Stay near the best things to do in Cookeville, TN

Get outdoors during your stay at our Country Inn & Suites in Cookeville, and hike to nearby waterfalls, including four falls in Burgess Falls State Park. Boating, fishing, running, and swimming are just a few of the things to do in Rock Island and Cummins Falls state parks. Looking for more family-friendly activities? Visit in December for the annual BlueCross Bowl on the campus of Tennessee Tech, or head to Bowling World year-round for some family competition on the lanes.

Downtown Cookeville offers plenty to see, including the Cookeville Depot Museum in a historic depot and the interactive Cookeville Children’s Museum. If you’re interested in cultural attractions, visit the Appalachian Center for Craft on Tennessee Tech’s campus to browse works by regional and international artisans. You can also tour DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards along the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail. Because Cookeville is close to Nashville, you just might hear a rising star at one of the local live music venues before heading back for a good night of sleep in one of our rooms and suites.

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Cumberland Mountain State Park

32.57 mi / 52.42 km from the hotel
Explore this massive 1,720-acre park that is home to Byrd Lake, hiking trails, and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bear Trace golf course.

Bowling World

0.65 mi / 1.04 km from the hotel
Avoid the splits and aim for strikes at Bowling World, where the kids can also play arcade games and grown-ups can sip happy hour specials at BW Gutters Grille.

Burgess Falls State Park

7.89 mi / 12.7 km from the hotel
If you love waterfalls, hike the one-and-a-half-mile River Trail for breathtaking views of four of them at this state park. You can also spend a day fishing at the park's dam.

Cane Creek Park

2.78 mi / 4.47 km from the hotel
Fish, hike, play ball and disc golf, or let the kids run wild on the playground at this regional park.

Cumberland County Playhouse

27.08 mi / 43.57 km from the hotel
Attend a family-friendly performance at one of the largest professional theaters in rural America. Check the calendar to see current comedies, musicals, and plays by professional actors on the two indoor and two outdoor stages.

Cummins Falls State Park

8.96 mi / 14.42 km from the hotel
Take a dip in the swimming hole, enjoy a picnic, or make the strenuous hike to see Tennessee's eighth-largest waterfall splash down 75 feet into its pool at Cummins Falls State Park.

DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards

6.49 mi / 10.44 km from the hotel
Begun as a hobby, this 30-acre winery now produces a variety of different wines. Take a walking tour and then stop by the gift shop and tasting room to sample the offerings before choosing something to take home with you.

Fall Creek Falls State Park

34.09 mi / 54.86 km from the hotel
Connect with nature at this expansive state park, where you can hike to four waterfalls. With 56 miles of trails, Fall Creek Falls State Park is certain to challenge even the most skilled hiker.

Stonehaus Winery

29.49 mi / 47.45 km from the hotel
This family-owned winery produces a range of wines from dry white vintages to the sweet varieties made with muscadines. In addition to sampling, the winery also offers gourmet foods and unique gifts.

Tennessee Tech

2.97 mi / 4.78 km from the hotel
Tour the campus or attend a Golden Eagles football game at Tennessee Tech, home to 10,000 students and offering degrees from eight academic schools and colleges.