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Grin &amp Bear It

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1,450 Sq. Ft. Cabin
  • 2
  • 2
  • 6
  • Cabin
  • Hot Tub

$200to$527 per night

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Average: 4.5/5 stars, based on 100 reviews

Rebecca B. October 21, 2018
The cabin was just the right size for me and my family. We had a wonderful time just sitting on the porch and relaxing. We enjoyed the views we had. My granddaughter loved the cat that would come and visit us. The cabin was equipped with everything we needed.
Tyler R. November 26, 2018
We loved our stay this past week in Gatlinburg. The cabin is about 20 minutes from town which wasn't bad, but with being away from town and way up in the mountains we expected a little more privacy and a little bit of a view. This cabin was located close by 3-4 others that were much bigger and must have been hosting parties all week because it was pretty loud and not at all what I would consider "secluded". The cabin overlooks the road that you come in on and is surrounded by hills so you can't see more than 20 yards out the windows or from any porch location at all which was our biggest disappointment. The hot tub was nice but in plain view of everyone who drives by which was awkward. Overall we enjoyed our experience a lot but didn't spend much time in the cabin as we had on previous trips to the area. Our biggest complaint inside the cabin itself was that almost all of the pots and pans were in horrible condition and very difficult to use, the grill didn't get hot so it took forever to cook anything, and the size wasn't as big as we expected from the pictures. One thing that kind of grossed us out was a few toenail clippings we found on the window seal from the previous tenant but besides that, it was pretty clean. I would recommend this property to anyone who is planning on being out and about most of the time and is just looking for a place to come back at night and sleep.
Laura K. February 10, 2018
It was a get away for my 50th birthday. From the time I called to make my reservation to needing directions back to cabin, my boyfriend and I had a fabulous time. Cabin was beautiful and very clean and up to date. We spent time out in the days, but would relax in hot tub and in front of fireplace while in cabin. My boyfriend and I both give Grin & Bear It an A+, as well as the entire staff at Elk Springs Resort. We will definitely be back!
Amanda G. June 10, 2018
Anonymous May 11, 2018
We always love to rent a cabin when we come to the mountains. It feels like we are living here instead of just visiting.
Marvin W. June 27, 2018
The rental exceeded our expectations
Beth S. July 6, 2016
Awesome Cabin! Cabin very clean. Easy check in and out.Staff very helpful and informative about location,driving instructions,supplies available in cabin along with information about local grocery stores.
Stacey S. August 7, 2017
The cabin was beautiful. Checking in was a challenge.
Molly B. July 12, 2016
We had an amazing experience. The cabin is gorgeous, clean and well equipped. The property is in excellent condition. The check in and out process is convenient.
ADIL J. May 21, 2017
This was our second time staying at an Elk's Spring Resort rental, and we were very satisfied with our stay. We loved the area. It was peaceful and private. We made a last minute reservation and we were able to to get a nice cabin. They provide you with basic starter toiletries and kitchen stuff but you will need to bring/buy additional supplies if your stay is 2 days or longer (coffee, cream, sugar, garbage bags, toilet paper, laundry det. and dryer sheets, dish detergent, foil, seran wrap, etc...We drove to Tennessee from Louisiana so we just brought these items from home. We bought "fresh" groceries from a store close by. We had to cut our trip short due to a "city wide" power outage from a bad storm that passed through. The management team handled our situation nicely-they offered to put us up in a hotel anywhere in the city until our power was restored. They also refunded us for 2 nights! I highly recommend Elk's Springs Cabins and we will visit with them again in the future.
Chelsea B. October 22, 2017
Grin & Bear it is a very private cabin for a cabin in a community. The views are woodsy. One cannot see the mountains while there are leaves on the trees in this unit. However, it is a beautiful cabin. The hot tub is housed in its own shelter which adds to the privacy. The interior is in excellent condition and is well-maintained. We were very comfortable and pleased with our stay.
Tracey G. May 23, 2017
Lovely place! Will be back to this very cabin, soon!
Shyam R. October 28, 2017
It's a wonderful place to enjoy your vacation.We were a family of 4 stayed here for a week and we really enjoyed the stay there.Kids just loved this place as they had plenty to do here.

Highly recommended for anyone planning vacation in Gatlinburg
Anonymous December 30, 2017
Our Christmas vacation was amazing. Grin and Bear It is a cute, cozy cabin. Glad I brought Christmas decor to make it seem like Christmas,though. The management company was attentive and prompt to repair fireplace and grill but couldn't fix ice maker. Was slightly disappointed at the lack of some kitchen necessitates like quality silverware and a full set of dishes and pots. Only found out I neede bowls, measuring cup, spaghetti pot were missing on Christmas eve and didn't know I could call the management company for them to bring to me even on Christmas. Family Dollar was close though. My bad. I'll know for next time. Overall we had a nice time!!!
Anonymous August 30, 2016
The cabin was up a steep little hill sitting off to the right. We loved it right away. It looks just as pictured! In the winter it may be difficult getting up the hill with snow... The inside is very clean and comfortable. Downtown Gatlinburg is only about a 10 minute drive. The cabin was large enough for the 5 of us and still had extra space. We will be staying here again.
Eric B. June 9, 2016
It was a great time! We had an issue with a blender and they sent us a new one within 30 minutes! The location is very close to all the attractions and things-to-do. My family and I enjoyed it!
Joan B. August 9, 2016
Very good
Anonymous October 24, 2016
Cabin was nice inside. Outside was disappointing there were spider webs and leaves all on the furniture outside. Plus a litter of kittens and cat that lives under the porch that kept climbing on vehicles. Luckily nobody was allergic to them and we are not cat people
Jeremy H. June 18, 2017
Overall we once again enjoyed our stay. Elk Springs is a reputable company to rent through!

Although we have booked through Elk Springs several times, this was the first cabin (Grin & Bear It) we stayed in that was on the resort property down off the mountain. The cabin itself was cozy and very clean. The yard was one of the reasons we chose this particular cabin, however we were disappointed when there really wasn't a yard. The picture is deceiving in that respect. We also were told the cabin is secluded. However, it is right next to and shares a driveway with another cabin. It was still quiet enough to enjoy evenings on the porch. Lastly, we had to launder towels 2-3 times during our stay, because there were only enough towels for each family member to shower once. Another set of towels would be appreciated for 3+ people.

Overall, we do highly recommend Elk Springs Resort and this cabin.
Leah M. October 18, 2016
Cabin was nice and clean, nicely decorated. Bedrooms were very cramped. Sheets did not fit beds and came off of the mattress when we got into the bed. Seems like a minimal expense compared to nightly rate that we paid. Also, the quantity of dishes in the cabin was minimal. Be sure you take additional dishwasher tablets as they only leave you one. I have stayed in much nicer/better "stocked" accommodations (cabins) in Gatlinburg for less. Total after taxes, etc for two nights on weekend was 934.00.
Ronald C. November 17, 2016
The cabin was nice and spacious . Beautiful view, I experience my first bear in the wild. Downtown Gatlinburg very nice . Very wonderful experience .
Kelly C. May 16, 2017
Meet family from Michigan and we had a very nice time! Cabin was located in the mountains and close to town. Beautiful !! Planning a second trip with family
Molly B. March 7, 2017
We had a wonderful time. The staff with Elk Springs are very friendly, accommodating and helpful. The cabin is always very clean and equipped well.
Douglas C. January 5, 2017
Everything was as advertised. Clean, stocked and ready for a relaxing holiday.
Annette R. February 6, 2017
Had a wonderful stay!! Cabin was cozy and had everything we needed! It was hard to leave, wish we had more time to spend there. I look forward to returning very soon!!
Michelle G. March 31, 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in this cabin. It was clean, well-furnished, and comfortable. It was so helpful to have a washer and dryer in the unit. The location was beautiful and there were plenty of hiking opportunities around the property.
Frank R. April 17, 2017
Nice 2 bedroom cabin with easy access to everything around. Internet connection was great.
Courtney K. August 25, 2015
It was great, nice place, everything looked like the pictures, we were very pleased. Elk Springs was vety at tentative to our needs.
Janis C. April 4, 2015
We spend 2 nights last spring at Bear necessities .. The cabin was so nice we decided to return this spring and increase our length of stay. Grin and Bear it was also lovely. I wouldn't hesitate to return, and will highly recommend Elk Springs to friends and family !
Anonymous April 17, 2017
Wish we had more time to stay.
Staff was very helpful. Relaxing and clean place to stay.
Anonymous May 11, 2015
Loved the cabin and seclusion.
Mike M. March 6, 2015
The cabin was clean, organized, and everything you could ask for in a vacation destination. The process of renting was smooth, the location was secluded and the neighbors were easily accessible. Only thing is the winter weather was a little hindering but Elk Springs was expeditious with shoveling and salting the driveways. I plan to come back next year!
Lisa D. April 12, 2017
Elk Springs Resort is A+ in customer service. They were always very pleasant over the phone from the time I made my reservation throughout my stay. Someone even called me a day into our vacation to make sure I was happy. The cabin was spotless. Beds were comfortable. However, the cabin seemed to me to be dated. The dark maroon living room furniture and green curtains needs an overhauling. And better looking towels and washcloths would make for more comfort and plushness. The hot tub seems to be several years old as well. Location was great.
Latasha J. March 31, 2015
I really enjoyed my stay. The cabin was nice and cozy. It had everything we needed for the trip. The hot tub made for a relaxing trip.
Molly B. March 10, 2015
We had an amazing time and the cabin was gorgeous! We were impressed by the quality and cleanliness of the cabin. It was a treat to have it equipped with games to play! I am only sad that due to weather we did not use the hot tub but next time for sure! It was fun to be close enough to the attractions of Gatlinburge to enjoy them and then be able to retreat to our cabin. Overall it was better than we had even hoped. Thank you!!
Cokillia J. March 21, 2017
The cabin was perfect!!! Everything was great.
Lawana T. April 22, 2015
We are retired, this place was very fun to sleep at. My husband wakes up 2 times a night at home, he bragged that he slept all night the 2 night we stayed here. We all loved the setting, how clean it was. Hope to come down again.
Sandra B. February 4, 2015
our cabin was absolutely beautiful. The only problem that I am going to mention is the fact when we walked into the downstairs bathroom there was dried Feces dried on the floor!!! I was shocked and it made me very uncomfortable, and made me wonder just how well the cabin had been cleaned before our arrival! When I called the office to complain they were very courteous and offered to come clean but I had taken care of it myself! That is something that could not wait!
Michael O. April 14, 2015
This was our second cabin it was just as good and amazing as the other cabin we stayed in. Had a great time with hopefully be back soon! Loved it didn't want to leave!! Thank you
Anonymous June 22, 2015
We loved our stay at "Grin and Bear It". The house was fully stocked with all that we needed and then some. We felt it was plenty private and very relaxing. We would recommend the cabin, and Elk Springs Resort to superb customer service.
Kristie D. July 4, 2015
The cabin was beautiful and very clean. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with all the basics but if you plan on cooking like a Cajun you need to bring a good pot and seasoning. The cabin was perfect if you plan on staying there a lot or don't mind driving a while to get to your excursions. It is a good ways from downtown but very peaceful. Don't forget your essentials it's not like a hotel where they come and clean or replace the towels and stuff daily. Loved the cabin had a great time.
Tracey S. July 12, 2015
This is our second time staying at Grin & Bear It… it's a very cozy cabin located within the Elk Springs Resort community. The cabin layout is perfect for our family, and you are nestled within the woods so you have privacy. I would highly recommend staying here...
Jim W. October 18, 2015
Great get away and was peaceful and relaxing which is exactly what we wanted. Property was clean an neat, described very well and directions to the cabin were good. All attractions were as advertised and we found 3Jimmy's restaurant and enjoyed so much we ate 3 dinners there and only 5 minutes from the cabin.
Walter V. July 11, 2015
It was extremely hot inside and even worse at night. Cats were everywhere outside and my daughter and husband are bo th allergic and had to stay inside. Not worth the money we paid. That was the most expensive cabin experience. We were all very miserable :(
Anonymous August 9, 2015
It's time to replace the leather furniture in this unit. The couch had a large rip on the back middle pillow that was attached to the of the couch frame. The leather chair had an large upholstery nail that was exposed from the back panel that is unsafe for children. The wood floors were very dirty, we couldn't walk in bare feet in this unit without getting extremely dirty feet!
Nicholas C. August 5, 2015
Everything was great. The only thing needed is new linens. They are getting pretty worn out.
Dorothy H. November 7, 2015
the cabin was very clean ,but we felt there was a lot of big bulky uncomfortable furniture and the grade just to get to the cabin was too steep
Erica D. November 9, 2015
We have a wonderful 2 nights at the "grin and bear it" cabin. Such a cute little cabin. Private and secluded yet close to local attractions.
Michael B. January 26, 2016
Second time we've stayed at this house and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Staff is always extremely helpful and location is great to relax or see the Smoky Mountain region.
Rahul G. November 3, 2015
Its awesome..!!A very nice place to stay.