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2 Balconies, Unbelievable Views!!, 2 Pools, And Bonus Kids Loft

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths, Awesome Mountain Views (Sleeps 4-8)


Welcome to “Dancing Bear”. Come and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the gorgeous Smoky Mountains from this beautifully appointed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. Envision yourself gazing out from the family room and balcony, a cup of hot cocoa or ice cold lemonade in hand, as the sun shines through the pines or snowflakes drift lazily down from the sky.

Watch the mist come up over the mountains from one of TWO balconies. This top floor unit offers stunning views of downtown Gatlinburg, overlooking the ski slopes of Ober Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains including Mount LeConte, one of the tallest mountains in the eastern United States.

The condominium has all the comforts of home so you can just relax and enjoy. The condo is a corner unit that gives more light, windows and more views, and is kept extremely clean, smoke free and pet free. Our resort offers an indoor pool and jacuzzis, as well as an outdoor pool.

Our family purchased this condo for our own and our guests’ enjoyment. It was previously used just as an owners retreat. The unit has a large loft with two twin beds as an extra bonus. Kids love to hang out in the loft and play. Our children call it their own private tree house. The loft even has a sky light so the kids can watch the stars come out while lying in bed.

Renovations and upgrades are done continuously. In 2016, the guest bathroom was totally remodeled. A brand new Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress/box spring was bought for the guest bedroom. In the kitchen, a new whisper quiet dishwasher was installed. In 2015, the master bathroom was completely remodeled. New glass was installed in the sliding doors leading to the balcony further enhancing our views from the family room. Also, HBO & Cinemax channels were added to our cable package. In 2014, a brand new Simmons Beautyrest pillow-top mattress/box spring was installed in the master bedroom. New flat screen LED LCD HDTVs were installed in all the bedrooms with upgraded cable. Dedicated private high speed wireless internet was added to enable enhanced internet usage. In 2013, we installed brand new carpeting throughout the unit, new fireplace tile, a large flat screen TV in the family room, and new beds in the loft.

Every room has a ceiling fan, and the 20 foot tall vaulted ceiling in the family room gives our condo a spacious alpine feel. Open both balcony doors, and let the mountain breeze fill your home with fresh air.

Both the master bedroom and the guest bedroom have queen-size beds. With the additional queen-size sleeper sofa bed, your home can sleep 8 people comfortably. Plenty of room for all to have a most peaceful vacation.

Dancing Bear is the largest unit in the complex at 1100 square feet, and is located on the top floor so you will not be disturbed by anyone above you. Because we are on the top floor, no matter what the time of year, we offer the most breathtaking views you have ever seen.

Conveniently located to Ober Gatlinburg, downtown Gatlinburg, and the main Park Entrance, there is so much to do - from hiking, shopping, mini golf, the Aquarium, and of course, Ripley's Believe It Not. Not to mention all the incredible restaurants, and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge just down the road from Gatlinburg. Whether you curl up by the wood burning fireplace (with free unlimited wood provided), take in the sites in town, or just simply enjoy the most amazing year round views of the mountains, you will want to come back to Dancing Bear time and time again.

Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you choose Dancing Bear for your vacation getaway. Please don’t forget to check out our Facebook page “Dancing Bear Getaway” and like us.

More Details

Jeff & Maria
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Jeff & Maria

My wife and I purchased this home for our family and friends to enjoy. We hope that you will also enjoy your vacation and think of our home as your home.

Jeff & Maria purchased this condo in 2009

Why Jeff & Maria chose Gatlinburg

After seeing pictures of the Smoky Mountains, I wanted to take my family there to take in all the splendor of the area, and it truly is a magical place to visit. The mountains are one of the most breathtaking I have ever seen, and they really are smoky!

The greatest feature for staying in our resort is the unmatched views. Another benefit is that it is only 3 miles from the town of Gatlinburg, with all the kids attractions, shopping, and restaurants, and just 10 minutes to the main entrance of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Also, it is only 5 minutes to Ober Gatlinburg for great skiing, ice-skating, or water park fun. In addition, our complex is the only one on the mountain that offers both an indoor pool with jacuzzis, and an outdoor pool.

What makes this condo unique

The biggest attraction for staying in our unit is the most spectacular views of the mountains. Our home is the perfect blend of both a condo and a cabin. The 20-foot tall vaulted ceiling gives it a real mountain feeling. The two balconies give everyone a chance to enjoy the outdoors and are really wonderful.

Children love the kids loft and really enjoy having their own space to hang out in and play. However, the biggest reason for staying in our unit always comes back to the amazing views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains that must be seen to be believed! Absolutely amazing!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time. The weather was great and the condo had plenty of space for our family. Saw a bear crossing Ski Mountain Road!
May 2014
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Chalet Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Select full-size sleeper sofa
    3rd bedroom - childrens loft - 2 twin/ single , Kids will love the loft!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

2 Balconies, Unbelievable Views!!, 2 Pools, And Bonus Kids Loft
average rating of 4.9375 based on 74 reviews

Amazing views! Perfect family getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Well, you could say we stumbled upon a gem of a rental! This will be our home away from home from now on! We more than enjoyed your stay. Our family of 6 was completely pleased with this condo! The condo was perfect for our families needs! Many details of this condo were thoroughly thought through and then put into place! The Condo was much larger than we had expected form the pictures.

There was a nice entrance hallway to welcome you with Hooks for the kids hoodies upon walking in, along with a Great spot to line up the family shoes! The queen Size beds were comfortable and it was nice to be able to have Tv's , Cable and dvd players in each room! The older 2 children loved the loft and it became a great hideaway and fun adventure for them daily! I really loved having a master bathroom, (looks like it was recently renovated :) ) a nice quiet spot to get ready in the morning! Speaking of Mornings! If you can DO NOT miss the morning sunrise! If you can get up (not a problem for us with 4 small children lol) do and get that coffee going, sit watch and be sure to bring your camera!! You will not regret it! They are the most spectacular sunrises you will ever see!! Each morning is different and this location only adds to the joy of seeing such majesty up close!

We were quite pleased with the Kitchen and it's equipment Almost everything you could need is there for you! Including coffee for that first morning after your arrival, when you haven't hit the grocery store yet! So thoughtful of them to think of those little things, including the sugar and sweeteners, and even coffee creamer! What a nice surprise, when I thought we would have to head in to town minus our morning dose of caffeine!

Having unlimited firewood at our disposal was sooo unbelievably great! We loved having a real fire and took advantage of it nightly! (8 nights to be exact) Renters tip: definitely bring old newspaper and kindling with you or Buy in town, you will need it. We also found bringing in enough firewood for the next day helped it catch easier as it had some time to dry inside.

Our children 7, 5.5, 4, 2.5 years of age really loved that we were able to go swimming every day! The pool and hot tubs are a great way to unwind from the day and have some family fun! The location is so close to everything, once you drive down the mountain you are in the Hub of Gatlinburg. Or turn right and you are in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! So much to do that will satisfy everyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lindsay, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and detailed review. It was a real pleasure to host your family, and we can't wait until you come back again to stay with us. Guests like your family make our job as property owners so easy!!
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here in Jan 2017. It was fun being able to see the snow tubing run at Ober Gatlinburg while eating breakfast, before we drove there for our session.

Pretty views of the mountains and Gatlinburg from the table and the two balconies.

Condo was clean, quiet, and comfy.

We hope to be back another time

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg - thanks for the feedback and I want to personally thank you for taking the time to submit a review. You and your family are welcome back any time. All the best. Jeff & Maria
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Dancing Bear

  • 5 of 5

One of the most beautiful and comfortable places my family has stayed.

Actually, I have stayed at the Alberts' family condo twice: once in July, 2016 with my daughters and grandchildren and in Nov., 2016 with my husband. The second visit was prompted by the first. The view of the Smokies and from the Alberts' family deck is magnificent. It is mesmerizing, restful, beautiful. It is gorgeous even at night as you can see the lights of Gatlinburg. The condo is comfortable, very clean, quiet. The first trip in July involved grandchildren who loved the condo. There is plenty of room; the condo is charming. They enjoyed the pools and the playset on the grounds. The hosts, Jeff Alberts and his wife, are the most gracious and accommodating I have ever worked with. I have been there summer and fall and am looking forward to a spring visit. I recommend The Dancing Bear condo in the heartiest of terms.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Joyce. Your review bring my wife and I such joy. Spring is such a great time of year to come as the Park comes to life - you will love it. Thanks for being a repeat guest!
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A FANTASTIC blessing high up in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing view of Gatlinburg that you will soon experience once you get settled in the mountain perfect condo. The owners thought of EVERYTHING for your perfect stay. There was plenty of room for all and the owners were sure to send great directions, along with tips of places to go and things to see. I have to give the owners a rating of 5 stars plus when it came to communication. They were 1 step ahead of the game at all times. I most definitely will stay there again!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, Thank you so much!! Hope we can have you stay with us again soon. Safe and fun summer to you and yours. Jeff & Maria
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  • 5 of 5

Jeff, Maria, we had a really great time. You have a lovely house. Thanks for everything, and perhaps there will be another opportunity for us to connect. Oh and of course: the views were absolutely breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'ld welcome your family back anytime. The views will be waiting for you! Thanks for staying with us. Jeff
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Wonderful Views!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Bear Condo was everything we could have wanted. My boys loved the loft area, they had their own space. The views were unbelievable !!! The beds were very comfortable . The kitchen was stocked with everything you could need. We are already looking forward to our next visit. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit such a nice review of our property. We are delighted to share our home with such wonderful guests like your family. Happy Travels! Jeff
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
So many in town!
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
Nearest Point of Interest
Reagan Terrace Miniature Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary

Our mountain getaway is located just minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg as well as the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Ober Gatlinburg is just 1 mile away, and offers 4 seasons of family fun, from a water park in the summer to skiing and snow tubing in the winter.

Some of our guests’ favorite activities are Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum, miniature golf, and the Sky Ride up the mountain. Two restaurants not to be missed - Bennett's Pit Barbecue for some of the best Tennessee barbecue, and Flapjacks offering their world famous peanut butter chocolate chip pancakes (Kids go crazy for them.)

To work off all the great food, try hiking in the Great Smoky National Park. Our favorite hike is called Laurel Falls. It is one of the easiest in the park, and not very long. The reward at the end of the trail is a beautiful 60-foot falls!

Or just sit back in the family room, or on one of your TWO balconies, and look at the most incredible views you have ever seen!

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, miniature golf, hot air balllooning


Rates & Availability

Chalet Village Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March - May
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
June - August
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Peeping
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
November - December
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 12.75%

Stay 6 nights and get the 7th night FREE!!
Holidays $125.00 per night
Cleaning fee of $65.00 waived for stays of 5 nights or longer

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