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4.6 out of 5

"The hotel was on the river. Beautiful hotel, walking distance to restaurants and attractions. Trolley pickup in front of hotel. Loved everything about ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 01 Jun 2021

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

In Gatlinburg

Within a 10-minute walk of this Gatlinburg hotel, you'll find Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery and Gatlinburg Space Needle are also within half a mile (1 km).

Fitness center

This hotel features a lazy river and a fitness center. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 96 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

2 Queen, River View, Balcony with Fireplace

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max
$212* Per night/room Jun 20 - Jun 21

Single Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Large King Suite with Sitting Area, River View Balcony, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bearskin Lodge on the River ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bearskin Lodge on the River

Everyone (12) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
The hotel was on the river. Beautiful hotel, walking distance to restaurants and attractions. Trolley pickup in front of hotel. Loved everything about the hotel.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021

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5 out of 5
Friendly staff. Clean room. Location convenient to walk to downtown

Posted by on May 23, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 12, 2021

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Very clean, large rooms, good location. I would recommend this hotel to anybody

Posted by on May 10, 2018

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5 out of 5

We loved this hotel!

We picked this hotel because of how close it was to Ober and were very happy with it. Our room was clean and the staff was helpful and friendly. There is a nice walking trail that runs alongside a river close to the hotel.

Posted by , from FL on Feb 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Return visit to Bearskin Lodge

Pros: Everything
Cons: A little pricey but we feel it's worth the money.
Location: Easy access to everything in Gatlinburg. Nice to be able to miss the traffic on the main road.
We really like this hotel. Staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean but it's the location that we really like. Easy to walk to the shops and restaurants, easy access to the by-pass or drive into the mountains. Highly recommend. There are times we like to rent a house when we go go Pigeon Forge but we like to stay at Bearskin Lodge when our plan is to mainly stay in Gatlinburg or the mountains.

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

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3 out of 5

Our stay

The Bearskin Lodge was very nice. Rooms were clean staff was pleasant. The breakfast could have had some healthier choices to eat. There was not enough parking spots at the lodge. That was disappointing. But overall was pretty good.

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: They had fresh baked cookies and coffee in the lobby everyday.
Cons: It would have been nice to have a microwave in the room. Everything else was awesome.
It was a beautiful hotel with a balcony overlooking a running river. It was on the edge of town closest to the parkway, so it made it easy to go to. There was also a trolley that stopped in front of the hotel to ride into town. That eliminated parking time and cost. We hope to return to this place again in the future.

Posted by on May 24, 2016

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5 out of 5

10 Stars!!!

Our room was on the top floor with a King size bed, fireplace, and jacuzzi. Everything was super clean and the staff were so kind!!

Posted by on May 7, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very clean hotel with friendly and helpful staff.

We have stayed here several times and have never been disappointed. Our room is always clean and the staff always pleasant. We would highly recommend it to anyone spending time in Gatlinburg, TN. It is conveniently located to downtown, shopping, restaurants, etc.

Posted by , from Waynesville, NC on Jan 11, 2016

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About the Bearskin Lodge on the River

Location 840 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Property Features

Bearskin Lodge on the River offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, a lazy river, and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Bearskin Lodge on the River also features tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and an elevator. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Gatlinburg hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 96 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Alcoa - Knoxville Airport (TYS) (72.2 km / 44.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bearskin Lodge on the River offers 96 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply).

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a lazy river, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Hotel Names

  • Bearskin
  • Bearskin Gatlinburg
  • Bearskin Lodge
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  • Bearskin Hotel On The River
  • Bearskin Lodge Gatlinburg Tennessee
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  • Bearskin Lodge River Gatlinburg
  • Bearskin Lodge River
  • Bearskin River Gatlinburg
  • Bearskin River
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  • Bearskin Lodge on the River Hotel Gatlinburg

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.