Monteagle Inn is a thirteen-suite Bed and Breakfast and Retreat Center situated atop the beautiful and bountiful Cumberland Plateau in Monteagle, TN. Beautifully appointed interiors, balconies, patios, courtyards, gardens and a wonderful front porch create a comfortable European atmosphere. We utilize our extensive herb & vegetable gardens to create our acclaimed "mountain gourmet" breakfast which satisfies the most discriminating taste and has earned high praise from our guests. All four seasons offer their version of beauty and things to see, do, enjoy and appreciate. The Cumberland Plateau area abounds w/ natural resources, Hiking, rappelling, boating, fishing are all within minutes of the Inn. Shopping, Gourmet dining, Monteagle-Sewanee has it all!
Named for the beautiful 160-foot waterfall at the east end of the Fiery Gizzard Trail in the nearby South Cumberland Recreation Area. This room provides a wonderful level of comfort with two wingback chairs for overdue conversations and a cherry sleigh queen bed calling to you with its crisp linens and sumptuous comfort. The beautiful Italian art and original etchings of the Inn and the Harmon family home in Montgomery make you feel at home immediately. The oversized bathroom is a cheerful yellow with Italian archecturial prints. The steel Kohler tub is waiting for your relaxing soak. The shower will massage your stress away and prepare you for a wonderful day.
Named for the beautiful nearby Bridal Veil Water Falls, our largest room is a favorite for honeymoon and anniversary couples as well as anyone wanting the maximum level of comfort and space. You may relax on the inviting loveseat, read a book in the wingback chair or use the large rattan desk for catching up on some overdue correspondence. The large 4-poster mahogany king bed beckons to you with its high thread count white linens and soft pillows that help you forget about the world you left behind. Original Italian oil paintings enliven the bedroom and bathroom. The hardwood floors are accented with beautiful oriental rugs. Plan to relax and soak in the steel Kohler tub or enjoy an invigorating shower to prepare you for the fun that awaits you.
Named for the beautiful overlook on the University of the South campus which provides an expansive view of the serene valley to the north of the plateau. This spacious room in the original Francis home has two wonderful and comfortable cherry queen sleigh beds to accommodate up to four guests for a getaway. Their fresh, crisp linens will make you want to go to bed early and sleep in. The wingback recliner is the perfect spot to catch up on that reading you have promised yourself, while the antique English bedside tables add charm and character to the room. The desk in the cubbyhole is a cozy location to write that note to that someone special. Family American art and needlepoint add special accents to this oversized room. You will enjoy the feel of the oriental rugs under your feet as you traverse the hardwood floors.
Named for the beautiful trail between Saint Andrews-Sewanee School and The University of the South which is a popular portion of Sewanee’s Perimeter Trail. The cherry queen sleigh bed and the antique pine twin bed are a popular combination for an accompanying third party or a couple who prefers two beds. The high thread count sheets will help convince you that this is like a wonderful home-away-from-home without the “to do” list. The quiet room overlooks the beautiful front lawn and its unique flower fountain. You will be enthralled with the original family art, cross-stitches and Italian art throughout the room and bath.
Named for the beautiful and secluded vista near Shake Rag Holler and Saint-Andrews School. Piney Point has a very special place in the hearts of many SAS students and Alumni. This room is also a favorite with SAS alumni with its luxurious queen sleigh bed. This corner room has a view of the front lawn and flower gardens as well as a view of the gorgeous stone Morton Memorial Church across the west lawn. The comfortable antique iron twin bed comes in handy for families traveling to the mountain. The Italian art adds to the Tuscan feel throughout the Inn.
Named for John Moffat who founded Monteagle and opened the Monteagle Health Resort in 1875. This quiet corner room allows guests to spend quality time together sitting in the pair of chairs, sipping a favorite beverage as they catch up with the things they have been to busy to discuss as they view Morton Memorial Church across the west lawn and vegetable gardens. Or guests can step outside onto the viewing balcony which overlooks the patio below and enjoy the night sky. Later, the luxurious linens on the queen bed and ceiling fan beckon you to a peaceful night’s sleep you will long remember. The Italian art may influence your dreams and take you on a fantastic journey before your “mountain gourmet” breakfast in the morning.
Named for the famed 15-mile trail in the nearby South Cumberland Recreation Area. This trail is recognized as the most diverse and beautiful in Tennessee with its terrain, vertical variations and spectacular overlooks. This room enjoys the best view of the patio and park-like property beyond from the viewing balcony. The luxurious cherry queen sleigh bed provides a special respite from the real world as you succumb to the luxurious 600-thread count sheets and fall asleep sooner than you planned. Relax in the reclining wingback and remember why you escaped to our mountain in the first place. The writing desk provides the opportunity to prepare the note you have been meaning to write, you will be glad that you did. Enjoy the McCarthey landscape oil painting as you plan your visit to our beautiful mountain.
Named for the Grundy Lakes State Park which is famous for its mines, prison labor, revolts and Lone Rock coke ovens. The park is on the National Historic Registry, a very special place to visit & only 10 minutes from the Inn. The beautiful iron king bed provides an escape with comfortable linens and feather pillows to assure that wonderful night’s sleep. Use the antique American desk to write a note to someone special and tell them your special thoughts.
Named for the local Laurel Trail which is a wonderful respite in the forest of mountain laurel. This southeast corner room is full of romance with angels and romantic prints and features a wonderful king bed with a cupid iron head & foot boards for your sleeping comfort on the luxurious linens. Spend some time in the pair of reclining wing back chairs just visiting, reading or relaxing. The antique English armoire adds warmth as well as function to this bright and sunny room. Take a leisurely moment to enjoy the viewing balcony overlooking the spectacular garden with its gazebo or just relax in bed and watch the ceiling fan as it mesmerizes you to sleep.
Named for the area south of Sewanee where the Harmons made their home in 1996 when they moved to the area. The name has numerous supposed origins, each credible in its own way. This bright and airy southwest corner room is a guest favorite with two viewing balconies, one overlooking the patio and the other overlooking the spectacular garden and gazebo. The queen bed with its iron headboard draws you in with its crisp white linens and feather pillows for one of the best night’s sleep you have had in years. You may want to turn the ceiling fan on to reminisce about a time when they lulled you to sleep. The two reclining wingback chairs provide the perfect place to relax and dream as you observe the Italian artworks. The bathroom has its own window overlooking the garden which brightens it in a refreshing way.
Named for the Sequatchie Indians and the local valley they occupied which bears their name. This quiet room has a queen bed with iron headboard with our trademark luxurious linens to make your visit more comfortable. The pair of reclining wingback chairs provides the respite you need during your escape from the real world. Sit, enjoy, visit; you will be glad that you did. The custom-made cherry desk is a special place to create that special correspondence or maybe the next chapter in that book you are writing. Take a break and enjoy the peaceful viewing balcony overlooking the patio below and beautiful Morton Memorial Church beyond.
Named for the spectacular entrance into the nearby Savage Gulf State Park. This crevice has been a pathway from the plateau into the rugged and beautiful gulf for hundreds of years. This first floor room has a queen bed with an antique wooden headboard which instantly catches your eye. The luxurious linens assure a wonderful night’s sleep while the comfortable loveseat provides you with the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book or someone special. Take the time to write that note to friends or family at the writing desk as you relax.
Named for the spectacular cove on the north side of the domain of The University of the South and a spectacular driving or hiking adventure. This first floor room is completely handicapped accessible with all the modern conveniences you expect. The queen sleigh bed and its 600-thread count linens await you and assure a wonderful night’s sleep. Relax in the two reclining wingback chairs and admire the antique French archecturial prints the Harmons purchased in Paris nearly 20 years ago. You have your own private entrance onto the patio for a late night or early morning venture. Your bathrobes are in the English antique armoire if you desire some extra comfort.
5 on May 15, 2014
My husband and I were more than surprised that we missed this hidden gem of a bed and breakfast during our past four visits to Sewanee. Jim and Lee are wonderfully hospitable innkeepers with attention to detail in decorating and amenities. We truly felt at home during our five night stay. I can't think of anything that wasn't provided for. From the expansive and relaxing wrap around porch to the high quality sheeting and scrumptious breakfasts, it was all good. Beauty abounds in the gardens and fountains. This is the place to ground yourself when visiting Sewanee!
4.4 on September 03, 2013
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Monteagle Inn and hope to return sometime. The staff were great, the inn was lovely, and the food was outstanding! We especially enjoyed the social wine event. Thank you so much!
4.6 on July 03, 2013
Just the right place and right atmosphere to spend our Anniversary. Afternoon wine and cheese selection was outstanding. Breakfast was delightful and delicious.
5 on July 01, 2013
My husband and I share our anniversary with close friends that also stayed at the Monteagle Inn. We were all very pleased with the comfort, cleanliness and quiet of our rooms, the quality and variety of food offered as well as the level of service. We will definitely return.
4.6 on June 21, 2013
The Inn is meticulously maintained, the rooms are spotless and the grounds are relaxing and beatiful. The cool evenings and clear mountains skies allow you to enjoy the outdoor spaces and the arbor well into the evening. A bottle of wine from their wine cellar out in the arbor was a perfect way to close the day.
4.8 on June 10, 2013
Staying at Monteagle Inn in beautiful Tennessee was a total delight. The rooms were lovely,the hospitality perfect, and the food was divine!!!! A must for anyone traveling through Sewanee area...Thanks so much Jim,Lee and "our girls" Patty and Pamela
5 on May 20, 2013
It was such a beautiful Inn and the staff were all so kind. We were impressed with everything. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary and we can't wait to go back!
4.8 on May 07, 2013
Beautiful inn, inside and out. While it is on the Main Drag, as one reviewer put it, there is no traffic noise inside and otherwise the grounds are very nice. We have been there twice and both times were treated with the utmost friendliness and courtesy. Because we were there on a weekday night, we had the whole inn to ourselves. Yet we got full service without hesitation. And the breakfast was great, with perfectly prepared omelets.
5 on April 29, 2013
We stay here often and this was a busy weekend with area events yet we got the same wonderful service and all was enjoyable.
5 on April 09, 2013
Our board hosted an all day retreat that included lunch. Every aspect of our stay was planned for and anticipated. There is nothing I would change about the visit and I would highly recommend this Inn to others and plan to use it again in the future. Thanks Lee and Jim!
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Nashville, TN (BNA) 80 miles
Monteagle Inn is conveniently located less than 1/2 mile from Interstate 24 between Nashville and Chattanooga, TN. On I-24, take the Monteagle/Sewanee exit #134. At the top of the exit ramp turn right onto Main St. Proceed on Main St. for 1/2 mile. The Inn is at 204 Main St. on your right, directly across from the entrance to the Historic Monteagle Assembly. Distance from Chattanooga is approx. 45 miles.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery
Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, TV Video games, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Cozy and Inviting Front Porch, Beautifully Appointed Interiors, Balconies, Patios, Courtyards, Gardens
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Jim Harmon, Proprietor/ Manager
English, Southern, English
Food and wine fanatics.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Group Dinners, Group Lunches