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ANOTHER Great Stay at Black Bear Mountain
We try to come at least once a year. We have stayed in many of the cabins but have settled on Black Bear Mountain for the last few years. It's usually just the 2 of us and it seems like home away from home, except in the very peaceful mountains. The cabin is always nice, well kept and comfortable. I really like the privacy and the quiet. Danny has been great to deal with and we always look forward to our return visit.
Kerry Keeling
Hoover, Alabama
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
Loved it!
The cabin was beautiful, clean, well-equipped, and tastefully decorates.
Melinda Nichols
Knoxville, TN
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
AWESOME !!!
Warm and toasty during single digit temps !!! Beautiful views and comfortable accommodations for a great getaway time! Thank you for sharing your home. Hope to visit again soon.
David Perry
BALSAM GROVE NC
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Wonderful Weekend
We stayed at Over The Rainbow for 3 nights during New Years Eve weekend with our 4 adult children and spouses and our 6 grandchildren. This was so much fun. The location is perfect. We loved being away from the crowds. It was close enough in for a meal out or for shopping. The cabin is beautiful. The grandkids loved the air hockey table and theater room. We cooked most of our meals with ease and loved the family time. We would definitely rent again.
Cheryl Harris
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)
Amazing & will be repeat customer annually!
I am late posting this review. We are thinking of staying again soon so I looked up the reservation in my email. We had the most incredible experience and vacation. We stay in two different cabins owned by the same people. Everything was clean and cozy. I loved being so close to Cade's Cove. I was pregnant with our first and only child while we were there, and we could not agree on his name until this trip. It will always be a special trip for us to reflect on, and a special place for us to visit in the future. We ended up naming our son Caden while driving through Cade's Cove while we were there. We plan on bringing Caden (now 2 1/2 years) to visit, and stay in one of the same cabins. We look forward to making it an annual visit, and a chance to tell our son the story of how we came up with his name. Everything about the trip was perfect, and stress free. We still tell people about the cabins we stayed in, and if they want something secluded and relaxing to stay in one of the cabin we stayed in during our visit. If you want seclusion, clean cabin, not too far of a drive from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, with an amazing view, and close to Cade's Cove....this is the cabin for you!
Stephanie Pankey Hall
Southaven, Mississippi
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Precious Memories Cabin)
Amazing!
I am late posting this review. We are thinking of staying again soon so I looked up the reservation in my email. We had the most incredible experience and vacation. We stay in two different cabins owned by the same people. Everything was clean and cozy. I loved being so close to Cade's Cove. I was pregnant with our first and only child while we were there, and we could not agree on his name until this trip. It will always be a special trip for us to reflect on, and a special place for us to visit in the future. We ended up naming our son Caden while driving through Cade's Cove while we were there. We plan on bringing Caden (now 2 1/2 years) to visit, and stay in one of the same cabins. We look forward to making it an annual visit, and a chance to tell our son the story of how we came up with his name. Everything about the trip was perfect, and stress free. We still tell people about the cabins we stayed in, and if they want something secluded and relaxing to stay in one of the cabin we stayed in during our visit.
Stephanie Pankey Hall
Southaven, Mississippi
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear's Den Cabin)
Precious Memories indeed!
We really enjoyed our staying here. The cabin had everything we needed. Thank you. We would definitely come back again when we have chance.
Mei-Chen Yao
Kentucky
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Precious Memories Cabin)
Home away from home!
We stayed at the cabin with our great granddaughter. She said it was the most beautiful place she had ever seen. We three felt the love of the cabin. The weather was exciting and felt like magic around us. The cabin was well equipped and clean. Will stay again!!.
James Hardin
Holt, FL
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Wonderful Stay!
Great cabin at a great price for a larger family. We had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the cabin. The deck and seating is awesome and has a great view. If you are looking for a cabin that is comfortable and clean, Smoky Mountain Memories would be hard to beat.
Renee Douglass
Decatur, AL
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Bear Creek & Paradise View Cabins
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to our 20th anniversary trip!!! Both cabins were very clean and well kept. Bear Creek cabin was very peaceful and quiet. Paradise View had amazing views! We returned home last night and are already trying to decide when we will go back and stay for a whole week.
Michele Fowler
O’Fallon, IL
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Another Great weekend!
Thanks for another great weekend at the cabin! Everything was perfect...very clean and ready to go. Looks like a new hot tub too!
Ken Robinson
Chattanooga, TN
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
AMAZING
Love that I found this place. Pictures of Bear Mountain Cabin on website do it no justice, it is beautiful, private and roomy. It was alot of room for just My husband, myself and dog but it was sooo worth it. Im sooo thankful they had just the availability I needed. The owners responded quickly to my thousand questions...lol. They never acted like I was a bother and were very helpful. Cabin from the driveway and when it was light up at night was breathtaking. It was clean and had everything we needed almost, even though i brought alot of our own stuff. It was nice that it had supply just incase we forgot something. We didnt use alot in the cabin since it was just us 2 and we were away most of the time exploring TN, but did enjoy the hot tub. Quiet and relaxing. I would definitely look forward to staying in one of your cabins in the future. Thank you so much for helping make our Anniversary Vacation happen.
Jamie Long
Sanderson, Fl
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
Very nice cabin
Our family enjoyed our stay in the cabin. It was very comfortable and just right for our needs. Will definitely use u guys again.
Jodi Presley
Moss Point, MS
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Bear Creek Cabin
I brought my husband here for his 40th birthday. The cabin was absolutely perfect. We had everything we needed and it was so clean! I’ve never felt more comfortable away from home. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Sitting outside at night and seeing the stars with such clarity may have been my favorite part. This was definitely the most relaxing getaway we’ve ever had. We will be sure to stay here again.
Heather Clark
Lancaster, OH
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Smoky Mountain Memories, Majestic View Way
The cabin was great! The location cannot be beat! Best view that we have had in all the years coming to the mountains! Cabin was well-stocked and any service request was handle promptly and resolved! Would suggest some type of storage/closet in the lower double suite and the upper loft bedroom. Otherwise, we loved the cabin and enjoyed our stay. We will definitely reserve again next year! Thanks, Much!
Deborah Autman
Grand Rapids, MI
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Wonderful!
My cousin and I, both seniors stayed in Black Bear Ridge cabin. It is the 3rd time I have been with you and the 2 nd time in this particular cabin. It was clean and very comfortable. The weather did not cooperate so we did not get to enjoy the back deck, but I loved sitting on the cover front porch listening to the rain. Townsend is a lovely town with interesting shops and within easy driving distance to the best the Smokey Mountains have to offer. We were not interested in night time entertainments and were very content. The satellite TV, and comfortable accommodations wad just what we were looking for on our trip. The Wi-Fi was an added bonus. I hope to be able to return soon. 5 stars
Bonnie Hagler
Sikeston, Missouri
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Lovely cabin
We loved staying at Paradise view for our honeymoon! The cabin is gorgeous with a wonderful kitchen and front porch. The views are incredible and there are so many attractions available in the area. We enjoyed a lazy day at the cabin, hiking scenic trails and the many options of shows near by. Perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. I highly recommend this cabin.
Bradley Witmer
Lodi Wisconsin
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Very Clean cabin, quiet location
We were very happy staying at this cabin. The location was very close to Cades Cove, which is our main focus when we stay in the Smoky's. The cabin had a fully furnished kitchen, two very nice full bath's with shower and tub. Hot tub was very relaxing. Beautiful view at the cabin to take a morning walk. We would definitely stay at this cabin again!!!
Kim Graham
De Soto
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Nice Stay
The cabin was very nice. Very clean and a well stocked kitchen. Owners were great people to deal with and the self check in and check out was a breeze. Definitely would stay again.
KRISTEN HUGHES
Indiana
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Perfect
We really enjoyed our stay at black bear cave. Our log home was just as advertised clean comfortable and quiet. We will be returning next year for sure.
Tom Tyler
Pierpont
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Best vacation ever!
This was by far the best cabin we have had the pleasure of staying at. The cabin was extremely clean, and felt just like home. If i could rate this cabin a 6, I would! Cannot wait to come back and stay! :)
Don Schmidt
Naples FL
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)
Black bear den
Great location for exploring Cades Cove and still be able to get to Gatlinburg when desired. Cabin is well stocked and clean. Hot tub on back deck is great on cool evenings
Willie Latch
Augusta, Ga
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear's Den Cabin)
Bear Lodge
Thank you! We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was nice to be able to relax after a day of sight seeing. We also appreciated how fast repairs were made to the sink and hot tub during out stay. Hopefully we can return soon. Thank you again! Kim
KIMBERLY FRITH
Stayed to (Smoky Mountain Golden Cabins, Black Bear Bear Lodge)
Awesome vacation at bear mtn/5 stars
Cabin couldn't have been any nicer or cleaner. Beds r wonderful!! We had an awesome stay!! A special thanks to Mr. Danny. We are forever grateful & already ready to return.
Cathy Kirby
Westmoreland Tn
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
Wonderful place
We really enjoyed staying at Bear Mountain. Loved the secluded setting. The layout of the cabin was just right for us. We have stayed at a lot of different cabins over the years and this is our favorite by far. We plan on staying here again.
Linda
Indiana
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
My husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary this past weekend at Bear Cave cabin. The cabin could not have been more perfect! It was cozy, comfortable, and spotlessly clean! Thank you so much for providing a place that we could get away from it all and enjoy each other without distractions! We absolutely plan to return (maybe we'll even bring the kids next time! ;) )
Hope Fuller
Greenville SC
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Gorgeous Family Cabin with Amazing Mountain Views!
From the moment we first stepped into "Over the Rainbow", we knew that this trip was going to surpass any of our prior vacations to the mountains! Ten family members traveled from Ohio, Nebraska, & SC to celebrate Dad's 80th Birthday together to one of his favorite vacation destinations. This clean, well-appointed cabin has it all: Amazing mountain views from every location, 3 huge decks, plus romantic bedroom balconies, comfortable outdoor seating & dining areas, relaxing jetted hot tub, & a new gas grill! That's just the exterior! The interior cabin is gorgeous too! It was clean, smelled fresh, has pretty cabin decor, with plenty of space for us to hang out together in the kitchen/dining areas or in the beautiful Great Room with enough comfortable seating for everyone! We had a blast watching the game & our own DVD movies in the lower level theatre room! There are 10 comfy recliners with cup holders, big screen TV, & surround sound to give that real cinema-like experience! The private cabin setting felt as if we were on our own mountain with no other cabins nearby, but on the flip-side, we felt secure knowing our road was safely gated. Those of us who liked to get out & about enjoyed many of the nearby attractions: Clingman's Dome, Cade's Cove, Dollywood, the Arts & Crafts Circle & the new Skylift in Gatlinburg. Make sure you stop in at the little cabin craft store near the Fawn Hollow Gate...it's run by a Presbyterian Group as a ministry for talented Appalachian crafters. We all found lovely little treasures to buy there! It was sad to leave this gorgeous, family-friendly cabin home & it's amazing mountain views! We sincerely hope to come back again next year! One last important detail: the owners, Mark & Debbie, are very personable & kind people to work with. We had to head up from SC earlier than planned due to the effects of Hurricane Irma & they were quite understanding & accommodating. We felt truly blessed to spend this Milestone Celebration together at "Over the Rainbow"! Our Dad can't stop talking about it! Thanks again, Mark & Debbie!
Gene & Judy Courlas
North Augusta, SC
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Over The Rainbow Cabin)
Absolutely Amazing!
My family and I stayed in the Paradise View cabin to escape Hurricane Irmaand we couldn't have been more pleased. We were so impressed with how beautiful, new, and clean everything was. We will definitely recommend Black Bear Hollows Cabin to everyone we know. We can't wait to go back. Thank you Danny and Tara for making us feel like we had a home when ours was too dangerous to stay in. Nothing but compliments on the cabin it really is everything it's described to be and more. Pictures show it's beautiful but they don't do it justice, it's much more amazing in person.
Nadia Butler
Hallandale Beach, Florida
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Repeat customers
This was our 3rd time staying with Black Bear Hollow. Will be making reservations for next year soon. Mark is great to work with. Clean, cozy and affordable. Townsend is close to anything you want to do or see, it is our favorite location in the Smoky Mountains.
Brett and Teri Johnson
Montezuma, Iowa
Stayed to (Black Bear Hollow Cabins, Precious Memories Cabin)
Wonderful Cabin
Thanks to Danny and Tara Orr for allowing us to stay at Bear Creek Cabin. Cabin was secluded, clean, and location was close to every venue that we wanted on this trip. Experiencing the quite side of the Smokey Mountains is just what we needed. Thanks
richard glover
Evansville, Indiana
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Creek Cabin)
Top Notch Experience!
Unbelievable setting like no other! Gated entry way! Very private, clean, and secluded cabin in a perfect central location, exactly what we were looking for! We will most definitely be returning! Thanks to the owners for a top notch experience!
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Cave Cabin)
Indeed a Paradise!
We left Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin with precious memories! It was all we expected and more - clean, cozy, comfortable, convenient, and central for us 4 siblings and our spouses, ages 70 - 82 from Alabama, Ontario, and Pennsylvania. After 7 years of not being all together, this was just the right place. The handicap facilities were excellent, the views from the deck were fantastic and the rustic cabin was beautiful! If the Lord blesses us with good health and lide, we'll be back!
Dale Schnupp
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
A Great Time!
We had a wonderful time staying at Smokey Mountain Memories. Amazing mountain views!
Denise Atkins
Chicago
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Our favorite place!
Such a fantastic cabin with the best views! Nothing but great memories made here!
Kellen Bergman
Knoxville
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Smoky Mountain Memories Cabin)
Paradise View
This cabin is all around AMAZING! It definitely has a paradise view, very secluded! Always use this rental company but we have stayed in different cabins every time but will be returning to paradise view!! Very clean this cabin went above expectations
Jade Crapps
Philadelphia ms
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Paradise View Cabin)
Black Bear Mountain
What a wonderful time at this cabin. We selected this cabin for a small family reunion/vacation which consisted of my Mom & Dad, my two siblings and my daughter and son-in-law. From the time that I made my reservation to the time of our departure that staff at Black Bear Hollow Cabins was outstanding. They answered every question I had extremely timely. The cabin was more than I had expected or anticipated. What a lovely private area that is convenient to everything. We even had a bear visit a few nights which made it all that much more exciting! Thank you so much for making our stay a wonderful experience!
Stacey Smith Herzer
Murfreesboro, TN
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
Great Stay
We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. We enjoyed the quiet area and the kids especially loved the hot tub. It was near many great attractions such as Dollywood, Tuckaleechee Caverns, and the scenic loop through Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. We would love to return in the future!
Lisa Rotella
New York
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Great Stay
We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. We enjoyed the quiet area and the kids especially loved the hot tub. It was near many great attractions such as Dollywood, Tuckaleechee Caverns, and the scenic loop through Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. We would love to return in the future!
Lisa Rotella
New York
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Ridge Cabin )
Great cabin, great location. Perfect for a quick getaway. Will definitely stay again abd recommend.
Ami Mason
Mcminnville
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear's Den Cabin)
Perfection!
The was perfect for us! We were a family party of three 50+ ladies and four under 30 young people. The cabin was spacious and so very comfortable. I was awakened two mornings at 6:15 by a knocking on the window. The second morning I caught the culprit in the act - it was a cardinal! We had a bear cross the property, adding to the experience. We were close enough to Townsend to be able to visit Cades Cove, Tuckalechee Caverns, River Rat, and antique shopping with ease. Evenings and mornings were peacefully enjoyed at the cabin. We loved our stay and hope to return again soon. Thank you!
Teresa Threet
Somerville, TN
Stayed to (Paradise Ridge Cabin Rentals, Black Bear Mountain Cabin)
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