Monteagle Things to Do
Sewane College, also called the College of the South, is a short drive from Monteagle, and worth the trip. The campus is filled with beautiful old buildings, and the main cathedral is stunning, dating back to the mid 1800's. The main campus road leads to a scenic overlook with a huge 40 foot cross facing the view.
850 W Main St, Monteagle, TN 37356
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Stayed April 2007 and it was a huge disappointment for the price. I would never stay here again and...more
What a fantastic inn!!. The host was warm and welcoming as was the facility. We felt like we were in...more
We didnt stay here, but its within the Assembly limits so we walked by. It is quite a charming bed &...more
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Jim Olsen's Smoke House Restaruant: Jim Olsen's Smoke House Restaruant
Tony and I went hiking in Tracy City, Tn and afterwards we found lunch at this wonderful restaurant. I was attracted by the ROADSIDE attraction style of the restaurant..reminding me of restaurants my parents used to stop us at as children.
It has a huge gift shop to look through. They sell their BBQ sauces, rubs/spices, Jelly's and Jams..sort of expensive but homemade..They also have gift ideas, baskets made up and homemade fudge.
The restaurant is sort large. Had plenty of room, mismatched tables and chairs part of the decor that way. Our waitress was very fast and friendly.
They also offer a hot/cold buffet style bar with salad, soup and entree and side items but is FLU season..so not worth the risk..we ordered off the menu.
We both took the Open face Roast Beef sandwich served with mashed potatoes and gravy on bread with a side..we chose green beans.. I ordered the tea and he ordered a cold budweiser in a bottle with a cold mug...
Pricing was average..we paid $31 with taxes and 15% tip
we would go back again..
Favorite Dish: Open faced Roast Beef Sandwich is the only thing I have eaten here!!!
Pearl's: Outdoor Dining
Pearl's was a lovely experiance, not far from the house. It boasts local and organic produce, and fresh ingredients. The service was excellent, and the ambience unforgettable: the outdoor porch was bordered by woods, and the summer evening most enjoyable. It was so nice, we went back for brunch the next day!
Favorite Dish: the Mimosas...you get your own split of champagne!
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Monteagle Off The Beaten Path
Hiking at Fiery Gizzard and Grundy...
FIERY GIZZARD and GRUNDY TRAILHEADS in South Cumberland Recreation Area
Sunday, January 19th, 2014
Tony and I went hiking in the South Cumberland State Park at the Grundy Trail Nature Area in Tracy City . It took us 2 1/2 hrs to hike 3.2 miles. Not too bad for 2 people over 50 with heart conditions...
I-24 exit 134 Monteagle, take Rt 41South to Tracy City. On Right turn on 3rd street go to the Tracy City Elementary School, just past you will turn Right on Marion Street, go back to the Brown sign showing Fiery Gizzard Trail back near the softball field for the school, you will see on the left parking spots paved with bathrooms, shelter with picnic tables and signs..
Sign in to let them know you are hiking.
Two trails one near the sign where you register marked Fiery Gizzard and the second located between the shelter picnic area and the bathrooms that is label : Grundy Trail
2.0 mile loop following the white tag markers
1/2 mile in there is a CCC campsite following blue marker trail to the Right
Free Camping available no electric, primitive sites
1 mile into the hike you will come to the Hanes Waterfall 6' ft and swimming hole after you take the steps (approximately 24) down to the water's edge. Another .3 miles you will arrive at the bridge crossing, through an area referred to as Black Canyon, this will take you further into the park for hiking but if you venture .2 miles you will arrive at another waterfall, Chimney Rocks Waterfall, which is 20' ft drop into the narrow canyon and then an additional .4 miles to the Sycamore Falls, which is a 12' ft fall with gorgeous swimming hole.
From here you can continue on the left to the Dog Hole Trail... At this point, we double back .6 miles back to the bridge and mada a Right to then continue on the White marker path back towards the parking lot .7 miles.
On this part of the trail you will pass the Blue Hole Waterfall 9' high and swimming hole is 7' ft deep and the Cave Spring Rockhouse overhang rock cliff with the Hemlock Tree over 500 plus yrs. before climbing back to the parking lot and ending up at the Fiery Gizzard Trailhead.
If you walk this entirely to the Sycamore falls and back to the parking lot you will have hiked 3.2 miles.
Some of it is very narrow with high steep drops to the water's edge with loose footing and rocks so please be careful there are not railings for support or safety. If you are hiking with Children please be warneRelated to:
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