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“much needed rest” 4 of 5 stars
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850 West Main Street, P.O. Box 976, Monteagle, TN 37356   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Monteagle
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“much needed rest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

spent two days and nights with much needed rest for my wife and me. first time we were able to have peace and quite in along timewith 3 grandsons at home plus our daughter. the cabin was great perfect for our time alone

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hamper1960, Owner at BEST WESTERN Smokehouse Lodge, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Jim Oliver's Smoke House and _Best Western _Smokehouse Lodge has 21 cabins for rest and relaxation. Most cabins have jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Great food at _Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, featuring family recipies from 4 generations. Perfect for family _Spring Breaks, _Easter Getaways.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Enjoyed spending the night in one of the newer cabins. Very private and comfortable. Wish we'd had more time to spend there and perhaps chosen a weekend when it didn't rain so much. We would have enjoyed walking the grounds a bit. There was live music (free) at the Smokehouse (on property) Saturday night. The cabin was clean and neat. Dishes, pots, pans, linen all provided. The fireplace was very nice (it got a little smoky in the room - might have needed some adjustment - and be sure to take some paper, etc. to light the fire - wood provided but nothing to get it started). Indoor hot tub for two! Yay! The employee who took my reservation over the phone was very sweet, fast and professional. Check in/out went very well too. We will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hamper1960, Owner at BEST WESTERN Smokehouse Lodge, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you so much for the review. For all of you who rent a cabin, we have FIRE STARTERS availiable at the front desk.

We appreciate your business, come see us again soon.
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Chattanooga
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was a quick overnight getaway for us. It was closer than Gatlinburg and Atlanta. Just 45 min from Chattanooga. We stayed in a older cabin. The staff was friendly when we checked in. The cabin itself was one of the older cabins but it was clean and acceptable. Firewood was provided. We had to Fred's across the street to buy a firestarter log and lighter. The wood was green and didnt burn well, so the firestarter log really helped. Pet friendly. We went to the Smokehouse Restaurant for dinner. There was pleasant live music and a nice environment. The service was horrible. We had a difficult getting the server to bring drinks and refills or take our order. She tried to give us 2 other tables food. However, we weren't in a huge hurry and didn't complain. My husband ordered a rack of ribs which had a good flavor. I ordered a stuffed baked potatoe. The plate was made up of 2 small potatoes to look like one big one. Both potatoes were not fresh but it was edible. The restaurant was convenient ,everyone was friendly and the gift shop was interesting to look around. Even with the poor service and mediocre food, the visit was pleasant and we would go back again for the laid back environment.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jim Oliver's Smoke House and _Best Western _Smokehouse Lodge has 21 cabins for rest and relaxation. Most cabins have jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Great food at _Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, featuring family recipies from 4 generations. Perfect for family _Spring Breaks, _Easter Getaways. _Live Music every Friday and Sautrday night. _Monteagle Cabins.
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Columbia, TN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Basic Very Clean Room in a convenient location. Pet friendly. Stayed upstairs facing road. No issues with noise. Very comfortable bed.
The Smokehouse Resturant was interesting to visit. We only had sausage and biscuits for breakfast. They were nothing special. We did enjoy looking around the store and purchased a few pints of jam to take home. We purchased a bag of mild pork skins and they didn't make it home. They were very tasty!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hamper1960, Owner at BEST WESTERN Smokehouse Lodge, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Jim Oliver's Smoke House and _Best Western _Smokehouse Lodge has 21 cabins for rest and relaxation. Most cabins have jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Great food at _Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, featuring family recipies from 4 generations. Perfect for family _Spring Breaks, _Easter Getaways. _Live Music every Friday and Sautrday night. _Monteagle Cabins.
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Champlin, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is a clean, safe, somewhat dated Best Western. Very nice staff, comfortable beds, clean but older carpets and furnishings. Be aware they have "cabins" and rooms, with the rooms being pretty basic. No refrig, no breakfast, rooms have outside doors. That means when your neighbors leave they go back and forth to their car right outside your door, so not particularly quiet, kind of hit and miss. The restaurant is attached to the motel, pretty good food with emphasis on regional fare. Oddly you can get bottled beer and pre-mixed cocktails there, but no wine.

When I travel I am looking for safe and clean first of all, and this was fine. Just nothing special, and a little on the expensive side for what you get.

Room Tip: The rooms are walk out to the parking lot right outside your door, If you don't mind the climb...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hamper1960, Owner at BEST WESTERN Smokehouse Lodge, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your comments, glad you had a good experience and that you will stop in again on your next visit over Monteagle Mountain.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Not the cleanest or fanciest, but very nice for the money. I would stay again for sure.


I wish for water pressure was better, but again for for money no big deal. And if all I can complain about its water pressure, then you know its a good value.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hamper1960, Owner at BEST WESTERN Smokehouse Lodge, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Jim Oliver's Smoke House and _Best Western _Smokehouse Lodge has 21 cabins for rest and relaxation. Most cabins have jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. Great food at _Jim Oliver's Smoke House Restaurant, featuring family recipies from 4 generations. Perfect for family _Spring Breaks, _Easter Getaways. _Live Music every Friday and Sautrday night. _Monteagle Cabins. _Old General Store _LouvinBrothersMuseum _MoonshineStill
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Address: 850 West Main Street, P.O. Box 976, Monteagle, TN 37356
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Monteagle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Monteagle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Smoke House invites everyone to experience Southern Hospitality at the Restaurant, shop the Old General Store, stay in Rustic Log Cabins & the Mountain Lodge, and experience every Friday & Saturday Night Live Nashville Music. Southern cookin’ offering three generations of family recipes on the menu and the daily buffet;Homemade everyday! The Old General Store's old fashioned candies, antiques, homemade fudge, Moonshine Museum, and the Louvin Brothers Country Music Museum. Lodging features Log Cabins w/Jacuzzi tubs & fireplaces, and Queen and King rooms with big back decks overlooking the serene and beautiful 20 acre campus, & fishing lake./Tennessee Lodging/Monteagle/Chattanooga/Winchester/Tullahoma/South Pittsburg/Sewannee/Manchester/Jasper/Cowan/Live Music/Bonnaroo/River Bend Festival/Corn Bread Festival ... more   less 
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