Upper Cumberland businesses highlighted in Tennessee Tourism’s whats new in ’23

Upper Cumberland – Tennessee promises unique experiences in 2023 with new attractions, restaurants, distilleries, hotels, exhibits, milestone anniversaries and renovations, as well as trends with farm stays that take relaxing and learning new skills to the next level, chef-driven restaurants and hands-on experiences. Tennessee Tourism recently listed some businesses to be excited about in 2023. 

Following is a list of businesses in the Upper Cumberland that just may be worth a short road trip.


McMinnville – Snag a sweet treat at Oh Sugar, a bakery with cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, chocolate-covered strawberries and seasonal goodies like hot chocolate bombs.

Crossville – Dirty Girls Nursery is a unique spot for beautiful flowers, plants, hands-on classes and Mud N’ Grub Kitchen, which rotates the menu weekly with dishes from what’s grown on the farm.


Cookeville – Tour the Upper Cumberland specializes in custom shuttle bus tours and private bookings, highlighting the scenic beauty and unique points-of-interest of the 14-county region on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, as well as day and evening trips from Cookeville.

Granville– See the nation’s largest whiskey decanter beginning May 6at the Whiskey Decanter Museum featuring 5,000 decanters. Also experience the Cornbread & Moonshine Festival featuring a cornbread cook-off, Tennessee Whiskey Trail event with tastings, live music and more.


Monterey – Stay awhile and relax at Belle Ridge Campground, which features new luxury cabins and overlook lodging, 50 full hookup RV sites, bath house, swimming pond and a pavilion.


Gainesboro – A mother/son do everything by hand, down to the labeling at Roaring River Distillery, and work to preserve the history of their downtown building and stories that come with it. Master distiller Chad Hunt was featured on Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiner’s Master Distiller.”

For more information or entire Tennessee Tourism list visit HERE.

Photo courtesy of Windy Hill Farm.

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