As you explore the state's big cities and rural areas, you may want to find yourself in a cozy bed & breakfast where you can experience first-hand the authentic hospitality that permeates the state. You'll want to book your next getaway around these establishments next time you're traveling in Tennessee.
As soon as you arrive at Whitestone Inn in Kingston, with its 360 acres that's home to wildlife, horses and cattle located on the shores of the 39,000-acre Watts Bar Lake, decompress, breathe in some fresh air, and get ready for a peaceful retreat. Check into one of the 22 rooms with whirlpool tubs, comfortable beds and a country breakfast. Play horseshoes, take a walk, play shuffleboard or swing in the hammock. Whitestone Inn is located at 1200 Paint Rock Rd., Kingston, TN 37763.
Drink in the views of Douglas Lake resting against the Great Smoky Mountains each morning in this diamond-rated bed and breakfast. The Inn is situated so close to the lake, you can dock your boat (or boat rental) and simply walk back to the Inn. All suites include a romantic sunset cruise, candlelight dessert, and a homemade breakfast. Mountain Harbor Inn on Douglas Lake is located at 1199 Highway 139, Dandridge, TN 37725.
Enjoy a big Southern breakfast each morning in the historic Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast in Franklin. The home was built in 1905 on the historic site of the Battle of Franklin. Rich in history, you can explore it and other historic homes within walking distances as well as antique shops, Civil War sites and local restaurants houses in historic buildings such as Gray's on Main and Cork and Cow.
The Caroline House is a circa 1921 boutique inn near the 12South neighborhood in Nashville. Kick off your stay with the welcome champagne and 24-hour house snacks and beverage, Italian Frette linens and Triple Sheeting, locally made essential oil bath products and complimentary breakfast from one of the neighborhood eateries: Box - Bongo + Bakery on 10th, 8th and Roast, Holler & Dash, Frothy Monkey and Five Daughters Bakery - 12South. The Caroline House is located at 906 Bradford Ave., Nashville, TN 37204.
Beautifully-decorated suites with grand architectural details can be found when you book a Memphis stay at The James Lee House, built in 1848. You'll feel the house exudes opulence with its mid-19th century details of marble mantels, shaped moldings and plaster ceiling medallions. James Lee House is located at 690 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105.
Built in 1859, the Stratton House's in Collierville original character has been preserved and now guests can thoroughly enjoy modernity coupled with the antique touches that flow through each room. Reserve The Grey Room and you get a walk-in closet, a free-standing clawfoot tub and separate shower and a king-sized bed with large windows overlooking the backyard. The Blue Room with its original hardwood floors and gas fireplace and The Yellow Room featuring fireplaces in both the bedroom and bathroom and cheery bed décor are also available. The Stratton House is located at 198 Natchez St., Collierville, TN 38017.
Here's what you'll find along the way.