We have stayed in dozens of Hampton Inns all over the midwest, but our evening in Caryville, TN was one of the most unique! We were on our way to Florida on I-75 South when we ended up in a 3 hour traffic jam caused by a washed out roadbed. We were detoured on State Route 25W which took us through the winding hills of Tennessee for over an hour, following trucks trying to climb steep and narrow hills. We finally realized that we were not going to make it to Knoxville, our planned destination for the night. We called the Hampton in Knoxville by cell phone to cancel and asked the desk clerk to find us another Hampton closer to where we were. He made reservations for us in Caryville.
The approach to the building was a well-lit winding driveway, just like the mountain roads we'd been traversing. We were welcomed by statuary and antique cars as we parked to register and unload. We had been in the car for 13 hours when we arrived, and the last thing we wanted to do was fight through all that traffic again to get dinner, so the desk clerk (and manager) gave us menus of local places who would deliver. We chose pizza and within 30 minutes were enjoying hot pizza delivered to our door! Our room was clean, comfortable and comparable to most Hamptons we have experienced. What made this facility unique was the photos and memorabilia on the walls of all the hallways and common spaces...photos of historical events and people in the area. There was a fenced-in steep hill behind the building housing 5 llamas as resident lawn care specialists!
After a hot breakfast the following morning, we departed the Hampton Inn in Caryville with memories of a pleasant visit to the mountains of Tennessee rather than our nightmarish day on I-75. Highly recommend this small town facility for true southern hospitality!
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