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- February 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm #44713
February 8, 2017 at 5:29 pm #44715
- Where did you eat (besides the Junkyard Dawg) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
(No saying you ate in camp does not count.)
- Does Fall Hallow Campground have cable TV hookups?
(Didn’t see it on their site)
- Were their places to eat along the Natchez Trace?
(Or is it mostly a scenic drive?)
We just got back from Hohenwald with our new trailer. The campground does not have cable. Fall Hollow has a great BBQ resturant, but it is only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you stay at Fall Hollow B&B the night before you pickup you will get a great breakfast the next morning. We did not eat at the Junkyard Dawg, so I cannot comment one way or the other. We ate at one of the Mexican Resturants in town, but I cannot remember its name, which kinda tells you what to expect. As for the Trace, by all means travel the Trace. It is a beautiful and relaxing ride with many opportunities to stop and learn the amazing history. There are no resturants on the Trace, but there are many options for short detours to get something to eat or fill your refrigerator. Marcia and I hope you enjoy your trip, the adventure of picking up the thing you have been waiting for sooooooooo long, and discovering what you now own as your return trip progresses.
1 user thanked author for this post.February 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm #44716
We found the Mexican Restaurant near Walmart (Casa Grande) to be good. Anita from Oliver Travel Trailers sent us there originally and we go there at least once every time we are in Hohenwald.
Grayson and Ann Cook
Northwest CT and Mid Coast Maine
2016 Oliver Elite II, Twin Bed FP
Toyota Tundra, Extra Cab, Long bed, 5.7 V8
2 users thanked author for this post.February 8, 2017 at 10:24 pm #44723
To 52-fourteeners, Grayson, and Ann.
Great answers folks.
We appreciate it!
We are growing in excitement and great anticipation!
Camping in actual comfort? Wot iz zat?!
>> Casa Grande
Great to ask the locals.
These are great folks.
So good to support an American family business.
Looking forward to seeing them again.
We are planning (weather permitting it’s so iffy this time of year) to stay 2 nights at Fall Hollow.
We’ve had such a rainy, rainy winter in TN.
The campground may turn to a swamp.
- Did they have paved pull through pads?
We are planning at this time to travel at least part of the Natchez Trace.
Sound very much like the Cherohala and if you note the Junkyard Dawg (Dog) pictures on the links they seem to have motorcyclists abounding like on the Tail O the Dragon between Tellico Plains and NC.
The guy who told us about the Dawg sells motorcycle parts and is there very frequently.
(He was picking up the new/old stock we are selling from our Tundra 02 for a buddy of his in Nashville.)
Says he always eats there.
Found these reviews for breakfast places
Breakfast Restaurants in Hohenwald
Log Cabin might be a possibility for local flavor.
Generally it’s hard to mess up breakfast in general.
- Anyone been there?
Not planning on cooking other than the absolute must making coffee.
It’s not camping for us without the brew.
We even bought a 1 cupper podulizer that matches ole Smokey.
We will have our hands full just getting adjusted.
- Speaking of cooking… are both propane bottles full when you pickup?
Thanks again to both parties for your answers.
Perhaps we will meet someday out on the road.
One never knows.
Blessings and Cheers!
~J and PFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm #44725
Re: Cable TV.
We emailed the proprietors.
Noel & Sheri [email@example.com]
Only in the B&B rooms
Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid
On Feb 8, 2017 4:01 PM, P wrote:
Does the Fall Hollow Campground have cable TV connection?
~PFebruary 9, 2017 at 8:27 am #44733
Menu RV Park Reviews
Fall Hollow Campground
1329 Columbia Highway
Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462
Phone: (931) 796-1480
Visit Campground Website
Recent Rate: $30 10/2016
Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
Showers Showers yes
Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
Dump Station Dump Station yes
$0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
Propane Available Propane Available no
Firewood Available Firewood Available no
Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
Water Water yes
Sewer Sewer yes
WiFi no (Low tech get over the tech DTs)
Cellular Phone Service yes
TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
Playground Playground no (GOOD! Most of us are geriatric impaired)
Pet Area Pet Area ? yes-
river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
Clubhouse Clubhouse no
Camp Store Camp Store no
Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes (limited hours see Fall Hollow website)
Group Camping Group Camping yes
Concierge Services Concierge Services ? (Sorta’ thanks to Oliver folks)
Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
Recreation Room Recreation Room no
Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no (Qre you kiddin? We work out our biceps eating and arm restlin’)
(Sorry swimmers and boaters)
Beach Access Beach Access no
Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
Marina Marina no
Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
Golfing Golfing yes (Really? where?)
Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
Spa Spa no (Roll eyes, use your outdoor shower)
Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no (BYOC – ring your own cornhole)
Volley Ball Volley Ball no
Sports Field Sports Field yes (Really what? Arm Wrestling?)
Arcade Games Arcade Games no
Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no (Depends if your Oliver rocks inside right? <winky>)
Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
Billiards Billiards no
Ping Pong Ping Pong no
River River yes
Ocean Ocean no (Go to the Gulf Coast next)
Water Park Water Park no (Yeah but there is always sewer clean out right?)
Casino ? (BYOCCP – Bring your own cards chips pennies)
Review Details (see Campground site reviewY
These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com
Motorhome – 8
Travel Trailer – 3
Weather permitting stay an extra night and go drive the Natchez Trace
~ ETN J and P, Reviewers in anticipation and excitement for Smokey Oliver Pickup Day!February 10, 2017 at 7:16 am #44784
We enjoyed Snappys Pizza. Both Mexican Resturants were good.
Checkout Meriwether Lewis Campground on RV Park Reviews. My wife and I also enjoyed Loretta Lynn Ranch & Campground which is about 50 miles away but still close to Hohenwald.
1 user thanked author for this post.February 10, 2017 at 7:41 am #44785
Thank you very much for the pointers Hap!
Staying an extra night (praying for good weather) should give us some exploring time.
According to the long range it’s supposed to warm up and dry out. (But then the weather people can’t even predict hour to hour.)
Right now the weather just can’t decide to shake winter and then the next day rain, rain, rain.
So soggy right now and very nippy as I type.
Supposed to get up to 54ish today.
Right now frost outside and colder than whiz.
- HEY while we have you on the line are the sites paved at Fall Hollow?
Can’t quite tell by the pictures.
They may be packed gravel?
Sure would hate to see ole Smokey red mud splatter first thing.
Thank your wife for us please! Tell her our favorite country star is Dolly.
I used to teach 2 of her kin in Pigeon Forge.
Nice kids both. Been years now. Bruce and Mitzy. I pray they escaped the firestorm.
Great Smoky Mountains Devastation and Dolly comes through for “My People”
Do go see what I posted about the Smokeys being devastated by the 2 arsonists.
They were teens UNSUPERVISED. We all wonder just WHERE were their parents???
They killed people and wiped out businesses and left hundreds and hundreds homeless.
We love Dolly! She is taking care of her people. She has never forgotten from whence she came.
A real philanthropist and besides her supporting the families who lost everything with 1,000 mo. until they get on their feet she has done quietly so very much for the folks for years and years! The teacher’s aid of mine, Carolyn grew up near her in the humble community hollar.
She is nothing like the Dolly on TV and movies.
Most often completely makeup-less and in sweatpants and no wigs!
Hope everyone sees their way clear to help out our fellow Americans.
These are fine, faithful, and loving people.
All interviewed who lost everything praised GOD that their loved ones were spared.
They will need help to recover for years and years to come.
Blessings out to you both Hap and Mrs. Hap. It’s ALL good!
~J and PFebruary 10, 2017 at 9:08 am #44788
When we were there the sites were not paved but I don’t remember seeing a lot of mud. We did not stay at Fox Hollow the last time we visited Hohenwald, we did pay to use their dump station. Personally while checking out a new RV, cold is good and rain is good. It will give you a chance to check out the trailer in different conditions. Ice is bad, bad, bad. We learned that when we had a Semi total our six months old motorhome several years ago.
The last time that I visited Tennessee I went out of my way to visit Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park. There are a couple of RV parks close by and I took my time and visited the area. What a great area and I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the York Home and area. Some great backroads in the area.
Tenn. is a beautiful state with much to see and do.
1 user thanked author for this post.February 10, 2017 at 9:33 am #44800
Guess what Hap we have been looking for an Oliver home up in Fentress and Cumberland County for years now!
YES spectacular in that neck-o-the-woods.
We camp at Big South Fork National Reserve which is probably this most beautiful and unspoiled as it gets in this USA. This is near Oneida close to Jamestown.
See my SEC Big South Fork post here.
Indian Boundary is fabulous and the place to camp there.
Again unspoiled (except for the nutty motorcyclists wiping out going too fast on that twisting drive and fruitcake bicyclists who block the road and a bicyclists have wiped out).
I highly recommend camping on either the TN or NC side of the Skyway and taking the tow vehicle by itself through the twist and turns only.
Like Sherry said she got car sick on the curves, mountain steep ups and downs.
Didn’t find a Mr. Bicycle for a long time.
He was found by accident down in a gorge.
~ PFebruary 11, 2017 at 9:47 am #44834
I was thinking about your wisdom, Hap.
The Review I posted from:
Menu RV Park Reviews
Fall Hollow Campground
>>> Hap says, We did not stay at Fox Hollow the last time we visited Hohenwald, we did pay to use their dump station.
Yes, you did pay but you didn’t stay at Fall Hollow.
Perhaps that means we may or may not pay for the dump station?
Reviews posted, as Sherry wisely says, may or may not be accurate.
As we are planner a’herders like Buzzy perhaps a nominal fee for dumping they charge or not?
- What did you pay Hap out of interest?
- How much everyone does it typically cost anywhere to use dump facilities if there is no free dump?
Hap, you also made very good points maybe it is good to be at Fall Hollow during shakeout not to have less than ideal weather.
I read here on the forum a fella that his Oliver didn’t leak during hard rainstorms but it did leak when he washed it and was wondering where the water was emanating from?
A little ~P thought (pun mostly intended) maybe use a hose to shoot any haul breech (planned) openings… places like where the solar panels are affixed and the Oliver hull?
Or around the windows?
I understand from reading about various RVs that if the window track has crud in it from debris it may back up and come in.
Wonder how the fella did spotting the actual leak location and patching w/ silicon (maybe?)
or “dap” specifically for sealing that adheres well to fiberglass. #43580
Rubber Gaskets Around Porch Lights
This will be our first hard shell camper and we have no feel for this whatsoever.
Looking forward to following in your trace of the Natchez Trace.
You folks fortunate to attend the ANNOUNCEMENT- OLIVER TRAVEL TRAILER RALLY 2017 at the Natchez Trace Campground will certainly enjoy yourselves. LOTS pictures, videos, story swapping for those of us not being able to attend. J and I will be at Santa Rosa. We wished we could participate. Smokey had other scheduling plans.
#42122 In reply to: ANNOUNCEMENT- OLIVER TRAVEL TRAILER RALLY 2017 (Hardrock= Coy, organizer postings)
One of the folks here did a really good storyline with pictures about the Trace.
He went clear down to New Orleans eventually on that swing.
Hohenwald, Natchez Trace, Natchez, and New Orleans
J and I went there on our honeymoon eons ago and had some of the best native food ever.
Our first taste of Mississippi Mud Pie.
I talk about food lots…. like our doggies I am “food motivated.” LAFF!
Thank you so much Hap for answering our questions and giving us pointers where to eat.
Who knows? Providence may be sometime we meet.
Cud happen Hap <smile> hope so! Tell your wife I like hugs.
- Where did you eat (besides the Junkyard Dawg) for breakfast, lunch, and dinner?
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