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Table of Contents

Trail Riding & Horse Tales

Your All Season Guide to Big South Fork Country...The Trail Riding Capital of the East!
Trails in the Big South Fork Region...4-5
Trail Tales...50

Maps
Big South Fork Map & Horse Camps...28-29
Dale Hollow Lake...38

Historical Sites & Parks


Historic Rugby...24-25

Festivals & Events


Annual Events...22-23
McCreary County Events...27
Friends of Big South Fork (NRRA) Events...31

Articles & Activities


Spotlight on Tennessee Recreational Properties...8
Accommodations...10
Kicking Back Cabin at Spruce Creek...11
Spotlight on Muddy Pond...13
Big South Fork Cuisine at Bacara’s...17
Annie’s Travels & Treasures...18-20
Big South Fork ATV Adventures...21
Big South Fork Scenic Railway...26
Big South Fork Discovery Center...33
Spotlight on Long Branch Lakes...35
Dale Hollow Lake...37
Chestnut Hill Winery...39
Cumberland County Playhouse...41
Adventures in Big South Fork...42
Plateau Drug Center...46
Custom Fireplaces & More...47
Photo Contest...51-52
Loree Guest Ranch...56

Lodging
Camping...9
Accommodations...10

Business Directories
Visitor Centers & Chambers...2
Advertiser Directory & Wi-Fi Locations...3
Real Estate, Construction & Support Services...43
Newcomer Information...48-49
Business Directory...53-55

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Visitor Centers & Chambers of Commerce
BIG SOUTH FORK REGION
Regional BSF Visitor Center
Toll Free: 888-Go2-BSF0 (462-2730)
WELCOME to the Big South Fork Visitors’ Guide (BSFVG)
www.Go2BSF.com – your guide to the beautiful and amazing Big South Fork Na-
tional River & Recreation Area (BSFNRRA). As I write this,
Friends of the Big South Fork (BSFNRRA) the redbuds are blooming and the birds and frogs are singing
423-663-4556 their delightful melodies with 60-70 degree days on the hori-
www.FriendsofBigSouthFork.com zon. Everything is coming back to life. Putting together our
fourth BSFVG has been fun. There is a lot happening in our
SOUTH BIG SOUTH FORK REGION area with new restaurants, new shops, new cabins and so much
Bandy Creek Visitor Center-TN to do! We love coming out of our winter hibernation to get the
423-286-7275
www.nps.gov/biso scoop on interesting stories, delicious food, exciting recreation and new places to overnight
and discover. The Big South Fork region is one of the most desirable equestrian destina-
Concierge Services, LLC tions in the U.S. and continues to grow. It offers expansive, well groomed trails, amazing
Toll Free: 866-953-0198 overlooks, and spectacular bluff views. There are many excellent investment opportunities
www.BigSouthForkVacation.com in properties and home sites that offer small town feel, friendly people, lots of unique shops,
restaurants, and fun along the way.
Crossville-Cumberland County
Chamber of Commerce-TN Check out our accommodations section, beginning on page 10, to plan for an incredible
Toll Free: 877-465-3861 • 931-484-8444
www.golfcapitaltenn.com
weekend getaway, romantic weekend or weeklong adventure trip while enjoying the many
pleasures of the region. Here you will surely find the perfect place to stay during your visit
Historic Rugby Visitor Center-TN to the Big South Fork. Numerous restaurants continue to serve the many visitors some
Toll Free: 888-214-3400 • 423-628-2441 of the best dining around. Preston’s Steakhouse continues to serve delicious char-grilled
www.historicrugby.org steaks, shrimp, and Tex-Mex cuisine. K.C. Jones’ BBQ conveniently located on of Hwy.
127 in Clarkrange, offers up some excellent slabs of ribs, special hickory smoked pulled
Jamestown-Fentress County pork and chicken along with some of tasty sides – delicious. If you are looking for a
Chamber of Commerce-TN real treat, drive to the Valley of the Three Forks and visit Sgt. York’s Homesite, Gristmill,
Toll Free: 877-273-4453 • 931-879-9948 gravesite and General Store. While there, stop at the Hitchin Post Café and let them spoil
www.bigsouthfork.org
www.jamestowntn.org you with some real southwestern ranch style smoked BBQ. It is out of this world. My son
and I devoured some slow cooked Boston butt, Bam-Bam Turkey Legs and some baby back
Oneida-Scott County ribs, along with the most delicious potato salad and beans I have ever eaten! Grant loved the
Chamber of Commerce-TN hoecake. The best breakfast can be found at the Coffee Time Café in Clarkrange. Heather
Toll Free: 800-645-6905 • 423-663-6900 Thomas and her excellent team serve happy customers piping hot coffee, and breakfast
www.scottcountychamber.com favorites such as thick slabs of bacon, country sausage, home fries, delicious omelets, and
even rye toast. They also have a scrumptious breakfast burrito, and a decadent fruit parfait
Rugby-Morgan County layered with yogurt, granola, and fresh fruits, too. There are many other restaurants to en-
Chamber of Commerce-TN
423-346-5740
joy in the Big South Fork area - too many to write about here - so check out the restaurants
www.morgancountychamber.com on pages 13, 14-17, 24-25, 34, 36, 40, and Annie’s favorites beginning on page 18. Don’t
forget to check Annie’s Blog on www.Go2BSF.com regularly for the latest in my discover-
NORTH BIG SOUTH FORK REGION ies – hot off the press so to speak.
Stearns Depot Visitor Center-KY
606-376-5073 The Big South Fork is known for its well groomed equestrian trails, awesome overlooks,
www.nps.gov/biso and excellent recreation opportunities including hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, camp-
ing, and so much more! Many of the horse trails/camps have activities throughout the year,
BSF Scenic Railway-KY and have folks coming from all over the US to enjoy the best trails in the Southeast. Take
Toll Free: 800-462-5664 • 606-376-5330
www.bsfsry.com a look at our Events Calendar and plan some of your trips around the exciting annual fes-
tivals, events, and trail rides. Other spotlights in this year’s guide include Muddy Pond - a
McCreary County Tourist wonderful Mennonite community offering homemade sorghum, leather ware, jellies, furni-
Commission-KY ture, produce, plants, baked goods, lodging, and so much more! The new Discovery Center
Toll Free: 888-284-3718 • 606-376-3008 has lots of tourist information, and also offers many of the talented area artists’ handcrafted
www.kyvacations.com items – read more on page 33. Also, be sure to visit some of our fine retail establishments
including BJ’s Western Wear and Rim Riders Equestrian Lifestyle, offering extensive west-
Wayne County Chamber of Commerce ern clothing, hats, boots, home furnishings, tack, jewelry and so much more! You’ll find
Toll Free: 866-348-3064 • 606-348-3064
www.monticellokychamber.com
more throughout this guide. Happy Trails and enjoy your trip!

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Chamber of Commerce TN 38549 • Toll Free: 888-Go2-BSF0 (462-2730) • www.Go2BSF.com
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NEIGHBORS
Andrea V. Burckhard, Editor Contributing Editors & Photographers:
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Janet Hopson, Janice Neal, Vicky Poe, Melissa
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Janice Neal, Production Manager Hardwick Carter, Ryan Anderson, Doug Weaver,
bsf@dalehollowmarketing.com and additional credits within the guide.
Fall Creek Falls Information Center
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Advertiser Directory & Wi-Fi Locations

Airpark Equestrian Stables...c5 Hughes Real Estate Services...43


B J’s Western Store...4 J & B Stuff...34
Bacara’s Family Restaurant...17 Jordan Motel...12
Big South Fork Scenic Railway...26 K C Jones BBQ...16
BigSouthForkLand.com/Honey Creek Trails...34 Kicking Back Cabin...11
Blair Creek Horse Camp & Resort, LLC...14 Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat...12
Boutique, The...34 Lennie Mae’s...24
Brimstone Recreation, LLC...21 Livingston - Overton County
Burdens Drug Center...33 Chamber of Commerce...36
Cabin at the Pond...13 Log Cabin Restaurant...40
Cabins of Elk Run, The...24 Long Branch Lakes...c6, c7
Carson Truss...45 Long Branch Lakes Equestrian Center...c6, c7
Cedar Creek Cattle Co...6 Long Horn Ranch...15
Cherokee Ridge Camp n Cabins...4 Loree Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast...12
Chestnut Hill Winery...39 McCreary County Tourist Commission...27
Coffee Time Café...16 Mitchell Creek Marina...36
Concierge Services, LLC...32 Mountain Barn Builders...45
Country Porch, The...13 Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill...13
Cumberland County Playhouse...41 Muddy Pond Variety Store...13
Cumberland Mountain General Store...34 New York Life...42
Custom Fireplaces & More...47 Pit Row Quality Quick Lube...32
Dale Hollow Cabin Rentals...c3 Plateau Drugs...46
Deer Run RV Resort...9 Preston’s Steak House...15
East Fork Stables...c2 Rim Riders Equestrian Lifestyle...5
Farm Credit Services-Crossville Office...47 Rockcastle Farms, LLC...bc
Fentress County Chamber of Commerce...32 Ron’s Restaurant & Pizzaria...16
Fentress County Flowers & Gifts...33 Saddle Brook Stables...7
Forbus General Store...34 Saddle Valley Campgrounds...6
Friends of Big South Fork, The...30, 31 Sorghum Mill, The...13
Good Ole Rocky Top Realty...44, 45 Southeast Pack Trips...6
Grand Vista Hotel...14 Spruce Creek Stables & Campgrounds...4
Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast...25 Sunset Marina & Resort...36
Gwin Realty, LLC...12 Sunset Marina & Resort Restaurant...36
Hangin Hog, The...14 Swan Ridge Lake Resort...37
Harrow Road Café...24 Tennessee Recreational Properties...c4
Highlands at Big South Fork, The...c2 The Galley at Mitchell Creek...36
Historic Rugby...24 US GOLF...40
Hitchin Post...16 West View Lake Properties...c3
Honest Abe Log Homes...45

For convenience, this a list of some of our Historic Rugby


advertisers’ and public locations with Wi-Fi access www.historicrugby.org • 888.214.3400
available around the region. Please check with them for Hitchin Post Café • 931.752.2829
more information regarding range and any fees The Jordan Motel
associated with their services. www.TheJordanMotel.com • 931.879.4421
Kicking Back Cabin
Big South Fork Discovery Center www.kickingbackcabin.com • 931.537.9144
www.bigsouthforkvacation.com • 866.953.0198 Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat (8 Cabins)
Deer Run RV Resort www.laurelfork.com • 423.286.5135
www.DeerRunRVResort.com • 931.484.3333 Pit Row Quality Quick Lube
East Fork Stables www.pitrowQQ.com • 931.752.5823
www.eastforkstables.com • 800.97.TRAIL Sunset Marina & Resort
Grand Vista Hotel www.sunsetmarina.com • 800.760.8550
www.StanLodge.com • 888.854.6300 Millard Oakley Public Library
Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn www.overtonco.com • 931.823.1888
www.rugbytn.com • 423.628.5252 Fentress County Public Library
www.jamestowntn.org • 931.879.7512

Links to Regional Information: Big South Fork www.Go2BSF.com,


Dale Hollow Lake www.Go2DHL.com, Fall Creek Falls www.Go2FCF.com,
www.FishDaleHollowLake.com, and www.VisitTheCumberlandPlateau.com.

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Trails Around Big South Fork
Trails Around the Big South Fork Region

The trails in the Big South Fork (BSF) are becoming known
throughout the equine world and are undoubtedly some of the
best trails in the Southeast….some would say in the nation.
There is a lot happening in the region — too much to mention
in this space; however, here are a few highlights to keep you
informed. We hope that if you have never visited our beautiful
area, that you will come and visit soon. If you have already
been to ride, camp, or just relax, be sure to come again for a
weekend or week. It is a great time to buy your dream home
and enjoy equestrian living at its best.

East Fork Stables, the granddaddy of the equine trails in the


BSF region, has added several themed events to keep riders
entertained after exploring their over 100 miles of well-marked
and maintained trails. The Mardi Gras, Luau, Kentucky Derby
and Oktoberfest Rides are just a few to keep cowboys and
cowgirls coming back. Spruce Creek Stables is the newest
campground in the area featuring 9 campsites with full hook-
up and horse stalls plus direct access to many trails. Mike
Archambault and his mom, JoAnn Roberts, have taken their
love of horses and God’s creation and are reaching out to
children who need guidance, direction, and hope with their New
Beginnings Youth Ranch centered on an equestrian lifestyle.
They let their light shine on these children as they guide them
through their equestrian ministry, teaching the children through
the animals they care for. They are making a difference in the
BSF. (Donations are much appreciated if you would like to

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help.) Cedar Creek Cattle Company offers an expansive trail BSF and only minutes from the trailheads to the BSF. Kicking
system and excellent facilities, as well as, horse rentals, guided Back Cabin, Longhorn Ranch, and Blair Creek Stables also
trips, and they even have some camp sites for your overnight offer access to trails from their luxury cabins and campground.
adventure. Saddle Valley Campground continues to offer camp If you are looking for a place to retire or a second home,
sites, cabins, stables, and corrals with guided horse rentals. Tennessee Recreational Properties, The Highlands at Big South
They also have several guided weekend and themed trail Fork, Rockcastle Farms, Honey Creek Trails and others
rides to keep the experienced rider engaged. See represented by local real estate agents and property
Melissa Hardwick Carter’s story about a ride developers offer fine equestrian communities in
she experienced with her friends. It’s on the heart of Big South Fork country, as well
page 50. Local cowboy, Larry McMillan as, other great places to build your dream.
continues to bring in folks from around If you need a place to board your horse or
the country to Southeast Pack Trips due take riding lessons, Airpark Equestrian
to the quality of his guiding services Stables has just the facility for you with
and his good nature. Larry is what direct access to the trails at Big South
you would expect from a true cowboy Fork. If you are in the market for a
and his guided trips are great fun. fine horse, Saddle Brook Stables has an
Larry offers guided tours, rentals, and excellent selection. They offer some of
overnight trips upon request. Two very the best gaited, well built, and excellent
unique places to board your horses and colored horses on the market.
overnight in some quality cabins are Loree
Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast and Laurel Fork One of the newest destinations on the
Rustic Retreat. Loree Guest Ranch is an amazing Cumberland Plateau area is the expansive, quality
facility featuring the equestrian lifestyle filled with Long Branch Lakes, offering a gated equestrian
all the comforts of a luxury accommodation. Spacious rooms, community with over 75 miles of trails (60 at Bledsoe State
spectacular furnishings, guest pool, amazing overlooks, horse Park) from their equestrian center. They too offer guided tours,
stalls, and a covered arena for your horses — when you are not trail rides, and clinics, plus wonderful equestrian living. There
riding the truly spectacular trails. Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat is a lot to see and experience in the BSF so come on over and
offers luxurious yet, rustic cabins located in the heart of the take a look! (More trail stories on page 42 & 50.)

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Spotlight on Tennessee Recreational Properties
Tennessee Recreation Properties (TRP) has been developing Some other TRP developments include The Hitchin Post and
premier equestrian communities in the Big South Fork region adjacent Hunter’s Ridge, which are two equestrian communities
since 2005. TRP and its partners have been showcasing the that also cater to the horse lovers with trail riding, underground
Cumberland Plateau and Fentress utilizes, and common areas with home sites ranging from 1 ½
County to the nation and making acres to 3 acres for The Hitchin Post where you can find the TRP
it one of the most desirable Cabarns — all-in-one equestrian living and the newest trend in
equestrian destinations in the the equine community. Comfortable rustic one to two bedroom
southeast since that time. cabins with attached barns, horse stalls, and turnouts. These are
There are few places in great for second home owners and can be put on TRP’s rental
the world as welcoming program to defray the cost of your vacation home. TRP has an
as the Cumberland extensive management pool and is a licensed property manager.
Plateau. People that are
warm and friendly, four Yet another of the TRP Properties is Nichol Creek Farms.
distinct seasons in a temperate Homesites range from four to twelve acres, giving you plenty
climate, near year-round outdoor of room for a home with horses, gardens, and orchards. The
recreation, and trails for horses, growing season in the area is generally around 180 days, giving
hikers, and bikers abound. TRP has designed you a long growing season to enjoy your fresh produce. Due to
parcels of land with bluff views, rolling hills, mini-farms and the generally mild winters, it is easy to enjoy some cool season
estate-sized homesites overlooking the dramatic Cumberland crops well into late November or early December most years.
Plateau and Big South Fork terrain that offer an affordable If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own small farm and
alternative to the expensive mountain-top properties just east of growing your own organic produce near year round, this is your
us in the Smoky Mountains and North Carolina’s Appalachian opportunity. However, it is vanishing quickly. Nichol Creek
Mountains. Farms is one of TRP’s more affordable developments and the
inventory has been going fast.
Some of the properties offered by TRP include River Park, their
first equestrian community, offering 600 acres of incredible The founders of TRP have been developing land for over 100
beauty — a horse lover’s paradise with miles of trails, years and have developed some of the most desirable land in
underground utilities, restricted covenants, and borders the the Big South Fork region. Their love of nature, horses, and
beautiful Clear Fork River. Hemlocks, pines, and other flora riding makes it natural for them to offer top notch equestrian
make this backdrop very welcoming and perfect for horse barns. communities built around a love of the outdoors and long-lasting
Most home sites consist of 5+ acres, including mini farms of 12- relationships. Visit TRP online and make your dream a reality
20 acres. River Park has been very popular with many luxury by making your appointment now to visit the Big South Fork
homes and barns being constructed. They have been designed region and one of their premier land developments. Visit them
and constructed to take advantage of the near year-round online at www.TNRecProp.com or give them a call toll free at
outdoor living and abundant beauty of the region. Equestrian 1-800-936-1840.
living is at its finest in River Park, where this equestrian
community has been designed around the TRP’s Golden Rule:
build for others communities we would like for ourselves. TRP
partners combine a family tradition of sustainable economic
development that stretches back more than 100 years combined
with the development expertise of native Floridians who fell in
love with the land.

You can visit one of TRP’s showcase homes at River Park


which allows you to experience the quality craftsmanship, the
expansive living area, and the beautiful features of this nine
acre site that takes advantage of River Park’s natural beauty.
Wide porches on three sides of this home make the outdoors
comfortable most of the year and very inviting for outdoor
entertaining, relaxing or when the temperatures drop – a
spectacular soapstone stove provides a hearth-warming heat. All
are perfect for family gatherings or other social opportunities

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Camping Facilities
Camping in the Big South Fork

If you are looking for an opportunity to “get back to nature”,


camping in the Big South Fork region is an excellent way
to do so with many camps offering easy access to trails with
plenty of scenic beauty all around. The popularity of camping
continues to grow, with the increased RV ownership by the
growing baby boomer population and the desire for families to
get back to nature and to enjoy a simple way of life. Camping
allows families the opportunity to share experiences unlike other
lodging experiences. You can’t roast marshmallows in the hotel
room floor – at least not without getting arrested. Out here, the
bugs can even become a source of entertainment. Fireflies light
up the night skies with their dazzling dances and many other
nocturnal creatures serenade you to sleep with their melodic
sounds. If you are looking for something a little less rural,
Deer Run RV Resort is located near Crossville the Golf Capital
of Tennessee. They were selected as the Tennessee ARVC
Campground of the Year 2007-2008.

Campground Location Phone Type of Sites # Water Elect. Sewer

Bandy Creek & Inside BSFNRRA 423.286.8368 Campsites (BC) 180 Y Y Y


Blue Heron Campgrounds 143 Stable Lane Campsites (BH) 45 Y Y Y
www.nps.gov/biso Oneida, TN 37841 Trailer Sites (BC) 100 Y Y Y
Tent Sites (BC) 49 Y Y Y
Horse Stalls (BC) 60+
Cherokee Ridge Camp n Cabins 150 Laurel Creek Rd. 931.879.7696 Campsites 45 Y Y Y
www.cherokeeridgecampncabins.com Jamestown, TN 38556

Deer Run RV Resort 3609 Peavine Firetower Rd. 931.484.3333 Full RV Hook-up 85 Y Y Y
www.DeerRunRVResort.com Crossville, TN 38571 877.337.8678 Tent Sites with RV sites
Primitive 20 N N N
East Fork Stables 3598 S. York Hwy. 931.879.1176 Campsites 168 Y Y Y
www.eastforkstables.com Jamestown, TN 38556 800.97.TRAIL Horse Stalls 172 Y Y N
Saddle Valley Campground 350 Dewey Burke Rd. 931.879.6262 Campsites 25 Y Y N
www.saddlevalleycampground.com Jamestown, TN 38556 Primitive 5 N N N
Horse Stalls 43 Y Y N
Southeast Pack Trips 299 Dewey Burke Rd. 931.879.2260 Horse Stalls 10 Y Y N
www.southeastpacktrips.com Jamestown, TN 38556
Spruce Creek Stables & Campground 532 Evergreen Lane 931.704.2072 Campsites 9 Y Y Y
www.sprucecreekcampgrounds.com Jamestown, TN 38556 Horse Stalls w/fans 12 Y N N
Station Camp & P.O. Box 4411 423.569.3321 Campsites (SC) 24 Y Y N
Bear Creek Horse Camp Oneida, TN 37841 Campsites (BC) 23 Y Y N
www.nps.gov/biso (All campgrounds listed above have dumping stations.)

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Big South Fork Accommodations
We have uncovered more awesome by Anita from Gail’s Wallpaper in GRAND VISTA HOTEL
11597 Scott Highway, Huntsville, TN 37756
overnight accommodations including Jamestown. It is an awesome, affordable 888.854.6300 • www.Stanlodge.com
Kicking Back Cabin, nestled at the edge place to stay while you enjoy historic
of the BSFNRRA; with all the amenities Rugby. If you are staying on the northern GREY GABLES BED & BREAKFAST
5809 Rugby Hwy., Rugby, TN 37733
of a five star hotel and more! Read all side of the park, be sure to check out 423.628.5252 • www.rugbytn.com
about it on the next page. Would you Blair Creek Horse Camp & Resort and
GWIN REALTY, LLC
like to spend the weekend in Muddy all the wonderful things to see and do in 5731 Peavine Rd., Crossville, TN 38571
Pond – a peaceful, functional, and McCreary County. Blair Creek offers 800.647.0077 • 931.484.0077
www.gwinrealty.com
thriving Mennonite community close excellent accommodations for you and
by? The Horst family offers beautiful your horse with access to many trails. As HISTORIC RUGBY
accommodations at the Cabin on the you enjoy the remainder of the guide, 5517 Rugby Hwy., Rugby, TN 37733
888.214.3400 • www.historicrugby.org
Pond. It is actually three beautiful, you will discover many other lodging
rustic cabins tucked away in the serene opportunities around the area. All JORDAN MOTEL
2904 South York Hwy., Jamestown, TN 38556
setting of Muddy Pond. Loree Guest offering their unique options for your stay 800.520.0122 • 931.879.4421
Ranch offers equestrian living at their in the Big South Fork. Have a great stay! www.thejordanmotel.com
beautiful bed and breakfast with acres
KICKING BACK CABIN
of pastures surrounding the ranch, all 861 Spruce Creek Dr., Jamestown, TN 38556
just waiting to be discovered. Faye will 931.537.9144 • 931.544.2872
www.kickingbackcabin.com
spoil you with her hospitality and treat
you to a scrumptious breakfast in the LAUREL FORK RUSTIC RETREAT
panoramic dining room. Bring your 1364 Oby Blevins Rd., Jamestown, TN 38556
423.286.5135 • 931.879.1112
horse or enjoy some of her horse clinics www.laurelfork.com
and make the most of a weekend, week
LENNIE MAE’S
or even longer boarding for you and your 109 Central Ave., Robbins, TN 37852
ACCOMMODATIONS
horse friends. Inez Troxell and family of 931.879.4280 (days) • 931.397.5889 (nite)
BLAIR CREEK HORSE CAMP & RESORT, www.jamestowntn.org/LennieMae’s
Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat offer amazing LLC
cabins and chalets with all the amenities 553 C Gary King Rd., Strunk, KY 42649 LONGHORN RANCH
and comforts of home. Just bring your 877.209.1012 • 606.376.2022 P.O. Box 63, Winfield, TN 37892
www.BlairCreekResort.com 423.569.4158
clothes and groceries and everything www.BigSouthForkCabinRental.com
else is there for your enjoyment. They CABIN AT THE POND
3100 Muddy Pond Rd., Monterey, TN 38574 LOREE GUEST RANCH
are located minutes from the entrance to 931.445.3743 • www.cabinatthepond.com 590 Loree Dr., Jamestown, TN 38556
several trail heads at the BSFNRRA — 931.879.1985 • www.LoreeGuestRanch.com
this is a trail rider’s paradise. Longhorn THE CABINS OF ELK RUN
2165 Low Gap Rd., Helenwood, TN 37755 MITCHELL CREEK MARINA
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The Kicking Back Cabin (KBC) in the Big South Fork is I could check my Blackberry, too!
one of those hidden jewels that exceeded my (Annie’s)
expectations. My friends, Tammie of Cincinnati and Lynn For a lady who loves to cook, the kitchen is amazing with
of Detroit, and I have a tradition of creating the perfect girls well stocked cabinets - a feature that kept me from having
getaway somewhere in the United States each year. It is the to run into town for supplies. Spices, Tupperware, utensils,
highlight of the year. This year, we had planned to meet at condiments in the refrigerator, candles, tablecloths, it was
KBC. Unfortunately, Tammie and Lynn were unable to make all there. There were even perfectly rolled newspaper tubes to
it this year, but my husband, Terry and sons, Blake and Grant, made it a start the fire out back. The backyard was set up for relaxing. There is
special birthday celebration for me instead. KBC is a comfortable and a barn with 5 stalls, a fire pit, horseshoes, three hammocks and a great
luxurious cabin nestled in Spruce Creek Acres - a true equestrian styled huge barbecue grill. The back deck held the hot tub (also accessible by
community with marvelous well groomed trails (many of which lead the master bedroom) where many minutes of relaxing were spent while
directly into the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area), listening to music from the backyard entertainment system. KBC is also
beautiful homes with acreage and pasture, and a common pavilion area wonderfully landscaped with hundreds of tulips just waiting to bloom.
for the friendly homeowners to enjoy. You could escape to any number of places in the house to sit and read a
book, such as a large front porch area with swinging bench, comfortable
Owners, Kathy and Shawn Larsen, have taken their love of riding and oversized leather coaches in the living room, and out back in the great
entertaining and have created a perfect home away from home with their lawn furniture. We walked to the right of KBC and to the left and were
log cabin filled with many special touches. Walking into the KBC Friday delighted with the equestrian friendly community which offered miles
evening surpassed all of my expectations. I was blown away by the and miles of road to walk and admire the beautiful homes, horses, and
special touches and beautifully decorated rooms throughout the home. ranches - from the beautiful gray maned stud named Buddy at Cross
For example, the master bedroom had comfy terry robes for Terry and Creek Stables to Pam and Gary Delk’s wonderful Spruce Creek Stables
I, Bath and Body Works toiletries, shower and bath gel for the romantic and Campground which has 12 stalls and 9 campsites with full hookups.
Jacuzzi. There were the wonderful heavenly beds with high thread Everyone is there to share their passion and love of horses, live, work,
count sheets and divine comforters and blankets. Fresh spring flowers and play in this beautiful, welcoming, equestrian community. Kicking
adorned the house - something that delights my senses. Each bedroom Back Cabin is truly a one-of-a-kind cabin, perfect for a girlfriend’s
was decorated very tastefully with beautiful dressers, large closets, and getaway, romantic getaway, or week long vacation in the Big South Fork.
flat screen TV’s with Direct TV hookup should you wish to watch your It is ideally situated in the Big South Fork and minutes from Jamestown,
favorite sports team or favorite show. KBC also has WI-FI, so I could Oneida, BSFNRRA, and Pickett State Park.
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Spotlight on Muddy Pond
Muddy Pond is one of my favorite destinations country by both families. Tours are available in the months of
in the Big South Fork region. This friendly September and October when the sorghum is being harvested
Mennonite community started in the early and processed. Many of the families offer fresh baked goods,
1960’s and has over forty families that sourdough bread, fresh farm eggs, homemade pies, and delicious
live, work, and worship together. You cinnamon rolls. The Troyer Bakery has recently reopened and
can enjoy the many shops that offer such also offers the best cheeseburgers in Muddy Pond alongside
items as hand crafted leather goods; fresh baked breads including wholegrain and sourdough breads
including chaps, custom saddles, belts, and rolls. You better get there early in the day. They often
bags and repair service. Jay Bauman is sell out quickly in the morning! The Country Porch, run by
known around the country for his amazing Mr. Koehn is well known for their freshly made whole-wheat
ability to custom build and handcraft leather sandwiches, soups, and hand dipped homemade ice cream, not
saddle masterpieces that take him several to mention their expansive gift items, home furnishings, and
hours or even weeks to create. The Bauman family wonderful antique and collectible pieces. There are lots of retail
has been working with leather for generations and the father has shops to browse through offering bulk foods, fresh produce,
a large general leather store, next to the Muddy Pond General meats, cheeses, cookware, utensils, pottery, handcrafted items,
Store. Sorghum is also grown in the community and is one of furniture, home furnishings, and much more. Cabin on the
their main items harvested in the fall. The delicious sorghum Pond, run by the Horst family, offers beautiful cabin rentals
is processed and bottled in various sizes by two families - the right in the heart of this charming and peaceful Mennonite
Mazelin and the Guenther families. Sorghum is a staple in the community. The Horst’s have three cabins that are on the pond
Mennonite community because of its sweetness and natural that offer a truly memorable experience. Muddy Pond is great
flavoring ability, as well as, its long shelf life. The seed is for a day trip adventure or a weekend or weeklong staycation
about the size of a bee-bee and can grow to be a towering 14 getaway within minutes of the Big South Fork trails. It is located
ft. tall. Harvesting is done by hand with a machete by the about two hours from Nashville, Knoxville or Chattanooga.
many family members. Sorghum making is a huge event and Come over and visit, shop, eat, and meet some of the families in
activity in the fall. Muddy Pond sorghum is shipped around the the community and tell them “Annie” sent you.

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Big South Fork Cuisine at Bacara’s
Baccara’s Family Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in where they lived for a special meal. It was always great to
the Big South Fork area — offering authentic German cooking taste the wonderful German cuisine with all our family around
including grilled cast iron dishes, seafood, and delightful the table. Invariably, my uncles — Richard and Werner would
desserts. Bacara’s is a wonderful place to dine after an start playing the guitar, accordion, and the harmonica.
outing in the Big South Fork or Pickett State Park. We would sing German songs and sometimes start
Patrons drive for hours to experience the German dancing. Bacara’s offers that special destination
“Gemütlichkeit” (ambience and hospitality) and for me. It’s perfect for birthdays, family
the excellent cuisine. Kurt Schlegel has been reunions, women’s luncheons, company dinners,
in the United States for over 40 years and loves or just a nice evening out after a day in the
to prepare his signature dishes, such as Wiener beauty of the Big South Fork or Pickett State
Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Spätzle, Red Cabbage, and a Park. Bacara’s Oktoberfest is great fun. It takes
favorite with the equestrian world - his Campfire Steak place over two weekends in October, Oct. 3rd and 10th,
and Shrimp dish. The Campfire Steak and Shrimp dish is a 2009. There is always plenty of music, dancing, great German
succulent, tender char-grilled steak and shrimp dish served in a food, and a fantastic atmosphere in Bacara’s Oktoberfest Hall.
cast iron skillet with smashed garlic potatoes along with roasted Kurt will delight you with his expanded German menu for the
or steamed vegetables. I was recently treated by my husband, occasion which includes the famous, mouth watering Apfel
Terry, to a special birthday dinner at Bacara’s during our Strudel, Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte, Käsekuchen, Sacher Torte,
weekend getaway to Kicking Back Cabin. I enjoyed a Jäeger and Kaffee Küchen. If you have never tried German pastries,
Schnitzel, with Spätzle and Red Cabbage. It was absolutely cakes, and pies; you must savor at least one of these while you
divine! Just like Oma’s cooking in Germany. Kurt has a are there. These are perfect times to enjoy a special weekend
fantastic hearty rye bread that tastes so good - which he serves getaway during the splendor of the fall foliage. Bacaras
with real butter. I topped off my meal with a special Bananas recommends reservations. They are open Wednesday through
Foster which I shared with Terry and Grant. I remember special Friday from 4PM until ?. Saturday 12:00 Noon until ? Sunday
times like this when I was growing up in Germany, when “Oma Brunch is from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. You can reach them at
and Opa” (Grandma and Grandpa), would take the whole 931-879-7121 or visit their special Oktoberfest menu at
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BJ’s Western Store is the place you love to shop for western wear, tea room and enjoy sipping a cup of hot or iced tea. The Boutique
accessories, home furnishings, tack, cowboy or cowgirl hats and offers over 30 different types of loose teas, 40-50 types of bagged teas,
boots, bible covers and so much more. Joy and Bud and beautiful teapots and sets to buy for your home, vacation home,
Graff moved to their convenient location at 3728 or a special gift. The Boutique will soon be offering tea and finger
Cookeville Hwy. near Algood, TN, just north of sandwiches, pink party princess teas, and other special events. Stop by
I-40, several years ago. They have the most and have a look around and enjoy some of their gourmet tea! Give
extensive selection of western clothing and them a call at 931-879-8585.
accessories in Middle Tennessee. Many
country singers, songwriters, and the Cumberland Mountain General Store is another treasure along
equestrian community travel many hours scenic Hwy. 127 in the Big South Fork. They have an awesome
to shop at BJ’s Western Store due to their collection of antiques, collectibles, primitive furniture, nostalgic
great prices and wide selection. Joy takes home furnishings, screened flour sacks, and so much more. The
pride in being able to fit every woman into Rockabilly Café though is the place to go to listen to 50’s music and
a hip and trendy pair of jeans from such name Elvis coming from their authentic jukebox while you sit on a bar stool
brands as Wrangler Cowgirl Collection, Cinch, and enjoy one of their signature,
and Cruelgirl Jeans. She has really great western huge, juicy cheeseburgers and sip
accessories, belts, purses, satchels, and a wide assortment on a homemade old-fashioned
of western hats, including the exclusive, one of a kind Serratelli Hats milkshake. The Rockabilly
– the oldest hat maker in the United States. Stetson, Bullhide, and Café has expanded seating, great
Renstall are a number of the other cowboy hats in their collection. The atmosphere, and lots of ‘50’s and
boot and shoe collection is amazing and the styles, colors, and variety ‘60’s nostalgia. The Cumberland
can surely please even the most discerning shopper. You can find Justin Mountain General Store has new
and Rocky boots, high quality Ariat boots, and more. BJ’s Western shipments monthly and Ron and
Store also offers a full line of home furnishings; including high quality/ Lana Jones invite you to come by
high thread count western sheets and bedding, Kelly Heard Jewelry, and take a look around their store,
and Montana Silversmith jewelry and accessories. The store carries relax, and enjoy a step back into the good ole rock-n-roll days! Visit
over 500 different brands and is a perfect place to shop for that special them online at www.CumberlandMountainGeneralStore.com or give
occasion, gift, or house warming present. If you are trying to decorate them a call at 931-863-3880.
or update your place, look no further and visit BJ’s Western Store
for all of your western themed items including bathroom and kitchen Forbus General Store is a
accessories, frames, home accessories, and more. They also carry tack, legend in Pall Mall, commonly
gloves, rain suits, and a full line of Outback oilskin coats. Their over known as the Valley of the Three
10 years experience in serving the equestrian community is evident Forks. Forbus General Store has
with their great selection of merchandise. BJ’s Western Store is the been the meeting spot for over a
place you love to shop when you are visiting the Big South Fork region. hundred years and is the hangout
Visit www.BJWesternStore.com or give them a call at 931-498-5577. for farmers, residents, and visitors
for their general store items, daily
The Boutique is currently the newest store to open in the Big South plate lunches, breakfast, and the
Fork region and what a treat. Allison Harding Barta and husband, indigenous game of “Pig” which
originally from Jamestown, TN, recently moved from Arizona where they play around old wooden
Allison had a very successful, tables in the back of the store next to the warm pot belly stove. Forbus
boutique and tea room. She has General Store was built in the late 19th century and is considered
brought her talent and fashion a historic building with lots of character and charm. Located on
sense to the heart of historic picturesque, scenic Hwy. 127, folks stop by just to buy some of their
Jamestown. Jamestown is known famous homemade fudge and/or just to have a look around. They have
for their lovely native sandstone all kinds of nostalgic items, oddities, and hillbilly souvenirs – a fun
buildings and The Boutique place to stop. Drop by Forbus and have a look around, buy yourself
has given one of these special a souvenir of the region and try a sample of their fudge. Mmmmm.
buildings a transformation to offer Mmmmm. Give them a call at
a contemporary boutique in which 931-879-5427.
to shop – filled with clothing,
handbags, jewelry, accessories, J&B Stuff also located on scenic
tea and more. The cute pink and chocolate brown décor, and the chic Hwy. 127 is an antique and collectible
and stylish chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, give The Boutique treasures destination. Their expansive
a fashionable atmosphere similar to that found in New York City or showroom showcases a wide variety
Miami. The clothing, jeans, dresses, shoes and handbags are very up- of merchandise that changes weekly
to-the-minute and modern. Allison will help you put an outfit together due to the high turnover of items and
for that special date or occasion or whatever season you would like the frequent buying trips made around
to prepare for. Allison also offers lots of gift items, such as bath and the country by owners Jack and Bonnie
body products, candles, purses, accessories, and scarves – all in a Besecker. Jack and Bonnie aim to bring
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furniture, collectibles, wrought iron home furnishings and outdoor superb. Let Bobby Flay come out any day and have him try to have
decorative items, linens, estate jewelry, and much more to satisfy the a throw down with their BBQ. Many locals like Al Patrick and Alvin
discerning shopper. Visit with Bonnie and Jack and have them help C. Hatfield and wife Linda eat there daily due to the quality, abundant
you furnish your home, vacation home, or to just pick out that special food, and the wonderful atmosphere. I normally don’t eat potato salad,
piece to accent your special room. J&B Stuff has one of the largest but the Hitchin Post’s homemade potato salad is the best ever. Don’t
collections of collectibles in the Big South Fork and will take special forget to try the hoecakes, a specialty of the south and the Hitchin Post
requests for items that you might be looking for. Stop in when the Café. Try a loaded BBQ Stuffed Potato for a hearty meal or some real
outdoor lights are blinking, and visit J&B Stuff for a real shopping southern pinto beans with cornbread. The Hitchin Post has something
treat. You may visit them on the web at www.JBStuff.com or give them for everyone, including a kids menu. The Hitchin Post Café has outside
a call at 931-863-5225. and inside seating overlooking the picturesque Sgt. York Park and
Gristmill. Take a drive and come out to try the Hitchin Post Café and
Coffee Time Café is the most popular breakfast hangout on a Saturday enjoy the Valley of the Three Forks and Sgt. Alvin C. York’s Home
morning, or most mornings for that matter, in place, General Store, Gristmill, and Cemetery. You can reach them at
the Big South Fork. Owner Heather Thomas 931.752.2829. Happy Trails!
has been serving up incredible home
cooked breakfast since opening in May KC Jones BBQ is the newest BBQ restaurant in the Big South Fork,
2007. She and husband Mike moved conveniently located on scenic Hwy. 127 in Clarkrange. Toby Jones
here from Florida 5 years ago after and wife Angela (Angel) recently moved from Florida (boy there are
falling in love with the area during a a lot of Floridians moving in!) with their two girls, Kylee and Casey,
golf trip. This is the BEST place in to open up his dream restaurant, KC Jones BBQ. Toby slow cooks his
the Big South Fork for breakfast and true Tennessee Hickory Smoked BBQ for 18 hours over hickory wood
the service is outstanding. The best that is chopped down by the family on some property that they own
testimony to their quality service and in Wilder. They offer pulled pork
food is the loyal customers that visit the smoked brisket, chicken, BBQ
restaurant daily. In fact, they go there to ribs, chicken wings and a wide
sit at their favorite table or diner stool, to have variety of signature sandwiches.
the friendly wait staff fill up their cup of coffee and bring out their His Hillbilly Philly Sandwich is
favorite breakfast. Don Goscicki from Grimsley visits Coffee Time overflowing with meat, cheese,
daily for breakfast. He loves the atmosphere and the attention! In sautéed vegetables and a special
fact, while I was there, he was bragging about their food, the service, sauce. He has plenty of homemade
and how he loves to cut up with Heather and her team. Some of the sides like fritters, hush puppies,
country breakfast favorites are the country fried steak, omelets, burrito potato salad, coleslaw, homemade
quesadillas, the piping hot coffee, and their signature fruit parfait made macaroni and cheese, and baked
with fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas, or pineapple. They also beans. KC Jones BBQ also offers a
have made to order, fresh hamburgers, a yummy Philly Cheese Steak unique BBQ Bowl, which is a 1 lb. or so, mashed potato bowl, covered
sandwich, Crazy Chicken Salad, and a wonderful taco salad. Coffee with BBQ, cheese and corn….great comfort food and a take-away item.
Time is open for breakfast and lunch, but during the summers they also Dine in their restored 1928 general store with the original floors and
offer a Friday night fish fry with an excellent mild Pollock fish served admire the “Hot Sauce Wall”. Toby has collected hundred of different
with coleslaw, hush puppies, fries, and corn fritters. Coffee Time Café hot sauce bottles over the years or has had customer send him their
is your place for quality food and exceptional service. They will leave special hot sauce recipe. KC Jones BBQ offers several different types
a lasting impression. Annie and the boys love eating at Coffee Time of sauces; including his signature spicy sweet and mild sauce and
Café and every time we visit, we leave with a smile. Good eating! Call famous vinegar sauce. Visit KC Jones BBQ and have some delicious
them at 931-863-5577. BBQ or a hearty sandwich and enjoy. KC’s BBQ can be reached by
phoning 931-863-7575. They are opened Tuesday thru Saturday 11-8,
The Hitchin Post Café opened in the fall of 2008 specializing in ranch closed Sunday and Monday.
style, southwestern flair cooking. Their succulent smoked BBQ is
bringing visitors from all over the Big South Fork and Dale Hollow “If you enjoy these stories, be sure to visit Annie’s Blog on www.Go2BSF.com
Lake regions to the most beautiful valley in Tennessee, home of WWI for more stories. Annie is out and about the regions regularly and loves to
share her adventures with you!”
Hero – Sgt. Alvin C. York, to eat smoked
BBQ. Hitchin Post Café serves up Native
American dishes with country home
cooking and homemade sides. The Indian
Navajo Taco is out of this world. It has
seasoned beef, beans, and cheese with
tomato served on top of the delicious fried
Indian bread. Their delicious smoked
turkey legs are unreal! Some of their
regular customers call them “Bam-Bam
Turkey Legs” due to the size! Their
smoked burgers, sandwiches, Boston butt,
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Preston’s Steakhouse in Oneida serves the best simpler way of life. She met a potter
grilled hand cut steaks in the Big South Fork who took her under his wing and
region and has a complete dinner menu showed her what has become a creative
serving seafood, TexMex, BBQ ribs, char- passion. Annie has pieces around the
grilled hamburgers and steaks. Preston’s region in various gift stores and in her
Steakhouse has a beautiful rustic, log cabin online store. However, she recently
atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner, became one of the resident artists at the
special occasion, or when you just get off new Big South Fork Discovery Center
the trails and are ready for a hearty meal. (see Page 33) where much of her work
Owner Chris Stephens and team are often is displayed and for sale. Annie loves
seen with their “Preston’s contraption” at local the feel of a lump of clay and seeing
and regional events serving up their famous the transformation of the form as the
BBQ, ribs, and hamburgers. They also do catering wheel is turning. She uses stoneware
for weddings, business events, and large gatherings. clay which gives her projects durability.
One of the big events of the year is the annual Wings Over the Big Then she has the projects fired to 2200º
South Fork air show being held on Sept. 12, 2009. Thousands of Fahrenheit. They are dishwasher and
airplane enthusiasts and visitors to the Big South Fork show up for this food safe. Annie loves the creative
spectacular event. Visit Preston’s Steakhouse in the Big South Fork. process and hand paints designs such as wildflowers, horses, herbs,
Your place for Steak! www.Go2BSF4Steak.com or 423-569-4158. berries, and other designs on her signature dinnerware, vases, wine
chillers, and her wonderful punch pitcher with matching cups which
Ron’s Restaurant & Pizzaria is a family style pizza and Italian is very functional and beautiful. Much of her inspiration comes from
restaurant located in Clarkrange – part of the Big South Fork region. her travels, her love of pottery, learning from others, and tremendous
They are known for their homemade pizza dough and meat sauces. talent. She has won numerous awards across the Southeast. Annie
Undoubtably the best place for pizza and breadsticks in the Big South loves the Big South Fork region and spends a lot of time in the studio
Fork, owner Ron Beaty has been tossing pizzas for over 22 years. He creating, but she also loves her garden which has inspired her to design
too moved back to the area from Florida several years ago to serve the many decorative pieces, including fountains, flower planters, and more.
locals of Fentress County and the Annie Keith’s work can be viewed online www.anniespottery.net or
visitors to the Big South Fork. One at The Big South Fork Discovery Center located on Hwy. 127 in
of his signature take out items is his Jamestown (toll free 866-953-0198).
Stromboli’s oozing with homemade
sauces, veggies, cheese, and ham. The Museum of Scott County is one of the most unique and
Sub sandwiches, Roman Subs, exceptional educational project in the United States and it is located
Homemade Lasagna, a full line here in the heart of the Big South Fork. It is located in Huntsville, TN
of dinner items, and Ron’s hand at the Scott County High School. It includes a frontier village, The
formed, all beef hamburgers are U.S.S. Tennessee Battleship Museum, and the Museum of Scott County
popular items with the visitors to History, including a scale model of a true coal mine entrance depicting
the region. On weekends, Ron’s Scott County’s role in the coal mining industry over the last century.
Restaurant & Pizzaria offers grilled items, including juicy steaks with The museum, the exhibits, and curation are done by local Scott
an extensive salad bar. Ron’s offers a family atmosphere with the County High School students. It is a perfect example of team work
Clarkrange Buffalo’s school colors throughout the dining area, plus a encompassing a variety of curriculum including Anthropology, History,
large flat screen TV there for viewing sporting events, local basketball Earth Science, English, Drama, Computer Technology, Building Trades,
games, and the popular UT Volunteers games. They offer carry out, and Welding - just to name a few. Open Monday-Saturday, from 12:00
delivery within a certain area and time frame, and are open seven days – 5:00 PM EST. Call 423-663-2805 or 423-663-2801.
a week with shortened hours on Sunday. Visit Ron for lunch or dinner
and tell him “Annie” sent you. Bon Appétit! Give them a call today at Burdens Drug Center and Fentress County Flowers & Gifts located
(931) 863-8227. in Jamestown, TN is here for you. They are a friendly, locally owned
and operated pharmacy, flower, and gift shop. Linda Conatser, owner,
Annie’s Pottery designs created by keeps in touch with the heartbeat of the local community. She is well
artist Annie Keith are beautiful, one- known for her kind and compassionate personality and surrounds
of-a-kind wheel thrown pieces made in herself with employees that are like-minded. They care about the
her studio located in Jamestown. Her people they serve. If you live in the area or are just passing through,
work is known across the region and Linda and her caring staff will do
state for her unique designs and beautiful all they can to assist you with all
craftsmanship. Her travels around the of your pharmacy, durable medical
world, especially the Mediterranean equipment, and gift items needs.
countries, have inspired many of her Their vast selection includes many
unique pieces, such as her Yunnan popular name brands. Give them
Steamer – an ancient oriental form and a call today at (931) 879-8312 or
her amphora – the barrel of ancient check them out on the web at
times. In Annie’s former life, she was www.BurdenDrug.com.
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Brimstone Recreation has OHV enthusiast - a yearly pass. Brimstone is truly an outdoor
become one of the premier enthusiast paradise including ATV, OHV and Dirt Riding,
ATV and Off Highway plus hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, mountain biking and
Vehicle (OHV) riding horseback riding. Come enjoy the Brimstone World, and find
destinations in the out why Fishers ATV and Dirt Trax have filmed there and why
country with its folks from all over the world are coming here to ride and enjoy
over 19,100 acres of the untamed wilderness of this beautiful area of Tennessee.
groomed trails nestled
in the remote mountains For more information, please visit their website at
of the Northeast Tennessee www.BrimstoneRecreation.com or call them Toll-free at
and the heart of Appalachia. 1-800-BRIMSTONE.
Brimstone Recreation offers over 200
miles of groomed OHV trails and has added 4-5 new trails in May 22-24...White Knuckle Event 2009 “Too Much Fun”
2009 that are categorized into three ranges; easy, moderate 800.BRIMSTONE (274-6786) www.BrimstoneRecreation.com
and difficult. Brimstone also added 20 miles of dirt bike trails September 4-6...Brimstone Side by Side SXS Round-UP
that the Volunteer Riders out of Knoxville laid over a 3 month 800.BRIMSTONE (274-6786) www.BrimstoneRecreation.com
period, to give their club and other dirt bike clubs around the
Southeast an awesome area to ride. Sunday’s are really popular!

Brimstone Recreation offers their comprehensive Brimstone


Trail Map which will give you information to plan your tour
of the wilderness! Get ready to enjoy gorgeous overlooks,
geological wonders, and awesome trails. In the spring and fall,
get ready for some awesome views and dramatic color! The
spring offers redbuds and dogwoods which dot the trails, hills,
and valleys. The fall’s blanket of color draping the mountains is
spectacular. Brimstone, owned and operated by Mark Love and
managed by daughter Erika Schmelter, started back in 2005 with
a vision to offer the best OHV trail system and give families and
OHV enthusiasts a place to play, enjoy the outdoors, and create
memories.

Brimstone has grown to over 10,000 annual visitors with


folks coming from all over the country, Canada, and France!
Awesome customer service, new trails, rustic cabins, RV sites,
campsites, and guide service are available with restaurants and
shopping nearby. The nearby town of Huntsville, TN welcomes
all ATV and outdoor enthusiasts. Yamaha USA uses Brimstone
as one of their main demonstration sites and it has become
their premier demo spot in the country during Brimstone’s
popular Annual White Knuckle event held every Memorial Day
Weekend. This year it will be held May 22-24 and will include
lots of fun for the entire family. The 2009 event will include
two days of music, guided rides, drag races, sled pulls, mud
bogs, food and lots of fun. Over 3,000 folks enjoyed the event
in 2008.

2009 plans to be even bigger including two evenings of fantastic


music, including popular Daryle Singletary and the band
Ricochet. Is this the next Woodstock of the OHV world in the
future? Brimstone Recreation offers full and complete service
for your OHV with Thompson’s Yamaha across the road which
offers ATV, Dirt Bike, OHV Vehicle Sales and Service onsite.
Brimstone offers day passes, week passes, and for the diehard

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Festivals & Events
We strive to the best of our ability June 6 - 14 Independence Day Children’s Parade August 8
to provide accurate and up-to-date Dale Hollow Lake Poker Run 931.707.0638 13th Annual Jamestown Jamboree
event information, but dates are 877.864.8666 www.crossville-chamber.com 866-BSF-TRIP
subject to change without notice. www.DaleHollowLakePokerRun.com www.jamestowntn.org
BE SURE to check out the other July 4 Parade at Deer Lodge
event listings on pages 27, 31, & June 11 - 13 423.346.5740 Confederate Railroad & Kentucky
41. 3rd Annual Hog-Eye Cook Off & Ice www.morgancountychamber.com Headhunters
Cream Contest, Cruise-In, Beauty 423.215.4100
Recurring Events: Contest, & Music Festival July 11 www.scottcountychamber.com
4th Sat. of each month Apr. – Oct. 931.823.6421 2009 Clinton H. Pearson, Jr.
Downtown Cruise-In www.overtonco.com Memorial Summer Open Chess August 10 – 16
931.456.4561 Tournament Fentress County Fair
www.crossville-chamber.com June 20 (Rain Date: TBA) 931.484.8444 866-BSF-TRIP
Cruise-In www.crossville-chamber.com www.jamestowntn.org
May 30; June 13, 27; July 11, 24; at Sgt. York State Historic Park
Aug. 1; Sept. 5 and 19 866-BSF-TRIP July 18 August 22-30
Mud Bogs/ATV Races/Rhino Racing www.SgtYork.org 49th Annual Fentress County Horse Dale Hollow Lake Poker Run
423.215.4100 Show 877.864.8666
www.scottcountychamber.com June 20 866-BSF-TRIP www.DaleHollowLakePokerRun.com
Mid-South Truck & Tractor Pull www.jamestowntn.org
May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, 423.215.4100 August 24 – 29
Sept. 12, and Oct. 10 www.scottcountychamber.com July 18 (Rain Date – July 25) Cumberland County Fair
Standing Stone Cruisers Monthly Car Outdoor Show (WECO Signature www.cumberlandcountyfair.com
& Bike Cruise-In June 21 Event)
931.823.6421 20th Annual VFW Fun Run & Car 423.346.5740 Scott County Fair
www.StandingStoneCruisers.com Show www.morgancountychamber.com 423.569.8723
423.569.8234
June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, Sept. 2, Oct. www.scottcountychamber.com July 23 – 24 August 29
7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2 Art in the Park 5th Annual Music Fest
Themed Afternoon Tea at Grey June 26 – July 4 931.277.5425 423.346.5740
Gables Bed & Breakfast Wayne County Fair & Horse Show www.cumberlandart.com www.morgancountychamber.com
423.628.5252 866.348.3064
www.rugbytn.com www.monticellokychamber.com July 25 September & October
Honest Abe Log Homes Log Raising Autumn Acres Corn Maze
Regular Events: June 27 800.231.3695 & Pumpkin Patch
May 22 – 24 Rumble on the Mountain www.HonestAbe.com 931.210.7655
3rd Annual Jammin’ at Hippie Jacks 423.346.5740 www.AutumnAcres.net
931.823.6421 www.morgancountychamber.com Mule Pull
www.JamminatHippieJacks.com 866-BSF-TRIP September TBA
June 28 www.jamestowntn.org Harvest Dinner
White Knuckle Event 2009 Lake Cumberland Street Ramblers 423.628.5252
“Too Much Fun” Car Show Sgt. York Summer Ball www.rugbytn.com
800.BRIMSTONE (274-6786) 866.348.3064 888.WW1.HERO
www.BrimstoneRecreation.com www.monticellokychamber.com www.SgtYork.org September 4 – 6
Brimstone Side by Side
May 23 July 3-4 Upper Cumberland Cajun Day SXS Round-UP
53rd Annual Chicken Festival Fireman’s 4th 866-BSF-TRIP 800.BRIMSTONE (274-6786)
866-BSF-TRIP 423.663.3471 www.jamestowntn.org www.BrimstoneRecreation.com
www.jamestowntn.org www.scottcountychamber.com
August 6 – 9 September 5
Cornbread Festival July 4 127 Yard Sale 40th Rugby Village Pilgrimage
866.348.3064 4th of July Celebration 866-BSF-TRIP 888.214.3400
www.monticellokychamber.com 800.552.0530 www.127Sale.com www.historicrugby.org
www.williamsburgky.com
Wine and Swine Day August 7 Old Timer’s Day
866-BSF-TRIP Dance & Potluck BBQ 52nd Annual Walking Horse Show 866-BSF-TRIP
www.jamestowntn.org 931.879.6262 866-BSF-TRIP www.jamestowntn.org
www.saddlevalleycampground.com www.jamestowntn.org
June 6 – 7 September 5 – 7
Craft Fair on the Plateau Demolition Derby & Fireworks Labor Day Weekend – Potluck &
931.707.7291 866-BSF-TRIP Singing
For Dale Hollow Lake Events
www.crossville-chamber.com www.jamestowntn.org 931.879.6262
866-INFO DHL (888.463.6345)
www.saddlevalleycampground.com
www.Go2DHL.com

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Festivals & Events
September 10, 11, & 12 October 3 – 4 October 31 December 12
2009 Old Fashioned Trading Days Dale Hollow Bass Classic Halloween Party & Costume Contest Christmas at Historic Rugby
800.552.0530 888.406.4704 931.879.6262 888.214.3400
www.williamsburgky.com www.dalehollow.com www.saddlevalleycampground.com www.historicrugby.org

September 11 – 12 October 3 & 10 November 21 December 31


Wings Over Big South Fork 9th Annual OktoberFest Christmas Village New Year’s Eve Dinner Package
423.663.4556 866-BSF-TRIP 866.348.3064 423.628.5252
www.WingsOverBigSouthFork.com www.jamestowntn.org www.monticellokychamber.com www.rugbytn.com

September 11 – 13 October 7 – 11 November 23-December 31 2010


2009 North American Trail Riders 2009 Oktoberfest Ride Christmas in the Park February 13
Conference 800-97-TRAIL 423.569.4295 Valentine High Tea Dinner and
800-97-TRAIL www.EastForkStables.com Lodging Package
www.EastForkStables.com November 26 423.628.5252
October 9 – 10 Thanksgiving Dinner www.rugbytn.com
September 17 – 20 Oktoberfest 423.628.5252
2009 Luau Ride 931.707.7291 www.rugbytn.com February TBA
800-97-TRAIL www.crossvilleoktoberfest.com Romantic St. Valentine’s Day Dinner
www.EastForkStables.com Thanksgiving Dinner 888.214.3400
October 9 – 12 931.879.6262 www.historicrugby.org
September 19 Fall Ride www.saddlevalleycampground.com
Haunting in the Hills Storytelling 931.879.6262 March
423.569.9778 www.saddlevalleycampground.com November 27, December 4 & 11 Spring Fling Two-Night Weekend
www.scottcountychamber.com Christmas in the Country Package
October 10 931.823.6421 423.628.5252
September 19 – 20 Honest Abe Log Homes Fall Tour of www.overtonco.com www.rugbytn.com
Charit Creek Ride Homes
931.879.6262 800.231.3695 November 27 March 27
www.saddlevalleycampground.com www.HonestAbe.com Thanksgiving Marketplace 18th Annual Sgt. York Shoot
888.214.3400 888.WW1.HER0 (888.991.4370)
September 26 October 15 – 17 www.historicrugby.org www.SgtYork.org
Cumberland Homesteads Apple JEEP JAMBOREE - 16th Gateway to
Festival - 75th Anniversary of the the Cumberlands December 3 – 4 April TBA
Homesteads 800.552.0530 Christmas in the Mountains 2010 Mardi Gras Ride
931.456.9663 www.williamsburgky.com 423.346.5740 800-97-TRAIL
www.cumberlandhomesteads.org www.morgancountychamber.com www.EastForkStables.com
October 15-18
End Of Harvest Celebration 2009 Equestrian Matchmaker Ride December 4 April 17
866-BSF-TRIP 800-97-TRAIL Annual Chamber of Commerce Discovery Fest
www.jamestowntn.org www.EastForkStables.com Christmas Parade 423.346.5740
866.348.3064 www.morgancountychamber.com
Honest Abe Log Homes Log Raising October 17 www.monticellokychamber.com
800.231.3695 1st Annual Beans & Jeans May 9
www.HonestAbe.com 423.346.5740 Christmas by Candlelight High Tea Mother’s Day Lunch
www.morgancountychamber.com Dinner 423.628.5252
October 1 - 3 423.628.5252 www.rugbytn.com
24th Annual Rollercoaster Yard Sale Extreme Cowboy Association www.rugbytn.com
866.463.6345 Challenge May 15 – 16
www.rollercoasterfair.com 800-97-TRAIL December 5 36th Annual Festival of British &
www.EastForkStables.com Annual Christmas Parade Appalachian Culture
October 2 – 4 423.663.6900 888.214.3400
17th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival & Sgt. York Day www.scottcountychamber.com www.historicrugby.org
Weigh – Off 888.WW1.HER0 (888.991.4370)
866-BSF-TRIP www.SgtYork.org Rotary Club Christmas Parade May 21 – 23
www.jamestowntn.org 3rd Annual Winter Chili Festival & 4th Annual Jammin’ at Hippie Jacks
October 24 & 31 Craft Bazaar 931.823.6421
2009 TQHA Ride Halloween Ghostly Gathering 866-BSF-TRIP www.JamminatHippieJacks.com
800-97-TRAIL 888.214.3400 www.jamestowntn.org
www.EastForkStables.com www.historicrugby.org
Wartburg Christmas Parade
423.346.5740 For Fall Creek Falls Area Events
www.morgancountychamber.com 888.462.2730
www.Go2FCF.com

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Spotlight on Historic Rugby
Another of my favorite places in the Big South Fork region is Thomas Hughes Library built in 1882, literally unchanged since
Historic Rugby; Victorian England nestled in the Tennessee it opened with over 7,000 volumes of Victorian literature still
Cumberland’s. This lovely corner of God’s earth was on the shelves with the original furnishings. Coming
founded in the 1880s by Thomas Hughes, a famous back from Europe in 1999, I was able to attend
British author, statesman, and social reformer Christ Church Episcopal for several months.
who settled in Rugby. Rugby was to be After attending Holy Trinity in Brussels for
a cooperative, class-free community, a many years, I found it comforting and
Utopian experiment. Many of Britain’s enjoyed the peacefulness of this original
younger sons of gentry, artisans, church (built in 1887). The structure is
tradesmen, and farming families left fortunate to still possess the original
Britain to come to America to live in fleur-de-lis paint, hanging lamps,
Rugby and follow Thomas Hughes’ traditional high church services, and
ideals of high Christian values beautiful stained glass. The hymns
and agriculture principles. Rugby played by the organist on the 1849
today is very much the same, and rosewood organ were beautiful.
is a significant heritage treasure of Rugby is a destination that can
the Southeast. It has been listed be enjoyed as a day trip, weekend
on the National Register of Historic getaway, or for a week of pleasure
Places since 1972. Situated in a exploring the region. Historic
rugged river gorge setting, little has Rugby offers many lodging options
changed in historic Rugby which including the 1880 Newbury House
now caters to independent thinkers, Bed and Breakfast, one of the original
artists, and over forty families that have buildings authentically restored and
sought out this type of living. Some 18 furnished in the Victorian style now serving
of the original Victorian buildings remain as a bed and breakfast. The Pioneer Cottage,
along wooded lanes, including the amazing built in 1880 also offers comfortable overnight

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Spotlight on Historic Rugby
While in Rugby, make sure to visit the new Rugby Visitors’
Center with interpretive exhibits, audio narrative of what it was
like in Rugby in 1880 and “step back in time” to this quaint,
historic village. Historic Rugby offers many workshops, events,
and themed dinners throughout the year. If you like to hike,
great hiking trails in and around this historic village include my
favorite — the gentleman’s swimming hole. Many other trails
meander through forests along trails, some leading into the Big
South Fork. Historic Rugby is perfect for group gatherings,
including church and school groups, tour buses, small meetings
(40-100 people). They hosted visitors from all over the country
and over 25 other countries in 2008! Visit the Historic Rugby
website for group packages, event and lodging specials and their
up-to-date event calendar at www.HistoricRugby.org.

The ambience of Historic Rugby is unique and the late Thomas


Hughes would be proud to know that his Utopian experiment
accommodations with breakfast included at Rugby’s Harrow wasn’t a failed venture but continues in one of the most
Road Café which offers delicious meals, including English fish authentically preserved historic villages in America. This is
and chips, shepherd’s pie, delectable homemade desserts, and truly an experience, a destination that offers superb hospitality,
more. history, relaxation, and adventure. Historic Rugby is opened
year round and located on Hwy. 52 — minutes from the Big
Other overnight accommodations include Grey Gables Bed South Fork. Historic Rugby is in the Eastern Time Zone.
and Breakfast with luxurious Victorian surroundings and Remember, up-to-date event information and hours can be
scrumptious food lovingly prepared by innkeeper Linda viewed on their website: www.historicrugby.org or you can give
Brooks Jones. Linda has many events at Grey Gables Bed them a call at (toll-free) 1-888-214-3400.
and Breakfast, including her famous Wednesday afternoon
teas, holiday events such as a romantic Valentine’s Dinner,

GREY GABLES
Thanksgiving Harvest Dinner, Christmas at Grey Gables, and
more. Visit Grey Gables website for more information,
www.rugbytn.com. Lennie Mae’s is the newest overnight
lodging facility in Rugby, offering a spacious, renovated old BED & BREAKFAST
home place in Rugby. It is conveniently located and set back Rugby, Tennessee
in a serene atmosphere surrounded by woods. Lennie Mae’s Victorian England in Rural America
offers relaxation in this amazing historic village. The shops
In the tradition of our forebears, guests will receive
at Historic Rugby offer original art by renowned watercolorist,
a warm welcome, a restful bed, and a full table.
Butch Hodgkin’s, who has captured many of the well known
images of the region and will soon unveil the beloved Big South Linda Brooks Jones farE iNcludEs:
is proud to announce • Plateau Gourmet Dinner
Fork’s Angel Falls Overlook image - a popular destination her newest cookbook • Country Breakfast
“Always — A • loDGinG
with hikers and horse riders alike. The Carriage House Gallery Full Table at
NEW! GrEy GablEs
offers fine art prints, custom framing, other handmade items Grey Gables”
ThEmEd TEas
Order yours now by
and gifts. The Commissary offers a cornucopia of gift items, using the contact First Wednesdays: 1 pm to 3 pm Eastern Time
Perfect for Luncheons, Dinners, Retreats,
handcrafts, pottery, and representation of over 100 crafters. information below.
Receptions, Conferences, Reunions, and Tours!
RM Brooks General Store is also designated on the National REsERVAtiOns REquiREd PLEAsE
Historic Register and is a community landmark and meeting Bill and Linda Brooks Jones, Proprietors
place offering Tennessee jams, jellies, hoop cheese and a special Highway 52 • Post Office Box 52
old timey ambience. The Shoppe at Zenith Cottage offers one- Rugby, Tennessee 37733
1-423-628-5252
of-a-kind handmade crafts, including jewelry, nature crafts, greygablestn@highland.net
Victorian hats, wreaths and flower arrangements. Spirit of Red www.rugbytn.com
Hill Nature Art & Oddiments if a gallery of original nature art
paintings and prints, gourd art, note cards, and jewelry by two
local artisans. Spirit of Red Hill also offers beautiful Vintage
(pre-1950) quilts, linens, books, and so much more.

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Big South Fork Scenic Railway

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Family Railroad Adventure

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one of the last remaining company towns, with an operational railroad
and reconstructed coal camp that was originally built during the early

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nineteen hundreds. The Scenic Railway is located in the National

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Historic District of Stearns, Kentucky, located on the northern end of

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the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and west of
interstate I-75. Your family will enjoy the 16-mile round trip upon the
100 year old, Kentucky & Tennessee Railway known as the “Route of the
Painted Rocks”. This ride is full of spectacular vistas, lush vegetation
and free flowing mountain streams as it descends 600 feet into the river
gorge. The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and remnants from
the communities that once lined the railway now serve as reminders of
days gone by.

Regular departures, April through October, upon the K&T Special take
3 hours and include a new section of track through the mining camp
of Worley. Worley was the largest mining community along the K&T.
Today, a few foundations are all that remain. The National Park Service
has installed interpretive panels that can be viewed from the train. The
train makes a stop at Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp, a National Park
Service outdoor interpretive site. Blue Heron was built by the Stearns

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Coal & Lumber Company in 1937 and operated until 1962. The coal
camp contains “ghost structures”, which display visual and oral history
exhibits. Visitors to Blue Heron can walk into the face of the mine as
well as cross over the river on the tipple bridge. The Railway offers
additional experiences by taking a Cab Ride, Caboose Rental, a Rivers

Scenic railway�
& Rails Package, and a new Saturday Pass for those folks that would like
more time to hike and explore Blue Heron.

Your ticket aboard the K&T Special also includes admission to the
McCreary County Museum (www.mccrearymuseum.com) which is
located in the Historic District and is within walking distance of the
Depot. The Museum focuses on early pioneer life through the boom
800-462-5664� times of the Stearns Coal & Lumber Company. You should allow 1½
to 2 hours to spend touring the Museum as well as shopping in one of

www.bsfsry.com� the many unique craft and gift shops in downtown Stearns. The railway
has live bluegrass music in the depot half an hour before each train
departs.
Open April - December�
• 16 Mile Round Trip • Cab Rides� The Big South Fork Scenic Railway (BSFSR) has special event trains in
October and December. During October, adults can enjoy the Haunted

• Caboose Rentals • Specialty Trains�


Hollow Express the last three Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The Trick or Treat Train for Tots departs on the last Friday and Saturday
at 6:00 p.m. and the kids will also enjoy treating with the Merchants
in Historic Stearns. The Santa Express runs the first three Saturdays
of December. The new nighttime excursion, Painted Rocks & Twinkle
Train, departs the first three Fridays and Saturdays and showcases the
natural formations along the railway as visitors have never seen them
before.

The BSFSR excursion cars range from enclosed to open air and
passengers are seated on a first come, first serve basis. Passengers
should dress accordingly for the weather. The Railway operates rain or
Located In HistoricĐ shine and all trains depart on Eastern Time. For more information or
reservations on Big South Fork Scenic Railway, go to www.bsfsry.com or
Stearns, KentuckyĐ call 800-462-5664.

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Visitor Guide
County
McCreary County 2009 Calendar of July 1-4 - Stearns Homecoming & Oct. 1-3 - McCrearyFest: Harvest Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 - Big South
Events. For more information call Heritage Days Celebration - Stearns. Homecoming Celebration with live Fork Scenic Railway Painted Rocks &
(888) 284-3718 or visit online Live music nightly, carnival, car show, music, arts & crafts, children’s games, Twinkle Train Fri. & Sat. evenings at
www.kyvacations.com. train rides, and fireworks on July 4th and more. www.mccrearyfest.com 6:30pm. www.bsfsry.com
after dark. www.bsfsry.com
Oct. 9-11 - 2nd Annual Scenic Dec. 5, 12, 19 - Big South Fork
Events (weekly/monthly): July 11 - 2nd Annual Liberation of St McCreary County Hiker’s Retreat Scenic Railway Santa Express. Visits
Uptown Opry (Live country music Jacques (A World War II re-enactment Weekend with guided hikes with & gifts from Santa for kids and
with Hap Strunk & Southern Smoke) event) at Barthell Coal Mining Camp. throughout the Daniel Boone National a train ride full of holiday cheer and
Each Fri. - 7pm The Gathering Place, Show times: 11am & 2pm. Forest, Big South Fork and the music. Departures at 11:00am and
Whitley City Sheltowee Trace National Trail. 2:00pm. www.bsfsry.com
Aug. 8 - Confederate Railroad &
Coal Miner’s Jamboree - Live music Kentucky Headhunters in concert Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 - Big South Dec. 12 - McCreary County
& fun Fri. & Sat. - 7pm. Stearns - Southern Kentucky Off Road Fork Scenic Railway Haunted Hollow WinterFest (Christmas Parade &
(April-Oct.) Complex, Pine Knot. Express (spooky train ride for adults Celebration) with live music, crafts,
www.miracleinmotioninc.com departs the train depot in Stearns - food, pictures with Santa and parade -
Aug. 11-15 - McCreary County 7:30pm the last three Fri. and Sat. Whitley City.
Southeast Kentucky Horseman’s Fair with games, exhibits, contests, evenings in Oct.). www.bsfsry.com
Assoc. Horse Show - Horse Arena, carnival and live entertainment – Dec. 12 - Annual McCreary County
Strunk -1st Sat. - 7pm (May-Oct.) Fairgrounds, Whitley City. Oct. 17 - 7th Annual Red Maple Leaf Museum Open House with gifts and
Festival & Pig Roast at Pine Knot refreshments for visitors, free museum
Regular Schedule of Events Sept. 17-19 - 5th Annual Blazin’ Primary School with live music, admission, portrait sketches, and open
Bluegrass Festival - Sandhill games, crafts, food, car show and houses at shops throughout Stearns.
June 6 - US Forest Service Kid’s Conservation Camp. Live bluegrass, more. www.mccrearymuseum.com
Fishing Derby, Barren Fork Horse gospel and country music, food, crafts
Camp Pond and workshops. Oct. 30 & 31 - Big South Fork Scenic 2010 (see website for events)
www.blazinbluegrass.com Railway Halloween Train for Tots the April 17 - 3rd Annual Scenic
June 6 - Crabb Family Revival last Fri. & Sat. in Oct. departing the McCreary County Red Bud Day with
Gospel Concert -Southern Kentucky depot in Stearns - 6:00pm. events along KY Hwy 90
Off Road Complex, Pine Knot. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Cumberland www.bsfsry.com
Heritage Days - Blue Heron Mining
June 27 & 28 - Barthell Coal Mining Camp (each Sat. in Oct.). Live
Camp Annual Homecoming with live demonstrations, music, & more.
music, food & more.
www.barthellcoalcamp.com

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Big South Fork Country is the
Trail Riding Capital of the East!

Stampede Run

Barren Fork

Bell Farm

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Blair Creek Horse Camp & Resort
Bear Creek Horse Camp

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Station Camp
Big South Fork Map & Horse Camps

Charit Creek

Bandy Creek
Saddle Valley

Southeast Pack Trips

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Spruce Creek Stables & Campground

East Fork Stables

Cedar Creek Cattle Company

Blair Creek Horse Camp & Resort

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877-209-1012 toll free
www.blaircreekresort.com

Cedar Creek Cattle Company


931-260-1650
www.cedarcreekcattlecompany.com

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East Fork Stables
1-800-97-TRAIL (800-978-7245) toll free
www.eastforkstables.com

Saddle Valley Campground


931-879-6262
www.saddlevalleycampground.com

SouthEast Pack Trips, Inc.


931-879-2260
Big South Fork Map & Horse Camps

www.southeastpacktrips.com

Spruce Creek Stables & Campground


931-704-2072
www.sprucecreekcampgrounds.com

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Come vacation, relax, enjoy our unique history, museums, festivals, and outdoor activities
Lodging Recreation Region
The Cabins at Elk Run (opening Jan ’09) New River Scenic Railway Friends of the Big South Fork
423-215-8008 423-663-8899 423-663-4556
www.elkruntn.com www.newriverscenicrailway.com www.friendsofbigsouthfork.org
Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn Brimstone Recreation Morgan County Chamber of Commerce
1-800-BRIMSTONE (274-6786)
1-877-781-5252 423-346-5740
www.brimstonerecreation.com
www.rugbytn.com www.morgancountychamber.com
Grand Vista Hotel Historic Pickett County Chamber of Commerce
423-663-4100 Historic Rugby 1-888-406-4704
www.grandvistahuntsville.com 1-888-214-3400 www.dalehollow.com
www.historicrugby.org
Scott County Chamber of Commerce
The Museum of Scott County 1-800-645-6905
423-663-2801 www.scottcountychamber.com
http://shs.scottcounty.net

Morgan, Pickett and Scott Counties


Scott County Chamber of Commerce • 800-645-6905 • scottcountychamber.com