Bear Sighting in Downtown Gatlinburg

Don't Feed the Bears!

Don't Feed the Bears!

Bears have been sighted in the parking lot at Twin Islands Motel, and it appears they’ve come to stay!


OK… so they aren’t live bears, but they are just as neat to look at. Instead of removing the once vigorous tree at the edge of our family playground and picnic area, we decided to contract a local chainsaw carver to create a work of art.

We now have three black bears that will remain in our parking lot for years to come, and provide a perfect “photo spot” so that you can take home pictures of you and your family with Great Smoky Mountains wildlife.

Visit our Facebook page to see a photo gallery of our carving from start to finish!