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Bear Trax - Comfy, Cozy, Fun, and Near it All !! Wintertime Rates in Effect !!

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The Bear Trax chalet ! (If I were a bear, I'd be impressed!)

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

(Please contact us by email or phone for your accurate rate quote...rates on groups w/children may be overstated. Overall, Bear Trax offers great rates any time of year, with our Best Value packages on 4 nites up thru weeklong stays with a minimum of 4 adults. 7th nite free year-round ! And our membership with the Chalet Village Owners Club provides our renters w/special discounts to featured restaurants, attractions, shops and much more!!)

The 'Bear Trax' Chalet is attractively located in a unique residential area (Chalet Village) right on the main road that traverses Gatlinburg's western slope, and from the front deck there's a gorgeous view of the third tallest peak in the Smoky Mountains - Mount LeConte.

The large wooded lot provides excellent privacy and beauty, and noise is practically non-existent in this area. This entire chalet sits on solid ground, and does not perch perilously over sloping landscapes as many in this area do, and is located only 5 minutes from both downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg (the ski lodge).

The chalet is a beautiful, three-story A-Frame, with three full levels (over 2100 square feet). Inside and out the chalet displays a pride of workmanship with all cedar wood and cut stone. The center-of-room stone fireplace adds for a cozy and even romantic getaway, and it's not unusual for the moon to slowly drift across all the frontroom windows almost every season, adding to a spectacular visual delight on clear nights!

There are four private bedrooms throughout the chalet which can easily accommodate eight guests. All bedrooms have queen-size beds, furniture, closets, and amenities. On the main level are two bedrooms, with an adjoining full bathroom. The upstairs Master bedroom has its own private bathroom, balcony, and TV/DVD/VCR. And the lower level has been remodeled for a large fourth bedroom and full bathroom. Bring along an air mattress if you like, and let the kids 'camp out' in the frontroom for an experience they'll never forget!

The kitchen is complete with all necessary appliances - stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator w/ice maker, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, can opener, and complete utensils, cook and plate ware. All you need to supply are the groceries during your stay. (Or check out any of the fabulous restaurants downtown!)

Just outside our sliding glass doors on our extended main level deck, and tucked within an ideal spot surrounded by large trees and pines, is our five-seater hot tub with excellent circulating jets. In the frontroom we've added comfy and excellent recliner couches. And in the lower level of the chalet is a large gameroom with a professional size slate pool table, foosball table, electronic dartboard, as well as cable TV.

Less than a mile away is Ober Gatlinburg, a beautiful modern ski resort with top shelf ski slopes, a large indoor ice skating rink, restaurants, lounges, and even a bear zoo. The aerial tram to Ober Gatlinburg (a visual delight as well) takes you directly to the heart of downtown in 15 minutes, and you can walk throughout downtown Gatlinburg with its numerous shops, sights, and restaurants.

This chalet has been known for its bear sightings and the reason for its name, with over 100 sightings throughout 2011 and 2012! This 2013 year has again repeated with sightings almost weekly since May at Bear Trax !! Just remember... DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!

Since 'Bear Trax' is privately owned and managed, prices are very modest and competitive, with special seasonal offers. For those of you needing a bit more feedback and detail on Bear Trax, we personally invite you to browse some of our past guests excellent comments in the 'comment' section below! But most of all, we invite you to come see why a mountain chalet can be your next perfect get-away and vacation!

Keywords: 3-Story, A-Frame Chalet

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3

    ...moreless

  • One full bathroom on each of 3 levels. Main floor bathroom is a bathtub/shower combo that connects to large main floor bedroom. Upper level bathroom has a four foot wide shower w/seat. Lower level has a regular-size shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gatlinburg is likely one of the Top 10 of places to visit in the country. There's everything here, and for all Seasons! Gatlinburg can also claim as being the #1 out-of-state wedding hot spot, exceeding Las Vegas. Zip-Lines are also now the rage in the country, and Gatlinburg and nearby areas have perhaps the most and some of the Best!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 TVs have built-in DVD players. Also a built-in VHS player....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Besides our pool table, there is also an electronic dart board and a foosball table. ...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Professional size (8 feet)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 total. 2 large bedrooms have cable TV, also one in frontroom and one in gameroom...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table leaf available for larger groups - can expand seating and table space for 6 easily....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 new heat pumps provide central A/C throughout the chalet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Main floor center of room cut-stone fireplace. Firewood is free. Limited season(s) for inside fireplace use (Oct thru March)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 new heat pumps provide central heating throughout the chalet...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi in place - no password required. Excellent reception from Bear Trax....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking on totally flat ground at the chalet (see pic). Room to park up to 6 cars. Side driveway cutout offers easy turnaround in driveway, or out-of-way camper/bike trailer area....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Available, but calling card req'd to make long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large cut-stone fireplace in frontroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Typical 12-cup coffee maker w/filters supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All available. Xmas-ware set out for the Holidays as of Nov thru Feb....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Add'l seating at wrap-around counter in kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and cold ice water tap from frig - filtered...moreless

  • Stove:

    All electric range/oven with full range of controls. New purchase in 2010. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off the Master Bedroom level...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck around 3 of 4 sides of chalet. Upstairs balcony deck off Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Golf:

    3 local top-shelf courses within 10 miles driving distance. Special discounts via Chalet Village clubhouse extends to our guests...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Excellent waterways nearby for kayak/canoe/raft. Whitewater excursions also....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Special Weber charcoal grill, with flat-top side attachment. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ober Gatlinburg (ski lodge) only 5 minutes away. Rental boards available there....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at Northern Chalet Village clubhouse...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Free guest pool passes to all 3 Chalet Village clubhouses during the Summertime!...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Outside on extended main deck, surrounded by trees....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 19 - May 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$125 $145
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summertime 2015
May 31 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$810

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Week
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,320
flat fee
End of Summer/Early Fall
Aug 23 - Oct 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$125 $145
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Fall Colors 2015
Oct 4 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$145 $175
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$870

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,320
flat fee
December 2015
Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$135 $163
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$810

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Xmas Week
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,320
flat fee
New Year's Week
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,320
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135 $163
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$810

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

7th night free year-round at Bear Trax

Children at reduced rates - call/email us for your final rate which may be less than Quoted rate

Twin size hide-a-beds available for add'l guests

Summertime guests receive free swimming passes, courtesy/Chalet Village Clubhouses

Bear Trax guests also receive discounts to over 30 local merchants, restaurants, attractions, and more.

Call for any needed info.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Location

Chalet Village clubhouse privileges to summertime guests (3 nearby locations all with outdoor pools and more)

From Bear Trax, only 5 to 7 minutes by car to any of the following ....

a) main entrance to Smokies and route to Cades Cove

b) downtown Gatlinburg and all attractions

c) Ober Gatlinburg (ski lodge and aerial cable car)

d) Gatlinburg Bypass (easy way to access either the Smokies or Pigeon Forge)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
If you're looking for a great place in the country to simply enjoy and appreciate the beauty and visual delights of mountains, rivers, forests, wildlife, and a walk into life as it existed for early settlers, this is it ! Or if you're just looking for a peaceful place to wake up every morning to, and a great way to simply recharge your mind and body, it doesn't take long here and you'll feel like new in no time! It's whatever you want - relaxation, sight-seeing, adventure, fun, and beauty all rolled up into one !


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Bear Trax chalet !  (If I were a bear, I'd be impressed!)

    The Bear Trax chalet ! (If I were a bear, I'd be impressed!)

  • Now here's a rarity in these hills......a huge flat driveway for up to 5 cars !

    Now here's a rarity in these hills......a huge flat driveway for up to 5 cars !

  • Is it that time of year again?!  Plenty of firewood on hand to set the mood !!

    Is it that time of year again?! Plenty of firewood on hand to set the mood !!

  • View from 3rd level loft to lower level below.  Dining room leaf available for larger groups.

    View from 3rd level loft to lower level below. Dining room leaf available for larger groups.

  • Our deck wraps around 3 whole sides of the chalet !

    Our deck wraps around 3 whole sides of the chalet !

  • Check out the 3rd highest peak in the Smokies - Mt LeConte - right out our frontroom window or off our front deck, no matter what season !

    Check out the 3rd highest peak in the Smokies - Mt LeConte - right out our frontroom window or off our front deck, no matter what season !

  • Meet Roxie, our bashful bear ! (and a bit camera shy too)

    Meet Roxie, our bashful bear ! (and a bit camera shy too)

  • Private balcony thru sliding glass doors. Cable TV w/built-in DVD.

    Private balcony thru sliding glass doors. Cable TV w/built-in DVD.

  • Large mainfloor bedroom w/private entrance to main floor bathroom.

    Large mainfloor bedroom w/private entrance to main floor bathroom.

  • Lower level large bedroom, right next to the gameroom w/full bathroom nearby.

    Lower level large bedroom, right next to the gameroom w/full bathroom nearby.

  • O'er the hill & thru the woods, to grandmother's house we go !

    O'er the hill & thru the woods, to grandmother's house we go !

  • Downtown Gatlinburg by Ripley's Aquarium and all decked out for the Holidays !

    Downtown Gatlinburg by Ripley's Aquarium and all decked out for the Holidays !

  • There's plenty of room here for up to 10 guests throughout all 3 levels !

    There's plenty of room here for up to 10 guests throughout all 3 levels !

  • Enter from the lower level stairway right into a relaxing and comfy frontroom. Our center-of-room cut-stone fireplace makes for pleasant and warm wintertime evenings.

    Enter from the lower level stairway right into a relaxing and comfy frontroom. Our center-of-room cut-stone fireplace makes for pleasant and warm wintertime evenings.

  • Easy lounging with 3 relaxing recliners.  Cable TV/DVD/WiFi Internet throughout the entire chalet !

    Easy lounging with 3 relaxing recliners. Cable TV/DVD/WiFi Internet throughout the entire chalet !

  • View from dining area to hot tub on main deck outside.

    View from dining area to hot tub on main deck outside.

  • Kitchen area w/wraparound counter and extra seating - pull up a stool, there's plenty of elbow room !

    Kitchen area w/wraparound counter and extra seating - pull up a stool, there's plenty of elbow room !

  • You might even catch our Old Man in the Tree snoring at night.

    You might even catch our Old Man in the Tree snoring at night.

  • Sometimes it takes a coin toss or arm wrestle to decide who gets the upper level Master Bedroom w/private balcony !

    Sometimes it takes a coin toss or arm wrestle to decide who gets the upper level Master Bedroom w/private balcony !

  • Master bathroom - 48 inch wide shower w/built-in seat.

    Master bathroom - 48 inch wide shower w/built-in seat.

  • Our other of two bedrooms on main level.  Pair of Hide-a-Beds also available for extra guests !

    Our other of two bedrooms on main level. Pair of Hide-a-Beds also available for extra guests !

  • Pool anyone ?  Let's see who gets bragging rights tonite, hey?!

    Pool anyone ? Let's see who gets bragging rights tonite, hey?!

  • Now that's a skating rink!  And open all-year round ! (courtesy/Ober Gatlinburg)

    Now that's a skating rink! And open all-year round ! (courtesy/Ober Gatlinburg)

  • That's almost the perfect pic for putting on a Xmas postcard !

    That's almost the perfect pic for putting on a Xmas postcard !

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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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