Unique Historic Cabins With Modern Comfort

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Historic Cabins Have Been Renovated at Tennessee State Parks

Looking for a fall getaway with some quiet time away from it all? Cozy up in one of our historic cabins at Tennessee State Parks. These cabins combine warmth and beauty with a rich and unique history. At five different parks, we offer renovated historic cabins that allow guests to experience their remarkable history while enjoying modern comforts and rustic charm. Let’s explore:

1. Standing Stone State Park

Location: Hilham, TN - 40 minutes north of Cookeville

Nestled in the middle of 11,000-acres of state forest, you'll find a village of cabins at Standing Stone State Park. Amongst those, 10 WPA-constructed rustic cabins have received complete kitchen and bathroom upgrades, along with new windows, sleek appliances, and comfortable furnishings.

Rustic WPA Cabins

The refinished hardwood floors and stone gas log fireplaces give these cabin interiors a cozy feel that's perfect for winter. Below the cabin village rests Kelly Lake along with hiking trails, paddling rentals, and the iconic swinging bridge to explore.

Rustic WPA Cabin at Standing Stone State Park


2. Norris Dam State Park

Location: Rocky Top, TN - 30 minutes northwest of Knoxville.

Just 30 minutes from downtown Knoxville, the historic cabins at Norris Dam State Park sit high on a ridge above the sparkling lake. The park offers two renovated historic cabin types, the historic CCC cabins, and the historic cottage.

Historic CCC Cabins

The park's 19 historic cabins were originally constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They offer the ideal winter hideaway for anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of East Tennessee.


The Historic Cottage

The one historic cottage at the park is a tranquil space that features a rustic stone cut front porch overlooking the historic district. Step back in time while enjoying the modern amenities, such as a fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, living room with wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room, and two bedrooms.

Historic Cottage at Norris Dam State Park


3. Chickasaw State Park

Location: Henderson, TN - 30 minutes south of Jackson, TN. 1.5 hours northeast of Memphis.

Chickasaw State 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 offers seven resorted historic cabins that sit on a quiet loop by the lake. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) built these historic cabins in the 1930s.

Historic WPA Cabins

Cabins #1–7 are the historic cabins at the park. They are closest to the lake and have received major restorations including all new furniture, finishings, and appliances.

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.


Cabin #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. 


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.


4. Cumberland Mountain State Park

Location: Crossville, TN - 45 minutes southeast of Cookeville. 2 hours east of Nashville.

This entire park exists as a testament to the beauty and architectural achievements of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park offers three historic cabin types that each offer unique experiences. There are three historic cabin types to explore, The Mill House, the historic CCC cabins, and Coon Hollow.

The Mill House

If you're looking for a truly unique experience, the Mill House cabin sits right in front of the iconic footbridge and rushing creek waters. This historic building is now equipped with heat and air, new appliances, and beautiful furnishings.

The Mill House Cabin at Cumberland Mountain State Park


Historic CCC Cabins

The 11 historic CCC cabins truly capture the park's beauty and heritage with wood paneling, a screened-in porch, and beautiful updates such as new appliances and furniture.

Historic CCC Cabin at Cumberland Mountain State Park


Coon Hollow Cabin

Coon Hollow is another cabin offering a one-of-a-kind experience perfect for families. This stone cabin offers cozy wood interiors with a newly renovated kitchen and new furniture.

Coon Hollow Cabin at Cumberland Mountain State Park


5. Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

Location: Jamestown, TN - One hour north of Crossville near the Kentucky border

The cabins at Pickett Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Memorial State Park sit amongst the park's iconic features like the tranquil lake, large stone outcroppings, and evergreen foliage. Choose from five rustic CCC cabins made of either stone or wood panels that have all been upgraded with unique new furniture, appliances, and fixtures throughout. When you're not relaxing on the screened-in porch or roasting marshmallows over the wood-burning fireplace, explore the park's hiking trails that lead to inspiring sites like caves and overlooks.

Historic CCC Stone Cabins

Historic CCC Stone Cabin at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park


Historic CCC Wood Panel Cabins

Historic CCC Wood Panel Cabin at Pickett CCC Memorial State Park


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