River Bluff Cabins in the Smokies: BearFoot Lodge

A Townsend, Tennessee cabin rental

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  • Bedrooms - 6
  • Bathrooms - 3
  • Sleeps - 12
  • No Pets Allowed
  • On Little River and Smoky Mountain boundary!

BearFoot Lodge is a multi-family “cabin in the woods,” with all the scenic seclusion of a wilderness retreat and all the creature comforts of a weekend at Grandma’s. The lodge is settled between the trees on a shaded, level lot with plenty of parking space for multiple vehicles or trailers.

To one side of the property, a wraparound balcony and walkway marks the beginning of a steep decline in elevation, making the sweeping views from the deck all the more impressive. Inside, spacious living spaces are divided between two levels, with the main living room, full kitchen and dining room as well as three bedrooms and two full baths on the ground floor and a second full kitchen, three additional bedrooms, one bath and guest laundry facilities on the lower level. East floor at BearFoot Lodge boasts its own large flat-screen TV and a real wood-burning hearth. A VCR, DVD player and sound system are provided for guest entertainments, and the lodge is outfitted with high-speed wireless internet.

Sleeping accommodations: The bedrooms at BearFoot Lodge are split half and half, with three bedrooms on each floor. The three bedrooms on the main level are furnished with two queen-sized beds and two twin-sized beds, while the bedrooms on the lower level contain three queen-sized beds. Some of the bedrooms have a private-use TV.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Vehicle and Trailer Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Deck or Patio
  • WiFi Internet
  • VCR/DVD Player
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Hot Tub

Unique Features

BearFoot Cabin offers a unique an beautiful setting, with lots of private outdoor space for guests to enjoy. The exterior of this cozy cabin in the woods features a two-level deck. On the lowest level, a walk-out basement opens onto a paved and covered patio, which connects to the cabin’s private drive via a paved walkway. The upper level balcony features built-in bench seating with stairway access to the lower level.

On a separate, private porch, guests can soak their troubles away in the huge outdoor hot tub. This home offers plenty of parking and is motorcycle friendly, with covered outdoor storage for bikes. BearFoot Cabin is located within walking distance to six other River Bluff Cabins rentals, which can be booked separately or as a set. Altogether, the cabins can accommodate 42 guests.

Things To Do

A stay at BearFoot Lodge places guests in the woods, where it is common to see traces of other inhabitants. Regular wildlife sightings include wild turkey, deer, squirrels and raccoons, as well as the rare evidence of a bear. The cabin is seven miles from the historic Cades Cove, which is a part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This stretch of verdant valley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to an old schoolhouse, church, mill and several preserved homesteads from early settlers.

The community of Townsend has a laid-back, small-town charm and offers unique experiences such as open-air bluegrass concerts, old-fashioned crafting festivals, and entrances to hiking and horseback riding trails. The Little River runs through Townsend, making for lovely sights alongside the local trails, as well as access to tubing, canoeing and rafting. Follow the water, and you can find yourself in front of the Spruce Flats Falls — great for taking graduation or engagement photos.

Townsend is just 20 minutes away from adventures at the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, where visitors can engage in downhill skiing and golf, ride the aerial tramway or have an authentic wildlife experience. The cabins are also located an easy day trip from restaurants, outlet shopping and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

Rates & Specials

$260 - $350 night

$1995 - $1995 week

Nightly rates range from $260.00 to $350.00, with a three-night minimum stay.

Weekly rates start at $1,995.00 and vary depending on travel dates.

A refundable damage deposit of $200.00 is required to reserve the cabin.
Check-in is available starting at 3:00 pm, with check-out scheduled at 11:00 am.
Cancellation requests made up to 24 hours after a booking is confirmed and at least 60 days prior to the check-in date will receive a full refund.
Cancellations made a minimum of four weeks prior to the check-in date will be refunded 50 percent of the total fee, provided the balance was paid on time.

6 people $260/nt
8 people $290
10 people $320
12 people $350

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

Ask for free tickets to the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Museum.


Wonderful place to stay. BearFoot lodge was a wonderful place for our family vacation. We had 3 families in the house and had plenty of space. The paved driveway allowed the children to play and ride bikes while adults relaxed on the balcony or patio. The house had a huge variety of DVDs in each bedroom and living area. We had a washer and dryer both levels of the house. The house was fully stocked with linens, kitchen items, toiletries and cleaning supplies. Our favorite thing about this house was the location. We could walk to the national park and Cades Cover was 10 minutes away. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We had several unexpected events before our trip and Billie was very compassionate in helping me resolve the issues. I highly recommend this house. Reviewed 24 June 2017
Family Time. We had a lovely visit at BearFoot Lodge. Our family of 8 adults and 2 young children very much enjoyed 4 days a BearFoot Lodge. As another reviewer mentioned, it is not fancy, but has many attributes. There are 6 bedrooms, if you rent both up and downstairs. It was clean and ready to go when we arrived. The outdoor spaces are phenomenal- a paved spot with picnic tables & grills that are shady both morning & afternoon; a lovely deck with an enclosed hot tub; and a covered patio that was great the afternoon that it rained. Great place for a family reunion. Reviewed 20 May 2015
Wonderful stay. The house was very clean and ready when we arrived. The house is older and seemed dated in the pictures, but don't let that fool you - it is spacious, well supplied and very comfortable. A perfect Smokies getaway for a large group. The porch is well suited for relaxing in the evening and the back area is great for relaxing and bar-b-cueing. Reviewed 9 July 2014
Everything the owner said it would be! We recently rented this house for my husband and his buddies for a week. The house was exactly what Billie said it would be and had everything they could ask for. Billie was phenomenal to deal with before and after the trip. We rent in TN at least once a year and I have never had such a great experience. This was the first time renting with a personally owned house. We usually go thru the company owned houses. Thank you so much! We plan on renting here again. Reviewed 1 July 2013
Great Stay. Wonderful setting — in the trees just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Unit is really two apartments — up and down — makes it very flexible. Nothing fancy but super practical and perfect for a hiking trip. Reviewed 9 Aug. 2012

Contact Information

212 Parkline Way
Townsend, TN 36882
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865-409-0481 Please mention RentTennesseeCabins.com.

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About the Owner/Manager

Our River Bluff Cabins in the Smokies is a five-star, family-owned cabin rental company located in Townsend, Tennessee. Here you can relax surrounded by nature in one of our seven log cabins. The cabins overlook the Little River on a 70-degree grade with mountain and river views. Unwind and relax with the sounds of nature surrounding you. The owner stayed overnight in a Smoky Mountain cabin and that led to a permanent stay. Billie started her own vacation rental company and now owns Genesis, Refuge and Manna Cabins, and manages Bearfoot Lodge, Evergreen on the River, Bear Foot 2, and Beary Tale cabins.

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