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Stunning Chalet - Perfect Location For Family Reunions & Retreats, w/ Hot Tub

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedroom with 6 In-suite Bathrooms (Sleeps 14-16), w/ WiFi, Summer Pool, Grill

Lovely 2 level lodge with stone features and circular driveway for easily accommodating of 6-8 cars. On the main level you are greeted by a spacious Great Room just loaded with country charm, cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and a huge stone wood-burning fireplace - the perfect setting for a mountain retreat. Front and back decks offer awesome mountain views, with hot tub for 8 on lower back deck, and a gas and charcoal grill with picnic table on main level back deck. Additional seating on front deck offers views of Mt. LeConte and tram leading up to Ober Gatlinburg. 4 Main level Bedrooms have King-size beds with Pillowtop mattresses and 800 thread-count cotton sheets. Lower level has extra large bedroom, also with King-size bed, while other bedroom has 2 Queen size beds with Pillowtop mattresses. Tables and bar stools in Great Room/dining area will comfortably seat 20 people for the perfect gathering of family and friends. The downstairs gameroom has a full-size pool table, big screen TV and game systems.

Greg Hays
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Greg Hays

My wife grew up in Knoxville, Tn. with wonderful memories of the Smokies. Once our family moved away from Knoxville, we returned to Gatlinburg as often as possible for family reunions, special holidays and celebrations, and weekends with friends after attending UT ballgames. We always enjoyed the fact that Gatlinburg offered something for every season - hiking in the spring and summer, beautiful fall panoramas in autumn, and skiing at Ober Gatlinburg and Christmas shopping in the winter. We decided to purchase rental property in the Smokies and fell in love with Ski View Lodge as soon as we saw it.

Greg Hays purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Greg Hays chose Chalet Village

Located in Chalet Village, we knew this lodge would be the perfect setting for young and old alike. With the huge, stone fireplace, Great Room, kitchen, and 4 of the 6 bedrooms on the main level, we knew the layout would be great for people who could not navigate stairs easily. The in-suite bathrooms offered privacy and convenience. 2 Bedrooms downstairs with game systems and pool table provided a place for kids and adults alike.

What makes this lodge unique

There are wonderful views from every room of this lodge. The front of the lodge offers a view of Mt. LeConte and the back of the lodge is a beautiful wooded view of the Smoky Mountain Nature Preserve. The driveway wraps around the lodge so that guests never have to back out of a driveway and can unload their cars into the lodge from the main level or lower level (No carrying heavy luggage up and down the stairs!) The Great Room is perfect for large groups singing around the fireplace or enjoying a meal together.


Chalet Village Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
  • All beds have pillow-top mattresses and 800 thread count sheets. Each bedroom also has in-suite private bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Stunning Chalet - Perfect Location For Family Reunions & Retreats, w/ Hot Tub
average rating of 4.878788 based on 33 reviews

It was great. The perfect place to share with your family and still have all the privacy you need

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Every bed had a bath while the dining living and kitchen were all open to allow the time for the family to socialize. It rained on us 4 out of the 7 days we were there and no one complained because we had plenty to do between the hot tub. Pool table and games that were there not to mention the TVs that allowed us to show the babies cartoons. You do need 4 wheel drive or an experienced driver to get up the one hill but we had 6 full size trucks that could park around the house while allowing anyone to leave as they chose to. We were visited by several bears that was the highlight of the stay. None of them were mean but don’t leave any food trash outside unless you put it in the bear proof receptacles. They will investigate it all. I loved the time we spent there and everyone in my family wanted to stay longer we actually met the cleaning person because we just wanted to stay. However with a sad heart and the reality of work life we left but we left with real good times real good accommodations and with a whole lot of pictures. Thank you Greg so much for this stay. Like I said perfect

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! The Chalet is perfect for family reunions! The six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms provide plenty of privacy, while the large great room and downstairs game room provide plenty of time for family activities. We are having a family reunion ourselves this month. The driveway that circles the entire Chalet and allows for plenty of cars to park without having to back up was one of our first additions to the Chalet when we bought it many years ago. The turbo jet hot tub and updates to the kitchen were our latest improvements. We work hard to make sure that you have everything that you need and that everything is kept as clean and well stocked as possible. We appreciate your business and hope you will return in the future. Gatlinburg has something wonderful to offer in all four seasons so we hope we see you again soon. Thanks again for choosing Skiview Lodge! Greg
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Great House for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We take a family vacation every other year with our four daughters and their families. Our grandchildren are aged 3 through 12. The house was one of the best we have rented. The kitchen had a huge refrigerator and a very large pantry that easily accommodated food for our five families. There was plenty of counter space and the island allowed us to set out and serve our meals efficiently. There were plenty of cooking utensils and pots and pans. We used both the gas grill for meat and the smaller charcoal grill with the firewood provided to make S'mores. We had plenty of space for sleeping and it is always a big plus when each bedroom has its own bathroom. We did not need to contact the owner for any problems and received our deposit refunded in a very timely manner. The hot tub was enjoyed each evening and made for a fun, relaxing week. Gatlinburg had much to offer and we took advantage of hiking, white water rafting, put-put golf, shopping, and one of our daughters and her family spent a day at Dollywood. There are many opportunities for fun activities very close to the house. We soon got used to the very steep, winding roads leading up to the house and enjoyed the beautiful views it afforded us on the ride. One very surprising word of caution. We were visited from the very first night by black bears coming all the way up to the house - even coming on the deck both in front and back. While very scary at first, we quickly realized they were not threatening and just looking for food. They appeared (one at a time) early in the morning and late in the day. We were hoping to maybe get a glimpse of some when we booked the house, but did not realize how often and close they would come. We had one of our best vacations in Gatlinburg and would very definitely recommend this beautiful house.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Ski View Lodge. It is perfect for family reunions due to the large kitchen, game room, Great room, and kitchen. As you mentioned, there is still plenty of privacy with large groups since all 6 bedrooms have their own private ensuite bathrooms. We are planning our own family reunion there this month! We are constantly updating the chalet to keep it comfortable, clean, and well stocked with everything you need for cooking large meals together and having fun. The drive can be a little steep, but the view from the Chalet is out of this world and well worth it! With the circular driveway, there is no backing down steep drives and the driveway can easily accommodate 5 or 6 cars. We appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again! Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. Greg
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Perfect family gathering spot!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family came from several different states for a long weekend and this chalet was perfect for us! Each couple had a room with private bath to retreat to, and the kids enjoyed camping out on the sofa bed. The long table was great for playing cards and eating together or just hanging out. My parents enjoyed the porches and scenery while the rest of us sampled all that the area has to offer. The hot tub was wonderful for relaxing in the evenings! Greg was very responsive from booking through checkout and we will absolutely want to stay here again. Book this property - you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your family reunion at Ski View Lodge! The six bedrooms with en suite bathrooms provide the privacy you need while the large great room and downstairs game room provide perfect opportunities for family get togethers and interaction. Watching the beauty of nature unfold is so relaxing from the front or back decks. Gatlinburg is beautiful in all four seasons so we hope you will come visit us again and again. We truly appreciate your business! Thanks again, Greg
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Beautiful, well equipped home -- perfect for our family of 14! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property! You can see the sunrise over the mountain and see the sunset through the trees out the back. Wonderful areas to sit on the massive decks, the hot tub was perfect, and there is plenty of parking for five cars. The kitchen is well equipped with almost anything you could want (you may have to hunt for it -- multiple guests put things away in strange places!), and the table is perfect for up to 12 people so you can all eat together.

We even had visits by local 'teenage' bears several times during our visits (we stayed well away and they were not intimidating). There are several pool options (all driveable), and each bedroom has its own bathroom -- a major plus. It is easy to get to either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but like other reviewers stated the last mile or so of roads and the driveway are interesting to say the least. Lots of hills, curves, and little to no shoulder -- but it was only scary the first time!

I HIGHLY recommend this home. And Greg is an amazing host. We got ourselves locked out at one point and he returned my call within five minutes and we were on our way. He was very responsive to my multiple questions in advance, always responding quickly -- usually within one hour.

Note -- if you have small children, please bring a gate or other barrier to the stairs. I learned this from another reviewer and it made our trip much less stressful.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We work hard to make sure that you have all the comforts of home so that you can relax and enjoy your time with family and friends. The views from the chalet decks are awesome in all 4 seasons so we hope you stay with us again and again. We appreciate your business and are appreciate the kind words. Thank you! Greg
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Lots of bedrooms & bathrooms made it easy for 3 families to stay & all get ready at the same time.

  • 5 of 5

Adequate space & we made good use of the fireplace & hot tub. The upgraded appliances & Tv's exceeded expectations since they have all been upgraded since VRBO photos (ones in photos were quite dated).

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the upgrades we have added. We have updated the pictures on the VRBO site. The 6 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms provide plenty of privacy while the great room, decks, game room, and hot tub are great for catching up with family and friends. There are amazing views of the mountains in all 4 seasons so we hope you visit us again! Thank you, Greg
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a family get together after Christmas. My children (in their 30's) wanted time with the family instead of presents. Time is a precious commodity these days and we are so glad to have had my parents, sister & her husband, my children and grand children together experiencing this absolutely wonderful chalet. Plenty large enough, very open, stunning views of the ski slope, a game room and a hot tube that was wonderful (so I'm told...LOL) in 14 degree weather. The owner was very good to work with, answered all of our questions in a very prompt manner. The deposit was returned in less than 3 weeks, closer to 2 weeks. We highly recommend this property, the women especially liked that each bedroom has it's own bathroom and we would rent this chalet again if we need this many bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a fantastic time with your family at Ski View Lodge. My wife and I have also had several family reunions here and have wonderful memories to look back on. The 6 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms provide plenty of privacy while the great room, decks, game room, and hot tub are great for catching up with family and friends. We hope you visit us again! We also have 3 bedroom cabins in Black Bear Falls if you ever need smaller units to rent. They are listed as Moose Crossing and Cubs Crossing. Thank you, Greg
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Tyson McGhee Airport, Knoxville, TN
Nearest Ski
1.35 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Car: necessary

Ski View Lodge is a beautiful two level lodge style home with stone features located in beautiful Chalet Village, less than a mile and a half from Ober Gatlinburg. From the front deck, you have a perfect view of Mt. LeConte, elevation 6,593 feet and 4 miles from the NC border. Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Casino are 35 miles away. The entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, downtown Gatlinburg, and Ripley's Aquarium are 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Sleeper Sofa Linen Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $500

If the sleeper sofa is required, an additional $25 fee will be charged for the additional linens and towels.
Call about weekday special Monday thru Thursday night for 4 night rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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