Ready for a real life romantic story? My closet friend and my husband’s best friend (of 17 years) married each other. That is right, the best of both worlds right here.
I mean how lucky are we? I always wanted a best friend couple!
My husband and I love hosting game nights with other couples. We wanted to host one and invite these soon to be love birds but honestly, we thought they would hit it off really well so we kept putting it off.
I mean what if they liked each other, dated, but then it didn’t work out? It could make things awkward in the future.
I know, sort of selfish in hindsight. Then my husband convinced me that it wouldn’t happen and that it would be fine to just play games. Plus, if it did happen, what if it ended in pure wedded Bliss?
Ok, so we hosted and I could immediately sense the chemistry. By the second double date and it was on! Soon they were dating and then in a few months he proposed!
They decided on a very intimate wedding in Tennessee at Christopher’s Place. An upscale bed and breakfast, set back in the secluded smoky mountains of Tennessee.
Christopher’s Place really is private if you‘re looking to get away for some peace and quiet. They have a No Kids policy, which sounds harsh but for some of us who struggle to leave the kids at home-this can be a good thing. Because sometimes, it should be just us.
In a Christian marriage, we should be the priority and then our children.
Otherwise your marriage or family life can become child centered which can breed children that feel or think that the world revolves around them.
Definitely isn’t the way God designed us to be.
We left our little sweethearts in the capable hands of a well trusted and close family member.
Then we drove 9 hours to Christopher’s Place. As we were getting close, it was getting more and more secluded. For a good 10 minutes it was just trees and the open road. I started to wonder if we were lost. Then we followed this tight tree lined winding road up the slope of the mountains.
Trees. Trees. Trees.
Suddenly, we were here. It was shocking to go from just trees to this gorgeous 3 story former mansion turned bed and breakfast.
(Thanks to our dear friends for allowing us to share their photos)
Christopher’s Place has a rich history that creates an atomosphere of romance during your stay. Christopher is the owner, whom proposed, and married his wife at this very place. Then they purchased it, converted it to a bed and breakfast, that they now run together.
I thought so…now what about the rest of the place?
How About A Tour?
Just let yourself in and make yourself at home. Immerse yourself in the comfortable southern charm that Christopher’s Place offers. I really did feel welcomed with an immediate sense of peace and relaxation.
A spiraling staircase takes you up…
All Three Floors.
Stay in the Mountain View Escape room and…
Enjoy the breathtaking Smoky Mountain scenery. It was so soothing to just sit in silence while we watched the cumulus clouds swiftly moving over the top of the mountains.
Lets Take A Walk Outback
Back downstairs and French doors open to the captivating wilderness. You can sit directly on the hill top overlooking the Smokey’s.
“Christopher Place sits on 203 mountain acres therefore they have some hiking and walking trails of their own. But they are also only 11 miles to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (nps.gov/grsm) entrance at Cosby, which is the least used entrance to the Smokies.
Some of the trails close to the Smoky Mountain Resort are…
Hen Wallow Falls – A short 2 ½ mile walk past creeks, foot logs, and heavy vegetation leads you to a picturesque spot by a waterfall. A great spot for a picnic.
Mt. Camerer, known to locals as White Rock – This is a fairly strenuous 6 mile hike up to a restored fire tower originally built by the WPA. The views from the trail itself are great, but the view from the tower site is spectacular!
Max Patch – You drive a little bit to the trail head, but the walk is only a mile long to this grass-covered bald at an elevation of 4500 feet. The Appalachian trail crosses it, and the 360 degree views are like being on top of the world.
Albright Cove – See the oldest trees in the park, including a 600 year old Tulip Poplar, on this 3 ½ mile trail.”(Christopher’s Place)
The grounds themselves are beautifully landscaped with floral gardens through out the property. A quaint vegetable garden is off to the side and it appears they may get fresh herbs, fruits, and veggies from it when the weather is right.
Marston’s Library Bar
I am not much of a drinker but I do enjoy a glass of wine or two especially during a time of celebration. Marston’s Library Pub is a casual atmosphere serving cocktails and wine by the warmth of the fireplace.
Mountain View Restaurant
Christopher’s Place has their own restaurant inside and the food is phenomenal. I was enjoying it so much I didn’t even think to grab a good photo. This is a sample of the delectable menu:
Cream of Walnut Soup
Hearts of Romaine with Apples , Red Onions and Cider Vinaigrette
Bacon-Wrapped Cornish Hens with Raspberry Balsamic Reduction
Winter Rice Pilaf
Roasted Acorn Squash with Molasses Butter
Coffee-Brandy Crème Brûlée
Is your mouth watering yet?
If it isn’t, maybe more of the menu and delicious looking food pictures will help:
The third floor has a lofty game room so it seemed fitting to play since game night is how we brought these two together.
Isn’t this vintage game of clue awesome?
Complete List of Amenities
- a sauna
- an outdoor pool
- tennis courts
- walking/hiking trails
- a fitness room
- a veranda, complete with rocking chairs
- a pool table
- board and card games
- On-site Tesla and electric car charger
Things To Do in the Area
If you’re looking for a couples getaway, I highly recommend Christopher’s Place. An intimate and romantic setting for just the two of you. Maybe you need some time to yourselves? Perhaps some peace and relaxation? Delicious food prepared for you?