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Nothing Else Like It! Waterfront W/ Backyard Hiking Trail to Lake

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Perfect getaway for Family Reunions - 5 BR, loft, 3 1/2 BA, Game Room & Theater

Feels like your sitting outdoors in the Cathedral room with partial views of Center Hill Lake, backyard access to the water and Blue Water Bay Resort swimming pool. The kitchen, breakfast nook, dining and master bedroom are located on the main level. A full finished basement with 1 large bedroom, bath, home theater and game room can provide the additional space and entertainment for large families to spread out. 2 bedrooms plus loft (w/ full bed) are located upstairs overlooking the cathedral room. Other features include a large deck with gas grill, 50 Mbps Internet service, Dish TV, Foosball and ping pong, backyard fire pit and hiking trail to the lake, nearby marina boat rentals, Caneyfork River canoe rentals (, community pool with fireplace and grills overlooking Center Hill Lake that also includes a fitness center. A hot tub is available during the non-summer months when the pool is closed.

The Lodge is a 1 hr drive East of the Nashville airport on I40 and within 12 hours driving distance anywhere East of the Mississippi River. Center Hill Lake is located on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains between Nashville and Knoxville with the preserved beauty of the lake shoreline managed by the Corps of Engineers. The undisturbed natural scenery of the lake and surrounding area is what attracts visitors from around the country. Also, the trails to the lake are managed by the Corps so they are kept natural but can be slippery after heavy rain. Keep in mind the area is very hilly so hiking to and from the lake can be strenuous if you are not acclimated to the terrain. Please use discretion when hiking trails with small children and senior family members. Hikers can enjoy nearby trails at Burgess Falls, Savage Gulf and Fall Creek Falls Sate Parks within 1 hr from the Lodge.

More Details

Robert Brandt
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Robert Brandt

Robert Brandt purchased this lodge in 2007


Smithville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Downstairs next to main level bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Basement Bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - Main Floor Master - 1 queen , Adjacent to Master Bath with large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - Upstairs - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - Basement - 2 queen , Adjacent to large basement bathroom and game room
    Bedroom 2 - Main floor - 1 queen , Access to covered porch and 1/2 bath
    Upstairs Loft - 1 double , This is not a bedroom but a open loft
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Additional information on my website:


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Nothing Else Like It! Waterfront W/ Backyard Hiking Trail to Lake
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Nice living room and dining room. Lots of beds.

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Living room comfortably seated 7 or 8, more by pulling up more chairs. Large window view of woods and lake was great. Dining room table seated all 10 of us. Foosball and ping pong table in converted garage was fun, as was the fire pit. Plenty of beds. Large screen projector in theatre room, along with nice seating, also fun.

Cons: Had trouble getting oven to get hot enough. Had to turn up to 400 to 450 to cook anything. Light in the downstair case was out. Made it rather dark, probably just needs to be replaced.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 and the house had more than enough space for everyone. It has a beautiful view off the deck. Quiet neighborhood. Robert was quick to answer any questions we had. Awesome trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Beautiful accommodating home!

  • 5 of 5

We got married at this house and could not have chosen a more perfect venue! We stayed for three days with our immediate families and then had a morning wedding (about 40 guests) on Saturday. The rental was well stocked and felt like a home. The owner was very responsive to us as we planned our stay - answering numerous emails quickly. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out. It was beautiful! Our guests enjoyed kayaking, fishing, ping-pong, foosball and movies in the media room. There was plenty of room to set up corn hole outside and watch football in the living room. We will have fond memories of the Lodge at Center Hill lake for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our church group of 15 had a great time at "Nothing Else Like It". The lodge was beautiful an had everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. We had fun with the football, ping pong and the kayaks. Would recommend to anyone especially large groups. The owner was very nice and responded quickly with any questions we had. We had a great weekend. Hope to go back with another retreat sometime in the near future.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was great the atmosphere the environment off the change

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White House Tn 37188

Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for large family! Peaceful and private. Although a little challenging hike, nice to access the lake for kayak use. Kitchen is very well stocked. Owner is super helpful and accommodating. Would return in future!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.94%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.