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4 Reasons Our Hotel is the Best Place to Stay in Gatlinburg TN

DATE : March 31, 2020

One of the most important factors when planning a vacation is finding the perfect lodging to fit your needs. A place of balance, convenience, beauty and luxury but that’s also affordable. Here at Bearskin Lodge on the River we are able to give you all of that and more. We’ve put together the details as to why our hotel is the best place to stay in Gatlinburg TN. Take a minute to read over them and we do hope that you’ll make us your next home away from home in the Smoky Mountains!

Our Location

front desk at bearskin lodgeOur property sits perfectly between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and downtown Gatlinburg. This gives our guests the perfect opportunity to balance walking around downtown and exploring the local attractions with time in the most visited national park in America. During time with us, you can easily take a walk on the Gatlinburg Trail, spend the afternoon visiting the SkyBridge and then have dinner at The Peddler without ever having to move your vehicle. Guests can pick up an all-day pass for the Gatlinburg trolley for just $2 at our front desk and access spots all over the area. Our location is perfect for a carefree and relaxed stay in the Smokies!

Our Guest Rooms

When browsing Our Guest Rooms, you’ll find many options available. We have lodging that is perfect for solo time in the mountains, a romantic getaway, time with friends or a family vacation. You can choose a room with a river view, a balcony on the river, a city view or stay in one of our beautiful suites! We also have adjoining rooms for friends and families that want privacy but also to be connected. Regardless of who you’re traveling with, you’ll find the perfect guest room for you!

Our Amenities

outdoor pool at bearskinAt our hotel we take great pride in being able to offer wonderful amenities that help to make your stay with us extra special! We serve a daily complimentary breakfast and afternoon cookies, free parking, free wifi and great deals on tickets for area attractions! We have an outdoor pool as well as a nice lazy river that’s perfect for a relaxing summer afternoon. You’ll find outdoor fire pits and rocking chairs along the river for a little extra relaxation. We have walk-in showers, a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and more in every guest room. You can also choose a room with a fireplace and other added features. Browse Our Amenities for all the info you need on the details to a stay with us!

Our History

For the past 20 years we have been welcoming guests to Our Hotel in downtown Gatlinburg. However, long before our property was established, our owners’ grandmother Hattie Ogle McGiffin began weaving the roots of our love for hospitality. Hattie was one of the pioneers of tourism here in Gatlinburg and was the owner of The Bearskin Motel. She was a devoted businesswoman, entrepreneur and a loving grandmother that took great pride in knowing that her grandchildren would carry on her legacy. Today, we take great pride in knowing that we are able to carry on her dream of giving folks a place to call their home away from home. And, that’s exactly what we hope to be to you, a home away from home. The next time to come to the Smoky Mountains for a getaway, give us a chance and we’ll be more than happy to welcome you to our Bearskin Lodge family!

We hope to see you soon!

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