Serenity House in Knoxville, TN with Reviews -
By: dustincurtis1
Maple Hurst
Thank you Sonny & Becky: Innkeeper/Host/Owners of the Maplehurst Inn My wife and I and our just purchased Ford F-550 were driving home to Florida. As we reached the top of a steep Mountain stretch 15 miles from the Kentucky / Tennessee border we lost power & coasted to a stop just beyond a deep ravine against the mountain side.(We'd moments earlier called a Bed & Breakfast we determined would be another 1.5 hours drive, The Maplehurst Inn.)We called and AAA sent a great tow truck driver who said the truck would need repairs & it was late Saturday night so he suggested we find a place to stay. We decided to tow to Knoxville about 85 miles south & we started down the highway toward Tennessee. During the ride I called Sonny 4 times. He was always patient & helpful putting us at ease. He said he would be there & the room would be waiting. He gave us directions & with a 20��� ft tow bed with F-550 on top we eventually made it to the Inn around 11 pm.To our amazement there were thousands of people walking the streets. Every parking spot in town was taken. The lot next door was packed & throngs of people congested the road. Sonny and his dear wife Becky stared at us in disbelief. I asked where I might park the pick-up & he laughed & shook his head ���that is no pick-up���. It seems that we had chosen a Bed & Breakfast 2 BLOCKS from the University of Tennessee Football Stadium on game night & arrived the moment 104,000 people were leaving the stadium after winning! Sonny jumped in his car and went in search of a nearby parking spot. My wife in the mean time took her shattered nerves into the Inn. She never lost her cool during this entire ordeal; Not when we lost power at 70 miles an hour, not when I stopped against the rock Wall that all night long sent shards & pebbles down on us, not when I stood out on the darkened highway directing 18 wheelers away from the legs of our tow truck driver as he tried to get us going, and not even when we ignored her reiterated directions from Sonny,��� DO NOT get on I 40 East, DO NOT get on I 40 West���Exit on Henley street��� when we passed Henley Street and got on I 40.Sonny found a spot, the driver dropped the truck & Sonny drove me back to the Maplehurst Inn and my wife.Sonny got on the phone, 11:20pm & called restaurants around he found one open, Calhoun���s on The Volunteer Landing.We ate and walked back to the Inn.Our room was a cool haven of peace called the Rose room. IT WAS WONDERFUL.The next day, & for the following 5 days, as the truck was repaired, Sonny and Becky became like family to us. ���He let me use his Car���He offered his cell phone when ours died.���He found a Dealer that was willing to work on the vehicle ���He took us to see beautiful Mountain Top Views & Lakefronts to take our mind off our worries���He and Becky took us home for supper���Sonny and Becky took us on a tour of Gatlinburg and on to the Smoky Mountains. (Unbelievable Beauty & Majesty)���Sonny and Becky took us to Downtown Knoxville for an evening of Local cultural discovery.���Sonny took us to an Egyptian restaurant that only the locals know about. If you stay in Knoxville���Go To MO���S KING TUT GRILL. It is worth the trip!���Sonny took us to the University of Tennessee Stadium, The Norris Dam (WOW what a place) and a historic Grist mill. ���They drove us through Old City & we saw homes that had been restored to their original Beauty. ���They took us on an evening tour of the historic cemeteries in the city.���And when the Truck was repaired he drove us to the Ford dealership and gave the repair his approval.It was a week like no other in our lives. We threw a dart at a map for a casual one night stay and ended up making a family like friendship that we will to keep precious for all our days.
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By: Angie C.
Watauga Recovery Center
I am very happy with the services I have received by the staff at the Knoxville location. Dr. Cirelli takes the time to get to know each of his patients and the particular set of circumstances each person has. I feel like my treatment plan is specific for me and my needs and not just one size fits all. My only word of advice for someone new is to insist on seeing the SAME doctor on every visit. Also, I didn't feel that the physicians assistant on staff would be a good fit for just anyone. I have a hereditary genetic disorder that can complicate my lab results. The PA admitted he wasn't very familiar with it and went on to attempt to make medical decisions and judgements involving what he earlier admitted having little knowledge and no experience. Other patients seem to love him.....therefore It's a case by case type of thing. The only thing preventing me from rating them with all 5stars is my experience with the PA. Otherwise..very professional, down to earth and non- judgmental!
By: barter-643
Maple Hurst
Our daughter is a student at the University of Tennessee and we chose the Maplehurst Inn because it is walking distance to the school. We reserved a stay for an extended weekend visit and a little sightseeing with her. If you are in Knoxville you must talk with Sonny. He is a wonderful host who every morning guided us to the best area attractions. We are fortunate to have seen the cultural nuances that make Knoxville a beautiful gem. We saw museums, went to a Storytelling event and a Greek festival, the zoo, the bluegrass music festival, and the spectacular Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. We toured Old City and the Cemeteries and every evening we CAME HOME to The Maplehurst Inn and shared our experiences with the other guests. We had a memorable time with our daughter. Thank you so much Sonny.
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By: Amy S.
Watauga Recovery Center
I've been going for two yrs I pay cash for visit and meds my insurance pays for my urine test I go on Thursday because of my pay checks and Dr. Cirelli is my doctor I have only been able to open up and talk to him he really takes the time and listens he is a WONDERFUL DOCTOR! But now my insurance will only allow me to come on Wednesday or Friday of course i had to go with Fridays because of my paychecks so thanks to tenn care I just lost the only doctor that took the time to get to know me and treat my needs. It's hard going doctor to doctor and half of them are to busy to care. I don't understand why tenn care patients get treated differently it's not fair! U should be able to go any day that works for you not your insurance! Other than that I love the place they really do care u have to have hope! I'll miss u Dr. Cirelli!
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By: Halley H.
Zaina Apartments
I love Hialeah! I have been living here for two years and we are going to sign another lease! The apartment manager is super reasonable. And the staff is very nice. They seem very happy to work with/ help you if there is something that needs to be repaired. I think as long as you are a good tenant then you'll have a great experience. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the driers and washers are frequently out of order. However, this is probably due to the washer and driers being so old and how hard it is on them to be used so frequently. Maintenance does try to keep them running. So over all, I would recommend Hialeah to everyone who is looking for affordable living with pleasant staff.
By: Cindy H.
Assisted Living Ctr
My mom has been at Shannondale Assisted Living for 4 years. Although her memory and physical abilities as age 90 are failing her, we find peace in the fact that she is always happy. The staff pays so much attention to her (psychologically in addition to physically). And it never 'smells bad' like the old nursing homes I remember (although the Assisted Living isn't really a "nursing home". Thank you staff, for all you do for us!
A + DUI and Defensive Driving Schools
This is a great class for young and anyone needing to learn about the dangers of driving and skills to keep you safe. Mr. Jenkins did a great job and presented a very professional class that kept my attention the entire time. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! You are making a difference. Thanks, Gretta
By: Jeannine B.
Prestwick Ridge Apartments
I have been here 14 years and can say it is a wonderful place to live. It is kept clean, bug free, staff attends to maintenance issues promptly. I'm so thankful to have found my home here!
By: Robert M.
A + DUI and Defensive Driving Schools
By: Dylan B.
Rehab Planet
Kind people and great recovery programsI have never felt such great support from a rehab like Rehab Planet in my life.
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