When we decided to make Blount County our home, we started with a few acres of wooded land, clearing and transforming the wood into a collection of buildings from the ground up. In April 1996, we opened Capps Cove Bed and Breakfast and began a 22-year journey of making friends all over the world! We were blessed when our daughter, Cindy, joined us in the business. Ten years later we were fortunate to have Noval Hudspeth join us.
Guests have come from Germany, Russia, Japan, Ireland, England, Belgium, Denmark, and across the United States. We’ve made countless friends and memories.
We traveled to Germany for two wonderful weeks at the insistence of eight delightful German girls who were our guests and became our hostess.
It was a pleasure to join couples in marriage over the years at weddings in our special country chapel — and many have been back to celebrate anniversaries.
And we’ve had some really fun parties including Bonnie and Clyde, Hobo, and country themes. There has been great music, delicious seafood, shrimp and crawfish, fish fries, and much more.
Christmas was always a special time at Capps Cove. Our old fashioned Christmas in the country featured everything from a living Nativity scene in the barn to strolling costumed carolers and singing Christmas carols in the chapel. There was plenty of hot chocolate and spiced tea, chili, coffee, and cookies in the reception hall. One of the cabins was dressed in antique Christmas decorations complete with a fire in the fireplace!
Another favorite spot at Capps Cove is in a peaceful clearing by the creek where five swings surround a fire pit. A lot of hot dogs and s’mores have been devoured by friends gathered there at the end of day.
It has been a very difficult decision to make, but as Sybil and I celebrate 65 years of marriage and as we get to our “Golden Years,” we feel the time has come for us to close Capps Cove Bed and Breakfast.
We do not plan to leave our “little piece of Heaven,” as so many of you have described it, but now we must say goodbye. As Bob Hope would sing – “Awfully glad I met you; Cheerio and tootle-loo; Thanks for the memories; Thank you so much!”
Please stop by and say hello!
Cason and Sybil Capps