We loved our stay at running bear cabin . In the woods , nice hot tub and we even got a visit from a big black bear and turkeys. We are definitely going to come back
A good distance from the madness but still close enough to get there easily
Vacasa, will always use for booking our vacations. This cabin was so wonderful for our stay. My husband and I were so taken back at how well it was maintained and accommodating. The detail in decorating was by far the nicest that we have seen, and every cabin that we have rented has been great. It was clean, equipped with everything you need, beautifully decorated, easily accessible, easy to locate, close enough to town, secluded, and just plain wonderful. This owner has gone above and beyond to please their renters. The wood throughout this cabin was beautiful and the colors so inviting. My pet peeve is that when you see a cabin in the pictures, that when you walk in the door after booking; that it looks exactly as it was pictured and I am happy to say this passed with flying colors!! Thank you so much! We wanted to leave a message in the comment book but sadly did not have a pen. Will recommend always.
We arrived at our cabin, door was wide open. When we walked inside, it smelled like cat pee. Sheets on the bed were dirty & a screw was on them. Trash was under the bed. Hair clogging the shower drain. Trash in the driveway/yard. Blinds were broken. Tile floor, broken. Carpet coming up. Very outdated, especially for the price we paid. I spent the first hour of my vacation, cleaning the cabin.
We are very sorry for the issues you encountered during your stay with us. It is always our goal for our guests to be able to use and enjoy everything the home has to offer. We hope that the refund that you were given has helped with some resolution for the issue you experienced.
The location is private and the hot tub was great. The road to get there is pretty scary, but we managed it. The house was priced right if the smell of dog pee wasn’t present. The decor and condition of the house is outdated. The house came equipped with everything you need. Great to have a washer and dryer in the house.
There were some positives and a few negatives that would come with any rental. The dog pee and the condition of the home would prevent me from renting again.
Chipped floor tile in kitchen.
Pee smell was extremely strong (we have a dog and can be understanding to certain issues, but not understanding to that smell).
Rug had many stains - assuming dog urine.
Decor - not a deal breaker, just not our taste.
Bed was ok, bring extra pillows. They only give you 2 thin pillows.
Thank you for staying with us, Melissa! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. We apologize for the areas that were missed during cleaning. We strive for a standard of excellence in ensuring the home is clean and accommodating for our guests. If there are any concerns or areas in need of additional attention, we hope to be notified so we can make sure any issues are addressed - please know that our guest services line is available 24/7. We have followed up with the local property caretaker regarding your concerns; a carpet and rug deep clean has been scheduled, and the homeowner will be contacted regarding repairing the tiles. We hope to have the chance to host you in the future!
This was perfect for our anniversary getaway. We had an enjoyable time. The dogs loved it too.
great location. Clean and neat. Good for family vacation
It was a nice cabin and clean. The hot tub was great!
Everything was great except the pool table was ripped and no shooting space (seem like pool table area was thrown together). This place would have been perfect if they had upgraded their bed room television (it was a box tv) and if they had internet (WiFi). That right No WiFi. Other than these issues it was a great stay.
Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time! We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded the information about the torn pool table to the local staff so they can review and repair it for future guests. We apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the amenities. We attempt to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so guests can make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs. Wifi was not listed as an amenity and pictures show the room the pool table is in and the TVs in the unit. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns before booking, as we are happy to help.
Cabin needs many repairs. Hottub was not clean. Pool table has major rips in felt and difficult to play because room is to small. Some Outlet did not work. Blinds were tore in several places. Nail sticking up thru carpet in kitchen. Couch is wore out and smells like wet dog. 4 nights at $1200.00 is should be Immaculate and almost perfect. We do not plan to come back. We were very disappointed.
Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us, Carey. We are disappointed to learn that we were unable to provide you with a pleasant and relaxing vacation experience. We encourage our guests to reach out to our 24/7 Guest Services Department with any questions or concerns, as our local staff is on standby should any needs arise. We would have been happy to assist in a resolution during your stay. Since your departure, each of these issues has been thoroughly addressed by our local team to ensure that the quality of experiences for future guests is improved. We hope to have the opportunity to better serve you in the future.
This cabin is pet friendly, which we knew, but it wreaks of pet urine. We stayed gone as much as possible and when we were there we stayed out on the porch, which all you can see are the trees., not really much of a view. Very disappointing to spend that much money and not be able to enjoy staying at the cabin. Never even turned on the tv.
Thank you for your review. We’re sorry to hear that the home was in this condition upon your arrival and smelled like pet urine during your stay - please know that this is not the regular standard for our properties. We have implemented a Premium Clean program so we can continue to strive to provide our guests with fulfilling experiences; We apologize for any missteps, as it is never our intention to disappoint. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future with a much more enjoyable stay!
The location was good close to everything no complaints
Perfect size for our three day getaway and so relaxing! Hot tub was so enjoyable at night !
This secluded cabin is warm & cozy, with high ceilings and a spacious deck out back. Plenty of space, with a pool table upstairs if the weather is bad.
We absolutely loved our stay at the cabin. Entry instructions were very easy, we got in later than anticipated and had no issues at all when arriving. Fun drive up to the cabin, management company was very attentive and extremely nice. Our dog loved it too :) Looking forward to visiting again. Thank you!!
Everything about this house was wonderful. However, when sending codes to get into the house, send a code that lets you lock the door as well. There was no information in the email stating that you needed a separate key to lock the door. We had to call the company and they had to call another company and then they called us back a while later and finally we figured out how to lock up the house.
This cabin was perfect for me and my new husband! We enjoyed our honeymoon here. The cabin was very clean when we arrived. Not too far out but far enough to feel secluded. No WiFi, no problem!!! We have Verizon and had perfect service if we needed to use our phones! We will be back!!
Absolutely great place for a quick, quiet getaway! The cabin was clean, quaint and the hot tub was the best!
We had a great time we’ll be back. So close to things. We had a wonderful stay.
Great for a couple’s getaway. Small, cozy cabin.
We had a very pleasant stay at this cabin! Was very easy to get to and just far enough outside of the downtown areas that you felt secluded. A few items in the cabin were outdated or in need of a replacement (TVs, pool table, etc.) but everything worked and did not damper our stay. The only negative thing I have to mention is the misrepresentation the photos give the view and surrounding trees. This cabin is surrounded by dense trees and definitely does not have the clear Mountain View depicted in the thumbnails. I honestly didn’t even realize it until I went back in and checked the booking after our stay but now that I have noticed it, I felt I should point it out.
The cabin was very clean the staff was excellent easy to reach with any questions that I had. Really enjoyed the location was not that far from everything. Would definitely recommend someone else to go there.
I loved everything about this cabin! It was my fiancé’ and I’s first time staying in a cabin together, it was VERY nice. We were secluded and away from all of the hustle and bustle of the city. We were 15-20 minutes away from everything, which was nice as well! The hot tub and the jetted tub were absolutely fabulous, and were probably the best part! The one teeeeeeeny tiny thing that I would complain about, is almost all of the pool table pockets had holes in them, so the balls would fall through, nothing too major. The fact that we could bring our dog at no extra cost or anything was the icing on the cake. I definitely would recommend this cabin to just about anyone!
This cabin was amazing! So peaceful and clean. We arrived and the cabin is a bit in the middle of nowhere but we expected as much. It was clean, everything worked well, the bed was comfortable and the hot tub and jacuzzi tubs were splendid. The only complaint is that the key box wouldn’t open even with the correct code put in. But the E lock on the door worked fine our entire stay so we didn’t mind too much.
Thank you for your review, Joshua. We are glad you enjoyed this home and we appreciate you bringing these issues to our attention. We will work with our local team to ensure these items are corrected for future guests, and we hope to host you again in the near future!
We found everything to be neat and clean. Very nice cabin for its size.
Absolutely loved this cabin, along with the location and amenities!
Really enjoyed the drive to the cabin. You really get to see the forest and bluffs, as well as small homes tucked into the folds of the mountains. As far as the cabin, there was a couple issues, but nothing to negatively impact our stay as the cabin was more than sufficient.
Thank you for providing feedback, Billie. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention, and we will follow-up with our maintenance team to make improvements. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Loved this cozy, little cabin for a small weekend getaway! It’s the perfect size and I loved that it has a hot tub and a fireplace. Wasn’t hard to get to and the cabins aren’t stacked on top of each other. Thank you so much for an easy, relaxing mini vacation.
The location of the house is great, close to the main city and the ski resort.
Our cell phone did not get a signal (we already knew there was no wifi) but we thought the phone signal did. What I find dangerous in an emergency. it would be interesting to put wifi or a landline for emergency.
in the rest the house is wonderful!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We apologize that this home does not offer wifi and that the cellphone service was not available. Unfortunately, cellphone service in our mountain locations can be spotty or not work. We do hope you will allow us to host you again in the future.
The cabin was good. There were a few things that could be fixed but not such a big deal that we wouldn’t stay here again.
The microwave didn’t seem to work very well as it took nearly 2-3 minutes to thaw out 2 ice cubes of baby food that originally takes less than 30 seconds. The bed and pillows weren’t very comfortable. Some pillows were super hard and the others were too flimsy so bring your own and you’ll be good to go on that. The pool table was fun but with the angle it is positioned in it makes it hard to play in multiple places but it is doable.
The jacuzzi and the hot tub were great. The tv’s had most of the channels which was nice. The water got super hot and the pressure was strong so it worked wonderful!
Overall we had a great stay and would recommend this cabin to others!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We do apologize that there were issues during your stay. The pillows and mattresses are chosen by the owner at their comfort level. We do apologize for any inconvenience and do hope you will allow us to host you again in the future.
The cabin was well equipped. It was clean. The bed was comfortable! Enjoyed my short stay there!
We had a great time. Thank you for being pet friendly. We loved that you even had pet bowls. Your fireplace was wonderful. My husband loved the hot tub. The bed was very comfortable.
Great weekend getaway! The cabin exceeded our expectations, beautiful and much better equipped than what is described online.
Everything was great and we loved the cabin.
Very cozy for a couple’s get away. We thoroughly enjoyed the gas logs and hot tub. The cabin was also very close to both pigeon forge and sevierville.
Scenery. Quietness. Decor.
Loved the decor. the distance to attractions/shopping etc good once we figured out the narrow unmarked roads. Stove needs replacement of burners/pans.Carpet needs better cleaning. Instructions for lockbox and tv need to be much clearer. Details were omitted from instructions.
The cabin it self was beautiful and clean! It was the perfect size for our little family. Only thing that we didn’t like is not having any WiFi in the cabin. Other then that no complaints. Would definitely stay again!
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here. This was the perfect place to relax and unwind. We made most of our meals at the cabin. The kitchen had everything I needed. The only thing that was lacking was a firepit. We wanted to roast hotdogs & s'mores, otherwise it was perfect. Thank You.
A very clean and relaxing cabin! The only downfall was the other cabin so close to it
Overall it was a positive experience. Secluded and quiet with a woodsy view. It is onkt 10-15 minutes away from dollywood and other fun attractions. Would definitely recommend it. There were some minor cleanliness issues (used razor and used bandaid left in the shower). A couple of jets did not work in the bath tub jacuzzi.
Loved the cabin, very nice. Someone had put child lock on tv for anything over pg- 14 , which couldn’t remove.
It was clean, and cozy with all the amenities.
It was a nice clean cabin tucked back into the woods. It was in between both Pigeon forge and Gatlinburg for easy access to all activities!
We loved that the cabin was out to itself. Even though there was another cabin right next door, we felt as if we were all alone because of the location on the side of the mountain. The cabin was clean, comfortable, and inviting and well appointed with everything we needed for our stay. Boasting both a Jacuzzi tub in the bedroom and a hot tub on the back porch plus a pool table in the loft, we were able to play and to relax. We couldn't ask for more.
Great design and very clean. Bed was very comfortable. Enjoyed the hot tub and pool table.
The cabin was so clean, comfortable and in a great location to enjoy a nice time in the Smoky Mountains. We loved how quiet it was and the amenities that came with this cabin at a very affordable price!
My husband and I loved this cabin! It was the best part of our stay in TN! The hot tub, bath tub spa, and pool table were awesome! It’s in a great location. I would easily stay here again.
We loved the cabin! It’s just close enough but far enough from pigeon forge and Gatlinburg. It was decorated for Christmas which made it extra special for us. We were celebrating my husband’s 30th birthday and the cabin was wonderful! We enjoyed the pooltable and fire place the most.
We have stayed in this cabin repeatedly. We love that we can look at the stars in the sky while in the hot tub on the covered deck. It is a very restful place. On this trip the hot tub didn't work. That was very disappointing and having to call every day of our trip to deal with attempted repair took away from the peaceful escape we so needed. But these things happen. There were multiple attempts to fix it and in the end the hot tub fee was refunded. Richard is customer service oriented and did all he could to solve the problem.
The mattress is older and firmer than we like, but we bring a foam topper for the bed and it is very comfortable.
The roof has been replaced so there is no longer a leak in the bathroom!
We love this cabin and would definitely stay here again.
We loved the location and the serenity surrounding this cabin. We enjoyed soaking in the hot tub, cuddling by the fire place and yummy meals prepared in a well-stocked kitchen. Thank you for a beautiful cabin full of wonderful amenities for my family to enjoy!
The deck, the hot tub on the deck, the feeling of being secluded. The coziness of the cabin. The weather was great!
The cabin was really nice and cozy. It didn’t have much of a view but I know we weren’t high enough up on the mountain.
Nice, clean, cozy cabin that totally exceeded our expectations in a quiet area. Will definitely rent this cabin again in the near future.
Loved the cabin!!! So relaxing! The hot tub and jacuzzi was amazing!! So clean and cozy and so private
Clean beautiful price is reasonable everything was perfect
This cabin was fantastic. It sits right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, less than 30 minuets from either one. The cabin is small and secluded and has all the necessary amenities for a family getaway.
This place was awesome. You get the feeling of being secluded but you’re also on a short drive from all of the fun in Pigeon Forge. We greatly enjoyed the hot tub as well as the pool table. We would definitely stay here again in the future if we decide to vacate in the area.
Clean house, everything we needed, decent price ... great weekend!
We loved our stay in this cabin it was locally located about a 15 minute drive to pigeon Forge down the mountain .. the location is prime !! The cabin was perfect for a small family loved it Definitely recommend and definitely will be back
It was a nice quiet cabin, everything was just right
It was a very nice getaway for my husband and I. We enjoyed the peace and quiet without the kids. Thank you
The perfect cabin for a quiet get away for me and my wife. It was nice go without any children.
We fell l in love with this dog friendly cabin. It is what a mountain cabin should be. We loved the cute decor and decorated for Christmas was a great touch. This cabin has a great location. Cozy and charming made this cabin perfect for us.
We LOVED everything about the cabin, except the mattress. It was too firm for my husband and me but the hot tub helped loosen our back muscles! Would definitely stay at this particular cabin again as well as use vacasa!
You can here if you want to. There are other cabins in the area but you still feel somewhat secluded.
You are maybe 12 minutes from Pigeon Forge and all the hustle and bustle, but it is easy to get there when you want to. If you don't need to be in the center of all the action all the time, this is a great place to be.
This cabin was secluded from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg, there is a neighbor within eye sight but the trees block them. The cabin was very clean and had any kitchen utensils we may have needed. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again!
I couldn't ask firvanything better. Very quiet and romantic.
Great place to relax and enjoy nature!
Perfect was just what we needed,leaving warily was a bummer a 1 night refund would have helped, we saved to come for 2 nights .and only got to enjoy 1,our loss,overall I will check for refunds in the future.
Outstanding view of stars/sky from the deck. Hot tub worked great.
Plenty of room and area was quite enough.
We absolutely loved Running Bear Cabin! It was very clean, and very comfortable to stay in. Also, the cabin was extremely close to many attractions. We're definitely coming back!!!!!
We had a very pleasant stay at the cabin. It was clean and everything was in order. Mattress not the best maybe take a topper with you if you can. All in all we had a very nice time.
Overall happy with the cabin plenty of room and cosy had a great time needed more time to do more things every clean when we arrived
My boys (9 & 5) and I loved the outdoor and indoor hot tubs. The king bed was great and the boys were able to watch dish tv (no internet), play pool and puzzles. It's great if you're looking for a remote location. I was tired upon arrival and decided to wait to go to the grocery store. My mistake! Everything is about a 30 minute drive from the cabin. We enjoyed activities in Pigeon Forge but I wished I would've pick a place closer to the action.
The cabin was clean and well kept and a perfect getaway for two. The road to get there wasn't a scary travel. The neighbors on top of the hill were very noisy at night, but granted, you won't have the same neighbors every visit. My husband and I enjoyed our visit and look forward to visiting again in the future!
Such a cute, quiet and cozy little cabin in a great spot! Had daily adventures around the area, back to cabin for dinner, game of pool and dip in the hot tub! Perfect for our little family!
This cabin was awesome! Very clean..great view...very secluded and private..all you need under 1 roof. My husband and our 5 yr old and 6 month old seemed to have had a blast! The only thing i suggest is you may not have cell phone service at the cabin. But other than that i would definitely recommend!
I went here for my 27th bday and all I have to say is this was the best bday ever I love it their and will be back again soon
The cabin was nice, but the view in the pictures showed a winter view. All we could see out of our deck was trees. Felt very secluded.
Loved it! Will definetely return!
The cabin was perfect - I can't wait to visit again. It was great to get away and have everything you needed.
We stayed here for 4 nights. They cabin is nice with a gew things that need attention. They management needs to
1. Fix the central air as it does not cool the cabin, we were blessed it was cool in the evenings so we opened the living room windows.
2. Also roof leaks in bathroom when it stormed on our first night.
3. Ants in the kitchen around the sink.
Other then that the cabin was clean and the staff friendly. I didn't complain because it's not my nature. But since I was asked to review my stay here it is. I believe Vacasa will take care of these issues now they know about them.
The Property Manager states she will work on the items presented in this review. Thanks!
Beautiful cabin would highly recommend these cabins very peaceful!
This cabin was far enough from the busy parkway but not too far to get to all the fun.
My boyfriend and I took a little trip to Tennessee for a weekend getaway. Everything was perfect.
We have stayed in a number of cabins in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. This one is very nice. It is very clean. We were concerned about renting a "pet-friendly" cabin because of pet odors. But the cabin smelled only of fresh wood. It was great! We saw or smelled no evidence of pets. When you are on the deck, there is only one cabin nearby, and the side of the deck toward that cabin has a nice wide slat wood privacy screen. The roof over the deck is very high so the view of the sky and the trees is just beautiful. The hot tub was in excellent condition and worked perfectly. The living area is spacious so we didn't feel cramped. The mattress is older. We would bring a foam topper on our next stay, but we would definitely stay here again.