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How to Finally Plan that Family Reunion You’ve Been Putting Off

Gathered around fire pit at family reunion

It’s one of those things you’ve thoroughly enjoyed in the past, but dread organizing in the future.

Or it’s one of those pesky need-to-do’s that nag at you repeatedly as time goes by…the Family Reunion. (Who hasn’t heard or said to relatives, “Isn’t it sad that we only see each other for weddings and funerals?”)

Well, there is a solution!

Whether you want to repeat the enjoyable camaraderie of past occasions, or plan that long overdue first reunion, Whitestone Country Inn offers a venue already arranged and equipped  to accommodate the perfect family get-together.

Obstacles that make you hesitant to plan your reunion:

How can we lodge a large extended family, with easily accessible spaces for interaction?

Solution: Whitestone offers not only The Farmhouse, containing eight distinctly beautiful guest rooms, a large living room (with fireplace), spacious recreation room, and dining rooms, but also  The Barn, which includes one guestroom and three large apartment-type suites, all of which contain kitchens. One of these, the Sparrow, has two bedrooms and a large family room/kitchen combination—perfect as a central gathering place. There are many other rooms and suites on the property as well, so that as many as 50 family members can enjoy first class accommodations.

How can we eat together, if we have a large extended family?

Solution: Whitestone provides separate dining areas where families can visit and linger over delicious meals in comfort and privacy.

How can we find activities varied enough to keep different interests engaged and entertained?

Solution: Whitestone now has a beautiful swimming pool, just steps from The Farmhouse! This has proven to be a very enjoyable asset for guests. In addition, a veritable smorgasbord of activities are available on the property.  Located on Watts Bar Lake, the Inn offers kayaking, fishing, canoeing, and a dock where guests can easily tie up their own boats. Pontoon boats can be rented from a nearby marina, and  delivered to you at Whitestone.  Disc golf and miles of beautiful walking trails add to outdoor choices. A nearby off-site golf course provides for avid golfers. Whitestone also prepares picnics and cookouts in the gazebo for families requesting to mix and mingle outdoors at mealtime. Inside The Farmhouse, the recreation room on the lower floor  provides ping pong, a pool table and numerous board games families enjoy (especially if it rains!). Also on the same floor, you will find a great spa where facials and relaxing massages are available by appointment. Whether your family enjoys a variety of activities, or just sitting around the fire-pit at night enjoying s’mores, you’ll have no worries about what to do!

If yours is like most families, the small children are rapidly growing, the big kids may have moved away, and cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles are scattered to the four winds. Invite them all to one of the most beautiful and enjoyable places they could visit, for an experience together they will never forget. Call Whitestone today.  Let’s make some memories!