Planning & Policies


Overnight Accommodations

  • 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.
  • For guests checking into Creek Side rooms, which are only accessible by foot, bellhop service is available from check-in to 5:00 p.m. and at check-out from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • As a reminder, in-room entertainment is only available by roku, a streaming device we provide with all monitors. While you do not need a roku account to view television programming, you will need your username and password to access your streaming accounts (i.e. netflix, hulu, etc.).

Meal Services

  • A full breakfast is included after each night's stay. For guests staying two nights, a hearty sack lunch is also included - typically on the middle day of your stay. Sandwich selections for lunch may be tendered on-site. 
  • Breakfasts & lunches may be added for a third or more occupants for an additinal fee, which 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.
  • Should you wish to leave a gratuity, you may do so at check-out OR in your room for housekeeping.

Time & Place

  • 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.
  • 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. CST.

  • 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.