Whitestone Country Inn is truly what they say, "a sanctuary for the soul." My wife and I spent three nights there recently for our anniversary. The innkeeper, Paul, and the rest of the staff were extremely warm and welcoming. From our initial arrival, to our first dinner, to breakfast, and the other times we needed something, the staff was prompt, thoughtful, and helpful.
The area received a lot of rain just before we arrived so the lake level was up too high for us to do any boating. We brought our bicycles (highly recommended if you like to bike) and used them to explore the property when we first arrived. The buildings are more spread out than we expected so the bikes helped us to learn our way around quickly.
We played croquet, shuffleboard, ping pong, billiards, some card games, took long walks, and enjoyed the quiet time of rest. We visited mid-week and though we saw other people, it was quiet. They have a wedding chapel and it sounds like weekends are a bit busier with weddings and other events. The great thing is that there is enough space at the Inn with the land and all the buildings that we never felt crowded.
The food was great, and probably the only challenge was that we weren't used to eating so much! A couple of mornings we took an early bicycle ride in the area around the Inn. The local farms, views of the lake, and the whole area are really beautiful. The exercise also helped with our appetite.
Not far from the Inn are some interesting small towns with antique shops, flea markets, and even an ice cream factory.
We had a wonderful visit and really enjoyed ourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the magic of refined country living at Whitestone! Located near Kingston, Tennessee on Watts Bar Lake with views of the Smoky Mountains, the 600-acre property includes a luxurious AAA 4-Diamond Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant, Wedding Chapel and Conference Facilities. Luxurious B&B Inn accommodations feature whirlpools, spa showers, fireplaces and canopy beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whitestone Country Hotel Kingston
- Country Inn Kingston
- Kingston Country Inn