Lifes A Bear

Location Details: Gatlinburg

Price Starting At: $279 Per Night

Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Half Bathrooms: 0 Sleeps: 4

Life's A Bear is a stunning log cabin engulfed in glass and packed with every luxury necessary for a relaxing vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Located only minutes from both downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the cabin sits on a ridge overlooking a breathtaking and spectacular view of the mountains.

Upon entering the cabin you will be struck by grandeur. From the floor-to-ceiling rock fireplace and vast cathedral ceilings to the richly appointed furnishings, you will not want to leave this Smoky Mountain cabin. The main level of the cabin boasts a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dining area with seating for four, living area and bedroom. Complimented by a luxurious chandelier, the living room features a nearly 30 ft rock gas fireplace, a home theater system including a 55 inch HD Internet TV with Blu-Ray DVD/CD player mounted above the mantle, accompanied by surround sound and satellite TV with all local channels. Whether nestling up to a fire or enjoying a favorite movie, the living room has everything quintessential for a flawless and romantic evening. Step out on the deck and relax in the double rocker while surrounded by the view. The main level of the cabin also boasts the master suite lavishly furnished with a king size log canopy bed, a 2 person jetted tub, 26 inch HDTV, Blu-Ray DVD/CD player with surround sound, and full bathroom. Out beside the front deck is a charcoal grill and patio table with chairs to enjoy the outdoors.

An elegant wooden spiral staircase leads to an open loft with hardwood floors, queen bed, full bathroom, and gaming area (this is the second bedroom). The gaming area features an 8 ft pool table, arcade machine, an electronic dart board, pub table, 22 inch HDTV with DVD/CD player and a surround sound bar above the bed. Wooden catwalks lead to the top deck where a relaxing six person hot tub, four rockers and a golden sunset await.

This amazing cabin also offers Internet / WiFi, Free local and long distance calling.

With spectacular views and an outdoor fire-pit, Life's A Bear offers everything necessary for a magical and heart-warming experience in the Smokies.

Guests are provided with a complimentary Luxury Pass, offering a free ticket daily to several of the area’s most popular attractions. Not to mention unlimited DVD rentals!
See under AREA INFO for more details, rules, & restrictions.

Be sure to explore other nearby attractions including Ober Gatlinburg, The Arts & Crafts Community in Gatlinburg, Anakeesta Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Splash Country, and The Island!


To book online use the calendar below to select your check in and check out dates. You may also call us toll free at (855) 849-8977 to speak to our helpful staff!
  • Arcade Game
  • Dartboard
  • Firepit
  • Fireplace: Gas Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi / Jetted Tub
  • Pool Table
  • View: Spectacular View
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Game Room
  • Local Channels
  • Mainfloor Bedroom
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Washer & Dryer

People would recommend this property

What people are saying about us

What people are saying about this property

Leslie From Dallas

Mar 12, 2024


Everything was great! Cabin was clean and just what we needed. Check-in and check-out was easy. Communication with rental company was smooth. Loved the location!!

Tommy From Marietta

Mar 06, 2024


After looking through numerous cabins on the website I made direct contact by phone as I was looking for some very specific amenities. I spoke with Angie, and she was extremely friendly and very helpful. Then Angie sent me links to several cabins, and I was able to pick the one that fit my needs. After that the process of booking, payment, check-in, and check-out was extremely easy and convenient. We found the cabin just as described and very happy with our stay.

Joe From Dawson Springs

Jan 12, 2024


We had a great time

Amy From New Paris

Dec 29, 2023


The cabin was adorable and cozy! I love that it was decorated For Christmas with a tree and lights around the inside of the cabin!

Trasci From Lexington

Nov 20, 2023


Nicely maintained cabin. No problems at all

Shannon From Waterville

Sep 11, 2023


The cabin had a great view and was amazing

Tiffany From Malvern

Jun 14, 2023


We love Timber Tops!

Wesley From Crofton

May 27, 2023


Cabin was in very nice condition. The only thing was that the hot tub had too much chlorine where it was almost uncomfortable but overall a very nice stay. Will definitely do this again.

Joel From Macon

May 23, 2023


Everything went smoothly, there were no issues with our cabin rental. Check in and check out are easy and quick. The cabin was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. My only critique would be that certain important details of the contract need to be more upfront. When the full amount was due, basic cancellation details, etc. But that is minor, Overall we were thrilled with everything! Would definitely do it again!

Walter From Landrum

Apr 09, 2023


Beautiful cabin !

Jason From Lexington

Apr 06, 2023


Check in/out was as simple as could be. The cabin was clean and stocked with the needed supplies. This was our 2nd stay in this particular cabin and it was as much fun as the 1st. We will be booking again for future vacations.

Victor From Lakeport

Mar 08, 2023


Everything was great with the exception of the hot tub seemed to be way over treated. When we first got in we could not stop coughing and we had a degree of itchiness afterwards. We also turned off the jets which seemed to help some. Not sure if it gets tested or not but it was super strong. That would be our only negative as everything else was perfect! Thank you!

Williams, From Jasper

Nov 18, 2022


Everything was awesome

Michael From Saint Louis

Sep 18, 2022


We loved the cabin, the view and our stay was very comfortable 

Sharon From Gilbert

Sep 14, 2022


Loved the cabin it was very nice location was wonderful scenery was breath taking and check in and out was so easy.

Hollie From Donnellson

Jul 31, 2022


We enjoyed our stay a great deal. The cabin was wonderful for our family.

Anna From Sykseville

Jul 25, 2022


I loved the cabin. Very nice and big. Beautiful views of the smokys.


May 20, 2022



Meghan From Myrtle Beach

Feb 16, 2022


Loved the cabin beautiful views!

Wesley From Pasadena

Dec 09, 2021


Fabulous ! Only 1 thing need to change out bulbs on lower porch lights. Neither of them worked and it’s very dark.

Mike From Jacksonville

Dec 09, 2021


Easy to book. Great communication.

Ralph From Kings Mountain

Nov 09, 2021



Ronda From Groveport

Sep 19, 2021


It was a great experience.

Steven From Hamilton

Aug 12, 2021



John From Springboro

Aug 07, 2021


Very clean and well maintained cabin

Marquetta From Louisville

Jul 18, 2021



Kelly From Alexandria

Jun 24, 2021


Everything was great! House keeping did a wonderful job in making sure everything was clean and fresh. That is so important especially in these times.

John From Live Oak

Apr 28, 2021


The cabin wa exact as advertised and better.

Karie From Hendersonville

Jan 30, 2021


Amazing easy experience. Recommendations from staff on choosing the cabin made it easy with exactly what we were looking for. No Contact check in made it easy once we arrived in town to just enter the cabin, relax, and begin our weekend. Everything about the cabin was comfortable and exceptionally clean. Only problem we had was that unfortunately we needed to leave the cabin to drive into town for charcoal and empty the grill before use. Everything else we needed was provided for a perfect weekend. Very clean and the bed was very comfortable. (My 2 biggest concerns generally staying anywhere but home )

Jessica From Peoria

Nov 27, 2020


I have rented from this company in the past and have never been disappointed ever! Everything is always clean and ready when you arrive and they are easy to get ahold of if something goes wrong. The customer service is AMAZING!

Debora From Broadview Heights

Nov 21, 2020


The cabin was well appointed and spotless.

Ralph From Kings Mountain

Nov 12, 2020


The only problem I had was with express check in. I had to send my drivers license twice, and still was told that Timber Tops needed it when I tried to express check in. I assume this is a covid related problem since your office is closed.

Renee From Dallas

Oct 30, 2020


The customer service was great, and we really enjoyed the cabin. It was also convenient to check in. We had to wait a little while past check in due to issues, but they called as soon as it was ready although they were busy.

Dirk From Roanoke

Sep 04, 2020


Fantastic cabin! Very clean and beautiful! Very high up....we could see pigeon forge off in the distance..we had a wonderful time!

Lindsey From Hebron

Jul 15, 2020


Love the views, and how clean the cabin was.

Heather From Media

Jul 06, 2020


We loved our entire trip! We had a hard time choosing a cabin, but once we did, we were very pleased with Life's a Bear. We received adequate instructions for what to bring with us and how to access the cabin. It was gorgeous, clean, and had beautiful views from both decks. Everything was in working order. Check in / check out were a breeze. We stayed pretty close to the cabin (due to COVID) and we didn't mind a bit!

Donna From Crane Hill

Dec 28, 2019


Great experience ,no worries! Love the express check in!

Megan From New Carlisle

Dec 27, 2019


We’ve been coming to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge 3-4 times a year for the past 4 years. This is by far the cleanest, well-maintained cabin we’ve stayed in over the years!

Cathy From Bandera

Sep 23, 2019


Fantastic! Everything was super clean and felt like home

Ashley From Loogootee

Jun 16, 2019


We absolutely loved the cabin. It was just as it looked and was described on the website.

Deborah From Carthage

May 30, 2019



Ginger From Marion

May 25, 2019


Easy to reserve, liked the ability to go directly to the cabin after phone check in.

Kristina From Louisville

Apr 22, 2019


It was amazing.

Tracy From Candler

Apr 17, 2019


Cabin was well prepared, and included all the necessary implements to enjoy a beautiful wooded mountain vacation.

Maupin, From Salem

Mar 28, 2019


Excellent as always

Noelle From Lake Orion

Jan 05, 2019


Loved your cabin “Life’s A Bear”! It was very accommodating, very clean, great location between the to towns, and we absolutely loved how it was decorated for the holidays. Would definitely consider coming back. Thank you for such a fabulous experience that enhanced our vacation.

Ripberger, From Cincinnati

Oct 15, 2018



Gibson, From Ashland

Oct 06, 2018


Awesome! We love staying with TimberTops

Eric From Heiskell

Sep 17, 2018


We had an absolutely amazing stay. Check in was a breeze and the cabin was beautiful.

Jill From Monticello

Aug 22, 2018



Alice From Arnoldsburg

Aug 04, 2018


The cabin is excellent!!! And the people that we talked to for anything was always nice and helpful.

Derek From Miami Gardens

Jul 15, 2018


Everything was perfect, the customer service, the cabin, the view.

Jason From Louisville

Apr 26, 2018


Easy booking and payment. Efficient direct check-in and check-out allows for more time on vacation.

Pamela From Etowah

Apr 09, 2018


Our 'Life's a Bear' cabin was very clean and was just as nice as the pictures on the website. Always have good experience with Timber Top! Our favorite cabin thus far!

Kuhlhorst, From Auburn

Mar 31, 2018


Fabulous! And Kari is amazing

Robin From Midland City

Mar 16, 2018



Sheppard, From Lutz

Jan 06, 2018


We loved our cabin and enjoyed the Timber Tops service!

Jeffery From Port Huron

Nov 26, 2017


Very nice cabin.

Petros, From Kings Mountain

Oct 18, 2017



Rick From Warner Robins

Oct 08, 2017


The cabin was very clean and well kept. The view of Pigeon Forge was beautiful especially at night.

Spradlin, From Somerset

Jul 09, 2017


Cabin was great as always. Only thing was that there were not enough towels and washcloths to last the entire seven days which was no problem since we could wash and dry them as we needed.

Paul From New Paris

Jun 13, 2017


You recommended a cabin that met all our wants! Lovely place. Cabin wasn't as clean as Timber Top's cabins normally are.

Stephen From Louisville

May 17, 2017


Fantastic place to unplug and relax

Scott From Duluth

Jan 15, 2017


We enjoyed the cabin very much and have considered coming back next year for our 26th anniversary. The views along with the amenities keep us satisfied just staying there and skipping the normal tourist activities. Thank you for a great all around experience.

Leslie From Dayton

Jan 03, 2017


The cabin was wonderful even though we made our reservations at a late date for the season. We were inviting family for Thanksgiving and it was a very inviting cabin with barbecue pit and what a wonderful surprise for everyone to see it beautifully decorated for Christmas. The only difficulty is in making and sending copy after copy of my drivers license and credit card when making, signing and checking on the reservation, especially when I have reserved cabins many times before with Timber Tops.

Jason From Sellers

Oct 27, 2016


Cabin was beautiful and service was great. Already planning to come back to this cabin.

Mary From Boaz

Oct 23, 2016


Love the cabin we stayed in. Been using Timber Top for many years.

Christina From Chattanooga

Sep 12, 2016


Check in was a breeze. The agent (Amanda?) was very friendly and helpful. We called mid stay to see about places that deliver to the cabin and the agent was very helpful. In the Life's a Bear cabin, everything was great. We did want to let you know that the spiral stair case was VERY wobbly and scary! When you stood on the top landing, it sagged a few inches. The top deck under the hot tub also sagged a bit (the water level was higher towards the front of the deck). Overall great stay! Bed was amazing and so comfortable. LOVED how many pillows there were.

William From Greenville

Sep 03, 2016


Janie always helpful, whether helping to choose a cabin or helping to choose the best pizza place! Stayed at Life's A Bear twice this year...the best cabin we've had. Absolutely love Timber Tops!

Shaun From Olivet

Aug 21, 2016


Our cabin was beautiful and equipped with many awesome amenities! The view was amazing and the kids loved the games and arcade and pool table!!! What a cute cabin! They thought of everything!! Thank you for yet again a wonderful stay !!!

Brittney From East Palatka

Aug 01, 2016


Timber Tops was wonderful. The staff was great - especially Kari Johnson! She handled every question I had with such patience. The cabin was clean. The view was stunning and the beds were so comfortable! Bears came up to us every evening which was so cool. It was also really neat to have the fireworks show from Dollywood each evening.

Jason From Maxwell

Jul 16, 2016



Dan From Mcvey

Jun 24, 2016


Trout fishing, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Arts & Crafts Loop, Downtown Gatlinburg for dinner, 3 Bears in Pigeon Forge, drove to Cosby

Mark From Lancaster

Jun 20, 2016


Cabin was great!

Terri From Ionia

Jun 01, 2016


We had a wonderful time! Everything was perfect!

Markurt From Orlando

May 30, 2016


Everything was very good. Fantastic time. Only drawback is stairs were quite load (creaky) when someone was either going up or down. Can be disturbing when someone is resting. Otherwise, beautiful cabin and great location.

Angela From Parrish

May 21, 2016


Wonderful clean comfortable cabin! We will be back!

Jeremy From Lexington

May 08, 2016


All was well but the hot tub didn't work and neither did the surround sound

Kristie From Troutville

Apr 08, 2016


we arrived at the cabin early and simply waited until 4. The housekeeper apparently called the office to report "that we had blocked her in". Not true at all. Not a good first impression.

David From Prairieville

Mar 04, 2016


Staff was very kind. Cabin was clean.

Sheri From Villa Rica

Feb 19, 2016


Great service and excellent cabin. Enjoyed our stay!

Life's a Bear

Good afternoon! Thank you for the wonderful response and taking the time to fill out the survey on your stay with Timber Tops. We are happy to see you enjoyed the cabin "Life's a Bear" from the amenities of the cabin to the great customer service you received during your stay. Our goal is to always give our guests the attention they deserve and to make your stay a memorable one. We hope that you consider using Timber Tops for your next Smoky Mountain vacation destination! Have a wonderful rest of your afternoon!

Timber Tops Cabin Rentals

Feb 21, 2016

Ashley From Dandridge

Jan 31, 2016


The cabin was beautiful and clean! Direct check in made everything so simple. Thank you! I will definitely rent through Timber Tops again.

Lifes A Bear

Ashley Cornette, Thank you for taking the time to fill out the Timber Tops guest Survey. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay because our goal to make every stay a great one. Make sure to mention your previous stay to the reservation agent to receive a 10% repeat guest discount when booking your next stay. Thank you

Timber Tops Cabin Rentals

Feb 07, 2016

Raymond From Marrero

Jan 02, 2016


Had a wonderful time. Thanks for everything and we're looking forward to booking for Thanksgiving.

Rhonda From Drummonds

Nov 02, 2015


Everything was good. Didn't like the way the price changed from a one bedroom price to a two bedroom price, because it is still a one bedroom cabin with a game room with a bed. I don't consider that a bedroom.

Mary From Boaz

Oct 26, 2015


Always enjoy our stay at the cabin. Coffee pot didn't work and you replaced that day and checked to make sure it worked properly. Place was clean and in great shape.

Ralph From Kings Mountain

Oct 13, 2015


Timber Tops is great to do business with. My only complaint was that the Life's a bear cabin needs a hair dryer.

Sydney From Fort Wayne

Sep 27, 2015


Check in was very easy as was check out. The cabin was absolutely beautiful. Well maintained. Directions to the cabin were easy to follow. This will probably be the only rental group I use when we vacation in this area! Already recommended to friends and family!

Christopher From Santa Rosa Beach

Sep 21, 2015


The cabin was perfect,clean,with everything we could need.checking in was easy.

Marsha From Conyers

Sep 14, 2015


Yall did great.. We absolutely love Mrs. Stacy. She is the best. This is our second time within a month. We tried to get an extra day and was denied, did not like how that was handled when this is our second time within the month. We were disappointed about that. Had to get a hotel room.

Marsha From Conyers

Aug 18, 2015


I love the cabin. The experience was wonderful. We are actually coming back next month and trying to come for Christmas although everything seem to be taken up.

Tad From Rochester

May 24, 2015


custumer service was good. need a better map though. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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