Group Retreats (Minimum 10 Lodgers)

Tailwaters Lodge is located in Northeast Tennessee which borders, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kentucky in the Appalachian Mountains. With 230 miles of internationally known rivers and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail, it’s the true outdoors with endless opportunities to explore.

The cabins are nestled in the woods at the end of a dead-end road with no other buildings, and abuts the TVA public lands on three sides so you’ll have plenty of privacy, yet it is only 8-miles from the heart of Bristol TN/VA, the birthplace of country music, and only 20 minutes from the Tri-Cities Airport (Johnson City, Bristol, Kinsport). You’ll experience terrific trout fishing, both wade fishing and guided river floats, and there are over 1.5 miles of accessible, wade-able fishing including 540’ of private river frontage.

If you’d like to stretch your legs, there are over five miles of well-maintained, gravel, scenic river trails right out your door, and the Appalachian Trail is only ten miles away. For bikers, not only can you bike right from your cabin, but there is a fun 4.5 mile TVA bike trail across the river from us, and the esteemed Virginia Creeper Trail is a short 30 minute drive. Pontoon boats can also be rented on the expansive, scenic South Holston Lake only seven miles away. Come, relax and enjoy! 

All-Inclusive group packages include: lodging, catered meals, snacks, and guided river floats. 


Your lodging options include reserving:

(1) ALL FIVE CABINS - Osprey, Bufflehead, Pheasant Tail, Midge, and The Hatch
(2) LOWER THREE CABINS - Pheasant Tail, Midge, and The Hatch, OR,
 (3) THE HATCH ONLY - The Hatch  

Rollaway beds are available upon request. Complimentary coffee, firewood, and airport pick-up are included.


Catered meals include a private dinner chef prepared meal along with pre-made breakfast casseroles in your fridge ready for the morning, as well as scrumptious welcome baskets and midnight snack packs in each cabin. Let us know what beverages you’d like including beer and wine, and your cabin will be stocked before you arrive. The cost of alcoholic beverages will be added to your final bill.

Guided River Floats

Guided river floats are provided by our premier, Orvis-endorsed guide service, The South Holston River Company. Fishing licenses can be purchased online when you arrive, or prior to coming at

Lodge Buy-Out

Reserve All Five Cabins
14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32

Price Per Person(Single/Double Occ.)

3 Nights/2Days   $1485/$1335
4 Nights/3Days   $2060/$1870
5 Nights/4 Days   $2635/$2400
6 Nights/5 Days   $3210/$2935

Lower Three Cabins

Reserve Lower Three Cabins 
10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20

Price Per Person (Single/Double Occ.)

3 Nights/2Days    $1420/$1310
4 Nights/3Days   $1975/$1835
5 Nights/4 Days   $2530/$2360
6 Nights/5 Days   $3085/$2885

The Hatch Only

Reserve the Hatch Only
6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

Price Per Person (Single/Double Occ.)

3 Nights/2Days   $1335/$1280
4 Nights/3Days   $1865/$1790
5 Nights/4 Days   $2395/$2305
6 Nights/5 Days   $2925/$2820

Custom Packages

If the All-Inclusive packages don’t fit your needs, we can tailor one to fit. Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll be pleased to work something out. Give us a call at 423-573-3999.