We came across Cumberland Mountain as an overnight stop on our way to Asheville previously. Although we were there after sunset and departed before sunrise, we thought this location, situated half way between Nashville and Knoxville in Tennessee, deserved a weekend trip.
We visited nearby Crossville to eat and explore. We started at Grinder House where we found good coffee and a nice lunch in a fun, enjoyable sitting. Nearby was French’s Boots and Shoes. Upstairs they had highly discounted shoes where we all found a deal. Across town and hidden in the back of an old discount mall was the gem of Crossville: the Crossville Model Train Club featuring 4500 square feet of model trains in seven different scales, staffed by model train enthusiasts. Admission is free, donations suggested, and this is certainly worth a visit. For dinner, we were excited to try The Pour House for dinner. Unfortunate for us, and nice for them, they were closed for a family wedding the night of our planned visit. Our next choice was The Catfish Cabin, which is family run by the nicest couple and served us a good meal with family-style sides.
We are making a return one night stop to Cumberland Mountain State Park which will serve as our final night, after 150 plus nights over 39 months, in our 2015 TAXA Outdoors Cricket...
Shane and Jessica
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