Chalets and Cabins
In addition to hotel rooms, Gatlinburg guests can stay in private cabins and “chalets.” The term chalet traditionally referred to an A-frame-style vacation home, but it has come to encompass just about every type of vacation apartment. Almost to a rule, chalets and cabins offer amenities like fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, full kitchens, and balconies. They are located on the hillsides and valleys surrounding Gatlinburg.
Rates range $500–1,200 weekly for one- and two-bedroom cabins. Large four- and five-bedroom properties can cost as much as $3,000 per week. Daily rates are often available, and start around $120.
There are dozens of different chalet and cabin developments, and thousands of individual properties. The best way to make a reservation is to use a reservation service. The friendly folks at Smoky Mountain Accommodations (865/436-6943, www.smagatlinburg.com) can recommend a property that fits within your price range and meets your needs, e.g., kid-friendly, close to the park, close to Gatlinburg, etc. On the website you can look at pictures and read a description of each property.
The Chalet Company (865/436-3029, www.thechaletcompany.com) also represents dozens of properties at various prices.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition