Chalet - Rating 4.7 (157)

Dogwood Cottage


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 bathrooms
Guests 4 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

Description Description
THIS GATLINBURG CABIN RENTAL FEATURES:

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

* Free Dollywood ticket with every reservation

* Member of our Luxury Linen Program, featuring high-end bedding and pillows

* Newly renovated from top to bottom, including outdoor landscaping

* Wood-burning fireplace

* Large hot tub and new fire pit area for outdoor relaxation

* Chef’s kitchen with granite countertops and new appliances

* Two king bedrooms, one w/an ensuite bathroom

Welcome to Dogwood Cottage, a newly renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom Gatlinburg vacation rental property that exudes charm and sophistication. The home sits conveniently near the base of Ski Mountain, making it a breeze to reach downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Adventure awaits just around the corner!

This home has been revamped from top to bottom, including new landscaping and the addition of an outdoor fire pit area, ensuring it offers nothing but the best for our guests. Additionally, offering accessible properties is important to us; there are no steps from the parking area to the front door of this one-level chalet, providing easy entry for differently-abled guests.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a lovely sitting room with four plush armchairs and a SmartTV, perfect for relaxing and unwinding. Beyond this inviting space, an open-concept kitchen and dining area awaits. The kitchen boasts gorgeous granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, and a bright dining space complete with a table and four comfortable upholstered chairs.

Continuing your tour, you'll find a spacious living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace, high-end furnishings, tasteful decor, a SmartTV, and an abundance of natural light. It's the perfect place to cozy up with loved ones and create lasting memories.

Dogwood Cottage offers two king bedrooms, each designed to provide a restful sanctuary. One of the bedrooms comes with a private ensuite bathroom, while the other has convenient access to the hall bathroom. We've made sure that both bedrooms have their own TVs, so you can relax and enjoy your favorite shows. For your convenience, we've also included a laundry closet, making it easy to freshen up your clothes during your stay.

The outdoor area is a true gem. In addition to a large hot tub and dining table, we've added a brand new fire pit—perfect for toasting marshmallows and enjoying heartwarming fireside chats. It's the ideal setting for reconnecting with loved ones.

If you're planning a getaway with a larger group, Dogwood Cottage shares driveway access with Dogwood Place, a four-bedroom MLC property. These two properties complement each other perfectly and are often rented together for larger groups.

Guests of this Gatlinburg chalet rental have access to three clubhouses, the closest to Dogwood Cottage being the S. Baden Clubhouse, which has a large outdoor pool, changing rooms/showers, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a playground, tennis courts, a gym, and a game room with billiards, ping pong, foosball, checkers/chess, and video games.

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Enjoy FREE FUN every day at Mountain Laurel Chalets! Our exclusive guest concierge service, powered by Xplorie, provides complimentary tickets to top attractions like Dollywood, Soaky Mountain Waterpark, and SkyLift Park for each day of your stay. Plus, our concierge can assist you in booking any additional tickets you may need, at no extra charge.


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Amenities 16 Amenities
Fireplace
  • Woodburning Fireplace
General
  • Bed Linens/ Bath Towels
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Communal Pool
  • Cookware
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Fire Pit
  • Golf
  • High Speed Internet/WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Luxury Linens
  • Romantic
  • Smart/Streaming TV
Location
  • Gatlinburg
View
  • Mountain View

Reviews Rating 4.7 (157) Reviews
Rating 5
EXTREMELY impressed
We arrived later than we planned due to an accident on the interstate and bad weather. I called the main office and the representative I spoke with was very accommodating and explained what steps I needed to take to get all of my information as the office would be closed by the time we arrived. The information was clear and when we arrived to the door of Dogwood Cabin, we were EXTREMELY impressed. The pictures really do it no justice. It was impeccably clean and very inviting. We made ourselves at home because it was so cozy. We were able to cook our Thanksgiving dinner and have family dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to coming back.
Renee D - Posted: 1/5/2024
Rating 5
Very nice place to stay.
Very nice place to stay. Short drive down the mountain, although the driveway is kind of a tough angle and a little bit of a blind spot. We enjoyed our stay here and felt very comfortable the entire week!
Robert N - Posted: 1/5/2024
Rating 5
Always love staying here
WE ALWAYS LOVE STAYING AT MT. LAUREL AND ALWAYS HATE TO LEAVE. WISH WE COULD FIND ONE FOR SALE AT NOT TOO STEEP OF A PRICE AND MOVE THERE SOMEWHERE.
Kathy T. - Posted: 10/22/2023
Rating 5
Would definitely rent again!
We love this home! We have stayed often and in many cabins over 40 years but this one was really updated, very clean and cozy. Loved all the picture windows and enjoyed seeing a bear during our stay right outside through the safety of all the windows. Very convenient to downtown Gatlinburg on Ski Mountain our favorite area to stay and easy access coming in from the scenic drive from Townsend. We went right up the mountain and avoided all the traffic. Would definitely rent again!
John S. - Posted: 10/20/2023
Rating 5
5 stars
Ari S. - Posted: 10/11/2023
Rating 5
Easy to get to downtown!
Great relaxing 4 days. Easy to get to downtown and every place else.
James H. - Posted: 9/17/2023
Rating 5
Great time
The chalet was very clean. The personnel at mountain laurel very nice and helpful. we use mountain laurel chalets every time and never had a problem. we had a great time thank you
Fred Patterson - Posted: 5/21/2023
Rating 5
Great visit!
Very well maintained and equipped for our visit.
Barbara Spann - Posted: 5/5/2023
Rating 4
Amazing views!
The views from inside the cabin are tremendous. The large windows in the dining and living areas allowed us to enjoy the view while inside nice and warm. We think this cabin was on the path of a bears regular route through the woods. One day it was walking right up our driveway, past the garbage and on up in to the woods. The next day we had evidence of the bear using the hot tub. I love the pool table but the pool sticks need to be replaced. Also, the sink in the bathroom at the front of the cabin needs to be looked at because the water pressure is very low. The staff was kind and helpful during our visit.
Julie Koehne - Posted: 1/26/2023
Rating 5
Communing with Bears!
We throughly enjoyed our stay. Our highlight was seeing a bear on the property multiple times! Loved all the large windows and loved the location. Highly recommend this property.
Mary D. - Posted: 8/13/2022
Rating 3
vacation BEAR
WE SAW LOTS OF bear had a great time...
Anonymous - Posted: 7/15/2022
Rating 5
Very nice stay
My wife and I have stayed at Dogwood cottage once before. Very nice upgrades were done in the living room. The chairs and couch have been replaced. This unit is close to town but seems remote because of the privacy. I would highly recommend it.
Jon P. - Posted: 6/17/2022
Hi Jon! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage and its great location! We hope that you'll come back and stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great stay!
The cabin was in a beautiful area and was in great shape. We would definitely stay here again!
Anonymous - Posted: 6/12/2022
Hi Jeresa! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage! Thank you for being a part of the Mountain Laurel Family, we hope you'll come back again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxation
Had another great experience with Mountain Laurel Chalets and Dogwood Cottage. Always a quiet rental with convenience to national park. As typical for us, we had a bear appear on property while staying. We will be back again.
Matthew S. - Posted: 6/5/2022
Hi Matthew! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage and that the location was great for you and your family! The bears definitely love that area as well! We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved this place
This place was great very clean beds are comfortable and best of all no stairs at all. I hope to be staying here again.
Kelly D. - Posted: 6/2/2022
It is great to hear that you loved your stay at Dogwood Cottage! We also love the single level floor plan that allows any kind of party to enjoy this chalet! We would absolutely love to have you back with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Weekend Getaway
Our original cabin rental had to be shutdown for a maintenance issue. Management gladly moved us to another rental that would accommodate us for the weekend. This is one that we probably would had never chosen (only because it looks more like a house) but we was very happy with this rental. The inside has been updated, very clean, comfortable bed, nice and private. Can even wave at the Tram going by (from the fire pit). We will definitely stay here again. Location is not very far up the mountain, BUT the driveway is in a bad curve. I would recommend a cover over the hot tub, and some rugs at the doorways. Its rained while we was here, had nothing to wipe off our feet. Had a VERY relaxing weekend! Until next time...
Anonymous - Posted: 5/13/2022
Denise, we do apologize that your original cabin was not able to work out for you all, but it is great to hear that you were able to enjoy your new cabin nonetheless. We always want to take care of our guests at Mountain Laurel, and give them the most relaxing mountain vacation possible. It is fantastic to hear that you all will be with us again! We absolutely love having our guests back with us, and we looking forward to seeing you soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
May Mother’s Day 2022
We love this chalet! We have stayed in this chalet several times before..
Everything was clean and in order...The only thing we were disappointed with was the living room couch...It smell like oily man’s hair... It needs shampoo or replace with a couch that can be wiped off... Other then that we really like the location and the one level...I love the kitchen and dining room!
Overall we love it!
Patricia C. - Posted: 5/2/2022
We are so glad that you love this chalet and keep coming back! It is a beautiful place with many amenities that allow families to enjoy quality time together, and the one level is perfect for those who stairs might be challenging. This chalet offers beautiful views that can be enjoyed inside or outside because of the large windows. It is our pleasure to serve customers like you, and we hope you come back for years to come!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Dogwood cottage Apr 2022
The fire pit was nice. Unfortunately, the hot tub lights and half the jets did not work. The cottage was nice and quiet. The mountain views were as not as good as some of the other units, but the drive to Gatlinburg was quick and easy.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/10/2022
Rating 5
The Snow and the Bear
We had a surprise visit from a young bear who apparently wanted a piece of the hot tub cover. And it snowed 6” which gave us the opportunity to take a snow hike which was an amazing experience. Overall, the cabin was lovely. My only issue was with the closet for our hanging clothes. There is only one and it is in the bedroom that doesn’t have the en suite bathroom. Kind of odd. However, the beds were very comfy and the kitchen was well stocked with all of the basics. The driveway is kind of hidden around the curve of the road so be prepared to keep a watch so you don’t miss it. It’s less than a mile from the entrance of the park which we loved. I would absolutely stay here again!
Lindsay V. - Posted: 3/11/2022
We are so glad that you got to enjoy your stay with us, and that you had some fun surprises too! At Mountain Laurel we want to be good stewards of our guests, and provide them with all the essentials they need for their stay with us. We agree that Dogwood Cottage is in a fantastic location to be able to enjoy the park as well as downtown Gatlinburg. Hoping to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Guys trip
Everything was exactly how it was described. Easy check-in and out process. Excellent for a small group.
Anonymous - Posted: 2/12/2022
Joseph we are thrilled your small group had a great time at Dogwood Cottage. Next time you come we will have added a firepit for you to gather around. We hope to see you and our small group again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great location
We had a great stay at dogwood cottage.
Anonymous - Posted: 1/8/2022
Jodi, we are so glad that you had a great stay at Dogwood Cottage. At Mountain Laurel we always want to be good stewards of our guests and treat them like family! We would love to have you back again with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Cute Place
My family had a great time at this home away from home in the mountains. It was spacious, loved the hot tub and view of the tram and sunrise.
Anonymous - Posted: 12/12/2021
It is great to hear that you all were able to enjoy dogwood cottage as your home away from home! We want to provide our guests with an experience where they are treated like family at Mountain Laurel, and we would love to have you back with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great stay for Thanksgiving Holidays
Had a great stay. Very private. Clean and pictures as described. Would definitely stay here again.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/24/2021
Thank you Roger! We also love the privacy that Dogwood Cottage offers, and its beautifully decorated interior that gives it a homey feel. At Mountain Laurel we always want to exceed the expectations of our guests, so it is fantastic to hear that you all had a great stay! We look forward to having you back with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Nice but missed the mark
We enjoyed our stay at Dogwood Cottage but felt a mountain cabin in the fall should have quilts for the beds and maybe a throw for the couch. My friend had to sleep with towels on top of the thin blankets provided for each bed. Extra blankets and pillows should not be something we should need to request. I know the weekly cleaner doesn’t have time to wash all the windows, but the bedrooms and bathroom windows were gross and obviously hadn’t been clean in sometime. The main living areas, dining, living room and game room windows were sparking clean. Also, the air intake vent needs some attention as there were cobwebs and a half inch of dust on the intake vent and the filter looked pretty dirty too. A couple of the output vents had black soot all around them, on the ceiling. I understand having a fireplace increase these issue but it should be addressed on a regular basis. I do have pictures if you’d like to see them. These issue wouldn’t keep me from staying a Dogwood Cottage again but I would expect the issues to be resolved. Thanks, Joyceann Homberg
Joyceann H. - Posted: 11/15/2021
Thank you for your feedback Joyceann. We are happy to provide extra blankets and our office is less than a mile from Dogwood Cottage. We have informed all guests that due to covid-19 cleaning standards we only provide linens and one blanket on each bed in the house that is laundered between every booking. We are happy to add some washable blankets per your request. We will also address the spot cleaning items you recommended. Thanks for pointing those out.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Week in Dogwood Cottage
Our stay was wonderful! The property is lovely and in a great location. The biggest factor was the professionals at Mountain Laurel Chalets-- their service is exceptional and their people are a delight. We will absolutely stay with them again!
Anonymous - Posted: 10/9/2021
Thank you so much Annie! We pride ourselves in our excellent customer service, and we absolutely love when our guests expectations are exceeded. It will be great to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Smokies take 3 vacation 2021!
Wonderful as always! Enjoyed the bears and bobcat strolling past our chalet!
Enjoyed the shopping and eating out at Gatlinburg restaurants! I know that the restaurants and others are short staff, but all employees were very gracious!
We will return in November, God Willing, but we are going to be with another group so we will be staying in PF instead, disappointingly for us! Hopefully next year we will see the staff at Mountain Laurel again! We love the Dogwood Cottage if it goes up for sale let us know!!:)
Patricia C. - Posted: 9/19/2021
We absolutely love when you stay with us! Dogwood Cottage sure is a fantastic little chalet that is perfect for your mountain getaway. We look forward to having you back soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Cozy Cabin
The cabin was quaint, updated and quiet. Totally enjoyed our experience there other than the exiting of the drive. Needs to have TWO pot lid mirrors facing each way to avoid any incidents with drivers going up and down the hill to Ober.
Rebecca H. - Posted: 7/31/2021
Yes! Dogwood Cottage is an adorable little cabin that is perfect for a cozy getaway into the mountains! We know that the roads can be daunting, but it is worth it once you get up to the chalet and see how great it is! We hope to have you come back and stay with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Clean, Cozy Cabin Right in The Smoky Mountains!
The cabin was perfect for the three of us. It was very clean and well-maintained. The description matched the website exactly (which is always a good thing!). The welcome box was a nice touch. There were plenty of towels, soap, toilet paper, etc. for our stay. We loved that it was about 20 minutes away from the congestion of the restaurants and activities, but still in the quiet of the woods, right next to the park. A BIG black bear came twice, once right outside the kitchen window! You don't get to see that often! We drove the Roaring Forks Motor Trail (which is very close), and stopped to do to two hikes off of that. After both our long hikes, the hot tub felt great! We also zip-lined (so much fun!), visited downtown Gatlinburg (the Sky-Lift and Sky Bridge are a must do!), and toured caverns. We ate at several restaurants, The Local Goat and Old Mill Restaurant were our favorites.
Kara W. - Posted: 7/17/2021
Thank you for the review. We always want to advertise our chalets exactly as they are so that our guests will not be getting and surprises when they get here, it is a part of our core value of being good stewards. It sounds like you all got to enjoy everything that Dogwood Cottage and Gatlinburg has to offer, which is so exciting, and we would absolutely love to have you on your next visit to the smokies!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Decent Location Cabin with Average Accommodations
We enjoyed our stay just fine it was nice for privacy having a place of your own instead of a hotel but I've had better accommodations at other rentals.
Pros:
It was quiet and a nice kitchen with the utensils, plates, and cookware you would need.
Seating was nice for 4 people.
It had a dishwasher which is a plus.
It was located in proximity to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge which was one of the reasons I selected this place.
Having 3 pool options was nice.
Cons:
Housekeeping left 4 dirty towels from the previous renters. (Makes me wonder how thorough cleaning was).
We found the following bugs the entire week inside the cabin. Cockroaches, centipedes, millipedes (a ton non-stop), ticks, and spiders. I understand this is in the woods but it was excessive. You can't walk on the floors in bare feet without stepping on a bug. (creepy). Constantly needing to sweep to keep the floors clean.
The plumbing was not great and everything from the sinks to toilets felt loose or poorly put together it had the appearance of poor self workmanship.
The Jacuzzi had no outside lights or lights inside the Jacuzzi not a great option considering the bears are everywhere around the cabins.
Only the newer shower was usable be aware of how slippery it is seems like a potential falling hazard.
The sheets were a bit stained although it was clean I checked as it concerned me a bit.
They only provide (1) roll of toilet paper per bathroom (be aware you have to bring or buy when you run out).
The driveway mirror was not helpful at all when trying to pull left or right onto traffic it was a constant concern.
Overall the experience was not bad it wasn't worth the cost when I've stayed at much nicer cabins with better amenities.

It was pretty crowded overall in both locations we found that Tuchaleechee was a much quiter and nicer area if you are considering a stay and don't mind a 45 min drive away from the chaos. That
Carolyn H. - Posted: 6/20/2021
Thank you for your very detailed review and we are sorry you had these issues. Our office is located less than a mile from Dogwood Cottage and we would have loved an opportunity to address your concerns. We do have monthly pest control service in every one of our chalets and we would have happily called the exterminator back for additional treament, as that is sometimes needed in the woods. We do provide two full rolls of toliet paper in each bathroom and if you need extra, our office is open to request more, as well as exchange towels. The street mirror is provided to allow you to see on-coming traffic since this home is on a curve which is common in the mountains. Overall, we are sad you had such a negative experience. We want our guests to know we are a phone call away in the event you have a concern and we do our best to address these concerns while the guest is in the property. We do hope to see you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Nice little chalet
Dogwood Cottage is the perfect chalet, especially for the elderly. There are no stairs at all! Everything was in working order with the exception of the outdoor light by the hot tub. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and most items appeared to be relatively new. We loved all the windows which gave us a great view of the surrounding woods and a partial mountain view, too! There are two king size beds in the chalet. The one we slept in was so comfortable! We both slept great every night! The driveway is somewhat steep
but not at all difficult to access. The mirror across from the driveway works great to see traffic coming up the hill. This chalet appeared to be very neat and clean with the exception of the wood floors. I don’t know if they were mopped prior to our arrival but they were very dirty. We noticed right away that our socks were filthy after just a few minutes of walking around the kitchen and dining area. I’m not sure what the cleaning crew uses to mop the floors but whatever they’re using it’s not doing a good job at all. Other than that, we loved Dogwood Cottage and we absolutely love renting from Mountain Laurel Chalets. This was about the 12th time we’ve stayed in one of their rentals and have always been very pleased with them. We’ll be back again for sure!
Diane B. - Posted: 4/13/2021
Diane, thanks for the review and we are happy to have you back with us. Dogwood Cottage was renovated last year and our guests are loving the open kitchen and wood floors throughout. We regret the floors were not properly cleaned and will bring it to the attention of the housekeeping crew that services that property. Please let us know if you have any issues with housekeeping or maintenance and allow us the opportunity to correct the problem. We want to provide the excellent service you are accustomed to and have staff on hand during office hours to accomplish that. We look forward to visit number 13!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great location
This place is very cute, open layout with basic coffee maker, toaster, cups, mugs and silverware. Pros: it was about 5 minutes from Gatlinburg and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Slopes. They made our stay personal by leaving a cute little box with some treats in it. We loved the view. Most of the house has been updated and kept up. Over all, I loved it. Cons: Only one of the showers really works (the modern one). Both showers gather water, as if they are stopped up. But the shower head in the hall bathroom didn’t give water evenly at all so we didn’t use. Since the other shower also collected water in the tub while showering, it was very slippery from where the water sat. One of the girls that cane slipped and fell. I almost did as well. Also, the Gatlinburg Tram rides pretty close to the house. If you’re looking for something super private, I wouldn’t recommend. It passes by every 20min full of people.
Jessica B. - Posted: 3/5/2021
Thanks for taking the time to write a review on Dogwood Cottage. The homeowner has made a lot of improvements in the past year and our guests are loving it! We appreciate you letting us know about the showers.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
March Getaway
We have stayed at this cabin many times and love it! It is perfect for our needs. We usually see bears at this cabin but didn't this time. Can't wait until we can come back!
Anonymous - Posted: 2/28/2021
Thanks for the review and we love to hear this is your favorite chalet. Dogwood Cottage does get a lot of bear traffic, but the bears are supposed to be hibernating. There have been a few sightings on the mountain, but not anything like summer. We look forward to the next time you can get away to your "home away from home""."
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
March Getaway
We have stayed at this cabin many times and love it! It is perfect for our needs. We usually see bears at this cabin but didn't this time. Can't wait until we can come back!
Misty M. - Posted: 2/28/2021
Thanks for the review and we love to hear this is your favorite chalet. Dogwood Cottage does get a lot of bear traffic, but the bears are supposed to be hibernating. There have been a few sightings on the mountain, but not anything like summer. We look forward to the next time you can get away to your "home away from home""."
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great time at Dogwood Cottage
My experience was great, the cottage was very clean. We enjoyed our stay. The only negative is pulling out of the drive way.
Jeffery M. - Posted: 2/19/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Dogwood Cottage. We hope you saw the convex mirror hanging across the road from the driveway. By looking in the mirror, you can see if anything is coming up the road and assist you in pulling out. It can be a little tricky the first time, but gets easier. We hope you can some see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Getaway!!!
We absolutely loved this house! The setup was spacious and cozy. Everything on one level was fabulous! It had everything you would need to cook with. We were fortunate to get some snow during our stay. The large picture windows allowed us to watch the snow fall while enjoying the fireplace. I think buying a new sleeper sofa would be a great asset for this house. It would allow more room for kids. The driveway was tricky, but the mirror worked great! We cant wait to come back. We will definitely be renting Dogwood Cottage from here on out!
Keisha T. - Posted: 1/15/2021
Keisha, thanks for the review and we are glad you found the mirror! It does come in handy when pulling out of the driveway. Dogwood Cottage is a great place for kids with everything on one level. We have always determined occupancy based on the number of beds in the house and do not count sofa sleepers. They are notorious for breaking down, so we do not recommend them to our owners. Dogwood Cottage is also a great place to be in the snow because it is so close to downtown and Ski Mountain Road is one of the first to be plowed when it snows. We hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Mountain Laurel
We enjoyed our stay and will definitely consider it in the future as it was convenient to both Ober Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg city limits.
Michael W. - Posted: 1/6/2021
Michael, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage. It is a very convenient location being 1/2 mile to downtown or 2 miles to Ober Gatlinburg. You can decide whether to drive downtown and ride the tram up (which goes directly over Dogwood Cottage) or take your car to the top and park in their large parking lot. The tram runs every 20 minutes, but sometimes it's nice to be able to just jump in the car and go. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
good time
beats motels, had lots of space for granddaughter to play
Bobby N. - Posted: 12/19/2020
Bobby, thanks for the review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage. With not steps anywhere, It is an excellent choice for families with small children. Come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
good time
beats motels, had lots of space for granddaughter to play
Anonymous - Posted: 12/19/2020
Bobby, thanks for the review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage. With not steps anywhere, It is an excellent choice for families with small children. Come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Awesome Cottage!
This was so close to Gatlinburg and perfect for exploring! There was more than enough room for the four of us that went. The only thing I would have liked to know is how steep the driveway is and where it is located. We missed it a couple of times when arriving! Just had to be careful of traffic when pulling out or in! This is a beautiful cottage. We had a black bear walk right in front of the dining room window. This place was clean and so woodsy! Would definitely stay here again.
Kelsie M. - Posted: 12/16/2020
Thanks for the review and we would love to welcome you back. The driveway is a little tricky, but by far not our steepest! I hope you noticed the mirror across the street that allows you to see the traffic coming up the road. Dogwood Cottage is definitely on a bear trail, so always remember to lock your car doors. We hope you can come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Cabin
Good, pool table/pool sticks were in pretty bad shape. There was spider webs everywhere inside. And one of the showers didn't drain so we could only use one shower. Other than those few things I had a great experience.
Dale Y. - Posted: 10/11/2020
Rating 4
Excellent location
Enjoyed our stay. Cottage was in a great location. Close enough to town for convenience but far enough away for some peace and quiet. Enjoyed the hot tub/outdoor dining/firepit area. One thing the owners could do to make it better is to put up a hand towel and bath towel bar and toilet paper hanger in the newly remodeled bathroom. Was a little annoying not having anywhere to hang wet towels to dry. Other than that, no issues. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.
Michelle W. - Posted: 10/2/2020
Thanks so much for the review. We will get some bathroom accessories ordered right away and we apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused you. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxing Stay
We're a retired couple and we come to the mountains for the hiking, not the tourist traps. This place is perfect for us. One level, flat entry, WD, and a bathroom for each of us. Especially nice now that the interior has been reconfigured/updated, but they REALLY need to replace the LR furniture.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/28/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad Dogwood Cottage filled your needs. We will mention the living room furniture to the homeowner for his consideration. We look forward to your return.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxing Stay
We're a retired couple and we come to the mountains for the hiking, not the tourist traps. This place is perfect for us. One level, flat entry, WD, and a bathroom for each of us. Especially nice now that the interior has been reconfigured/updated, but they REALLY need to replace the LR furniture.
Dwight S. - Posted: 9/28/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad Dogwood Cottage filled your needs. We will mention the living room furniture to the homeowner for his consideration. We look forward to your return.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful setting away from everyone and yet close to everything
Beautiful scenery well kept property with excellent amenities, I love going to Gatlinburg and I love the cabins at mountain Laurel they never disappoint.
elaina r. - Posted: 9/26/2020
We are always happy to hear we have exceeded expectations of our guests - that is one of our core values! We want you to feel like you at home in our cabins and hope to welcome you back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
COMMMMMFYY!!!
Except for the lack of view, this is possibly one of my fav units that MLC has ever put me in. Its very well designed, perfectly decorated, very cozy and comfy,,,,with daily furry visitors. I could easily live here
Wayne H. - Posted: 9/14/2020
We are so happy to hear this. We hope you enjoyed the slight view of the mountains from the hot tub as well as the Gatlinburg Tram which travels just above this unit. See you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Anniversary trip
We stayed here for one week for our 21st anniversary. We had a great time, the chalet is on a bear trail and we seen bears daily. You will be located close to town but feels like your in the mountains. You will hear the traffic from the road but we had a great tune and will be renting again.
Kathy M. - Posted: 9/4/2020
Kathy, thanks for taking the time to write a review and we are glad to hear you had a great Anniversary trip. Being about 1/2 mile to the Parkway, Dogwood Cottage is great for those who like to be closer down the mountain, but still offers a view. The bears have a reputation of frequent visits in that area, so always remember to lock your car doors. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon and Happy Anniversary.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
21st wedding anniversary trip
Just got home from 7 nights in this chalet. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing the bears daily. We have some amazing pictures. The beds were comfortable, like other reviews the drive way is a little tricky but that would not stop me from staying here again.
Kathy McDaniel - Posted: 9/1/2020
Rating 4
Smoky Mountain Getaway
We really enjoyed our annual trip to Gatlinburg and our stay in the Dogwood Cottage. We were disappointed that we did not see any bears, as previous reviews mentioned. It was a little difficult using the hot tub at night because the outdoor light was not working. We enjoyed the hot tub immensely otherwise. The cottage was fully equipped with anything we needed and it was extremely nice having two king bedrooms. We can’t wait to return again!
Christine - Posted: 8/1/2020
Rating 1
LOVELY CHALET
CHALET WAS VERY NICE AND CLEAN. EVERYTHING WORKED AND WAS ORGANIZED. WE ENJOYED OUR TIME SPENT HERE. DID HAVE BEARS VISIT ALMOST EVERY DAY WE STAYED. WE GOT TO SIT SAFELY IN THE KITCHEN AND WATCH THEM!!
michael o. - Posted: 7/22/2020
Thanks for the review, but I think you marked your choices 1 instead of 5, based on your comments. Nonetheless, we are glad you enjoyed the chalet and found it clean and comfortable. The bears are regular visitors to that area and thus the reason we stress to our guests to lock their car doors. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 1
LOVELY CHALET
CHALET WAS VERY NICE AND CLEAN. EVERYTHING WORKED AND WAS ORGANIZED. WE ENJOYED OUR TIME SPENT HERE. DID HAVE BEARS VISIT ALMOST EVERY DAY WE STAYED. WE GOT TO SIT SAFELY IN THE KITCHEN AND WATCH THEM!!
LaQuisha O. - Posted: 7/22/2020
Thanks for the review, but I think you marked your choices 1 instead of 5, based on your comments. Nonetheless, we are glad you enjoyed the chalet and found it clean and comfortable. The bears are regular visitors to that area and thus the reason we stress to our guests to lock their car doors. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved this place!
This cabin was perfect for our family of 4! Great location (driveway is very steep), comfortable, and clean. Our favorites were the hot tub, pool table, and daily beer sightings out of the huge windows.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/18/2020
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed Dogwood Cottage. The chalet was recently renovated and our customers are loving it! We left the windows in the back part of the house near the kitchen and dining room uncovered so you would have an unobstructed view of the wildlife that comes around the chalet. Just make sure you look out before going out! The tricky part about the driveway is being in a curve. There is a mirror aross the road to watch for oncoming traffic, which helps a lot. We hope you are able to come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved this place!
This cabin was perfect for our family of 4! Great location (driveway is very steep), comfortable, and clean. Our favorites were the hot tub, pool table, and daily beer sightings out of the huge windows.
Brandi D. - Posted: 7/18/2020
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed Dogwood Cottage. The chalet was recently renovated and our customers are loving it! We left the windows in the back part of the house near the kitchen and dining room uncovered so you would have an unobstructed view of the wildlife that comes around the chalet. Just make sure you look out before going out! The tricky part about the driveway is being in a curve. There is a mirror aross the road to watch for oncoming traffic, which helps a lot. We hope you are able to come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Birthday vacation with Bears
House was fine for the two of us on a short birthday getaway trip. Needs window treatments on other half of house. Very clean & quiet...if you don’t mind the bears then this place is for you as it’s in a bear path and yes they come about 2x a day just walk right up around the back and side of house morning and night, this made for relaxing in hot tub hard at times, we were always waiting and watching out for one to come up. The outdoor grill needs replaced it was missing a bracket inside so the grate was wobbly for food. Overall a very nice place. Lots of upgrades to house, keep them up, thanks ��
Anonymous - Posted: 7/11/2020
Thanks for the review and we hope you enjoyed your Birthday Celebration at Dogwood Cottage. The bears are always a thrill to see, but not while you are in the hot tub! Please make sure you keep the back door unlocked when soaking in the tub in case you need to make a quick getaway. Thanks for the comment on the charcoal grill. We will get a new one up there. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon and Happy Birthday!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great getaway
Cottage was beautiful. Had everything we needed for the weekend. Bears visited 2 diffrrent days, and the large windows made it very exciting to watch from. Very close to downtown gatlinburg and the national park.
Leah M. - Posted: 7/2/2020
Thanks for the review an we are glad you had everything you needed at the Cottage. The bears definitely have a path through the yard, so make doubly sure you keep your car doors locked! The big picture windows in the living room and kitchen/dining area are perfect for watching for bears and other wildlife, as well as the cable car that passes overhead. We hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
A wonderful and very nice cabin to stay in
Cheryl was absolutely amazing and extremely helpful and a joy to talk and answer all my questions. The cabin was amazing. It was completely updated and extremely nice. Although it was only a very short distance to downtown Gatlinburg, it still had an amazing view. I don't know if most people use the washer and dryer but I am one that does. They were full size not the small ones you usually encounter. The huge windows were amazing and really let you experience nature while inside. The bedrooms were huge and the bathrooms were very nice. I definitely would recommend this cabin and I would definitely return.
Shannon T. - Posted: 6/1/2020
Shannon, we are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage. It is a delightful cottage and so close to town and with a nice view. Did you get to see the Tram pass by while you were there? We look forward to seeing you next time.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
MY HAPPY PLACE FAVORITE CABIN MANY MEMORIES THERE COZY AND COMFY
SAW 5 BEARS PLAYED POOL RETURNED BAG OF TOOLS TO WORKER BEAR STOLED PUT IN FRONT OF OUR CAR
Anonymous - Posted: 5/8/2020
Susan and Robert--weren't you lucky to get a visit from the family of five bears! Thanks for your wonderful review. Come again--we know you will!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
MY HAPPY PLACE FAVORITE CABIN MANY MEMORIES THERE COZY AND COMFY
SAW 5 BEARS PLAYED POOL RETURNED BAG OF TOOLS TO WORKER BEAR STOLED PUT IN FRONT OF OUR CAR
Susan C. - Posted: 5/8/2020
Susan and Robert--weren't you lucky to get a visit from the family of five bears! Thanks for your wonderful review. Come again--we know you will!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Awesome Renovations
Unable to come as we’d planned this spring, but seeing the awesome renovations makes me excited to get through the viral outbreak and back to normal life...first stop, MLC for an awesome vacation!! Love love love the new kitchen with all the windows and beautiful counters!!!!
Kelly - Posted: 4/1/2020
Rating 5
Awesome!!
Loved the cabin and the location was close to town. The cabin is not perfect but was clean and had everything you need. When we checked in and out the office personnel were very friendly and helpful. We will stay here again when we come down this way!!
Lori A. - Posted: 12/26/2019
Thanks for your review and you will be interested in knowing that the chalet is now perfect! Well, we would like to think so anyway. The property closed down in Jan and underwent a major renovation with the small bathroom doubling in size and the kitchen/dining room area expanded to include the sunroom. The view was also cleared off, so you can see the mountains through the valley window below. We welcome you back to see these amazing chances for yourself!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Quick Trip
Cold. Snow fell 1 inch. Close to town on Ski Mt road.
Used fireplace and it worked well. Dixie Stampede had great Christmas Show and good food. Pirates show was very good and food was fair. Dollywood was great ,as usual.The outlet mall ,Tanger had lots of good discounted items. Food in Gatlinburg was a good variety.
Anonymous - Posted: 12/10/2019
Thanks for the review. Sounds like you had fun exploring both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. There are so many things to do, plus more at the ski lodge or the National park. We are glad you enjoyed your time here and invite you back.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Redding Review
We had an awesome time. Dogwood Cottage was beyond our expectations. It is one of the most unique chalets we have stayed in in Gatlinburg (in a great way). We will probably stay there again. Everything was great.
Scott R. - Posted: 11/27/2019
Thanks for the awesome review. We love the character Dogwood Cottage has and the location is one of the best for convenience to downtown. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
dogwood cottage
Great view.
Phyllis B. - Posted: 8/16/2019
Thanks for your review. The view has been opened up even more, so hurry back soon to see it for yourself.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Dogwood cottage
Very nice facility .... the average rating on location was only because of the driveway right into the curve ... scary , but realize it is just the way it is ... everything else was great !'
Lydia G. - Posted: 7/28/2019
Thank you for your review of Dogwood Cottage. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Quaint get away
Loved the chalet . It has everything you need for a quiet pleasant stay . I liked mostly that it’s not real high up. It’s high enough to have a private get away yet close enough to the Main Street for quick grocery needs . What you will experience with this chalet is that the owners have huge picture windows in all main rooms which brings the outdoors inside . You feel like you are sitting in a garden surrounded by nature .
Lisa H. - Posted: 7/22/2019
Thank you for your great review of Dogwood Cottage. It does feel like you are sitting in nature. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Peaceful Getaway
Close to downtown Gatlinburg, but away from the crowds. The property was clean, felt like home, and had ample space for everyone.
Jennfer S. - Posted: 7/4/2019
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Dogwood Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Peaceful Getaway
Close to downtown Gatlinburg, but away from the crowds. The property was clean, felt like home, and had ample space for everyone.
Jennifer S. - Posted: 7/4/2019
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Dogwood Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Peaceful Getaway
Close to downtown Gatlinburg, but away from the crowds. The property was clean, felt like home, and had ample space for everyone.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/4/2019
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Dogwood Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
vacation
I loved the location. It was very close to town and the park. So many things to do! The customer service was great, and the place was clean. Everything worked, but the place was in need of some work.
Anonymous - Posted: 6/2/2019
Thank you for your review of Dogwood Cottage and your kind words about our customer service. I will relay the message to maintenance of your concerns. Hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great and beautiful setting
Everything was up to our expectations.
Bob M. - Posted: 5/5/2019
Thank you for the review. We pride ourselves on exceeding exceptions with our properties and customer service. Come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Springtime at Dogwood
Our stay was great. Everything at the cabin was very comfortable. The chalet staff was very helpful as usual. The weather was stormy and they called us ahead of time to let us know. That was much appreciated. I would suggest putting blinds on the living room windows.
Carol J. - Posted: 4/14/2019
Thank you for the review and we are glad you made it through the storms to arrive here safely. Curtains were put up over the windows in the living room to provide more privacy. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
WOW
WOW! The new kitchen look is fabulous! We stayed there last yeAr and loved it especially for the open windows in living room! It was so peaceful to watch my vestal Goodman videos while lounging! This may be where we book when all this covid madness is over.
Trenton H - Posted: 4/1/2019
Rating 4
Location
Nice place in a great location. You can be parked in Gatlinburg in 5mins or take the bypass and be in Pigeon Forge in about 15mins. Our main complaint is no blinds in the living room. At night you see the lights from every car on Ski Mt rd reflecting in windows, and in the morning the sun hits you in the face laying in bed. The only other thing is not having the basics in the kitchen such as coffee filters, salt and pepper shaker etc... I left filters so the next people don't have to buy 100 to make 3 pots.
Damien L. - Posted: 3/28/2019
Thanks so much for your review. We will contact the owner with your suggestion of blinds in the living room. We do keep our kitchens fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils. Unfortunately we cannot supply all for the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Perfection
We enjoyed our stay! It’s by far our favorite cottage to stay in. We love coming to dogwood cottage and can’t wait to plan our next visit!
Stancy C. - Posted: 3/24/2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and love our chalet Dogwood Cottage! Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Up in air
The ladies at the front desk were very helpful and always available for answering questions. Some of the carpet was frayed at the edges and it seems like some of the paint needs some touch ups, but overall a great way to stay in the area. Nice that you were close enough to downtown but still far away.
Aliece H. - Posted: 3/21/2019
Thank you so much for your review of our chalet and your kind words about our staff. We are here to help in any way. I will relay your concerns to the owner of the chalet. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
NICE cHALET
Good
Anonymous - Posted: 12/13/2018
Thanks You
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Another great stay.
We have stayed at a different chalet with Mt Laurel each Thanksgiving since we have been coming. We have always been pleased with the facilities and the wonderful staff.
Sherry A. - Posted: 11/21/2018
Thank you for the review and your loyalty to our company. Thanksgiving is one of our most popular holidays, so call to book early!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Cottage charm
Love the cottage. Nothing fancy, just nice and comfortable. We never have a problem renting through Mtn. Laurel Chalets. That is why we are loyal return customers.
Carol J. - Posted: 10/23/2018
Thank you for the nice comments and we Love our Guests! You are our family and we welcome you to your home away from home. We look forward to your next visit when the mountains start calling you.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Second Honeymoon
The cabin was clean and very nice. Hot tub was great! Only drawback, no blinds on most of the windows, very weird. We would stay there again.
Amy C. - Posted: 10/14/2018
Thanks for the review. The windows in the living room have been covered with curtains. We look forward to you calling again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Dogwood Cottage will stay again
Great place, perfect location, clean everything we needed. Coolest thing was a cub walked past the window and we took pictures.
Veronica B. - Posted: 9/1/2018
Thanks for the review. There is a bear trail from the ridge behind the cabin, through the yard and on down the hill. It is wise to look before you go outside, just in case. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and seeing our furry friends.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Good times
The biggest, cheapest rental we have ever used.
Danny R. - Posted: 8/24/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Dogwood Cottage. Please give us a call when you feel the mountains calling you back.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Summer family trip
Very quiet and peaceful! Cabin was nice and cute. It could use some updates in the smaller bathroom but other then that have a great time. Staff was really nice. Checking in and out was very easy.
Nicole C. - Posted: 6/24/2018
Thank you for the review. We will pass along your message to the homeowner. Please give a call when you plan to return to the Smokies.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Exactly what we hoped for
Dogwood Cottage was an amazing place to stay. Sure, it might have a few minor things that could be updated. But they're so minor that they're not worth mentioning, unless you're expecting a brand new home. The cottage is very comfortable, and has everything you would need. I love how there are two homes in the same location, but they're set up in such a way that you really don't even notice because it's very private. The pool table was a lot of fun, and the room it's in has plenty of room for shooting pool. Our 2 boys didn't want to sleep in the same bed together, so one slept on the couch, which was very comfortable. Washer, dryer, and kitchen were all very functional. Overall, we loved pretty much everything about the place.

I will say that the shower in the bathroom adjoining the bedroom is extremely small and tight. But it's usable, and better than waiting on everyone in the main bathroom. Be mindful, because it is on a bear path. We saw 3 bears walk right by our window throughout the week. Very cool.
Jason C. - Posted: 6/18/2018
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Dogwood Cottage. Seeing the bears can be exciting, but enjoy from a distance. Please give us a call when you plan to return to the Smokies.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Dogwood Cottage
We enjoyed our stay. The location is very convenient. In the mountains but close to Gatlinburg.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/29/2018
Thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Dogwood Cottage. The location is great for getting downtown or inside the National Park in a couple of minutes. We look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Girls' weekend at the Cottage
We love staying in this little cottage, it is so close to downtown Gatlinburg and very homey. We like working with Mtn. Laurel, they're always very accomodating and friendly. This little gem just needs a little TLC. The lamps and light fixture in the master really need replacing/fixing and the water pressure in the master bathroom sink is very low. Landscaping could also use a little work. This cottage is very charming, although curtains/shades would be appreciated in the living room and dining room. It is a great place to stay....these changes would make it awesome!
Anonymous - Posted: 4/19/2018
Thank you for the review. We will pass along your comments to the homeowner and look forward to your return visit. Update March 2020, we have just reopened Dogwood Cottage after a major remodel over the winter. Please check it out, we think you will like the upgrades.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
A quiet time
A peaceful 4 days in this older but comfortable cabin.
Stephen S. - Posted: 4/5/2018
Thank you for the review. Peace is the found in the beauty of the mountains. We are glad you found it at Dogwood Cottage. See you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Review of Dogwood Cottage
We had a very pleasant stay at Dogwood Cottage. It was very clean and quiet with a very nice view.
Anonymous - Posted: 3/26/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Review of Dogwood Cottage
We had a very pleasant stay at Dogwood Cottage. It was very clean and quiet with a very nice view.
Michael H. - Posted: 3/26/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Dogwood cottage
Great place to stay, close to the strip, very nice cabin, definitely will be back.
Nick M. - Posted: 3/8/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Dogwood Cottage and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
FAMILY THANKSGIVING
A PERFECT LITTLE COZY HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS. GREAT LAYOUT, GREAT PARKING, NOT MUCH OF A MOUNTAIN VIEW, BUT OTHER THAN THAT A GREAT PLACE. ALREADY RESERVED FOR NEXT YEAR.....{-:
Rick S. - Posted: 11/18/2017
Rating 5
Great rental
Very comfortable place to stay in Gatlinburg. Had everything we needed for our stay! We were fortunate to see a bear in the yard 2 nights outside the large picture windows!!! Would definitely stay in the chalet again!!
mark d. - Posted: 9/25/2017
Rating 5
Great rental
Very comfortable place to stay in Gatlinburg. Had everything we needed for our stay! We were fortunate to see a bear in the yard 2 nights outside the large picture windows!!! Would definitely stay in the chalet again!!
Anonymous - Posted: 9/25/2017
Rating 5
Great rental
Very comfortable place to stay in Gatlinburg. Had everything we needed for our stay! We were fortunate to see a bear in the yard 2 nights outside the large picture windows!!! Would definitely stay in the chalet again!!
Mark D. - Posted: 9/25/2017
Rating 5
Family trip 2017
We had a fabulous time!! Loved the chalet!!
Deidra V. - Posted: 7/31/2017
Rating 5
Dogwood Chalet a great place!
A perfect get away place. Close to town, secluded, enjoyable place with everything you want for a home away from home. Great views, pool table, reading room, hot tub works great. Only thing you need to bring is your own food. Staff went above and beyond to make our stay extra special! Will visit again as soon as we can.
Gordon N. - Posted: 7/14/2017
Rating 5
Our Spring Gatlinburg trip
Lovely little cottage, not too high up the mountain and having seen how close the fire came to the ground around it, we are just glad it's still standing.
Pat R. - Posted: 5/20/2017
Rating 5
Our Spring Gatlinburg trip
Lovely little cottage, not too high up the mountain and having seen how close the fire came to the ground around it, we are just glad it's still standing.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/20/2017
Rating 4
Dogwood Cottage is ok but needs a refresh
The location of Dogwood Cottage is great. It is low on the mountain so it offers quick access to the National Park and Gatlinburg. It would be the perfect cabin if the kitchen was updated with new cabinets and appliances, The furniture needs to be replace with more comfortable seating. The wicker furniture needs all the fabrics pieces to be replaced as they have a strong moldy smell in them. The king bed is ok but could stand to be replaced. Both bathrooms were ok but nothing special.

Overall this cabin has great potential but the owners need to put money into it for a update and it will make it nice.
Daniel G. - Posted: 5/5/2017
Rating 5
Perfect little spot
Wow, we stayed at Dogwood a few years ago and thought it couldn't get any better - then it did! Can't wait to return to this cabin now that the kitchen has been opened up. The hot tub is in a more secluded area than it looks in photos, so there is plenty of privacy. For folks who don't like to go way up high on the mountain, this is the perfect solution. It's high enough to get the mountain feel, but not so high that it's a steep and difficult climb. One of the nicest cabins for the price I've seen anywhere.
Bridgett T. - Posted: 5/1/2017
Rating 5
Our favorite
Our favorite escape is dogwood cottage! It's quaint and cozy and simply beautiful! Memories are made every time we stay!
Stancy C. - Posted: 3/30/2017
Rating 5
Daughter Time
Overall a great time with my Daughters for the 4 nites stay. Location was great for comforts of home and close to downtown without drive up steep grades. I wish, for the cost of the stay that some wood for the fire place was included.
I would consider this a place to stay in the future.
Tom W. - Posted: 3/15/2017
Rating 5
Mountain Cottage
Dogwood cottage was a great home for two couples. Just a couple minutes drive into Gatlinburg. It was very clean, large beautiful windows, hot tub, pool table, everything we needed was at the cottage! We would stay here again!
Anonymous - Posted: 12/26/2016
Rating 5
Weekend break!
Very relaxing
Anonymous - Posted: 11/10/2016
Rating 5
Weekend getaway
This is my 4th year with mountain laurel and this cottage was great. Very comfortable. Wish there was a screen door other than that is was a great cabin.
Cari C. - Posted: 11/4/2016
Rating 5
November trip to Gatlingburg
The owners of this cabin had donated a two night stay as a fundraiser for Appalachian Bear Rescue. We won the auction and spend three nights. The two nights donated and one night we paid for seperately. We enjoyed the stay at this cabin. Earlier renters have seen a bear in the area but we did not. We would stay here again.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/29/2016
Rating 4
Bear Chalet
We had a great time, and really enjoyed the cabin. First time to Gatlinburg. We preferred hanging at the house. Had everything we needed.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/14/2016
Rating 5
Change of plans
Initially, this chalet was not our first choice. We had reserved another chalet for our visit that had a Mountain View. Unfortunately three days before our visit we were notified that the chalet we reserved was not available, because it was undergoing renovations that could not be completed because a certain home supply company did not deliver the countertops on time and so the renovation was not done. Fortunately, there was one chalet left and this was it. We were saddened because the chalet has Forest view and not the Mountain View we really wanted. But now after being in the chalet, I would use this one again. First, it is very roomy and it is very clean. There is a hot tub and a pool table and a washer and dryer. There are these wonderful large windows in the living room and throughout the house that allows you to see all throughout the outside and it is a very relaxing and comforting view. There was also an iron and ironing board which came in handy because my daughter brought a nicely wrinkled shirt I had iron. The driveway is not that hard to navigate, the only problem is is one of those hidden driveways so you just have to be careful when you pull out onto the main road that you don't turn into traffic There is one of those reflecting mirrors on a stand in front of you so you can see the traffic coming and going in front of you and it's not a massively busy stretch of road, so you're OK. The best part, is that the day before we left, we got to see a bear outside of our window walking around the chalet. So I did get some photos from inside the safety of the home. This actually has become one of our favorite chalet's despite not having the Mountain View, and we would definitely stay here again. Of course, the people who work at Mount Laurel are always very, very nice. We will, of course, be back.
Kimberly B. - Posted: 10/6/2016
Rating 4
Dogwood Cottage - great experience
The cabin was perfect for our first time visiting the Great Smokies from NYC - 3 adults and 1 10-year old. Location was so convenient! Very close to National Park and downtown Gatlinburg. Cabin was very clean and much more spacious than expected. We had everything we needed to feel like home. Views were beautiful, the only comment would be having an option for blinds/curtains for the windows in the living space but that might just be our preference coming from the city and not used to having everything open. Also Mountain Laurel was great to deal with, quick response to any questions and no problems with late check-in and early check-out when the office was closed. Would definitely recommend!!
Anonymous - Posted: 8/21/2016
Rating 5
Way bigger than expected.
We had a great time at our cabin. The place was much bigger than we thought it was going to be. The only draw back to staying here is the driveway. It is a real doozy. I would advise that bigger mirrors be installed to see if cars are coming in either direction.
Had an experience with a black bear. It tried to get in our car when we were leaving. We loved seeing wildlife right outside our door. It was great.
Kelly H. - Posted: 7/29/2016
Rating 5
Great home away from home...great vacation
My girlfriend and I took our children and went to Gatlinburg for a week. We wanted a nice, clean home to stay in. We stumbled across this cozy little house in the mountains. This house was the clean we wanted, the staff at mount Laurel are extremely helpful and friendly. From the flat screens in nearly every room, to the hot tub we didn't use because it was too warm outside, to the black bears we got to witness on our own property, the pool table our children used all the time, yet managed to never pick up a stick, to the kitchen, all the dishes provided including things you'd rarely use but you never know...this place was fantastic, well priced for what it is, and we'll managed. I've already referred people, will continue to do so, and we will most definitely be booking again, maybe this one, maybe another, but I like mount Laurel chalets, and I personally know we'll be back again sometime.
eddie c. - Posted: 7/23/2016
Rating 5
Dogwood cottage
The cottage nestled up on the mountainside less the a mile from the entrance to the great smoky mountains national park. The views from the windows were full of beautiful trees. The cottage was recently renovated and very comfy and inviting. The driveway is quite steep so be sure your vehicle is up to it. Wifi worked well once we replugged in the devices. Great get away. Perfect spot if you like to go straight into park to hike in the morning and avoid the crowd
Anonymous - Posted: 7/20/2016
Rating 4
2016 vacation
We had a great time. Dogwood Cottage was a very convenient location, just minutes from Gatlinburg.
Mark S. - Posted: 7/11/2016
We are delighted that you all had a great time in Gatlinburg. Thank you for your comment and we look forward to next time.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great for adults........
Friendly staff, lovely property....and WE SAW BEARS! I loved the large windows on everything wall looking out onto the cliff.
One morning, while cooking breakfast, I saw a bear walk right by! Just in time to notify everyone, so we could all observe him from the living room windows!
My Husband & I loved this trip! The wifi was so very spotty, our teenage girls put down their useless phones & played pool & cards with us!!
Very conveintly located.
Enjoy!!!
Stacey M. - Posted: 7/7/2016
Rating 4
Much needed getaway
Charming little house, beautiful views but would have liked the option of closing blinds or drapes. Living area windows fully exposed. Easy access.
Deborah W. - Posted: 5/22/2016
Thank you for letting us know your opinion, it is always appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the views from Dogwood Cottage. We look forward to seeing you on your next vacation in the Smoky Mountains.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful Getaway
This cottage was the perfect escape for a few days. The staff was great from the beginning. They were so friendly and accommodating! The cottage itself is tucked away from the road on a hill, but still a short drive to the Gatlinburg city which was nice if you wanted privacy, but didn't want to drive a while to go to dinner. There's plenty of space to spread out in, and we really enjoyed the picturesque views from the large windows all throughout the cottage. The kitchen was fully stocked with every appliance and cookware you could need to make a good meal at the cottage without going to the city if you wanted to. Overall, one of the best stays I've had in Gatlinburg!
Claire T. - Posted: 5/11/2016
Rating 4
Great get away
Very relaxing. Great plac and close to town.
Inge A. - Posted: 4/28/2016
Rating 4
Terrible Location
Beautiful view! Super clean! Terrible Driveway:( Home has a steep driveway and no clear way to get out, when leaving. Almost hit twice. Will not tent that specific chalet again.
Amanda B. - Posted: 3/31/2016
Rating 4
Terrible Location
Beautiful view! Super clean! Terrible Driveway:( Home has a steep driveway and no clear way to get out, when leaving. Almost hit twice. Will not tent that specific chalet again.
Christopher B. - Posted: 3/31/2016
Rating 5
Spring break 2016
Wonderful as always!!
Stancy C. - Posted: 3/28/2016
Rating 5
Great time at Dogwood Cottage
My 69 yr old parents and I(38) had a great Easter weekend in the chalet (Dogwood Cottage) and we hope to come back soon. We're coming back to Gatlinburg in July but will have to stay in a cheaper chalet. But I hope we can come back to Dogwood Cottage next year when we have the money. The chalet is much improved since we stayed in it when it was called Seven Pines. Very clean. Comfortable beds and furniture. WiFi was a BIG PLUS for me since I don't have it at home. I would only suggest that an ice maker be installed in the refrigerator and alarm clocks be put in the bedrooms. But those are so very little things compared to the great things we can say about the chalet.Great stay!
Robert C. - Posted: 3/24/2016
Rating 5
Dogwood cottage
We've stayed in a few cabins in the Gatlinburg area and this has been the best by far. Location is great, nice big rooms, and a ton of natural light. TVs had net flix which was great after putting kids down to bed. Perfect cabin for family of four. Will definitely stay again.
Chad B. - Posted: 3/20/2016
Rating 5
Family weekend trip to Gatlinburg
In a nut shell, from booking to checking in and checking out, the experience exceeded our expectations. The cottage was conveniently located and the staff were friendly and helpful. Once we were settled in, we noted that the ceiling fan in one of the bedrooms didn't work. We stopped by the office on the way into town to let them know. When we got back to the house a little later that evening, the fan was working. The cottage was spacious for a 2 bedroom and was neat and comfortable. I would recommend it to friends and family and plan to book it again the next time we visit the area.
Jessie C. - Posted: 2/27/2016
Rating 4
Ringing in the New Year
We love staying at Mtn Laurel Chalets. This is the 4th chalet we have rented and have never been disappointed. We loved the view of the Tram going over and it's in a very good location and just a short distance from downtown. The only negative thing is the beds are super hard. Maybe an upgrade on the mattresses and Dogwood Cottage would be 2 thumbs up. And as usual the staff is always very friendly and helpful.
Brenda L. - Posted: 12/31/2015
Rating 5
November getaway
We had a great time during our stay. I would especially recommend this chalet to anyone that has trouble with stairs.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/17/2015
Rating 5
November Getaway
Nice comfortable cottage. King sized bed was great. Hot tube very welcome after a long hike. Quiet. Large pillows on the couch were down and the feathers sometimes would poke out of the fabric and scratch you. Drove past the driveway the first time. Getting out of the driveway was a little worrisome because of the angle but got used to it. Great location to park entrance. Would rent again.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/13/2015
Rating 5
Perfect Getaway
The house was beautiful and spacious! Every room had a bunch of windows. Awesome cabin! Very very close to downtown Gatilnburg! Very friendly staff!
Joshua H. - Posted: 10/23/2015
Rating 5
Enjoying
My family enjoy so much,we love the house,every thing as clean,the beds really comfortable, the lines so clean, the kitchen have every tools we need, the local the house it's close to very thing, we just feel like it are own house.
Wanderson a. - Posted: 9/11/2015
Rating 4
Very Relaxing
We have been to Gatlinburg many times - this was a very comfortable and relaxing cabin for a long weekend. When we first entered there was somewhat of a musty smell but between opening the windows and air fresheners this cleared up very quickly. There is a road not far outside the back door which is a main route up the mountain so there was a lot of traffic but it was not that distracting, but we live downtown in a major city.

Overall the cabin was very clean and we enjoyed our selves very much. It was very convenient to downtown Gatlinburg. The hot tub was hot and very clean and relaxing.
. m. - Posted: 9/4/2015
Rating 5
Great house!!!!
This house was a dream for me! Everything you could ask for in a mountain retreat
Susan C. - Posted: 8/14/2015
Rating 4
pleasant cabin, great location - less than a mile from strip
chose the cabin because we wanted to be close to ski mountain but not the challenge of driving up and down the mountain. You can sit in the living room and watch the tram to Ober Gatlinburg go by. The cabin is well appointed with good wifi, soft beds and is well cared for. The only downside is the entrance - some more time should be put into the width and angle of the driveway as its on a blind curve
Robert S. - Posted: 8/10/2015
Rating 5
42th Annual
Very nice chalet in a nice location. On are 42th Annual camping trip too Elkmont campground. Too old to sleep on the ground,camp during the day. Very comfortable bed at night. Close to downtown Gatlinburg and Elkmont campsite.
Ronald B. - Posted: 8/6/2015
Rating 5
great experience
We had a great time at the chalet. It was clean and well taken care of. The beds were comfy as well. It wasn't to high up in the mountains and still had a nice view.
Shelley E. - Posted: 7/19/2015
Rating 5
Cottage on a Hill
We had a lovely time in this two bedroom cottage, perfect for a small family. The kitchen was well furnished and the pool table provided hours of entertainment. Along with this, the hot tub was an excellent way to wind down each day.
Matthew S. - Posted: 7/11/2015
Rating 5
Pure Bliss!
We travel often, but have only stayed in a cabin one other time in SD. I've heard horror stores about cabin rentals, so I am always extra-cautious about booking them. As a result, although we were going to be in Gatlinburg for a week, I booked the cabin for two nights only...just in case. WRONG DECISION! The Dogwood Cottage was everything you could possibly want during a vacation - beauty & solitude all rolled into one. The cabin was decorated beautifully, the bed provided a full night's sleep (which is rare!) & my family & I enjoyed our time together there immensely. We were able to have breakfast outside one morning amongst the peaceful background of the trees & my son & his grandfather enjoyed playing pool together - one of those moments that melts your heart!

I can't say enough good things about the cabin, but must also mention the staff at Mountain Laurel Chalets. They could not have been more helpful answering my questions beforehand, helping me print Dollywood tickets, etc.

Nothing but a WONDERFUL experience from every angle - except for the fact that I only booked it for two nights. :(
Michele R. - Posted: 6/28/2015
Rating 5
Excellent stay
Excellent place for a vacation
Anonymous - Posted: 6/19/2015
Rating 5
Dogwood Corttage was Perfect
Dogwood Cottage was lovely and sat at the perfect location for our purposes...just down the mountain to the National Park, close to town,close to convenience store and a restaurant. The house was prestinely kept with a mix of older fixtures and newer furniture. Beautifully decorated with space for game playing, reading, etc. We loved having morning coffee and cocktail hour on the back patio. Beautiful views from indoors as if we were sitting in a treehouse. Privately situated. We spent most of our time hiking in the National Park, but this house had access to pools, club houses and more.
Anonymous - Posted: 6/16/2015
Rating 5
Lovely Cottage
Our rental experience was flawless. Dogwood Cottage was very clean upon arrival and decorated very modern. We enjoyed the open windows and the hot tub. It is very close to downtown Gatlinburg and we had a great time.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/23/2015
Rating 5
vacation
great
Vickie W. - Posted: 5/18/2015
Rating 5
daniel kestler
best vac in 2 years iam amp left leg the cabin was best in along time hope to come back some time.
Daniel K. - Posted: 4/30/2015
Rating 5
When coming back I will stay with Moutain laurel Chalets again
The place was clean. Everything I needed was there for me to use. I did see a bear but that was cool also. The only thing that I never found was the phone and I heard it ring and I still could not find it. But my kids told me where it was they knew the whole time.
Tina C. - Posted: 4/17/2015
Rating 5
Dogwood cottage
Beautiful home and wonderful stay! We've stayed here several times and fall in love more and more each time we come!! Absolute joy to be here!! Thank you!!
Stancy C. - Posted: 3/28/2015
Rating 3
Dogwood Cottage stay!
Cottage was ok,but the heat pump ran all the time the thermostat for actual room temp never moved no matter how high we set the heat.Also the carpet where the wood floor meets in living room has the carpet tacking strips coming through carpet I walked barefoot over it once and got a bloody foot,over all it was ok,we stayed there mainly because it was pet friendly,not many of them to pick from.
William M. - Posted: 2/11/2015
Thanks for your review. We have been experiencing bitter cold temperatures and electric heat pumps struggle in these conditions. Unfortunately, we had pipes freeze after you checked out and the chalet silver lining is that all the flooring except the ceramic tile in the kitchen will be replaced.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
quite get away
The home was beautiful, clean and in a good location. We were overall impressed with it. The only down fall were the beds, they were EXTRA FIRM.
Anonymous - Posted: 2/6/2015
Rating 5
LOVE IT
I had a great vacations! Thanks
Alexandra D. - Posted: 12/31/2014
Rating 5
Quite, clean and relaxing chalet !!!!
It was very nice and peaceful!! Really enjoyed the chalet and the location of it. The hot tub was real nice and worked great!! We loved that it was pet friendly and we got to bring our pet with us!!
Anonymous - Posted: 12/12/2014
Rating 5
Christmas trip
Always wanted to visit gatlingburg for Christmas lights and parade. The house was just right for my husband, daughter, grandson and myself. We decided at the last minute to come a day early and Mountain Laurel made that possible. Place was clean and roomy and being only one floor safe for our toodler. Only thing that would have made it perfect was if the house had been decorated for the holiday. Will always use Mountain Laurel for our Gatlinburg stays.
Linda B. - Posted: 12/4/2014
Rating 5
Cozy Cabin
My girlfriend and I have taken a quick trip to Gatlinburg for the last two years. We managed to plan ahead this year and got this great cabin. We really enjoyed our stay, had a nice warm fire, played a lot of pool, and spent some time in the hot tub. The cabin is close to the strip, and it made everything really convenient. We had a blast and would recommend this cozy cabin to anyone interested.
Roseanne Y. - Posted: 11/13/2014
Rating 5
Dogwood Cottage
My wife and I have stayed with Mountain Laurel Chalets in the past and have always had a great experience working with them. Now that we are able to bring our dogs with us, makes the stay that much more enjoyable. We just wish more of their properties allowed pets. Dogwood Cottage was very pleasant to stay in and is located not too far from downtown but still has a secluded feel.
Patrick B. - Posted: 10/31/2014
Rating 5
ALL THAT!!!
Dogwood Cottage was all that we could have hoped for. We found the place just as charming as the pictures. It was very clean inside and out. The staff was helpful and friendly. We'd definitely recommend this property rental to our friends.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/26/2014
Rating 4
Breath Taking View
Our cabin was clean for arrival and furniture was up scale. Kitchen was fully equipped and dinnerware was in excellent shape. One bathroom was very small and could have had a nice towel rack instead of two hooks. Needed a small stand to place your toiletrys on.Had to place on the floor. Short people in the hot tub was not possible. No seats to raise yourself above water level. Overall experience was good.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/18/2014
Rating 4
Close to park entrance!
Very convenient and close to park.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/5/2014
Rating 5
Weekend Away
Home was beautifully laid out. Cozy, comfortable. Met our needs beautifully.
Duane B. - Posted: 8/15/2014
Rating 5
Wonderful
Had a great time, can't wait to go back. I gave 4 stars to the property's location due to the drive way. It was hard getting out being in a blind spot of a curve.
Andrew R. - Posted: 6/25/2014
Rating 3
Dogwood cottage
The place wasn't too bad but definitely at the lower end of mountain laurel wifi is a downer in this day and time and the big windows with no window coverings can be a little creepy.also a bit dangerous driveway set between two curves and impossible to turn right without going in the other lane a little.there is a mirror there but can see cars out of the corner of your eye before you see them in the mirror.other than that the place wasn't bad.i would only recommend the place if you get a great price on it.
Brian E. - Posted: 6/9/2014
Rating 5
Great place to relax and enjoy our vacation!
Had a wonderful time. Great place with lots of space. We cannot wait to come back again.
Arlin P. - Posted: 5/28/2014
Rating 4
Great Getaway
Originally booked this property as a quiet getaway for my boyfriend's birthday. Had a small problem with the outlets in the kitchen for one day but it didn't hinder our overall enjoyment. The hot tub was great. We loved the cookware! The bed in one of the rooms could probably be replaced but if you like a firm mattress than you won't have any problems! It was close enough to town that if we needed anything we were okay but far enough away to enjoy the relaxation of the Smoky Mountains. The style of decor was country rustic but we found it charming. Plenty of space for a two bedroom! Loved the sunroom and pool room.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/16/2014
Rating 5
A New Favorite
This was our second stay with Mountain Laurel Chalets and our first at Dogwood Cottage. We had to check in late but the staff was very accommodating and made it so easy to pick up our keys. There had been an unusually heavy downpour the day before we checked in, so the carpet in the billiards room was pretty wet, but there were fans in place and the floor was mostly dry by the time we checked out. It probably would have been an issue if we had planned to play pool, but we didn't so it didn't really impact our stay, other than a little musty smell that we took care of with some candles. Not far from the office, so not really high up on the mountain as most, but we still had plenty of privacy and quiet. We truly enjoyed our stay and do plan to return for a longer stay in the future.
Bridgett T. - Posted: 5/13/2014
Rating 5
An amazing night in the mountain
This cabin was great, it's up in the mountain, but not to far up, just the right amount. You only have one other cabin next to you, but you don't even notice them at all. When you walk in the cabin it smells good, and looks like a brand new cabin. It was so clean!! Every thing worked excellent. It was only a 5 minute drive to gatlinburg and pigeon forge, where everything was happening. I will most definitely be going back.
Julie J. - Posted: 5/1/2014
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