Whitestone Country Inn

1200 Paint Rock Road , Kingston, TN 37763 USA (Show map)

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Discover the magic of refined country living at Whitestone! Whitestone is country living at a refined peak. Our 600-acre property including a AAA 4-Diamond bed and breakfast near Knoxville, TN resembles a village complete with of farmhouse, cottage and Victorian-style lodging, plus a variety of outdoor activities from tennis and kayaking to 8 miles of hiking and walking trails.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Real rest and restoration in peaceful surroundings

5 on July 10, 2015

My wife and I had 5 days at the Whitestone Inn. Fabulous food (coffee rubbed rib eye & Whitestone pie!), excellent service. Canoeing was lovely, herons and ducks everywhere. Hummingbirds outside the dining room window. An absolutely stunning view. We had a couples massage on premises. Took walks, read on balcony. Weather was really not very good, but it didn't make any difference to us and our experience. Will definitely return. Mike & Paula Hignite

This was our first visit to this delightful retreat inn. We have traveled the world and have not seen such a beautiful place with its surroudings eye-wondering views. Our children first came here a year ago and recommended Whitestone Country Inn.

5 on November 30, 2013

We spent our Thanksgiving Day holiday here for two days. Our children "paid" for our dinner by surprising us with this treat. The day fed over 400 people without a hitch.. and the food was outstanding!! We highly recommend this "heavenly" place: very romantic, and very friendly. Paul and Jean the owners were also available to visit and show their warm hospitality. They are "pros"... thank you.

A Haven of Rest

5 on October 30, 2013

For the past 8 years, we've served as missionaries to some of Indonesia' most remote and poorest people in Borneo. We came for a visit to the States completely exhausted. Whitestone offers a huge discount for missionaries and some friends of ours arranged for a four-day stay for us. We've stayed at B&Bs before, but have never experienced the kind of rest, beauty, amazing food, and gracious hospitality that Whitestone offers. We went on walks, kayaked on the lake, enjoyed picnic lunches and rested in our gorgeous room. We felt physical, emotional and spiritual rest as we were served by the Whitestone people who treat it as a calling from God to give people rest. Thank you for this memory that we'll carry with us back to Indonesia!

Absolute BEST B&B experience we've had!

4.6 on October 11, 2013

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at Whitestone, and couldn't believe this place was only 2 hours from home! Beautiful setting! Gorgeous views! Fabulous dining...best steak I've had in a while! Spacious room! Friendly staff, and Paul (the owner) treated us like we were family guests! Without question, THE best B&B experience we've had! We'll be back, and might even bring the kids next time! :)

Exceedingly above our biggest expectations!

5 on January 03, 2013

The most relaxing and accommodating place we've ever stayed! The grounds are immaculate and nestled in a breathtaking setting among rolling hills and a lake. The staff are genuine, accommodating and so generous to serve. The room was pristine, comfortable and had a luxurious, pampering touch from the spa shower and huge jacuzzi tub. My wife and I absolutely loved everything about our three night stay and plan to return as soon as we can! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Simply Amazing

5 on July 20, 2012

Whitestone is one of the most welcoming, relaxing and beautiful places any person could ever visit. This is truly a place touched by the hand of God himself. From the staff, the food to the wonderful suites. The views, birds and other wildlife- the experience will take your breath away. My husband and I have become regular visitors and we are looking forward to our next stay and a relaxing massage in the spa. Thank you Paul and staff for providing such a wonderful place for us to enjoy.

A much needed retreat!

4.8 on July 18, 2012

My husband and I had an amazing, peaceful time at Whitestone! The room and views were amazing. The meals were outstanding. The staff catered to our every need. Thank you all for your attentiveness!

Romantic and Peaceful Getaway

5 on July 15, 2012

Great place to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary. Our third visit but will be returning soon. Beautiful views of Tennessee River and wildlife sanctuary. Great food. Host (Gabe) was most gracious and encouraging. A most peaceful place to relax and enjoy. Room was outstanding with chaise lounge, king bed, large bathroom with large whirlpool and spa shower.

Wonderful place for R&R!

4.4 on May 23, 2012

We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary at Whitestone and really enjoyed it! We needed a place to rest and relax and that's what we got! Dinner and breakfast was wonderful! We went for a ride on a canoe, which was very nice and then hung out in the hammocks. The staff was very friendly. My only complaint: We were in the bottom room of the Entrance Barn (which is old) and could hear everything going on upstairs. Every time they used the water in any way, it sounded like water was coming down into our room. We will go back, I will just make sure we stay in either a newer room or in the upper level of the barn.

Perfect place to relax!

5 on April 11, 2012

From the first day we arrived we were treated like family. The greeter, Patricia, explained the facilities and personally showed us to our room. She talked to us like we were friends. The food, room, and amenities were excellent. We really needed a place to unwind and relax. The Canadian Goose room we stayed in had a wonderful view. We made friends with the gardener "wolfie" and he gave us some advice on some of the hiking trails. Touring the place, taking hikes, and the scenery, was totally spectacular. My wife caught her first fish in one of the remote ponds. On one of my wife's early morning walks she encountered five deer on the hill by the chapel. On another day, we toured the Sanctuary and the Point and saw other deer. We thought we had seen everything until we hiked up to the top of the mountain and spent time overlooking the lake. The spring weather, the dogwoods blooming, the sun rise views, and evening sunsets were awesome. Between the ping pong matches and the croquet competition we found time to sit in the swing or the hammock and watch the moon come up. Paul, the owner is a man with an awesome heart. We didn't know the history behind the place when we made reservations. After a few talks with Paul, it didn't take long to see how much he cares for people and enjoys seeing them enjoy their stay. There is no doubt that God is continuing to bless his dream. He actually serves tables and keeps the coffee in your cup hot. If you leave hungry, it's your fault. The chef's took time to share recipes, the waitresses all were exceptionally friendly and made it a point to spoil us. The place has a bottomless cookie jar and serves some of the most amazingly fresh breads we have eaten. We already are making plans to return and will tell others about this beautiful place. Danny and Barbara Bennett Callahan, Florida

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Rooms & Rates


Three sleeping alcoves with twin beds, 1000 square feet total, fireplace, deck

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 6 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $275


Private, deck, spa tub

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $250


Large room with great view of lake and mountains

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $260


Main floor, double vanity

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $0 - $180

Blue Heron

Excellent view, handicapped accessible, main floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $165

Canadian Goose

Lots of windows, outside entrance, great view of pastures and lake

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $200

Wood Duck

Large room with private entrance, private patio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $310


Seven-hundred square feet of luxury, excellent view of mountains and lake

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $265

Robin's Nest

Large room in the entrance barn, private deck, great view

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $0 - $185

Meadow Lark Suite

Seven-hundred square feet suite, kitchen, living room, fireplace

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $0 - $210

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Location Type



Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee-Tyson) 35 miles

Directions to property:

I-75 to Exit 72, go West 8 miles to Paint Rock Road. Go right 4 miles. Inn is on right side of road.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Spa, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights stay, or 1/2 for multiple nights
  • Cancellations: Fourteen days prior to reservation date for full refund less 10% of stay
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Paul & Jean Cowell

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Former corporate executives owned 95 bookstores, publishes Bibles in China and Latin America

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


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