Things to Do

Outdoor Activities

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.

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.
Golden Mountain ATV
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.

Smooth Rapids
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 link to check show times

Sparta Drive-In

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).

Tennessee Dude and Guest Ranch
ZipStream Fall Creek Falls

ZipStream 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.

ZipStream Fall Creek Falls


  • Dunlap, TN :: a beautiful drive down the mountain, restaurants and antique shops in this quaint little town
  • Farmers Market :: McMinnville, TN
  • Funky Stump
    933 Rock Island Road | Rock Island, TN | 931.686.3567
  • Indian Village Trading Post
  • Penny's General Store & Antiques
  • Pikeville, TN :: a beautiful drive down the mountain, restaurants and antique shops in this quaint little town
  • Rustic Touch :: Antiques, Home Furnishings, Gifts & More :: Rock Island, TN
  • 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

At 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
Baker Mountain Farm
Baker Mountain Farm invites you to come out for a visit and have some good ol' country fun! :: Petting Farm, Walk the Indian Trail (scavenger hunt), Good Ol' Farmer Play Area, Take a Hay Ride, Master Max's Maze, Picnic Area and Pavilion, Pick up some sweet treats and souvenirs, Learn the importance of composting and recycling, and so much more!

Located right here in Spencer, TN :: Check website for hours

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.