this was our second time staying at butterfly gap, and won't be the last.First time (10/12) we did the tourist thing. Went to cades cove riding bikes( thought it was when they had trail closed to traffic for awhile, but its only in summer) gatlinburg, smokies, maryville bike trail( got sidetracked wasn't fun ) packed, and planned to much in for two days.
totally surprised when we first pulled into property and saw how beautiful it was! took a bottle of wine and watched the sunset from the overlook.clear night all the stars and could see airplanes going to tyson/mcghee airport. we slept in the most comfortable and fabulous bed ever.can't say enough about breakfast. we stayed in cottage 320 which has a screened in porch, deck off the master bedroom, and washer/dryer
this time we did it right. stayed on the property most of the time. hiked the trails saw the baby lambs, just spent a lot of great time together as we celebrated our 17th anniversary.we did go to maryville for lunch and dinner vienna coffee house is fabulous!! one lunch i went to "the market" in maryville, to get carryout salads for us, and ate on the front patio area. we stayed in cottage 142. we didn't go to overlook as we were able to watch sunsetting from our back patio area( we could have seen it from the bed as it is a wall of windows facing out.)
you are not a guest here . you are treated as if you are old friends. what i really like is the journal. seeing who else stayed there, what they did, where they were from, and the reason for being there.there are many repeat visitors, and we are part of that group. can't wait to go back again
another highlight for us is visiting clinton tn and their antique shops. there are about 20 in their historic district. clinton is about 10 miles north of knoxville off I-75
- Also Known As:
- Butterfly Gap Retreat Hotel Maryville