Bed and Breakfast Tennessee

Are you planning a trip to Volunteer State? Why not stay at a Tennessee Bed and Breakfast? Many of the establishments afford spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Great Smoky Mountains. Also, the region’s B&Bs are known for their endearing southern hospitality.

Bed and Breakfast Tennessee
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Fully immerse yourself in the distinct charm and character of the antebellum South with a stay at our historic and elegantly restored plantation home that has been converted into a bed and breakfast inn. From the rocking chair-lined front porch to a fireplace in your bedroom, you won’t find a more accommodating place to relax in the whole country, we do declare! From ornate fireplaces to glimmering chandeliers, to original heart pine floors—Belle Air (Belair) will take you on a journey back in time. The inn features 13-foot high ceilings, beautiful antiques, and antebellum architecture. The inn has become a very popular location for movies and music videos. Maybe your favorite Nashville musician filmed a video at our inn? Belle Air is the original name of the historic 19th-century mansion located just 5.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Over the past 3 years, the mansion underwent a dramatic transformation, going from endangered treasure to a great house restored to its former glory. Now, it is open to the public for the first time as a historic Inn for all to enjoy. We are the only historic Bed and Breakfast in Nashville and you can learn more about our B&B and our restoration by reading our history. From floor to ceiling, Belle Air is truly a Southern gem. We handled the restoration with great care, preserving the existing layout and bringing the original heart pine floors black to life. Inside Belle Air, you’ll find many opulent finishes such as the 27 chandeliers that grace its ceilings.

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The newly renovated Marshall House Inn is a bed and breakfast Inn providing 4 contemporary styled rooms in a beautiful historic home located in the charming small mountain town of Marshall, NC with easy access to the best that western North Carolina has to offer. Perched on a hill, the Inn offers stunning views of the French Broad River as it flows through picturesque downtown Marshall. Just steps away you’ll discover live music, libations, art, shops, coffee, casual & fine dining. Within a half hour drive you can explore the urban excitement of Asheville with its buzzing art scene featuring hundreds of fine artists, performing arts venues, crafters, folk artists and numerous galleries. Asheville’s vibrant food scene is diverse and runs the gamut from four-star cuisine to unique food trucks and the beer scene boasts the most breweries per capita of any U.S. city. In the immediate area you can experience the adventure of the blue ridge mountains and French Broad river including the Appalachian trail, hiking, hot springs, whitewater rafting, kayaking, tubing, fishing, mountain biking, cycling, zip lining, horseback riding and more. Renovated in 2016, the Marshall House Inn is a unique mansion built as a private residence in 1903 and listed on the national register of historic places. Designed by the supervising architect of the Biltmore Estate, Richard Sharp Smith, the house is built in the English vernacular style. The house was converted into a ‘Tourist Home’ in the 1920s and has been welcoming guests to Marshall ever since.

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The Applewood is one of the longest continuously operating bed and breakfast style hotels in Asheville having transformed from a private residence in the late 1980’s. The house was completed in 1912 by Captain John Adams Perry who was the great nephew of brothers Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry and Commodore Matthew Galbraith Perry. The New England Style Colonial Revival two-story structure is frame construction with a stone masonry foundation, cedar shake siding featuring a pediment entrance supported on Doric columns and flanking porches. The main level of the Manor consists of a large entry hall from front to back, parlor, living room, formal dining room, butler’s pantry, half bath, kitchen and basement stairs. There are fireplaces in the parlor, living room and dining room. The second level consists of a large hallway, built-in linen storage cabinets, stairs to the third level, and four of our 6 guest rooms, each with its private bathroom. There are fireplaces and balconies for all rooms except the Northern Spy on the second level. The third level consists of the large one room Winesap Suite with a luxury bath and sitting area. The house is approximately 6,000 square feet in size. We offer bespoke guest experiences for cycling, culinary and business leadership. We maintain a fleet of incredible 3T Exploro bikes for our guests to rent and can put together any type of cycling experience you wish. Our kitchen was fully renovated in early 2021 and is now a chef’s dream. Enjoy our cuisine or come inside and cook with us. Our house is a perfect venue to for intimate private events including weddings, receptions, family reunions, a friends’ gathering, charity events and any number of other themes.

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Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Tennessee

In Nashville, you can pick lodging near the iconic Grand Ole Opry. Spend the day exploring the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Go shopping in downtown Broadway and grab a bite to eat. Without a doubt, the thriving metropolitan Tennessee city is a must-visit for any music lovers, but Nashville is so much more. It can be fun for the entire family too. Explore the Nashville Zoo or head for the Nashville Shores Waterpark.

If you want to enjoy a weekend getaway that highlights the state’s natural beauty, then why not pick a bed and breakfast in Tennessee in either Gatlinburg or Chattanooga? The mountain hamlet of Gatlinburg sits by the stunning 520,000-acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park which offers limitless outdoor opportunities. In Chattanooga, head to Lookout Mountain for stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

    Activities

  • If you decide to stay in Gatlinburg, then you are going to want to explore the hiking trails. The small mountain town is found beside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are seven waterfalls by the city that are breathtaking if you adore the great outdoors. Rainbow Falls sits in the Great Smoky Mountains. It rises to an impressive height of 80 feet. The hiking trail is a 5.4-mile loop. Townsend is also considered another Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains and a suitable place to have as your home base if you plan to explore outdoor adventures.

    In Pigeon Forge, head for the fun family amusement park Dollywood. Even with COVID-19, the amusement park is still open even at a limited capacity. You can also stay in nearby Newport if you are looking for a place with a small-town feel and atmosphere.

    Middle Tennessee is home to history and the great outdoors. Explore the David Crockett State Park with its museum and exhibits dedicated to the great frontiersman. Visit the historic Carter House and learn about the Battle of Franklin.

    If you are an art lover then take a day to visit the Knoxville Museum of Art. In Chattanooga, check out the Hunter Museum of American Art. The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is another favored location.

    In Tennessee, Nashville is still the crowning glory with the Grand Old Opry and hotspots. However, distillery lovers will also want to explore the many distilleries around the city. Most offer tasting rooms.

  • Weather

  • During the summer months, the high is around 89 degrees Fahrenheit with a  nighttime low of about 67 degrees F. Afternoon showers bring about 4.3  inches of rain during the summertime. In June, the state can suffer  extreme storms that bring drenching rain. In the winter, the temperature  can dip to 31 degrees F but usually hovers at around 52 degrees F  during the day. In the mountains, the weather can get cooler. Lookout  Mountain has an average winter high of 48 degrees F.

  • Food and Drink

  • Tennessee is known for its sweet tea. No meal in the state is complete without an  ice-cold glass of the beverage. Also, you’ll meet lots of RC Cola and  Moon Pies at establishments. Country ham is the state’s most famous  delicacy and the local restaurants also serve up fried catfish and  tomatoes. The city of Memphis is known for its mouth-watering ribs. Whiskey lovers regularly turn to Jack Daniels as their drink choice.

  • History

  • Tennessee is rich in history. Archeologists believe that people called the region  home as far back as the 1500s when Native Americans known as the Mound  Builders lived in the area. Today several of the tall mounds that the  early people constructed are still visible. The area of Tennessee is also the well-known home of the Chickasaw and Cherokee Native  American tribes. Spanish explorers first arrived in the area in 1541 and  100 years later Europeans came to the region. In 1714, Fort Lick was  constructed which traded furs with the local tribes. The site of Fort  Lick would eventually become Nashville. On June 1, 1796, the United States welcomed Tennessee as the 16th state.

  • Natural Features

  • Tennessee is filled with natural wonders. The state is a nature lovers mecca. Explore Ramsey Cascades with its picturesque trails and waterfall. Burgess Falls is another must-see waterfall in the state. Cave lovers will want to check out the Craighead Caverns with its underground lake The Lost Sea which is found halfway between Madisonville and Sweetwater. The Tennessee River Gorge is another outstanding natural feature. It is the only river gorge in the area and boasts incredibly unique geographic features.

  • Things to do

  • The things to do in Tennessee are impressive. If you are visiting the state to explore the Great Smoky Mountains, then start at Gatlinburg or Gateway. You will find hiking trails, fishing, boating, picnicking, and horseback riding opportunities. Townsend is also another area that sits on the fringe of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s a beautiful place to find a B&B and then you can explore the natural wonders during the day. Middle Tennessee, around Sweetwater, is also another area that appeals to outdoor enthusiasts. Chattanooga is a great spot to stay if you want to explore the state’s many waterfalls.

    If you are planning a romantic getaway to Nashville, then you can always visit the Grand Ole Opry, but another possibility is to tour the local distillery businesses. You can also shop downtime and at night dine at a wide  array of trendy restaurants. Lovers of metropolitan areas will also want  to consider spending time in Memphis or Knoxville.

    Families who are visiting Dollywood usually try to book lodging in either nearby Pigeon Forge or Newport. You’ll find many children-friendly establishments in the area.

Bed and Breakfast Tennessee FAQ

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Tennessee?

    Tennessee is a diverse state with thriving metropolitan areas, small towns, and mountain communities. You can pick a romantic getaway spot that affords a combination of spectacular views along with southern hospitality. Families might want to consider a vacation rental near Dollywood or hiking trails. Country music lovers should choose lodging by the Grand Ole Opry or stay in Memphis near Elvis’s Graceland. Whiskey enthusiasts will want to tour a distillery.

    If you are staying on a weekend getaway in Gatlinburg or Townsend, then reserve a day to explore the Great Smoky Mountains, National Park. Chattanooga sits at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and is another ideal place to explore the great outdoors.

    Knoxville is a town steeped in history. Explore the Market Square District with  its many shops and restaurants that are housed in 19th-century  buildings. You can also tour James White’s Fort and a reconstructed 1786 cabin at the site

    Tennessee is home to diverse bed and breakfasts that provide you with all the comforts of home while you sight-see.

  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking a Tennessee Bed and Breakfast?

    When picking a Tennessee Bed and Breakfast, you’ll have to consider what is important to you. Do you want a gourmet breakfast in a dining room, or will a continental breakfast suffice? Are private baths important/ What about free WIFI?  Are you looking for a hotel experience or do you want to stay in  smaller guest rooms? When picking an establishment, always take into  consideration the walking distance to things to do such as shopping and dining. Also, find out about the  establishment’s cancellation process just in case something comes up and  you must make different plans.

  • How can I get around Tennessee?

    If you plan to stay in Memphis or Nashville,  then you can rely on taxis and public transportation but if you want to  explore the mountain regions of the state then you are going to want to  rent a car. Remember, Tennessee is a bit state so having an auto at your disposal is a necessity if you plan to venture out into the countryside.

  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Tennessee?

    You will find many romantic bed and breakfast Tennessee establishments that are in historic homes or you can opt for more modern establishments such as a bed and breakfast in the Nashville Tennessee area.

    People who want to stay close to the Smoky Mountains will want to look for a bed and breakfast in Chattanooga Tennessee. Many offer mountain views right from your room.

    Pick a bed and breakfast in Knoxville, Tennessee that sits by the historic Market Square District. Many are within walking distance of shops and dining.

    You will find a bed and breakfast in Memphis Tennessee to fit your unique needs. The large city has many types of lodging choices that range from historic to modern boutique.

    Remember, when picking the best bed and breakfast in Tennessee for your weekend getaway you will want to take into consideration amenities and location.