Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast
Innkeeper(s): Bob and Shirley Price
Washington, National Parks, Gatinburg, TN 1 Oct 2013, 12:52 pm
Just because Washington decrees that all National Parks must close does not mean that the Gatlinburg, TN entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains is closed. For those potential Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast guests, who still want to explore the national park, here is some insider information. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park does not charge an admission fee. Because of that fact. there is no main entrance gate to close. Then, US441, a national highway which cuts through the middle of the park, can not be closed. And there is also State Road 73 that needs to be open. Great views and some hiking is still available. We are suggesting that you enjoy the views and vistas on the drive across the mountains to North Carolina (US441). Off of US441 is Alum Cave Bluff trail and the Chimneys. At Newfound Gap, you will get a panoramic view of Tennessee and North Carolina. On State Road 73 are numerous quiet walkways, Laurel Falls, the Sinks, Meigs Falls, and a great drive along Little River. There's lots to see and do; so, we'll see you soon at The Foxtrot.
The Russians Are Coming! 17 Jun 2013, 2:02 pm
We're spiffing up The Foxtrot for some special guests. You'll be surprised who's coming! (We were speechless when we got the call.) The US Department of Commerce is bringing 18 former Soviet Union innkeepers to visit from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbebistan. They are all part of a program called SABIT--Special American Business Intership Training.
The innkeepers are visiting four cities in the United States: Washington, DC, Boston, Providence, and GATLINBURG, TN. Out of all the possible locations that they could tour, they chose The Foxtrot. Bob and I will be sharing some history, marketing tips, internet strategies, and, by special request, information on our menus and cooking school. Who would have thought that we would have an international impact. Stay tuned for pictures of the delegation on their arrival--June 25th.
Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains, Snow 11 Feb 2013, 9:30 am
Skiing is great in Gatinburg this winter. The snow machines at Ober Gatlinburg, only a mile and a half away, have been augmenting all the natural snow that we have received. At The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, we've had some beautiful snowy mornings. The good thing about staying with us is that you never have to worry about the road conditions. The City of Gatlinburg clears the road to the head of our driveway. So, access to skiing and the Great Smoky Mountains is always available.
The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast in Las Vegas 4 Feb 2013, 9:00 am
Every once in a while you need to take the "show" on the road. And the innkeeping "show" became really interesting when Bob and Shirley of The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast spent the week in Las Vegas at the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII) Convention. We did meet some interesting people, as you can see from the photos. Rumor has it that Bob wanted to stay in Las Vegas, but decided that he preferred innkeeping to showgirls. All teasing aside, the PAII sessions gave us some great innkeeping tips and industry insights. Come see what we learned and get the inside scoop on what we left in Vegas. Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains are waiting for you at The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast.
Black Bears, Gatlinburg, The Foxtrot 3 Sep 2012, 8:11 am
You never know from day to day what is going to appear at The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast. How about a dancing bear? We like to think he learned the foxtrot from peaking through the windows. Well, all kidding aside, he is actually searching for more peaches on our peach tree. This year we had a great crop of peaches, and we thought we might have peach flambe or peaches in bloom with our home-grown treats. But, the dancing bear ate everyone of them while they were still green. Just think what a tummy ache he must have had.
Winter, Gatlinburg, The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast 21 Feb 2012, 5:01 pm
Gatlinburg's winter has been so mild, even at The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast's elevation. The daffodils were so pretty this year. Bright yellow, bobbing bonnets tempted you to pick them. They really sparkled along the edge of the driveway. Until a little cold snap and a little snow descended on our mountain-top retreat. The poor daffodils couldn't stand the cold. Little bits of color still poke through the wilted leaves. Our one consolation for the loss of our daffodils was the gorgeous scene the snow painted on our trees. So, winter sent its own beauty.
Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Gatlinburg, Winter 15 Feb 2012, 9:01 am
The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast in Gatlinburg has a new winter video. Check out all the great pictures of a snowy wonderland on YouTube. But, don't worry about getting to this mountain-top retreat. The city of Gatlinburg always plows and salts the roads by 10:00 a.m. The ski lodge is a little over a mile away, and dining and shopping are only 10 minutes from our door.
Thoughts, The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast, Gatinburg 29 Jan 2012, 5:44 am
Random thoughts from The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast in Gatlinburg: The words that you speak and the inflection that you use really do matter. Here's a good thought to consider in whatever situation that you find yourself.
Sleigh rides, Gatlinburg TN, The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast 21 Jan 2012, 12:50 pm
A while back, we received an unusual phone call at The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast here in Gatlinburg TN--a request for a sleigh ride. We have several special requests from our guests, which we do our best to fulfill. But a sleigh ride with no snow, horse, or sleigh is a little hard to accomplish. We began to investigate just how many sleighs that we could find. So, scroll down, and join us on a little virtual sleigh ride through Gatlinburg.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Veterans Day, Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast 11 Nov 2011, 7:17 pm
Veterans Day at Gatlinburg's Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast was a special day. We had the honor of hosting a recent veteran and to personally say thank you for his service. Our veteran received a free night's lodging and a three course breakfast, which is just a small token when we realize what great sacrifices these young men and women make for us and our country. As this Veterans Day comes to a close, let us remember the price that our sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers have paid for us to live in a free country, this great United States of America.