Monteagle and Sewanee, Tennessee www.monteaglechamber.com
Play Davy Crockett as you hike Fiery Gizzard trailatop Monteagle Mountain in the heart of the Cumberland Plateau, or explore Foster Falls on the grounds of the Monteagle Assembly - home to one of the country's top inn's, the Adams-Edgeworth (voted one of the top 54 inns in the US by National GeographicTraveler!). While you're there, soak in the academic atmosphere of the historic grounds of the University of the South, just a stone's throw from Monteagle and home to some of the country's top students, scholars and faculty - not to mention the renowned Sewanee Writers' Conference.
Eat great homemade treats, sandwiches and breakfast fare at Blue Chair on the Sewanee campus, enjoy fresh seafood and down-home barbecue at Blue Water Lodge, or a casual pizza at PapaRon's.A stop at Pearl's for elegant Southern cuisine is an absolute must. Dine al fresco in summer night am biance of the old back porch and patio, or tuck yourselves away in a quiet room for an intimate repast. Or, go all-out at the exclusive five-star High Point restaurant.
Shop for handmade quilts, artisan pot tery and crafts, paintings and hand-turned wood at an array of local galleries. Plan your visit on July 30 & 31st for the Monteagle Mountain Arts and Crafts Market or August 28th and 29th for the nearby Beersheba Springs Arts & Crafts Market. And if you're an artist yourself, check out the Adams- Edgeworth's artist retreat packages, including studio time, seminars and plenty of secluded spots to work en plein air.
Sleep in the heart of the community when you book a room at the small, elegantly appointed Monteagle Inn. Sitting right in the center of town, the inn sits within walking distance of the shops, cafes and galleries that make Monteagle such a stylish mountain hideaway -don't miss a quiet stroll through the cutting gardens or refreshments on the Mediterranean-esque patio. Get even further away from it all with a room at the exclusive Adams-Edgeworth - with its fine dining, huge porches, endless grounds and verdant scenery, you won't want to leave!
Drive a quick and easy forty-five minutes from Chattanooga. But feel as if you're miles from anywhere!