Overhead shot capturing the beautiful open pavilion, surrounded by nature.


Then & Now

Our story begins, as most good stories do, with love.  A love for hosting, a love for the land, a love of music and a love of people.

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. Jason from instrumental in finding our unique property.  Requirements: river frontage, easy accessibility, southern facing hillside, and marketability.  Low and behold, after months of searching, Waterloo appeared.  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 10+ acres on a rolling hill, with over 2,000 feet of river frontage on Spring Creek, a state scenic river.  When we arrived, the river was barely visible.  We were faced with over 60 years of neglect-downed trees, jungles of weed trees, vines as thick as your arm, and truck loads of trash.  We did little else besides clear, burn and repeat. The transformation of Waterloo might stir nostalgia for some.  It’s storied past of moonshine stills and mills echo it’s unique history.  Today, it’s a testament to the power of conservation and preservation of nature. 

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, groom’s retreat, firepit and more.

Come for the day, stay overnight, plan your special day- we are here to share our dream and make yours come true!

From our family to yours

-The Daveys