Whitestone Country Inn

Rest Your Head in These 8 Great B&Bs in East Tennessee

It's not just a room, it's your home away from home. Made in Tennessee.

After a day's excursion around East Tennessee's big city attractions and small town hidden gems, rest your head in these bed & breakfasts that offer luxurious beds, local-sourced breakfasts and, as always, that famous Tennessee hospitality. It's not just a room, it's your home away from home. Take a look, then book your stay at these unforgettable, Made in Tennessee locales:

Christopher Place Resort

1500 Pinnacles Way

Newport, TN 37821

Christopher's Place
Christopher's Place

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Newport sits far enough away from its busier Smoky Mountain resort-town neighbors that visitors get the feeling they're farther away from it all than you really are. The Christopher Place Resort, a B&B located on 200 wooded acres, is tailor-made so that guests can take full advantage of that feeling. They have an on-site restaurant and resort-style amenities to complete the full getaway experience.

The Richmont Inn of the Great Smokies

220 Winterberry Lane

Townsend, TN 37882

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Townsend is nicknamed "the Peaceful Side of the Smokies," and nowhere is that more evident than the Richmont Inn. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 11-acre estate sits right across the valley from beautiful Rich Mountain. In the main lodge, each of the rooms are named for and themed after a famous Appalachian person, from Horace Kephart to Sequoyah.

Bluff View Inn

411 East Second Street

Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Located in Chattanooga's popular Bluff View Art District, Bluff View Inn is not one, but three historic homes sitting above the Tennessee River. Unlike many of the East Tennessee's B&Bs, Bluff View Inn is in town - downtown, in fact. It is within easy walking distance of many of Chattanooga's great attractions, including the Tennessee Aquarium and the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge.

Chilhowee Inn

5291 Old Walland Highway

Walland, TN 37886

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The Chilhowee Inn first opened its doors in 1903, making it the oldest operating inn in Blount County. This historic building has been taking in guests and travelers in the Appalachian foothills for quite some time, making it the most classic B&B on this list.

Buckhorn Inn

2140 Tudor Mountain Road

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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The Buckhorn Inn started welcoming guests to Gatlinburg in 1938, only four years after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established. This 30-acre wooded resort is situated just one mile from the Park itself. Naturally, it's ideal for folks who want to rest in the peace of the Smokies while retaining quick access to all the entertainment in Gatlinburg.

Whitestone Country Inn

1200 Paint Rock Road

Kingston, TN 37763

Whitestone Country Inn is like a picturesque country village that sits up above Watts Bar Lake. There is a farmhouse, cottages, a barn and a schoolhouse. Horses and cattle graze in the fields. Waterfowl fly overhead and land out on the water and on the tiny islands. Whitestone may only be an hour west of Knoxville, but it feels a world away.

Mountain Harbor Inn

1199 Highway 139

Dandridge, TN 37725

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Not every bed and breakfast in the world can offer guests a private sunset cruise, but Mountain Harbor Inn on the shore of Douglas Lake does. Boat slip rentals are also available for folks with their own vessels, and when the boat ties up at the dock, guests disembark to one of the many suites, or the fully-furnished waterfront cabin.

Iron Mountain Inn

268 Moreland Drive

Butler, TN 37640

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Deep in the heart of the Cherokee National Forest stands a mountaintop lodge called Iron Mountain Inn. This particular B&B is an outdoorsmen's dream. A spur of the Appalachian Trail takes you across the mountain ridge, right to the inn's front door. Also nearby are Doe Mountain and Watauga Lake. 

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