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Description from the manager
Mornings are a peacful time in the mountains and this spot will lift your spirits in the Early Dawn. Enjoy the sunrise on the screened porch adjoining the master bedroom or soak in the splendor of the surroundings in your own hot tub.
Regular rate for up to four people is $ 169 per night
Peak rate for up to four people $ 189 per night
Service Fee $25.00
Top level - Master suite with king bed, whirlpool and private bath, screened deck with chairs for relaxing
Main level - Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Large Deck with table and chairs for outdoor dining
Bottom level - King bedroom with whirlpool a...Read more
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|Rate Summary||$169 - $189||$169 - $189||$0||$0||2 nights|
|Jan. 2 2013 - May. 22 2013||$169||$169||-||-||2 nights|
|May. 23 2013 - Jun. 27 2013||$189||$189||-||-||2 nights|
|Jun. 28 2013 - Jul. 31 2013||$189||$189||-||-||3 nights|
|Aug. 1 2013 - Aug. 29 2013||$169||$169||-||-||-|
|Aug. 30 2013 - Sep. 2 2013||$189||$189||-||-||3 nights|
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|Sep. 3 2013 - Oct. 3 2013||$169||$169||-||-||-|
|Oct. 4 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$189||$189||-||-||3 nights|
|Nov. 1 2013 - Nov. 26 2013||$169||$169||-||-||-|
|Nov. 27 2013 - Dec. 1 2013||$189||$189||-||-||4 nights|
|Dec. 2 2013 - Dec. 19 2013||$169||$169||-||-||-|
|Dec. 20 2013 - Dec. 31 2013||$189||$189||-||-||3 nights|
|Jan. 1 2014 - Jan. 1 2014||$189||$189||-||-||3 nights|
|Jan. 2 2014 - Jan. 1 2016||$169||$169||-||-||2 nights|
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What Past Guests Are Saying
Great value and close to the mountains as you can get. My family and I really enjoyed everything there and great customer service.
Response from Mountain Laurel Chalets - 03/19/2013
We appreciate you choosing us for your vacation stay. Our goal is to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
place is well maintened and is awesome
the place is well maintained and as seen on the photos. The house was cleaned good, but floors needed some more cleaning. The kitchen has all the items and gadget that one may need. It has good privacy and view, all rooms have items/amenities . The reason we give it a 4 star is that parking is at steep slope and is challenging in wet weather conditions and if it was cleaned well we would have given it a 5 star. We would definately consider staying at Early Dawn again in summer.
Wonderful Place to Stay
This is our second stay at Early Dawn. We love this place. You have everything you need in the cabin no reason to leave.
Wonderful Place to stay
Great place to stay and relax. Very clean and what a beuatiful house. I can honestly say I would stay here again for my next vacation to Gatlinburg. Quiet,Very Clean,updated,fully stocked kitchen, has everything you need. The only negative is the drive to get to the cabin is a pretty steep 1.3 mile drive. The drive is worth it though.
This is the 2nd year in a row we have stayed in this cabin. It is breathtaking...amazing views and the cabin itself is beautiful!! The front desk staff are always so sweet and curtious. I have absolutely no complaints about mountain laurel and plan to go back again in the years to come and stay in Early Dawn!!
Shea and Thomas
Very nice cabin!!
Our stay in Early Dawn was fabulous!!! We enjoyed everything about this cabin. It was very nice and clean. The iron was broken but besides that everything was excellent!!! The staff in the Mt. Laurel office were very nice and helpful. We will definitely be staying here in the future!!!
The chalet was so clean and spacious. The furniture was up to date. The kitchen was so nice and well supplied. I loved it. I would stay here again.
Wonderful weekend retreat
We had a great time. Cabin was very cozy with a great view.
Fan of Mountain Laurel Chalets
East Prairie, MO
Always love staying with Mountain Laurel Chalets!!!
Chalets are always clean. Love the views. Employees very nice and helpful. Never tire of a vacation in Gatlinburg.
We loved Early Dawn.I wish we could have stayed longer.The view was great.Location was good.I think it is a really great value .The screened in porch upstairs was a real treat!Would certainly stay there again.
Mount Juliet TN
Needed a tv in all bedrooms
It was a very nice cabin. Very clean and close to gatlinburg. One of the bedrooms didn't have a tv. Needed a blind on the front door.
Clean house with nice lay out. bedrooms separated by a floor. It has a well equiped kitchen, but Oven was very slow to warm and cook the frozen pizza , and upper aC was not adequate to cool the hot days.
Response from Mountain Laurel Chalets - 08/22/2011
Thanks for letting us know about the AC and oven. The bake element has been replaced in the oven and there was a piece of insulation obstructing the flow of air to the upstairs. So, now it is back to perfect! Hope to see you again soon.
Freddy and friends
we should have renten Early Dawn a few days more
It was our first time at Gatlinburg, we be will come dack, and hopefully in Early Dawn
Best House all around! View, tram, & city lights can see it all
Awesome house hands down one of the best mountain laurel offers!! I love it!!
Wonderful and close to everything!
everything was as it said in the review. great location.
Great place, great stay
Early Dawn is a very nice, clean, well maintained chalet in a great location. My wife and I will rent it again.
My first Mountain Laurel rental experience. It was great! I have been coming to the Smokies for both meetings and pleasure for years and had always rented from another company. Mountain Laurel Chalets has the benefit of same pricing all year as opposed to "seasonal" prices as some other rental companies do.
Early Dawn was an exceptionally nice chalet. Very roomy, nice woodburning fireplace, great deck with hot tub. My only recommendation would be a large doormat right inside the front door. I was there during a very rainy week, and the all hardwood floors were a little slick with wet shoes on.
Will definately use Mountain Laurel for all my future rental needs in the Smokies area!!
Great view and location!
The cabin was beautiful and very clean. It was equipped with everything you need for a vacation. The only complaint I had was there were not enough washclothes and towels for the whole stay. You had to go to the office each day for new towels unless you washed them yourself, which wasn't a huge problem, just a slight inconvenience.
The chalet was very comfortable. The view was incredible.
We have used Mountain Laurel for many years now and would not think of using any other company! Thank you to everyone there, especially Connie! We stayed in Early Dawn for four nights and loved the house! It did not bother us that there were just a few window treatments because the house offered lots of privacy for us. Our only negative comment would be in regards to the living room tv. We didn't watch tv very much because we found the screen to be too small for the size of the room and the furniture placement. But other than that we had everything we needed. The view was very nice, lots of leaf color to enjoy right outside our windows. Plus waking up to snow one morning was a treat! We plan to definitely come back to this house in the future. Thank you again Mountain Laurel staff...may God bless you all!
Refreshing and relaxing.
We expected the Early Dawn to be more isolated than it was. Houses all around, front, behind and on each side. We wish there would have been some blinds, we felt as if we were on display or something. The screened in porch on the top level had a tear in it, making it a haven for wasps, couldn't enjoy that one bit because of the big nest on the ceiling. The young lady that checked us in was wonderful, The older, short lady that checked us out was awful, if she was the one that checked us in and acted like she did, we probably would have cancelled on the spot and made other plans, she is not a people person. Overall we had a terrific vacation. We will definately stay with Mr. Laurel again. Although the Early Dawn is pretty, we will try a different chalet, just for a change. Maybe more isolated and private (blinds).
Response from Mountain Laurel Chalets - 10/21/2010
Thanks for the comments. We will address the tear in the screen immediately. If you ever encounter a problem like this in one of our properties, please let us know so we can address it and make your stay more pleasant.
Anne & Danny
Better than we expected
Service from staff was excellent. We loved staying at Early Dawn because the chalet was so roomy and had all the amenities we needed. We especially enjoyed the hot tub and pool room. The laundry facilities also came in handy.
What an amazing experience!
We loved staying at Early Dawn. The view was great for the price of the chalet and the chalet was very homey. There was an issue with the cable/internet but that did not prevent us from enjoying our vacation. My first time in the mountains so I was a little leery about the drive to our chalet!!! I didn't realize you could drive up roads that steep. Parking was a little tight also at the chalet but if you pull in backwards your truck fits like a charm. We are already planning to come back next year!! Hopefully next year I will see a bear :)
Beautiful property for a Smoky mountain getaway
We had a wonderful time staying at Early Dawn in Gatlinburg this past spring. The house is very roomy and well constructed with beautiful woodsy views of the Smokys in the distance. The enterance to the Smoky Mountain National Park is only about 10 minutes away.
Being from Illinois, we were a bit suprised at the steepness of the roads to get to the house and the slant of the parking space in front of the house was a little steeper than we are used to. We quickly learned how to down shift and use the parking brakes and by the end of the week it was no problem!
We would definately return to Early Dawn and look forward to future Smoky Mountain vacations!
Very nice and clean. Will stay here again..
We loved our stay! Very clean and cozy. Rainy all weekend but perfect place to make fires, sit on screened porch, soak in hot tub, and just relax. Better than expected. Thank you!
Great time as always!
Early Dawn is a great chalet. We have stayed in several of Mountain Laurel Chalets, and have never been disappointed. The staff is always very friendly and the Chalets very clean. The hot tub and pool table in Early Dawn are great. There are a lot of steps in the Chalet, there are three floors, so if you don't want to climb steps, this probably wouldn't be the best chalet for you, but we loved it!
BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!
This is definitely the best chalet we have stayed in. We loved the hard wood floors throughout, the decor, the beds, the view and the three decks. The parking was not as tight as we had expected from reading other renters reviews (and we own a Chevy Tahoe - not a small car). The chalet was clean, well decorated and stocked with all of the essentials. The kitchen accessories were of good quality, and we found ourselves needing nothing during out stay. We would have liked cable in the upstairs bedroom (our daughters were bummed about not being able to watch cartoons in bed) and a tv in the downstairs bedroom (we're spoiled by watching the news in bed at night). Other than that, we were very pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this chalet to anyone. It was absolutely gorgeous and convenient for all of our activities.
This was our 2nd year staying with Mountain Laruel Chalets and Early Dawn was the best Chalet that we have ever stayed in. The view was awesome and the big windows let in all the sunshine. We absolutely loved it there! Will stay again in the near future.
Myles from Canada
Calgary Alberta Canada
We booked online and everything was exactly as we expected on checkin. The directions were clear and we found our rental property easily. The roads are winding and steep but in dry weather they are not a problem. Early Dawn is an amazing property, there is a great view of the Smokies and the sun rises outside in the most amazing colors every morning. The lot is shielded from the adjoining properties so privacy was never a problem. The furnishings are great and there was plenty of kitchen appliances and dishes though we ate out most times. A great spot we would revisit.
Jenni and David
We Loved Early Dawn !
David and I have been coming to Mountain Laurel for years. Early Dawn is by far one of THE NICEST properties we've ever stayed in! It was so beautiful and so comfortable, we did not want to leave! Love the windows,
hardwood floors, and roomy-ness of this Chalet. Well equipped and provided everything anyone would need! Love the Screen Porch and the beautiful view from both decks. Absolutely gorgeous ! The Owners should be proud of their home away from home with this one ! Jenni and David from Georgia
Milan & Terri G.
Terrific Mountain Retreat
We have rented through Mountain Laurel for the past 5 yrs. This was the first time at Early Dawn.
We enjoyed our stay tremendously! The view was excellent. We especially enjoyed it from the hot tub. Everything we needed was there. We had a couple of rainy days and the pool table was perfect for filling in some time.
There is plenty of room for two couples without getting in each others "space".
I did think the cleaning crew missed a few spots - behind the bathroom door in the master bath on the top floor, and the dining room furniture was dusty. All in all, it was a great place and we will definitely stay there again.
The Chalet we stay in was Early Dawn. I was very pleased with the appearce, cleaniness, as well as the rate. I plan on staying there again. thanks
PS: when checking in the staff was also very friendly and helpful.
We have rented chalets with Mtn Laurel Chalets for many years. This was the first time we stayed at Early Dawn and it has now become our favorite. The view is wonderful and we loved the closeness to downtown. The upstairs screen porch is wonderful!!! The parking is a little tight since it is so close to the road, but other than that, we loved our stay and the house. My son thought the pool table was awesome. Will definitely stay here again.
St. petersburg, FL
Beautiful! Perfect for 2 couples!!
Beautiful view. Lots of balcony space for dining outside. Suites are split floor, so perfect for 2 couples.
Very Solid Chalet
This was a very nice chalet. The three levels make it great for multiple couples who want to stay together but want privacy too. Bedroom top and bottom, living space and kitchen in the middle. The chalet was more up to date than others I have stayed in, and the architectural design really made you feel like you were staying in a vacation home rather than just a house on a mountain with a spectacular view. My only negative comments are that the parking was very tight and it wasn't overly private. We have a small SUV so we were able to get in and out fairly easily, but a truck or large SUV may have some problems as it is right on the road. It also wasn't as secluded as some of the other chalets, you could see other chalets from the windows. Although the only place you feel exposed is on the stairwell which is not that big a deal, and it is very nice aesthetically. Overall a solid chalet.
Clean, great view, nice amenities!
Early Dawn was a perfect rental for our family. We had plenty of space. The cabin was well furnished, very clean and we loved the jacuzzi and fire place. We look forward to another visit.
We really loved it here. Very peaceful. Awesome morning sunrises. We just relaxed, the whole time. Hot tub was great. Loved the pool table. Kitchen was well equipped.great scenery. Wonderful place we will return, great value. We love the smoky mountains. We are a trip for next year, to buy a rocking chair. Thanks again, Ellis family
We visit Gatlinburg quite often. Early Dawn was one of our favorite Chalets yet. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a nice roomy place to stay. The pool table was great and hot tub was even better!
Grandma, Mom and Us
Myself, my daughter, and two granddaughters try to vacation at least once a year together for some much needed girl time. We loved the cabin and will no doubt come back to Gatlinburg again. Every thing in the cabin was beautiful and the view from the cabin was spectacular. At night we could see the tram come up the mountain and just to the right of our cabin. The lights in Gatlinburg at night were amazing. We were just talking last night about next years trip. Fun Fun Fun
HARTFORD CITY INDIANA
MY WIFE AND I HAVE STAYED AT 3 DIFFERENT CHALETS, THIS ONE SO FAR IS OUR FAVORITE. NICE VIEW, NOT TO FAR UP THE MOUNTAIN, AND BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT.
Peaceful and relaxing
Very relaxing time! Would stay here again.
Great view, Lots of room, very clean!
We've stayed at these chalets 3 times. We enjoy the quietness, views and chalets. The town is very close. There are lots of things to do. We will be returning hopefully next year.
Best One Yet
We go to Gatlinburg at least twice every year. We own a time share and stay there once, but we also like to stay in the chalets, so we try to stay in one of them each year. We've stayed with Mountain Laurel numerous times, but this was our favorite chalet. We actually preferred it to the time share we own. Access was easy, the view was absolutely great, and the amenities were wonderful. Additionally, parking was easy, which is not always true of some chalets. We were very comfortable and we determined that this is the chalet we will return to again and again.
We Love Gatlinburg
The view was spectacular. We loved the screened-in private balcony on the top level. This property was perfect for our family. We had our privacy in the top level and the 3 kids loved their own bedroom and game room. Very comfortable place to be to spend quality time with your spouse or the whole family.
We had a blast staying here. We usually stay on Ski Mountain Road, or just off Ski Mountain Road. This location was closer to town than we have ever stayed. Beautiful sun rises. Loved the house plans. Wonderful upstairs bedroom. Hope to stay here again.