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“We love this place!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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5291 Old Walland Hwy, PO Box 143, Walland, TN 37886   |  
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Senoia, Georgia
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“We love this place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed three nights this week at this wonderful B & B and we loved every minute! Carolyn and John are the best innkeepers we've ever met and we felt like we were staying with family. Their warmth and attention to details are amazing. We enjoyed them sitting with all of us guests and just visiting with us. This is the first B & B we've visited that served desert every night - what fun! We enjoyed the view of the river and loved the history of the inn. John is a big Tennessee football fan and we're big Alabama fans and even though our teams were playing this weekend, he was so still so kind to us. :) We WILL be going back!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This was our second trip to the Inn. Another wonderful weekend. John and Carolyn are the Best hosts. It was a Beautiful, Quiet and Relaxing weekend. The breakfasts and homemade desserts were Amazing. We did the Dancing Bear Restaurant on Friday and the Firefly Cafe on Saturday Night. Both of our meals were excellent and we would highly recommend these restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Chester, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We had a great time during our short stay. Carolyn makes a large country style breakfast that will not leave you hungry. We were there on my birthday and Carolyn went out of her way to prepare country ham for me. She and her husband John are excellent hosts. The birthday card was a nice touch.

The Inn is convenient to Hwy 321 and Townsend and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. It's also close enough to Knoxville to use for Tennessee Football weekends.

The Inn is a nicely restored early 1900's home with large rooms and a combination of antique and modern furnishings. There's a large front porch that invites you to sit and enjoy the company of friends and family.

We had a great time during our stay. This is easily one of the nicest B&B's we've stayed in.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Athens, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My mom and I came to the Smokies to hike this Spring and stumbled over the Chilhowee Inn by chance, planning to stay one or two nights.We ended up staying six nights because we had such a wonderful experience. It was the perfect mixture of privacy and hospitality and was the most perfect place to come back to after days of 8-12 mile hikes. Can't recommend it highly enough! If you are in the area forget Gatlinburg! Come stay at "the peaceful side of the Smokies".

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent! Bit in some the bathroom, though private, is across the hall. It makes...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rowlett, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast on Old Walland Road on the river. It is an old historical inn that has been lovingly restored by John and Carolyn and beautifully infused with their own family history. They are attentive and friendly host that love doing what they do and it shows. The rooms are warm and comfortable. Each room has its own special story. Breakfast is simply great home cooking that varies each morning. Fresh fruit, omlettes, quiche, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and grits. I am sure there is more. We were never disappointed. When you go to dinner, skip dessert. There will be one waiting for you when you get back to the Inn. Spend the morning before breakfast and the evening before bed rocking on the porch and enjoy the hosts and other guests. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Donna Belle. Nice view of the river across the road.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We loved this area and this wonderful B & B. It is really out in the country in a very quiet spot next to the river. The owners were so hospitable and friendly. The room was very clean and nicely decorated. We loved sitting on the porch in the evening watching the fireflies and chatting with the owners. The breakfast was delicious and more than ample! We were surprised to be greeted in the evening with dessert after our arrival. This is a charming place. The history is amazing to read about as you lounge in the dining area. Lots of TLC has been given to this incredible building.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I made last minute reservations on Friday and Carolyn was very accommodating, calling me back promptly to confirm and was very flexible to take care of us on a Saturday evening. This location is easy to find and very convenient to Cades Cove/Townsend, perfect for bicycling enthusiasts. The historic home has a lovely setting with a large porch overlooking the river, just perfect for sitting and meeting new friends. And while the hosts, house and food was wonderful, we enjoyed the other guests most of all!

We stayed in the Martin Howell suite which was large with 3 windows, a queen poster bed, a wonderful sitting area and private bath. The small wardrobe functions as a closet which was fine for overnight. These thoughtful hosts provided bottled water, mints, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and a hair dryer along with an extra pillow and a blanket were available in the room. There was a leather bound book for comments from previous guests.

Carolyn and John also serve a dessert in the evening which was delicious. I loved the very large comfortable common room furnished with a table that seats 12-14, sofas, chairs, fresh flowers from the garden, TV, reading materials including the history of the house, brochures, maps, and magazines about the local happenings. Carolyn also has sodas, bottled water, wine glasses, tea, and snacks available for guests. She has tasteful decor throughout the house and really has thought of everything to make your stay quite pleasant. There is free wifi, just ask for the password. No TVs were in the rooms, again...we loved it!

She inquired regarding dietary restrictions at the time of the reservation. Breakfast was served family style and we enjoyed the fruit, eggs, bacon/sausage, grits, and pancakes. There was enough food for a small army, a great start to the day. Being Sunday morning, Carolyn and John headed out to church and we were on our way with instructions to lock up on the way out. They were helpful without being invasive, and we enjoyed staying here. This is on our short list of favorites in the area and we are sure to return.

Room Tip: Choose one of the rooms with a private bath. The Martin Howell suite has a private bath but not a s...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5291 Old Walland Hwy, PO Box 143, Walland, TN 37886
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Walland
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Walland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the bank of the Little River, in the foothills of the Smoky Mts. Conveniently located near National Park, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge. ... more   less 

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