Knoxville Journals

A quick stop in Knoxville, Tennesse

A February 2004 trip to Knoxville by tamtbell

Quote: This was the second stop on our 30-day journey across the United States. Since we were arriving after 2pm, we didn't expect to be able to do much more than relax and finally take a break from driving.

Residence Inn by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff

Hotel | "Residence Inn Knoxville Cedar Bluff"

We arrived in Knoxville much earlier than we expected, and we quickly found the hotel, which was off a side street. Strangely enough, it was located right next to several other Marriott brand hotels such as Springhill Suites and Courtyard, and we were pleasantly relieved to find that the Residence Inn front desk staff let us check in an hour earlier than their normal check in time of 3:00 pm. When we had first walked up to the front lobby I had noticed the loud roar of vehicles driving by on Interstate 40. Of course one of my first thoughts was please let us not be able to hear that from our room, and so I asked to please be put as far away as possible from that traffic. I was assured tha...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2004

Residence Inn by Marriott Knoxville Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

Countryside Winery & Vineyards

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Attraction | "Countryside Winery & Vineyards"

After leaving the traffic of Washington DC behind on an early Monday morning, we drove deeper into the mountains of Virginia and Tennessee, where we were awed by the beauty of the early morning fog lingering lazily in the valleys. By lunchtime we were more than ready for a break as we realized that we needed to use up some time so we wouldn’t check into the hotel so early. As we looked for a restaurant we noticed signs on Interstate 81 near Blountville, TN, for a winery, so after a leisurely lunch we followed the many signs that directed us through several cow and goat farms. We finally reached Countryside Vineyards & Winery. The winery itself is very small but extremely charming, and it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2004

Countryside Winery & Vineyards
658 Henry Harr Road
Knoxville, Tennessee