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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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B3794RYge...
Carrollton
1 review
“Relaxing”
Reviewed June 13, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

The cabin was just right, clean and relaxing. The bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway People with pets
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Management Response
18 Jun 2018
Dear B3794RYgeorgep,

We wanted to thank you for sharing such positive feedback regarding your recent stay at Grumpy Bear. We’re honored to have shared the Smoky Mountain experience with you. Please come back and stay with us again soon!

Yours in hospitality,
Amy P
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John S
1 review
“A great getaway cabin!”
Reviewed December 20, 2017 for a stay in December 2017

The cabin is located about midway between the strip at Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It's a little ways to get to, and I would advise looking for it during the day, rather than at night. The cabin was wonderful, exactly as advertised. My wife especially loved the hot tub. My only complaint (and it would be a very slight one) is the directions. They're pretty exact, but hard to follow in the dark. Many of the roads have the same name. We never directly interacted with any staff, were able to check in and out of the cabin. This is actually great as it let us feel like we were going to our own getaway home.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Dec 2017
Dear John S,

We wanted to thank you for sharing such positive feedback regarding your recent stay at Grumpy Bear. We’re honored to have shared the Smoky Mountain experience with you. Please come back and stay with us again soon!

Yours in hospitality,
Amy P
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SouthernM...
Corinth, Mississippi
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cabin”
Reviewed November 27, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

We booked this cabin for Thanksgiving week. It is an awesome cabin. Loved staying there, plenty of room for the four of us. Made use of the hot tub every night - wonderful!. Nice warm cabin and lots of room. My guys loved the pool table. My only complaint would be the kitchen. There is very poor lighting in this kitchen. It was like working in a dark hole. I realize that most people don't cook much even when they book a cabin but that was one of the reasons we booked a cabin and not a hotel room. The track lighting is focused on the ceiling and not down - that would help. Also they need new cookware. The skillets and pans were all Teflon coated and scratched badly especially the skillets. There were no serving bowls. I bought some at the dollar store and left them. The flatware needs to be replaced - very cheap and handles were wearing away. The electric can opener didn't work and the cheaper manual opener broke. My husband had to run to Walmart on Thanksgiving morning to buy a can opener. I know this sounds like a lot of complaints but I would go back. It was very peaceful. Warning - there is NO INTERNET. There was a router but when we called, we were told they didn't show the cabin had internet. We didn't have cell service either (CSpire), but was able to get and receive texts. It wasn't a bad thing except sometimes we wanted to look up an attraction and had to wait until we got to town.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Nov 2017
Dear SouthernMommaG,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with the feedback from your stay at Grumpy Bear. We are disappointed that you experienced issues during your visit and apologize that it impacted your stay. We have followed up with our team and they have informed us that everything is being addressed. It is important for us to ensure that the properties on our program are in their best possible condition for our guests. I apologize that we fell short on not having some of these issues identified and fixed prior to your stay. It is our sincerest hope that you will consider Wyndham Vacation Rentals for future vacation plans.

Yours in hospitality,
Amy P
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gregoryp7...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Enjoyable!”
Reviewed October 11, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

My wife an I had a wonderful time staying at Grumpy Bear. Very welcoming and comfortable as well as well decorated. The cabin was very quiet and secluded. Perfectly located with just a short drive to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Our only 2 concerns: The plumbing from the toilet always seemed to be an issue and the hot tub on the back deck we only used one time because it was very un-level making it a little scary to be in... Other than that, we had a fantastic time and plan on returning! Thank You!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Oct 2017
Dear gregoryp759,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay at Grumpy Bear and I am sorry to hear about the issues that you found in the cabin. I will follow up with our maintenance department in regards to the toilet and the deck. Guest feedback is the most important tool that we can use to improve our cabins and I wish to thank you again for taking the time to let us know. We genuinely appreciate you choosing to spend your vacation with us and we hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again during a future visit to the Smokies.

Yours in hospitality,
Amy P
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Reviewed October 19, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Oct 2016
Dear TripAdvisor member,

Thank you for taking time to post a review regarding your stay. Grumpy Bear does have a lovely wooded view and we regret you felt the screens interfered with that. We genuinely appreciate you choosing to spend your vacation with us and we hope to have the opportunity to accommodate you again during a future visit to the Smokies.

Yours in hospitality,
Amy P
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Washington
Reviewed October 13, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Living room furniture
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
14 Oct 2016
Dear BobWashingtonMo,

It’s wonderful to know that you enjoyed staying in Grumpy Bear and thank you so much for taking time to post a review. We will follow up with the owner in regards to the furniture in the living room and the possibility of getting internet access. Cell service can be difficult in the areas around the national park since towers are prohibited inside park boundaries. Thank you for choosing Wyndham Vacation Rentals and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Yours in hospitality,
Amy P
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Reviewed April 14, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 May 2016
Dear tracycZ3445NX,

Thank you for taking time to post a review regarding your stay. and I am sorry to hear about the issues that you found in the cabin. I will follow up with our housekeeping department on the dust issue. Guest feedback is the most important tool that we can use to improve our cabins and I wish to thank you again for taking the time and your concern, to let us know.

Yours in hospitality,
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
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