Think Of It As Your Personal Estate. For As Long As You Want To Stay.
Concealed in a forest on an historic college campus but just minutes from a regional airport, metropolitan Knoxville, and the Great Smoky Mountains, RT Lodge is an ideal destination for your wedding, your corporate meeting, or any other special event you wish to make memorable. From the moment you arrive after a peaceful drive down our winding country lane, you’re welcomed into a world all your own—a haven than allows you and others to come together and connect, escape and celebrate. It’s an unforgettable experience. . . and we think that’s exactly what our guests are looking for.
Tailor Made For Mingling
With French doors that open onto the terraces and windows that showcase the surrounding woods, the common areas in The Lodge House are perfect places to gather with family and friends or enjoy the company of a colleague in a casual and comfortable setting.
We have furnished these relaxing and comfortable spaces with overstuffed sofas and soft-leather club chairs, beautiful fabrics, antiques and artifacts. There are plenty of areas where groups can gather—plus private corners for intimate discussions.
However your group likes to socialize, The Lodge provides the perfect venue. We believe you’ll find the overall combination of comfort, style, and seclusion to be just right.
Gardens and Grounds
Personal and Private. Or Open And Active. You Decide.
It’s glorious here outside. Even in the summer, the shade of the woods makes a stroll relaxing and comfortable. Our secluded pathways let you be alone with your thoughts—or with a loved one. Our gardens and koi pond provide beautiful backdrops for photos and for reflection. Relax in a rocker on our classically Southern porch, or gather around one of our outdoor fireplaces for stories, marshmallow roasts, and great conversation.
If you’re feeling more active, we’ve got you covered. Have a run through our woodlands and open fields. We can also set up lawn games, including croquet, badminton, volleyball, or corn hole. You have plenty of options.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Only a short 20 minute drive to the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, let us help you plan your excursion during your stay with us at the lodge! Whether it's finding the perfect day hike, spending a morning fly fishing, or looking for a relaxing scenic drive, we are here to offer you our local expertise!
Continuously ranked as America's most visited national park, there are endless activities for all ages to enjoy. The wild flowers in the Spring, synchronious firefly displays in the Summer, incredible color displays of the foliage in the Fall, and the snow-capped mountains in the Winter make it an incredible destination year round.
The Maryville Area
If the lure of a new adventure or the attraction of a planned event entices you to pull your group away from The Lodge, there are mountains and lakes, sporting events and art galleries, music and theme parks – all just minutes away.
Take in majestic beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Have excursions to Knoxville with its vibrant downtown, museums, and the University of Tennessee, home to scholars and national champion athletes. There’s trout fishing, river rafting, and great golf courses. Nearby Maryville also boasts great music venues. We can be your guide and advisor for excursions that start here and end with indelible memories.