“Bear Ridge” / Guest Reviews!
Over the past several years many guests have left us reviews online, in our guestbook and through emails! It is with pleasure that we share with you here just a sampling of the many we have received! Please leave us your review! Overall guests love the setting and privacy. The enjoy the hot tub and location. And we get many comments about the cozy wood burning fireplace and how enjoyable it is on winters evening to sit in front of the fire! Book you stay and then share with us your experiences at beautiful Bear Ridge cabin!
A Great Anniversay Stay!
We spent four nights on our 8th anniversay here and had a fantastic time! The cabin is beautiful, the decor special! Love the big TV’s, the fireplace and the hot tub!!! We found the setting to be just what we had been looking for! so sorry to have to be leaving so soon! Can’t wait to come back and stay longer next time! Hillary, S.C.
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for sharing your cabin with us! We really enjoyed our time here! We love the peaceful setting and privacy of your cabins! Took a long walk all the way down the road along the creek and saw much of what you have here! We might like to try a different cabin on our next visit. Made a trip to Cades Cove and it is a must see for anyone staying in the area! Also enjoyed a day in Gatlinburg and shopping! Hoping to do some hiking in the park on our next visit as we were unable to this time due to an ankle injury suffered just before our trip. God Bless! Racheal R., Jackson, TN
Couldn’t Find a Baking Dish!
Tried our hand at doing the Zip Line in Gatlinburg! WOW, what great fun! Took time to hike a few trails in the park, would have like to have done more! Couldn’t find a baking dish, would have liked to have done some baking while here… We are thinking of returning again to celebrate our anniversary… When we do, we will be in touch! Caroline and Johnny, New Berlin, WI
Thanks for a Great Anniversay!
Beautiful cabin in a great setting! Just love this area! So unlike other places we have stayed! The hot tub was truly a pleasure after the long ride in the car up here! Just what the doctor ordered after a long hard year of work! Thinking we will have to make this an annual affair! Chuck D. Homestead, FL
Loved the Cabin!
Loved the cabin! so nice and comfortable! Will tell our friends and family! Recommend this cabin to anyone! We will return soon! Jack and Angel, Quincy
The cabin was a home away from home! Mobile phone reception was good. Very good value for the price! Townsend is by far our favorite little city here! Nice and close to area attractions and restaurants! Love this place! Don J. Ontario
“Bear Ridge” / Cabin Inventory
Bear Ridge is furnished with wonderful furnishings, amenities and appliances. When you rent a cabin from Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins the cabin comes with a starter supply of paper products and detergents for the dishwasher and washing machine. From time to time as needed, we update the cabin with new or replacement items. So for things that are “must have” items, we ask that you check with us prior to making your travel plans. If you do happen to forget something, no worries! There is a Dollar General Store just a couple of miles down valley!
Bed & Bath Furnishings:
King Size Bed
Queen Size Bed
End table w/ drawers
Flat Screen TVs
Large Jacuzzi Tub
Shower with Tub
Bedding for Bed
Pillow Top Mattress & Pillows
Washer / Dryer
Ironing Board & Iron
Furnishings Living & Dining Rooms:
Dining Room Table & Chairs
Flat Screen Television
Refrigerator – Freezer
Glass Top Stove w/ oven
Salt, Pepper & Spices
Dishes, Cups, Plates & glasses
Pots & Pans
Large back Porch
Patio Chairs – 4
Gas BBQ Grill
L.P. Gas & Tank
Front Porch Covered:
Game Room Access:
Air Hockey Table
When you make a reservation of a Smoky Mountain Golden Cabin you are agreeing to the following terms. We are a family run company who rents to families. If your group is not family and has unrelated guests, please check with us before booking a cabin.
To make a reservation we require 1/3 of the total rental amount down on a credit card with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival date. Reservations will be cancelled for failure to pay the balance after 2 days late. and the cabin put back on the calendar and advertised as available for rent.
The fee to cancel is equal to 1/3 of the total rental amount (same as your 1st payment). Cancellations received 30 days or less, prior to the arrival date, will be responsible for the entire rental amount unless the cabin is rented to another party. If all of the dates can be re-rented, you will recieve a refund less the cancellation fee and any difference in the rate. (it is often necessary to run last minute specials at a late date)
CHECK IN/OUT TIMES:
Check in time is after 4 pm.
On certain days/times of year the cleaning crew is very busy. They do their level best to have every cabin ready by 4 pm. So the check in time is not carved in stone. There are No refunds if your cabin is not ready by 4 pm.
Early Check In: Everyone want to check in early. We get it. And so, if your cabin is ready early and your welcome to check in up to two hours early.
Check out: is before 10 am.
The check out time is carved in stone! There will be a late check out charge for anyone checking out after 10 am. Please check out on time. The cleaners need to have the cabin vacant when they arrive. As already stated, “everyone wants to check in early” and the girls need to have access to the cabin when they drive up there, they can be very busy.
All cabins are Non-smoking! You may smoke outdoors, please safely dispose of and distinguish smoking material. Please pick up cigarette butts. Smoking in the cabin is considered cabin abuse and you will be billed for a complete cleaning and deodorizing of the cabin – minimum charge is $300.
Some of our cabins are pet friendly and some are not.
1.) All pets must be approved before you make a reservation and additional pet fee paid.
2.) Pets are not allowed on furnishings.
3.) Pets must not be left alone or unsupervised unless they are secured in your portable kennel.
4.) Pets that chew, bark, bite or who are not trained are not allowed.
5.) Please be responsible and pick up after your pet!
We do not allow parties of any kind. We reserve the right to and will require everyone to leave the property without notice or refund for having a party.
Non-paying guests are not allowed unless permission is granted. This means if you have family in the area and would like to have them come and visit you at the cabin, you need to let us know. If your planning an event, and have guests staying in the area that will be visiting the cabins, you need to let us know in advance. Cabins are set up for as many guests as they are advertised to sleep.
We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave any property without notice or refund for any kind of abuse to the property. Abusing property is not allowed and we reserve the right to bill your account for repairs caused by abuse outside of normal wear and tear. (broken cue sticks are $25)
Do not move the furniture in the cabin. Do not move inside furniture outside. Do not move outside furniture inside. Do not move pool tables. Do not move Tv’s. You can move the extra chairs provided in the bedrooms to the dining room if you need extra seating. Please return the furniture to where you found it. We charge for having to move furniture back. (If you move a pool table, it will be necessary to move it back, $300. It may need refelting, $300. You will most likely break a leg off, $3500 for a new table. And if it falls on you, it can result in injury or death. Please do not attempt to move the pool table!)
The cleaning fee is based on the average time required to ready the property for the next guest. We reserve the right to charge your account for additional cleaning time! To avoid additional cleaning charges please leave the cabin in a reasonable condition!
Please keep the hot tub covered when not in use. You must read and follow all directions and safety procedures for using the hot tubs that are posted near the tub or in the cabin book. Do not sit, stand on or damage hot tub covers. (broken hot tub covers are $300)
Please do not leave doors/windows open and run the A/C at the same time. Do Not run the A/C and Fireplaces at the same time. It will cause the A/C unit to freeze up causing permanent damage to the unit!
All gas fireplaces are seasonal. Gas fireplaces are turned on and off depending on seasonal conditions. Generally they are on around the first week in November and off about mid March. If you have questions, please call 865.202.7657
Please do not move or adjust gas logs. No cooking on a gas log fireplace.
If your cabin has a firepit, please use caution when having a fire. Fire should never be left unattended and please be aware high winds can develop at anytime, day or night! Be sure to extinguish all fires thoroughly. If you start a forest fire or burn a building down, you will be held responsible!
Check to make sure there are no burning bans in place by calling the park 865-436-1200.
There is to be no scrounging of firewood from the woods around the cabin. Please purchase fire wood to burn from a local merchant or give us a call if you’d like a large amount delivered to the cabin.
FIRE WORKS or FIRE ARMS:
Shooting or Possessing Fire Works or Fire Arms is strictly prohibited!
Welcome to the mountains. We have pest control company who checks and treats all of our cabins on a regular basis. If pest control comes to the cabin for a scheduled visit during your stay, please allow them into spray. If you have problems with a pests while at the cabin, give us a call and we will have pest control come to treat the cabin as soon as they are available. Do you part and keep doors and windows closed to keep unwanted pests out of the cabin! Thank you.
ps. carpenter bee’s are a fact of life in the mountains in the spring of the year. They are all but harmless to people.
We do have wild animals in the mountains and woods around the cabins. Please do not leave any trash or food outside of the cabin or in your car. Please be sure to keep the car windows up. Do not feed the wild animals or birds.
To rent a one bedroom cabin you must be at least 21 years old. To rent a cabin with 2 or more bedrooms, you must be 25 years old and responsible. We reserve the right to refuse to rent cabins to anyone who we deem to be not responsible or when there is a situation that seems questionable.
If you have a group of friends who are not related by blood to one another, there are greater age restrictions. Please call us for further details.
For exceptions — and we do make exceptions occasionally, especially for honeymoons and anniversaries! — please call 865-202-7657, let’s talk about it!
Your respect and cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Just a Note…
When we started renting cabins we had no rental agreement. As time passed and things happened the rental agreement got started and continues to grow. We make every effort to keep things as simple as possible. Unfortunately, some things need to be spelled out and so the rental agreement is necessary. There is no substitute for common sense. So even if something is not detailed here, if you have doubts, please give us a call. Thanks for understanding.
** Rental Agreements are subject to being updated at any time.**
(and almost certainly will have to be…)