A Weekend at the Wildwood Resort & Marina

Hey Guys!

If you keep up with my blog, you will know that I have spent several weekends at the Wildwood Resort & Marina.

My hubby and I love this place and it’s only 1.5 hrs from our house making it a great weekend getaway.

I have posted several blog posts about this place and the nearby (1 mi from the Marina) historic town of Grranville.

If you live close enough, you must put this place on your list to visit!

Since it was Labor Day weekend, we decided last minute to go spend the weekend at the marina.

We arrived at the marina on Saturday, Sept. 2nd around noon.

Since we couldn’t check into our room until 3, we decided to have lunch at the marina.

The marina offers a few different options for food.

We chose the lakeside restaurant which is the best option in my opinion.

We were seated at a table by the water.

After looking over the menu, we decided to try the pretzel bites & cheese dip for an appetizer.

They were so good!

For our meal, I ordered the blackberry walnut chicken salad and my hubby ordered the BLT with fries.

The food was delicious!

After lunch, we drove a mile down the road to the quaint little “mayberry” town of Granville.

Granville was ranked #1 of the 12 small towns in the US that feel like stepping back in time.

Granville holds several events throughout the year.

Their fall festival is coming up in Oct.

Click here to see their event schedule

One of the main attractions in Granville is the TB Sutton General Store.

Built-in 1800’s, this country store has continuously served the families in this area.  

In 2017, Country Living Magazine listed this store as one of the thirteen most charming country stores.  Southern Living Magazine recommended T.B. Sutton General Store as the number one store to visit during the summer of 2018. 

The store is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

The general store serves lunch and ice cream and on Wed-Sat, they offer country cooking.

Every Saturday they have live music.

This is where you will come if you want to tour the town.

It costs $7 pp to tour the town but it’s definitely worth it!

There’s so much to see!

Near the general store is a historic church that you can visit as well.

We didn’t spend a lot of time here since we have been several times before…we were just killing time until we could check into our room.

Click here, here & here for places to stay in & around Granville

So, after leaving here, we headed back to the marina and checked into our room.

After getting checked in, we headed to our room.

This time, we booked a room at the Lakeside Inn with views of the lake.

Tip: Some of these rooms have “mountain” views so be sure to book the right room

We’ve stayed in the cabins & the airstreams but hadn’t stayed in these rooms yet.

The marina has several different types of accommodations.

The room was very spacious!

We had a huge bathroom with comfy bathrobes!

The room also had a Keurig with coffee pods & a refrigerator but no microwave.

After getting settled into our room, we went and sat on the balcony and enjoyed the views of the lake.

The views of the lake are so beautiful.

Later, we walked the boardwalk.

The wooden walkway stretches out into the lake for over a quarter of a mile. It is actually Tennessee’s longest waterfront boardwalk.

At the end of the boardwalk, you will find several chairs so you can sit and take in the views.

It’s a great place to relax and there were never many people around.

Views of the restaurant from the boardwalk

Later that evening, we headed back to the restaurant for dinner.

Once again, we chose a table outside and were seated by the water.

We could see fish swimming in the water below.

After looking over the menu, we decided to order the pretzel bites and cheese again!

So good!

As we were eating, we witnessed an amazing sunset!

We both chose the Brooks Bend Chicken which was a pecan crusted fried chicken breast topped with a savory orange sauce. It came with 2 sides.

It was very good but I forgot to take a picture!

After dinner, we walked the boardwalk once again to star gaze.

There were so many stars!

It was so peaceful.

Later that evening we called it a night.

The next morning, my hubby headed to the Holston Cafe to get us a breakfast burrito.

The cafe’ offers a combination of freshly made hot breakfast and lunch items as well as grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, snacks, soft-serve ice cream and beverages.

We both ordered the bacon, egg & cheese wrap and it was just average.

We had had them before and they were very good but this time we were not impressed.

After breakfast, we literally just relaxed on our balcony until lunch!

It was definitely a nice, relaxing weekend!

For lunch, we headed back to the restaurant and once again, chose a table outside by the water.

My hubby ordered a burger and I ordered the blackberry walnut chicken salad again because it was so good!

Tons of fish were swimming in the water below us!

After lunch, we headed back to our room and relaxed on the balcony.

Later, we headed to the new trail that the marina had just opened not long ago called the Periwinkle Trail.

The trail is a 2.7 round trip hiking trail that begins across the street from the marina and meanders along the shoreline and over a couple of ridges to the Indian Creek Campground and Recreation Area.

There is a longer trail that you can hike that will take you to the Indian Creek Archery Range...it’s 3.2 miles roundtrip.

If you want to hike one way, the marina offers a shuttle that will pick you up.

After hiking a short distance, we turned around and headed back to the marina because the mosquitoes were so bad!

Tip: The marina also just opened a massage studio

After our very short hike, we headed to the Holston Cafe for some soft serve ice cream.

We then headed back to our balcony to enjoy the views and just relax.

Later that evening, we headed back to the restaurant for dinner.

This time we chose the chips and dip for an appetizer.

For our main course, I chose the Black Angus sirloin with mushrooms and a side of potatoes and broccoli and the hubby decided on the fried fish and a baked potato.

Once again, the food was very good!

After dinner, we walked to the small “beach” area and relaxed in the chairs while watching the sunset.

Tip: Click here for all the activities in the area

Once again, we got to witness another beautiful sunset!

Tip: The marina offers a sunset cruise for $30 pp

My hubby decided to wade in the water …

After leaving here, we headed back to the boardwalk to check out the stars.

It was a beautiful night!

I could have sworn I saw the milky way!

Later, we called it a night!

Click here to see the marina’s event calendar

The next morning, we woke up to a beautiful morning!

The water on the lake was so still!

It made for some awesome reflection shots.

A picture of the grounds

My hubby and I sat out on the balcony and enjoyed our coffee.

Twice we saw a bald eagle fly by!

Once again, we tried the breakfast burritos and once again, they were not good.

Today, we had rented a pontoon boat for 1/2 a day.

So, after checking out of our room and having lunch at the restaurant, we headed to our boat.

The marina was running a special where if you stayed two nights, you could get a 1/2 day pontoon rental for 50% off so we took advantage of that!

Tip: Follow their Facebook page to keep up with their specials

The marina also rents canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

Their boats are very nice!

The weather was perfect!

After spending 4 wonderful hours on the water, we headed back to the marina and headed home!

Thanks for reading!

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