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Alpine Lodge & Suites is in Cookeville, the county seat of Putnam County, a growing community located in the eastern portion of Middle Tennessee. The intersection of Interstate 40 and the Appalachian North-South Highway 111 (Corridor J) lies within the city. Cookeville, the home of Tennessee Technological University, is 75 miles east of Nashville, Tennessee.

Area Scenic Recreational Sites

  • The Appalachian Center for Crafts, a unique, education facility spectacularly located on 600 acres, overlooking Center Hill Lake.  I-40 Exit 273
    Phone-931.372.3051
  • Bryan Symphony Orchestra, in operation since 1963, presents six concerts each year in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Center at Tennessee Tech. 
    Dixie Ave. 
    Phone 931.372.6088
  • Burgess Falls State Natural Area, offers a scenic riverside trial that leads to a thundering 130 foot waterfall.  Picnicking and hiking. 
    Highway 135 South               
    Phone 931.432.5312
  • Cane Creek Park, 260 acre park with lake, paddle boats, play area, basketball & 18-hole Frisbee golf
    C.C. Camp Rd.                     
    Phone 931.520.4386
  • Outdoor Junction, Indoor shooting range & all types of outdoor/hunting equipment  Right next door to us!     Phone 931.520.7500
  • Fast Lane Fun Park, Go karts, water wars, paintball, miniature golf, rock climbing wall & more! Right next door to us!     Phone: 931.526.FAST (3278)
  • Cookeville Depot Museum, is surrounded by  a park plaza, includes permanent holdings and railway artifacts.  Two cabooses, with original interiors, are available for touring. 
    Corner of Cedar & Broad     
    Phone 931.528.8570
  • Cookeville Performing Arts Center, offers a full schedule of touring plays, performances & presentations by the Cookeville Summer Theatre and the Cookeville Children's Theatre.
    10 East Broad St.                 
    Phone 931.520.5351
  • Hidden Hollow, a man-made wonderland, highlighted by natural waterfalls, lake, canal and covered bridges. Picnicking, fishing, swimming and hiking. 
    Hidden Hollow Rd.                
    Phone 931.526.4038
  • Putnam County's Parks and Recreation Department, the City of Cookeville's Leisure Service Department, and the YMCA work together to provide a comprehensive recreational program. 

Golfing

  • Belle Acres Golf Course-901 Buck Mountain Rd.-931.526.8834-9 holes, par 36, length 3,000
  • Cookeville Golf Club -1500 Country Club Rd.-931.528.2419-18 holes, par 70, length 6,176
  • Ironwood Golf Course-3801 Ironwood Rd.-931.528.2331-18 holes, par 72, length 6,311
  • Mountain Ridge Golf Course-Highway 70 North-931.839.3313-18 holes, par 72, length 6,750
  • Southern Hills Golf Course-4749 Ben Jared Rd.-931.432.5149-18 holes, par 72, length 6,800
  • White Plains Golf Course-4000 Plantation Dr.-931.537.6397-18 holes, par 72, length 6,570

Climate

Average annual temperature, 57 degrees F. Monthly average high, January 52.9 degrees F. and July 88.8 degrees F. Monthly average low, January 37.9 degrees F. and July 67.2 degrees F. Average annual precipitation, 51". Average annual snowfall, 8". Prevailing winds, SE. Mean length of freeze-free period, 211 days. Average relative humidity: 12:00 Midnight - 79%; 6:00a.m. - 85%; 12:00 noon - 48%; 6:00p.m. -62%. Altitude: 1,140 feet above sea level.

Population

Cookeville, 24,000; Algood, 2,400; Baxter, 1,300; Monterey, 2600; and Putnam County, 54,000. Population within a 50-mile radius, 374,000; within a 100-mile radius, 3,155,000. Tennessee Technological University student population, 8,000. The counties that comprise the Upper Cumberland Region are: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren and White, with a total population of 253,000. Cookeville is known as "The Hub of the Upper Cumberland".

Highways

Interstate 40, Appalachian North-South Highway 111, U.S. Highway 70 and State Routes 135 and 136 service the Cookeville area.

Geographic Location

36 degrees 2'0" North Latitude: 85 degrees 29' 15" West Longitude.

Government

Cookeville - City Manager, five councilmen, and appointed Mayor. Algood - City Administrator, Mayor, four aldermen. Baxter - Mayor, four aldermen. Monterey - Mayor, eight aldermen. Putnam County - County Executive, twenty-five commissioners.

Area information provided by the Cookeville Area - Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.