Awash in a sea of purple and gold, you'll know you've arrived in Cookeville, Tennessee. Home to the campus of Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville is a vibrant, youthful destination where discussing the engineering of a local bridge is considered suitable coffee shop conversation. Strike up a colloquy of your own at a local cafe inundated with coeds to uncover the preferred venue for late-night drinks or affordable ethnic fare. Even nearer to the many hotels in Cookeville, TN, the chimes of the carillon adorning the colonial clocktower of Derryberry Hall provide a soundtrack over which snippets of lectures and undergraduate gossip can be heard.
Jane Austen said that, "To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment." Mimic the Mansfield Park scribe with an adventure in Cane Creek Park, where you can hike, fish, or rent a paddleboat. Miles of walking trails circumvent the calm waters of the lake, and ripples only appear when a local angler casts his line in the hope of reeling in dinner. Bask in the stillness, listening for birds tweeting to one another, to experience the peace and refreshment only nature can bring.
Cookeville hotels serve as a home base for travelers interested in being in the epicenter of urban Tennessee. You'll be just 80 miles from Nashville, 100 miles from Knoxville, and 80 miles from Chattanooga, which means that rental cars in Cookeville are akin to keys to unknown cities. Man-made borders cannot contain your curious spirit—there is too much to be explored in this Southern state.
Look up verdure, young wandered, and get an education in country music or the chance to unwind in an idyllic setting by booking one of Travelocity’s Cookeville, TN hotels or Nashville hotel deals. We’ll meet you in the shade of a magnolia tree.