At R Bearadise you can enjoy the best of all worlds. Located in Wears Valley, sometimes called “the quiet side of the Smokies,” this spacious 2-bedroom log home sits on nearly an acre of land, with no other cabins behind or beside it. From its sprawling decks you can revel in the serenity of the surrounding woodlands as you gaze out toward the Smoky Mountains. At the same time, the cabin is less than 15 minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway, home to attractions ranging from amusement parks to dinner theaters.
A contemporary take on a classic Alpine-style chalet, R Bearadise boasts a wood-planked great room with a towering cathedral ceiling. Oversized windows let in plenty of sunshine during the day and allow you to gaze up at the star-studded sky at night. There’s more than enough room for the entire gang to kick back in the living area and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV. Or, you can pull up a recliner by the stone-surround fireplace and read a book or surf the web by its warm glow.
The great room includes a dining area that seats 8. Six people can gather around the table, and another 2 can belly up to the breakfast bar. There’s also a picnic table on one of the decks so that everyone can dine alfresco; the fresh mountain air is the perfect seasoning. You can cook outdoors too, on the cabin’s charcoal grill. Of course, R Bearadise has a full kitchen indoors as well. It’s fully equipped with appliances, cookware, tableware, and ample counter space—everything you’ll need to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, make pancakes for breakfast, or reheat leftovers from the previous night’s restaurant meal.
One of R Bearadise’s 2 bedrooms is on the main floor; the 2nd is upstairs. Each bedroom is a relaxing haven, with a log-frame king-size, a flat-screen TV, and a ceiling fan to help lull you to sleep. There’s a full bathroom on each floor as well. The main floor’s bathroom is especially pampering, with a jetted tub as well as a shower. Two additional guests can sleep in the great room—the sofa opens into a bed for 2—and another 2 can take advantage of the futon in the loft’s game area. This space has the advantage of an open view of the mountains, another TV, and a full-size pool table, along with direct access to the upper deck.
The expansive decks are perhaps R Bearadise’s most striking feature. They’re furnished with plenty of rockers, chairs, chaises, and side tables so that you can while away the entire day out there. There’s also a screened-in portion that houses the hot tub. Enjoy the sight and sound of the breeze rustling through the trees as you luxuriate among the steamy bubbles without being pestered by uninvited flying guests.
When you’re not relishing the sight of the mountains and the sound of the songbirds from the cabin’s decks, there’s plenty more to see and do nearby. In less than 15 minutes you can drive to the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, WonderWorks educational amusement park, the Titanic Museum, or Waldens Creek Stables, where you can ride horses and fish in a stocked pond. Just a few minutes more and you can be shopping at the huge Tanger outlet mall, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, exploring Dollywood, taking in a show at one of Pigeon Forge’s many dinner theaters, or racing go-karts.
During your stay at R Bearadise you can do it all… or if you prefer, you can do nothing at all other than rest, relax, and enjoy the company of friends and family. First, though, you do need to book your stay… before someone else beats you to it.