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The national trend is health, and playing outdoors in nature is a natural in Tennessee.  Our most visited nation park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is celebrating its 75th birthday in 2009.  Rivers for canoeing and lakes for boating, great places to swim and tube, over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains alone—be sure to bring your hiking shoes to Tennessee.  Plan an outdoor adventure with a Tennessee Bed and Breakfast as your base camp each night…our delicious food will start your day in style.


Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast at Bee Rock , The

Phone: 931-839-1400
Toll Free: 888-293-1444
What better way to say we are your hiking, nature, and outdoors destintion than to ask you to look at our pictures here and on our website www.TheGardenInnBB.com We are perched on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau and are surrounded by parks, waterfalls, nature trails - all within easy drives of The Inn

Monterey, Tennessee
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The Foxtrot Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 865-436-3033
Toll Free: 888-436-3033

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Historic Prospect Hill B&B Inn

Phone: 423-727-0139
Toll Free: 800-339-5084
Prospect Hill makes a great central location for many and varied hiking choices: [to name a few...] Appalachian Trail, Iron Mountain Trail, Virginia Creeper Trail (hike/bike), Roan Mountain, Virginia Highland State Park, Roan Mountain State park and Rhododendron gardens in Cherokee National Forest (at Roan Mountain)and Grandfather Mountain (www.grandfather.com).. A new section of the Virginia Creeper Trail will open in our county before the end of 2009. Boat on Watauga or Holston Lake, both part of the TVA system. Think fjord, without the long travel time. If a full scale hike is not your cup of tea, nature will come to you. Start with the inn's patio, garden or rocking chair front porch. Gaze at the horizon (you can see Virginia and NC from the front porches) and soon you will also see the varied wildlife and birds who visit our INTOWN property daily. Deer are almost guaranteed at the Cottage in the Woods (9 miles away, toward Virginia and adjoining the Iron Mountain Trail.)

Mountain City (Butler), Tennessee
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Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm

Phone: 423-487-4000
Toll Free: 800-962-2246
Hike a waterfall trail, Midnight Hole and Mouse Ears Falls, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We will pack your lunch if you want to make a day of enjoying this 4 mile hike with great swimming or fly-fishing in one of the most beautiful streams in America. Just 20 minutes to the trailhead over the scenic Foothills Parkway in Cosby. We include a free hiking map just in case you want to attempt Backpacker's Magazine's "Best hike in the southeast" Mt. Kammerer trail, 12 miles of adventure to the firetower at the top and back down to Cosby Campground. Enjoy your jacuzzi room, gourmet breakfast, house tea and home roasted coffee in our mountain lodge on the farm. 2 nights in our deluxe room, 2 breakfast for 2, one picnic lunch, trail map, $399 plus tax. This is the getaway you will remember the rest of your life. Call 1-800-962-2246 and ask for the B&B Outdoors Special.

Cosby (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Christopher Place

Phone: 423-623-6555
Toll Free: 800-595-9441
Hiking, Walking & Running- Christopher Place sits on 203 mountain acres, so of course we have some hiking and walking of our own. But we’re also only 11 miles to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (nps.gov/grsm) entrance at Cosby, the least used entrance to the Smokies. Horseback Riding Adventures are 20 minutes away and easily arranged during your stay. Hot Air Ballooning- Could there be a better way to see Smokies? Schedule morning or afternoon champagne flights. Llama Trekking- Lead one of these gentle animals into the Pisgah National Forest and enjoy lunch overlooking the mountains. Whitewater Rafting- The French Broad and the lower Big Pigeon Rivers offer gentle float trips through pristine mountain scenery. The Upper Big Pigeon boasts 5 miles of class 2,3, and 4 rapids though spectacular river gorges if you want a bumpier trip. This is one of the most popular activities in the Smokies and only happens on select days each season, so make your reservations early.

Newport (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast

Phone: 706-820-2002
Toll Free: 866-424-2584
Mountain Falls Hiking Package

Lookout Mtn (Chattanooga), Georgia
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Cumberland Mountain Lodge

Phone: 919-493-2615


Crossville, Tennessee
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Chestnut Hill Ranch B&B and Farm Weddings

Phone: 931-623-2961

Our Wilderness trail is an easy excursion for birders, with trees identified along the way and benches to sit and enjoy the cool canopy overhead. Biking, hiking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding all nearby in the beautiful Duck River Valley.

Only (Nashville), Tennessee
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Berry Springs Lodge B&B

Phone: 888-760-8297
Toll Free: 865-908-7935
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park: Most come to the Smoky mountains to enjoy warm, sunny days and cool crisp nights, where you can hike on over 100 trails.

Sevierville (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Falls Mill B&B Log Cabin

Phone: 931-469-7161
Toll Free: 931-469-7161
Log cabin on the grounds of historic Falls Mill. Water falls, trails, picnic area by 32 foot waterwheel.

Belvidere, Tennessee
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Gracehill

Phone: 865-448-3070
Toll Free: 866-448-3070
There are 900 miles of trails in the National Park. What more do I need to say except that there is also, biking, fishing, tubing, horseback riding, ballooning, spelunking, kayaking, and auto touring! The first day of your arrival, or after your first breakfast on the second day, we sit down and you give me an idea of what you would like to do. I have maps and brochures, and can give detailed instructions on how to find things, shortcuts, and how much something might cost. If you are hiking, all you need to bring are your hiking boots. Give me an idea on how long you want to be on the trail, what change in elevation and how many miles you would like to traverse and I can give you 2 or 3 choices. At that point you can read a page or two on each trail selected to narrow it down to the one for you to have a perfect day. If you'd like a picnic lunch give me a heads up before your arrival, we buy everything fresh.

Townsend (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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Chilhowee Inn

Phone: 865.980.5623

The Chilhowee Inn is just 10 minutes from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where the beauty of nature and wildlife are the main attractions. Enjoy the natural and historic beauty of Cades Cove and feel like you have stepped back to a time when our nation was young and wild. You may even see a few bear! There are auto tour routes, hiking trails, bicycle trails, fishing, tubing, kayaking, and nature trails for leisurely strolls. You can visit the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center and Museum, and the Little River Railroad Museum in Townsend, and The Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont. For reservations, call 1-865-980-5623.

Walland (Maryville), Tennessee
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Nolichuckey Bluffs

Phone: 423-787-7947
Toll Free: 800-842-4690
15 Minutes from the Appalachian Trail as well as many other trails. Grow berries and other crops organically on property.

Greeneville, Tennessee
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Iron Mountain Inn B&B and Vacation Rentals

Phone: 423-768-2446
Toll Free: 888-781-2399
Hiking trails right outside the front and back doors lead up and down the mountains, into the Cherokee National Forest. Weekly guided hikes on Saturdays Sections of the Appalachian Trail - we can drop your car at one end, take you to the start and you hike back. Waterfalls, ridgeline views and more Bike the nearby Virginia Creeper Trail - bring your own or rent one. Fish, swim, boat in beautiful Watauga Lake. No big waves, no salt, no cholorine, just fresh mountain water that's not chilly!

Butler, Tennessee
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Evins Mill, The Inn at

Phone: 615.269.3740
Toll Free: 800.383.2349
Evins Mill features a forty acre property that includes the western most extent of an Eastern Hemlock forest on the Upper Cumberland, lending it a mountain appeal. On the property less than ten minutes from the Main Lodge is 90 foot Carmac Falls, beneath which rests a serene swimming hole. Several hiking trails lead to overlooks of the falls and its base. Guests may fish in Evins Mill pond for bass and brim. Nearby is Center Hill Lake, one of Tennessee's most popular recreational lakes, with a score of marinas and recreation areas. Guests can also take canoe and/or guided fishing trips down the nearby Caney Fork River.

Smithville, Tennessee
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Bed and Breakfast Association of Tennessee - 1200 Paint Rock Rd, Kingston, TN 37763 - 865-376-0113 - stay@tennessee-inns.com