Jackson Mountain Homes: Zen Bear Retreat

A Gatlinburg, Tennessee cabin rental

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  • Bedrooms - 1
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 6
  • Pets Considered
  • On wooded lot near Smokies

Whether you are visiting the Smokies with friends or family, Zen Bear Retreat is the perfect getaway. The cabin rental has tons of privacy, yet only a few minutes away from attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The towering trees around the large covered deck created a secluded atmosphere. The living room is super spacious and features a beamed ceiling, a stone-faced fireplace, and wood planked walls. There is plenty of seating with couches and armchairs in the living room. In the dining area, the table seats 6 people. Make meals right at the cabin with the fully-equipped kitchen. Having a full-kitchen is also convenient for storing wine, blending some of your own margaritas, and reheating food.

Zen Bear Retreat is welcoming and inviting from the moment you pull up to the cabin. Enjoy having your own washer and dryer so you can pack a bit lighter.

Sleeping arrangements: The master suite has a king-size bed, TV, and bathroom with a jetted tub. The sofa in the living room opens up to fit two more guests. Between this and the full-size bunk beds upstairs, Zen Bear Retreat can comfortably fit up to 6 guests - in addition to a pet or two.


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck or Patio
  • WiFi Internet
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Hot Tub

Unique Features

The game room loft is fun for all ages. The full-size pool table and flat-screen TV makes it the perfect space to spend time with your friends/family. There is even a pub-style table in addition to extra sleeping space. If you are traveling with your kids, there is a full-size bunk bed in the game room loft - some say it feels like a tree house! To complete this cozy cabin is an outdoor hot tub on the deck. Relax in the bubbly water and listen to the rustle of trees in the wind. After a day of exploring the Smokies or skiing, the hot tub feels extra relaxing. Perhaps the best feature of Zen Bear Retreat is the location. Imagine staying right at the foothills of the Smokies - with surrounding museums, breweries, distilleries, live events, and theme parks.

Things To Do

Ober Gatlinburg has a popular aerial tramway where you can observe some of the best views in the Smoky Mountains. During the winter, they offer many skiing, tubing, snowboarding, and ice skating activities. During the warmer months, enjoy lake life on Douglas Lake. Go boating, fishing, swimming, jet skiing, and canoeing...all with breath-taking views of the Smoky Mountains as the backdrop. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many fairways in the scenic mountain foothills.

In downtown Gatlinburg, try local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. If you are bringing the kids, Dollywood is a popular theme park. Live dinner shows such as Hatfield & McCoy and the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery are entertaining for the whole family. The Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop is multiple miles long and features antique shops, local galleries, and souvenir shops.

This may go without saying, but guests truly love exploring Great Smoky Mountain National Park - This is why it is the most visited National Park in the U.S.! With over 800 miles of maintained walking trails, you will never run out of routes to explore. Two popular self-guided nature trails include Laurel Falls and Cades Cove. The Cades Cove Loop Road is best for biking with stunning views of the park. Some thrilling adventures in the park include zip-lining, whitewater rafting, and horseback riding in the mountains.

Rates & Specials

$93 - $261 night

$651 - $1827 week

There is a two night minimum stay. Final pricing will include fees in addition to rent; including a non refundable damage waiver, reservation fee, local and state tax. Other charges include a cleaning fee, a booking fee, a community application fee if applicable, and pet fee if applicable. Please contact the property manager for an exact quote.

**Since you book directly with Jackson Mountain Homes, these rates are not inflated by ADDITIONAL third-party booking sites like VRBO, Homeaway, or AirBnB. There may be taxes/local manager fees. Confirm final rates with us.


Far enough from the beaten path but close enough to get to town in a few minutes!! We'll be back!! Great spot
Very clean and very nice as it was described. Close enough to everything but seem as if it was so far away. Look forward to coming back next year thanks.
My husband and I had a wonderful vacation at this cabin. It was very clean, had large rooms and was the perfect location to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. It was well equipped in the kitchen and bathrooms. The hot tub worked great, too. We highly recommend this cabin. Thank you!

Contact Information

358 Wild Orchid Way
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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About the Owner/Manager

Jackson Mountain Homes Vtrips
Gatlinburg, TN
Jackson Mountain Homes was formed in 1994. We are committed to making sure our rentals provide the best vacation experience possible and can help you find the perfect rental property in Eastern Tennessee. We pride ourselves on giving vacationers a big selection of cabin rentals that are in very good to excellent condition because we understand what vacationers want in a Tennessee vacation rental property. Good times are always guaranteed in the Smoky Mountains region!

VLS License #367. My name is Steve Milo and I own several vacation rental homes and take time to listen carefully to my guests. I am also lucky to manage other people's cabin rentals throughout the Gatlinburg, Tennessee region - the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in other states. I bought my first vacation home in Florida in 2002 and now I manage vacation rentals in many shapes and sizes: Large capacity homes; pet friendly cabins; homes with heated pools, cozy log cabins in the mountains with hot tubs. I own Vacation Rental Pros Property Management, LLC and hope you find time to enjoy one of our Jackson Mountain Homes.

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