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Whitestone Package – A Day For You

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

Automation, Computers, Self-Service

It seems that today there is an app for everything. Computers, phones, traffic and security cameras, preform function that humans once did. I get voice directions for a voice on my phone or OnStar. I ask Google questions about almost anything. Siri and I are only on a best friend

100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis originated the concept of Mother’s Day in 1908 to honor her deceased mother. She had promoted the day to the extent that by 1914 Woodrow Wilson made the second Sunday in May a national holiday. Anna then spent the next 12 years vigorously opposing the commercialization of Mother’s

What Was I Thinking?!

“I know what I was feeling, but what was I thinking?” by Dierks Bentley. This country song tells of a country boy who said thinking wisely “crossed my mind a little too late.” A prayer I’ve prayed often is “God give me wisdom.” I don’t want to let emotions, fuzzy

What About Children & Family Reunions at a Bed and Breakfast?

    Do bed and breakfasts allow children to stay? Do bed and breakfasts host family reunions? There is no consistent policy among bed and breakfasts regarding these questions. Every property has its own regulations regarding who and what they accept at their inn. Children: There are bed and breakfasts

Do you have to stay 2 nights to come to Whitestone?

Do you have to stay two nights to come to Whitestone? Answer: No. That answer would make a short blog, so let me explain. It’s easier for housekeeping if a guest stays more than one night – less linenes, less cleaning, etc. By requiring a 2 night stay (some inns

Why is the Entrance at Whitestone a Drive-Thru Barn?

    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

Marriage Vow Renewal

    How many of you really knew what you were doing when you got married? It really doesn’t matter how long you knew each other before the wedding or how much you love each other now, most couples say there were lots of surprises in the years following the

Showing Pastor Appreciation All Year Long

  The month of October saw a great wave of appreciation flow out to Pastor’s worldwide and for good reason. The job of a pastor is tough stuff and it’s incredibly important. In fact, the job of a Pastor is consistently identified as one of the most difficult occupations in

Give A Word Of Thanks

Whitestone Country Inn – East Tennessee Bed and Breakfast – Knoxville Tennessee A Traditional Thanksgiving The holidays are approaching and it’s will soon be time for traditions to begin. Some family friends have a great tradition that they put into practice at Thanksgiving dinner. They have the usual foods like