Tennessee State Parks Offer Special Winter Rates Through March 15

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - by Shannon Ashford

Tennessee State Parks is offering special winter rates for 360 villas and cabins, along with six state park inns until March 15, 2013.  With a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in Tennessee, families and groups seeking unique recreation opportunities and high-quality accommodations can find the perfect getaway – all at an exceptional value and a bit closer to home.  

With a Tennessee State Parks special winter discount, park visitors can stay at one of Tennessee’s six state park inns for $54.95 a night (excluding tax).  The inn discount may be used seven days a week and applies to both individuals and groups.  A 50 percent discount also is being offered for villas and cabins with a two-night minimum stay.  The cabin discount is valid Sunday through Thursday only and some holiday weeks are not included.  Discounts are based on availability and certain other restrictions may apply. 

There is no coupon necessary for this special rate and patrons simply need to ask for the “Special Winter Promotion” when making a reservation. When making online reservations please ensure the available code for the special winter rate or cabin discount is applied.  While reservations are not required, they are highly recommended to ensure availability. 

Special winter rates are not valid with other discounts.  For more information about the special promotion, please call the Tennessee State Parks information line at 615 532-0001 or toll free at 888 867-2757.  For additional information or to make online reservations, please visit the Tennessee State Parks website at www.tnstateparks.com.   

Tennessee State Parks with inns and/or cabins participating in the winter discount promotion are:

Park                                                    County                                     Phone Number

Cedars of Lebanon                                 Wilson                                       (800) 713-5180

Chickasaw                                             Henderson                                 (800) 458-1752

Cumberland Mountain                             Cumberland                               (800) 250-8618

David Crockett                                       Lawrence                                  (877) 804-2681

Edgar Evins                                           DeKalb                                      (800) 250-8619

Fall Creek Falls                                      Van Buren                                 (800) 250-8610

Henry Horton                                         Marshall                                    (800) 250-8612

Meeman-Shelby                                     Shelby                                       (800) 471-5293

Montgomery Bell                                    Dickson                                     (800) 250-8613

Natchez Trace                                       Carroll                                       (800) 250-8616

Nathan Bedford Forrest                          Benton                                      (800) 714-7305

Norris Dam                                            Campbell                                   (800) 543-9335

Paris Landing                                         Henry                                       (800) 250-8614

Pickett                                                   Pickett                                       (877) 260-0010

Pickwick Landing                                    Hardin                                       (800) 250-8615

Roan Mountain                                       Carter                                       (800) 250-8620

Rock Island                                           White                                        (800) 713-6065

Standing Stone                                       Overton                                     (800) 713-5157

Tims Ford                                              Franklin                                     (800) 471-5295

Tennessee’s 54 state parks and 82 natural areas span the state from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River and offer an array of diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences, including hiking, camping, boating and golfing.  Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, the Tennessee State Parks system was established through legislation in 1937.  Today, there is a state park within an hour's drive of just about anywhere in the state, with features such as pristine natural areas and a variety of lodging and dining choices.  For more information, visit Tennessee State Parks' website at www.tnstateparks.com



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