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We just completed a great week.

coupleWe just completed a great week. The weather was ideal, the dogwoods in full bloom, and our guests were wonderful. Many of our regular April guests were here to hike, rekindle friendships, and of course eat. It was a lively group and our dining room was filled with laughter and tall tales. Aren’t friends wonderful? No matter what our circumstances, friends always lift us up and help us feel better. This group from all over the country have been meeting here the third week of April for as long as I can remember. They were initially drawn here by a common interest, hiking in the Smokies. Now they gather as much as anything to reunite and reconnect with each other. Hiking in the beautiful Smokies in the spring are an added bonus.

One big event occurred over the weekend. Two of our new guests from Pennsylvania arrived on Saturday, went for a walk on our nature trail, and became engaged…all within the first hour they were here. Our congratulations to Kristen Facente and Nate Haas as they begin their new life together. I included a picture of the happy couple. They are an extremely nice pair and we all wish them the very best.

We begin two weeks of Wildflower Walks this week. Jim Burbank is here and will be leading hikes to the best sites in the Smokies were the wildflowers will be in bloom. We still have a few rooms if you wish to make a last reservation. This shapes up to be a great wildflower season. The weather is warm and we’ve had some good winter rain.

If you are planning for a family getaway, Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. We have rooms available for the three day weekend, May 22-25. There will be some holiday activities in town as we celebrate Heritage Fest. We will also have some specials to offer, so give us a call.

After a long winter, spring is in full swing. The days are brighter and warmer and hope abounds. Come visit the mountains to refresh and renew….Bring your spouse, your family or a group of friends. I promise you will feel better….being with friends and family always do that.