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"My wife and I took the day tripper package here and we were not disappointed. The falls are just amazing and worth the hike. The lunch was wonderful and they did not skimp on anything. There are several places to enjoy nature."


For those who wish to enjoy our property but not to reserve a room or book an event, our day-tripper package may be available depending on existing reservations.

By reservation-only, the day-tripper includes a hearty sack lunch as well as private access to a forested, forty-acre property with incredible scenery and a variety of activities...

  • hiking to overlooks & base of Carmac Falls

  • swimming beneath its 90ft cascade

  • fishing at Evins Mill Pond

  • billiards, table tennis, foosball & darts

  • lawn games, including corn hole, horse shoes

  • swinging & rocking on Ivy Overlook

  • relaxing/napping at our Hammock Bower

Hiking Trails

Two trails lead to Carmac Falls, both of which are unsurfaced. The North Trail begins by the Main Lodge and leads to the North Overlook, which offers the most spectacular view of Carmac Falls from above. The trail to the North Overlook is one mile there and back and features modest elevation changes. Accessing the overlook requires crossing a creek, which can usually be accomplished without getting one's shoes wet.

The South Trail begins by the Gristmill and is the only way to access the swimming hole at the base of Carmac Falls, which is one and a half miles there and back. Unlike the North Trail, the trail to the South Overlook is relatively flat, but the final descent to the base is steep, involves a significant elevation change and in one stretch borders a precipice.

Sack Lunch

Available to-go, sack lunches include...

  • sandwich (turkey, ham, roast beef, tuna, veggie)
  • chips 
  • side du jour
  • fresh fruit 
  • granola bar
  • cookies
  • bottled water

Pricing & Policies

The Day-Tripper Package is $60.00 for two guests and $30 for each additional guest. For safety reasons, pricing for solo hikers is not available. The price for children five years old & younger is $15 and does not include lunch. A few other notes...

  • Reservations are required.

  • Pending availability, reservations are accepted up to four weeks in advance and no less than one day in advance.

  • On-line reservations for day-tripping are not available. Please call 615.269.3740.

  • Property access is from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. while sack lunch pick-up is after 12:00 p.m.

  • Alcoholic beverages are available, though not included and prohibited outside the Main Lodge.

  • Patrons may bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to supplement their lunch.
  • Special dietary needs are accommodated.
  • Dogs are no longer permitted. 
  • Patrons hike & swim at their own risk.
  • Hiking shoes are recommended.  
  • Towels and fishing gear are not provided.
  • If posting photos of the property on-line, please mention that reservations are required.