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November 23, 2014

Walt Disney Visits Buckhorn

Walt Disney Signature Edited


Well, not recently.  But he and his wife Lillian stayed for about a month in 1954 when he was preparing the Davy Crockett series. All reports say he and Mrs. Disney were charming guests who sent all the Bebb children special Christmas gifts each year thereafter.  His signature from one of our guest books is third from the bottom. 

November 19, 2014

Feast of Thanksgiving at Buckhorn Inn

Feast of Thanksgiving

Feast of Thanksgiving

Presented by Chef Robert Neisler 

Served by Heidi Gary, Clayton Suttles, Kelli Nash and Diane Lanoye


Herb-Roasted Turkey with Cornbread Stuffing and Giblet Gravy

Baked Southern Ham with Sorghum-Mustard Glaze


 Hot Vegetables 

Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes 

Green Beans Almondine 

Mixed Southern Greens 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon 

Butterbeans with Corn and Pearl Onions 

Root Vegetables Gratinée 

Baked Corn Pudding



Cold Salads and Relishes 

Fresh Cranberry Sauce 

Deviled Eggs 

Chilled Shrimp 

Smoked Salmon 

Cranberry-Whipped Cream Salad 

Black-eyed Pea Salad 

Marinated Vegetables 

Assorted Pickles and Relishes


Traditional Pumpkin Pie 

Maple Pecan Pie 

Fudge Truffle-Hazelnut Tart 

Red Velvet Cake 

Sweet Potato Cheesecake 

Apple-Cranberry Crisp





November 18, 2014

Name That Swan!

Teller's Bride Arriveds

Teller’s Bride Arrives


Tuesday, November 17, 2014 was a joyful day for Teller whose mate Pen passed away last May.  His as yet unnamed bride arrived on a flight from Chicago. This three-year old beauty made herself at home immediately with Teller escorting her very courteously around the main points of the pond.  

Please help us name this gorgeous creature.  Names we like include Pentrey, Mrs. Cob, and Penagin.  (Pen is the generic name for female swans and cob is the generic name for males.)  Let us know which of these suggestions you like best or send us your own suggestion to: [email protected].




November 3, 2014

Perfecting the art of innkeeping – Review TripAdvisor

eThis is not only a beautiful and charming inn, in a beautiful location, but they seem to have perfected the art of innkeeping. Everything from check-in to ordering a sack lunch which was large and tasty to housekeeping was smooth as silk. The Buckhorn Inn is about 6 miles outside of Gatlinburg so it is a good thing that they have a very good restaurant on the premises. Food is served at dinner as a prix fix meal and everything we had on the two nights we stayed was very good. It’s a very quiet place – away from the hub bub of downtown thank goodness – that’s a zoo with rocking chairs on the back “porch” to enjoy the beautiful view toward the Smokys. Children are allowed only in the cabins so it is a place that attracts an older, quieter crowd. Everything is done with care – even housekeeping is in and out of your room while you have breakfast so you never see them. Peace and rest are the best ways to describe this place.