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Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn

P. O. Box 707, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Innkeeper(s): Vern & Lisa Hippensteal
  • Introduction

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn window viewHippensteal's Mountain View Inn is a Smoky Mountain bed and breakfast in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Located on a private and secluded mountaintop, this romantic Gatlinburg B&B offers magnificent views of the Smoky Mountain's Mt. LeConte and overlooks Gatlinburg TN.

    Do you remember when Gatlinburg was a quaint, quiet little place? At Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn, it still is! The driveway turns left off Grassy Branch Road and the signs welcome you. The pleasant half-mile drive to the top that winds past meadows and other homesteads doesn't prepare you for the view that awaits after the last turn. At the top of the mountain, the breath-taking panorama that stretches from Greenbriar Pinnacle to Mt. Harrison " with the majestic Mt. LeConte in the middle" greets the visitor. And the Inn has three wrap-around porches from which you can enjoy the majestic views.

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn breakfast

    The kitchen is spacious and during the morning hours the aroma of breakfast fills the Inn. The Hippensteals are famous for their breakfast, which includes dishes like sausage pie, cheese souffle homemade bread cheese melts, and sausage pinwheels. Lisa's fresh apple-raisin breads and pumpkin-chocolate breads are wonderful. Guests are always welcome in the kitchen, where coffee, teas, and fresh fruit are always available. In the evening, a special dessert is prepared to beckon the traveler home.

    The Hippensteal Mountain View Inn is part of the Great Smokies Arts and Crafts Community, a collection of over 60 individual art galleries, craft shops, tearooms, and inns. The Inn is only minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, Ober Gatlinburg, the Greenbriar entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn outside viewHippensteal's Mountain View Inn snow

  • About Our Guest Rooms

    Each of the eleven bedrooms has its own special character and is named after a painting hanging over the mantle of each room's fireplace. For example, the room named "After the Rains", with its colorful flowered wallpaper and handmade linens, is complimented by Vern's painting of a rainbow over the Smokies. A Queen bed, reading chair, television, and radio contribute to a comfortable stay.

    Each bedroom has its own private bath, with pedestal sink and oversized whirlpool tub. Views of Mt. LeConte fill the windows of each bedroom, and guests only have to step onto the wide porch to enjoy the full splendor.

     Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn Breakfast Room

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn Living Room

  • About the Innkeepers

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn drawing

    Vern Hippensteal is one of the area's leading watercolorists, and the Inn also serves as a gallery for Vern's works (in addition to the two other galleries in Gatlinburg). The hallways and lobby area are filled with his limited-edition prints already framed and available for purchase. His studio is on the second floor, just off the library.

    Lisa, who grew up at the original Mountain View Hotel, is the daughter of Tom and Jane Woods, and brings both the experience from that hotel background plus a natural warm hospitality to the Hippensteal Mountain View Inn. She hopes their son, Woods, experiences the wonderful memories she has of guests at the original hotel.

  • Christmas at the Inn

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn fireplace

    Hippensteal's Mountain View Inn christmas reef