We will definitely be staying here again. This was a beautiful chalet with breath taking views. Only negative is the drive way use extreme caution! Would definitely recommend this place to others.
First the really good - The view from the back porch area is pretty amazing; very open with a really good view of the mountains; a great place to sit, drink coffee and just chill. The place had all the things you need for either a short or long stay. Also, it was very quiet there; any neighbors were hidden away. The game stash is really good too - when we got bored (seldom) there was amble to do. Second the okay - The flooring seemed dated inside; the rugs, which are everywhere (didn't like the rugs) easily curl up, which happened constantly, and you can trip on them if you carouse in the night. Third, the questionable - I get it that people can misunderstand the wishes of the owners and they have been probably burned in the past. But it seems everywhere I turned there was an orange laminated sign telling what I can and cannot do. I was put off by that. Might be better to include that in the offer of the place. Fourth, the not good - If you think you are going to play pool in the place, forget it. The pool table is old, not level, and there is no room to play - there is barely room for the table. The driveway is a challenge and I wouldn't want to navigate out of the place at night, in the rain or bad weather. Getting in is no issue. Out is different.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Barely Afraid. The views are spectacular and the accommodations are more than comfortable. The kitchen is so well-stocked that you don't need to bring anything with you at all. We found the owners to be very responsive and helpful. Thank you for providing a wonderful place for our getaway!
Wonderful place. The view was outstanding. Wonderfully decorated cabin. All of us enjoyed our stay. Just wish we had more time to enjoy being at the chalet. We were too busy going to Dollywood(a great day),sightseeing and going to the Aquarium (great experience as well). Loved our time in the mountains.
Terry and OC made this the most enjoyable experience I have ever had with a vacation rental. Let me start by saying the chalet is fantastic! The view is spectacular and the decor of the chalet is very homey and welcoming. Both Terry and OC kept us to date on the road conditions as a strong wind and rain storm hit the week before we arrived. We were provided with alternate directions that got us there with no issues. If you are going to stay in the Gatlinburg area at all, then this is the chalet for you. I can not thank both Terry and OC for welcoming us into there home and giving my family the vacation that we all so desperately needed.