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A Relaxing Tennessee Mountain Retreat

Discover an unforgettable Tennessee vacation at the Shady House Lodge and Retreat Center. Surrounded by Iron Mountain, Holston Mountain, and Cross Mountain, this beautiful natural destination lets you escape the hustle-bustle of the cities and truly emerge yourself in bordered on three sides by Iron Mountain, Holston Mountain, and Cross Mountain. The lodge features four charming bedrooms, two comfortable living rooms with flat-screen televisions and DVD players, and a fully-equipped kitchen and two dining areas that offer the perfect place to gather for a meal at the end of the day. Located just three miles from two beautiful Appalachian Trail Heads, you're minutes from exciting exploration. The Virginia Creeper Trail is especially a huge draw for guests as it is to Bristol and the nearby lakes South Holston and Watauga, where you can spend an afternoon enjoying plenty of watersports. And all of this is less than 30 minutes away so you don't have to worry about going too far!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 1 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Shady Valley
  • Nearby Water N/A
  • Open Dates All Year


Take a break from the stress of everyday life and escape into the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest at the Shady House Lodge and Retreat Center. The stunning natural setting lets you reconnect with your loved ones without any major distractions. Hike through the beautiful trails of the Appalachians or just relax on the spacious yard and play a game!


The Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest are a wondrous natural destination for travelers looking for a little adventure or to merely unwind away from the city. At Shady House Lodge, you will find a relaxing and comfortable place to bask in the stunning views. Two Appalachian trails are just minutes away and lead you through the mountain terrain and lush forests. Come and explore at your leisure!


The majestic Appalachian Mountains surround you when you stay at the Shady House Lodge. Here, you will find yourself humbled by the vast views and the wonders of Mother Nature just outside your door. Explore the local trails through the mountain surroundings on a guided hike, or lounge out on the yard and breathe in the crisp air.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horseshoes
  • Hunting and Shooting
  • Kid's Activities
  • Motor sports
  • Photography
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wineries
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
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Nearest Airports

  • Tri Cities Regional Tn Va Airport (TRI) / 26.7 miles
  • Hickory Regional Airport (HKY) / 61.5 miles
  • Mercer County Airport (BLF) / 67 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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This property is ranked number 16 on Top Tennessee Family Vacations. Read about it here.