Tailwaters lodge is proud to offer a variety of food options for you – ranging from meals prepared directly by a private chef to meals dropped off at your cabin, or just simply making sure your cabin is stocked with food! Choose one or more options over the course of your stay; for example, enjoy a meal prepared by a private chef one evening and have a prepared meal dropped off for the second. Set your meals to fit your need, and all your meals will be enjoyed in the privacy and comfort of your cabin. Call us at 423-573-3999 to arrange your catering needs, or email us at  Orders must be placed four days before needed to give time for the caterer to schedule.  Or, if you prefer to not use our catering services, then Food City Grocery store is only five miles away. All our cabins have well-appointed kitchens if you want to prepare your own meals.

Private Chef

Your private chef will either grill or prepare a delicious meal at your cabin depending on your choice. Chefs provide all table set-up and clean-up. Your chef will arrive at 5 pm to begin set-up, offer your dinner at 6 pm, and then depart by 7 pm. A gratuity is appreciated, but not expected. Entrees include all the fixings and dessert.  Choose from:

  • Grilled Ribeye Steak: $83 per person
  • Paella with chicken, vegetables, smoked sausage, shrimp and mussels: $83 per person
  • Stuffed Chicken Breasts: $83 per person
  • Grilled Cumin Pineapple and Tofu Skewers: $59 per person

***Prices are updated based on current market rates for ingredients and are subject to change***

Drop-Off Dinner/Breakfast

Enjoy a fresh dinner or breakfast casserole of your choice. Your fresh meal will be prepared in advance by our chefs and delivered pr-cooked and warm by 5pm.  Choose from:

Pre-Made Dinners

  • Grilled Kielbasa, Kraut, Baked Beans, Coleslaw and Potato Salad, or
  • Rosemary Parmesan Chicken with Tortellini Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil, or
  • Lasagna with Caesar Salad and Focaccia Bread (choice of Italian Sausage and Beef, or Butternut Squash), or
  • Vegetarian Baked Ziti with Caesar Salad and Bread, or
  • Chicken Wild Rice Casserole with Caesar Salad and Bread, or
  • Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad, or
  • Country Cottage Pie - ground beef, carrots, onions topped with mashed potatoes.  Served with peas and biscuit

Each pre-made dinner comes with all the fixings and dessert including pies, cakes, and cookies. 

Price: $60 for party of 2; $114 for party of 4; $156 for party of 6; $180 for party of 8

Pre-Made Breakfast

  • Egg Sausage Casserole, or 
  • Hashbrown Casserole, or
  • French Toast Casserole, or
  • Biscuit and gravy casserole

All pre-made breakfasts come with biscuits

Price: $30 for party of 2; $60 for party of 4; $120 for party of 8

Box Lunch

  • Turkey on Italian Sandwich Bread, or
  • Chicken Rice Salad, or
  • Muffaletta Paninis, or
  • Roast Beef and Pepper Jack with Sauteed Onions
  • Cup of Couscous Salad, sweet Potato Salad, or Potato Salad

Comes with cup of couscous salad, potato salad, Kettle brand potato chips and cookies.

Flatware packets, mayonnaise, mustard packets, and napkins provided in a Ziploc bag

Price: $18 per person

Stock My Cabin

This is a hassle-free way to do your own thing. We’ll make sure your cabin is stocked upon your arrival so you don’t have to run to the grocery store, and you can even add these items along with choosing a private chef or drop-off dinner.

Welcome Basket

  • Smoked Salmon Spread and Crackers
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Sliced Deli Salami
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Brie and Honey
  • Port Wine Cheese

Price: $85 per basket for party of 2; $135 for party of 4; $195 for party of 8

Midnight Snack Pack

  • Pretzels
  • Lays Potato Chips
  • SmartFood Popcorn
  • Beef Jerky
  • Cheddar Cheese or Parmesan Goldfish
  • Trail Mix
  • S’more Fixings
  • Salsa and Chips

Price: Cost of food plus service fee (see below).  Cost of food is approximately $45 per pack for party of 2; $60 for party of 4; $95 for party of 8

Stock The Fridge (Breakfast)

  • Muffins
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 gallon Orange Juice
  • 1 pound Coffee (complimentary)
  • White or Whole Wheat Bread
  • English Muffins
  • Irish Butter

Price: Cost of food plus service fee (see below).

Stock The Fridge (Dinner)

  • Stouffers Mac and Cheese
  • Burgers Hot Dogs, and Buns
  • American Cheese
  • Potato Chips
  • Bottled Water

Price: Cost of food plus service fee (see below). 

Service fee is 20% of cost of food or $30 minimum for one or more meal packages.  If we’re missing something on this list, then let us know and we’ll make sure to get it. We’re always working with our caterer to update the menus seasonally or in response to customer feedback.