Accommodations & Lodging


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Accommodations & Lodging for Workshop Participants




Room & Board is available at the Craft Center during the weekend and one-week workshop sessions.


Weekend ...... $196

Half-Week ...... $392

One-Week ...... $490

Reservations & Deposits
To reserve room and board, a 50% deposit is required.  The balance of the room and board fee is due no later than 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop.

Room & Board General Info



Frequently Asked Question:
• What will my room/unit be like?
Bedrooms have two single beds, one large walk-in closet, desks, a bathroom w/ shower; also, complete set of linens and towels, pillows, and blankets; air conditioning. The cabin-like units have small back decks overlooking the woods and Center Hill Lake. There is a central living area shared by the rooms in a unit. Housing units have 2 or 4 bedrooms.

•  What do I need to bring with me if I stay in housing during a summer workshop?
Things to bring: toiletries, personal items and/or medications that you may need during your stay. The nearest pharmacy or convenience store is 7 miles away in Smithville.  

May I stay in housing (pay only for housing) and not buy meals?
No. Room & Board is only sold as an inclusive package.

If I stay “off-campus” or commute can I buy meals in the café?
Yes. For those staying off-campus/commuting, you can purchase meals a la carte from the on-site café.

My friend (or spouse) and I are taking a workshop during the same session. Can we room together?
Yes. We accommodate roommate requests to the best of our ability. (There is a two people per room maximum.)

Can my family/children/frinds stay in my room with me if I pay the Room & Board fee for them? more_outside_photos_033
No. Housing is limited to workshop participants and instructors only.
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Can I bring my pet?
Pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Craft Center.


• Are all the buildings air conditioned?

Yes. The housing units, studios, and buildings are air conditioned.

Does the Craft Center have exercise facilities?
There are no indoor exercise facilities; however, we have four hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty, a canoe, and swimming in Center Hill Lake.

Does the Craft Center have laundry facilities for workshop participants?
Yes, the Craft Center has laundry facilities. Please bring your own laundry detergent, etc. Washers are $1.25 per load and dryers are free.

May I camp or bring my RV to hook up at the Craft Center?
No, but there are several campgrounds and resorts close to the Craft Center that do offer RV hookups. Please see the list of alternate lodging options below for more information.

Note: During the Fall and Spring semesters, housing is not available at the Craft Center for workshop participants, as housing is reserved for students only during semester terms.09636-061







Smithville-Cookeville Area Lodging Options

For those participants who'd like to stay elsewhere, please see the list below of some of the other lodging options available in the area.



Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites (25 minutes east of Craft Center @ I-40 Exit 287)
1200 Sam's Street
Cookeville, TN 28506

Evins Mill Retreat

1535 Evins Mill Rd.
Smithville TN 37166

Bridgeway Motel
713 W. Broad St. (Hwy. 70)
Smithville TN 37166
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Lakeside Resort
Hwy 56 South
Smithville TN 37166
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Eastside Inn
590 E. Broad St. (Hwy. 70)
Smithville TN 37166

Timber Ridge Inn
16300 Smithville Hwy (Hwy 56)
Silver Point TN 37166

Campgrounds (seasonal: May-October)

Edgar Evins State Park (approx. 15 miles from Craft Center)
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road
Silver Point TN 38582
931.858.2114 | 800.250.8619

Floating Mill Campground