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1169 Little Round Top Way, Townsend, TN 37882-3434, USA    
 
 
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Kathleen A. Janke

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Recently built on six acres and already an award-winning bed and breakfast, Gracehill offers gracious solitude and luxurious accommodations. Minutes from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Townsend, Tennese...


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My first B&B experience

This was the first time I have ever been inside a B&B, yet alone stayed in one. I was a bit ignorant when it came to the B&B experience, but Kathy made it a remarkable experience and one I will never forget. Grace Hill is exceptional in quality and service. The room was above and beyond my expectations. Kathy went out of her way to make this a memorable experience. She accomodated my early check in request without any hassle. When I told her of my plans to surprise my girlfriend for dinner, she took the time to call the restaurant to confirm availability. She provided excellent customer service and a wonderful gourmet breakfast. When we left, I felt like i was saying goodbye to a family member. The view is extraordinary and the accommodations and appointments are A+++. Thanks Kathy for a great experience. We will definitely be back!! Mike and Kelly
Michael Haun
Sweetwater, TN

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Unique - don't miss it!

The website for Gracehill B&B initially sold me – I loved the beautiful pictures and wealth of information. But after a few emails and phone calls to owner/innkeeper Kathy Janke, I was definitely looking forward to meeting her as well. My husband and I were celebrating our 25th anniversary, and our 4 night stay proved to be everything I had anticipated, and more. The view is spectacular. The house and gardens are gorgeous. Everything is comfortable, peaceful and calming. Don’t miss the quiet and view of early morning fog from the front porch. Go sightseeing or hiking and return for a jaw-dropping sunset view from the hot tub. Last but not least … Kathy herself is a real delight – so talented and personable, happy to share her knowledge of the area, and helpful with plans and directions. She’s also a fabulous cook! Our 3-course breakfast each day was a different menu and place setting from the previous, and as beautiful as it was delicious. The weather was fine enough to eat outside two mornings – what a treat.
Sara Dillman
Mechanicsville, VA

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31 years of marriage & 100s of B&B

After hundreds of B&B experiences, we have truly found a must stay experience. Gracehill has everything to offer for all ages of visitors. The rooms had outstanding amenities, comforts, and privacy. The panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains were inspiring and breathe taking especially at sunset. Our host and inn keeper/owner, Kathy was a delight. She was extremely helpful in our getting the most out of our trips with daily-planed outings including time & mileage, reservations at several quality restaurants that rivaled LA, Dallas, or NY, and most importantly things and places not to waist our time or spend money on. She hand-prepared customized breakfasts and was careful to take into consideration dietary or cultural needs of each of her guest. We spent the entire week being completely pampered and at the end of our stay had made a friend, found a home to go back to on future visits, and found we had made the most of our time and money while there. Centrally located in the Smoky Mountains, setting on top of a mountain, this beautifully decorated and landscaped B&B, with a gracious host begs the question; why would you want to stay anywhere else when visiting the great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Page Graham
Euless, TX

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A Romantic Hideaway

Words cannot adequately describe the beauty and romance of Gracehill Bed and Breakfast in Townsend, Tennessee. The mountaintop setting is unbelieveable!! From the minute you enter this lovely B &B, your every need is met. Each room is beautifully appointed and so luxurious!! Owner-innkeeper Kathleen Janke is a gracious hostess and provides for your every need. Her gourmet breakfasts are fabulous! She is creative in her presentation and each meal is a culinary adventure. The view from the veranda will have you transfixed and you will never want to leave. We highly recommend a stay at this magnficent hideaway in the Smokey Mountains.
Cathy Sautter
8/23/2010

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ROMANTIC

An amazing B&B. We stayed here on our wedding night and couldnt have been happier. The view is AMAZING. My wife didnt want to leave. Very romantic.
Erik Stordahl
8/19/2010

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Incredibly Romantic!!

Gracehill is magic. The surroundings are incedible. The food is fabulous and the Innkeeper is professional, attentive and very well organized.So happy to have found this place and would recommend it to anyone..three cheers!
Kathy Cramer
Clinton, TN
8/17/2010

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S Chippendale

Easy to say that Gracehill is like heaven on earth. Wonderful establishment at great location with a superb view. Kathy prepares an outstanding breakfast which is complimented by the mountain view as shown on her website. I've referred several couples, all agree. This is THE place for a peaceful, romantic get away...
Scott Chippendale
Clinton, TN
8/17/2010

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InnSide Tip - Cade\'s Cove is nearby
Just minutes from Cade\'s Cove which was just re-paved this year. It\'s open and beautiful as always. Definitely worth the trip.
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Romantic ... 360 for 365

With a 360-degree view of the Great Smokies 365 days a year ... Gracehill ... is just naturally ... romantic!
John W
Knoxville, TN
8/17/2010

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Romantic and Spellbinding

Being one of our favorites in the Smokey Mountains area, Gracehill does not disappoint. Your idea of a romantic getaway may be cuddling with your special someone in front of your private gas fireplace, enjoying romantic music or a romantic movie from Kathy's vast collection. Or, you could be like us, quietly enjoying the company of your spouse while sitting on the veranda, sipping a drink and snacking on candy, mermerized by the sunset's romantic hues in the western sky. And how can we forget that special delight of having a wonderful morning feast prepared and served to us on the veranda? Never!
Beth M
8/16/2010

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R O M A T I C

R-Is for the romantic mountains in which you see God's Hand. O-Is for the outstanding views in every room. M-Is for the magnificent beauty during sunset. A-Is for the awesome food prepared with you in mind. N-Is for neat and tidy with everything in its place. T-Is for time well spent enjoying your surroundings. I-Is for instant relaxation the minute you step out of your car and into Gracehill. C-Is for the care you receive from Kathy. This is undoubtedly the best place that we have been. Valerie & Bob S
Valerie S
8/16/2010

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Great Place

Loved the area beautiful view Very clean and food was great
Debra Rau
Callahan, FL
8/16/2010

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romantic

Simply put, this B&B is the BEST-and so is Kathy Janke-top notch, very romantic, and the most spectacular views in the world, period.
mark constant
8/16/2010

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Gracehill - romance defined

Secluded-located at the highest point in the county some 1,000 feet up from the driveway entrance. Only accommodates three guest rooms at a time. Rooms-all designed out of a romance novel. Breakfast-served outside on a deck that overlooks nothing but breath-taking scenery. A three course meal designed to your specific specifications and made from the finest fresh produce and fruit. Location-close enough to all of the Smokey Mountain park activities but far enough away to avoid ALL of the business and crowds. Suggested ages for a romantic adventure-all those who are breathing. Bob and Valerie S. 41 years together
Bob Shupe
8/16/2010

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Romantic

Every life has one true love snapshot, when one's life transforms from a simple black and white snapshot, to a most magnificently colored rainbow of colors exuding a promise of romance and happiness at its purest. It is this very feeling that will overwhelm one while perusing the endless views of the natural beauty, innocence, and elegance of Gracehill, situated high above the Smokies. It will matter not whether it is a 360 degree view of a cloudless, sunny day, or a windy, misty rainfall, the ambiance will draw you in likes moths to a flame, and leave you with a calming sense of tranquility never known before. At Gracehill couples experience romance and happiness on a daily basis, and will fall in love many times over and over again between check in and check out. That renewed sense of romance, love, and commitment will keep you smiling whether you are in the giddy throes of a new and fresh relationship, or have been enveloped in one that has steadfastly stood the test of time. Upon departure from the romance of Gracehill, you will look at one another with renewed vision, while being reminded of the love that brought you together and which will entwine your lives forever.
Patti Rutledge
Louisville, KY
8/16/2010

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Romantic idyllic Hideaway

Gracehill is the most romantic place that you could wish for. The service, food and decor are first class and then you have the fantastic views. What more could you ask for.
Andy Maddocks
Billericay,Essex,England,
8/16/2010

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Lovely Sunset

One of the most beautiful places to see the western sky go to bed. Atop one of tallest peaks around and a view of the quiet valley below this place was made for sunsets. Then there are the fireplaces in the rooms and the availabilty of couples massages. Did I mention that the breakfast are to die for?
Stan Leffel
Nashville, TN
8/16/2010

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Best Romantic Get-Away EVER

I was treated like royalty here. My husband surprised me with this trip, and it literally brought me to tears when we arrived. I was speechless (except to ask if we could stay one more night)! I am ready to go back anytime!
Krista Kirk
8/16/2010

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Exquisitely Romantic Gracehill

Gracehill is by far the most spectacular and romantic B&B my husband and I have ever stayed in with it’s glorious mountain view from the porch decks that makes you feel like you’re seeing the world from a cloud’s point of view, and the waterfall and rose garden areas that offer Secret Garden privacy and mystique. And then you go inside…! As an artist who has painted in many of the finest homes in our city, sadly, I have become increasingly hard to impress when it comes to decorating, but when I took a tour of Gracehill, I gasped in every room. There is nothing I would change or add, there are decorative “surprises” everywhere, and I love the fact that every room is so vastly different from the others, giving you a different experience each time you come back if you choose a different room each time. When I looked on line for equal beauty in decorating, the prices are four or more times as expensive as the most beautiful Gracehill. The room we chose was the “Spellbound” which is grand but soothing, and is off to the side where it opens up to the most private area of the deck. Right below is a waterfall that lulled my husband and me off to sleep with cool mountain breezes coming through the screen door. The bed was so comfortable that I called the Innkeeper later to ask where she bought both the pillows and mattress. I sunk into them like Scarlet O’Hara. One of our favorite surprises was breakfast. Against the backdrop of the beautiful mountains beyond the deck, the porch table was set in a way that made us feel special, even royal: the linens, the fresh flowers, the beautiful china, all insisted we stop for a moment to take it all in. The food came in courses which created anticipation. Every dish that was brought out was unique and interesting, and all of it was extremely delicious. The true prize of Gracehill is Kathy, the Innkeeper. She has paid great attention to the details of comfort, style and love of life, and possesses a true, very natural Gift of Hospitality. As soon as we arrived she made us feel like family members, informing us of all the places that were good to dine or visit, at night she disappeared and we felt like we had the house to ourselves, and at the morning breakfast, she brought all the guests together in conversation that magically transformed strangers into good friends within a very short amount of time. In between she intrigued us with her own conversations of wild boars that used to live near the property, and of her fascinating life stories and world travels that inspired me to do more with my own life. Proficient in art, photography, interior design, gardening, cooking, computer, business, travel, and conversation, she accomplishes so much, but never seems to be in a hurry. It seems she has mastered the Art of Relaxation and shares it with others, and we are honored and grateful for the experience.
Lisa Palmer
Knoxville, TN
8/15/2010

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Romantic Mountain-top B&B

Gracehill Bed & Breakfast was the perfect, romantic getaway. A beautiful house, spectacular views, delicious food, and a gracious host. What more could we ask for?
Valerie Walsh
Overland Park, KS
8/15/2010

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Romantic

Super place to have a great weekend. We loved staying there and have been back three different times.
Dottie Ruis
8/15/2010

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Romantic get away in TN!

Gracehill is the most secluded B&B we have ever visited. This makes it perfect for a great romantic getaway. My husband and I have been lucky enough to have visited many times. Always something special waiting for us. The view is spectacular, the rooms beautiful and comfortable, grand porch for a quiet afternoon, and then there is the breakfast - beyond any expectations! REALLY! Certainly one of our favorite spots to get away together. Oh yea, and then there is the fact that it is located in the Smokey Mountains. Perfect in every respect!
Julia N
Wauseon, OH
8/15/2010

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Best Romantic - Gracehill

It has been a year now since our wonderful weekend at Gracehill. We have the fondest memories of our stay:from the incredibly beautiful mountain views, delicious food, great service and privacy available to us.
Don Johnson
8/15/2010

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Mountaintop Experience!

Our stay at Gracehill was memorable for many reasons, but one in particular was its situation at the top of a mountain, and commanded incredible views! A glass of wine, a chair on the porch to view the sunsets, what a romantic experience! The usual B & B fare, breakfast, was exceptional! Kathy is so eager to assist in any plans for the area. All in all, a mountaintop experience! Mary Ann Deen Austin, Texas
Mary Deen
8/15/2010

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Romantic

A lovely setting high in the mountains with beautiful views and complete tranquility. Breakfast on the balcony in the morning, and a hot tub for the evening. What could be more romantic?
Ray Canham
8/15/2010

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Romantic Retreat Rocks

Gorgeous views, secluded, exceptional accommodations,fabulous food, gracious & knowledgeable innkeeper, thoughtful amenities, fun local activities, etc. Not to be missed!
Tom Gardner
8/14/2010

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Gracehill Lives Up To Its Name

Our Favorite.....have visited 6 years in a row. Fabulous view, fabulous amenities, fabulous food! InnKeeper is exceptionally gracious, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Wonderful Retreat!
Lucy Gardner
8/14/2010

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So romantic!

I go to Gracehill every year with my boyfriend, and there's no way we would EVER go anywhere else. It's the absolute perfect atmosphere for us. Thanks again, Kathy! See you in a few months!
Ashley Tucker
Murfreesboro, TN
8/14/2010

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Romantic, Relaxing, and Refreshing

Definitely the most romantic B&B with the most beautiful view imagineable! For honeymooners, the love of your life, or those wanting the perfect getaway with the spouse you love, this is the inn for you!
Cynthia Hodges
8/14/2010

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Romantic

If your idea of romantic includes privacy, spectacular views, fresh flowers, cuisine to die for and a roaring fireplace in your room, Gracehill is the place for you!!!
Grace Wilkinson
8/14/2010

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Outstanding in Every Way!

My best friend and I decided on a quick hiking trip to the Smokies. After some internet research I settled on Gracehill. I've stayed at several b and b's across the country- Gracehill is definitely one of the best in the business. The views, the attention to detail and the hospitality were outstanding. The owner/innkeeper Kathy has created a wonderful place to relax and take in the wonder of the mountains. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in the area after experiencing Gracehill. Kudos to Kathy!!!
Anita Davis
louisville, KY
12/30/2009

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Elegant, comfy, romantic, superb.

Gracious Innkeeper Kathy welcomes you to her elegant, spacious, comfortable, private home. Spectacular mountain views change throughout the day and evening, each breathtaking. Pull yourself away from the delectable breakfast and you are minutes away from quiet walks, hikes along a river or to a mountain top, waterfalls, biking and scenic drives in Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Our walk along Middleprong Trail was enhanced with clouds of Monarch butterflies. Kathy takes pleasure in assuring your visit is complete in every way and can direct you to local restaurants. We ate at Foothills Milling Company, especially enjoying their signature dishes of Fried Green Tomatoes and Vidalia Onion Goat Cheese Tart. Gracehill breakfasts begin with a new heirloom setting each morning and continue with memorable delights from Kathy's kitchen. A quiet read on one of the enormous covered decks, sunset or moonrise from the hot tub, a stroll through Gracehill's multi-level gardens,tea or a glass of wine on the patio, a sweet sleep in a comfy bed in a beautiful room with the sound of a waterfall and soft dreams of returning -that's the Gracehill experience. Kathy puts the "grace" in Gracehill!
Ginger Lang
Clyde, NC
6/16/2009

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InnSide Tip - Synchronous Fireflies
Travel to Gracehill during mid-June and you will have a chance to see the world-class phenomenon only available here and in Asia: synchronous fireflies. Gather at Elkmont Camping ground in the early evening and wait until 9:30 p.m. when the fireflies come out. Their patterns of firing simultaneously, often in waves, are a memorable and amazing sight.
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