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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

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Property amenities
Pool
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast included
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
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Last March, while making my way to the Gatlinburg Trail (which is amazingly beautiful, by the way), I came across the Bearskin Lodge on the River. It has an eye-catching exterior, enhanced by its 2 swimming pools, including 1 with a lazy-river design. I stopped inside the
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Response from General M, Marketing at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
James, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and others! We are truly happy to hear that you not only enjoyed your time at our hotel but also your interactions with our wonderful staff! We look forward to seeing you again on a future trip to the Smokies! Have a wonderful week!
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this was our first stay at Bearskin. Staff was extremely nice and friendly. room was king suite and very nice and clean. balcony over river. small hotel with home feel. convenient to all of Gatlinburg and state park. we walked everywhere. covered parking for car. always
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Response from General M, Marketing at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Kathy, Thank you so much! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! The "home feel" is certainly a goal of ours, so we do love that you added that bit to your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to seeing you again on a future trip! Have a great week!
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First time actually staying at the BearSkin Lodge. We come to Gatlinburg area every year for the past 6-7 years and never stayed here. Rooms are very large. Wonderful soft, plush armchair and love seat. I could have slept on either one of those. The bed was soft, comfortable,
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Response from General M, Marketing at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! The very detailed review is wonderful! And, it's very helpful in giving us insight into the things you loved about our hotel and also the areas where we can improve. We are very happy to hear that you had a great stay overall and we certainly hope to see you again sometime in the future! Have a great week!
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This was my second time to bring a large group (60-80) to Bearskin Lodge. We were very pleased with the rooms. It was very clean. Each room has a fireplace. Some overlook the river. So peaceful on the balcony. However, the breakfast, which used to be hot, no longer is. It is
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Response from General M, Marketing at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so very much for returning as our guests with your group! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the feedback on the current breakfast options, it is a recent change and we apologize that you weren't informed before arrival. Your thoughts are very helpful though with helping us to provide a great experience for all guests and are greatly appreciated! We hope to see you again in the future! Have a wonderful week!
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Have been coming to Gatlunburg/ Pigeon Forge since I was a teen. I don't think I have ever been as disappointed as I was with this hotel. The " street apoeal" was great, but inside, not so much. The parking was horrendous. I got back 8n late, and twi cars were parked completely
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Response from General M, Marketing at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Joconna, I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your time with us. The moments that you described experiencing are definitely not the moments that we want any guest to experience during their stay at our hotel. I will certainly pass on your review to management. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback from your stay, it is very helpful to us and gives us the opportunity to correct any factors that we are able to. I truly do hope that you at least enjoyed your time in Gatlinburg and our beautiful Smoky Mountains! Have a wonderful week!
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Large balcony
Gas fireplace put out a LOT of heat. I was surprised.
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What are you serving for breakfast now?
I read a recent review that confirmed what I thought.... breakfast no longer has hot food... but microwaveable biscuits... muffins, cereal, etc.
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I can answer your question somewhat. in every room I have stayed in there has been a small table and chairs... as for the lazy river , since I do not have children with me any longer and since I spend the bulk of my time there in the mountains, I cannot answer your question with a yes or. no, but I would assume... (careful) the lazy river would be open on Labor Day just the pool would are weather permitting
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just saw the question... hopefully not too late... Yes, I would say a 5 year old would ache the ability to walk into gatlinburg from the bearskin. actually you in the Burg already, on the upper side. the bearskin is a block and half down from the main strip where about 90% of the stuff is. at any time you desire to go back you can walk or, for 50 cents ride the trolly back. hope this was helpful
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is parking readily available? can you walk to Gatlinburg?
Yes, parking is available and all everything is either in walking distance or the trolley stops just in front of Bearskin Lodge. Bearskin Lodge and staff are wonderful,,,you will really enjoy your stay. Get a room on the creek side if you can.
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I would say about 3 miles, time travel is hard to judge due to traffic congestion at certain times of the day.
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"ask for river view"
"Not a room near kitchen, maybe an end room. I was in 302, my son 202. Not great city views."
"Ask for a high floor to minimize noise above you"
"Don't get room 309 because the damn heat didn't work. Hotel personally didn't even offer to make it right."
"The junior suite is roomy and has a large pull out couch."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 95 - US$ 213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesTennesseeGatlinburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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