Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast
Innkeeper(s): Bob and Shirley Price
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.
Stress Release, Hiking, Gatlinburg 10 Sep 2011, 1:38 pm
The Foxtrot--a quiet hike along Gatlinburg's Little Pigeon River. The trees form a lush, green canopy. The river gurgles over rocks and around sandy banks. And I feel the stress of the day wash away. An arched bridge of the river is my first real stop to watch the rainbow trout jump. Of course Bob always accuses me of stopping every five minutes to tie my shoe. Well, I don't hike for speed, but for the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Restaurants 30 Aug 2011, 1:02 pm
One of the fun things that we do as innkeepers at The Foxtrot Bed and Breakfast is visit the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, restaurants. A new one opened last week; so we had to try the Melting Pot. Our last experience with a fondue restaurant was a small Swiss restaurant in the Latin Quarter of Paris, which we enjoyed. So, with fond thoughts of the Eiffel Tower, we were seated at our private booth overlooking downtown Gatlinburg. I glanced out of the window, and what to I see? The steel structure of the Space Needle with the elevators going up and down. It wasn't the Eiffel Tower, but I did have a good laugh. Just a note on the food--plan for an experience rather than a culinary wonder.