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Meet Matt and April: The Heart and Soul Behind Bear Tracts Vacation Cabins

April and Matt

“Embracing Adventures and Creating Memories”

Hello! We're April and Matt, the dynamic duo behind Bear Tracts Vacation Cabins. Our journey is a testament to our belief in balancing hard work with meaningful play. Our adventure began with a simple dream: to manage cabin rentals while excelling in our full-time careers. This ambition quickly turned into a passionate endeavor, reflecting in the exceptional experiences we strive to provide for our guests. Our goal? To make each cabin a memorable "home away from home" for you, your friends, and your family.

April's roots trace back to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Her professional journey started in Charlotte, NC, at the young age of 21, marking the beginning of a successful 20-year career in the mortgage industry. With a robust background in customer service and management, April has not only built a remarkable career but also raised a wonderful daughter, now an independent adult.

Matt's story began in North Carolina, with a stint in California, also carving a niche in the mortgage business. His 20-year career as a top sales agent is complemented by his expertise in marketing and customer service. Alongside his professional achievements, Matt proudly raised a son, now a successful business owner.

Our foray into the world of vacation rentals began in 2016 with our first cabin purchase in Gatlinburg. Despite an initial setback due to the devastating wildfires that year, we rebounded with “Spark of Life,” a name symbolizing resilience and new beginnings. Our initial success led us to “Living the Dream,” our second cabin acquisition. It was through these experiences that we discovered our shared passion for the vacation rental business and recognized the need for transparent, fair property management.

In 2018, this realization culminated in the birth of Bear Tracts Vacation Cabins. Moving to East Tennessee in 2019 with our four furry companions, we've embraced a life filled with travel, boating, and hiking in the stunning Smoky Mountains. Our journey in this industry has been one of constant growth and learning, fueled by our shared passion and commitment to excellence.

At Bear Tracts, we're more than just a team; we're a family. We believe in honesty, transparency, and genuine care for our guests and cabin owners. Our strengths complement each other, forming a solid foundation for our business. We're excited to welcome you into our world, where every stay is not just a vacation but an experience to cherish.

Welcome to Bear Tracts Vacation Cabins – where your mountain adventure begins!