* CDC cleaning & sanitizing guidelines are being used!
* A UV-C Sanitizing System has been installed on the heating & air unit to help eliminate viruses & germs!
* 3 sets of bedding, linens and towels are rotated between stays and cleaned off-site by a commercial laundering service that is adhering to CDC guidelines!
* Property is private (no shared common areas like hotels, motels and resorts)!
HAPPY BEAR CHALET is a newer property that is family-oriented, comfortable, relaxing, fun, cozy, private, romantic, luxurious, WHEELCHAIR-FRIENDLY and pet-friendly (small dog 20 lbs or less allowed with strict restrictions and payment of pet fee).
It is ideally located for whatever adventure guests wish to undertake and enjoy!
This is a NO SMOKING PROPERTY!!!!!
The SHORT, 1.3 MILE DRIVE up the mountain from the Gatlinburg Parkway to the property takes less than 5 minutes! The start of Downtown Gatlinburg is less than 2 miles away and Pigeon Forge is about a 5 mile drive.
Unlike many mountain properties that feel as if they are "on top of each other", Happy Bear Chalet is situated on over a half acre and it has privacy to enjoy! The cabin can accommodate 1 – 8 guests. GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO TRUTHFULLY STATE THE EXACT NUMBER OF PERSONS THAT WILL BE STAYING AT THE PROPERTY WHEN MAKING A RESERVATION!
Hand-scraped, hardwood floors and Pine ceilings and walls throughout the cabin set the tone at this relaxing retreat. Guests can show off their culinary skills in a well-equipped kitchen with all stainless steel appliance including a French-door refrigerator (with filtered water on the door and an ice maker), microwave, smooth-top range, dishwasher, pantry and a "coffee alcove". The granite counter tops and hand-glazed cabins complete the ensemble and invite any gourmet to create to his or her heart’s content. Any ""grill master" will also appreciate the main level Gas Grill where he or she can prepare steaks, burgers, chicken and more! There is also a picnic table for outdoor eating that is located on the covered, rear porch that is right off the kitchen and indoor dining areas.
There are NO STAIRS, STEPS or OBSTACLES from the driveway into the main level of the cabin where guests will find an inviting great room with a Gas Fireplace (available only from late Fall through Winter), a deluxe kitchen, dining area, two comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms and rear covered porch.
Happy Bear Chalet is WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY. The private, King Suite on the main level features wide doors and a bath with a 5' radius turn-around. This private bath also has a 4' x 4' shower with a wide shower door, a hand-held shower head, a portable shower seat and grab bars. The toilet is comfort-height and it too has a grab bar to assist those with special needs. The vanity is not ADA, but instead it is of a standard design. The other bedroom on the main level has a queen bed. The other bath has a tub/shower combo.
There are two powered-reclining love seats in the great room plus a manual-recliner.
The lower level features a Game Room where kids of all ages can enjoy a plethora of Board Games, Foosball or try their shills at the Shuffleboard Table! There is also a comfortable sectional sofa with two built-in recliners in the Game Room where guests can relax while watching a 65" 4-k TV or play one of more of over 120 video games on the Atari Flasback 8 Gold HD game system. The lower level also has a bathroom with a 4' x 4' shower, a laundry area (with full-size, washer & dryer) and a 24' x 12' bedroom with TWO Queen beds.
The pull of the mountains seem to invite guests to take in and enjoy the outdoors! Guests have two large, 20' x 10' covered rear porches where they can relax outside. One porch is located on the main level and the other on the lower level. They can also venture down to the patio level and enjoy the 3-4 person hot tub!
Guest can stay connected to the outside world with high-speed internet via a robust, wireless Gigabit router that supports multiple devices, and via cable TV through Charter Spectrum.
All guests at Happy Bear Chalet have FREE ACCESS to all three Chalet Village Owners Clubs, and FREE USE of their swimming pools, tennis courts, exercise equipment and other facilities during summer months!
NOTE: Clubhouses are ONLY OPEN DURING THE SUMMER.
Clubhouses will open May 22, 2020, limit occupancy to 50%, and will keep exercise and game rooms closed until further notice due to Covid-19.
The North Clubhouse is less than a mile from the cabin, and it features THREE swimming pools (regular pool, kids pool, and a lap pool), and two tennis courts. North Clubhouse and pools are open Thursday - Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesdays) during the summer, and tennis courts are open every day.
The South Clubhouse is about a 3 mile drive and it is open Tuesday - Sunday (closed on Monday) during the summer. Clubhouse has one pool, exercise facilities and a game room.
The Alpine Clubhouse has a pool, and it is open Thursday - Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesdays) during the summer. It is about a 5 mile drive from the cabin.
The location of Happy Bear Chalet also appeals to those that like to ski or snowboard. It provides access in winter to nearby Ski Mountain, and the slopes of Ober Gatlinburg (about a 7 minute drive).
The original Happy Bear Chalet was completely destroyed in the Gatlinburg wildfires in late 2016.
The NEW Happy Bear Chalet was "rebuilt" two years later, and guests have returned to enjoy this wonderful property! Thankfully, numerous other cabins have been rebuilt too or are in the process of rebuilding.
Some important information....
o NO ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS OFFERED!
o Awesome location!
o Cabin is just 1.3 miles up the mountain from the Parkway!
o Paved, well maintained, well traveled roads all the way to cabin!
o Just 1.3 miles to Gatlinburg Welcome Center & Trolley Station!
o https://www.gatlinburgtrolley.org/ (Trolley Information)
o Just minutes to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg!
o Parking for maximum of 3 vehicles
o NO STAIRS OR STEPS into cabin!!!!!
o Portable / removable GATE for child-safety for indoor use
o Covered front entry porch!
o Clubhouses with swimming pools, tennis and other facilities. Pools open in summer.
o Thick, memory foam mattresses!
o Insulation between floors to help reduce noise!
o Insulation between interior walls to help minimize noise!
o NO CARPET anywhere in the cabin!
o HARDWOOD FLOORS throughout!
o Cathedral ceilings in great room!
o Ceramic tile in all baths!
o Tile surround in showers!
o 2x6 exterior walls with foam insulation for added comfort!
o Rocking chairs on porches!
o Ceiling fans on both rear porches!
o Microfiber sheets / bedding!
o Split, air-conditioning (thermostats on each level)!
o LED lighting throughout!
o TWO gas fireplaces (operational mid-October to mid-April)
o HOT TUB!
o Weber Gas Grill (gas provided)!
o Light dimming switches!
o Ceiling FANS in all bedrooms!
o 4-K TVs in great room & game room!
o 4-K DVD players!
o Hi-Def, flat-screen TVs in all bedrooms!
o High, 10' ceilings on lower level!
o Comfort-height, elongated toilets!
o Semi-handicap, wheelchair bath on main level!
o Granite counter tops throughout!
o Hand-made log furniture!
o Flood lights and driveway lighting!
o Great place for adults and kids!
o An entire cabin for the price of a nice hotel room!!
OCCUPANCY LIMIT: The total number of guests permitted, not including infants is eight (8). This occupancy limit is strictly enforced and any violation is subject to cancellation of reservation/stay and forfeiture of all monies paid.
This is a family-oriented property. No fraternities, sororities, party groups and other such groups allowed! Failure to comply with this "occupancy policy" is a violation of the terms and conditions of renting this property. Such violation will not be tolerated and will result in cancellation of stay, removal of all guests from the premises, forfeiture of all monies paid and payment for any damages by guests.
NUMBER OF PERSONS IN FAMILY / PARTY: The total number of guests, including children, but not including infants must be listed / disclosed when making a booking. Rental-rates are for 1-6 persons (adults and children). There is a nominal charge for additional guests (the 7th, and 8th guest).
PET POLICY: ONE Small Dog only permitted with $60 pet fee. Dog can be NO MORE than 20 lbs., must be house trained, groomed, on flea and tick medication, a "non-furniture chewer", at least a year old and caged if left alone while guests are away from cabin. Failure to comply with this "pet policy" is a violation of the terms and conditions of renting this property. Such violation will not be tolerated and will result in cancellation of stay, removal of all guests from the premises, forfeiture of all monies and payment for any damages by guests.
SMOKING POLICY: Smoking and/or "vaping" is NOT PERMITTED whatsoever in or around the premises! A violation of this "no smoking policy" will result in cancellation of stay, removal of all guests from the property, forfeiture of all monies paid and payment for any damages by guests.
VEHICLES AND PARKING: Parking area / driveway at cabin can comfortably accommodate up to 3 vehicles. There is no parking allowed on the roads in Chalet Village.
CANCELLATION: If a cancellation of your booking is a concern, we recommend the purchase of Cancellation Protection from CSA or another travel insurance company. These "policies" normally provide a refund in the event of cancellation if you pass the refund date period pertaining to your stay / booking (please read carefully the restrictions regarding refunds / cancellations before booking this property). Should snow or ice conditions be possible, we highly recommend 4 Wheel Drive or Snow Chains. NO REFUND due to weather!