Bearskin Lodge on the River

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Bearskin Lodge on the River

Bearskin Lodge on the River

3 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
840 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Smoky Mountains National Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationGatlinburg SkyLift Park9 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

Gatlinburg

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 Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway and Ripley's Haunted Adventure. Gatlinburg Space Needle and Arcadia are also worth visiting. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails, horse riding, and ziplining.

What's nearby

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 2 min walk
  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway - 4 min walk
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery - 4 min walk
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - 9 min walk
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Alcoa - Knoxville Airport (TYS) - 71 min drive

Restaurants

  • Crockett's Breakfast Camp — 3 min walk
  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Q — 3 min walk
  • The Park Grill — 3 min walk
  • Big Daddy's Pizzeria — 3 min walk
  • Calhoun's — 3 min walk

About this property

Bearskin Lodge on the River

3-star hotel with fitness center and lazy river
Along with a fitness center, this smoke-free hotel has a lazy river and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a seasonal outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance are onsite. All 96 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Bearskin Lodge on the River offers 96 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply).

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a lazy river, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
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

Internet

  • 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

Conveniences

  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Firepit
  • Outdoor furniture

Accessibility

  • 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)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

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

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Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals 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

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted
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

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to 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

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 261 out of 424 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 122 out of 424 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 424 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 424 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 424 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Property was clean room spacious and very charming. Welcomed as soon as I hit the front door. Easy walking distance to bars and restaurants. Pool was a small lazy River. Balcony looked over a rushing River in the back that was amazing! I would without a doubt stay here again. Lovely breakfast!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We were in a king suite on the end of the building. It was quiet and loved the private balcony. Room was spacious with a wonderful bathroom. Far enough away from the town activities to be quiet but close enough to walk to. I’d like to see some of the covered parking reserved for motorcycles.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Rooms were cozy and if your room is on the backside of the hotel you get a balcony looking over the river. Its on a more quiet side of the town with a convenience store across the street. I would absolutely stay here again and wouldnt hesitate to recommend a stay here.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The property was nice and seemed to be well maintained. Staff I interacted with were very nice. Had a room with two queens and one seemed to have dirty sheets. Pulled back covers to find pieces of hair and unidentifiable black specks. Other bed seemed fine. Biggest problem was a poorly enforced balcony smoking policy. Hard to enjoy the sound of the river when wafts of cigarette smoke kept drifting over you.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is older, but a decent hotel. Staff was very friendly and polite. Close to the strip (only have to go one block up). Would recommend and it’s very close to the Smokies National Park.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2021