Chestnut Tree Inn Cherokee
Travel Blogs from Cherokee
Dear Family & Friends,
Caroline and I had a brilliant day at the Great Smokey National Park, traveling through it from North Carolina to Tennessee across the state line. I will leave the pictures to tell the story. Off today to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and on to Columbia - as we move closer to the East Coast line.
... stayed in Gatlinburg a couple of nights and we did a **** load of walking which we needed after all the meat we have been eating.
In true form Troy and I decided we'd pick a hike that was called 'Chimney top', only 4 miles long can't be that bad. Holy **** it was steep! When you get to the top you have to climb a massive boulder I got about a quarter of the way up the boulder and started to freak out it ...
... on the journey to date.
When we first went to bed, the wind was strong and a malicious tree kept tossing chestnuts onto the metal roof of the shelter at irregular intervals. “Plonk… Plink. Plonk plonk… BANG!” It didn’t actually bother me that much and I fell asleep to the scurrying of a little mouse around the top platform, up where Julie slept.
Later, the fog was thick when I woke to the sound of something large just outside the ...
Happy Labor Day People (though we will make the argument that we labored more yesterday)
today is Waterfall challenge #2. This one was Grotto falls and only 3~ish miles and supposedly not so uphill. (This being a waterfall I was not going to be fooled by the promise of 'no' uphill...)
We carried a lighter load today (smart move #1) and brought along our water shoes ...
... compete for Britain if Mini Golf ever makes it into the Olympics. Me and Les had a team talk later that night, about how we are going to have to raise our game. I think we need to take them on at our sports. I will be suggesting a day at the bowling alley tomorrow with drinking games.
The end of the night the Sach's kindly treated us to a delicious home/camp cooked dinner consisting of yummy pork loin, gnocchi and veggies.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center