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In Sewanee, vacation rentals start at $135 per night.
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Sewanee is a small town nestled into the southwestern part of Middle Tennessee. It’s home to the University of the South and some incredible natural scenery. Hike or bike through the city and you’ll be surrounded by wooded areas, trees, and much more, as you’ll be on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau. Explore the campus and see why it’s commonly referred to as “The Mountain”, or check out the Shakespeare Garden at the southernmost point on campus. Sewanee is a great place to spend a weekend taking in the natural sites of Middle Tennessee.
Things to do in Sewanee
The Mountain Goat Trail is one of the best places to get out and enjoy nature while in Sewanee. From 1856 to 1985, the Mountain Goat Railroad was used to shuffle coal and passengers between two counties in Tennessee, and was even deemed to be one of the steepest railroad ascents in the world because of the climb up the Plateau. Today, this old railroad trail has been converted into a semi-paved trail giving hikers, bikers, and walkers access to over 20 miles of nature. Start downtown or at the university of the South Campus and explore this beautiful trail. Head to the University of the South and stroll around this historical campus to get a feel for the heart of this town. The idea behind founding the school was to create an institution that was free from northern influences. Construction on the school began in 1857, but parts of the campus were blown up during the Civil War. In 1866, construction resumed and the school was officially opened in 1868. Today, visit the campus and you’ll be stunned by its beauty, as it sits on the precipice of the Cumberland Plateau overlooking the Tennessee Valley (giving it the nickname “The Mountain”). In 2011, the University of the South was even named as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure. Make a trip to the southernmost point on campus and stroll through the Shakespeare Garden, in which herbs and plants named after Shakespeare himself are grown and tended to by students and faculty.
Day Trips from Sewanee
Make a short, 50-minute drive south to Chattanooga and experience the place Outside Magazine named the “Best Town Ever”. Chattanooga offers a 15-mile paved Riverwalk lined with attractions, bars, restaurants, shops, and more. Your outdoor adventure options include mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, white-water rafting, and hang gliding. The town is loaded with parks, as well, so you can always find a place to simply relax. Every Friday night throughout the summer you can experience the Cambridge Square Night Market, a family-friendly event of live music, artisan craft vendors, and food. There’s also a decent nightlife for those looking to enjoy a drink or two during their night out in the city. Check out Beast + Barrel Gastro Smokehouse or Big River Grille and Brewing Works Downtown.
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Transportation in Sewanee
If you’re traveling from outside of Tennessee, you’ll want to fly into Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. You may need a connecting flight from Nashville International Airport, depending on your airline and the location of your original flight. Once you get to Chattanooga, you’ll want to rent a car and make the 52-mile drive to Sewanee. Your car will be nice to have when you’re making day trips or traveling around the town. Otherwise, you can bike, hike, or walk the Mountain Goat Trail, stroll through the University of the South campus by foot, or bike around town.
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