Evins Mill

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


Nestled among towering bluffs and meandering streams, Evins Mill is a small resort property just outside Nashville, TN. Formerly the estate of U.S. Congressman Joe L. Evins, Evins Mill has been hosting weekend getaways, weddings, and meetings since 1994. The Main Lodge features poplar floors, fieldstone fireplaces and hand hewn log walls and is home to spacious covered decks with great views and many cozy gathering areas. Creek Side & luxury lodging offer specious covered decks with spectacular views. The historic Gristmill houses an expansive game hall with billiards, ping pong, dart boards and a comfortable living room area. Chef's prepare delicious, locally-sourced cuisine, and all packages include four-course dinner, full breakfast, gourmet box lunch and unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages. A full bar is also available. The 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
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Fabulous Getaway

5 on January 21, 2017

We've visited several times and have always had a wonderful experience. This is my husband's favorite quick getaway for us.... great food, accommodations and hiking. The falls are beautiful and worth the hike...

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Mountain Laurel

Part of our creek side accommodations, six Mountain Laurel rooms boast spectacular views of Fall Creek and wooded bluffs and feature vaulted hardwood ceilings. Also appealing are their high elevation creek side decks, offering rocking chairs and the sight and sound of flowing water. Other ameneties include private exterior entrances, private baths, TV/DVDs (videos only), coffee makers, and individually controlled heating/cooling units.

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

Nightly Rate: $340 - $340


Part of our creek side accommodations, six Evergreen offer spectacular views of Fall Creek and wooded bluffs. Also appealing are their creek side decks, offering rocking chairs and the sight and sound of flowing water. Other amenities include private exterior entrances, private baths, TV/DVDs (videos only), coffee makers, and individually controlled heating/cooling units.

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

Nightly Rate: $300 - $300


A private luxury lodge at the resort's highest elevation, The Solstice features three single bedroom accommodations as well as multi-bedroom suites. Hidden among a grove of cedar, poplar & hickory trees, rooms in The Solstice offer private interior entrances, king beds, private bathrooms, wireless internet and covered decks with sylvan views. Accessible by car, rooms in The Solstice have been designed with maximum comfort, privacy & accessibility in mind.

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

Nightly Rate: $370 - $370

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Location Type

Countryside, Secluded, Small town, Waterview


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

Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, 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, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , ping pong table, private decks, premium cigars, billiard table, binoculars, CD & book library

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Wheelchair access, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, 90 foot waterfall w/ natural swimming hold at its base; Cortland Hall w/ billiards, dart boards, foosball, table tennis & piano; lawn games, including corn hole, horse shoes, ladder golf & bocce ball, 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 Yes

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, there is no penalty except a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations less than one week in advance result in forfeiture of a 50% deposit unless the room can be re-booked.
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Tina Clark & Jason Evans

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  • Time Served: 9:00 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: Manning Overlook or Millstone Landing, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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