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 Lake. Here, you’ll find horses and Scottish Highland cattle grazing in the sloping pastures, and you’ll be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl in bordering sanctuaries. From the on-property recreational opportunities, you can choose from playing tennis, or going hiking, picnicking, bicycling, or even fishing and boating on a 39,000 acre Tennessee lake. 8 miles of walking trails can be found on property, as well as a host of fun resort-style games like shuffleboard. If you’d rather sit back and bask in the quiet solitude of our property, then pick your favorite spot amongst the hammocks, rocking chairs, or porch swings and relish in the quiet beauty of our East Tennessee home. When you’ve had the time to relax and are ready to explore more of the beauty found in greater East Tennessee, then there are plenty of wonderful day trips to choose from, including the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.
Explore the Great Smoky Mountains
One of our favorite places in East Tennessee are the Great Smoky Mountains; a place where the natural beauty surrounds you, and where history comes alive as you explore the way pioneers and early settlers once lived. In the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll find adventure, heritage and natural diversity combined together into a charming harmony unique to the region. Head into the hiker’s paradise of Great Smokey Mountain National Park, where you’ll find over 800 miles of maintained trails for both beginners and experts. If you’re up for a challenge rewarded by some expceptional views, take one of the park’s more strenuous hikes on the trail to the Chimney Tops. If you’re a wildlife lover, you’ll also find the best biological diversity from the world’s temperate zones in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park; from big animals like bear and elk, right on down to microscopic organisms. One of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains is Cades Cove, where you’ll find the best opportunities for wildlife viewing and the widest variety of historic buildings in the region. You’ll find our favorite spots, as well as our best tips and advice for enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains on our Day Trip Itinerary page. No matter what you choose to do when in the Great Smoky Mountains, the awe-inspiring natural beauty will surely leave you wanting to come back time and time again.
It doesn’t matter what brings you to East Tennessee; whether you’re far from home, or close to home, the refined country living that you’d expect of Tennessee can be found at Whitestone Country Inn. We take pride in offering the best of East Tennessee’s luxurious accommodations, and would love to hear about your adventures during your time with us. Book your room now, and get started making East Tennessee memories that will last a lifetime.