Black Bear Lookout - Gatlinburg Cabin

Black Bear Lookout, 2 Bedrooms, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Wifi, Grill, Sleeps 6
Gatlinburg, TN, US
4.5 (23 Reviews)
Sleeps 6
2 Bedrooms
2 Baths
No Pets
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The Cabin

  • Property type: Cabin
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Smoking: Non-smoking
  • Beds: 2 King, 1 Futon Queen Bed
  • Check In Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out Time: 10:00 AM
  • Min Renter Age: 25+
  • No Pets


You might not see any bears during your stay at Black Bear Lookout, but you’ll definitely look out onto a spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom chalet is perched atop a ridge, so whether you’re on one of the decks or inside the home, you’ll be able to ooh and ahh at nature’s grandeur. Yet the cabin is only a -minute drive to the restaurants, shops, and other attractions of downtown Gatlinburg. You can enjoy the best of all worlds here!

Black Bear Lookout has 2 decks that span the width of the cabin. Both feature tables and chairs so that you can make the most of the glorious setting. Sip your morning coffee outside as warblers and chickadees sing and the mist rises from the mountains. Enjoy lunch or dinner alfresco (the fresh breeze makes everything taste better!). Stargaze before calling it a night as the whip-poor-wills trill a serenade. To make the experience even more of a treat for the senses, do so while luxuriating in the lower deck’s hot tub. Especially after a day on the go, a soak among the massaging jets of water will revive your tired muscles and ease any cares away.

The views are just as awe-inspiring from the great room, located on Black Bear Lookout’s upper level. Oversize windows make up one wall, enabling you to watch falcons soar over the mountains even as you kick back in an armchair or stretch out on the sofa.

In addition to the living area, the great room includes a log-style dining table that seats 6 and a breakfast bar where 2 people can enjoy a snack. If you need to get some work done (though hopefully that’s not the case!), set up your computer at the desk; Black Bear Lookout has free WiFi so you can catch up on emails—or more important, research which attractions you want to visit.

The cabin’s kitchen is equipped with a full array of stainless-steel appliances, cookware, and tableware; skylights ensure that it is as bright as the rest of the great room. Even if you eat most of your meals at the numerous nearby restaurants, you’ll still appreciate having a fridge to keep milk cold, a microwave for making late-night popcorn, and a blender for mixing a batch of margaritas to enjoy on the deck. There’s a charcoal grill outside too, perfect for cooking any trout you reel in from the nearby streams—and steaks from a nearby store.

Black Bear Lookout has a game room on its lower level. The full-size pool table takes place of pride, but there’s also a wall-mounted TV and a futon that opens into a bed for 2. The cabin has 2 “proper” bedrooms as well, one on each floor for maximum privacy. Each bedroom includes a sumptuous king-size bed and a flat-screen TV. There’s a full bathroom with a combination shower/tub for each bedroom, which will make everyone’s morning and bedtime routines that much easier—no waiting on line to brush your teeth. For even more convenience, the lodge has its own washer and dryer.

?The ultimate convenience, though, may be Black Bear Lookout’s location. Only minutes away is downtown Gatlinburg, home to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Guinness World Records Adventure, thrill rides, arcades, mini golf, distilleries, and more. Even closer is the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, and just a few minutes further are the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Dollywood. (Because this is mountain country, if you’re visiting in winter, a vehicle with 4-wheel drive and/or tire chains is strongly recommended.)

Guests have been known to come back to Black Bear Lookout time and again. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to enjoy its comfort, convenience, and extraordinary views: Book your stay today!

Note: Fireplace is decorative only.


  • Mountain View
  • Hot Tub
  • Cable Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Wifi
  • Washer Dryer
  • Internet Access


Note: Travel times may vary based on season and area occupancy.



Host Cancellation Policy

This host gives 100% refunds of booking deposits within 48 hours of booking.

Only the guest named on the rental agreement may notify host either in written or verbal form of the request to cancel. Reservations are non-refundable if cancelled less than 45 days prior to arrival for 1-5 bedrooms, 90 days prior to arrival for 6-10 bedrooms and 180 days prior to arrival for 11+ bedrooms.

There are no refunds for bad weather, snow, no-shows, late arrival or early departure. Service Fee Cancellation Policy

If you choose to cancel or not use your reservation, the Service Fee is always non-refundable.

Traveler Reviews

23 Reviews
4.5 out of 5
Madeleine W.
Plattsville, OH
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4 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2019

Outstanding view!

The cabin is as advertised. Clean and well-equipped. Easy check-in and check-out process.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Peter B.
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5 out of 5
Reviewed August, 2019

Summer Vacation

Lovely cabin, very clean and views are beautiful

Would recommend to others? Yes
Steven N.
Springville, AL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed February, 2021



Would recommend to others? Yes
Missy M.
boonville, IN
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1 out of 5
Reviewed June, 2020

Beautiful views of the mountains

Great view and beautiful cabin had a wonderful time we will be back

Would recommend to others? Yes
Gilda C.
Pompano Beach, FL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed January, 2021

Beautiful view very cozi

Perfect staying clean and beautiful. My only complain was the shower downstairs is horrible

Would recommend to others? Yes
Gilda C.
Pompano Beach, FL
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5 out of 5
Reviewed January, 2021

Perfect for small family

Perfect very cozi clean and nice view

Would recommend to others? Yes
Linsey Y.
Butler, PA
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4 out of 5
Reviewed May, 2019

A view with bugs

The property is beautiful. The view is beautiful. We had a centipede issues they claimed to have sent the bug people and the centipedes were still just as bad.

Would recommend to others? No
Samuel C.
Alexandria, VA
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5 out of 5
Reviewed March, 2019

A Grand Stay

This was a wonderful visit. The views are breathtaking and the cabin was very clean and hospitable

Would recommend to others? Yes
Rajka R.
bowling green, KY
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5 out of 5
Reviewed November, 2020

The Best Cabin Black Bear Lookout

The cabin, inside and out, was exceptional. The interior was clean as was the outside, and the feeling of the cabin really fit the mood. My favorite part was the living room/kitchen view through the large glass windows. It is a reminder to enjoy the mountains at all times. Upon arrival, I had an issue with the coffee machine, and they brought me a new one. Very pleased and satisfied with my stay. The view was breathtaking and the cabin was just the same. Amazing hot tub views and new appliances worked great. I would definitely recommend to a friend and stay here again.

Would recommend to others? Yes
Kendra L.
Sullivan, OH
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4 out of 5
Reviewed September, 2020

Anniversary trip!

The cabin and view were awesome! Check- in/out was easy peasy. The hot tub could probably use some tlc/maintenance as I’ve stayed at cabins with far better functioning hot tubs...but all in all we had a good time.

Would recommend to others? Yes