Anakeesta – My Bear Foot Cabins



Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg is Anakeesta.

There is a zip line adventure, gem mining, roller coaster, treehouses, garden walks and a splash pad. Enjoy wonderful spots for selfies, viewing the scenery, watching downtown Gatlinburg. What could be better than southern foods with a view?


The Dueling Zipline Adventure has three zips that offer beautiful views of the Smokies while zipping down side-by-side with another person. There are two challenge stations where you can rappel off platforms.

Rail Runner

The Rail Runner is an exhilarating ride. It begins with 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns and ends with a scenic uphill ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain. This coaster with speeds yup to 25 mph, is the first one of its kind in the U.S.

Ride solo or tandem with a small child.

Tree Top Sky Walk

More adventure awaits as you stroll along the 16-bridge Treetop Skywalk.
“The Treetop Skywalk is the longest tree-based bridge in North America. You will walk along a series of skybridges suspended 50-60 feet in the air. You may even spot a bear.

AnaVista Tower

Climb the new AnaVista Tower fo a 360-degree view from downtown Gatlinburg’s highest point. Climb 78 steps to an observation platform. See views as far as Kentucky. Two glass-panel floors allow you to look into the garden 60 feet below.

TreeVenture Challenge course and BearVenture play area are Anakeesta’s newest treehouse adventures. Climb, swing, crawl and slide through three levels in the interactive treehouses. 

Eat, enjoy cocktails

At the top of Anakeesta is The Bar at the Top of the World, part of The Cliff Top Grill & Bar.

The Smokehouse Barbecue and Brewery is where you can walk up to the bar for a beer and sit around the firepits.

Kephart Café will offer walk up dining for gourmet hot dogs or flatbread pizza on the go.

Nestle into the lap of Willow, fall in love at our heart twigloo, strike a pose for the perfect
selfie. Capture memories that you can relive for years to come when you visit Anakeesta!

Vista Gardens

Get ready to experience an incredible mountaintop garden retreat in the smoky mountains at our experiential sensory garden, Vista Gardens.  This garden began as a clean canvas of design following the Chimney Top II Wildfires of 2016.  Virtually every single tree was charred and destroyed from the damage of the fires.  This gave Anakeesta the challenge and opportunity to create a very special garden design.

Listen to the birds and sounds of cascading waterfalls, discover musical garden chimes and feel cool mountain breezes as you pass through the wisteria covered misting tunnel. Meet Willow, share a memory at the iconic heart twigloo, enjoy the laughter of children at TreeVenture and BearVenture, then climb AnaVista Tower to discover 360⁰ views of the national park and downtown Gatlinburg.


Afterwards, head back to a fantastic mountain cabin for more play, movie time, dinner outside, cocktails on the log cabin deck or bubbles in the hot tub.

Whether it’s your first visit to the Smokies or your fiftieth, My Bearfoot Cabins will have your cabin waiting. 
Owners: Pat and Don Kirchhoefer
Phone: 618-559-3915