A Great Mountain Getaway!

Bring the entire family to Jim Oliver’s Smoke House and enjoy a relaxing stay at our Lodge or a Cozy Hideaway Cabin. Grab a delicious bite at our outdoor Patio Grill & be sure to catch our LIVE MUSIC show every Friday and Saturday night!

Eat at the Patio Grill!

Sit back and enjoy a delicious meal at our Patio Grill. LIVE MUSIC shows are offered every Friday and Saturday night. NO COVER and Family Friendly!

Stay In a Hideaway Cabin!

Our custom log cabins are fully furnished and offer relaxing views of the lake and natural surroundings. Cuddle up by the fire with a cup of coffee and dessert from our Patio Grill!

Visit Area Attractions!

Explore the many fun & exciting attractions in the area. Visit the Caverns for unique music concerts, go ziplining, hike mountainous trails around beautiful waterfalls and more!

Live Music Shows!

Catch our LIVE MUSIC SHOWS every Friday and Saturday night featuring top singer/songwriters from Nashville as well as the best local talent. All shows are FREE & Friendly Friendly!

Dining Options

The Smoke House PATIO GRILL is OPEN for Indoor & Outdoor Dining Service!
See Our Daily Menu and Take-Out Options.

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Jim Oliver’s Smoke House has been owned and operated by the Oliver Family since 1960. The Smoke House Restaurant, Lodge & Cabins is right in the middle of the largest State Park in Tennessee, The South Cumberland State Park, with the largest collection of waterfalls, bluff vista overlooks, hiking trails, rock climbing walls, and outdoor adventures in the South. Making the Smoke House a great vacation retreat and a quick overnight getaway for couples and families. Also, we’re close to The Caverns, a unique Live Music Venue featuring great Music Artist from around the globe in a unique underground cavern; The Caverns is home to the popular PBS TV show, “Bluegrass Underground”. Other attractions include Big Foot Adventure with Zip Lines and RV Camping, Adventure Off Road Park for 4 wheel drive vehicles, and Historic University of the South great sightseeing.

Relax in one of our comfortable Mountain Lodge rooms or one of the quiet rustic private Cabins w/fireplace & jet tub, sitting on the back of the 20 acre property. A big 20 acre recreation area surrounds the Lodge & Cabins, featuring swimming pool, pedal cars, basketball courts, yard games, disc golf, bike rental and lots of grass for numerous outdoor games, campfires, and just plain relaxing. Big sitting decks on the back of the Lodge overlook the beautiful 20 acres out back. We are right next to the Mountain Goat Trail which is all paved and connects to Sewanee and the Historic University of the South, where you’ll find more coffee shops, restaurants, and sightseeing attractions; we have bike rentals to ride the trail or around the property.

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to a fire in the restaurant on April 27, 2021 our Historic Restaurant & Trading Post was totally destroyed. But, we have been able to reopen our food service in another building located behind the original restaurant site, and next to the Lodge & Cabins. We now call this venue our Smoke House Patio Grill; serving “Hot Food, Cold Beer, and Cool Music” every weekend (see Menu). Open Friday & Saturday 11am – 9pm (Grill closes 9pm; Non-grill items available until 9:30pm), Sunday 11am – 4pm. Live Music featured every Friday from 6:30pm – 9:30pm & every Saturday from 4:30pm – 9:30pm, featuring some of the best Music Artist from Nashville. No cover charge (see schedule for any changes), family friendly, cozy, great menu, good cold beer/seltzer/coolers selection.

Every Weekend you can come and enjoy Hot Food, Cold Beer, and “Cool” Live Music at our outdoor facility, THE SMOKE HOUSE PATIO GRILL!

The Patio Grill Offers a Relaxing & Fun Indoor and Outdoor Dining Experience.

HOURS OF OPERATION (Central Time Zone)

FRIDAY 11AM – 9PM (Grill closes 9pm; Non-grill items availabe until 9:30pm)
SATURDAY 11AM – 9PM (Grill closes 9pm; Non-grill items availabe until 9:30pm)
SUNDAY 11AM – 4PM

GOOGLE Virtual Tour of the way it looked before the fire on April 27, 2021

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