Central Tennessee is known for its natural beauty and plentiful state parks, lakes and waterfalls. There’s a variety of things to see including interesting antebellum properties, fascinating Native American history sites in Cleveland and Chattanooga, plus one-of-a-kind attractions like the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. For distillery visitors, these are the best hotels to stay nearby – all bookable with Culture Trip.
With comfortable rooms and a great location for the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, this small budget motel has lots to offer. Its 25 guest rooms all have refrigerators plus microwaves, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. You’ll be minutes from Lynchburg attractions, such as the Moore County Courthouse and the Old Jail Museum, and the Lynchburg Hardware and General Store. Friendly staff will assist with information on sites that are further away, such as Cave Spring Hollow.
This beautiful Victorian-style property, in Tullahoma’s historic district, was built in 1905 and has been recently renovated. It has the features you might expect, such as a wrap-around porch surrounded by ancient trees – it’s a haven for anyone wanting a laid-back vibe complimented by total luxury. Outdoor types are also catered for with the nearby Bear Trace Golf Course for golfers, and bass and trout fishing at Tims Ford Lake. Old Stone Fort and Fall Creek Falls have trails for hiking, plus mountain biking and facilities for extreme sports such as triathlons.
Unwind with a stay in a historic 1860s farmhouse. Learn how lavender is used for relaxation while staying on this rustic farm, where you’ll meet horses, sheep and chickens. Once owned by Jack Daniel’s brother, the Mulberry Lavender Farm is well-placed for tours at the nearby Jack Daniel’s Distillery. The property has guest rooms in the main house, as well as a private cottage featuring a big clawfoot tub for a rejuvenating soak. Your morning starts with an organic farm breakfast and continues with books, board games and history discussions – no modern distractions like TV.
This architecturally sophisticated property is an attraction in and of itself. The newly installed Baker and Able rooftop bar has spectacular city views, so you can enjoy a cocktail under the stars. The Revivalist restaurant and lounge downstairs has a modern vibe, serving new world and European cuisine all day. Rooms are minimalist and spacious, while the lobby is a sea of calm design. Well-placed for visiting the US Space and Rocket Center, as well as the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, it’s only about an hour’s drive to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery.
The distinctive stone frontage of the Sewanee Inn, on University of the South property, speaks volumes about the design ethos of the property. Here, academic pre-eminence meets Southern hospitality: there are 43 sophisticated guest rooms with tasteful furnishings, Keurig coffeemakers and luxury bath products accompanying gorgeous bathrooms. There’s a nine-hole golf course located behind the accommodation – and an array of outdoor activities including hiking, rock climbing, natural swimming, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and bird watching.
Only a 30-minute drive from Lynchburg’s Jack Daniels Distillery, this attractive property is surrounded by natural beauty and has a large outdoor deck so you can enjoy the views. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center and a complimentary cooked breakfast – but for many guests, the outdoors will be the main attraction. Local hiking will take you to waterfalls including Rutledge Falls and the Short Springs Natural Area – and history buffs will enjoy the Old Stone Fort Archaeological Park, as well as the Arrowheads Aerospace Museum. A visit to the Beans Creek Winery, which has its own tipple plus live music year-round, is a must.
This city-center hotel is all about convenience and comfort. Amenities include a sundries market, complimentary hot breakfast with vegan options and healthy smoothies – plus the hotel’s happy hour offers 20 percent off beverages at their bar. There’s also parking for RVs and an EV charging station. Though the location is convenient for city attractions and the airport, you’re not far from the Jack Daniel’s Distillery or the Caverns. Guests are surrounded by natural beauty with nearby Normandy Lake for boating and fishing, while there are many trails in the area for hiking enthusiasts.
The oldest antebellum home in Lynchburg, the Tolley House is now a boutique B&B and close to all the town’s attractions, including the historic Lynchburg Town Square. This typical Greek Revival property was once owned by Lem Tolley, former master distiller for Jack Daniel’s. It has the amenities you would expect, including a parlor to relax in, complimentary breakfast in the thoughtfully furnished dining room – including cheesy grits – and wrap-around porch for enjoying the outdoors. For golfers and fishing enthusiasts, Tims Ford Lake and the Bear Trace Golf Course are only a 15-minute drive away.
This comfortable hotel is located near Long Hunter State Park and the Bear Glen Putting Course, but also close to Central Tennessee’s other attractions, such as Nashville and Lynchburg. It’s a short journey to the James K. Polk Ancestral Home and the Tennessee Walking Horse Museum. Free breakfast and free newspapers are included as part of your stay, and the friendly staff will ensure you have a quiet and pleasant visit.
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