Do you ever just wish you had a secret garden to escape to for a day? Recently several individuals have come to Whitestone without their spouse (also some widows and some widowers). When I asked at dinner what brought them to Whitestone, their answers revealed an interesting pattern of felt
Are you ready to plan your ultimate golf getaway? Many people are in search of the next best course to play on while getting time to rest away form the busy concerns of everyday life. East Tennessee is one of the best locations to enjoy the game of golf. At
In the master plan for Whitestone I wanted to have a covered bridge for the entrance. I thought it was important to have some symbol of getting inside the “sanctuary.” Since there was no creek for a covered bridge and East Tennessee is known for its drive through
A recent survey showed that one of the top reasons people don’t come to a bed and breakfast is that they don’t want to eat at a common commutable table. Certainly there are people who enjoy meeting new folks. They would be very comfortable sharing a table at
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 shared baths. But concerns about hygiene and
The word “grand” comes from the Latin “grandis,” meaning of large size or extent. When applied to the word parent, it’s little wonder that grandparents – be they grandma and grandpa, memaw and pepaw, or mom-mom and pop-pop – are considered a vital part of many thriving families.