You’re ready to take a weekend trip to the Smoky Mountains and are thinking about staying in one of the many bed and breakfast inns that dot the area. By now you probably already have an image of what to expect. If you choose the right B&B, you can look forward to a lovely relaxing weekend with comfortable beds, plenty of privacy, and of course breakfasts to die for. But, if you aren’t careful you could end up with a lumpy bed being fed vegan granola and tofu scramble for breakfast.

Here are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect B&B inn for your Smoky Mountain getaway.

It’s All About Location

As you look at the different B&B inns, you should be looking at their location in reference to where you plan to spend your time. Some are further out from the city limits up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains National Park but offer more privacy, peaceful settings, and a lack of noisy traffic. Others are located inside city limits where you have close access to restaurants, museums, nightlife and attractions. Before booking your room, be sure you know where you want to be.

Back to the Basics and More

Okay, you want to keep the cost of your Smoky Mountains getaway under control, but more often than not the lowest prices are not always going to be your best deal. While you may not want to pay higher prices, consider the extras that many higher priced inns offer. Things like wine and cheese happy hours, warm cookies, bicycle rentals, and more. When you add in a fantastic home cooked breakfast, it’s easier to see why it is well-worth the extra cost.

Privacy is Often an Issue

One of the best parts of staying in a B&B is the company. Most have a communal parlor and dining room where guests can enjoy each other’s company. But, what if you are more interested in enjoying a nice private weekend? Does the inn you are considering offer a private patio, detached cottages, private entrances? More importantly, does the inn offer private bathrooms for the guests? Believe it or not, there are still a few B&Bs around that have communal bathrooms or have private bathrooms that are down the hall from your room.  Be sure to ask about privacy and bathrooms when making your reservations to avoid a surprise when you arrive.

A Word About That Breakfast

Since you are staying at a bed & breakfast, you probably want to know what you can expect for breakfast. Some consider a muffin or bagel and coffee to be breakfast, while others serve up a sumptuous meal including things like pancakes, eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, and bottomless pots of coffee. It’s your weekend; be sure you will be waking up to the kind of breakfast you want.

With so many amazing bed and breakfast inns to choose from in the Maryville, TN, area, take your time, make a few phone calls and then get ready to enjoy your weekend in the Smoky Mountains, relaxing in comfort.