- Charcoal Grill
- Full Kitchen
- Gas Grill
- Hot Tub
- Mountain View
- Theater Room
- Sleeps 34
- 6 Kings, 6 Queens, 5 Sleeper Sofas
- 7 Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- No Pets
Big Bear Lodge
You and your 33 closest friends and family can congregate for fun with 2 pool tables, 2 air hockey tables and 2 foosball tables. Enjoy 3 Decks, Hot Tub and great mountain views!
Private 9 foot home theater screen with HD projector and surround sound to enjoy movies on your getaway.
UL Suite 1
UL Suite 2
UL Game Room
ML Suite 1
ML Suite 2
ML Suite 3
ML Game Room
LL Suite 1
LL Suite 2
LL Great Room
- Fire Extinguisher
- Smoke Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Free WIFI
- Cable / Satellite
- Home Theater
- DVD / Bluray
- Private Parking
- Central Heat
- Air Conditioning
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Fireplace - Gas
- Linens & Towels
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Hot Tub
- Covered Deck
- Gas Grill
- Charcoal Grill
*** This Property is located 10 minutes from the main Elk Springs Resort
6 Full Bathroom
6 King Beds
6 Queen Beds
5 Sleeper Sofas
9 Foot Theater Screen with Surround Sound
3 Covered Decks
2 Pool Tables
2 Foosball Tables
2 Air Hockey Tables
2 Game Rooms
Fully equipped kitchen
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"Women's Retreat"For some of our ladies this was their first time and Big Bear Lodge was just beautiful. Not only the scenery was breath taking. We truly enjoy our stay. Blessings and love
Manager Response:Thank you for your wonderful review, Carolyn! It is delightful to hear that everyone had an enjoy stay at Big Bear Lodge. You certainly chose a great cabin to relax and create lasting memories together. We hope you will make plans to visit with us again on your next trip to The Great Smoky Mountains!
"Group Vacation"Friends / family annual vacation
Manager Response:Thank you for your wonderful 5-Star review, Michael! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will consider staying with us again in the future.
"Big Bear"Check in/ check out was very simple. We brought a lot of things that we didn’t need like pots & pans. The cabin had literally everything we needed including wine glasses for all of us! Nice vie…w. Coming up to the cabin was a little scary because the roads were small, so if another car came the opposite way some one would have to pull over. Overall I am very satisfied, and so was everyone else!+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for your wonderful review, Jazmin! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you will consider staying with us again in the future.
"Big Bear- Elk Springs Resort: "We had a wonderful experience and a great vacation at the Elk Springs Resort. We were a large group of 22 people and stayed at the Big Bear 7 cabin. Everything was wonderful. The cabin far exceeded ou…r expectations. It was sparkling clean when we checked in. The cleaning crew had just left and you could smell the fresh lime and freshly mopped floors. The cabin was beautiful!!!! Cannot day enough about the place. The views from outside were just great.! There was lots of room for everyone and could have easily slept 34 people. There were plenty of towels, and soaps in each room. The kids had a blast with the game room and the home theater. This family get together was a huge success!! We will definitely recommend this place.+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for allowing us to be a part of an exceptional family vacation. We are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations. It sounds like you chose the perfect cabin for everyone to relax and create memories that will last a lifetime. We strive to ensure each stay is exceptional and that each of our guests feels as though they have a home away from home while in our area. We hope you will make plans to visit often. Please keep in mind, as a returning guest you will enjoy 10% off all future stays. Hurry back, new memories are waiting to be made!
"Family Reunion Vacation"We had 25 people staying in the cabin on a family reunion/vacation. Nine of the 25 were kids. Three guest members could not do stairs. The cabin had something to offer for everyone, and space to ge…t away if you needed a few minutes to yourself. Great experience!+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your successful reunion, Daniel. It is a pleasure to hear that everyone had such a great stay at Big Bear Lodge. This cabin is the perfect cabin for a large group to gather together and create lasting memories. Thank you again for choosing Elk Springs Resort. We hope you will make plans to visit again soon!
"A Phenomenal Getaway"The entire house was more than what we could have expected for a weekend getaway. For the majority of our group, this was our first time in the Smoky Mountains and the views from the Big Bear Lodge m…ade it an exceptional trip. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperative all weekend and we even woke up to snow on the ground on Sunday morning which forced us to have to stay in the lodge the majority of the trip. Thank you so much for providing us with an amazing cabin to have a great weekend.+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for your kind review, Kyle! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope a lot of precious memories were made during your visit.
"Amazing view "To start off the house was ready earlier than normal check in time so we arrived to a very clean and spacious cabin. Location was great and had an amazing view of the mountain tops with wrap around de…cks with multiple chairs for everyone. Bedrooms were spotless and two large tables were great for family dinner. Would recommend to anyone looking for a getaway weekend with open floor plans to have everyone be collaborating together.+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for your fantastic review, Craig! We are so pleased that you and your party enjoyed your stay at Big Bear Lodge. The amazing mountain views and top-notch amenities make this a great cabin to relax and create lasting memories together. We hope you ill make plans to visit with us again very soon. Please keep in mind, as repeat customers you will enjoy 10% off all future bookings!
"Youth retreat"We had 28 people for a weekend church youth retreat and there was plenty of space and entertainment for the kids. The cabin was well stocked with cooking items and toiletries. The views were amazing. …The management was amazing at keeping us up to date on conditions around us (it was December and snowing) and made sure the cabin was up to our standards. The kids enjoyed themselves and would go back again.+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your successful retreat, Shannon! We are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations. We hope that you will make plans to visit us again very soon. Please keep in mind, as repeat customers you will enjoy 10% off all future bookings! Hurry back, new adventure awaits.
"Cabin Fever 2017"This was the best experience for my family. We had more than enough rooms to enjoy every space in three cabin.
Manager Response:Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your family getaway! We are delighted that you enjoyed your cabin stay and hope that you will visit us again very soon. Please keep in mind, as returning guests you will enjoy 10% off all future bookings!
"Big Bear Lodge"Our family of 21 (grandma age 80, 6-age 50 something, 9 age 25-30, and 4 little ones ages 1-5, just returned from Elk Springs Resort- Big Bear Lodge.This property gets a 4.5 star rating from our famil…y. We would all go back and recommend it highly to friends traveling to the area. We have rented a summer vacation home every year for over 30 years in various places around the central and southern US, so we know the details that families are looking for and have a lot to compare this property to.+ Read More
You are in the mountains, and it is a beautiful drive up the mountain! The parking area is large (probably comfortably 8 parking spaces) and is on a flat plain area of the mountain so seems very safe. It is only 20-25 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg and Dollywood, so very convenient between the 2 towns either way you go, and not a difficult drive between either, in fact, enjoyable.
The decks are very usable and safe as long as an adult stays with the kiddos. The lower level has a convenient outdoor hose so we filled up a little blow up pool for our young kids next to the hot tub that they used daily.
The kitchen is well equipped, blender, bullet, skillets, wine glasses, mixer, large fridge, and another small one for drinks on the top level.
The bedrooms all have their own mirror and sink, so no need to feel like you are taking up the bathroom for lengths of time to do hair or apply make-up. VERY convenient? the best set up for bedrooms bathrooms I have ever seen in 30 years of vacation rentals.
Each floor has its own central air conditioner unit and temperature control, so none of the freezing up if you like to run it a 70-72 that can be a problem in large rentals. Bedroom stayed cool even on the top floor.
The pool table is in a huge room, plenty of space to have other things going on around it, like a table for family puzzle, card game, we even set up our giant Jenga game and used it while pool games were going on in the same room.
Manager Response:Thank you for your marvelous review, Francine! As always, we love hearing about great family experiences. We are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations. You certainly chose the perfect cabin to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It truly is a hidden gem! Big Bear Lodge is the perfect cabin for a large family to gather together and create lasting memories. Thank you again for choosing Elk Springs Resort. We hope you will make plans to visit again soon!
"Wonderful cabin for a great mountain retreat!!!"We stayed here with the majority of our soccer team and we had the best time! It was such a nice place, everyone could spread out on the three floors and three decks. The kitchen was amazing because m…ost of us could all sit together for meals. Wonderful cabin! Highly recommend it!+ Read More
Manager Response:Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your successful retreat, Ashlee! We are delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations. We certainly agree! Big Bear Lodge is the perfect cabin for a large group to gather together and create lasting memories. Thank you again for choosing Elk Springs Resort. We hope you will make plans to visit again soon!
"Family reunion"And family wants to do this again. We had so much fun. We had 30 people and it was another room for everyone.
Manager Response:Thank you for allowing us to be a part of such a wonderful get-together, Tanja! We are delighted to hear your family reunion was a success. We would consider it an honor for you and your family to come back and visit with us again. Hurry back, new memories are waiting to be made!
"perfect silent slipaway"Check in was a breeze since we didn?t have to try and find a rental office and get the code to the door in at night. The cabin was perfect in size and space for the 15 people traveling with me. The se…tup of bathrooms was very convenient since we had guest sleeping on the sofas as well as the rooms. The kitchen was a good size for the group of women that prepared food for our group. The dining area comfortably allow all to eat as one family. The location was great since sometimes a group this size can get quite noisy. Check out was just as simple as check in. It was a perfect getaway for me and my family.+ Read More
Manager Response:Brittany, we want to thank you for sharing your experience with us. Big Bear Lodge is a very roomy cabin that can accommodate over 30 guests, so it is a very popular choice among our larger groups. We are pleased that you and your guests had such an enjoyable time and look forward to providing you with the perfect cabin getaway for many years to come!
Manager Response:We are happy to hear you had an amazing time during your winter vacation. We are fortunate to enjoy the beauty of our area during the winter months. With so much to do and see in this area, we hope you will return time and again to make wonderful memories for years to come.
Clay County Board of Education
"Big Bear Lodge "Our group enjoyed staying at Big Bear Lodge. Very comfortable. Especially enjoyed the entertainment options in the game rooms.
Manager Response:We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and the amenities that Big Bear Lodge had to offer. We do hope you will stay with during your next trip to Gatlinburg. Hurry back, more memories are waiting to be made!
Land o Lakes, FL
Manager Response:Thank you for the nice feedback Pamela. We are so pleased that you were able to spend Thanksgiving with us and enjoyed your stay.
"Most beautiful cabin I have ever stayed at "Couldn't have asked for a better cabin
Manager Response:We appreciate your business and wonderful 5 star review. We hope you will consider visiting us again during your next trip to The Great Smoky Mountains. Please take advantage of your 10% repeat guest discount at the time of your next booking!
"Great getaway "The Big Bear Lodge was the perfect place for me and all my guest. It provided each couple with their own room and bathroom.+ Read More
The best part was that we all could sit down and eat together at one ta…ble.
they enjoyed playing games and shooting pool.
The view was awesome, we watch the sunrise and sunset from the wrap around deck.
In the morning we could see why it is named Smoky Mountains, because the clouds sit right on top of the mountains.
Manager Response:Thank you for the kind review Mary! This is one of our largest cabins with plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the amenities and the views. The large dining table is a great gathering place at meal time with plenty of seating for everyone. We are pleased that you found the perfect cabin to enjoy your getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains.
"Great Weekend in the Mountains!"I rented the cabin for my boyfriends 30th birthday and we had a fantastic experience. 17 total people shared the cabin with more than enough space. The cabin was beautifully appointed and the rooms …were all very comfortable. The cabin was a bit far from ober gatlinburg I would definitely rent this cabin again for a large group+ Read More
"A great trip with the family"This is the 2nd time that we have stayed at an elk springs resort cabin and we were very satisfied again. We were fortunate to be in Gatlinburg during the freak snowfall and the staff was very helpful… during the power outage. Will definitely stay again.+ Read More
"The best place for a family reunion!"This was a vacation to remember. Enough space to host a reunion, but without being on top of each other. So well organized and warmly decorated. The views were spectacular! We will never forget th…is time. Don't hesitate to book this for your next family reunion!+ Read More
"Family weekend"Love how uniform the bedrooms were. Made it fair with us all paying, no master suite. Fantastic with the king rooms having a queen bed as well and not just a pull out or futon. Really liked bedroom locations on separate levels.
Taylors, South Carolina
"Family Time before School Starts"We rented the Big Bear Lodge and hosted 4 families for a fun weekend before school started again. Had a wonderful time with plenty of room for everyone to do their own thing! Loved the layout of the… cabin and the two game areas for the kids and adults!+ Read More
"Big Bear Experience"This was a great experience that i shared with my family. The cabin was clean and the management team was attentive to all of my request. My only disappoint was the location and proximity to area attractions.
"Family Reunion 2014"What a beautiful cabin, very secluded with a great view, away from all the hustle bustle of Pigeon Ford. We had 14 people, the accommodations were perfect, plenty of bathrooms and bedrooms for all…, 2 game rooms, wrap around porches on each of the 3 floors, and a huge kitchen table gave everyone the space they needed. Cabin was in very good shape, Kitchen was fully furnished and there was plenty of space to move around, TV setup was a bit flaky and cut out regularly but, the view solved that.( we didn't watch much TV)+ Read More
I checked out the community pool (shared by a few cabins), it was very clean an warm, great for kids but a hike to get to if walking.
As for the management company, I give them 10 stars, they were completely accommodating and attentive. They checked up on us the first day to ensure we got checked in and situated. I would recommend renting any property from them. Nice Work!
Lou Gagliardi and the rest of the Gagliardi clan.
N Keith W.
"Vacation to Smokeys"Our entire family went to the Smokeys for vacation. 13 people in total. Really enjoyed our experience with Elk Springs Resorts. The cabin was great and the service very professional. Would rent from them again.
Ocean Springs, MS
"Beautiful Lodge"Great place. Had a wonderful time and would definitely come back!