Saturday, June 26, 2010

a letter to Pam Lanier about our gatlinburg bed and breakfast in the rural countryside of Tennessee

Our little farm is on 47 acres and in a town that is not even incorporated, Cosby,Tennessee, just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, between Gatlinburg and North Carolina.
Our guests are welcome to experience the wonderful hiking trails in the Smokies, over 900 miles so a reason to return for many trips to our inn. All of our rooms are named after hiking trails. Here on the farm, just a few miles from the park entrance, we have meadows and creeks and trees with beautiful mountains in the backdrop. Summer fireflies light up the night along with a canopy of stars.
Our horse and dog pets lounge around the farm and wonder where their hammocks and rocking chairs are...My daughter raises Australian Shepherds so sometimes puppies are underfoot, but never in the house!
We have lots of wonderful books to read and nooks and crannies to read them. Our rooms vary in size from smaller than cozy (nooks), to normal size rooms, all with cathedral ceilings and paddle fans and interesting log beam architecture. Two of our rooms have private hot tub and fireplace gardens, perfect for honeymooners or anniversary celebrations. Our farm was the campus for the Log Home Guide magazine and log home lovers enjoy the 8 styles of log buildings on the farm and their interesting history.
Cosby Creek along the front of the farm is stocked with trout and makes great fly fishing. We love to tell our guests about our favorite swimming holes in the park and cook out areas. One of the local stores has a world class collection of hand made quilts representing the art of Appalachia.
Of course, it is tempting to go beyond Carver's Apple Orchard restaurant just down the street, or our local Bluegrass and Mexican food casual restaurant called "The Front Porch" a short walk from the farm...on to Gatlinburg, just 19 miles away, or off to Asheville to see the Biltmore. I'm glad there are many interesting city trips for our guests an hour or less away. I notice more and more that our guests try a raft trip, or a zip line, just up the road in Hartford over the Pigeon River, and then have supper close to home and un-agenda themselves. That is something the swing, curled up dogs on the porch, and a guitar someone might pick up and play seems to encourage. ______________________________________________
Janice Haynes
Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm
166 Middle Creek Road, Cosby, TN 37722
Tel: 800-962-2246 Fax: 866-392-1236

Experience a Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast base camp close to hiking and waterfalls.
From Samuel Johnson: "There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn." March 21, 1776

Janice HaynesCreekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, Cosby, TN

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