A place set apart . . . A review of Buckhorn Inn
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.
Buckhorn Inn occupies vast acreage outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in a tranquil setting, with beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Although the Inn is small/medium in size, and even 'intimate' in its atmosphere, a range of accommodations are available: guest houses, cottages, rooms in the original inn, and newer rooms in the addition to the inn. All the options are very nice. The cottages, however, offer something special: a private, little house, with sitting room with fireplace, a kitchenette, bedroom, and nicely equipped bathroom.
The meals are excellent: bountiful breakfasts, and multi-course dinners. Plus: you may bring your own wine.
Buckhorn Inn, established in 1938, is a place that one hopes will never change - it adapts gracefully to contemporary standards, but retains the traditional, comfortable, quiet standards of the era in which it was founded.