Black Bear Lodge Cabin 2018-01-19T21:28:22+00:00

Project Description

Black Bear Lodge Cabin

Cabin Summary:

  • Bedrooms:  4
  • Sleeps:   14
  • Setting: Secluded wooded setting on 5 acres!
  • Location:  Black Bear Hollow, Wears Valley
  • Price Range:  $129 – $369

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Additional Information:

Black Bear Lodge is in Black Bear Hollow in Wears Valley, Tn at furthest end towards Townsend, and very near the entrance to the national park!
Black Bear Hollow is a private gated community that is very unique! The road back through the hollow runs through the woods and next to a creek. The creek has a small waterfall and comes to an end when it runs into the cave. The setting features an old cades cove style barn with a community game room and covered picnic area. All this on fifty eight acres and only nine cabins total!

The cabin comes complete with everything you will need to make your trip to the Smokies one to remember! Enjoy sitting by the fireplace in the winter and watching the snow fall. Or relax in the hot tub after a day of sight seeing around the National Park! Whatever is on your agenda for this vacation, Black Bear Lodge is equipped for it! And it is convenient too, only minutes to Pigeon Forge, Townsend, Gatlinburg and right next to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park!

Amenities & Features:

 Fly-over Video of area!

  • Full Size Slate Pool Table in Game Room
  •  Large Hot Tub on back deck
  • Free High Speed DSL WIFI Internet
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • Comcast Cable – 85+ Channels
  • DVD Player
  • Two Person Jacuzzi Tub just off the master bedroom
  • Wood Fireplace- Stacked Stone
  • For a great nights sleep – Pillow Top Mattress.
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Dishwasher – Microwave
  • Full Sized Washer/Dryer
  • Starter supply of detergents & paper products to get
    your vacation off to a great start!
  • Propane BBQ Grill on the back porch!
  • Covered Porch- 30′ foot long with beautiful views!


  •  In Cabin Wedding Services
  • Easy All-Weather Access
  •  Creek across the road
  •  Near by Attractions
  •  Cathedral Ceilings & Beautiful Hardwood Oak Floors
  •  Rocking Chairs
  •  Fire Pit
  •  Key less Entry Locks
  •  Express Check In / Out! Drive straight to the cabin!

Cabin Updates

Updates to cabins can be viewed here!


(Only about a mile down Wears Valley road – and free to use for our guests staying a Black Bear Lodge!)

Black Bear Lodge – Guest Reviews

Black Bear Lodge was recently sold by my brother, Mark Tisch, to my son, Jerry Tisch. So some of these comments were from Mark’s guests and other’s are Jerry’s guests, but we think you will agree that the cabin is a favorite with those who have stayed! Please be sure to check out the Online Guestbook to see an additional 30+ reviews!
See another 30+ reviews on our Online Guestbook here!


  Fantastic Cabin – Setting – Location!   5/5 Stars!★★★★★

  We had a great family getaway at this cabin! This is what dreams are made of! Great central location! Took a trip into Pigeon Forge for groceries and to see the sites! Really an easy trouble free drive down there. next day we went the other way to Townsend and then on to Cades Cove! Cades Cove is not that far from here and we would highly recommend that anyone staying here take in the wonderful wildlife and history of the Cove! Autumn Leaf display was spectacular this year! We timed it just right! Thanks for letting us stay at Bear Lodge, if we come with the whole family again next year we will likely stay here!
Smithfield’s, Virginia

  Great Time at the Cabin!   5/5 Stars!★★★★★

  Wow! Great time staying here! Our first time to this area and for staying at a cabin! It was really nice to have a kitchen and laundry to take care of everyone’s needs! loved having the hot tub to take care of mine!
Cheers! Dayton, OH

  Our little church retreat!   5/5 Stars!★★★★★

  Thank you Mark for letting our little group use your cabin for our Sunday School Class retreat. The cabin worked very well for our get together here. Mornings studying on the porch and walks in the woods were a favorite of all!
Huntsville, Al

  Family Reunion Getaway!   5/5 Stars!★★★★★

  Beautiful cabin, great location. Far enough from Pigeon Forge to give us the feeling we “got away”, but close enough for when we needed to go to town for something! Really enjoyed the Fireplace!
Jason, N.Y.

  Just Like Heaven!    5/5 Stars!★★★★★

  Peace! Peaceful! Relaxing! wooded! Special! Lovely! Warm! Comforable! Clean! Thanks!
Mable Johnson, Kentucky

  Same Time Next Year!    5/5 Stars!★★★★★

  Great secluded private cabin in the woods! Just beautiful inside and out! Leaves are something to behold! Love the long walks along the creek! we will be back again next year! See you then…
Carol and Timmy, Nashville, TN

Black Bear Lodge is fully equipped and stocked with almost everything you will need on your vacation. We have included an inventory of the cabin to help with your travels plans. Cabins come with all linen’s and a starter supply of paper products and detergents. If you have an item that is must have, please call ahead to confirm the cabin has that item. From time to time things in the cabin will be updated or changed, so keep that in mind when making your travel plans.

  Bedroom & Bathroom Furnishings

King Size Beds
Queen Size Beds
End table w/ drawers
Flat Screen TVs
Large Jacuzzi Tub
Shower with Tub
Bathroom Sink
Bath Towels
Hand Towels
Wash Cloths
Bed linen
Pillow Top Mattress & Pillows
Laundry Detergents
Ironing Board & Iron

  Living Room & Dining Room Furnishings

Dining Room Table & Chairs
Love Seat
Rocking Chair
Wood burning Fireplace
Wood for Fireplace
Flat Screen Television
DVD Player
Coffee Table
End Table

  Kitchen & Appliances

Refrigerator – Freezer
Stove w/ oven
Coffee Maker
Can Opener
Kitchen Towels
Paper Towels
Coffee Filters
Salt, Pepper & Spices
Dishes, Cups, Plates & glasses
Cutting Boards
Cooking Utensils
Cookie Sheets
Pots & Pans

  Game Room & Lower Level

Pool Table
Rack & Balls
Laundry with Washer & Dryer
Flat Screen Tv
Cocktail Table w/ bar stools

  Porch & Decks

Large Covered Front Porch
4 Log Rocking Chairs

Gas BBQ Grill
L.P. Gas & Tank
BBQ Utinsels

Back Deck:
4 person Hot Tub
Hot Tub Cover

Travel Times –

Black Bear Hollow is located at the (Townsend) end of Wears Valley and next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Travel times to some popular local area and attractions.

  • Pigeon Forge – 13 minutes
  • Gatlinburg – 28 minutes
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 6 minutes
  • Cades Cove -25 minutes
  • Townsend – 6 minutes
  • Dollywood – 25 minutes
  • Knoxville Airport – 35 minutes

(All times are estimated and taken from google maps)

Rental Agreement

1. AGE: To reserve this cabin, you must be at least 25 years old. We do not rent to sororities, fraternities, college or high school groups. Groups of unrelated guests must get prior approval. For questions, please call865-202-7657

2. PAYMENTS: 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. The cabin/property will be put back on the calendar and advertised for rent to another party.

3. CANCELLATIONS:  the fee to cancel is equal to 1/3 of the total rental amount (same as your first 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. (It may be necessary to discount the cabin last minute in order to rent it and any refund will be for the difference and less the fee to cancel.)

4. SECURITY DEPOSIT: In lieu of collecting a security deposit, Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins and the owners, Donn and/or Margaret Tisch, reserve the right to charge your credit card for damages or loss beyond normal wear and tear and violation of this rental agreement. 

5. INSURANCE: We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for unintended cancellation, disruption of utilities, inclement weather, Acts of God, accidental damage, accidents, injury, break downs, medical emergencies and any other unintended consequences. We do not refund money for early departures, power outages, inclement weather or other disruptions to appliances, amenities or any of the conditions (afore mentioned or not) that is beyond of our control. 

6. CHECK /IN TIMES: Check in time is at 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. Every effort will be made to have your cabin ready by 4 pm, but we do not give refunds or compensation if it is not ready on time. Likewise, if your cabin is ready early, you’re welcome to check in up to two hours early and we do not charge for that. (Please contact our office on the day you arrive to see if your cabin is ready to check in early). 

7. CHECK /OUT TIMES: Check out is before 10 am. It is necessary that the cabin be vacant and ready to clean when the cleaning company arrives. There is a late charge of $50 per hour for anyone checking out after 10 am

8. DEPARTURE: Before you depart, leave the beds unmade. Put towels & linens in the bath tub. Wash dishes or run dishwasher. Leave trash in trash can provided, dumpster or in the kitchen. Lock doors and windows. Set thermostat to 70 degrees. Return furnishings to where they were when you checked in. Leave televisions in a connected/wired/programed fashion to local channels. Leave the remote on a nearby table. Please leave the property/cabin and grounds in the condition that you found it. 

9. SMOKING: All of our vacation homes/cabins are Non-smoking. You may smoke outdoors if you safely dispose of, extinguish smoking material and pick up your cigarette butts. 

10. PETS: This is cabin does allow approved dogs.

A) Pet must meet with prior approval and a fee paid.

B) Pets are not allowed on the beds or furnishings.

C) Pets left alone in the cabin must be in a portable kennel.

D) Pets that chew, bite or are not properly house trained are not allowed.

E) Please pick up after your pet.

11. PARTY POLICY: We do not allow parties of any kind. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the property without notice or refund for having a party. 

12. VISITORS: Non-paying guests are not allowed unless permission is granted in advance. 

13. PARKING: There is parking for 5-6 cars in the driveway. 

14. WINTER DRIVING: It is possible for there to be snow and/or ice storms during winter months. This cabin has never had a problem. We are not responsible or liable for the weather, condition of the road/driveway or your ability to reach or depart from the cabin. 

15. IMPROPER USE OF PROPERTY: We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave our cabin/property without notice or refund for any kind of improper use of the cabin. Abusing our vacation home is not allowed and we reserve the right to bill your account for repairs, damage or loss caused that is outside of normal wear and tear. 

16. ACCESSIBILITY: It may be necessary on occasion for us to gain entry into the property during your stay (for example: scheduled pest control) we, our representatives and/or maintenance personnel reserve the right to enter the property if necessary. We promise to keep this to an absolute minimum. 

17. CLEANING: The cabin/property will be inspected and cleaned after departure. The cleaning fee includes laundering of bedding, linens and towels. Tenants are required to leave the property in the same general condition that it was found/received in by making sure that dishes are washed and put away. And that the property has been picked up, furnishings replaced, televisions programed/connected/working, and the property is ready to be vacuumed, dusted and laundered. 

18. HOT TUB: You and your guests use the hot tub at your own risk. You must keep the hot tub covered when not in use. You must read and follow all directions and safety procedures before using the hot tub. They are posted near the tub or in the cabin book. Do not sit, stand on or damage hot tub covers. 

18a. POOL TABLE: Do not attempt to move the pool table.  If the pool table is moved or damaged, you are responsible for either paying for repairs or a replacement. 

19. AIR CONDITIONER: Do not use the Air Conditioner or Furnace with the windows or doors open. Do not use the Fireplace & Air Conditioner at the same time. This is a waste of gas and electricity, causes the unit to freeze and will cause permanent damage to the unit leaving you without heat or air condition for duration of your stay. Please be responsible. 

20. FIREPLACES: All fireplaces are seasonal.  Fireplace is real wood.  Wood is provided.  You must follow directions and you will find them in the cabin book. 

20a. FIRE PIT: Please use caution when lighting a fire. Do not scrounge the woods for fire wood. Fire wood should be purchased from a local vender. Fires need to be full extinguished when not supervised. Unexpected high winds at night are not uncommon. You are responsible if you start a forest fire, please use extreme caution. 

21. FIRE WORKS: Shooting or Possessing Fire Works at any of our cabins/property is prohibited. 

22. WILDLIFE/PESTS: Welcome to the mountains! We do have wild animals in the woods. Insects and pests are not uncommon in the mountains either. Each property/cabin is routinely inspected and treated for insects and pests. Do not leave doors or windows open. Do not leave food out on the counter. Do not leave trash in the cabin. Do not encourage insects, pests or wild animals. Please help us maintain the cabin for future guests. 

23. LIMITS OF LIABILITY: By renting this property and signing this document you are assuming all risk and liability for any damage or loss done to persons, property, agents, employees or visitors occasioned by the present or future condition of the premises, both latent and manifest. Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, the owners, Donn and Margaret Tisch, their employee’s or contractors are not responsible for any loss due to theft, items left behind, accidents or injuries to guests or visitors due to negligence or lack of personal responsibility. 

24. ATTORNEY COSTS: If the owner of the cabin,  Jerry Tisch, employ the services of an attorney to enforce any of the conditions of this agreement to collect amounts due, damages or losses, then the tenant shall be liable for attorney fees and costs incurred.

25. Amenities Liability Waiver/Hold Harmless Agreement: Please acknowledge that neither the property owner, or Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins is liable for any “bodily injury, or death” caused as a result of the use of amenities at this rental property, except under pure negligence on the part of the owner or Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins. Amenities are defined as (Swimming pools, hot tubs/spas, saunas, exercise equipment, small watercraft, bicycles, fire pits, playgrounds, fishing, recreation areas, and similar).

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