Bruins Den - Spacious Well Appointed Vacation Cabin with Fire Pit, View, Hot Tub, and Wi-Fi - Just 10 Minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Live the sweet life at Bruins Den. Brilliant stars shine above the fire pit in the large yard. The bubbling hot tub is a great way to relax after exploring the Smoky Mountains. Wi-Fi, an Xbox 360, and Satellite HDTV tame even the wildest little bears.

  10 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3.5 bathrooms

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Find your inner bear at Bruins Den. This Bryson City vacation rental has everything you need to refresh your spirit.  Bruins Den is the epitome of comfort with a sprawling layout, easy access, and all the comforts of home plus more.  This well-appointed mountain getaway features 3 bedrooms plus a loft and 3.5 baths. There’s plenty of room and plenty to do --  a beautiful mountain view sprawls through the trees before you and the large yard around Bruins Den. Roasted Marshmallows and stories await you at the fire pit under the brilliant stars.

The name Bruins Den comes from the Old English word for bear -- bruin. The Boston Bruins were also inspired to adopt their name from this symbol of strength and power.  The restorative power of relaxation awaits you at Bruins Den, where you can enjoy a refreshing view of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Start your day off right -- huge windows let in mountain sunshine. Stainless steel appliances and gleaming granite counters brighten the fully equipped kitchen.  Glowing gas logs in the living room provide a cozy ambiance for enjoying your favorite movies on the HDTV.  Spread out or snuggle up – it’s your choice with the large sectional sofa in the living room.  Who doesn’t want options?  With a second sitting area upstairs and game area, there’s plenty of space for everyone in your group to choose their own adventure.

Dreams as sweet as honey await you.  Speaking of dreams, the first bedroom is a real treat with a King bed, flat screen TV, and private bath with a large jetted bath tub. The second and third bedrooms each have a queen bed and TVs.    The alcove in the loft has two twins, which for an additional charge can be converted into another King.   To accommodate two additional guests, there’s a  queen sleeper sofa in the loft.

Ceiling fans on the porch catch fresh mountain air. Let your cares drift away on the large covered porch with rocking chairs and a porch swing.  A griller’s delight, Bruins Den has a gas grill and picnic table that are just right for savoring meals.

The tall trees shading Bruins Den may inspire you to go sailing through the Nantahala National Forest on a zip line canopy tour.  World-famous comedians and musicians are just 20 minutes away surrounded by the flashing lights and restaurants at Harrahs Cherokee Casino. Splish, splash, tug, tug – t’s about a 20 minute drive to fishing on Fontana Lake and fly fishing on the Oconaluftee River, the best stocked river in the Southeast. Thrilling white water rafting, mountain biking, and curvy drives on the Tail of the Dragon, are all nearby making Bruins Den the perfect smoky mountain base camp for your next trip. 

- Past Guests of Bruins Den Had a Great Time:
-" This house was so charming and we all really loved it !! The views are simply breathtaking and everybody took advantage of the beautiful porch. This was an awesome place for a vacation and we would definitely like to come back again!!
This house was so charming and we all really loved it !! The views are simply breathtaking and everybody took advantage of the beautiful porch. This was an awesome place for a vacation and we would definitely like to come back again!!" - Vincent

-"Very helpful to a first time mountain visitor and cabin renter." - Don

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General Amenities:
• Limited Basic Wireless Internet - No streaming, downloading, or other fast-speed applications can be supported
• Central AC & Heat
• Ceiling Fans
• Gas Grill
• Indoor Gas Fireplace 
• 5 Satellite HDTVs -- One in Each Bedroom, Plus the Loft and the Living Room
• DVD player
• Sheltered Hot Tub
• Covered Porch with Rocking Chairs, Picnic Table, and Porch Swing
• Fire Pit
•Telephone and Fax Machine
• Xbox 360
• Washer/Dryer
• Iron & Ironing Board
• Blow dryer

Fully Equipped Kitchen:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Electric Range & Oven
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Cuisnart Coffee Maker (paper filter, not cone)
• Keurig Coffee Maker
• Electric Hand Mixer
• Toaster
• Blender
• Tea Kettle
• Colander
• Rolling Pin
• Immersion Blender

3 Bedrooms & 3.5 Baths: The first bedroom on the main floor features a king-size bed, Flat Screen TV, and private bath with jetted tub.
The second bedroom is on the main level with a queen-size bed, Flat Screen TV and has a full bath with a shower stall including grab bars and a seat.
The third bedroom is upstairs and has a queen-size bed and Flat Screen TV.
There are two twin-size beds in the loft, which can be converted into a king-size bed. The open loft/sitting area also has a Queen sleeper sofa.
The upstairs bathroom has a tub and shower combination.

• Yes - Pet Friendly, but no cats allowed
• Yes - Motorcycle Accessible/Paved all the way to cabin
• Yes - Internet

Maximum capacity of up to 10 is based on county guidelines.



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly   Min Nights
Low Season $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $175 $1,050   2
Mid Season $195 $195 $195 $195 $195 $205 $205 $1,170   2
Peak Season $215 $215 $215 $215 $215 $225 $225 $1,290   2
Holiday Season $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $225 $1,350   2


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Matthews, US
Reviewed: Oct 9, 2018
Property Manager
Everyone we spoke to, whether through email or on the phone, was friendly and helpful. The cabin was clean and exactly as pictured. All the amenities that were described in the listing were available to us. The cabin and the features were perfect for our group size. My favorite feature would be the deck. It was the perfect place to just hang out outside together.
Reviewed: Sep 23, 2018
We had a wonderful time. Your cabin was so comfortable and spacious for the 8 of us.
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2018
We had a great stay with our group of 9 people. The house is very comfortable, super clean and all the amenities you need to be both indoors our outdoors depending on the weather. Well located to go to the Smokys Park, do some rafting or hiking and get your groceries nearby.
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2018
Property Manager
We loved the location, the view and the hot tub! We went hiking kayaking rafting zip lining and enjoyed our vacation.
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2018
Loved your beautiful home. You can definitely feel the love. Many blessings and love to you and your family.
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2018
We had a terrific time. The cabin was perfect. Can't wait till next year!
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2018
Such an adventure! Oh, the Fireflies!! Thank you
Reviewed: May 3, 2018
Property Manager
Everything was wonderful. Loved the crockery and the coffee mugs. The cabin was very clean.
Reviewed: Apr 29, 2018
Charming home, incredible landscape, wonderful weather - a perfect getaway for the extended family.
Pinehurst, US
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2018
Property Manager
We have no complaints at all. The cabin was beautiful. It ended up just being the 5 of us and we really enjoyed the area and being together as a family. We loved the back country feel and even just climbing out the back. With 3 little boys it was heaven. The team at GSCR is very professional
Chapin, US
Reviewed: Dec 18, 2017
Property Manager
The cabin is beautiful! We came for the Polar Express. It was a beautiful snowfall so we played it the snow and roasted marshmallows!!
Reviewed: Dec 18, 2017
Thank you for the beautiful experience. The cabin is beautiful and kid friendly. The Christmas tree was a lovely touch! God Bless
Reviewed: Dec 10, 2017
Fabulous weekend! The cabin was perfect for our family! It was the best place ever for a 6 year old birthday!
Pensacola, US
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2017
Property Manager
We loved the deck and the firepit. The view is great.
Reviewed: Nov 26, 2017
Beautiful cabin and view. So homey yet plenty of space. Bryson City was great.
Aiken, US
Reviewed: Nov 20, 2017
Property Manager
The cabin was very nice and comfortable. We loved the view. Whenever I sent an e-mail I got a response very quickly. They were very helpful!
Reviewed: Nov 5, 2017
Thanks for the use of the Cabin and it was more than enough space and set up well for our party of 8 people.
Reviewed: Oct 29, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Your home is lovely and beautifully maintained. The view is special and the leaves were gorgeous. Great fire pit!
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2017
Thank you for sharing your mountain home. We have enjoyed our stay here and appreciate the attention to detail - especially the beautiful dishes and dcor. The comfortable family room furniture was plenty for all four couples to enjoy a special time together. We will definitely consider visiting Bruins Den again the next time we are on our motorcycle trip to the mountains near Bryson City. Our visit this year was perfect.
Cordova, US
Reviewed: Oct 5, 2017
Property Manager
Midlothian, US
Reviewed: Aug 26, 2017
Property Manager
Summerville, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2017
We had a great time at Bruin's Den on our first trip to the Smokies - we highly recommend Bruin's Den. Bryson City was a nice small town with plenty of conveniences and the location was close to the hiking and white water rafting trips we had planned. The house was very clean, had all amenities we were looking for, and was a great place to relax and enjoy the Smoky Mountain scenery.
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2017
We had a great time, thank you for sharing your cabin with us. It's convenient and relaxing. We enjoyed the train ride, NOC, the Biltmore and hiking Clingman's Dome. We spent the rainy day relaxing before leaving.
North Potomac, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2017
Property Manager
Everyone we talked to was very helpful and friendly. They were very easy to work with. Thank You


Bruin's Den is centrally located to the most popular Smoky Mountain attractions:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 20-25 minute drive, or 20 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is  a 10-12 minute drive, or 4
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is  a 20 minute drive, or 11 miles
• White Water Rafting is  a 15-17 minute drive, or 10 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is  a 15 minute drive, or 6 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 30 minute drive, or 20 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 15 minute drive, or 70 miles
• Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour 26 Min or 50.3 Miles
• Alarka Boat Dock 10 Min or 4.3 Miles
• Almond Boat Dock 14 Min or 8.2 Miles
• Cataloochee Ski Area 56 Min 35.6 Miles
• Western Carolina University 36 Min or 28.2 Miles
• Tsali Trail Head 18 Min or 11.8 Miles

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