DUFF, TN (WLAF) – One of Campbell County’s best kept secrets is getting out.
Locals know that just up Highway 25, a right turn will lead to a tucked away resort that promises, and delivers, good food, well appointed accommodations and views that are incomparable at McCloud Mt. Resort.
Now thanks to Budget Travel, everyone else will know. Budget Travel is a multiplatform media brand that focuses on helping people see the world on an affordable scale, according to its website.
Last month, Budget Travel published its “10 Affordable Alternatives to Luxury Resort Hotels” list.
Sitting at number one on the list is McCloud Mt. Resort.
At an elevation of 2,700-feet, McCloud Mountain has its own Campbell County climate.
“Family-run McCloud Mountain Lodge offers the kind of pastoral views and fresh cuisine you’d expect from the justly celebrated Blackberry Farm two hours to the south, but with a much smaller price tag, from $150 a night. The adults-only McCloud Lodge perches on a cliff face above a valley dotted with farm fields, red barns, and the tributaries of nearby Norris Lake, one of the area’s recreational draws. Guest rooms’ private patios overlook this epic view—one only surpassed by the vantage from the restaurant’s glass gazebo, which cantilevers over the valley. At this restaurant you’ll savor house-smoked meats; the purveyor is a competitive barbecue master,” said writer Ashley Biggers in description of the inn.
“It’s an honor just to be mentioned in the same sentence as Blackberry Farm, but to be categorized with these other venues across America is humbling,” said Lisa Fields, daughter -in-law of the late Paul Fields who developed McCloud Mt. “To be listed as number one (on the list) is extraordinary.”
The Fields family operated resort beat out other contenders on the list such as accommodations in Hawaii, Texas, California and Georgia.
“My father- in-law was always in awe of McCloud and said when God made McCloud Mountain he was just showing off. We strive every day for customer service, exemplary amenities with prices people can afford on or off a budget, and with the help of Mother Nature everything else is just a bonus,” she said. “Paul’s dream was to be able to share this mountain and all her splendor with world. I think his dream is finally coming true.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/09/2019-6AM-PHOTOS FROM MCCLOUD MTN)