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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

Golf Courses Around Whitestone Country Inn

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

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

You Should Not Set An “Alarm” Clock

    It’s amazing to me how we name things incorrectly! Like calling the instrument that makes an irritating, obnoxious noise and alerts  us to the start of our day an “alarm” clock. It just doesn’t see right to greet the new day “alarmed.” The psalmist, David, gives us a

Why You Should Plan an East Tennessee Wedding

As you begin to make plans for your big day, we urge you to consider having a wedding in the rolling hills of East Tennessee. East Tennessee is one of the most picturesque areas in the country. Step onto the property at Whitestone Country Inn, and you’ll see this beauty first hand. Here,

Do Bed and Breakfasts Have Private Baths?

    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

Creating the Best Vacation with Your Grandkids

    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.

An East Tennessee Getaway Will Rejuvenate Your Soul

Winter is knocking on our door, beckoning us to slow down the frenzied pace of modern living, and to enjoy the simple beauty that surrounds us. As a getaway destination, the State of Tennessee has its obvious charms and hidden virtue, and is a convenient destination for a weekend getaway

Just Trust Me

Used car salesmen sometimes have “trust issues.” I was sitting at a traffic light by a used car lot. Nice looking cars had prices painted on the windshields that were extremely low — $500, $600, $750, etc. But on closer observation in very small letters below  the prices was the