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Mountain home with covered deck, hot tub, & fire pit - wood-burning fireplace!
Bears Den Max is an ideal Smoky Mountain cabin that is located on the east end of the Nantahala River Gorge at an elevation of 2,200 feet. This home has a covered back deck with a large hot tub. Additionally, there is an outdoor fire pit with twinkling lights strung above. Relax inside with the home theater system or simply kick your feet out in front of the wood burning fireplace.
What’s nearby: The home is in the heart of the Nantahala-Fontana Lake Region of the Smokies, less than 10 minutes to Tsali Recreation Area-Fontana Lake and 5 minutes to the Nantahala River for paddle sports, mountain biking or horseback riding. It is also just outside of Bryson City which has options for dining and shopping.
Things to know: Fully equipped kitchen Firewood not supplied No internet access Maximum parking spaces: 3 Limited cell service and GPS The fourth bedroom is located in the basement and can be accessed via an outside entrance only (no interior stairs) *Reach out to Vacasa to learn about reduced winter rates!
This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.
Parking Notes: Park in the driveway at the cabin. Access: Easy - Last 1/2 Mile is Gravel
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Private)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Cable : Dish Network
Nearby activities & attractions
Hot tub : Private
Gas grill : Private
Susan C.Jul 2021
Loved the area and cabin.. Hated the beds.. Needs mattresses replaced other than that it's wonderful.
Thank you for staying with us, Susan! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the home. We regret that the beds were not suitable for your party and appreciate this feedback as an area to improve upon in the future. We hope to host you again soon!
Christine B.Jun 2021
Whats to like NOTHING this place is so dirty inside and out.
The grill fell apart and fell on my leg, hot tub didnt work for two days the power button was broke we had to use the circuit breaker to turn on and off, no ice or water from frig ,outside gutter is growing plants and trees,we cleaned up cigarette butts outside this is for non smoking families,
WE WILL NEVER GO BACK
Hello Christine, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback following your stay. We apologize that your experience in our home was not the vacation for which you had planned and for which we strive to provide our guests. We also apologize for the grill falling apart on you, we hope there weren't any injuries because of this. We appreciate you notifying us promptly of the issue so that we could take the appropriate steps toward a resolution. Please know that the comfort and satisfaction of our guests is our priority and the experience you had is certainly not commonplace, nor is it indicative of our level of service.
Laura H.Apr 2021
Quietly tucked away. Met all needs.
Andy C.Feb 2021
Plenty of room for the whole family with a beautiful wood fireplace to sit by and relax and not to far of a drive to the casino. Enjoyed our weekend getaway to celebrate our oldest sons 21st birthday
Paul R.Dec 2020
We had a good time with our short Christmas weekend, were snowed in for a couple of days and made use of the fireplace and outdoor fire pit.
Richmond W.Nov 2020
We had 6 adults and two children. The house was perfect for our little family.
mauricio s.Nov 2020
Great venue, well thought with many amenities we specially enjoyed the fireplace. House was clean and well maintained. If you want to reload energy from Mother Nature this one is for you. No internet and a 20 min from Bryson city. Handicap entry with ramp that access main room is a plus
Thomas M.Sep 2020
The house was not cleaned properly. There were cobwebs in the windows and on the ceiling fans. There were also cobwebs from the ceiling to the shelves that the plates were stacked. The shelves that the dishes were stacked on were filthy and had not been cleaned for a while. It was very obvious especially when viewed from the upstairs bedroom. The toilet on the top floor was rusted inside the bowl and on the floor by the kitchen table has a black spot where something had been spilled and not cleaned. It looked like it is permanently stained. The light switch in the bedroom on the main floor has a short in it. It became obvious that the floors hadn't been scrubbed when I accidentally spilled a little water on the bathroom floor and when I wiped it up with one of the bath towels, the towel was black and absolutely filthy. When we stripped the bed in preparation for check out, the mattress was covered in stains. Although there was a mattress cover, it was horrifying to find out we had been sleeping on this. It's really a shame because it's a nice property and if it were properly maintained i would give it a higher rating. On the positive side, we really enjoyed the hot tub and we had a great time sitting around the firepit.
Hello Thomas, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize for the issues during your stay, as this is not the high standard of guest satisfaction and cleanliness that we hold ourselves to. We have provided your valuable feedback to our local manager. They have stated they have cleaned the toilet to remove the rust, unfortunately, due to the hard minerals and iron in the water, it has not been successful. They will be having an electrician to the home to work on the lightswitch in the master bedroom. The local housekeeping team will be deep cleaning the home for future stays. We apologize for the inconvenience and frustrations. We hope we have another chance to impress you in the future.
JOn L.Sep 2020
The house is close to the Gorge. The bedrooms are god size. The mattress' are too soft. The place was clean on check-in. The Hot Tub was Green. Call Vacasa and they sent someone that night to clean. The propane bottle was empty for the Grill. Took 4 phone calls and 24 hours to get a new bottle.
The fire pit was good.
Amy C.Jul 2020
We loved the close proximity to the Nantahala river. The cabin was perfect for our family of 6. We really enjoyed the fire pit i. the evenings and off ron the deck in the mornings. Beds were comfortable, kitchen was fine. We staggered our usage somewhat, but we never ran out of hot water. The driveway is a bit tricky. Try to arrive before dark on checkin day.
Shawn S.Jul 2020
We loved the location, the house was lovely and spacious.
Shannon Y.Jul 2020
The house was location is fine to Bryson City, NC and outdoor activities. However the owner needs a new cleaning service. The hot tub was not useable. It was green inside. Upon arrival it had not been cleaned. We had to wait 2 hours for it to be cleaned and it was unacceptable. Bugs in the downstairs bedroom and that shower looked like it hadn’t been used or clean in awhile. Thick dust on the shelves in the kitchen and corners. The towels smelled soured. Just not pleased with the cleanliness of this property.
Hello, Shannon! Thank you for your review. We apologize for the cleanliness issues you encountered during your stay with us, we have worked closely with our housekeeping crew to address these concerns thoroughly. We hope for a chance to impress you in the future!
Claire J.Jan 2020
Bears Den's location and amenities were just right!
Roy M.Jul 2019
Just there for 4th of July weekend. Only 5 minutes to NOC and 30 minutes to Fontana Dam and marina. Very nice and can accommodate several families comfortably. Air conditioning works very well.
Lorie L.Jul 2019
What fun! Planned a quick weekend trip to Bryson City. Cute cabin. Very clean. Loved the little town of Bryson City and the shops. The hot tub was a great place to unwind at the end of a long day hiking on Deep Creek trails. A few waterfalls along the way. Hope to come back in the fall. I'm sure the colors are gorgeous.
Lynn D.Jun 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It's located between the NOC and Bryson City. Perfect for all of the activities that we had planned during the day. The fire pit outside is amazing.