Chalet - Rating 4.9 (146)

Secret Hideaway


Bedroom 1 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 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

* Gas fireplace

* Loft game/sitting room with an incredible view

* Spacious deck with a four-person hot tub

* Mountain and city views

* One king bedroom and one king bed in open loft, both with ensuite bathrooms

Welcome to Secret Hideaway, a delightful one-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental home in the heart of Gatlinburg. This charming Gatlinburg cabin is the perfect place for up to four guests to relax and unwind. After being rebuilt following the 2016 wildfires, it now offers an even more wonderful experience. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning vistas of Mt. LeConte and the sparkling city lights of downtown, providing breathtaking views both day and night.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by an inviting open concept great room, outfitted with warm wood tones, lofty ceilings, and a large wall of windows. The living area is designed for ultimate comfort, featuring a cozy gas fireplace, a large TV, plush furnishings, and, of course, those beautiful views. The kitchen and dining area are spacious and well-appointed, showcasing stainless steel appliances, elegant granite countertops, and ceramic wood-tile floors. It's a chef's dream come true, fully equipped and ready for culinary adventures (just remember to bring your groceries!). You'll also find a convenient laundry closet with a stackable washer/dryer, ensuring that keeping your clothes clean while away from home is a breeze.

Additionally on the main level, you'll discover a spacious king bedroom complete with a TV and an ensuite bathroom. As you step onto the large deck, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the beautiful views, fire up the gas grill for some outdoor cooking, or soak your cares away in the four-person hot tub. It's the perfect place to unwind and take in the natural beauty surrounding you.

Upstairs, the open loft area beckons with its inviting game and sitting area, offering yet another opportunity to immerse yourself in the gorgeous views. The loft also features a comfortable king bed, a desk, a TV, and a full bathroom, ensuring that every guest has their own space to relax and spread out.

Guests of this Gatlinburg chalet rental have access to three clubhouses, the closest to Secret Hideaway 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 18 Amenities
  • $$
  • Bed Linens/ Bath Towels
  • Communal Pool
  • Cookware
  • Deck - uncovered
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • DVD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Golf
  • High Speed Internet/WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Keurig Coffeemaker
  • Luxury Living
  • Smart/Streaming TV
Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
View
  • City View
  • Mountain View

Reviews Rating 4.9 (146) Reviews
Rating 5
enjoyable and comfortable
Our stay was very enjoyable and comfortable!
Jeanette P - Posted: 1/5/2024
Rating 5
Can't wait for our next visit to Secret Hideaway.
First time staying at Secret Hideaway, but it won't be our last. The chalet has a great layout and the decor is beautiful. Awesome view from the deck and inside the chalet. So nice sitting on the deck and watching the sunrise. The location was great - enjoyed being lower on the mountain but still feeling like we were in the mountains. We have been staying with Mountain Laurel Chalets for over 20 years and every stay with them is great. Can't wait for our next visit.
Vickie H - Posted: 1/5/2024
Rating 5
Would highly recommend!
Jordan P. - Posted: 10/26/2023
Rating 5
Loved our stay!
We loved our stay at Secret Hideaway! Very conveniently located to close to downtown so no worries about driving curvy hills (other than the steep driveway) each time you want to go out but you still get the feel of a cabin in the mountains. We enjoyed soaking in the roomy hot tub every day of our stay. We didn't really have a need for the loft since it was just the two of us but it is lovely and very roomy with games to play and the view is incredible. I did take my coffee up there a couple of times when it was too cool to sit on the deck. The Ober Mountain tram does travel right above the house and hot tub but it's super quiet and I rarely noticed. We didn't see any bears at the house but I that was probably just timing because we stopped in the office (very handy to this house) for something one morning for some extra supplies and she said I just missed one in the parking lot!Highly recommend this place as well as any Mountain Laurel location. This was our 4th time staying with them and we will always come back!
Kelly K. - Posted: 10/18/2023
Rating 5
Everything you need and above!!
This property has everything you need and above! The place is cozy and charmy, despite of been really close to downtown Gatlinburg you get the cabin in the woods feeling. We also had a visitor on our last night, a black bear!! It was nice to see it in his natural habitat, but please be sure don't let any food in your car and place trash in the designated cage/container. For sure coming back!
Elena Q. - Posted: 10/9/2023
Rating 5
Will definitely recommend
Our Chalet was wonderful. It was close enough to town but far enough that we felt secluded. Will definitely recommend Secret Hideaway to anyone who ask about a place to stay.
Ronald M. - Posted: 9/17/2023
Rating 5
Just a great experience!
Our chalet exceeded our expectations. Very nice!! Stopped in the office once--outstanding service. We like the automation you have brought to the in/out process. Just a great experience!
Jim W. - Posted: 9/10/2023
Rating 5
Secret Hideway was incredible
wow...We have stayed with Mountain Laurel many times and had many great experiences but this cabin was a pleasant surprise. We have been enjoying the "camelot" for the last year but it was unavailable on this trip. We chose secret hideway and I am so glad that we did. The location is perfect. it is literally one minute from downtown. the place is large and very clean. The layout is perfect. I loved watching the clouds move through the mountains from the deck of this cabin. I wish our stay was longer. The most important thing, The beds! they are perfect. Soft and firm.I cant wait to stay here again.
Rob Stone - Posted: 9/1/2023
Rating 5
Convenient
Loved being close to town the cabin was beautiful and the convenience of the location was wonderful no long travel times to get anywhere.
Tawana Jernigan - Posted: 5/19/2023
Rating 5
Favorite place to stay!
This was our favorite place to stay in all the years we've been coming. It had absolutely everything that we needed and we couldn't ask for a better spot. While some might think it's too close to the low grounds, that actually worked in our favor. We spend pretty much all of our time in the park, and this just made it easier to walk down and venture around. We did of course take our vehicle to higher elevation hikes, but it was perfect for us. Everything was clean and in order. I think that it's safe to say, we'd rent this one again.
Robert Neely - Posted: 4/15/2023
Rating 5
Perfect stay
Everything was wonderful- place was beautiful and felt like home. Seeing the bear on our back steps was a fun bonus.
Pamela Knaack - Posted: 4/6/2023
Rating 5
Clean and homey
The property was great, the driveway was steep, lol. Great location, wonder chalet. Clean and homey.
William Harvey - Posted: 2/24/2023
Rating 5
another great stay
Once again Mtn Laurel Chalets did not disappoint. the whole experience was perfect. Secret Hideaway was amazing, from the easy access, although the driveway is steep, to the view and topnotch appliances. The home was clean and well maintained. We did have a problem with hot tub but with MLC's amazing customer service it was taken care of less than two hours. The man they sent was there in ten minutes, the hot tub guy showed up shortly after both men were a pleasure to talk to. Thank you, MLC for another wonderful visit to Tennessee and to all of your staff for their exceptional efforts to ensure we had a great vacation. I highly recommend Mtn Laurel Chalets and Secret Hideaway to anyone looking to stay in Gatlinburg. This is our third year in a row staying with MLC. Why go anywhere else?
Glenn W. - Posted: 9/17/2022
Rating 5
Family Vacation 22
Everything about our stay was absolutely amazing. The ladies at the office where we check in are always so sweet and helpful and the check in is always fast and easy! The cabin was spectacular!! Beautiful, clean, spacious, and lots of games for our kids to play. Was definitely one of our most favorite stays yet!! We even had a bear come up to our cabin so that was definitely exciting. Can't wait to go back.
Brittany J. - Posted: 6/28/2022
Hi Brittany! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything about your stay in Secret Hideaway and that your experience with our office staff was great! We truly strive to treat our guests like family here at Mountain Laurel! We hope that you'll come back and stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great modern cabin
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon for a week and loved it. We plan on coming back and renting it again. We did not see any bears at this cabin but there are plenty in Gatlinburg so keep and eye out. View was great, a lot of privacy. It’s very close to the strip also. Loved it!
Carlos H. - Posted: 6/23/2022
Hi Carlos! It's great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your honeymoon at Secret Hideaway! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of the special occasion! We are so glad the views and privacy of the chalet could serve you all well! We hope that you'll come back to stay with us again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful Stay!
Secret Hideaway was clean and beatuful and the office staff are always so nice! We were running late so the office stayed open until we got there and there was also a cake waiting on the kitchen table congratulating my daughter on graduating...we will definitely be back!
Amber E. - Posted: 6/13/2022
Hi Amber! We are so glad that we could accommodate you through the check in process and that you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway! Congratulations again to your daughter on graduating, we loved helping you all celebrate! We can't wait for you to come back and stay with us again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Private location, but very accessible
We stayed at Secret Hideaway for four nights and it was perfect. Just a few minutes drive to downtown Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain National Park. It was great to have a close and quiet place to come back to with a 10 month old. One tip - if you're visiting when the days are longer and with a little one, you may need to bring blackout curtains. The house has a beautiful view with lots of windows, but it makes it hard for the little ones to sleep until the sunsets!
Anonymous - Posted: 4/30/2022
Yes Sofia! Secret Hideaway is a fantastic location if you want a quiet, relaxing getaway in the mountains that is just a short drive from all the attractions downtown. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy your stay in the mountains with your family because at Mountain Laurel one of our core values is family matters. We would love to see you back again with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
A PERFECT HOLIDAY
Prior to arrival, we were given notice of an impending storm, that may have affected our travel from New Orleans; which was very useful.
The Secret Hideaway Chalet is exceptional. Everything you could possibly want for a self-catered holiday is provided for. The hot tub was a real bonus. Spotlessly clean too.
Christopher L. - Posted: 4/1/2022
Yes Christopher! We always to try to give our guest the smoothest experience possible through Mountain Laurel. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy your holiday vacation with us, and Secret Hideaway is the perfect spot to enjoy time with family! We hope to see you back again with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Fantastic little cabin close to town!
Stayed here with another couple friend. This cabin is perfect for a group of friends, or 2 couples looking for a nice getaway. We enjoyed the hot tub, and the cabin had plenty of space for all of us. The kitchen was spacious and we enjoyed cooking breakfast together. In the afternoon, we would walk into town to enjoy what Gatlinburg has to offer. The only downside to this cabin is the steep hill it sits atop, but that is just what happens when you vacation in the mountains! Overall, extremely happy with our stay and will likely be returning soon.
Riley G. - Posted: 3/25/2022
Thank you Riley! We also love Secret Hideaway and agree that it has so many great amenities to offer to its guests. It is in a perfect location to be able to enjoy what downtown Gatlinburg has to offer, and then enjoy a relaxing evening at the cabin. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with Mountain Laurel, as we always strive to exceed our customers expectations!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Excellent Hideaway
Excellent vacation home. Close to downtown and don't need to traverse the windy mountain roads to get to it. This is our 5th time staying at Secret Hideaway and consider it our 'Home away from home'. We will definitely be back.
I would like you to consider putting a roof over the hot tub so out drinks don't get watered down when it rains. Other that this, the place is perfect.
Thanks for another great vacation.
Doug B. - Posted: 3/6/2022
Yes! It is fantastic to hear that you have enjoyed Secret Hideaway enough to come back several times. Our customers like you are what makes this company feel like a family, which is important to us at Mountain Laurel. We also love how close the chalet is is downtown, it is super convenient. We hope to have you back again with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Place To Stay!!!
Great time & experience at the Secret Hideaway! Check in was easy. Tried to cook on the grill but it wasn't working, still enjoyed staying here.
Courtney C. - Posted: 2/11/2022
Courtney thanks for the review. Please know that we are here (just a few hundred yards away from Secret Hideaway) to address any repairs or questions you might have. We will check on the grill and make sure it is in working order. Hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Access + View = WONDERFUL!
Fantastic new cabin close to town, but feeling a lifetime away.
Jeffrey C. - Posted: 1/3/2022
Yes Jeffery, Secret Hideaway offers the perfect dual experience with being so close to everything Gatlinburg has to offer, while also feeling like you are truly far away from everything just enjoying the mountain view! It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we would love to have you back at Mountain Laurel soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful place!
Our chalet was beautiful on the inside and out! Very cozy! A beautiful view from the deck as well as the loft! The chalet had everything we needed. It didn’t take long to get to downtown, yet you’d think you were way out in the mountains.
Terrie S. - Posted: 12/30/2021
You picked a fantastic chalet with Secret Hideaway, it is the perfect place to be close to everything while also feeling secluded in the mountains! We are glad that you enjoyed it, and would love to have you back with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great get away at the hideaway
We had a wonderful stay at the secret hideaway. We loved the location and appreciated how clean and tidy the chalet was when we arrived. Also loved that the management personally delivered a delicious pecan pie for thanksgiving.
APRIL M. - Posted: 11/21/2021
April, we are so glad that your stay with us was so enjoyable, and that you loved the pecan pie. We love when guests celebrate their holidays with us, and that is just a simple gesture to say thank you for that!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Richard C
Really nice chalet.
Richard C. - Posted: 11/14/2021
You made a great pick with Secret Hideaway Richard! We are so glad that you enjoyed it.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Exceeded expectations
Awesome time in the smokies...thanks mountain laurel!!
Anonymous - Posted: 10/18/2021
You're welcome Jason! We are always pleased to give our guest the best time in the smokies possible. We would love to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Cool, comfy cabin
The cabin was great. Well-appointed and extremely clean. Like very, very clean. We also loved how close it was to the main strip. There is a parking lot just down the hill, and it's easy to just park there and walk downtown Gatlinburg. Then you can very easily walk back to your car and avoid all the traffic for a 2 minute ride back to the cabin. We also loved the hot tub and game area. The only issue we had was the downstairs mattress is not very comfortable and probably needs to be replaced. The upstairs one was great, though.
Shavahn D. - Posted: 10/7/2021
Thank you Shavahn! We want to make sure that our chalets are always clean and ready for our guests when they arrive. Secret Hideaway is in the perfect location to enjoy all that Gatlinburg has, while also feeling like you are miles away in the mountains! It sounds like your party had a great time with us, and we would love to see you back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Most incredible cabin ever!
From the moment you see the cabin when you arrive and you open the door for the first time, the cabin leaves you breathless, it is beautiful, super comfortable, you have everything you need. Me and my wife had a bbq, we enjoyed the jacuzzi (multiple times haha), it was incredible. It won't be the last time we stay in this beautiful cabin just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg
Anonymous - Posted: 9/15/2021
Yes Ricardo! We are glad that you got to enjoy the beauty of Secret Hideaway. It has so much to offer from the relaxing feel, to the close location to the city. We look forward to having you come back and stay with us!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Stay!
Absolutely love staying here!
Aaron C. - Posted: 9/6/2021
It is great to hear that you loved your stay at Secret Hideaway! It is a fantastic chalet that offers a feel of being far away in the mountains, while also being close to town. We would love to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Absolute Solace in a Crazy World!
My family and I have been visiting Mountain Laurel Properties for 15+ years or more and every time we come, we get refueled, rejuvenated, refreshed! See ya next time Mountain family can’t wait to spend more time in one of your BEAUTIFUL CHALETSt and these BREATHTAKING MOUNTAINS!!!! God Bless us all ����
Steven D. - Posted: 9/3/2021
Thank you Steven! We are so glad that or chalets have been a place of rest and relaxation for your family for so long! We are looking forward to your next visit with us, God bless!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful home & location!
My husband and I stayed at the Secret Hideaway mountain laurel chalet. The property description and given information were all accurate. The home was very spacious, clean, beautifully decorate, well-maintained, and organized.

It was close by Smoky Mountain National park & Gatlinburg.

Customer service was excellent.

We would recommend this home to others. We definitely would like to stay there again.


Anonymous - Posted: 8/8/2021
It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway! It is in a great location to enjoy everything that Gatlinburg has to offer. We are always pleased to serve our guests to the best of our ability, and love when we exceed their expectations. We look forward to having you stay with us again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Beautiful home & location!
My husband and I stayed at the Secret Hideaway mountain laurel chalet. The property description and given information were all accurate. The home was very spacious, clean, beautifully decorate, well-maintained, and organized.

It was close by Smoky Mountain National park & Gatlinburg.

Customer service was excellent.

We would recommend this home to others. We definitely would like to stay there again.


anne g. - Posted: 8/8/2021
Rating 5
Anniversary Retreat
Me and my wife decided to try the mountains for a weekend getaway for our anniversary. This place was beautiful! The cabin was spacious and the decor was awesome. We have hectic schedules with my wife being a nurse through this pandemic and me traveling for work so this was perfect. Downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge was heavy due to a music festival and other travelers so we didn’t leave the cabin the second day. Definitely recharged my batteries. Lol
P.S. we didn’t see any bears on the property but they are there...
Jonte H. - Posted: 8/6/2021
Rating 5
we'll be back
Had a great time at this gorgeous relaxing cabin. Wonderful location. Can't wait to make a return visit in the Fall.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/17/2021
Jean thank you so much for your review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Perfect Location
We throughly enjoyed our stay in The Secret Hideaway. The place is very clean, decorated beautifully, and is very comfortable. The location is perfect!! It’s super close to the Gatlinburg strip, but it also right next to the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. You honestly get the best of both worlds in this chatlet. The small road to the chalet is very steep and a little scary, but once you get used to it it’s no big deal. We weren’t lucky enough to see a bear at the cabin, like other guests have, but we did see a bear right down the road on our last day!! We will definitely be using this chalet again if/when we stay in Gatlinburg.
Tiffany P. - Posted: 6/5/2021
Thank you so much for your review Tiffany! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway so much! You just described why it is such a great place to spend your stay in the Smoky Mountains. We look forward to seeing you back with us soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Exceeded Expectations!
This house was perfect for our 2 person stay! The loft bed was better so we slept upstairs. Would be fine for a family or 2 couples provided everyone went to bed at the same time. All amenities worked great - washer/dryer, dishwasher, oven, grill, coffee pot, hot tub, tv, wifi! Close to town and very close to Sugarlands park entrance and hiking trails. Very steep driveway. Contactless check-in and key pad worked like a charm. Thanks for a great experience in Gatlinburg!
Debbie S. - Posted: 5/28/2021
It is so great to hear that you had such a great stay in Secret Hideaway, it is a beautiful little chalet that has everything that its guests need for a perfect vacation in the mountains. We also love how close it is to everything, so you can enjoy being out during the day, and relaxing in the chalet in the evening. At Mountain Laurel we always want to exceed the expectations of our guests, so thank you for affirming our ability to do that, and we would love to have you come back and stay with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Relaxation Destination
It was really cozy and clean. The view was perfect as well.
Anonymous - Posted: 5/13/2021
Yes Sayanna! Secret Hideaway is the perfect place to enjoy a cozy and relaxing weekend in the mountains, the view is just a plus. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we would love to have you back with us soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
A Great Weekend Getaway
Absolutely thrilled with our stay at the Secret Hideaway. Place was immaculately clean and well-stocked for all our needs. Very comfortable and restful with plenty of space. Enjoyed the close proximity to the National Park (less than 1 mile) as we were there to hike and enyoy all the beauty of GSMNP. Definitely hoping to return again soon!
Anonymous - Posted: 4/24/2021
Thanks for trusting us with your vacation stay and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed Secret Hideaway. Our guests love this beautiful, new chalet and the location couldn't be more convenience, plus you have a view! The mountains are bursting with wildflowers and flowering trees right now and spring is a great time to visit with fewer people and comfortable temperatures. We hope you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies in other seasons as well. Please give us a call when you are ready to recharge.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Northport Al
Awesome chalet.
Richard C. - Posted: 4/17/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad you found the chalet Awesome. Secret Hideaway is practically brand new and so convenient to town that is has become a favorite of our guests. We hope you are able to return to the mountains soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
The Perfect Get-A-Way Spot
Our first venture out of the State of Ohio and we are so happy the Secret Hideaway was available to celebrate our 12th Wedding Anniversary! We will definitely share Mountain Laurels with family and friends!
LaTressa C. - Posted: 4/9/2021
LaTressa, thank you so much for the great review and especially the recommendation to friends and family. Word of mouth is the best form of marketing and we truly appreciate you. You picked a great cabin for your first get-a-way and we hope you can schedule another trip soon. We would love to have you stay with us again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Modern gem, great location!
When comparing chalets, Secret Hideaway stood out. The modern/updated décor fit out style and with the cleanliness of the chalet made us feel right at home. The location was fantastic! We didn't have to add additional drive time to get to downtown Gatlinburg because we were literally right there. Driving down the strip can be hectic but there are two parking lots right at the beginning of the strip which is very accessible from the chalet. The chalet is around the corner from the entrance to the Park and the Sugarlands Riding Stable. We did venture out to the top of the mountain to see the scenic view from other chalet locations and I will say that we were just thrilled with Secret Hideaway views. Not too high (it was pretty nerve racking to drive up too high)but still beautiful views of the mountains and city views at night. Additional pro's: Gas grill, gas fireplace, games. Con's: No pool table.

Additionally, some might not like the following: Pretty large incline to get to chalet but you have to tackle it in order to get scenic views - so worth it, work shed behind the chalet - could be cleaned up better, & the Mountain Laurel chalet office / concrete at the bottom of the chalet. None of these things are a deterrent for our family.

Overall, the chalet was just the right size for our family of four, the right style & the perfect location. We will be back!
Anonymous - Posted: 3/31/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your time at Secret Hideaway. The convenient location makes getting into town or the national park a breeze. Maybe a one minute drive. We appreciate your honesty about navigating the mountain roads up higher. Not everyone considers that if you want a view, you need to be up on the mountain, but Secret Hideaway is the exception. Glad to hear you mastered the hill to the cabin. The trick is to keep a steady pace and don't stop. We hope you will be back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Secret hideaway- first time taking my family to the mountains
The house was so clean and the views were beautiful! Great location. Will definitely be back.
Anonymous - Posted: 3/28/2021
Thank you for review Secret Hideaway and we are glad your family enjoyed their time in the Smokies. We hope your trips to the mountains become more regular. Please remember us the next time you visit our area.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Secret hideaway- first time taking my family to the mountains
The house was so clean and the views were beautiful! Great location. Will definitely be back.
Scott E. - Posted: 3/28/2021
Thank you for review Secret Hideaway and we are glad your family enjoyed their time in the Smokies. We hope your trips to the mountains become more regular. Please remember us the next time you visit our area.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway was a wonderful experience!
We really enjoyed our stay and I loved how we were right there by all of the restaurants and stores! We definitely plan on staying here again.
Christine S. - Posted: 1/12/2021
Thanks for the review and we are glad you found Secret Hideaway to be the perfect spot for you. The convenience to downtown is so handy, yet you get the feeling of being in the mountains. The cable car is also fun to watch passing overhead, especially when it's lit up at night. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Thanksgiving 2020
Great experience. Very nice chalet! Excellent view, clean, great for my family.
Anonymous - Posted: 11/25/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway. We hope you can come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Last minute solo trip
The Secret Hideaway was a perfect place for a last minute getaway. With check-in literally down the street, I had my keys and was at the house less then a minute later. The place still smelled new, with beautiful decor and new appliances. Perfect place for a romantic getaway or home base for a small family.
Kristen S. - Posted: 11/23/2020
Thanks for the review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway. The convenient location to downtown and the National Park entrance make it a great place to stay for a getaway. We hope you are able to come back soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Fall Trip
Wonderful time and place to spend with family.
Leslie K. - Posted: 10/12/2020
Rating 5
Heavenly Honeymoon
What Beautiful Experience, Beautiful Cabin, private and quiet, Bears, easy access to everywhere, I could not have found a better place to spend our Honeymoon.
Thank You So Very Much.
Eric F. - Posted: 10/4/2020
Thanks for the review and Congratulations! Secret Hideaway is a beautiful, new chalet with a great view looking toward town. It's fun at night to sit out in the hot tub and watch the cable car glide by almost directly overhead when it is all lit up. We hope you will keep Secret Hideaway in mind when you are planning your first Anniversary trip!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Honeymoon Trip
Very clean and very beautiful
Anonymous - Posted: 9/20/2020
Rating 4
Great place
Great location and close to downtown. We walked into town several times, and saw a Bear buy a dumpster so moved quickly to the other side of the street! The home is lovely and I would stay there again... However, the swimming pool complexes are very difficult to get to And not well-maintained. I would’ve given more fives, but there was a Band-Aid, cleaning rag, and Some very dusty areas in the bedroom and loft.
Anonymous - Posted: 8/10/2020
Thanks for the review and letting us know about the housekeeping issues. We regret if this caused you any inconvenience and will address the issue with the cleaner. Our guests love the convenience of town from Secret Hideaway and we are impressed that you were able to make the walk several time. Going down isn't bad at all, but walking back, all uphill, is not for the faint of heart. Kudos to you! Unfortunately, our bears have become accustomed to digging through trash receptables that are not properly latched and it is very sad when a bear comes a problem and has to be removed. We appreciate you giving our furry neighbors distance and realizing there is danger in approaching a bear. We hope to see you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Amzing
My husband and I chose this property as a last minute getaway to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and boy oh boy am I glad we did! The Secret Hideaway was perfect in every way. Secluded, clean, comfy, beautiful, I can go on and on. The location was great if you want to venture into town, close to everything!! Although the office was closed due to COVID-19, the interaction I had via phone was always friendly and professional. I highly recommend! We will definitely be back!
Dionna H. - Posted: 8/1/2020
Happy Anniversary! We are honored that you chose Mtn Laurel Chalets to celebrate your big day and we agree that Secret Hideaway is the perfect chalet for a romantic getaway. It is also one of the few cabins that is close to downtown, but still offers a view of the mountains. We appreciate your kind words about our team and understanding why we have chosen to keep our office closed. We don't like it either, but we put the safety of our guests and employees above everything. We hope to see you back next year for another anniversary trip!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Awesome!
The home was spotless, great location
Lisa P. - Posted: 7/16/2020
Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway. The convent location to downtown, but with a view, makes it a great choice for a couple or small family. We look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 4
Secret Hideaway
Beautiful house, close to Gatlinburg and the Park, very steep driveway (would not want to go up or down in snowy weather!). Since it was so close to Ski Mountain Rd it was a little noisy, but not bad. We did not see any bears at our chalet :-(, but did see some on the way to Cades Cove.
Ronald N. - Posted: 7/3/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed Secret Hideaway. Being close to downtown can be a little noisy when you are outside, but the convenience to the park entrance and the activities of downtown are a bonus. Fortunately for the office staff, most of the bear activitiy is further up on the mountain, but we are glad you got a glimpse of Yogi on the way to the Cove. We hope to see you again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Gatilinburg Vaction
Have rented from Mountain Laural Chalets many times. Always friendly and offer great deals. Secret Hidaway is one of our favorite chalets. We have been there 3 times and every time has been better than the last.
Will deffinately be coming back in the future.
Anonymous - Posted: 6/14/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Secret HIdeaway. It's not easy to find a cabin so close to downtown that has a view, but the cabin offers just that! We look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great Gatilinburg Vaction
Have rented from Mountain Laural Chalets many times. Always friendly and offer great deals. Secret Hidaway is one of our favorite chalets. We have been there 3 times and every time has been better than the last.
Will deffinately be coming back in the future.
Doug B. - Posted: 6/14/2020
Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Secret HIdeaway. It's not easy to find a cabin so close to downtown that has a view, but the cabin offers just that! We look forward to seeing you in the mountains again soon.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Secret hideaway
House was very nice, clean, and everything we expected
Danny M. - Posted: 12/28/2019
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway house
The house was very beautiful and clean. The kitchen was fully stocked with high end appliances and cookware. Wonderful location, highly recommended!
Cameron T. - Posted: 12/2/2019
Rating 5
Great!!
This was the nicest chalet that I have ever stayed in. This was very open, modern and clean. My family really enjoyed this place and we will stay there when we return to Gatlinburg. I have recommended this to others.
Walter J. - Posted: 8/9/2019
Thank you for your review of Secret Hideaway. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your recommendation of our company. Hope to see you again.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
An escape to paradise!
From the moment we saw the Chalet we knew it would be perfect. Every time we opened the front door we would get that special feeling and smell such a pleasant clean smell. Every inch of the chalet was beautiful. The modern cabin feeling was just perfect for a few night escape. We did not want to leave. If I had to pick only two favorites about the chalet, they would be the incredible view and every single area of the chalet. The distance was perfect to downtown and the park. Right before leaving, we experienced the best surprise, a bear came up on the deck and we could see he or she through the patio doors. A perfect experience! We hope to return for another visit soon!
Sherry M. - Posted: 7/25/2019
Rating 5
Beautiful Cabin
Beautiful, clean ,modern cabin!
April W. - Posted: 6/27/2019
Rating 5
Wonderful Stay at Secret Hideaway
We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house was spotless, well maintained and had everything we needed for a relaxing week in the Smokies. The house was exactly as it was described online. Close to town, close to the National Park. Beautiful views of the mountains from the upstairs picture windows. Also upstairs, the owners have thoughtfully provided games like checkers, Scrabble, Chinese hackers, etc. It’s a lovely chalet. We’ll be back.
Paul K. - Posted: 5/2/2019
Rating 5
Absolutely enjoyed my stay. The cabin was beautiful and very clea
Enjoyed playing the board games and the bed slept great
marlissa m. - Posted: 4/26/2019
Rating 5
Excellent Cabin
This is great cabin if you want quick and easy access to the National Park. It is low on the mountain so you can spend you time with nature vs driving down Ski Mountain Rd.
Daniel G. - Posted: 4/11/2019
Thank you for your great review of Secret Hideaway. Hope to see you again soon!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great chalet and rental agency
This was a fantastic chalet in Gatlinburg. We highly recommend Mountain Laurel Chalets. The chalet was beautiful as always. Have stayed in this one before. Will be back again.
Anonymous - Posted: 3/31/2019
Glad your stay with us was enjoyable! Hope to see you again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Great chalet and rental agency
This was a fantastic chalet in Gatlinburg. We highly recommend Mountain Laurel Chalets. The chalet was beautiful as always. Have stayed in this one before. Will be back again.
Doug B. - Posted: 3/31/2019
Glad your stay with us was enjoyable! Hope to see you again!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Loved It!❤️
Excellent
Sanchitta C. - Posted: 3/28/2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Our Winter Getaway 2019
Surprised our boys this past Christmas with a long weekend winter getaway trip to Gatlinburg. We love the mountains and were excited to book our stay with Mtn Laurel chalets again. Their staff are so kind and easy to deal with and the Secret Hideaway chalet is our favorite place to stay so far. My husband and I stayed here last fall and fell in love with this place. We absolutely love the look, the newness, cleanliness and decor of this chalet.
Overall we had a great stay.Hope to return again soon.
Juliann K. - Posted: 2/14/2019
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway. Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We try to make everyone's stay enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon!!
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Honeymoon
Absolutely perfect
Carol T. - Posted: 12/14/2018
Rating 5
Honeymoon
Absolutely perfect
Darrel T. - Posted: 12/14/2018
Rating 5
Love love loved this Mountain Laurel Chalet
Went to Gatlinburg for a long getaway weekend for our 30th Anniversary and wanted to get a chalet in the mountains and found the Secret Hideaway. Fell in love with the pics of it online and we loved it even more in person.... every aspect of the design and decor of this newly built chalet was perfect for us....and the staff were so friendly. We can’t wait to come back!!
Juliann K. - Posted: 10/18/2018
Rating 5
Just like home...
This house was very well done and clean. Beds, pillows and furniture comfortable. Staff at the office very friendly and helpful. Close to downtown Gatlinburg. Would definitely rent again.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/11/2018
Rating 5
First Visit To Gatlinburg
Great place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff.
Gary R. - Posted: 10/7/2018
Rating 5
PERFECTION
I have no complaints at all ! The rental was perfection and more than i expected it to be as well as the renters. It is super close to downtown gatlinburg, has a beautiful view, and is brand new inside and out. I am already planning another trip back in the same cabin :)
Brittany C. - Posted: 9/7/2018
Rating 5
Secret hidaway
Second time this year we have stayed here. Would stay again if it was available Awesome place. Easily accessible. As usual Mt Laurel does an awesome job.
Alan T. - Posted: 8/31/2018
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway was Wonderful
We rented the Secret Hideaway last minute after a long planned trip got cancelled. It was great - very modern yet rustic. Wrap around porch is great for the layout. Lots of windows facing east towards the mountains makes a great backdrop. Hot tub was perfect after hiking all day. Full moon coming up over the mountains was gorgeous. Very quiet and private as it is the last chalet on the hill.
Alan C. - Posted: 8/22/2018
Rating 5
Fantastic experience
Wonderful getaway from the everyday life. Chalet was beautiful and well maintained. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We have stayed with Mountain Laurel in the past and will definitely stay again.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/22/2018
Rating 5
Fantastic experience
Wonderful getaway from the everyday life. Chalet was beautiful and well maintained. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We have stayed with Mountain Laurel in the past and will definitely stay again.
Doug B. - Posted: 7/22/2018
Rating 5
Nice new mountain chalet!!
Rented the chalet for 2 nights in a very busy July. Place was spotless, equipped, comfortable, and relaxing. It’s new since the fires and very close to town. I will def stay here again. Been renting from Mountain Laurel for years and they never disapppoint!!
Nick M. - Posted: 7/13/2018
Rating 5
A perfect cabin!
Secret Hideaway is truly a gem in the mountains! It is super clean, adorably decorated, well stocked & in the perfect location! Each day after exploring the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge areas, we looked forward to coming back to the cabin to relax. We enjoyed sitting on the patio while the kids played the games upstairs. On our last day we even saw bears out the front door.
Anonymous - Posted: 7/7/2018
Rating 5
July stay
Awesome place. And very easy to get to
Alan T. - Posted: 6/29/2018
Rating 5
Beautiful cabin with lots of light
This is a great cabin to stay in. It was rebuilt after the fire so everything is new and updated. The furniture is comfortable and the appliances are all brand new and work perfectly.

The only complaint is the upper windows in the main bedroom let in the morning light so be prepared to wake up at sunrise each morning.
Daniel G. - Posted: 6/14/2018
Rating 5
Amazing Stay with a Bear Visit!!!
I would not stay anywhere else now apart from on Ski Mountain Road. We visited from the UK and do not know the area. I am so glad I chose Gatlinburg over Pigeon Forge and also this particular road as it is just on the edge of town. The cabin itself is gorgeous. Everything is brand new and clean. Our 2 and 5 year old also loved it. It’s a shame it’s right at the bottom of the mountain but that can’t be helped. It’s the first cabin by the office. We loved using the BBQ and hot tub. The only thing I would say is it needs a side gate as the very first morning, we had a big bear visit us (must have smelled our breakfast). Luckily my husband was out on the decking and saw it in the valley. It came all the way up the drive, sniffed around the car and bin then came right up on the decking and walked around to the back door!! As my husband had seen it coming, we had the children inside and locked the doors. We were face to face with it from the other side of the glass on the front door so got an amazing picture. If he hadn’t of seen it, it may have ended up in the cabin as moments before, the back door was wide open!! The kids also loved the smart TVs and the fact they got to watch their favourite You Tubers!
Danielle B. - Posted: 6/1/2018
Rating 5
Beautiful
The cabin was very clean and looked amazing! Beds were very comfortable! Had good views of the mountain! Loved pit stay. Will be renting again!
Anonymous - Posted: 5/25/2018
Rating 5
Spring Break at the Secret Hideaway
This is our 3rd time staying in the mountain laurel chalets and I have to say even though all of them been so nice and VERY clean, Secret Hideaway was the most beautiful inside! It felt like we were home. Very modern and updated and just so comfortable. We definitely would stay there again . The employees at Mountain Laurel are so friendly and helpful. Never a bad experience when we come. I have recommended mountain laurel to everyone that ask about Gatlinburg!!
Crystal M. - Posted: 3/25/2018
Rating 5
Secret hideaway stay
The property was just as described and the staff was very professional and pleasant.
Gary C. - Posted: 3/21/2018
Rating 5
I want to keep this as my Secret Hideway
Everything was absolutely stunning. Tucked in a mountainside but so close to everything.
My wife and I ran away for my 50th birthday, we had a severe illness in the family and had to stay close, this was the best decision ever.
We hung out on the deck, grilled out and enjoyed much needed down time.
Scott B. - Posted: 2/23/2018
Rating 4
Perfect for Two
This was the second time we stayed at the Secret Hideaway and we liked the second time just as much as the first. Everything was clean and nice. The location is great if you don't want to have a long drive up the mountain, but you're still secluded from everything downtown. It is the perfect place for a couple!
Anonymous - Posted: 11/17/2016
Rating 5
Fantastic and Convenient getaway!
The cabin was so conveniently located and had great updates that made our stay fabulous!
Anonymous - Posted: 11/4/2016
Rating 4
My first Gatlinburg experience
We had a very enjoyable time at the cabin, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & the Smokey Mountain National Park. They were all located just minutes from our cabin. It was a very nice cabin & had a great parking space once you maneuvered the steep driveway. We enjoyed the hot tub & Jacuzzi after a long day sight seeing. I would rent this cabin again, very friendly service people & the restaurants were great.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/13/2016
Rating 5
Beautiful cabin.
Beautifully furnished cabin with wooded/partial mountain view. Was very clean and had most anything one would need.

I would remind renters to bring their own shampoo and coffee filters - those were the only items we felt we should have brought and needed. The driveway is also very steep so keep that in mind. We had a 2 wheel drive truck and white knuckled it with rainy weather. Definitely would not attempt in colder temps.
Anonymous - Posted: 8/26/2016
Rating 5
A Hidden Gem with a small surprise
This rental is located right off the parkway in Gatlinburg. It is within walking distance of everything. I hope you aren't afraid of steep hills, because your car will have to climb one to get to it. Very secluded for how close it is to everything. It has the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! We did get a little surprise however on the first night when a 6 foot black bear came meandering up on the back deck to say hello. That was the only time that we saw him and when we scooted into the house and slammed the door, he ran away. If you're going to hang out on the back deck make sure you barricade where the side deck joins it.
Nancy J. - Posted: 8/19/2016
Rating 5
Enjoyed our stay!
We took a few days to relax and this chalet provided for this time. It's very nice, updated and clean. The kitchen was really great. The deck allowed us to read, eat our meals outside and a fun hot tub. The bedroom was comfortable and restful. The huge jetted tub was a bonus that we didn't expect! It was a delightful stay. There were a few things that would have been helpful to know ahead of time. We would hav appreciated Kleenex tissues, at least 1 coffee filter in order to have a cup on the first morning and a hair dryer. After traveling from hotel to hotel, I would not have thought to bring my own dryer. Simple things make a big impression!
Anonymous - Posted: 8/11/2016
Rating 5
Great cabin
I loved that this cabin is located in a quiet place without neighbors being too close. It is close to the downtown area of shops and restaurants. The cabin was very clean and all appliances are up to date. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to our friends and family.
Stacy G. - Posted: 7/25/2016
Rating 5
Quick Get a way
Very nice cabin. Roomy and very clean. HUGE bathroom and great to have loft area as well as living room
Ann T. - Posted: 6/26/2016
We are so delighted that you all enjoyed your stay at Secret Hideaway.Thank you for leaving a comment and we look forward to seeing you all on your next visit to the Smoky's.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Nice Getaway
The best thing this cabin has going for it is location. It was very easy to get to the entrance of the national park without having to sit through the Gatlinburg traffic and also easy to get down to Gatlinburg for the evening to eat dinner and walk around. The cabin was very clean and private. The driveway up was the only downside to the cabin but really not an issue in the summer time.
Lori B. - Posted: 6/22/2016
Rating 5
Smokies Secret Hideaway
The cabin is minutes from downtown Gatlinburg but completely secluded from noise and traffic. Surrounded by trees, it felt like we were staying in a treehouse. The cabin is equipped with up-to-date appliances and two televisions. The bathroom and bedroom were large and the loft was an added bonus.The cabin was spotless at arrival and had fresh linens and plenty of towels. The cabin is located minutes from the Great Smoky NP entrance. We visited Gatlinburg for meals and to ride on the Sky Lift, but otherwise found the town too commercialized. We plan to be a repeat customer.
Donald S. - Posted: 6/5/2016
We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your review and we look forward to your next stay in the Smoky Mountains.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Wonderful cabin
We had a quick weekend getaway and this cabin was perfect. We were able to get to Downtown Gatlinburg and the park within 5 minutes yet we felt like we were miles away from everything. Definitely would stay here again!!!
Scott S. - Posted: 4/29/2016
Rating 5
Off the Beaton path, but close to everything
Beautiful luxury cabin in a private location. Close to Gatlinburg and the park entrance. Full kitchen with all the needed utensils and upscale appliances.
Enjoyed our stay here and would return.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/23/2016
Rating 5
Awesome vacation spot
This cabin was perfect! it was in walking distance to all the attractions and when we needed the peace and quiet all we had to was go to the cabin. while in the cabin we were able to enjoy the Jacuzzi and enjoy the view. I would definitely recommend this cabin to any of my friends of family and I am already looking into going again next year.
Anonymous - Posted: 4/1/2016
Rating 5
Great little cabin Close to The Parkway yet secluded.
Secret Hideaway is a nice cabin. Close to Ober Gatlinburg and close to the Parkway. I think it best it is directly under the Tramway.
Kenneth P. - Posted: 3/25/2016
Rating 5
Relaxation at its best
We wanted to be close to park because our main interest was hiking
Carol T. - Posted: 3/21/2016
Rating 5
Secret hideaway
We have stayed with yall twice now and we absolutely lovedo both cabins. We will be coming back to the hideaway. Is was private but yet close to everything. We loved to hot tube outside. It was so relaxing to come back from eating or shopping and hope in. Thank you for making our 18th Anniversary one tof remember.
Alisha M. - Posted: 2/12/2016
Rating 5
Excellent
Wonderful stay! Great location, and surprisingly VERY private. We will be booking again soon!
JOSHUA C. - Posted: 1/8/2016
Rating 5
Wosnerful!
Really enjoyed the stay. Would definitely recommend this cabin!
Shawna L. - Posted: 12/24/2015
Rating 5
Wonderful Cabin!
Absolutely beautiful place! The staff were helpful and made sure we were taken care of, even though we arrived after the office closed. The view from the cabin is amazing, and you're close enough to the main strip that you could walk if you wanted (instead of hunting for parking). Would definitely recommend this to anyone!
Shelby L. - Posted: 12/19/2015
Rating 5
The BEST Romantic Getaway Spot For Couples!
My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary at this location and I have nothing but GOOD things to say about it all. First off, the staff is literally right at the end of the road, which is super convenient, and yet they were never intrusive but always there- phone or walk in- whenever we needed them. The office staff is so nice! They sell firewood bundles and fire starters really cheap right in the office, and I recommend utilizing the fireplace along with the wonderful jacuzzi. The bathroom is stunning with a shower and the largest tub I have ever seen. All modern appliances. They have both a washer and dryer, a dishwasher, large fridge & freezer space, multiple closet and dresser space. The loft looks into the outside through the wall of windows that the cabin strategically placed on the opposing side. With two good sized flat screen TVs and wireless internet available, we were BEYOND ecstatic to find out the TVs had HDMI extensions so we could bring our Play Station 4 gaming console for our movies and games on it. This place was spotless too! Renting a place in the mountains in Gatlinburg has become a tradition, and this rental has taken the cake as absolute best!
Skhylar W. - Posted: 12/6/2015
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway is perfect
This was our first time to stay in a cabin and it was a wonderful experience! The cabin was roomy and clean! We had 3 TV's with satellite. Great location to downtown Gatlinburg but still felt secluded and private. The driveway up a little challenging to navigate, but we made it! Highly recommend and will stay there next trip!! Staff were nice and we never needed them bc everything was great!!!
amy a. - Posted: 11/23/2015
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway Dallas and Caitlyn
This is the second time my family has stayed at a mountain laurel cabin. Both times has been outstanding. Plan on additional trips in the future.
Stephen B. - Posted: 11/15/2015
Rating 5
Pleasantly Surprised
We decided to make a 'last minute' trip to see the Fall leaves and found Mountain Laurel via an internet search. I called and spoke with David and he was more helpful than you could ever ask. There were only 3 properties available for the days we were wanting to come and he helped us select Secret Hideaway due to it's private surroundings. The chalet is at the bottom of the mountain but still has a wonderful view and is very secluded - no immediate neighbors. While this unit does not have recreation activities such as a pool table, darts or air hockey like some of the others (although it has a PRIME place upstairs for such) it was perfect for our 3 day stay. The ONLY negatives we had were 1. The water pressure in the shower was very weak and 2. the hot water could stand to be a bit warmer: the nice sized whirlpool tub needs the water to be more hot to ensure it is a good temperature once it is filled and the jets engaged. Besides those two water related items everything was perfect. We will definitely stay with Mountain Laurel the next time we come to town.
Ashley S. - Posted: 11/2/2015
Rating 5
Always happy to get to this place
This is the second time we have stayed here and we will be back. This is our go to place.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/19/2015
Rating 5
Great weekend getaway
The cabin was just as described and met all of our expectations. The road up to the driveway is a little scary because it is so steep, but my husband seemed to have fun driving up it. We would recommend this cabin.
Christina H. - Posted: 10/16/2015
Rating 5
Relaxing
After the unexpected traffic, our cabin was a great choice. Close to town but hidden. Clean and comfortable, we loved it!!
The staff was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely rent this one again.
Thomas A. - Posted: 10/10/2015
Rating 5
Perfect
This was the perfect place for my wife and I - close enough to hiking/downtown but it really seemed like you were far away in the woods. Great spot.
Adam L. - Posted: 10/1/2015
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway weekend
This is the second we stayed in this cabin and we really like it. Perfect location and it fits our wants and needs.
Pat R. - Posted: 9/12/2015
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway weekend
This is the second we stayed in this cabin and we really like it. Perfect location and it fits our wants and needs.
Anonymous - Posted: 9/12/2015
Rating 4
Hideaway
Second time at this cabin. Very secluded but still close to main road. Very steep road into cabin, not much room for turning vehicle. second visit the air hockey in loft gone??? Whrilpool tube in bathroom not working.
Timothy D. - Posted: 6/13/2015
Thanks for the review. You might be interested in knowing the city has just paved the street up to the cabin. It is still steep, but much more drive-able. The owner did take out the air hockey game, but maintenance checked the whirlpool tub and it works fine.
Mountain Laurel Chalets staff
Rating 5
Secluded
Very relaxing.
Anonymous - Posted: 6/9/2015
Rating 5
Exactly as advertised!
This was our first time renting from Mountain Laurel, but it was a great experience. The cabin was EXACTLY as advertised! Perfectly what we expected! It was clean, comfortably furnished. It was also easy to locate, and not too far uphill (again, exactly as advertised!). Would definitely rent this cabin again! Just far enough in the woods to be peaceful, but not too far removed from streets and services.
Robert L. - Posted: 5/23/2015
Rating 5
Loved it!!
Amazing and secluded. Clean and beautiful. Now I want a cabin with a loft, lol!!
Anonymous - Posted: 5/17/2015
Rating 5
Secret Hideaway weekend
Lovely house in a convenient location. Great view.
Pat R. - Posted: 5/2/2015
Rating 5
Best time in Gatlinburg!
We really enjoyed our recent visit to Gatlingurg. The cabin was clean, private and exactly what we expected.
Noreen P. - Posted: 4/9/2015
Rating 4
Nice Getaway, Close to Downtown, but Steep Road
I've been stressed at work, so my husband and I rented this chalet for a 3-day getaway! We enjoyed the condo. Loved the hottub and view. Everything in the chalet was clean and comfortable. The only downfall was the road leading up to the chalet, and it was very steep and we were scared we wouldn't be able to make our way to the top. Luckily, we managed since we had nice weather. I could see a snowy season being problematic, though. Overall, we loved how close it was to downtown and would consider renting this chalet again.
Jaime M. - Posted: 4/4/2015
Rating 5
great every time
our stay at Mountain Laurel chalets has always been a great experience. we love the variety of properties that you can choose from. the properties are always clean and we always feel right at home. we have told several of our family members and friends about our experience! keep up the good work.
Deena T. - Posted: 3/20/2015
Rating 4
Relaxing getaway
Close enough to walk to town, but still seems secluded.
Dan F. - Posted: 3/8/2015
Rating 5
Awesome Time
Love the location hidden but close to town with nice views. Cabin was clean and king bed very comfortable. Does need new hot tub cover and more cookware. Our new secret hideaway.
Jim S. - Posted: 2/12/2015
Rating 5
Very Satisfactory
My husband and I stayed in the Secret Hideaway for our honeymoon in January 2015 and were extremely satisfied. The property was clean, cabinets were stocked with all the dishes and cookware we needed, and everything (fridge, stove, oven, microwave, jacuzzi tub, hot tub, TV, DVD player) was in working order. The view, even in the dead of winter, was spectacular. All the staff members we spoke with were very friendly and helpful.
The only thing we would add to the description is the need for a four-wheel drive vehicle. We drove a truck so we didn't have any real issues but there were a few times that if we hadn't had the truck we would have been stuck. Overall, we had a great experience with Mt. Laurel Chalets and the Secret Hideaway.
Anonymous - Posted: 1/11/2015
Rating 4
Cabin Stay
Cabin was great but the road getting up to it was in real bad shape.
patrick t. - Posted: 12/20/2014
Rating 5
Serene and cozy
My husband and I had a great time and a well deserved relaxation. The only thing I did not use was the hot tub because I was afraid of the big bear that likes to visit our cabin after being scared away from the trash dumpster down the hill.Beautiful view though!!
Sue K. - Posted: 12/4/2014
Rating 5
our honeymooon getaway
it was a wonderful house we enjoyed it very much,it was very clean,wish we could have stayed longer.
Stephen J. - Posted: 11/22/2014
Rating 5
Our stay at Secret Hideaway in Gatlinburg, Tn
The staff was very friendly and as always we had an awesome stay again in our cabin!! I have been coming to this area since 1982.
Darren H. - Posted: 11/2/2014
Rating 5
Stress Relief!
The cabin was awesome for a private getaway. It was secluded but not so far up the mountain that we felt isolated. Its a perfect location.
stephanie a. - Posted: 10/31/2014
Rating 5
Clean and convenient
This was a very clean cabin, that was convenient to downtown Gatlinburg. Secret hideaway is nicely located if your not looking for total seclusion. The cabin is very clean, and well kept. It is located just a few hundred feet behind Mountain Laurel's office making it easy to get fresh linens/more firewood/ extra soap ect. Overall secret hideaway is a very clean well kept cabin close to downtown, I would recommend this cabin and we will consider it for our next trip to Gatlinburg.
Tim L. - Posted: 10/16/2014
Rating 5
Great getaway
This was a nice cozy stay. We wasn't in the area long so we didn't take full advantage of the cabins features. But is was clean and in good shape. The bed was comfortable. The only thing I didn't like was the steep climb up the hill but that would be a factor in a lot of cabins.
Sandy B. - Posted: 9/29/2014
Rating 5
Felt like home!
Secret Hideaway felt like home to my husband and I! The cabin was warm, welcoming, and I can not forget CLEAN! We enjoyed a cup of coffee while in the hot tub each morning overlooking an amazing view! I have missed sleeping in the HUGE King size bed each night since we have got home. I look forward to returning next year!
Anonymous - Posted: 9/26/2014
Rating 5
GREAT CABIN
very nice place to stay...big enough for a couple to stay in. LOVED the hot tub and the Jacuzzi tub as well. I definitely recommend this cabin to anyone. Very relaxing! I will be back
Justin M. - Posted: 9/21/2014
Rating 5
Surprisingly close and private too.
This turned out to be one of the closest cabins to downtown Gatlinburg and the Entrance to the National Park. But even though it was so close, it felt very quiet and private. We were just up the hill from the office but at the cabin we did not see anyone else. We could just barely see the roof of a nearby cabin from the deck. My husband and I were alone on this trip but the cabin had a comfortable loft that would have made a nice bedroom for a second couple. (we did not try the sleeper sofa up there) The pictures show a rather plain cabin but the view from the other side is beautiful. The side of the cabin you do not see is an entire wall of windows overlooking the woods. The only warning is the steepness of the driveway up. It is not a long driveway, but we did need to be careful both going up and dowm. Thankfully we were the only cabin at the top so we did not need to worry about other traffic. There is a parking area across the drive from the cabin for the property manager's office that often had a single car or truck. This was never an issue because the windows and the view from the cabin are on the other side, so we never noticed any of the employees coming or going.
I am very happy with our choice of this property.
Karen M. - Posted: 9/16/2014
Rating 5
Wonderful Trip
This was our 22nd wedding anniversary trip and we were very pleased with Mountain Laurel Chalets. We will definitely be back!
Benjamin C. - Posted: 9/11/2014
Rating 5
Visiting the mountains
We couldn't have been treated with more respect. Everything was clean and ready for us. We were getting into town after hours and the staff had after hours key pickup for us. Just very helpful.
Anonymous - Posted: 8/18/2014
Rating 5
The perfect getaway
Everything was great!! I only wished the sensor lights came on at night while we pulled up because it was pitch black dark out and the lights didn't work.
Johntia J. - Posted: 7/22/2014
Rating 5
Great stay
This is as a great place to stay for a weeks getaway. The chalet was beautiful and it was close to town in case you wanted to dine out. Even though it was close to town you couldn't see Gatlinberg so it felt like it was high up in the mountains and private. The staff was also very nice.
Daniel H. - Posted: 7/3/2014
Rating 4
Hideaway indeed!
Upon arrival it was dark. The cabin is close to the office but located atop a very steep hill! The flood light outside the property was out. Very scary! Property didn't have a sercurity gate for wondering animals and there were no blinds in the living room area. But, it was a very beautiful property! The bed was comfortable, TV's were awesome, and the wifi was good quality. I had a very relaxing stay.
Ashley D. - Posted: 6/6/2014
Rating 5
Recent Stay At Secret Hideaway
It was great and I always love staying at Secret Hideaway when I vacation in Gatlinburg!
Anonymous - Posted: 5/30/2014
Rating 5
Very Satisfied
We really enjoyed the deck in the morning with a cup of coffee. The house was very comfortable and had all the amenities plus, that we would ever need.
Barbara C. - Posted: 5/27/2014
Rating 4
It's a steep drive (Not for Motorcycles)
We were on the motorcycle, a GL1800 Goldwing. The climb is short but VERY steep, with a water diverter bump in the center of a slight curve and fallen leaves, twigs and other loose material on the incline. It's at the most a half-mile into town; easy walk in. But for the walk up the drive, you better be in good health!
Anonymous - Posted: 5/16/2014
Rating 4
The Secret Hideaway
The property was very nice and clean. We would stay in the Chalets again.
Jeff T. - Posted: 5/7/2014
Rating 4
R&R at a great price!
"Secret Hideaway"" is located in a very convenient spot.
Very relaxing. A well needed break."
Joseph T. - Posted: 4/11/2014
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