Skip links

Thoughts from Paul

Do Bed and Breakfasts Have Private Baths?

    One of the most frequent questions at The Whitestone Country Inn is, "Do bed and breakfasts have private baths?" I was surprised that this was still an issue in people's minds. Certainly there was a time when many bed and breakfasts did have

Advice from a Bed and Breakfast

    I (Paul) hear a lot of good stories as the innkeeper at Whitestone Country Inn. This is one I will always remember. An elderly woman was informed by her doctor that she had stage 4 cancer and only had a few months to

Give the Gift of East Tennessee

The holiday season is firmly upon us in East Tennessee, and many shoppers are hurriedly searching for deals and crossing items of their extensive Christmas lists. The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year; it's a season of magic, a time of joy,

Just Trust Me

Used car salesmen sometimes have "trust issues." I was sitting at a traffic light by a used car lot. Nice looking cars had prices painted on the windshields that were extremely low -- $500, $600, $750, etc. But on closer observation in very small letters

Living the Pointe Life

  Reasons Why I Love Living The Pointe Life People love staying at a bed and breakfast with lake and mountain views like Whitestone Country Inn, and most never want to leave...and some don't! The Pointe at Whitestone is a property development where you can

A Grandparent’s Story for Grandparents’ Day

    I (Paul Cowell) have 5 grandchildren from ages 6 to 16 that I get to see almost everyday. My son, Kevin, and his wife, Vicki, work with us at Whitestone and live next door. Maybe the greatest sacrifice folks who work overseas make

Who Will Remember We Were Ever Here?

  Who is going to remember ...   that we were ever on earth in 30—50--70 years? I recently visited my son’s grave. I know he’s not there, but stopping cemetery and seeing “BRIAN PAUL COWELL” on a  grave marker always helps me balance what is important

The Reason for the Drive-Thru Barn at Whitestone

I (Paul) was intrigued with the image of the cities of refuge in ancient Hebrew society. Six cities were designated as a place of refuge. Once you got inside the gates you were safe from the problems and potential attackers on the outside. So in

Little Orphan Annie Meets the Cleavers

Many of us remember the classic movie "Annie." We've recently introduced our kids to this classic musical, and they loved it! It's one of those movies that as adopted children, they can relate to, which just like children's books, are hard to find. You know