Chalet - Rating 4.8 (65)

Bare's End


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 bathrooms
Guests 4 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed
Location Beat the Winter Blues

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Valid Booking Dates: Wednesday, 11/01/23 to Wednesday, 02/28/24

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Description Description
VACATION RENTAL STANDOUTS:

* Located near downtown Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and Ober Mountain Resort

* Free Dollywood ticket with every reservation

* Gorgeous mountain view

* Elegant hand cut and built log cabin with exposed wood walls

* Wood-burning fireplace

* Four-person hot tub and gas grill on deck

* Sleeps four (offers one king bed and one queen bed)

Welcome to Bare’s End, a charming and lovingly cared for two-bedroom log cabin that sits atop Ski Mountain in Gatlinburg, TN. As you step onto the covered porch, you'll immediately feel at home, surrounded by warmth and coziness. Inside, the open-concept great room features a stacked stone fireplace that stands amidst a log wall, perfect for snowy nights spent by the fire. For your entertainment needs, there's a flat screen television in the living room, along with a comfortable sofa, easy chair, and recliner.

When hunger strikes, the fully-equipped kitchen is just a few steps away, along with a dining table that seats four. Completing the main level are two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed, which share a bathroom with a shower. Outside on the deck, you'll find a spacious hot tub, perfect for a relaxing soak under the starry sky.

The lower level is where the real fun begins! A full bathroom awaits bath lovers with an antique claw foot tub, complete with an elegant crystal chandelier overhead. Next door is a large game room featuring a walk-up bar, an air hockey table, and a large screen SmartTV. You can access movie apps using your own login credentials.

Guests of this Gatlinburg cabin rental have access to three clubhouses, the closest to Bare’s End being the North Clubhouse, which has three swimming pools, lighted tennis courts, a paved walking trail, ping pong, foosball, and assorted yard games.

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NOTE REGARDING PROPERTY ACCESS: To access the home from Wiley Oakley, you'll need to drive down a small hill on the driveway, but it levels out at the front of the home. It's easiest to enter the driveway by backing in.


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Amenities 16 Amenities
  • $$
  • Bed Linens/ Bath Towels
  • Communal Pool
  • Cookware
  • Deck - uncovered
  • Deck - covered
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Gas Grill
  • Golf
  • High Speed Internet/WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Premier Property
  • Smart/Streaming TV
Fireplace
  • Woodburning Fireplace
View
  • Mountain View

Reviews Rating 4.8 (65) Reviews
Rating 5
Five Stars - great job by maintenance
We reported sink not draining in the bathroom and hot tub jets not working. Was fixed by the time we returned to the cabin that evening. Great job by maintenance.
Dawn K. - Posted: 10/4/2023
Thanks for your kind words! Inevitably things go wrong, but we're proud of how our team responds quickly and efficiently to right those wrongs, ultimately giving guests like you a great experience. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great cabin, great view, great location!
Great cabin, very clean, great view and location.
Ryan G. - Posted: 9/30/2023
Rating 5
Memorable Stay
Beautiful mountain and valley views, clean and well furnished home. Lovely deck, hot tub. well appointed, nothing needed. Plenty of bear sightings. Yes, the road to home is curvy and hilly but you can't have the view of you don't make the climb. By second day, road travel was no issue. Staff was also very welcoming and communication was excellent. Thanks for sharing your cabin.... It was quite memorable.
Laszlo Simonyi - Posted: 6/1/2023
Rating 5
Quiet area
We had a wonderful time staying in Bare’s End. Beautiful view of the mountains and nice quiet area. It made for a wonderful 25th Anniversary trip! We have used your chalet company every time we come to Gatlinburg and will continue to only use your services. I recommend your services to anyone who asks!
Debra Davis - Posted: 5/20/2023
Rating 5
Beautiful mountain view
While we did enjoy the beautiful mountain view, and the cabin was wonderful, we never want to drive that winding steep drop-off road again. Few guard rails, very difficult to see around curves, especially at night. This was a first time experience for us and we loved everything about our stay except that drive up the mountain.
JoLynn Yoder - Posted: 4/22/2023
Rating 5
Cute little cabin
We really enjoyed staying at Bares End only a few things that would have made the stay better. Need a TV in the bedroom we have stayed in several cabins and this one is the first one that didn't have a TV in the Bedroom. The shower head needs to be replaced!! We have been staying with Mountain Laurel for over 30 years!!
Melinda Hubbard - Posted: 3/1/2023
Rating 5
Peaceful Rest in the Mountains
Life seems to be so hectic now and knowing there is this welcoming sanctuary in the middle of one of God's beautiful creation spots where we can come, relax, put together jigsaw puzzles, crochet and simply enjoy the mountains and each other with no interruptions is truly a gift
John O. - Posted: 9/19/2022
Rating 5
Beautiful Mountain View Retreat!!
Very nice cabin with awesome Mountain View’s!! We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves for our anniversary!! Kitchen was very nice and updated!! We would have liked the back deck to be covered but not a deal breaker.
David B. - Posted: 9/16/2022
Rating 5
Everything you need.
We found Bares End to be in a decent location, clean, other than some up high dust bunnies. The furniture was comfortable, the bed as well. Everything that we needed was provided and functioned well. The hot tub was amazing! Lot's of rebuilding in the area, so there's quite a few contractors roaming about and can be a bit noisy.

We never have a bad stay with Mountain Laurel Chalets. I highly recommend using them.
Robert N. - Posted: 4/15/2022
Robert, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Bares End and continue to come back! We love how comfortable to furniture is in the chalet; it makes for a great space to sit and spend some quality time in the living room. The porch swing is also one of our favorite features! it is a great place to just relax. We hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Good Time
The cabin was very clean and seemed to be cozy and inviting. We had a good time and it had a good view of the mountains! We did have some trouble with the driveway. It was difficult to turn around. However, it was a good visit!
Anonymous - Posted: 4/10/2022
Yes! Bare's end is a super cozy and inviting cabin that allows a relaxing experience for all of its guests. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy your visit with Mountain Laurel, we always strive to make our guests experience like no other. We hope to see you back at Mountain Laurel soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great cabin
Great
Brandi H. - Posted: 4/8/2022
Brandi, it is fantastic that you were able to enjoy your stay with us! Bare's End is a great cabin, the view is fantastic, and it is a perfect place to enjoy a family getaway.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Don't let the front fool you!
This chalet is beautiful! Just enough space. The pictures do not serve it justice! New developments coming in around it.. the view was awesome... I think this set-up was one of the safest for those that may be traveling alone, girls trips etc. The back deck off the kitchen is enclosed and no one can access it from the driveway or front door-which is where the grill and jacuzzi are placed; easier to enjoy it on late nights without fear of bears/people scrolling around the bend of a chalet. Had some problems with the electric gas grill but we finally got it going-may need to be replaced as it appears someone damaged it or its life is on its last burner.
Lykeisha W. - Posted: 3/25/2022
Yes! Bare's end is the perfect location for a nice family getaway, or just a weekend getaway with friends! One of our favorite features of the house is also the enclosed deck where you can safely enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains below, or relax in the hot tub. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we are always striving to create the best experience possible for our guests.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Bare's End
Nice Cabin with good view. Driveway and parking are ample, but if you pull in you will most likely have to back out to the road (which was easy to do). Parking is fairly level and great for unloading and loading.
As always, Mountain Laurel provided a clean and comfortable chalet/cabin, with great customer service. We have been renting from Mountain Laurel for over 30 years and have never been disappointed with their service.
Looking forward to our next visit!!
Wayne W. - Posted: 2/17/2022
Wayne, it is always a pleasure to have you with us at Mountain Laurel, we are truly grateful for our customers like you who continue to come back year after year! We always want to be good stewards of our guests, and exceed their expectations, so we are glad that you have been able to experience that with us. We look forward to having you again next time!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
22-feb
Bares End is so comfy and cozy you won’t want to leave. We have been coming here for several years and love the scenery, the comfort of the chalet and the friendly staff. The welcoming atmosphere is always heart felt and everyone is very accommodating. Mountain Laurel offer the best chalets around but if your looking for something cozy, Bares End is what you need.
Angie H. - Posted: 2/11/2022
Yes! Bare's End is a fantastic cottage with a cozy feel that is perfect for a vacation in the mountains. We absolutely love to hear that you have been coming for several years, we love treating our customers like family, and are so glad that you have been able to experience that. We cannot wait until we have you next time!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Winter Stay in the Smokies 2022
This was our second time staying at Bare's End, the second trip was just as wonderful as the first. The chalet was very accommodating, modern, a Great Smokey Mountain view. Loved the wood burning fireplace, we had a fire every night during our stay. Tough to be criticalof this place, once you are there, it's hard to leave. I'm sure we will stay there again!!!!
Bill S. - Posted: 1/26/2022
Yes! Bare's end is a fantastic chalet that allows for its guests to enjoy a beautiful view of the mountains, while also being able relax in the cozy cabin. It is great to hear that you all have been able to enjoy this chalet twice, and you loved it enough to not want to leave! We will be so happy to have you with us again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
A Quite and Relaxing Getaway
We enjoyed our stay at Bare’s End. The cabin was just as advertised (except for the very steep driveway). It was conveniently located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, if you don’t mind traveling up and down the winding mountain road. The view would be better in the spring or summer. It’s a great place to stay for a couple or a small family.
Anonymous - Posted: 12/8/2021
We are glad that you enjoyed both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge from Bare's End! The Chalet itself is perfect for a small family, and the view is absolutely beautiful. We would love to have you stay with us again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 2
Family xmas
The cabin was nice clean. Location was not what was stated on the website. It is not located 5 mins from Gatlinburge Mtn laurel office is ☹️Cabin needs to furnish high chairs for infants and toddlers parents should not have to bring. Also picture appears driveway is level to drive in it is not.
Anonymous - Posted: 12/3/2021
Debbie, We are sorry you were not satisfied with your stay at Bare's End. Most guests absolutely love this house from other reviews posted. The location of the cabin on the website is the exact address of the cabin (817 Wiley Oakley Drive) and the website even provides a link to the google map with the exact location. There are two ways that GPS will take you to downtown and the route the spur is a closer option but traffic is aways a factor which is why we do not give a determined amount of minutes to get to a downtown destination. As a rule for safety we do not provide infant accessories but have a company that provides items such as cribs and high chairs for guests that are unable to travel with them. Our office staff is always available via phone or email to answer any questions or concerns you have while you are with us. Lastly the front of the house has a level drive (photo on site) and there is a small hill down to access from the road which is visible from the drone photo looking at the back of the house towards the road. We will make a change to the description stating that there is a downward hill as you approach the house at the beginning of the drive in order to access the house from the road.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Addison wedding
A wonderful experience in the mountains with an amazing Mountain View. The cabin was clean. Need TV in each bedroom and an upgraded vacuum cleaner. Will definitely rent again. Thanks for letting me give feedback.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/14/2021
Thank you for your feedback Callie! We always value what our guests have to say. It is great to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Bare's End, we are looking forward to having you back soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful As Usual
Another glorious couple of days in the mountains. Bare's End did not disappoint. View was fantastic!! I know there are several comments regarding the driveway but we had no problem. Glad we didn't let that deter us. My only comment on this, and several other chalets we have stayed at, is the owners need to add hooks to hang clothes on and more towel racks in the bathrooms.
Judy U. - Posted: 11/7/2021
Yes Judy, Bare's Ends driveway should not be one to deter it's guest, as the chalet is truly worth it. We want to serve our guests as best we can, so we thank you for your feedback, and we would love to see you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Vacation in the smokies
So happy to see the rebuilding going in full swing! Bears end is a nice chalet, clean and well kept. Views are lovely. We had an issue with the DVD player, but mountain Laurel chalets were very responsive and helped resolve it. New batteries are needed in the master bedroom closet light & the downstairs DVD player is old & won’t load/run. Except those minor issues our vacation was excellent. Look forward to another visit in the future
Bill G. - Posted: 10/24/2021
Rating 5
Vacation in the smokies
So happy to see the rebuilding going in full swing! Bears end is a nice chalet, clean and well kept. Views are lovely. We had an issue with the DVD player, but mountain Laurel chalets were very responsive and helped resolve it. New batteries are needed in the master bedroom closet light & the downstairs DVD player is old & won’t load/run. Except those minor issues our vacation was excellent. Look forward to another visit in the future
Susan G. - Posted: 10/24/2021
Rating 5
Gr8 cabin with fantastic views.
Fantastic cabin fantastic views.
Our second trip to this, wont be the last. We need a four bed Christmas 2022 lead us there.
Greg W. - Posted: 10/16/2021
We are so glad that you loved Bare's End! It is so exciting that you will be back with us for Christmas, Cozy Cove, Amazing Grace, and Shelet De Dawn 2 are all fantastic four bedrooms that would be perfect for the Christmas season!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful Chalet
We had a wonderful time during our 5 day get away. The chalet was clean and well maintained. The views off the back deck were great. We enjoyed the hot tub and the air hockey table. The property management company had friendly, helpful workers. Our only concern was the steep driveway and the treacherous drive up to the house. I would highly recommend this chalet to anyone looking for a place to stay in Gatlinburg.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/4/2021
Thank you Cindy! We always want to make sure that everything is perfectly prepared for our guests, as we strive to exceed their expectations. Bare's end is a great property, and has plenty to keep you entertained on your vacation. We know the driveway may be a little scary, but it is absolutely worth it for the view when you get up there!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Our stay at Bare's End
The Bare's End cabin was nice, clean and comfortable. We did have rainy weather during our stay and the view was sometimes obstructed. When it did clear off the view was very scenic. We did enjoy the hot tub a few times and had fun playing air hockey. Mountain Laurel Chalets was friendly and offered to help in any way we might need. The drive way was a surprise when we arrived. With a full size pickup truck it was a little tight getting turned around so I didn't have to back up the steep drive onto the road. After the first time I backed down the drive for easier exit when we left again. Overall a nice experience and we would recommend others to stay at Bare's End.
Monty G. - Posted: 9/18/2021
Thank you Monty, we always want to help our guest in any way we can to ensure that their stay with us is as relaxing as possible! Bare's End is a cute little chalet that is perfect for a family getaway into the mountains. We hope to see you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Didn't get to see a Bare's End...but
we had a beautiful view... Cabin was well maintained and clean. Nice location...
Debra P. - Posted: 8/29/2021
Thank you Debra! We always make sure that our chalets are in the best condition for our guests, so that they can have the best experience possible. We would love to have you come and stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Nice, but.....
Nice newer chalet but seems like an investment property that they cut too many corners on. First chalet we have stayed in that we wouldn't go back to.
None of the things are huge but they all add up.
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms none are connected to a bedroom, and one bathroom is in the basement without a bedroom on that floor. Not a single light dimmer in the place even in the nice soaking bathroom. No outlet on back deck because it is covered by the hot tub. The two good seats in the hot tub face the house. Ceiling fans don't have remotes and you can't reach the chains so you better like the speed they are set on. No light in big walk in closet. Shouldn't have to use a flashlight in closet when downstairs they put a switched light in a 3 by 3 storage whole. Smaller bed makes you both roll to the center. Tall backed chair in living room had something broken that made you lean to the left. Basement toilet needed set properly as it would rock when you sat down.
It just seemed that no one really cared about this place and out of the 12 or so cabins we have stayed in this is the first one we would say that about.
Anonymous - Posted: 8/10/2021
Rating 5
Gray views, comfortable and clean!!
Wonderful!
Amanda H. - Posted: 7/25/2021
We are so glad that you had a wonderful visit. Bare's end is a great chalet, and we absolutely love the panoramic view that it can give to it's guests. It would be great to see you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Clean, comfortable cabin
This property felt like a new cabin. It was sparkling clean and had all the amenities you would want: a gorgeous view, W/D, air hockey, nice TVs, comfortable beds and a wonderful walk-in shower. (There's also a big tub in the basement bathroom and hot tub, though we didn't use it) We found this to be a great cabin for traveling with an elderly person. My 84-year-old mom could negotiate the two front steps easily, and she loved the walk-in shower. With the great view off the back deck, she felt like she was enjoying the outdoors even when my daughter and I wanted to be away for a few hours hiking. The kitchen is well equipped and had far more utensils and dishes than we would ever use on a vacation. Some reviews talked about the driveway, and it is steep. But I got used to it quickly and didn't feel like I needed a 4-wheel drive in summer. (Winter would be a different thing.) I also found that in a regular passenger car, I could carefully make a three-point turn -- or more like a 9-point turn -- in the space in front of the cabin to turn around and go out of the drive "headfirst"". The location gave us two ways to get off the mountain and into the park
Susan K. - Posted: 6/30/2021
without having to slog through the Parkway in Gatlinburg. There were only three things we wished for: 1. An empty cabinet to store groceries in. The bowls and pots are arranged in a lovely aesthetically pleasing way
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Delightful surprises everywhere!
The stars aligned when I selected Bare's End for a 3 night getaway. This trip was for me and my sister and I was guided to this property because my online search told me it had the right layout for her physical challenges-the bedrooms were on the main floor and there was a generous walk-in shower.
Let me say that was just the beginning. Every detail about this cabin is so charming, inviting and accommodating. From the beautiful fireplace to the well-appointed, modern kitchen; from the large back deck to the entire lower level; we were in love with it all. We will be back!!
Rebecca S. - Posted: 6/16/2021
We are so so glad that you enjoyed it Rebecca, and that Bare's end was able to cater to all of your needs for your stay! We are looking forward to having you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Nothing Bare about Bare's End!
As usual, Mountain Laurel Chalets properties do not dissapoint! Bare's End is just beautiful! This is a new construction cabin with a beautiful interior! Gorgeous view and close to the club house!
December G. - Posted: 6/5/2021
Thanks December. You have stayed in so many of our chalets so you have a really good idea of what guests need and expect. Thanks for your review and we are glad that Bear's End exceeded your expectations.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful cabin
Second time staying here. Love it. Very relaxing and everything you need. Lord willing will book again.
Greated our bear friend the 2nd day of our stay, just like the first time.
Terry B. - Posted: 5/22/2021
We are so glad that you have gotten to enjoy Bare's End twice now! We love when our guests come back as it allows us to continually treat them like family and give them a relaxing stay. It will be great to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
indy traveler
The cabin is great with comfortable living room furniture and a nice view.Drive way is a little tricky. House is easy to find.
Evelyn C. - Posted: 5/16/2021
Thank you for your review Evelyn. Bare's end is a cabin that once you enter, it feels like home away from home! We know the driveway can be a little intimidating, but your stay at the chalet is worth it! We hope to see you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Time!
Perfect size cabin for me, my wife, and two daughters! Was in a great location and had a beautiful look of the mountains. The only thing I would say is the soaking tub is smaller than it looks in the picture. But otherwise, was a fantastic location and we had a wonderful time! Definitely would (and already have) recommended this and any other Laurel Chalet to my friends and family!
Aaron L. - Posted: 5/10/2021
Yes! Bare's End is the perfect cabin for a small family vacation, and we are so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you for your review, and recommending us, we look forward to your next stay with us!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Bare’s End Review
I have always used Mountain Laurel Chalets for my cabin/chalet rentals and have been very happy with the office staff and my overall experience with their service, prices, and cabins. The only improvement that I would recommend is when the housekeeping staff cleans a cabin, they fully check to see that all lights work and everything seems to be in ship shape working condition. This relative new cabin was nice and in a good location, but I found light bulbs missing, towel and toilet paper holders not affixed properly to the wall brackets, clocks not working, and the hot tub cover not properly anchored down as it should have been. I would stay in this cabin again, but if I were staying longer, I would have insisted that the maintenance staff come and take care of some of these issues. I missed not being able to go into the office and talking with the staff. I will continue to use and recommend MLC to others, but would like to see more detail inspections of the cabins before I check in.
Jim M. - Posted: 5/7/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad to have you back with us. We were able to get in the house today and check on the things you mentioned and everything is in tip top shape. It only took a few minutes, so please let us know if you ever encounter issues again and our maintenance team will be more than happy to assist you. Having the office closed has been a struggle for us, we miss visiting with our guests too! Hopefully, everything will return to normal very soon and most surely before your next trip. See you then!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Bare”s End
Easy from the start to the finish. The cabin was clean and well furnished. The driveway was a challenge at first but became easier to access after a few attempts. Really miss interacting with the rental staff as in years past.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/22/2021
Thanks for the review and we miss our guests too! This has been a really long year of doing things differently, but we are hoping to open our office up again soon. We look forward to greeting you properly the next time you visit!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Great stay on the Mountain!
The weather was absolutely perfect. We sunned ourselves on the deck, relaxed in the hot tub and s;ept well in the big comfy beds.
Jennifer C. - Posted: 4/13/2021
Spring time in the Smokies is magical and sounds like you hit it at a good time. The best thing about spring in the mountains is the mild temperatures and beautiful sunshine with clear mountain views. The foilage on the mountain emerges from winter and brings with it all sorts of birds and other creatures. Every season has it's own beauty, but spring may just be the best. We hope you can come back and experience all the mountains have to offer.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Excellent Weekend
We loved this cabin! Very spacious, with wonderful views! We can't wait to return!
Sharon W. - Posted: 3/12/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bare's End. The clawfoot tub is a very unique feature and perfect for a log cabin. We hope you can come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great family cabin
Yes the driveway is steep, but so is the rest of the drive up the mountain and compared to other driveways it's not bad. 4*4 is a must up the mountain.
Anonymous - Posted: 1/16/2021
Your description of the driveway is correct, but four wheel drive would not be necessary unless there was snow on the road, then it is a must! Glad you were able to get away and spend some time in a beautiful log cabin. Come see us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great family cabin
Yes the driveway is steep, but so is the rest of the drive up the mountain and compared to other driveways it's not bad. 4*4 is a must up the mountain.
Arlenis S. - Posted: 1/16/2021
Your description of the driveway is correct, but four wheel drive would not be necessary unless there was snow on the road, then it is a must! Glad you were able to get away and spend some time in a beautiful log cabin. Come see us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Super clean
We had a great experience. The cabin itself was so huge and so new and spotlessly cleaned. I hate to say anything negative but you need to know that the roads are scary for somebody with height issues or bald tires. Also a heads up that the short driveway is very steep. If you can handle that then this is a perfect cabin.The gameroom and bar in the big basement was a great bonus
Anonymous - Posted: 1/8/2021
The best way to experience the mountains is to stay in the mountains and that means traveling mountain roads. The roads to the cabin are all two lane and paved, but only about a 10 minute drive to town. The driveway is also paved and is steep at the top, but levels out in the parking area. We would be happy to recommend cabins closer down the mountain, but you will be giving up that VIEW! Once you got tucked in, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the house itself. It was rebuilt after the wildfires of 2016, so is practically brand new. The most unique feature is the claw foot tub, which our guests Love! We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Everything you need for a perfect getaway!
More than we expected and super cozy! Driveway incline was a challenge due to snow, ice and a poor performance rental car. Overall experience was awesome! We would highly recommend to others looking for a smokey mountain true and rewarding experience!
Anonymous - Posted: 12/20/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your time in the Smokies. Mountain snows can make driving tricky and we are happy to hear you were able to get around safely. We hope you can come again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful time in the Smokey’s
Loved the Bear’s End. The only thing would have made it much nicer is a cover over the deck to cover the hot tub.
Rickie P. - Posted: 12/10/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad to hear your enjoyed your time in the Smokies. We hope you will be able to come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Time...Great View
This is a nice house that was equipped with all we needed. The mountain view was spectacular. And I enjoyed our nightly fire in the fireplace. The driveway was challenging. That would be the only negative concer is the driveway. Overall..this is a really nice,cleaned home.
Tami V. - Posted: 11/11/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bare's End. The mountain view IS spectacular with a 180 degree view of Mount LeConte. The driveway is a little tricky, but a piece of cake once you figure how what works best for your vehicle. People had told us that backing in was easiest. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Bare's End
We LOVED the view! Very nice comfortable cabin! Driveway is a challenge as others have commented but we backed in which was helpful. The kitchen faucet needs work. It spins around and you never get HOT water because it can't locate the right spot, plus if you don't have the handle in the exact right place it keeps running! With the Covid practices in place, I would suggest leaving more towels and washcloths for those staying 5 nights, since there is no exchange available. We enjoyed our stay immensely!
Clifford R. - Posted: 11/1/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cabin comfortable. Maintenance will look at the kitchen faucet and we appreciate you letting us know the issue. We don't like having the office closed either, but fortunately most of our cabins have a washer and dryer, so make sure to bring laundry detergent so you can wash towels while here. We hope you will remember us the next time you plan a visit to the Smokies!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Bare's End
We LOVED the view! Very nice comfortable cabin! Driveway is a challenge as others have commented but we backed in which was helpful. The kitchen faucet needs work. It spins around and you never get HOT water because it can't locate the right spot, plus if you don't have the handle in the exact right place it keeps running! With the Covid practices in place, I would suggest leaving more towels and washcloths for those staying 5 nights, since there is no exchange available. We enjoyed our stay immensely!
Anonymous - Posted: 11/1/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cabin comfortable. Maintenance will look at the kitchen faucet and we appreciate you letting us know the issue. We don't like having the office closed either, but fortunately most of our cabins have a washer and dryer, so make sure to bring laundry detergent so you can wash towels while here. We hope you will remember us the next time you plan a visit to the Smokies!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful vacation
Great
Anonymous - Posted: 10/10/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bare's End. We hope you can return to the mountains soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxing trip
Was a very good stay. The home was beautiful,everything that one needed was there. The view was perfect.
Sandra T. - Posted: 10/5/2020
Thanks for the nice review and we are glad you enjoyed the view and the cabin. We would love to accommodate you again the next time you visit the Smokies.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Grand style
Absolutely the best vacation. Greeted by a very nice bear upon check in and he put on a great departure show. Views and cabin are fantastic 2021 can't get here soon enough.
Greg W. - Posted: 8/16/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the welcoming committee! The bears are fun to see, from a distance, and always remember to lock your car doors. We look forward to 2021 with you!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful
Bare’s End is a fantastic cabin, perfect for a family of four. The home was extremely clean, well stocked, & comfortable. The views are breathtaking, we enjoyed the deck and the hot tub especially. There were some pretty competitive games on the air hockey table in the evening. One of the clubhouses was right down the street (very convenient). We did find that backing down the driveway was the easiest way to get in and out of the property. Great location, & quiet. We will definitely be booking through Mountain Laurel Chalets in the future!!
Christy H. - Posted: 7/13/2020
Thanks for the review on Bare's End and we are glad you family enjoyed their time there. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we hope we were able to do that for you. Also, future guests will appreciate your tip about navigating the driveway. Unless you have a very large vehicle, there is room to turn around in the parking area if backing down is an issue.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Clean and beautiful
Our family loved staying in this cabin. It was very clean. We felt comfortable staying there during this terrible time in our world. The views were spectacular. We will come again for sure!!
Stacey W. - Posted: 7/6/2020
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We agree, the mountains can provide a balm to the soul like nothing else. The view from Bare's End is spectacular and changes throughout the day. We hope you stay well and come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Our favorite
We absolutely loved our stay at bares end. The cabin is beautiful and has a beautiful view of the mountains. This is by far our favorite cabin we've stayed in. From breakfast on the deck in the morning to soaking in the hot tub in the evenings. This cabin was equipped with everything we needed. We also loved having pool access during the day when town got overcrowded.
Stephanie S. - Posted: 6/5/2020
Thanks for the review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bare's End. The view from there is pretty hard to beat and is perfect for watching the mountain change shades during the day. The location to the pool is also very convenient and is a great extra feature. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Mark
Amazing!!! Beautiful view from our cabin well worth it!
Mark S. - Posted: 6/2/2020
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Bare's End. We hope you will come back to see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Peaceful
Great house and location
Richard B. - Posted: 3/14/2020
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed Bare's End and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Bear's End Getaway
Beautiful mountain home, very rustic, loved the decor, view was wonderful. Bear's End was very accommodating, you feel like your at home with all of the modern conveniences. Definitely a place to revisit sometime in the future.
Bill S. - Posted: 1/17/2020
Thanks for your review. We love the view at Bare's End and the convenient location. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved this place
Our cabin was very nice! It was very clean and we loved the decor. We wished there was a tv in the bedroom. It was very cozy. The people in the office were extremely nice. Would highly recommend Mountain Laurel Chalets!
Debbie v. - Posted: 12/24/2019
Thank you for the review and the nice comments about our front desk team. We will pass along your request for a TV in the bedroom to the homeowner. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved this place
Our cabin was very nice! It was very clean and we loved the decor. We wished there was a tv in the bedroom. It was very cozy. The people in the office were extremely nice. Would highly recommend Mountain Laurel Chalets!
Debbie V. - Posted: 12/24/2019
Thank you for the review and the nice comments about our front desk team. We will pass along your request for a TV in the bedroom to the homeowner. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved this place
Our cabin was very nice! It was very clean and we loved the decor. We wished there was a tv in the bedroom. It was very cozy. The people in the office were extremely nice. Would highly recommend Mountain Laurel Chalets!
Anonymous - Posted: 12/24/2019
Thank you for the review and the nice comments about our front desk team. We will pass along your request for a TV in the bedroom to the homeowner. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxing stay after LeConte hike
Perfect cabin with a great layout. Very cozy and everything was well kept and new. Great place to relax with amazing views. The proximity to Gatlinburg strip was perfect. Parking was a bit precarious, as there isn't really enough room to turn around (backing out was actually easier).
Jacob L. - Posted: 11/23/2019
Thank you for your comments. We love Bare's End the clawfoot tub in the downstairs bathroom. We look forward to your next visit.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Smokey Mountains
Great!
Wayland B. - Posted: 10/12/2019
Thank you for the review. We think Bare's End is great too!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Smokey Mountains
Great!
Ivan B. - Posted: 10/12/2019
Thank you for the review. We think Bare's End is great too!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Bar's End Chalet
We loved this chalet. Comfortable furniture. Nicely decorated with bear theme. Kitchen was well stocked. Chairs on the deck could use some cushions. Hot tub was delightful. Fabulous view. Will request this chalet again.
Janet H. - Posted: 10/2/2019
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed Bare's End and the bear theme. Please come see us again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
A Great Stay
We stayed at Bare's End with Mountain Laurel Chalet at the end of September. The people at Mountain Laurel are so friendly and accommodating. The cabin was spotlessly clean and had many extra touches that made it so inviting when we opened the door at our arrival. We have stayed with them many times and will continue to do so.

Bare's End is a beautiful cabin that had everything we needed. There is so much to do in the Smokey Mountains but we also enjoyed just being at the cabin and enjoying the view.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/23/2019
Thank you for your kind words about our team. YOU are the reason we go above and guests are like family to us. We hope that you feel at home every time you visit and look forward to seeing you soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Very clean and beautiful
Awesome place. We will definitely go back and stay again.
Allison H. - Posted: 8/31/2019
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Very clean and beautiful
Awesome place. We will definitely go back and stay again.
allison h. - Posted: 8/31/2019
Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great time
It was very easy to rent using the webside. The cabin was great. I will rent again and recommend to friends.
Anonymous - Posted: 6/29/2019
Thank you for the review. We are always working to improve our website, so keep looking! We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
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