As you gaze out at the Great Smoky Mountains from 3 Bears Chalet, you’ll feel far removed from your everyday routine and blissfully at one with nature. Yet the 5-bedroom home is only a 10-minute drive from the attractions of downtown Gatlinburg. Not too big nor too small, too close or too far, 3 Bears Chalet is just right.
The views of the mountains, the woodlands, and the seemingly endless sky are spectacular, and 3 Bears Chalet lets you savor them whether you’re indoors or out. The 3-story home has 2 huge decks, one covered and one open, that look out onto the Smokies. The covered deck includes a large, sumptuously cushioned sectional sofa large enough for everyone to gather. You can cook and dine on the open upper deck; it’s outfitted with a grill and a table that seats 6. For dessert, treat yourself to a soak in the upper deck’s hot tub. The massaging jets of steamy water will ease your tired muscles after a day of hiking, skiing, or shopping, and the glorious view will nourish your soul.
The view is equally awe-inspiring from the main floor’s great room. Picture windows make up an entire double-height wall. When you’re not admiring the mountains during the day, you can stargaze at night while stretched out on one of the leather couches or kicking back in the easy chair. For something else to look at, there’s a flat-screen TV with cable. And in winter you’ll love the warmth and golden glow of the fireplace.
In addition to the living area, 3 Bears Chalet’s wood-planked great room has a dining area that seats 10. Eight people can gather around the table (and wait till you feel how comfortable those chairs are!), while 2 more can belly up to the breakfast bar. On the other side of the breakfast bar is the well-equipped kitchen. Stainless-steel appliances, cookware, tableware, gleaming counters: All you have to bring is the food and an appetite.
Downstairs is a kitchenette, part of the game room. This way you won’t have to run upstairs for drinks or snacks while shooting pool at the full-size billiard table, playing cards at the pub-style table, or watching TV on the roomy sofa.
Three of the 5 bedrooms have luxurious king-size beds; the other 2 feature queen-size beds. Each bedroom has its own flat-screen TV plus ample storage. What’s more, sofas in the great room and the game room convert to additional queen-size beds, so that 3 Bears Chalet can sleep 14 people in all.
The house’s 3 bathrooms are outfitted to the same high standard as the rest of the lodge. When you arrive you’ll find more than enough clean towels, all the beds beautifully made up, and extra bedding ready and waiting. What’s more, 3 Bears Chalet has its own washer and dryer, so you can pack light. Other amenities include free WiFi and plenty of parking. And when you stay here in the summer, you’ll be able to use the community pool free of charge.
There’s a lot more to do close by. Only 10 minutes away is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which you can explore on foot, bike, or horseback as well as by car. Just as close is downtown Gatlinburg, home to Anakeesta outdoor entertainment center, the Guinness World Records Adventure, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, restaurants, arcades, mini golf, distilleries, and more. Also, 10 minutes away is Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area. And in less than a half-hour, you can reach the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community and Dollywood, among numerous other attractions.
So what are you waiting for? Book your stay at 3 Bears Chalet today… before somebody else beats you to it!