By Darryl Payne
Posted on June 17, 2013
When it comes to choosing a place to stay in the Smokies, accommodations like hotels, motels, condos and cabins are usually the first options to pop into mind. However, when was the last time you considered staying in a bed and breakfast inn? They offer many advantages such as homey, comfortable bedrooms, expertly prepared morning meals, scenic and isolated settings, and a personalized level of service that you often won't find in more commercial ventures.
This week, we offer you an overview of just some of the more popular bed and breakfasts in Tennessee, particularly in the Great Smoky Mountains area:
• Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg – Established in 1938, this inn benefits from 30 surrounding acres of woodlands and wildflower-filled meadows. There are several types of rooms to choose from, and amenities include fireplaces, in-room whirlpool tubs, private porches and more. The inn serves an a la carte breakfast each morning as well as dinner in the evening.
• Mountain Harbor Inn, Dandridge – The second oldest town in Tennessee and Douglas lake are the setting for this gorgeous inn that offers breathtaking views of water and mountains, a romantic sunset cruise, a breakfast buffet and a candlelight dessert in the evening.
• Berry Springs Lodge, Sevierville – This inn offers 11 spacious bedrooms and honeymoon suites, each with a private bath and many featuring hot tubs and fireplaces. Enjoy awesome views of the Smokies from a spacious deck with rocking chairs and start each morning with a bountiful breakfast spread. This lodge accommodates everyone from honeymooning couples to family reunions.
• Richmont Inn, Townsend – Enjoy the peaceful side of the Smokies at this rustic but elegant inn that delivers wonderful views of the mountains. Located in an historic cantilever-style barn, this inn's 14 themed rooms honor the people of Appalachia and offer wood-burning fireplaces and spa tubs. Meanwhile, gourmet breakfast and dinner options are icing on the cake.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.