Details for Whitestone Country Inn Docks

Whitestone Country Inn Docks

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 3 reviews

Address 1200 Paint Rock Rd.
Kingston, TN 37763


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Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Turn off the channel at mile 573.7 along the left descending bank to enter this small inlet that has free docks for guests of the Whitestone Inn. There is a phone at the dock to call the inn and they will pick you up if you are staying or going to their restaurant. They have luxury accomodations on this 360 acre estate. Call 865-376-0113 for reservations Source: Tennessee River Guidebook

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Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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Transient price: $0.00/ft (2011-10-18)

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Reviews for Whitestone Country Inn Docks
Unusable docks, with dinner suitable only for teetotaling missionary carnivores, 2016-10-15
Captain: , United States (3192)

We stopped here based on the two previous 5-star reviews and descriptions. It was a disappointing mistake.

For starters, the "docks" in the basin are floating plastic models suitable for kayaks, PWCs. and the like. At best they could support a patio boat. 20' or so is the largest that might fit. There is a long quay wall opposite, but there is not a single cleat or bollard -- we saw two small fence stakes such as are used to support chicken wire, plus two 4x4 posts that support the power outlets. If we had tied our 110,000 lb trawler to those it would have ripped them right from the ground. Not that we could get alongside -- there was perhaps 4' of water along the quay at a 740' pool level (we draw 6'), 7' dead-center in the basin, and less than 4' at the ends of the smaller docks. If you could tie alongside the quay (to what?), you'd effectively block all the other slips altogether.

OK, so getting our boat in here was not going to work, but, hey, it's a four-diamond resort and has two five-star reviews on AC. So we dropped the hook in nearby Richland Creek and tendered back for our dinner reservation (we used the tender to obtain the soundings I reported above).

The phone that was reported to be on the dock to call for a ride to the Inn was inoperative and we had to call on our cell.

Upon being seated for dinner, which is a one-seating affair (6:30pm) we learned that this is a dry establishment. Really? A supposed 5-star resort has no license? We were told we could have BYO but by this time there was no way to make a round trip back to the boat to get a bottle of wine.

Before we were served, the chef came in, said a few words, then led a Christian prayer. I do not expect or appreciate having to sit through a religious ceremony to be served dinner in a public restaurant.

The food was acceptable but nothing special. I assume the high diamond rating is for the sleeping accomodations, because as a restaurant I would give the food three stars. We don't have any special dietary requirements, but it's worth noting that vegetarians will find almost nothing here they can eat -- even the vegetable side had meat in it, and all the entrees were animal proteins.

In short, it's a lousy, unusable dock, but it's free if you want to drop over a C-note on a mediocre dinner for two in a dry establishment.

If you want to go anyway, bring a flashlight. There's not a single light near the docks and you'll need it to make your way back to your boat -- it's very dark here.

a special place on the river, 2015-09-15
Captain: , Nashville, Tn (50)

Sonny and Phyllis Briley, Nashville, Tennessee
we attended a wedding here several years ago but had no idea we could visit by water. After seeing the previous post we decided to give it a try. The entrance is a little tight but we had no trouble docking our 45' Ocean Alexander w/4' draft and there is one 50amp plug. From there the service was excellent. Dinner was outstanding, we decided to stay for breakfast. We were treated like special guest. if you' re looking for a special location on the river this is it. Give it a try, you won' t be disappointed.

Best Kept Secret in Tennessee, 2012-09-15
Captain: , Pensacola, Florida (132)

If you want a 5 star experience, come to Whitestone Inn and have a meal, reservations only. You will be treated like royality with great food for a reasonable price. Their dock is free if you eat at the Inn and it has a single space for a larger trawler up to 80' and it even has 50 amp of power. Smaller 20' docks are also available as are nearby anchorage spots. With the free dock and a wonderful meal, this is the best bargain on the Tennessee River.

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