Towns / Cities

This is what getting away is all about.

Benton, Tennessee – County Seat & Old Time Charm

Tucked under Chilhowee Mountain and a few miles from Parksville Lake (Lake Ocoee), Benton has a beautiful old courthouse in the middle of a real town square with only one traffic light!

This is a working town but visitors and residents love the slow way of life and the delicious home cooking that can be found on the corners.

Visit the Chilhowee Farmers Market to shop for locally grown produce, herbs/ornamentals, honey and bee products.  The market is located at the Polk County Fairgrounds Show Barn in Benton and is open from 7:00 am -Noon Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays  from June – October.

The gravesite of Cherokee maiden, Nancy Ward is located on the outskirts of town.

Ducktown, Tennessee – Historic Copper Mines & Great Mainstreet Events

The historic town of Ducktown is very small but is home to gorgeous Bed and Breakfasts up and down Main Street and hosts regular festivals and music events.

Home to the historic copper mines, visitors love coming to the Ducktown Basin Museum to view the exhibits and shop in the gift store. Event listings can be found on

Copperhill, Tennessee – Two Towns in One

Copperhill shares the state line with McCaysville, Georgia. In fact a blue line is painted through the middle of the two towns and right up the sides and over buildings. This is the turn-around point for the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Shops and restaurants abound!  Such a small place, yet you’ll find something for every palate whether a pub meal, mexican fare, Southern BBQ or good ol’ home cooking. Of course there is ice cream too! Antique shoppers and collectors won’t be disappointed by the number of beautiful stores and flea-market hounds will be in browsers heaven.