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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
July Stay at Bear Haven
We stayed at Bear Haven for our annual family vacation. It worked really well for our large family. It is very close to the National Park as well Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We even saw numerous mother bears with their cubs during our stay, which was a treat for the kids!
The home accommodated our adult family comfortably. Bedrooms on separate levels allowed for different schedules. Location to downtown Gatlinburg was an easy drive with lovely scenery. Large deck with ample seating. Use of amenities was a benefit (pool and clubhouse).
We celebrated our 60th BFF Birthday Celebration. Johnny Dukes's cabin was absolutely perfect!! The accommodations were fabulous, the kitchen/family room was the perfect place for our hours of talking and celebrating! Johnny supplied great info on the area - entertainment, grocery, restaurants, etc. The perfect host! Thanks, Johnny for making it a special time!
Great place to stay for families.
We had a fantastic week at the chalet. It was very clean and had plenty of room for the whole family. Our family loved the hot tub and the pool table. We also enjoyed going to the pool, and the tennis courts. It was only a short drive to either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and also to the national park. We hope to stay again soon.
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.
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.