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Images of the Week!

A facsimile of Davy Crockett’s flint-lock rifle.
On the roaders, travel on our stomachs. This pineapple steak was a hit!!!
Barb loves fireplaces as I do too!
Japanese Hibachi Restaurant; Hokaido in Port St Lucie does lobster very well!!
Curt Gowdy and President Bush out fishing with Bob Epstein (Credit Bob T. Epstein for image) I miss these two fabulous anglers!!
Hi John, the best realtor in the Keys!! We all ate fresh snapper on this trip with the best charter captain in the Keys or probably Florida! Skip Bradeen rules the seas!!! 

4Th of July At The Orchard Inn-Best B N B in the Carolina’s

American Press Travel News PRESS RELEASE: Note we (Bob and Barb, “On the Road Again” and “Stopping to Smell the Roses”) stayed here multiple times and experienced the culinary delights both breakfast and dinners.

Bring On the Fireworks!
Spend the 4th of July at Orchard Inn
Make this 4th of July extra special when you go on vacation this year! Use the day off as an excuse to get away with your sweetheart or take the whole family to one of our cottages. From fireworks shows to great summer activities to enjoy, it’s always fun to change up traditions and start new ones.
Celebrate the 4th of July

It’s Time to Celebrate!

Summer is just around the corner and for many, that means that it’s time to go on a fun family vacation. When it comes to summer, we all get a sense of nostalgia from memories of our own summers as children, and we want to re-create that feeling as much as we can. Start a new tradition when you come to Orchard Inn this year! Here are all the things to do on the 4th.

Start Planning

Available 4th of July Accommodations

The Keeping Room: This suite comes with a lovely sitting area, gas fireplace, and a private bath with a whirlpool tub and fabulous steam shower. It features a luxurious memory foam king bed, and there is a private entrance door leading to the front porch. It’s perfect for the ultimate 4th of July getaway with your sweetheart!

Laurel Cottage

The best friend or family getaways all start with our Laurel Cottage! This two bedroom, two bathroom cottage has a full kitchen, large living room, dining room, and a loft with two additional twin beds. It’s perfect for spending the 4th of July with a big group!

We’re Happy to Help!
If you have any questions related to your stay at The Orchard Inn, please give us a call at (828) 749-5471. You may also reach us via email at innkeeper@orchardinn.com. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Our mailing address is:
The Orchard Inn
100 Orchard Inn Ln
Saluda, NC 28773-9706

 

 

Whitestone Country Inn “A Sanctuary for More Than Your The Soul”

Bob & Barb Epstein “On The Road Again” and Stopping to Smell The Roses”

American Press travel News–5/19 -“On the Road Again”—We travel far and wide to experience and bring you to places that are just off the beaten path and this week we have a special treat that’s just down the road from the Glade.

The Whitestone Inn  (just down I-40 towards Knoxville) sits on some 360 acres of prime country land in Tennessee on the shores of Watts Bar Lake (stripers-big guys and dolls, walleye, bass, huge cat’s and a dozen other fighters). Surrounded by a wildlife and waterfowl refuge, the Inn is close to all East Tennessee activities and attractions such as DollyWood , the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg to mention a few. Yet this Inn is still far enough away for you to find sanctuary and relaxation in the tranquility of God’s creation-nature in all her abundance. This Inn has been voted one of the “Ten Most Romantic Inns in America” by America’s Historic Inns Group. More than a few weddings have been held here at their chapel and gazebo overlook. Huge Belgian horses offer up wagon and hay rides and just looking over the paddocks and landscape can be a major breath of fresh air and excitement for every member of the family.

The Innkeepers are the Chambers family; all 8 of them, and they offer what has become to be known as the “Brigadoon Experience” where one guest (Bobby Scobey) says it all “Whitestone is the only place I’ve ever been homesick for other than home and Barbara and I after spending just one night, reluctantly left after a breakfast we’ll never forget with that same feeling. To say that the Inn has comfortable rooms and terrific décor would be an understatement. We slept in one of their rooms with a view that wouldn’t quit, eagles flying by our windows as we relaxed in our bathroom Jaccuzi bath, giant king size poster bed-we just didn’t want to leave!

Watt’s Bar Lake is a fisherman’s paradise, striped bass are a big draw here and just about every freshwater warm water fish can be taken in these prolific waters. The walking trails through and around the Whitestone property are absolutely terrific. The views just go on and on and on-a landscape of special treasures all around you.

The food at the Inn is also quite excellent. So wonderful that guests kept requesting the recipes so the owners published a book titled “Favorite Recipes of Whitestone Inn.”

We loved the poached eggs on potato cakes and blueberry stuffed French toast. We are now spoiled so we can’t even think of just a bagel and cheese anymore-just kidding!

The hardcover recipe book full of their charming Tennessee recipes and pictures of the Inn, with dinner meals and breakfast meals is available by contacting the Inn at www.whitestoneinn.com or calling 1-888-247-2464. You can of course make reservations to stay or just visit for dinner by contacting these numbers and e-mail address.

An interesting note for you RV’r’s wanting to drive into the Inn you cannot. The entrance is through an authentic barn-right through the middle of it. So you would have to park your unit at another drive area entrance and walk over. Naturally you can drive your tow car through the barn and that’s how we visited.

Get in touch and make a visit to the Whitestone Inn, you cannot be disappointed!

 

 

 

 

 

Knoxville Food Tours are Great!!!!!!!


News Release- Bob and Barb Went “On the Road Again” this time to Knoxville–We experienced this tour last year and it was terrific!! Thu, May 9, 2019 6:34 pm

Knoxville Food Tours (knoxvillefoodtours@pb06.wixshoutout.com)
Downtown Knoxville’s
Award Winning
Original Tour

Hi Friends,

Want to learn more about Knoxville? Have family and friends coming in
to visit? Book an outing with Knoxville Food Tours. We offer public
and private tours year-round!

Purchase tickets on the Calendar on our Public Tours/Buy Tickets page at
www.knoxvillefoodtours.com

This Week on Knoxville Food Tours!

Friday, May 10
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Gay St./Market Square
“The Flavors of Knoxville”

Saturday, May 11
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Old City
“Legends & Modern Local Flavors”

Sunday, May12
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Gay St./Market Square
“The Flavors of Knoxville”

Monday, May 13
12:30-3:30 p.m.
Gay St./Market Square
“The Flavors of Knoxville”

Tuesday, May 14
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Gay St./Market Square
“The Flavors of Knoxville”

Wednesday, May 15
Flexible times
Book a private custom tour for your office, team or family!

Thursday, May 16
Flexible times
Book a private custom tour for your office, team or family!

Downtown Knoxville’s
Award Winning, Original Tour!
Established in 2010

Enhance your visit to Historic Downtown Knoxville.
Enjoy a complete Knoxville experience in just a few hours!

History – Explore the history of the city including the development
and achievements of Knoxville as well as special insights on local
culture, art, and architecture.

Food – Enjoy multiple food tastings of signature and specially
selected dishes at some of Knoxville’s best new and iconic restaurants
featuring local products in Southern & Appalachian cuisine. Enough
for a meal and more for most!

Fun – Experience downtown Knoxville like a local by traveling through
the revitalized neighborhoods of Market Square, Gay Street or the Old
City with historian and author of Lost Restaurants of Knoxville, Paula
Johnson.

Pairings & Perks – Add pairings from local craft beer breweries, wine
flights, craft cocktails, Tennessee whiskey, bourbons or even
moonshine. Enjoy our Partner Perks – special deals for tour guests
from great local shops, boutiques and services!


Paula Johnson
Knoxville Food Tours
865-201-7270
www.knoxvillefoodtours.com