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The Bear Trax chalet ! (If I were a bear, I'd be impressed!)

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

(Our Xmas Week is again available due to a recent cancellation! And we're offering reduced rates to any interested parties on available 3 or 4 weekday December dates. Simply put, Bear Trax offers some of the Best and most competitive rates throughout the Chalet Village, when matched to similar features of nearby cabins and chalets ! 4 private bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a fun game room, view of the mountains out our front room window, proximity to major points of interest in 8 minutes or less! Just can't be beat! And our 7th nite is always free, no matter what time of year! All renters also receive discounts to over 30 local featured restaurants, attractions, shops and more! Free firewood included ! But don't delay - remaining December dates won't last!)

The 'Bear Trax' Chalet is attractively located in a unique residential area (Chalet Village) right on the main road that traverses Gatlinburg's western slope, and from the front deck and front room windows there's a gorgeous view of the eastern mountain ridge and third tallest peak in the Smoky Mountains - Mount LeConte.

Our large wooded lot provides excellent privacy and beauty, and noise is practically non-existent in this area. This entire chalet sits on solid ground, and does not perch perilously over sloping landscapes as many in this area do. And our chalet is located only 5 to 8 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, the Bypass or the ski lodge higher up (Ober Gatlinburg) by any of 4 main routes.

The chalet is a beautiful, three-story A-Frame, with three full levels (over 2100 square feet). Inside and out the chalet displays a pride of workmanship with all cedar wood and cut stone. The center-of-room stone fireplace adds for a cozy and even romantic getaway, and it's not unusual for the moon to slowly drift across all the front room windows almost every season, adding to a spectacular visual delight on clear nights!

Whether you're a small group of four, or a large family/friend group, Bear Trax offers up four private bedrooms throughout the chalet which can easily accommodate eight guests, with a twin-size hide-a-bed on standby for an extra guest. All four bedrooms have queen-size beds, furniture, closets, and amenities. On the main level are two bedrooms, with an adjoining full bathroom. The upstairs Master bedroom has its own private bathroom, balcony, and TV/DVD. The lower level had been remodeled in 2004 for a large fourth bedroom and full bathroom. Bring along an air mattress if you like, and let the kids 'camp out' in the front room for an experience they'll never forget!

The kitchen is complete with all necessary appliances - stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator w/ice maker, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, can opener, and complete utensils, cook and plate ware. All you need to supply are the groceries during your stay.(Or check out any of the fabulous restaurants downtown!)

Just outside our sliding glass doors on our extended main level deck, and tucked within an ideal spot surrounded by our trees is our five-seater hot tub with relaxing circulating jets. In the front room, we've recently added a comfy matching master recliner and dual rocking recliner couch. And in the lower level of the chalet is our fun room, equipped with a professional size slate pool table, foosball table, and dartboard. And yes......WiFi and Cable TV exist throughout the chalet.

Less than a mile away is Ober Gatlinburg, a sharp and modern ski resort with top shelf ski slopes, a large indoor ice skating rink, restaurants, lounges, shops, a bear zoo and more. The aerial tram to Ober Gatlinburg (a visual delight as well) takes you directly to the heart of downtown in 10 minutes, and you can walk throughout downtown Gatlinburg with its numerous shops, sights, and restaurants.

This chalet has been known for its numerous bear sightings and the reason for its name, with over 300 sightings since 2011 ! We continually receive reports from our guests on sightings at or near Bear Trax, particularly during Summer months ! Just remember... DO NOT FEED THE BEARS !!

Since 'Bear Trax' is privately owned and managed, prices are modest and competitive, with special seasonal offers. For those of you needing a bit more feedback and detail on Bear Trax, we personally invite you to browse some of our past guests excellent comments in the 'comment' section below (we're currently maintaining a 96% favorable rating!) But most of all, we invite you to come see why a mountain chalet can be your next perfect get-away and vacation!

Keywords: 3-Story, A-Frame Chalet

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • Bathroom 3

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  • One full bathroom on each of 3 levels. Main floor bathroom is a bathtub/shower combo that connects to large main floor bedroom. Upper level bathroom has a four foot wide shower w/seat. Lower level has a regular-size shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Gatlinburg is likely one of the Top 10 of places to visit in the country. There's everything here, and for all Seasons! Gatlinburg can also claim as being the #1 out-of-state wedding hot spot, exceeding Las Vegas. Zip-Lines are also now the rage in the country, and Gatlinburg and nearby areas have perhaps the most and some of the Best!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 TVs have built-in DVD players. ...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Besides our pool table, there is also an electronic dart board and a foosball table. ...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Professional size (8 feet)...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Cable TV (Charter Communications)...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Game room has a stereo 3-disc CD/cassette/tuner....moreless

  • Television:

    4 total. 2 large bedrooms have cable TV, also one in front room and one in game room downstairs...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room table leaf available for larger groups - can expand seating and table space for 6 easily....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 new heat pumps provide central A/C throughout the chalet...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New Amana dryer with modern features, touch dials....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Main floor center of room cut-stone wood-burning fireplace. Firewood is free. Limited season(s) for inside fireplace use (Oct thru March)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 new heat pumps provide central heating throughout the chalet...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi in place - no password required. Excellent reception from Bear Trax....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linen in place with each rental. Extra sets available for hide-a-bed (if needed)...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample parking on totally flat ground at the chalet (see pic). Room to park up to 6 cars. Side driveway cutout offers easy turnaround in driveway, or out-of-way camper/bike trailer area....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Available, but calling card req'd to make long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean large and medium size towels on hand with each rental. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New Amana washer with modern features, touch dial. Uses HE detergent only....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi in place - no password required. Excellent reception from Bear Trax....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large cut-stone fireplace in frontroom....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Typical 12-cup coffee maker w/filters supplied....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All available. Xmas-ware set out for the Holidays as of Nov thru Feb....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Add'l seating at wrap-around counter in kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and cold ice water tap from frig - filtered...moreless

  • Stove:

    All electric range/oven with full range of controls. New purchase in 2010. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off the Master Bedroom level...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck around 3 of 4 sides of chalet. Upstairs balcony deck off Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Golf:

    3 local top-shelf courses within 10 miles driving distance. Special discounts on green fees via Chalet Village clubhouse extends to our guests...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Excellent waterways nearby for kayak/canoe/raft. Whitewater excursions also....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Special Weber charcoal grill, with flat-top side attachment. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ober Gatlinburg (ski lodge) only 5 minutes away. Rental boards available there....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at Northern Chalet Village clubhouse...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Free guest pool passes to all 3 Chalet Village clubhouses during the Summertime! Contact owner for web address to view prior to visit....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    4-seater outside on extended main deck, surrounded by trees....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December 2016
Nov 27 - Dec 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$870

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Xmas Week 2016
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,375
flat fee
New Year's Week 2016
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,375
flat fee
Wintertime Specials
Jan 2 - Mar 11, 2017
3 night min stay
$120 $130
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$670

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Spring Break
Mar 12 - Apr 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$150 $165
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$870

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2016
Apr 24 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$125 $140
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$775

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Summertime 2016
May 29 - Aug 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$900

Changeover Day: Sunday


Rates are based on 4 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Week 2016
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,375
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135 $165
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$870

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

7th night free year-round at Bear Trax

Children at reduced rates - call/email us for your final rate which may be less than Quoted rate

Twin size hide-a-beds available for add'l guests

Summertime guests receive free swimming passes, courtesy/Chalet Village Clubhouses

Bear Trax guests also receive discounts to over 40 local merchants, restaurants, attractions, and more.

Call for any needed info.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Lodge

Car: Necessary

Chalet Village clubhouse privileges to summertime guests (3 nearby locations all with outdoor pools and more)

From Bear Trax, only 5 to 7 minutes by car to any of the following ....

a) main entrance to Smokies and route to Cades Cove

b) downtown Gatlinburg and all attractions

c) Ober Gatlinburg (ski lodge and aerial cable car)

d) Gatlinburg Bypass (easy way to access either the Smokies or Pigeon Forge)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

Why the Owner Chose Chalet Village North, Gatlinburg, TN, USA:
What a great location that includes a view of the mountains, and only minutes from downtown, or to the main entrance to the Smokies, the Gatlinburg Bypass, and the ski lodge (Ober Gatlinburg). All roads paved throughout the Chalet Village community. And as members of the Chalet Village Owners Association, we can pass along special perks and privileges to our guests as well. Visit www.chaletvillageownersclub.com for further info on their great clubhouses nearby (3 total - all with outdoor pools available in the summertime) and their discount program at numerous places throughout the Gatlinburg area!! And please feel free to visit Trip Advisor for further feedback from our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
If you're looking for a great place in the country to simply enjoy and appreciate the beauty and visual delights of mountains, rivers, forests, wildlife, and a walk into life as it existed for early settlers, this is it ! Or if you're just looking for a peaceful place to wake up every morning to, and a great way to simply recharge your mind and body, it doesn't take long here and you'll feel like new in no time! It's whatever you want - relaxation, sight-seeing, adventure, fun, and beauty all rolled up into one ! Bear Trax continues to please as simply a very comfortable, cozy, and fun place to stay!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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  • The Bear Trax chalet !  (If I were a bear, I'd be impressed!)

    The Bear Trax chalet ! (If I were a bear, I'd be impressed!)

  • Now here's a rarity in these hills......a huge flat driveway for up to 5 cars !

    Now here's a rarity in these hills......a huge flat driveway for up to 5 cars !

  • A view from above.....

    A view from above.....

  • Ready to meltdown after a long hike ? Add a splash of wine and here you go !

    Ready to meltdown after a long hike ? Add a splash of wine and here you go !

  • Laziest bear I've ever seen...even Roxy agrees Bear Trax is super comfy!

    Laziest bear I've ever seen...even Roxy agrees Bear Trax is super comfy!

  • Nearby dining and kitchen area with a wraparound counter for casual dining.

    Nearby dining and kitchen area with a wraparound counter for casual dining.

  • It generally takes an arm wrestling contest to see who claims rights to upstairs

    It generally takes an arm wrestling contest to see who claims rights to upstairs

  • Master bathroom w/42 inch wide shower and seat

    Master bathroom w/42 inch wide shower and seat

  • Our other of 2 bedrooms on main level.  Hide-a-beds also available on request.

    Our other of 2 bedrooms on main level. Hide-a-beds also available on request.

  • Pool anyone ?  Let's see who gets bragging rights tonite, hey?!

    Pool anyone ? Let's see who gets bragging rights tonite, hey?!

  • Now that's a skating rink!  And open all-year round ! (courtesy/Ober Gatlinburg)

    Now that's a skating rink! And open all-year round ! (courtesy/Ober Gatlinburg)

  • Ask anyone...downtown Gatlinburg  does it up Big Time for the Holidays !!

    Ask anyone...downtown Gatlinburg does it up Big Time for the Holidays !!

  • There's plenty of room here for 4 to 10 guests throughout all 3 levels !

    There's plenty of room here for 4 to 10 guests throughout all 3 levels !

  • Enter from the lower level stairway right into a relaxing and comfy frontroom. Our center-of-room cut-stone fireplace makes for pleasant and warm wintertime evenings.

    Enter from the lower level stairway right into a relaxing and comfy frontroom. Our center-of-room cut-stone fireplace makes for pleasant and warm wintertime evenings.

  • Check out the 3rd highest peak in the Smokies - Mt LeConte - right out our frontroom window or off our front deck, no matter what season !

    Check out the 3rd highest peak in the Smokies - Mt LeConte - right out our frontroom window or off our front deck, no matter what season !

  • Plenty of room to relax, especially on these comfy new rocker/recliners.

    Plenty of room to relax, especially on these comfy new rocker/recliners.

  • Strike up some logs for the perfect touch for a warm cozy fire by night !

    Strike up some logs for the perfect touch for a warm cozy fire by night !

  • Table leaf available.  And add'l seating for four at wraparound counter.

    Table leaf available. And add'l seating for four at wraparound counter.

  • Upstairs bedroom again noting private balcony, cable TV

    Upstairs bedroom again noting private balcony, cable TV

  • Main floor bedroom w/private doorway to main floor bathroom.

    Main floor bedroom w/private doorway to main floor bathroom.

  • Lower level large bedroom - full bathroom and game room nearby.

    Lower level large bedroom - full bathroom and game room nearby.

  • Besides this professional size table, get your game on for darts or foosball  !

    Besides this professional size table, get your game on for darts or foosball !

  • Ripley's Aquarium by nite, right smack in the middle of downtown Gatlinburg !!

    Ripley's Aquarium by nite, right smack in the middle of downtown Gatlinburg !!

  • That's almost the perfect pic for putting on a Xmas postcard, hey ?!

    That's almost the perfect pic for putting on a Xmas postcard, hey ?!

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This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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