The Owls perch is a luxury accommodation situated deep in the woods. Perched above a beautiful stream, the rushing waters lull you to sleep in the evening after a nice dinner on the porch. The owners are a pleasure to chat with, and leave you as much privacy as you would like. The accommodation is impeccably maintained, tidy and clean. Reasonably priced, it makes the perfect getaway. I would recommend this B&B to anyone without hesitation.
Spent a couple days at the Richmont as a birthday getaway. Location is amazing. We love the Smokies but abhor the busy-ness that has grown up around it. Really enjoyed the room and the staff's attending to our every request. We used the luncheon picnic option one day and it was so great to just go hiking without the care of finding and packing food to take. First time we've eaten creekside with linens and place settings! Evening desserts were awesome. We saw a bobcat on the drive coming home one evening, and fell asleep to the sounds of frogs in the lily pongd below our room, coyotes in the distance. It really was a fantastic place.
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
If you are looking for seclusion, quiet and adventure, this place is for you! We were excited to have an experience that took us up into the woods (half an hour in). The scenery is outstanding- the creek below cascades down over rocks. Alice and Doug are lovely, and our room was a fun-sized cabin that completed the ambience. Breakfast was good too! Attention to detail was considered in design and decor. What a fun place to stay! Since Alice had mentioned that their place was removed from town, we ate at The Hub (a converted gas station) before heading in. We wanted to arrive before dark, since we knew the remoteness could present a problem. But Alice's directions took us right to the place! Although the cell will not work, we did put our car's gps on and actually saw Squally Road on it! Be sure to travel while light since the road is narrow at points. Road travel is not for the squeamish. :)
The Owl's Perch is a beautiful, off the beaten path mountain getaway! The Squally creek mountain stream is very soothing & a great place to enjoy Mother Nature's true beauty. Doug & Alice's hospitality is top notch & they truly love their perfect getaway to share the experience with others. Thanks Doug & Alice for a wonderful weekend experience!!! Your Chattanooga/Nebraska Friends
We can't say enough of how wonderful our stay was at Alice and Doug's place. This was our first "unplugged" vacation in years and a much needed one. The space is small but well laid out and adequate. It is very clean and has all the essentials we needed. Thoughtful touches throughout the place really shows how caring the innkeepers are to ensure a comfortable experience for their guests. As for the location and setting, couldn't get any better than listening to the river below put you to sleep at night, and waking up seeing the morning sunlight shining through the tree branches right from your bed. We highly recommend this home away from home and would love to come back again.
We can't say enough of how wonderful our stay at Alice and Doug's place. This was our first "unplugged" vacation in years and a much needed one. The space is small but well laid out and adequate. It is very clean and has all the essentials we needed. As for the location and setting, couldn't get any better than listening to the river below put you to sleep at night, and waking up watching the morning sunlight shining through the tree branches right from your bed. We highly recommend this home away from home and would love to come back again.
The time we spent at the Richmond in was wonderfully relaxing. The rooms were beautifully decorated and comfortable and the views were spectacular!!! The staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful. The golf course located down the street was great too.
This is an amazing place. Beautiful, quiet, calm, surrounded by nature. Words cannot describe having a home-cooked (by the host) hot breakfast on the balcony shaded by tall trees while listening to the sounds of the creek below. The hosts are wonderful, and are a wealth of information on things to do and see in the area. You will not regret your stay.
Lovely mountain retreat away from the busy side of the Smokies. I appreciated the history of the cantilever barn style of Richmont Inn and the way each room is a tribute to someone with a tie to Appalachian Mountain history. Breakfasts and candlelight dessert were very good, served in a dining area overlooking a beautiful view of the mountains. The grounds are quite natural.
We had a wonderful one night stay at The Owl's Perch. The cabin has everything you might need and more. The décor is precious and comfortable. Breakfast on the deck with the creek as a backdrop was wonderful. We enjoyed meeting Doug and Alice, their dog, Skippy, and foster puppy, Wiley. Don't hesitate to stay here. You will love it!
The Owl's Perch is a wonderful B&B in the woods on a beautiful mountain stream. The setting is peaceful & relaxing with nature all around. The guest room is lovely yet rustic with every convenience we needed. The breakfasts were delicious and I was surprised to find a thoughtful birthday treat when we arrived. Innkeepers Doug and Alice are warm & welcoming and we felt comfortable and right at home. They shared their knowledge of the area and the many recreational opportunities that are at our disposal. We highly recommend this wonderful B&B & we can't wait to go back! If you want to be one on one with nature this is the place to go. Russ & Margo
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.
We were looking for a select registry B&B in the smokies and found the Richmont inn. We were very pleased with our " Lucy Morgan" room. The view was spectacular and the bed was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoied our couples massage the night we arrived, followed by a wonderful dessert and an entertaining two hour harp performance that we really enjoyed. The location of the inn was perfect for us. We spent the day driving through the Great Smokey Mountains National Park then picked up some lovely art prints of the Cades Cove area from a local artist, and stopped in the dulcimer shop where my wife found one to take home. Though it was the middle of February the weather was great. The staff was wonderful, and breakfasts and desserts divine. All in all it was a great place for a weekend get-away.
My wife and I celebrated a birthday and Valentine's day with a three-night stay. The room was extremely comfortable and we enjoyed tea and coffee in the room as well as the special provision of treats and wine for Valentine's. Loved the music played in the room as well as the outstanding harp concert played on Saturday evening. It was a wonderful time away from home and extremely relaxing and enjoyable. The service was excellent.
Our room was awesome with king bed, fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and spa shower. Awesome Bose radio with satellite stations. I highly recommend for romantic get away. French toast was incredible at breakfast and I'm not a fan of French toast. We will return and I can't say that about every place we have been to.
The staff were very courteous. We stayed on a Sunday night and had the place all to ourselves. Absolutely loved the views and would have loved to stay longer to enjoy the walking trails and such
The Richmont Inn was a delightful retreat for our girl cousins weekend. The staff was so helpful and nice. The rooms were very comfortable and the view beautiful. We did not take advantage of the dinners, but the breakfast and evening dessert were delicious. I will definitely look forward to a return visit!
The whole trip exceeded our expectations. The owls perch was absolutely beautiful and all the small details made us feel right at home. Alice, Doug & Skippy were wonderful hosts and shared some of their favorite spots with us and lead us to some incredible adventures. All in all, It is a trip we will never forget!
When have been coming to Richmont Inn off and on since the mid 90's. The owners, Jim and Susan Hind, have been consistent fixtures there until recently and have been like going home to old friends. We have been I,pressed with how they have maintained the property over the years. The rooms are cozy with higher end Appalachian motifs (with the option of a European chateau room in another building), an evening dessert that is now good (in the past excellent), and once a week a fondue dinner that is good too but rather pricy ($75/2 people). The innkeepers are less permanent now although the Hinds are within a quarter of a mile away to troubleshoot any problems. The cost is considered premium but worth it due to the amenities, cordiality, and location (with excellent views out the dining room window).
My husband I and I stayed at the Richmond Inn on the recommendation of a friend. We chose the William Bartram Room, relishing the thought of the sitting on the porch after a hard day of hiking, taking in the mountain view and air. My only disappointment was that we left too soon...our stay was not long enough. Well, another disappointment was that we did not take advantage of the piped in music. The breakfasts were outstanding and the evening desserts were a wonderful, special treat. We are looking forward to returning soon!
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!
My wife and I were hiking the AT and were fortunate enough to find Doug, Alice and the Owl's Perch. As hikers we had needs beyond their normal guests but they opened up their home to us and gladly helped. Alice picked us up at the trail head, took us to the grocery to resupply and washed our very stinky clothes. They invited us to dinner with their friends and treated us like family. We felt like old friends and not just guests. Our room was awesome and more than we expected. We had everything we needed for a very relaxing stay. We had a wonderful experience and highly recommend the Owl's Perch.
It is so peaceful at the Richmont Inn The rooms ore unique, comfortable, great views of the mountains and trees. We were spoiled by the staff. They made us feel like company and the breakfasts and desserts were wonderful. We hurried back every night after site seeing so we wouldn't miss the desserts. Mill Jodie we miss you!