2 BR,2 BA Sleeps 6* VIEWS of SKI GONDOLA* OUTDOOR *HOT TUB* INDOOR JACUZZI**
- english, french, russian, mandarin, Japanese
We have been in love with the Smokies since our childhood ( in the 60's) and so were thrilled to be able to purchase our own little piece of paradise here in Gatlinburg :"Edelweiss Swiss Chalet" with its rich personal history of having been the home of the long time Manager of Obergatlinburg - (now retired to his native Switzerland). He left behind wonderful artifacts of his Swiss heritage all of which we have left just the same. We have made the focus of the home both Swiss and Romance for those seeking a special 'Honeymoon' spot in the Smokies, or who just want to get away for a private and romantic '2nd Honeymoon' ..(or 3rd?) We have been married since 1978 and know the value of private happy times together making new memories. We are local and so can personally make sure it is specially prepared for each guest. We also have a guest room for those who want to travel with friends or children, or parents:) Our family is very diversified internationally and have the ability to you with your reservations in Russian or Chinese (Mandarin) for additional ease in making sure everything is 'perfect' .
Alice purchased this Chalet in 2011
Why Alice chose Chalet Village
We love 'Edelweiss' because it has an amazing view in all seasons, most fun is watching the gondola soar up the mountain- and at night it is lit with lights as it takes flight.We also loved the privacy because the lot is a double deep lot that backs up to no houses. Also special is the wonderful vaulted ceiling of the living area, with soaring fireplace and views of the misty clouds hidden in the mountains. 'Edelweiss' also has what almost no homes have in Chalet Village: a covered carport just outside the front door to keep rain and snow off your car.
What makes this Chalet unique
180 degree views in all directions ...constantly changing with low lying mists in the early morning to setting sun bursting through in pink and purple tinged sunsets. Private FAMILY OWNED CHALET- NOT a Rental Company- Easy Check in DIRECTLY at Chalet and EasY Departure. NO RENTAL OFFICE to find! :-) Very Nice level drive way ( see photo on VRBO site) leading to the covered car-port just outside our front door. So very convenient and easy in and out. We are only about a 5 -7 minute drive from both the City of Gatlinburg and Obergatlinburg, so very convenient. Our road dead-ends, so there are rarely cars driving by- Making it exceptionally quiet and peaceful RETREAT! Balconies off every room in the home- SO each bedroom has it's own beautiful vista and also in the Living Room and Kitchen and Pool Room. As well as an OUT-DOOR HOT TUB, Edelweiss has an INDOOR jacuzzi- located on the BALCONY over-looking the FIREPLACE down below in the GREAT ROOM. This is NOT a bathroom - but a lovely private loft area for guests to enjoy! There is also a sky-light overhead for sky gazing at NIGHT:-)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Property only sleeps 6 not 7 and that’s 2 to a bed, which my kids won’t do. There is a lip and angle on driveway. Had to pull out and turn around to get back into town. There were some glitches, but the property owner was a sweetheart and it all worked out.
A stay 2 years in the making
Alice is extremely easy to work with! We were supposed to come last year but a family emergency precluded it. We finally made it this year! Pictures are as described. Place is clean! The one thing i needed to better understand is that you are definitely up there in the mountains so plan your driving accordingly. We did see 5 bears right in the neighborhood, so it was great for that as well. Anything we needed, Alice was very responsive and checked in with us as well. Glad we got to come (finally!)
Cute house with great location
Very close to the park- easy to get to many of the hikes. Owner very easy to communicate with. House was very clean and had lots of the 'little things' that often rental agencies won't include, such as hand soap, dishwasher/laundry soap, plenty of toilet paper, etc. Kids love the gifts of goodies when we arrived. Attention to the little details make you feel like a welcomed guest!
Comfy & Cozy
Very cozy and comfortable place during our 4 night stay. Area is serene. Saw mama bear with 2 cubs at the side of the road nearby. It was the closest we were to bears yet our presence didnt alter their behaviour. It was a sight to behold.
We also cooked most of the time. Saved some money from not eating out much. I only wish I brought my own (sharper) kitchen knife.
Will definitely come back to Eidelweiss again.
Lovely, Quaint Home in the Smokies!
We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Edelweiss chalet in the Smokies! Alice is the perfect host, and she has decorated her home so beautifully. It is charming, very homey, has spectacular views, and is extremely clean! It is very peaceful, and we just loved everything about it. We have been traveling to the Smokies for over 35 years now, and this is definitely a chalet you can call a home away from home--so peaceful and inviting. On our last night there, while sitting on the sofa, I looked out the window and saw a bear in the driveway! I was so excited that I had to text Alice to tell her about it! We will be back again soon for sure. Thank you, Alice, for your hospitality. Kim, Jeff & Shelby
Truly enjoyed our stay. The chalet had everything we needed and more!
Five minutes to the Entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Home to Ripley's Believe it or not and the Ripley's Aquarium, also 15 minutes from Titanic Exhibit in Pigeon Forge. Also in Gatlnburg: Guinness World of Records Museum, Gatlinburg Tram way and Sky Lift to Ober-Gatlinburg. Twenty-25 minute drive to Newfound Gap with snow and access to Appalachian Trail.