Big Bear Ridge Lodge Breathtaking mountain views and private forest scenes in amazing large log cabin

  • Amazing private views of the Smoky Mountains from the two huge decks
    Amazing private views of the Smoky Mountains from the two huge decks
  • Large lot with complete privacy from any neighbors.
    Large lot with complete privacy from any neighbors.
  • Lots of space in main living room for everyone to gather around the fireplace
    Lots of space in main living room for everyone to gather around the fireplace
  • Large social kitchen with 5 seats at the island. All modern appliances and dishes you need for your family dinners.
    Large social kitchen with 5 seats at the island. All modern appliances and dishes you need for your family dinners.
  • Seasonal decorations for when you are enjoying the autumn foliage
    Seasonal decorations for when you are enjoying the autumn foliage
  • Holiday decorations featuring 9' Sugarlands Spruce from Balsam Hill
    Holiday decorations featuring 9' Sugarlands Spruce from Balsam Hill
  • Living room connects to upper deck as well as kitchen and dining areas
    Living room connects to upper deck as well as kitchen and dining areas
  • Configurable seating dining area.
    Configurable seating dining area.
  • The kitchen is spacious and full of light, allowing for social cooking & dining
    The kitchen is spacious and full of light, allowing for social cooking & dining
  • Pool table, TV, and sofas upstairs for entertainment and relaxing.
    Pool table, TV, and sofas upstairs for entertainment and relaxing.
  • Pool table, TV, and sofas upstairs for entertainment and relaxing.
    Pool table, TV, and sofas upstairs for entertainment and relaxing.
  • Huge movie theater room with 60" TV, XBox One X, large wet bar, fridge, etc.
    Huge movie theater room with 60" TV, XBox One X, large wet bar, fridge, etc.
  • Ample seating in comfortable sofas in the movie theater.
    Ample seating in comfortable sofas in the movie theater.
  • Xbox One X with four controllers and games
    Xbox One X with four controllers and games
  • Board games to gather the entire family around.
    Board games to gather the entire family around.
  • Enjoy the views from inside the cabin, out on the decks, or in the yard
    Enjoy the views from inside the cabin, out on the decks, or in the yard
  • Luxurious 6-person hot tub on the lower deck with views of the Smoky Mountains
    Luxurious 6-person hot tub on the lower deck with views of the Smoky Mountains
  • Luxurious 6-person hot tub on the lower deck with views of the Smoky Mountains
    Luxurious 6-person hot tub on the lower deck with views of the Smoky Mountains
  • Several charming work spaces if you need to write a letter or use your laptop
    Several charming work spaces if you need to write a letter or use your laptop
  • Master King suite with deck access and ensuite with jacuzzi tub and shower.
    Master King suite with deck access and ensuite with jacuzzi tub and shower.
  • Jacuzzi tub of master bedroom. The bathroom also has a separate shower.
    Jacuzzi tub of master bedroom. The bathroom also has a separate shower.
  • Downstairs King suite with spacious walk-in closet and bathroom.
    Downstairs King suite with spacious walk-in closet and bathroom.
  • Family bedroom that can sleep five, with full bath outside bedroom door.
    Family bedroom that can sleep five, with full bath outside bedroom door.
  • Family suite that can sleep five, with full ensuite bath.
    Family suite that can sleep five, with full ensuite bath.
  • Upstairs full bathroom with shower/tub combo.
    Upstairs full bathroom with shower/tub combo.
  • Second upstairs bathroom with shower.
    Second upstairs bathroom with shower.
  • Upstairs King room with full bath outside door.
    Upstairs King room with full bath outside door.
  • Second upstairs King room with full bath outside door.
    Second upstairs King room with full bath outside door.
  • View of the cabin and the new landscaping and firepit (the grass has now taken hold).
    View of the cabin and the new landscaping and firepit (the grass has now taken hold).
  • Large solar panel array makes your stay more environmentally friendly.
    Large solar panel array makes your stay more environmentally friendly.
  • The lodge is the perfect place to gather your family for a cozy winter vacation
    The lodge is the perfect place to gather your family for a cozy winter vacation
  • View of the cabin from the gated parking area.
    View of the cabin from the gated parking area.
  • New landscaping with wooden outdoor furniture around the fire pit and space to play on the lawn
    New landscaping with wooden outdoor furniture around the fire pit and space to play on the lawn
  • Large lot with complete privacy from any neighbors.
    Large lot with complete privacy from any neighbors.
  • Views of the Smoky Mountains and forest scenes that calm the senses
    Views of the Smoky Mountains and forest scenes that calm the senses
$500-2,000/night
6 Bedrooms • 6.5 Bathrooms • Sleeps 14-26
Internet Fireplace Mountain Hot Tub (more...)

This large log construction will amaze you from the moment you pull up in the driveway of the large private lot. With an absolutely spectacular view of the Greenbriar Pinnacle and the Smoky Mountains and all the amenities you could need, this lodge welcomes you to come on in, relax, and enjoy the best vacation home ever. With six bedrooms (sleeps 18, or 26 if using the four sofa beds), six and a half bath, large kitchen and dining area, three expansive common areas, and a large yard, there is ample space for a large (or small) group to unwind and enjoy the scenery and each other’s company, while having enough private space.

The massive log structure (5850 sqft) really captures the feel of what a Smoky Mountain vacation should be. You enjoy the cozy atmosphere of staying in a true log cabin complete with a stone fireplace and wood floors. Yet you are surrounded by impressive luxury and the extra touches that make you feel you chose the right home for your vacation. The large log post-and-beam construction throughout the cabin emphasizes the massive structure and adds to the rustic feel throughout. The cabin has granite countertops, shower doors, and Venetian bronze hardware in all six and a half bathrooms. In the evening, inside the lodge, there are nine flat-screen TVs with all major entertainment and sports channels, a large cinema room with a wet bar, two arcade machines, and a pool table. Outside, you can enjoy the eight-person hot tub on the deck or sit and gaze into the fire at the beautiful, custom-built firepit with new rustic wooden benches around it.

We are a married couple who have been doing high-end vacation rentals for years. We know the importance that the place you stay in feels like a home away from home. We try to pay attention to the details to make your stay as comfortable as possible and continuously invest in our properties to keep maintaining and improving them, year after year.

We decorate the cabin for the different seasons, including holiday decorations featuring a gorgeous 9' Sugarlands Spruce from Balsam Hill (inspired by evergreens that thrive in the Tennessee mountains).

Entering the spacious foyer, you’ll face the massive staircase and the huge picture windows which open onto your own private view of the mountains. In the living room with its high cathedral ceilings, the large logs and beams create a sense of spaciousness. You will find lots of big comfy living furniture facing the stacked stone fireplace in the large spacious room for gathering your whole group. A new 70" flat-screen TV is placed above the log beam mantel.

Just off the large living room is a spacious kitchen with all modern appliances: microwave, Vitamix Pro 750 blender with individual smoothie cup addon, KitchenAid assistant, double toasters, panini grill, waffle maker, double function coffee machine for drip brewing and Keurig pods, Crock-Pot, etc. The kitchen has basic supplies, including spices and multiple sets of salt and pepper grinders. There are plenty of high-quality plates, dishes, cups, and glasses – even for the largest groups. The beautiful flatware is American designed and American made. The kitchen has large counters, as well as a work island with a bar and extra seating. Well-lit and with a practical floor plan for preparing meals and cleaning up, the kitchen is so beautiful you will really enjoy the time you spend there. A second fridge is located downstairs.

Adjacent to the kitchen and through the beautifully carved log arch is a large dining area with customizable seating: 10 at one long table, two tables which can seat four each, and five stools at the kitchen island for a total seating capacity of 23 altogether in one room.

There are two large, covered decks just off the kitchen, on either side of the large dining area. One has a large double gas grill with plenty of space for the meal preparers and supervisors. The other deck, also covered, has outdoor tables and chairs for those who would like to enjoy their meal outdoors gazing at the Smoky Mountains.

The master bedroom suite on the main floor enjoys a splendid view of the mountains, beautiful furnishings, a spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, large walk-in closet, and a flat-screen TV.

At the top of the grand staircase, you realize anew just how impressive the view is from your cabin. The loft area is well appointed and designed for fun and relaxation. You can watch TV, revel in the spectacular beauty out the windows, recline on the comfy couches (which also offer extra sleeping) or join in a game of pool on the beautiful, solid wood pool table. Large logs support your every step.

Upstairs and to the right are two King bedrooms with two full bathrooms in the hall. Both bedrooms are completely private, with flat-screen TVs. One room enjoys the view of the mountains, while the other faces the woods at the front of the house.

The lower level houses the theater room. Plenty of seating on sofas and comfy recliners so everyone can see the big screen. New 82" flat-screen TV, 290+ satellite channels, Bluray/DVD player and a selection of DVDs with our favorite movies. There is also a wet bar, with a fridge and microwave for preparing movie snacks and drinks. Window coverings provide darkness for that matinee showing. Here too the large log construction and wood floors enfold you in the rustic luxury of your custom-built log vacation lodge. An Xbox One X with four controllers and a good selection of sports, party, and family games allow for entertainment for everyone. There are also two multi-game arcade machines that will provide hours of enjoyment for all players.

The lower deck is home to a beautiful eight-person hot tub with an amazing view of the mountains. What an incredible spot for relaxing with friends or family in your own private tub. The covered deck is optimal for enjoying the hot tub no matter what kind of weather. There is also a wrought iron table with seating for 6. Fabulous outdoor living area.

On one side of the theater room is a master king suite that has a private ensuite bath with a shower tub, a large walk-in closet, and a flat-screen TV. Two arcade machines let you relive classic games (placed away from the theater room so that they can be used while others are watching a movie).

On the other side of the theater room are two more bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen-size bed with a twin over queen bunk bed and private ensuite shower bath, ideal for a family with two or three children or just a couple.

Across the hall is another bedroom with a queen-size bed and twin over queen
bunk bed with a full-size hall bathroom with tub shower.

There is a large laundry room with a washer and dryer for your convenience.

The large backyard hosts a beautiful, custom-built wood fire pit for hours of enjoying just sitting and gazing into the fire. Or maybe your group would like to roast hot dogs and then make smores. Wood is not provided (unless a previous guest has left some), but there are plenty of options for buying firewood just down the road.

While we are convinced that you won’t want to leave the lodge, it is just a short drive away from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and the Smoky Mountain National Park. The Greenbriar section of the Smoky Mountain National Park is just four miles away. This is a lesser-known entrance with many beautiful trails, plenty of parking, picnic area, playground, and access to the Pigeon River throughout. Ramsey Cascades is a favorite amongst hikers.

If you would like a workout, just seven miles from this cabin is the beautiful Gatlinburg Community Center – a complex with indoor swimming pool, basketball court, ping pong, bowling alley, weight room, and showers, with very reasonable fees for access. Also only five miles away is the Mills Park with a playground for the children, and covered picnic tables for your get-togethers.

Main level: King master bedroom with ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and shower. Half bath in hall.
Upper Level: 2 King bedrooms, 2 full hall baths, 2 sleeper sofas
Lower Level: 1 King suite, 1 Queen+Twin/Queen bunk with ensuite bath. 1 Queen+Twin/Queen bunk with hall bath. 2 Sleeper Sofas.
All bedrooms have flat-screen TVs. Additional TVs in the theater room, main floor living room, and upstairs game room.

The lodge was previously named Taygan's Place.

Mountain road. In the winter, you may need 4-wheel drive or chains if heavy snow and ice.

We're a couple who love to travel and in particular to visit the Smoky Mountains. We are most at home where we have access to the great outdoors – whether hiking, skiing, or otherwise enjoying both new and familiar places. We're just average folks who enjoy relaxing between the hectic days of work and would like to share our vacation home experience with others.
Property Type Cabin
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Mountain View
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Town
General
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 23 people
Bathrooms 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half bath
  • Downstairs bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Downstairs bathroom 3 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Master Suite bathroom – Jetted Tub, Shower, Toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom 2 – Shower, Toilet
  • Downstairs bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Main floor half bath – Toilet
  • Upstairs bathroom 1 – Combination Tub/Shower, Shower, Toilet, Tub
All bathrooms have hand towels, bath towels, washcloths, soap dispensers, tissues, and hotel amenity sets with shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel.
Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms, sleeps 14-26
  • Downstairs common room – 2 Sleeper sofa/Futons
  • Downstairs Family Room 1 – 1 Queen bed, 1 Bunk bed
  • Master Suite – 1 King bed
  • Downstairs King Suite – 1 King bed
  • Downstairs Family Room 2 – 1 Queen bed, 1 Bunk bed
  • Upstairs King Suite 1 – 1 King bed
  • Upstairs King Suite 2 – 1 King bed
  • Upstairs common room – 2 Sleeper sofa/Futons
Two pack'n'plays available in closet.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
Family
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Room Darkening Shades
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Veranda
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
Pool/Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Surveillance
Season Rate
Default
1 Jan - 31 Dec
Night
$350 - $4,946
Weekend Night
$350 - $3,710

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100 % (less $200.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 60 days before arrival; Guest receives 50 % (less $200.00 cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; No refunds within 30 days of arrival.