Enjoy our Good Nature with a Green Vacation Getaway
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David Crockett State Park
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Beautiful, comfortable new Green vacation homes at David Crockett and Montgomery Bell State Park demonstrate how you can enjoy the park, and at the same time, leave a lighter footprint on our planet through more sustainable building practices.
David Crockett State Park (Lawrenceburg)
David Crockett State Park in Lawrenceburg recently opened seven new Green Cabins near Lindsey Lake. These unique modern accommodations were designed and built with energy efficiency in mind. The two-bedroom, two bathroom cabins at David Crockett focused on reducing the environmental impact of a home both during and after construction by incorporating geothermal heating and cooling, proper storm water construction management techniques, reduced water landscaping, and ENERGY STAR appliances. The Green Cabins are the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified vacation homes in the eastern United States or available at a state park. The U.S. Green Building Council developed the LEED Building Rating System to provide a standard for environmentally sustainable construction.
Photo gallery of the new Green Cabins at David Crockett State Park.
NEW - David Crockett State Park Green Cabins Education Manual
Make your reservations for these new silver-level LEED certified Green Cabins by calling (931) 762-9408 or toll free 1-877-804-2681.
Montgomery Bell State Park
Eight new, environmentally friendly villas at Montgomery Bell State Park were opened October 2009. An environmental focal point of the project is the geothermal system. Each villa has a 450-foot well to capture the energy of the earth to generate heating and cooling, using 40 to 60 percent less energy and minimizing energy-driven pollution. Among many other benefits, the geothermal system also produces free hot water in the summer. Other energy and environmental practices at the villas include the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs, outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic and indoor/outdoor recycling equipment. These eight villas at Montgomery Bell are the first TVA energy right Certified homes in the Tennessee State Park System.
Photo gallery of the new Green Villas at Montgomery Bell.
Make your reservation for a Green Villa at Montgomery Bell.
The new Green vacation homes at David Crockett and Montgomery Bell serve as an example of Tennessee State Parks’ commitment to ensure our guests enjoy outstanding accommodations, while leaving a lighter footprint on nature. These Green Villas and Cabins reflect sustainable building practices, reduce pollution and educate visitors about conservation-oriented ideas they can incorporate into their own home and lifestyle. And yes, they are also beautiful, comfortable and a fantastic place to stay with family and friends.
- Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke