in touch with management whenever necessary and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
  • - 9/6/2020

    Loved this cabin and it’s location! Everything a couple needs.
  • - 8/24/2020

    We had a very relaxing time celebrating our anniversary. The cabin is beautiful! It rained much of the time so we didnt see much of the town, but we would definitely like to visit again!
  • - 8/18/2020

    Love the cabin
  • - 8/9/2020

    Such a wonderfully quiet, peaceful, relaxing way to recharge!
  • - 7/7/2020

    We had a wonderful time. We always book through Smoky Cabins because we know the cabins are the best! We love Timberwinds. This is the first time we've stayed in the summer and we were able to enjoy the pool and pavilion.
  • - 6/29/2020

    We stayed in the same cabin 5 years ago for our 5th Anniversary and loved it so much we returned for our 10th. The cabin is clean and kept, though it may be time for a few paint touch ups in the bathroom. The quarters are nice and well kept and comfortable for a romantic getaway. The porch offers plenty of privacy for the hot tub and a great porch swing view of the scenery.
  • - 6/27/2020

    The house was wonderful. Loved the furnishings and had everything we needed. Hot tub was wonderful, bed was perfect, and loved the recliner couch.
  • - 6/19/2020

    Wonderful little cabin was just what we needed.
  • - 6/14/2020

    Loved everything about this charming cabin. Beautiful decor and far better stocked with quality cookware/dinnerware than other cabins we have stayed in. Loved the woodsy and isolated feel even though we were in a resort and drove by lots of other cabins. Even had a bear come visit on our first night. Would definitely recommend this cabin and Smoky Cabin rentals to all.
  • - 6/8/2020

    It was a nice getaway from all the hustle and bustle of our kids and work. It was a nice cozy cabin for our delayed honeymoon/ 3 year anniversary.
  • - 5/3/2020

    We had such a nice relaxing quite weekend! After 8 weeks of cooped up in quarantine, it was nice to take a drive & hang out at the Burger Master for some delicious food! We will definitely be back!
  • - 2/22/2020

    Love the cabin! Would definitely rent again!
  • - 2/9/2020

    The cabin was nice and very relaxing. We had a small snow storm the second day we were there and it was so beautiful.
  • - 1/14/2020

    The cabin is beautiful and so peaceful. We had a nice long weekend and would recommend it!
  • - 12/26/2019

    It was fantastic nice place to get away from everything
  • - 12/8/2019

    Really enjoyed the stay. Cabin was perfect...
  • - 11/19/2019

    Loved it quiet and cozy we will come back
  • - 10/29/2019

    Loved the cabin Would love to come back
  • - 10/28/2019

    Cabin was very quaint. Wish we had a longer visit. Would highly recommend.
  • - 10/18/2019

  • - 10/9/2019

    Nice little cabin that is positioned far enough away from other cabins that you really don’t realize they are there, at least with foliage on the trees. May be a bit more obvious in the winter months. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need to cook and there is a decent grocery store (IGA) nearby. The grill and hot tub work fine as does everything else in the cabin. The bathroom is clean and maintained and the bed is comfortable. High speed internet and cable TV are nice. The location is a perfect mix of seclusion and convenience. 10 min to the park, 25 min to Cades Cove, 30 min to Gatlinburg then 20 min to Maryville in the other direction. There are a few decent places to eat in Townsend but be advised at after 8 pm the options are slim and Maryville is the closest place with a decent selection. The hill to the cabin can be intimidating if you don’t have experience but it should be doable unless you are driving a Ferrari (or any low car). (We watched a big Propane delivery truck make it up and down.) There is a security camera on the front of the cabin and several other cameras in the complex so we didn’t feel uncomfortable leaving a couple very expensive bikes out on the porch for 5 days. The decor was ok but a bit cluttered for our taste. Would have been nice to have the space on the microwave stand for our food supply rather than a bunch of decorations. Only place for dry food is on the small counter. A couple very minor maintenance items but nothing to complain about. Overall we would probably stay in this cabin again.
  • - 9/26/2019

    This was a beautiful cabin and we so enjoyed it! Everything was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Will definitely be returning!
  • - 7/25/2019

    The cabin was fantastic. We enjoyed the very nice porch that looks out through the trees. The bed was very comfortable, and the fireplace was a great way to shake off the early morning chill. Our complements to you for stocking the kitchen with sufficient plates, glasses, and cookware to really be able to cook meals in the cabin. We had a great stay and look forward to coming back.
  • - 7/7/2019

    Cabin was clean and comfortable. Pool and shelter were very nice. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend Smoky Cabins highly!
  • - 5/27/2019

    Nice place. Very quiet and peaceful. Enjoyed my stay very much.
  • - 4/19/2019

    Excellent! Beautiful cabin. Everything that we could have needed was there.
  • - 4/6/2019

    Nice and cozy. Very comfortable and close to local attractions.
  • - 3/24/2019

    Beautiful place to stay! My husband and I spent a long weekend in this cabin and truly enjoyed our stay. As a few others have mentioned, we did struggle to get up the hill in our small suv (good tires, but not 4 wheel drive). If you stick to the left it seems to help avoid the spot in the road that has eroded some. This would NOT deter us from coming back. This place is fully equiped and well kept. We will be coming back!
  • - 3/21/2019

    We loved the cabin! It was perfect. It was rather chilly and the fireplace was our favorite part. It was nice to sit back and relax because we really needed it! We will stay again!
  • - 3/12/2019

    Everything was wonderful!
  • - 2/25/2019

    We enjoyed this perfect little place so much! So cozy, romantic and private! We will definitely be back again! Thank you for the wonderful memories!
  • - 2/10/2019

    It was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.
  • - 1/2/2019

    Bear View was a perfect cabin for two people. We couldn’t believe how simple the check-in and check-out process was. We enjoyed our stay and we will be back again soon!!
  • - 12/29/2018

    We had a wonderful time in this incredibly cozy cabin! It was the perfect size for just the two of us. We loved the gas fireplace and the hot tub. Everything was decorated for Christmas which added to the ambiance. We are already planning our trip for next year!
  • - 11/20/2018

    Great couple’s cabin!
  • - 11/13/2018

    Cabin was clean, well furnished, and well maintained. Very much enjoyed our stay and will return.
  • - 10/29/2018

    Overall, the cabin was a nice place to stay. My only issue was the bed - time to be replaced, huge "ruts" on both sides.
    Management Response: The mattress is being replaced next week. Thank you and I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay.
  • - 10/14/2018

    Nice little cabin away from the hustle and bustle.
  • - 10/11/2018

    The cabin was great! Comfortable with a gas fireplace Xfinity cable full kitchen nice comfortable bed! The last turn to the cabin is a little tough if you don't have any experience driving in the mountains. Just take it wide and you will get up no problem. It's only 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. And only a few minutes from an entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Forest. We stayed here for our honeymoon my only complaint is that it wasn't longer! If you like Cajun food go to New Orleans Sandwich Company in Gatlinburg you will not be disappointed!
  • - 9/30/2018

    We loved the cabin! It was very clean. It was our 26th Wedding Anniversary. We really enjoyed our stay and wish that we could have stayed longer
  • - 9/8/2018

    We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the cabin was! We had a few questions after reserving the cabin & always received a quick response. Would definitely use Smokey Cabins again if back in the area again.
  • - 9/4/2018

    The cabin was wonderful. It was very clean and well stocked. 3rd year in a row staying in one of your cabins. We have enjoyed them all. Cant wait to come back.
  • - 6/28/2018

    every thing was just wonderful and we enjoyed our stay,
  • - 6/18/2018

    The cabin exceeded our expectations! The privacy and seclusion was just what we needed for a relaxed weekend. We will definitely be back.
  • - 5/27/2018

    It's a nice little cabin and was clean and comfortable for the most part. Kitchen was well stocked, fire place is nice, TV and internet was good, the grill works great, the bed is very comfortable. Nice place for 2 people.
  • - 5/21/2018

    We got engaged in this cabin! The cabin was set up very nicely and the WiFi was amazing. It was a wonderful experience, everyone was nice! Townsend is an absolute gorgeous place to be in. I believe it gave me the full GSM experience more than Gatlinburg! The caverns behind the mountain are a must see! We will use Smoky Cabins again! THANK YOU!!
  • - 5/20/2018

    The Cabin was Absolutely Perfect! It was Beautifully decorated, and Super Clean! We will definitely be back soon! Thanks so much!
  • - 5/6/2018

    We enjoyed celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at the cabin. The cabin was clean and very cozy, the hot tub was awesome! We would most defiantly stay there again.
  • - 3/5/2018

    The cabin was perfect! We really enjoyed our weekend together!
  • - 2/5/2018

    Great cabin! Exactly as advertised. Kitchen is well stocked for any type of cooking/grilling/baking you may want to do.
  • - 1/29/2018

    The cabin was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The area was quiet and very relaxing. We will definitely be headed back.
  • - 1/3/2018

    Everything was nice. Cabin is very clean and stocked well. Great getaway for a couple.
  • - 1/3/2018

    5 stars....we have stayed at Bear View 3 times and have always enjoyed it. I have used other rental companies for our stays in Townsend in the past and have found Smoky Cabins to provide the best customer service.
  • - 12/29/2017

    Great peaceful location felt nice and cozy. Townsend was the perfect town to get the Appalachian culture and peaceful side of the smokies. Cabin was just what we needed!
  • - 11/26/2017

    Great cabin, loved all the detail, personal touches made it feel like home.
  • - 11/24/2017

    Beautiful view! Nice decor, everything we needed was there as far as the kitchen goes. Great experience!
  • - 11/9/2017

    Loved this cabin nice and quiet has everything you need we will be back when the weather turns nice. It was amazing.
    Management Response: Thank you for staying with us at the lovely Bear View cabin!!
  • - 10/27/2017

    Definitely would return again, it is a great cabin, roomy , decorated very nicely, , has everything in it you need. Furniture is comfortable.
    Management Response: Thank you so much Donna!!

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