Wytheville sat at the right point in our drive to the Smoky Mountains for an overnight stop so we checked out TA and found Trinkle Mansion was top of the list. It looked like it would suit us very well so we booked a night on the way down in 'Monroe' and a night on the way back in 'Wilder' (so difficult to pick one room over another).
When Patti greeted us at the door and invited us into the house, it plain took our breath away! The proportions of the foyer and stairs were amazing - you could almost fit our whole UK house in there! As we toured the house and heard the story of the renovation and the passion that drove Patti to work so hard to make it a truly great B&B, we were blown away to think this was just a brief stopover for us. So many just pull off the Interstate and stay in a cheap motel. This was stunning!! Both the rooms we stayed in had comfortable beds, very nice décor and furniture and wonderful bathrooms - Wilder has the larger bathroom and we liked the layout of its bedroom a little more than Monroe's.
Patti just epitomises 'Southern Hospitality' so we were not surprised at all the luxurious and welcoming touches she and Bernie have included at Trinkle Mansion. So many rooms and spaces for guests to use and enjoy and gorgeous décor throughout! Breakfast was another treat, sitting around the beautifully laid out dining table being served wonderful food and enjoying chatting with fellow guests.
This was an experience not to be rushed so we were happy to relax and unwind at Trinkle before hitting the road again. We were sorry not to have been able to meet Bernie on either occasion we stayed as it would have completed the picture for us!
We intend to recommend Trinkle Mansion to anyone we know will be driving I81 or wanting to visit the area. An experience not to be missed!