Then & Now

We first discovered Waterloo Falls in 2018 when we came to Cookeville for Muddy Roots music festival.  We spent every afternoon relaxing and cooling off in the river.  We both never wanted to leave.  Our combined 25+ years in hospitality and property management stirred in us the desire to create our own retreat.  We searched for land to make our dream come true.  Requirements: river frontage, easy accessibility, southern facing hillside, and marketability.  Low and behold, after months of searching, Waterloo was for sale.  We immediately knew it was meant to be.  With all our requirements met and then some, we made the move.

The property is situated on 11 acres on a rolling hill, with over 2000 feet of river frontage on Spring Creek, a state scenic river.  When we arrived the river was barely visible.  We were faced with over 40 years of neglect-downed trees​, jungles of weed trees, vines as thick as your arm, and truck loads of trash.  We have done little else besides clear, burn and repeat.

We contracted with a local timber frame builder, Honest Abe, to build our venue.  Before it was finished we held our wedding.  Without water or power we still wowed our 100 guests.  With such natural beauty you’ll be sure to wow your guests, too.  With more amenities such as built in bar, caterer kitchen, 2 bathrooms including handicap accessible, upstairs bridal suite, firepit and more.

We are so thrilled to share our dream, from our family to yours.