Posted on 4/19/2023


Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a beautiful destination in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Known for its stunning natural beauty, charming downtown area, and vast array of outdoor activities, Gatlinburg is the perfect place to gather with friends and family for a memorable vacation. And when it comes to finding the perfect accommodations for your large group, look no further than Mountain Laurel Chalets. Mountain Laurel Chalets offers a variety of rental properties, but three in particular stand out as ideal options for large group gatherings: Laurel LodgeThe Lodge, and Smoky Mountain Memories. Here's why:


Laurel Lodge is a stunning 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom home can comfortably sleep 24 people and is fully equipped to accommodate your entire group. Each bedroom in Laurel Lodge features a private bathroom with top-of-the-line Serta Presidential mattresses, ensuring that every guest will get a good night's rest.

The newly remodeled kitchen is fully equipped to cook and serve 24 people, with two stoves, two dishwashers, a large industrial refrigerator and freezer, and a large capacity ice maker. Whether you're hosting a family reunion or a business meeting, Laurel Lodge has everything you need to make your gathering a success.

For those times when you need to spread out and relax, the second sitting area/game room features a wood-burning fireplace and a 50" flatscreen TV. The theater room is another great place to gather and watch movies or give presentations, with seating for 14 and a 70" Smart HDTV.

When you want to enjoy the great outdoors, the lovely setting provides privacy with lush vegetation and tall trees.  From the upper deck, you can watch the tram crawl up the mountainside or take in the beauty of Mount LeConte (the views are fabulous). The spacious lower deck area features a private hot tub that seats eight and sits under a roof cover, making it the perfect spot to unwind and soak in the beauty of creation.

While Laurel Lodge offers a feeling of seclusion, it's also conveniently located just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, making it easy to explore all that the area has to offer. Whether you're looking to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains, explore the charming downtown area, or simply relax and unwind in your own private mountain retreat, Laurel Lodge is the perfect choice for your large group gathering.


The Lodge sleeps 14 and boasts six spacious king bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. The farmhouse-themed decor gives a refined yet comfortable atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing vacation. With uncompromised views of Mount LeConte from every level, this home is truly a sight to behold.

The Lodge offers ample gathering spaces for your group to enjoy, from the great room with soaring two-story ceilings and a gas-burning fireplace to the fully equipped kitchen with a large dining table that seats up to 10 people. If you need additional seating, there is also an alcove with a live edge bar counter and stools. Plus, four bedrooms have deck access with semi-private sitting areas and rockers, providing the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or evening cocktail.

The first level of the home features additional gathering spaces to enjoy a movie, a rousing game of pool, or vintage video arcade games. Upstairs, you'll find a lofted gaming and gathering area above the living room, complete with a 65" smart TV for your gaming needs.

No need to compete for the best bedroom, as all six bedrooms feature Serta Presidential mattresses and thoughtful decor, with smart TVs in each room for your viewing pleasure. And for the kids, there's even an additional bunk room that sleeps two.

Outside, The Lodge offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation and entertainment. The large deck off the living room features cushioned furniture and rockers, perfect for enjoying the panoramic views before you. The fire pit with 10 Adirondack chairs provides a cozy spot to gather under the Smoky Mountain stars and enjoy some delicious s'mores.

Overall, The Lodge is a fantastic vacation rental option for large groups, with ample gathering spaces, six luxurious bedrooms, and breathtaking views of Mount LeConte. Book your stay today and experience the wonder and awe of this magnificent home for yourself!


Smoky Mountain Memories, which sleeps 20 guests, is a special place with a unique history. This beautiful seven bedroom, seven bathroom retreat was once the home of the founders of Mountain Laurel Chalets, Ralph and Dorothy Egli. As some of the first homeowners on Ski Mountain, the Eglis were able to secure a large piece of property that offers a sprawling side yard with a fire pit, hot tub, and cozy woods. The upper level of the lot offers magnificent views of Mt. LeConte from a large party deck with rocking chairs and a gas grill. There’s even a quaint playhouse in the yard for children to enjoy!

When you enter Smoky Mountain Memories, you'll immediately feel like you're at home. The entry hall and sitting area set the mood for relaxation and peace. The open, airy kitchen attracts the culinary artists in your group who will love the sub-zero refrigerator, double ovens, and warming drawer. A few more steps take you into the wood-lined sun room with a wall of windows that frame the beauty of the mountains. With a gas fireplace, it's the perfect spot to cozy up on a cold night.

Each of the seven king bedrooms in Smoky Mountain Memories is equipped with a large screen smart TV on which you can access Netflix and other online services, connected to the home’s robust WiFi. With eight bathrooms, there's no need to worry about a lack of space.

But the real fun begins when you venture downstairs. A theater room with an 80” smart TV and 14 leather recliners takes movie night to a new level, or catch the latest ball game with the whole family. If billiards are your thing, hop on into the game room and rack ‘em up! You don’t have to worry about missing your favorite show, because there is another 50” TV and Foosball as well. Tired from all that excitement? The downstairs sun room/reading room provides yet another opportunity to sit and relax while watching TV or looking for wildlife outside the picture windows that line the wall.

There are two more king bedrooms downstairs, each with a private bath and television, and there is a bonus set of bunk beds in the large bedroom that brings the total number of people the house can sleep to 20. The Eglis and their three children spent many happy years living, learning, and serving in their home, and they are pleased to now offer the same to you and your family.

Expertly decorated and furnished, Smoky Mountain Memories has been renovated from floor to ceiling, providing the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The solitude of this home will be a blessing to you, and your whole family will be sure to take home with them Smoky Mountain Memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're looking to relax and unwind or embark on an adventure-filled vacation, Smoky Mountain Memories has everything you need for an unforgettable getaway.