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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, it is the hope that Christmas brings that one day all things will be as they should be—that the DNA left over from Eden will be fulfilled and there will by “Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men.”

We do have our highest hopes and deepest longings clearly focused on events in December. Home, family, food, presents given and received, music, maybe snow, and the list goes on.

At Whitestone we do all we can to create the atmosphere of Christmas.  We are not trying to make you feel “at your home”, but that you are at your mother’s or grandmother’s home. By that I mean that your every need is anticipated and provided. Our guests can just come and receive grace-based hospitality without concern or effort on their part.

The buildings are outlined with lights.  There are Christmas trees and seasonal decorations everywhere. Special menus are prepared. Live music is presented every night. On cool evenings there is a wood burning fire in the great room.  Every guest room has a gas log fireplace.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

I am blessed to get to provide a place to celebrate life. A recent guest wrote a review and said, “Being at Whitestone really felt like we were at Paul and Jean’s house celebrating with friends.”

That is a great compliment!

I overheard one of our frequent guests telling someone, “By the time I get to I-75 I’m already homesick for Whitestone.”

Whitestone is a place where there is as much peace as anywhere else I have ever been. I hope you will come see us in December and experience the joy and hope and calm of Christmas as it should be.


Celebrating the Season at Whitestone

Here are ways you can be part of the celebration of Christmas all December here at Whitestone.


Each night in December we will be hosting special Christmas dinners. Live musical performances will take place each night with decorations throughout. Call 865-376-0113 for reservations.

Group Christmas Lunches – size 10 or more. Contact us at 876-376-0113 for more information.



See the current events during December by clicking here.


A real, 1880’s vintage, one horse open sleigh, beautifully restored sits at the courtyard gazebo. It’s a great photo opportunity during your visit.sleigh

All the buildings are decorated inside and out with beautiful Christmas decorations and lights.

Here’s a few photos of the scene at Whitestone.


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