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Bear Essentials

Bedrooms 3 · Baths 3 · Sleeps 8

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets

Bear Essentials

*** Sorry, this cabin is no longer available for rentals ***

Just 10 minutes to downtown, your family will enjoy the convenience, luxury and amenities at the Bear Essentials cabin while making your next stay the perfect vacation. Well furnished with upgraded bedding and 3 full baths, this three bedroom cabin rental offers 3 king bed master suites on 3 different floors; a perfect layout for your group to spread out. With a main level Great Room and lower level Game Room there is also plenty of space to gather. The adults will enjoy the quiet and peaceful relaxation in the great room while the kids head downstairs to the Game Room and hot tub on the lower level deck.

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Suite 1

King Bed

King Bed
Sleeps 2

Master Suite 2

King Bed

King Bed
Sleeps 2

Master Suite 3

King Bed

King Bed
Sleeps 2

Game Room

Queen Sleeper

Queen Sleeper
Sleeps 2

Full Description

Watch NFL Red Zone and listen to Sirius satellite on the Dish Network in your cabin.

Enter on the main level where you will be greeted by the Great Room with 28 foot ceilings and wall of glass overlooking your wooded view. You will enjoy a gas fireplace and 42" HDTV with Dish Network including ESPN and the NFL Red Zone. Notice the rustic oak floors and pine cabinetry as you move to the fully equipped kitchen and adjoining dining room. You will have all the items you need to make in cabin meals including utensils, cookware, blender, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, mixing bowls, baking sheets and pots and pans. There is also a gas grill just outside the door to the deck from the kitchen.

The relaxing doesn't end inside. The main level covered deck features porch swings and 4 rocking chairs for you to sit and enjoy you morning coffee outdoors.

Looking for some fun? With all the amenities you may not have time to leave the cabin, but if you do you are just 5 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg (maybe less), 7 minutes to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and about 8 minutes to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge - and given the quiet surroundings of your cabin you wouldn't know you were so close.

Head downstairs to the lower level game room which features a 70" HDTV with cinema sound, Bluray and the dish network with the NFL Red Zone. Enjoy watching sports, a movie or have a tournament on the regulation sized pool table with your friends. A queen sized sleeper sofa for the kids is located on the lower level.

Escape to the hot tub on your lower level covered deck after a long day of hiking or shopping in the woods. At 102 degrees it will remind you of how smart it was for you to choose to stay at Bear Essentials!

You will retire to your king master suite with upgraded bedding and each with a full bath (2 feature Jacuzzi tubs as well). Enjoy a movie on your HDTV in your master suite equipped with Bluray players.

AND....the seasonal pool at Black Bea
*** This Cabin is not located on the main resort property. Bear Essentials is 5 Minutes to Downtown Gatlinburg and located in Black Bear Falls***
Seasonal Pool - 3 Minute walk from cabin
70" HDTV with Cinema Sound, Bluray and NFL Red Zone in Game Room
42" HDTV with Bluray and Surround Sound in Great Room
Dish Network with NFL Red Zone and Sirius radio on all TV's
6 Total TV's
3 King Suites
3 Full Baths
1 Jacuzzi Tub
Hot Tub
Pool Table
2 Decks
2 Porch Swings
Porch Love Seat Rocker
4 Rockers
Gas Grill
10 Minutes to Downtown
25 Minutes to Dollywood
15 Minutes to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2 Gas Fireplaces
Full Kitchen (including Dishwasher)
Washer / Dryer included


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  • Steven F. Steven F.
    Pinopolis, SC

    "Best vacation in years"

    Our stay was the most enjoyable vacation in years everything was perfect .
  • Ken Ken
    Cincinnati, OH

    "Bear Essentials.....great cabin!"

    the Bear Essentials cabin was very nice....we had a great time.

    Manager Response:

    Thank you for the 5-star review, Ken. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We are pleased to hear that you had a great time!
  • Deborah D. Deborah D.
    Arlington, Tn

    "Wonderful Weekend"

    I had never stayed in a cabin. It had all the amenities of home. Great getaway with friends. Quiet area.

    Manager Response:

    Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you had a very positive cabin rental experience. We certainly hope you will come back and stay with us again. All of our guests receive a 10% discount off all future stays!
  • Robyn L. Robyn L.
    Arabi, LA

    "Our Gatlinburg getaway"

    We have vacationed in Gatlinburg many times and have stayed in a variety of hotels and family loves the area, but have never been thrilled with the accommodations. I did an online search and found Elk Springs. The log home far exceeded our expectations. I can't convey how thrilled we were to have the privilege of staying at Bear Essentials. The only problem we had was tearing ourselves away! We can't wait to book our next stay.
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    Manager Response:

    Robyn, we are thrilled to hear that your online search paid off with a very nice cabin rental experience! The amenities are much better than any hotel could offer. We appreciate your business and thank you for the positive feedback. When you are ready to book your next stay, be sure to mention that you have stayed with us before and you will get a 10% discount!
  • Kristin K. Kristin K.
    Louisville, KY

    "Bear Essentials"

    The cabin was very nice, plenty of room and the staff called to check on us which was very nice.

    Manager Response:

    Thank you for your business and for the wonderful 5 star review Kristin! It is our pleasure to provide you with a positive cabin rental experience along with excellent customer service. We look forward to your next stay with Elk Springs Resort!
  • Stephanie Stephanie
    Womelsdorf, PA

    "Home Away From Home"

    My family (five people) and I had a wonderful time while staying in the Bear Essentials cabin of Elk Springs Resort. The pictures online we true to real life and the amenities all seemed to be working fine. We were pleasantly surprised to find an even more well equipped kitchen than expected. All but one of us appreciated the firmness of the mattresses...can't please everyone with something like that though. The cabin allowed us our own person space (each bedroom on it's own level) while offering two large common areas for us to get together for games, tv watching, and dinners. We did get a bear visitor but we left him alone and he left us alone after doing a little 'shopping' in our garbage. Overall there really was nothing of any importance to complain about. The cabin was beautiful, clean, and perfectly located. We would absolutely rent the same cabin again.
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    Manager Response:

    Stephanie, it sounds like you and your party chose the perfect cabin to enjoy. We are pleased that you found it well stocked and all of the amenities were to your liking. I am sure the visit from the bear added a little bit of excitement to your vacation. It is our hope that you will return for another stay with us. We love repeat guests and even offer an extra 10% discount off your next booking!
  • Crystal S. Crystal S.
    Nashville, Tennessee

    "Lovely mini vacation*"

    We arrived a little mixed up on directions, it didnt take long to find through WAZE on GPS (I was mixed up on verbal directions a couple of roads from Cabin), otherwise we had a wonderful stay and the staff at the # given to call if u need anything are more than wonderful! We will use this company forever and again soon...!!!
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    Manager Response:

    Thank you for the 5-star review Crystal! It is our pleasure to provide you and your family with a luxury cabin getaway. Driving directions are emailed well in advance of your arrival and we are very sorry that you got a little mixed up finding the cabin. It sounds like it was the perfect choice for a wonderful mini vacation and we look forward to having you as our guest in the future!
  • James M. James M.
    Murfreesboro, TN

    "pleasant and relaxing"

    Had a great time, as far as doing things for the kids, you have to go out further for for pleasure

    Manager Response:

    Thank you for your review. We do have several other luxury cabins to chose from located in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Our sales representatives are always happy to assist you in finding a cabin located closer to the attractions you would like to enjoy with your children. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we want to ensure you have the best cabin experience possible. We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant and relaxing time.
  • Peggy S. Peggy S.
    Broken Arrow, OK

    "Bear essentials"

    A group of six enjoyed 5 days, with each couple having private bed and bath. Hot tub and pool table as well as roomy kitchen made for a delightful stay. Lots of hills and Forrest, no bears visited, but the Smokies were Beautiful.
  • Lonnie B. Lonnie B.
    Louisville, KY

    "great vacation and great accommodations"

    It was a great vacation for my family some of which had never been to gatlinburg before. And to stay at a really nice cabin was also a great experience.
  • Kevin L. Kevin L.
    Crown point, In

    "Awesome "

    Time of my life. My parents came with us this year and my father turned 70. He said he felt like a kid again. My kids loved it, great family fun! The scenic views were incredibale, gods country! Cabin was very clean and beautiful. Plenty of room to enjoy for everyone!!!!!
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  • Jasmin K. Jasmin K.
    Louisville, KY

    "Family weekend at Bear Essentials The Konkic's"

    We couldnt have asked for a better place to stay while in Gatlinburg. Our family of 7 hasnt vacationed together in a long time and this was the perfect re-into get away. We loved the location, the view and the easily accessible entertainment/shopping. As soon as we came home we already had a date planned for our next visit back to Gatlinburg and we intend to stay with Elk Springs Resorts.
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  • Jadison Jadison
    Greenville, SC

    "Awesome !!"

    Our family had an awesome time. The cabin was super clean, the staff very corteous. My 3-year-old daughter keeps asking for the "bear house">
  • Normarys Normarys
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    "Great weekend getaway!"

    The cabin was great! Very clean, organized and spacious. It was very welcoming, with all the necessary equipment and close to downtown Gatlinburg. I love staying here!
  • Glenda V. Glenda V.
    Carmel, IN

    "Great Family Vacation"

    The cabin had a great location (near downtown). It had a nice, comfortable layout and was in great condition. We would stay here again!
  • Emma Emma
    Cookeville, Tennessee

    "spring break at bear essentials"

    absolutely fantastic! Very clean and with the best equipped kitchen of any cabin I've ever stayed in in Gatlinburg.
  • Girish Girish
    Meridianville, AL

    "Spring Break "

  • Stevie H. Stevie H.
    Columbus, Georgia

    "Great Cabin"

    Our stay at bear essentials was great. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The cabin was spacious enough for three couples on Valentine's day weekend. We really enjoyed the comfort of the rooms. Wish we could've stayed for two more nights.
  • Stacy Stacy
    Anderson, SC

    "The Bear Essentials"

    The house was amazing! We all had the best time and enjoyed being together in this cabin! Plan on going again and again!
  • Kathryn Kathryn
    Fishersville, VA

    "Great place!"

    We loved the location of the cabin and this place was awesome! The house was very nice, very clean and very spacious. A great time was had by all and we plan to return some day for another vacation! Thanks so much!
  • Anthony Anthony
    Pembroke pines, Florida


    Great place will come back...over and over
  • Constance B. Constance B.
    Washington Township, OH

    "My stay"

    The cabin was absolutely beautiful. Everything was clean and amazing. We did not want to leave
  • Dennis C. Dennis C.
    Shelby Township, MI

    "satisfy with my stay at elk resort"

    my family loved the house .we are planing to come back next year with better discount
  • Matt Matt
    Fredericksburg, VAj

    "beyond expectations"

    We had a fabulous experience at Bear Essentials cabin. The place was excellent! ! It had more than enough room, very spacious, loved the decor!We couldn't have picked a better cabin for our family of 5.
  • Jeanne Jeanne
    Cincinnati, OH

    "Bear essentials more than bare essentials"

    Very nice place, clean and well furnished. Convenient location. Everything in good shape.
  • Karen Karen
    Sweeny, TX

    "Family Vacation"

    This was a family vacation with two grandsons, ages 7 & 2. They had a blast. The cabin was very clean and all the essentials were there as explained. Customer service was great. One of the TV's did not work and the maintenance crew came out in a timely manner and fixed it.
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  • Anne Anne
    Wadsworth, OH

    "Awesome Relaxation!"

    This was our families first trip to Gatlinburg, TN and we were very pleasantly surprised. Our cabin exceeded our expectations and the location was perfect. We would definately visit again and work with Elk Springs for our accomodations.
  • Amy S. Amy S.
    Liberty Twp, Ohio


    We were so pleasantly surprised by how nice and clean the cabin was! It is gorgeous! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There always every special accommodation we could have asked for! Thanks :)
  • Tajuan W. Tajuan W.
    Birmingham, Al

    "Cozy Mountain Cabihn"

    Staying in the Bear essentials cabin really made our stay comfortable and cozy. This is one of the most romantic places we have ever visited. I would definitely visit here again and again without any hesitation.
  • Bette R. Bette R.
    Royston, Ga

    "Family Weekend @ Bear Essentials"

    Our Cabin was wonderful! Except for one bathroom being completely supplied with soap & tp, everything was great! With one call, these items were delivered immediately. Very quite area, convenient to downtown....would spent time there again! Loved it!
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  • Quintasha M. Quintasha M.
    Harrison Twp, MI

    "First timers"

    This was my family's first visit to the Smoky Mountains & the Elk Springs Resorts; and we were very blessed to have stayed in the cabin - The Bear Essentials.
    Everyone had an awesome time and we are planning on making this a yearly family reunion.
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  • Heather Heather
    Scott Depot, WV


    Very nice cabin in an excellent area.
  • Veronika Veronika
    Norcross, GA

    "My stay"

    Overall it was great
  • Winston G. Winston G.
    Jamestown, SC

    "excellent accomidations"

    We enjoyed the cabin at Elk Springs resort and would really like to come stay again real soon.
  • Michelle B. Michelle B.
    Ridgeland, Ms

    " Great for families"

    We choose to stay in a cabin so that we could accommodate two small ones. There was enough room for everyone ( party of 6) and enough to do so that everyone was entertained. The neighborhood was well kept and the roads cleared after the snowfall so that people could travel safely. Overall we had a great time and will be back for another visit.
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