Disclosure: We received a complimentary stay at Big Bear Falls cabin through American Patriot Getaways in exchange for our review. All opinions are 100% our own, and honest as always.
My family and I spent a few days in Gatlinburg awhile back and we had such a great vacation! We stayed at the Big Bear Falls Cabin in Gatlinburg, rented through American Patriot Getaways. It was pure bliss to get away for a few days.
The guys at American Patriot Getaways sent me over everything I needed prior to our arrival. Our packet included the directions to the cabin from the highway along with simple entry instructions once we arrived.
The Big Bear Falls cabin was about 8-10 minutes off the highway. It was nice to be away from all the traffic, and up in the hills a bit, but the ride was fine. A little curvy and uphill, but we didn’t have any trouble getting in or out at all.
There’s quite a few steps up to the front and back porch of the cabin. These are visible from the images from the American Patriot Getaways website when looking at the Big Bear Falls cabin, so we knew about them already. Carrying our luggage and bags of groceries up on that first trip was a doozy, but the daily in and out was perfectly fine.
The front porch gave the perfect first impression. Loaded with lots of personality and rocking chairs, it grew to be our favorite sitting spot. Walking into the front door took my breath away! Such a beautiful and cozy cabin…I couldn’t wait to just kick off my shoes, relax, and enjoy some much needed quality family time.
The kitchen was complete with everything you’d need to prepare a big breakfast or dinner. They have it stocked with plenty of cookware, mixing bowls, pans, and all the extras like can openers and measuring cups and spoons. I loved their hutch! It was full of pretty dinnerware!
The cabin has a double fireplace. It’s one big fireplace that is visible from both the master bedroom and the living room! The cabin comes equipped with satellite TV and internet. The internet connection was very good and we never ran out of things to watch on TV. They even had a few DVD’s and games in the cabinet for us to watch and play if we wanted.
The master bedroom has a large dresser with tons of drawers and plenty of room for clothing. It also has a huge jucuzzi tub right in front of the fireplace! Perfect for chilly nights!
The 2nd bedroom, upstairs, is pretty big too with lots of space! The guest bathroom is right outside the 2nd bedroom door.
I have to say that the majority of our free time was spent upstairs playing pool. I never get to play because we don’t have a pool table at home, so I would play anytime someone else was ready too. Heck, I even played pool by myself. ALOT. Haha!
We spent time out on the back porch in the hot tub at night. Such a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day spent shopping and sight-seeing! There’s a brand new grill set up to enjoy too!
On our 2nd or 3rd day there – we were lucky enough to see a momma and 2 baby bears walking up our driveway!! They were at the end of the driveway, heading up a hill. I had to zoom my phone camera in super close, so the pictures aren’t the best. We watched the rest of the time that we were there, but never did spot them again.
Overall, the Big Bear Falls cabin is definitely one that I’d love to come back to! I felt right at home there and we can’t wait to visit again! If you’re looking to stay in TN for an upcoming holiday getaway with your family, we highly suggest American Patriot Getaways! They work hard to make sure their guests are happy! Check out their Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals or their Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals to find the perfect cabin for your family!