Monday

Bluegrass Cookout ~ Sat, Jul 6, '24

On Friday & Saturday, July 5 & 6, the town of Smithville hosts the 53rd Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree & Craft Festival, one of country's premier bluegrass music competitions. 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. Guests are invited to book a room or make reservations for dinner-only. Whether you stay over or come just for dinner, come with an appetite, for the menu as always is as expansive as it will be tasty.

Appetizers
  • Variety of homemade dips with fresh veggies
Entrees
  • grilled petit beef tenderloin filet steaks
  • brined and grilled cornish game hens
  • barbecued baby back ribs
Sides
  • roasted fingerling potatoes
  • Mexican street corn
  • fresh, seasonal sides and salads
Dessert
  • Sour Apple Crisp with Vanilla ice cream
Beverages
  • tea, coffee, lemonade & ice water
The Bluegrass Package includes...
  • two nights accommodations
  • hors d'oeuvres & cookout on Saturday
  • hors d'oeuvres & four-course dinner on Friday or Sunday
  • full breakfast & sack lunch with each nights stay
  • 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 $700 to $1,100 per couple depending on the room. Cookout-only reservations are also available at $60.00/guest and $20 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.

Early Summer Break Special ~ 2024


While we usually promote Evins Mill as a place for adults, business groups and special events, the fact is it's a pretty cool place for kids too. To that end, from Sun, Jun 16 through Wed, Jul 3 as part of our Early Summer Special, it is also complimentary for high school age children and younger.

For families remaining close to home this summer but looking for some local adventure, Evins Mill features a variety of family-friendly activities, including...
  • self-guided hikes to the overlooks and base of Carmac Falls
  • lawn games, including corn hole, ring toss, horse shoes and ladder golf
  • game hall, including billiards, ping pong, darts and foosball
  • a wide variety of board games and puzzles
  • extensive DVD library + roku for after-dinner in-room entertainment
Were that not enough, some nearby kid-friendly attractions include...
In addition, families will enjoy full meal service - from appetizers & dinner, followed by s'mores around a fire pit, through a full breakfast & sack lunch the following day. As always, our chefs will prepare for special dietary restrictions, including kid-friendly dinners.

The Early Summer Special includes...
  • two nights' lodging in a Mountain Laurel room w/ loft
  • appetizers & dinner each night for two adults 
  • kid-friendly dinner each night for up to three children
  • s'mores around our fire pit after dinner
  • full breakfast each morning for up to five guests
  • one hearty sack lunch for up to five guests
  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • access to the resort's 40-acre property and all the activities highlighted above
...and is available for a family of up to five for the same price as for one adult couple - $850 to $950 depending on the room. 

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





Memorial Cookout ~ Sun, May 26, '24

Evins Mill hosts its annual Memorial Holiday Cookout on Sunday, May 26. Hors d'oeuvres are available as early as 6:00 while the cookout buffet begins at 7:00. Book a room or make reservations for dinner-only. Whether you stay over or come just for dinner, come with an appetite, for the menu as always is as expansive as it will be tasty...


Appetizer
  • fried green tomatoes and Summer poke tuna salad
Off-the-Grill Entrees
  • rib eye steaks grilled with our millstone dry rub
  • jumbo shrimp skewers
  • barbecued baby back ribs
Sides
  • Yukon gold potato gratin
  • grilled vegetables
  • white beans and turnip greens with cornbread
  • seasonal salads
Dessert
  • summer berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream
The Memorial Day Package includes...
  • one nights accommodation (multi-night stays available)
  • hors d'oeuvres & cookout on Sunday
  • full breakfast & hearty sack lunch
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
  • exclusive access to the resort's 40-acre property
...and is $425 to $550 per couple depending on the room. The cookout-only package is $60 per adult and $20 per child six to twelves years old. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included.

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

Mother's Day Brunch ~ Sun, May 12, '24

Evins Mill is hosting its annual Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12. The buffet, carving & desserts stations are available from 10:30 to 1:30, with seatings scheduled in half hour intervals. 

Luncheon attire is "dressy casual," though 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
  • smoked beef tenderloin carving station with homemade chimichurri
  • buttermilk pancakes with spiced apples, whipped cream, and maple syrup
  • omelet station complete with Benton's Bacon and Goolsby sausage
Sides
  • roasted potatoes
  • grilled asparagus
  • cheese grits
  • buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy
  • fresh fruit and homemade muffins
  • variety of spring salads 
  • fresh baked rolls with honey butter
Dessert
  • local strawberry shortcake social buffet 
Beverages
  • variety of juices
  • Nashville's own Humphrey's Street coffee
  • unsweetened tea & lemonade
  • fresh squeezed mimosas & mint juleps (not included in the price)
Mother's Day Brunch is $60 ($20 for children six to twelve years old). Reservations are required. 

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) to learn more or make reservation

Thursday

Spring Break Special ~ Sun, Mar 10 to Sat, Mar 23, '24

While we usually promote Evins Mill as a place for adults, business groups and special events, the fact is it's a pretty cool place for kids too. And from Sun, Mar 10 through Sat, Mar 23 as part of our Spring Break Special, it is also complimentary for high school age children and younger.

For families remaining close to home but like Steppenwolf are looking for adventure in whatever comes their way, Evins Mill features a variety of family-friendly activities, including...
  • self-guided hikes to the overlooks and base of Carmac Falls
  • lawn games, including corn hole, ring toss, horse shoes, ladder golf, and Bocce ball
  • game hall, including billiards, ping pong, darts, and Foosball
  • a wide variety of board games and puzzles
  • extensive DVD library + roku for after-dinner in-room entertainment
Were that not enough, some nearby family-friendly attractions include...
In addition, families will enjoy full meal service - from appetizers & dinner, followed by s'mores around a fire pit, through a full breakfast & sack lunch the following day. As always, our chefs will prepare for special dietary restrictions, including kid-friendly dinners.

The Spring Break Special includes...
  • two nights' lodging in a Mountain Laurel room w/ loft
  • appetizers & dinner each night for two adults 
  • kid-friendly dinner each night for up to three children
  • s'mores around our fire pit after dinner
  • full breakfast each morning for up to five guests
  • one hearty sack lunch for up to five guests
  • non-alcoholic beverages
  • access to the resort's 40-acre property and all the activities highlighted above
...and is available for a family of up to five for the same price as for one adult couple - $850 to $950 depending on the room. 

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



Calfkiller Beer Tasting ~ Sat, Apr 20, '24


The boys are back in town - that is, the boys of Sparta-based Calfkiller Brewery. On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the ever engaging Brothers Sergio, and if we're lucky their better halves, will sample their suds and share their story.

Well-known for "unparalleled drinkability, paradoxically balanced by uncompromised complexity," Calfkiller beer has attracted devotees among a variety of constituencies, including our guests, micro-brew enthusiasts, and beer lovers throughout the known universe.

The tasting will be paired with an assortment of appetizers served at 6:00, followed by a festive buffet dinner served at 7:00. Prepared by our own culinary savants with devotees of their own, many entrees, sides and even desserts will incorporate Calfkiller beer. The menu will be will be smoke inspired as a kickoff to the grilling season.
  • smoked, homemade pimento cheese with soft pretzels and charcuterie board
  • smoked beef brisket, baby back ribs, and Calfkiller brined, local chicken
  • seasonal sides, salads, and sauces
  • smoked flourless chocolate cake with Calfkiller ice cream
The Calfkiller Package includes...
  • overnight accommodations on Friday & Saturday
  • hors d'oeuvres & four course dinner on Friday
  • per above, beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres and a festive buffet dinner on Saturday
  • full breakfast & sack lunch on Saturday & Sunday
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
  • exclusive access to the resort's 40-acre property
...and is $875 to $1,125 per couple depending on the room. Beer tasting & cookout-only reservations are also available at $75/guest. Sodas, bottled waters & alcoholic beverages are available but not included (beer tasting aside).

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

Friday

Snookum's Delight ~ Feb '24

To mark that most Hallmark of Holidays, we give you "Snookum's Delight" (a.k.a. Valentines). On Wed, Feb 14 and the weekend after Valentines (Fri/Sat, Feb 16/17), guests will be treated to...

  • hearty rather than light hors d'oeuvres 
  • five-course rather than the usual four-course dinner, including a sorbet course
  • single stem rose in a ribbon-wrapped vase
  • enhanced turn-down service
  • Valentines brunch served late the following morning
  • unlimited access to non-alcoholic beverages
Wednesday & Friday evening dinner services features...
  • appetizers :  smoked salmon served with Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese with fruit & crackers
  • entrees : millstone dry rub beef tenderloin w/ pink peppercorn & cabernet butter sauce, or jumbo shrimp scampi style
  • dessert : dark chocolate souffle w/ Bailey's cream sauce
while Saturday dinner service features...
  • appetizers : red curry & coconut milk mussels and charcuterie board with all the fixins
  • entrees : house smoked rib eye steak with fresh horseradish sauce, or Atlantic salmon with sweet and sour chutney
  • dessert : flourless chocolate cake with homemade salted caramel
The Valentines Package, which includes one night's accommodation and the meal services outlined above, is $375 to $575 depending on the room. Valentines Dinner-Only reservations are available at $150/couple. 

Call 615.269.3740 (nashville) for reservations.