The Tumlin House

38 Alabama Street , Cave Spring, GA 30124 USA (Show map)


Only an hour and a half from Atlanta, near Rome, GA., in the heart of the historic small town of Cave Spring, guests can find the lovely Victorian Tumlin House where Southern hospitality abounds. Browse the town's many antique and specialty shops, walk to the limestone cave and drink the purest water in Georgia from its source, relax with a book on the 1400 square foot wraparound porch or the screened back porch, or swim in the pool. Rooms have VCR and DVD players so guests may choose a favorite movie from the viewing library.There is also wireless internet accessibility in the inn. This home is the perfect getaway from the day-to-day hectic pace.The Tumlin House also features a Saturday evening six-course gourmet dinner for a fixed price of $40 served at 7:00 P. M. by reservation only.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great value and comfortable room

4.6 on October 25, 2016

We were comfortable with the room and service and the breakfast met our expectations


4.6 on August 17, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Tumlin House. Our room was charming, the innkeepers were warm and welcoming, and our breakfast was delicious!

Stayed 3 nights and loved it!

4.8 on July 22, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyable! Meals were great. Rooms were clean and nice. We loved it and hope to stay there again.

Southern Charmer

5 on August 10, 2012

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. The house is lovely and the rooms are spacious and decorated with wonderful antiques...We didn't want to leave. Don't miss the french toast at breakfast!!


4.2 on October 31, 2011

Exceptionally clean -- innkeepers warm & friendly -- 5 stars! Highly recommend.

First B&B Visit

4.6 on August 08, 2011

I had a wonderful time for the host, JC, was very friendly. He made great suggestions while staying in Cave Springs. We enjoyed the Tumlin House.

Lovely home with outstanding meals

4.8 on May 12, 2011

My mother and I stayed over Mother's Day weekend because she had driven past it for years and had wanted to give it a try...we loved it, the home is lovely. We stayed in Aunt K's room and the beds were great. It's in perfect walking distance to the park and the spring water is great as well. Sunday morning in the park, you get to see all the locals bringing in their water containers to gather their spring water for the week. In the afternoons you'll see families eating in the park and watch the kids splashing in the creek. Breakfast was a pleasure and I definitely recommend you do the Saturday evening dinner for $40.00...Nancy is an awesome cook. JC will tell you stories and is a very entertaining host.

private getaway

5 on December 06, 2010

my 1st b&b experience & it was fab! it was a girl getaway & we felt like little girls at home when we have never lived in cave springs! great antique shops & tumlin house owners can cook like no ones business! beds were soo comfortable that after sleeping in them i woke up so refreshed i realised how crappy my own bed at home was! lolcant wait to drive the 2 1/2 hours to bring my hubby for dinner one sat night! the place was clean and jc and nancy were friendly! outstanding!!!!

Tumlin Inn

5 on November 27, 2010

Very good value, very clean, enjoyable innkeepers and gourmet food, surprising for a small-town getaway!

Charming B&B

5 on October 04, 2010

Wonderful older home near downtown Cave Spring. Lovely interior and excellent homemade breakfast. Overall, charming atmosphere.

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Location Type

Small town


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 75 miles

Directions to property:

FROM DOWNTOWN ATLANTA: Take I-75 North to exit 290 (Rome/Canton) and follow the signs to Rome. When entering Rome follow HWY 411 toward Cedartown for 6 miles. Turn right on 411/53 at the sign for Cave Spring. Go 10 miles to the one traffic light and turn right. Continue 2 blocks to the Tumlin House on the right. FROM CHATTANOOGA: Take I-75 South toward Atlanta. Go past Dalton. Get off at the Rome-Fairmont exit number 312. Take a right onto HWY 53. Follow this road toward Rome for about 25 miles. When you get into Rome, HWY 53 takes a left at the CVS drugstore and becomes Turner-McCall Blvd. Go about 1 ½ miles, staying in the right lane to the US411/US27/GA53 ramp. You will be going toward Cedartown/Gadsden. Continue about 5 miles. You will see a BP station on your left and a Kangaroo station on your right at a traffic light. Hwy. 411 turns (a Y really) to the right here. There will be a sign that says Cave Spring and one that says Gadsden. Go 10 miles. You will come to the one traffic light in Cave Spring. Turn right. Go about 2 ½ blocks. We are the big pink and yellow house on the right with a sign at the driveway, “The Tumlin House.” There is a white picket fence around the front. The Tumlin House is two houses before Hwy 100.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , swimming pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Antiques/Collectibles, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM-6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children should be 12 years of age or older.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Prior arrangements should be made for early or late check-in/check-out.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's lodging is required as a deposit.
  • Cancellations: A one night deposit is required upon making reservation. This will be refunded if cancellation is received seven days prior to stay. Upon arrival, guests are responsible for the entire confirmed reservation. Call for reservations between 10:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.
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J.C. and Nancy Boehm

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , The cats are outdoor friends.

About the innkeepers

J.C. is a retired college choral music director. Nancy is also a retired educator, having taught middle and high school choral music. Both owners enjoy cooking and creating new dishes. Gardening is a favorite with both Nancy and J.C.

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  • Time Served: 8:30AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Chicken w/Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

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