Six Lodges for Fall Vacations in Tennessee

October 4, 2022  |  Permalink

When you picture an overnight experience at a park, maybe tent camping or log cabins come to mind. We often think that a night spent surrounded by natural beauty is only accessed by these traditional accommodations. However, tucked away, surrounded by hundreds of acres of woods and lakes, you’ll find the Lodges at Tennessee State Parks. These resort-style locations hold the key to that hidden vacation destination you’ve been looking for.  

From golf and on-site dining to fishing and hiking, the Lodges at Paris Landing, Fall Creek Falls, Montgomery Bell, Henry Horton, Natchez Trace, and Pickwick Landing are your one-stop destinations for vacations this fall. 

Lodge at Paris Landing  

Location: Buchanan, TN  
Nearest Cities: Clarksville (55 min.) 
Amenities: Private balconies, on-site restaurant and lounge, free wifi, outdoor pool, and outdoor patio spaces. 

The Lodge at Paris Landing is a brand-new resort-style hotel on the shores of Kentucky Lake inside Paris Landing State Park. You’ll enjoy lakefront guestrooms, a full-service restaurant, and lounge with indoor and outdoor dining.  

The lodge offers many spaces to gather and relax, including fire pits, reading nooks, and living room areas inspired by the commanding views of the open water and fall colors.  


Lodge at Fall Creek Falls  

Location: Spencer, TN 
Nearest Cities: Crossville (55 min.), Chattanooga (75 min.), Murfreesboro (90 min.) 
Amenities: Private balconies, on-site restaurant and lounge, free wifi, fitness room, outdoor pool, outdoor patio spaces. 

Renovated in January 2020, the Lodge at Fall Creek Falls State Park combines the modern comforts of a hotel with immersion in a peaceful and tranquil natural setting. You’ll enjoy lakefront rooms, a full-service restaurant and lounge on the shores of Fall Creek Falls Lake.  

The Lodge offers amazing fall views, and first-class outdoor activities like waterfall chasing, golfing, and the adventurous Canopy Challenge Course.  


Lodge Montgomery Bell 

Location: Burns, TN 
Nearest Cities: Nashville (40 min.), Franklin (45 min.), Clarksville (50 min.), Columbia (55 min.) 
Amenities: Private balconies, on-site restaurant and lounge, free wifi, fitness room, outdoor pool, outdoor patio spaces. 

Renovated in September 2020, The Lodge at Montgomery Bell is located only 40 minutes outside of Nashville on the shores of Lake Acorn. You’ll enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with extra touches of comfort like newly renovated rooms with private balconies and an on-site restaurant and lounge. Nestled into 3,000 acres of lakes and woods, you can enjoy a craft cocktail on the raised patio spaces with lake views or enjoy a meal around the fire pit. Opportunities for family-friendly outdoor recreation await just steps from your room with an 18-hole golf course, paddling rentals, hiking trails, and more. 


Lodge Pickwick Landing 

Location: Counce, TN 
Nearest Cities: Jackson, TN (1 hour and 20 min.), Memphis (2 hours) 
Amenities: On-site restaurant and lounge, on-site marina, boat ramp access, private balconies, free wifi, fitness room, outdoor pool, outdoor patio spaces. 

If you’re a sit by the beach and take in the fresh air kind of vacationer, you’ll be right at home at Lodge Pickwick Landing. The Lodge sits on the shoreline of Pickwick Lake, offering stunning views and some of the best boating and fishing that West Tennessee has to offer. During the fall season, the Lodge turns into a cozy oasis where guests can enjoy hiking amongst fall colors, warm meals at The Restaurant, and sunsets from private balconies. 



Lodge Natchez Trace

Location: Wildersville, TN 
Nearest Cities: Jackson (40 min.) 
Amenities: Paddling rentals, on-site restaurant and lounge, free wifi, outdoor pool, outdoor patio space. 

You don’t have to rough it to enjoy the activities the rustic wilderness provides. The Lodge at Natchez Trace is surrounded by over 40,000 acres of public land offering access to over 40 miles of hiking trails, fishing, paddling, horseback riding, and even hunting and ATV riding on state forest and WMA land. Located almost exactly halfway between Nashville and Memphis on I-40, the Lodge offers one of the most remote resort-style vacation destinations in the area. 


Lodge Henry Horton 

Location: Chapel Hill, TN 
Nearest Cities: Shelbyville (25 min.), Franklin (40 min.), Murfreesboro (45 min.), Nashville (50 min.) 
Amenities: On-site restaurant and lounge, free wifi, cable TV, outdoor pool. 

The Lodge at Henry Horton is a family-friendly destination that will fill your days with activities. Guests will find comfortable rooms and an on-site restaurant and lounge surrounded by over 1,000 acres near the Scenic Duck River. Take a trip to the park’s aviary and check out the resident owls, head down to the shores of the Duck River to paddle, play a round on the 18-hole golf course, or explore sinkholes on the hiking trails. Families with little ones will love the new handicap-accessible playground and splash pad. Wind down after a long day of exploring with a meal at The Restaurant or a drink at the lounge. 



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