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The Smoke House is located just off Interstate 24 - Exit 134 at the top of Monteagle Mountain and now features not only the famous Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, around since 1960, but also the Smoke House Lodge & Vacation Cabins, the Old General Store gift shop, and Live Music every Friday & Saturday night. A true "Mountain Retreat Getaway" for couples, families, and groups; and the area is rich with many historic & scenic attractions, outdoor adventures, hiking, waterfalls, & bluff views, antique shops, cafes, and a host of motor touring back road sightseeing trips around the mountains and hollows of the South Cumberland Mountains. 

The family owned & operated nostalgic restaurant has grown into a "must see when in Tennessee" stop over for travelers, featuring homemade family recipes of Smoked Meats such as BBQ Ribs, Smoked Beef Brisket, Smoked Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken & Catfish, Country Ham, Smoked Bacon, Fresh Homemade biscuits & fried pies, locally grown vegetables fresh right out of the local gardens, skillet cornbread & bread puddin', made daily vegetable beef soup, and breakfast all day; plus you get to sample all the delicious sauces, rubs, pickles, relishes and such that the Smoke House brands and sells in their store.  Open every day from 6:30 am to 9 pm weekdays, 10 pm on Friday & Saturday.  There is plenty of room in the Smoke House dining rooms for all size groups, so if you're traveling as a couple, or as a group, the Smoke House has room for you. 

The Smoke House lodging facilities offer a variety of accommodations in vacation Cabins and Lodge rooms for travelers; it is an excellent & affordable quiet place for one night stop overs, weekend getaways, family or business retreats, couples night out, or family vacations.  The Log & Timber Frame Cabins feature wood burning fireplaces, private jacuzzi tubs, kitchens, front porches, and lots of privacy. The Lodge is Timber Frame style construction with wood plank boardwalks, wooden spindles, post & beam support timbers, which all enhance the rugged Mountain Lodge experience. The lodge room furnishings are mission style dark mahogany, wood floors, slate limestone vanity areas, new comfortable beds, flat screen TV, wireless internet, and complete room upgrades done in 2014.   All features and accommodations are shown and described on the web page at; see text, video, and virtual tours at the web site. Also described here you can find out about all the area attractions, shopping, historic, and scenic features around Monteagle Mountain.  For Lodging Reservations, call 1-800/489-2091 to speak with a reservations operator. The Smoke House is pet friendly. 

Every weekend Live Music is featured at the Smoke House Restaurant in the music room, cabaret style seating w/tables, no cover charge, doors open at 6pm, food & beverages are served during the show, a cozy candle lit room for couples, but if you have your family with you bring the kids, it's family friendly.  Legendary as well as up & coming Singer Songwriter Music Artist perform music and lyrics they have written; and they’ll tell you their story about how they came about to write the lyrics and if any noted major music artist have recorded it. The music varies from pop, to blues, to soul, some bluegrass, folk, and a little country makes the all the shows unique every time. Each show features the primary artist or group first, starting at 7pm for 2 hours. Then, another featured artist or group may perform for 30 minutes. To end up the evening, a Nashville style songwriter round is next which features 3 or 4 songwriters singing and performing their songs in rotation for about an hour or more. What's unique about songwriters is that you are actually watching and hearing songs sung by the original songwriter artist who wrote them; its really interesting to hear their version of the song. You may be watching a person sing their song which was ultimately recorded by great artist such as Toby Keith, or Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Jr., Elton John, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, and many, many others.  The songwriters say that the Smoke House venue is as good as or better than the famous Nashville music venues such as The Bluebird Cafe, Tootsies, the Wagon Wheel, and others in the Nashville Music scene.

The Old General Store is a place you can spend the whole day looking around. Here you'll find all of the "Soon to be Famous" Smoke House BBQ & Hot sauces; probably the largest selection of BBQ sauces in one spot anywhere!  In addition to the sauces, there's the Smoke House meat rubs for those delicious Smoked Ribs you want to do at home, vinegars, salad dressings, dessert toppings, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes, homemade pork skins, nuts, and the now famous Smoke House Fudge; made fresh every day. Wait, there's more; local crafts & honey, toys, music, novelties, taffy, 40 flavors of soft drinks all in glass bottles, the museum of the Country Music's  legendary "Louvin Brothers", and the entertaining Hamper McBee Moonshine artifact exhibit area; learn how to make moonshine lik'er, and get away with it. 

All year long, the Smoke House host an assortment of meetings, retreats, reunions, and family groups; over 12 meeting buildings & meeting rooms accommodate a varity of set ups from indoor to outdoor venues. Scheduling, entertainment, food/beverage/ and banquet arrangements featuring the famous Smoke House recipes & menus are all arranged thru the Smoke House sales manager; contact, or 1-800-489-2091. Full meeting information, room sizes, menus, entertainment, is outlined on the web page under the "Meetings" section. 

The Smoke House is a convenient place to stay for many of the top area Festivals, State Parks, Attractions, and Cities. Festivals such as Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester TN, the CMA Country Music Association Fan Fair in Nashville TN, the Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg TN, Web School Arts & Craft Festival & Moon Pie Festival in Bell Buckle TN, the Polly Crocket Festival in Winchester TN, Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee TN, Festival of Lessons & Carols Sewanee TN, the University of the South Sewanee TN, Big Foot Zip Line & RV Camping in Monteagle TN, Monteagle Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Beersheba Springs Arts & Crafts Festival. Hiking, sightseeing, bluffs, vistas, waterfalls at South Cumberland State Park, fishing & boat rental at several places around the area Tim’s Ford State Park and Tim’s Ford LakeNickajack Lake at the Tennessee River, Normandy Lake near Tullahoma TN, the Elk River and the Sequatchie River, Indian artifacts at Russell Cave National Historic Site in Stevenson AL. Adventure Off Road Park in South Pittsburgh TN. Distillery tours at Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg TN, George Dickel Distillery in Normandy TN.  Attractions in Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville AL are just a short drive from the convenience of Monteagle TN.

The Smoke House Lodge & Cabins is a great place to stay & for lodging during your trip to the Caverns & Bluegrass Underground, Or while you’re visiting the South Cumberland State Park which features the Fiery Gizzard Trail and Stone Door Trail, both which are truly magnificent natural wonders in the Southeast. Also the Smoke House is close and convenient to other attractions and things to do  like Jack Daniels & George Dickle Distilleries,  Big Foot Adventure Camping & and zip line at Baggenstoss Farms, Adventure off-road park in South Pittsburg. The University of the South, just down the road, is noted for its Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Writers Conference, Mid Evil colloquium, updated golf course, and numerous cultural and artistic events all year long. 


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Lobby Check In, after dark.
Smoke House Mountain Lodge and Cabins Lobby, Great Room, and Back Decks
Lobby Check In Desk.
Great regional food served at the restaurant, Open Everyday 6:30am to 9pm Sun - Thu, 10;30pm Fri & Sat
Live Music at the Smoke House every Friday & Saturday Nights, Free, Family Friendly, full menu and buffet, adult beverages
Plenty of Outdoor Activities for the whole family to use FREE to our Guest
Smoke House Music Room, Family Friendly, FREE, Full Menu and Buffet, Adult Beverages
Fun in the Snow, fireplace, Jacuzzi Tub, Room Service, Who Knows
Smoke House Mountain Lodge Lobby
Trading Post Gift Shop Vintage Nostalgic and FUN
We're Family Friendly all over, bring your family up for some quality time together
Cabin porches have great views of the property
Double Queen Bed Guest Room at the Mounain Lodge
Guest Room Vanity Area
Vacation Cabins, fireplaces, Jacuzzi Tubs for two, porches with a view
Guest King Bed Room with fold out sleeper sofa
Guest Cabin typical kitchen
Timber Frame Cabin, Campfire, outdoor picknic tables
Timber Frame Cabin
Timber Frame Cabins 440 thru 444
Back porch of Cabin 446 the Group & Family Cabin
Our Live Music Shows are Family Friendly, Bring your Birthday partys to the Smoke House and Celebrate
Big Group & Family Cabin #446
Looking accross the water at Cabins 435 & 437
Big Group & Family Cabin #446 Great Room and kitchen
Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Cabins & Lodge Group Cabin #446 Kitchen area
Entrance to Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, here since 1960
One of the two Kin g Suites in the Big Group Cabin #446
Big Group Cabin #446 upstairs Loft with 3 Queen beds and 2 fold out sofas
Night time around the Cabins
Grounds around the cabins
Grounds around the Cabins
Smoke House Playground all free to our guest
Lobby after dark
Lobby Business center
Back deck of the Lodge overlooking the 20 acre campus
Back deck of the Lodge overlooking the 20 acre campus
Lobby Great Room
Area Sight seeing attractions
Smoke House Trading Post Vintage and Unique
Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant Full Menu and Buffet, Open Everyday
Jim Oliver’s Smoke House Cabins Monteagle TN
Smoke House Mountain Lodge Guest King Room with sleeper sofa
Smoke House Lodge & Cabins, a Unique Experience
Family Friendly Music Shows, bring the whole family, FREE Show, Full restaurant service during the show
Open Every Day, including ALL Holidays, come on up, bring the family
Night Time around the Cabins
We're Pet friendly, bring the whole family!
Cozy Cabins at Night, time to cuddle up
Family time, quality time
Outdoor Pavillion for parties and get togethers
Outdoor Pavillions, Room for groups, rallys, and reunions
Ride the Back Roads to Monteagle Mountain
Ride to Eat, and Eat to Ride
Covered parking reserved for motorcycles at Smoke House Lodge
Room for your Rally at the Smoke House
Outstanding Natural Attractions and Sight Seeing
Great Waterfalls and Swimming Holes to cool off
Nothing better than Tennessee Back Roads
Night Life with Live Music every Friday and Saturday Nights, full menu & buffet, beer, family friendly, couples retreat.
Jim Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, Restaurant, Trading Post Breakfast Lunch Dinner Supper To Go Pick up
Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, Lodge, Cabins, and Trading Post is a Couples & Family Resort Vacation Getaway. Night Life, Recreation, Campfires, Jacuzi Tubs, Authentic Food, Unique and Vintage. A must see in Tennessee. Monteagle Mountain.
JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
Open Everyday, All Holidays, JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
OPEN EVERY DAY. JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
OPEN EVERYDAY JIm Oliver's Smoke House Lodge, Cabins, and Restaurant are on Interstate 24 between Nashville & Chattanooga, 79 miles from Nashville, and 38 miles from Chattanooga.
Smoked Meats are our specialty and here is a picture of some of our Ribs. Get you a free sample when you come in the door from Smokin Man Mike.
Live Music every Friday & Saturday night. Make it a Date Night, Late Night, All Night Getaway to the Cabins at Jim Oliver's Smoke House.
We're Family Friendly here at the Smoke House Lodge & Cabins, lots of things to do on our playground, campfires, night lights, Live Music Every Weekend, Trading Post Gift Shop, Moonshine Museum, Louvin Brothers Country Music Museum
Authentic Food, Live Entertainment, Full Menu, Beer, Fried Pies, BBQ Ribs, Breakfast All Day, and great Fried Chicken.
Your Tennessee Mountain Getaway for Families and Couples. Between Nashville & Chattanooga on top of Monteagle Mountain, Interstate 24, Exit 134
Cabins for Couples, Families, and Groups in Monteagle TN near Bluegrass Underground The Caverns, South Cumberland State Park, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Denny Cove, Stone Door, Sewanee, Savage Gulf, Beersheba, Manchester, South Pittsburg, Kimball, Bonnaroo, Fa
Cabins for Couples, Families, and Groups in Monteagle TN near Bluegrass Underground The Caverns, South Cumberland State Park, Fiery Gizzard Trail, Denny Cove, Stone Door, Sewanee, Savage Gulf, Beersheba, Manchester, South Pittsburg, Kimball, Bonnaroo.
23 Vacation Cabins , 80 room Mountain Lodge, Night Life, Live Music, Authentic Restaurant full Menu Beer Buffet Salad Bar
Big Foot Adventure. 8 Zip Lines 2 hours, RV & Tent Camping, Baggenstoss Farms 250 Acres
Quality time and memories with family and friends
Come Explore Monteagle Mountain
Smoke House Lodge & Cabins


844 W. Main St.
Monteagle, TN 37356


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