Last minute deals!! BOOK NOW!! May 12-18 & May 22-25. Also June 9-13
We now have a HOT TUB, new stainless steel appliances, & premium channels such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, & Cinemax!!
Spring & Summer is just around the corner!! BOOK NOW for the best dates!!
NO PET FEE*!!
We would like to WELCOME you to our Smoky Mountain chalet home…“Bearly Afraid’.
Our chalet boasts 4 private bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a game room, with the view of Mount Leconte just out our front room wall of windows. From our chalet, proximity to major points of interest are just minutes away so you can maximize your vacation time! What more could you want? It has beauty & quick access to most major restaurants & attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. All renters also receive discounts to over 30 local featured restaurants, attractions, shops and more! And free guest passes for our summertime guests to any of the 3 nearby Chalet Village clubhouses** (**important information at bottom of this description about clubhouse accessibility), featuring outdoor swimming and other amenities, all courtesy of our affiliation with the Chalet Village Owner Association. With summertime quickly approaching, now is the time to book your getaway with “Bearly Afraid”, before peak dates are gone.
We have updated our chalet with new log furniture in 3 of our bedrooms to further give you the culture & ambiance of The Great Smoky Mountains. In addition, we have added new log coffee & end tables, 3 tier shelf, & area rugs.
“Bearly Afraid” is a pet friendly* home attractively located in a unique vacation/residential area (Chalet Village) right on the main road that traverses Gatlinburg's western slope, and from the back deck and living room windows there's a gorgeous view of the eastern mountain ridge and third tallest peak in the Smoky Mountains - Mount LeConte.
The large wooded lot provides excellent privacy & beauty, and noise is practically non-existent in this area. This entire chalet is perched over a sloping landscape for eye catching beauty of Mount LeConte, and is located only 7-10 minutes from both downtown Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg .
The chalet is a beautiful, overly decorated, two story chalet, with two full levels (almost 2000 square feet). The outside features a stained log look, while the inside boasts workmanship of tongue & groove walls, as well as new decorative wallboard. The center-of-room stone fireplace adds for a cozy & evening romantic getaway, and it's not unusual for the moon to slowly drift across all the front room windows in almost every season, adding to a spectacular visual delight on clear nights!
Whether you're a small group of four, or a large family/friend group, “Bearly Afraid” offers four private bedrooms throughout the chalet which can easily accommodate eight guests, with one full size hide-a-bed on standby for two extra guests, and the second couch can serve as additional slumber pad, for a total of 11 house guests total!! All four bedrooms have cozy queen-size beds, flat screen LED TV’s, ceiling fans w/remotes, closets, and amenities.
On the main level are two bedrooms, with a full shower/tub combination bathroom, with black granite top sink. The upstairs bedrooms has a shared full shower/tub combination bathroom with a rustic cabinet and European sink and farm waterfall faucet. Both bathrooms have handheld shower heads for your convenience. In the game room outside the two upstairs bedrooms, you can also see the beautiful view of Mount LeConte. Each bedroom has it’s own name, so you’ll know whose staying in what room!
The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets for a stunning rustic look as well as a tin overhang & a tin front decorated island in the kitchen to complete the rustic look. It is complete with all necessary appliances – Refrigerator. stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, cooking & eating utensils, & dinnerware. All you need to bring are groceries to fix your country meal. We also feature a full-size washer/dryer in a laundry room just off the kitchen, so you can do your laundry right here. No need to worry about going to a laundromat or packing home unwashed dirty laundry.
Just outside the sliding glass doors on our main level deck, are an array of seating rockers for you & your guest to enjoy the view of Mount LeConte. While relaxing, enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the fresh Smoky Mountain air. Around to the covered porch, and tucked within an ideal spot surrounded by large trees and pines, are two porch rocking chairs for you to sit and enjoy quiet time or read a book while admiring the sound of crickets and locusts on those warm summer afternoons and evenings. We have added a bistro, so you can enjoy a peaceful breakfast, lunch or dinner on the porch, while enjoying the mountain view.
In the front room, we've recently added a comfy new couch, which allows for plenty of sitting room for you & your guest. Also on the main level is the décor that makes it feel like you’re truly in The Great Smoky Mountains & is decorated to let you enjoy the rustic life, but has those modern conveniences tucked in as well. We have a highlighted ‘tool’ wall, ‘ski’ wall, ‘fishing’ wall, & ‘hunting’ wall to highlight activities in the area. Each room is equipped with high speed WiFi and Cable TV, which exist throughout the chalet.
Just 3 miles away is Ober Gatlinburg, a sharp and modern ski resort with top shelf ski slopes, a large indoor ice skating rink, restaurants, lounges, and even a bear zoo. The aerial tram to Ober Gatlinburg, takes you directly to the heart of downtown in 10 minutes, and you can walk throughout downtown Gatlinburg with its numerous shops, sights, and restaurants.
This chalet has been known for its bear sightings & the reason for its name, hence its name “Bearly Afraid”. We supply a high powered “Bear Light” just as extra convenience, in addition to the already well lighted entry and parking area(s). Please just remember... DO NOT FEED OR APPROACH THE BEARS !!
Unfortunately, this chalet doesn't have a hot tub installed at this time. We plan on installation of a hot tub in late summer/early fall of 2017.
Since “Bearly Afraid” is privately owned & managed, prices are competitive, with special ‘seasonal offers’. Since this is a new rental in the Gatlinburg area, we don’t have a lot of feedback as of yet, but we are sure that we offer one of the best decorated chalet in The Village as well as The Smokies to help you encompass the culture of the area. But most of all, we invite you to come see why “Bearly Afraid” is the only mountain chalet that is your country home away from home for your vacation!
*We are pet friendly. Dogs only. One dog 35lbs or less. NO Pet fee required unless there is more than two small dogs. They must weigh less than 35lbs combined. Dogs over weight limit or more than 2 dogs requires a $50 non-refundable fee per dog & owner approval. Dogs over this weight limit will be considered & have to be approved as well. We do require that you pet be crate trained, well behaved, and house broke. You need to email us information about your dog(s) prior to booking to let us know details. Not telling us about pets can get your reservation cancelled if not approved with prior permission before making your reservation.
**Due to the wildfires that struck Chalet Village in November 2016, South Baden Clubhouse will be the only one open most days during the summer. The wildfires heavily damaged the North part of the village. In all, it destroyed over 500 homes & structures in that area, and substantially damaged our North Clubhouse. The North Chalet Village Clubhouse is closed in 2017 for repairs. The Upper Alpine Clubhouse is only open for during the weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day, during the summer. It will be open most likely on weekends and holidays to accommodate overflow, but is not guaranteed. Please note this change in clubhouse access before booking our property.