615.269.3740 (nashville)

Past Events

Bluegrass Cookout ~ Sat, Jul 1, 2017

  • Events - Jamboree
  • Events - Jamboree
  • Food - Prep

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the town of Smithville hosts the Fiddlers' Jamboree & Craft Festival, one of country's premier bluegrass music competitions. Just a few minutes from the Dekalb County Courthouse, where the hoedown takes place, Evins Mill is a convenient springboard for the festival - as well as a cool escape from the heat, and a relaxing destination for great meals and overnight accommodations.

To that end, the resort is hosting its own annual Bluegrass Cookout from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. that same Saturday. Appetizers are available as early as 6:00 p.m. As always, guests are invited to arrive early and enjoy a stroll to Carmac Falls or a game of pool at Cortland Hall. Early or not, come with an appetite, for the menu is expansive...

Entrees

  • Tennessee Raised New York Strip and Rib Eye Steaks
  • Grilled Cornish Game Hens
  • Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Sides

  • Roasted red potatoes
  • Fresh local corn on the cob
  • Fresh baked rolls & cornbread
  • Homegrown tomato, fresh mozzarella salad
  • Fresh basil, vegetable slaw
  • Marinated cucumber salad
  • Local crowder peas
  • Homegrown, fried green tomatoes
  • Grilled sweet onions & chilies

Dessert

  • Homemade Apple Pie w/ vanilla ice cream

Beverages

  • Tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water

The Bluegrass Package includes...

  • hors d'oeuvres & Bluegrass Cookout
  • Saturday evening accommodations
  • full breakfast with eggs-to-order
  • gourmet sack lunch
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
  • easy, convenient access to the Fiddlers' Jamboree
  • exclusive access to the resort's 40-acre property

...and is available at $300 to $370 per couple depending on the room. Cookout-only reservations are also available at $60.00/guest and $15 for children six to twelve years old. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.

Harmony Lane Cheese Tasting ~ Sat, Jun 24, 2017

  • Vendors - Harmony Lane
  • Vendors - Harmony Lane

We're big fans of Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery. Less than five miles from Evins Mill, it produces some of the best cheese around and is a major source of the cheese we serve. As such, we're excited to host our first Harmony Lane Cheese Tasting - on Saturday, June 24.

The event begins with a 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. tour of Harmony Lane Farm and is followed by a 6:00 p.m. social hour at Evins Mill, when Julie & Mark David of Harmony Lane, will mix with guests and share their story.

Chef Evans will incorporate Harmony Lane Goat Cheese not only into the hors d'oeuvre selections that night, but also into the dinner menu and breakfast buffet the next morning...

  • appetizers: Harmony Lane goat cheese
  • entrees: millstone beef tenderloin or citrus braised duck breast
  • dessert: featuring Harmony Lane hot fudge
  • breakfast: Harmony Lane sausage

The Harmony Lane Package includes...

  • full tour of Harmony Lane Farms
  • hors d'oeuvres featuring Harmony Lane goat cheese
  • four-course dinner, including dessert featuring Harmony Lane fudge
  • Saturday night accommodations
  • full breakfast with eggs-to-order & Harmony Lane sausage
  • gourmet sack lunch
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
  • exclusive access to the resort's 40-acre property

...and is $325 to $395 per couple depending on the room. The farm tour, cheese tasting & dinner-only package is $60/guest. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.

Memorial Cookout ~ Sat, May 27, 2017

  • Food - Prep

Evins Mill is hosting its annual Memorial Weekend Cookout on Saturday, May 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with appetizers available as early as 6:00. While guests are welcome to make reservations for Friday-only, there is a two-night minimum for Saturday night accommodations. If you've already made off-site arrangements, guests are welcome to make reservations for the cookout-only and to arrive early for a short stroll to Carmack Falls. Whenever you arrive, come with an appetite, for the menu as always is as expansive as it will be tasty...

Entrees

  • Grilled hereford rib eye steaks
  • Grilled jumbo shrimp
  • Barbecued baby back ribs

Sides

  • Oven roasted yukon gold potatoes
  • Mixed garden vegetable grill
  • Local vine-ripe tomato, mozzarella salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette
  • Grilled vidalia onions & chilies
  • Vegetable slaw
  • Marinated cucumber salad
  • White beans, slow cooked w/ Benton's Bacon
  • Fresh baked, local whole wheat rolls & cornbread

Dessert

  • Local strawberry cobbler w/ streusel topping & vanilla ice cream

Beverages

  • Tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water

The Memorial Weekend Package includes...

  • Friday & Saturday night accommodations
  • hors d'oeuvres & regular dinner service on Friday
  • hors d'oeuvres & Memorial Cookout on Saturday
  • full breakfast with eggs-to-order on Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • gourmet sack lunch each day
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
  • exclusive access to the resort's 40-acre property

...and is $600 to $740 per couple depending on the room. The cookout-only package is $60/guest and $15 for children six to twelve years old. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservations.

Coffee Tasting ~ Sat, Feb 18, 2017

  • Vendors - Humphreys CCoffee
  • Artwork - Logo - Humphreys Coffee
  • Events - Coffee

On Saturday, February 18, Evins Mill continues its "Local Provenance" food series with a coffee tasting hosted by Humphreys Street Coffee, a Nashville-based coffee roasting organization with a strong social mission and with whom Evins Mill has partnered since 2013.

Following hors d'oeuvres and a sumptuous dinner (see menu below), Chef Evans and his team will prepare a buffet featuring multiple desserts to be paired with coffees roasted by Humphreys Street, whose founders will discuss their roasting process along with the story and mission of Humphreys Street.

Dinner entrees include...

  • Tennessee-raised beef tenderloin with our coffee bean, citrus rub and chimichurri sauce. Served with winter root gratin and shiitake mushrooms
  • Jumbo shrimp, sauteed with roasted garlic, butter, lemon, and pinot grigio. Served with a slow cooked sauce of tomatoes, chilies, and onion on a bed of creamy, Tennessee cheese grits.

The all-inclusive package includes one night's accommodation, appetizers, a four-course dinner with dessert buffet, the coffee tasting, a full breakfast the following morning and is $300 to $370 per couple depending on the room. Reservations for dinner/tasting-only are also available at $120/couple.  

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) for reservations.

Snookum's Delight ~ Fri/Sat, Feb 10/11, 2017

  • Events - Valentines

Evins Mill will celebrate Valentines this year on Friday & Saturday, February 10th & 11th, when guests will be treated to...

  • hearty rather than light hors d'oeuvres
  • a five-course rather than a four-course dinner
  • a single stem rose in a ribbon-wrapped vase
  • enhanced turn-down service
  • unlimited non-alcoholic beverages

Dinner Entrees include...

Friday

  • Benton's bacon-wrapped, thick-cut pork chop w/ wasabi honey mustard, or
  • Tasman King Salmon, seared with pink peppercorns and served with a fruit and fresh chili chutney
  • Followed by a flour-less chocolate cake w/ homemade salted caramel

Saturday

  • Millstone dry rub beef tenderloin w/ cabernet butter sauce, or
  • Citrus Braised Duck Breast served with a blood orange, ginger compote
  • Followed by a dark chocolate souffle w/ bailey's cream sauce

To cap off the stay, guests will be treated the following morning to a hearty Valentines Brunch, featuring...

  • eggs-to-order
  • buttermilk biscuits w/ saw mill gravy
  • pancakes w/ toppings galore
  • creamy cheddar grits
  • home fried potatoes
  • bacon, sausage & country ham
  • variety of hot & cold cereals
  • fresh fruit
  • muffins, toast, fresh bagels & cream cheese
  • sweet pastries & croissants
  • fruit yogurt
  • a variety of juices, coffee, milk & tea

The all-inclusive package is $325 to $395 per couple depending on the room. Reservations for dinner-only are also available at $125/couple.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) for reservations.

  • Events - Valentines

Music at the Mill ~ Sat, Oct 31, 2015

  • Events - Music
  • Events - Music

On Saturday, October 31, as part of its on-going "Music at the Mill" series, Evins Mill is hosting its second concert performance of 2015, featuring the music of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Lisa Witty.

With smart, but not-too-clever lyrics, and beautiful, yet sometimes edgy melodies, Lisa's songs embody much of who she is and where she came from. Growing up in Northern Michigan around the Great Lakes, she was influenced by the peaceful, yet often tumultuous landscape that surrounded her. Drawing on those experiences, Lisa has penned a collection of thought-provoking songs for her new and critically acclaimed album "Lessons In White Light."

She will be accompanied by Nashville-based session guitarist Jerry McPherson, who co-produced the album. While Jerry has toured with Faith Hill, Amy Grant, Reba McEntire & Vince Gill, he has also worked with many studio artists, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Don Henly, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban & Chris Isaak.

Together, they make a great team that will bring you some beautiful music! For more information about Lisa and her new album, click here!

The Music at the Mill package includes...

  • Saturday night lodging
  • concert performance
  • hors d'oeuvres
  • four-course dinner
  • hearty breakfast
  • gourmet box lunch
  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • exclusive access to the forty-acre property

...and is $315 to $380 per couple depending on the room reserved. Reservations for dinner & concert only are also available at $120 per couple.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) or 615.286.2090 (smithville) to learn more or make reservations.


Blossoming Yoga Retreat ~ Fri/Sun, Jul 31/Aug 2, 2015

  • Events - Yoga

From Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2, our friends at Blossoming Yoga will be hosting a Summer Rejuvenation Retreat at Evins Mill, a sequel to their 2014 yoga & meditation retreat featuring gentle yoga with therapeutic movements, hatha/flow and restorative yoga.

Specifically, the 2015 retreat includes the following...

  • 8 hours of session time with Colleen Dwyer: asana, pranayama & meditation
  • group akashic record reading with Graham Fuze
  • 2 nights' accommodations with 2 attendees per room in separate beds
  • locally sourced and upon request vegetarian & vegan friendly cuisine
  • appetizers and a four-course dinner on Friday & Saturday evenings
  • hearty breakfast on Saturday & Sunday mornings (after morning yoga sessions)
  • gourmet box lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • tea, coffee, lemonade, ice water & light snacks available throughout
  • exclusive access to the entire 40-acre property, including waterfalls & hiking trails

For pricing, more information or reservations, please contact Colleen Dwyer at 917.691.2385 or at colleen@blossomingyoga.com.

Mother's Day Brunch ~ Sun, May 10, 2015

  • Events - Mothers Day

Evins Mill is hosting its annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10. The buffet, omelet, carving & dessert stations are available from 10:00 to 1:30, with seatings scheduled in half hour intervals. While brunch attire is "dressy casual," we invite guests to bring a change of clothes and stick around should they want to hike to Carmac Falls. Hiking shoes or not, don't forget your appetite, for as always, the menu is extensive...

Entrees

  • Beef tenderloin carving station with wasabi honey mustard sauce
  • Local farm fresh egg omelets, made-to-order with fresh veggies & cheeses

Lunch Sides

  • Yukon gold potato gratin
  • Sesame marinated fresh asparagus
  • Ivy's shrimp salad
  • Locally baked, whole wheat rolls
  • Home grown green salad with chive blossom vinaigrette

Breakfast Sides

  • Buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy
  • Sourdough French toast with all the toppings
  • Benton's bacon & Tennessee sausage
  • Freshly baked variety of muffins
  • Fresh fruit
  • Homemade granola with yogurt

Desserts

  • Fresh baked pound cake, macaroons & brownies
  • Build your own strawberry delight with locally grown fresh berries
  • Whipped cream, nuts, sauces, sprinkles & more

Beverages

  • Variety of juices
  • Nashville's own Humphrey's Street coffee
  • Unsweetened tea & lemonade
  • Fresh squeezed mimosas & mint juleps (not included in the price)

Brunch is $40 ($12 for children six to twelve years old). Reservations are required. Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) or 615.286.2090 (smithville) to learn more or make reservations.

Music at the Mill ~ Sat, Feb 21, 2015

  • Events - Music

After dinner on Saturday, February 21, Evins Mill kicks off its 2015 "Music at the Mill" series with an intimate performance by the talented Leah Edwards.

Growing up in the Bible Belt on the Texas Blackland prairie, Leah formed her one girl band in the hills of Tennessee. With lyrics resonating as if from the pages of a hymnal, her music marries the natural and poetic - and embodies the spirit of southern Americana music.

Leah handpicks venues that support her vision and branding, including farms, creative arts schools, local businesses, areas of social outreach, back porches, living rooms, schooners and festivals. As such, Evins Mill is honored for Leah to headline its 2015 "Music at the Mill" series.

For a preview, visit www.leahedwards.bandcamp.com, or follow her blog at www.theblacklandballad.com. To book Leah for a house show or other creative venue, contact her at leahemusic@gmail.com.

The "Music at the Mill" package includes concert, hors d'oeuvres, four-course dinner and a hearty gourmet breakfast and is $295 to $360 per couple depending on the room reserved. Reservations for dinner & concert only are also available at $120 per couple.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) or 615.286.2090 (smithville) for reservations.

  • Events - Music

Moonshine Tasting ~ Sat, Dec 14, 2013

  • Vendors - Moonshine
  • Vendors - Moonshine
  • Vendors - Moonshine

Evins Mill is hosting its first ever moonshine tasting on Saturday, December 14. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., guest will be treated to samples of authentic small-batch Tennessee moonshine from Short Mountain Distillery, a 300-acre working farm in adjacent Cannon County - and one of only a handful of licensed moonshine distilleries in the state.

The tasting will feature appetizers paired and prepared by Chef Evans just for the occasion. Led by Master Distiller Billy Kaufman, the tasting will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by a "Moonshine" dinner, featuring an Apple Streusel dessert, topped with Short Mountain Moonshine, local honey caramel.

Dinner Menu

Soup

  • Short Mountain Consomme, garnished with a brunoise of local turnip

Salad

  • Fresh Grapefruit w/ a creamy watercress dressing

Entrees

  • Stuffed Pork Loin with apples, dried fruit, brown sugar & spices
  • Citrus Braised Duck Breast with a fresh cranberry, jalapeno relish

Dessert

  • Apple Streusel with vanilla ice cream, made with fresh Arkansas black apples & Short Mountain Moonshine, local honey caramel

The Moonshine Tasting Package includes...

  • Saturday night lodging
  • Moonshine tasting & appetizers
  • a four-course dinner
  • a hearty breakfast with omelet station
  • a picnic box lunch on day of arrival or departure
  • non-alcoholic beverages

and is $285 to $350 for two guests depending on the room. Or come just for the appetizers, tasting and dinner for $60/plate.

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) or 615.286.2090 (smithville) to learn more or make reservations.

A Shape Shifting Groundbreaking ~ Wed, Oct 9, 2013

On Wednesday, October 9th at 2:00 p.m., Evins Mill is hosting a brief and informal groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on The Solstice, a 6,000-square foot, three-story, eight-bedroom Lodge that will be located at the highest elevation of the resort's property.

After the groundbreaking ceremony, guests are invited to the Main Lodge for a short & casual reception with light hors d’oeuvres prepared by Executive Chef Jason Evans. Please RSVP by emailing William Cochran at william@evinsmill.com, or by calling 615.286.2090 by Monday, October 7th!

For more information on The Solstice, please read below...

Slated for completion by the summer of 2014, The Solstice will include among its bedrooms both private accommodations and expansive suites, including a three-bedroom condominium with its own kitchen, dining and living spaces.

Though situated well apart from the Main Lodge and hidden amid an elevated canopy of poplar, hickory and cedar trees, it will be convenient to all the amenities of the resort’s main campus, including fine dining, full bar, event spaces, conference rooms and recreational activities.

Unlike the resort's current Creek Side accommodations, The Solstice will be accessible by car, have its own private parking spaces and feature two handicapped accessible rooms. While all resort guests may enjoy all its public commons, The Solstice will feature private gathering areas available only to its guests.

With the completion of The Solstice, Evins Mill will boast 20 private overnight accommodations and be able to host notably larger corporate and special events than it has in the past and be better able to accommodate higher demand during its peak seasons.


The Solstice. It'll be a little posh - but without the pretense.

Women's Learning Retreat ~ Sat/Sun, Sep 14/15, 2013

  • Events - Workshop

The Kick-Off Retreat for Thelma Kidd's 2013-2014 Women's Learning Community will be hosted at Evins Mill on September 14-15. This nine-month program is designed for a group of eight women who are ready to contemplate their own lives.

Following the September retreat, the group will meet together monthly in Nashville for the purpose of clarifying direction and enriching their lives through self-reflection, meaningful connections, and creative learning.

To learn more about the Opening Retreat and the Women's Learning Community in general, please visit Thelma's website or call Thelma at 615.300.4552 (nashville).

Dakini Studio Yoga Weekend ~ Sat/Sun, Aug 10/11, 2013

  • Events - Yoga

Led by Molly Spessard of Dakini Studio and Kenneth Robinson of Yoga for the Emotional Body, this yoga retreat will focus on creating a gateway to inner and outer abundance. Through movement, meditation and immersion in the magical Evins Mill landscape, the retreat will nourish the "seeds" of our life's journey, accessing our source of strength and inner calm while bathing in our energetic reservoir. The weekend retreat includes...

  • Three yoga sessions (all levels welcome)
  • One-night lodging in bluff view rooms
  • Delicious vegetarian meals from lunch on Saturday to lunch on Sunday
  • Hiking and exploring
  • Relaxing on the beautiful porches overlooking trees


For more information or to make reservations, visit the Dakini Studio web site or call Molly Spessard at Dakini Studio at 615.481.3204 (nashville).

Fathers' Day Cookout ~ Sun, Jun 16, 2013

  • Personal

While folks are often a little slack when it comes to commemorating Father's Day, Evins Mill will lift a glass to the weaker sex by hosting a Father's Day Cookout this Sunday, June 16 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with appetizers available as early as 5:00. If you're not already staying at the Inn, guests are welcome to make reservations for dinner-only and arrive early for short strolls to Carmac Falls. Whenever you show up, come with an appetite, for the menu as always is as expansive as it will be tasty...

Entrees

  • Grilled Tennessee pastured rib eye steaks
  • Grilled jumbo shrimp
  • Barbecued baby back ribs

Sides

  • Oven roasted yukon gold potatoes
  • Mixed garden vegetable grill
  • Local vine-ripe tomato, mozzarella salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette
  • Grilled vidalia onions & chilies
  • Vegetable slaw
  • Marinated cucumber salad
  • White beans, slow cooked w/ Benton's Bacon
  • Fresh baked, local whole wheat rolls & cornbread

Dessert

  • Local strawberry cobbler w/ streusel topping & vanilla ice cream

Beverages

  • Tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water

The Father's Day Cookout is $50.00 per guest and $10 for children between the ages of five & twelve. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included. Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) or 286.2090 (smithville) to learn more or make reservations.

"Down Under" Wine Tasting ~ Sat, Jun 15, 2013

  • Beverages - Wine
  • Beverages - Wine
  • Beverages - Wine

Evins Mill is hosting its first wine tasting of 2013 this Saturday, June 15. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., guest will enjoy multiple Australian & New Zealand wines along with appetizers paired and prepared by Chef Evans just for the occasion. Led by Taylor Bates of Best Brands, the tasting will be followed at 7:00 p.m. by a "Down Under" dinner menu featuring Australian Pastured Beef Tenderloin and Tasmanian Wild King Salmon.

Wine Tasting Menu

  • Yalumba Riesling
  • Yalumba Viognier
  • Shadow Chaser Garnache
  • Flegenheimer Red

Dinner Menu

Soup

  • Chilled, Creamy, Sweet Onion

Salad

  • Granny Smith Apple and Blue Cheese

Entrees

  • Australian Pastured Beef Tenderloin
  • Fresh, Tasmanian Wild King Salmon

Dessert

  • Pavlova style meringue w/ local berries & whipped cream


The Wine Tasting Package includes...

  • Saturday night lodging
  • wine tasting & appetizers
  • a four-course dinner
  • a hearty breakfast with omelet station
  • a picnic box lunch on day of arrival or departure
  • non-alcoholic beverages

And is $315 or $325 for the two remaining rooms. Or come just for the appetizers, tasting and dinner for $65/plate. Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) or 615.286.2090 (smithville) to learn more or make reservations.

Music at the Mill ~ Sat, Dec 8, 2012

  • Events - Music
  • Events - Music
  • Events - Music

On Saturday, December 8, Evins Mill continues its "Music at the Mill" concert series, featuring an intimate evening of fine dining followed by an equally compelling concert performance - this time around by singer-songwriters Craig Lackey, Tim James and Steve Williams.

For his part, Tim is a Grammy nominated songwriter who has penned hits for the likes of Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack and Darius Rucker. Steve, also grammy nominated, has penned songs for the Oak Ridge Boys and George Straight among other well-known artists. Concert organizer Craig Lackey has had many of his own songs placed in movies and television shows and has written numerous songs for Indie artists.

Anyone with dinner reservations - $100 per couple for hors d'oeuvres, a four-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverages - may stay to enjoy the concert at no charge! To make reservations, call 615.269.3740 (nashville), 800.383.2349 (toll free) or 615.597.2088 (smithville).

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