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Our place has burned. Thank you to all that have rented from us. God bless!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

JUST UPDATED - new hard wood floors and bedding. LOCATION! 5 Minutes from downtown Gatlinburg! Located near Gatlinburg Visitors Center with trolley service to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. 10 minutes from Dollywood and outlet malls. 1 mile from pool, tennis courts and fitness center. Less than 10 minutes from Ober Gatlinburg Ski area via Wiley Oakley Road, you do not have to go into Gatlinburg to get there! Hot tub located on the second level deck of the chalet. Reserve and pay online via this website. CONTACT US FOR MID-WEEK AND LAST MINUTES SPECIALS!


Access to Chalet Village Home Owners Assoc. swimming pools, fitness facilities and tennis courts.

Welcome to our vacation home! Bears & Baskets is a beautifully appointed mountain chalet tucked away in the seclusion of Gatlinburg's Chalet Village North.

Enjoy wooded privacy on the three levels of decks while you soak in the hot tub located on the 2nd level deck, cook on the grill, or just take-in the outdoor serenity of the Smoky Mountains!

Conveniently located just 5 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, 10 minutes from Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, and just 15 minutes from the slopes of Ober Gatlinbug, our home provides the perfect location for all of you family's vacation needs.

We offer a full game room with pool table, foosball table, gas fireplace, video game console, hot tub, all premium movie and sports TV channels, fully accessorized kitchen and seasonal access to three swimming pools and tennis courts to make you stay as relaxing and enjoyable as we possibly can.

Again, Welcome To Our Home and Enjoy Your Stay!

Keywords: chalet, cabin, mountain retreat, ski chalet

More Details

Nelson Russell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 2, 2017

About Nelson Russell

I sell bridges for a living. You need a bridge? If so please let me know!

Nelson Russell purchased this chalet in 2009

Why Nelson Russell chose Gatlinburg

Location, Location, Location. What else can I say about this beautiful property?

What makes this chalet unique

Visit the shops of downtown Gatlinburg, Enjoy all that the Smoky Mountains have to offer from this centralized location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The pervious owner had health problems this past summer. I have corrected these isssues and look forward to seeing you soon!
Oct 2012
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Chalet Village Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Game Room level - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Three levels of beautiful decks with wooded forest views, Seasonal access to 3 swimming pools. Access is provided to the Chalet Village Owners Association Club. Please visit this link for pictures of the facilities and their locations.


Good! 3.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Our place has burned. Thank you to all that have rented from us. God bless!
average rating of 3.877551 based on 50 reviews

A good place to stay for a few days.

  • 3 of 5

Home was nice. The mattress's really need to be replaced, they are really worn out. They only furnished six towels and bath cloths, so to accommodate 10 people, you should furnish more linens. We had to wash every day. Overall house was good for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not impressed

  • 2 of 5

I can't say that I recommend this place. The area was nice where we stayed. The site doesn't show the full layout of what the parking is to the house. The roads up to the place were very curvy and steep. I know that this is the mountains, but other areas are not such. The parking was almost non-existence in front of the house. We had to go down and turn around so that we could parallel park next to house in the minivan. Lots of items in the house were broken or never worked to start with. The internet never connected from very first day; even with resetting it. There wasn't enough towels for 6 people for the days we stayed. The air condition wasn't great. The upstairs stayed warm and the bottom two levels froze to death. The TV and cable never worked in the very bottom level bedroom. The alarm system went off and had to be rest. None of the sheet or covers fit the beds. The grandchildren did enjoy the pool table and foosball table.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The chalet is located off of Wiley Oakley Drive ( most mountain chalets are) which is maintained by the city and county and is in excellent condition. It is located up on the mountain but if you don't want to be in the mountains then one should probably stay at a hotel in the valley. The visitors after this group said that the internet was working and that the cable in the bottom bed room was working as well. We did not have to repair anything so it probably was operator error. The air vents on all levels of the unit can be adjusted as necessary and different groups do adjust them as they want to. If too cold then close them and if too hot open them up. The cleaning crew and not stated that anything was broke so I'm not sure what they are referring to.
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It's cheaper than most for a reason....

  • 2 of 5

Before I write this review, I want to say Mr. Russell seems like a nice man but I think he is very busy. It was the day before our arrival and I had not received an email giving me directions to the cabin or any kind of info. I called Mr. Russell and a lady answered, she said he had emailed me and to check my spam. I never check my spam so it was probably deleted if he did send it. So she said he would send me another email.I checked my spam and regular mail and he never did. The morning we were to leave, I had to contact VRBO to try to get some info. After VRBO trying to contact him and my husband trying to contact him, we finally got the info so we could leave. That was nerve wracking. The cabin is very spacious and has lots of room. However, I don't feel like housekeeping does a good job. The bedsheets did not look clean, the coffee pot still had the filter and grounds from the last renters, and dirty dishes were still in the dishwasher. Also, we could not get the washing machine to work properly so we had to deal with dirty towels. The foundation is splitting from the house and that was a little discerning as well. As for the pool pass, Mr. Russell told my husband that he would call the office and they would have us one ready. When we went to pick it up, they told my husband that the club fees had not been paid so they couldn't give us a pool pass. We didn't even try to contact Mr. Russell about our issues anymore after that. We didn't want to spend our whole trip dealing with texts and calls, so we just put up with it. However, we did enjoy our family time together in the Smokies.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will agree that I did not provide information in a more timely manner. I was on the road and simply forgot and there is no excuse on my part for that! We installed a new AC unit and tried for 2 days to fix the unit before that but it has been resolved. As for as the pool passes, I told them were to go pick them up, which is at the pool but they decided not to go but don't know why they complained about that. The bees were yellow jackets, which live in the ground. I have not seen any but they could be anywhere. We do not have nest attached to the unit such as wasp or hornets which we would remove if we did. The hot tub had a relay that was shorting out, so it would heat sporadically but that was identified and has been fixed as well. I have addressed with the cleaning crew the issues that were brought up by the guest. The sheets were clean we know for certain. Now I agree that even though the unit has been occupied most of July, with only 4 hours between departures and arrivals, that if they do not have enough time to clean it correctly, that they need to get more help on their crew. They have adjusted things though and they are doing a much better job.
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I was disapointed and did not get what I paid for.

  • 2 of 5

There was barely enough parking for one car and although the cabin appeared to be fairly clean it seemed in disrepair as there were cracks and holes in the walls. The hot tub had a musty smell to the water and would not heat up and had a residue all in it so we could not use it and paid a hot tub fee. The pool table was in very bad shape and could not use it. We had a problem with yellow jackets in the house and several people in my group were highly allergic to them so this caused a lot of anxiety. I tried to contact the owner with no response back from him so therefore I cannot recommend this cabin nor this owner as someone to do business with.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The house as nice for all 9 of us. The top floor was extremely hot, we had to invest in a few fans other than that it was a great house. One of the highlights f the home we had a black bear visitor almost every afternoon around the same time. The kids loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It was an amazing place with plenty of things to do. It was clean and well taken care of. The only thing I didn't like was that the hot tub wasent working and the a.c. took hours to cool the place down. Other then that it was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We did replace the central air conditioning unit and the hot tub is working. We did not know about the situation with the hot tub until after the visit but that is fixed. Thank you for the compliments!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
McGhee Tyson - Knoxville
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Hard Rock Cafe Gatlinburg
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Gatlinburg Country Club - open to the public
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 441
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hard Rock Cafe
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Chalet Village Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates subject to change without notice. No smoking allowed inside the chalet. Any damage to the property will be the responsibility of the renters and will be billed accordingly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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