Black Bear Ridge, 2 Bedroom, Fireplace, Pool Table, Hot Tub, WiFi, Sleeps 6
Black Bear Ridge is a welcoming home away from home amid the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom log cabin sleeps 6 people—and even a pet as well—in classic country comfort. Nonetheless it has plenty of luxurious amenities too, including a large outdoor hot tub and an indoor jetted tub for 2.
The wraparound deck provides panoramic views of the lush woodlands that surround the cabin as well as glimpses of the mountains just beyond. Start your day sipping coffee in one of the deck rockers as the crisp breeze rustles through the trees; end your evening with a moonlit soak in the hot tub as owls hoot in the distance. At Black Bear Ridge you’ll feel at one with nature and far removed from the crowds—even though the cabin is just a short drive to myriad local attractions. For instance, downtown Gatlinburg, with its restaurants, shops, thrill rides, aquarium, and more, is less than a half-hour’s drive away.
Large windows enable you to look out at the towering trees even as you kick back in the great room. Spacious and airy, with a cathedral ceiling, the great room also manages to be warm and welcoming, thanks to its wood-planked walls and stone-surround fireplace. Whether you’re stretched out on the sofa watching TV, curled up in the recliner surfing the web via the free WiFi, or sprawled out on the carpet playing with the kids, you’ll feel right at home.
The great room encompasses the dining area. In fact, the table, which seats 6, is positioned by the fireplace, which will make mealtimes especially convivial in winter. There’s also a breakfast bar that seats 2 and separates the dining area from the kitchen. Whether you plan to host elaborate dinner parties or do little more than reheat leftovers from your restaurant meals, you’ll find all the appliances, cookware, and serveware you’ll need in the kitchen, as well as ample counter space and elbow room.
Downstairs is home to the recently added game room. When you’re not shooting pool at the billiard table or dealing a hand of poker at the card table, you can nestle in one of the cushiony armchairs and read, watch TV, or enjoy après-ski drinks by the 2nd fireplace. There’s a kitchenette down here as well, with a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and sink, so that you don’t have to run upstairs to refresh your drink in the middle of a game or a movie.
The master bedroom, located on the main floor, has a king-size bed, a TV, plenty of storage, and a ceiling fan to help lull you to sleep. The adjacent bathroom includes a luxurious treat: a jetted tub large enough for 2. A steamy soak with your special someone is just the thing to put you in the mood for romance… or to ease your tired muscles after a day on the go.
The 2nd bedroom, with its own bathroom, makes up the loft. The space is large enough to accommodate not only a queen-size bed, storage, and a TV but also a sitting area. The high sloped ceiling only adds to the restful ambience. Have additional guests? The living area’s sofa opens into a bed for 2.
Because Black Bear Ridge is located in the upscale Cobbly Nob community, when you stay here in the summer you’ll have free access to 3 pool areas. (Our favorite is Timber Ridge, which is really 2 pools in one, connected by a man-made waterfall.) There are lush walking trails throughout, and at the base of the neighborhood is Bent Creek Golf Course, designed by Masters and British Open champion Gary Player. And just 15 minutes away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which you can explore on foot, on bike, on horseback, or by car.
And after spending a day in the great outdoors, you’ll love returning to the great indoors of Black Bear Ridge. Reserve your stay today, and start planning what might be your best vacation yet.
Property Code: 52CFBBRIDGEN