Gentry Creek Victorian Inn & Stables
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Rik and Marilyn Mitchell - Innkeepers and owners of Gentry Creek Inn in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee- have opened their home in an effort to help support Gentry Creek Equine Rescue, Retirement and Rehabilitation.
The beautiful mountains of Tennessee provide the backdrop for Gentry Creek's 100-acre horse rescue and retirement farm nestled in a lush green valley bordering Cherokee National Forest. After crossing the bridge over a rushing, clear-water trout stream, the turn-of-the-century ten bedroom country-Victorian called Gentry Creek Inn. Each room has its own charm, and atmosphere. Some feature panoramic views of both horse pastures, and forest, while others supply the soft sounds of Gentry Creek. Organic gardens, and a sense of co-living with the surrounding forest is what gives Gentry Creek Inn its peace and beauty.
Horses can be trailered in and accommodated in a modern twelve-stall barn. Bedding is provided.
For your riding, hiking or bicycling pleasure, trails from the property lead into miles of the magical Cherokee National Forest. Horses can also be trailered to the world-famous Virginia Creeper Trail nearby or the horse-friendly Mount Rogers or Moses Cone. Please check our Attractions Page for more details on local events and activities. Horse rentals can be arranged for hourly or overnights on the Creeper Trail.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Rik and Marylin Mitchell for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Location and proximity to Virginia Creeper Trail, Abingdon, VA or Boone, NC.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
How SPACIOUS the house is, the room it offers guest to feel independent and to house larger groups, and the beautiful setting and views.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The beauty of the area.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Nicest BnB experience yet!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Double Water Fall.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Subas, The Old Mill.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
Our front lawn makes an excellent location for a grand festival or wedding. Intimate ceremonies are also available in the side garden. Teas, showers, bridal sleep-overs, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, luncheons, and ceremonies are an option for any of our two indoor parlors.
We will be glad to discuss personal catering options to fit your event and budget. Outside caterers are allowed, but due to our insurance no cooking is allowed in our kitchen.
Call The Gentry Creek Inn for the latest schedule of special events offered throughout the year. The Gentry Creek Inn during the summer months on the front lawn:
- Mothers Day out
- Health and wellness retreats
- Fitness fare luncheons
- Wine dinners
- Special speakers
- Art showings
- Holiday buffets and more!
Horse Retirement Paradise!
Gentry Creek Farm is a lovely 100 acre estate nestled against the Cherokee National Forest in northeastern Tennessee. This farm is owned and operated by the Mitchell family. We, Rik, Marilyn and our daughter Amy, have been involved with horses most all our lives. We established Equidon, a nonprofit organization with a 501-C-(3) status and have spent well over 25 years working with rehabilitation of show horses, rescue and retirement horses. Thus, we have seen first hand the difficulty people are faced with when they are unable to retire their horses on their own farm.
At Gentry Creek we offer personal, hands on care by caregivers with a lifetime of experience. Here, we understand and meet the needs of the older performance horses with individual attention, stalling, blanketing (as necessary), grooming...all the amenities that the show horse has been used to it's entire life.
- Boating, and sailing on Watauga Lake or South Holston Lake
- Golf at Spectacular Roan Valley Estates
- Hike or Ride the Virginia Creeper Trail
- Let us host your outdoor Wedding
- Enjoy superior stream and lake fishing
- Experience Fall Colors
- Visit the world renowned Barter Theater in historic Abingdon, Virginia
- Visit Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock
- Shop at Boone's Galleries and Shoppes on the Parkway Outlet Center
- Hike the Appalachian Trail
- Nearby snow skiing and snowboarding at Boone, NC ski resorts
NASCAR Race Weekend
We have rooms available in an ideal location only one hour away from the races. There are special group rates available. Please contact us for more information.