Thursday, April 09, 2009

Bear's Den Smoky Mountain News is MOVING!

That's RIGHT! It's time to move on. has been a great resource for us but the Bear's Den needed a whole new look and level of services.

Our new location is where you'll still find out what the Smokies are all about. We'll keep you informed of all the fun activities like hiking, shopping, fishing, or scenic mountain drives. Learn about all the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge attractions, restaurants, and shopping.

Not ONLY are we blogging on a new platform but our friends, fans, and guests can now follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Of course you can still find us at !

Sunday, April 05, 2009

We've Updated the Bear's Den VRBO Page - New Maps, Profile, and Video

We've just updated our VRBO property listing with a new "Owner's Map of Gatlinburg", Profile, and video.

Owner's Map and Profile are now active and will be enhanced with more and more of OUR favorite restaurants, attractions, trails, and loacations. The map is powered by Google and takes advantage of their ability to place "push pins" and descriptions. We think this will be a valuable tool for our guests for a couple of reasons.

First, new guests will be able to see where the Bear's Den is in relation to the Gatlinburg "Strip" and major access roads. One of the first questions that new guests ask is . . . "Where is the cabin?"

More importantly, the map will be an on-going resource to guest. The Bear's Den is equipped with high-speed Internet service. Guests that are traveling with WiFi devices (laptops, iTouch, etc.) can access our map for tips on area attractions and services.

We want out guest to get the MOST out of their vacation time. Providing information that helps them with trip planning and first-hand tips on the "must see" attractions is a real benefit

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Sunday, December 07, 2008

Bear's Den's Log Cabin "Christmas 2008" Virtual Tour - Gatlinburg, TN

We invite you to enjoy the best the Smokies and Gatlinburg have to offer!

Remember . . The Bear's Den will be decorated for Christmas from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31!

We JUST had Matt Johnson of Ray of Light Media do a 360 degree virtual tour of the Bear's Den all decorated for the holidays. Click the virtual tour graphic below to launch it.

You can use your mouse to zoom around, up and down, and in and out. The interactive floor plan will let you click on any part of the room and the virtual tour will take you to that view!

It's ALMOST like being there!

Click Here - Christmas Virtual Tour

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Gatlinburg’s 32nd annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, December 5.

The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5 in Downtown, with more than 100 parade entries including marching bands and giant helium balloons taking to the streets.

Santa’s Autograph Party cranks up at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Riverbend Mall, in the midst of a main viewing area for the Parade at Traffic Light #3 in front of the Gatlinburg Welcome Center. The parade begins at Traffic Light #1A on Hwy 321 and ends about an hour-and-a-half later at Traffic Light #10.

Jamming sidewalks and balconies along the parade route, a crowd in excess of 80,000 people is expected to soak up the illuminating festivities during this second phase of Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the City of Gatlinburg’s popular holiday lights program which is receiving a $1.5 million expansion.

To learn more about these and other events in Gatlinburg, call 800-56-VISIT (568-4748) or visit the Gatlinburg website at

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Something for everyone - Gatlinburg Itineraries

Coming to Gatlinburg and have some time to plan but feel like you need a nudge in the right direction or suggestions on where to visit.

We've prepared some terrific sample itineraries to help you experience some of the best experiences that Gatlinburg has to offer, from adventure to attractions, from dining experiences to shopping, and the exploration and enjoyment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Just click on a title below to see the entire itinerary that might be just what you're looking for!

Adventure (But Not Too Much!)
Arts & Crafts (Seniors)
Empty Nester (Seniors)
Family Vacation
Girlfriend Getaway

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

BRrrrrrrr . . .It's Getting Cold! Warm up with the Bear's Den LAST MINUTE "Shoppers Special" Rates!

Once again the Bear's Den will be decorated for Christmas and ready for you and your family to enjoy a Smoky Mountain Holiday vacation! (December 1 through January 31st)!

To help you we're offering some LAST MINUTE SPECIALS! For arrivals from November 8 through April, you can stay 3 nights and get 50% OFF on your 3rd night . . .OR . . . 1 night FREE on 4 or more nights! Even BETTER . . .stay the week and get 2 nights FREE! Click here for details

The tree is UP (12/1) and the stockings are hung. All YOU have to do is bring the food and presents!

Snuggle up in this cozy log cabin and relax by the fire, play some games with the family, or kick back with a good book.

Our cabin is professionally managed for us by Jackson Mountain Homes of Gatlinburg. Call them TODAY! Toll Free (800) 473-3163 (until 9 PM) and ask for the Bear's Den or you can reserve your cabin 24/7 by using the on-line calendar!

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Monday, September 15, 2008

"Last Minute" Vacation Values At The Bear's Den!

November & December "Winter Magic" Specials - (Specials cannot be combined)

Take 50% off the 3rd night on 3 night stays! Only available on new reservations booked after November 1, 2008. Valid for 3 night stays, excludes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Holiday Weeks.

1 night FREE on 4 or more nights! Only available on new reservations booked after November 1, 2008. Valid for 4, 5 or 6 night stays, excludes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Holiday Weeks.

2 nights FREE on 7 night stays! Only available on new reservations booked after November 1, 2008. Excludes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Holiday Weeks.

Christmas and New Years Holiday Specials - (Specials cannot be combined)

4 night minimum waived. NOW 3 night minimum! Only available on new reservations booked after November 1, 2008. No arrivals allowed on Christmas or New Years Day. Must call to take advantage of this special (800) 473-3163.

DISCLAIMER & RESTRICTIONS: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, it is not guaranteed. It is subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdrawal without notice. Until reservation is confirmed, rates and specials are subject to change without notice by Jackson Mountain Homes. Specials and discounts cannot be combined. Specials are subject to JMH pricing and seasons. Specials and discounts do not apply to previously booked or confirmed reservations. Discounts apply to rent only; all other fees and taxes apply. Previously booked reservations cannot be cancelled and rebooked in order to apply discounts.

On-Line Booking Available 24/7 Reservation Lines

Open Daily - (800) 473-3163 8:30AM - 6PM EST - ASK FOR THE BEAR'S DEN!

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