A true Maryville, TN gem closed its doors on December 31, 2017. Chilhowee Mountain Retreat’s owners just announced on Facebook March 8, 2018 that they are retired and the magnificent bed and breakfast home is now for sale. So many folks have replied to this announcement and thanked the owners for providing a breathtaking lodging experience with some of the best hospitality one could find in the Smokies. Since the B&B was located near Tail of the Dragon, it was popular with motorcycle tourists and folks who enjoyed getting outdoors.
Due to the outpouring of replies and good wishes, we thought we’d give our readers a taste of very recent Maryville history: here we offer a glimpse into the peaceful world of Chilhowee Mountain Retreat and its gracious hosts who served Maryville guests for years, providing so many wonderful memories.
The Ultimate Log Cabin Retreat
Visitors looking for a luxurious B&B getaway in the Great Smoky Mountains found a true gem when they stayed at the amazing Chilhowee Mountain Retreat. Listed as one of the 10 Best Southern Mountain Resorts and Inns by USA Today, the Chilhowee Mountain Retreat offered guests a luxurious experience set in the woods.
Chilhowee Mountain Retreat offered a fairytale setting, nestled deep in the woods atop Chilhowee Mountain. So many guests used this B&B as their starting point for incredible outdoor adventures in the Maryville area. It was the perfect launching place for those who came to the region for motorcycle tours and 900 Miler Club hikes.
Inside the rustic log-style cabin, guests were treated to luxurious rooms with rustic-chic interiors and sumptuous bathrooms. The rooms featured wooden interiors, country-style quilts, log furniture, and were decorated in deep neutral tones used to create a warm and welcoming space.
There are many Bed & Breakfasts in the Maryville area to choose from, but owners Jim and Mary at Chilhowee Mountain Retreat went out of their way to make folks feel welcome. They provided an amazing experience, and proved to be a wealth of information to help guests find the various attractions and trails in the area. They even provided guests with maps and any information they needed to make their stay in the area as pleasant as possible.
When it came to breakfast, both Jim and Mary offered guests an incredible array of carefully prepared dishes that they cooked themselves. These accomplished chefs even created garnishes with fresh herbs grown in their own garden. While the breakfast menus varied from day to day, every meal was guaranteed to delight their guests.
Many guests used the B&B as their base for outdoor recreation; plus a number of folks enjoyed the reading loft and the rear deck, where they sat in awe of the splendor of the Smoky Mountains. Maryville offers a number of tremendous lodging options, but visitors to Chilhowee Mountain Retreat will miss this extraordinary lodge. It is now a part of Maryville history, having provided fond memories to all who visited.
If you would like to learn more about this renowned former Maryville B&B, and what it meant to the community and travelers, please visit this Facebook post. It provides commentary from the many visitors that have stayed there over the years.