King Bear Downtown

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Originally designed by Hubert Bebb — a world-renowned architect who also designed Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — King Bear Downtown is a top option for your next group retreat in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Sprawling with 3,500 square feet of space to spread out, this downtown Gatlinburg cabin (nestled on 2 acres of land) is certainly spacious and features amenities to entertain and relax throughout the home. 

Completely secluded with year-round views of Mt. LeConte and the lofty trees, this single-level, 5-bedroom, 5½-bathroom cabin rental in Gatlinburg offers a private escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Plus, you’ll be minutes from the national park and amenities in Chalet Village Resort — including swimming pools with water features, tennis courts, and a workout facility! And it’s only a 5-minute walk to reach the Parkway, loaded with attractions, shops, and eateries. 

After exploring the area, return along easy mountain roads to your luxurious cabin rental in Gatlinburg to unwind. The outdoor entertainment space is our favorite spot! Along with multiple patios to kick back and relax with a little moonshine, there’s a covered hot tub, an outdoor shower, seating all around, an outdoor TV, a table with an umbrella, a dual gas/charcoal grill for fun cookouts, and a stone firepit! 

Inside this Gatlinburg cabin, the living room features walls of windows framing the views, plump sofas to rest, a big screen TV for added entertainment, and a beautiful wood-burning fireplace for cozier evenings. Plus, there is a bar table, a pool table, and a barrel-style arcade unit for more fun! Steps away is the fully equipped, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a roomy table, and the original stone stove. Bedrooms added to the original design feature en-suite patios and smart TVs, and there’s a mix of 4 king beds, 2 queen beds, and 1 sleeper in the home.

Additional conveniences at this Gatlinburg cabin rental include free high speed Wi-Fi to stay connected, a washer and dryer to reuse provided towels, a soothing indoor jetted tub, and a flat, paved driveway with partially covered parking for 8 (including room for a trailer). Stay at King Bear Downtown, and you’ll have everything you need for a memorable vacation in the Smokies!

Living/Rec Room
Open a bottle of wine you picked up along the Gatlinburg Wine Trail and kick back on the sofas in the living room at your Gatlinburg vacation rental. Updated windows surround the space and let in tons of natural light and views of Mt. LeConte and the towering trees during the day. Solid oak flooring flows throughout the open space and meshes well with the natural mountain stone fireplace.

Toss a few logs into the crackling, wood-burning fireplace if it’s chillier outside and pair your evening with a round of marshmallow-topped hot cocoa. Fun times await when you set the pool table for a friendly match or play arcade games at the barrel-style unit. You can switch on the big screen TV to enjoy a movie night together or deal a deck of cards at the bar table. 

Hungry? Thirsty? Head into the outfitted kitchen that has everything you need to prepare and serve meals and drinks throughout your stay at this cabin rental in Gatlinburg. This eat-in kitchen boasts an original wood-burning stove that adds tons of character to this updated space. 

Stone countertops, stainless steel appliances — including 2 refrigerators, a dishwasher, a cooktop, an oven, and a microwave — pots and pans, cooking utensils, dish sets, glassware, cutlery, and mugs invite you to cook anytime! Plus, there are bright windows framing the scenic views and outdoor spaces.

Dining Area
Chat about your day driving through Cades Cove, shopping for souvenirs downtown, or riding horses through the forest while dining together at the table in the kitchen. Additional seating is available at the outdoor dining table as well as the living room sofas, and there’s an extra bench in the kitchen. At the table, you can eat meals, play board games from home, make arts and crafts, teach homeschool, or get a little work done as needed.

Dream about the panoramic mountain views at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park or adorable black bear cubs frolicking through the forest in your king or queen suite. There are 5 bedrooms at this vacation rental in Gatlinburg — each with a smart TV and many with a private patio, sitting areas, and individual HVAC controls. 

For your group of up to 14 guests, there’s a mix of 4 king-size beds, 2 queen-size beds, and 1 sleeper sofa (in the living room). Before bed, enjoy a hot shower or take a spa bath in the indoor jetted tub! There are 5 full bathrooms and a half bathroom to make your group stay in the Smokies more comfortable. 

Outdoor Spaces
Outdoors is where you’ll want to be at this secluded cabin in Gatlinburg! Host a fun barbecue in the Smokies with the dual gas/charcoal grill. Everyone can spread out across the seating around the patios or sit at the outdoor table with an umbrella. Flip on the outdoor TV for added entertainment in the mountains. Or simply enjoy the scenic views of Mt. LeConte and the tall trees surrounding the property.

That’s not all! Change into your swimsuit and enjoy a nice soak in the steamy hot tub water while admiring the peaceful views. This covered space also features an outdoor shower to rinse your feet before hopping in. As the sun sets, light the firepit to roast marshmallows and reminisce together. 

For added convenience, roads to the cabin are flat and paved, and so is the driveway. Parking for 8  is also paved and partially covered, with room for a trailer. And there are 0 steps to reach the front door, which means unloading or loading the cars won’t be a hassle!

Other Amenities
Along with entertainment and relaxation, you’ll have a few extra conveniences of home to enjoy on your Gatlinburg vacation. This Gatlinburg vacation home features a washer and dryer plus high speed Wi-Fi for guest use anytime. Please note this house rental is not pet friendly.

Community Amenities
Nestled a short drive from Chalet Village Resort, guests at this downtown Gatlinburg property will still have access to their community amenities. Take the kids to get out their wiggles at the playgrounds, play games at the clubhouses, swim at the outdoor pools with neat water features, play tennis or basketball, and maintain fitness at the workout facility.

North Clubhouse

705 Village Loop Drive

South Baden Clubhouse

1319 South Baden Drive

Upper Alpine Clubhouse

1151 Upper Alpine Road

Local Fun
Located behind The Park Grill, King Bear Downtown offers a super convenient location to downtown Gatlinburg attractions, restaurants, and shops! In fact, it’s only a 5-minute walk to the Parkway, where you can dine, find souvenirs, play escape games, visit museums, and try moonshine. 

You’ll be a short drive from outdoor fun, like hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and picnicking, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! And you can pop into neighboring Pigeon Forge or Sevierville for more things to do together, like ride mountain coasters, see a dinner show, play mini-golf on a rooftop, and sample local wine for free.

Gaze at mountaintop views while you dine, shop at Firefly Village, play with the kids in the treehouses, stroll through Vista Gardens, and ride the mountain coaster!

Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
As the largest group of independent artisans in the nation, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community welcomes you to meet local craftsmen and check out handmade goods.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Penguins paint, sharks loom, clownfish swarm, rays glide, frogs chat, horseshoe crabs scuttle, piranha stare, octopi hide, and Sally the Sea Turtle splashes at this award-winning aquarium!