We THOROUGHLY enjoyed our stay at Hippensteal Inn!! We were only staying one night during our trip to the old Gatlinburg arts & crafts shops and decided to splurge on the room rather than paying less and having to drive to a regular chain hotel. Other B&B's in the area were full, and thankfully so! This beautiful place is well worth the money. First, be warned if there is any ice or snow, the drive can be a little hairy as it is definitely up on a mountain. Just keep that in mind. However, once you get to the top, you forget all that. The inn overlooks the mountains and sunset and is just beautiful. The rooms are quaintly decorated with very nice antique furniture. All of the rooms have king size beds. I can't remember the name of our room, but we were on the very end of the second floor, just above the kitchen and breakfast area. Each room is named for the piece of art (painted by Mr. Hippensteal) hanging over the fireplace. (The entire inn is decorated with his work, which is, of course, available for purchase.) The rooms all open out onto a shared large balcony with rocking chairs and a porch swing. They really treat you like family here, and even the other guests (who are often repeat customers) are incredibly friendly. The kitchen is open to guests at all times to get tea or coffee. The night we stayed Jill (the innkeeper) made a fantastic pineapple cake for everyone to enjoy. We got take out and ate in the kitchen while she did some ironing and had a wonderful time getting to know her. The (included) breakfast is first class. You would pay at least $20 or more for that level of service at any restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is top-notch, as are the decorations and surroundings. We were lucky to be there when the inn was decorated for Christmas which added that much more to the ambience. I could go on and on, but I guess you get the point by now. Next time we head up that way, we will definitely be staying with the Hippensteals.
- Also Known As:
- Hippensteal`s Mountain View Hotel Gatlinburg