Cozy Up in These Newly Restored Cabins in West Tennessee
October 29, 2021 | Permalink
We’re about to clue you in on a location that we think might be one of the most peaceful places in West Tennessee. It's Chickasaw State Park. Located 30 minutes south of Jackson, this park encourages relaxation and inspires a sense of adventure. Restorations to the park's historic cabins and updates to the standard cabins allow you to explore this serene location in comfort and style. Chickasaw might just be a location you keep visiting for years to come.
In this article, we’re giving you a look at the cabin updates and covering some of the “must try” activities.
About Chickasaw State Park
First, let's cover the "need-to-know" details:
The park is located on the Coastal Plain of West, TN in Henderson, about 30 minutes south of Jackson, TN. Residents of Florance, AL, Oxford, MS, or Memphis, TN can arrive at the park in under two hours.
The park sits on some of the highest terrains in West Tennessee amidst over 14,000 acres of state forest. Inside the state forest and park, you'll find a canopy of southern yellow pines and other hardwoods, most in excess of 80 years old. A glittering lake sits at the center and serves as the focal point for park activities such as fishing, boating, paddling, and relaxing on the shore. As you venture deeper into the park, you'll find riding stables, three campgrounds, an archery range, a softball field, playgrounds, and more of the beautiful hardwood forest. Guided horseback rides are a special treat that visitors can book to explore the park from a new perspective!
All of the cabins sit on their own loop at the end of the main park road overlooking Lake Placid except cabin #13, which sits on its own near the park entrance. Right before you reach the cabin loop, there is a picnic area, playground, basketball court, and access to the boat dock. *Each cabin has a view of the lake with some being closer than others.
Restored Historic Cabins: Cabins #1–7 are the closest to the lake and have received major restorations including all new furniture, finishings, and appliances. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built these historic cabins in the 1930s.
Updated Standard Cabins: Cabins #8–12 sit on the hill behind cabins #1-7. These standard cabins have received some major improvements, such as new TVs, bedding, and kitchen updates.
The Newly Restored Historic Cabins
Historic Cabin #1
This cabin stands out because it's the only traditional log cabin at the park. It's been restored and updated with new furniture, bedding, appliances, finishings, and even a new patio. This cabin has two bedrooms and can sleep up to four comfortably. The main bedroom features a cozy wood-burning fireplace (wood is provided) and a queen-size bed. To the right, a separate bedroom contains two twin-sized beds facing a wall of windows that overlooks the lake. There is a bathroom with a shower located off the main room. The kitchen comes with a stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge, and dishwasher. The patio has been refinished with beautiful pieces of slag and offers two Adirondack-style rocking chairs with views of the lake.
Historic Cabins #2 – #4, #6, and #7
These cabins may not be built of logs, but they still offer that cozy cabin feel. A new coat of white paint brightens the rooms and accents the beautiful dark wood near the base. New bedding, furniture, appliances, finishings, and patios have transformed these cabins into modern oases with historic charm. Each can sleep up to four comfortably. The main bedroom features a cozy wood-burning fireplace (wood is provided) and a queen-size bed. A separate bedroom contains two twin-sized beds. There is a bathroom with a shower located off the main room. The kitchen comes with a stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge, and dishwasher. The patio has been refinished with beautiful pieces of slag and offers two Adirondack-style rocking chairs with views of the lake.
Cabins #6 and #7 allow pets for a nightly fee.
Historic Cabin #5
This cabin is ADA compliant and sits on the back corner of the cabin loop close to the lake. This cabin sleeps up to four comfortably. The main bedroom features a cozy wood-burning fireplace (wood is provided) and a queen-sized bed. Behind the main room is a smaller room with a bunk bed and windows overlooking the lake. There is a bathroom with a roll-in shower located off the main room. The kitchen comes with a stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge, and dishwasher. The deck is ADA accessible and offers a picnic table with views of the lake.
The Updated Standard Cabins
Cabins #1–#7 are standard cabins that have received some major improvements such as new TVs, bedding, and kitchen updates. These cabins sit on the hill behind historic cabins #1-#7 but still offer views of the lake. Each cabin offers two bedrooms and can sleep up to six comfortably. Cabins #8–#10 allow pets for a nightly fee.
The living room offers a dining table with six chairs, a desk, a couch, a new flat-screen TV, and a wood-burning fireplace (wood is provided). The kitchen is separated from the living room by a wall and features updated appliances and finishings. There's a microwave, stove, coffee maker, toaster, and fridge in each cabin. One bedroom offers a queen-sized bed and the other offers two twin beds. There is a bathroom located between the two bedrooms with a tub/shower combo.
Here are some of our recommended activities for your visit:
- Horseback Riding
- Paddling (seasonal rentals or bring your own)
- Visit the park's aviary
- Visit Brewer's Cabin
- Guided Programs
Read our blog "5 Things to Do Near Chickasaw State Park" for more activity ideas.
More Historic Cabins at TN State Parks
The historic cabins at Tennessee State Parks offer a rich and unique history that surrounds today’s guests in warmth, beauty, and distinct comfort. Four Tennessee State Parks offer historic cabins that have been restored. Guests can now experience their remarkable history while enjoying modern comforts. Let’s explore: