Creekwalk Inn & Cabins at Whisperwood Farm

166 Middle Creek Road, Cosby, Tennessee 37722
Innkeeper(s): Janice & Tifton Haynes
 
  • Introduction

    Creekwalk Inn is a centrally located Gatlinburg bed and breakfast, poised just 63 miles from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville to the east, and 19 miles from Gatlinburg and its neighbor Pigeon Forge to the west. Explore both North Carolina and Tennessee from our comfortable lodging accommodations. Many of the most beautiful, yet little-known, gems of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are easily reached by delightful byways well known by your innkeeper.

    Our log cabin bed and breakfast is a short scenic drive from Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Knoxville, and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Each of the seven rooms at Creekwalk preserves the natural charm of a log home on a private estate. Casual, rustic, exquisite in food as well as architecture--enhanced by the lovely brook just a few feet away from your doorway.

    Well-known local attractions include Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dixie Stampede, Comedy and Country Western Theatres, quilt shops, fine dining, shopping for lovely locally made arts and crafts! There are more than 900 miles of hiking trails in the national park, easily accessed from Cosby and Cataloochee. With so much to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, we suggest a seven-day visit to the area--and then you'll want to return year after year to revisit your favorite discoveries. Whitewater rafting, horseback riding, visits to the hot springs, and waterfalls are a few of our guests' favorite pastimes--with top rating going to porch rocking, walks around the farm, and reading by the fire! The entire grounds may be reserved for weddings, retreats, or corporate use.

    We welcome you to the Smoky Mountains lodging accommodations at Creekwalk Inn, our Tennessee bed and breakfast near Gatlinburg.

    The Creekwalk Inn provides a country retreat for your weekend getaway, romantic honeymoon, or long-awaited vacation.  Rustic, but certainly not lacking in creature comforts, each of our guestrooms features cathedral ceilings, private baths (some with Jacuzzi tubs), and complimentary use of robes. The Albright Grove Loop Room and all Creek View rooms have private entrances.
    After a day of hiking or horseback riding in the surrounding Smoky Mountains or exploring the sights and sounds of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, retire to your comfortable guestroom and snuggle into the cozy bed piled with pillows and soft quilts.  

    Of course, you are always invited to borrow one of our daypacks and take to the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We will pack either a simple lunch or prepare an elaborate trailside feast.  Our well water is famed the best in the east, so water bottles filled with our delicious water are a must!

    Our favorite swimming hole is also a great place to relax and enjoy your picnic on the rocks after an invigorating

    For a romantic Gatlinburg getaway or honeymoon, make reservations for lodging at the Creekwalk Inn Bed and Breakfast.  We also would be pleased to host your special event or group gatherings.  The inn is available for weddings, family vacations, and reunions.

     

     

     


     
  • Weddings

    Call for information on custom Gatlinburg, Tennessee wedding chapel packages at Whisperwood Retreat.

    Our wedding planners are available each day at 1-800-962-2246.   We offer comprehensive wedding services including the finest custom cakes, fresh flowers, and a timeless, relaxed setting adjacent to Creekwalk Inn.  

    Our adjacent Whisperwood Lodge offers open-air porch seating for 150+ guests. Outdoor weddings on our lawn accommodate any size guest list. You may select your own caterer from our approved list, or you may allow us to arrange all the details for you.

    We provide your minister, music, delicious food, and the country estate setting worthy of your celebration. Our wedding planners arrange intricate florals, and we need only a photo to create your wedding cake fantasy!  Our wedding coordinator will arrange lodging for your guests and handle ceremony and reception details.  Call for your customized package.

    Visit our website to see our wedding slide shows. They will give you a glimpse of the fun and imagination of a Whisperwood Farm Wedding!  We offer honeymoon cabins and lodging off the farm as well as our rooms at Creekwalk Inn near Gatlinburg.  Call our wedding planner today for a personalized quote, whether for your elopement package or a full family and friend celebration!  The Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee welcome you!

  • Dining

    Breakfast at Creekwalk Inn

     
    In the morning, you’ll be treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast.  Winter breakfasts usually are at small fireside or creek view tables for two, or guests may request breakfast delivered to their room or porch.

    Sample Menu

    • Grilled glazed grapefruit half with broiled cranberries
    • Orange apple smoothie
    • Oatmeal sweetened with dates and maple syrup
    • Brandied peach French toast
    • Thick sliced apple cured bacon
    • Custom roast coffee or our private label organic tea blends Forestberry or Creekwalk Blooms
    • We ask that guests let us know what they dislike or prefer not to eat, and then play at the chef's whim we have served such spontaneous cuisine entrees as:
    • Confetti of pansy omelettes
    • Asparagus and portabella quiche
    • Baked brie stuffed with raspberries and pistachios

    Our most famous entree is our own recipe for sausage roll, a pastry delight stuffed with local sausage, cream cheese, and apple or sweet potato butter and baked to perfection!  Our fresh garden vegetables in summer often grace the breakfast table fried green tomatoes, colorful peppers.
     
    Our chef Janice has studied at the Santa Fe School of Cooking in New Mexico, so a southwest flair may surprise you, but the food always reflects a gathering of local produce, much from our local orchard and vegetable barn, Carver's Orchard, just 2 miles down the road, if not from the garden.  Fresh organic herbs are always available in the window boxes for garnishing.
     
    Don't be surprised if you experience an original dish created just for you mixed in with the favorites such as steaming hot strawberry crepes or Janice's family sweet roll recipe full of cinnamon swirls.
    Summer breakfasts are usually served outdoors on the porches again, a private table may always be requested.

    Dinner at Creekwalk Inn

    Dinner menus by reservation begin with a chat with our private chef who will prepare your meal to find out your passions in the world of cuisine...then we play!

    Our steaks are marinated and prepared over an open flame, seafood grilled or blackened, our vegetables always fresh and lightly steamed or baked...each dinner is a four-course delight served under the stars in summer (weather permitting) by torchlight.  Bring your own favorite wines to pair with each course, or ask our chef for suggestions.
     
    Appetizer trays are complimentary with a 3-night reservation on one of your afternoons enjoying the farm...we may create a tray of hors d'oeurves including artichoke hearts, olives, gourmet cheese, or chocolates.
     
    You also may request gift baskets or flower arrangements as a surprise for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion.
  • Area Attractions

    Creekwalk Inn provides the ideal lodging accommodations for your Gatlinburg vacation. Here you are close enough to experience all of the wonderful attractions and activities in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas.  Yet our secluded country location is away from the crowds, so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Spanning over 500,000 acres, over 700 miles of well-marked hiking trails, waterfalls, and historic sites, Cades Cove. Year-round events in the Smokies include botanical talks, festivals and interpretive ranger events.  Our Cosby entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park connects to the Appalachian Trail at Mount Cammerrer, our mountain view from the farm.  There are easy to strenuous hikes taking you into the most diverse kingdom of plants and animals in the world.  Mount LeConte trails are popular, the eastern continental divide on 441 at Newfound Gap and Clingman's Dome, the highest point in the Smokies at 6,643.  Bring your camera for unbelievable sunsets over the mountains.

    Cataloochee

    Cataloochee has over 100 elk repopulating the area and is a fun day trip from Whisperwood Farm. Another favorite day trip is the trip to Asheville, NC, to the Biltmore House, just an hour away.  Hot Springs, NC, is a fun stop on the way if you want to go back roads and have a massage or soak in a spring-fed hot tub.

    Dollywood in Pigeon Forge

    Dollywood in Pigeon Forge is about 35 minutes from the farm, again on back roads avoiding traffic. There is great shopping in the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Guild Loop between the farm and Gatlinburg make a fun day of crafting, pubs, and tea rooms.

    Gatlinburg

    Gatlinburg offers Ripley's Aquarium, walking with the sharks and petting the sting rays, quite a change from swimming with mountain trout in our favorite river swimming holes, such as Midnight Hole at Big Creek, one of the nearby National Park entrances.

    Tail of the Dragon

    Tail of the Dragon is a popular name for the hairpin turns on some of the National Park Road--popular with our motorcycle guests or sports car enthusiasts.  A trip to the races at Bristol isn't too far, just about an hour and a half from the farm on easy roads.

    The sports games at University of Tennessee, football and basketball, track and baseball, swimming meets, plus the music and theatre events at the Clarence Brown theatre combine nature loving and city loving all in the same weekend.  Of course, our Knoxville "Do the Zoo!" is always in style.

    Locally, we have Carver's Orchard, apple blossoms in spring and wonderful fall apples, 5 wineries open for tasting on an east Tennessee winery tour, locally made quilts and other crafts, bluegrass and old-time music at The Front Porch, just across the street, a restaurant known for live music and great food.

    Hot air ballooning

    Hot air ballooning is fun and can be arranged over the mountains, depending on weather.  Horseback riding is always fun up into the mountains at the Smoky Mountain Stables.

    Concert tickets to Sweet Fanny Adams theatre will bring you home chuckling.  The Comedy Barn is fun, too, in Pigeon Forge, and the classic Dixie Stampede is popular for a dinner date.

    We also offer 4-course dining at the farm with everything from lobster to filet mignon--your menu is planned with the chef when you make your reservation.

    Winterfest

    Winterfest is a continuing event through the winter months, and the car shows (Rod Run) are popular if you like old cars, or fast ones.  Wilderness Week in Pigeon Forge is an educational winter event. Gatlinburg's spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in April and the Fine Arts Festival benefitting the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in May are popular, too.

 
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