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Richie

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Interpreter on hand to handle your needs

JULY 9-16TH OPEN. BOOK NOW, CALL TO BOOK AMAZING CHALET 251-979-0067

18 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Tennessee Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, Large living area,private movie room sleeps 8

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. There is so much history that goes with this place, it's hard to put in a few short paragraphs. So, when you would like more detail's on Buck Horn, please contact me at my email 13taipan@gmail.com or my cell 251-979-0067 to chat about all her wonders.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Richie (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Interpreter on hand to handle your needs

About Richie

We at Buck Horn take pride in servicing our clients. No request is too small! 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" :)

Reviews

4.3
based on 18 traveler reviews

JULY 9-16TH OPEN. BOOK NOW, CALL TO BOOK AMAZING CHALET 251-979-0067
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 18 reviews
5

Will Never Stay Anywhere Else

  • 5 of 5

I do not typically do reviews (unless the stay is horrible) BUT I feel like I must tell everyone how wonderful this home is! I did not know what to expect because in the past, I have always stayed in a hotel in downtown Gatlinburg. As soon as I pulled up and saw this rare and unique home sitting perched up on the top of this beautiful property, I knew we made the right choice. When we walked inside and saw the huge wall of windows over looking Mt. LeConte, I literally turned to my wife to HIGH FIVE! The pictures online are nice, but they do not do it justice. The stone walls inside are beautiful and all of the original 1950s appliances are a great touch. The movie room was addicting! I could literally lie on that couch all day and watch movies (that were provided) all night long. We were surprised how cool it was in May, but we were excited to be able to keep a fire going all day/night long. Time flew by when I was there, which was the only disappointing thing, because I did not want to leave. There is just so much to boast about. Not only is the home amazing, but it is in the perfect spot. It is very private, but close to downtown Gatlinburg. A trolley can actually pick you up at the driveway! We rented motorcycles and rode all through the mountains, which I would definitely recommend! The owner, Richard, is actually the one that suggested that to us. He was very knowledgeable about what to do, where to go, who to talk to etc! I have a feeling I may be coming back every year and would recommend this place to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

JEWEL OF THE SMOKIES!!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say right off the bat,

the pictures do not do this beautiful home justice!!!

I've been renting cabins in Gatlinburg for years and a friend told me about their stay at Buckhorn Lodge, so my fiancé and I decided to get it for a romantic weekend.

When we arrived, we were blown away!!!!

The architecture is perfection!!!!

The redwood floors and walls were so pristine!!!!

The stone fireplace was beautiful and the huge windows were awe inspiring!

Whoever decorated it has exquisite taste!!!

It looked like the pictures you'd see in an "Architectural Digest" magazine

or some movie star's chalet!!

We spent alot of time out on the deck, eating breakfast, lunch and dinner,

taking in the fresh mountain air,

and enjoying the scenery.

We had all the windows open and listened to the breeze against the trees. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

In the media room, we just cuddled on the most comfortable couch ever and watched movies!!

We even fell asleep in there one night and

stayed til morning!!!!

I wish I could live there!!!!

When it came time to go home,

we didn't want to leave!!!!

They had all the pretty antique plates and glasses, spices to cook with, all the utensils and nice cookware.

The stove looks like it has been there since it was built. Clean, old timey and so retro cool!!

It has a crock pot built in next to the heating elements! How neat!! Proving how well appliances were built in the 50's.

There's Dvds, books, games, nature, and even though Gatlinburg was only a few miles away, it felt so secluded and private!!

Im going to say it once more that when it came time to go home, we just did not want to leave!!!!

We fell in love with the place and will visit for years to come!!

It is well worth every penny and I'm going to recommend Buckhorn Lodge to all my friends and family!! THANK YOU for our memorable Gatlinburg vacation experience and we look forward to our next visit!!! :)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and I am so glad yall enjoyed my favorite place on earth " Buck Horn". I do hope to have you and your to be husband back soon. Maybe even a after honey moon trip as we spoke about. Please stay In contact as I love to hear from our guest. I hope to add yall to our more than 65% returning guest list of Buck Horians:):):) please check out our new web page that will go live in June. I will finally break down and do what our guest have been begging me to do for many seasons. That is to do Buck Horn apparel . I will have T shirts both in short and long sleeves, ball caps, night socks for those chilly winter nights at the cabin and our most requested HOODIES. I will have pull on and zippered. To round off the items last but not least full jumper thermal underwear (Red or Pink) I will be posting pics and prices on new web page. And you will not have to wait to return to get your favorite choice. You will be able to order on line and should receive in 5 work days from order. I will be doing many updates over the next few months. But it's been really difficult as we have been booked for 51 weeks out of the year for the last couple of seasons. But I have made the decision that we will be closed for a few weeks this ski season to add more for you and your families. I will be giving updates on the new web page which will be posted soon. Again thanks to all of our great guest that have become like second family in a lot of cases and to the few we have not had the chance to meet in person I hope to see yalll soon. Thanks again from the staff of Buck Horn for making us your destination when you come to the Appalachians
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5

JEWEL OF THE SMOKIES!!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say right off the bat,

the pictures do not do this beautiful home justice!!!

I've been renting cabins in Gatlinburg for years and a friend told me about their stay at Buckhorn Lodge, so my fiancé and I decided to get it for a romantic weekend.

When we arrived, we were blown away!!!!

The architecture is perfection!!!!

The redwood floors and walls were so pristine!!!!

The stone fireplace was beautiful and the huge windows were awe inspiring!

Whoever decorated it has exquisite taste!!!

It looked like the pictures you'd see in an "Architectural Digest" magazine

or some movie star's chalet!!

We spent alot of time out on the deck, eating breakfast, lunch and dinner,

taking in the fresh mountain air,

and enjoying the scenery.

We had all the windows open and listened to the breeze against the trees. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!

In the media room, we just cuddled on the most comfortable couch ever and watched movies!!

We even fell asleep in there one night and

stayed til morning!!!!

I wish I could live there!!!!

When it came time to go home,

we didn't want to leave!!!!

They had all the pretty antique plates and glasses, spices to cook with, all the utensils and nice cookware.

The stove looks like it has been there since it was built. Clean, old timey and so retro cool!!

It has a crock pot built in next to the heating elements! How neat!! Proving how well appliances were built in the 50's.

There's Dvds, books, games, nature, and even though Gatlinburg was only a few miles away, it felt so secluded and private!!

Im going to say it once more that when it came time to go home, we just did not want to leave!!!!

We fell in love with the place and will visit for years to come!!

It is well worth every penny and I'm going to recommend Buckhorn Lodge to all my friends and family!! THANK YOU for our memorable Gatlinburg vacation experience and we look forward to our next visit!!! :)

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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MT Pleasant
5

Great cabin that affotds lots of privacy

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time booking the cabin eventhough we have access to a timeshare just down the road. The cabin offers character, charm, romance, and the secluded feeling we enjoy. If you're looking for a great place to stay that's close to everything and offers privacy this is it. Stone walls inside, floor to ceiling doors and windows, and a nice big open wood burning fireplace set this apart from most others. The owner has been very helpful and accomadating. We look forward to returning again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I can only say that it was the most beautiful home we have ever stayed in. We took our family over Christmas, 2013. We brought our tree and turkey and it felt like home. If you are coming to Gatlinburg TN, it is the most recommended place to stay. You will feel like you are in a treehouse. The views are absolutely beautiful. We had snow Christmas Eve, that made it even more special. You will not need to bring anything but your clothes, the house has everything you will need. In cooking and sleeping. It is so conveniently located to town. We are coming back next year. Richard, the owner, will help you with anything you need to know, and provide any of your needs. He is a wonderful person, and we are so happy to have met him and had the chance to enjoy this paradise of a home. The views are everything you could imagine. Everything he tells you in the description is so true and more. Thank you Richard!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TN
5

WOW Unique Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Richard,

When we arrived and entered we were ....Speechless!!! What can we say except your home is SO unique and wonderful!!!!

Windows open, fans going, lights on, everything was so clean!!! You made us feel so welcome and warm.

All the windows, stone , and wood make this home so very special. It makes you feel like you are in a different world, waiting for fairies and elfs to come out at dusk. Nature is all around no matter what room you are in. We watched so many movies and relaxed in the media room. Bedrooms upstairs are so cozy and nice. Your home made our vacation very special.

The chalet is exactly like your pics but even better!! We will definitely be back and tell our friends about your unique home. If only I could get stuck for a month here!!!!

Thanks for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
KnoxvilleTN
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Three Jimmies\Skiddys
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Greenbrier
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
I-40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Peddler\Ruth Chris\Melting Pot\Outback
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Obergatlinburg
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Gatlinburg Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$4,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$150
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
$4,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Tennessee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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 :)

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