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A Mountain Home for the Cost of a Hotel Room

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Smokies!

Great location, very affordable and tastefully decorated 2 bedroom (each with queen size bed plus queen size sleeper sofa), 1 1/2 bath Gatlinburg chalet located just 4 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg/Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Free wi-fi. 15 minute drive to action-packed Pigeon Forge. Very clean and private with all the comforts of home. Chalet offers 5 person hot tub/whirlpool and air hockey table.

Lover's Loft chalet is close enough to enjoy all that Gatlinburg has to offer yet far enough away to enjoy the solitude and serenity of the mountains. Our guests come to Lover's Loft to celebrate their honeymoon and return for their wedding anniversary and eventually to bring their own children. We hope your family makes wonderful memories of the Smokies as we have. This is our home away from home.

This chalet is perfect for honeymoons, family vacations, anniversaries or even as a unique gift idea. (Gift certificates available.)


'Lover's Loft is so roomy, well maintained and so close to the things we like to do.' Renters from OH

'We have been to the Smokies numerous times and have stayed at various hotels and cabins. Given the value, location and ammenities - your's is the best!' Renters from SC

'We feel right at home here. It's close enough to everything that we don't have to spend our whole trip driving from place to place. But, it's far enough away from all the cars and noise that we can have a quiet, peaceful time together after a busy day of shopping and attractions.' Renters from MI

'This chalet is perfect just the way it is. It is cheaper than most hotels with much more amenities. You couldn't ask for more!' Renters from TN

'Like most everyone else we were skeptical about renting on the internet...we have heard horror stories. When we arrived we were very pleased...the chalet is very clean and it felt homey.' Renters from AL

'This was a beautiful cabin and such a cozy place to get away to.' Renters from FL

Keywords: Chalet, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains, For Rent by Owner, Honeymoon, Family, Cabin, Private, Private Home, Light #10

More Details

Jim and Cathy Janszen
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Jim and Cathy Janszen

We are a family of four from Cincinnati, Ohio. We fell in love with the Smokies many years ago and love going to the chalet any chance we can get. We love all the seasons the Smokies have to offer.

Jim and Cathy Janszen purchased this chalet in 1994

Why Jim and Cathy Janszen chose Gatlinburg

We chose to buy in Gatlinburg because we love to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our chalet is just 4 minutes from the National Park/ downtown Gatlinburg. Our kids each took their first hike in the Smokies when they were just 2 months old. Gatlinburg is such a family place and we have enjoyed numerous vacations with our children.

What makes this chalet unique

We are close to everything!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello all,

Just wanted to address the hot tub. I sent a repairman to the chalet and it turns out the hot tub was just set to "whirlpool" mode. That's why only 1 jet was working. As a matter of fact, ALL jets work and ALWAYS DID it just needed the simple turn of a switch. I just wasn't aware of this. Just wanted to get this matter cleared up to our potential renters.

Thank You!!

Cathy Janszen
Feb 2015
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Chalet Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen size bed in bedroom on main floor and 1 queen size bed in bedroom upstairs, Queen size sleeper sofa in great room. 32" Television in upstairs bedroom.
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Linens Provided, 5 Person Hot Tub, Free wi-fi, 2 Private Decks, Air Hockey Table, Wood Burning Fireplace (Firelogs Provided October - March), Queen Size Sleeper Sofa, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Full Refrigerator, Oven/Stove, Coffee Maker, Blender, Toaster, 42' Cable TV in Great Room, 32' Cable TV in Upstairs Bedroom, Stereo with CD player, Air Purifier, Private Clubhouse Privileges(in season), Pool(off-site/in season), Charcoal BBQ, Heat/Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Ironing board & Iron, Vacuum Cleaner, Toilet paper, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Liquid Hand Soap, Bar Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Dishwashing Liquid, Coffee Filters


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

A Mountain Home for the Cost of a Hotel Room
average rating of 4.7719297 based on 58 reviews

Quaint Chalet

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your home with us. We had a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin, great location, wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best stay! Close to town and market that delivers! The owners were such a pleasure to communicate with! The fireplace and hot tub were so cozy on a chilly evening! I have found our home away from home!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. So thankful we were one of the chalets spared. Please visit the Smokies again soon. Thanks Again, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Summerville, Georgia

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The place was exactly as described. We had a much needed long weekend.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! Please visit again. Sincerely, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Perfect Location, Perfect House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect size for our family of 4 and the location was great. It was very easy to get to the National Park and it was also close to attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It had everything we needed. Thanks so much for a beautiful and fun Fall Break!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review! I think you described it perfectly😊. Hope to hear from you in the future! Take Care, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Deland, Florida

Very clean and comfortable and has all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

The sofa is a little hard to get off of and if you lose your phone, look down the sides of the sofa. Otherwise everything worked fine. Great place and will recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear everything went well. We will check out the sofa when we are there in a couple of weeks. Please tell your friends and family! Sincerely, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 3-day weekend stay in Gatlinburg. The first thing we all noticed when we got to the house was how clean everything was. We made ourselves right at home.

The hot tub was great, my 7 year old couldn't stay away from the air hockey table, we made good use of the grill and even had a bear come visit us.

I would highly recommend this rental with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Sounds like you had a nice time. Always a bonus to see a bear! Take Care, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Downtown Gatlinburg Restaurants
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (4 minute drive), Downtown Gatlinburg (4 minute drive), Pigeon Forge (15 minute drive), Food City Supermarket (15 minute drive), Kroger's Supermarket (15 minute drive), Outlet Shopping, Craft Shopping, Ice Skating, Ripley's Aquarium, Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, Dixie Stampede, Country Tonite, WonderWorks, Titantic, Dollywood Splash Country, Whitewater Rafting, Knoxville Zoo, Gambling - Casinos, Super Suds Laundromat (15 minute drive)


Rates & Availability

Chalet Village Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Nov/Dec
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75


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