Chilhowee Inn

5291 Old Walland Hwy , Walland, TN 37886 USA (Show map)


Established in 1903, the historic Chilhowee Inn has been serving visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains for over 100 years. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, on the bank of the Little River, the Chilhowee Inn offers guests the beauty and serenity of a secluded mountain setting, along with the amenities of a modern B&B. Conveniently located in Walland, Tennessee on the “Peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains”, just 10 minutes from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 20 minutes from Knoxville McGee-Tyson airport, and 35 minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Very pleased with our stay

5 on August 12, 2017

The charming immaculate Chilhowee Inn was exactly what we needed on our two week road tour. John and Carolyn were the perfect host with helpful tips on scenic touring of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, and restaurant tips for evening meals. John greets you with a smile, and assist Carolyn with her delicious breakfast which included his famous cheese grits.The inn is full of historical information and supplies a very quiet restful stay. Thank you John and Carolyn

Chilhowee Inn offers weary travelers beauty, warmth, and a great night’s sleep

5 on March 20, 2017

From the long front porch overlooking the babbling Little River to the cracking fire in the charming family room, Chilhowee Inn offers weary travelers beauty, warmth, and a great night’s sleep (as well as proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains). The bedroom was large, the bed very comfortable, and the breakfast just like my Alabama Grandmother used to make! The owners, John and Carolyn, work hard behind the scenes to make sure their guests feel very special and welcomed. We loved our stay there and hope to return on our next Civil War Battlefield excursion.

Increditble Visit

5 on September 11, 2016

This is a must stay B&B. Carolyn and John are so warm and inviting. The house was beautifully decorated and immaculate. The breakfast was delicious. We stay exclusively at B&Bs and this one tops them all. Thank you for your hospitality. We will definitely will be back.

Perfect Retreat

4.0 on July 30, 2012

Our hostess was warm & welcoming. Our room was immaculate and breakfast was superb.

Highly recommend this B&B experience

5 on August 24, 2011

We were so pleased to find this picturesque B&B located on the quiet side of the Smokies. The inn has been beautifully restored and has a charming history.The B&B owners, Carolyn and John, were very welcoming and intent on making our 3 day stay relaxing and memorable. Delicious breakfasts, friendly conversation, and beautiful accomodations made this was one of our top vacation experiences.

Gracious, warm, getaway

4.6 on September 27, 2010

Chilhowee Inn was one of the most pleasant B & Bs we have ever stayed. Innkeepers Carolyn and John are gracious and warm, and very sensitive to their guests' needs. It was quiet, yet close to the Smokies trails and the famous Dragon's Tail road. The best part was setting on the porch, enjoying the river while eating Carolyn's famous dies for dessert. We will return with friends.

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Location Type

Riverfront, Countryside, Mountains


Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee-Tyson) 15 miles

Directions to property:

Follow Hwy 321 North toward Townsend and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Chilhowee Inn is across the river on the left, 8 mi. from Maryville.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Turndown Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Anywhere outdoors, including covered front porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None.
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John and Carolyn Pullias

Languages spoken


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

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Chesse Grits
Our Cheese Grits are world famous.

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