USA Tennessee Smoky Mountains Townsend Listing #8391

Bear Haven Cabin - Townsend, TN

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103 reviews
Max. occupancy: 3 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets 
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Cozy Cabin with Private Hot Tub - Perfect for Getting Away From It All

Whether you're in search of a little bit of romance with your special someone or in need of a peaceful getaway with your small family, this Tennessee cabin is just what you're looking for! From its sleepy location and atmosphere to amenities like a private hot tub, your next trip to the Smokies is one you're sure to remember.

Nestled in Townsend, the peaceful side of the Smokies and the gateway to Cades Cove in the National Park, your new home away from home is just a short walk from groceries at Tuckaleechee Market and hearty dining at Country Steak 'N' Eggs. Despite your close proximity to nearby venues, your cabin still feels nice and isolated, surrounded by swaying trees and with a great view of distant hills. Take it all in from the deck, or even your private hot tub!

Inside, floor-to-ceiling wooden details along with naturalistic paintings, create a relaxing rustic atmosphere. Take a seat in the cozy living room to read a book or lounge with your nearest and dearest. There's no internet access in this home, but with nature all around you, and your sweetheart snuggled up beside you, you won't miss it one bit.

The kitchenette makes dinnertime fun for everyone! Everything you need to make basic meals is present and accounted for in this compact cooking space, with a nearby table for four where you can enjoy your food.

Three guests can sleep in this home at once, thanks to a twin-size chair sleeper and a queen-size bed in the loft upstairs. Wake up and step outside to breathe in that fresh, clean mountain air, before showering in the bathroom and heading out for the day!

Maryville is nearby and offers a nice change of pace with its bustling atmosphere. The town has several shops and restaurants for you to explore, on top of historic attractions like Fort Craig Spring. Pigeon Forge, meanwhile, is a short drive to the east and offers family-friendly thrills at Dollywood and WonderWorks. Of course, you shouldn't forget about the Smoky Mountains themselves - natural beauty awaits you at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Book today and leave everything but your loved ones behind with an incredible vacation!

This property is managed by Vacasa Tennessee LLC.

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Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining







Cable : Xfinity

DVD player

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private



Shared Charcoal Grill

103 reviews

Justin E. Nov 2022
Only complaint we have is that the ceiling fan up stairs didn't work and you could tell the cleaning people did a halfway clean.
Manager response:
We appreciate you choosing to stay with us, Justin. Maintenance is scheduled to take care of the ceiling fan, and your cleanliness concerns have been discussed with our contracted cleaners. Thank you!
Kathryn O. Sep 2022
We loved sitting in the rocker's on the front porch in the morning drinking coffee
watching the bears walk through!!
Rhonda W. Sep 2022
We were coming back from Charleston area and wanted to stop for a couple nights. This was my favorite part of our trip! Cabin was cozy and hot tub was great!!! The very best part? The neighbors!!! Momma and her cubs!!!! We seen them 2-3 times a day. You will NOT hear them and you need to stand up because the railing and bushes block one of their paths!!! I wanted to stay just to watch them play!!! This cabin was everything we could have asked for!!!!!
Freddie W. Aug 2022
The cabin is in good location for area. It was a relaxing stay and away from all the tourists traffic. Would stay there again.
Allison W. Jul 2022
The location was close enough to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Cades Cove to make getting there easy but far enough away to be in a quiet area.
Misty F. Jul 2022
This cabin is just what I was looking for, seclusion in the woods while being minutes from town! The hot tub was a huge reason I picked this cabin and I was not disappointed! The cabin was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed! I would definitely stay again. 🙏🏻
Mark J. Jul 2022
Very nice cabin. Quite yet close enough to stores and restaurants near by
Melissa M. Jun 2022
We stayed here 6/22-6/25 and had a great stay. The cabin was very clean and cozy. Wish it would have had wifi but was ok without it. We were about a 20-30 minute drive to both Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountain Park. We saw 2 bears the 2nd night and a momma and 3 cubs the 3rd night. It was awesome to see!! We stayed on the porch. Would stay here again. Thank you!
Earle B. Mar 2022
Sarah W. Feb 2022
View and coziness of the cabin cabin was amazing!!!!!💋😍🥰
Shasta R. Feb 2022
Very cute and cozy cabin with plenty of privacy away from over populated areas. Would definitely book there again.
Karen B. Jan 2022
This little cottage was perfect for a couples getaway. Very clean. Easy to get to. Secluded enough to feel away from the world yet close enough to get to trails, restaurants and scenic routes. Will definitely book again.
Jean N. Jan 2022
I purchased a few days in TN for my boyfriend for Christmas. We loved the cabin and hot tub! It was romantic and decorated perfectly for the location. It would have been nicer if the cleaning crew would have made sure the shower was clean from the previous users. It also lacked paper products. Other than those couple things it was perfect. We definitely will stay again!
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Jean. We are glad to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay. We apologize if the cleanliness of the shower left something to be desired, and we will follow up with our housekeeping team to see that future cleans are completed to our standards. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Gregory H. Dec 2021
Everything. Highly suggest for anyone who wants to reconnect with nature. One of the most tranquil places I’ve been to. The local town’s people are polite, the food is great… We miss it already, and we’ve only been home for 16 hours. We’ll be back. Highly recommend. Enjoy. Happy new year to all.
Jamie C. Dec 2021
The cabin was just what we were looking for in a honeymoon cabin. The perfect size for 2. Driveway a little hard to see and kind of tricky to go up but nothing other than that. Great time and wonderful cabin.
Belinda M. Oct 2021
Great cabin, everything you need and very private. Super clean and surprisingly spacious for such a small place. Would definitely book this cabin again.
Joanne K. Aug 2021
Perfect little cabin in a very peaceful setting. There was a bit of a musty smell from the hot tub cover but minus that, our experience was wonderful! We enjoyed every minute of exploring the scenic Great Smoky Mountains. It was a perfect birthday gift from my family. We would definitely stay at Bear Haven again! 😊
Kim N. Jul 2021
We had a great time.
Everything we needed and more.
Just need to a solar light at end of drive to see the address.
Thank you
April P. Jul 2021
The cabin and location were perfect for our anniversary getaway. The hottub was a plus. . Only 2 complaints is the yard is overgrown so we didnt use the grill or chairs out back. And I was questioning the cleanliness of the cabin, there was something in the bathroom floor and 2 fake fingernails in the floor on the far side of the bed. I washed up the dishes we planned to use and we continued on with our vacation. No reason to let it hinder our fun. This something the owner should take up with the cleaning company though.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, April. We have hired a new landscaper who will take care of the mowing. Hopefully we'll see you again!
Jill B. Jun 2021
This was a sweet little cabin, perfect for a couple get-away or with one child. We would recommend having really good knees and hips since the stairs are steep.
Georgia D. May 2021
The cabin is decorated nicely. I few suggestions, a few plugins would help with the musty smell. Another end table in the living room for putting belonging on. Hangers for clothes up in the bedroom area and also a chair would be great. There was no waste basket up in the bedroom. We really enjoyed our time in Tennessee, great food, shopping, riding our motorcycle, seeing bear and spending time with friends. Thank you, Georgia Davis
Manager response:
Hi, Georgia! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We will suggest plug-ins, hangers, and an additional trash can to the homeowner. We hope to see you again!
Barbara L. May 2021
This cabin has it all: Adirondack rocking chairs to take in the mountains on the front porch, hot tub to soak away stress, and fully equipped home away from home!
Kevin C. Apr 2021
We came here for our 15th anniversary and we absolutely loved it! The cabin and setting is perfect! It’s a perfect get away for 2! Highly recommend this place!
Keila M. Feb 2021
Excelente lugar
Amber F. Dec 2020
My husband and I stayed here for a few days and we had such a relaxing time. It is off a main road but it wasn't distracting to us. Its not secluded but its tucked away enough to have your privacy. It was clean and tidy when we arrived and the pictures show exactly what you are getting. I misread the description and brought food to cook in an oven. Overall, we would absolutely come back to stay! This is what we needed to reset and relax.
Linda Q. Oct 2020
We stayed five nights in Bear Haven. It’s a small but perfect for a couple. The hot tub was a plus as well as the wood burning fire place. There is a tv with cable, we loved the electric reclining love seat, it was very comfortable. The bed was too, although only a queen size it was still comfortable. The only negatives, there is no oven or dishwasher and the yard was not kept neat, it looks a little neglected. We also missed having a view.

We did see bears, they walked right past the back door and all around the property.
Manager response:
Hi Linda, thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We apologize if there were any appliances not included in the home. We provide photos, a virtual tour, a unit description, and a list of available amenities so that future guests know exactly what they will be seeing upon arrival. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll join us again soon.
Colleen L. Oct 2020
Tin roof was amazing with the rain and the bed was so comfortable.
Rolanda S. Sep 2020
Great secluded cabin. Not far from places to go, eateries, and attractions. Very comfy and home like feel.
Donna H. Aug 2020
The cabin was so nice. Enjoyed the small town and it’s shop’s. It was very relaxing and that was what I needed. Loved my stay.
Jacqueline K. Aug 2020
Very secluded, yes there’s a house next door but no one was there and we couldn’t see it unless we went off the deck. Did have a bear in the backyard one afternoon, it was cool and it left after a few minutes. Hot tub was amazing, furniture was really comfy. Overall a great place we’ll come back to in the fall/winter.
Christopher E. Aug 2020
Perfect cabin for a a couple. We honeymooned here and it was great! Fairly private, minutes from Townsend, 20 minutes to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. About the same to Cades Cove and the Smokies. We even had a Black Bear pass through a few evenings in a row while we were in the hot tub on the porch. It was less tan 20 yards away! Only downside is no wi-fi, which wouldn't be that big of a deal except the cell service is very poor except late at night and early in the morning.
Breanna S. Aug 2020
Very peaceful but close to town too had a couple bears stroll by and very nice sitting on the porch just listening to the wildlife definitely will try and get this cabin again when I go back to Tennessee
James S. Aug 2020
Found the cabin clean, comfortable, convenient. Hot tub worked great. Layout is cute with the loft bedroom. Nice frig/freezer room. There were two houses not too far away but this cabin is set so there really is privacy, even in the hot tub. Nice gazebo swing. Would stay again.
Randall L N. Jul 2020
Quiet quaint accessible well furnished
David H. Jul 2020
That is on the go while in Townsend. A great place to recharge and close to everything. Only downside is no WiFi for internet. Verizon reception was spotty at best.
DANNY C. May 2020
We had a great stay at Bear Haven. It was so relaxing. Very nice cabin. Perfect for our anniversary getaway. We enjoyed the hot tub and even saw several bear right by the cabin. We would definitely like to stay at Bear Haven in the future! Would highly recommend this cabin to others
Drew B. Apr 2020
Pros - cute cabin, hot tub, nice kitchen, friendly peaceful town
Cons- not secluded, ad made it seem like it was secluded and private but there are houses right next to the cabin also hot tub was out in front while cars and you can hear every car that drives by. Those were our main issues, maybe mention that there are houses surrounding the area in the ad
C. mike C. Feb 2020
The cabin was very clean and the location was perfect. Just 10 miles from Cades Cove. Townsend is the quiet side of the Smokies and we love the laid back pace.
The cabin was clean with plenty of towels and such. If it were my cabin I would rearrange the layout but that's just me. I would also provide wood for the fireplace but as far as a fun lil cabin to use for a weekend escape it's perfect. I would certainly recommend this cabin for a couple to spend some 1 on 1 time.
Manager response:
We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in our home! We appreciate your feedback regarding the layout of the home. If we begin providing wood for the fireplace as an amenity, we'll be sure to list it in our listing description. We hope to host you again soon!
Patti S. Dec 2019
We were happy with our decision to stay at the Bear Haven cabin. It was quiet and away from all the activity, but close enough that we could get to our activities with an easy scenic drive. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. It was clean and had everything we needed for a great stay.
Joan M. Oct 2019
Convenient location, nice accommodations.
Mike C. Sep 2019
This small cabin off the main road in Townsend was just what we needed for our Honeymoon/Getaway. Our only complain was that the loft bedroom area was a bit hot
Stacey A. Sep 2019
This cabin exceeded all my expectations. It is very clean, comfortable, and extremely cozy. Perfect for a long weekend getaway. We can't wait to book it again.
Ariel W. Sep 2019
Cabin is nice. Just probably need to ensure the remotes are working and possibly update the tv and add-in Wi-Fi which would make it so much better.
Manager response:
Thank you for leaving feedback, Ariel! We are glad you enjoyed your stay at this cozy Townsend cabin, and we are happy to report that the remote is now working due to the replacement of new batteries. While this cabin offers a flat screen tv, we’ll pass your comments onto our management team for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Robin B. Aug 2019
Great place when all you need is a place to sleep and a porch to sit on:). Last morning there had morning visitors - two bears running down the side of the mountain, passing the cabin and playing together down the driveway. Of course - respect for the wild and nature and watched without disturbing. Great porch to watch nature and just a hop skip and a jump from Townsend’s main road for convenience.
Troy H. Jul 2019
Location perfect and very clean.
Shayne M. Jul 2019
The cabin was spotless and had everything we could have possibly needed. All furnishings were comfortable. Hot tub was great after a long day on motorcycle and was still close to town.
Diana S. May 2019
Very clean, great location, saw bears on the property. Only complaint was the address for the directions should've included W. or E. Would've saved us some time trying to find it.
Larry G. Apr 2019
We loved the privacy and the secluded part but still easy access to get out to all parts of the area
Ginger H. Apr 2019
This cabin was very nice and clean.
Ethan S. Mar 2019
We loved the peaceful setting right on the edge of the smokey mountains!
Sandra A. Jan 2019
The cabin was perfect for us! My husband and I built a fire and it was wonderful. It snowed while we were there and everything was beautiful! We could not have had a better time, also the cabin was spotless!
judy . Jan 2019
love the cabin but need to keep the hot tub at 104 not 86 took me 12hr to heat it up
JOEL P. Nov 2018
The price is fair and the hot tub is nice. Its easy to get to.
Ian H. Nov 2018
This is a lovely little house. Convenient to everything and includes everything you need. The cabin was cozy and comfortable. The fireplace and hot tub were great perks. Very quiet and peaceful and we felt very secluded, even though the main road is close by! We did not see any bears.
Cindy K. Oct 2018
We loved the town of Townsend so quite. Close to Cades Cove our favorite place to visit!! The CABIN was great!!
Clark H. Oct 2018
Quiet, comfortable, surrounded by trees. Other houses closer than you think, but layout makes it unnoticeable. Gazebo needs some work, but otherwise excellent.
Janice M. Sep 2018
If you're looking for a small cabin close to Townsend, this is the place for you!!
Robert R. Sep 2018
comfortable and close to area attractions!
robert m. Aug 2018
Quaint cabin, Nice and quiet. We enjoyed then bear hanging around. Trash was shattered around and trash can smashed. We picked up trash and left in cabin with our trash. Might tell renters to to keep trash inside. will be back
Lloyd F. Aug 2018
Location & gazebo. Clean cabin.
Xiaomao L. Aug 2018
We saw a bear many times when we stayed at the cabin. That is wonderful.
Brian E. Aug 2018
Lisa B. Jul 2018
We loved our stay here! Everything was perfect. Very relaxing atmosphere and low key town. My husband and I stayed for 3 days and we didn’t want to leave. We will be back! This cabin is close to Cades Cove, Tuckaleechee Cave & the Heritgae Museum. I suggest you visit them all. If you are looking for a cozy, calm place to stay —-this is it!
robert g. Jul 2018
Just like the picture nice and cozy 4 a couple
Kyle S. Jun 2018
Can’t wait to come back!! Only a short drive to Pigeon Forge as well!!
Kurt F. May 2018
The private setting offered a cozy nest of life’s little luxuries affordably . The cozy cabin decor and furnishings offered a real home feel . The swing under the gazebo and jacuzzi are a romantic and relaxing haven relieving life’s stress. And all in The heart of Smokies -an area offering magnificent sights you’ll return to experience again . Kurt n Rhonda
Daniel M. Apr 2018
We loved the cabin. Near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance. Very comfortable.
Kristina M. Apr 2018
My husband and I stayed two nights for an anniversary getaway. It was so cute and cozy, we didn't want to leave! We loved having a fire in the fireplace to keep us warm, and we cooked all our own meals in the cabin. It was a perfect little getaway!
Peyton B. Mar 2018
It is not a secluded cabin. You are a .10 of a mile off a 4 lane highway and a 2 lane is right in front of the cabin. We wanted to get away and relax in the mountains away from traffic and watch some tv, but we didn't have a tv to watch until the day we left. Which was 2 days after we notified them, and it sure wasn't secluded. It was a wasted trip!!
Nicole B. Jan 2018
My husband and I spent our anniversary in Bear Haven! Perfect location. Cabin fits description and pictures. So cozy! We loved the hot tub! Great area in Townsend with grocery and food options! So pleased.
Lana B. Nov 2017
We stayed during Thanksgiving . Perfect cabin for two. Hot tub and fireplace added to the cozy atmosphere . Bed was comfortable and bath linens good quality. Several added touches that made stay special. Nice community away from tourist congestion but still super convenient to cades cove and attractions. Would stay again.
RONALDO S. Nov 2017
Megan O. Oct 2017
Had a perfect stay in the perfect location - the cabin feels like home right away and it doesn't get much more authentic than this!
Rafal R. Oct 2017
Another great week spent in this cabin and once again we were very pleased with everything offered. It’s a perfect place to spend some time away from work.
This place offers everything from A to Z so all you have to do is just to be here. Nice and quiet cabin, away from road traffic so you can fully relax. We’ll be back next year. Thank you for another superb vacation.
Kenneth G. Oct 2017
Very peaceful & restful
John A. Oct 2017
This cabin is priced right, pretty much right in Townsend and yet very secluded. Only steps from the running path which we enjoyed very much. We will be planning to stay here for future visits. Loved this place so much.
Tracy R. Sep 2017
Simple, cozy, quiet and price just right.
Veronica B. Aug 2017
This cabin is a wonderful place to stay. It's convenient to Townsend, Pigeon Forge & the mountains. It is also a beautiful place just to unwind and enjoy the quietness. The property is well kept. I loved the gazebo.
Matthew K. Aug 2017
We honeymooned in a campground outside of Gatlinburg and spent a few days at the end at the cabin and it was the perfect way to finish the vacation!
James F. Aug 2017
Wonderful cabin. Would highly recommend
Brooke A. Jul 2017
My boyfriend and I spent a long weekend in Bear Haven, and it was fabulous. The cabin is secluded, but still close to a lot of great activities. If you stay during the summer, make sure to bring a small AC unit. It gets very hot in the loft, which is where the bed is. I can't wait to go back!
Steve C. Jul 2017
We enjoyed staying at this cozy cabin. Quiet and secluded but close to the park and activities. We would definitely be interested in staying again.
Tina D. Jun 2017
What a pleasant surprise this cute litttle cabin was. Very clean and easy to get to. Came here to visit for a friends wedding and this place was perfect! Pigeon Forge about a 25 minute drive. A quiet little place away from the busyness of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We had a great time relaxing here! Loved Townsend and Tuckaleechee Caverns (very close). We will be back!
Anna K. Jun 2017
The cabin is cute and quaint, also we had a bear get into the garbage can our last night there around 1: 00 in the morning
Crystal B. Jun 2017
The cabin was clean, cozy, and convenient.
Martha A. May 2017
It was a nice cabin for a weekend getaway for two. The bed was comfy and the location was great. I have booked through Vacasa before and they are great!
Kimberly S. Apr 2017
It was perfect for 2 people to get away!!!!
Ryan K. Apr 2017
Great place, would stay again