We like to meet our guests upon arrival. We talk about your plans, help you choose local activities, places to eat that meet your tastes and budget, introduce you to the house and, if you like, take you on a tour of the waterfall or even Tracy City, Grundy Lakes State Park and the trailhead to world-famous Fiery Gizzard trail.
So, the first stop is our house. GPS does a pretty good job of getting you to our house if you use Google Maps. Other GPS systems will get you to our road. After that, it can be a little dicey. So, give us a call for the address and to let us know your ETA. As you get within 20 minutes or so, we appreciate a text or another call just to make sure we will be there when you arrive and everything is ready. Then look for the numbers on our mailbox post and the big rock next to the driveway with a plaque that says “The Millers”.
After settling in, we take our cues from our guests. Many if not most are here to enjoy some peace and quiet and decompress in nature. We respect that.
If you are a musician, bring your acoustic instruments. I play the sax (even though I’ll admit I’m a bit rusty) I always enjoy a good jam session. If you bring amped instruments, we can arrange a gig at our amphitheater. Far enough from guests so as not to disturb the peace and quiet.
When you book, look for Extras that we offer, delivered to your site such as:
* Champagne on Ice
* Firewood bundles
* UTV Tours to hidden lookout points and trails
* Creative Expression - Learn to Weld and take home yard art that you create.
1. What are those big brick things that look like the inside of a beehive and line the perimeter of the main lake along the road through Grundy Lakes State Park?
Answer: They are coke ovens. Remnants of history when Tracy City was a coal minining town and ”the birthplace of the industrial South. Coke is to coal as charcoal is to wood. Coke is used to smelt steel.
2. Where is the closest grocery store?
Answer: Sav-A-Lot grocery store Is in Tracy City is at the intersection of Hwy 41 and Lakes Road. Just 6 minutes away through the State Park.
3. What about firewood?
Answer: It is illegal to transport firewood across State lines in Tennessee to avoid pest infestations. You can purchase firewood from us, cut from the property OR... you can buy it from a local Tracy City convenience store for about $6 / bundle
4. Can I ride my 4-wheeler on the property?
Answer: NO. Becky and I use our two side-by-side UTV’s to get around on the property and to offer tours. But we have found that inviting off-roaders to bring ATVs results in way too much noice and trouble for those who come to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.