Chalet - Rating 4.8 (155)

Early Dawn


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 3 bathrooms
Guests 4 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

Description Description
VACATION RENTAL STANDOUTS:

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

* Free Dollywood ticket with every reservation

* Private deck space with a hot tub

* Game room with a pool table

* Wood-burning fireplace (winter months)

* Two king ensuite bedrooms, both with whirlpool jacuzzi tubs

Welcome to Early Dawn, an inviting vacation rental cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. This delightful two-bedroom, two-bathroom chalet is nestled on Ski Mountain, providing easy access to Ober Mountain resort, downtown Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Early Dawn beckons you and your loved ones to experience the perfect retreat.

As you arrive, you'll be charmed by its welcoming exterior, which almost resembles a small cathedral. Stepping inside, you have the choice to ascend a half-staircase to the main level or descend to the lower level, where extra fun awaits.

The main level offers an open-concept layout with lofty ceilings, providing ample space for relaxation and connection. The living area boasts large windows that invite in natural light, along with plush furnishings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a generously sized TV. Adjacent to this cozy space, you'll discover a kitchen equipped for preparing meals at home. It features a dining table perfect for shared meals and friendly game nights. The open design of the kitchen allows for easy conversation while preparing delicious dishes. You'll find everything you need to whip up your favorite meals; just bring your groceries. Step outside onto the main level deck, where a private oasis awaits. It's the ideal spot to unwind, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Venture upstairs to the top floor, where a spacious primary suite beckons with a king-sized bed, a relaxing whirlpool jacuzzi, and a private TV. An ensuite bathroom adds to your comfort. Additionally, there's a separate deck space off the bedroom, offering a secluded spot to enjoy more time outdoors.

The lower level of Early Dawn features a second king bedroom with its own TV, inviting whirlpool tub, and private bath. A game room with yet another TV and a pool table promises hours of entertainment and friendly competition (loser does the dinner dishes!). Step out onto the lower level deck, where a large hot tub invites you to soak away the cares of the day after your adventures in the Smokies.

Guests of this Gatlinburg chalet rental have access to three clubhouses, the closest to Early Dawn 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. Discover more at Xplorie.com/fun/laurel.


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Amenities 17 Amenities
  • $$
  • Bed Linens/ Bath Towels
  • Communal Pool
  • Cookware
  • Deluxe Destination
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Game Room
  • Gas Grill
  • Golf
  • High Speed Internet/WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pool Table
  • Smart/Streaming TV
Fireplace
  • Woodburning Fireplace
View
  • Mountain View
  • Indoor Jacuzzi

Reviews Rating 4.8 (155) Reviews
Rating 5
Perfect for what we needed!
Had an absolutely wonderful stay at Early Dawn!! Very clean, beautiful and perfect for what we needed!
Jaycee L - Posted: 1/5/2024
Rating 5
Excellent location, nice open floor plan!
This was the third time we have rented a property through Mountain Laurel Chalets and once again they met our expectations. We enjoyed our stay at Early Dawn. Excellent location. Nice open floor plan. Kitchen was well stocked. Washer/dryer combo was a bit small, but functional. Beds were comfortable. The hot tub was great and helped us recover from daily hikes. Saw bears several times but twice they managed to bend the lid on the trash bin (even though it was locked). One morning we heard people below us yelling at a bear that was in their car - lock your cars people!
Steven W. - Posted: 9/16/2023
Rating 5
The Ideal Place to Stay
My husband and I had an incredible time at the Early Dawn property. They provided nearly everything to ensure our stay was comfortable, from laundry products to kitchen utensils, cookware, and bakeware. The only thing we found missing was a hairdryer, so make sure to bring your own! Additionally, the property offered amenities like a pool table, bathtubs, and a jacuzzi hot tub for us to enjoy. Our stay at Mountain Laurel Chalets was truly a great value. If you appreciate privacy and tranquility, all while being conveniently close to the town's attractions, this is the ideal place to stay. We look forward to returning with our family someday!
Joey Y. - Posted: 9/2/2023
Rating 5
Great stay
We have been staying in chalets for years through Mt. Laurel, haven't had a bad experience yet. Early Dawn is a great place to stay.
Josh Hall - Posted: 5/11/2023
Rating 5
great time
Had a great trip, a little mishap with an earlier cancelation put a damper on our spending while we were there but still had a blast and MLC made it right, Still our favorite rental company on the hill!
Jonathan Martin - Posted: 4/14/2023
Rating 4
Early Dawn Chalet
Wonderful. It was better than expected. Cupboards were completely stocked with what was needed. Bedrooms -- mattresses were comfortable. A great time was had by all and we even got to see some bears, from a distance.
Herschel T. - Posted: 9/12/2022
Rating 5
Peaceful Mountain Relaxation
Early Dawn is an excellent chalet for both those geared toward the park/nature and those geared toward fun in town. The location can’t be beat, and the chalet is fully equipped with just about everything. The screened in porch on the top floor is a magical place to watch thunderstorms come in over the mountains. Recent updates to the decor added even more comfort.
Luke R. - Posted: 7/24/2022
Rating 5
Family time !
Really enjoyed our stay. We truly love Mountain Laurel. They make our vacation enjoyable. Beautiful cabin and we seen bears every day. Keep your doors locked.
Roger J. - Posted: 7/13/2022
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn and had an enjoyable vacation! It is a really great cabin and bears do frequent that area, but they can truly make for fun memories! We hope that you'll come back and stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful home!
Early Dawn is a beautiful mountain chalet. We had everything we needed to feel comfortable and it was a great central location to activities in Gatlinburg and in Pigeon Forge. The kitchen was fully stocked with essentials for doing some cooking to save on expensive dining options in town. The house has a balcony on every level. The mountains can be viewed from the top floor balcony and is mostly obscured by tree foliage, but still visible. Our young adult/teen-aged children enjoyed using the pool table on the bottom floor of the house. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were clean. Smart TVs made it easy to access our streaming accounts with Apple AirPlay and a smart speaker made it easy to play music from our own devices. Almost all of the comforts of home, the owner made it truly a home-away-from-home situation. Travel up to the chalet from town is a bit difficult if you are not used to driving on tiny mountain roads and we arrived at 11pm when those roads were very dark. 4 wheel drive vehicle is extremely helpful as the tiny roads are very steep and there are a few hairpin turns and some are cliff-side. Locals do it like it’s nothing! Haha! Thanks for hosting us, Early Dawn. We hope to visit again soon. Love from East Texas!
Heather N. - Posted: 6/15/2022
Hi Heather! Thanks for coming all the way from Texas and staying with us! We are so glad to hear that Early Dawn could accommodate you and your family well! That home-away-from-home feeling is most definitely what we strive for! Please come back and stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beyond amazing
The property’s pictures simply do not do this place justice!! It is beyond gorgeous in person and the CLEANEST place I have ever stayed!!! We saw bears just about every morning and night. The property is well maintained and updated.
Jasmine R. - Posted: 6/4/2022
Thank you so much Jasmine! Early Dawn is and absolutely beautiful chalet, and it is so hard to leave once you're there. At Mountain Laurel we always want to exceed the expectations of our customers, and it sounds like we got to do that for you. We would love to have you back with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Best Chalet Company
This is our favorite place to stay! You can not beat these prices. They are easy to get in touch with and very friendly. I highly recommend booking here!
Michele S. - Posted: 5/5/2022
Thank you Michele! We love all of our guests, and strive to give them a stay that they will remember for years to come. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you back again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
The Moore's family vacation
Our vacation experience was wonderful we come to Gatlinburg often first time renting through this company check in was easy and great location was great so late was absolutely beautiful loved everything about it except for the beds both beds was very uncomfortable and need to be replaced other than that I have no complaints I had a wonderful time
Lashonda S. - Posted: 4/29/2022
Lashonda, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! We always strive to provide a guest experience like no other that allows you a relaxing time with family. One of our favorite features is the upstairs screened in porch that allows for optimal viewing of the Smoky Mountains. We hope to see you again with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great chalet for two couples traveling together
Early Dawn is very clean and inviting. My wife and I took her sister and beau to the Smokies for their first time. All had a wonderful time in Gatlinburg and the Glades. One thing that really facilitated our stay was each bedroom was on a seperate floor. So the early risers could enjoy their morning while the late risers slept undisturbed. The seperate thermostats for each bedroom was another plus. Early Dawn truly is a nice place to relax and retreat from town.
Steve M. - Posted: 4/1/2022
Early Dawn is the perfect place for couples getaway, or even for a family vacation! We are so glad that you guys had a great time and were able to relax in the chalet after a busy day in the city. We hope to see you back again with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Review of Early Dawn
Beautiful place, full of windows, great views, very quiet, and very nice game room. Fairly easy to get to.
Anonymous - Posted: 3/28/2022
Thank you Michael! We agree that Dawn is a fantastic chalet with lots of great features, and we are so glad that you enjoyed it. We hope to see you back again with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Review
The televisions in the property need a major upgrade. The televisions are too small for such a large and beautiful space.
Robert M. - Posted: 1/13/2022
Rating 5
Holiday Get-Away
Early Dawn was a great cabin for us to stay for a quick get-away right after Christmas! It is quite spacious, but would recommend adding a sofa bed to either the pool table room or living room, as this would easily accommodate 6 people instead of just 4! We came with our younger son and his wife, and if our older son had been able to come, we would have been too large a party to stay here. There is dining for 8 and a huge, if minimalist, living room. Just needs a beautiful mountain picture above the mantle! There is a bathroom on each floor, which is great since there are three floors. As it is winter, there were great views from the main (second) floor and top (third) floor- that you may not get as much of when foliage is back.

It does take steps to get everywhere, so this is probably not a good choice for those with limited physical ability. Even the main level takes steps to get to, and there is not a bedroom on the main level- as one bedroom is upstairs on the third floor and one is downstairs on the first floor, alongside the pool table room. This is a great space for two couples since the rooms are so separated and private, though a t.v. in downstairs bedroom might be wanted by some. This is also great for families with teens or as in our case young adult children. (Not as great with young children with all the stairs.) It would be perfect if it had the addition of a sleeper sofa so our other son could stay here too if we get to come back- which we hope we do! Our son that came said this was one of his favorite cabins in all that we have stayed in- and we have stayed in a lot over the years!

We would highly recommend Early Dawn! We love to stay at cabins and chalets with Mt. Laurel, and this was again a great experience. My only disappointment was that they did not decorate for the holidays as I had expected they would have. (We have had decorated cabins the other places we have stayed in Dec.) But otherwise, we loved it here!
Charley/Jamie L. - Posted: 12/27/2021
It is great to hear that you all loved your stay at Early Dawn with us! We are so appreciative of all of your suggestions, and we would love to see you back again with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
TOP NOTCH
Eary Dawn was very nice , with a nice view of the mountains. We have stayed with Mtn Laurel Chalets for years and have always felt part of the family, There top notch company, that makes your stay the best.
Steve L. - Posted: 11/6/2021
Thank you Steve! We always want to make our guests feel as if they are family when they stay with us, and make their stay as smooth as possible. Early Dawn is a wonderful chalet, and we are so glad that you enjoyed it!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Nice...but no mountain view!
Enjoyed a pleasant Family getaway! Early Dawn was OK--but not having a mountain view was very disappointing!
Loved the fireplace! Ice maker worked intermittently, TV controls were confusing, DVD player had no remote! Plastic chairs on balcony were tacky. Property needs a coat of paint.
Ron S. - Posted: 10/23/2021
Thanks for the review. Please let us know if a view is a high priority for you.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful vacation
Was a great chalet we enjoyed very much
Royce M. - Posted: 10/9/2021
We agree that Early Dawn is a fantastic chalet, and are glad that you enjoyed it so much! Hoping to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Early Dawn
We had a very comfortable stay at Early Dawn. The upstairs mattress was not comfortable at all, but the downstairs bedroom was very nice. The location did not provide a scenic view, but we still enjoyed our stay.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/27/2021
Rating 5
Early Dawn chalet
We really liked the chalet. It was nice and clean. Love the little care package with snacks. That was a nice gesture. Only thing we disliked was the upstairs bedroom windows had no curtains or blinds. I’m on vacation I want to sleep in lol. Was woke up early in morning Bc of light. Would be nice to have a choice. And we would have slept downstairs but it didn’t have a tv in bedroom. I like watching tv when I go to bed. If those things get fixed we would come back to this chalet. We like how it didn’t have a long drive from gatlinburg. But in all it was a very nice chalet
Anonymous - Posted: 9/12/2021
Rating 5
Bear alley
This was a very pleasant place,bring your change saw to see from the second floor, third floor hedge clippers, 5 bear’s went by while cooking on the charcoal grill 1 mother 4 Cubs earlier 1 male. Other than trees issue it a very nice place.
Cooking pans all need replaced ,one the handle falling off.
Timothy P. - Posted: 8/23/2021
Rating 5
Will be back!
This was the best chalet we have ever stayed in. Already planning our next trip!
Michelle S. - Posted: 8/20/2021
Rating 5
Will be back!
This was the best chalet we have ever stayed in. Already planning our next trip!
Lea S. - Posted: 8/20/2021
Rating 5
Will be back!
This was the best chalet we have ever stayed in. Already planning our next trip!
Michele S. - Posted: 8/20/2021
Yay! We are so glad that you enjoyed Early Dawn so much, it is a great chalet with so much to give its guests (one of our favorite features is the screened in porch). We look forward to your next trip with us!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Great potential
Place was great but needs a few touches to make it a place to want to.come back to year and year for us. We loved the area and are already looking at rentals for next year. We loved this chalet but the view wasn't as good as shown in the photos. A lot more tree growth, could barely see mountains from top floor.....really big bummer because thats the main thing we wanted to enjoy. We really wanted to be able to sit on the deck and have our morning coffee and just look at the mountains. Other let down was matresses are very uncomfortable, we all thought about just sleeping on the couches. Only other thing would recommend is a hair dryer for use and hand soap and lotion. If these few things had been better this would have been our yearly rental, was great bear sighting spot, close to an amazing town. Beautiful chalet
Chad F. - Posted: 6/14/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. We try to set expectations about views with pictures on the website that reflect what you should expect. Unfortunately, there are other property owners between Early Dawn and the view, so we are not able to cut trees to open the view any more than it already is. Also keep in mind that the view improves in winter when the leaves are off the trees and some of our pictures are taken during the winter. Both mattresses were replaced in July 2021. I am almost positive there are hair dryers in each bathrom now, but if now, always feel free to ask at the office. We have always given out small bars of hand soap and have just recently started giving our small bottles of lotion. We hope you will come again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Outstanding as always!
Mountain Laurel Chalets are always clean with friendly service. We ❤️ the mountains and visit several times each year and wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
Bobby. (Dawn) W. - Posted: 6/11/2021
Thank you so much Bobby! We always love treating our customers like family and helping to provide them with the best mountain experience possible. It is so great to have you each time you stay with us, and we are already looking forward to the next time!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
beautiful. peaceful. comfortable like home away from home
this cabin is so comfortable and just like being in your own home. there is everything you need to cook a meal and enjoy coffee or wine on the deck. enjoy a relaxing evening in the hot tub and view the bears passing by in the morning.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/27/2021
Yes Lynette! As soon as you walk into Early Dawn is feels like your home away from home. We agree that it is an amazing place to just enjoy a relaxing time in the mountains. It is so great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we would love to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful Chalet and Super Convenient
Very nice, neat and clean Chalet close to downtown and convenient to the national park. The view from the top deck was beautiful, with unbeatable sunrise view. Plenty of room for two couples, with individual full baths attached to bedrooms on each floor and a large half on the kitchen/living room level. Well stocked, clean kitchen with enough coffee cups so you don’t have to wash them everyday. We would stay at this Chalet again.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/21/2021
Yes, Early Dawn is in a fantastic location that is close to everything that Gatlinburg has to offer. It is perfect for two couples, or even a family vacation in the mountains. It has everything that you need for your perfect mountain getaway! We are so glad that you enjoyed staying with us, and we hope to see you back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Getaway with Friends
Our experience was great and very relaxing.
Karen W. - Posted: 5/13/2021
That is great to hear! We always want our guests to have the best relaxing vacation possible. Early Dawn is the perfect place for that, and we would love to see you back soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Average
Check was easy, and the design and decor of the chalet was lovely. We didn't enjoy waking up to sore backs however. The third floor mattress sunk down in various areas. In addition, the cleaners could pay a little more attention to detail. Wall pictures and floor corners needed to be dusted and swept. My family members who slept on the lower level, stated that they would gladly stay again. My husband and I would choose this location again if the mattress was replaced and if dust bunnies were removed.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/9/2021
Thanks for the review. You will be happy to know both mattresses were replaced in July of 2021. Dust bunnies are a constant problem, especially when so easily seen on a hardwood floor. The chalets are deep cleaned once a year and our housekeeping and inspection teams try to keep on top of dust bunnies. If you ever have housekeeping or maintenance issues, please let the office know and we will do what we can to make things right.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Early Dawn
Just perfect! Beautiful and extremely clean cabin! We enjoyed the hot tub and pool table. Easy to book. Tom let us know when our cabin was ready and check in was a breeze. This is the second time I rented using MLC, I will definitely book again.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/9/2021
Thanks for the review and the shoot out for Tom. We think he's pretty great too! Early Dawn has a lot of awesome features to make your stay feel like coming home. We appreciate your comments about our housekeepers, as they are working extra hard because of covid. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Early Dawn
Just perfect! Beautiful and extremely clean cabin! We enjoyed the hot tub and pool table. Easy to book. Tom let us know when our cabin was ready and check in was a breeze. This is the second time I rented using MLC, I will definitely book again.
Carole M. - Posted: 4/9/2021
Thanks for the review and the shoot out for Tom. We think he's pretty great too! Early Dawn has a lot of awesome features to make your stay feel like coming home. We appreciate your comments about our housekeepers, as they are working extra hard because of covid. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
super chalet
We loved the Early Dawn cabin, it was a great vacation thanks to Mountain Laurel Chalets. Views from the decks where great.We will be back.
Robert B. - Posted: 4/6/2021
Robert, thanks for taking the time to review Early Dawn. We are happy to hear you had a great stay and enjoyed the views from the 3 decks. My personal favorite is the screened in deck on the top floor. We look forward to your next visit.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful
Very clean and peaceful!
Deanna A. - Posted: 4/1/2021
Thanks for the review and we are happy you came to stay with us. We love company! Early Dawn is a very peaceful spot with a lot of amenities to make it your home away from home. We hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great weekend in the mountains
Great location, not far from downtown strip. House had everything you needed for your stay there. House was very clean, and easy contactless check in. Just perfect.
Patrick H. - Posted: 2/25/2021
Thanks for the great review and we are glad to hear Early Dawn was the perfect getaway spot for you. The convenient location, less than a mile to the bottom of Ski Mountain, makes it a breeze to get into the national park or downtown. We hope you are able to come back soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
I wish I lived here
My family spent a week at Early Dawn and had a fantastic time. The chalet was easy to get to and had a great view. I wish the weather had been warmer so we could have spent more time on the decks. They were marvelous. My family and I loved the open floor plan, but voices do carry, so keep that in mind if you need absolute privacy. The indoor stairs are a little steep, so if you have trouble with stairs, this might not be the place for you. The decor was simple and tasteful, and we put the fireplace to good use. The living room had such a nice glow in the evenings with the fire going and the lamps on. So nice and homey! I would rent this chalet again in a heartbeat.
Kristen B. - Posted: 1/16/2021
Thanks for the review and I"m sure the things you pointed out will be very helpful to future renters reading this review. Early Dawn is a very ppular chalet with our guests and we are glad to hear you enjoyed it too! We hope you can return soon."
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Excellent once again
We stayed here for Christmas 2020. This is our second time staying at Early Dawn and its an excellent place to stay. Very clean and spacious. Had a lot of fun while there. Only thing is the windows and privacy but we were just fine with the way it was. Would definitely stay here again. Best views of LeConte are from the top floor. MLC is the best. Thank you and see you all soon!
Brian C. - Posted: 12/24/2020
Brian, thank you for chosing Mtn Laurel for your Christmas vacation. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. The upstairs screened deck is a great place to escape for some quiet time with a great view to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Nice cabin
Clean, newly remodeled and the Mountain Laurel staff was exceptionally nice!!
Anonymous - Posted: 12/17/2020
Thanks for the review and we are happy to hear you experienced excellent service from our staff. You are our family and we hope you can spend more time in the Smokies soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Perfect for the kick off to Christmas
We have used Mountain Laurel in the past with excellent service. This trip was no different the cabin was beautiful and easy to get to. There is a bear on the area we saw every night and morning, he likes to open car doors and walk on your porch. So keep your car doors locked it did do severe damage to an unlocked car in the area.
Mike S. - Posted: 12/3/2020
Thanks for the review. As a veteran guest to the Smokies, it's obvious you know to always lock your car doors! The bears are curious and so Smart! We are glad to hear you had a nice stay at Early Dawn and hope you can come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Okay
No privacy definitely needs blinds on most window
Melissa W. - Posted: 11/21/2020
Thanks for the review. We will pass along your comments to the homeowner. We hope you can visit again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Long Weekend with Friends
Everything was great except the pool table was missing a pool ball(12).
Karen W. - Posted: 11/5/2020
Karen, thanks for the heads up and a problem that is easily solved. We keep extra pool balls at the office. If you ever need something replaced or have a maintenance concern, let the office know. We have maintenance staff to help you during normal business hours. We hope you will be able to come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Get Away
Clean, restful; enjoyed kitchen, pool table. Excellent customer service. Great layout for families or two couples.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/20/2020
Thank you for writing the review and we are glad you enjoyed Early Dawn. We hope you are able to return soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great place to stay
Enjoyed the stay, location was in the mountains but very close to Gatlinburg and the bear visit in the mornings was quIte an experience! Will be back for another stay!
John C. - Posted: 10/11/2020
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The bears are a fun surprise, but make sure to lock your car doors. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Really nice place overall
We stayed here with 2 young children and one set of grandparents. The split levels are really nice for privacy and we all felt like we had our own space with the middle living level between the two-bedroom levels.

The place was VERY clean and you could tell they are taking extra precautions for covid prevention.

Our only complaint was the open wall area above the upper bedroom that exposes your bedroom to the guests staying on the hill across the road. We could not use our big bathtub when the people across the road were using their deck. They can see RIGHT into your bedroom and if you're in the nude, they will see that too.

This area really needs renovation to close up the wall and make it more private and soundproof. If you want to have intimacy, this is not the bedroom to choose from! You cannot have a conversation without those below hearing you. This bedroom is very exposed in various ways. If this issue would be fixed, the cabin would be near perfect!
Anonymous - Posted: 10/1/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. I will let the homeowner know about your concerns with privacy in the master bedroom for her consideration. Our housekeepers are working hard to present a house that is sanitized with COVID in mind. We have always taken our guests safety very seriously and want everyone to stay safe until this virus is behind us. We hope you can come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Love this cabin
The cabin was beautiful clean and spacious. We really enjoyed all the amenities it came with. I will definitely be back to stay in this exact cabin again.
Danielle E. - Posted: 9/17/2020
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. It is a very popular spot with our guests, so book early! We look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Perfect for Us
The cabin exceeded our expectations in every way. It isn't very far up the mountain and was easy to,find. The place is beautiful and has everything you need and more. The other couple with us were from,Los Angeles area and they really loved it. If you want a better view, you might want to rent a place further up the mountain, but we could still see the gondola as it passed by. The cabin icomfortable and very pretty. This will be our go to place when staying in the Smokies. It is very convenient to the national park and to Gatlinburg.
Lonnie A. - Posted: 9/7/2020
Rating 5
Awesome, as always!
Early Dawn was perfect for our family. We had an amazing time. We went sunrise hiking everyday and enjoyed being together at "home"" in the evenings. Very clean and well decorated. Perfect in every way! "
Joseph V. - Posted: 7/22/2020
Thank you for the perfect review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn and got in some hiking at dawn. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Place to stay
Very nice clean close to everything VERY VERY NICE!!!
George M. - Posted: 7/16/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in the mountains. Early Dawn is in a great location, close to downtown, the national park and the clubhouses for swimming. We hope to see you back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great rental for small family
Enjoyed the convenient location to hiking and restaurants. Very clean. Well stocked kitchen. Perfect for our family of 3.
Kelli F. - Posted: 6/30/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn. Being about a mile from downtown, it is very easy to pop into the National Park or take a stroll through town. The hardest decision walking around downtown might be chosing from the 70+ restaurants in Gatlinburg! We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Review
Excellent. Wasn't the location I was wanting but I booked late and took what I could get. Good location for Gatlinburg. The cabin was clean and much larger than I was expecting. Check in and checkout was easy. I would rent from Mountain Laurel Chalets again.
Anonymous - Posted: 6/21/2020
Thanks for the review. The view is best from the top deck of the mountains, but the middle and bottom decks also have views, but more of the surrounding trees. After the leaves fall, those two decks have a better opening to the mountains. We are glad you enjoyed the chalet otherwise and hope you can come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxing in the Smokies
Very nice, very clean and well stocked. Loved the screened in balcony.
Kathy C. - Posted: 5/25/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. The screened porch is a wonderful "bug-free"" amenity and offers the best views. We hope you are able to come again soon."
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Nice Cabin.
Very Goid
Anonymous - Posted: 2/20/2020
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
My experience at the early dawn chalet
Our overall experience was great. It was peaceful and relaxing. For the most part it was clean, there was alot of blonde hair everywhere. The mattresses on the beds were uncomfortable. Other than that, our stay was good.
Kiwaski V. - Posted: 1/21/2020
Rating 5
Our stay in Gatlinburg for Christmas
This was our 3rd stay at Early Dawn. There is obviously a reason we go back. Many years at Mt Laurel, great people, we just love them.
Anonymous - Posted: 12/21/2019
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful Mountain Chalet with a View
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Early Dawn as this was the second time. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed.

We enjoyed the screened porch and porch outside the kitchen. A mama bear with four cubs visited the area daily.

Mountain Laurel Chalets does an excellent job managing their chalets. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. It was easy to exchange linens as it was located on our way out of town.

I recommend Early Dawn to families and couples.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/5/2019
Thank you for the review and the kind words about our team. We try hard to meet or exceed our guests expectations and treat you as family. The momma bear and four cubs are still roaming the neighborhood every day, so we remind everyone to Lock Your Car Doors! We hope you will return to enjoy more mountain time soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful Mountain Chalet with a View
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Early Dawn as this was the second time. The kitchen was well equipped and had everything we needed.

We enjoyed the screened porch and porch outside the kitchen. A mama bear with four cubs visited the area daily.

Mountain Laurel Chalets does an excellent job managing their chalets. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. It was easy to exchange linens as it was located on our way out of town.

I recommend Early Dawn to families and couples.
Gail R. - Posted: 9/5/2019
Thank you for the review and the kind words about our team. We try hard to meet or exceed our guests expectations and treat you as family. The momma bear and four cubs are still roaming the neighborhood every day, so we remind everyone to Lock Your Car Doors! We hope you will return to enjoy more mountain time soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Happy
fun time
Anonymous - Posted: 7/13/2019
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Beautiful Home and Great Location
This was a beautiful home in a fantastic location. Downtown Gatlinburg is very close and you are on the best side of Gatlinburg to get to the park to hike without driving through town.

The home was beautiful and we loved the layout. We had one issue where the AC went out and it was 87 degrees. They were not able to fix it that night, but someone was there the next morning. They did provide a refund for one night for the inconvenience. We were very pleased and would stay here again.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/4/2019
Thank you for the review and we are sorry the AC went out on you. We have great vendors and they came as quickly as they could considering it was a holiday and town was packed. We are glad you enjoyed the chalet despite the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Amazing!!!
This was an amazing stay and location! Pictures don't do it justice at all! Would stay again in a heartbeat.
Cara W. - Posted: 3/27/2019
Thank you so much for your great review of our chalet. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see you again soon!!!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Exposed
This chalet is beautiful inside and out. Early Dawn is very easy to get to. The only things I didn't care for were all the steps and the open views in the front of the chalet. I think some window shades in the front of this chalet would be nice, because the people in the chalet above us could see everything we did. I didn't feel like I could walk around in my pjs at night with all the exposure. The people above us were on their porch every night. Love Mountain Laurel's Staff. This is the only chalet rental company we use when we come to Gatlinburg. Thanks Mountain Laurel for your wonderful hospitality!
Mary P. - Posted: 3/23/2019
Thank you for the wonderful review of our chalet. We will speak to the owner concerning your privacy issue. So happy you loved our staff as we are here to help in any way. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 3
Early Dawn Review, Senior Struggles
Great location. Can be in Gatlinburg in 5 minutes. Easy to get to. Very clean and plenty of room for two or four. Not good for seniors because if you stay in the upstairs master you have to horse your suitcases up narrow staircase. No shades in the staircase windows, and they are big, and also none on the windows overlooking the view. Neighbors on the road above can see right in the staircase area and somewhat into other parts of the house. Not the best for privacy as a result. You enter the house on a staircase landing and not into a room, so everything you bring in must be taken up or down stairs. It is a challenge to fix breakfast with the sun blaring right in. Master suit TV quite small. Overall a very nice place with these minor exceptions.
Edward S. - Posted: 3/16/2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We will let the owner know of your concerns about the windows and TV. Do not hesitate next time to call us and we can recommend chalets with few to no steps for your convenience. Hope to see you again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Location
My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves. The house was convenient to everything and easy to Uber around. The amenities were a nice touch. We will book again. Their customer-service was really good and will email you back very quickly.
Jason R. - Posted: 3/1/2019
Thank you so much for your great review of our chalet and staff. Early Dawn is one of more popular chalets due to its convenience to town and great views. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Fantastic View
Everything was in good working order . The Chalet was clean and stocked with towels . The only unclean thing was the grill and it was still dirty from the prior stay .
Anonymous - Posted: 2/17/2019
Thank you for your review of Early Dawn. Glad you enjoyed the chalet. I will let the head of housekeeping know about the grill so this doesn't happen in the future. Hope to see you again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Awesome
First time staying at this chalet and it was wonderful. Very spacious and the beds were awesome. The view was nice but could be blocked during the summer months. Drive up was easy and would stay again. Had an issue with the hot tub but Randy was quick to fix issue in couple of hours. Thank you!
Brian C. - Posted: 2/7/2019
Thank you for your great review of Early Dawn! So glad your stay was enjoyable. Glad your issue was dealt with appropriately and your kind words about Randy. He is a great employee. Hope to see you again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful chalet
We have rented this chalet many times and have always loved our stay there.
Betty G. - Posted: 2/1/2019
So happy you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful chalet
We have rented this chalet many times and have always loved our stay there.
Charles G. - Posted: 2/1/2019
So happy you enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Time in Gatlinburg
We had a great time at Early Dawn. We checked in late but everything was where we were told it would be. We went by the office the next morning to sign our paperwork. The cabin is very well equipped, if you need something just ask the office, they have extra supplies. There are a lot of stairs! The pictures are very true to what you will find. The drive up is steep but doable. The only downside was the hot tub died after only one use, the maintenance man told us it was one of their older ones and they were expecting it to have issues soon. I wish they had fixed or replaced it earlier. The maintenance man did come quickly to check on it. We want to stay here again and we have never said that about any previous cabins.
Anonymous - Posted: 1/18/2019
Thank you so much for your great review of Early Dawn. The hot tub is up and running and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great birthday getaway!
Loved this cabin! Very nice! Beautiful view from all levels! Definitely will stay here again!
Rae S. - Posted: 1/2/2019
Thanks for the review and Happy Birthday! What a great place to celebrate any special occasion. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great birthday getaway!
Loved this cabin! Very nice! Beautiful view from all levels! Definitely will stay here again!
Bailey S. - Posted: 1/2/2019
Thanks for the review and Happy Birthday! What a great place to celebrate any special occasion. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great birthday getaway!
Loved this cabin! Very nice! Beautiful view from all levels! Definitely will stay here again!
Anonymous - Posted: 1/2/2019
Thanks for the review and Happy Birthday! What a great place to celebrate any special occasion. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great
Great place to stay. We loved it.
cameron h. - Posted: 12/20/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Had a great Thanksgiving!
We stayed here over Thanksgiving and it was great. It's in a great location with easy parking right in front of the cabin. We cooked a big Thanksgiving feast here with ease. The only thing that could have used updating is the dishwasher.
Beth M. - Posted: 11/20/2018
Thank you for the review. We are happy you had a good Thanksgiving at Early Dawn and had everything you needed to cook and serve your feast. We will pass along your suggestion about the dishwasher to the homeowner. Please call again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Another Fantastic Vacation!
The folks at Mountain Laurel are polite, friendly, and professional. They are the bast to work with be it reservations or answering questions about the city or GSMNP. Highly recommend Mountain Laurel Chalets!
Mark M. - Posted: 11/17/2018
Thank you for the review and the kind words about our team. We consider our Family and really appreciate your loyalty. See you in the mountains again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Our annual vacation in Gatlinburg
We have been staying with Mt Laurel for several years
now. We love our visits and have grown quite fond of the staff. Looking forward to our next visit.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/10/2018
You ARE our family! We always love seeing you and enjoy visiting with you. Thanks for the note and we will see you soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Home away from home
Love this chalet, always clean and inviting, great staff at mt laurel
Rental.
Steve B. - Posted: 11/6/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Home away from home
Love this chalet, always clean and inviting, great staff at mt laurel
Rental.
Stephen B. - Posted: 11/6/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Home away from home
Love this chalet, always clean and inviting, great staff at mt laurel
Rental.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/6/2018
Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Early Dawn and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Early Dawn
Good location, clean, each level has a nice deck, plenty of amenities.
It was only two adults, stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our visit.
We gave a three star for general condition because one of the sofa seats was broke and you could not sit on the end of the sofa. The light over the stove did not work, a kitchen ceiling light was out, and three lamp lights were out. The bulbs just needed to be replaced. The biggest thing was lack of privacy in the front of the house. The entrance is all glass for all three floors so the chalets across the street can see you walking up and down to your bedrooms and living area, and when the people across the street are sitting on their balcony can see directly into the dinning area. Would be nice to have shades at least on front window and door for privacy when sitting at table dinning. It was a nice Chalet but we would not rent again because of lack of privacy in front of house. This may not bother some people.
James H. - Posted: 10/24/2018
Thank you for the review. Good or bad, we appreciate your input. Maintenance went to the house after you reported the light bulbs being out and replaced 4. The living room sofa and love seat were also replaced by the homeowner. Please call and remind us about your issue with the windows and we will find the perfect chalet for you on your next visit.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Another Wonderful Vacation at Early Dawn
This was our second visit to Early Dawn, in three years. The cabin is well laid out with bedrooms located on the top and bottom floor. Common living quarters and nicely equipped kitchen on the middle floor. The cabin is spacious, clean and well kept. Early Dawn is just minutes from Gatlinburg for any last minute items. We always find the staff at Laurel Mountain friendly and very helpful. This cabin is highly recommended for family and a couples retreat.
George H. - Posted: 9/13/2018
Thank you for the nice review and the kind words about our team. We appreciate your return visits to Early Dawn and Mountain Laurel. One of our core valves is to treats our guests as family, but great customers like. you make that easy! We look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Feel Good Sanctuary
Great location and proximity. Very beautiful....definitely have your own little hamlet of peace...great layout and invites...good friends..and fellowship....maybe a bottle of wine or two....made some great pub grub..played .games...music...just a place to enjoy. Then do it again the next day....Smiles x 10
Tim S. - Posted: 7/3/2018
Thank you for the review. Sounds like you have have found your happy place! The big rooms and layout of the house, plus 3 decks, makes it a great place for a small family or two couples to be together, but still have space to spread out.I love when you said "do it again the next day"". Perfect peace on the mountain."
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Lives up to the name! Early Dawn!
We enjoyed our stay at Early Dawn. It is located in a great spot - not too far up the mountain. Parking was easy. My only complaint would be that it does live up to it's name. You will be up at Early Dawn if you don't bring a sleep mask. The sun flows in at all angles very early. Other than that, the house is a great rental! We love staying with Mountain Laurel Chalets!
December G. - Posted: 6/2/2018
Aren't sleep masks great? However, seeing the sunrise over the mountains is a glorious site as well. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful
This Chalet was wonderful. Very comfortable felt like home. Will definitely rent it again. Very convenient to bowntown Gatlinburg.
James D. - Posted: 5/24/2018
Our goal is provide your home away from home. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Another Wonderful Gatlinburg Trip
This was our first time staying at Early Dawn and we were very pleased. Everything was perfect. Plenty of room in this chalet. The upstairs bedroom was larger than most and very comfortable. If there was a negative it would be the view wasn't as good as most of the chalets we've stayed in but it would not keep us from renting this chalet again.
Judy U. - Posted: 4/12/2018
Thanks for the review. We appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful stay in the mountains!
We had a great time in Early Dawn for our Spring Break trip. The chalet was so clean and spacious, check in and out was easy, and the ladies at the office were very friendly! We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our first trip to Gatlinburg!
Holly C. - Posted: 3/30/2018
Thank you for the review and the kind words about our office staff. We want your vacation to be the best it can be! Come see us again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
phenomenal
First time Ever going to a cabin and it was one of the best experiences ive ever had. I wouldnt have changed anthing about it .I Will Definitely be visiting again ! Overall VERY Satisfied
Anonymous - Posted: 3/23/2018
Glad to hear it! Our goal is to exceed your expectations and I think we hit the mark. We look forward to your second visit!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Nice chalet, a lot of stairs
Nice clean chalet, could use a few non-decorative upgrades. The chalet is 3-story with split bedrooms which is nice. The 3rd floor is the master suite. Both bedroom mattresses are quite firm. Also, the washer and dryer is very small. Further, if you dislike climbing stairs, this chalet requires many trips up and down. As soon as you walk in front door, you have to ascend or descend stairs. Forgetting something or leaving something upstairs or downstairs seems to be a constant. Especially as you are gathering your towels, etc. However, the chalet is very clean, has a nice winter view and an excellent hot tub. Probably the best hot tub we have ever had while staying with Mt. Laurel. It holds its temperature well. Also, the chalet comes with an extremely nice stainless steel gas grill that cooks evenly. The main floor plan is nice and open and the screened porch in the master suite is an additional plus. Lastly, as seen in the photos, the jacuzzi tubs in both bedrooms are very comfortable. We did not use the jets but unlike most tubs that are uncomfortable after about 10 mins, you can stay in these for quite awhile. Again as always, Mt Laurel was great in taking care of their guest. I would recommend this chalet. I wish the mattresses were less firm and much more comfortable.
Brian M. - Posted: 3/10/2018
Thank you for the review. The house has many nice features including the built in stair stepper. You get exercise without having to leave the house! We are glad you enjoyed the chalet and if you need a chalet with less steps, please call the office and let them know. See you soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great stay
Water pressure a little low in the Jacuzzi tubs.
sam i. - Posted: 2/2/2018
Thanks for the review. We will check out the water presser in the whirlpools and thank your letting us know. See you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Best of Timrs
Always a great time especially when snows. Great chalet in Early Dawn. Relaxing and great setting!
Gary B. - Posted: 12/7/2017
Rating 5
Weekend in Gatlinburg
My wife two year old son and I decided to rent this cabin and we are extremely glad we did! A beautiful property with views of the tram and downtown. It was easy to get to the parkway and the time spent in the cabin playing pool or in the hot tub was enjoyable. We hope to be able to rent again soon!
Anonymous - Posted: 11/29/2017
Rating 5
early dawn a favorite!
Very nice space and loved the screened in porch on upper floor. a bit close to tram but beautiful at night. Lock your car- bear tried to get into car last night and left paw prints on doors but amazingly no damage! Also saw Mama bear and 2 cubs same evening walk right in front of house! Would stay here again for sure.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/16/2017
Rating 5
Early dawn
I like that the property did not have a lot of knick backs sitting around for my kids to get into. It was well kept. The parking is a little tight and the view wasn't quite as good as we expected. But over all we had a fantastic time. We spend 7 nights here and it felt like home.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/8/2017
Rating 5
A peaceful weekend
From being able to check in early to having everything we need this cabin was amazing! The windows were amazing! They really let in a great amount of nature light.
Josh H. - Posted: 9/8/2017
Rating 5
Great get-away
Beautiful property, great location! The pictures of this chalet are exactly what you will enjoy at Early Dawn. Spacious, clean, and well maintained. The staff was incredibly helpful and responsive-we needed help with a few things upon arrival and Hap arrived within minutes to help us. Just a couple things to call attention to - for those who expressed concern about the steep hills getting to the property, I say, yes. Yes, you are in the mountains and the road is steep. I put my CRV into first gear and had no problems on the steepest portions. And, if you have knee or stair issues you may want to seek another property; for us it worked great having sleeping quarters separate from the living area. And, being super close to both downtown Gatlinburg and the National Park Visitor Center was a bonus. This is definitely a repeat visit! Thank you Mountain Laurel Chalets.
Paula C. - Posted: 8/11/2017
Rating 5
An excellent experience!
This chalet is beautiful, and the experience could not have been better. Great Jacuzzis and hot tub, beautiful view, incredibly clean. Sitting with a drink at night in the screened in deck watching the storms come in was a highlight.
Luke R. - Posted: 7/23/2017
Rating 5
Amazing
Needed A getaway and Early Dawn was perfect . The chalet was beautiful and clean with all amenities needed. Deck off master suite delightful. The only suggestion for improvement would be is to put charcoal grill on deck in case of inclement weather and wandering BEARSg
Fred W. - Posted: 6/25/2017
Rating 5
Early Dawn
Early Dawn was all that we expected. We spent two weeks in Gatlinburg with family. The facilities were perfect for relaxation in the mountains. The kitchen was well stocked and large enough for all. Our 2 year old grandson had plenty of room to run while remaining safe. He especially liked watching the birds and the bears from the elevated decks. Several bear families made nearly daily visits. Looking forward to our next visit to Early Dawn. Kudos to the staff of Mountain Laurel Chalets for their friendly professionalism.
Mark M. - Posted: 6/2/2017
Rating 4
A pleasant cabin experience overall
We enjoyed our stay in Early Dawn. The cabin was well appointed, and the kitchen was especially well equipped, which was very nice. Everything was very clean. We loved having the grill set up outside!

If I had to make some suggestions for improvement though:
They recently cut down two pine trees across the street and as a result when you get in and out of the soaker tub in the upstairs bedroom, you and the cabin across the way (the third-floor balcony) will be getting 'intimately' acquainted. Perhaps some drapes or some type of screen that you could set in front of the tub would be most helpful for those of us who are modest.

It also might be time to fine-tune the trash detail. While the city did come by at some point to empty the cans, there were a fair amount of loose trash items in the bin that were not picked up.

I might also suggest that as part of turning the cabins all TVs be checked and reset to their original condition; a how to guide for the remote control system would be most appreciated too! However we've rented cabins from several companies throughout the US, and the TVs always seem to be a challenge with their remotes so perhaps this is a universal issue

As a returning guest we specifically targeted Gatlinburg and wanted to rent again from this cabin company after the horrible fires of last year. We had such a gracious welcome last time. I know the community has been through a very difficult time. so I don't want to judge; however, our welcome this time was... pleasant, professional, and... perfunctory. I missed the warm welcome we had last time, one that I especially would have expected as a returning client.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/27/2017
Rating 5
Lovely home - relaxation
The home had everything we needed to sit back and relax and enjoy the mountain. The view from the top bedroom was very nice. Plenty of outdoor balcony space to relax
Julie P. - Posted: 5/12/2017
Rating 5
Lovely home - relaxation
The home had everything we needed to sit back and relax and enjoy the mountain. The view from the top bedroom was very nice. Plenty of outdoor balcony space to relax
Anonymous - Posted: 5/12/2017
Rating 5
Fantastic wonderland
We stayed 3 nights and was so pleasantly happy. The chalet was beautiful inside and a bonus was a screened in balcony off the main bedroom. The chalet was immaculately clean and bright. I would definately stay there again. It was also fairly close to town. The only negative thing I could possibly say is the one road getting to the chalet was the steepest one I have driven on since I have been going to the smokies.
Don E. - Posted: 5/9/2017
Rating 5
Awesome retreat
This is our 2nd time staying at Early Dawn and this is where we will return to stay while our own 2 chalets are being rebuilt. It brought healing and a special sense of serenity an peace. It was exactly what we needed and staying at Early Dawn gave us exactly that. Loved the open layout, the sanctuary bedroom and bath upstairs, the privacy of another bedroom and bath downstairs and the cozy living area.
Khin Win K T. - Posted: 4/28/2017
Rating 5
Early Dawn is Wonderful!
Early Dawn is a beautiful place to stay. We have been coming to Gatlinburg for 17 years, and have stayed with Mt. Laurel each time. Every house has been a joy to stay in. Early Dawn is more updated and more modern, and with a beautiful view! The two bedrooms are large and accommodating.
Mary B. - Posted: 4/17/2017
Rating 5
Mt. Laurel chalets, early dawn.
Mt. Laurel chalets, early dawn. The chalet was immaculate. It came with all amenities and was a very cozy and comfortable place to stay. Our time in Gatlinburg and pigeon Forge was phenomenal. The sites and scenery and things to do in and around Gatlinburg and pigeon Forge were endless . I will definitely return as we were not able to cover many things that were still available to us. The staff at Mount Laurel chalets we're very informative and helpful as well as friendly and courteous . I would highly recommend mountain laurel chalets to anyone.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/10/2017
Thank you Russell - We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you the next time you get a chance to spend time in the Smokies.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
paradise in the smokies
This was a perfect chalet for our family. We had plenty of room to spread out and entertainment for all with a beautiful view from all 3 balconies.
Denise H. - Posted: 4/3/2017
Rating 5
Wonderful Stay
We had a wonderful time at Early Dawn! Very nice, clean, comfortable chalet with gorgeous sunrises!
We wish it was a little more secluded as we had neighbors pretty close.
Mountain Laurel Chalets will always be the company we book with!
Overall, we are blessed beyond what we deserve!
Anonymous - Posted: 3/25/2017
Rating 5
Wonderful Stay
We had a wonderful time at Early Dawn! Very nice, clean, comfortable chalet with gorgeous sunrises!
We wish it was a little more secluded as we had neighbors pretty close.
Mountain Laurel Chalets will always be the company we book with!
Overall, we are blessed beyond what we deserve!
Stephanie E. - Posted: 3/25/2017
Rating 5
Wonderful Cabin!
Excellent, comfortable and roomy place to spend some time in the mountains!
Anonymous - Posted: 3/19/2017
Rating 5
Great Chalet
Really enjoyed our stay at Early Dawn. This is truly a great property with a nice view, especially at night and a comfortable setting throughout the day.
Anonymous - Posted: 2/23/2017
We are so glad that you chose to stay at Early Dawn! Our goal here at Mountain Laurel Chalets is to treat all of our guests "Like Family"". We hope that you will come back and visit with us again soon!"
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Weekend Getaway
We had a wonderful trip. The cabin was clean and tastefully decorated. The plethora of windows made it easy to enjoy the views. I brought my 7 year old son and his friend and they enjoyed every minute spent in the cabin from the pool table to the hot tub.
Joy H. - Posted: 2/17/2017
We are delighted that you all had a great time and enjoyed the cabin! We appreciate the feedback and hope that you will come stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful Mountain Getaway
Early Dawn Chalet is great place to stay when visiting Gatlinburg. It is very close to town, but secluded enough to give you the mountain getaway experience. The split floor plan worked out very well for two couples. The pool table and hot tub are great amenities. We loved our stay and would definitely stay here again.
Todd M. - Posted: 2/12/2017
Rating 5
Smokey Mountain New Year
We had a great time at Early Dawn for our family vacation. The house was neat and clean and all amenities were in excellent working order. We enjoyed the hot tub in the evenings along with the pool table. It was very easy to get to and only minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. It was very crowded the week we stayed so trying to get to your shows on time was a little tricky at times. The office was extremely helpful and supplied clean towels, paper products and anything else that was needed. That was very nice! Overall a great place to be staying for the new year and cant wait to come back!
Kelli R. - Posted: 12/26/2016
Thank you! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to your next visit!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Warm and cozy
We have stayed at a lot of chalets in gatlinburg but this chalet is the best by far. It's beautifully decorated, kitchen is well stocked. My favorite is the fireplace with the Michael Tolle picture above the mantel. I could live there! The staff was very friendly and helpful. 5 stars to all the questions below.
Steve B. - Posted: 11/13/2016
Rating 5
Warm and cozy
We have stayed at a lot of chalets in gatlinburg but this chalet is the best by far. It's beautifully decorated, kitchen is well stocked. My favorite is the fireplace with the Michael Tolle picture above the mantel. I could live there! The staff was very friendly and helpful. 5 stars to all the questions below.
Stephen B. - Posted: 11/13/2016
Rating 5
Warm and cozy
We have stayed at a lot of chalets in gatlinburg but this chalet is the best by far. It's beautifully decorated, kitchen is well stocked. My favorite is the fireplace with the Michael Tolle picture above the mantel. I could live there! The staff was very friendly and helpful. 5 stars to all the questions below.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/13/2016
Rating 5
Early Dawn Fall Break 2016
I made a excellent choice. This place had everything I needed for my family getaway. Location is great and the screened in deck was a major plus. Look forward to coming back soon.
Thomas C. - Posted: 10/11/2016
Rating 5
Amazing Chalet for a Birthday Weekend!
The location of the Chalet was perfect. Amazing mountain views from dust to dawn, with 3 different balconies to choose from. During our stay, we had warm days and chilly night, so we were able to use the fireplace, which was awesome. The Staff were very kind and welcoming. We would definitely stay at Early Dawn again and will be booking with this company again next year. We highly recommend this chalet to anyone looking for peace and serenity.
Kary T. - Posted: 9/29/2016
Rating 5
Best chalet, best game, best birthday!!!!!!
Couldn't have made a better choice! One of the best chalets I've stayed in! The size was magnificent, layout was perfect for two couples with room to spare. Secluded, yet distance from town was great and even going to Knoxville was no problem. Will definitely try to get this one again if open when needed!!!!! Even better, UT beat UF and it was my wife's birthday; so Cherokee Grill was a short drive as well!!!!! Thanks Mtn. Laurel!!!!
Anonymous - Posted: 9/23/2016
Rating 5
Awesome Getaway!
Beautiful cabin with updated features and all the amenities you could ever want or need. The cabin was clean and tidy and very comfortable and cozy. I loved all the natural light that filled the cabin.
Lauren M. - Posted: 9/18/2016
Rating 5
Top Notch
Early Dawn was one of the nicest chalets that we've stayed in. The high lite was when we were sitting in the hot tub and watching a bear come up through the trees on his nightly rounds.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/9/2016
Rating 5
Top Notch
Early Dawn was one of the nicest chalets that we've stayed in. The high lite was when we were sitting in the hot tub and watching a bear come up through the trees on his nightly rounds.
Ralph S. - Posted: 9/9/2016
Rating 5
Incredible View at Clean Spacious Cabin
Loved our stay. View was spectacular and what a beautiful night sky full of stars we don't usually see in the city. Cabin was clean, well-stocked and not cluttered. Be prepared to walk up steps for entry and every time you want to go to a bedroom. Very hospitable management!
John B. - Posted: 8/29/2016
Rating 4
Great
Wish it was longer!
Traci D. - Posted: 8/4/2016
Rating 5
Early Dawn in Early August
We had a great stay in this amazing chalet. It was easy to get to. The place was roomy, modern and clean. The boys loved the pool table. It was too warm to enjoy the hot tub. The view was nice even without being that far up the mountain. Seeing a bear just down the road made for added excitement this trip!
Ann M. - Posted: 7/31/2016
Rating 5
Great Cabin!
The cabin was well maintained, had comfortable beds, kitchen was well equipped and the view was great! It is easy to find and while there are neighbors, there is enough space between the cabins that all have privacy. Floor plan is perfect for two couples.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/20/2016
Rating 4
Nice place with a great view
A great time!
Tiffany L. - Posted: 7/13/2016
We are delighted to hear that you had a great time. Thank you for your review and we look forward to your return to the Smoky Mountains.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
A Great Family Getaway
My family I had a wonderful trip to Gatlinburg. After a long day of travel arriving at this home was just what we were hoping for. The house was clean, comfortable, full of natural light and beautiful views. I loved the fact it was so close to the main National park entrance and downtown. The furnishings were clean and comfortable, the pool table and hot tub were great and the beds were also very comfortable. We would rent this unit again.
Gina T. - Posted: 6/10/2016
We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Early Dawn in the Smoky Mountains. Thank you for leaving a review and we look forward to your next stay with us.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Perfect View
It was beautiful and perfect..
Swarna V. - Posted: 6/4/2016
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the view at Early Dawn. We look forward to your return at the Smoky Mountains.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Awesome vacation
We had a wonderful, relaxing time in a great place to stay. We were truly BLESSED!
Anonymous - Posted: 5/9/2016
Rating 5
Wish I was still there...
We spent our week long honeymoon there! While on first glance we were concerned that the cabin wasn't more secluded from other cabins, it never mattered. We were in our own world. The cabin was beautiful. 3 stories, a full home away from home but better! Set high in the mountain with beautiful views. We will most definitely be back one day! I miss it already. Exceeded expectations!!!
Anonymous - Posted: 4/15/2016
Rating 4
Early Dawn
Early Dawn has beautiful views, especially from the upper floors. The night view of Downtown Gatlinburg is also very nice. It has 2 king-size beds, one each on the top and bottom floors. Both bedrooms also have large jacuzzi tubs. The room downstairs has blinds on the windows if you're not an early riser. Early risers will enjoy being woken by the dawn if they choose to sleep upstairs, taking full advantage of the large windows facing east. Privacy may be an issue as the cabin across the street is elevated above Early Dawn and can look down into the upstairs bedroom with its jacuzzi tub. The glass enclosed staircase also exposes the occupants to the street as you move from floor to floor - keep that in mind for your trips from the upper room to the hot tub on the bottom deck! However, we felt somewhat secluded on the screen-in top deck with its wonderful views. Also note that this cabin has a lot of steps - the entryway is located between the bottom and middle floors. While we thoroughly enjoyed our week at this cabin, we would not stay here again due to privacy issues and the number of steps in this cabin.
James W. - Posted: 4/1/2016
Rating 5
Very Happy
Loved staying at Early Dawn.First time staying in mountains also loved every minute of the stay.Didn't want to leave! Staff was very helpful and nice.Had everything we needed.Will be back!!
Tim G. - Posted: 3/27/2016
Rating 5
Really enjoyed our stay
The Early Dawn was perfect for our trip to Gatlinburg...close to town...wonderful sunrises...very restful...will consider returning...
Anonymous - Posted: 3/14/2016
Rating 5
Snow Tubing
Had a great time! Everything was as advertised
David K. - Posted: 1/4/2016
Rating 5
My Families Stay at Early Dawn
Our vacation at Early Dawn was as expected. The home was clean and well maintained. The only thing that we thought was a little dirty was the grill. The first night we stayed there, we were tired from driving from Pensacola Florida that we wanted to just stay home and cook. We opened the grill to grill some steaks and noticed it was REALLY filthy. Everything else was GREAT.
Joshua W. - Posted: 12/26/2015
Rating 5
Mountain Thanksgiving
Another wonderfull stay with Mountain Laurel! Cabin was very nice and clean, well equipped with everything needed for a Thanksgiving meal. Parking was tricky but manageable, only recommendation would be the addition of some blinds on some of the many open windows. Used the hot tub and enjoyed the views, even had a bear visit our trash can the first night!
Anonymous - Posted: 11/21/2015
Rating 5
Mountain Thanksgiving
Another wonderfull stay with Mountain Laurel! Cabin was very nice and clean, well equipped with everything needed for a Thanksgiving meal. Parking was tricky but manageable, only recommendation would be the addition of some blinds on some of the many open windows. Used the hot tub and enjoyed the views, even had a bear visit our trash can the first night!
Matt H. - Posted: 11/21/2015
Rating 5
Perfect Couple's Getaway
Early Dawn was just perfect for our couples getaway! We were not too thrilled with the Myrtle-beach like tourist strip, nor the horrendous traffic. But luckily, our cabin was perfect for dinner at home (on the propane grill), and our long daily hikes. The home has everything you need, and management was attentive and helpful. We recommend this place to anyone who wants to visit Gatlinburg! The bed downstairs, however.. could use a little love. very squeaky. :)
Mandy C. - Posted: 10/23/2015
Rating 5
Early Dawn
We have stayed at this cabin several times and love it. Its very up to date and very clean. Very close to town and has everything that you would need!
Tammy M. - Posted: 10/4/2015
Rating 4
Perfect Retreat
The Chalet was comfortable. We had a great view of the mountains. We also had a visit from a few black bear cubs. The chalet was equipted with everything we needed.
Elissa B. - Posted: 9/24/2015
Rating 5
Beautiful, restful, away from it all
The cabin was lovely and well-appointed. Just a couple of caveats: the parking is tricky. Don't bring your Hummer or you'll never manage it. Also, it was a bit like living in a fishbowl. Every trip up or downstairs was on full view. The owners really should invest in some shades or curtains, at least for that highly exposed stairwell. Otherwise it was wonderful. Three decks, a game room, two jacuzzis... it was definitely one of the nicest Gatlinburg stays we've ever had.
Rita S. - Posted: 9/11/2015
Rating 5
Weekend Getaway
Loved this place, clean, convenient and relaxing, will do this again
Kathy S. - Posted: 8/13/2015
Rating 4
Very Nice
We took our granddaughters to Gatlinburg the last week of July. This cabin offered 3 floors with bedrooms on the 1st and 3rd floor with kitchen living room combo in between. I really liked that. The place was very clean and nice. Pool table and Hot tub. Girls liked that. Parking was a little tight but otherwise private but close at the same time. 3rd time with Mountain Laurel Chalets. Good company to work with. We of course will be back.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/27/2015
Rating 5
Early Dawn
This was our first experience renting a cabin and would do it again.
Patricia R. - Posted: 6/28/2015
Rating 5
Family get away
Fun
Brian S. - Posted: 6/20/2015
Rating 5
Smoky Mountain Adventure
Stay was wonderful at Early Dawn ! Location was great.....easy to get back and forth from town, not too far up the mountain and close to park entrance. Property was clean and well maintained. Had a partial view of mountains, as trees blocked some of the views. Check in/check out very easy. Would definitely recommend.
Mary S. - Posted: 6/11/2015
Rating 5
Awesome as Usual!
Hadn't been to Gatlinburg in 8 years, but had always stayed at this property in prior visits. Nothing has changed at this property, it still holds the sophistication and charm it always did. This property is perfect for two couples who like to have their privacy. Love the fact it's so close to the park entrance!
Stephanie L. - Posted: 6/5/2015
Rating 5
Gatlinburg Retreat
Great vacation experience. Wanted more solitude than the town hotels offered and found Mountain Laurel Chalets to be the perfect alternative. Close to the park without the crowds. I highly recommend.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/31/2015
Rating 5
Just Awesome
My husband and I stayed in this place from may 27th to the 31 st. It was so perfect clean it felt like home when we walked through the door and it was pretty close to the downtown,at night we could see downtown lights. The staff st mountain laurel are always so wonderful they really care about your experience with them. I always use this company
Towanda P. - Posted: 5/27/2015
Rating 4
Smokey Mtn Chalet Wedding
We had a good stay in Early Dawn chalet and were married on the deck with a beautiful mountain view between the trees. My only recommendations would be a new cover for the hottub and more water pressure in the shower. But definitely a special place to stay.
TERESA S. - Posted: 5/22/2015
Rating 4
Great Getaway
The cabin is a great place to stay be or two couples. There are bedrooms in the first and third floor with living room and kitchen separating them on the second level. Each bedroom has a whirlpool bath and shower. It is located close to the strip. The hot tub only had two jets working but I was told it would be repaired. Before booking this cabin, I was verify that it was working.
Jim M. - Posted: 5/9/2015
Rating 5
Three Nights at Early Dawn
the cabin was very clean and fully furnished. The layout is great for two couples who want privacy but still would like a place to spend time together. It was nice to be so close to Gatlinburg although the location was a bit noisy at times. The cabin is very close to the road. We enjoyed our stay.
Jennifer M. - Posted: 4/24/2015
Rating 5
Relaxiation with a beautiful view of the mountains
this is by far the best chalet we have stayed in. the updates are obvious in this chalet. Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. there is nothing you need to bring except your personal items. When we arrived we were very ready for a vacation and was very relaxed when we left. Even though it is only a 2 bedroom there is plenty of space and privacy. The pool table was a nice touch and something relaxing to do on the couple of rainy nights we had.
LYNE C. - Posted: 4/18/2015
Rating 5
Fantastic place
loved loved Early Dawn...very clean and modern. Beds were comfortable, inc sofa. TV s worked well. Cooked in kitchen - has all basics for cooking and wine glasses:). Views from place were gorgeous and balconies were private. Wish I had longer to stay!
Ziplined at climbworks- great time!
stephanie w. - Posted: 4/3/2015
Rating 5
Gorgeous view!
Early Dawn was exactly as described. It is a lovely home with an incredible view of the mountains and even a view of the Ober tram passing by. We would definitely stay here again. Loved how close to town it is yet still high on the mountain for a great view.
Carla M. - Posted: 3/28/2015
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