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Black Bear Vacations, LLC is a family owned and operated vacation rental management company with cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Take your pick from a variety of our beautiful cabins, ranging from honeymoon style lofts to spacious 5 bedroom homes that will accommodate a large family. All of BBV’s cabins are equipped with hot tubs, arcade games, smart tv’s, fully stocked kitchens and more!


A Little More About Us...

The owners, Roger and Sierra Tinsley, both graduated from Appalachian State University in 2004. They have 2 children, ages 6 and 10, and they are already following in the footsteps of the family business :) Roger had a natural gift for understanding numbers and math as well as a very strong background in mortgages and banking. Sierra still has to use a calculator most of the time (lol) but she has extensive knowledge and experience in real estate and hospitality. And from Roger and Sierra’s collective minds and ideas and working together as a team, Black Bear Vacations was born almost 15 years ago!

Roger passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in 2017. He is missed more than words can begin to say…but BBV continues to thrive and grow in his memory, just like he would have wanted it to, and I know he would be proud to see what our company has become :)

BBV is local, so in the unlikely event you have any concerns during your stay, any member of our team can be there to assist you at a moment’s notice. We meticulously maintain our cabins, listen and react to your questions and needs, and take great pride in our customer service.

Additionally, we have been working with the same housekeeping and maintenance crews for the better part of our 15 years in business. They do an amazing job and we are honored to work with them. If you're looking for a vacation cabin in the great smoky mountains, a cabin in Gatlinburg or a cabin in Pigeon Forge, you've come to the right place. Please reach out to me (Sierra) anytime if you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to help you! I’m available via phone or text at 704-577-3255 or email at Sierra@BlackBearVacations.com. Thank you for your interest in our cabins and we look forward to hosting you!


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What our guests are saying...

  • Pam H.
    This house was perfect for our annual Super Bowl weekend trip - this was our second time in this house and our third time with these owners. Our group of 17 adults and 6 children had plenty of space. I was a bit concerned about the noise level when I learned all of the carpet had been removed from the bedrooms since our stay last year but I worried for nothing....couldn't tell the difference and the hardwood floors are beautiful. This house has one of the best equipped kitchens of any I have ever stayed in. And we made full use of the kitchen, cooking almost all of our meals. I love that every bedroom has it's own bath with an additional half-bath on the main floor. The beds and the sofas are extremely comfortable. With TVs in every room (2 in the living room), everyone was able to watch what they wanted (and we didn't miss a minute of the Super Bowl). The location is so convenient to downtown as well as restaurants and shopping. We can't wait for next year.....we will definitely be back!
    Pam H.
  • Terri T.
    We celebrated our parents 80th birthdays there with our entire family of 27 total. We also invited other family members to come by on Saturday for a birthday party and still had room for everyone. The cabin is very well stocked for large groups and was very clean when we checked in. Everyone enjoyed the game room and we woke up to a beautiful snow falling the morning we checked out. It is not far from downtown Gatlinburg if you want to do some shopping or sightseeing.
    Terri T.
  • Suzanna O.
    Perfect for a large family!
    Suzanna O.
  • Nancy L.
    The cabin was so clean, and the kitchen was complete with everything needed to cook large meals. We will be back again. Thanks!!!
    Nancy L.
  • Tracey C.
    My book club, a total of 15 women, stayed here from Friday evening to Monday morning. We had plenty of room, TV's, DVD players, game room, board games, and beautiful & comfortable furniture. Every description on the owner's site is 100% spot on. Once the balance was paid in full, we received our instructions...this also included information about a local grocery store that made deliveries. We took a chance and ordered a tray of wraps and sandwiches. They were there when we arrived. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, we absolutely loved this cabin. We loved it so much, we are already talking about booking it again for next year. The owner's need to be really proud of themselves.
    Tracey C.
  • Hallie G.
    Beautiful cabin! Perfect for our youth group. We absolutely loved it! Only suggestion is to add some kind of latch to the front door to keep toddlers inside.They kept escaping lol! Not a big deal at all just a suggestion. We will be back!
    Hallie G.
  • Ava I.
    For the second year in a row our family has chosen to stay at this Beautiful mountain cabin. We have 12 adults and 3 children and we never feel crowded. I guess you could say it's starting to feel like home.
    Ava I.
  • Chris C.
    We have a young man in our group who is 12 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and because of the elevator he had access to everything in the house. Thank you for this feature that many cabins do not have! Beautiful cabin and well taken care of! THANK YOU!
    Chris C.
  • Shirish A.
    Great view, plenty of space, overall a great experience
    Shirish A.
  • Jordan C.
    This was a wonderful home with great views! The kitchen was fully stocked with everything you could need. Everything was nicely kept!
    Jordan C.
  • Tatyana F.
    It was perfect for a big group with kids of all ages! The rooms are spacious and each bathroom was so comfortable! Everything was beautiful and looked wonderful. The VIEW!! The cabin is new and everything was so fun! We made some great memories. I would definitely stay again!!
    Tatyana F.
  • Lawrence C.
    Our family stayed over Thanksgiving and we were all impressed by the view from this house. The location is ideal providing fast access to the park, downtown Gatlinburg, or the Pigeon Forge strip. The house has been recently updated and is in good condition for a rental. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything you would need to cook. There is ample flatware, dishes, coffee cups, etc. to accommodate large groups. The back decks are very spacious and are a wonderful place to watch the sunrise over the mountains. There is also ample parking which is uncommon for houses in the mountains. We had 4 vehicles and no problem.
    Lawrence C.
  • Fred H.
    What a wonderful get-away, cannot wait to do it again
    Fred H.
  • Kerston V.
    Absolutely loved this place. Beautiful scenery. The decor was amazing. Everything you needed was at the house. Close to town. Absolutely perfect in every way.
    Kerston V.
  • Tracie S.
    We enjoyed the cabin. It was very roomy for our large family. The location is great. Right in the middle of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Beautiful place!
    Tracie S.
  • Sharon F.
    This cabin is in an ideal location and perfect for a group of friends or a large family. Movie room is our favorite!
    Sharon F.
  • Gabrielle B.
    Came for a graduation trip and everything was perfect! Cabin was in excellent condition . Instructions on how to enter was clear and concise. Stayed 4 days without any issues whatsoever. I would recommend any to stay at the cabin. The owner of the cabin was very nice and handled all of our needs. Definitely will come back again!
    Gabrielle B.
  • Scott L.
    Lovely home with a great view. Very conveniently located in between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
    Scott L.
  • John B.
    Everything was great. Very functional, fun place to stay. Very close to both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We enjoyed the modern convenience along with the stay on top of a mountain.
    John B.
  • Shane R.
    This place is amazing! We have a 2 year old and 10 year old both loved this place! The pool is the perfect size and temperature. The hot tub was big enough for all of us to relax and watch the world go by. The cabin has plenty of pots and pans. We had an amazing time relaxing and reconnecting as a family. The cabin was clean and very inviting. We will definitely be staying here in the future.
    Shane R.
  • Sonja I.
    Great place to stay very convenient to everything. Beautiful condo and beautiful view!
    Sonja I.
  • Kayla S.
    The owner, Sierra, was so sweet and so fast to write back! Everything was great and there was so much for the kids to do without leaving the property. To be so close to the parkway, we still felt like it was a quiet little escape from the crowd. We will definitely stay here again.
    Kayla S.
  • Becky C.
    Condo and area were great. The owner answered my questions quickly.
    Becky C.
  • Amanda O.
    This condo was perfect for the 4 of us. The location was great! Communication with the owner was easy. Very nice. Will stay here again.
    Amanda O.
  • Heather Y.
    We really enjoyed our stay! Condo was very nice and clean with a great view! Great location! The owner was very nice, helpful and eat check in. Will definitely stay here again!
    Heather Y.
  • Alicia R.
    I must say the property was very clean, the view was beautiful, and the owner was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions I had. The in home jacuzzi and fireplace were a plus, very quiet area as well. Our kids were extremely excited and didn’t want to leave. I also like how they have an elevator for easy access to the property. Would highly recommend. Thanks for the hospitality.
    Alicia R.
  • Sandy H.
    Last minute trip, but great find. Place was perfect. Quit top floor and nice view. Enjoyed the pool and corn hole game. Thanks!
    Sandy H.
  • Kristen S.
    Our stay was perfect!! The outdoor fireplace and tv seemed to be our favorite spot during our stay. Highly recommend and would stay again!
    Kristen S.
  • Jessica S.
    Loved the cabin and the closeness to town! We had a blast and absolutely loved every aspect of the cabin! Will definitely book again.
    Jessica S.
  • Kayla L.
    Relaxation paradise! When we plan our next trip I hope we can stay here again!
    Kayla L.
  • Mary P.
    Celebrated our fifth anniversary here and couldn’t ask for a better experience. Everything was clean, comfortable, and cozy. Finding the cabin was simple, the views were beautiful, and the check in/out process was easy. We will definitely come back for our next getaway!
    Mary P.
  • Walker H.
    Our stay in this cabin was absolutely beautiful. Location couldn’t have been better and the house and view from the back porch was unbeatable. Really enjoyed our stay. The owner, Sierra, was terrific and very helpful. Will definitely want to come back.
    Walker H.
  • Laura R.
    This property was beyond what we expected! The views from the pictures don't do it justice. It was a perfect place for my husband and I to celebrate our anniversary.The owner and was very thoughtful and paid attention to the little things like soap, paper towels, etc. We will definitely be recommending to friends and family! Thank you for the wonderful experience!
    Laura R.
  • Cortney F.
    First, BEAR APPROVED LOL. Our first night we planned to grill some burgers/hotdogs and i’ll say.. Keep your eyes peeled! We had a mama and baby bear visit during our dinner! Besides that, the cabin was beautiful. Very very clean, the kitchen was stocked with what we needed, the bathrooms were so clean & we just felt so welcomed! Hot tub was a hit with the small boys. The golf game was a hit to the husband lol! we will definitely be back to this cabin!!!
    Cortney F.
  • Matthew H.
    The cabin is beautiful and was equipped with everything we needed. It was a great place to relax and refresh from the hustle and bustle of our everyday. Sierra responded to our questions quickly and was very friendly! We will definitely stay there again.
    Matthew H.
  • Joy M.
    My husband and I planned a trip and were supposed to stay at another hotel. We hated it. Started looking online and found this cabin and booked it and it was amazing. It was everything we were wanting from the start. Privacy, clean, and contact with the owner Sierra when needed. She was more than happy to help us and work with us! We couldn’t have been more happy with our kid free vacation. Our only regret was we didn’t book the cabin sooner instead of booking a hotel first!
    Joy M.
  • Dan O.
    If you're in the mountains, it's a must to stay in a cabin. It was towards the top of the mountain on a dead end road. It was well equipped, but still simple and a very nice place to stay.
    Dan O.
  • Brent W.
    The entire trip was amazing. We have never been to the mountains before. Early spring was a perfect time to go. One of the best parts of the trip was the cabin. Very clean. Loved the decor and the loft. Location was close to the main drag of pigeon forge but at the same time had a secluded feel. No issues with internet/WIFI which was important for our teenage daughter. When we return we will try to book this same cabin.
    Brent W.
  • Michelle B.
    We had a really good time. Cabin was easy to find/get to and very clean. As soon as we walked in we felt comfortable. The loft area was a lot of fun. Everything worked great! Owner was VERY helpful and quick to respond when I had questions. Great communication. We highly recommend staying here. You won’t regret it!
    Michelle B.
  • Elizabeth A.
    This cabin was the perfect get away! It was so relaxing and cute and nice. We had the absolute best time and it’s in the perfect location! Would definitely recommend staying here!
    Elizabeth A.
  • Susan P.
    Lovely visit. When the weather didn’t cooperate, it was great to have a homey cabin to kick back in and relax with the fireplace and some movies. The furniture was so comfy for a “down” day.
    Susan P.
  • Marie O.
    What a beautiful cabin!! So clean and comfy. We will definitely stay there again.
    Marie O.
  • Melissa B.
    Sierra reached out to let us know internet was down due to a thunderstorm and would be back up in a few hours. When we arrived we discovered the power was also out, Sierra looked into offering other accommodations but the power was only out about an hour. Cabin was AWESOME!!! Relaxing Hot Tub was EVEN BETTER!!! Was every bit the relaxing and restful break that we needed!!! Thank You Very Much.
    Melissa B.
  • Tim W.
    Good property for a couple. Bed was comfy, good internet, comfy furniture, quiet location One of our better Gatlinburg trips!
    Tim W.
  • Laura V.
    Beautiful cabin and location. Wonderful and owner was very nice to get in contact with.
    Laura V.
  • Madison K.
    My husband and I loved this cabin! After spending a good amount of time apart because of deployment, we were looking for the perfect place to getaway for a bit and this cabin was just what we were looking for! Incredibly spacious jacuzzi tub, hot tub, new furniture, great location, clean feeling, sweet and responsive owner, etc. It was a great stay and we will definitely be back!
    Madison K.
  • Donna K.
    Absolutely love this place! The view was amazing and the cabin was perfect for our family of 10, ages 11-68. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and using the hot tub and everything in the game room. We took advantage of the big kitchen for family breakfasts and dinners. The location was close to all our sightseeing adventures. However everyone was always ready to return to the cabin to get away from the crowds. This place will always be where we’ll want to stay if we ever return to Smokey Mountains National Park!
    Donna K.
  • Shawna M.
    Views are amazing! We loved the privacy and openness of the place. We had a bear encounter with 2 hours of being there. We proceeded to see bears the whole trip. The home looks beautiful and up to date. Great space for everyone to decompress. I would highly recommend this location. Perfectly secluded, but only 15 minutes from town. Great for all ages!
    Shawna M.
  • Dorian W.
    The views on this property are absolutely breathtaking! The house was well kept and maintained. Our experience was great! Can't wait to come back.
    Dorian W.
  • Dominique W.
    We had never been to Tennessee before so I wasn’t sure where to stay but this house was in the perfect location. We were close enough to everything but secluded enough to have an awesome mountain experience. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
    Dominique W.
  • Phillip P.
    We really enjoyed our time in chalet village. The property was great for our family and the views were amazing!
    Phillip P.
  • Sonya H.
    Really nice property with full amenities and activities for the kids, and a beautiful view of the mountains. The property had enough room for everyone and I definitely liked that each bedroom had it’s television and bathroom. We enjoyed the fire pit. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this property.
    Sonya H.
  • Clinton P.
    This property was amazing !! The view it self was just breathe taking ! Will definitely book again. Decided to take a last minute vacation with some clients who have disabilities, the house was very accessible for us. Booking was easy and fast. Very happy with our stay.
    Clinton P.
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