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Home Away from Home

My husband and I stayed at the Buckhorn Inn in November 2014 as part of a US road trip. We drove from Nashville to Gatlinburg which was an easy drive. The only tip I have for the drive which I believe is written on the confirmation email from the Buckhorn Inn is DO NOT drive through Pigeon Forge on the way to Gatlinburg. We (or should I say I) did not read the information properly and we spent nearly an hour in traffic driving through Pigeon Forge. The only consolation to that drive was that all the Christmas decorations were out and they were spectacular. In fact, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have some of the best Christmas decorations I’ve ever seen and it’s worth a visit around November/December just to see them. We didn’t arrive at Buckhorn Inn until nearly 7.30pm on our first night. I had called through to say we were caught in traffic and would be late. I had booked dinner in the restaurant for both our nights and wanted to let them know we would be arriving outside their usual sitting time. The staff were more than accommodating about our delay and on arrival we were greeted by a lovely lady at Reception who checked us in immediately, directed us to our table, took our drink order and our first course was served very soon after that. It was a great relief as we had been very stressed due to the traffic congestion in Pigeon Forge and our late arrival. Dinner is a set menu but the food was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in a Premium 1 Room which was beautiful. The decor was pretty, the room was roomy and very clean and it had a small balcony with a view out to the Smokey Mountains. Breakfast each morning was also excellent and the service was impeccable. We felt very welcome and everyone treated us as though we were long lost relatives. Buckhorn Inn is a short drive to the Smokey Mountains and we drove to the top of the Smokey Mountains both days we were there which was a lot easier than we thought it would be. The location of the Buckhorn Inn is also ideal as it is a short distance to Dollywood (about 20 minutes drive) and many art and craft shops which are scattered throughout Gatlinburg. I would highly recommend the Buckhorn Inn. It is an upmarket, romantic, mountain retreat where you can forget about the everyday stresses of life for a while and spend some quality time with your significant other.

via Buckhorn Inn (Gatlinburg, TN) – B&B Reviews – TripAdvisor.