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Wow! $235/nt Mar ~ Terrific Mtn View Getaway! 1 Mi to Ski Area, Arcade, P'table

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! It's a great cabin choice for families or groups of up to 14 guests.

You will LOVE the cabin's convenient location to just about everything! ~ Just 1 mile to skiing, ice skating and snow tubing @ Ober Gatlinburg ski area!

~ Just 1 mile to the South Baden pool, our guests have free access to Chalet Village pools in Summer!

~ Plus, it's just a quick 5 min drive to Downtown Gatlinburg, the Convention Center and the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park! You can't beat this location!

Guests have been thrilled to see bears around the cabin during Spring, Summer and Fall! They walk across our backyard, along the side of the cabin, in our driveway and on our street. If you've been to Gatlinburg before but have never seen a bear, you can see them at our cabin "Halfway to Heaven".

Halfway to Heaven features lovely views and surroundings:

~ There are Beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains with their ever changing views. From the cabin you can see one of the highest peaks in the park, this peak is famous Mt LeConte.

~ Enjoy daily sightings of the Tram as it travels through the treetops en route to and from Ober Gatlinburg.

~ The lovely trees and foliage around the cabin are delightful too!

Halfway to Heaven amenities include:

~ A Fun-Filled game room! Located on the lower level, the game room features: a brand new multi-cade Arcade game, a new Brunswick pool table, plus high definition flat screen TV, fireplace (available to use Oct-Mar), a new Lazy Boy sofa sleeper, and patio door that leads to the hot tub and deck!

~ Another nice features is parking for 4 vehicles. Easily fit 4 standard size vehicles, guests with smaller cars may fit up to 5 cars. Groups with oversized vehicles such as large trucks and SUVs may fir fewer vehicles in the driveway.

~ The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of plates, glasses, pots, pans and serving ware.

~ All beds in the cabin are either King or Queen size, and each bdrm has a cable TV.

~ For use from October to March there are 2 gas fireplaces.

~ In the Living Room there are high quality Lazy Boy furnishings with seating for 8 guests with 2 recliners and 2 sofas. One of the Living room sofas is also a sofa sleeper.

Choose 'Halfway to Heaven' for your next Smoky Mountain, Gatlinburg get-away and enjoy an easy booking process. Just use the convenient 'BOOK IT' feature! Just click the yellow 'Book It' button in this ad. Enter your dates, and get a detailed quote for your stay! If you like the price, the Book It feature will walk you thru making a secure online payment. Each stay is subject to verification and acceptance. So, Click, Pay, and your vacation is on the Way.....

Features and Amenities @ Halfway to Heaven:

~ Elevation = 2,050;

~ Lovely mountain views in all 4 seasons!

~ Guests LOVE the Bear sightings at the cabin - Spring, Summer, and Fall

~ 1.25 miles to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and the S Baden Pool and Club House

~ Access to the Chalet Village pools during Summer, closest pool is 1.25 miles from cabin

~ Spacious 2,500 sq ft cabin;

~ Freshly painted exterior!

~ Brand new king mattress and handcrafted log furniture in the large master suite!

~ Roomy, well-laid out 3-level floor plan;

~ 7 High Def. Flat Screen TVs, All with cable channels!

~ Cable with HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax

~ FREE High Speed Wireless Internet;

~ 5 Bedrooms - 1 KG bed in master suite, plus 4 Queen-size beds, and 2 Queen size Lazy Boy sofa sleepers!

~ 4 Full Baths, each with tub-shower combination;

~ Sleeps 10-14;

~ Traveling with a little one? A Pack and Play portable crib is provided;

~ Mobility impaired? There are no stairs to access the cabin's main level. Plus, there are 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main level.

~ 2 Gas Fireplaces (available for use from Oct thru Mar).

~ Hot Tub located on covered deck has a mountain view;

~ Fun-filled Game Room with new multi-cade Arcade Game, Brunswick pool table, large high definition flat screen cable TV (great for watching Sports events), Fireplace, La-Z-Boy sofa sleeper, plus patio doors to the hot tub deck!

~ The gently sloped backyard is great or the Kids (Big & Small) and Pets too! Note: Due to the wildlife in the area, we recommend using a leash anytime pets are outdoors.

~ FREE seasonal use of the 3 Chalet Village Owners Clubs, which includes: swimming pools, tennis, ping pong, pool tables, video games, fitness equipment & more!

~ This is a non-smoking vacation home;

The floor plan is ideal for groups of up to 14 guests. The cabin features 5 bedrooms, 4 FULL baths, a spacious 3-level floor plan, 3 decks, so there's plenty of room for your group to spread out and relax.

From the moment you arrive, 'Halfway to Heaven' will feel like your own Smoky mountain vacation home.

The cabin has a new look that you are going to love!

~ Master suite features a brand new KG mattress and brand new custom, handcrafted "Gnarly Cedar" King bed, dresser and night stand!

~ New 42 inch flat screen TV mounted above fireplace in Game Room;

~ New 40 inch flat screen TV mounted above fireplace in living room;

~ New 32 inch flat screen TVs in 3 of the 5 bedrooms - in master bedroom and both bedrooms on main level!

~ New black, smooth cooktop range

~ New black Frigidaire 21 cubic ft refrigerator, freezer with ice maker

~ New La-Z-Boy furnishings in living room including 2 Leather-look microfiber sofas, and 2 La-Z-Boy recliners with the same fabric as the sofas

~ New Wood Laminate Flooring and Wood Tongue & Groove walls in Living Room, Kitchen and Dining area;

~ New Kitchen cabinets, floor to ceiling pantry cabinet, dishwasher, and over the stove microwave (micro-hood)

~ New stone-look countertop by WilsonArt;

~ New Bar stools (4), New marbletop, pub-height Dining table and chairs (8);

~ Copper color metal roof!

Did you notice the photo of The Bears in the cabin's backyard? Each Spring, Summer and Fall, our guests enjoy frequent (sometimes daily) Bear Sightings at the cabin! In fact, our online guest comments and cabin guest book are FILLED with reports of our guests seeing bears at the cabin. Here are just a couple recent posts:

~ My family and I stayed at Halfway to Heaven. We had a fabulous time. The home is beautiful and very well maintained. There were 9 of us and we had more than enough room. The pools at the clubhouses are very nice, clean and weren't crowded at all. We saw a bear in the backyard everyday! It was a great sight!

~ We had a wonderful time! The chalet was super clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. We had 8 adults, 3 children, and 2 corgis and had plenty of room. The pool table and hot tub were loved by all. Val and Renee were super helpful and accommodated us well. We had 4 bear encounters!! Was our 1st (of many more) family trips!


All 3 levels of the cabin are very roomy and offer lots of space for everyone in your group to spread out & get comfortable. There are plenty of windows and sliding doors, so you can enjoy all the beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery including: lovely, year-round mountain views, wooded views, TRAM views, and wildlife sightings (bear, turkeys, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits, and deer).

What makes 'Halfway to Heaven' an unbelievable deal?

~ Lovely mountain views;

~ Lots of updates and renovations on each level;

~ La-Z-Boy furnishings in living room and game room'

~ In addition to the mountain views, there are also wooded views, Tram views, and wildlife sightings including Bear sightings!

~ Gently sloped backyard the whole family can enjoy! Pets like the yard too!

~ Terrific amenities including: Wi-Fi (high speed wireless internet), cable TV with movie channels, free local and long distance calls in the Continental U.S., pool table, 2 fireplaces, flat screen TVs, hot tub, arade game and much more!

Compare 'Halfway to Heaven' to other 5 bedroom cabins and you will see the difference! Why settle for less? Spend your Smoky mountain vacation at 'Halfway to Heaven'.

FAMILY FRIENDLY: It's easy to bring the whole family to 'Halfway to Heaven'. Two of the five bedrooms, as well as two of the four baths, are conveniently located on the cabin's main (middle) level. This is very handy for family members who can no longer navigate steps and stairs.

PET FRIENDLY: We often travel with our Yorkie and Shih-Tzu and we know other families want to bring their pets on vacation too. 'Halfway to Heaven' is a pet friendly Gatlinburg vacation rental. Well-behaved pets of all sizes are welcome with a reasonable non-refundable pet fee. Please remember that all pet stays must be approved by cabin owner.

Have you decided that 'Halfway to Heaven' is the ideal place for your Smoky Mountain vacation? Then call or email us today! Groups book large cabins in advance, so get the dates you want by reserving your Smoky Mountain vacation dates now! Contact us today.

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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:
March 19, 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 ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 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 gentle 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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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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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
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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
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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
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A good place to stay, for the money. Will sleep many!

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay even though there was a thing or two we were not real pleased with. The parking place/yard was only large enough for two vehicles, and extremely steep. There was a parking pad, but I think it was not to be used by the renters of " Half Way To Heaven". It was full of cars, anyway. The bed linens and towels were clean. The bathrooms would do; However the house did not have a real clean look. I think if all the walls were gone over with a cleaner, it would give them a fresher look. Even with these thing, if I need to find a place to rent in that area, for 5 couples, I believe I would rent it again, because of the price. It would be a plus if there were more deck furniture. I believe there was only a table for four and four chairs. In spite of the things I have mentioned, we enjoyed our stay at "Half Way To Heaven".

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to hear that our cabin is a "very good value for the money". Good news is that the cabin has just had a deep clean, as it does at least 3 times a year. Using the fireplace in the cooler weather creates warmth and ambience but can certainly dull the terrific true wood walls. The deep cleaning of the walls with Murphy Oil soap always makes the walls shiny again and smells so fresh! Parking can be a challenge for flat-landers. As explained in our ad, the cabin sits just below the street so the large double wide parking pad is on a decline. High end is at street level and low end it at the cabin's middle level. This is very common in the mountains of East Tennessee and in Chalet Village. Our guests get a more private feeling by being slightly below street level, but it you are only use to parking on a flat driveway or parking pad it can seem odd at first. We park can park up to 5 standard size cars in the driveway - 2 abreast and 2 at near the retaining wall and 3 next to the cabin and we are originally from New Orleans which has NO HILLS and is below sealevel. It just takes a little getting use to and it can be done. We are certainly sorry parking was a challenge for these guests. Anytime our guests run into an issue or challenge just give us a call. More often than not, we have an easy fix for our guests.
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Great location, great place for family gathering.

  • 5 of 5

This was a family trip. It was my wife and I, our three sons with their wives, and our grandchildren. The layout of the house and bedrooms worked well for us. The location was perfect. Our main interests outside the house were to go hiking in the park, not so much to spend time in Gatlinburg (but we did that too!). It was very convenient to be able to get into the park without driving through Gatlinburg traffic. The house met all of our needs and we had a good time.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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,




Additional information about rental rates

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