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Log cabin
Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

Description from owner

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4904312

About the area

Enjoy Mother Nature during each season in the Smokies. The Spring and Summer seasons offer a new beginning with wildflowers, whitewater streams and waterfalls. In the Fall, you can enjoy bursts of brilliant colors with the changing of leaves. Things are quiet and peaceful in the Winter as the snow falls. Each season offers something unique to enjoy. It is within minutes to the main shopping malls, dinner/musical theaters, Dollywood, Splash Country, and restaurants. The Great Smokey Mountain National Park and Gatlinburg are just a few miles away. You can enjoy golfing, white water rafting, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, bungee jumping, and many other activities during your stay. This is also an arts and crafts community. Many activities for children are nearby. . Come and visit Pigeon Forge and the Happy Bear Cabin and I promise you will return very often. It is a unique place!!

Getting here

The Happy Bear is located right off the main parkway past zero redlight and has an advanced left turn to the cabin which is wonderful in heavy traffic.

Interaction with guest

Keyless entry keycode. You may arrive anytime in the evening or night. I am available anytime to answer questions by phone .

Owner profile

Barbara M.

Tourist License
4904312 listing # Trip Advisor

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Children's pool
  • Heating
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (60)

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60 reviews

“Great location and very clean !!!”

Reviewed 6 Jul 2017

Thank you Barbara for sharing your home with us. When you walked into the house, it had a very pleasant clean scent. Every thing was perfect. The cabin is beautiful inside and out. The location was great, a woodsy mountain feel, but yet close to everything. We will be back. The only thing that was missing, was a washer and dryer , but i dont know where you would put one. Thanks again for sharing !!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your nice review. You are right, the washer and dryer would be great but with our limited space we have not been able to work that out. We always add extra towel sets to make sure there are plenty for our guests. I look forward to your return. God Bless, Barbara Middleton

“Loved it!”

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Beautiful, clean. Everything we needed. Great, quiet location near attractions. Would definitely come back.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your nice review. So glad that you enjoyed the Happy Bear Cabin. God Bless!

“Enjoyable vacation at Happy Bear”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2016

My niece & I vacationed at Happy Bear Cabin. It was a very nice vacation. We couldn't believe, when we turned off the main road into Pigeon Forge & started up the hill, that the cabin would be country like!! Barbara told me it would be. We have been told lots of things in our 25 years of vacationing together. It was really great! The cabin is so cute! My niece is younger than I am so she took the bedroom upstairs with a bath. It was really nice. I took the bedroom on main floor & bath. It was very nice also. I told Barbara since I am older, I would have enjoyed a handicap rod in shower or on wall by shower. She is taking care of that. Also, a little more light in bedroom to read by. She is working on that. These are all minor things but things that help older people. Other than that, we really enjoyed! Has a hot tub & a pool. The pool has a small walk down the hill. We missed seeing the bear cross close to the pool. We would have enjoyed that! I could probably have made it back up the hill faster had I seen it!! I am 70 & my niece in her 50's. Not telling her age.. I live in IN and she lives in KY so we vacation every summer to "Bond". So much nicer that sitting in a hotel room with no couch or chair, or kitchen to cook in!! Plus, no more expensive. So, consider Happy Bear for your next vacation. We have been watching the news (end of Nov) & parts of the area are on fire!! I surely hope "Happy Bear" survives, along with Dollywood, The Titanic, etc. Judy

Owner's reply: Our Happy Bear was safe from the fire! Please come again! Barbara

“Girls weekend”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016

This has to be the cleanest rental I have ever stayed in! This cabin is definitely like a home away from home. It is close to the Parkway but you would never know it because of the peacefulness when you are sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee enjoying the cool Autumn air. It was a great place for us to sit and have girl talk and plan our day at Dollywood and shopping. I plan on returning sometime with my husband and enjoying the Happy Bear again!

Owner's reply: Thank you Teresa for your nice review! I am glad that you and the girls enjoyed the Happy Bear and please come again. It is a very peaceful place and you don't realize how close you are to everything in Pigeon Forge. God Bless, Barbara Middleton


Reviewed 8 Nov 2016

My sister and I needed a quiet getaway. This cabin was perfect, quiet, yet close to everything! This was our favorite of the several cabins we have stayed in the past. The decor was beautiful! Very clean! Thanks and God bless!

Owner's reply: Thank you so much Tambra for your nice review! I try to keep the Happy Bear in excellent condition for my renters. It was a pleasure having you visit my cabin and I hope you will return in the future! God Bless, Barbara Middleton

“The Venable's”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2016

August 13, 2016 we lost our home, all furniture, appliances, and belongings to include our car. Needless to say we were devastated. We had to work day & night to clean everything out of house and dry it. The renovation took three weeks. By the time we finished we were woren out. A good rest was much needed and our stay at Happy Bear Cabin was just what we needed. The cabin was very nice and clean. Close to the parkway and all attractions. All our needs were meet by the owners. It is idea for senior citizens and we do highly recommend it. Hope to return in the springs.

Owner's reply: Mr & Mrs. Venable, I would like to say how sorry I am about your loss. I had no idea that you had experienced such a loss when we talked about your reservation. I am so glad that the Happy Bear gave you some much needed rest and relaxation! May God bless you as you face the days ahead. I certainly appreciate you taking the time to give this review. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please come back and visit the Happy Bear again. Barbara Middleton

“Great stay at "Happy Bear"”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2016

We arrived on Oct. 13 to a quaint cozy cabin which was actually our 38th wedding anniversary and my husbands cousins her birthday... in the heart of Pigeon Forge but secluded enough if the main road. A cozy place to vime back to to relax after the hustle bustle if the many excursions of Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains. Only issue was set up of furniture to comfortably watch tv from the couch. The view if the mountains was in the far distance, a great front porch for taking in the peacefulness of the night. One of our favorite eating places was Mel's Diner right in Pigeon Forge. Want to thank you for the homeyness and comfort of your cabin during our stay. Karen & Ken Kathy

Owner's reply: Thank you for your nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed the peaceful setting of my Happy Bear. Please come again in the future. Happy Anniversary! God Bless, Barbara Middleton

“Outstanding Bargain”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2016

Normally our family of four will stay at a hotel on vacation. This year we stayed at The Happy Bear cabin. It was a much better value than a hotel room. The cabin has far more space, better parking and more amenities than a hotel. The price was better and the location in Pigeon Forge is excellent. It was nice to go do an activity, then come back to the cabin to rest, then go back out again. We spent far more time in the cabin than we would in a hotel because it was such a relaxing place. We highly recommend it.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your nice review. Please come back to the Happy Bear again in the future. God Bless, Barbara Middleton


Reviewed 15 Sep 2016

Stayed at your cabin and enjoyed the time spent there. Short visit, wish we could have stayed longer. Came to Pigeon Forge to run the half marathon race. Was on my bucket list to do destination run and happy to have picked this one. Beautiful area and the cabin was located at very convenient location. Cabin was very clean and smelled great! I would recommend this cabin to anyone staying in the area. LOVED IT!

Owner's reply: I am so happy that you enjoyed my Happy Bear! Glad you were able to do something on your bucket list! Please come again and enjoy the Happy Bear! Barbara Middleton

“Happy at Happy Bear Cabin”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016

Happy Bear Cabin was all that and more! Enjoyed the relaxing, cozy and peaceful atmosphere. Wonderful experience! Thank you.

Owner's reply: Thank you Rita for your nice review! I am so happy you enjoyed the Happy Bear! Come Again! God Bless, Barbara Middleton

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

This cabin is absolutely beautiful. It is close to all the shopping areas, dinner shows, and recreational activities. It is well equipped with new comfortable furniture and everything you will need to have a wonderful vacation. It is in a very nice private complex right off the main parkway across from the Titantic Museum. It is located on Pin Oak View Drive. You will make some Happy Memories at the Happy Bear Cabin! There is a red light that goes directly to the cabin and this is wonderful when there is heavy traffic. You will love the convenience of this location!