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Connie Feb 20th, 2003 04:24 PM

CHALET IN THE SMOKIES
 
Anyone have any recommendations on specific chalets in the Smokies you have enjoyed staying in?<BR><BR>Looking for moderate price, nice view, and two bedrooms. Does not have to be fancy--rustic okay.<BR><BR>Yes, I have checked out the web sites but the amount of choices is staggering.

Kristyn Feb 21st, 2003 04:48 AM

We stayed in a lovely chalet a couple of years ago which we booked through www.patriotgetaways.com. Two bedrooms, hot tub on deck, great view, close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. They have a huge selection, ours was called Beary Hill. It was very clean and nicely furnished. I can't recall the price but I shopped around a bit and believe it was reasonable. There were many nice chalets in that area and it was very convenient for sightseeing. Hope this helps!

plummie Feb 21st, 2003 08:03 AM

We rented through www.chaletvillage.com<BR>and were very pleased. Had a 2 BR in the Cottage Garden area. Very nicely furnished, 2 fireplaces, well equipped kitchen, 6 person hot tub, 2 1/2 baths, good view. Was $190 per night with a free night thrown in for longer stays.

Connie Feb 23rd, 2003 06:41 PM

Thanks for the help!!

jtj483 Feb 23rd, 2003 07:14 PM

Hi Connie, my family just spent a weekend in the Smokies, actually in Pigeon Forge area in a cabin operated by Timbertops. This was out first stay with them; we decided to try them as they cabins offered lots of amenties (hot tub, pool table, etc.) The cabins are nice, but very close together. We got very little sleep on Sat. night because of a large party going on nearby. I don't think I'll stay there again for that reason. In the past we have stayed with Hidden Mountain Resorts. They are always nice, though I don't think they offer pool tables. Abd they are not as expensive as some of the others. There is Hidden Mountain East, which is closer to Gatlingburg and Hidden Mountain West which is closer to Pigeon Forge. We prefer Hidden Mountian West. All of these cabins appear to be really off the beaten path, when you first drive in, but after a couple of drives in and out, you realize they are quite close to everything. Enjoy the Smokies!

Cathie Feb 24th, 2003 07:43 PM

My daughter rented a two bedroom a couple years ago from Gatlinburg Real Estate...http://www.gatlinburgchalets.com/<BR>The chalet was called Stargazer and she said it was wonderful and had awesome views. <BR>We also rented from this place but stayed at Pappy's Place which was wonderful but had a woodsy view rather than a mountain view...it was quite a ways up a mountain road.<BR>They are both listed on the above website under two bedroom chalets.<BR>Hope this helps.<BR>

Brutforce Feb 25th, 2003 04:19 AM

I would look closer to the Asheville or Grandfather Mtn. area. The area around Pigeon Forge &amp; Gatlinburg is built-up beyond belief w/crappy strip malls, cheesy t-shirt shops &amp; horrible traffic. The options are staggering but in the past it has helped me to rent through realty companies &amp; please ask for pics of all sides &amp; the interior. It kind of boils down to you get what you pay for.

Connie Feb 25th, 2003 09:04 AM

THANKS AGAIN!

iceeu2 Mar 2nd, 2003 02:24 PM

Connie, Check out oakhavenresort.com...We have friends who stay there every year and just love it. They actually have a Sevierville address I believe. We had my husband's 60th birthday celebration there last August and rented 3 cabins. They are spacious...all have hot tubs and screened in porches. The cabins are just as beautiful as the photos they show of them on the website. This is an outstanding place.

Smokyboy Mar 2nd, 2003 07:19 PM

Connie, when are you going and where will you be coming from? Drive? I got some tips and suggestions. Happy Appalachian Trails to ya!

Connie Mar 3rd, 2003 10:57 AM

We are going in April and are driving up from northeast Texas. My sister is meeting us from central Kentucky.<BR><BR>Thanks for all the recommendations. It really helps to get first hand knowledge about rental companies and cabins.

iceeu2 Mar 3rd, 2003 03:50 PM

Everyone up there will be running specials during the time of year you are going..20% off at Oak Haven and Hidden Mountain, I believe. Others do stay so many nights, get a night free. One place that looks very interesting to me is Aunt Bugs...Don't know a thing about it, but she bakes your favorite dessert and has it ready for you upon arrival..Again, I don't think you can beat Oak Haven for the price.

Kainscough Mar 3rd, 2003 06:39 PM

Connie,<BR> Check out Kears. My husband and I stayed there a few years ago andwas really impressed with the view and how clean it was. We will be staying there again soon.<BR> Karen


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