Welcome to Fork Inn Lodging of the Big East Fork Valley! 

We will try to make your stay as restful or as exciting as you wish.



If you plan to have non-lodging guests (i.e., persons not registered as staying overnight) please contact us for required permission.


Shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocci, croquet, and fishings rods, are available at select locations, availability permitting.

Big East Fork offers something for everyone: hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, fishing, horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocci ball, sunset watching, farm animals to meet, edible foraging, fire circles, music making, play acting, yoga, and dancing.

The nearby Big East Fork Retreat is operated by the non-profit Center for Sustainable Stewardship (CSS) and its walking trails are not part of Fork Inn Lodging. To access the Retreat, including hiking trails, watercraft and spa activities, you must purchase a Day Pass at the Big East Fork Retreat office (5375 Big East Fork Rd, 615-599-4006, info@cssfamily.org , www.cssfamily.org). Please print and bring the following Parking Pass to be validated after at least one Retreat Pass is purchased. It covers all the folks coming in that vehicle.

Purchasing a Retreat Pass from CSS allows trail hiking, sitting/lounging on outside porches, forest bathing on secluded outdoor platforms by a tranquil stream, exploring the organic farm across the road (including petting and feeding Rosie the donkey and our pet goats, Smith and Wesson), and picnicing in the Lake Gratitude gazebo. Most importantly, purchasing a Retreat Pass allows you to help preserve and protect 2300 precious acres of biodiverse species and landscape which all of us (and those who will follow) can enjoy. 

Day pass $7/ person (Lodging guests save 30% off regular rates).

2-day pass $10/ person (Lodging guests save 33% off regular rates).

Fishing $10/person. Catch-and-release. Required TN State fishing license may be purchased in office. Requires day-pass.

Watercraft (kayak, canoe, paddleboat, paddle board; includes required flotation vest) $10/hr

Plan your events, workshops, classes, or conferences at the Retreat or in one of ten adjacent homes. To pay for your Retreat passes and activities in advance, go to www.PayPal.me/cssfamily     Contact CSS to reserve and schedule your activities:  info@cssfamily . org



If you would like a gas grill and propane tank to be brought to your cabin/house/mansion, let us know. We request $50 to cover our costs of fuel, cleaning, and logistics.

Nearest stuff:

Nearest grocery store and gas (5mi) is Krogers 411 Whitman Rd

Nearest pharmacy is Walgreens 1451 New Hwy 96


Contact host on the day of your arrival to receive your entry instructions. Be sure to pay the state and county taxes before you arrive. If you have not already sent them, go to  Paypal.me/BEFL

Early Check-in

Early check-in (before 3pm) may be possible if you are willing to accept conditions as-is and willing to make your own beds. You may drop off your belongings at the Retreat Center (5375 Big East Fork Rd) if you arrive early before your Lodging is ready. Just let us know before you arrive.


If you would like your fridge stocked with fresh product from our on-site gardens, contact Lauren at Big East Fork Farm. To keep our base costs low we do not supply most disposables. Coffee, filters, toiletries, etc are available for a nominal fee. Chocolate, flowers, wine, massages, yoga instruction can be arranged per your request. 

Late Check-out

Late check-out is possible if new guests are not arriving on the date of your departure. However, we will not know this until the date of your departure. Late departure until 2pm may be secured for $200 as long as you allow cleaning staff to enter at noon and you vacate the sleeping areas and bedroom bathrooms.