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Spared! Ready for Guests! Terrific 5BR, 4 BA Cabin, Mtn View, Game Room w/Arcade

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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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! 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 S Baden pool, guests have free access to 3 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 offers 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 is also delightful!

Halfway to Heaven also offers a fun-filled lower level with game room and hot tub deck! There's a brand new multi-cade arcade game in the game room, plus a new Brunswick pool table, high definition flat screen TV, fireplace place (available to use Oct-Mar), seating including a LazyBoy sofa sleeper, and patio door that leads to the mountain view hot tub and deck!

Other great features are parking for 4-5 vehicles, well-equipped kitchen, all beds are either king or queen size, and 2 fireplace, and comfy, high quality LazyBoy furnishings in the living room and game room!

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 3 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 and well-laid out 3-level floor plan;

~ 5 High Def. Flat Screen TVs, plus 2 standard definition TVs - All TVs have cable channels!

~ Cable with HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and some Movie Channels!

~ FREE High Speed Wireless Internet;

~ 5 Bedrooms - 1 KG bed in master suite, plus 4 Queen-size beds, and 2 Qn size La-Z-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).

~ Mountain view Hot Tub on covered deck;

~ 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 all 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, 850 377 9130,
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Val and Renee Morel, 850 377 9130,

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

Val and Renee Morel, 850 377 9130, purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Val and Renee Morel, 850 377 9130, chose Gatlinburg

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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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: Oct 2007
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Fantastic Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This makes my family's second stay at Halfway To Heaven and my family has decided we will make this a yearly tradition moving forward. Great cabin with beautiful views and close to lots of activities. Can't wait for May 2017 to get here.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Chalet!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Halfway to Heaven! The chalet was clean, well kept and provided everything you could possibly need. Customer service during the rental process was outstanding! We loved the view of the mountains and all the outside seating areas. And, to top it off we saw three bears! This place was perfect for our vacation! Thanks again! (P.S. The driveway was steep which was not a problem. However, if you have a big truck, be sure to keep more than a quarter of a tank of gas in it so you can start it! It happened to us on checkout day! Ha!)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Picture Perfect Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Cabin was spacious, nicely furnished, clean and had beautiful views. Our party was quite a varied group from a 27 year old couple, a 60 year old female and 94 year old female - we each found the cabin to be very accommodating. The rooms were clean and with sleeping accommodations available on all levels it was easy to find space suited to each individual's needs. The game room and hot tub were enjoyed and a pleasant way to spend an evening. The kitchen was well equipped and the washer and dryer were handy and a much appreciated amenity after a day spent zip lining and river rafting. The location is convenient to both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well the many attractions each offers. On the last night of our stay we returned to the cabin at dusk and observed a black bear roaming around - quite a thrill for us all!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Awesome; fantastic; and bears.......

  • 5 of 5

What words can I use to describe our family vacation at Half Way to Heaven? Awesome; fantastic; remarkable; and just plain fun! Bears; oh my! We saw bears everyday. In the backyard, in the front yard, on the deck, in the driveway, in the neighbor's yard; we were all mesmerized at the sight.

The location of Halfway to Heaven was great, close to the main road in Gatlinburg yet secluded. We had three decks from which to enjoy the view and what a view! The house has three levels, which allows for the family to have time apart, plus a main room to spend time together.

I cannot think of anything I would change about our choice of house for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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All the comforts of home PLUS MORE

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was so close to the Main Street of Gatlinburg! I was very happy if it's location. We had a great view of the mountains from our balcony. We even saw a little bear! We got lots of use of the game room and jacuzzi. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Gatlinburg.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
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

Chalet Village Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
MLK Holiday
Jan 12 2017 - Jan 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 19 2017 - Feb 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Valentine's Day
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pres Day
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 19 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break/Easter
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4th holiday
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Back to School
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 7 2017 - Sep 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 27 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Pre Thanksgiving
Nov 13 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Chalet Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • The cabin features 4 FULL baths, each with a tub-shower combination
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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
A real yard!!! The yard has a gentle slope ~ great for kids to play ~ pets enjoy the yard too! In 2006, we added a picnic table for your use and enjoyment.

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