Nolichuckey Bluffs Bed and Breakfast Cabins
Table Of Contents
Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near historic Greeneville, Tennessee, Nolichuckey Bluffs offers a relaxing escape with East Tennessee hospitality. Owners Patricia and Brooke Sadler spent eleven years in Asia in mission service before returning home to the United States and settling in Orlando, Florida. The Sadler’s ‘retired’ to their Tennessee homestead in 1995 and with a little coaxing from friends and family began to share their cabins overlooking the Nolichuckey River with others.
Nolichuckey Bluffs offers comfortable accommodations with first-class amenities, and warm hospitality. Whether looking for a weekend get-away, a place to hold a family reunion, a wedding, a church retreat, or a small business conference, Nolichuckey Bluffs can accommodate your needs.
A Little Bit of What You'll Experience
- Luxury cabins
- Complimentary home-cooked breakfast at Gramma’s Cupboard
- Picnic Pavilion
- Children’s Playground
- 9-hole disc golf course
- Pet Friendly
- Antique Gristmill
- Native Plant Tour
- Berries and Orchard
- Homemade ice-cream, cookies, and baked goods at Gramma’s Cupboard
- Nearby: Appalachian Trail - http://www.appalachiantrail.org
- Member Appalachian Quilt Trail - http://www.quilttrail.org
- Nearby: Cherokee National Forest - http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee
- Nearby: Birthplace of Davey Crockett and Andrew Johnson - http://www.nps.gov/anjo
- Earthen Oven
- Gift Shop
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Pam Sadler for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
The relaxing and peaceful surroundings combined with a comfortable cabin that includes the amenities of home.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Making our guests feel like they are part of the family - an important part. We provide just enough privacy to really get away and relax, while also creating new friendships. Many times over a delicious breakfast, we sit around and visit for so long that we start joking about getting lunch ready!
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Down-home southern hospitality! Enough country warmth yet lots to do just a short distance off the front porch of your cabin - Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Davey Crockett birthplace, Carter Fold, great places to antique, hiking, birding, white water rafting, an endangered species zoo, photography, just to name a few things....
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"Nolichuckey Bluffs reflects the beauty of Greene County. The views are great. The food was delicious – including the homemade blackberry ice cream. The company at breakfast was pleasant. But it’s really the people who make a place and our host at Nolichuckey Bluffs made us feel welcomed, comfortable, and at home." Mike Burns, South Carolina House of Representatives, 17th District
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Beauty of the sunrise over the rolling foothills of the smoky mountains from the front porch of the Log Cabin.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Be sure to have a bonfire with smores, but during the day you might go antiquing, visit the historic sites, sit on your front porch with a good book and a cup of sweet tea, and simply be still.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
We have an antique grist mill on property and it is surrounded by an untouched eco-system of native plants. In addition, we have a fruit orchard, organic garden, nature trail, and 9 hole disc golf course. And then just down the road from us is the county park with a water slide, swimming pool, soccer and softball field.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Homemade pizza in our earthen oven .... or Brumley's at the General Morgan Inn .... or The Farmer's Daughter.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We've been told that we have a fantastic website and if you click on the location tab you'll see everything from places to eat, to places to hike, entertainment options, and shopping. We also try to keep updated with local festivals and activities in the surrounding areas.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 8 cabins and most of the cabins have two bedrooms each and a full kitchen, living and dining area.
Do you accept pets?
Happily! We are animal lovers and know what an important part of the family they are. If you're willing to respect and care for the cabin furniture and linens, we welcome your furry companion.
Each cabin is equipped with
- Central heat/air
- Cable TV, VCR
- Full-size fridge and stove
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Fireplace - gas or wood
- Hair dryer, Iron/Ironing Board
- Coffee Maker, Charcoal Grill
- Linens and Towels
Each cabin has access to
- Full laundry
- Library with over 600 books and 200 videos
- Full Breakfast available at Gramma's Cupboard
Register for your cabin at Gramma’s Cupboard, the family gathering place for breakfast each morning. Call ahead with your reservation for waffles, omelets, home baked goodies, and Harvest at the Bluff’s jams.
In the afternoon, you can stop by for an ice-cream sundae. Brooke’s homemade flavors include vanilla-bean, oreo cookie, maple walnut, coffee, swiss chocolate, and strawberry.
Top your sundae with Pat’s homemade carmel and chocolate sauces. Yum. The Sadler’s started making homemade ice cream while living on the island of Sri Lanka at a school called Lakpahana. Ask any of the student’s from that school what they remember most about Pat and Brooke and they say, “Saturday night ice-cream feeds!”
Gramma’s Cupboard also offers you a unique tour of the world as you see all Pat and Brooke’s collectables from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan and many other countries. Kids also love to see Brooke’s model train running on a track suspended from the ceiling, and Pat’s doll collection.
And if you just must stay connected, WiFi is available at Gramma’s Cupboard.
At Gramma’s Cupboard, also check out the Library which includes videos and table games, an Exercise Room, the Laundry facilities, and rocking chairs on the front porch.
Great Smoky Mountain Wedding Chapel
Throughout the years, the Log Cabin front yard with its wonderful view of the mountains and Nolichuckey River, has been a favorite wedding spot at Nolichuckey Bluffs.
The Glass Wedding Chapel handcrafted by Sadler's friend, Ted Melinn, is constructed from red and white oak harvested from trees on the Nolichuckey Bluffs property. The chapel is designed for an intimate wedding in a picturesque outdoor setting.
The beautiful rustic wedding chapel with four walls of glass provides a panoramic view of the river, woods, and mountains as you and your partner share in a simple, personalized wedding ceremony.
Nolichuckey Bluffs can also provide the Picnic Pavilion next to the heart garden for your reception, and for the ultimate in romance and privacy, book one of our cabins with the luxury romance option to begin your life together.
The Wedding Chapel can Accommodate up to 45 Guests
The chapel is literally built overlooking the Nolichuckey River with a panoramic view of the foothills of the Smokey Mountains.
Your wedding can be staged at the 1930’s Log Cabin and then the bride and groom can ceremoniously walk from the Log Cabin through the wedding gardens and into the wedding chapel for the service.
To learn more about the Wedding Chapel and accompanying services that are available, please call 800-842-4690. Special wedding packages are available for the Log Cabin and Wedding Chapel.
Gardens and Playground
One of the beauties of Nolichuckey Bluffs is that it is surrounded by pristine woods and mountains, and this makes it a wonderful place to enjoy nature. The property itself has a heart-shaped English garden, apple orchard, and berry patch with blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries, all located a short walk from your cabin.
Harvest at the Bluffs provides a ready supply of organic vegetables grown in a large cold-frame, and provides guests with the opportunity to learn more about farm-to-table gardening and the importance of sustainable agriculture today. If you chose to, you can help plant, weed, or harvest seasonal crops. Call for details on what crops are available and help to pay for your stay by working on the farm. You can earn $7 per hour and up to 25% of the cost of your stay at Nolichuckey Bluffs by working in the garden
NEW: An earthen oven. Built right next to the store this mud, sand and straw oven is fired with wood. After the oven is heated and the coals pushed aside we bake artisan bread and on occasional pizza. Pizza topped with fresh herbs from our garden is a very special treat.
At the gristmill, is an unexpected nature preserve where native East Tennessee plants have been identified with their common and scientific name. Many of these plants are a part of an untouched eco-system and are no longer found in the developed areas of Greene County.
The Picnic Pavilion is situated right next to the Nolichuckey Bluffs playground which includes a miniature playhouse, slide, swings, and a real fire-engine. At the Picnic Pavilion you will find a fire pit which serves as the gathering place on a cool evening. We assure you, hot dogs and s’mores never taste better than by the campfire at Nolichuckey Bluffs.
Nolichuckey Bluffs is a member of the Appalachian Quilt Trail. Pat Sadler’s great grandmother started a crazy quilt back in the early 1880’s that is on display at Gramma’s Cupboard. An 8x8 painting of a portion of the quilt is located atop the picnic pavilion. You can find many of these quilts throughout Greene County and it’s a wonderful tour of the farms and homes in East Tennessee.
1910 Stone Grist Mill
Step back in history and watch the water-powered gristmill grind corn and wheat into meal or flour. The restored antique mill takes one back to days gone by when the gristmill was the center of social activity for the locals. Watch the antique pulleys and belts work as they grind wheat for a delicious loaf of homemade bread, or just simply sit and listen to the water as it falls from the wheel into the pond below.
Today, many old homesteads in East Tennessee and North Carolina have the remains of an old gristmill on the property, but at Nolichuckey Bluffs, you can experience a fully-restored gristmill in operation.
Surrounding the mill are identified plants native to East Tennessee preserved in one of the county’s untouched eco-systems. The gristmill is a wonderful education experience for school children, or a relaxing place to get away from the noise of daily life.
East Tennessee and Greene County offers vacationers a wonderful mix of nature, history, and country charm. If you choose to leave Nolichuckey Bluffs and explore the surrounding areas, you’ll find great golf courses, hiking, a waterslide andswimming pool at the park down the road.
Or you can visit the home of Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, Davy Crockett birthplace and museum, historic Jonesboro, Tennessee, Carter Fold Birthplace of Country Music, Cranberry Thistle, Nathaniel Greene Museum, Dickson-William Mansion, Greeneville Antique Market, Bristol Motor Speedway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee National Forest, or the mountain resort of Gatlinburg, and the Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. Nolichuckey Bluffs can be a wonderful home base for a motorcycle tour on the country roads of Tennessee, or you can opt for a real adventure and go white-water rafting.
Directions from Knoxville
- Take I-40 east to I-81 North to exit 23 which is 11E towards Greeneville
- Go 12 miles to Business 11-E
- Turn right towards Greeneville about 1/4 mile is a stop light
- Turn right on Hwy 70
- Follow Hwy 70 about 6 miles South to East Allens Bridge Road
- Turn Left. Go 2.5 miles and turn right
- .1 mile and turn right and .8 mile and turn right on Kinser Park Lane
- All turns starting at the left turn in East Allens Bridge Road are indicated by signs to Kinser Park
- On Kinser Park Lane go the second drive on the left for the Log and Dogwood Cabins
- It is paved at the top but you need to follow the gravel drive that goes down the hill (not the paved part to the left)
- At the bottom of the hill the Log Cabin is on the left, the Dogwood on the right
- For the Redbud and Twin Oaks Cabins go to the third driveway on the left and follow the signs
Directions from Bristol, TN Take I-81 to exit 36
- Turn left towards Greeneville on Hwy 172
- Go 12 miles to the first stop sign
- Turn right and drive through Greeneville
- You will be on Hwy 321
- Outside of the main town you will come to Hyw 70
- An auto parts store is on the left at that corner
- Turn left on Hwy 70, go about 5 miles south and turn left on east Allens Bridge Road
- Then follow the directions in paragraph two above
Directions from Asheville, NC From the intersection of I-26 and I-40 take I-240 towards Asheville
- Take the US 23-19 exit off I-240 (left exit toward Weaverville)
- Then take the US 25-70 exit towards Marshall, many miles later US 25-70 turns left and the road going straight is Hwy 208
- Go straight. There is a sign indicating the miles to Greeneville at that point
- Hwy 208 becomes Hwy 70 at the Tennessee state line
- Go the 10th miles post and turn right on East Allens Bridge Road
- Then follow the directions in paragraph 2 above