There are many different kinds of travelers who seek Monteagle hotels, but most of them have one thing in common. They all need to navigate the hair-raising mountain section of I-24 that passes through the town. It’s no coincidence that most of the Monteagle lodging options are strategically close to the interstate.
It’s not such a bad deal, because this small town located 40 miles from Chattanooga in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau is actually quite famous as a mountain holiday destination. Some seek a secluded getaway in a cozy cabin, while others come to enjoy the outdoors and go mountain biking or hiking. The wineries nestled on the hillsides bring in their fair share of Oenophiles for wine festivals and winery tours and tastings.
But most Monteagle inn keepers are kept busy mainly because of travelers staying overnight while passing through on I-24. It’s a treacherous section and anyone arriving in the evening would be well-advised to seek out a place to stay for the night. This is why most of the properties are bunched up around the interstate exits.
Almost every property can be found on or in close proximity to W Main Street. Three hotels are at the aforementioned exits on either side of the intersection where W Main St meets the interstate. Some travelers may also prefer to follow the road to the town center, where they can find a couple more inns.
But the real charm of a stay in this mountain town is in the Monteagle cabin rentals. This will again be on W Main St., just a quick hop off the interstate exit. In fact, it’s not just I-24 drivers who prefer these Monteagle cabins for an overnight stay. A huge number of people sometimes turn up here for music festivals or events at the University of the South in Sewanee.
The lodge and the 20 cabins, located centrally with regard to the town center, the interstate, Franklin County Airport and nearby Sewanee, are just perfect for these event attendees and other business visitors. It can get so busy that advance reservations are necessary for a week in which some event is scheduled. It’s practically impossible to get a last minute cabin or room during homecoming weekends and graduation.
The cabins are spread on 25 acres around the lodge and secluded enough to offer a cozy mountain hideaway for the weekend. It is a popular place for couples, families and corporate groups looking for an outdoor retreat. Rustic from the outside, the interior in each cabin is furnished with everything travelers need, from a wood burning fireplace to mini bars, full kitchens, soaking tubs and Jacuzzis.
Travelers passing through who plan to stay overnight often find themselves extending the stay for a day or two. The fresh mountain air and the wineries, the simple life and the natural beauty are all very hard to forget and let go. Again, it’s no surprise that Monteagle hotels get to see so many of the same faces every year.
The Smoke House Mountain Lodge is a BEST WESTERN Award Winning Property in a warm and rustic setting with all the up-to-date conveniences to make your stay most comfortable. Visit Monteagle Lodging and Monteagle Hotels for details!