Award winning gardens & 3yrs in a row "Best Scenic View From a B&B in the United States", romantic Gracehill is the highest home in the county w/a 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Voted in 2010 "Best B&B in east TN," Your privacy is second only to the view. In the middle of a triangle formed by Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Townsend, we are only minutes from all three. In Townsend you have the natural beauty and serenity of the Cades Cove entrance to the National Park. Hiking, biking, hiking, fly-fishing, tubing, caving, auto touring, spend a day at leisure and feel you have stepped back in time. Gracehill is also eleven miles from a "shop till you drop" experience in Pigeon Forge. Music theaters, outlet malls, and Dollywood are but 20 minutes away. Take a little-used entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and drive gorgeous River Road to Gatlinburg less than 15 miles away. Fine restaurants, shopping, the aquarium, the arts and crafts community, and Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail are the best Gatlinburg has to offer. Breakfast is a three-course candlelight elegant affair. We use different menus, china, crystal and flower arrangements everyday. We start off with choices of beverages, a pastry, a fresh fruit, and a wide variety of main courses. This can be served on the main veranda, the formal dining room, the morning room, or the back garden patio area next to a waterfall. A beautiful sunrise, an elegant breakfast, a day spent doing nothing or everything and the romance of watching the sun go down over the mountain ranges of the Great Smokies. An intimate setting in a place of grandeur.
Key Largo- furnished in 1876 Eastlake burled walnut antiques w/ white marble & green leather tops. One may feel they are underwater starting w/ the hand-sponged ceiling w/ crown molding and indirect lighting and draped fabric. The colors are a soft aquamarine, bottle sea green, violet, and white, which are carried into the bathroom complete w/a whirlpool tub/shower combination. The bathroom wall tile is cut like waves rolling in and the fixtures are full-bodied swans. 40" LED flat screen TV w/blue ray DVD player & desk complete this room along with a fantastic view of the Townsend valle
Casablanca is an eclectic blend of American antiques in oak. The tray ceiling is a deep burgundy complete w/a palm leaf fan. Other colors are warm greens, gold & cream. Hunchback trunks, tapestries, rattan, & elephants compliment the room. The double-French exterior doors pass through an outside stone arch going onto a deck (view of the Townsend valley and the Chilhowee Mountain range) w/a private sitting area w/2 swivel rockers and footstools. This deck leads onto a big veranda where the outdoor hot tub is. A fireplace & flat-screen TV with a DVD/VCR tape player complete the room.
Roman Holiday complete w/a fireplace, is furnished with Italian antiques in burled elm with marble tops. The warm tones of putty, pumpkin, olive, and gold are carried into the spacious marble bathroom complete w/a whirlpool and separate clear glassed in shower stall. One overlooks the "world" from your private whirlpool. Shadow boxes flanking the fireplace contain antique purses from the turn of the century. The TV is a 47" LED Flat Screen.
Spellbound is where you will find the most amenities. A two-person whirlpool, separate steam shower, fireplace and a large HD flat screen TV w/a DVD/VCR tape player. It has double 8-foot tall French doors that go out onto a private balcony with swivel rockers & a table overlooking a waterfall. This balcony leads into the main veranda where the hot tub is. The room is decorated with the very neutral colors of cream, putty, beige, and gold. A few black accents and two splashes of color in the artwork hang on the walls.
5 on October 16, 2013
This place is wonderful
5 on September 11, 2013
An absolutely amazing experience at Gracehill. Kathy (Innkeeper) has extraordinary attention to detail in all areas. Her landscaping and residential design work is award winning and breathtaking, and her gourmet culinary skills make me wish it was a B & B-L-D. My wife and I stayed for a weekend and we will absolutely be back for a longer stay.
5 on August 04, 2013
Gracehill is a five start B&B and Innkeeper, Kathy is not only an excellent cook but smart, interesting, and makes one feel so welcome. The rooms are beautifully appointed with no detail overlooked. A coffee bar outside your room with water, candies, nuts, etc. Flowers and lovely grounds, a fishpond, and, of course, the gorgeous views. Walking onto the front veranda in the morning with the table beautifully set -- what a treat! We loved every minute of it! Carol & Al Haberer, Naples, Florida
5 on October 07, 2012
The website for Gracehill B&B initially sold me – I loved the beautiful pictures and wealth of information. But after a few emails and phone calls to owner/innkeeper Kathy Janke, I was definitely looking forward to meeting her as well. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary, and our 4 night stay proved to be everything I had anticipated, and more. The view is spectacular. The house and gardens are gorgeous. Everything is comfortable, peaceful and calming. Don’t miss the quiet and view of early morning fog from the front porch. Go sightseeing or hiking and return for a jaw-dropping sunset view from the hot tub. Last but not least … Kathy herself is a real delight – so talented and personable, happy to share her knowledge of the area, and helpful with plans and directions. She’s also a fabulous cook! Our 3-course breakfast each day was a different menu and place setting from the previous, and as beautiful as it was delicious. The weather was fine enough to eat outside two mornings – what a treat.
5 on August 21, 2012
In an era when many websites seem to over promise and under deliver, the photos of Gracehill simply cannot adequately convey its exceptional accommodations nor its incredible long range mountain views. The views are truly even better than the photos. The high elevation provides views looking down on surrounding mountain ranges for tens of miles. The scenery changes throughout the hour as cloud formations change. We looked down on cloud enshrouded mountain peaks, watched cloud fronts come and go, and witnessed a phenomenal sunset. The facility is exceptionally maintained in new condition and the rooms were spacious and spotless. Even the mattress felt as fine as in the best boutique hotels we have experienced. The exquisite gourmet meals and gracious hospitality of Innkeeper Kathy quickly signals you are in for a 5 star hospitality experience. Gracehill truly exceeded our every expectation and delivered far more than its website can adequately portray. This will certainly become one of our regular retreats.
Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend, Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee-Tyson) 23 miles
From the Knoxville Airport take the ramp on the right towards Maryville on 129 SB. About 1 mile down the road it splits, stay to the left. 4 miles up the road it turns into 321 by Maryville College. Proceed about 15 miles into Townsend. At intersection #13, (the one and only stoplight) by the Marathon station, Wears Valley Road, Hwy 321 turns left towards Wears Valley and Pigeon Forge. Turn left, proceed 3.4 miles and just past the riding stables on the left you will see Little Round Top Rd. on the right. Turn right, proceed 4/10ths of a mile and turn left at the second left. Proceed 3/10ths of a mile and the road turns into concrete. Come up the concrete another 3/10ths of a mile to the top.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Dollywood, Splash Country, Cades Cove, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Guided Walks, Fly FIshing, Caverns, River Tubing, Hot Air Ballooning, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , 3 Course Elegant Breakfast, Massages, Picnic Lunches, Complimentary Stock Snack Bar, Hors d' oeuvres, Exercise Room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Guided Walks, Fly FIshing, Caverns, River Tubing, Hot Air Ballooning, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Kathleen A. Janke
Hobbies are reading, gardening, floral design, and art. My background is in police communications, landscape design, and the accommodations industry. I built (with help)over a 2.5 year period, and decorated, Gracehill and love sharing its beauty with others.
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