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The Inn at Evins Mill

1535 Evins Mill Road , Smithville, TN 37166 USA (Show map)
10 Reviews
$265 - $335
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Nestled among towering bluffs and meandering streams, The Inn at Evins Mill offers resort amenities in a bed & breakfast setting. Formerly the home of U.S. Congressman Joe L. Evins, today Evins Mill is a full-service country inn, hosting weekend getaways, weddings, and meetings since 1994. Our Main Lodge features poplar floors, fieldstone fireplaces and hand hewn log walls. It is home two spacious covered decks with great views and to many cozy gathering areas. Well-appointed bluff view rooms offer specious covered decks with spectacular views. The historic Gristmill houses an expansive game hall with billards, ping pong, dart boards and a comfortable living room area. Our chefs prepare scrumptuous cuisine from breakfast through dinner, and our property boasts cascading waterfalls, hiking trails, swimming holes, an historic gristmill, and fishing ponds. Nearby is RiverWatch Golf Course, Center Hill Lake, the Appalachian Center for Crafts and Stella Luna Art Gallery.




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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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Perfect in every way

5 on October 14, 2014

There simply are not enough superlatives to describe Evins Mill. The food: A+. The setting: A+. The rooms: A+. The staff: A+++. I don't know how they manage to deliver consistent high level quality every time, but they do. And it keeps getting better! Our 4th visit, but definitely not our last.

Wedding destination

5 on October 02, 2012

We just had our daughter's wedding at the Inn. We can't say enough good things about the Inn! The food was superlative, the service was outstanding, and the wedding coordinator was indispensable. The site was gorgeous- can't wait to see how the wedding pictures turn out! The rooms were exactly right for the setting- with nice amenities.

Special Place

4.0 on September 07, 2011

We have stayed at Evins Mill several times. It is the same everytime!!! Perfect!!! It even rained when we were there this last time. But it was ok since we sat on the porch in the swing listening to the water going over the dam. They even provide umbrellas to use to go to your room from the lodge. The food is something to look forward to every visit. Always wonderful. Friendly is just not enough to say how they treat you. We were able to meet friends at Evins Mill this visit. One couple had been before but the other couple had not. The couple that had never been was soon enchanted with our special place.

Wonderful retreat spot!

4.6 on January 24, 2011

Evin's Mill was a perfect place for our business retreat. Absolutely incredible service - the staff knew us all by name, and made sure that we had everything we needed. The accommodations were clean and comfortable, and the view from the rooms is enchanting. The setting was conducive to getting business done during the day, but provided a relaxed atmosphere to socialize at night. I HIGHLY recommend Evin's Mill.

Business retreat heaven

4.0 on January 24, 2011

This facility took care of our needs with excellent service. I would recommend to anyone in need of location for your business retreat or just to get away.

What a treat

5 on January 24, 2011

This is a wonderful Inn with outstanding comfort, food & hospitality in a unique setting. Very romantic and relaxing haven filled with very kind people helpful in all things big and small. Just about as good as it gets and outstanding value.

A Great Suprise in the country

5 on September 13, 2010

I cannot say enough good things about the Inn at Evins Mill. Have traveled all over and stayed at many 5 star resorts and loved this experience so much. The staff is without a doubt one of the best I have ever encountered. They love the place and it shows in their attentiviness to detail. I just want Jason to write a cook book so I can give it to my hushband who does all the cooking. I have printed out the that are on the web site but want the mushroom soup and key lime pie. Great place, you just have to try it to appreciate it. Martha Melton

A cozy hidden escape!!

5 on August 09, 2009

We "again" loved our stay. We have been here several times since we were married here 5 yrs. ago. My husband & I both agree this is by far our favorite B&B. From the "warm" welcome to the "quiet" sound on the cozy deck off our room,we completely relax like we hardly ever get to!!! Hats off to the staff who truly make this place...

Very relaxing and cozy place

4.8 on April 14, 2008

We visited here about three months ago and are going back this weekend. The dinner was delicious, the main lodge is cozy and welcoming, the rooms are nice, clean, and the grist mill and waterfall are really cool. Worth the money and the drive. Highly recommended.

Best Kept Secret. Awesome Private Get-Away

4.8 on September 04, 2007

This is a "must visit" in my book. We have been back twice since our first visit a year and a half ago (we had never visited a B&B before). The service is friendly, and even though you don't see the staff around every corner, somehow they are always there, ready to serve your needs. Jason, the Executive Chef, prepares the most amazing dishes for dinner. The breakfast is fit for a king/queen, complete with omlette bar, the usual (and some not-so-usual) breakfast fare & every kind of fruit juice you could imagine. The only reason I didn't rate the rooms as "outstanding" is because they don't have hot tubs. They are clean and comfortable. The king-size beds DON'T sag in the middle, and the view (and sounds of the waterfall) from your private deck is just plain peaceful. Love it, love it, love it. Will definitely be back - we're averaging every 6 months!

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Rooms & Rates

Mountain Laurel Rooms

Part of our bluff view accommodations, the six Mountain Laurel rooms make guests feel as though they are in a tree house - and a very well-appointed one at that. In addition to spectacular views of streams and wooded bluffs and a warm intimate ambiance, they also feature vaulted cathedral ceilings and sleeping lofts for children. Especially appealing are their creek side decks, offering rows of rocking chairs and the sights and sounds of Fall Creek, flowing just below. Other amenties include private entrances and baths, TV/VCRs (videos only), coffee makers, and individually controlled heating cooling units.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: $160 - $230

Evergreen Rooms

Part of our bluff view accommodations, the six Evergreen offer spectacular views of streams and wooded bluffs and a warm intimate ambiance. Especially appealing are their creek side decks, offering rows of rocking chairs and the sights and sounds of Fall Creek, flowing just below. Other amenties include private entrances and baths, TV/VCRs (videos only), coffee makers, and individually controlled heating cooling units.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $130 - $200

Poplar Room

Part of our Main Lodge accommodations, the Poplar room shares in the historic character of the Main Lodge - and its rustic appeal, including poplar floors and hand-hewn log walls. While it possesses mountain cabin appeal, the Poplar room is also well-appointed and has been elegantly renovated. In addition, it is easily accessible, involving no steps to access it from the Lodge's most popular gathering places, including the libary and living room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $120 - $190

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Location Type

streams & waterfalls, bluff view, ridge view, Center Hill Lake, Highland Rim, Cumberland Plateau, Countryside, Lakeside, Small town


Nashville, TN (BNA) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From the junction of Hwys. 70 & 56, follow Hwy. 70E 1.4 miles and then turn right onto Evins Mill Road. Follow Evins Mill Road another 1.4 miles and the entrance to Evins Mill is on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Fall Creek Falls & Burgess Falls, Fiddlers' Jamboree, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Carmac Falls, Evins Gristmill, Cumberland Caverns, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , ping pong table, private decks, premium cigars, billiard table, binoculars, CD & book library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, gristmill demonstrations, dart boards, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 12:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited certain weekends are designated as kid friendly
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: some holiday weekends have a two night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of package value.
  • Cancellations: If guests cancel reservations more than one week in advance, deposit is refunded less $15 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than one week in advance result in forfeiture of deposit.



Tina Clark & Jason Evans

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  • Time Served: 9:00 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Adele Commons, Manning Overlook, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



1535 Evins Mill Road , Smithville, TN 37166 USA (Show map)

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