USA Tennessee Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge Listing #23347

Ray's Chalet - Pigeon Forge, TN

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54 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Spacious Riverfront Cabin w/Multiple Deck, Private Gas Grill, Free WiFi, A/C

This secluded riverfront chalet is the perfect spot for your next getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains! Offering plenty of outdoor space, this tranquil retreat on the banks of the West Prong Little Pigeon River is ideal for a couple's getaway or a small family vacation. Sip your morning coffee on the porch swing overlooking the water, go fishing on the shoreline, and cozy up indoors with movies on the flatscreen TV.

What's nearby:
Ray's Chalet is perfectly positioned 11 miles from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, both of which are home to amusements and attractions galore. In Pigeon Forge, you can visit Dollywood, MagiQuest, or the Hollywood Wax Museum; Gatlinburg offers Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Ober Gatlinburg, and wonderful dinner shows to round out your day. You'll also be only 11 miles north of incredible hiking trails, fishing streams, and scenic vistas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to know:
Full kitchen (without a dishwasher)
The electric fireplace is currently inoperable

This property is managed by Vacasa Tennessee, LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view


Mountain view


Internet : AT&T


Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

Wireless router


Wide clearance


Gas grill : Private




54 reviews

Maryla I. May 2022
Exactly as advertised! Cost, clean and comfortable with great views!
Elizabeth S. Apr 2022
Our cabin was fully stocked with everything but food. The multiple decks gave us a chance to enjoy the outside whether upstairs in the kitchen or early morning out of bed to go directly outside with a book and a cup of coffee. Fishing from the patio, Visiting the geese, squirrels and other wildlife. Highly recommend this mountain cabin!
dianne m. Apr 2022
The house was very comfortable. Ceiling fans didn’t work-but it was somewhat chilly anyway. The road traffic was kinda heavy and noticeable since the house fits very close to the road. The pigeon river very nice behind the house-we loved that. You might want to pack some hot pads to take stuff out of the oven. Easy drive to gatlinburg. The beds very comfy too!!
Danielle J. Mar 2022
What we loved about this little cabin was the view of the river and the small area outside for the kids to run around. We got lucky and had about 24 hours of snow, so that was awesome to sit on the back deck and enjoy. The addition of the second floor covered patio was so nice, and having a grill and propane available to us was great also. We’re happy they added WiFi and cable TV as well for the cold evenings. A fire pit or chimnea outside would be an awesome addition for them to add for the winter months. The cabin had a new stackable washer and dryer which we loved having access to (and they provided 3 laundry detergent pods). And they did provide a good amount of towels so we weren’t having to wash those every day. The location of the cabin was perfect also. We were able to be in the mountains but we’re smack in the middle of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so it was easy to get into either town. We didn’t get to see any wildlife except a few geese, but I think it was because of the snow. Some things we were disappointed in… the couches were not comfortable and the recliner was broken, the kitchen garbage can was filthy and the garbage bags didn’t fit, which was a pain as they kept falling in when we would throw garbage in. Also, the utensil drawer was full of crumbs and they left a soap bottle in the bathroom that was pretty much empty. We were only provided with one roll of paper towels and 1.5 rolls of toilet paper for 5 people for 4 nights. So we had to immediately drop our bags and go to a grocery store for these necessities. The cabin was full of cute pictures and Knick knacks, but many were covered in a layer of dust. I also don’t feel like we should be required to strip the beds ourselves before checking out, like the check out list told us to do. That should be something that is covered under the cleaning fee we pay. Lastly, I guess I should’ve known this, but we were also expecting the river to be more of a creek that the kids could play in or go fishing in, but it was definitely too deep and rough for that this time of year. So maybe adding additional pictures of the outside of the cabin in the winter months would be helpful to see the comparison for people like me who didn’t think about that.
Manager response:
Hi, Danielle! Maintenance is checking the recliner, and housekeeping has been advised of your experience so they can work on improving to meet our standards. Thank you!
jonathan w. Feb 2022
Warm and cozy with excellent views of the river. The weather did not cooperate (rain) but inside felt at home.
Stephen S. Dec 2021
Absolutely loved everything
Michael R. Aug 2021
I can't add anything to the reviews I read before our stay. The quiet, peaceful view of the river was just what my wife and I needed. The cabin is perfect. Clean, comfortable and felt like home from the moment we walked in!
Frank A. Aug 2021
Great view out back, clean and odor free.
MaryBeth C. Jul 2021
The view of the creek.
Cody H. Jul 2021
Fun time
Mondria T. Jul 2021
We loved everything about this cozy cabin and enjoyed the peace and serenity that it offered. My husband was able to fish and we both enjoyed watching the ducks swim by.
Katherine P. Jul 2021
Loved the river access and views
Bill T. Jun 2021
The cabin was amazing and beautiful scenery the only downfall is couldn't connect to the internet because of no service they need to leave the username so it will search for it otherwise you cannot get Wi-Fi also there is no place to put the trash but other than that it was a very nice cabin
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Bill! We apologize this home does not offer wifi as an amenity. Due to bears and wildlife, we do ask our guests to call us if they need the trash to be picked up. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope we can host you again!
Jennifer E. May 2021
You just can't beat the view at Rays Chalet. We traveled for a Mothers Day trip and had an amazing time just relaxing on the decks (the upper deck is now covered) and listening to the river. Yes - it is right off of the road, but for us - it really didn't prove to be a big distraction. We were SUPER pleased with this place - and hope to come back in the future.
Wanda S. May 2021
Loved the rustic cabin and fishing in the river,it was so peaceful and relaxing sitting on the porch listening to the water.will definitely be back.
James P. Apr 2021
Beautiful cabin. Tremendous river experience from the 3 levels of deck/patio. We will definitely return!
Dustin E. Apr 2021
The wildlife and views/sounds from the deck were amazing.
Kelly m. Mar 2021
We had a great time here, the cabin was cozy and the views from the decks were absolutely beautiful! I plan to come again in the future!
Shawn L. Feb 2021
Place was clean and smelled fresh ...... we had everything we needed and were 20 min from the pigeon forge pkwy.....we enjoyed the river the peace and quiet and I hoe we can come back!
Keith H. Nov 2020
Being able to drink coffee on the porch 10’ from the river is such an awesome way to start the day! This is an all around comfy cabin! ( Needs a light over the dining table)
Don R. Oct 2020
We loved the quietness of the Chalet. Granted there wasn’t WiFi, but we liked that too. Rooms were nice. We wish there had been a hot tub of fire pit...
the bed was really comfortable and even though I read a lot about the bathtub drain, it worked fine. The river flowing by was beautiful! Hope to book again someday
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and have notified the local manager of your suggestions. We hope to host you again soon!
Jessica H. Oct 2020
The cabin is absolutely gorgeous! The creek being right beside it was a major plus when booking our vacation! However in the pictures of the cabin it looks so much bigger and like it has a big yard for kids to play in. So when I booked I was looking for something big enough for our family and also some room for the kids to play outside. When I saw how much of a yard it had, in the pictures, I was so excited! Unfortunately when you get there, the cabin is right off the road and there really is no yard to play in. The inside of the cabin was not near as big as I had pictured it. The porch swing and decks were my favorite! We spent all of our time, when we were there, outside by the creek and enjoying the beautiful scenery! I would definitely recommend this cabin, even if it wasn't as big as I was expecting it to be! It was such a nice and relaxing vacation I cannot wait for more!
Saige T. Sep 2020
We loved our stay. The location is beautiful and convenient, being only 20ish minutes from both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Being right on the river was amazing for relaxing outdoors. The home is cozy and was clean when we arrived.

One thing I will note for improvement. But that did not affect our stay. Somewhere to dispose of trash would be most helpful for those staying a few days.
Manager response:
Hi Saige - Thank you for your feedback. Our housekeeping staff will empty the trash upon your departure. Please call us if you need a garbage pickup before then. We hope to host you again very soon. Thank you!
Margaret B. Sep 2020
Perfect size, not to big not to small. Beautiful area
Joseph R. Sep 2020
The location is beyond beautiful and close to all major attractions. The house, while comfortable, could be perfect with a few improvements; thus the four stars. There are no screens in any of the windows and in only one of the sliding doors. We so wanted to open the house up to smell and feel the mountain air. The lower level felt and smelled damp. A dehumidifier should be added. Having a supply of “hospitality items” available ie: bug spray, toothbrushes, razors, pain reliever, feminine hygiene products, first aid supplies etc would be helpful as there isn’t a store “around the corner” if you forget or need something. All in all, we had a wonder time and stay. The location cannot be best!!! We would stay again.
Jill B. Sep 2020
Loved the waterfront cabin! So peaceful!
Secluded and private. We can’t wait to go back!
Miracle L. Aug 2020
We loved every second of this trip. The place was phenomenal and the scenery was beautiful.
Misty C. Aug 2020
House was very cozy, the kids loved playing and fishing in the river. Definitely peaceful to wake up and and have coffee on the porch just listening to the river.
Breck S. Jul 2020
My daughters and I really enjoyed the beautiful view of the river and the privacy aspect. Management was very helpful when we locked ourselves out after being their only 20 minutes! Joke on us!
Andrew M. Jul 2020
We were very pleased to find that the stream has some small swimming spots accessible by walking upstream, and the water right in front of the cabin is great for watching and walking into. Our young kids managed fine but some sharp drop offs from the driveway had us a bit nervous. The biggest downside was that some people (a group) were hanging out across the river when we showed up. They drove ATVs across the water from the driveway that says no trespassing. They were hanging out there for a few hours and we aren’t the type to go mingling so we missed out on the nicer spots the first evening. Then some came riding back after 10pm and drove up the stream a little and back up the hill (across water) from where they came. Someone also parked a truck in the driveway to float back to from upstream. None of this was a huge issue but all together the extra people kind of killed the feel of seclusion for us, which was what we were after. That was just Saturday, and Sunday was just us. We fished and caught a bass, swam and picked under rocks. Cabin was sufficient and perhaps a little better than we expected. Lower level is carpeted too and perhaps a little musty as a result but we are not overly sensitive to that. It was clean and had the basics we expected. The oven is very small, not standard. There is an alarm system that we had trouble disarming. We would return because the stream is just great. The water was very clear until a storm came. Very little cell phone service and no internet as of June 2020.
Kim H. Jul 2020
I would definitely recommend this place. Very peaceful and tranquil. One night is not enough. I would recommend a minimum of two nights.
Nina M. Jun 2020
The house fit the bill for what we were looking for peaceful quiet with a beautiful view of the river .....So it was inconvenient sometimes that there was absolutely no cell service only cause we dont know the roads very well and had to google map ourselves around......but on the positive side of that our kids had to put their phones down we didn't spend the whole time hanging out with each other....without our phones in our faces which made it very nice..... the kids played they swam we fished was fantastic....... we also loved that it was not in the middle of all the chaos of downtown Gatlinburg and that it was a convenient drive for us cuz we're used to driving 15 minutes or more to get anywhere we need to go..... we would definitely stay in this house again....... and just FYI to the owner your kitchen needs a whisk in it there LOL we had to make gravy with forks!
Anna G. Jun 2020
We had a great time.
Gina P. Mar 2020
Loved the area of this cabin. Nice short drive to all the surrounding towns. The creek was so relaxing to listen to. The cabin was very nice and comfy. Everything you need if you want to stay and chill. I highly recommend this cabin
Jennifer P. Mar 2020
This cabin was great! We wanted to see mountains and get away for a few days. Drinking coffee on the porch and watching the river was the perfect way to spend our morning. When we wanted to go out and explore, we were a short drive to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It was the perfect balance of being isolated and being able to go out and check things out. We loved that the bedrooms were on the ground floor and were able to sleep as late as we wanted because it was nice and dark. We will definitely be back!
Riley P. Feb 2020
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this little cabin. The best parts about it is there seclusion and directly on the stream. I would highly recommend Ray's chalet to anyone looking to regain their sanity and to remember how peace and quiet sounds.
Shauna A. Jan 2020
Great location with an amazing view. The cabin was cozy and warm. The beds were comfortable as well as the pillows. we would love to stay in this cabin again when the rest of the family can make it.
Judy H. Jan 2020
The view as you sit, drinking your morning coffee on the swing is Ah-mazing
Bryan H. Dec 2019
Loved seeing snow first nite.loved having river right out the cabin to see.the porch swing on bottom layer of cabin was nice
Sherry B. Dec 2019
This place is amazing I love the view the peace and quite its about 20 min from the parkway. Will definitely recommend and would love to stay again
Candice B. Nov 2019
We loved our time together as husband and wife in our vacasa home away from home. Perfection when wanting to be in the wild around in my each other in seclusion of woods and the river. Amazing!
David M. Oct 2019
Chalet is rustic which we loved and the view on the porch over the river is extremely relaxing. We had a slight problem with the heat but locals over see the property and were great help. We will definitely book another stay soon
Nick F. Oct 2019
Great place peace and quiet I'll be back
Christine L. Oct 2019
Nice quiet cabin. Perfect for getting back to nature.
Victoria A. Aug 2019
Property is located on the river. Very peaceful and amazing views.
David W. Aug 2019
The river being close by is the best part of this location. The cottage itself is quaint, very adequate & homey. Some minimal updates might help, for example the wood railings on the decks could easily cause splinters if you're not careful. But overall we enjoyed it very much.
Victoria A. Aug 2019
The position of the cabin on the river.
Brian M. Jul 2019
Our family enjoyed the privacy of this house. The easy access to the river was amazing! This place was perfect for our family if 5!!
Deborah B H. Jul 2019
Great location and cute cabin!
Amy H. Apr 2019
I love the vintage charm and quiet river. Perfect size for my family of 3. It’s situated between PF and Gatlinburg, so it’s away from the usual tourist traps. Don’t expect a lot of bells and whistles, but if you’re looking for peace and quiet, this is your place.
Caren H. Apr 2019
Our favorite part was falling asleep to the sound of the river every night. The interior was very home like and welcoming. We would love another opportunity to stay here in the future and will keep this sweet chalet in mind. Don't forget to bring a fishing pole or two to take advantage of the easy fishing.