Great People + Great Location = Good times!
Submitted: January 18, 2011
Stayed: January 2011
During a recent trip to Gatlinburg, TN, my family along with 6 other small groups had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful chalet. Our intent for the trip was simple; to enjoy the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg for some skiing and snowboarding excitement and introduce many of our friends to this amazing passtime.
Considering that we were only 1.5 miles away from the resort, the convenience factor was barr none! It was less than a 5 minute drive to the top of the slopes and close enough to head back to the chalet for meal breaks and intermissions.
With a group of 26 (Adults being outnumbered by our kids), we still had 4 bedrooms to spare!
The Chalet was great. There was plenty of space for everyone to congregate together, and at 6,500 sq ft, it was large enough to get away from each other if we had to! Their were plenty of towels, dishes and silverware to accommodate our group and the condition of the Chalet upon arrival was great.
There were a few minor setbacks that we did experience, as with any trip, but it didn't hinder our ability to have a great time. Wifi didn't work during our stay, but if it had, the majority of our group would have been working. So, we focused instead on enjoying our time with each other. When I informed the owner after our stay, he kindly provided compensation for the inconvenience.
The master bedroom located in the loft had a BEAUTIFUL stone-faced gas burning fireplace and was very roomy. However, privacy was a bit restricted as it was only partially enclosed. The side with the fireplace was above and in front of the main living room, with no wall. It was separated by room dividers, but any noise coming from downstairs could be easily heard in the room and vice versa.
The kids absolutely LOVED the place. There were plenty of rooms with bunks for them to choose. But the bunk rooms were pretty tight quarters. However, most of the kids spent very little time in their rooms, and instead opted to spend their time in the snow.
Would we stay at this Chalet again? Absolutely! The combination of great people and a great location made for a wonderful time. The owner was amazingly easy to work with and very accommodating and was even willing to work with us on a restricted budget.
If you're looking for plenty of space for a large group close to the slopes, give this place a try!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 7/7
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