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Charlie and Kathy Zigler

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english


33 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Chalet Village holiday cabin

2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath with Mountain Views, Sleeps 6



BREATHE THAT MOUNTAIN AIR...Our cabin is 'Snuggled' in the mountains, with Great views, but just minutes away from the action!


Happily ever After says it all! This is a two bedroom, genuine Log Cabin, located in a private setting with a long list of comforts and amenities, including a security system. The decor adds to the charm and elegance of the cabin. which features hand-carved wood trim, both inside and out. The three-levels of this well decorated cabin include a long list of comforts and amenities. Free Wi-Fi, Four LED TVs, with Digital Cable TV and 4 DVD players are present for your entertainment. A game room which includes a custom log pool table, foos ball table, bar area, TV/DVD and stereo system will keep the kids as well as the adults happy. After a full day of exploring the mountains, relax in our soothing hot tub. Three levels of covered decks allow one to take in the peaceful setting of this cabin and enjoy the beautiful mountain views , enjoy nature in our serene back yard and listen to the flowing creek off in the distance. Looking out onto the back yard, you will find a park- like setting with picnic table. Magnificent views of the Great Smokies abound.

There are three nearby club houses which include 5 outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, game room, tennis courts , and playground equipment all included in your rental. These are available from Memorial Day - Labor Day, with the exception of the S.Baden clubhouse, that is open through Thanksgiving.(Hours subject to change based on usage; call the office to check hours after Labor Day) As an added benefit of being our guest, banquet rooms are available to rent for reunions, weddings, or private parties, for an affordable additional charge. Please call the office to make arrangements.

Two King size bedroom suites and a Queen size sleeper sofa will comfort you after those long days of hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Each bedroom suite has a bathroom, a walk out deck on its level, closet, and 2 dressers, so unpack those clothes and make yourself at home.

The Living room boasts a wood fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly days and nights. Fireplace season begins Oct. 1 and ends March 15. Start up firewood is provided for this period of time. Located also in the liviing room are a Queen sized sofa sleeper, a loveseat recliner, and a 42 inch LED TV and DVD. Located off of the living room is a sitting area with a comfortable aspen log rocking chair. Grab your favorite book and enjoy your surroundings. An aspen log desk and chair is also provided if you need to bring your work along with you. Free wi-fi is provided, so you may bring along your lap top.

You will find a fully stocked kitchen off the living room which includes all of the dishes and cookware needed to make a down-home meal. Just bring your food!

Happily ever After is located in the sought after Chalet Village area of Gatlinburg. It is located just 1.6 miles from town,and 3/4 mile to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Lodge and amusement park.

Happily ever After is the perfect Honeymoon cabin, family cabin, or that perfect get-away cabin!

Book Happily ever After today, and let it help make all your vacation dreams come true!!! You won't be disappointed!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Charlie and Kathy Zigler (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Charlie and Kathy Zigler

Our family of three live in Illinois where we have resided in our same home for 28 years. Charlie is a retired carpenter where he worked for the same company for 33 years. Kathy is a Medical Lab Technician, at one of the areas largest hospitals, and Mara is a college student, studying to be a strength and conditioning coach. Time spent together and with other family and friends is the most important thing to us. Happily ever After provides us the privacy and fun we need to do this.

Charlie and Kathy Zigler purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Charlie and Kathy Zigler chose Gatlinburg

When we visited the Smoky Mountains for the first time a few years ago, we decided then that we wanted to be able to spend more time and possibly retire to this Beautiful, Magnificent, area. After searching during many trips back to the area, we knew immediately when we found our cabin that it was the perfect cabin for us. Happily ever After is not perched directly on the edge of a mountain, it has a yard with a park-like setting complete with patio and picnic table. We feel close to our values here and have the privacy we desire. We are able to spend time together without any outside pressures, or if we want, we can join the many area activities, just minutes away, where we have met people from all around the world.

What makes this cabin unique

We knew after purchasing our cabin that it needed a little tender loving care to make it that special place in other peoples hearts, as it was in ours. We knew immediately that we wanted to enlist the help of a wood-carver friend we had met on one of our trips. Working with him, we created that fairy-tale cabin that had developed in our hearts. Happily ever After is trimmed out in hand carved trim, featuring many of the animals and birds that you will see in the Smoky Mountains. Only Good-Memories can be made at Our 'Happily ever After'!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathy and Zig,

We want to thank you for an absolutely wonderful week. Quaint, comfortable, homey, adorable cabin. Beautiful scenery, fabulous fall colors! Saw Mama bear and her 2 cubs! Lots of turkeys. Nature at its finest! A vacation we will always remember. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us. It was truly a great smoky mountain retreat!
Oct 2014
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average rating of 4.969697 based on 80 reviews
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Loved our stay in this welcoming cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin from the moment we arrived. It feels warm and cozy and the view was awesome. The cabin is in a great location. It is just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and the national park. And if you love the attractions at Ober Gatlinburg it is practically in walking distance. We definitely want to stay here on our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location to get to downtown Gatlinburg, the Smokey Mountain Park & Pigeon Forge pretty quick! We loved everything about the cabin. It had the cutest decor and very nice views on each level. Only note I would make is to not trust siri cause that girl will take you up and down the mountain trying to get back to the cabin ;) Use the map provided to get to and from.

Thanks so much for letting us enjoy you cabin. We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Log Cabin with a great view

  • 5 of 5

There were five us for the weekend and we were very impressed with the little touches that made the cabin so homey. The black bears everywhere you turned in the cabin were so cute. We had no problems at all with the cabin. The Temperature on all three levels were easy to manage. Little tough getting luggage up and down the narrow stairs but not a big issue. The drive way was very difficult to navigate upon arrival but once we figured out about backing in - it was a lot easier. The hot tub was amazing. I really think you could get rid of the fooseball or the pool table. The both of them take up a lot of room one or the other would be sufficient.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Will definitely stay there again!

  • 4 of 5

We had such a great experience at Happily Ever After! Whether you're visiting with another couple or your children, the layout of the cabin is great. You have quite a few neighbors but it's still very quiet and peaceful! The best part in my opinion is that you're up in the mountains, but only a few minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. You couldn't ask for a better location! There are a few reasons I rated this a 4 instead of a 5: 1)the water in the upstairs shower never got warm, so we all had to take showers in the lower level, 2) there wasn't anything to start a fire in the fireplace and grill, but the neighbors were kind enough to lend us a lighter :) and 3) the driveway. It's hard to get in and out of, but it was manageable. Only I couldn't imagine doing so if the roads were bad! However, even with these 3 things, we'd stay there again in a minute and I've already recommended it to so many people! It's by far my favorite Cabin (for the price, too) that we've stayed in while visiting Gatlinburg!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I wish you would have called us or our caretaker about the water in the upstairs bathroom. We would have had it taken care of immediately if someone would have called. I'm sorry that there was nothing here to light your fires or grill, we usually keep one of those long lighters here, on top of the mantle, to keep it out of the reach of children, but someone must have taken it, yes we have wonderful neighbors. Driveways in the mountains, can be tricky, we are having someone look at it soon to see if there is something that can be done. Thank you, for your input, and we are glad that you will be back. With Kindest Regards, Charlie, Kathy and Mara
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Awesome cabin for an awesome weekend getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was the perfect size for our trip! We loved the hot tub, game area and just the overall feeling of the cabin. We had a great trip and will definitely use the Happily Ever After cabin again in the future! Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you you enjoyed our Happily ever After, and we look forward to hearing from you again. With Kindest Regards, Charlie, Kathy and Mara
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Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cabin completely blew me away. The pictures do not do it justice. Once I saw it in person I was just amazed. From the downstairs game room to the three decks with the view! It was perfect. Can't beat the location either. Just five minutes from Gatlinburg and all the attractions. I'm definitely visiting the Smoky Mountains again and I would love to stay in this cabin for another vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Located in the Smoky Mountains and just minutes away from the National Park, you will enjoy, hiking, sight seeing, bird watching and other outdoor activities including horseback riding. Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and amusement Park is only 1 mile away, where you can enjoy many different activities including skiing, ice skating, petting zoo and amusement park inclluding the Alpine slide in the summer months. Also located here is Ober Gatlinburg Restaurant and Lounge and other shops and eateries. Leave your car here and take the tram down town to Gatlinburg for a day of shopping and entertainment. No parking worries! When you are ready to go back to the cabin to relax, take the Tram back up to Ober Gatlinburg where you will find your car and have just a couple minute drive back to your cabin.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Chalet Village, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre Christmas
27 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Mid Season
11 Mar 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
26 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
Back to School
13 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
13 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre Christmas
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
21 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$134 + Tax
Damage Insurance A$66
Tax Rate 12.75%

$135-$180 per night
In lieu of a security deposit, we require the purchase of damage insurance. A one time fee of $49 per stay will be charged at booking .

Cleaning Fee: $100.00 one time fee

12.75% lodging tax

No check-ins or check- outs on major holidays including Mothers Day, July 4, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years. Memorial Day,July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Bookings must include the full weekend.

$500 down, remainder due 60 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Chalet Village, Tennessee

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor - toilet
    Upper loft - toilet , bath with shower , Log-medicine cabinet and vanity
    Lower level - toilet , bath with shower , medicine cabinet and vanity!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upper Loft Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Hand-carved King head board and private deck!
    Lower level bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , King size bed and attached full bath!
  • Queen size sleeper sofa in Living Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting