We were looking for a peaceful and secluded retreat and we found it! What an amazing experience that you absolutely cannot pass up. Besides the beautiful weather we had for the week, we were met with lovely hosts in their conversation, warmth, and amazing breakfasts that are more of a brunch. The scenery goes without saying as each day met us with incredible sunrises. From our cabin room it was stunning, and yet even more so from the Lodge's balcony. There was fresh coffee each morning and relaxing music that lilted through the air every day. We stayed in the Forest View Room which is more of a mini cabin in itself. The evenings in the hot tub under a star studded sky accompanied by a symphony from the forest topped this "away time" off. The room was immaculate and we were always asked if we needed anything. Little amenities like sodas in the mini fridge, little snacks available if you are hungry, a towel warmer, and a welcoming king size bed that was so comfortable. The lodge is beautifully decorated in pine and stone and appropriate mountain art, and not surprised to learn the hosts designed this hideaway! We were met with citrus water each day which I enjoyed immensely. You get so much more and you leave feeling like you have new friends. Our hosts gave us good information about the area and great directions to wherever we needed to go. Unfortunately we were unable to go into the Smoky Mountains park due to the shutdown, but, honestly, it just gave us a great reason to stay put in this welcoming room. This is also a very eco-friendly place to stay which we appreciated. Thanks Jim and Mary. What an experience! It was too warm for the fireplace but we would love to return to sit on that porch and gaze over the snow laden mountains with a fire at our backs. Bless you both.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At an elevation of 2200 feet, bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Chilhowee Mountain Retreat provides a quiet, peaceful, comfortable bed and breakfast escape where you can enjoy the seclusion of the forest and the panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. Enhance your stay with the Smoky Mountain Spa Experience which includes an in-room massage. Continue pampering yourself by relaxing in the two person air-jet tub enhanced with bath salts or aromatherapy. You may also choose to unwind in your in-room steam shower. Our luxurious log cabin home is perfect for a quiet, restful, romantic getaway. ... more less