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Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel

840 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3133
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#8 of 72 hotels in Gatlinburg
Travellers' Choice
See why so many travelers make Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Gatlinburg. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Nearby landmarks such as Smoky Mountain Art (0.2 mi) and St Mary's Catholic Church (0.3 mi) make Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee a great place to stay when visiting Gatlinburg. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, outdoor furniture, and an outdoor fireplace while staying at Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg. In addition, Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee offers a pool which will help make your Gatlinburg trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. If you like Spanish restaurants, Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel is conveniently located near No Way Jose's and Estrella Hondumex. During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook (0.4 mi) and Gatlinburg SkyLift (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel. At Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Gatlinburg.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Lazy river
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Jim H wrote a review Dec 2021
United States1 contribution
This was our first time at Bearskin Lodge, but it will definitely not be our last. The hotel was clean, the accommodations were excellent, and the staff members were extraordinary! We love going to Gatlinburg and Bearskin Lodge will be our hotel of choice from now on. It is also within walking distance of many of the attractions as well.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mary N wrote a review Dec 2021
Yorktown, Indiana1 contribution
We stayed in a room with a balcony on the river. It was Great to set out and listen and watch the river. Great for walking in to town. Good Free Breakfast. ALL THE STAFF VERY FRIENDLY!!!!!. Also are room had a FIRE PLACE we enjoyed.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Travis J wrote a review Nov 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location was able to walk almost anywhere we needed to go. Staff was very knowledgeable of the area and the Ben gave us a half off a trip to the aquarium. The lodge was very clean and well kept! We had a river front view from the fourth floor, the sound of the ducks each morning was great! The only complaint was the beds were pretty hard ended up sleeping in the chair.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jessi D wrote a review Nov 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
First time staying here was overall very nice. The gentleman at the checkin counter was very friendly and professional. The bathroom was very clean. The shower had plenty of hot water and good pressure. Super easy to access the wifi on several devices. We got a city view room, but were placed on the 2nd floor, so all we could see from our balcony was the covering over the hotel entrance... next time I would probably call and request a higher floor. They have laminate floors so you will hear the people above you...every step they take, and every toy/cup their toddler drops... It didn't bother us too much, the noise was only during the day...but if you're sensitive to sounds you should bring earplugs. There was no street noise however, which is good. The rooms are a bit dated, but it looked just like the pictures on their website so we knew what we were getting. They had fire pits lit everyday until 10 pm I believe, out by the pool, and there were always people out there enjoying them, such a nice offering. They offered free breakfast but we didn't partake...Crockett's Breakfast Camp is about a 5 minute walk from the hotel and it is well worth getting up early for! We like being on the far end of Gatlinburg where this hotel is, all of our top favorite restaurants were a short walk away. The hotel also offered free parking, and there were always spaces available.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want a view of Gatlinburg request a room on a higher floor.
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HSP10 wrote a review Nov 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia216 contributions86 helpful votes
We stayed here in a two-queen stream view for three nights during our visit to the Smoky Mountains. The hotel has a fantastic location, close to the entrance of the park and a short walk to a bunch of dining options and shops. The room was spacious with a fridge, microwave, small dining table, fireplace (didn’t work, but we were also too lazy to ask for help), and super comfortable beds. We paid a bit extra for the balcony with a stream view, but don’t recommend it. You are basically facing another hotel with a bunch of balconies, so it doesn’t feel private or serene at all. The room has a cabin feel, but it does need a bit of an update—the furniture was dated and the bathroom (mostly shower) was worn down. Overall, it’s a good place to stay if you’re in Gatlinburg but could use some improvements.
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Date of stay: November 2021
US$123 - US$213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nantahala Outdoor Center (0.2 km), Smoky Mountain Art (0.3 km), and Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park & Ski Area (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cherokee Grill, Crocketts Breakfast Camp, and Flapjack's Pancake Cabin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Gatlinburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Noah Bud Ogle Cabin (4.1 km) and Historic Ogle Log Cabin (1.2 km).
Does Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.