4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, sleeps 9, 2 living areas; Free wireless Internet Access
About Johnny Duke
My wife and I are both educators. We bought Bear Haven primarily as a retreat to share with our sons. I grew up going to the Smoky Mountains on a semi-regular basis. Some of my favorite childhood memories are fall visits to see the leaves and nights walking the strip in Gatlinburg.
Johnny Duke purchased this Chalet in 2006
Why Johnny Duke chose Chalet Village
We love the location since my sons and I hike and fly-fish in the mountains, while my wife and daughter-in-law have access to unlimited shopping and bargain hunting in the area.
What makes this Chalet unique
We love the tongue and groove paneling and the stone fireplaces. The deck is a nice place to relax under the shade of trees in the summer. While we have neighbors within sight, this is in an older section of Ski Mountains where the cabins are more spaced out.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Bear Haven Heaven
The cabin was perfect inside and out. We Loved the decor inside and out. Our 4 grandkids played a game we made up called " count all the bears in every room." We won't give away our total tally, but we will tell you it was in the hundreds.
We were blessed to see a Momma bear and 3 cubs the first day right by the trees next to our driveway. And then on Friday a mama bear and two Cubs in another area in Chalet village. Plus 2 bear sightings on our Cades Cove Drive
Then a mama and 4 cubs on Saturday right in the driveway near the trees again.
We hope the other renters will be as fortunate ! Thank you Johnny and Vickie for a perfect place for our family to enjoy a get together in the Smoky Mountains. We would love to come back again.
We had a great weekend and would recommend this location for future getaways.
It was cozy but big enough for 4 couples. We did see a bear on Sunday afternoon climbing a tree at the neighbors cabin directly above this one. There is a carry out that is fairly close to the cabin if you need anything and they deliver.
Nice cabin for our family vacation
We had a couple of minor issues and Johnny was quick to respond and get things taken care of. We had a great time, even had a bear outside the cabin! Great neighbors out back.
Lovely home, just what we wanted
Our group of 6 older women come to the Smokies each spring to enjoy the wildflowers, the mountains, and each other’s company. This home is our favorite place to stay- we love the big window in the living room, the well-stocked kitchen, the four comfy bedrooms, and that the kitchen opens to the living room. The home’s clean and the decor is cabin-appropriate with some added whimsy. It’s perfect for us! We hope we’re able to rent it again next spring. The owner is also very easy to communicate with. Thanks again.
Great place and great customer service!
Very nice clean place to stay. Easy drive on newly paved roads. I would be happy to stay again. The owner is very quick to respond and answer questions and follow up to make sure everything was enjoyable. Great customer service, great place. They even have pizza delivery available. I recommend this place!
Home away from home!
We loved the location - so close to everything! There was plenty of room for our two families of four. It is nice to have a fully-equipped kitchen.
2.5 miles from traffic light 10 in Gatlinburg, easy access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 20 minutes to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, minutes to Ober Gatlinburg, convenient to Outlet Shopping.