Life’s a Bear

Area: Gatlinburg, TN

2 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
Sleeps 4
(Max Occupancy)
Sq. Ft. 768
2 Parking


Conveniently located just off The Spur — between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge — Life’s a Bear is a 768 sq. ft. two-bedroom log cabin ideal for a short or long vacation away from the bustle of normal life. This cabin delights with its natural pine tongue-and-groove walls, exposed beams, and metal roof. The living area has a gas stone fireplace and large windows for an unsurpassed view of the expansive Smoky Mountains. Here, you can relax and watch the 50 in Samsung smart TV. The living room extends into the dining area and full kitchen. The washer/dryer unit is housed in an adjacent closet.

Both bedrooms sleep two with ease and comfort. The master bedroom has a king bed and an open clothes closet. The second bedroom has two single beds elevated for storage space below. For added privacy, each bedroom has its own vanity (with toilet) room. Each has an entrance to the bathing room where the five-foot shower and the jetted tub are located.

The porch extends the width of the cabin and continues along the far side to accommodate the hot tub. Of course, a table is available for dining, and the firepit – adjacent to the outdoor grill – will take your cares away while you gaze at nature’s bounty, listening to local wildlife and spotting fireflies.

Enjoy nature and all its beauty here at Life’s a Bear. Among the highlights are watching the early morning mist rise, the sunlight move across the mountainside, and the rosy glow of twilight darken into myriad evening shades. The quiet is relaxing as only the sounds of various birds in flight are heard. At night, the glow of lights from nearby Pigeon Forge along with the twinkling of cabin lights along the mountainside are evident. Come see it for yourself at Life’s a Bear.

If wishing to vacation with others, nearby cabins by the same owner are The Homestead and The Shed, Always, Ever After Gatlinburg, Journey’s End, and Sheriff’s Cabin.


  • Anakeesta: 3.9 miles
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle: 4.4 miles
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift: 4.4 miles
  • Smoky Mountain National Park Entrance: 7.1 miles
  • The Island: 7.3 miles
  • Ober: 7.8 miles
  • Dollywood/Splash Country: 7.8 miles
  • Tanger Outlet: 9.7 miles

AWD/4WD is recommended to reach this classic Appalachian cabin in the Smokies.

Please note this vacation rental is not pet friendly — including service animals. If you’re planning to bring fur babies, just filter for “Pet Friendly” when browsing our Smoky Mountain cabins!


  • AWD/4WD Recommended
  • Budget Friendly
  • Dryer
  • Firepit
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Jetted Tub
  • Mountain View
  • Semi-Private
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Standard Amenities


Wonderful Stay

March 2023

Wonderful cabin! Everything was very clean and we enjoyed our stay very much.


July 2022

Very clear check-in and checkout instructions. Very clean. Coffee pot didn’t work.


February 2024

Very clean and cozy, loved making memories with my family here.