My friend and I stayed at the Richmont Inn for her birthday. Of course it would be a wonderful romantic place for couples, but it was also great for a girls weekend away. Get away from the TV and take in the amazing views, watch the birds, experience the delicious breakfasts and evening desserts. Most people check out nearby "Cades Cove" but since we had already been there, we asked our host Jim to recommend a short hike. He sent us to a nearby area (easy for him, not so much for us couch potatoes!) but a beautiful falls rewarded us at the end of the 1 or 2 mile climb. The rooms are named for historical people and beautifully decorated accordingly. There is a scrapbook in the common area with pictures of the building being built that is fascinating. They offer a 4 course fondue with or without a wine pairing, but I highly recommend the pairing. If you have never experienced a pairing of food and wine, this will spoil you! It was perfection! Since I love dogs, I asked for a visit with the Westies and was introduced to "Andrew", who was all champion and he knew it! What a cool dude!!! When Jim and Susan found out I had to leave early on Sunday and would miss breakfast they fixed me a breakfast to go that was really nice to have on my drive back home. I can't say enough good things about the Townsend area, this B&B and the wonderfully kind people who run it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 14 room luxury inn minutes from the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Knoxville McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS). Spacious rooms and suites feature spa tubs, wood-burning and gas fireplaces, full breakfast and evening candlelight dessert included with all stays, private balconies with stunning mountain views, and acres of wooded grounds to explore. A Select Registry Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Richmont Hotel Townsend