Things to Do

Outdoor Activities

Canopy Challenge Course at Fall Creek Falls

Canopy Challenge Course at Fall Creek Falls offers a 2.5 hour adventure of zip-riding, heart-pounding, bridge-crossing, breath-taking, free-climbing, eco-friendly, unforgettable fun! Test your agility and resolve on 70+ aerial obstacles including ladders, wobbly bridges, rope swings, cargo nets, balance beams, and zip lines. Open weekends through the Spring (7 days a week from March 11 - April 15 for Spring Break) and seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more information, call (615) 499-5779.

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Crusher Hole

Crusher Hole is a large spring that flows out of and under protected land at Fall Creek Falls State Park. A big, blue, deep hole harbors rare life that loves icy-cold, clear water. Dive in (if you dare) and feel the chill and shock of water? perfect on a hot and humid Tennessee summer day.
To get there from Fall Creek Falls State Park north entrance, head west on Hwy 30 to Hwy 285 at the bottom of the valley and turn right. Go about 6.5 miles and look for signs to Crusher Hole. Just before the bridge over Cane Creek turn right onto Owl Hole Road. You have to cross a creek on the way in as drive through the creek. This is where the old crusher was and there are wild flowers all through this area.

Dead Zero
Tennessee's Premier Shooting Park! Only 10 minutes from Fall Creek Falls State Park and even closer to Cozy Cabins! This Shooting Park offers an array of activities and ranges as well as first-class facilities, all in a natural setting. The location boasts 254 acres of farmland and pristine woods with numerous spring fed ponds throughout.
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Fall Creek Falls Riding Stables

Fall Creek Falls Riding Stables in Spencer, Tennessee, offers professional and friendly services for horse lovers of all levels. Whether you own a horse and need overnight boarding services or would like a guided trail ride, they have what you're looking for. Less than 2 miles from Cozy Cabins!.
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Golden Mountain ATV
Golden Mountain ATV is famous around the Southeast for having some of the toughest Off Road trails around. With obstacles such as Bounty Hill, there is something here for even the largest egos! GMP's Off Road park has over 500-acres with 45 plus trails from level 1 to level 5 for ATV's, Motorcycles, OHV's/ORV's, Jeeps, Trucks, and UTV's. The different types of trails are great for rock crawling as well as trail riding with stock vehicles.
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Smooth Rapids

Smooth Rapids - Located in McMinnville, Smooth Rapids outfitters offers canoe, kayak and tube rentals for day trips down the local rivers in McMinnville. Perfect for beginners and kids.

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Sparta Drive-In

Sparta Drive-in Theatre - Yes! We actually have one of these just 30 minutes from Cozy Cabins in Sparta, TN :: Visit the website to check show times

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Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch, located only 30 miles away in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, Dunlap, TN offers Ranch and Ride Day Programs or Chuck Wagon and Barn Dance. Families not staying at the ranch are welcome to attend any of the events open to the public listed on the Day Programs page or call for a schedule of events :: (423) 315-3458 or (423) 554-4677 (advance reservations required).
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Wheeler's Orchard and Vineyard

Wheeler's Orchard & Vineyard sits atop Fredonia Mountain (Dunlap), just 30 minutes or so from Cozy Cabins & Cottages. They welcome visitors August through December. During their season they host the Fredonia Mountain Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9am-noon central.

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Wineries - Tennessee is enjoying a thriving comeback of vineyards and wineries across the state. On Tennessee’s fertile, rolling hills, farmers have mastered the ancient art of growing grapes, yielding a locally-grown product superb for wine-making at its best.

Many of these wineries and breweries as well, are not a far drive from the Fall Creek Falls area. Some of these wineries offer out of the ordinary attractions where the beautiful surroundings will take your breath away. These middle Tennessee vineyards are geared specifically for adults and often offer wine, music and romantic picnics.

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Indoor Activities


  • Downtown Spencer :: Shops at 93 :: home to 20+ retail shops. Boutiques, antiques, collectibles, new/used/ repurposed furniture, home decor, homemade silk scarves and tea towels, honey items, thrift items, floral supplies and arrangements, jewelry, formal dresses, BROAST Coffee, Outfitters & General Store, Hello Honey Bridal Boutique, Gwen's Flowers, and The Sugar Cube Self-Serve Bakery & Cafe
  • Highway 8 Furniture & Treasures :: 15918 State Route 8, McMinnville, TN
  • Dunlap, TN :: a beautiful drive down the mountain, restaurants and antique shops in this quaint little town
  • Farmers Market :: McMinnville, TN
  • Our Rustic Touch
    Antiques, Home Furnishings, Gifts & More
    961 Rock Island Road | Rock Island, TN
    (931) 686-4438
  • Penny's General Store & Antiques
  • Pikeville, TN :: a beautiful drive down the mountain, restaurants and antique shops in this quaint little town
  • Save-A-Lot, Spencer, TN
  • Sparta, TN :: lots of cool little antique shops
  • Walmart, Dunlap, TN
  • Walmart, Sparta, TN
  • Wineries

Places to Visit

Amazin Acres website link

Amazin' Acres of Fun is a place for fun and outdoor experience with activities for everyone! Pick your own pumpkin get lost in a maze, feed and pet the farm animals or just come and play. Cow rides, hayrides, activities galore, duck races, pig races acres to explore.

Located in Sparta, TN 30~ minutes from Cozy Cabins :: Open Spring, Summer and Fall
Autumn Acres website link

At Autumn Acres there is something for everyone including Corn Mazes, Hayrides, an authentic pumpkin patch, Giant Tunnel Slides, Playgrounds, a Jumping Pillow, Farm Critters, Bonfires, General Store, Barn Yard Cafe?, and much more!

Located in Crossville, TN 45-50 minutes from Cozy Cabins :: Open September through November
Buttonwillow website link

Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theater
A die-hard Tennessee Unionist runs into his Confederate brother; both struggle to understand the other's view of saving their precious South!

Open Year Around :: Must reserve in advance
They were close by in Whitwell, TN but have moved to Pigeon Forge
Coal Miner Railroad Section House Museum

Coal Miner Railroad Section House Museum Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway Section House is impressive before you even step through the doors. The history of coal mining in Tennessee has been preserved with a treasure trove of artifacts and memorabilia. Located at 9479 Crossville Hwy, Sparta, TN 38583 :: (931) 935-6463
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If you're visiting us for any length of time and want to take a day trip, Chattanooga is only a 1.25 hour drive or about 60 miles. There are train rides, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls, the Tennessee Aquarium, or just lunch and a stroll along Chattanooga's river front. Here are a few ideas...
Chattanooga Fun, Chattanooga Bridge, Riverboat Cruises

Cumberland County Playhouse, located only 35 miles away in Crossville, TN is the only major non-profit professional performing arts resource in rural Tennessee, and one of the 10 largest professional theaters in rural America.

Cumberland County Playhouse

Several Mennonite families recently relocated to the Spencer-Piney community from Kentucky. Take a drive through our community and visit the small stores they have set up selling homegrown and homemade goods.