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“Wonderful, relaxing experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Buckhorn Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2140 Tudor Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Gatlinburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Morristown, Tennessee
1 review
“Wonderful, relaxing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am biased. My wife and I have stayed at the Buckhorn Inn so many, many times over the past decade that we aren't sure how exactly how often we have been guests here. This is a wonderful, quiet, relaxing place to be close to all of the activities of Gatlinburg and the Park and still be able to retreat to the peacefulness of the Lodge itself. The Innkeepers/owners and their staff are great hosts and make all guests feel welcome. Breakfasts at the Inn are fabulous and included... but you must try dining at least once at the evening 4 course dinner also served here (at added cost and reservation required). You cannot find a better dining experience anywhere else in the Gatlinburg area.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buckhorn Inn is a place that you will fall in love with on your 1st visit. We have come for the last 7 years, and look forward to our next visit before we leave!
The wonderful owners, the staff, the chefs, servers, and ground folks are like family. They make you feel like you have come home...a comfy one. The history of the Inn is so interesting. The building, the grounds, the cottages are simply beautiful. It's safely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg, but close if that interests you. Hiking is a favorite of ours, and so many trails close by. We have been guests in different seasons, but the winter is our favorite with snow.
My husband and I love the inn and the people there!

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon buckhorn inn last second due to our prior inn canceling due to inclimate weather. Was able to get a great traditional room with dinner and breakfast of course for a great price. Inn has great view of mountains with an easy accessible location. Innkeepers and staff very sweet and helpful highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the inn on 2/16/15 for our Anniversary, this was our first time in Gatlinburg and at the Buckhorn Inn. It was some of the best food we have ever had. We had mushroom and wild rice soup served multigrain bread, a wonderful salad with their herb dressing, and after that was the main course, chicken breast with ham the in the middle with a cream cheese sauce. Dessert was a very moist piece of red velvet cake and coffee. It was a meal to remember! Very elegant place with a warm fire and cozy atmosphere. You have to try the spiced iced tea. Very delicious. They do dinner every night, you must call with your reservation because they are a very small place. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for a very good restaurant that is intimate for a special occasion. It seems like it leans more towards couples, there was a table of 5 with a child and they were in a different room than the rest. It is pretty expensive but well worth it. We got to meet the chef at the end and just was such a sweet memory. Will look into staying there next time we are in Gatlinburg.

Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this facility several times over the years - most recently February 15, 2015. The accommodations are superb as is the food. Buckhorn Inn is in a secluded area away from the confusion of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, yet very close to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park as well as many other activities. The setting has spectacular views of Mount LeConte.

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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second trip to Buckhorn Inn, and both our experiences have been delightful. It is our favorite place in the Smokey Mountains. The food is great and the atmosphere is very relaxing. We will definitely return.

Room Tip: We stayed in Cabin #5 the first time and Cabin #1 the second time. They were both great, but Cabin...
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  • Stayed February 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Buckhorn Inn in November 2014 as part of a US road trip. We drove from Nashville to Gatlinburg which was an easy drive. The only tip I have for the drive which I believe is written on the confirmation email from the Buckhorn Inn is DO NOT drive through Pigeon Forge on the way to Gatlinburg. We (or should I say I) did not read the information properly and we spent nearly an hour in traffic driving through Pigeon Forge. The only consolation to that drive was that all the Christmas decorations were out and they were spectacular. In fact, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have some of the best Christmas decorations I've ever seen and it's worth a visit around November/December just to see them. We didn't arrive at Buckhorn Inn until nearly 7.30pm on our first night. I had called through to say we were caught in traffic and would be late. I had booked dinner in the restaurant for both our nights and wanted to let them know we would be arriving outside their usual sitting time. The staff were more than accommodating about our delay and on arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at Reception who checked us in immediately, directed us to our table, took our drink order and our first course was served very soon after that. It was a great relief as we had been very stressed due to the traffic congestion in Pigeon Forge and our late arrival. Dinner is a set menu but the food was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in a Premium 1 Room which was beautiful. The decor was pretty, the room was roomy and very clean and it had a small balcony with a view out to the Smokey Mountains. Breakfast each morning was also excellent and the service was impeccable. We felt very welcome and everyone treated us as though we were long lost relatives. Buckhorn Inn is a short drive to the Smokey Mountains and we drove to the top of the Smokey Mountains both days we were there which was a lot easier than we thought it would be. The location of the Buckhorn Inn is also ideal as it is a short distance to Dollywood (about 20 minutes drive) and many art and craft shops which are scattered throughout Gatlinburg. I would highly recommend the Buckhorn Inn. It is an upmarket, romantic, mountain retreat where you can forget about the everyday stresses of life for a while and spend some quality time with your significant other.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Buckhorn Inn

Address: 2140 Tudor Mountain Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Gatlinburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Buckhorn Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beauty, peace, and solitude emanate from the pine and hemlock forest surrounding Buckhorn Inn, while the ever-changing view of the Great Smoky Mountains across mountain meadows of wild flowers never fails to inspire the visitor. We offer a range of Gatlinburg accommodations, from full, private guesthouses to private cottages to traditional inn rooms. Pick the Smoky Mountain lodging that fits your style and length of stay and plan your Tennesee vacation today! East Tennesee's classic country inn, The Buckhorn offers the grandest Smoky Mountain views of any Gatlinburg bed and breakfast. Elegance and period charm mix with the inn's friendly, romantic atmosphere of a Smoky Mountain lodge. Buckhorn has been a favorite destination for visitors to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains since 1938. Situated less than a mile from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Buckhorn Inn is convenient to all activities and attractions in the area including hiking, arts and crafts, musical theaters, and the Pigeon Forge Outlets. ... more   less 
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