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$199/nt Apr 24-May 3~Terrific Mtn View Get-Away! Video Arcade, P' Table, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Family Friendly, Cabin, Mountain View, 5 Bdrm, 4 Bath, Sleeps 10-14, Pools, Pet

Welcome to 'Halfway to Heaven' our spacious, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom cabin in the Smokies! Halfway to Heaven is a great cabin choice for families or groups of up to 14 guests.

We invite you to experience the charm and spaciousness of our delightful Gatlinburg vacation rental Halfway To Heaven. The cabin is conveniently located mere minutes from all of the attractions and offers a lovely mountain view of the Great Smoky Mountains and famous Mount LeConte! Located on Stan's Court in popular Chalet Village, Halfway To Heaven is ready to become your vacation haven!

The parking area at Halfway To Heaven can accommodate 4 standard size cars in the driveway. Park 2 cars side by side and 2 cars deep on each side. Groups with smaller vehicles may be able to fit 5 cars. Guests can also park in the street in front of our bear proof trash receptacle. Just be sure you don't block the trash receptacle doors. The trash pickup personnel to be able to open the trash container doors in order to remove the trash.

NOTE: DO NOT USE or block the flat parking pad next door. This parking pad is for the exclusive use of the 2 cabins to our left. That management company for those 2 cabins will tow your vehicles.

When you arrive at Halfway to Heaven, you enter the cabin on the main level. There are no stairs in order to access the main level. Because there are no stairs to enter the cabin on the main level, we've had quite a few "mobility impaired" guests stay here at Halfway to Heaven cabin. Listed below is everything that's located on the main level of the cabin!

On the main level are the following: Dining area, Living room, well-stocked Kitchen, large outside Deck with patio table, chairs and BBQ grill, plus 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and the laundry area with full size washer and dryer. Both bedrooms on the main level feature a queen-size bed. These bedrooms have access to 2 bathrooms, each with a tub-shower combination.

On the lower level of the cabin are the following: Game room with Video Arcade Game and regulation size Pool Table, plus a nice size deck with 6-person Hot Tub. In addition to the pool table and video arcade game, the Game Room also features: Lazy Boy sofa that converts to a Queen size sofa sleeper, fireplace (Oct-Mar), large flat screen cable TV. From the lower level deck there is a set of stairs that leads to the backyard.

On the upper level of the cabin are the following: the spacious Master Suite, 2 smaller bedrooms that are best suited for kids or teenagers, plus another full bathroom in the hallway. The Master Suite features a handcrafted King-size log bed, wood flooring, Juliet balcony with mountain view and 2 patio chairs, flat screen cable TV, loveseat and a private bathroom with tub-shower combination. The other 2 bedrooms upstairs are the smallest of the 5 bedrooms, and these bedrooms each feature a Queen size bed, closet for clothes storage, plus each have a flat screen cable TV. These 2 bedrooms share a hall bathroom with tub-shower combination.

This spacious 3-level cabin is nicely decorated with comfort in mind and features amenities for our guests to enjoy, including:

~ Regulation size Brunswick Pool Table

~ Multi-cade video arcade game

~ 6 Person Hot Tub

~ Two gas Fireplaces, available for use Oct-Mar

~ Flat screen TVs with cable channels thru Charter cable

~ High speed internet thru Charter cable

~ Full-size Washer & Dryer

~ Sleeping accommodations for maximum of 14 guests with 1 KG bed, 4 Qn beds, and 2 Qn-size sofa sleepers.

We hope you've decided "Halfway to Heaven' is the cabin for you! Contact us today to reserve your dates!

More Details

Val and Renee Morel
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Val and Renee Morel

We are Val & Renee' Morel. This is a photo of us in 2015 while in Seattle on a family vacation.

Val and Renee Morel purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Val and Renee Morel chose Chalet Village

Why did we buy vacation homes in Gatlinburg Tennessee? We both love the mountains. In fact, we got married in Gatlinburg at Chapel in the Glen (go to: chapelwedding dot com). Gatlinburg is beautiful in all 4 seasons. We just love vacationing here!

Why did we buy Halfway to Heaven cabin?

We call this cabin "Bear Central". Guests are thrilled to see bears around the cabin almost year-round! Best time to see the bears is Spring, Summer, Fall and early Winter. It is thrilling to see these beautiful, big animals.

We caution our guests that bears are wild animals. Keep in mind that momma bears often have cubs nearby. So, please give the bears space. Keep a safe distance of 100 ft or more, do not feed the bears and be sure to always lock your garbage in the bear-proof trash container we provide at the top of the driveway. We recommend watching these amazing bears from inside the cabin. The cabin has glass doors and large windows on every side of the cabin so you can take great bear photos from inside the cabin!

What makes this cabin unique

Halfway to Heaven is a spacious cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. The cabin is family friendly and pet friendly. Lovely mountain views can be enjoyed year-round at the cabin. Unique features of the cabin include: bear and other wildlife sightings, sleeping for up to 14 guests, 4 full baths, nice (gently sloped) backyard, 2 gas fireplaces (available for use October - March), pool table, hot tub, Pack & Play portable crib, Wi-Fi, free local & long distance calling in the Continential US, cable TV with movie channels, 3 La-Z-Boy sofas and 2 La-Z-Boy recliners.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Everyone!

We just wanted to thank everyone for the great feedback you have left in our guestbook!

We also wanted to let you know that we have just completed a MAJOR renovation of the cabin.

We have:

~ Installed a new copper-colord metal roof

~ Istalled 2 new 8' sliding glass doors in the den

~ Installed a brand new kitchen; New cabinets, counter tops, dishwasher, and microwave hood

~ Removed the carpeting and installed wood flooring in the den, dining area, kitchen, and hallway

~ Installed new light-colored tongue and groove planking in the den, dining area, kitchen, and hallway

~ Purchased new den furniture; sofa-sleeper, sofa, and 2 recliners (all by La Z Boy)

~ Purchased new "pub height" dining table that seats 8 people

~ Purchased 4 additionl dining chairs for the breakfast bar. We now seat a total of 12 for dining!

~ Installed a new LARGE solid wood matle over the fireplace

~ Purchased a new 40" flat screen TV and installed it over the new mantle

~ Purchased new beds for the 2 qeen size beds on the main level

We have spent over $50,000 (so far) in renovations. We truly feel we have updated Halfway To Heaven from a "budget" chalet to an "upscale" chalet.

Please continue to leave feedback in our online guestbook so others will know what to expect when they book their stays with us.


Val & Renee'
Mar 2008
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Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 4 car maximum
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom, attached to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill style bathroom - attached to 2 bdrms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs hall bathroom - shared by 2 upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom on main level, convenient to living room
  • The cabin features 4 FULL baths, each with a tub-shower combination. There are 2 bathrooms on main level of the cabin and 2 bathrooms on the upper level of the cabin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Kg bed, en suite bath, Juliet balcony, loveseat, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sofa Sleeper (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The cabin's back yard has a gently slope ~ Older kids may enjoy the sloped yard. Guests have reported seeing all types of wildlife and birds in our yard and trees! Our furry visitors include: bears, deer, chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits. Our feathered visitors include: turkeys, crows, finch, titmouse, cardinals and blue birds. Nature lovers will enjoy the views and the wildlife!


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Parrish, Al.

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Folks, I'd like to tell you about our stay at the cabin. At first I was let down by the view. We usually stay higher up. After the first sunset and sunrise I was in love with the view. The cabin is very easy to find. I did not like one of the hills, but got over it. We had plenty of room for all of us. The price cannot be beaten. We had plenty of towels and bedding. I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have about this cabin. Thanks Val and Ranea for allowing us to stay in your cabin. LInda Hester

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans

Spending Quality Time with Family

  • 5 of 5

What a Gem! Loved the easy instructions to access the cabin. Delighted by the efficient use of space in this 3-level floor plan. With 5 bdrms, 2 sofa sleepers and 4 full bathrooms there was enough room for our group of 12. The views were unexpected and relaxing. We experienced a beautiful thunderstorm, a couple of visits from Momma bear and her 2 cubs. This stay was a gift from a family member and was our best ever family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The description needs to be updated. Very misleading.

  • 1 of 5

1. Driveway will NOT fit very fit the number of cars described.

2. Threre was zero internet. Never ever connected.

3. Pictures are totally misleading.

4. Hot tub was disgusting. Lifted the top and smell was horrible. Didn’t even get to use it.

5. Tried to make up bed in basement and mattress cover was stained and not washed. Dirty underwear and trash under it.

6. Upon arriving the downstate was unlocked. Upstairs one of the windows was broken so we had to try to secure it.

7. Need to hire a new cleaning crew because it’s obvious it’s not been deep cleaned in months. Cobwebs. Dirty floors. House smells of mildew.

8. Hey the kitchen table was awesome! Plenty of space for our group of 7 to play games

9. Best part about this home was The view of Mt. LaConte.

Would not recommend this VRBO until house and description of it is updated. So disappointed. Spent a lot of money.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Where do I begin?? First, we hope all of our 4-5 star reviews will share a more accurate view of this great cabin. It's such a good deal for the nightly costs. The cabin has 4 DEEP CLEANS per year. You will not find that in most cabins. Had we not been in the cabin ourselves just before this guest checked in, I might have questioned housekeeping a bit. My husband and I were at the cabin while the cleaners where cleaning it. I organized and restocked the kitchen myself. My husband tested all the TV remotes and did a speed test on the Wi-Fi. I want to close with this message. This guest did not contact us to ask for help. We could have instructed her on how to reset the WiFi. And Housekeeping will return to the cabin within 24 hrs of check in to deal with any housekeeping related issues. Our phone number is all over our instructions for rental. There's no need for any guest to feel dissatisfied with the cleaning. I should also address the parking. As described in our ad and email response, guests can park up to 4 regular size cars. If you have oversized trucks or SUVs then you can fit fewer than 4 cars in the driveway. This is all spelled out in the Instructions for Rental. We've been in the vacation rental business for over 17 years. Rarely can I say I was in a property the same day a guest arrived, but in this case I can say so. If you have any questions, please contact us thru email or phone call.
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Halfway to Heaven was just perfect, great location

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I went to Gatlinburg to do skiing and snowboarding. Halfway to heaven was the perfect cabin for us. It’s located really close to the skiing park and close to the town. Owners response and comunication was really good. The cabin was clean and had all that we needed to cook. Definitely Looking forward to rent this cabin in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi thank you for giving us a great review! We are so happy you and your friends had a great time at the cabin. Next time call us directly and you will get the 10% repeat guest discount! Thank you again for the awesome review!
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Loved this cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin more than met our expectations and needs for our family if 9 and a dog! We will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review! It’s very much appreciated. Next time you decide to stay call us directly and you will get a 10% repeat guest discount.
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Great house that is in a good location. Would highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very nice 4-star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. Please come back and stay with us again. We offer a 10% discount to our valued repeat guests.
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Gatlinburg Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Peddler - on River Rd
Nearest Ski
1.25 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement
Car: necessary

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area, Dollywood, Arts & Crafts communit, Cades Cove, Roaring Fork Motor Trail, Laurel Falls, Clingmans Dome, Cataract Falls, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, water tubing, white water rafting, snow tubing, snow skiing, hiking, fresh water fishing, hiking, historic sites,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $69
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Summer bookings are from Memorial Weekend thru mid-August are weekly-only (Sat -Sat)

Do not choose "Protection Options" before you enter your credit card information.

Accidental Damage Insurance is already included in your quote.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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