Sunday, October 17, 2010
A beautiful fall evening heralded the perfect day for Laura and Hoyt at Whisperwood Farm Chapel. The family joined in to celebrate their vows and the reception followed at Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast. A delicious buffet of roasted butternut squash laced with cranberry, beef shishkabobs on the grill, chicken Alfredo on angel hair pasta,a vegetable medley and fresh baked bread followed by wedding cake with raspberry and chocolate filling. Our DJ played their favorite tunes and everyone had fun dancing the night away.
Congratulations to Laura and Hoyt and may your life together be as sweet as the season is glorious! Thank you for making your Gatlinburg wedding a Whisperwood Farm event!
Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, Cosby, TN
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
Many of my guests last week were on the way back or to the games in Lexington. I especially enjoyed their encouragement to get up there and prepared breakfast for Annie and Chris from England and then took off October 5th to see some of my favorite horse whisperers at the games. Pat Parelli's wife was splendid on her young warmblood. I loved her way of giving treats from the saddle to reward good behavior. Also John Lyons kept us laughing with his balloon demonstration and then played with the Paso Finos and danced across the boardwalk on a high stepping paso. All in all, a wonderful day. First time ever the United States has hosted the world games. I was honored to be there, even if only for half a day. Thank you, Annie and Christopher, for sharing your delight and reminding me to go, too! Happy travels to you back home and hope to see you again.
Janice Haynes Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, Cosby, TN, 865-696-2222 Also weddings, www.appalachianweddingadventures.com Elopements, etc.!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sometimes an elopement to Gatlinburg is the perfect choice for your wedding!
Lacy and Jonathan enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the chance to get a great photography wedding package included in their week long getaway. They visited The Titanic and Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Hot Springs Spa, trail in the Great Smoky Mountains, waterfalls, and just plain relaxed and had fun here on the farm. We had an engagement shoot before the wedding, lots of wedding photos in a candlelight ceremony in our wedding chapel, then Lacy was even willing to put on her dress again for daylight photos on Monday. We had fun in the meadows and by the creek. Congratulations to Lacy and Jonathan...many safe journeys together, and be sure to return anytime to Whisperwood Farm honeymoon suite, Albright Grove Loop Room, and your moonlit hot tub in a private garden. Glad you love horses, too!
Janice Haynes, Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper
Appalachian Wedding Adventures, Gatlinburg Weddings
Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, Cosby near Gatlinburg, TN, 865-696-2222
Outdoor weddings at Whisperwood Farm and Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast...just a dream come true for Courtney and Micah on 10/10/10...no, not 10 a.m.! We waited until 3 p.m. for the ceremony, the dramatic arrival of our bride by horse and carriage looping around our natural outdoor amphitheater next to the chapel. Not many brides get to see the flower girls walking down the aisle through a beautiful white pine tree's lacy branches. Our driver brought Courtney and her dad to the rustic arbor where she was escorted off the carriage by her dad. The aisle was scattered with orange, yellow and deep pink rose petals and reflected the fall season perfectly. Congratulations, Courtney and Micah! Hope you visit the farm often and return to your little bit of heaven and our Whisperwood Cabin where we can pamper you just like on your honeymoon. Glad you loved the Grand Marnier French Toast, fresh oranges, and sparkling apple cider for your breakfast..thank you for the beautiful note you left in the guest book. Makes it all worthwhile to know we created your dream wedding just as you had always imagined it since you were a little girl!
Janice Haynes, Wedding Planner and Innkeeper
Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, 166 Middle Creek Road, Cosby near Gatlinburg, TN, 865-696-2222
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Sunday, October 3, 2010
Pamela Lanier, Famous Guidebook Author and Cookbook Editor, Travels to Tennessee, Keynote Speaker for Tennessee Bed and Breakfast Association Annual Conference September 19, 20, at Whitestone Inn .
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Written by Janice Haynes, innkeeper, Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Cosby, TN. www.creekwalkinn.com.
A breath of fresh air, even more than our usual mountain breezes, just blew through Tennessee in the form of Pamela Lanier.
Pamela is a gatherer, explorer, huntress of interesting, unique places. She has single-handedly envisioned the gathering of over 8500 lodging properties in her web sites and international guidebooks. With all of her fame, she settles into the landscape and the fun of our Smoky Mountain area like the comfortable, seasoned traveler that she is—eager to experience a new adventure.
I have had the privilege of experiencing Pamela’s eclectic travel style as her host. We visited our local apple barn and orchard, Carver’s Orchard, tasting their famous fried pies under a Smoky Mountain waterfall. Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Cosby, now features her cookbook collection gathered from her travels. Her signed copies rest in the apple basket she just had to buy at Carver’s but couldn’t sneak through security on the airplane home.
I see Tennessee a little brighter by seeing my neighborhood through her eyes. A sparkling September day glistened around us. I am already in love with Tennessee, especially the Smokies, having lived here since 1982. Yet I’ve never seen light dance like stars in my favorite swimming hole, Midnight Hole. Pamela was first in the water, swimming into the falls, or as close as we could get. The current kept pushing us back. After our icy swim, we draped ourselves over the boulders on the little beach, laying out on the hot rocks around the pool-- a true hot rock massage, solar style.
So I will miss Pamela, knowing she is enjoying hearing our creek lullaby her to sleep in our Hannah Mountain Room. I will miss knowing all we have created here is being received by a true connoisseur of travel.
Best of all, besides the new fresh air and the new vision, I feel I have made a friend. I do believe the kindness of her vision and her life work enlivens the world with discovery. So pick up a Pamela Lanier guide: The Complete Guide to Bed and Breakfasts, Elegant Small Hotels, or Family Travel and Resorts. Breathe in her discoveries and travel experiences and discover your own. Go, as she does, gently.
Janice Haynes, innkeeper, Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm, Great Smoky Mountains, Cosby by Gatlinburg, TN