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Closer To Heaven - Picturesque Views & Minutes From The Attractions! Free Wifi!

Kendall and Leina Luelf

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Kendall and Leina Luelf

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015
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Closer To Heaven - Picturesque Views & Minutes From The Attractions! Free Wifi!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Wears Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Great Views Of The Smoky's

See our other cabin. Vrbo.com/601843

With it's unforgettable views, beautiful decor, and full list of amenities, Closer to Heaven has the allure of a private mountain paradise away from it all...

Tucked away within the Hickory Hollow Resort Community, yet minutes away from all attractions and the beautiful National Park, Closer To Heaven is your ultimate mountain getaway that offers a perfect blend of privacy and convenience.

Pictures can't truly show the full beauty overlooking famous Wears Valley, but perched 1,950 ft. in elevation and nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain National Park, Closer To Heaven offers these picturesque views from nearly every location on the property.

Wake up in the beautiful master suite to the sound of wildlife just steps away. Enjoy your morning coffee while sitting on the masterfully crafted log picnic table and listen to the chirping birds, chattering squirrels, and abundance of other wildlife within the area. All of this within view of the breathtaking Smokies.

Peaceful rain showers can be enjoyed under the covered porch or even from the one-of-a-kind reading nook that no other cabin has to offer. Situated at the end of a small catwalk looking out of floor to ceiling windows, enjoy the tree framed view while reading your favorite book.

After long days of hiking and seeing the attractions, a night of rejuvenation is a must! Offering privacy and relaxation, take some time to unwind in the hot tub that sits upon the back deck overlooking the trees and the mountains.

The Chef within you can whip up any meal you'd like in the fully equipped kitchen or over the hot coals of the BBQ grill. Also enjoy a nice glass of wine from one of the local wineries and get a taste of the area!

Give yourself the vacation you truly deserve by booking this one-of -a-kind cabin today!

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kendall and Leina Luelf (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2015

About Kendall and Leina Luelf

My wife Leina and I (Kendall) got married in June of 2009. I previously worked in TN at a nuclear plant that is located about 2 hours from Pigeon Forge. I absolutely loved the area while I worked there and always wanted to go back. We now live in IL and I currently work at a nuclear plant locally, and my wife Leina works for a consulting firm. Last year we visited the area again and decided to look for property while we were there. We purchased our first cabin last year. It is called Closer To Heaven and is located in Wears Valley. We decided to rent it out while we weren't occupying it and quickly found that with my job, last minute vacations are tough to plan and the cabin was usually booked. We looked around for more property so that we could have a couple of choices when we visit and found our other cabin, Eagle's View.

Kendall and Leina Luelf purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Kendall and Leina Luelf chose Wears Valley

My wife an I bought our cabin because we just absolutely love the location and the views. Anyone who has ever been to eastern TN knows just how amazing the Smoky Mountains are; and if it is your first time, you will soon see for yourself! Being located in Wears Valley is probably the biggest treat for us. We really enjoy the small town feel while being so close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Wears Valley is full of great farmers markets, antique stores, and restaurants. Everyone there is so friendly and always make us feel welcome, and that really made our cabin the one for us.

What makes this cabin unique

We looked at numerous cabins and none of them had the reading nook like this one does. It is very unique and sets it apart from others.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cant believe our vacation has already come to an end! WE spent our first night in a different cabin on this road. We went for a walk and saw this cabin. The first thing in the morning we went to the office to see if we could switch. We are SO happy they said yes! What a view! I will never tire of looking at the beauty of the Smokies. M husband and I first came here 10 years ago and I have wanted to share this with my sons every since. We hiked Laurel Falls, Abrahm's Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Grotto Falls. They were amazing! We saw a few bear at Cade's Cove, went Whitewater rafting, tubing in the creek-what a great time we had enjoying Gods gift of natures beauty! School starts in a few weeks...what a wonderful way to end our summer together.
Jul 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Closer To Heaven - Picturesque Views & Minutes From The Attractions! Free Wifi!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 24 reviews
5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Closer to Heaven is a perfect cabin location! The community is neat with nice roads but the cabins are not so close that you feel on top of your neighbor. We also loved that the hot tub being right on the deck with the best possible view. The cabin set up is perfect for a great getaway and it had everything you might possibly need. We had a great time there!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Hankinson, ND

Closer to Heaven

  • of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. It was very relaxing and perfect for the two of us. I loved the reading nook!

The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and things. I really appreciated that there were muffin cups. Plenty of towels and soap.

One thing, I couldn't figure out the upstairs shower because where a knob or lever should be for the water, there is only a screw.

The turkey in the pic came to wake up my husband out last day :)

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Closer to Heaven

  • of 5

What a wonderful cabin! Thank you so much we really enjoyed our time here.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Ponchatoula, La.
5

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful stay here! "Closer to Heaven" lived up to the name. It was perfectly situated on the mountain so our view was amazing but our privacy in the hot tub was great as well. We stayed the last week of October- just before the first snow on the first- and the colors were beautiful! The appliances were completely appropriate and all amenities ( including dish soap, shampoo, bath soap, and sponge and dishrags) were thoughtfully provided. The lay out of the cabin could not have been more perfect. This is a quaint, cozy cabin that is perfect for a small family of 3 or 4. Mr. Kendall and Mrs. Leina were the nicest people and always available when I called. When we arrived around 8:00 our first night the hot tub was not on. After a quick phone call, to the maintenance provider on the "glad" app. Mr. Kendall told us about, the contact person was able to help us locate the breaker box and fix it immediately. He was very polite as well. Our cell phones had no service which was not really a problem since a phone in the cabin is provided and, if you've downloaded the app, any information you would need is still at your fingertips. The road to the cabin is on a steep incline so I would imagine ice might pose a problem.- otherwise, this is the perfect spot with a great view, wonderful fireplace, hottub, jetted bath, loft room, washer and dryer, 2 bathrooms, fully functioning kitchen, and an awesome tiger cage outside built by the owner to keep the stripped tailed critters out if the garbage!! I would recommend this cabin to just about anyone!! It was great!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're enlightened to hear that your stay was wonderful! We really do try to separate ourselves from the others by making your vacation our priority. The "tiger cage" is a must because of those pesky raccoons and bears! The bears are almost more of a pest than raccoons even though they are wonderful to see up close in person. Before the metal cage, we used wood which proved to be insufficient as the bear was able to simply throw it over on its side and get into the trash with no issue. It seems now that the metal cage works excellent! Anyways, we certainly hope to have you back as our guest in the future!
Saint Petersburg, FL
4

Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our week in Closer to Heaven. The house was very clean, comfortable, cozy and quiet. It was close enough to be convenient but not right in the thick of tourist central.

Everything was as advertised: appliances worked fine, hot tub and grill were good and the kitchen was adequately stocked with the basics. Overall we were happy.

While not a problem for the two of us, there is one standard sofa in the living area which might be an issue for a family that takes advantage of all the sleeping space. There would definitely be a competition for who got the sofa and who had to sit on the dining chairs.

Some minor opportunities for improvement: several items in the kitchen were pretty tired (plastic colander was broken, 1 cup measuring cup has a hole in the bottom and the 'wine opener' was a pull out side screw from a church key that someone had broken off).

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so enlightened to hear you had a great stay in our cabin! The cabin can sleep 6 if needed, 4 in beds. We've had several families of 5 stay with no issues of sleeping or sitting arrangements, but your comments are most appreciated! We encourage all guests to please contact us with any issues you may find with wearable items in the cabin. We will have them replaced immediately so it does not hinder your stay in the least bit. Replacements have been ordered for all items noted, and will be replaced immediately upon arrival. Thanks for all of your comments, we are always looking to improve and this helps us to do this!
Bethesda, MD
5

Glorious!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved staying at Closer to Heaven for our week in the Smokies. The view over treetops to the mountains is gorgeous, the cabin is cozy but airy and filled with light, and the hot-tub is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. The location makes it easy to get into the park without having to go through the chaos of Gatlinburg, but if you're in the mood for chaos it is also easy to get there. We loved it, and would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Car: necessary

You can also enjoy zip lines and canopy tours, seasonal hay rides, and various local festivals throughout the year. Closer to Heaven is within the Hickory Hollow resort area, which has a small catch and release pond available to all guests. The property is conveniently located off of Wears Valley Rd, which is directly between Pigeon Forge and the entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park.

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

Wears Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
Mar 2 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
High Season
May 26 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$159
$925
 
 
4th Of July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$159
$925
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 4 2015 - Oct 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Peak Season
Oct 5 2015 - Nov 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
$179
$1,000
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
Mid Season
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$139
$835
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
New Years
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$139
$825
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 12.75%
Notes Holiday stays are subject to holiday rates of $185 per night and $1000 for the week.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% of payment required at time of initial booking & the remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to arrival for check-in.

If booking is made 30 days or less to the arrival date, 100% of payment is due.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Wears Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom (Main level) - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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