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Evins Mill

1535 Evins Mill Rd, Smithville, TN 37166-4947
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Formerly the estate of US Congressman Joe Evins, today Evins Mill is a historic woodland resort, offering a scenic setting, bluff view accommodations and southern gourmet cuisine. Select amenities abound, as do on-site activities and nearby excursions. Straddling the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau, the forty-acre property boasts one of the few Eastern Hemlock forests in the region, lending it a mountain appeal.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
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Banquet room
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Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
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SouthernIndianaGal wrote a review Oct 12
Celestine, Indiana146 contributions43 helpful votes
We chose the “dinner only” option, as we were staying elsewhere before we found this place. My husband and I both communicated with the staff prior to making the trip and were told the dress was resort casual. We were unsure what that meant so they suggested a collared shirt & khakis for my husband (I had planned a casual dress). As we were packing for our trip I called back asking if dark jeans would be ok for my husband with a dress shirt and was told “it should be acceptable”. Upon arriving for dinner we felt very overdressed. Most people had on jean shorts, tanks, Teva sandals, t-shirts, we were quite confused. My husband purchased a nice collared shirt and I purchased a casual dress, which we then learned would not have been necessary. This was our 20 year anniversary and we wanted the environment and surroundings to feel very special, so we just decided we had dressed up for each other and it was fine to feel out of place. However, the food was excellent and very high quality. Appetizers were homemade hummus & veggies, we were served soup, then salad, then our entree (choice of 2 meats), then our dessert. We loved how they did not rush you and allowed you to finish each course. All food was excellent. The chef is top notch. It is pricey though: $150 for dinner for 2 and we had 2 beers & 1 glass of wine. The service was excellent as well. The property is very serene and beautiful, located off the beaten path. It’s definitely worth the drive.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from William Cochran, Owner at Evins Mill
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking time to post a review! I'm of course glad you had such a favorable experience. We do ask all our guests to come to dinner in dressy casual attire. Unfortunately, not every one is as observant of our requests as you were. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed one of our main attractions however, which of course is the cuisine and service. (For those who read this review/response, I would only clarify that our dinner package, which includes an hors d'oeuvre, four course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages, is $120 for two, though with drinks from the bar it is not uncommon that the final bill could run $150 or more.) Thank you again for your patronage and your comments here! William Cochran
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hoosier5599 wrote a review Oct 7
Newburgh, Indiana77 contributions14 helpful votes
We found this property in a Tennessee travel magazine we picked up last year. I will say it ended up being a perfect getaway for our 40th anniversary. The property is absolutely beautiful with the grist mill and rushing stream. Walking to the waterfalls was a bonus. With a recent knee replacement, I only walked the path that ended up across the ravine from the waterfall, but hubby made the hike to the top of the falls. We stayed in a Laurel room which is on the top floor of two floors. Each of the three buildings on the stream have 4 rooms. They all overlook the stream and we loved sitting on the balcony listening to the rushing water. It was very relaxing. We chose the room farthest from the lodge which meant more steps (42) but the walk was not taxing and the walkway is beautiful that goes beside the three buildings. I think the view of the stream is somewhat better from this room which was in the Webb building. The room had a comfy king size bed, two arm chairs and a nice bathroom. There was a loft which we didn't need but gave the room a vaulted ceiling which was nice. We stayed on a Monday and Tuesday and there were only a few other couples in the dining area during our stay. Breakfast and dinner were served in the lodge and our food was always amazing. We had a choice of entrees each night. We were served amazing salads and soups prior to a wonderful meal. The food was definitely high quality and worthy of five stars. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. During the day we sat by the stream, drove to nearby Center Hill Lake and hiked the trails on the property. Even with rainy days, it was a glorious place to be!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Choose a creekside room if you want to see the stream.
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Response from William Cochran, Owner at Evins Mill
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings from Evins Mill! Thank you so much for taking the time to pen such an extensive review and summary of your experience. I am so pleased to read that it was as favorable as it was. I am particularly glad to see that food and staff exceeded expectations. Thank you again for the review and for your patronage! William Cochran
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Lauren T wrote a review Sep 2021
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We got married at Evins Mill on sept. 12 and we couldn’t have asked for a better venue. We had decided to change our venue a month before our wedding and it would not have gone as perfectly if we went to any other place. William is highly organized and detail focused. After our first conversation with him he sent me a email with all of the little details we had discussed about the wedding. The food was absolutely incredible and they were very helpful in the ordering process. They have a day of coordinator who was on every detail and so sweet and patient with our flower kids. The lodge accommodations itself was super clean, nice and beautiful. The staff was incredibly helpful and wonderful. We are still getting compliments on our wedding day and may just have to renew our vows here every year. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a amazing wedding or just a weekend away.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from William Cochran, Owner at Evins Mill
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you!!
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Marcy L wrote a review Aug 2021
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So relaxing, a bit of history, excellent home cooked food from local farmers Clean and well maintained , Romantic spot close to nature. Great retreat center. Lots of steps on the side of mountain. Local TN history with the Grist Mill and Senators since 1939. Nice to hike in woods
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from William Cochran, Owner at Evins Mill
Responded Aug 11, 2021
Thank you for this lovely review. You really gave a nice little tour of the history of Evins Mill! Appreciate you taking the time to leave such a nice review. Thank you- William & Angee
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Walt S wrote a review Aug 2021
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relaxing stay & great food. Chef uses food from local sources . Home made rolls and biscuits. Nice big retreat center for family or corporate use. Hold weddings there. Service friendly and personable. Nice romantic couples retreat. Falls is difficult to reach. Lots of steps as it is in the foothills of the mountains
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from William Cochran, Owner at Evins Mill
Responded Aug 11, 2021
I appreciate you writing such a detailed 5 star review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed our cuisine and had nice things to say of our staff! Thank you for coming and thank you also for taking the time to post your experience! William & Angee
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Frequently Asked Questions about Evins Mill
Which popular attractions are close to Evins Mill?
Nearby attractions include Button Willow General Store (2.3 miles) and Smithville Hemp Dispensary (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Evins Mill?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Evins Mill?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Evins Mill?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Evins Mill?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Evins Mill?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Lobos Mexican Restaurant, Smithville donuts, and Kilgore's.
Does Evins Mill offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Evins Mill accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.