lodge11Jim Oliver’s Smoke House atop Monteagle Mountain, is an excellent place to go for a quiet retreat, business meeting, reunion, songwriting time, couple getaway, or a family vacation. Before booking accommodations at our Smoke House Lodge & Cabins, there are a few things you should to do in preparation before your visit.

First of all, you need to take a good look at what the Smoke House has to offer by going to the super & fantastic web page which offers you the opportunity to view our different types of cabins and rooms via “Text”, “Virtual Tours”, and “Videos”; just go to www.TheSmokeHouse.com, then go to the “Lodging” page, click here for details. The Cabin Videos are located here under the “Cabins” tab, but the Virtual Tours are located on the “Media” page, under the media section “Virtual Tours”. Also featured in the virtual tours & videos (under “Area Attractions” page) are many of the area attractions that you can view from the comfort of your own computer; waterfalls, bluff views, hiking, shopping, sightseeing, and tours around the mountain. You can see many other videos about the area, the music shows & schedule, the restaurant & menus, the old general store, our on line store, the meeting & banquet space, the legendary Louvin Brothers Country Music museum, and the vintage Hamper McBee moonshine exhibit; it is well worth the time to take a look here, almost everything you need to know about the Smoke House, its services, and its facilities.

Once you have decided the type of lodging accommodation you want, and when you want to come up, then call 1-800/489-2091 in advance of your trip to Monteagle to get a reservation for your room or cabin. While we do gladly take walk in guest, there is no guarantee that the lodging you want is available; but if you are a spur of the moment kind of person, then come on up, we’ll take care of you. Sometimes we offer discounts for accommodations due to last minute cancelled reservations that we put back out for sale on day of, so you can take a chance and ask about that. Also, like us on Face Book, and we’ll keep you updated about upcoming events, music schedule, and any deals that we are offering our friends on Face Book.

When making “Group” reservations, please ask to speak with our Sales Manager, (email contact sales@TheSmokeHouse.com) who handles any reservations over 3 rooms, and who arranges all food & banquet functions. You should confirm the dates and the number of people at your functions & events and number of rooms & cabins in your group; make the Sales Manager aware of your groups special needs, blocks, and banquet services that your group requires. Make sure everyone in your group is well aware of the check-in (2pm) and check-out (11am) times and dates; Monteagle is in the Central Time Zone. After confirming the reservation, communicate the information to your group so that they prepare as well. A wealth of information about meetings, group menus, group functions, entertainment, meeting & banquet facilities & sizes are all on the “Meetings” page; go there for specific details and suggested menus & function ideas for your group before you talk to the Sales Manager.

The Smoke House is Pet Friendly; however, it is wise to make this known when you are making the reservation. You will get all the information regarding admittance of pets to the lodges. There are additional charges for pets, you will be informed in advance during reservation. This ensures that you avoid surprises upon arrival. With over 20 acres in our campus, there are plenty of grassy & wooded areas to walk and relax with your pet.

There is high speed wireless internet around the lodge rooms and cabins; some rooms are hard wired. If you do not bring a computer or notebook, there are computers and a printer at the business area in the lobby you can use for free.

Items provided in all rooms and cabins at the Smoke House include irons and ironing boards, coffee makers with coffee & condiments, and hairdryers. The Cabins have kitchens with dishes, pots, pans, stoves, refrigerators, flatware, openers; grills are around the property for your use; note, some kitchens are efficiency size, so if you need a full kitchen, ask for a cabin with the full kitchen. Fire log starters & matches are available for purchase at the front desk; CAUTION: don’t try to start a fire in the fireplace or fire pit with gasoline or other similar type accelerants. Firewood is available around the property. Most cabins have Jacuzzi tubs & fireplaces, but some do not, so if you want either of these, be sure you tell the reservation operator that you need a cabin with these features. One bedroom, two bedroom, and a special group cabin with 2 suites and 3 more queen size beds in the upstairs loft (group cabin has 6 queen & king beds total) are all available at the Smoke House.

There are many activities such as sightseeing, hiking, auto touring, antiquing, shopping, napping, fishing, swimming, picnics: so you can pack personal items for use during these activities such as swimsuits or picnic foods and accessories. However, for most of the on property recreation activities, you can get the equipment at the lobby front desk; these include items such as horseshoes, various size athletic balls, rackets and board games. If you have any question or concern, you can always call the customer service at the lodge and get clarification and or directions to where you can find what you are looking for; there are grocery and variety stores in Monteagle where you can find most anything you need or forget to bring.

Planning your trip makes for a better stress free time while you are here; take a look at all our services and facilities throughout our web page and find what you are looking for there, then call us for more details, prices, and to reserve your dates.