Bearskin Lodge on The River

840 River RoadGatlinburg37738USA
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About Bearskin Lodge on The River

Ideally located in Gatlinburg, Bearskin Lodge on the River nestles right at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This nature-friendly hotel boasts an outdoor heated swimming pool and a lazy river for guests to enjoy a refreshing vacation.

All rooms are non-smoking and have satellite TVs. Gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and private balconies with relaxing views of the mountains are fitted in upgraded rooms. Moreover, suites add separate seating areas.

Bearskin Lodge on the River features outdoor fire pits and a well-equipped fitness room for exercising. Additionally, both Wi-Fi access and private parking are available for free.

A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is served daily in the breakfast area. There is also a selection of restaurants just outside the hotel.

The Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway is just a five-minute walk from the property. The Smoky Mountain Brewery can be reached through a ten-minute drive.


840 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, USA
Telephone: +1(865)4304330 | Fax: +1(865)4304334 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Guests are delighted with the hotel's location. Being housed right at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, guests can easily walk to any attractions in the area. Thus, a great time for the entire family is a guarantee when you choose to stay in the Bearskin Lodge on the River.

Clean, spacious, and well-equipped rooms

Rooms are not only clean and spacious, but also beautifully furnished as well according to many guests. This makes staying in the lodge a stress-free experience, as everything that you may need is already there in your own room.

Friendly staffs make guests feel at home

Many guests commended the staff for their friendly demeanor during their entire stay. Staffs are always cheerful from check-in to check-out, making guests' vacation a pleasurable one. Moreover, the staffs are also willing to help out, even going more than what is expected from them.

Negative Reviews

Minor issues with the breakfast may occur

Some guests appreciated the free breakfast. There are also some guests, however, who complained of issues such as the lack of eggs being served, and the lack of space in the area relative to the number of rooms the hotel has. These issues though, are minor, and there are many alternative dining establishments just a few steps away.

Water heating may take a while

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom with hot shower. However, some guests complained of the slow water heating time, which can reach up to 15 minutes.

No on-site laundry facilities

Guests are discouraged with the lack of on-site laundry facilities. This issue was particularly inconvenient for those who were planning to stay for a long time. The management refers the guests to a nearby establishment, though, for their laundry needs.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 940 reviews