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Travel Blogs from Gatlinburg
... Memphis TN. This is a short leg, only about 5 hours in transit before the next anchorage. Tonight the plan is to go to the Grand Ole Opry and see Crystal Gayle and some other country folks. I'm a bit concerned ...
... all sorts of goodies. It was a kinda weird place.
The weirdest experience was a restaurant called 'Dick's Last Resort'. These restaurants are everywhere now that we are aware of them. We walked in to the restaurant and the guy was like 'Welcome to Dick's! Have you been before?' We were like 'No', he then said 'You have heard of us before right?', our response 'Nope'. 'His response 'So you've just ...
... and it was all quite wonderful. When it was time to go to bed, I lay down, tired and relaxed, ready to drift into slumber… but the caffeine from my RC Cola kept me awake.
The next day we began the second half of our journey. A Walk in the Woods shuttled us up to Newfound Gap, where we bid goodbye to Jen and Carol, packed our new supplies, and started hiking the infamous Appalachian Trail. It seemed quite a bit more strenuous than the Benton McKaye trail had been, ...
... take a fake shower near the top.
This one was still a little of a climb but much less torturous. There were tons of people at the top waiting for their Kodak moment behind the falls so we joined the queue. Got our romantic snaps and Chris got a quick head cool off.
Then we descended a steep bit near the river/falls and dipped our bods. Chris made a ...
... drive to the trail Marc inquired what our longest hike to date had been (Worrying question i thought). We informed him that 6 miles had been our longest. "O" he said "Today we are doing 8 miles". Poor Marc and Louise, I didn't have the heart to tell them that they should probably have chosen a shorter hike to be their first one. My concern grew for our hiking companions further as we started our walk. Me and Les had come prepared:
2 liters ...
How has this b&b rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Buckhorn Inn Gatlinburg
My husband and I stayed at the Buckhorn Inn for our honeymoon on Nov. 13-15. We were completely satisfied with our choice of staying there. We were upgraded to a cottage for free, which was very nice and VERY private! The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic every morning, and the staff were all very nice as well. We loved that it was far enough away from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but still close to the park. We would go back in a heartbeat!
Just back from this serene and hospitable inn. If your looking for a get-away to relax, enjoy nature and reconnect with loved ones, this is the place. The views are majestic, the area so peaceful, the cuisine delectable and the room are so romantic. Especially the ones with king beds, gas fireplaces, and whirlpools. The decor is perfect and the rooms are immaculate. We will return as often as we can.
So Lovely and Peaceful
My family loves the Smokies, so we have often traveled to Gatlinburg. This inn, however, makes you feel like you are the guest of honor on a charming country estate in England or Ireland. Beautiful rooms, lovely antiques, fluffy towels, highly quality sheets, and a gracious host and hostess to leave a key and a cheery note upon your late arrival, and to greet you at breakfast the next morning. There was a gloomy spring rain the entire time we were there, but we still felt warm and snug at the Buckhorn. I look forward to staying there again in the future.
3 Days in a luxurious cabin with every amenity made memories - great view into the nature and up to mountains. fireplace (not needed in the 90°), kitchen, bathroom all very tasteful, clean and the quietest location next to all attractions, porch and patio, their nature trail took us in about 45 minutes through their grounds with pond, birdwatching ,wildlife,acces to a art gallery on neigboured grounds,
The daily four cours dinner at $ 30 is a real chiefs work, we loved it and were unhappy to miss it one evening because we did not book one day in advance, they were complete days before! it was the highlight of 3 weeks USA.
Its family owned and operated, what you feel in every thing and by every staff member you'll meet.
Exceeded all expectations
This inn is a gem. We stayed here for four nights in June. The hotel is furnished traditionally and to a high standard. Our suite was large and comfortable with a lovely view and a verandah. The atmosphere was welcoming and tranquil. Everything we needed was at hand and staff were attentive without being overbearing. There was a wide choice at breakfast and the food was excellent. We had dinner in the inn on 3 nights which varied from good to excellent. The dining room has superb views of the mountains which made our meals even more enjoyable. We would highly recommend this inn and wish it was nearer so that we could go for a weekend break. Our stay at the inn was extremely relaxing and exceptional value.
The Buckhorn Inn, a lovely spot, shares an address with Gatlinburg, but thankfully, that is about all! Far from the crowds and commercialism, the Inn is a reminder of what makes this area such an attractive place to vacation. We stayed in a "cottage" which turned out to be a well-built, private accomodation, with screened in porch, living room with fireplace, small but functional kitchenette, nice sized bedroom and luxury bath with huge jacuzzi tub. I'm a tough customer and I was extremely pleased. The setting for the Inn is beautiful and peaceful, the grounds are a wonderful combination of groomed and wild, and the buildings are impeccably maintained. We ate dinner there one night and it was excellent, as were the breakfasts. I'd describe the food as hearty American--rich, well prepared and generous in portion. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were reasonbly priced and a very good value for what you got. A great place!!
We spent 3 nights at the Buckhorn Inn and did not want to ever leave! We stayed in the Webb Mountain House which was wonderful. Very private with beautiful views from every window. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was wonderful. We hope to return every year!
The Inn was amazing. We had a memorable experience. We got engaged on the trip. The staff was very helpful. I think they have thought of every little detail. The breakfasts were wonderful and relaxing looking out the windows. We also ate dinner one night at the Inn and you must do so to funnly appreciate Buckhorn Inn. It was very cozy and romantic. I would definately recommend this to all couples. Next time we go we are going to take family and friends with us. They have set the bar very high for all B & B's.
Buckhorn Inn is a 'place apart' -- apart from the over-crowded and commercial Gatlingburg-area, apart from the 'modernity'of so many establishments, and apart from the 'sameness' that has come to characterize many inns in the U.S.
Serenity in the Smokies
Around Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and other commercial areas of the Smoky Mountains, peace and beauty sometimes seem as illusive as the mists on the mountains; however, both can be found at the Buckhorn Inn. People there are hospitable, but not intrusive. Every breakfast or dinner I have ever eaten there has created a memory. The accomodations are nice, but the air is rarified.