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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

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Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

When our closer-to-home anniversary plans fell through at the last minute, we immediately thought of our favorite mountain hotel: Bearskin Lodge! We called. Our favorite type room was available, we packed and hit the road for the 4 hour drive. As returning guests, we received a discount on the rate! Conveniently located on the Gatlinburg trolley line (50 cents a...

2Thank Tony M
General M, General Manager at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with our other potential guests and us. We love to hear stories like yours and we want to invite you to come as our guest anytime. Happy Belated Anniversary...and best wishes for many more to come!

Cincinnati OH
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I stayed here with my son and we had two queen beds and a room on the back side, 5th floor overlooking the river. and even though the river is loud, we couldn't hear it with the balcony door closed. The room was quite large, fairly clean with a fridge and a fireplace we didn't use. We enjoyed the stay...

1Thank CincyWalt
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Bed was comfortable, fireplace kept the room cozy and the jacuzzi was clean and big enough for two. Enjoyed our stay. It was before the holiday rush had begun so it was a great time to enjoy Gatlinburg and the Christmas decorations without the crush of the crowd. Breakfast provided by hotel was good and the employee who took care...

1Thank pop-grannie
Northport, Alabama
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Hard to beat the location on River Road close to GSMNP and close enough to walk to anything on the Parkway. Since it is on River Road you don't have to fight the traffic on the Parkway, if you come in town through the park you can avoid driving the Parkway. Rooms are pretty good, the two elevators are pretty...

Thank Tim S
Martinsville, Indiana
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We went on just a little trip to gatlinburg because we had never been there before. We looked at the pictures and it looked beautiful and big. It's not. Pools are small!! Room are small and it smelled really bad in the halls and the rooms. Our toilet exploded while we were gone one day it was wet every where...

4Thank Sarah H
North Carolina
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Very well decorated and very affordable hotel within walking distance to a lot of activities in gatlinburg!! They even gave one free ticket to the awquarium!! Great views from balcomy & jacuzzi tub was very clean as was ensuite bath. fireplace was nice, as was watching tv from the jacuzzi tub, hah! Lazy river and outdoor pool was nice and...

Thank MrsJenniferToney
Wheelersburg, Ohio
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My husband and I stay here every year for our anniversary, after finding it initially in a travel coupon book. The location is perfect, off the main strip but easy walking access to everything. The trail to the welcome center is also very close. Comfortable, quiet, and great staff.

3Thank BuckeyeBette
Normandy, Tennessee
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2014 by spending time in Gatlinburg and staying at the Bearskin Lodge on the River, checking in at 10:30 p.m. after a long motorcycle journey. The lodge was terribly disappointing. I guess the photos online were taken many years ago when it was newly constructed - the current state of it...

10Thank Roxanne E
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The people above us overflowed their hot tub through our ceiling at midnight. The staff handled it about as well as you could expect. Overall the room was nice. The lazy river and pool are a lot smaller than the pictures show.

3Thank Manos773
Newburgh, Indiana
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We spent 3 nights at this hotel and, while we did not have any bad experiences, the hotel and management did not seem to be up to the standards that it should be for an average of $145 per night. There were lots of kids at the hotel due to a dance competition in town and the staff clearly did...

2Thank Larry T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

Address: 840 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3133
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Price Range: ₹ 3,275 - ₹ 16,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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Also Known As:
Bearskin Hotel On The River
Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee
Bearskin Lodge On The River Gatlinburg Tn
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
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“The river view rooms overlook the river but there is another hotel on the opposite river bank to block any further view.”
 of 5 bubbles dc8Louisville, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure the staff knows what to do in cause the fire alarm goes off”
 of 5 bubbles W2315WDrobertk, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We personally had a room with a king size bed and a whirlpool tub right in the room”
 of 5 bubbles Papawclp, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Walking distance to just about everything downtown”
 of 5 bubbles 41deanab, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the front if you want a city/mountain view, the back if you want to hear the stream out the balcony door.”
 of 5 bubbles familyadventureman, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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