Thanks for visiting
the official web site of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee!  Red Boiling Springs TN has a lot to offer, and we hope you'll enjoy exploring our web site and our town.  (Hint: for less typing, just use to return to this page.)



Step back in time with Red Boiling Springs attractions!

Red Boiling Springs Current Events are Listed Below.


One More Time in The Iris Patch: Remembering Doyle Smith, 1938-2015
Saturday, May 7, 2012
Lucille and the boys invite you to stroll through Doyle's beloved irises one last time. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch, drinks will be provided, and enjoy the music of shade tree pickers. If you cannot make it on Saturday, the Iris Patch will be open for viewing on Sunday, Mother's  Day, May 8th.  The Iris Patch with more than 500 different named bearded irises is located in a two acre field at 617 Bennett Hill Rd, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150 The Iris Patch will be only be opened May 7th and 8th.  So if you have always wanted to go, now is the time to do it.


Tea with Ms. Debbie
Saturday May 7, 2016, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
in the Armour's Hotel dining room.


 "An Apple a Day"
A Comedy by Gene Embry
May 6 & 7, 2016  
 Reservations Required Time:   7:00pm Price:   $25.00 plus tax, per person (price includes dinner and show) Overnight stays available,,,call or e-mail for information. (615)-699-3006 or    


17th Annual Tennessee Highway 52 Yard Sale
May 20-21, 2016
Almost 100 miles of sales! 


Step Back in Time Shop
Vision 2020 Inc
252 Main St, RBS TN   

Offers to you


Open Craft Day
Saturday May 7, 2016 from 1030 – 130pm
Come and relax at the Step Back in Time Shop with others who are working on their personal projects. Some are knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, drawing or coloring.


Coloring for the Mind
Friday May 13,2016 from 6-8pm
Coloring is an alternative to meditation. Coloring allows you to unlock your creative potential. Perhaps more important, it helps relieve tension and anxiety. Bring your books, pencils and markers or purchase coloring pages at the shop. Color pencils available for use at the Step Back in Time Shop.


Painting with Delanie Trent
 Friday May 20, 2016 from 6-8pm
Delanie Trent owner of Barnwood and Bling Boutique is bringing her painting class to downtown Red Boiling Springs. Participants choose 1 design out of the 3 door hangers being offered to paint and bling. All supplies are provided. Fee for the class is $15 plus tax. Call to reserve your spot and let us know which design you want to create. Designs can be seen on our Facebook page. All ages are welcome.


Open Craft Day
 Saturday May 21, 2016 from 1030 – 130pm
 Come and relax at the Step Back in Time Shop with others who are working on their personal projects. Some are knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, drawing or coloring.


Folk Medicine Festival
Saturday June 4. 2016, from 9–5 pm
Celebrating the restorative power of nature. This event showcases old-time medicine and natural healing arts to arts and crafts that demonstrate the traditional, handmade way of not only creating art but useful household items.


Doodle Your Heart Out
Friday June 10, 2016 from 6-8pm
Doodling is as old as time and certainly older than when man learned to communicate via an alphabet. Artist Rita Watson will guide participants to create a 2 dimensional design which will transition into a finished 3-D object. Call to reserve your spot. Fee for the class is $25.


Open Craft Day
Saturday June 18, 2016, from 1030 – 130pm
Come and relax at the Step Back in Time Shop with others who are working on their personal projects. Some are knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, drawing or coloring.


Pottery with Evelyn White
Friday June 24, 2016, from 4-6pm or 6-8pm
Evelyn guides each participant through the creation of their own, one of a kind, piece of pottery. Limited seating. $35 a person. This class will create and design a candle lantern. Call 615-699-1919 to make your reservation. Leave us your name, contact # and time you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation.



  A MUST SEE (and DO) .. in Downtown Red Boiling Springs!!
 The new Vision 2020 Office and “Step Back In Time Shop”.
What a blessing to have an "official" home for Vision 2020 Inc located on ‪‎MainStreet in Historic Downtown ‪‎Red Boiling Springs! Thanks to everyone … and I mean everyone … who worked many, many hours to make this vision a reality! Also wanted to take a moment to talk about the gift shop. This is not your usual run of the mill shop--all items available for sale are created by local artisans, craftsmen and crafters.  Some other items are on consignment and are donated. In addition, there are no employees--it is run completely by dedicated community volunteers. So what's the connection? All proceeds from the gift shop go directly toward the restoration and the creation of The Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum. So swing on by to check out the cool one of a kind items--and shop knowing that you are supporting a worthwhile cause!


Thursday thru Saturday, March 31 - April 2nd, 2016    
Cyclemo’s Annual Knock The Dust Off Your Rust Spring Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet
@ Cyclemo’s Motorcycle Museum -Vendor set-up starts on Thursday -Free Parts Vendor Spaces (all the space you need ... Must Pre-Register) $5 Swap Meet Admission/day at the gate … $5 Museum Admission (optional) -Classes for ALL bikes … Trophy Show Saturday ($10 registration fee per bike. Register by 10am, trophies awarded @4pm) -Field Games … 50/50 Drawing … Free Primitive Camping … Armour’s Hotel Right Next Door -Famous Pig-N-Pie BBQ … Cyclemos own Speed Shop Burn-Out Pit Contact Mike for more info or if you're interested in vending … 


Monday thru Saturday, April 4th thru 9th, 2016    
Grandpa’s House on Ritter Farm Cracked Pot Sale
2217 Oak Grove Road in Red Boiling Springs - 10:00am to 5:00pm A sale of slightly imperfect pieces of clay work and perfectly perfect pieces that have been on the shelf for an overly long time. Participating artists TBA.  For more information … visit or make contact at


Saturday, April 23rd, 2016     
RBS Lion’s Club Pancake & Waffle Supper
@ The Armour’s Hotel … 4:30pm to 7:00pm Enjoy a great Pancake & Waffle & More Supper sponsored by the Red Boiling Springs Lion’s Club. Pancakes & Waffles, Fruits and Veggies, and MORE .. Adults are just $9/person … Children 6-12 just $5/person … and Children under 6 years old are FREE !! Any questions, please call Glenda or Dan Cohen at (615) 699-3500 … or … Samantha or Jimmy Hardin at (615) 572-5430. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Saturday, April 30th @ 9:00am (also scheduled on July 16th and Sept 17th), 2016   
Log Raising
@ Honest Abe Log Homes in Moss, TN  (Just 15 miles from Red Boiling Springs) Join Us for a Log Raising & Mill Tour! Honest Abe Log Homes wants to inform and inspire anyone who’s looking to build a log and timber frame home. That’s why events and activities are planned throughout the year to give wood home enthusiasts the chance to learn more about products, plans and procedures as well as visit a variety of types of wood homes. Watch as members of the company build a small structure, showing and describing the process of building an Honest Abe Log Home.  Spend time with drafting professionals, manufacturing staff and new home consultants. Ask questions and learn about how our log cabins and timber frame homes are designed and created. Families are welcome. Light morning refreshments along with a complimentary lunch served around noon, and afterwards a tour of our manufacturing facilities. For more information Call (800) 231-3695  or see website @


Saturday, May 7th, 2016      
Vision 2020 RBS Old Fashioned Ladies Tea
@ The Armour’s Hotel … 10:30am Put on your best hat and step back in time to enjoy an Old Fashioned Ladies Tea with Miss Debbie at The Armour’s Hotel. A Fund Raiser for Vision 2020’s community revitalization efforts. For more information call (615) 934-7716 or visit


Saturday, May 14th, 2016  
RBS Lion’s Club Fish Fry, Cornhole Tournament, & Music
@ The Armour’s Hotel Mark your calendar … times TBA and more information will be forthcoming on this fun event. A Fund Raiser for the Red Boiling Springs Lion’s Club.


Saturday, May 20th & 21st, 2016  
17th Annual Highway 52 Yard Sale
The 2nd LONGEST YARD SALE in the State of Tennessee!! From Orlinda to just east of Celina … almost 95 miles of yard sales!  See the following website for much more information for this traditionally amazing weekend for all you inveterate yard-salers !!  Cut and paste the following website link into your browser for more information.   


Saturday, May 21st, 2016 
Vision 2020’s Red Pump Café
@ The Armour’s Hotel Open Microphone Night … this month’s Red Pump Café promises to be another enjoyable evening for all!  As Special Guests for this evening, we welcome back Thomas & Nancy Smith, and we will have, as always, our usual house band ”Kinship” along with the beautiful song stylings of Cecily Wingsong. Open microphone – anything goes … the always popular 5 Minute Mystery … and great food at The Armour’s Hotel! No charge for this great evening of entertainment! … however   donations to Vision 2020’s wide ranging community revitalization efforts are encouraged and always appreciated with all proceeds benefiting Vision 2020’s RBS Heritage Museum Fund.  Dinner @ The Armour’s Hotel – only $10/person. Sign-up for open microphone at 6:30pm and show starts at 7:00pm. Rooms are currently available at the hotel that evening, if needed or desired. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00pm  


Saturday, June 4th, 2016
9:00am to 6:00pm Healing arts practitioners, biodynamic farmers, organic gardeners, artists, craftsmen, singers, musicians, dancers, and storytellers all come together on the banks of the Salt Lick Creek to celebrate the restorative powers or nature. Vendors, demonstrators, entertainers, children's activities, food vendors, the quilt show and educational sessions will happen with the historic downtown area of town. From the Palace Park through downtown, the Log Cabin Village area and down to the Church of Christ building. There will be signs posted pointing to the various areas. There will also be volunteers wearing ivory colored t-shirts within the festival red pump log on the front to help you find your way. You are welcome to spend the entire day with us!


Reminder … Armour’s Red Boiling Springs Hotel SPA   
Mineral Baths and Massage @ The Armour’s Hotel
Just a reminder about the availability of our Mineral Baths and Massage Therapy amenities here at The Armour’s Hotel.  Our hotel is the ONLY PLACE in the State of Tennessee wherein one can enjoy mineral baths and the “magical healing waters” of Red Boiling Springs precisely like folks did back in the early 1900s.  We are one of only 3 Licensed Massage Establishments in Macon County and also have several excellent Licensed Massage Therapists available to facilitate a wide and professional range of massage therapy, including Cecily Wingsong who has centered her personal massage therapy practice here at The Armour’s Hotel, as well as Licensed Massage Therapists Aurora Wray and Paul Entwistle. SPA and Massage Therapy is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY please. 


2016 Calendar of Events
(See "Booking Information" at bottom of box.)   


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 22nd & 23rd  


Comedy Dinner Theatre
"THE BARE FACTS" - 6th & 7th
Ghost Hunt Weekend - 20th & 21st  


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 24th & 25th  


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th  


Comedy Dinner Theatre
"THAT THERE WUZ" - 12th & 13th
Ghost Hunt Weekend 19th & 20th  


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Antique Car Show - 9th & 10th  


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 14th & 15th, 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st
Dinner Theatre "GHOST OF THE INN" - 7th & 8th, 21st & 22nd  




Comedy Dinner Theatre "FAMILY GATHERING" 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th


Booking Information

Ghost Hunt Weekends must be booked by them at their web-site or call 1-800-604-9101.

All other events, please contact the Thomas House: (615) 699-3006 or



Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Please see the website for details.



Thomas House 2016 Ghost Hunting Weekends
Please click here for dates.



Please read an interesting article from the Knoxville-New-Sentinel about Red Boiling Springs! 



RBS Heritage Museum Crowd Funding

We are being so bold as to inform you of new fund raising that we (Vision 2020) are doing for the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum.  It has been suggested to us, numerous times by the "younger folks", that we should use crowd funding to jump start the restoration on the bank building that will eventually become the Heritage Museum.   So we have gone with and started a campaign for the brick work on the building.  This is an easy way to give.  You can donate as little as $5.00 AND you can make it a one time gift OR a monthly gift.  Funds are charged to your credit card/debit card. We have been saying all along that "none of us has a lot to give BUT all of us can give a little and thereby we can accomplish great things".  Crowd funding is an easy way for those of you who live far away to be a part of this project to preserve the story of Red Boiling Springs.   Here is the link: that will take you to our page.   Let me say thank you up front for considering making a monetary donation to this work.   Rita Watson, Vision 2020 Inc Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150. Vision 2020 Inc, is a 501c3 volunteer corporation. All funds raised go back into the programs, events and promotions that enhance life in Red Boiling Springs.



Mike Wolfe of American Pickers hanging out at Cyclemos!
Mike Silvio at Cyclemos is doing a bunch of restoration work for Mike Wolfe right now.
Visit Mike Wolfe's Antique Archeology store in Nashville!
Visit The History Channel's American Pickers website.



American Picker Meets Palace Pickers

Mike Wolfe of the popular History Channel favorite American Pickers was recently in Red Boiling Springs to visit his friend Mike Silvio, owner of Cyclemos. If anyone speculates that residents of long term care facilities may not stay abreast of current events, that was put to rest when Wolfe appeared at The Palace. Silvio’s wife, Jennifer is an RN and Staff Development Coordinator at The Palace and suggested the visit. What started out to be ‘drop in’ kind of visit turned into an extended photo op for residents and staff who recognized one of their favorite TV celebrities. “We’d hesitate to guess how many pictures were made of Mike with residents, patients, and teammates,” said Jayne Hinson, Activities Director. “Many of the folks here were ‘pickers’ long before Mike was born. They love the show and watch it without fail.”



New Book Now Available
"Simple Pleasures," a history of Red Boiling Springs during the resort era of the 20s and 30s, is available from Vision 2020.  All funds raised from this sale go to the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum Fund.  The price is $8 and may be purchased at Macon Bank and Trust RBS and Main Lafayette branches, The Armour Hotel and Grandpa's House.  



Click on the image above to watch a short video on Cyclemos, Tennessee's only motorcycle museum!  The video was produced by WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville for their Travelin' Tennessee segment.  Visit the Cyclemos page on this website.



As Featured on the A&E hit show "Paranormal State"
Click here to visit the Thomas House's page on this web site.



Red Boiling Springs Property Tax Information
can now be viewed online!
Please click here.



tennessee 52 road sign
Please visit our local attractions!
"The TN Highway 52 Tourist Trail"






covered bridge

Welcome to!
This web site is designed to showcase the City of Red Boiling Springs, its people, industries, businesses, hotels, schools, churches, civic organizations, attractions, etc.  We think the web site will be helpful for people who live in Red Boiling Springs, for people who want to visit Red Boiling Springs, and for people considering moving to Red Boiling Springs.

We will be updating the web site continuously.  The Home Page (where you are now) will showcase coming events.  You can use the links on the left side of the page to explore all aspects of Red Boiling Springs.

We welcome suggestions that you may have concerning this site.  We especially welcome notice of events that your group or organization may be having that would be of interest to the citizens of Red Boiling Springs.  Please e-mail , fax or call us if you have a coming event you want publicized.  It's free!  To contact us just click here.

Again, thank you for visiting our web site.  Do check back with us often as we will continuously have more information concerning the Red Boiling Springs community!


three star logo


Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
Country: U.S.A.
State: Tennessee
State Abbreviation: TN
TN Region: Middle Tennessee
County: Macon County TN
ZIP Code: 37150

Latitude*: N36
º   31.931'
Longitude*: W85º   51.000'
Elevation:  793 feet at City Hall
944 feet at Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 56
Telephone Country Code: 1

Telephone Area Codes: 615 and 629
Time Zone: U.S.A. Central Time
Population (2000 Census): 1,023
Population (2010 Census): 1,112

Time Zone: U.S.A. Central
During Daylight Savings Time, Red Boiling Springs's UTC/GMT offset is -5 hours.
During Standard Time, Red Boiling Springs's UTC/GMT offset is -6 hours.


Please visit our other local web sites:



Tennessee sounds good to me

This web site was born on 09/25/2002.

Terms of Use

Copyright (c) 2002-2016  NMT Web Designs, LLC




Web Site by NMT Web Designs, LLC