We're on the 'peaceful' side of the Tellico Mountains!


Nestled in the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest, this is the perfect vacation get-away for rest and relaxation or to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities.

Our 'lodge' is located on one of the most popular rainbow trout fishing streams in East Tennessee.  If you're looking for a quiet, out of the way place to rest and relax OR if you're more into enjoying the outdoors, you'll want to come stay with us.  Activities include fishing on Citico Creek or one of the nearby lakes, hiking, bike riding, kayaking (seasonal), and in-season hunting. We're located within 30-45 minutes of the Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Mountains, Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, and the Fort Loudoun State Historic area just to name a few.  Come prepared to cook - we're 20 minutes away from stores or restaurants!


We are family friendly

Vacationing at the Broken Arrow 'Lodge' will be a wonderful experience for families with children or small groups of adults. The 'lodge' sleeps 8-12 people.

Furnished comfortably - you'll enjoy the cozy atmosphere.  There is so much to do in the beautiful Cherokee National Forest, you'll want to come back time and time again!

A Nat Geo Destination 2013

The Broken Arrow Lodge is featured on this web-site. The MapGuide, Tennessee River Valley Geotourism, was launched in November 2011. It is one of only 11 National Geographic online Mapguides developed worldwide to date. It currently provides a unique interactive online guide to 625 distinctive natural, historical and cultural sites in a region Where Rivers and Mountains Meet, from the Smoky Mountains through Knoxville, Chattanooga and North Georgia. The project is guided by the East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Council, representing 24 tourism, natural resource, cultural, and historical agencies and organizations in the region. The MapGuide is a wonderful tool for travel planning, fostering the stewardship of the region’s great places, and enhancing sustainable economic development in the region. The cabin is featured here.

Reviews from Guests

Broken Arrow Cabin is my little piece of Heaven. Comfortable,ever so quiet. Play or fish in the pristine waters of Citico Creek, explore the backroads, take a drink from a mountain spring, hike, visit area sights, or just sit on the porch with a good book and glance up at the creek and let the rest of the world go by. The summer of 2012 will mark my 51st year as a vacationer on the creek, my 24th in Broken Arrow Lodge. I’ve traveled extensively in the US and Europe, but to cleanse my mind of worries and stress no place beats Broken Arrow Lodge and Citico Creek. Give it a try. You will be a different person!
— Mary Tallent

This was the greatest stay we ever had. The owners are wonderful, local activities fishing, hiking, winery not far away, pick you own grapes there, a lot of history in the area. Great cabin, made you feel at home.
— Donald & Theresa

We have been staying here for years and we love it the Sowders are really nice people.. It’s really nice when a storm comes up. You can watch it thru the skylight. It’s just peaceful being there.Nice ride to get there.
— Christie & Walt Byrom

I have to get back there. My Mountain is calling me. I recommend this lodging if you’re not into “roughing it”(tent camping). The owners are spectacular. Date of stay was May of 2015.
— Amy Fair