Sweetberries is not in that remote a location, although it seemed that way driving in the dark on one after another unfamiliar and unlit country roads. After a couple of wrong turns (we tried to take a shortcut which didn’t work out) got there around 9 pm. The house sat on a hill on one side of the road and we found our welcoming hosts in the brightly lit dining room. Our room – Treetop - was on the second floor, where Darrell and Louise turned down our bed while we settled in. The room was very cute with a bear theme: bear lamp stand, bear towel rings, bear toilet holder, bear everywhere! Bed was four poster, very high, with step ladders on both sides, and very comfortable. Waiting for us on the dresser were two pieces of delicious homemade cinnamon buns, large enough for an entire meal. There was a common sitting room, with a TV, assortment of board games, drinks and snacks next to our room. The surroundings were very quiet at night, although noise from the common room could carry a long way (there was a note in the room asking guests to keep noises down after 10:30 pm, but preferably the room should only be used for reading only after that time). Thankfully the room was eventually vacated after 11 pm and we had a good night’s sleep, helped by the light blocking curtains. In the morning we looked out onto a peaceful misty scenery with the trees slowly taking shape as the fog dissipated. Breakfast was around the dining table joined by our hosts, who said grace once all the guests – 6 that morning – were seated. Food was delicious and creative, and came in abundant portions – there was no way anyone could finish everything in one sitting so Louise boxed up the fruit salad and gigantic muffins for us (later we had it for lunch on the road – which was perfect). Our only regret was that our visit was too short so there was no time to relax on the porch and enjoy the view - when we left the fog still hadn’t lifted so couldn’t see the mountain range. Definitely will have to plan another trip just to do that!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee at Sweet Berries B&B and make your vacation a treasured family memory. Your Innkeepers, Louise and Darrell Johnson, have prepared every detail to ensure that your vacation is a special event that you will long remember. Your experience starts with a spacious room, a large comfortable bed, and a spectacular gourmet breakfast. Sweet Berries Inn is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with 11 forested acres, beautiful landscaping and stunning views of Wells Valley. Easy access to Smoky Mountain National Park and Tellico Lake for hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding and internationally famous touring of the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and the Blueridge Parkway. At days end come back, put your feet up and enjoy all the comforts of home.A three course gourmet breakfast is served at 8:00 am with a hot beverage and juice, homemade muffin/breakfast bread, in-season fresh fruit/berries, and an enticing entree. For the early riser your coffee or hot tea can be enjoyed while taking in the scenic view from the second story deck. With advanced notice we will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions. After your busy day, enjoy a complimentary evening snack and beverage to help you relax before bedtime.On-site activities include evening campfires (on request), walking through our 11 acres of forested woodlands, star gazing, birding or relaxing on one of our porch swings. Enjoy edible landscaping in season, which include blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, apple and pear fruit trees. Covered parking for motorcycles. KAYAK rental available to our guest at reduced rates, which includes a drop and pickup service. ... more less
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