We stayed at Chilhowee Mountain Retreat in July of 2011 to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary, so this review is long overdue. While we live in the same town as this property, we wanted a mini-get-away, and this was the perfect choice. It could not have been more enjoyable. While we only stayed one night, it still felt like a totally relaxing vacation. The atmosphere is more like that of a luxury hotel than your typical B&B, with large spaces to roam and relax. The building is relatively new, quiet and meticulously maintained. Easy-going Jim (a.k.a "The Commander") was there only when you needed him. He pampered us with a delightful antipasti, and we also went in for the totally relaxing couples massage package on the deck, overlooking breathtaking views of the mountains. In the morning we were met at the table with a scrumptious gourmet breakfast casserole, warm homemade muffins and breads and juices. We brought a bottle of champagne along to enjoy and Jim provided expert corkage service to us. Not a detail is overlooked in the way this B&B is operated. Our room (Bear Room) was absolutely comfortable, spotlessly clean, with more gorgeous views of the mountains. If you are traveling in East Tennessee, you must put this wonderful gem on your list of places to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At an elevation of 2200 feet, bordering the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Chilhowee Mountain Retreat provides a quiet, peaceful, comfortable bed and breakfast escape where you can enjoy the seclusion of the forest and the panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains. Enhance your stay with the Smoky Mountain Spa Experience which includes an in-room massage. Continue pampering yourself by relaxing in the two person air-jet tub enhanced with bath salts or aromatherapy. You may also choose to unwind in your in-room steam shower. Our luxurious log cabin home is perfect for a quiet, restful, romantic getaway. ... more less