WE accept walk-ins for primitive tent camping 
when reservations show unavailable


One of our favorites is in Historic Gainesboro. The Bull and Thistle is southern food with a Celtic style.  On Friday and Saturday nights they have live music!


If the Bull and Thistle is booked, or closed (closed Monday and Tuesdays), the following restaurants are near and dear to us. We believe you will love them too!


  • Helen's is a great local, family run, 'meat and 3' that is just a few miles away. Check their hours to make sure they are open when you are hungry! 

  • In the mood for BBQ? Try The Blue Pig, some of the best barbecue brisket in town!

You can enjoy their quaint bar area or sit out in their shaded patio area. 

  • Father Tom's is a Scottish Pub style local restaurant and pub with great food and a great selection of local craft beer and wine, and a wide selection of scotch.  

  • "Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill is like a slice of New Orleans right in the middle of Cookeville." You can get Shrimp and Grits, Gator Bites, or a Ribeye Sandwich! You will love it!  

  • Need some coffee and would love an inviting environment? Poet's and Poet's South (which has better parking and a drive thru) are excellent choices! But Starbucks and DD are not to far away...

  • Or is Italian more your style? Mama Rosa's has been a local favorite for decades!