You are here

5 BR
4 BA
10 Guests
Bear Necessities driveway with plenty of parking for 5 carsBar Necessities exterior with 3 levels of funBear Necessities View of Mt LeConteBear Necessities deck on the main floor with outdoor seating Bear Necessities deck on main level with hot tub and outdoor seatingBear Necessities hot tub on main level Bear Necessities hot tub view of Mt LeConteBear Necessities living room with large television and electric fireplaceBear Necessities city magazinesBear Necessities living room with reclining couches and seating for sevenBear Necessities view through living room windowsBear Necessities kitchen with granite counter tops and everything you need to cook and serve mealsBear Necessities kitchen tools in rustic containerBear Necessities dining room table with seating for 8 and 2 counter stoolsBear Necessities decorBear Necessities main level bedroom with queen bed and access to deck and hall bathroomBear Necessities main level queen bedroom with small televisionBear Necessities main level bathroom with tub/showerBear Necessities second floor landing with 3 cushion sofaBear Necessities upstairs king bedroom with private bathUpstairs king bedroom with large television and access to small deckBear necessities King bedroom deck with seating for 2Bear Necessities King bedroom bath with double vanities and stand-up showerUpstairs queen bedroom with jack and jill bathroomBear Necessities upstairs queen bedroom with televisionBear Necessities upstairs b ath with sink on each end and shared toilet and shower in the middleBear Necessities upstairs queen bedroom with jack and jill bathroomBear Necessities bedroom decorBear Necessities upstairs queen bedroom with televisionBear Necessities game room on bottom level with pool table and foosball game tableBear Necessities decorBear Necessities game room on bottom level Bear Neccessities game room with large television and bar stoolsBear Necessities game room with regulation size slate pool tableBottom level queen bedroom with access to deckBottom level queen bedroom with television and next to hall bathBear Necessities sign on porch tells how the bear silhouette is the only thing that survived at this house from the 2016 wildfire.Bear Necessities winter view of Mt LeConte Bear Necessities in the snowNorth Clubhouse - Three clubhouses available to guests of Bear Necessities. The North Clubhouse features three swimming pools for all levels of swimmers, two tennis courts, ping pong table and changing rooms. Closest pool to Bear Necessities.South Baden Clubhouse - Three clubhouses available to guests of Bear Necessities. The South Baden clubhouse features a large family pool and kid pool. The pool deck has plenty of lounge chairs and tables for sunbathing and gathering. Handicap lift is available as well as two tennis courts and a playground. Inside the clubhouse are changing rooms and game tables. Upper Alpine Clubhouse - Three clubhouses available to guests of Bear Necessities. The Upper Alpine Clubhouse feature two pools, one large and one wade pool with mushroom umbrella. The clubhouse has restrooms and pool tables as well as vending machines. Plenty of lounge and tables and chairs surround the pool.FloorPlanMap Spacious home for large families or couples getaway

Description

You will have more than the "Bear Necessities" when you chose this five bedroom cabin built in 2018. Beautiful hardwood floors highlight large open spaces giving you plenty of room to spread out or gather together. The living area features two stories of windows and the VIEW! You just have to see it to realize how beautiful the mountains are year round. In the winter, cozy up to the electric fireplace and watch your favorite shows on a large flat-screen television. Open concept kitchen with dining table has plenty of work space for creating memorable meals. Laundry room just off kitchen.

Main level bedroom features a queen size bed, television and a bath that also opens up to the family room. Main level deck has a gas grill (just off the kitchen) and a 4-5 person hot tub on the view side of the house.

The upstairs level has a sofa in the landing and three bedrooms. One with a king bed, television and private bath and access to a private deck. The other two have queen beds with televisions and they share a Jack and Jill bathroom (shared toilet and shower with a sink on either side).

On the bottom floor is the fifth bedroom with a queen bed, television and bath that is shared with the game room and a door to the outside deck. Everyone will enjoy playing Foosball or shooting pool in the game room or hanging out on the covered deck. Who will be your group's champion? Total interior square footage is 3,127.

The house is located in the North Chalet Village area of Ski Mountain, just 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In the summer, enjoy access to three clubhouse on the mountain with outdoor swimming and other amenities.

Amenities

Living: 

  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet/WiFi
  • Electric Fireplace

Outdoor: 

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Club house with pool and tennis

Entertainment: 

  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Foosball Table

Culture: 

  • Great Smoky National Park

Availability

Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
October 2020
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$379 /nt
2
$379 /nt
3
$379 /nt
4
$379 /nt
5
$379 /nt
6
$379 /nt
7
$379 /nt
8
$379 /nt
9
$379 /nt
10
$379 /nt
11
$379 /nt
12
$379 /nt
13
$379 /nt
14
$379 /nt
15
$379 /nt
16
$379 /nt
17
$379 /nt
18
$379 /nt
19
$379 /nt
20
$379 /nt
21
$379 /nt
22
$379 /nt
23
$379 /nt
24
$379 /nt
25
$379 /nt
26
$379 /nt
27
$379 /nt
28
$379 /nt
29
$379 /nt
30
$379 /nt
31
$379 /nt
November 2020
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
$379 /nt
2
$299 /nt
3
$299 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$299 /nt
21
$299 /nt
22
$299 /nt
23
$299 /nt
24
$299 /nt
25
$399 /nt
26
$399 /nt
27
$399 /nt
28
$399 /nt
29
$399 /nt
30
$299 /nt
 
December 2020
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$299 /nt
2
$299 /nt
3
$299 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$369 /nt
21
$369 /nt
22
$369 /nt
23
$369 /nt
24
$369 /nt
25
$369 /nt
26
$369 /nt
27
$369 /nt
28
$369 /nt
29
$369 /nt
30
$369 /nt
31
$369 /nt
 
January 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$369 /nt
2
$369 /nt
3
$369 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$299 /nt
21
$299 /nt
22
$299 /nt
23
$299 /nt
24
$299 /nt
25
$299 /nt
26
$299 /nt
27
$299 /nt
28
$299 /nt
29
$299 /nt
30
$299 /nt
31
$299 /nt
 
February 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$299 /nt
2
$299 /nt
3
$299 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$299 /nt
21
$299 /nt
22
$299 /nt
23
$299 /nt
24
$299 /nt
25
$299 /nt
26
$299 /nt
27
$299 /nt
28
$299 /nt
 
March 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$299 /nt
2
$299 /nt
3
$299 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$299 /nt
21
$299 /nt
22
$299 /nt
23
$299 /nt
24
$299 /nt
25
$299 /nt
26
$299 /nt
27
$299 /nt
28
$299 /nt
29
$299 /nt
30
$299 /nt
31
$299 /nt
 
April 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$299 /nt
2
$299 /nt
3
$299 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$299 /nt
21
$299 /nt
22
$299 /nt
23
$299 /nt
24
$299 /nt
25
$299 /nt
26
$299 /nt
27
$299 /nt
28
$299 /nt
29
$299 /nt
30
$299 /nt
 
May 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$299 /nt
2
$299 /nt
3
$299 /nt
4
$299 /nt
5
$299 /nt
6
$299 /nt
7
$299 /nt
8
$299 /nt
9
$299 /nt
10
$299 /nt
11
$299 /nt
12
$299 /nt
13
$299 /nt
14
$299 /nt
15
$299 /nt
16
$299 /nt
17
$299 /nt
18
$299 /nt
19
$299 /nt
20
$299 /nt
21
$299 /nt
22
$299 /nt
23
$299 /nt
24
$299 /nt
25
$299 /nt
26
$299 /nt
27
$369 /nt
28
$369 /nt
29
$369 /nt
30
$369 /nt
31
$369 /nt
 
June 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$279 /nt
2
$279 /nt
3
$279 /nt
4
$279 /nt
5
$279 /nt
6
$279 /nt
7
$279 /nt
8
$279 /nt
9
$279 /nt
10
$279 /nt
11
$279 /nt
12
$279 /nt
13
$279 /nt
14
$279 /nt
15
$279 /nt
16
$279 /nt
17
$399 /nt
18
$399 /nt
19
$399 /nt
20
$399 /nt
21
$399 /nt
22
$399 /nt
23
$399 /nt
24
$399 /nt
25
$399 /nt
26
$399 /nt
27
$399 /nt
28
$399 /nt
29
$399 /nt
30
$399 /nt
 
July 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$459 /nt
2
$459 /nt
3
$459 /nt
4
$459 /nt
5
$459 /nt
6
$459 /nt
7
$459 /nt
8
$459 /nt
9
$459 /nt
10
$459 /nt
11
$459 /nt
12
$459 /nt
13
$459 /nt
14
$459 /nt
15
$459 /nt
16
$459 /nt
17
$459 /nt
18
$459 /nt
19
$459 /nt
20
$459 /nt
21
$459 /nt
22
$459 /nt
23
$459 /nt
24
$459 /nt
25
$459 /nt
26
$459 /nt
27
$459 /nt
28
$459 /nt
29
$459 /nt
30
$459 /nt
31
$459 /nt
August 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
$349 /nt
2
$349 /nt
3
$349 /nt
4
$349 /nt
5
$349 /nt
6
$349 /nt
7
$349 /nt
8
$349 /nt
9
$349 /nt
10
$349 /nt
11
$349 /nt
12
$349 /nt
13
$329 /nt
14
$329 /nt
15
$329 /nt
16
$329 /nt
17
$329 /nt
18
$329 /nt
19
$329 /nt
20
$329 /nt
21
$329 /nt
22
$329 /nt
23
$329 /nt
24
$329 /nt
25
$329 /nt
26
$329 /nt
27
$329 /nt
28
$329 /nt
29
$329 /nt
30
$329 /nt
31
$329 /nt
 
September 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$329 /nt
2
$369 /nt
3
$369 /nt
4
$369 /nt
5
$369 /nt
6
$369 /nt
7
$319 /nt
8
$319 /nt
9
$319 /nt
10
$319 /nt
11
$319 /nt
12
$319 /nt
13
$319 /nt
14
$319 /nt
15
$319 /nt
16
$319 /nt
17
$319 /nt
18
$319 /nt
19
$319 /nt
20
$319 /nt
21
$319 /nt
22
$319 /nt
23
$319 /nt
24
$319 /nt
25
$319 /nt
26
$319 /nt
27
$319 /nt
28
$319 /nt
29
$319 /nt
30
$319 /nt
 
October 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
$379 /nt
2
$379 /nt
3
$379 /nt
4
$379 /nt
5
$379 /nt
6
$379 /nt
7
$379 /nt
8
$379 /nt
9
$379 /nt
10
$379 /nt
11
$379 /nt
12
$379 /nt
13
$379 /nt
14
$379 /nt
15
$379 /nt
16
$379 /nt
17
$379 /nt
18
$379 /nt
19
$379 /nt
20
$379 /nt
21
$379 /nt
22
$379 /nt
23
$379 /nt
24
$379 /nt
25
$379 /nt
26
$379 /nt
27
$379 /nt
28
$379 /nt
29
$379 /nt
30
$379 /nt
31
$379 /nt
 
November 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
 
December 2021
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
January 2022
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 

Rates

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthly
10/25/20 - 10/29/20$379
11/01/20 - 11/01/20$379
10/01/20 - 11/01/20$379$2,653
11/02/20 - 11/05/20$299
11/02/20 - 11/24/20$299$1,794
11/08/20 - 11/12/20$299
11/15/20 - 11/19/20$299
11/22/20 - 11/24/20$299
11/25/20 - 11/29/20$399
11/30/20 - 12/03/20$299
11/30/20 - 12/19/20$299$1,794
12/06/20 - 12/10/20$299
12/13/20 - 12/17/20$299
12/20/20 - 12/24/20$369
12/20/20 - 01/03/21$369$2,214
12/27/20 - 12/31/20$369
01/03/21 - 01/03/21$369
01/04/21 - 01/07/21$299
01/04/21 - 05/26/21$299$1,794$8,671
01/10/21 - 01/14/21$299
01/17/21 - 01/21/21$299
01/24/21 - 01/28/21$299
01/31/21 - 02/04/21$299
02/07/21 - 02/11/21$299
02/14/21 - 02/18/21$299
02/21/21 - 02/25/21$299
02/28/21 - 03/04/21$299
03/07/21 - 03/11/21$299
03/14/21 - 03/18/21$299
03/21/21 - 03/25/21$299
03/28/21 - 04/01/21$299
04/04/21 - 04/08/21$299
04/11/21 - 04/15/21$299
04/18/21 - 04/22/21$299
04/25/21 - 04/29/21$299
05/02/21 - 05/06/21$299
05/09/21 - 05/13/21$299
05/16/21 - 05/20/21$299
05/23/21 - 05/26/21$299
05/27/21 - 05/31/21$369
06/01/21 - 06/03/21$279
06/01/21 - 06/16/21$279$1,674
06/06/21 - 06/10/21$279
06/13/21 - 06/16/21$279
06/17/21 - 06/17/21$399
06/17/21 - 06/30/21$399$2,394
06/20/21 - 06/24/21$399
06/27/21 - 06/30/21$399
07/01/21 - 07/01/21$459
07/01/21 - 07/31/21$459$2,754$13,311
07/04/21 - 07/08/21$459
07/11/21 - 07/15/21$459
07/18/21 - 07/22/21$459
07/25/21 - 07/29/21$459
08/01/21 - 08/05/21$349
08/01/21 - 08/12/21$349$2,094
08/08/21 - 08/12/21$349
08/15/21 - 08/19/21$329
08/22/21 - 08/26/21$329
08/29/21 - 09/01/21$329
08/13/21 - 09/01/21$329$1,974
09/02/21 - 09/06/21$369
09/07/21 - 09/09/21$319
09/07/21 - 09/30/21$319$1,914
09/12/21 - 09/16/21$319
09/19/21 - 09/23/21$319
09/26/21 - 09/30/21$319
10/03/21 - 10/07/21$379
10/10/21 - 10/14/21$379
10/17/21 - 10/21/21$379
10/24/21 - 10/28/21$379
10/31/21 - 10/31/21$379
10/01/21 - 10/31/21$379$2,274$10,991

Location

Reviews

BEAR NECESSITIIES

Reviewed on 2020-10-19 by ROBERT H. from baton rouge, LA United States
Updated on 2020-10-19
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
THE HOUSE WAS AWESOME!!!1BUT WATCH FOR THE BEARS ..WE SAW 2 DIFFERENT FAMILIES <br/>IT WAS GREAT
Thanks for the comments and we are glad you got to see bears. They are quite fun to watch, as long as they are not inside your car! Bear Necessities is a great house to spend time with friends and family with a great view and great amenities, the bears are a bonus! We hope to see you again soon.

Great Chalet but we had some small issues

Reviewed on 2020-10-04 by Roberto S. from HArmony, FL United States
Updated on 2020-10-04
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
Great chalet but with no curtains or blinds at the first and second levels. Also, just thin bed covers were provided and no blanket or something warmer was provided. They provide you with a couple of towels that may be exchanged or washed at the chalet but for a chalet this big they should leave more towels at the property. Also, there was a lot of light bulbs to replace when we arrived. We didn't bother because we stayed inside just to sleep but it may affect a new guest. Finally, there were some major insects inside the closet and behind the AC unit inside of the only bedroom at the game room level. We opened that door only once and never again during the stay. Overall was a good stay and we felt very safe at this beautiful chalet. Thank you!
Thanks for the review and we appreciate your input. I assume you are referring to the living room and the game room not having window coverings. That is a preference of the homeowner so that the view is not blocked. You should have gotten an email the day before your arrival explaining the linen situation, and we regret if this caused you an inconveinence, but because of COVID, we have temporarily removed the bedspreads and quilts, plus all decorative pillows and throw blankets. Each bed has a waffle blanket and sheets that can be removed and laundered between guest stays. This insures that everything on the bed is fresh and sanitized thoroughly. We also advise bringing laundry detergent so that you can wash the towels as you need, since the office is closed to guests. We have replaced the blown light bulbs and sprayed the closet for insects. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and felt safe. Remember us the next time you plan a stay to the Smokies!

Bear Necessities cabin rental

Reviewed on 2020-08-04 by Ralph M. from Tampa, FL US
Updated on 2020-08-04
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We were 2 families who shared this cabin. There were 4 adults and 4 kids. Because kids were younger, they doubled up in some of the upstairs rooms. The 5 master bedroom / 4 full bath cabin was perfect, clean, well kept, well appointed, and with good wifi- although we didn't use it much b/c we kept fairly active throughout the day outside with whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, fishing, etc. We even used the HOA pool the first day which wasn't spectacular but was perfect for the kids to jump in, unwind, and have some fun.<br/><br/>We were happy to see a mama bear with her 3 cubs roaming the area occasionally. <br/><br/>Overall, the cabin was excellent and we all commented that we would rent with Mountain Laurel Chalets AND this cabin again if we went back to Gatlinburg. <br/><br/>On the notice to future renters tab- the roads up and down the mountain to all of the cabins above Gatlinburg were fairly tricky to navigate with larger vehicles. My twin brother had a Chevy Silverado and it was tricky to navigate around some of the hairpin turns up and down the mountain- especially with oncoming traffic. Also, make sure you are good with Waze or Google Maps to find your way in the dark up and down the mountain.
Thanks for the great review and the driving tips for future renters. All the roads on Ski Mountain are paved and wide enough for 2 cars to pass, but they are very winding, as mountain roads tend to be. We recommend arriving before dark and taking your time as you drive to the cabin the first time so you can become familiar with the landscape. The bears have been very active this summer and seeing them is a big thrill, but remember to lock your car doors! We look forward to your next stay at Bear Necessities!

Weekend getaway

Reviewed on 2020-07-01 by from Hyden, KY United States
Updated on 2020-07-01
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
The cabin was beautiful, much bigger in person, well stocked, easy to find, close to pigeon forge , the park and Gatlinburg...we didn’t see any bears this time and can’t wait to go back!
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bear Necessities. The chalet is in a very convenient location to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, as well as the clubhouses where the swimming pools are located.

Very Nice Home

Reviewed on 2020-06-29 by from West Chester, OH United States
Updated on 2020-06-29
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Clean, comfortable, plenty of room for four couples and four children.
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bear Necessities. We too love the open floor plan and all the room to roam in this great cabin! Please come again soon.

Awesome !!!

Reviewed on 2020-05-20 by Jacqueline K. from Cartersville, GA United States
Updated on 2020-05-20
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This cabin made our stay unforgettable. It was my niece 18th birthday. We had great time and even saw a family of bears! We will definitely stay here again.
Happy birthday!! Hope to see you again soon.

Annual Riley winter family get together

Reviewed on 2020-02-19 by Peggy R. from Lancaster, KY United States
Updated on 2020-02-19
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Great location ,;very clean ;great floor plan ; well stocked kitchen; awesome parking area .
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit with us.

Best cabin in the Smokies!

Reviewed on 2019-12-30 by Laura D. from Smyrna, TN United States
Updated on 2019-12-30
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We were there Christmas week with 4 generations! Loved it!!! It was our 2nd time at this cabin!!! Beautiful! Cozy but extremely roomy for all!
What fun! Four generations under one room celebrating Christmas together! We are glad you enjoyed your family time and the spaciousness of Bear Necessities. We look forward to hearing from you again.

Bear Necessities

Reviewed on 2019-12-02 by Bob S. from Valley Head, AL United States
Updated on 2019-12-02
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Very nice chalet and very comfortable. Would like to see curtains/blinds on the main level. Too open. Being on the North side of mountain, remnants of the fire still visible, but in time this will change.
Thank you for your comments. The North side of the mountain looked like a bomb had gone off after the wildfires, so a LOT of progress has been made. We expect the land to recover in a few more years. There are several organizations planting trees as a tribute to their love of the mountains, but that will take some time. Please give us a call for your next trip.

Fantastic Getaway!

Reviewed on 2019-10-21 by from Clarksville, TN - Tennessee United States
Updated on 2019-10-21
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Looking for a spacious mountain retreat with a view? This is it. Everything you need for a family group or friends is right here. Relax on the deck and enjoy the mountain air. This chalet will stay on out list.
YOU are our best form of advertising. Our business was built on word of mouth from happy customers and 48 years later, it's still the same. Bear Necessities is indeed a fantastic property for friends and family to gather and have a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Fantastic Getaway!

Reviewed on 2019-10-21 by Leon S. from Palmyra, TN United States
Updated on 2019-10-21
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Looking for a spacious mountain retreat with a view? This is it. Everything you need for a family group or friends is right here. Relax on the deck and enjoy the mountain air. This chalet will stay on out list.
YOU are our best form of advertising. Our business was built on word of mouth from happy customers and 48 years later, it's still the same. Bear Necessities is indeed a fantastic property for friends and family to gather and have a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

GREAT PLACE!!!

Reviewed on 2019-10-02 by suzanne s. from nashville, TN United States
Updated on 2019-10-02
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our favorite place. this past weekend we had a bear show. Papa, mama and two baby bears put on a show out in the drive for about and hour. They played, the two little ones stood up and wrestled each other laid down on their backs and did all kind of tricks!! Frist time ever and we have been there every year for the last 20 years!! No I do not drink!! This really did happen.O:
We believe you! The bears have been in abundance the past two years and we have noticed the littles are staying with momma longer. Seeing them frolic and play would certainly be a treat! As a long time customer, you've heard us say over and over to enjoy them from a distance and ALWAYS lock your car doors. The bears look healthy this year, so we are doing better at not feeding them and the metal trash bins are keeping them out of the human food. We appreciate your comments and look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Great week

Reviewed on 2019-09-11 by from Maryland Heights, MO United States
Updated on 2019-09-11
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
Very good
Thanks for the review. We hope to hear from you again soon.

Family trip

Reviewed on 2019-09-06 by Willa C. from Nashville, TN United States
Updated on 2019-09-06
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
4
Good no problems with check in and check out. There was a bit of an ant problem but management company came and sprayed and that took care of the problem. Love renting from mountain laurel and will continue to do so in the future and will continue to recommend them to family and friends.
Thank you WIlla. Glad we were able to address your concerns quickly since we are so close. You are a loyal guest and we appreciate your repeat visits to our chalets!

Relazing getaway

Reviewed on 2019-08-31 by from Cincinnati, OH United States
Updated on 2019-08-31
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
Extended family trip had a great time relaxing and catching up.
Thanks for the review. We are glad your extended family enjoyed their time together. Bear Necessities is the perfect spot for that. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Relazing getaway

Reviewed on 2019-08-31 by Cindy W. from Cincinnati, OH United States
Updated on 2019-08-31
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
Extended family trip had a great time relaxing and catching up.
Thanks for the review. We are glad your extended family enjoyed their time together. Bear Necessities is the perfect spot for that. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Great Family Vacation Home

Reviewed on 2019-08-23 by Howard D. L. from Ft. Myers, FL United States
Updated on 2019-08-23
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4
Our family of 10 enjoyed our stay at Bear Necessities. The trek up the mountain was a little frightening the first time, but we got used to it. The home is spacious and everyone had enough room as to not feel on top of each other. My only comment is, having young children, no one was able to use the lower level bedroom. This should be noted in the description. The kitchen could have used some more serving bowls but was otherwise sufficiently appointed.
Thanks for your comments. We certainly try to give you as much information as you need. The layout of each floor is written out on the webpage for Bear Necessities. There is also a drawing showing in detail the placement of the furniture and fixtures on each page. We are sorry if you didn't see that when you picked this chalet out for your visit. We will let the homeowner know she needs more large serving bowls and thank you for passing that along. Please ask about the layout of the house next time you call for a reservation. We want you to have the perfect accommodations.

Beautiful House

Reviewed on 2019-06-30 by Alison S. from Buckner, KY United States
Updated on 2019-06-30
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
I've rented Chalets in the past from Mt. Laurel Chalets, but this house was stunning. There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for all of our family and the house was not cramped or small. Everyone really loved the game room and the deck with the hot tub. Thanks for such a great home away from home. We will continue to rent from Mt. Laurel Chalets. <br/><br/>Great time\location\house!<br/>
Thank you for the great review! Everyone loves Bear Necessities spacious rooms and spread out floor plan. It is also very close to a clubhouse for swimming and is not far from town. We appreciate your continued business and look forward to your next stay.

Great family vacation!

Reviewed on 2019-06-23 by from Lexington , KY United States
Updated on 2019-06-23
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
This was a perfect destination for our family vacation! We really enjoyed the decks and view! The kitchen wasn’t stocked well at all so you may need to bring your own supplies (cookware, etc). But overall it was awesome!
Thank you for your review of Bear Necessities. I will relay the message about the kitchen needing stocked better and will try to rectify the concern. Hope to see you again soon.

Great family vacation!

Reviewed on 2019-06-23 by Tonya C. from Lexington, KY United States
Updated on 2019-06-23
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4
This was a perfect destination for our family vacation! We really enjoyed the decks and view! The kitchen wasn’t stocked well at all so you may need to bring your own supplies (cookware, etc). But overall it was awesome!
Thank you for your review of Bear Necessities. I will relay the message about the kitchen needing stocked better and will try to rectify the concern. Hope to see you again soon.

Great Stay

Reviewed on 2019-06-10 by from Belton, MO United States
Updated on 2019-06-10
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The house was much bigger than the picture showed. Great views! Black bear were active and amenities suited our family of 10 perfectly. Only con was the construction going on due to the 2016 fire. Ski Mountain pizza was delicious and even delivers. The Market had anything you would need and they also deliver. Great location to the strip. The office staff were a pleasure to work with.
Thank you for your great review of Bear Necessities. We apologize for the inconvenience of the building. Unfortunately this something that must happen due to the wildfires of 2016. Thank you so much for your kind words about the office staff. Hope to see you again soon.

Summer Vacation

Reviewed on 2019-06-03 by VICTORIA V. from FLOWER MOUND, TX United States
Updated on 2019-06-03
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The cabin was very clean and well maintained. We visited several attractions in the area *Wax Museum, Aquarium, Titanic exhibit, Ski lift, roller coaster* Although the weather was a bit warm; the nights on the deck we nice and peaceful! We'll definitely be back! Refreshed and re-energized...thanks again! ~v~
Thank you for the response. The convenient location of Bear Necessities makes it a breeze to get to downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge in just a few minutes. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing your family again soon.

Easter at Bear necessities

Reviewed on 2019-05-17 by Tracey D. from Loda, IL United States
Updated on 2019-05-17
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We rented the Bear necessities cabin over Easter break. The views are amazing from this cabin. Everything in the cabin was new and had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. The hot tub was great! The staff was very accommodating and helpful. The roads to get to the cabin were harder then expected. Though we are use to flat corn fields so it was a new experience for us.We would highly recommend this cabin for a large family.
Thanks for the review. If you are not used to driving mountain roads, they can be a bit scary the first few times, but most people adjust quickly. We are glad you enjoyed Bear Necessities and look forward to see you again soon.

family time

Reviewed on 2019-04-12 by from Indianapolis, IN United States
Updated on 2019-04-12
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
A nice roomy chalet, peaceful. I feel some of the bathrooms are too small and a half bath on the main floor would have been nice But all in all, I would definitely recommend it.
Thanks for your review of Bear Necessities. Hope to see you again!

family time

Reviewed on 2019-04-12 by Evelyn C. from Indianapolis, IN United States
Updated on 2019-04-12
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
A nice roomy chalet, peaceful. I feel some of the bathrooms are too small and a half bath on the main floor would have been nice But all in all, I would definitely recommend it.
Thanks for your review of Bear Necessities. Hope to see you again!

spring break 2019

Reviewed on 2019-03-23 by charles o. from opelika, AL United States
Updated on 2019-03-23
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
wonderful property. newer home in great condition, excellent views.
Thank you for your great review of our chalet. Hope to see you again soon!

Pleased with the chalet.

Reviewed on 2019-03-12 by from Kingston, TN United States
Updated on 2019-03-12
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Pleased with the chalet, but it's taking a while for the surroundings to recover from the fires.
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Bear Necessities. Yes it will take a little more time for the surroundings to recover but we are confident we will recover and everything will be just as beautiful as before. Hope to see you again soon!

Pleased with the chalet.

Reviewed on 2019-03-12 by James L. from Kingston, TN United States
Updated on 2019-03-12
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Pleased with the chalet, but it's taking a while for the surroundings to recover from the fires.
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Bear Necessities. Yes it will take a little more time for the surroundings to recover but we are confident we will recover and everything will be just as beautiful as before. Hope to see you again soon!

MLK Snow Days

Reviewed on 2019-01-23 by Montraveous C. from Albany, GA US
Updated on 2019-01-23
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
The rental was beyond our expectations. We had more space than anticipated and loved every inch of it. The house was very nice and accommodating. The staff was very helpful. We are already discussing our return!
Thanks for the nice comments. The spaciousness of the chalet makes it possible to spread out while being together under one roof. We appreciate your kind words about our team, who considers you part of our family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Awesome Place

Reviewed on 2018-12-04 by Alexia B. from Bessemer, AL United States
Updated on 2018-12-04
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Bear Necessities was a great place to stay. It was spacious, very clean and had everything you needed. The location was good with a nice view in the hills. The roads were curvy but we made it safely. There was a lot of construction in the area but we never heard a sound. My family was very pleased.
Thanks for the review. The area Bear Necessities is located was hit hard by the wildfires of 2016, but everything is slowly coming back and better than ever. There are noise restrictions in this area known as Chalet Village, so most people are not bothered by the progress being made. We are glad you family enjoyed the chalet and hope to see you again soon.

Beautiful Mountain Retreat

Reviewed on 2018-11-26 by Susan F. from Sarasota, FL United States
Updated on 2018-11-26
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We absolutely loved Bare Necessities! The pictures do not do it justice. The layout was perfect for our family to spend time together with plenty of room. The property is very well maintained and so clean when we attired. Views from the outdoor decks were spectacular! I would definitely return to this property without any hesitation!
Thank you for your time to write the review. Bear Necessities is one of our most poplar larger chalets and you know why! The homeowners take pride in the furnishings and it certainly shows. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and invite you back soon.

Bear Necessities

Reviewed on 2018-11-13 by Brenda A. from Moore, SC United States
Updated on 2018-11-13
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
5
Wonderful vacation. Only problem was locating the unit. The construction along the winding road made locating difficult. Lack of lighting and small signage made it nearly impossible for some of our party who unfortunately arrived after dark.Otherwise, I would have given everything 5 stars
Thanks for the comments. Finding a house the first time can be a bit trying when you are unfamiliar with the area. Unfortunately, there are not many street lights on that side of the mountain, which is good for star gazing, but not in seeing street signs. We hope it was easier for you in the daylight. Please come visit us again.

Absolutely Awesome

Reviewed on 2018-10-17 by suzanne s. from nashville, TN United States
Updated on 2018-10-17
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We have stayed in many chalets over the last 15 or 20 years and I can say this one was one of the best!! It was so spacious and open. The huge leather chairs and sofas that you could sink down into as you looked out through the all glass front of the chalet at Mt LeConte was amazing. Yes we saw little bears the first morning there. The layout is great more than enough room for the 11 of us!! Thanks to the owners for sharing this great place.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We agree, the rooms are spacious and the floor plan well thought out. Plenty of room to spread out or hang out. Seeing bears is exciting, but it also means they are looking for food. That's why we tell our guests to close windows, lock car doors and make sure trash is secured in the trash bins. We want to insure there are bears for generations to come! We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.

Amazing Weekend Stay

Reviewed on 2018-10-02 by Destin S. from Columbia, TN United States
Updated on 2018-10-02
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
I'm usually not the kind of person that leaves reviews but, I felt like I needed to this time. <br/><br/>First of all the cabin is beautiful. Everything was clean like we were the first people that had ever stayed there. There were plenty of towels and soap. The view is phenomenal. The drive way was a little steep for all of our lowered cars but that is to be expected in the mountains. The staff was very friendly at check in and check out. We had a wonderful weekend here and will definitely be coming back.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are glad you enjoyed the chalet and our staff and hope to see you again soon.

JUST EXCELLENT!!!

Reviewed on 2018-07-21 by Latricia E. from Pickerington, OH United States
Updated on 2018-07-21
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We had 3 different families that stayed in the house. We had so much fun and so many memories were made while being there. Everything was just perfect. When we first looked at this place online looking at the pictures, we just booked it and hoped everything was just like the pictures. The pictures don’t do it justice. There was so much details to this house and it had everything that we needed. I would suggest a little more porch light for when you come home in the dark.
Thanks for the review and the great suggestion about the exterior lighting. We will let the homeowners know for their consideration. We are glad the chalet exceeded your families expectations and hope to see you again soon.

My Bare Necessities Vacation

Reviewed on 2018-07-21 by Margaret H. from Independence , KY United States
Updated on 2018-07-21
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
My family's experience was wonderful. The set up was good except for the first floor bedroom. The bed was hard for me to get into, even with the stool. I have a bad knee and I was unable to get into the tub since the side was fairly high.
Thanks for the comments. If you need special accommodations for health reasons, please give the office a call and we will find something that fits your specific needs. We are glad your family enjoyed the chalet and look forward to hearing from you again soon.

Wonderful

Reviewed on 2018-07-06 by from SImpsonville, SC United States
Updated on 2018-07-06
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The cabin was wonderful nice view very spacious wonderful location will be booking again
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed Bear Necessities and look forward to seeing you again.

Weekend

Reviewed on 2018-06-19 by from Noblesville, IN United States
Updated on 2018-06-19
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Great place great value
Thanks for the note.Come see us again soon.

Beautiful and Spacious

Reviewed on 2018-06-01 by April R. from Florence, MS United States
Updated on 2018-06-01
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This cabin was perfect for our stay. It had plenty of room for us. I only have two recommendations; the hot tub needs a roof and especially for summer months the thermostat needs a min of @ least 68 degrees not 70. I would definitely recommend for multiple or large families.
Thanks for the suggestions, we will pass them on the owner. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

Great View

Reviewed on 2018-05-10 by Barbara S. from Kettering, OH United States
Updated on 2018-05-10
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The chalet was very spacious.
Thanks for the review. People are loving the spacious rooms and multiple decks. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Bear Necessities

Reviewed on 2018-04-04 by Jim E. from Tazewell, TN United States
Updated on 2018-04-04
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our family stayed 3 nights and we had a great stay.
Wonderful! Come again soon.

Spectacular

Reviewed on 2018-04-04 by myra s. from cincinnati, OH United States
Updated on 2018-04-04
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our stay in this cabin was out of this world the View from this home was amazing! This new cabin was so spacious and beautiful inside and out me and me and my family had a great spring vacation! Another great memory to add on we have been coming here since the 90s oh and did I mention we got to see three bears omg awesome time !
Yeah for seeing bears! Always a wonderful surprise, but please enjoy from a distance. We are so glad you enjoyed the chalet and are happy to have you as part of our Mountain Laurel Family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Spectacular

Reviewed on 2018-04-04 by Elizabeth S. from Cincinnati, OH United States
Updated on 2018-04-04
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our stay in this cabin was out of this world the View from this home was amazing! This new cabin was so spacious and beautiful inside and out me and me and my family had a great spring vacation! Another great memory to add on we have been coming here since the 90s oh and did I mention we got to see three bears omg awesome time !
Yeah for seeing bears! Always a wonderful surprise, but please enjoy from a distance. We are so glad you enjoyed the chalet and are happy to have you as part of our Mountain Laurel Family. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Cabin review

Reviewed on 2018-03-27 by Martin P. from Hogansville , GA United States
Updated on 2018-03-27
5
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Very nice cabin
Thanks for the review. Please come again soon.
×