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Smoky Mountain High; Borders GSMNP; Great Views!

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 the seasons unfold 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, two person maximum occupancy (both guests must be 25 years of age or older), and pets are not allowed which helps to provide for an allergen-free environment for our guests. Our location is not suitable for trailers and/or motor cycles. Thank you for observing these policies.

Please see our drone video as the last entry in the photo gallery section of this website for a virtual tour!

More Details

Keith and Paula Henson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Keith and Paula Henson

After growing up in the Spartanburg/Greenville area of SC, I married my high school sweetheart and moved to Tennessee. My husband began his career as an electrical engineer and I as an elementary school teacher. We raised our three children (who are all University of Tennessee graduates) and are now enjoying our new role as grandparents! As a retired 1st grade teacher, I was missing the contact I once had with so many wonderful families who touched my life over the years. Our rental chalets have become my new "classroom" and have not only provided me with a new creative outlet, but also with the opportunity to "cross paths" with so many wonderful guests from all over the country and beyond!

Keith and Paula Henson purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Keith and Paula Henson chose Chalet Village

We have lived in the shadows of the beautiful Smoky Mountains for many years but only recently decided to make Gatlinburg our “home away from home” and purchased two lovely chalets 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 especially when the Ober Gatlinburg tram passed by with screams of excitement as passengers topped the highest tower! In the other direction through the national 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoky Mt High Chalet is designated as a two person maximum occupancy dwelling per our tourist residency permit. No additonal guests allowed.
  • Driveway/roads not suitable for trailers and/or motor cycles.
  • Guests agree to rental agreement upon booking.
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Smoky Mountain High; Borders GSMNP; Great Views!
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 81 reviews

This is hands down the nicest, cleanest, most well taken care of property.

  • 5 of 5

The owners have thought of everything. The chalet was immaculate, up to date, and so cozy. By far, the nicest place I have ever stayed in. Very impressed. Would recommend to anyone. And I will!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your positive comments and encouragement as we strive to make certain that our guests always want to return! It was our pleasure to host you both and we would welcome you back any time!
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Beautiful Chalet

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful Chalet with a homey comfortable feel and good view of the mountains. Superb hospitality from Paula and Keith, they really make your stay relaxing and stress free. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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"A beautiful cabin with gorgeous views"

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented the cabin for a holiday vacation getaway...and we picked the perfect place in choosing this chalet. The views are breath taking. We even got a little snow the night before Christmas. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was available in the cabin and we made good use of the jacuzzi and hot tub. The bed is very, very comfortable and we slept like logs during the night. I'm glad we read the reviews and drove an AWD up here because some of the roads are a little steep.

The highlight of my stay was being able to see Ober Gatlinburg from the road driving to and from the cabin and being able to see the tram transporting passengers up and down the mountain from the upper deck. I got such a kick out of that.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We absolutely loved hosting you both and we are delighted to know that you had a great holiday getaway at our chalet! All four seasons in the Smokies have their own special "gifts" for our guests to experience but there is something extra special about a snowfall in the national park so we are happy to know that you were able to see that firsthand! Since we literally border the park we get a birds eye view of the seasons as they unfold in the Smokies. I can't decide which season is my favorite! The tram passing by in the distance is fun to watch from the chalet especially at night as the lights that surround it are so pretty! Glad you enjoyed that and what's even more fun is to drive about a mile over to the ski lodge and ride the tram to downtown Gatlinburg and back up! The views are indescribable! Hope you can return one day and give that a try. We would be delighted to host you again! Thank you again for staying at Smoky Mountain High Chalet!
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Columbia, SC

Beautiful and nice!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this chalet! The owners do a great job at making you feel welcome and really think of everything you might need for your stay. The view is awesome and the hot tub is wonderful. It is a bit steep up the mountain to the chalet but so well worth it. Amazing property!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Smoky Mountain High and that you made some special memories there! We so enjoy providing the little touches that seem to make such a difference to our guests. Thanks for being such a great couple to host!
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Look No Further!!

  • 5 of 5

By far this is the best vacation rental we have ever booked. The chalet is absolutely beautiful, comfy and well equipped. How nice to walk into a home to find special treats for the guests. And trust us, Keith and Paula will insure that everything is perfect. They went above and beyond to correct what was to us a minor issue. We came to hike and the chalet is so conveniently located close to the park. Lots of information for local attractions and restaurants in the area was provided in advance. The best was soothing our aches in the hot tub after a day of hiking, then taking in the lovely view from the deck. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a delight to host you and an added treat to be able to meet you both! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the chalet to be a good destination spot for your Smoky Mountain experience! You chose a beautiful time of the year to hike the trails in the fall of the year when the leaves are so pretty! I agree that the hot tub at the end of a day of hiking can't be beat! We hope you two will return for another visit!
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

The chalet really enhanced our trip to the Smoky Mountains. After hiking and exploring all day, it was wonderful to come back to relax in the hot tub and play a game of pool. The chalet was fun to find up the winding roads and once we arrived we loved looking out from both decks.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you! Thank you for the great care you took of the chalet and for your kind words about your stay. So glad you enjoyed hiking the beautiful trails in the Smokies and being on the mountain top, tucked away from the crowds as much as we do!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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