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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. Our location is not suitable for motorcycles and/or trailers.

More Details

Keith and Paula Henson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 7, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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.


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Couple's Smoky Mountain Retreat; Borders GSMNP; 3mi from Gatlinburg
average rating of 4.917808 based on 73 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: Jun 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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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent out 1st anniversary here and Paula made it extra special. The chateau is great! Private with everything you could need. We enjoyed the hot tub and the pool table. Paula did lots of extra to make us feel welcome and ensure a great experience. I would definitely come back again but I would make sure to have a 4 wheel drive for the steep driveway. 5 star experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful comments and desire to return! You two were wonderful guests! We love all of our Florida guests and would be honored to have you come back any time but no need for 4WD unless we have snow! I drive a front wheel drive Camry year round with no problems whatsoever to take care of preparing for our awesome guests! Thanks again!
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Couples Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a great get-a-way and really enjoyed the view. The chalet is beautiful and encountered a black bear as soon as we came up the driveway. The driveway is very steep so be prepared if you are hauling a small trailer as we were with our motorcycle. We absolutely loved taking our motorcycle all throughout the mountains, Gatlinburgh, and Pigeon Forge.

The cabin was beautifully decorated and very welcoming. It was very cozy and perfect for 2.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Chalet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for four nights and could not have been happier with our stay! Paula and Keith have thought of everything and made sure we had everything we needed. The location is perfect - minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and a short drive to the National Park. We did a lot of hiking and the hot tub was the perfect way to end our day. We were lucky enough to see bears every day while at the chalet, including a mama bear and her cubs! The chalet backs up right up to the National Park so we felt like we had a private getaway, yet we were close enough to town for anything we needed. We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests and for your kind words! It means so much to us to know that our guests are pleased and that they enjoyed their time in the Smokies! We will look forward to hearing from you again!
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Beautiful chalet in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location in the mountains. The cabin had a great view and had a great private location. It is a beautiful mountain drive to get up to the cabin, which was clean and very tastefully decorated. Paula even left us some delicious zucchini bread and wine. Would definitely recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are definitely in the mountains at our location and are so glad that you enjoyed the peace and privacy of the chalet. It was our pleasure to provide the little extras that helped to make your trip extra special! Thank you for being awesome guests! Keith and I hope to host you again one day.
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Amazing location and beautifully equipped chalet. The owners anticipated all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful experience and the perfect honeymoon getaway. Both of us travel extensively and have seen a lot of similar properties but never one so well managed. Thanks to Paula and Keith for a fantastic time in the Smoky Mountains.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Smoky Mountain High and for your encouraging words! It is our pleasure to know that you had a nice stay and took home some great Smoky Mountain memories!
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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

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