Enjoy excellent trout fishing and relaxation at the Clinch River Lodge.
After a great day of fishing for rainbow, brook, and brown trout, hang your waders up, grab a chair on the wrap around porch, and watch the sun bring its evening colors right up the beautiful Clinch River in Tennessee. Just 20 minutes north of Knoxville, TN, you will find some great tailwater below Norris dam where the water's temperature is 50-60 degrees year round.
We built the Lodge approximately 100 yards downstream from where my grandfather, father, and brothers enjoyed a deep pool and the excitement of getting up in the morning with the fog and the beauty of the river ... all of us wading and casting for the trout it holds. Here at the Lodge the river really does 'run through it.'
The Clinch River Lodge sleeps 16. It has 5 bedrooms with 5 baths. Two of the bedrooms have queen sized beds. One of the bedrooms has a long bunk bed with a full bed below and a twin above. The other 2 bedrooms have3 bunk beds in each - one of these bunk beds has a full bed below and a twin above. The Lodge has 3 levels with a wrap around porch and a view downstream as the river sets on the water. The great room has a movie screen available for projected films (you provide the projector). It is also equipped with a 42'' HD Flat Screen TV and DVD with a small video library for your view pleasure.
The Clinch River Lodge sits right on the Clinch River about 4 miles downstream from Norris Dam. It is right on the trophy section of the river. The Tennessee state record brown of 28 lbs. was caught about a mile upstream.
Other Things to Do ...
Two miles away - The Museum of Appalachia, as a Smithsonian affiliate, is a living history museum which presents the lifeways of the Appalachian peoples through artifacts, exhibitions and programs. The 65-acre site includes three dozen authentic log structures and two large display buildings surrounded by authentic split rail fences, gardens and pastures with a working farm, sawmill and live farm animals. Also, within an hours drive are Dollywood, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville, Tennessee.
We welcome you to our dream come true - The Clinch River Lodge in Tennessee.
This place was so nice, I think we'll be together another 50 years. Everything was there that we needed. We had some sixty guests for the party with plenty of room to move around, go outside, wrap around porch, 5 bathrooms. Everyone was awed with the place on the Clinch River with beautiful sunsets, fog on the river and lots of humming birds. The back yard was amazingly beautiful with concrete for dancing, a fire pit for the night, a place to put our anniversary cake, outside plugs for our amplifier and two bathrooms in the downstairs bedrooms. The cabin was close to shopping and restaurants, horse trails, Norris Dam, Museum of Appalachia. And if you need a ramp for the disabled, call Amramp of East Tennessee. Nothing is attached to the cabin. This is an amazing place! I keep reliving our week there over and over.
Having grown up about ten miles down the river this was the perfect environment for me to bring my wife and kids to, to best appreciate this beautiful area. We were in for a wedding at The Museum of Appalachia and lodge acted as a perfect rendezvous spot for my extended family during the days. It was very clean, comfortable and safe. I highly recommend the lodge for all families, not just anglers!
Mr. Lance, I want you to know how very much we enjoyed your Clinch River Cabin! We had some old wounds that were healed during our holiday there and my family was all together for the first time in a few years for Christmas. This was a warm, netural place for us to become the family, once again, we have always been and. am sure now, will continue to be. Thank you so very much for being willing to provide this lovely place for others pleasure. We are looking forward to a return stay next Christmas, maybe for an even longer stay! Thank you,
WOW! What a BE U Ti Ful cabin for Family Reunions / Church Groups / Weekend Getaways / Fellowship Time / any kind of escape. If you think your group is too big... think again!!! I stayed here with a group of (20) men and with the available cots to provide comfortable bedding for the guys that wanted to sleep on the wrap around porch… we all fit just fine. It is very well equipped with a full kitchen, large “great room” for presentations with a gas light fireplace. Sleeping choices include traditional beds along with bunk beds. The place is well laid out with a gas grill and fire pit for campfires. As far as the view, it varies by the direction you look (mountain VS river) and time of day because the stars are blazing at night and you will be looking up. I personally give it 5 stars and that includes the fact that the river it touches is stocked throughout the summer and is home to the State Record -- Brown Trout!! You will love this place.
"This newly -built spacious retreat center is stunningly placed next to the Clinch River, but is also conveniently located near shopping and East Tennessee sights. The privacy and the beauty calls you to take a rest from routine, have some fun fishing or playing sports on the ample grounds, or reflect and laugh with family or friends near the fireplace. There was plenty of room for our large group! We found it to be every bit and more what we expected! Thank you!"
I have stayed at the lodge several times. The atmosphere is relaxing. The accommodations are outstanding. The sunset view of the river is magnificent. There are many things to do in the area: mountain bike and hiking trails, lake activities, river activities and good places to eat in close by. The lodge has a down home, rustic feel but is very up to date and clean.
The Clinch River Lodge is right on the trophy section of The Clinch River. It is located about 4 miles below Norris Dam on the beautiful tailwater flowing from the dam. Trout fisherman seek out the river for its beauty and the three varieties of trout that live there - brook, rainbow, and brown trout. The state record brown was caught just 1 mi. upstream from the lodge.
We are also very near the Museum of Appalachia, a Smithsonian affiliate, and a wondrous walk into the past. Even Mark Twain's old cabin is located there along with many other remembrances of mountain living long ago. The town of Clinton is nearby with its variety of stores featuring antiques. And, Knoxville is 15 minutes away with dining and many forms of entertainment.
There are great walking and hiking trails near the dam, and at night, many drive there just to watch the deer come out to graze in the grassy meadows.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing