Lifes A Bear
Location Details: Gatlinburg
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Half Bathrooms: 0 Sleeps: 4
Lifes A Bear
Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Half Bathrooms: 0 Sleeps: 4
Life's A Bear is a stunning log cabin engulfed in glass and packed with every luxury necessary for a relaxing vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Located only minutes from both downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the cabin sits on a ridge overlooking a breathtaking and spectacular view of the mountains.
Upon entering the cabin you will be struck by grandeur. From the floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace and vast cathedral ceilings to the richly appointed furnishings, you will not want to leave this Smoky Mountain cabin. The main level of the cabin boasts a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dining area with seating for four, living area and bedroom. Complimented by a luxurious chandelier, the living room features a nearly 30 ft rock gas fireplace, a home theater system including a 55 inch HD Internet TV with Blu-Ray DVD/CD player mounted above the mantle, accompanied by surround sound and satellite TV with all local channels. Whether nestling up to a fire or enjoying a favorite movie, the living room has everything quintessential for a flawless and romantic evening. Step out on the deck and relax in the double rocker while surrounded by the view. The main level of the cabin also boasts the master suite lavishly furnished with a king size log canopy bed, a 2 person jetted tub, 26 inch HDTV, Blu-Ray DVD/CD player with surround sound, and full bathroom. Out beside the front deck is a charcoal grill and patio table with chairs to enjoy the outdoors.
An elegant wooden spiral staircase leads to an open loft with hardwood floors, queen bed, full bathroom, and gaming area (this is the second bedroom). The gaming area features an 8 ft pool table, arcade machine, an electronic dart board, pub table, 22 inch HDTV with DVD/CD player and a surround sound bar above the bed. Wooden catwalks lead to the top deck where a relaxing six person hot tub, four rockers and a golden sunset await.
This amazing cabin also offers Internet / WiFi, Free local and long distance calling.
With spectacular views and an outdoor fire-pit, Life's A Bear offers everything necessary for a magical and heart-warming experience in the Smokies.
Guests are provided with a complimentary Luxury Pass, offering a free ticket daily to several of the area’s most popular attractions. Not to mention unlimited DVD rentals!
See under AREA INFO for more details, rules, & restrictions.
Be sure to explore other nearby attractions including Ober Gatlinburg, The Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Anakeesta Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Splash Country, and The Island!
What people are saying about this property
Everything went smoothly, there were no issues with our cabin rental. Check in and check out are easy and quick. The cabin was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. My only critique would be that certain important details of the contract need to be more upfront. When the full amount was due, basic cancellation details, etc. But that is minor, Overall we were thrilled with everything! Would definitely do it again!
Beautiful cabin !
Check in/out was as simple as could be. The cabin was clean and stocked with the needed supplies. This was our 2nd stay in this particular cabin and it was as much fun as the 1st. We will be booking again for future vacations.
Everything was great with the exception of the hot tub seemed to be way over treated. When we first got in we could not stop coughing and we had a degree of itchiness afterwards. We also turned off the jets which seemed to help some. Not sure if it gets tested or not but it was super strong. That would be our only negative as everything else was perfect! Thank you!
Everything was awesome
We loved the cabin, the view and our stay was very comfortable
Loved the cabin it was very nice location was wonderful scenery was breath taking and check in and out was so easy.
We enjoyed our stay a great deal. The cabin was wonderful for our family.
I loved the cabin. Very nice and big. Beautiful views of the smokys.
Loved the cabin beautiful views!
Fabulous ! Only 1 thing need to change out bulbs on lower porch lights. Neither of them worked and it’s very dark.
Easy to book. Great communication.
OUR ONLY PROBLEM WAS THE FIREPALCE PILOT LIGHT WENT OUT TWICE. iT WAS FIXED THE SAME DAY WE ASKED BOTH TIMES. THIS CABIN ALSO NEEDS SOME NEW TOOLS FOR THE OUTSIDE GRILL. THE SMALL HAND SHOVEL FELL APART.
It was a great experience.
Very clean and well maintained cabin
Everything was great! House keeping did a wonderful job in making sure everything was clean and fresh. That is so important especially in these times.
The cabin wa exact as advertised and better.
Amazing easy experience. Recommendations from staff on choosing the cabin made it easy with exactly what we were looking for. No Contact check in made it easy once we arrived in town to just enter the cabin, relax, and begin our weekend. Everything about the cabin was comfortable and exceptionally clean. Only problem we had was that unfortunately we needed to leave the cabin to drive into town for charcoal and empty the grill before use. Everything else we needed was provided for a perfect weekend. Very clean and the bed was very comfortable. (My 2 biggest concerns generally staying anywhere but home )
I have rented from this company in the past and have never been disappointed ever! Everything is always clean and ready when you arrive and they are easy to get ahold of if something goes wrong. The customer service is AMAZING!
The cabin was well appointed and spotless.
The only problem I had was with express check in. I had to send my drivers license twice, and still was told that Timber Tops needed it when I tried to express check in. I assume this is a covid related problem since your office is closed.
The customer service was great, and we really enjoyed the cabin. It was also convenient to check in. We had to wait a little while past check in due to issues, but they called as soon as it was ready although they were busy.
Fantastic cabin! Very clean and beautiful! Very high up....we could see pigeon forge off in the distance..we had a wonderful time!
Love the views, and how clean the cabin was.
We loved our entire trip! We had a hard time choosing a cabin, but once we did, we were very pleased with Life's a Bear. We received adequate instructions for what to bring with us and how to access the cabin. It was gorgeous, clean, and had beautiful views from both decks. Everything was in working order. Check in / check out were a breeze. We stayed pretty close to the cabin (due to COVID) and we didn't mind a bit!
Great experience ,no worries! Love the express check in!
We’ve been coming to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge 3-4 times a year for the past 4 years. This is by far the cleanest, well-maintained cabin we’ve stayed in over the years!
Fantastic! Everything was super clean and felt like home
We absolutely loved the cabin. It was just as it looked and was described on the website.
Easy to reserve, liked the ability to go directly to the cabin after phone check in.
It was amazing.
Cabin was well prepared, and included all the necessary implements to enjoy a beautiful wooded mountain vacation.
Excellent as always
Loved your cabin “Life’s A Bear”! It was very accommodating, very clean, great location between the to towns, and we absolutely loved how it was decorated for the holidays. Would definitely consider coming back. Thank you for such a fabulous experience that enhanced our vacation.
Awesome! We love staying with TimberTops
We had an absolutely amazing stay. Check in was a breeze and the cabin was beautiful.
The cabin is excellent!!! And the people that we talked to for anything was always nice and helpful.
Everything was perfect, the customer service, the cabin, the view.
Easy booking and payment. Efficient direct check-in and check-out allows for more time on vacation.
Our 'Life's a Bear' cabin was very clean and was just as nice as the pictures on the website. Always have good experience with Timber Top! Our favorite cabin thus far!
Fabulous! And Kari is amazing
We loved our cabin and enjoyed the Timber Tops service!
Very nice cabin.
I LOVE THE NEW EXPRESS CHECK IN WHERE TIMBER TOPS CALLS WHEN THE CABIN IS READY.
The cabin was very clean and well kept. The view of Pigeon Forge was beautiful especially at night.
Cabin was great as always. Only thing was that there were not enough towels and washcloths to last the entire seven days which was no problem since we could wash and dry them as we needed.
You recommended a cabin that met all our wants! Lovely place. Cabin wasn't as clean as Timber Top's cabins normally are.
Fantastic place to unplug and relax
We enjoyed the cabin very much and have considered coming back next year for our 26th anniversary. The views along with the amenities keep us satisfied just staying there and skipping the normal tourist activities. Thank you for a great all around experience.
The cabin was wonderful even though we made our reservations at a late date for the season. We were inviting family for Thanksgiving and it was a very inviting cabin with barbecue pit and what a wonderful surprise for everyone to see it beautifully decorated for Christmas. The only difficulty is in making and sending copy after copy of my drivers license and credit card when making, signing and checking on the reservation, especially when I have reserved cabins many times before with Timber Tops.
Cabin was beautiful and service was great. Already planning to come back to this cabin.
Love the cabin we stayed in. Been using Timber Top for many years.
Check in was a breeze. The agent (Amanda?) was very friendly and helpful. We called mid stay to see about places that deliver to the cabin and the agent was very helpful. In the Life's a Bear cabin, everything was great. We did want to let you know that the spiral stair case was VERY wobbly and scary! When you stood on the top landing, it sagged a few inches. The top deck under the hot tub also sagged a bit (the water level was higher towards the front of the deck). Overall great stay! Bed was amazing and so comfortable. LOVED how many pillows there were.
Janie always helpful, whether helping to choose a cabin or helping to choose the best pizza place! Stayed at Life's A Bear twice this year...the best cabin we've had. Absolutely love Timber Tops!
Our cabin was beautiful and equipped with many awesome amenities! The view was amazing and the kids loved the games and arcade and pool table!!! What a cute cabin! They thought of everything!! Thank you for yet again a wonderful stay !!!
Timber Tops was wonderful. The staff was great - especially Kari Johnson! She handled every question I had with such patience. The cabin was clean. The view was stunning and the beds were so comfortable! Bears came up to us every evening which was so cool. It was also really neat to have the fireworks show from Dollywood each evening.
Trout fishing, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Arts & Crafts Loop, Downtown Gatlinburg for dinner, 3 Bears in Pigeon Forge, drove to Cosby
Cabin was great!
We had a wonderful time! Everything was perfect!
Everything was very good. Fantastic time. Only drawback is stairs were quite load (creaky) when someone was either going up or down. Can be disturbing when someone is resting. Otherwise, beautiful cabin and great location.
Wonderful clean comfortable cabin! We will be back!
All was well but the hot tub didn't work and neither did the surround sound
we arrived at the cabin early and simply waited until 4. The housekeeper apparently called the office to report "that we had blocked her in". Not true at all. Not a good first impression.
Staff was very kind. Cabin was clean.
Great service and excellent cabin. Enjoyed our stay!
Good afternoon! Thank you for the wonderful response and taking the time to fill out the survey on your stay with Timber Tops. We are happy to see you enjoyed the cabin "Life's a Bear" from the amenities of the cabin to the great customer service you received during your stay. Our goal is to always give our guests the attention they deserve and to make your stay a memorable one. We hope that you consider using Timber Tops for your next Smoky Mountain vacation destination! Have a wonderful rest of your afternoon!
The cabin was beautiful and clean! Direct check in made everything so simple. Thank you! I will definitely rent through Timber Tops again.
Ashley Cornette, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Timber Tops guest Survey. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay because our goal to make every stay a great one. Make sure to mention your previous stay to the reservation agent to receive a 10% repeat guest discount when booking your next stay. Thank you
Had a wonderful time. Thanks for everything and we're looking forward to booking for Thanksgiving.
Everything was good. Didn't like the way the price changed from a one bedroom price to a two bedroom price, because it is still a one bedroom cabin with a game room with a bed. I don't consider that a bedroom.
Always enjoy our stay at the cabin. Coffee pot didn't work and you replaced that day and checked to make sure it worked properly. Place was clean and in great shape.
Timber Tops is great to do business with. My only complaint was that the Life's a bear cabin needs a hair dryer.
Check in was very easy as was check out. The cabin was absolutely beautiful. Well maintained. Directions to the cabin were easy to follow. This will probably be the only rental group I use when we vacation in this area! Already recommended to friends and family!
The cabin was perfect,clean,with everything we could need.checking in was easy.
Yall did great.. We absolutely love Mrs. Stacy. She is the best. This is our second time within a month. We tried to get an extra day and was denied, did not like how that was handled when this is our second time within the month. We were disappointed about that. Had to get a hotel room.
I love the cabin. The experience was wonderful. We are actually coming back next month and trying to come for Christmas although everything seem to be taken up.
custumer service was good. need a better map though. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
This is a great cabin! Love the privacy & how high we are on the mountain! Excellent Stay! Can't wait to come back again!
The cabin was Wonderful. So peaceful and Relaxing...
This cabin is AWESOME!
The Cabin Amenities!
The Cabin Decor!
This is our second stay in this cabin and we think it is wonderful! We have stayed in many cabins, but this has been the best.
God Bless the owners for sharing this cabin with others!
The cabin dropped to 56 degrees! Loved the fire pit! Loved the View. Been coming up for years and will stay here again - feels like home.
Love everything about the place. Thank you for allowing us to make some memories here!
Don't want to leave... Back to work:(
PS. You might want to place some "no slip" strips on the lower 2 front steps. We had ice the second day and the steps were scary!
This is our 4th visit to Timber Tops & the Smokies and 1st time at Life's a Bear. We really enjoyed this cabin, just may be our favorite one. You can tell everything is very thought through. The drive is Crazy but isn't that part of the adventure?! Already missing our Mountain home. Back up to the flat lands & snow. Would definitely be coming back to this cabin.
This is the 5th cabin we have stayed in through Timber Tops in just over a year's time. We have loved all of the cabins but this has to be our FAVORITE by far! Love the layout, love the fire pit, love all the little extras & thought put into it, like the fire starters & wood, charcoal, Christmas decorations, etc.! Four of the cabins have been just the two of us by ourselves and one time was with the four kids (10 to 15). Would definitely recommend this one as the best and we will definitely try to book this one again, hopefully sometime soon! No bear sighting for us. Maybe one of these times we will see one.
This is an amazing cabin! Perfect for our family of 4! We had a blast and have LOADS of great memories! We would/will come back for sure! Timber Tops staff friendly, accommodating & cabin very clean! Views are spectacular!!
VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS!
This place is really special - we are so grateful to the owners. Thank you. Everything was perfection. Clean.
Suggestion: I would recommend you supply a small hair dryer. Had to run to Walgreens & buy one. Also salt & pepper?
We are leaving our 2 Hiking Books for others to use. Enjoy! God bless all! Donna and Paul.
Saw 8 wild turkeys! The cabin is beautiful. Love it! Everything was so clean. Loved the view!! Breathtaking!
Didn't need anything beside clothes & food. Thank you again for the peaceful, wonderful stay! Back to work Tuesday.
This is our 3rd trip to Smoky Mountain and this cabin is BY FAR the nicest one! Great Christmas decorations throughout the cabin. Wonderful view on all floor levels. We all enjoyed the pool table and arcade games. We come here to hike and although we didn't do too much hiking this trip, Chimney Tops was great. In past, we've done Laurel Falls, Abram Falls, Mount LeConte to name a few. All are great hikes.
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Cabin was in very nice condition. The only thing was that the hot tub had too much chlorine where it was almost uncomfortable but overall a very nice stay. Will definitely do this again.