Great Smoky Mountains, US

Bear Extraordinaire #28

Pet-friendly cabin with fireplace, hot tub, and seasonal pool access

Have yourself an extraordinary stay in the Great Smoky Mountains in the Bear Extraordinaire cabin. Sleeping up to six, this extraordinary three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath log cabin is located in the peaceful Brothers Cove Resort. The home has 1 king bed and 2 queen beds that all have televisions. Select bedrooms feature private baths, jetted-tubs, and private decks.

The kitchen is fully-equipped and ready to prepare meals and contains a dining table, which has four chairs, with additional folding chairs out on the deck that can be put at the ends of the dining table. The living room features a stone fireplace, a television, and plenty of cozy seating for everyone. Guests can admire the rustic ambiance of carved animals in the stairs, and traces of subtle wildlife decor spread throughout the cabin.

For your convenience, there is a washer, dryer, iron, and ironing board provided in the cabin, as well as a hot tub and pool table. Guests also have access to the resort's public swimming pool. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this home does not have Wi-Fi.

We encourage you to bring your four-legged friend, as dogs are accommodated in the Bear Extraordinaire for an additional fee. Pet fee is $50 per pet.

As our gift to you for booking with us, we will offer free admission to select Smoky Mountain attractions. Called the Xplorie Program, our guests will receive one free adult admission ticket, per night stay, to attractions like the Ripley’s Aquarium, the Smoky Mountain Opry and a host of other amazing experiences. It’s our way of saying “thanks!”

Please note that guests must be at least 21 years of age to rent this property.

Reviews

27 Reviews
4.7 out of 527 Reviews
5.0
HarrietMarch 2020
5.0
TimFebruary 2020
3.0

2.5 - 3.0 rating

We liked the 3 bedroom, 3 bath, dog friendly cabin. Direct TV did not work for our entire stay, we called daily to have it repaired but never heard from anyone. Cabin needs a deep cleaning, lots of cobb webs, refrigerator door does not shut unless it is seccured. Overall the cabin was nice for our family needs.
MikeSmith29December 2019
5.0

Beautiful setting

This is a beautiful home set in the woods, very secluded
Dave54October 2019
4.0

Very comfortable cabin

Loved the cabin, though it could use a deep cleaning. There were many cobwebs and the longer we stayed the more we noticed. We had to push the refrigerator door closed or it would not close, the rocking chairs on the deck are falling apart; husband had to tighten the bolts on them to hold rocking chairs together, but bolts are stripped, and windows need to be cleaned. We are not being difficult, cabin truly needs some attention for the price we paid to stay there.
Familyof3October 2019
4.0

Comfortable but NO WiFi

Stayed 3 nights in later September. Nice that each bedroom offered individual toilet & showers. Nice hot tub on deck. Pretty isolated and peaceful. Cabin is starting to show some wear. Great windows; however, birds ran into windows frequently with one having died and landed on deck. Sad! All bedrooms located on 2nd floor up winding staircase, keep in mind for older/disabled visitors.
Wedding VisitorOctober 2019
5.0

Peaceful cabin, loved the tall windows!

We stayed at Brother's Cove twice many years ago and met one of the brothers during one of our visits. We love the area and wanted to let our son, who is in the military, enjoy some family time before his deployment. Brother's Cove has changed some, but is still a beautiful place to come for vacation. We had never stayed in a "pet friendly" cabin since this is the first time we have had our little dogs with us, so we were unsure of what it would be like. We stayed at Bear Extraordinaire from 9/13/19- 9/20/19 and the cabin was lovely. We had a great time, it was peaceful and we enjoyed almost everything about the cabin. There were a couple of things that could be improved upon. First, we are comfortable with the air conditioning set to 68 degrees during the day, but the note on the thermostat said not to set below 72 degrees. Apparently, there had been some issues with it freezing up. We had several days of high 90's temperatures and doing things in the cabin, such as washing dishes or even getting ready to go out made you feel hot and sweaty before you even left. The two ceiling fans in the living room didn't help because one didn't come on at all and the other one was so loud and wobbly on high that you had to leave it on low. The night was a little cooler, but you expect to be able to set the air on whatever you want when you rent a place for vacation. Also, we had to purchase some Resolve carpet cleaner to clean the rug in the living room because it had so many stains on it. We like to play on the floor with our two little maltipoos and couldn't do that until the rug was cleaned. The king bed in the master was very uncomfortable, the mattress had a dip in both sides. My wife wound up sleeping on the couch one night. Just a final thought: We noticed there were lots of books in the cabin, but there didn't appear to be any board games, such as, monopoly or cards. That would be a nice addition for those of us who don't read. We did go out and purchase several board games to help entertain our son and niece. Even with the few things that we felt could be improved upon, we still loved the cabin overall. The view from the tall windows was great and it was decorated very nicely. We would definitely want to stay here again!
MxRacerSeptember 2019
5.0

Perfect for Family Vacation

We chose to stay here during a mandatory evacuation and staying here made it so much more enjoyable!
Nhuckstep17September 2019
5.0

Off the beaten path

Pictures on VRBO doesn’t do this cabin justice. It’s gorgeous, with the glass room to the mountings of animals throughout. It’s a perfect place to escape and unwind. Liked having no internet, means everyone sat and congregated on the patio or around the pool table. Definitely worth it, downside is don’t come on a holiday weekend. Long lines and wait time around the area.
Newton crewSeptember 2019
5.0

Beautiful

First time visit! I would definitely come back again.
LianaJuly 2019
5.0
SarahseanJuly 2019
5.0

Beautiful Cabin

My family and I came in June for my granddaughters birthday. This cabin is everything it portrayed. The inside is beautiful with plenty of room. The mountain top where the pool is was spectacular. We would definitely recommend it.
Carla58June 2019
5.0

Beautiful cabin!

My entire family spent our first family vacation in over 10 years here. Naturally this vacation was very important to us. This cabin exceeded our expectations. It's gorgeous, clean, and in a perfect location with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg right down the road. The vacation wasnt even over when we started discussing coming back to Brother 's Cove and having a new experience in another beautiful cabin. Also, the cabins are in their own private sections and not piled on top of each other where you can see other cabins like most places. The staff was also wonderful and answered every question I had very promptly. Thank you!
MelsFamilyAugust 2018
5.0

secluded

We love our cabin. The location was perfect. Overall was clean. I have a few comments for improvement. Too much unnecessary furniture. The loose sheet of the bed was full of dog hair. There were no closets at all. Needs new frying pans. The rest was abosultely awesome.
Gabi SAugust 2018
3.0

Nice cabin - no wifi and poor cell connectivity

Spent four days in April. Beautiful setting, nice accommodations. However, there is NO connectivity! No wifi, generic DirecTV, and very poor (rare signal) cell coverage. Go here if you want to disconnect from the world.
Bubba100April 2018
4.0

Nice Views!

This cabin was spacious, although I wish the kitchen was bigger. It also needs new frying pans. Overall great cabin. Loved the pool table and hot tub.
DanaFebruary 2018
5.0

Loved the pool room and the views

The cabin was very cozy
At the cabin PatNovember 2017
5.0

Amazing Time!

My family stayed at Bear Extraordinaire #28 in July and we had a truly amazing time. The cabin was fantastic, the local attractions were great and we are planning to visit again soon!
MEKlinoJuly 2017
5.0

Perfect cabin for our family

This cabin was perfect in size. And it was not too far away from all of the attractions. We had an amazing time and will definitely be back!
Jperry1231July 2017
4.0

Great cabin

We stayed for a week in June of 2017 and very much enjoyed it.
MuskienutJune 2017
5.0

Great Cabin!!

Our family visited this cabin over Spring Break 2017. We had a great experience. The cabin was awesome and just as described. The pictures do not do this cabin justice. Highly recommend.
Julie20April 2017
5.0

Wonderful Cabin and Service

This was the nicest cabin my family and I have stayed at to date. The pictures don't do it any justice. The furnishings were well thought out and the view was spectacular. There isn't anything I would change about our stay except staying longer!
MarciFebruary 2017
5.0

Wonderful family trip!!!!

Myself and my family visited from January 3 to January 8th (that last day was an add on due to unexpected snow!!!). The cabin was wonderful, just what we needed for a get a way from the busy life that we need. it was beautiful and the location was wonderful....away from it all but just close enough to town to make it easy to do all of the things that we wanted to.
KathleenJanuary 2017
5.0

Didn't want to leave!

We spent our first Thanksgiving at a cabin and now want to continue this each year going forward! The cabin was beautiful, all the details/decor/furnishings were amazing. It felt like home and we all had so much fun just hanging out, playing board games and eating a lot of great food! We will definitely be back!
GeorgiegirlNovember 2016
5.0

Beautiful setting

Was looking for something relaxing and this fit the bill.
LauraOctober 2016
5.0

Gorgeous Cabin

We visited this cabin in August to relax and get away from the hectic lives we lead. It was perfect. We loved how open the space was and all the huge windows that allowed us to feel completely surrounded by nature. We can't wait to visit again next year!
sns1224September 2016
5.0

Beautiful setting in the woods!!!

We visited the Smokey Mountains and stayed at Bear Extraordinaire last week. It was amazing! The check-in/check-out was simple. The house was exactly as described. Everything worked. We used the house as a base for hiking, rafting, sight-seeing, river floating and zip-lining. It was a perfect location to have easy access to all of our activities. I will definitely use Natural Retreats again.
PaulaJuly 2016
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Bear Extraordinaire #28 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful cabin! My entire family spent our first family vacation in over 10 years here. Naturally this vacation was very important to us. This cabin exceeded our expectations. It's gorgeous, clean, and in a perfect location with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg right down the road. The vacation wasnt even over when we started discussing coming back to Brother 's Cove and having a new experience in another beautiful cabin. Also, the cabins are in their own private sections and not piled on top of each other where you can see other cabins like most places. The staff was also wonderful and answered every question I had very promptly. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cabin needs attention urgently! The cabin is very nice and cozy. All rooms have a bath/shower which is great but the place is infested with mice/rats. They start running wild in the space between the ceiling and the roof and cause chaos all night long. Called the office to report it and they said they would send someone up. This needs to be addressed before this is rented out to other people. There are also cob webs throughout and the place needs a deep cleaning. Kitchen is nicely appointed for convenient in house meals.
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful setting in the woods!!! We visited the Smokey Mountains and stayed at Bear Extraordinaire last week. It was amazing! The check-in/check-out was simple. The house was exactly as described. Everything worked. We used the house as a base for hiking, rafting, sight-seeing, river floating and zip-lining. It was a perfect location to have easy access to all of our activities. I will definitely use Natural Retreats again.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfortable cabin Loved the cabin, though it could use a deep cleaning. There were many cobwebs and the longer we stayed the more we noticed. We had to push the refrigerator door closed or it would not close, the rocking chairs on the deck are falling apart; husband had to tighten the bolts on them to hold rocking chairs together, but bolts are stripped, and windows need to be cleaned. We are not being difficult, cabin truly needs some attention for the price we paid to stay there.
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable but NO WiFi Stayed 3 nights in later September. Nice that each bedroom offered individual toilet & showers. Nice hot tub on deck. Pretty isolated and peaceful. Cabin is starting to show some wear. Great windows; however, birds ran into windows frequently with one having died and landed on deck. Sad! All bedrooms located on 2nd floor up winding staircase, keep in mind for older/disabled visitors.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Off the beaten path Pictures on VRBO doesn’t do this cabin justice. It’s gorgeous, with the glass room to the mountings of animals throughout. It’s a perfect place to escape and unwind. Liked having no internet, means everyone sat and congregated on the patio or around the pool table. Definitely worth it, downside is don’t come on a holiday weekend. Long lines and wait time around the area.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful family trip!!!! Myself and my family visited from January 3 to January 8th (that last day was an add on due to unexpected snow!!!). The cabin was wonderful, just what we needed for a get a way from the busy life that we need. it was beautiful and the location was wonderful....away from it all but just close enough to town to make it easy to do all of the things that we wanted to.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2.5 - 3.0 rating We liked the 3 bedroom, 3 bath, dog friendly cabin. Direct TV did not work for our entire stay, we called daily to have it repaired but never heard from anyone. Cabin needs a deep cleaning, lots of cobb webs, refrigerator door does not shut unless it is seccured. Overall the cabin was nice for our family needs.
Date published: 2019-12-23
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