Hotel at a Glance: Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn
The Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn is as close to Fall Creek Falls, a 256-foot-high waterfall, as an inn can get. It's located on the namesake lake, inside one of Tennessee's most popular state parks. You can look out on the calming waters of the lake or hike to the falls, then head back to the inn to recharge.
- Within walking distance: fishing, biking, and hiking in Fall Creek Falls State Park
- Panoramic views of the 345-acre lake
- Don't go hungry: There's a Southern-style buffet restaurant at the inn, serving items such as fried shrimp, smoked chicken, ice cream, and corn bread.
Pikeville, Tennessee: Southern Scenic Splendor in the Cumberland Plateau
Just a few miles from Pikeville, Tennessee, a small town in the Cumberland Plateau, you'll find Falls Creek Falls State Park. Its 26,000 acres feature cascades, waterfalls, virgin hardwood timber, and dramatic gorges. There's plenty to do, from teeing off on the challenging 18-hole golf course set amid the woodlands to biking the 13.5 miles of the Upper Loop Trail. Keep eyes peeled for red-tailed hawks and black-throated green warblers as you walk the hiking trails, and hook bluegill and largemouth bass at Fall Creek Lake. For an aerial view of the park, go on the ZIPStream, a 2.5-hour adventure in the trees that lets you explore ziplines and suspension bridges at your own pace.