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Whitestone Country Inn

Hiking and paddling in TennesseeIf you are looking for a place to be pampered in luxurious accommodations with access to all that eastern Tennessee has to offer, then set your GPS to the coordinates of Whitestone Inn.  This 360-acre country estate on the shores of Watts Bar Lake provides guests with seclusion and sanctuary, just an hour's drive from Knoxville and Chattanooga.  Surrounded by the Paint Rock Wildlife Management Area,  Whitestone is teeming with opportunities for hiking, fishing, paddling, and wildlife viewing.

Hiking Paddling Birding BnBClick on the binoculars to see a demonstration of ExpertGPS displaying the section of Watts Bar Lake between Whitestone Country Inn and Huffine Island. paintrock_expert.jpg (Approx. 70 KB) opens in a new window.


GPS Map Details

File Name whitestone.gpx
File Size: 34 KB
Revised: 26 July 2001
Class A1 Data
Waypoints: 44 (Including inn facilities and features of the WMA) Routes/Tracks: 9

Adventure Travel Tip

Take a canoe or kayak out to Huffine Island.  Its a protected nesting area for birds.  Word of caution: There's something in the waters of Watt Bar around the island.  It floats near the surface until you paddle near.  Then, it submerges explosively like a depth charge, scaring the fool out of you.  This first time I experience this, I nearly surrendered the entire contents of my boat to the creature.  I highly recommend you avoid catastrophe by putting your stuff in a Dry Bag or a Dry Box.*

More Info

I attended a wedding some time ago at Whitestone.  However, I almost missed the ceremony because I was out having too much fun exploring the surrounding wilderness area.  For more information, check out their web site (  I don't receive a commission, but if you make a reservation, say you heard about them from Travel by GPS.  Thanks.

Nearby Geocache

"Paint Rock Intruder"


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