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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)

Get your reservations in soon....some summer dates still available!!

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 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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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)


Chalet Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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


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A Mountain Home for the Cost of a Hotel Room
average rating of 4.714286 based on 64 reviews
United States

Wonderful place for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay in September! it was very peaceful. Loved the layout of the chalet. Couldn't have asked for more. Hope to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review! Always glad to hear that our renters enjoyed the chalet....hope to hear from you in the future! Take Care, Jim & Cathy Janszen
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Spacious yet cozy.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Great little Chalet tucked away in Ober Gatlinburg. Perfect size for a family of 4. Property had all amenities listed on the website.

Cons: Only a few of the hot tub jets worked. Hair dryer is about to die. Mouse droppings on the kitchen counters.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Spacious yet cozy describes it perfectly. Replaced hair dryer. Hot tub repairman fixed tub. Trap set. Thanks for keeping us in the loop and glad you had a good time at the chalet. Hope to hear from you in the future! Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Great place in the woods with BEARS

  • 3 of 5

We arrived at the property at 10pm the first night and unloaded our vehicle. A BEAR opened our unlocked car and got in to look for food within an hour of arriving, there were paw prints on the door handle! Neighbors are remodeling currently. We heard construction and saw them going in and out of their home MANY times throughout the whole stay. You can even hear the construction noise inside the cabin and can see and hear the noise from the hot tub. Otherwise, this a great, clean cabin to stay in. All issues were outside of the owner's control.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are wondering if bears are being noticed in our area more due to the wildfires in November, 2016. I guess time will tell. Glad you enjoyed your stay! You have quite a story to tell..... Thanks, Jim & Cathy Janszen
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Nice little retreat - not too far up in the mountains!

  • 4 of 5

House was great! Very clean.

Only a few minutes down to Gatlinburg.

From the front deck, you can see the Ober Gatlinburg gondola going up and down.

The only thing that made me nervous was getting up and down the driveway in my car. (But I'm a nervous driver in the mountains, so take that comment with a grain of salt)

Overall, a great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for the nice review. Just a bit of info - ours is very mild compared to other driveways!!!! Definitely realize you are in the mountains!! :) Thanks Again and Take Care, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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  • 4 of 5

Stayed in early June 2017. Clean and spacious. Had everything we needed, although not necessarily everything we wanted - the TV channels weren't very entertaining for an 8 year old boy. Yes, they have cable/satellite, but it seems to be a very basic channel package. It was a quiet and relaxing stay. FYI, the picture shown on the ad is the front of the chalet, facing the road, although the road doesn't get much traffic.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review...our housekeeping does an awesome job! Take Care, Jim and Cathy Janszen
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Beautiful and well cared for!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We actually got married on the deck!! There was a big storm that night and we opened all the curtains and watched the storm! Very memorable!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful chalet with us on a very special occasion!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations and Best Wishes! Glad you enjoyed our chalet. Take Care, Cathy and Jim Janszen
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.