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Things to Do in East Tennessee

Exploring Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains

People from all over the world travel to East Tennessee  to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular national park in America. One of the Park’s main attractions is Cades Cove, a beautiful quiet valley surrounded by the stately Smokies. Even at

The Christmas Season at Whitestone

I’m often asked by guests, “What is your favorite time of year at Whitestone?” My wife says my favorite season is whatever is next! There is some truth in that. But December has a charm that elevates this month to the top. First of all,

Day Trip to the Great Smoky Mountains

People come to East Tennessee for a large variety of reasons, including adventure, stunning natural beauty, and exceptional hospitality.  There is no shortage of these when you stay at Whitestone Country Inn, which is nestled on 360 beautiful acres along the shores of Watts Bar

Oh, my gosh! It’s Lord of the Rings!

by: Valerie Bryant Bennett One cool afternoon, on a visit to Whitestone with a friend, I decided to strike out through the woods across the road for a hike on one of the many trails suggested by a map of the property. My friend was

“Wintering” at the Whitestone Country Inn

By: Valerie Bryant Bennett For many people, winter represents a time of cold dismal days…simply a cycle of seasons that must be endured until the grass turns green again, and trees clothe themselves liberally with new leaves. On my way to visit Whitestone this week,

10 Things to Do in East Tennessee this Winter

During wintertime in East Tennessee and the Knoxville area, the cooler temperatures bring another kind of enjoyment not experienced in the other seasons of the year. Just because snow may fall and the temperatures may be a little chillier, that doesn’t mean you and your

Enjoy Christmas in East Tennessee

The Christmas season offers a special time of the year where you and your loved ones can enjoy being together.  Like everyone, you have established traditions, rituals and gift giving. If you’re looking for something different but still wanting quality time with family and friends,

Whitestone’s Ultimate Romantic Dinner

Being named one of the Most Romantic Inns in America the first year we opened was no accident. In fact, romance is always a high priority at Whitestone. The fresh East Tennessee air and surrounding lake and mountain views make Whitestone a natural haven for

Golf Courses Around Whitestone Country Inn

Are you ready to plan your ultimate golf getaway? Many people are in search of the next best course to play on while getting time to rest away form the busy concerns of everyday life. East Tennessee is one of the best locations to enjoy

Spring Hiking in East Tennessee

Whether you’re looking to get a little exercise in, reduce your stress levels, or simply clear your head and enjoy nature, hiking delivers almost immediate rewards.  Hiking provides us all with a chance to escape our often over-scheduled daily lives, and to experience the world directly and without