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Happenings at the Inn December 2012



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But There’s So Much to Do!

Frankly, many Buckhorn Regulars come here just to do nothing.  After all, lives for many of us (even retirees!) can be hectic and stressful.  A chance to relax in comfort, read a book, have a real conversation with your loved one can be pretty special.  But for those of you yearning to engage in great activities while you are with us, take a look at the list our wonderful Carson Newman University intern Taylor Foy put together.  Just reading it may tire you out. Click here for list of activities.


Winter Deals at Buckhorn Inn

These deals are especially for those of you who may not have figured out that Winter can be spectacular in the Smokies.


Wine Tasting Evening

Wine expert Dave Jennings will conduct a wine tasting for our overnight guests on Thursday, February 21  You can sample a number of varieties–red, white and in-between. And if you aren’t a wine 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. The discounted one-night rate includes dinner, breakfast and accommodation,  $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.  Book online or telephone our Fabulous Office Manager Debbie on 865 436 4668.


Famous Winter Discount 

Book early to insure your reservation for this annual favorite.  The Deal:  2 nights, breakfast for 2 on 2 mornings and dinner for 2 on 2 nights;  Sunday through Thursday nights, January 7 through March 14,  $365 Cottages and Premier Rooms; $310 Traditional Rooms.

Book online or telephone our Fabulous Office Manager Debbie on 865 436 4668.


Take Time for Two Valentine Celebration Includes Complimentary Champagne

Sweep your sweetie off her (or his) feet and indulge in a truly romantic evening on February 14.  A lovely room in the mountains, a roaring fire with a sumptuous dinner, and a great breakfast before you leave the next morning is included in our Take Time for Two Celebration.  Chilled champagne will be waiting for you in your cottage or room.  An elegant Valentine’s dinner will delight your senses and enliven your tastebuds — a feast for the eyes as well as the palette.  The rate for a  Premier Room or Cottage $245 and Traditional Inn Room $200.   And if you can’t make it on Valentine’s Day, make it up to your sweetie by giving a Buckhorn Inn Gift Certificate.   Book online or telephone our Fabulous Office Manager Debbie on 865 436 4668.


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Hand me an apron– let’s cook!

ByTaylor Foy, Buckhorn Inn Intern

A day in the kitchen with Frank is an amazing experience. He is a talented chef and kind teacher. I told him I have never been much of a cook, but I was able to follow a recipe. He laughed and informed me that he doesn’t use recipes. I knew I was in for a long night!  We prepared a four-course meal together:  Grilled London Broil with Béarnaise Sauce, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup, Garden Salad, and Orange Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Icing.  For Carrot Cake recipe, see our blog.


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A Sixer: Mt. Leconte from Buckhorn Inn 

Treking up Sixers—mountains higher than 6000 feet—get you bragging rights and entry into the South Beyond 6000 Club if you complete all 40 of them, most of which are located in the Appalachians.   You don’t get just bragging rights–climbing these peaks gives you the experience of sharp habitat transitions and the region’s most stellar views.  A trek up our beloved Mt LeConte (6593 feet) takes you through hardwood forests to spruce and balsam and onto exposed cliffs that require steel-cable assistance.  Many of our guests make LeConte a day hike, while others just enjoy the view from the Inn’s front porch.



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Waterfall Walks in Winter

At nearly 80 feet, Rainbow Falls is the longest plunge of water in our National Park.  For this and our four other recommendtions for winter waterfall walks click here.



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Winter Special Events

There are three great events in the first three months of 2013 in the Smokies, the Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week, Saddle Up!, and Mountain Quiltfest. For details click here.


What This Space

Well, not this space exactly.  Watch our website in early January because 2013 is the Inn’s 75th Anniversary, and we will be posting details about our year-long hullabaloo early that month.  We plan to celebrate  with special events and opportunities for guests to join in the celebration and  to win gifts from the Inn.  

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