Bearskin Lodge On The River

840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States
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Save your money - terrible experience!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 7, 2014

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2014 by spending time in Gatlinburg and staying at the Bearskin Lodge on the River, checking in at 10:30 p.m. after a long motorcycle journey. The lodge was terribly disappointing. I guess the photos online were taken many years ago when it was newly constructed - the current state of it does not resemble the pictures. We asked for a room with a hot tub and we paid extra for this amenity ($180). What we got was a small jacuzzi bathtub with 6 jets, but only 2 were working. The small refrigerator was broken and sitting on the floor under the bathroom counter. The air conditioning unit clattered like tank and was so loud that we could not hear the television when the unit kicked on - we had to bring the TV volume to a deafening level and worried about disturbing the folks in the room next door. In order to be able to sleep, we just turned the unit off. The balcony light would not go off no matter how many times we flipped the switch, which left a blinding glare in the room all night long. Breakfast was standard fare (cereal, yogurt, coffee, juice). I will say that at least the room was very clean, but overall, this was a $70 dollar/night room, not a $180. When I reported the above issues to management upon checkout the next morning, he rudely snapped that we should have called maintenance. But the thought of a maintenance person working on all of that at 10:30 p.m. did not appeal, and I told him this. We were exhausted from riding our motorcycle several hundred miles, and just wanted to relax in the hot tub to ease our sore muscles. Needless to say, we will never stay here again and don't recommend it. We would have been wiser to rent a cabin.

roxanne15 Jul 7, 2014 at 6:46 AM

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on July 6, 2014 by spending time in Gatlinburg and staying at the Bearskin Lodge on the River, checking in at 10:30 p.m. after a long motorcycle journey. The lodge was terribly disappointing. I guess the photos online were taken many years ago when it was newly constructed - the current state of it does not resemble the pictures. We asked for a room with a hot tub and we paid extra for this amenity ($180). What we got was a small jacuzzi bathtub with 6 jets, but only 2 were working. The small refrigerator was broken and sitting on the floor under the bathroom counter. The air conditioning unit clattered like tank and was so loud that we could not hear the television when the unit kicked on - we had to bring the TV volume to a deafening level and worried about disturbing the folks in the room next door. In order to be able to sleep, we just turned it off. The balcony light would not go off no matter how many times we flipped the switch, which left a blinding glare in the room all night long. Breakfast was standard fare (cereal, yogurt, coffee, juice). I will say that at least the room was very clean, but overall, this was a $70 dollar/night room, not a $180. When I reported the above issues to management upon checkout the next morning, he rudely snapped that we should have called maintenance. But the thought of a maintenance person working on all of that at 10:30 p.m. did not appeal, and I told him this. We were exhausted from riding our motorcycle several hundred miles, and just wanted to relax in the hot tub to ease our sore muscles. Needless to say, we will never stay here again and don't recommend it. We would have been wiser to rent a cabin.

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Address: 840 River Rd., Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738, United States

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Amenities at Bearskin Lodge On The River

  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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