Description from owner
Description from owner
2 Full baths
Welcome to "Dancing Bear". Come and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the gorgeous Smoky Mountains from this beautifully appointed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. Envision yourself gazing out from the family room and balcony, a cup of hot cocoa or ice cold lemonade in hand, as the sun shines through the pines or snowflakes drift lazily down from the sky.
Watch the mist come up over the mountains from one of TWO balconies. This top floor unit offers stunning views of downtown Gatlinburg, overlooking the ski slopes of Ober Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains including Mount LeConte, one of the tallest mountains in the eastern United States.
The condominium has all the comforts of home so you can just relax and enjoy. The condo is a corner unit that gives more light, windows and more views, and is kept extremely clean, smoke free and pet free. Our resort offers an indoor pool and jacuzzis, an outdoor pool, and on-site washers/dryers.
Our family purchased this condo for our own and our guests' enjoyment. It was previously used just as an owners retreat. The unit has a large loft with two twin beds as an extra bonus. Kids love to hang out in the loft and play. Our children call it their own private tree house. The loft even has a sky light so the kids can watch the stars come out while lying in bed.
Renovations and upgrades are done continuously. In 2018, brand new beds were bought for both bedrooms and the loft, and a new ceiling fan was installed in the family room. For 2017, a brand new select queen-size sleeper sofa and matching love seat were added. In 2016, the guest bathroom was totally remodeled. In the kitchen, a new whisper quiet dishwasher was installed. For 2015, the master bathroom was completely remodeled. New glass was installed in the sliding doors leading to the balcony further enhancing our views from the family room. Also, HBO was added to our cable package. In 2014, new flat screen LED LCD HDTVs were installed in all the bedrooms with upgraded cable. Dedicated private high speed wireless internet was added to enable enhanced internet usage. For 2013, we installed brand new carpeting throughout the unit, new fireplace tile, and a large flat screen TV in the family room.
Every room has a ceiling fan, and the 20 foot tall vaulted ceiling in the family room gives our condo a spacious alpine feel. Open both balcony doors, and let the mountain breeze fill your home with fresh air.
Both the master bedroom and the guest bedroom have queen-size beds. With the additional queen-size sleeper sofa bed, your home can sleep 8 people comfortably. Plenty of room for all to have a most peaceful vacation.
Dancing Bear is the largest unit in the complex at 1100 square feet, and is located on the top floor so you will not be disturbed by anyone above you. Because we are on the top floor, no matter what the time of year, we offer the most breathtaking views you have ever seen.
Conveniently located to Ober Gatlinburg, downtown Gatlinburg, and the main Park Entrance, there is so much to do - from hiking, shopping, mini golf, the Aquarium, and of course, Ripley's Believe It Not. Not to mention all the incredible restaurants, and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge just down the road from Gatlinburg. Whether you curl up by the wood burning fireplace (with free unlimited wood provided), take in the sites in town, or just simply enjoy the most amazing year round views of the mountains, you will want to come back to Dancing Bear time and time again.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our home, and we hope you choose Dancing Bear for your vacation getaway.
More Property Details
Book this 3 bedroom condo in Gatlinburg today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 48 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $570 to as high as $780, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Nov 13, 2018.
Read more Read less
About the owner
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Nov 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Gatlinburg Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Jacuzzi or hot tub
- Shared indoor pool
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Mountain Views
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking not allowed
- 2 Full baths
– based on 48 reviews
- Very Good
This is a great family friendly condo. The photos are great but to see it in person is breath taking. We did not want to leave. We are planning our next trip to Tennessee soon we will book this place again. One of the best places we have stayed.
Response from the owner Thank you for your nice review. So glad that you were happy here and hope you come again! All best wishes. Jeff & Maria
“One of the most beautiful and comfortable places my family has stayed.”
Actually, I have stayed at the Alberts' family condo twice: once in July, 2016 with my daughters and grandchildren and in Nov., 2016 with my husband. The second visit was prompted by the first. The view of the Smokies and from the Alberts' family deck is magnificent. It is mesmerizing, restful, beautiful. It is gorgeous even at night as you can see the lights of Gatlinburg. The condo is comfortable, very clean, quiet. The first trip in July involved grandchildren who loved the condo. There is plenty of room; the condo is charming. They enjoyed the pools and the playset on the grounds. The hosts, Jeff Alberts and his wife, are the most gracious and accommodating I have ever worked with. I have been there summer and fall and am looking forward to a spring visit. I recommend The Dancing Bear condo in the heartiest of terms.
Response from the owner Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Joyce. Your review bring my wife and I such joy. Spring is such a great time of year to come as the Park comes to life - you will love it. Thanks for being a repeat guest!
“Clean, Excellant Views but rooms seating accommodations were not up to par to price being offered.”
Let me start by saying that the room had great views, was clean and had a lot of kitchen utensils. Enough rooms for 5 and 2 baths. Now our experience would have been better if the sofa, love seat and matrices were replaced. Not one of our family could sit on the sofa for more than 30 minutes and the love seat was only slightly better. We ended up using the outside plastic chairs to sit on. The matrices were spongy and not to our tastes. I'm sure others might find them comfortable but we did not. The overall experience for the room was OK.
Response from the owner Hi Ron,, Thank you for your feedback. As this is the first time we have heard about the issue with our furniture, I wanted to check on this immediately. Upon inspection, I discovered that numerous springs had been broken in the sofa and love seat. My wife and I immediately ordered a brand new sleeper sofa (with an upgraded memory foam mattress) and matching love seat, which was delivered today. I cannot begin to thank you enough for bringing this matter to my attention. Thanks again for staying with us. Jeff & Maria
Wow, what a view!!! Those words were repeated by my wife, 8 y/o son, & myself daily during our recent stay at Dancing Bear!! The condo was more than we expected, plenty of room, very clean, & oh did I mention "What a view!" We loved the drive up & down the mountain. On our Tram ride we could actually see just how high the condo was. Absolutely amazing!! I would love to visit again in the fall to see the mountains and how colorful they would be. We loved our stay at the Dancing Bear & would highly recommend it to anyone!! Thank you for sharing your home, we look forward to returning someday.
Response from the owner Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the feedback, and are glad to hear that you enjoyed our home. It would be our pleasure to host your family again.
My husband and I, along with 2 grandchildren (ages 6 and 9) and our 16 year old daughter could not ask for a more beautiful place to stay!! My granddaughters LOVED the loft. And the view.. words cannot say enough about that. We loved traveling up the mountain and the girls thought it was "cool". Definitely would love staying here again. Thank you!!!
Response from the owner Hi Karen, thank you so much for your kind review! Sounds like you had a great time. Please come back and stay with me again. best, Jeff
“Amazing views - very comfortable!”
We had a great time at the condo, it was everything we were hoping for. We found it to be comfortable with enough room to stretch out. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed for cooking, bathrooms were nice, and of course the views were incredible. We really enjoyed it - thanks for sharing it with us! We really hope to be back one day.
Response from the owner Thanks so much for your feedback. My wife and I try to provide all the little things in our condo that make our guests stay even more enjoyable. Glad you had a good time.
“Fabulous place to spend winter break with the family!”
This unit was just right for our family of 5! Both bedrooms downstairs were very roomy with very comfortable mattresses, and included extra warm, cozy blankets to snuggle with on the couch on a cold snowy night. The kids loved the spiral staircase that lead to the loft where they had their own little escape! The living area and the kitchen were both the perfect size and included all the comforts of home. The 2 balconies and large windows allowed us to enjoy unbelievable views of the Great Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg during the day and the lights of all of Gatlinburg at night. The unit was very clean and well maintained (which is a biggie for me as i am a bit OCD in that category...lol). My kids LOVED swimming in the indoor pool which was also very clean and well maintained. This unit is the perfect distance from downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This was our first time staying in this particular complex and unit and I have to say we will definitely return next year! Thank you Jeff for checking in with us for safe travels before leaving home to reach your fantastic unit, and for sharing your home away from home with us!
Response from the owner Jerry & Jennifer, Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Glad you liked the extra snuggling blankets. I don't know who likes the loft more -- the kids or the parents! See you next time. Jeff & Maria
“Breathtaking views of The Great Smokies! Pictures do not reflect how grand it really is!”
Well, you could say we stumbled upon a gem of a rental! This will be our home away from home from now on! We more than enjoyed your stay. Our family of 6 was completely pleased with this condo! The condo was perfect for our families needs! Many details of this condo were thoroughly thought through and then put into place! The Condo was much larger than we had expected form the pictures. There was a nice entrance hallway to welcome you with Hooks for the kids hoodies upon walking in, along with a Great spot to line up the family shoes! The queen Size beds were comfortable and it was nice to be able to have Tv's , Cable and dvd players in each room! The older 2 children loved the loft and it became a great hideaway and fun adventure for them daily! I really loved having a master bathroom, (looks like it was recently renovated :) ) a nice quiet spot to get ready in the morning! Speaking of Mornings! If you can DO NOT miss the morning sunrise! If you can get up (not a problem for us with 4 small children lol) do and get that coffee going, sit watch and be sure to bring your camera!! You will not regret it! They are the most spectacular sunrises you will ever see!! Each morning is different and this location only adds to the joy of seeing such majesty up close! We were quite pleased with the Kitchen and it's equipment Almost everything you could need is there for you! Including coffee for that first morning after your arrival, when you haven't hit the grocery store yet! So thoughtful of them to think of those little things, including the sugar and sweeteners, and even coffee creamer! What a nice surprise, when I thought we would have to head in to town minus our morning dose of caffeine! Having unlimited firewood at our disposal was sooo unbelievably great! We loved having a real fire and took advantage of it nightly! (8 nights to be exact) Renters tip: definitely bring old newspaper and kindling with you or Buy in town, you will need it. We also found bringing in enough firewood for the next day helped it catch easier as it had some time to dry inside. Our children 7, 5.5, 4, 2.5 years of age really loved that we were able to go swimming every day! The pool and hot tubs are a great way to unwind from the day and have some family fun! The pool, is the perfect walk right in temperature and those jets on the hot tubs sooth away your Dollywood-hiking aches, lol! The location is so close to everything, once you drive down the mountain you are in the Hub of Gatlinburg. Or turn right and you are in the Great Smokie Mountain National Park! So much to do that will satisfy anyone who you happen to be traveling with! A few of the things we did as a family were: Dollywood in Pigeon Forge Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlinburg We Hiked up to Laurel Falls Drove to NewFound Gap- amazing views Cades Cove LOVE that 11 mile loop...definitely a must do and of course lot and lots of shopping on the strip :) To say we had a great vacation was putting it mildly, we absolutely thoroughly enjoyed our stay At Jeff and Maria's condo and will be renting from them for years to come! This is the kind of family vacation that is affordable, beautiful and soo much fun! A Note on the Owners! I stumbled upon this rental when hoping we could find an affordable vacation for our family of 6. I inquired and almost immediately had a reply but not only that, since I included my phone number, Jeff called personally and to Canada, to speak with me. That was very personal and a wonderful professional way to do business. The communication was always prompt and every question we had was answered! You will not be disappointed dealing with this wonderful family! I know you will love this rental as much as we did!
Response from the owner Hi Lindsay, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and detailed review. It was a real pleasure to host your family, and we can't wait until you come back again to stay with us. Guests like your family make our job as property owners so easy!!
Wow, what a breathtaking view! Our family very much enjoyed our vacation. Your home was so comfortable. We definitely plan to return soon.
Response from the owner Thank you so much Betty for choosing Dancing Bear for your vacation.
Pleased to find the accommodations so welcoming. Spent most of the time relaxing in the condo and at the pools. Having 2 pools was a real plus. One day we did go to splash country – a great way to cool off and a big hit with our kids. Looking forward to coming back soon and doing more. Everything in the condo was great and the views really are spectacular. Thanks for a great home away from home.
Response from the owner My wife and I are very happy when our guests have a good time, and are always grateful when they care enough to write such a thoughtful review.