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Spend the Day in Knoxville, in East Tennessee




Knoxville East TennesseeOne of the best parts about visiting us at Whitestone Country Inn in East Tennessee is the sense of renewal you’ll feel when you leave.  Our “Sanctuary for the Soul” is nestled on 360 acres along the shores of Watts Bar Lake, providing guests with a quiet, peaceful country retreat for those looking to get away from the hectic day to day of modern life.  Here, you’ll find horses and Scottish Highland cattle grazing in the surrounding pastures, and you’ll see Herons and other waterfowl and birds wing across the surrounding sanctuaries.  Relax with our many amenities, including hiking, picnicking, bicycling, boating, and spa treatments, or just sit back and enjoy the quiet peace of our East Tennessee Inn from a porch swing or hammock.  There’s no doubt that Whitestone Country Inn is the perfect place to relax.  While we’ll never understate the value of getting away for true relaxation, we also know many of our guests like to have a variety of activities and attractions nearby to explore.  Whitestone Country Inn is conveniently located a short distance away from the exciting adventures that await you in Knoxville, Tennessee.  If you’re looking for a lodging destination that offers the best of relaxation and adventure, then make your reservations at Whitestone Country Inn today.

A Day of Adventure in Knoxville, Tennessee

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and against the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville offers visitors the perfect combination of modern amenities, wrapped up in southern hospitality.  The many unique adventures to be had in Knoxville reflect the diversity of this historic city, as well as the general charm of East Tennessee.  Many visitors to East Tennessee are fascinated by the rich, layered history of our region. Follow Knoxville’s Civil War History in a self-guided  driving tour  or walking tour, which will take you through the regional historic sights, such as General Longstreet’s headquarters, Fort Dickerson, and the site of the Battle of Fort Sanders.  There is also a beautiful East Tennessee Veterans Memorial in Knoxville, which bears the names of 6,172 fallen heroes from 35 East Tennessee counties who died in military service since World War I.  A trip to Knoxville isn’t complete without a visit and ride to the top of the Sunsphere, located at the Worlds Fair Park.

Knoxville East TennesseeThere’s also a wonderful variety of outdoor adventure to be had in and around Knoxville. IJams Nature Center is a 300 acre park where visitors can hike, bike, canoe, relax, and view abundant wildlife.  Must-see things here include the stunning views from the Keyhole, and the river boardwalk where you can often spot Great Blue Heron.  The 1,000-acre Knoxville Urban Wilderness offers a unique urban playground for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners.  When completed, this 10-park feature of Knoxville will include over thirty miles of recreational trails, three civil war forts, historic settlement sites, and diverse ecological features.  After a full and likely exhausting day enjoying the sites around Knoxville, head out to one of many critically acclaimed restaurants, or take in the excellent arts and entertainment scene.  Whatever it is you’re looking for in an East Tennessee adventure, you’re sure to find it at Whitestone Country Inn.  Book your room with us know, and start planning your exciting adventure to Knoxville, Tennessee today.