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Apr 23-30 @ $229/nt~8 Mins to Downtown! Mountain View, Video Arcade, Pool Table

Chalet Village, Gatlinburg, TN, USA
  • Cabin2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Family Friendly, Cabin, Mountain View, 5 Bdrm, 4 Bath, Sleeps 10-14, Pools, Pet

Welcome to 'Halfway to Heaven' our spacious, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom cabin in the Smokies! Halfway to Heaven is a great cabin choice for families or groups of up to 14 guests.

We invite you to experience the charm and spaciousness of our delightful Gatlinburg vacation rental Halfway To Heaven. The cabin is conveniently located mere minutes from all of the attractions and offers a lovely mountain view of the Great Smoky Mountains and famous Mount LeConte! Located on Stan's Court in popular Chalet Village, Halfway To Heaven is ready to become your vacation haven!

The parking area at Halfway To Heaven can accommodate 4 standard size cars in the driveway. Park 2 cars side by side and 2 cars deep on each side. Groups with smaller vehicles may be able to fit 5 cars. Guests can also park in the street in front of our bear proof trash receptacle. Just be sure you don't block the trash receptacle doors. The trash pickup personnel to be able to open the trash container doors in order to remove the trash.

NOTE: DO NOT USE or block the flat parking pad next door. This parking pad is for the exclusive use of the 2 cabins to our left. That management company for those 2 cabins will tow your vehicles.

When you arrive at Halfway to Heaven, you enter the cabin on the main level. There are no stairs in order to access the main level. Because there are no stairs to enter the cabin on the main level, we've had quite a few "mobility impaired" guests stay here at Halfway to Heaven cabin. Listed below is everything that's located on the main level of the cabin!

On the main level are the following: Dining area, Living room, well-stocked Kitchen, large outside Deck with patio table, chairs and BBQ grill, plus 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the laundry area with full size washer and dryer. Both bedrooms on the main level feature a queen-size bed. These bedrooms have access to 2 bathrooms, each with a tub-shower combination.

On the lower level of the cabin are the following: Game room with Video Arcade Game and regulation size Pool Table, plus a nice size deck with 6-person Hot Tub. In addition to the pool table and video arcade game, the Game Room also features: Lazy Boy sofa that converts to a Queen size sofa sleeper, fireplace (Oct-Mar), large flat screen cable TV. From the lower level deck there is a set of stairs that leads to the backyard.

On the upper level of the cabin are the following: the spacious Master Suite, 2 smaller bedrooms that are best suited for kids or teenagers, plus another full bathroom in the hallway. The Master Suite features a handcrafted King-size log bed, wood flooring, Juliet balcony with mountain view and 2 patio chairs, flat screen cable TV, loveseat and a private bathroom with tub-shower combination. The other 2 bedrooms upstairs are the smallest of the 5 bedrooms, and these bedrooms each feature a Queen size bed, closet for clothes storage, plus each have a flat screen cable TV. These 2 bedrooms share a hall bathroom with tub-shower combination.

This spacious 3-level cabin is nicely decorated with comfort in mind and features amenities for our guests to enjoy, including:

~ Regulation size Brunswick Pool Table

~ Multi-cade video arcade game

~ 6 Person Hot Tub

~ Two gas Fireplaces, available for use Oct-Mar

~ Flat screen TVs with cable channels thru Charter cable

~ High speed internet thru Charter cable

~ Full-size Washer & Dryer

~ Sleeping accommodations for maximum of 14 guests with 1 KG bed, 4 Qn beds, and 2 Qn-size sofa sleepers.

We hope you've decided "Halfway to Heaven' is the cabin for you! Contact us today to reserve your dates!


Val and Renee Morel

Member Since 2004
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Calendar last updated:
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About Val and Renee Morel

We are Val & Renee' Morel. This is a photo of us in 2015 while in Seattle on a family vacation.

Val and Renee Morel purchased this Cabin in 2006

Why Val and Renee Morel chose Gatlinburg

Why did we buy vacation homes in Gatlinburg Tennessee? We both love the mountains. In fact, we got married in Gatlinburg at Chapel in the Glen (go to: chapelwedding dot com). Gatlinburg is beautiful in all 4 seasons. We just love vacationing here! Why did we buy Halfway to Heaven cabin? We call this cabin "Bear Central". Guests are thrilled to see bears around the cabin almost year-round! Best time to see the bears is Spring, Summer, Fall and early Winter. It is thrilling to see these beautiful, big animals. We caution our guests that bears are wild animals. Keep in mind that momma bears often have cubs nearby. So, please give the bears space. Keep a safe distance of 100 ft or more, do not feed the bears and be sure to always lock your garbage in the bear-proof trash container we provide at the top of the driveway. We recommend watching these amazing bears from inside the cabin. The cabin has glass doors and large windows on every side of the cabin so you can take great bear photos from inside the cabin!

What makes this Cabin unique

Halfway to Heaven is a spacious cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. The cabin is family friendly and pet friendly. Lovely mountain views can be enjoyed year-round at the cabin. Unique features of the cabin include: bear and other wildlife sightings, sleeping for up to 14 guests, 4 full baths, nice (gently sloped) backyard, 2 gas fireplaces (available for use October - March), pool table, hot tub, Pack & Play portable crib, Wi-Fi, free local & long distance calling in the Continential US, cable TV with movie channels, 3 La-Z-Boy sofas and 2 La-Z-Boy recliners.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Kg bed, en suite bath, Juliet balcony, loveseat, TV
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 queen
      • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sofa Sleeper (2)


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Master bathroom, attached to master bedroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Jack and Jill style bathroom - attached to 2 bdrms
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Upstairs hall bathroom - shared by 2 upstairs bedrooms
      • Bathroom 4
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Hall bathroom on main level, convenient to living room
      • The cabin features 4 FULL baths, each with a tub-shower combination. There are 2 bathrooms on main level of the cabin and 2 bathrooms on the upper level of the cabin.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Wonderful year-round mountain view


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central, electric air and heat
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size
                    • Fireplace
                      2 gas fireplaces - available for use Oct to March
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Some fitness equipment at the Chalet Village Owner Club. Available for use Memorial Day to Labor Day.
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      2 gas fireplaces available Oct-March
                    • Heating
                      Central, electric air and heat
                    • Internet
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      The Living room features 2 Lazy Boy sofas and 2 Lazy Boy recliners
                    • Parking
                      Driveway slopes down from street toward cabin. Park 2 cars across and 2 deep. Ok to park one vehicle at top of driveway in front of trash container, but keep clear of trash container doors for pickup
                    • Parking Off Street
                      We have Offstreet parking for 4 standard size cars. Do Not Block or park on the Flat Parking Pad to our left. It's for exclusive use of the 2 cabins to our left. That Mgmt Co will tow your vehicles.
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      free local and long distance calls within the continental US
                    • Towels Provided
                      We recommend that our guest bring along beach towels to enjoy while using the outdoor hot tub or visiting the swimming pools.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size
                    • Wireless Internet
                      FREE High Speed Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Small appliances include: 2 Black & Decker 12-cup programmable coffee pots (very handy for large groups), hand mixer, blender, toaster, electric can opener, and crockpot.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Two 12 cup coffee makers
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Serves 14+
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          refrigerator/ freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Refrigerator/Feezer with ice maker
                        • Stove
                          New Whirlpool 30-in Smooth Surface Freestanding Electric Range (Black) - new Nov 2012
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seating for 8 at dining table, plus seating for 4 at snack bar. Plus, there are 2 patio tables on the main level deck with seating for 8
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  books for children and adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  1 DVD player in cabin
                                • Game Room
                                  Multi-cade video arcade game, Brunswick pool table, fireplace and large flat screen TV with cable channels
                                • Games
                                  board games, puzzles and cards
                                • Pool Table
                                  Regulation size Brunswick pool table in game room
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (7) Cabin has 7 TVs each with cable TV
                                • Television
                                  Cabin has seven cable TVs - two large flat screen TVs (living room and game room), plus each of the five bedrooms features a 32 inch flat screen TV with cable channels
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  several VCR and DVD movies for children and adults...bring along your favorites!


                                    • Balcony
                                      Master Bedroom features a private 2-person Balcony with lovely mountain view.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (2) 2 large outdoor decks. Great place to enjoy mountain views and the birds and chipmunks that often come by. Bring along bird seed or buy at locally to place on main deck table to enjoy them eating!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The cabin features a gently sloped, grassy backyard!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      gas grill with timer located on main level deck
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort just 1.25 miles from cabin


                                        • limited accessibility
                                          Although we are not 'handicap accessible', we are a good choice for those who are 'mobility impaired'. Full use of Main/Living level without climbing any stairs; this level features: Living Room, Kitchen, Dining, 2 Bdrms both with QN size beds, 2 full Baths & Laundry

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Chalet Village Owner Club pools: No fee, Open Mem. Day thru Labor Day. Gatlinburg Community Center: indoor heated pool, avail. year-round use, small fee applies, plus bowling, baskball, fitness, more
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              located on lower level deck near game room- spacious deck with seating so everyone can enjoy visiting while others in hot tub.


                                                • playground
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • cinemas
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • The cabin's back yard has a gently slope ~ Older kids may enjoy the sloped yard. Guests have reported seeing all types of wildlife and birds in our yard and trees! Our furry visitors include: bears, deer, chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits. Our feathered visitors include: turkeys, crows, finch, titmouse, cardinals and blue birds. Nature lovers will enjoy the views and the wildlife!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  109 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Guestbook Comment

                                                                  linda h.Parrish, Al.

                                                                  Folks, I'd like to tell you about our stay at the cabin. At first I was let down by the view. We usually stay higher up. After the first sunset and sunrise I was in love with the view. The cabin is very easy to find. I did not like one of the hills, but got over it. We had plenty of room for all of us. The price cannot be beaten. We had plenty of towels and bedding. I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have about this cabin. Thanks Val and Ranea for allowing us to stay in your cabin. LInda Hester

                                                                  The description needs to be updated. Very misleading.

                                                                  Sonja S.

                                                                  1. Driveway will NOT fit very fit the number of cars described.

                                                                  2. Threre was zero internet. Never ever connected.

                                                                  3. Pictures are totally misleading.

                                                                  4. Hot tub was disgusting. Lifted the top and smell was horrible. Didn’t even get to use it.

                                                                  5. Tried to make up bed in basement and mattress cover was stained and not washed. Dirty underwear and trash under it.

                                                                  6. Upon arriving the downstate was unlocked. Upstairs one of the windows was broken so we had to try to secure it.

                                                                  7. Need to hire a new cleaning crew because it’s obvious it’s not been deep cleaned in months. Cobwebs. Dirty floors. House smells of mildew.

                                                                  8. Hey the kitchen table was awesome! Plenty of space for our group of 7 to play games

                                                                  9. Best part about this home was The view of Mt. LaConte.

                                                                  Would not recommend this VRBO until house and description of it is updated. So disappointed. Spent a lot of money.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Where do I begin?? First, we hope all of our 4-5 star reviews will share a more accurate view of this great cabin. It's such a good deal for the nightly costs. The cabin has 4 DEEP CLEANS per year. You will not find that in most cabins. Had we not been in the cabin ourselves just before this guest checked in, I might have questioned housekeeping a bit. My husband and I were at the cabin while the cleaners where cleaning it. I organized and restocked the kitchen myself. My husband tested all the TV remotes and did a speed test on the Wi-Fi. I want to close with this message. This guest did not contact us to ask for help. We could have instructed her on how to reset the WiFi. And Housekeeping will return to the cabin within 24 hrs of check in to deal with any housekeeping related issues. Our phone number is all over our instructions for rental. There's no need for any guest to feel dissatisfied with the cleaning. I should also address the parking. As described in our ad and email response, guests can park up to 4 regular size cars. If you have oversized trucks or SUVs then you can fit fewer than 4 cars in the driveway. This is all spelled out in the Instructions for Rental.

                                                                  We've been in the vacation rental business for over 17 years. Rarely can I say I was in a property the same day a guest arrived, but in this case I can say so. If you have any questions, please contact us thru email or phone call.

                                                                  Halfway to Heaven was just perfect, great location

                                                                  ERICKA M.

                                                                  My friends and I went to Gatlinburg to do skiing and snowboarding. Halfway to heaven was the perfect cabin for us. It’s located really close to the skiing park and close to the town. Owners response and comunication was really good. The cabin was clean and had all that we needed to cook. Definitely Looking forward to rent this cabin in the future.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi thank you for giving us a great review! We are so happy you and your friends had a great time at the cabin. Next time call us directly and you will get the 10% repeat guest discount! Thank you again for the awesome review!

                                                                  Loved this cabin!!

                                                                  Beverly S.

                                                                  This cabin more than met our expectations and needs for our family if 9 and a dog! We will definitely be staying here again!

                                                                  Owner's Response:


                                                                  Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review! It’s very much appreciated. Next time you decide to stay call us directly and you will get a 10% repeat guest discount.

                                                                  Great stay

                                                                  Brent L.

                                                                  Great house that is in a good location. Would highly recommend this rental.

                                                                  A good place to stay, for the money. Will sleep many!

                                                                  Wanda M.

                                                                  We enjoyed our stay even though there was a thing or two we were not real pleased with. The parking place/yard was only large enough for two vehicles, and extremely steep. There was a parking pad, but I think it was not to be used by the renters of " Half Way To Heaven". It was full of cars, anyway. The bed linens and towels were clean. The bathrooms would do; However the house did not have a real clean look. I think if all the walls were gone over with a cleaner, it would give them a fresher look. Even with these thing, if I need to find a place to rent in that area, for 5 couples, I believe I would rent it again, because of the price. It would be a plus if there were more deck furniture. I believe there was only a table for four and four chairs. In spite of the things I have mentioned, we enjoyed our stay at "Half Way To Heaven".

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are always pleased to hear that our cabin is a "very good value for the money". Good news is that the cabin has just had a deep clean, as it does at least 3 times a year. Using the fireplace in the cooler weather creates warmth and ambience but can certainly dull the terrific true wood walls. The deep cleaning of the walls with Murphy Oil soap always makes the walls shiny again and smells so fresh!

                                                                  Parking can be a challenge for flat-landers. As explained in our ad, the cabin sits just below the street so the large double wide parking pad is on a decline. High end is at street level and low end it at the cabin's middle level. This is very common in the mountains of East Tennessee and in Chalet Village. Our guests get a more private feeling by being slightly below street level, but it you are only use to parking on a flat driveway or parking pad it can seem odd at first. We park can park up to 4 standard size cars in the driveway - 2 abreast and 2 at near the retaining wall. Keep in mind that we are originally from New Orleans which has NO HILLS and is below sea level. It just takes a little getting use to and it can be done. We are certainly sorry parking was a challenge for these guests. Anytime our guests run into an issue or challenge just give us a call. More often than not, we have an easy fix for our guests.


                                                                  Chalet Village, Gatlinburg, TN, USA

                                                                  Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area, Dollywood, Arts & Crafts communit, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Laurel Falls, Clingmans Dome, Cataract Falls, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, water tubing, white water rafting, snow tubing, snow skiing, hiking, fresh water fishing, hiking, historic sites,

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