Thursday, October 29, 2009

Idylic location & superb accommodation

  This was a gem of a place to come and totally relax or be active. The owners are very welcoming as soon as you step into the large sitting room with many very comfortable seating. The log fire was lit and gave the room that instant warm and cosiness. Our room was spacious, clean and very relaxing with two easy chairs to sit and drink the warm spiced cider freely available. The TV in the room was switched to a music channel with relaxing music playing.

The views of the Smokies from the rockers on the two huge porches are breathtaking and for those that like watching the antics of the local birds you can sit there relaxing and watch them flying to and from the numerous birdfeeders.

The owners have certainly thought of everything to make your stay a memorable and comfortable one. The vast library of books and DVDs were at your disposal as was the small fitness room. Also at the nearby fishing pool there were rods & bait, cycles, canoes, table tennis and croquet.

Apart from going out to have lunches and dinner one could quite easily stay and be entertained. In addition to a TV in each bedroom there was a large screen set in the sitting room. In the dining room there were cards, scrabble games plus more to entertain yourselves with. All day long in the dining room there are drinks and snacks freely available.

Berry spring is without doubt a fabulous place to come and chill out or if you wish to explore the trails and the surrounding area. It combines the very best of B&B Inns with the freedom of having your own cabin. We highly recommend this warm and friendly hideaway in the mountains.


Oct 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Relaxing in the Smokies

Once again we paid a visit to Patrick and Sue's Berry Spring Lodge, and the stay was even better than last years.
We stayed in the second floor Newberry Springs room, the view of the Smoky Mountains from the very private balcony was awe inspiring. We found the hot tub in the corner was a perfect vantage point to contemplate them from.
One of the nights was just cool enough to warrant the use of the gas fire log in the corner of the room, this made the room even more cozy and romantic than it already was.
Even though I am not a morning person each breakfast was a joy, from the well put together culinary delights to the conversations with Patrick and the other guests the breakfast time was a high spot in the day.
Would we come back?
The main problem is deciding which time of the year to come back in.
See you next year Patrick and Sue.


Oct 20, 2009

Amazing room, amazing food, amazing view

Everything was just as all the other reviews stated: perfection. I always stay somewhere based on reviews, and tripadvisor once again came through for me. Berry Springs is secluded, has an amazing view, unbelievablly clean rooms and bathroom, our hottub looking out over the mountains was fantastic, fireplace in room was romantic, desserts at night were decadent, breakfasts were amazing, there were hundreds of DVD's to pick from in the library, what else to say?? STAY HERE. You will be so happy you did. We are already trying to work it in our schedules and budget to stay here again this Winter.

Oct 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Perfect Getaway

We absolutely loved the Berry Springs Lodge! My husband and I stayed there for two nights in October and didn't want to leave. The view is amazing and the lodge has a cozy, homey feel. Our room was kept immaculately clean. I don't think I've ever had a room this clean at any place I've stayed. You can't beat the location either. It feels like you're staying in the middle of nowhere when in fact the "main drag" of Pigeon Forge is only 5 minutes away. I would highly recommend this B & B to anyone looking for peace and tranquility with activities close by.

Greenville, South Carolina

Oct 19, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

What A Perfect Place

Berry Springs is a beautiful B&B! Everything is absolutely spotless yet all of the common areas are welcoming and warm. Our room, Raspberry Springs, was very comfortable and luxurious, perfectly clean, and quiet. The view from it's balcony is toward the west. The breakfasts were superb and very filling. We so enjoyed all of the food; Sue is an outstanding cook! Also, the evening desserts were absolutely great! Patrick helped carry our luggage upstairs, was very helpful with restaurant suggestions, made reservations for dinner for us, and shared maps that helped us avoid the traffic. There is nothing we can think of that would be an improvement - it was a perfect experience! We will definitely return to this B&B next time we're in the area.


Oct 17, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Smoky Mountain Seclusion

This inn is one of the extraordinary ones. We have stayed in dozens of inns in many states and this is one of the few we have stayed in twice. Although they are tucked away in the foothills, they are far from isolated. They are only about a 10 minute drive from town and once you get used to the backroads, driving there is easy. Patrick and Sue are gracious hosts that are both engaged with their guests. Breakfasts are phenomenal plus they offer many extras. On top of all that, they have a view that is amazing! You can watch both the sunrise and the sunset from their location. I can't say enough except to say that this will probably be the first inn that we make a third visit to.


Oct 11, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall Newsletter 2009

Hello from Berry Springs Lodge,

   Fall has arrived in Tennessee.  It is like someone flipped a switch.  A few days ago the daily tempatures dropped into the lower 70s and the nights into the 50s.  We have had rain for the last two weeks straight and that stopped as well.  To us this is perfect weather.  There is a large tree behind the lodge that is starting to show a little bit of red colors.  It is usually the first one to turn.  We rode up English Mountain the other day and there were a few starting to turn there too.  All indications are we will have a very good fall this year.  The leaf watchers should be able to view great color starting in about a week all the way through the beginning of November.  The higher elevations will be the best place to be at the beginning of October and the lower elevations will be best towards the end of October.  We still have a few rooms open so if you can get a way, this looks like it will be a very good leaf year.
Thank you, and God bless


 Patrick's   "Home Inn-Provements" 

It has been a lazy summer for me.  We did not do much on projects except for the usual mowing, painting and tree trimming.  I changed out the motor in one of the dryers.  I messed around with the old air unit coil a little bit.  It had a couple of leaks so I soldered  them.  I will pressure test them now to make sure they hold.  

 Again thank you for your help and spreading the word.



Take advantage!

Only 3 mounts left for the "Back to Nature" Special. 



Starting March 1st through December 31st 2009 we are offering "Back to Nature" discount special.  Save $40.00 per night on weekdays and $20.00 per night on weekends.  It's real simple to get the discount.  You just need to bring something with you that comes from nature.  You can bring a flower to plant, a small tree or bush.  It could also be as simple as a rock for a Zen garden or a leaf for a scrapbook.  We want you to use your imagination!  You can be as creative as you like!



I wish I had something exciting to share with you, but I guess sometimes no news is good news.  I will say the summer went by very fast.  I must have been all the napping I was doing.  Just don't tell Sue or she will find something for me to do.   

Available when you stay 2 or more nights.



Berry Springs Lodge
Patrick & Sue Eisert, Innkeepers
2149 Seaton Springs Road  :Sevierville, Tennessee (TN) 37862  :: Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountain Area

Phone 1-865-908-7935 TOLL FREE 1-888-760-8297
Email:  :: Website:




October, November  & December 

97th Cherokee Indian Fair in Cherokee 10/6/2009, 10/7/2009, 10/8/2009, 10/9/2009, 10/10/2009

"On Cosby" Festival in Cosby 10/16/2009, 10/17/2009, 10/18/2009

Edible & Poisonous Fungi of the Smokies  10/3/09

Fruit, Foliage, & Fall Wildlife  10/10/09

Incredible Edibles & Traditional Medicinals  10/10/09

Day Hike to Mt. LeConte  10/17/09

Fall Nature Photography  10/24/09

*Animal Tracks and Traces  10/25/09


Heritage Paintings & Photographs Exhibit and 'Dinners on the Grounds' in Gatlinburg 4/1/2009 - 11/30/2009


Festival of Christmas Past12/12/2009

Smoky Mountain Christmas Memories in Townsend 12/4/2009, 12/5/2009, 12/6/2009


 Sue's  Recipes     

 Hi everyone.  We just did this one the other day for the first time.  It turned out great!

Orange Brownies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons pure orange extract

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease a 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan and set aside. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter, eggs, orange extract, and orange zest and beat with a handheld electric mixer until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until light golden brown and set. Remove from oven and pierce top of entire cake with a fork.


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring until smooth. Pour glaze over cake. Cool cake and cut into squares.







Again we want to thank you for being our friends and guests.  Hope to see you all soon.

Friday, October 2, 2009

“This is the place to stay”

If we ever visit the Smoky Mntns again there is no point in looking elsewhere to stay. We enjoyed the beautiful lodge, very clean room, private balcony w/hot tub and awesome scenery, and most of all the innkeepers. Patrick and Sue made us feel as guests in their own home - very warm and inviting. They are knowledgable about the area and gave some good recommendations for bike trails. The breakfasts and homemade desserts were heavenly. They offer lots of movies, books and board games. This was a home away from home.

Sep 29, 2009