Jamestown - Allardt area is the place to retreat if you love the
outdoors. Jamestown is located in eastern middle Tennessee, up on
the Cumberland Plateau. Covering this area are numerous state and
national parks with some of the biggest waterfalls east of the Mississippi
River. Big South Fork, Colditz Cove, and Picket State Park are all
within short driving distance. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting,
ATV riding, camping, rafting, and canoeing are just some of the
outdoor activities you can find here in Jamestown.
if you're looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy some iced tea,
we have a couple places to do that too. The Turner House and Old
Allardt Schoolhouse Lodge are perfect places to stay with your family
or friends while you are enjoying Jamestown and all it has to offer.
- 5 Bedroom, 4 bath guest house
- Modern Kitchen with dishwasher
- Separate HVAC for upstairs and
- Phones up and downstairs, Broadband
Internet and Cable TV
- Huge lawn perfect for a wedding
reception or large outdoor gathering
- Schoolhouse that has been converted
to a relaxing and unique 2 bedroom, 2 bath lodge
- Fully equiped kitchen
- Central heat and air
- Front and Back porches complete
with rocking chairs to sit and relax taking in the beauty of the
near Jamestown-Allardt area
South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Big South Fork National
River & Recreation area is one of the largest national parks
east of the Mississippi River. Covering 125,000 acres of the Cumberland
Plateau, it protects the Big South Fork area of the Cumberland
river and surrounding tributaries.
Nearby lies the Blue Heron, an old mining community that operated
from 1937 to 1962, when it was abandoned and left to decay. In
the 1980's it was "re-created" into an outdoor museum
with exhibits and audio programs that let visitors understand
what it was like to live and work in Blue Heron.
With over 230 miles of hiking, horseback, and mountain bike trails,
you are sure to find something to suit your skill level and desire.
For the star gazers, on a clear night you can view about 2,000
stars. If you're lucky you could see all the way to the Andromeda
galaxy, the closest galaxy to our Milky Way.
Also two festivals
to take know of, are the Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival,
and the Spring Planting Festival. The Haunting in the Hills Storytelling
festival includes school presentations, storytelling and craft
workshops, storytelling presentations and music. The Spring Planting
Festival showcases skills and traditions of mountain families
at the turn of the 20th century, such as blacksmithing, basket
making, weaving, woodcarving, and even plowing and planting with
horses and mules.
East Fork Stables
is emerging as the leading trail riding facility in the premier
trail riding area in the United States. With the Big South Fork
National Recreation Area and Pickett State Park just 12 miles
to the north, there are hundreds and hundreds of miles of trails
for the horse riding enthusiast. The 12,000 acre privately owned
tract of land that contains East Fork's trail system of over 100
miles is on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau and offers
a diverse selection of attractions, from waterfalls and rock formations,
to fields and easy riding terrain.
Cove is a 165-acre natural area located approximately 2 miles
east of Allardt, Tennessee in Fentress County. Its most impressive
feature is Northrup Falls, which plunges more than 60 feet over
a protruding rock ledge into a scenic, narrow, gorge along Big
Branch Creek. The waterfall is named for the family who settled
here and operated a mill above the falls in the 1800's. These
high cliffs and "rock houses" (cave-like overhangs)
at the falls and along the creek gorge, were once used by cliff-dwelling
Woodland Indians over 3,000 years ago for shelter while hunting.
stands still at Rugby, Tennessee - the restored Victorian village
founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer, Thomas
Hughes. It was to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community
for younger sons of English gentry and others wishing to start
life anew in America. At its peak, some 350 people lived in the
colony. More than 70 buildings of Victorian design graced the
townscape on East Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau.
This would-be Utopia survives today as both a living community
and a fascinating historic site, unspoiled by modern development.
Twenty original buildings still stand at the southern edge of
the Big South Fork National Park, surrounded by rugged river gorges.
Cordell Hull Birthplace Museum & State Park
Hull was appointed Secretary of State by President Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1933 and served until 1944, longer than any other
secretary. He was given the sobriquet "Father of the United
Nations" by Roosevelt. In 1945 he was awarded the Nobel Prize
for Peace for his role in establishing the United Nations.
site consists of a representation of Hull's log cabin birthplace,
an activities center and a museum housing documents and artifacts.
Also on the park is beautiful Bunkum Cave Trail leading to an
overlook and the actual entrance of historic Bunkum Cave where
Cordell Hull's father made moonshine years ago. The collection
includes his Nobel Peace Prize that is on display.
Hollow is a deep cold water lake that offers the angler plenty
of challenges. It contains several species of sport fish and is
known for some record catches. The world record small mouth Bass
came out of Dale Hollow. The lake also boasts of lake trout in
excess of 15 pounds. Dale Hollow Lake also provides the opportunity
to get out and enjoy some water sports to including swimming,
water skiing, boating, and deep water skin diving just to mention