We rented Honey Bear Lodge for our children's fall break. We met both sets of grandparents and all stayed together. It was perfect! Each family had a private bed room and bathroom. The cabin was immaculate. The kitchen had all the cooking essentials needed for a long weekend. Sheets and towels were luxurious. We had a lot of fun family fellowship on the balcony and in the game room but plenty of privacy too. It is so close to the park. The views are amazing. We left relaxed, refreshed and ready to jump back into our busy schedules.
The owners were delightful to work with and easily accessible. We can't wait to go back.
Pictures and description exactly as stated. Very beautiful cabin and full of amenities. We were able to experience the beauty of the mountains and its bears first-hand. Lynn was always just a text away for any questions we had and was an excellent resource for us. I highly recommend staying here! Please be advised though: this is a mountain cabin and the road to the cabin is narrow and the drive (and drive way leading to the cabin) is very steep.
We met here for a short family reunion. Sitting on the deck, talking and sipping wine, was awesome! The view and the breeze were lovely, even with 85 degrees! Be prepared for a short rough-ish road to the cabin. When you see the drive on the left (it's a sharp V turn), drive 100 yards beyond to a turn around on the left so you can enter the steep driveway straight into the drive and coming down the hill. When you exit the driveway, also go to the left (up the hill) back up to the turn around area. This eliminates all potential problems entering or exiting the drive. Do not try to turn right out of the drive way. Your bumper, front and back) may scrape, even at a slow speed. Since this is easily solved, this is not why I gave this cabin a 4-star rather than 5. The queen bunks in the lower level are adorable and comfortable. However......they are really much better for children as they are a challenge to get in and out of -especially for those of us with "maturity." :)
The owner, Lynn, was delightful and could not have been nicer or more helpful. Thank you, Lynn!
Eight of us stayed at Honeybear Ridge for four nights from October 6 - October 10, 2016. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. We were all very comfortable with the sleeping accommodations and and loved having full bathrooms on each level. The balconies on each level were wonderful but it got chilly and rained while we were there so we didn't get to enjoy them as much as we would have liked. We did enjoy the hot tub and used it each evening. The owners are amazing to work with and are very helpful with anything you need while you are there. It was so easy to come down out of the mountains for groceries with their directions and the Great Smoky Mountains are so close and beautiful. The only thing we missed was being able to use the fireplace since it was chilly/damp while we were there and can only be used in certain months of the year. Oh that and seeing a bear! We would most definitely return to this cabin and recommend it to others.
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