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A Mountain Home for the Cost of a Hotel Room

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

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 Chalet Village

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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, 43" 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 4.736111 based on 73 reviews

Cute getaway

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed my stay but the house has very little light in the living area . The kitchen was well stocked so it was easy to cook.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Mountain Home. Very clean and peaceful I will definitely will book this location again we plan on coming back in the summer and I can’t wait 😊

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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This home was perfect for me and my boys!

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we needed and a convenient location to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and beautiful cabin

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! Jim & Cathy Janszen
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Hiawassee, Georgia, USA

Fabulous, quiet, relaxing place close to town

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here! The hot tub was fabulous, it was quiet and so relaxing. Everything we needed was right there in the cabin. Being so close to down town was definitely a plus! Thank you so much for sharing your cabin and creating such a relaxing environment. We look forward to getting away to the mountains again and hope Lovers Loft is available!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The chalet is definitely a very relaxing place (as well as the hot tub!). Glad you enjoyed the amenities. Thanks for your kind words. Sincerely, Jim & Cathy Janszen
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable cottage with a wonderful, open floor plan. The East-facing, gable-to-floor windows made for spectacular mornings of sunlight and Fall colors. I really enjoyed sitting on the front porch taking in the sights and sounds of Fall. The Ober Gatlinburg tram is surprisingly quiet as it glides through the treetops 200 or so yards away. My wife and I were delighted to see that the tram is lighted at night making an awesome show as it moved along at night. The cottage is very close to Gatlinburg, the by-pass and GSMNP. We loved it and highly recommend for others.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! Sounds like you really enjoyed the chalet. It really is a great place to relax, rewind and rejuvenate! Hope to hear from you in the future. Thanks Again, 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

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.

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