Zoders Inn is one resort Gatlinburg offers which will not disappoint you. The Roaring Fork River runs through the property and bears, wild ducks, squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife treat the river as their home. Many of our guests report sitting quietly on their balconies in the morning only to be interrupted in their reverie by a black bear ambling in the river as if he owned the place. Other hotels around Gatlinburg TN report bear sightings as well. Black bears are not teddybears, but they will not attack you, either. Unless you run, of course. The best thing to do is to leave them alone and slowly back out, while making noise and raising your arms above your head. If you are on your balcony, you are safe. Reach for your camera and snap a few shots or film the lovely bear for all your friends to see. In conclusion, if you want a black bear vacation Gatlinburg TN is the place to be.