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 Patio Grill (around since 1960), but also the Smoke House Lodge & Vacation Cabins, 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. Open weekends only, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday 11am to 6pm. We're pet friendly. Indoor (air conditioned) and Outdoor seating. Cozy candle lit tables, live music every Friday 6:30pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 4:30pm to 9:30pm, Sundays no live shows. Big campfire outside, and indoor fireplace make for a cozy setting. Ideal for couples date night, late night, all night getaway. Family Friendly menu and prices. We serve Beer, seltzers, and coolers, but you are welcome to brown bag your favorite beverage, just not beer. No admission charged.
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 TheSmokeHouse.com; 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 Patio Grill music room. Cabaret style seating w/tables, no cover charge, 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, and Pet 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 6:30pm for 2 hours. To end up the evening, a Nashville style songwriter round is next which features 2 to 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.
All year long, the Smoke House host an assortment of small retreats, reunions, and family groups; cabins accommodate a varity of set ups from indoor to outdoor venues. Scheduling is arranged thru the Smoke House sales manager; contact sales@TheSmokeHouse.com, or 1-800-489-2091.
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 Lake, Nickajack 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, Savage Gulf, and Stone Door Trail, 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.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Smoke House Lodge & Cabins directly.