Meet our Family

Hello from your Hosts!
We are Michael & Arlene Weaver. We have been blessed to enjoy over 22 years of married life together. We, along with our 5 children, own and operate the Blackbeary Chalet. We are a farming family from northern Ohio that loves nature, hiking, and the Great Smoky Mountains! We first visited the area in 2018, and found Wears Valley because of a detour! As they say, the rest is history.

In 2021, We found this neglected place, high up on the mountain, in desperate need of updating. So began a summer of much family time spent cleaning, remodeling, updating, and outfitting the BlackBeary Chalet! Its transfomation has been nothing short of amazing!

It is so named because of the abundance of both black bears, and blackberries nearby. The yard was overgrown with blackberries when we first bought it, and black bears are frequent visitors!

We come from a Swiss/German background where hospitality is highly valued, so sharing our Chalet with others was a natural fit for us. We enjoy working hard to provide a great experience for our guests!

Our desire is that our guest will experience the peace and tranquility that can be found in soaking in nature, and from allowing God to speak into their lives. We pray for our guests while they are staying at the Blackbeary Chalet!

We hope to see you soon!