Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center

204 West Main St. , Monteagle, 37356 USA (Show map)


Monteagle Inn & Retreat Center is a beautiful Country Inn 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. Each room is unique and customized for your maximum enjoyment. 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. We offer monthly wine dinners and wedding functions, family reunions, birthday celebrations, each customized for your maximum enjoyment. 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! Whether you want a special romantic get-a-way, quality time with family or a business retreat, Monteagle Inn is the perfect place for you. Tallulah's Wine Lounge features over 300 wines, many by the glass in every price range. Our imported cheese platters are renound for their delicious diversity in Nationality. Both Jack Daniels and George Dickel distillers are 30 minutes away for you to enjoy. Chattanooga and Nashville are easy day trips We are proud to be a Select Registry Property and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on July 11, 2016


Delightful 2-day stay

4.8 on June 07, 2016

Delightful, pleasant, and quiet room. Clean and well appointed. Nice area for meetings. Included breakfast was good and copious.


5 on April 21, 2016

One of the most enjoyable and relaxing weekends we have had. Food and services were excellent and the innkeeper was a delight.

Lovely all-too-brief stay

5 on August 17, 2015

I came to the Monteagle Inn for a wedding, so my overnight stay was very brief. However, everyone I met was delightfully service minded. Ready coffee, comfortable and well-lit room, some of the softest sheets ever, and a delicious breakfast. It is a place I will keep in mind if a group needs accommodations for a retreat.

SMA Class of 1965. - 50th Reunion

4.6 on June 08, 2015

1. The Southern hospitality of owners Lee and Jim was evident everyday day and night. Their assistant Lauren was an exceptional person who catered to everyneed. I can't spell or pronounce her name, but Brigeta (?) was also exceptional. The chef for breakfast was very talented and would prepare anything for you. Except Southern "grits" were missing!! I'm sure they can fix this, they had everything else. Plentiful fruit, which was superb! They also catered breakfast to my wife whom suffers with Fibromyalgia and needs help sometimes. Tulula's Lounge was an excellent meeting place for our Class of 1965 socials. Jim organized a cash bar and had two large TV's for our Belmont Stakes party for the Triple Crown race. A Blast!!!

Easter Perfection

5 on April 19, 2015

We loved all of the Italian accents and beautiful gardens. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with wonderful linens. The Easter brunch could not have been better. We have already made plans for a return trip to enjoy the numerous hiking trails in the area this summer.

April Visit

5 on April 15, 2015

Great stay. Everything from room cleanliness to service was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

Very Pleasant

4.2 on March 19, 2015

Temperature control in the rooms could be improved. The mattress in our room was not the best. The staff and inn keepers were very friendly and helpful. Over all an excellent experience.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your visit! We look forward to your return to Monteagle.

- Jim and Lee Harmon (owners)

Great stay

4.4 on November 21, 2014

My wife and I had a great stay at the Inn. It is a beautiful place and we were made most welcomed. I would recommend the Monteagle Inn and Retreat to anyone who is looking for a quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. November has been a cold wet month, however, the fireplace and cozy living spaces warm up you immediately. We look forward to your return!

- Harmon (Owner)

Pleasant B&B

2.8 on November 03, 2014

The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable regarding attractions and dining in the area. The Inn was charming, and I enjoyed socializing with the other guests beside the large fire place in the living room. I believe some of the rooms are a little higher in cost when compared to other B&Bs and amenities offered.

Innkeeper Response
We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. There are lots of fabulous attractions around the area. During this wet, cold, November, we are fortunate to have the cozy living space with the warm fireplace! Thank you for your review.

- j&l harmon (owners)

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Rooms & Rates

Foster Falls

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Bridal Veil Falls

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $275 - $275

Morgan's Steep

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

Shake Rag Holler

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Piney Point

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Fiery Gizzard

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Grundy Lakes

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Laurel Trail

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

Jump Off

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $215 - $215


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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Stone Door

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Roark's Cove

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

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Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Nashville, TN (BNA) 80 miles

Directions to property:

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; from Nashville approx. 80 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, TV Video games, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Cozy and Inviting Front Porch, Beautifully Appointed Interiors, Balconies, Patios, Courtyards, Gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside areas are offered for smoking guests.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 10 years and above are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pets can be boardes 1 block away
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On weekends, April thru October,a two night minimum is required.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card to Hold Reservation
  • Cancellations: 16 days prior to reservation, no penality. 15 or less days prior to reservation results in 100% of entire stay. Some special weekends are paid in advance and are non-refundable.



Jim and Lee Harmon, Proprietor/ Manager

Languages spoken

English, Southern, English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Food and wine fanatics, thus Tallulah's Wine Lounge with over 300 wines, many by the glass. Our monthly Wine Dinners are routinely sold out and tremendously enjoyed. Our Business retreats are extremely professional and gourmet meals are provided to accommodate their needs and schedules. Wedding brunches, receptions, rehearsal dinners are customized to maximize your pleasure. We travel the world to research lodging, food and wine for your pleasure. Jim & Lee

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Mountain Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8-9 a.m. CST
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Courtyard Patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Group Dinners, Group Lunches