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4.5 out of 5

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

By a verified traveler on Thu 10 May 2018

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

In Gatlinburg

With a stay at this Gatlinburg hotel, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Smoky Mountain Brewery. Gatlinburg Space Needle and Gatlinburg Sky Lift are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a lazy river. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking. Free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a picnic area are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 96 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include premium bedding, ironing boards, and free toiletries.

Single Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

2 Queen, River View, Balcony with Fireplace

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 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 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 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 (11)
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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5 out of 5

Great experience

Super friendly staff. Nice hotel. Close to everything. Would definitely recommend!

Posted by , from South Carolina on Dec 20, 2015

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5 out of 5

WONDERFUL, cozy, clean, friendly hotel!

Pros: everything!
Cons: NOTHING TO SUGGEST, ALL WAS WONDERFUL!
Location: Location was great for our purposes. We had planned to visit the Titanic and the Tanger Outlet mall. Both were reasonable distances away from hotel
We arrived rather late, about 8:30pm but still had time to enjoy the great room, fireplace, deck, hospitality and GREAT room at the Lodge. Would definitely go again!

Posted by , from Louisville, TN on Sep 30, 2015

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2 out of 5

Close to down town.

Bad service room was not clean would not stay again.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

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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 an outdoor pool, a lazy river, and a 24-hour fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free breakfast is served daily. Bearskin Lodge on the River also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Gatlinburg hotel is smoke free.

  • 96 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Lazy river
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) (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 irons/ironing boards. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a lazy river, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

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 are 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.

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 are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

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