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Dates open for June 25-July 1st SO CALL 251-979-0067 for all details

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Large living area,private movie room sleeps 3

I have done a major updates at Buck Horn over the winter and yes we have 5 tons of AC AIRCONDITIONING at the cabin. Going to make for a cool summer chill. Call for new specials and any other details. Like where to possibly see a deer or bear. Or even best place to take the kids and when the tram picks up at the cabin. So I'm hear 24/7 call anytime 251-979-0067.

If you are looking for something truly magical for your Holiday getaway, and are looking for a great view of the Appalachians,and you may be a J.R.R. Tolkien or a C.S. Lewis fan. AS the design and décor is liking to Riven Dale, down to running fountains on the cat walk on the upper level. Buck Horn is the Place for you and your family. Buck Horn,is the nick name the house was given by the locals. Buck Horn was one of the first homes built before the opening of the National Park and the 15 acres it sits on was chosen for its commanding view of Mount LeConte (the 3rd tallest mountain in the Appalachians by only 16 feet, elevation 6593 feet) and the mountain range that leads to the famous New Found Gap and now even has AC thru out.There is so much history that goes with this place, it's hard to put in a few short paragraphs.

There is also a Christmas tree farm near the house. The kids and adults alike enjoy making their own ornaments in front of the roaring fire with a steaming cup of coco at the ready. I can go on and on about this amazing place and will be glad too. Just give me a call at 251-979-0067 and I will give you all the details and give you a great rate for the Holiday. As rates tend to be much higher during this time of season. Do not worry about calling late as I will be up late. So if this wonderful place is what you are looking for do not wait to act as it will be gone quick. I just posted as available 10 minutes ago. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and I hope it is with us here at Buck Horn Lodge.

Wow, where do I begin? The house was designed and built by Bruce McCarty in the late 40's, and completed in 1952. The house is of Frank Loyd Wright inspiration, as this was Bruce's influence while he attended Princeton and through out his career. The house began as a family retreat for all seasons. The site for the home was picked just after Tennessee was awarded the Site for the entrance into the Great Smoky Mountains.

Bruce wanted it to be special where the family could gather for all types of family events, and this being Bruce's first house he designed and built he was looking for just the right spot and boy did he find it. I consider it his master piece and we are talking about the fellow who designed the World's Fair in Knoxville (see wikipedia Bruce McCarty) I could be a little partial. The local newspaper wrote an article about Buck Horn upon it's completion in 1952 claiming such revolutions as complete with washer and dryer, sleeps 14, hot water heater, and full kitchen and bath. The construction is unique in that the whole lower floor is constructed of giant flag stones,polished wood inner wall's and ceiling's, and of 18 inches of solid granite that was recovered from the foot of Mount Le Cont (not one piece of sheet rock in the house).

The den area was designed to give you the feeling you are sitting under a shade tree situated as to have a picturesque view of Mount LeConte. With its massive fire place, polished hard wood ceilings, built in viewing couch, large flag stone floors that continue through the 18 foot soaring windows out onto the veranda over looking mighty Mount LeConte, you have the feeling of being outside, as this was the intent.The guest who have stayed at Buck Horn comment on how they loose sense of time and find it hard to leave, even with it being so much to do in the local and surrounding area.The view from the den is all inspiring no matter what the season it could be the fall with the changing of the leaves as you watch the colors change as they rise up the face of LeConte or when it snows and you are nestled by a roaring fire and you seem to be out side in it as it flutters on to the veranda, or the spring when the bloom begins and the colors abound every where you look.If you have read the Lord of the Rings it's like your own private Rivendell and when the Fire flies are in action you can almost hear the elf's singing. .

Also, on the lower level, there is a spacious fully equipped kitchen, half bath, laundry room, and a cozy home theater with 62' Pioneer Elite Plasma Monitor with Yamaha and Harmon Cardin surround system. The seating in the theater is a custom wrap around couch that is stuffed with the equivalent of 20 down blankets(too comfy). The upper floor is a cantilevering masterpiece constructed of 12' clear pine polished walls,vaulted ceilings, with floors that look as if they are from an old Chris Craft Boat.

Two of the three bed rooms have private balconies that seem to float magically a great place to start your morning with a cup of coffee or a place to catch up on that book you have been dying to read, and they are connected by a masterful cat walk that over looks the valley leading up to Mount LeConte. Just like the lower level, there are windows galore all with custom brass rolling screens. The upper level wraps up with a full bath, a third bedroom with an amazing view and plenty of closet space.

I would love to have you come and enjoy the wonders of Buck Horn and her great history. Buck Horn is designed to be used year round.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Interpreter on hand to handle your needs
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Richie

We at Buck Horn take pride in servicing our clients. No request is too small! So we have listened and now the cabin has AC thru out the cabin. When the house keepers left yesterday it was 94f outside and a chilly 68f downstairs by the large picture windows. So it is Done BUCK HORN has AC .My property manager will more than likely check you in and show you all that the cabin has to offer.We strive to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible. We are glad to help with arranging activities through-out your stay, even if it's only directions or a suggestion where the kids might like to go and have some kid time. Please feel free to contact us as the need arises. Having grown up in the area, I have a pretty good working knowledge of what might just be going on during your visit. Hope to see you very soon at Buck Horn.

Richie purchased this chalet in 2002

Why Richie chose Tennessee

I enjoy being a type of inn keep. I love sharing information about our area and the going-ons of the many things to see and do during your stay at Buck Horn.I have motor cycled extensively in this area and would love to share some of thoughs hidden rides you only hear or read about.So yes I am biker friendly.I have plenty of room to accommodate trailers for your bikes and covered area to park your ride under. We know you have a choice as to where you choose to spend your vacation, and we strive to make it as comfortable, enjoyable, and hassle free as we may. Buck Horn is not a condo, time share, or one in a grouping of houses they call Chalets. Buck Horn sits on 11 acres of private land for your enjoyment with plenty of privacy, but just seven minutes to Gatlinburg, 15 to Pigeon Forge, 30 to Cherokee and 10 to the entrance to the Smokies.The local trolley even picks up at the foot of the drive and runs until 11 p.m. We cater to people that want a more private stay but still want to be close to attractions. Hope to see you soon at Buck Horn!

What makes this chalet unique

Buck Horn was designed to be as one with nature and it's natural surroundings. If you are reading this description you have now discovered there are many choices of lodging. What you will find with staying with us is the solitude of the Smokies and nature. Buck Horn is still only 7 minutes to downtown Gatlinburg and 15 to Pigeon Forge. So all I can say is Location, Location, Location. So please come spend a few magical days here at the lodge and return yearly as many of my loyal guest do year after year. I do hope to hear from you soon. I can be reached on my cell 251-979-0067 24\7. So if you are up late searching for that perfect place for you and your families holiday getaway. Please call anytime day or night and I will be glad to give you all the details and get you reserved here at this amazing Lodge nestled in Gatlinburg's best kept secret "Buck Horn" :)


Gatlinburg Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The down stairs area will sleep another 4 guest
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Buck Horn was designed with mainly Nature in Mind of the designer. The Lodge is 65% plus windows of all shapes and sizes. It is amazing to be sitting on the hearth in front of a roaring fire and watch the snow fall on the veranda. It is like you are out in it instead of being inside. It is awesome to awake and the first thing you see is Mount 'Le Conte rising right out side of your viewing windows of your nice warm bed. One of a Kind Home Theater in an All Granite Viewing Room, DVD Library, Book Library, Art, Ice Cold Mountain Well Water. I can provide as much or as little input about the area as you may need. I have been in the area my entire life. So if you are looking for that romantic place to have a slow dance under the stars or the best roller coasters. I am here to make your Holiday with us at Buck Horn one that you remember with that smile that says "Can not wait to go back". So come spend a few wonderful days with the best kept secret in the Appalachians "Buck Horn Lodge :)


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Three Jimmies\Skiddys
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Peddler\Ruth Chris\Melting Pot\Outback
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Car: necessary

45 Min to Knoxville,1.5 Hours to Ashville,15 Min to Pigeon Forge.


Rates & Availability

Gatlinburg Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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