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Terrific Mountain Getaway!!! 2 Fireplaces, Mtn View, Just 5 Mins to Ski Area

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Bears delight our guests with almost daily visits in Spring, Summer and Fall

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Last updated: 10/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes, Stoplight 10 cabin description

Welcome to 'Halfway to Heaven' our spacious, 5 bdrm cabin in the Smokies! Halfway to Heaven offers lovely, year-round mountain views, terrific amenities, and convenient location.

Choosing 'Halfway to Heaven' for your next Smoky Mountain / Gatlinburg get-away is very easy too! Use the convenient 'BOOK IT' feature! Just click the yellow 'Book It' button to get a detailed quote, and you can even PAY for your stay (subject to verification and acceptance). Click, Pay, and your vacation is on it's way.....

Features and Amenities @ Halfway to Heaven:
~ Elevation = 2,050;
~ Lovely mountain views in all 4 seasons!
~ Spacious 2,500 sq ft cabin;
~ 3-level floor plan;
~ 2 Flat Screen TVs, plus TVs in each bdrm!
~ Cable with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and some Movie Channels!
~ FREE High Speed Wireless Internet;
~ 5 Bedrooms, all with either a King or Queen bed!
~ 4 Full Baths, each with tub-shower combination;
~ Sleeps 10-14;
~ 1 KG bed, 4 QN beds, 2 QN-size sofa sleepers;
~ Traveling with a little one? A Pack and Play portable crib is provided;
~ No stairs to access Main level! May be suitable for guests with mobility impairment, ask for details.
~ 2 Gas Fireplaces (Oct-Mar);
~ Hot Tub;
~ Pool Table;
~ DVD player, VCR player, and CD player.
~ A Real Yard: Great for the Kids (Big & Small) and Pets too!
~ FREE seasonal use of all 3 Chalet Village Owners Clubs, which includes: swimming pools, tennis, ping pong, pool tables, video games & more!
~ This is a non-smoking vacation home;
~ 2 night stays are considered for last minute bookings and on a case-by-case basis. Quotes for stays less than 3 nights may include a higher cleaning fee.

The floor plan is ideal for groups of up to 14 guests. The cabin features 5 bedrooms, 4 FULL baths, a spacious 3-level floor plan, and 2 decks, so there's plenty of room for your group to spread out and relax.

From the moment you arrive, 'Halfway to Heaven' will feel like your own Smoky mountain vacation home.

The cabin has a new look that you are going to love!
~ New 42' flat screen TV mounted above fireplace in Game Room;
~ New 40' flat screen TV mounted above fireplace in living room;
~ New black, smooth cooktop range
~ New black Frigidaire 21 cubic ft refrigerator, freezer with ice maker
~ New La-Z-Boy furnishings in living room including 2 Leather-look microfiber sofas, and 2 La-Z-Boy recliners with the same fabric as the sofas
~ New Wood Laminate Flooring and Wood Tongue & Groove walls in Living Room, Kitchen and Dining area;
~ New Kitchen cabinets, pantry cabinet, dishwasher & over the stove microwave (micro-hood)
~ New stone-look counter top by WilsonArt;
~ New Bar stools (4), New Dining table & chairs (8);
~ The 2 main level bdrms each have a new Queen bed + reading lamps.
~ Shiny new copper color metal roof!

Did you notice the photo of The Bears in the cabin's backyard? Each Spring, Summer and Fall, our guests enjoy frequent (sometimes daily) Bear Sightings at the cabin! In fact, our online guest comments and cabin guest book are FILLED with reports of our guests seeing bears at the cabin. Here are just a couple recent posts:

~ My family and I stayed at Halfway to Heaven. We had a fabulous time. The home is beautiful and very well maintained. There were 9 of us and we had more than enough room. The pools at the clubhouses are very nice, clean and weren't crowded at all. We saw a bear in the backyard everyday! It was a great sight!

~ We had a wonderful time! The chalet was super clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. We had 8 adults, 3 children, and 2 corgis and had plenty of room. The pool table and hot tub were loved by all. Val and Renee were super helpful and accommodated us well. We had 4 bear encounters!! Was our 1st (of many more) family trips!
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All 3 levels of the cabin are very roomy and offer lots of space for everyone in your group to spread out & get comfortable. There are plenty of windows and sliding doors, so you can enjoy all the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery including: lovely, year-round mountain views, wooded views, TRAM views, and wildlife sightings (bear, turkeys, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and deer).

What makes 'Halfway to Heaven' an unbelievable deal?
~ Lovely mountain views;
~ Renovated living area & kitchen;
~ New living area furnishings!
~ In addition to the mountain views, there are also: wooded views + TRAM view + bear sightings!
~ Delightful yard the whole family can enjoy! Pets like the yard too!
~ Terrific amenities including: Wi-Fi (high speed wireless internet), cable TV with movie channels, free local and long distance calls in the Continental U.S., pool table, 2 fireplaces, 2 flat screen TVs, hot tub, La-Z-Boy furnishings, and much more!

Compare 'Halfway to Heaven' to other 5 bedroom chalets and you will see the difference! Why settle for less? Spend your Smoky mountain vacation at 'Halfway to Heaven'.

FAMILY FRIENDLY: It's easy to bring the whole family to 'Halfway to Heaven'. Two of the five bedrooms, as well as two of the four baths, are conveniently located on the cabin's main (middle) level. This is very handy for family members who don't want to deal with stairs.

PET FRIENDLY: We often travel with our Yorkie and Shih-Tzu and we know other families want to bring their pets on vacation too. 'Halfway to Heaven' is a pet friendly Gatlinburg vacation rental. Well behaved pets of all sizes are welcome with a small non-refundable pet fee. Please remember that all pet stays must approved by cabin owner.

Have you decided that 'Halfway to Heaven' is the ideal place for your Smoky Mountain vacation? Then call or email us today! Groups book large cabins in advance. Get the dates you want by reserving your vacation dates early too! Contact us today.

In addition to Halfway to Heaven, we now offer 3 more cabins!
~ VRBO # 189053: 'The Family Place' is right across the street from 'Hafway to Heaven' and sleeps 8-10 guests.
~ VRBO # 83261: 'Mt LeConte Vista' is located just a short 5-10 min. drive from Halfway to Heaven and The Family Place, offers FABULOUS views, Hot tub, Sauna, and Sleeps 8.
~ VRBO # 333225: Our large, luxury, log cabin with over 4500 sq ft living area, 5 bdrms, 7 baths, and sleeps 22-24 people!

Keywords: cabin, chalet, ski villa, vacation home, vacation rental, house

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Minimum age to rent this property is 25 years old ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Movie Library, Puzzles, Cards, and Board Games, including: Sorry, Monopoly, Twister, Scrabble Junior, chess & checkers. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Although we are not 'handicap accessible', we are a great choice for those who are 'mobility impaired'. Full use of Main/Living level without climbing any stairs; this level features: Den, Kitchen, Dining, 2 Bdrms both with QN size beds, 2 full Baths & Laundry...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            $50 Non-Refundable Pet Fee Applies per pet...moreless

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • A real yard!!! The yard has a gentle slope ~ great for kids to play ~ pets enjoy the yard too! In 2006, we added a picnic table for your use and enjoyment....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                (7) Cabin has 7 cable TVs - 2 large flat screen TVs (living room and game room), plus 5 standard definition TVs in the bedrooms...moreless

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                several VCR and DVD movies for children and adults...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Wonderful year-round mountain view...moreless

              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Rafting
              • Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Seating for 8 at dining table, plus seating for 4 at snack bar. Plus, there are 2 patio tables on the main level deck with seating for 8...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central, electric air and heat...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                Full size...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                2 gas fireplaces - available for use Oct to March...moreless

              • Free Long Distance
              • Gas Fireplace:

                2 gas fireplaces available Oct-Mar...moreless

              • Heating:

                Central, electric air and heat...moreless

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

                living room features 2 La-Z-Boy sofas and 2 La-Z-Boy recliners...moreless

              • Parking:

                offstreet parking for 4+ cars...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Offstreet parking for 4+ cars...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                free local and long distance calls within the continental US...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Full size...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                FREE High Speed Wireless Internet...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Two 12 cup coffee makers...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Serves 14+...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                refrigerator/ freezer...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Small appliances include: 2 Black & Decker 12-cup programmable coffee pots (very handy for large groups), hand mixer, blender, toaster, electric can opener, and crockpot. ...moreless

              • Microwave:

                microhood...moreless

              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                Refrigerator/Feezer with ice maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                New Whirlpool 30-in Smooth Surface Freestanding Electric Range (Black) - new Nov 2012...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Master Bedroom features a private 2-person Balcony with lovely mountain view....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) 2 decks...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The cabin features a gently sloped, grassy backyard! Great place to throw the ball with the kids....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                gas grill with timer located on main level deck ...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort just 1.25 miles from cabin...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Seasonally available at Chalet Village owners club...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                (3) Chalet Village Owner's Clubs ~ pools are open Memorial Day thru Labor Day...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                located on lower leve deck near game room...moreless

               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.6
              from 78 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall
              Oct 2 - Oct 31, 2014
              2 night min stay
              $249
              Early Winter
              Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $229
              $1,400
              Thanksgiving 2014
              Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $309
              $2,100
              Winter 2014
              Dec 1 - Dec 19, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $229
              $1,400
              Christmas 2014
              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
              5 night min stay
              $309
              $2,100
              New Years 2014/15
              Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $309
              $2,100
              Late Winter
              Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $219
              $1,350
              Easter season
              Mar 28 - Apr 12, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $279
              $1,900
              Early Summer
              May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,150

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              July 4th Holiday - Week 1
              Jun 27 - Jul 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,250

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              July 4th Holiday - Week 2
              Jul 4 - Jul 10, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,250

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Summer 2015
              Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,250

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Late Summer 2015
              Aug 15 - Sep 11, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $249
              $1,700
              Fall
              Sep 25 - Nov 1, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $229 $259
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              Thanksgiving
              Nov 20 - Dec 2, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $319
              $2,100
              Christmas 2015
              Dec 18 - Dec 26, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $319
              $2,100
              New Years
              Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2016
              5 night min stay
              $319
              $2,100
              My Standard Rate
              4 night min stay
              $249
              $1,700

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Damage Insurance $45
              • Pet Fee $50 + tax
              • Cleaning Fee $55 + tax
              • Tax Rate 12.75%

              Notes:

              Summer bookings are from Memorial Weekend thru mid-August are weekly-only (Sat -Sat)

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              Accidental Damage Insurance is already included in your quote.

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              Last updated: 10/30/2014
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              21 Unavailable
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              Location

              53 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Knoxville
              5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Peddler - on River Rd
              1.25 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement

              Car: Necessary

              Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area, Dollywood, Arts & Crafts communit, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Laurel Falls, Clingmans Dome, Cataract Falls, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, water tubing, white water rafting, snow tubing, snow skiing, hiking, fresh water fishing, hiking, historic sites,

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2006

              About the owner: We are Val & Renee' Morel of Milton, Florida. This is a photo of us dining at Jamacian Me Hungry restaurant in Key West, FL.

              Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Stoplight 10:
              Why did we buy vacation homes in Gatlinburg Tennessee? We both love the mountains. In fact, we got married in Gatlinburg at Chapel in the Glen (go to: chapelwedding dot com). Gatlinburg is beautiful in all 4 seasons. We just love vacationing here!

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Halfway to Heaven is a spacious cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. The cabin is family friendly and pet friendly. Lovely mountain views can be enjoyed year-round at the cabin. Unique features of the cabin include: bear and other wildlife sightings, sleeping for up to 14 guests, 4 full baths, nice (gently sloped) backyard, 2 gas fireplaces (available for use October - March), pool table, hot tub, Pack & Play portable crib, Wi-Fi, free local & long distance calling in the Continential US, cable TV with movie channels, 3 La-Z-Boy sofas and 2 La-Z-Boy recliners.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              Photos

              • Bears delight our guests with almost daily visits in Spring, Summer and Fall

                Bears delight our guests with almost daily visits in Spring, Summer and Fall

              • Lovely Fall view of Mt LeConte from cabin's main level deck and living area

                Lovely Fall view of Mt LeConte from cabin's main level deck and living area

              • Terrific new kitchen w/ mountain view, plenty cabinets, counter space and pantry

                Terrific new kitchen w/ mountain view, plenty cabinets, counter space and pantry

              • Sit back, relax and enjoy the warm bubbling water of the 6 person Hot Tub

                Sit back, relax and enjoy the warm bubbling water of the 6 person Hot Tub

              • Two new wrought iron patio tables with 8 chairs! Plus gas BBQ pit on this deck!

                Two new wrought iron patio tables with 8 chairs! Plus gas BBQ pit on this deck!

              • Enjoy this cozy Juliet balcony located in the master suite

                Enjoy this cozy Juliet balcony located in the master suite

              • Here's a look at the back of the cabin. You can see all three levels.

                Here's a look at the back of the cabin. You can see all three levels.

              • 'Pretty Wooded View' in Bdrm 3 - connects to bdrm 2 w/shared Jack and Jill bath

                'Pretty Wooded View' in Bdrm 3 - connects to bdrm 2 w/shared Jack and Jill bath

              • Bdrm 4: Cozy Upstairs QN bedroom with cable TV - great for kids or teenagers

                Bdrm 4: Cozy Upstairs QN bedroom with cable TV - great for kids or teenagers

              • Game Room also has new La-Z-Boy sofa sleeper, fireplace, flat screen TV w/cable

                Game Room also has new La-Z-Boy sofa sleeper, fireplace, flat screen TV w/cable

              • Spacious Master bdrm also features a loveseat, cable TV, and en suite bathroom

                Spacious Master bdrm also features a loveseat, cable TV, and en suite bathroom

              • Springtime view of famous Mt LeConte and the Smoky Mountains

                Springtime view of famous Mt LeConte and the Smoky Mountains

              • Gather the family in the great room for games, TV time, and storytelling

                Gather the family in the great room for games, TV time, and storytelling

              • La-Z-Boy sofas + recliners, fireplace, 40' flat screen, cable w/Showtime + HBO

                La-Z-Boy sofas + recliners, fireplace, 40' flat screen, cable w/Showtime + HBO

              • Marble top pub-height dining table seats 8, plus 4 more at snack bar

                Marble top pub-height dining table seats 8, plus 4 more at snack bar

              • Lovely mountain view - photo taken from main level deck Feb 2013

                Lovely mountain view - photo taken from main level deck Feb 2013

              • Welcome to Halfway to Heaven, a spacious 3-level cabin with 5 bdrms and 4 baths!

                Welcome to Halfway to Heaven, a spacious 3-level cabin with 5 bdrms and 4 baths!

              • Our Summer guests enjoy FREE access to 3 Pools, Tennis Courts and Fitness Room

                Our Summer guests enjoy FREE access to 3 Pools, Tennis Courts and Fitness Room

              • 'Light Filled' main level bdrm w/Qn size bed, cable TV, Jack and Jill bathroom

                'Light Filled' main level bdrm w/Qn size bed, cable TV, Jack and Jill bathroom

              • Bdrm 5: Cozy Upstairs QN bedroom with cable TV - great for kids or teenagers

                Bdrm 5: Cozy Upstairs QN bedroom with cable TV - great for kids or teenagers

              • Enjoy fun evenings in the game room with the full size Brunswick pool table

                Enjoy fun evenings in the game room with the full size Brunswick pool table

              • Master Retreat: Wake up to lovely mountain views! The Juliet balcony awaits you!

                Master Retreat: Wake up to lovely mountain views! The Juliet balcony awaits you!

              • King size brass bed in the master bdrm and a Double dresser with mirror too!

                King size brass bed in the master bdrm and a Double dresser with mirror too!

              • Refrigerator has been updated to a new black Frigidaire!!!

                Refrigerator has been updated to a new black Frigidaire!!!

              VRBO #87829

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              Date last modified - Thursday, October 30, 2014

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              5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

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              Member since: 2004
              Speaks: english
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