Red Boiling Springs Journals

A Little Peace and Quiet

A May 2004 trip to Red Boiling Springs by thedrifter

Quote: Looking for a weekend getaway where you can let your breath out and relax? Consider the sleepy little hamlet of Red Boiling Springs. Once a bustling spa town, this middle Tennessee destination still offers a tranquil getaway for the laid-back traveler.

A Little Peace and Quiet

Overview

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What's there to do in Red Boiling Springs? Not much, which is the beauty of it. This town is what I call a relaxation destination. If you require nightlife, lots of bustle and excitement, this is not the place for you. If you want a place to spend a peaceful, carefree weekend away from it all, Red Boiling Springs is an ideal spot. Take a walk along the lazy creek, snap a photo of the picturesque covered bridges, or drive through the beautiful rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. These are the highlights of Red Boiling Springs. Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Getting to Red Boiling Springs certainly requires a car, but once there you don't really need to get back...Read More

Armour's Red Boiling Springs Hotel

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Hotel

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The Armour is a hotel and was built as a hotel, but it is definitely not the type you find off of every interstate exit ramp. It was built in 1924 and maintains much of the character and charm of that era. This two-story brick structure has a full porch on the lower and upper floors for your relaxation needs. Just pull up a rocking chair and read one of the many books you'll find along the walls of the hotel, or spend the evening getting to know your fellow guests, while enjoying a complimentary beverage (or two). Meals are served in the dining area and incur an additional cost above the room rate. It is well worth the money, though. Both dinner and breakfast are served up country sty...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2004

Armour's Red Boiling Springs Hotel
321 East Main Street
Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee 37150
(615) 699-2180

Memories and More

Attraction

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If you like leisurely browsing and poking around antique shops, you may as well visit if you're in town anyway. While not necessarily worth a special trip to Red Boiling Springs, shopping here is just another relaxing thing to do while in town. Maybe you'll even find something you can't live without.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 3, 2004

Memories and More
726 Lafayette Road
Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee 37150
(615) 699-4446

Pretty Pots by Jane

Attraction

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If you like handicrafts or want to pick up an unique gift for someone, Pretty Pots by Jane is worth poking your nose into. It is within easy walking distance of all three Red Boiling Springs hotels. Jane is apparently well known around the U.S. for her hand-painted items and I'd have to agree that they are well done. She can even personalize the items you purchase, adding to their one-of-a-kind nature.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 3, 2004

Pretty Pots by Jane
726A Hillwood Plaza
Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee 37150
(615) 699-4446

Not for the easily bored

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Story/Tip

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Red Boiling Springs is not for the easily bored. If you want excitement and lots of activities and attractions, drive the extra couple of hours to the nearest cities. If you want to seriously get away from it all and unwind, then Red Boiling Springs offers a greatly relaxing atmosphere. I recommend it as a weekend getaway destination, especially for couples wanting a little time off to themselves. In town, you have a choice of three hotels to stay in. I have only stayed at the Armour Hotel, and giving it a sound endorsement, but have heard very good things about the others, as well. The Donoho Hotel and the Thomas House are quaint and full of character, from what I've seen. For more details on t...Read More

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thedrifter

thedrifter
Nashville, Tennessee

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