As the summer winds down, there’s still time to pack a bag and road trip through Tennessee along its Discover Trails & Byways. As you explore the state’s big cities and rural areas, you may want to find yourself in a cozy bed-and-breakfast where you can experience firsthand the authentic hospitality that permeates the state. You’ll want to book your getaway around these establishments.
Inn at Fontanel – Whites Creek
Hailed as Nashville’s No. 1 hotel on TripAdvisor, the Inn at Fontanel is a luxury boutique hotel with six suites connected by 2,700 square feet of deck with patio furniture and a lush courtyard. You’ll be met with King-sized beds, fireplaces, a common area for all guests and complimentary breakfast in the open and airy kitchen.
Moonshine Hill – Franklin
Get away to blissful, Made in Tennessee seclusion, hailed by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the “Best B&Bs in the U.S.” With a front porch and swing, 1,500 square feet of country chic décor, a fully stocked kitchen, king-sized beds with 1,000-thread-count sheets, a reading nook and more than 200 movies, Moonshine Hill is the ultimate oasis.
Whitestone Country Inn – Kingston
As soon as you arrive at Whitestone, 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.
Mountain Harbor Inn – Dandridge
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.
James Lee House – Memphis
Beautifully decorated suites with grand architectural details can be found when you book a 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.
The Stratton House – Collierville
Built in 1859, the Stratton House’s 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.