Welcome to Three Little Bears Retreat situated on 40+ acres bordering the Great Smoky Mountain National park in Bryson City, NC. The area of Bryson City has the best to offer for those wanting to visit the Smokies such as hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, white water rafting, horse back riding, tubing, and more! The beautiful thing about Bryson is that everything seems to be a little better, nicer and less crowded than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, while our cabins and property are fabulous, the best part to us is that the house sits just outside the entrance to the "Road to Nowhere" entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and is an easy 5 minute drive into downtown, Deep Creek, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and many other fun activities. Vacations should be relaxing and fun and not spent commuting everywhere, and we feel our location for exploring the Smoky Mountains is perfect.
On the Retreat, we have three large cabins, a Glamping area with an Airstream, glamping tents and clubhouse, many mountain streams, the roaring Lands Creek at the bottom, long range views at the top, and several hundred feet directly bordering the National Park!
Our original Three Little Bears cabin is a large 4 bedroom cabin with a large finished basement used as a bunk room. There is a master suite on the 3rd floor with spa type bathroom and reading loft. The main floor has 2 bedrooms with King beds, a large laundry room, one full bath, a large kitchen and open concept dining and living room as well as access to the wrap around outdoor balconies. The basement is heated and cooled and features 3 bunk bed sets, a movie area with a 65" tv, a workspace, a full bath and the adjoining garage has been turned into a game room with a pool table, foosball table, arcade console, and dart board. The garage area leads outside to the bottom floor deck that has swings, a sitting area to enjoy the view and enjoy the sounds of the roaring creek below.
Farm Bear Lodge is a large 4 bedroom +bunk room /4 bath cabin with two large finished living areas and a garage. Lands Creek can also be heard loudly from this cabin. The kitchen, main living area, balcony, and another king bedroom and full bath are located on the main floor, while the other two king bedrooms and the living/game room/deck with hot tub and fire pit are located on the lower floor. Connected to one of the king bedrooms is what we call the bunk room with 5 single beds and a full bath (no actual bunks)
Sky Bear Lodge is a classic cabin that has a historical feel and epic views from near the top of the Retreat. It has 5 bedrooms with 2 kings and a full bath up top, the master suite and a bedroom with twin beds on the main floor with the kitchen and main living area, and another king bedroom and bunk room with 5 single beds (no bunk beds) is on the bottom floor along with the game room, hot tub, and fire pit.
Three Little Bears Glamping consists of a club house with a full kitchen, game area, and hot tub along with a renovated Airstream called Air Bear, and plans for Glamping Luxury Tents along the ridge. Lands Creek can also still be heard from this location. Air Bear is a converted Airstream Ambassador Camper that can sleep 4 and has a full bath and kitchenette.
- The Great Smoky Mountain National Park entrance is around the corner from the Retreat, and all of the trails and scenic lookouts along the "Road to Nowhere" are just within a few minutes of the Retreat. Three Little Bears Retreat is also is 5-10 minutes from almost everything else from Downtown Bryson with its many shops, breweries, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad to the other park entrances at Deep Creek. The whitewater rafting along the Nantahala is just a short ride as well as the Tsali Moutain Biking Trails, Fontana Lake and the "Tail of the Dragon" road. If you want to venture just a bit further, Asheville is nearby with the Biltmore Mansion. Near Bryson City are many other quaint, picturesque mountain towns with antique stores, breweries, and other attractions. The final large attraction that is nearby is the Cherokee Reservation, which has many cultural activities as well as the large Harrah's Casino (the casino is 20-25 minutes from the house).
New 2022. Nestled in a private valley surrounded by preserved forests and less than a mile from the Little Tennessee river rests Poppa Bear Cabin. From here you can relax in the serenity of the mountain views or venture 20min to quaint Bryson City for the train and other fun or 15 min to the Nantahala Outdoor Center for rafting. The most scenic drives in the Smokies will be right outside the driveway, and it is just a short distance from the Tsali Biking trails and Fontana Lake adventures.
The cabin is a comfortable 2 bedroom and one bunk room along with one large bath. The house is built with all log and pine tongue and groove interior, and there is an incredible game room including ping pong, foosball, and a shuffleboard table! The views here are long range and serene, and the house is easily accessed. There is also a long trail that leads into the Nantahala National Forest that backs up to the property!