We plan to arrive Sept 23 for 2 nights and will be out exploring the woods during the day. Like to be near some nightlife (live music) and good local food/microbrews at night but beginning to wonder if it's worth 2-3 times the price to stay in downtown Knoxville. There are some decent hotels in Cedar Bluff and just north of downtown off 275/75 (Merchants Dr) - any suggestions for which is better to access downtown and getting out of town during the day (not sure where we're going at this point)? Is Cedar Bluff fairly commercial (i.e. chain restaurants) or would there be some nightlife there? I saw one jazz club advertised but it closed at 10:30. Thanks for your help.