At Big Bear Retreat, you'll be just 4 miles from Bryson City, 5 miles from Fontana Lake and 7 miles from the Nantahala River rafting area. While in the center of all the attractions, you will enjoy being on a forested mountaintop with great views of the Smokys.
This cabin features lots of room for your family, 3 bedrooms featuring 2 queen beds and 2 twins, a large living room, a full length covered back porch with a hot tub plus a separate screened sitting porch and more rockers on the front porch. In addition, there is a large game room that has both an air hockey table and foosball table, a dart board and lots of seating for a separate gathering away from the main living area. There is even free wireless internet access!
In the large living room you can watch a movie on the satellite TV while enjoying a warm fire in the real wood burning rock fireplace. The fully equipped kitchen is just around the corner and there is plenty of room for 6 to have a great meal at the dining room table. If grilling is your forte, you'll find the gas BBQ on the back porch the perfect place to cook while enjoying the view of the mountains. In the evening you can take in the mountain view while relaxing in the very private hot tub. When you are ready to retire, you can use the private entrance to the master bedroom and fall asleep in the queen poster bed amongst the warmth of the log walls.
♦ Wonderful Memories from Big Bear Retreat:
- "We enjoyed the cabin's view. We also went white water rafting, road the train, ate at the Dillard House in Dillard, GA and played a little at the casino. We had a little fun at the casino! Thanks for everything." -- Shannon, Stayed June 2014
- "We loved the cabin and the view from the hot tub was relaxing. We enjoyed going hiking to see the waterfalls. This was our 3rd trip to NC and this cabin has certainly helped to make it our best. Thank you. " -- John, Stayed May 2014
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Additional amenities include: general amenities:, • wireless internet, • not motorcycle accessible, • gas grill, • blender, • refrigerator with ice maker, • phone (free long distance), • microwave, • satellite TV and DVD player, • ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen:, • sheltered hot tub, 3 bedrooms & 2 baths: the master bedroom has a queen-size bed, TV, porch access and a private bath. the second bedroom has a queen-size bed. the third bedroom has two twins. , • mr. coffee coffee maker (round filters), • wood burning fireplace, • central ac & heat, • covered porch in front and screened porch in back, • range & oven, • iron & ironing board, • toaster, • yes - pet friendly, maximum capacity of up to 6 is based on county guidelines., • washer and dryer, • picnic table in large yard, • garage game room with foosball table and air hockey table, • yes - internet....Read more
Thank you for your review of Big Bear Retreat. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Keep us in mind for your future vacations you will receive 10% off your next stay.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 06/03/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
What a great place to stay. Plenty to do in the cabin and in the area. It really made our 2nd anniversary special. Love the game room. We had quite the game night tournament going on with all the games. Can't wait to come back and stay again. Oh and the view was great too.
Thank you very much, Angela, for taking the time to review Big Bear Retreat.
We're glad that you had a great stay and that it made your second anniversary special. We're so glad that you enjoyed the cabin, its view, and the area.
As a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book off any of our cabins.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Fantastic relaxing vacation
Left on 05/16/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This was our first experience in cabin rental and we were not disappointed. We booked this rental via the Internet from England and it was so easy to book with no problems and great communication all the way. The cabin was so much better than expected. Everything was spotless and the hot tub and games room were an added bonus. The area was very peaceful but not too far from Bryson. It was quite a steep hill to get up too but did not cause any problems driving. I would highly recommend this cabin and it had everything we needed. We hope to stay there again. The only thing that I would moan slightly about were the slightly uncomfortable creaky beds and the hot tub is outside the master bedroom and as it kicks in every 20 mins it sometimes sounds very loud when trying to sleep. That is a very minor complaint though. All in all we all had a fantastic time. Read more
Thank you so much, Barb, for taking the time to review Big Bear Retreat. We are so glad that the cabin was more than you expected and that you enjoyed the location, the hot tub, and the air hockey and foosball table.
We hope you'll stay with us again too. As a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
Thank you for your feedback about the beds and the hot tub. We will relay this to the Quality Control Manager.
We're very glad that you had a fantastic time.
Thanksgiving at the Smokies...
Left on 12/19/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Curtis
The cabin, house really with a country flair, was clean and warm. Nice view. Only had two bones to pick: 1) no firewood was stocked. This was done for all our other cabin rentals in other locations; 2) While the game room was nice, it lacked heat. The space heaters provided popped the breaker when used. A small wood stove would be much better, no electric bill to deal with and radiates heat 360 degrees. Read more
Thank you, Curtis, for taking the time to review Big Bear Retreat.
We appreciate your feedback and will relay your concerns to the Quality Control Manager of our company, and the owner of this cabin.
Please keep us in mind for future vacations -- as a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount off any of our cabins when you call to book.
If Big Bear Retreat is not what you're looking for next time you vacation, just let us know and we can suggest other properties for your dates.
Very relaxing, comfortable cabin
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Nonnie
We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Beds and rooms were comfortable and large great room easily accommodated all of us. The boys really enjoyed the dart game and the hot tub.
Our only real issue was the dug up yard - moles??? - which kept the boys from playing much as the ground was too uneven to run around. Read more
Thank you, Nonnie, for taking the time to review Big Bear Retreat.
We're glad that your boys enjoyed the dart game and the hot tub.
It's been a long time since your stay. Our Quality Control Manager was just there this week and found no noticeable signs of any groundhogs or moles.
Please keep us mind for future stays, as a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
ELIZABETH CITY NORTH CAROLINA
what a great escape
Left on 05/15/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The vacation was fantastic. A week wasn't long enough to do everything. We did the hiking, Waterwater rafting, Ziplining,horseback riding, train ride and shopping. Everything was great. Cabin was perfect and relaxing. Everyone was pleasant and helpful. Thanks for the great experience. Read more
Patrick and Juanita, we really appreciate that you took the time to review Big Bear Retreat.
We're so glad that you enjoyed the cabin and the area.
We hope you will keep us in mind for future vacations -- as a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
Left on 04/21/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | Jennifer Bridges
This cabin was very nice and suited what we were looking for as far as the space needed. The location is okay as long as your not looking forward to any large activities. It was very relaxing and secluded. I would recommend to a friend or would come back myself... Read more
Thank you, Jennifer, for taking the time to review Big Bear Retreat.
We're glad you had such a relaxing stay.
Please keep us in mind for future stays -- as a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
Wm. Norris USN (retired)
Peace and quite for a good price!
Left on 04/11/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Wm. Norris USN (retired)
We (two cousins and I) have rented three cabins from Gscr
and will reserve again in aug. All three cabins have been great. No more noisy hotels or motels for us. Half the fun of coming to the mountains is sitting on the porch and just relaxing. Everything except personal stuff is there for your use. Your only obligation is repsect the cabin and enjoy your stay.
Wm. Norris USN (retired) Alabama Read more
Thank you so much, William, for taking the time to review Big Bear Retreat.
We deeply appreciate your service to the military.
Thank you for being a repeat guest. We're glad you've enjoyed all your stays with us and hope you'll call us again for your repeat guest discount.
Perfect for our family vacation!
Left on 04/10/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Michelle
My family and I really enjoyed our stay here. Very beautiful scenery and great location. My husband and I took our 2 kids 5 and 1, my parents, and my 15 yr old niece. Everyone enjoyed. We will stay here again on our next trip to the smokies! Read more
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