Gracehill Bed and Breakfast

1169 Little Round Top Way , Townsend, TN 37882-3434 USA (Show map)


Award winning gardens & 3yrs in a row "Best Scenic View From a B&B in the United States". Romantic Gracehill Bed and Breakfast is the highest home in the county w/a 360 degree view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We have won over 30 awards, the majority for culinary. In the middle of a triangle formed by Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Townsend, we are only minutes from all three. 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. Black Tie Class with Blue Jean Comfort



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8


5 on October 03, 2016

Indescribable, so I'll steal some familiar lines from song lyrics and common use. Here goes. "Location, location, location!" From the top of the mountain "you can see forever." You will experience "the colors of fall and the fragrance of spring." If you were to visit Gracehill in the absence of the innkeeper you would miss the best Gracehill has to offer. "Isn't she lovely, isn't she wonderful!" Breakfast is a feast and oh so pretty. So there you are, as close to heaven as you can get and with an angel in charge!

A Definite Addition To Your Bucket List

5 on October 21, 2014

Having just left Gracehill a few days ago, I have had some time to sit and reflect on my stay up on the mountain with our host Kathy. Gracehill was mine and my husband's final leg of our southern vacation. At the risk of sounding cliche, we truly saved the best for last! The house is exquisite and Kathy spared no attention to details. The views, the food.....did I mention the food? Make Gracehill a must do on your bucket list. We will be back....Susan & John

Dottie Ruis

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.

Outstanding and Unforgettable!

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

Unique - don't miss it!

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.

Breathtaking Mountain Views & Exquisite Hospitality

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.

Best Away From Home Experience I have Ever Had!!!

4.8 on June 29, 2012

This B&B by far, was the most tranquil and home like that I have ever been. Kathy has such attention to detail with everything in the establishment that you can't help but feel at home and at peace. The views are once in a lifetime and the experience along with the food is amazing! I will be back real soon.

Luxury in the sky

5 on November 11, 2011

Well appointed Inn both inside and out. The Innkeeper was fantastic and left no detail to chance. Thank you Kathy. The view is outstanding and the only bad part was we had only one night here. We will return.

Fall visit to Gracehill was Awesome

5 on October 30, 2011

We stayed two nights with Kathy and will come back for sure. Everything was perfect. It really is the best B & B we have ever stayed at. The veiw is "WOW" The room was really nice and comfortable. I don't sleep in often, but I did when I stayed there becuase it is so peacful and quiet. House is beautiful and sits by itself on top of a hill. The breakfast was to die for. The host is really helpful. What else can you say expcept that you will Get your money's worth here. Kent & Bobbie - Clovis, Ca

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Rooms & Rates

Key Largo

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $285 - $310


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $310 - $335

Roman Holiday

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $335 - $360


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.

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

Nightly Rate: $335 - $360

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Location Type

Pigeon Forge, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Cades Cove, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee-Tyson) 23 miles

Directions to property:

For detailed instructions coming from any direction click directly on my main web site at .gracehillbandb then click on location/directions.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Dollywood, Cades Cove, Splash Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access, Workout facility , 3 Course Elegant Breakfast, Massages, Picnic Lunches, Complimentary Stock Snack Bar, Hors d' oeuvres, Exercise Room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Hot Air Ballooning, River Tubing, Caverns, Antiquing, Guided Walks, Fly FIshing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: after 3PM
  • Check Out:: by 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside on verandas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited age 10 and older
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Nearby kennel available
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: holidays and October
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit, one night or 50% of stay whichever is greater.
  • Cancellations: Guests can cancel at anytime. Their deposit is returned when that room is re-booked minus $50.00.
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Kathleen A. Janke

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

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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  • Time Served: between 7AM-10AM
  • Serving Location: Front Covered Veranda, Rear Patio Under Pergola by Waterfall, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian High Protein, Vegan,, Low Carb or Sugar

Signature Dish

click on my main web page for over 100 recipes


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