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Bearskin Lodge on the River

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Front of property
Seasonal outdoor pool
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Room | Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Bearskin Lodge on the River

Bearskin Lodge on the River

3.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk
840 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Smoky Mountains National Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationGatlinburg SkyLift Park11 min walk
  • Popular LocationRipley's Aquarium of the Smokies17 min walk
  • AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)71 min drive

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About this area


Located in Gatlinburg, Bearskin Lodge on the River is in the mountains and in a national park. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Great Smoky Mountains National Park Headquarters reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway and Shoot'em Up Cinema are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails, horse riding, and ziplining.

What's nearby

  • Traffic Light #10 - 2 min walk
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 2 min walk
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery - 4 min walk
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - 11 min walk
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 71 min drive


  • Crockett's Breakfast Camp - 3 min walk
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Q - 3 min walk
  • The Park Grill - 3 min walk
  • Howard's Steakhouse - 5 min walk
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery - 5 min walk

About this property

Bearskin Lodge on the River

3-star hotel near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Close to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Bearskin Lodge on the River provides amenities like a firepit and a gym. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with a lazy river
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor furniture, a 24-hour front desk, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Tour/ticket assistance and an elevator
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the pool, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All 96 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Lazy river
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The seasonal outdoor pool closes in September
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

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Frequently asked questions

Does Bearskin Lodge on the River have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–9:00 PM.

Is Bearskin Lodge on the River pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Bearskin Lodge on the River?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Bearskin Lodge on the River?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 1:00 AM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Bearskin Lodge on the River?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Bearskin Lodge on the River located?

Situated in a national park, this hotel is steps from Traffic Light #10 and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are also within 2 mi (3 km).