Creekwalk Inn and Cabins at Whisperwood Farm
Featured in Treasures of Tennessee Guidebook, "Creekwalk Inn at Whisperwood Farm is located on 47 stream-bordered acres of green Smoky Mountain cove. Creekwalk Inn is an ideal place for those looking to get away from it all without straying too far from some of Tennessee and North Carolina's biggest attractions. Owners Janice and Tifton Haynes have a deep appreciation for log cabin living. Janice grew up in Hemlock Lodge, which was handcrafted by her grandfather. One visit to this rustic bed and breakfast inn and you'll fall in love with it, too. It offers seven bedrooms, each with its own charm and private bath. Whether it is the cozy greens and reds of the Hannah Mountain room or the bright wood panel and gingham look of the Little Cataloochee room, you'll find the perfect place to rest. Many of the rooms have fireplaces, hot tubs or whirlpool baths. The Whisperwood Cabin was finished in 2006 and offers two additional bedrooms (one is up a ladder in the loft). The inn is located on a horse farm just a few miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is ideal for hikers or horse lovers wanting to meet the resident horses, Dreamcatcher, Blaze, Tura, Sapphire, Buster and the beloved paint, "Spirit of the Smokies." The art of dining at breakfast on one of the porches or by an open campfire make this a nostalgic place to visit. Tifton designed rustic pews for the chapel and built them on the farm with his master builder, Isaac. Groups can reserve the entire grounds for a wedding celebration or family reunion with Chefs Janice, Tifton and the family barbecuing split Cornish game hens on the seasoned black smoker.
"Cosby is just 19 miles from Gatlinburg, a pleasant excursion if the hammocks and library don't snare you into just staying put on the farm."
Our featured room in the book of Tennessee Treasures is the Albright Grove Loop, named after a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains that has virgin timber. Janice hiked up with friends and all five of them couldn't reach around some of the beautiful trees.
Another room featured is "Hannah Mountain Room", offering guests a private hot tub tucked in the bamboo thicket by the stream.
All of the rooms are named after hiking trails in the Smokies, and the free Smoky Mountain hiking map tucked into each room is your invitation to go exploring. Take your own snacks to the trail in the backpacks provided, or ask Janice to prepare a celebratory picnic lunch for the trail.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with over 900 miles of hiking trails and many entrances close to Cosby, is rejuvenating in itself. But your innkeepers will be happy to design a spa visit at the nearby Hot Springs, a fine dining excursion, or to invite a massage therapist to the inn for a couple's massage in house.
Local dining at "The Front Porch", an unusual bluegrass Mexican restaurant across highway 321 from Creekwalk, is a favorite with guests. Another favorite is visiting "Carver's Orchard" in Cosby, a historic orchard run by the Carvers who were bought out by the National Park in the 30's and relocated to Cosby to replant their apple trees. Several Mom and Pop's along Highway 321 in Cosby have terrific pulled pork barbeque. Cosby even has its own Scottish bakery.
The musical heritage of the mountains quickens your step, whether you are walking the trail to "Hen Wallow Falls", trailhead at the Cosby Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or just strolling around the wetlands trail at Whisperwood Farm. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville offer daily shows, gospel and country music and bluegrass, but here in the outlands of Cosby you might just want to pick up a banjo yourself, or borrow the guitar at Creekwalk and strum a few chords. We'll tap our feet to your music. You, too, have music in you, especially when you sleep by a river and wake up to hike a mountain.
Janice and Tifton and daughters Kendra and Kelsey love to travel, so you might have a breakfast inspired by a recent culinary adventure experienced by the family...or you might be roasting your own biscuits over the campfire and topping them with home made jams from the kitchen. If you want to volunteer at weeding the garden, we'll be glad for the help! Fresh food is our specialty and sometimes the other tasks at Whisperwood keep us so busy we miss tidying up the garden, but the food is organic and delicious.
Children are welcome at our Whisperwood Cabin. Remembering the fun of board games and frisbee throwing, swims in the river, and playing with the farm animals will be a treasure for the family for years to come. A Smoky Mountain family farm vacation is an escape to another place and time with cozy featherbeds and breakfasts delivered to your door.
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