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Cozy Comfy Entertaining and Near it All ! Our Summertime Deals in Full Swing !

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

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Last updated: 07/29/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Chalet Village chalet description

(Our summertime specials are back on all weeklong stays! Best value packages on large groups with at least 4 adults ! Free guest passes to nearby clubhouses w/outdoor swimming and more ! Call soon -available dates will not last long !!)

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

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • 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

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          • Bathroom 2

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          • Bathroom 3

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

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

          • Stove:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Refrigerator:

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

          • Coffee Maker:

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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Fireplace:

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

          • Heating:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

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

          • Wood Fireplace:

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

          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          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

              • Game Room:

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

              • Television:

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

              • DVD Player:

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

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Foosball

              Communications

              • Internet:

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

              • Telephone:

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

              • Wireless Internet

              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

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

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

              • Ski & Snowboard:

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

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              • Tennis:

                Available at Northern Chalet Village clubhouse...moreless

              • Balcony:

                Off the Master Bedroom level...moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Hunting
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cinemas
                  • Museums
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo
                  • Antiquing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Rafting
                   

                  Reviews

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                  GREAT RATES! FROM $125 TO $185/NITE..EXCELLENT PACKAGES BASED ON GROUP SIZE!
                  MORE GUESTS & MORE NITES REDUCES YOUR PER NITE COSTS TO AS LOW AS $18 PER GUEST!
                  3-nite minimum stay req'd during majority of calendar year.  4-nite minimum req'd
                  for Holidays/falltime. 7th nite always free! Children 12 and under at 1/2 price.
                  Security deposit and damage deposit req'd.  60-day cancellation policy.
                  No pets allowed. Special January/February rates at 30% off regular season rates.
                  Multiple discounts for large groups & week-long stays. 4 adult minimum req'd !
                  Call for more info and pricing that will be 'tailored' to your specific group!
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Last updated: 07/29/2014
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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

                  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 !


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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!)

                  • 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.

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

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

                  • 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.

                  • 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 !

                  • Even in the dead of winter, feel free to immerse into a toasty and soothing 104 degree hot tub!

                    Even in the dead of winter, feel free to immerse into a toasty and soothing 104 degree hot tub!

                  • 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 !

                  • 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.

                  • 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 !

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

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

                  • 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 !

                  • Plenty of free firewood on hand for a great cozy evening!

                    Plenty of free firewood on hand for a great cozy evening!

                  • View of frontroom and dining room areas w/full window view of mountains across the way.  Front deck outside wraps around 3 sides of chalet.

                    View of frontroom and dining room areas w/full window view of mountains across the way. Front deck outside wraps around 3 sides of chalet.

                  • All main level sliding glass doors lead to the main level deck outside - our hot tub just outside this one.

                    All main level sliding glass doors lead to the main level deck outside - our hot tub just outside this one.

                  • 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 !

                  • A few guests stopped by and entertained our renters one season !  We're constantly entertaining guests with bear sightings !  Just remember - DO NOT FEED THE BEARS !!

                    A few guests stopped by and entertained our renters one season ! We're constantly entertaining guests with bear sightings ! Just remember - DO NOT FEED THE BEARS !!

                  • 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.

                  • Different view of same bedroom.

                    Different view of same bedroom.

                  • The fun room....a professional size pool table, foosball, and electronic darts.

                    The fun room....a professional size pool table, foosball, and electronic darts.

                  • How cool is this to see in wintertime in downtown Gatlinburg?

                    How cool is this to see in wintertime in downtown Gatlinburg?

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