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we like the location, we like the rooms and hotel theme, however the building is getting older and in need of some freshening up

Very nice all the way around.. Highly recommend it

Staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. Free breakfast was delicious, Hotel and rooms were very clean. Hotel was right on the river.

We stayed here the weekend Gatlinburg had a winter storm and the staff was so accommodating. The room was clean and very nice. The beds were very comfortable! This is the third time I've stayed here and it's been amazing every single time.

The hotel was nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast great. I would defiantly recommend this hotel.

Went backpacking at smoky mountain national park - stayed here night before the treck one of the closest hotels to park entrance and out of the loud downtown area. Fantastic friendly staff! Good recommendations for area eateries, they were all very welcoming! Huge clean room, delicious breakfast, super comfortable beds!!! It was such a hit we decided to stay an extra night before driving home!

Wonderful King room with lots of space, including a sitting area, a gas fireplace, and a fridge. The included breakfast was more extensive that we thought with hot items, and decent. Plus a great location, very close to the Gatlinburg Trail, and a little distance from downtown's business and restaurants, but a nice walk. When we go back to Gatlinburg, we will stay here again.

Older lodge but you can tell the staff take pride in its cleanliness .. Loved the running creek off balcony and gas fireplace .. Loved the gas fire pits in the evening but had to yell to have a conversation because it is located next to pool generator.. Not quiet at all .. Breakfast was adequate and beds were comfortable.

We were pleasantly surprised when we opened our door and saw we had a fireplace in the room. Since the weather got colder than expected, the fireplace was used each night. The free breakfast was plentiful and the free cookies each night was a great addition along with the two outdoor camp fires with seating around them.

The room was spacious, which is nice when traveling with kids. The hotel itself is located just a few blocks away from main shopping strip and the entrance to the park. Few things that were annoying: the pool doesnt open until April, website stated heated pool when it's not on year round (mid 80s weather on our trip), the tub cleanliness needs to be improved, the remote for the TV would only work if you were close, had them change the batteries and still didn't work, and a few things that needed maintenance.

River Road Gatlinburg TN

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Fitness center

Bearskin Lodge on the River places you next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and within a 10-minute stroll of other popular attractions like Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. This 96-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a fitness center.


Rooms

All of Bearskin Lodge on the River's 96 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at Bearskin Lodge on the River enjoy a lazy river, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Single Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, River View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

2 Queen, River View, Balcony with Fireplace

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Bearskin Lodge on the River

Everyone (9) Family (1)
4
Family

we like the location, we like the rooms and hotel theme, however the building is getting older and in need of some freshening up

By on Feb 20, 2021

4
Everyone

Very nice all the way around.. Highly recommend it

By , from Atlanta on Sep 24, 2018

5

nice hotel. 1 block from the national park.

Everyone

Staff was nice, friendly, and helpful. Free breakfast was delicious, Hotel and rooms were very clean. Hotel was right on the river.

By , from Alabama on May 21, 2018

5

wonderful hotel!

Everyone

We stayed here the weekend Gatlinburg had a winter storm and the staff was so accommodating. The room was clean and very nice. The beds were very comfortable! This is the third time I've stayed here and it's been amazing every single time.

By on Jan 10, 2017

5
Everyone

The hotel was nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast great. I would defiantly recommend this hotel.

By on Jan 9, 2017

5

closest to national park.

Everyone

Went backpacking at smoky mountain national park - stayed here night before the treck one of the closest hotels to park entrance and out of the loud downtown area. Fantastic friendly staff! Good recommendations for area eateries, they were all very welcoming! Huge clean room, delicious breakfast, super comfortable beds!!! It was such a hit we decided to stay an extra night before driving home!

By , from Hanover,PA on Nov 21, 2016

4

great rooms in a great location

Everyone

Wonderful King room with lots of space, including a sitting area, a gas fireplace, and a fridge. The included breakfast was more extensive that we thought with hot items, and decent. Plus a great location, very close to the Gatlinburg Trail, and a little distance from downtown's business and restaurants, but a nice walk. When we go back to Gatlinburg, we will stay here again.

By , from Ohio on Nov 3, 2016

4

clean! clean! clean!

Everyone

Older lodge but you can tell the staff take pride in its cleanliness .. Loved the running creek off balcony and gas fireplace .. Loved the gas fire pits in the evening but had to yell to have a conversation because it is located next to pool generator.. Not quiet at all .. Breakfast was adequate and beds were comfortable.

By on May 16, 2016

5

great hotel for the price

Everyone

We were pleasantly surprised when we opened our door and saw we had a fireplace in the room. Since the weather got colder than expected, the fireplace was used each night. The free breakfast was plentiful and the free cookies each night was a great addition along with the two outdoor camp fires with seating around them.

By , from Indiana on Mar 28, 2016

4

relaxing

Everyone

The room was spacious, which is nice when traveling with kids. The hotel itself is located just a few blocks away from main shopping strip and the entrance to the park. Few things that were annoying: the pool doesnt open until April, website stated heated pool when it's not on year round (mid 80s weather on our trip), the tub cleanliness needs to be improved, the remote for the TV would only work if you were close, had them change the batteries and still didn't work, and a few things that needed maintenance.

By on Mar 18, 2016

Bearskin Lodge on the River

840 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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