Planning & Policies


  • For steps we're taking to enhance our collective health & well-being, click here.
  • While room check-in time is 4:00 p.m., you are invited to arrive as early as noon to enjoy the property. Room check-out is noon, though you are welcome to depart later to enjoy the property.
  • For guests checking into Creek Side rooms, which are only accessible by foot, bellhop service is available at check-in from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and at check-out from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • A full breakfast for two is included after each night's stay. For guests staying two nights, a hearty sack lunch for two is also included - typically on the middle day of your stay. Sandwich selections for lunch may be tendered on-site. 
  • Additional breakfasts & lunches may be added for additional occupants and should be reflected in the confirmation details.
  • If you have special dietary needs or requests not already recorded in your reservation, please alert us so we can prepare your meals accordingly.
  • Beer, wine & mixed drinks are available but not included in the room rate.
  • While event attire is stipulated by the event client, the general attire for a stay at Evins Mill is comfortable and casual. Walking or hiking shoes are suggested for hikes to Carmac Falls.
  • For a property map and overview of on-site activities, click here.
  • Evins Mill offers two Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Stations will service all electric vehicles, though guests with Teslas will require an adaptor.
  • In-room monitors work with streaming services but do not feature television programming.
  • Should you wish to leave a gratuity, you may do so at check-out, OR on the dinner table for your server or in your room for housekeeping.
  • For directions, click here.
  • Smithville is on Central Standard Time.


Room Cancellations

  • Guests must call in a cancellation seven days prior to their arrival date to avoid a potential penalty. For example, a room reservation  starting Friday requires notification the preceding Friday - by 5:00 p.m.

  • In the case of a late cancellation, if Evins Mill is able to re-book the cancelled room, "no harm, no foul."  If Evins Mill is unable to re-book the room, it will process the card on file for $100/night.  


  • Firearms are not permitted in publicly accessible spaces or within overnight accommodations, including the Main Lodge, Gristmill, Creek Side Guest Houses, Solstice Lodge or on the grounds in general, as authorized by T.C.A. 39-17-1359.

  • Evins Mill is the exclusive provider of beer, wine & mixed drinks in public spaces.

  • Guests hike and swim at their own risk. 
  • We have been friends to multiple non-human creatures for many years and, maybe like you, prefer not to board our pets while away. That said, we've also found that not everyone is as fond of our furry friends as we may be. To that end, pets are not invited, aside from certified service animals. Please see below for information about South Paw Bed & Bath. 

South Paw Bed & Bath

We warmly recommend Southpaw Bed & Bath, a pet-boarding & grooming facility less than 10 miles from Evins Mill, owned and operated by a former veterinarian technician. As clients of Southpaw, we speak from experience and recommend them highly. For more information, call 615.597.8252.