Weekend Getaways From Nashville: The Cumberland Plateau

Foster Falls

Just about an hour and a half south of Nashville is the Cumberland Plateau, where you’ll find the inviting mountain towns of Sewanee, Monteagle, and Tracy City. And you can enjoy the whole region from the comfort of the VERY charming Twin Oaks Tiny House.

First, head to Sewanee to check out the Natural Bridge and explore the cute town. I enjoyed checking out the Lemon Fair and the aptly-named LUNCH, and you can grab a Jackalope beer at the Blue Chair Cafe for a little taste of home.


Next, stop through Monteagle to do a little antique shopping at Oakes and Oliver and visit the oldest bakery in Tennessee, Dutch Maid Bakery, for a little treat.

Then, check into your tiny house in Tracy City. With a lakeside view, a firepit, and two different porches (one screened!), you can enjoy the fresh mountain air and lovely views outside, or cozy up inside by the electric fire. The house is fully equipped and inviting, and the loft upstairs is perfect for kiddos (although I was tempted to sleep up there myself for extra coziness).

Twin Oaks Tiny House

Be sure to stop by Mountain Goat Market for some pizza and a quirky little shop (also do not skip the oatmeal cream pie!), and plan for an upscale dinner at the historic High Point Market.

This area is perfect for the nature lover. I checked out Foster Falls, which is part of the Fiery Gizzard (lol) trail in South Cumberland State Park, but there are several other waterfall trails and parks around, so you can spend as much time exploring as you wanted! And be sure to swing by Sewanee Natural Bridge on your way in/out of town.

Sewanee Natural Bridge

Start planning your weekend now – you won’t regret it!✨


P.S. If you want to get a little further outside of town, be sure to check out this itinerary for a road trip through Ohio!

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