Having waited until the last moment to make our reservations, we booked multiple nights at a price that was over and above our budget. Our mistake. Most hotels were booked; however, we found the Overlook suite at The Chalet Inn. The Chalet Inn is on a secluded hillside whose road would cause some guests to "pause" as they begin the climb. We did so with no issues. Our room was as represented on their web site except for the bathroom sink. The sink is not in the bathroom, but is beside the mini fridge and microwave; right as you walk in the suite (see pic.) We found this to be awkward and not what one would expect when paying $200 per night. When making your reservations, we recommend you "confirm" what style breakfast they will provide. Some offerings are delivered to your room and others are at a sit down breakfast in the main lodge. Their dining area is small and will not accommodate all overnight guests at once; hence the delivery to guest rooms.
We did not use the jacuzzi or steam shower and, therefore, can't comment on them. The balcony view was nice, but no different than many views you'll see when exploring the mountains. Our guests were cordial and the evening wine/beer offerings were appreciated. Most of the reviews to date for the Chalet Inn are positive and I would not take issue with them. Everyone has a different takeaway from a lodging or dining experience and we can only share what it meant to us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chalet Inn is the closest B&B and Boutique Hotel to the main entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. AAA 3-diamond lodging. The Chalet Inn includes two buildings constructed in traditional Alpine style, nestled in a 22 acre private forest where the Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina. Chalet Inn is a romantic Smokey Mountain bed and breakfast with European ambiance offering Jacuzzi and/or fireplace suites, large or economy rooms all with private balconies or patios. Chalet Suites is a modern Smoky Mountain boutique hotel offering self-contained jacuzzi and fireplace suites with private entrances and upscale amenities to include AppleTV with NetFlix and Internet Radio. ... more less