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Appalachian Center for Craft

Accommodations & Lodging for Workshop Participants

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



Weekend ...... $196
  • 50% deposit = $98
  • 3 days, 2 nights, 6 meals
Half-Week ...... $392
  • 50% deposit = $196
  • 5 days, 4 nights, 12 meals
One-Week ...... $490
  • 50% deposit = $245
  • 6 days, 5 nights, 15 meals

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

  • A la carte meals are available from the Craft Cafe.
  • Room and board is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Each room is equipped with two twin beds, dresser, bathroom with shower, linens, pillows, blankets, towels, reading lamp and air conditioning.
  • No single rooms are guaranteed.
  • Pets are NOT allowed.
  • A list of other local accommodations is available below.
  • Note: All housing units, studios and other buildings are air-conditioned and have complimentary Wi-Fi.

Craft Cafe

Craft Cafe & Catering offers a relaxed cafe experience with full service dining. Steve Ford, Owner and Head Chef of Craft Cafe & Catering, joins experience in high-end dining and farm-to-table cuisine to enrich the atmosphere of the Appalachian Center for Craft and workshop experience. Craft Cafe & Catering offers a range of services, from simple breakfast and lunch dining, to elegant event services and catering. At Craft Cafe, we use fine ingredients and offer many options for those with dietary restrictions and sensitivities.

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

Lakeside Resort
Hwy 56 South
Smithville TN 37166

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