Clyde ‘Papa Bear’ Cabin, Near Smoky Mountains!

Property ID: 476623ClydeNCUS
Sleeps 50 BR1 BA


Tucked away in North Carolina, this refurbished studio, 1-bathroom vacation rental is the perfect escape for a picturesque retreat. Featuring a cozy living area with a fireplace, a full kitchen, Smart TVs, and covered porches with rocking chairs and farm views, ‘Three Bear Holler’ will make you feel right at home while exploring! Take a day trip to Asheville, hike up Max Patch with your crew, or simply take in views of the mountain farm while gathered around the fire pit. ‘Vacation You’ awaits!


  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

OUTDOOR FUN: Max Patch (9.4 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (17.5 miles), Cataloochee Valley Overlook (19.6 miles), Big Creek Trailhead (24.7 miles), Cataloochee Ski Area (26.0 miles)

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Lake Junaluska Conference And Retreat Center (16.4 miles), Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum (20.4 miles), Tube World (22.0 miles), Biltmore Estate (38.4 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Waynesville (18.8 miles), Maggie Valley (21.5 miles), Sylva (35.0 miles), Asheville (38.1 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (42.5 miles)


6 reviews
  • What a lovely stay


    We loved the cabin and surrounding areas. And the donkey Thor coming to say hi every now and then. We would definitely come back!

    Published December 24, 2023
  • Papa Bear cabin girls weekend


    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cabin was sparkling clean and very cute. A true craftsman did a phenomenal job marrying vintage cabin pieces into a more modern upgrade! We took advantage of the cozy living room and had a fire every morning and evening, plus the outdoor fire pit too! We loved the resident donkey who kept us highly entertained with his whinnying and his need for ear scratches (we only wish we knew his name - we christened him Don-KAY with a brogue accent like the donkey in Shrek!).

    I would caution about paying attention when you ascend and descend the stairs to the loft as there is a definite possibility of whacking your head as we learned several times! And a suggestion would be to find a cute vintage room screen that can be folded in front of the soaking tub in the loft to give at least the illusion of a little privacy.

    Overall a very enjoyable stay and we would do it again. We peeked in the windows of the other cabins to get a feel for them and the other two are definitely more set up for a romantic couples weekend just FYI.

    Published November 16, 2023
  • Perfect getaway


    I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! It was quiet, and I loved seeing the animals! Plus it was decently close to downtown Asheville! I will say if you are someone who cannot be unplugged during your stay, this property is not for you because the Wi-Fi did not work during my stay. I wasn’t there for that so not a problem for me personally.



    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published September 19, 2023
  • Peaceful mountain trip


    We enjoyed our time at Papa bear cabin! This was our second time there and we will definitely be returning annually! So relaxing waking up to the fresh mountain air and drinking coffee on the front porch. It was nice to unplug and relax. Great location, right next to max patch which is a must do!

    Published August 1, 2023
  • Perfect Stay at Papa Bear Cabin!


    Our family of four enjoyed a brief but delightful stay at Papa Bear Cabin. We delighted in the pony and donkey roaming in the pasture, enjoyed the gorgeous views and peaceful silence among the trees, and made use of the full amenities provided (well-stocked kitchen) for a comfortable and relaxing time together. The Wi-Fi is very unreliable but it just made for a more charming time together as a family, playing some games and watching a few DVDs (all of which were provided in the cabin!). Would highly recommend this property as a place to get away from life's hectic rhythms.

    Published July 27, 2023
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 5 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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