My family I have just returned from another weekend getaway at the Eagle Falls Resort. To be sure, this establishment is not of the same class as the Plaza or Drake, but it offers a charm of it's own which is unique and seldom found today.
This establishment is located in a beautiful and serene setting adjacent to the Cumberland Falls State Park. The hotel (or motel - to be more proper), is constructed in part of impressive Tennessee marble which was a popular building material during the decade of the 1950s in this part of the country. The rooms in which we have stayed featured paneled walls and tile baths. Although the furniture may not be new, it was in good order and served to give the place a "retro" atmosphere. The rooms were clean and acceptable.
We found the management very agreeable. For example, on our last stay our room was without a microwave oven. When my wife advised the desk clerk of this, the caretaker had one at our room within 20 mins. On a previous trip, the manager personally took the time to greet us and point out areas of interest on the property and surrounding area. He also informed us that the upkeep and maintenance of the Eagle Falls Resort had, in the past, been long neglected. It seems the renovation is a work in progress. Since then I've noticed a new roof, asphalt, and paint in areas.
It is understandable that the restaurant may not be agreeable to all. The menu consists of various items which are traditionally favored more by southern taste buds. Therefore, don't expect fresh bagels for breakfast. The coffee is good, the place is clean, and the service is friendly. Perhaps the only negative thing is that the 1920s vintage player piano in the dining room is awaiting it's turn for renovation.
Interesting, but it seems that the stairs of Eagle Falls have felt the weight of five presidents and one queen. Perhaps it has something in common with the Plaza after all. No doubt, this place has a wonderful history. As a family, we enjoy this place very much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cumberland Falls State Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot wide curtain that plunges 60 feet into the boulder-strewn gorge below. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon. This unique phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eagle Falls Hotel Parkers Lake
- Eagle Falls Motel