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Couple's Smoky Mountain Retreat; Borders GSMNP; 3mi from Gatlinburg

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,188 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

This charming chalet tucked cozily away high atop Ski Mountain awaits your arrival! Our guests will also enjoy the privacy of being on the border of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! This large, one bedroom chalet, perfect for a couple, is located less than 1 mile from Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and less than 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg . Being on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park allows visitors the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful panoramic mountain views and to have a front row seat as springtime unfolds in the Smokies! Cherished memories are sure to be made in this romantic retreat from your everyday world as you enjoy the gorgeous views complete with the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram periodically passing by in the distance.

From the moment you arrive at this lovely chalet, a rustic, romantic atmosphere will surround you. Enjoy preparing meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The living area is a wonderful place to spend time as you snuggle up by the stone gas fireplace on the leather sofa or comfy recliner and enjoy a DVD on the Blue-ray player from our collection, a movie via Netflix, or your favorite TV show on the 50 inch flat screen TV. The main level also features a game room with a full size pool table and game table. Games, playing cards and puzzles are provided for your convenience. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views as you sit out on the upper deck from the rocking chairs or the porch swing.

The lower level provides a romantic setting for two: Watch your favorite movies from the comfortable king size log canopy bed on the 40 inch flat screen TV above a second cozy gas fireplace. A private area with Jacuzzi tub is just off the bedroom, as well as a large master bath with an over sized shower. There is a lower deck off the bedroom area where you will enjoy spending time in a large inviting hot tub while enjoying the lights of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge by night and the aerial tram and beautiful mountain views by day.

You can plan a private cookout for two on the park-style charcoal grill located near the entry of the chalet or prepare your dinner inside on the George Foreman Grill on those cold winter nights. If you choose to go out for dinner, you will find excellent dining choices just a few miles down the mountain in downtown Gatlinburg or at Ober Gatlinburg. You may choose to drive a very short distance and park at Ober Gatlinburg and ride the Aerial Tram down the mountain to dine or shop in the many unique shops downtown. As a member of Chalet Village Owner's Club please use our membership card provided for access to three club houses on the mountain, each with pools, recreational areas and exercise equipment. This card also offers discounts at numerous attractions and restaurants in the Gatlinburg Area. You are sure to find the ingredients for a perfect Smoky Mountain getaway at Smoky Mountain High!

Smoky Mountain High is a smoke-free chalet and pets are not allowed which helps to provide for an allergen-free environment for our guests. Thank you for observing these policies.

More Details

Keith and Paula Henson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Keith and Paula Henson

After growing up in the Spartanburg/Greenville area of SC, we married and moved to Knoxville, TN in the 70s. Keith began his career as an electrical engineer with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and I as an elementary school teacher in the Knox County School System. We raised our three children (who are all University of Tennessee graduates) in Knoxville and are now enjoying our new role as grandparents!

Keith and Paula Henson purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Keith and Paula Henson chose Gatlinburg

We have lived in the shadows of the beautiful Smoky Mountains in Knoxville for many years but only recently decided to make Gatlinburg our “home away from home” and purchased this lovely chalet near the summit of Ski Mountain. We discovered that Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have so much to offer our family. If it was peace and quiet surrounded by the beauty and wildlife of the park, hiking the many beautiful trails in the park, the excitement of shopping and sightseeing in the unique little town of Gatlinburg, or perhaps the thrill of the Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park we were looking for we found it here. Gatlinburg has much to offer everyone in our family!

What makes this chalet unique

We quickly decided that the Chalet Village community on Ski Mountain was the place for us with its unique Bavarian flair and quaint chalets scattered across the mountainside! Of even greater importance was the close proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our front door is located less than twenty steps from the park boundary and is within walking distance to one of the many beautiful trails open to visitors of the park. We immediately fell in love with the beautiful views from both the upper and lower covered porches of the chalet especially when the Ober Gatlinburg tram passed by with screams of excitement as passengers topped the highest tower! In the other direction through the park forest we can view the three distinct towering peaks of Mt. LeConte! We truly have a panoramic view! We enjoy the abundance of wildlife that is literally in our backyard and often delight in seeing mother bear and cubs passing through on their daily rounds to and from the park. There was never a doubt in our minds that this was the perfect getaway location! We also take pride in knowing that our guests receive the ultimate in hospitality! We personally prepare for our guests' arrival and add all of the personal touches to make it a special experience and one that will provide lasting memories!


Chalet Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1188 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bathroom adjoins bedroom and beautifully decorated with a rustic theme. Jacuzzi tub for two. Full size washer/dryer in separate room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Very comfortable king size log canopy bed with stone gas fireplace ceiling fan, 40' flat screen TV with DVD player. Covered deck with hot tub off bedroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We strive to include everything that our guests could desire at Smoky Mountain High Chalet. Sitting high atop the ridge, it offers views of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Tram to the north and the majestic towering Mt LeConte through the bordering National Park to the east and south. While you can drive down to Gatlinburg, we often drive less than a mile to Ober Gatlinburg and dine or ride the Tram down to the many shops and restaurants in downtown Gatlinburg. We provide a detailed notebook for your convenience and brochures describing the many activities in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park available during your stay.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Couple's Smoky Mountain Retreat; Borders GSMNP; 3mi from Gatlinburg
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this place. Perfect getaway for a couple. Beautifully decorated. Paula was very helpful with any questions that I had. She is a great host, leaving special gifts for the special occasion. Helpful notes throughout the chalet. High on top of the mountain for an amazing view. Quiet and peaceful. Would recommend this place to any couple! Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host you two! We love to help our guests turn their special occasions into treasured Smoky Mountain memories so thank you for providing that opportunity for us. It is so rewarding to know that you both had such a nice stay. Thank you for being exceptional guests! We hope you will return the next time you hear the mountains calling!
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Perfection! Stay here and be amazed!

  • 5 of 5

Let me first say that my husband and I visit the area often and have rented many different cabins, chalets and condos. This chalet was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. What makes it so special are all the extras that Paula goes out if her way to provide. She had thought of everything! Lots of towels, including some oversized beach towels for the hot tub, plenty of toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, dish soap, laundry many things that you don't find in other rentals. To make it more special, there were muffins, a bottle of wine, some frosty mugs, chocolates on our pillows....I could go on and on! She and Keith even left a sweet card and gift for our 20th anniversary. ❤️

The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans to prepare food at the chalet.

There are two large TVs with Netflix and a collection of dvds.

It has two decks that are nice to enjoy the view from. We loved watching the tram go by! Don't miss riding the tram while you are there too! Amazing views!

The king sized bed was super comfy and the linens were nice. The large tub in the bathroom was also a great place to relax.

We were fortunate enough to get to meet Paula, as they were working on the chalet next door. She is just as sweet and lovely in person as she was in the texts and emails.

We know the area very well, but if we hadn't, they have provided lots of info on what to see and do. They were also available for any questions you might have.

I would highly recommend this rental! Also, I would recommend riding the tram, visiting Cades Cove and eating at the Peddler. We also had pizza delivered from a nearby store and it was great!

Go ahead and book it! You won't be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The chalet was awesome....very clean and welcoming and homey.

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent experience. The chalet was very clean, the view was amazing and the owners did so many little extras things to make our stay very enjoyable. We would definitely recommend it to any one!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Chalet and Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

Paula and Keith have done a absolutely fantastic job with this Chalet! We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at their place and they have really outdone themselves! It's such a perfect place, high in the mountains, right next to downtown Gatlinburg and the national forest! We will definitely be coming back! Thank you, Paula and Keith for all of the accommodations - we had the best 1 year anniversary getaway!! I would highly recommend staying here! :)

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous chalet with 5 star plus hospitality and amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains over the course of 40 years and this is by far the BEST experience we have ever encountered. The owners are amazing and account for every little detail. They go above and beyond to make your entire stay exceptional! The chalet being directly across the driveway from the beginning of the GSM is sheer perfection. The cleanliness and amenities are exceptional as well! We will certainly stay here again and refer this chalet to anyone we know who is planning a trip here. No one will be disappointed for choosing to stay here!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and very quiet

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the home for 8 days and we sorry to leave. It was in a perfect location to visit the park and the town. The drive to the home is a little scary but we were an expert within a day. The home had everything you need to enjoy the week. The owners were in constant communication to ensure or stay went well. We will definitely be back to this little gem in the mountaibs

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
McGhee Tyson (Knoxville)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bent Creek Golf Course, Gatlinburg Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 441, US 321
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Titanic Museum, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Dollywood Theme Park/Splash Country, Dixie Stampede, Gatlinburg Zip Lines, Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg Space Needle, and 100s of other attractions


Rates & Availability

Chalet Village Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 15 2017 - Jul 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 28 2017 - Jul 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Weekend
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Cancellation Policy: 100% if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Chalet sits high atop a ridge. Keep in mind in planning your trip to Gatlinburg that Ski Mountain and has steep, narrow, winding roads. 4WD is recommended in the winter. Weather-related cancellations are not considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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