About this room
The Smoky Mountain Academy room is a fun, bright colored, corner room in the inn that features a hardwood floor with a large, double window view. The bright sunny view overlooking the rolling hills and valley with English Mountain in the background makes this a vacation dream. Awake each morning to this lovely scene of sunshine over the mountains. It has its own private bathroom very comfortable in size with a standard shower/tub combination. The king size bed is a great place to relax and watch TV or hook up your personal computer and take advantage of the convenient in-room WIFI and work desk. We have dedicated this guest room to all school teachers around the world.
Where the name came from.
Smoky Mountain Academy was the name of a mission high school which was established for the mountain families in the early 1900’s. Both of Sarah’s parents graduated from this school. See their outstanding ornate diplomas hanging on the wall.
It may have been as early as 1912 that the Baptist people of upper Sevier County, Tennessee, began to talk about a mountain school. The boys and girls not only needed more education in fundamentals, but they needed religious training. This need was a sufficient cost for vision: and some praying God fearing, God-loving Baptists of Sevier County joyfully and prayerfully entertained this vision. The school was first named Sevier County Baptist High School and was later changed to Smoky Mountain Academy.