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Amazing mtn views of Ober and Mt LeConte, pool, hot tubs 55" TV dedicated wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bear Cub Vista is a wonderful mountain retreat only 3 miles from Gatlinburg

NOTE: Our complex here at High Chalet didn't get any fire damage and the areas surrounding our complex are still beautiful. The ski resort is still as nice as it was and we invite you to come see! Watch the skiers coming down the slopes from our balcony in the winter! Relax in our vacation condo! There's room for the whole family here, the kids will love the loft and there are two bedrooms downstairs with queen beds for parents and grand parents. This condo also has its own private internet service. We are so excited to be sharing our condo with others. We are doing all we can to make this a special place for our guests so that they will want to visit time and time again. Ask about our military and senior discounts. Also if you have a larger group and want condos close together, contact me for information on also reserving the unit next door.

Sit on your balcony first thing in the morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and the views of the clouds drifting through the mtns. Watch as wild life, (which may include bears) roam through the complex (typically late afternoon or early morning). In the winter enjoy looking down at the skiers on the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg.

Enjoy the heated pool (in season) and relax in a nice warm hot tub. Nestle into the comfy recliner to read a book or to surf the web (free private internet). As you unwind from a day of sightseeing or shopping enjoy one of many cable channels or a movie on the big screen TV. We have stocked several DVD Hallmark and other family movies for your entertainment and there is a Bluray/DVD player. The new instant start electric fireplace will lend a nice atmosphere for your evening!

The condo is close to The Smoky Mountain National Park, and it is just a short drive down the mountain to the entrance where you can experience the beauty via an auto tour or by hiking one of the many trails to a waterfall, or to panoramic overlooks. Spend the day in Gatlinburg where you will find plenty shopping, dining, shows, museums, and a great Aquarium. Nearby Pigeon Forge hosts Dollywood Theme Park and a splash park, outlet shopping, live shows, museums, helicopter tours and amusement fun for kids of all ages!

High Chalet Condos are in the Chalet Village area near the top of Ski Mountain and they offer beautiful mountain views as you walk along the grounds. The condo is only about a mile from Ober Gatlinburg which offers year round family fun and it is a short 15 minute drive (about 3 miles) to downtown Gatlinburg. Be aware that bears often cross the road so drive carefully. The road is one of two main roads up the mountain but is winding and steep at times so be sure to be alert when going up and down. You get used to it I promise. Once in the complex you will find plenty parking (much of it level) near the entrance to the stairwell going up to our unit.

If you need a smaller condo we also have 3 2 bedroom condos nearby, vrbo 484195, vrbo 721628 and vrbo 721605 If you check there, you will see that we have excellent reviews! Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 10 am. This gives our cleaning crew time to get things fresh and clean between guests. We aim to keep all of our units nice and clean. Unlike some owners, we even send our linens out to a commercial sterilization company after every guest checks out. We go above and beyond to make our condos the best vacation home our guests have ever had!

More Details

Karen Hoblit
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Karen Hoblit

As a child growing up in middle Tennessee one of my favorite things to do was to go to the Smokies! I used to love wading the creeks, hiking up trails to waterfalls and watching candy makers stretch taffy in the candy shops in Gatlinburg. It was like being in a fantasy world. It took us away from all the chores at home and school.

As an adult I have traveled to many places both in and out of our country and I still rank the Smoky Mountains as one of those places where you love to come back to, over and over again. There is always something new to see and experience. It takes me back to a slower time where people were more into nature and just sitting on the front porch soaking up the view.

Karen Hoblit purchased this condo in 2014

Why Karen Hoblit chose Gatlinburg

This is a small quiet complex high above the crowds of Gatlinburg. You can enjoy the mountain scenery and wildlife up here, yet be within a few minutes of downtown. The property grounds are well kept and most of the units are privately owned rather than vacation rentals so there is much less traffic coming and going into the complex.

What makes this condo unique

The beauty of the Smoky Mountains is always changing, some mornings the clouds drift below you while you sip coffee on the balcony yet other days you may see a bear or two wandering along the parking lots. It is a world away from the busy rat race of daily life and a quiet retreat for families and couples.


This condo is located up near Ober Gatlinburg, only 3.7 miles from the main street in Gatlinburg and the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area is teaming with things to do including live shows, water parks, skiing, tubing, hiking, go carts, arcades, shopping, mountain arts and crafts, festivals etc... No matter the season, there is always something fun to do!


Chalet Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Hall Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom
  • The main bathroom has a shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The queen size bed has a 4' memory foam topper
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed in loft makes 2 twins or a king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The queen bed in this room has a 3' memory foam topper.
  • The bedrooms downstairs are each equipped with a flat screen TV with cable. Loft bedroom is equipped with a TV with Bluray DVD player for movies but no cable.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The High Chalet is located a short drive up the mountain near Ober Gatlinburg. It only takes about 15 minutes to get the 3.5 miles to the downtown strip in Gatlinburg and is close to the by pass. The road up to the complex is one of the first to be cleared in case of bad weather. You may even see a bear family on the grounds but if so, be sure to avoid them and do not feed them. Spring and summer are the best times for sightings.


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Amazing mtn views of Ober and Mt LeConte, pool, hot tubs 55" TV dedicated wifi
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 38 reviews
alexander city, al

Condo was perfect for us!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the condo very much!! The beds were so comfortable and the living room was nice and comfortable too!! It was clean and the views were amazing!! The sunrise over the mountain every morning will get you ready for the day!! One thing I will say is the upstairs sleeping arrangements has changed. It now has 2 twin beds that I really liked! The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that the kitchen was a little dated, not to say it did not meet our needs, it did. We would stay here again any day!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked our home! I stay in our unit next door and love the views when I am up at the resort for the summer. I decided to change the beds upstairs to twins because folks didn't like having to pull out the trundle and my grand children are growing up to the point they will be staying up there soon. I also like it better and will post some updated pictures soon. We have thought about installing granite counter tops in the kitchen but don't have it in the budget yet. Maybe next year! We hope that you will be coming back soon and that you will tell your friends about our home. Many thanks, Karen :)
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Had a great time...

  • 4 of 5

Booked this one for my two daughter's birthdays. Everything went as planned and we enjoyed our stay. Nice pool, hot tub, and view from our balcony. I would recommend staying here if you are looking for peace and quiet. Very peaceful.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice recommendation, we sure do appreciate our guests and try to do all we can to make our condos comfortable.
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Bears and views

  • 4 of 5

Nice place in one of the highest spots in the area. Saw bear every day/night. Some as close as 10 feet...fortunately we were in vehicle at the time.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you got to see some bears, they are more plentiful this year since many came here when their normal habitat burned last fall. They have been wandering through the parking lot checking out the peach trees. I hope you all will return again sometime. :)
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McCalla al

Loved it

  • 4 of 5

We had a great short trip before school starts back and the condo was very nice. Just like the pics. We would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review! At my grand kids request, I am changing out the trundle bed with 2 twins this week. They love our mountain home and are always excited to make the trip up to stay for awhile. We aim to please and go the extra mile to make our condos homey! Come back again sometime! Thanks, :) Karen
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Scottsdale, Arizona

Beautiful views . Clean . Good location. Pool was enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

Had everything we needed... Totally enjoyed our visit and family time .

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you all had a great time! We do all we can to make our guests comfortable and to provide items such as crock pots, extra throws and other little touches to make you feel at home. We love this unit, my kids and grand kids always stay in it when they come to the mountains.
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Bear Cub Vista

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay here, the accomodations were perfect, the view and settings were great...would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you all enjoyed your stay and it sure was nice to meet you and your family! This condo is where my kids and grand kids stay when they visit because they love the way the kitchen looks out on to the living room with lots of counter space and they enjoy watching skiers on the slopes of Ober Ski Resort from the windows and balcony. I hope you will return again someday soon. Many thanks, Karen
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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