The design of this inn is based on the local cantilever barns. The breakfast area is all glass and provides a spectacular view of the valley and mountains beyond. This place has location and ambiance. What it lacks right now is TLC both inside and out. Just a lot of minor annoyances that really detract from that totally carefree feeling, in this case sticking doors and faulty toilet hardware. One major note would be the path to the cottage. It needs work as it could be a major problem to navigate especially after dark. But the fondue dinner in the cottage was really quite nice. Breakfasts and desserts were good. The staff was nice and responsive to some of our concerns. But in the end, a lot of things were beyond management's control. Owners need to bring this property back to it's former glory. Still, the location makes this experience nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 14 room luxury inn minutes from the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Knoxville McGhee-Tyson Airport (TYS). Spacious rooms and suites feature spa tubs, wood-burning and gas fireplaces, full breakfast and evening candlelight dessert included with all stays, private balconies with stunning mountain views, and acres of wooded grounds to explore. A Select Registry Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Richmont Hotel Townsend