Attractions and Things to do Nearby


Here are some of the area attractions close by and far away from the Commodore Hotel & Cafe.

Canoe / Kayak the Buffalo River

 Visit Mennonite Farms or shops

Mennonite community offer crafts including furniture, baskets, gifts, quilts, honey, locally made sorghum, fresh produce, homemade bread, jams, pickles, cheese, and more! Visit several farms in Lobelville, about 10-15 minutes from the Commodore, off Rte. 438. Take 13 North about 10 minutes, then right on 438. Follow signs.

Mousetail Landing State Park

Tour Amber Falls Winery

Tour Natchez Hills Vineyard

Tour Grinder’s Switch WineryVisit Website

Hunting - TWRA – Wildlife & Hunting Information

Fishing - TWRA – Fisheries Management Division


Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

About 20 minutes from the Commodore, this refuge provides habitat for wildlife and migratory birds, including 301 bird species and habitat for 51 mammals, 89 reptiles and amphibians and 144 species of fish. White-tailed deer can be found throughout the area, along with smaller animals such as raccoons, foxes, squirrels, beaver, rabbits and wild turkey.

In addition to being a home to wildlife, the refuge offers many recreational opportunities such as: hunting, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and photography. The refuge offers three hiking trails, four wildlife observation decks, multiple boat ramps and fishing decks. Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is open during daylight hours. 

Scenic Natchez Trace

Explore the Southeast’s first “highway” – on which colonial travelers and Indians moved on foot or horseback. This award-winning roadway offers beautiful scenery, historical sites, and wildlife – without stop signs or commercial activity. A favorite road of cyclists across the country. Follow 412 East from the Commodore Hotel about 30 minutes and follow signs.

Meriwether Lewis Park Grave and MonumentLocated on the Natchez Trace, off Rte. 20 in Hohenwald. Here is the site where Lewis purportedly shot himself while staying at an Inn along the Natchez Trace. Lewis was traveling on the Trace to visit Thomas Jefferson in Virginia. The monument is half-complete – just as Lewis’ life was only half-fulfilled. Take 412 East 20 minutes to Hohenwald, then right on Rte. 20 about 10 minutes. Follow signs.

Cedar Creek Iron Furnace Historical Site

Explore this rare, double-stack monumental wonder and learn why iron was so important here and across the country in the mid-1800s.

The Lewis County Museum of Local and Natural History

Features history of Lewis & Clark explorer, Meriwether Lewis, for whom the county is named, and holds one of the largest, awe-inspiring collections of wild animal mounts in the western hemisphere. The museum is in downtown Hohenwald, just 20 minutes East of the Commodore Hotel on Rte. 412.

Loretta Lynn’s Ranch 

North of the Commodore Hotel on Rte.13 about 28 miles

Grinder’s Switch/Minnie Pearl Museum

in Centerville 30 minutes Northeast on Rte. 100.

History Buffs

Will enjoy the Antebellum Homes Trail in Spring Hill about 1 hour East of hotel; or a visit to Shiloh Civil War Battlefield – just outside Savannah, TN about 1 ¼ hours Southwest of hotel.

Music Trail Memphis to Nashville

The Commodore Hotel – Your Hub for Cival War Touring