City & Culture

Smithville, as well as the surrounding area,  has something to offer everybody. Just 15 minutes away you will find  lakes, parks, and great marinas. Book a canoeing excursion on the Caney Fork River, visit the Appalachian Center for Craft and have lunch at their sweet little cafe. The Short Mountain Distillery  produces small-batch moonshine & bourbon and they offer guided tours & a tasting room. Their Sunday Brunch menu is one of our favorites! We love to sit on the deck, feel the fresh breeze and just have an actual whole conversation, just sayin'.

Since we are close to many premier middle Tennessee locations like Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls, Center Hill Lake, Rock Island State Park and more you might want to pack your walking shoes and camera. Edgar Evins State Park is also a hop, skip,  and a jump away from our front porch.  Whether you like hiking, fishing, rocking out or picnicing under a tree we are available to offer our suggestions to help you make awesome memories. It's what we do.



Local hot spots offer choices  ranging from Mexican tapas to gourmet dishes at nearby Short Mountain Distillery. Don't forget you can venture into Nashville. One of our favorites is Acme Feed &  Seed right on Broadway. After you fill your belly you can stay for amazing stage performances by rising stars or  you can people watch at one of the downtown honky tonks.

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With Numerous shops within a 20 minute drive, the area caters to the creative mind. the Upper Cumberland has it all—from bespoke boutiques that feature independent designers to thrift stores and craft fairs full of one-of-a-kind finds. No matter what store you go to, you’ll find products that you couldn’t get anywhere else. Twice a year the town of Watertown has its renowned Mile Long Yard Sale in April and October. Food trucks, local antique dealers, and emptied out attics offer treasures galore. 

photo courtesy of Live Wild Studios, Nashville 

photo courtesy of Live Wild Studios, Nashville 

World Class Adventure

Enjoy hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, boating, or caving all can found in the Upper Cumberland. Visit to find an exhaustive list of outdoor activities We are centrally located with  a bazillion different action-filled destinations to choose from. There are also a number of  slower paced adventures like wine tasting tours listed on . Take your day trip out and about and then come back to Bright Hill and relax under the stars.

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Music Venues

Bright Hill is in the middle of all the action, whether you’re looking for an intimate jazz club, large music hall experience, disco with a killer DJ, or the something like the  Bonaroo music festival in Manchester. The Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree  has been named the official Jamboree & Crafts Festival of the State of Tennessee and we are only one mile from the festivities. CumberlandCaverns,Tennessee's largest show cave and a U.S. National Natural Landmark hosts international acts but you have to book your tickets quickly because they sell out fast.