Member Newsletter: Gracehill Bed and Breakfast

August 31st, 2010 by Mariah

Autumn Splendor East TN Style

Skip the cellophane, we are celebrating this September/October with the bottomless cookie jar. Home baked family recipes, everything from gingersnaps to white chocolate/peppermint topped sugar cookies!

Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. Don’t get me wrong. There are few experiences as nice as open windows on the first day of spring, smelling the new earth and watching spots of color burst forth weekly. But with fall, it’s like Someone took a paint brush and with broad strokes covered the whole canvas as far as the eye can see with brilliant crimsons, oranges, yellows and golds. Too bad winter follows. I suppose winter just makes fall a little sad and spring that much nicer.

I recently read an article about the free perks of staying at most bed and breakfasts as opposed to a big city hotel. At Gracehill you aren’t paying for parking and you don’t need a valet, you’re 50′ from the front door. Breakfast is not only provided, it is not a round piece of hard tack with a hole in the middle. Wi-Fi is not only free, there is a complimentary computer for guest use. Snacks are 10′ out your bedroom door not 10 flights down in the gift shop open from 8AM to 8PM. Free long distance phone service, okay not France, but surely you have friends in the United States… You won’t have to wait in line for the treadmill, my 82 year old mother will happily jump off. We’re not located in a questionable area of town unless you don’t like bears. Don’t like the pillow? Ask for a harder or squishier one. Spend the whole weekend walking around in our robes and set the trend. Need the room de-feathered or distilled water for your CPAP machine? There is no charge for the mini bar which is really a maxi bar. Need a special diet? Let us know ahead of time. Buy a steak and grill it here. Free satellite, videos and equipment. Need a concierge 24 hours a day? We can tell you where to go, how to get there, how long it will take AND the change in elevation during the trip. Enough! You get the picture. Wherever you end up this fall, make it a bed and breakfast. Blessings from mizkathleen@

Gracehill in Gatlinburg, TN

Kathleen A. Janke

Rates: $250-$325 USDRooms: 4

Phone: 865.448.3070
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Fax: 865.448.3070