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March 27, 2014

Always our “go-to” place to stay in Gatlinburg – Review of Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg, TN – TripAdvisor

 We have lost count how many times we have stayed here and are never disappointed. Our preference is to stay in one of the premier rooms, ideally premier room 1 or 2 located on the first floor in the newer addition to the lodge facing the mountain view. Premier room 4 is like an apartment with a full kitchen, dining, sitting, and living rooms and is located on a lower level of the lodge, with maximum privacy and a lovely mountain view from its balcony. Premier rooms 1, 2, and 3 would be excellent choices for folks with mobility issues.We have stayed in a couple of the traditional rooms upstairs in the lodge. These are original to the lodge and are somewhat smaller than premier rooms, but each is uniquely decorated. The preferred traditional rooms would face the mountains.We have also stayed in the Lindsey House separate from the lodge but still on the property. The bedrooms are on a separate level from the living area and therefore would not be the best choice for folks with mobility issues. The Bebb House next door would then be a better choice since it appears to be one level only.  

A delicious multi-course breakfast is always included in the lodge dining area, with a menu specialty in addition to breakfast standards made to order. The wait staff is always pleasant and efficient. The classical music in the background adds to the relaxing ambiance that begs one to linger. One of the owners, Lee or John, is often present to greet you as well. If you choose, a delicious single four-course gourmet menu dinner is served each night at 7PM for a set price. Dietary adjustments will be accommodated whenever possible with advance notice. Reservations are required. We have never been disappointed! Presentation and service are always given great attention.We have stayed here when our desire is to hike in the park or shop the outlets or in town, or to have a quiet place to avoid distractions from home for my husband to study for his recurrent bi-annual pilot training. There is a lovely sitting area downstairs in the lodge for reading and conversation. A sweet dessert snack is available in the afternoons, and complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and pepsi colas are always available.We have never stayed in the cabins so I have no experience from which to report on them.I highly recommend staying here any season, which we have. The mountain views are ever-changing and most relaxing anytime.


Our third year in a row here at Buckhorn Inn. We will be back for many more! – Review of Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg, TN – TripAdvisor

We just enjoyed out third year in a row at Buckhorn Inn and I can assure you we will most definitely be back for many more. What is exceptional about this place is the atmosphere (peaceful), the people (outstanding service and a kind personable approach) and the FOOD! I cannot say enough about the chefs here. The food is 5 star quality and combined with the outstanding staff you can’t beat it. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet, peaceful spot in the Gatlinberg area that has both beautiful rooms and cabins, and great food.


March 24, 2014

Two Deals So Hot They Sizzle

Celebrate the onset of spring in the next couple of weeks by taking advantage of these two great deals, one for mid-week stays and the other for the coming weekend.  

March Weekend Celebration
Come to the mountains the last weekend of March–relax, dine well, hunt for wildflowers, read a book by the fire, or book an in-room massage. Faithful Buckhorn guests can take advantage of this great promotion–accommodation in a premier room or cottage on two nights, breakfast both mornings, and dinner on Friday or Saturday–you choose!  Can only stay one night?  Friday or Saturday with dinner is $195.  Valid on new reservations only.  Supply limited.  Ask for Celebration Promotion.  Click here to see availability.

Mid-Week Retreat
Escape to the mountains this week or next and settle into a cottage or premier room for two nights for only $130 per night–our magnificent breakfast included.  Prefer a traditional room?  Rate is only $95 per night.  Valid Sunday through Thursday on new reservations only through April 3.  Supply limited!  Ask for Retreat Promotion.   Click here to see availability.

March 5, 2014

Navada’s Delicious Orange Coffeecake

2 Cups Sugar

1 Cup Oil

4 Eggs

1 Can Mandarin Oranges

1 Cup orange Marmalade

2 Cups buttermilk

4½  Cups Self Rising Flour

1 Tsp vanilla

Instructions:  Cream together the sugar, oil and eggs.  Add the remaining ingredients and bake for 40 minutes in a 350 degree pre-heated oven in a greased 10×13 pan.  Glaze cake while still warm with a combination of powdered sugar and orange juice.  

Spring Wine Specials

Yellowtail Chardonnay   

 Rich tropical fruits with a creamy finish, this white wine is soft yet fresh with balanced

acidity and lingering melon flavors.

Biltmore Cabernet Sauvignon   

This medium-bodied red wine is smooth and fruity with a mild oak finish and moderate tannins.

Berringer Sauvingnon Blanc   

This wine dangles exotic tropical fruit flavors long into the finish; very rounded in the aftertaste.

Eroica Riesling  

Eroica delivers a unique combination of mandarin orange aromas melded with spiced apple and slate notes and with the lively, crisp acidity associated with German Riesling.

Michele Chiarlo Barolo  

Barolo is a red full-bodied wine produced in the northern Italian region of Piedmont.  It is made from the Nebbiola grape and is often described as one of Italy’s greatest wines.