October has come to an end and for many that is the end of the leaf color season. While the peak has passed, Lainey and I were awed this past weekend as we drove to Knoxville to see our son Steven. The colors were still ablaze in parts of the park. I have attached some photos I took in the park for you to see. We saw gorgeous bright yellow colors in places, wonderful waterfalls in others,. and then complete fog and winter like conditions at the crest of the Smokies at Newfound Gap. The Smokies are a marvel, no matter what time of year.
This has been an interesting year to say the least. The unusual economic conditions made it difficult for many to travel this year, but we were encouraged all year long by our regular guests and new guests alike. How blessed we are to have the friends new and old that support Hemlock Inn. As I sat at the dinner table one night with four couples, we figured between them they had been coming to Hemlock Inn for 135 years. I don’t think many places can boast that kind of loyalty.
We are still open….
We are now starting the Polar Express season. This very popular train starts its magical trips to the North Pole this weekend, November 6.
Most Saturday nights and many Fridays are already sold out, but there is still plenty of room other times. We just had a cancellation for Friday and Saturday December 18-19 in the Red Cottage. I advise you call soon. This is a wonderful treat for the whole family.
Another grand time is Thanksgiving. We still have some room available for that wonderful weekend. Our rates include those great home cooked meals including the Thursday night Thanksgiving feast.
I encourage you to rejoice this season! Things are getting better and no matter our circumstances, we are really blessed.