This year for Winter Vacation we decided to visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
My kids wanted to see snow and mountains! So I knew Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains was the perfect destination!
I was lucky enough to find the perfect little lodge right in the heart of Gatlinburg called Bearskin Lodge on the River!
I mean seriously how cute is this lodge! When I think of comfy mountain lodge Bearskin Lodge is exactly what I imagined. We had a newly renovated room with beautiful hardwood floors, comfy beds and even a fireplace in our room! Remember we are from Florida, fireplaces are a rare sight for us! I actually don’t think my kids have seen a fireplace before much less one in our hotel room.
The beds were extra comfy as well! The hotel was super clean and very well kept! Two things I am super picky about when picking a hotel room for family travel! Bearskin lodge exceeded my expectations on everything! I LOVED all the wood furniture, our room and the furniture truly put us in the mountain lodge mood! We had 2 queens beds and a love seat in the room. Do you know what that means, the sofa bed make an extra bed so the kids didn’t have to share a bed! Score!
One thing I ALWAYS look for in a hotel is if they offer breakfast! Traveling with kids is expensive. Those little monsters eat all the time so one less meal I have to plan or buy is a selling point for me. The breakfast at Bearskin Lodge was always fresh and delicious. So much variety in the breakfast room, everything from making your own waffles which the kids Loved to fresh eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, cereal, yogurt and so much more!
As much as we loved our cozy room, I also truly enjoyed hanging out in the lobby. There was a cozy fireplace and warm fresh cookies every evening. There were fire pits on the pool deck as well to enjoy. During the warmer months the pool and lazy river are open to enjoy.
The view is Creek View Balconies are Stunning, I mean truly amazing! The balconies sit right over the water. I highly suggest you ask for a creek view room when you book with Bearskin Lodge! We were even lucky enough to sit on the balcony as it snowed, you can only imagine how excited my Florida girls were to see snow!
Another thing I truly appreciated at Bearskin Lodge was how helpful the staff was. I had so many questions, how to get around with the Trolleys, what to do, where to eat and every other tourist question you can imagine! Each and every time the staff was eager to assist with all my questions and needs. I personally feel staff is so important to your stay, they can make or break your stay. The staff at Bearskin gets two thumbs up from my family!
Bearskin Lodge on the River
840 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Toll Free: 877-795-7546
If you are ever in Gatlinburg, Tennessee make sure to check out Bearskin Lodge. This is the perfect place to stay in the middle of all the action! We were able to walk everywhere or catch the trolley right from the front of the lodge!