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Specials & Packages

Specials & Packages

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

This annual retreat will be conducted on the weekend of February 21-23 in 2014.  Through the path of mindfulness, present moment, non-judgmental awareness, participants will experience the formal practices of sitting, walking and eating meditation and the body scan as well as informal meditation practices such as yoga and Tai Ji Qigong. This is an intense, focused retreat which will be in silence for the most part, although there will be periods for group discussion and teacher-led interviews. An introductory mindfulness meditation retreat day for those with little or no previous meditation experience will begin on Thursday evening.

Package Price: The per person cost (sharing) of $220 includes the retreat, two nights’ accommodation, two breakfasts, two dinners, and one lunch. Participants with little or no meditation experience attend for three nights, beginning on Thursday. There is an additional fee of $120 for these participants which includes the additional night’s accommodation, breakfast, dinner and lunch. 

It is best to call the inn to make reservations:  865 436 4668.  We do block out space for the retreat, so accommodation which may looked unavailable actually is.

Thanksgiving Homecoming

For many Buckhorn Regulars, Thanksgiving is a traditional favorite. The weather is apt to crisp and cool and you can expect a roaring fire to welcome you. The skies tend to be clear and with the trees undressed, the views just go on forever. Our Famous Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet is always a big draw with lots of everyone’s favorite dishes on offer. There is a three-night minimum and regular rates apply.

Fly Fishing in the Smokies

Experience the Smokies in a new way. Our three-night fly fishing package is great for learners and experienced fishermen. This flexible package lets you fish on one or two days for either one or two persons. The professional guide service we use can challenge the most seasoned fly fisherman to have a trip to remember or turn a beginner into a lifelong fly fishing enthusiast. Fishing equipment, wading boots, lunch and licenses are included. Let us know your requirements and we will put a package together designed just for you.

Mid-Week Discounts

We offer two great discounts each year, The Hot Chocolate Special in Winter and the Iced Tea Special in August, both great times to be in the Smokies. Here’s The Deal:

  • Hot Chocolate Special Sunday through Thursday Nights, January through Mid-March
  • Iced Tea Special Sunday through Thursday Nights in the month of August
  • Two Nights, Two Breakfasts on Two Mornings and Two Dinners on Two Nights

Package Price: $385 Cottage or Premier Room; $320 Traditional Inn Room.  Non-Buckhorn Inn gift certificates may not be used for this discounted package.

Romantic Weekend Getaway

Add a bit of zest to your special weekend away with this package which is sure to please your sweetie—and yourself.

  • Two nights’ accommodation in units with fireplaces and jacuzzis
  • Sumptuous breakfast each day (delivered to your room if you like!)
  • Romantic, lamp-lit dinner on both nights
  • Spa Amenity Gift Set for Her
  • Fabulous flowers
  • Massages for Him and Her

Package Price: $740

Romantic Anytime Getaway

Celebrate romance at Buckhorn and relax, letting us take care of all the pesky details.

  • Two nights' accommodation in units with fireplaces and jacuzzis
  • Sumptuous breakfast each day (delivered to your room if you like)
  • Romantic, lamp-lit dinner on both nights
  • Chilled champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival
  • Fabulous flowers
  • Our Lotions and Potions Spa Amenity Gift Set

Package Price: $635


Learn about the flora and fauna of the Smokies as you enjoy a hike led by a professional naturalist and guide. Hiking in the Smokies is accessible to almost everyone with hikes rated from easy to moderate to difficult. The package includes

  • Three nights’ accommodation in units with fireplaces and jacuzzis
  • Hearty breakfast each day
  • Romantic, lamp-lit dinner on two nights
  • Hiking Trails of the Smokies Guidebook
  • Two hearty sack lunches on two days
  • Guide Services for 4-6 hours on one day

Package Price: $800  | Add two in-room massages $190


For couples celebrating special moments in time, we offer a three-night package which includes:

  • Accommodation in units with fireplaces and jacuzzis
  • Sumptuous breakfast each day
  • Romantic, lamp-lit dinner on two nights
  • Fresh bouquet of flowers
  • A copy of Buckhorn Memories, a 50 page book of more than 200 beautiful photographs of the Inn and surrounding national park
  • Complimentary champagne

Package Price: $685 ($710 in October)  | Add two in-room massages $190

New Year's Eve Celebration: La Bella Notte

La Bella NotteJoin us  in an early celebration of the Italian Carnevale to bring in the 2016 year.  Carnevale in Italy is a huge winter festival celebrated with parades, masquerade balls, entertainment, music, and parties. Children throw confetti at each other but our adult guests may enjoy doing the same!  Mischief and pranks are also common during Carnevale, hence the saying A Carnevale Ogni Scherzo Vale, anything goes at carnival.

Carnevale has roots in pagan festivals and traditions and as is often the case with traditional festivals which have been adapted to fit into the Catholic ritual of Lent. Masks, maschere, are an important part of the carnevale festival.  People also wear elaborate costumes for the festival and there are costume or masquerade balls.

Food, always central in Italian life, is of major importance at Carnevale and so in our celebration at New Year's Eve.  Our six course table d'hôte  offering is designed to delight the palate.


This course will be served to guests as they gather in the dining room before the official start of dinner. Olives, nuts, cheese, sauce dips, and little fritters will be accompanied by complimentary champagne.

Antipasto Salad with Bocconcini and Green-Olive Tapenade

Tomato Acqua Cotta

Home-made Ravioli with a
Delicate Cream Sauce and Giant Shrimp

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin Roma with Red Onion Marmalade, Potato Flan and Asparagus

 Pear and Pistachio Pastries with Creme Anglaise

Music  Pea Picking Hearts will provide music for listening and dancing throughout the evening. 

Dress  Fancy dress on New Year's Eve gives the evening a special sparkle.  Costumes are not required but are welcome.  Masks are provided.

Package  Our three night package includes accommodation, breakfast each morning, and dinner each night.  Premier Rooms and Cottages:  $795    Traditional Rooms $695



Annual February Wine Tasting

Wine expert Dave Jennings will conduct a wine tasting for our overnight guests on Wednesday, February 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. You can sample a number of varieties--red, white and in-between. And if you aren't yet a wine tasting connoisseur you can be by the end of the evening. Dave will offer guidance on learning how to taste wines that will deepen your appreciation for both wines and winemakers.  Look, smell, taste - starting with your basic senses and expanding from there you will learn how to taste wines like the pros in no time!   This event is complimentary for our overnight guests. We are offering a special one-night rate which includes dinner, breakfast and accommodation at $200 for premier rooms and cottages and $175 for traditional rooms. Come a day earlier and add that night with dinner, breakfast and accommodation for an additional $165 for premier rooms and cottages and $135 for traditional inn rooms.  

Painting the Smokies

Swan Painting Donna NoiceSeptember—Painting Retreat at Buckhorn Inn    We believe, as Picasso once said, that “everyone is an artist.”  Young or old, the art of creating is a joyous, exciting process.  Amid the beauty of the Smokies, we try to provide the right environment for that process to blossom –relaxing accommodation, delicious food, the congenial company of fellow artists working at all levels. There has been a week of painting at Buckhorn Inn in the Smoky Mountains every year since the mid 1960’s when famed watercolorist Jim Gray gave classes.  Ohio artist Ruth Firestone led a group of artists every year for more than 30 years.    Each day is yours to paint—a rushing river, a quiet woodland glade, asters covering a mountain meadow.  In the evenings following dinner, join with fellow artists to discuss and critique the day’s work.  On two evenings, local artists will drop in to talk about their approach to painting and discuss their work with you.  The painting on the right was done by long-time attendee and dear person Donna Noice.


Rates include accommodation for seven nights, breakfast each morning and dinner each night

Two persons in a premier or cottage  $1225

One person in a premier or cottage $1000

Two persons in a traditional inn room $980

One person in a traditional inn room $875


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