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High End Chalet at 3,200 Feet - Long distance mountain views!!

Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Outstanding value for max 14 travelers seeking private retreat in popular area.

Cardinal Ridge is a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 4,200 SF chalet that sleeps 14. Built in 1999, it is new to the rental market in 2012. The property sits at one of the highest elevations in Tennessee with unobstructed clear day views of 70 miles. The home is located across the street and has direct access to the 500,000 acre Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Ten minutes to Gatlinburg town center and Ober Gatlinberg year around attractions.

Cardinal Ridge can accommodate/sleep up to 14 people. It has ample off street parking within its gated driveway. Additional accommodations for large groups totaling up to 26 people can be arranged with the rental of the two adjacent and walkable cabins (sleep 6 each) to Cardinal Ridge through our local rental management company.

We have taken care to convert this once private residence to a very comfortable rental chalet. There are 3 king suites, 1 queen suite and 1 bonus suite that includes a queen, a full, two futons and a baby crib. All the bedrooms have HDTV flat screens and ceiling fans.

The lower level game room consists of a wet bar, pool table, Foosball and a dartboard. It also has a media room with a 52 inch flat screen 'smart' TV and a gas fireplace. Outside the game room on the lower deck you will find a new Hot Tub with wonderful views.

The main floor living room has a 18 foot ceiling, a gas fireplace, a 55 inch flat screen 'smart' TV, and a tall-boy table and chairs for mountain viewing while dining.

The main level kitchen features a center island with plenty of counter and cupboard space, matching stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator, microwave, and stove/range. An eat-in kitchen table and chairs with a 32' wall mounted HDTV completes this room.

The main floor is also comprised of a entry foyer, formal dining room, full laundry room, full bathroom, a master king bedroom suite and doors leading to an outside covered deck.

The upper floor consists of three large bedroom suites (all with mountain views) and a full bathroom.

Outside, the front entrance has been professionally landscaped with flowering shrubs and ground cover. The covered front porch has bench seating, a full guard rail system and a key-less front door lock system.

This home has central heat and air conditioning, thermal-pane screened windows, and all doors have screen doors. New wooden planked floors or ceramic tile is found in all living areas. Original, signed and numbered framed art work is hung throughout the chalet.

This is a pet-friendly property for up to a 25 lb pet. We have a large metal portable kennel available for pets when guests are away from the chalet.

More Details

David or Betty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2017

About David or Betty

David and Betty (owners) are semi-retired Snowbirds. We are residents of Bradenton, FL but summer over on the cool waters of the Great Lakes. We are active investors and have found Gatlinburg TN to be a promising retirement and resort area a day's drive from FL to plant a flag! We have an English Cream Golden Retriever, Ivy, who loves to travel along with us.

David or Betty purchased this chalet in 2012

Why David or Betty chose Gatlinburg

We fell in love with this property because of its high elevation in the mountains and the close proximity to our FL and Great Lakes homes. We desire to have access to all four seasons without the long cold northern winters nor the hot and humid summers found in FL.

This property is relatively new and it is good size for accommodating large families and friends. The long distance mountain views are on pare with beach-front property in terms of being special.

What makes this chalet unique

One unique benefit of being at 3,200 feet elevation is that the temperature here is about 10 degrees cooler than downtown Gatlinburg which is at 1,200 feet. This property provides a welcomed summer temperature drop from the surrounding SE USA. Another is that no structures will ever be built on the National Park land across the street!


Chalet Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , lower level
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upper level
  • Four (4) full baths.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Lower level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Upper level over garage
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main level
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Upper level
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Hiking trails into Great Smoky National Park are available just across the street from our property. Roads are maintained and plowed/salted by the City of Gatlinburg.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

High End Chalet at 3,200 Feet - Long distance mountain views!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Portland, IN

Wonderful Views

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home. It has all of the amenities. The views from the decks are incredible. If you're looking for a place in the middle of all of the action, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle, you'll fall in love with it like we did. It is still close to Gatlinburg, but the steep and winding roads made me reluctant to make more than one trip into town in a day. Traveling back up the mountain in the dark is nerve wracking. There are flat screens in every room of the house with HD cable. Netflix and HBO GO in the living rooms was a plus. The kids loved the pool table, Foosball, and hot tub. Our party was two families of 4 with kids from ages 5-9. The only disappointment was that we didn't see any bears!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased with your review of Cardinal Ridge! We hope you stay with us.again. David & Betty
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was great! The house was beautiful and very well stocked with everything you will need. Plenty of towels and blankets, the beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen has it all! The views from this Chalet are breathtaking! You can see for miles and the sunrises are a sight to see! Be prepared to drive up some pretty steep and curvy roads this house is very high on the mountain but once you get to the top it is worth the drive!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Chalet Village Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 6 - May 25
Jan 6 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 - June 30
May 26 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Pet fee is $75 per stay, Cleaning fee is $125 per stay, Tax is 12.75% additional

Credit card payment to our property management company.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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The Gatlinburg, TN area is a premier family vacation destination that combines world class attractions and amusement parks with the bonus of free access to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Located in Eastern Tennessee near the Appalachian Trail, Gatlinburg features the only snowboarding and skiing destination in TN.

Lodging alternatives to typical motels and hotels include a large network of cabins and chalets that can be rented for overnight stays of a few days to a full month or more. Chalet Village is a sought after residential community that is built on one of the highest elevations in the SE USA and features winter-time skiing, extensive wildlife including the black bear, swimming and tennis at the Owner's Club facilities and plus easy access to the villages of Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Well known area attractions include Dollywood, Titanic Museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Old Smoky Moonshine and Wonderworks. Gatlinburg also is known for its 120 person capacity Ober Gatlinburg Tramway to the mountain top, the Trolley System and the 400 foot tall Space Needle. All this with the back drop of the Great Smoky National Park system makes this a special destination. July and October are peak demand months.


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