From $129.00 / night
Terry's maternal grandparents, Thomas Roland Burgess and Emma Elizabeth Parker play host to our guests in the Burgess-Parker room. Burgess ancestor William Lipscomb, Sr. was born on March 28, 1731 in Louisa County, Virginia and was appointed to the Committee of Safety on May 19, 1775 to help "relieve distress caused by the Tories". His son served as Fife Major of the 8th Regiment of Virginia and the family held large tracts of land in Virginia, Kentucky and South Carolina. The soothing soft blue of the walls in this room are complimented by blue and white oriental toile wallpaper in the adjoining bath. A standard tub and shower are tucked under the eaves. The mahogany spool wheel bed faces the eastern windows so guests can sleep until the first fingers of daylight slip above the trees. Close the blinds to sleep as long as you like, or curl up in a comfy chair in the sitting alcove to enjoy your favorite morning beverage.
From $139.00 / night
The Dawson-Goss room honors Salmon Cobb Dawson and Lottie Viola Goss, Terry's paternal grandparents. The family's most notorious ancestor is "Bell Tree Smith", an infamous bootlegger, featured in accounts on The History Channel about Prohibition. Was he a violent desperado, cold-blooded killer and philanderer? Or was he a kind and generous benefactor to the church and community? Someone you could count on in troubled times ... You be the judge. Read all the accounts and make up your own mind. Painted a beautiful soft gold and decorated with wallpaper and fabrics in golds, greens, and rose, this room features a romantic arched queen canopy bed. Watch a gorgeous sunrise over the treetops from the windows in the sitting alcove. A six-foot soaking tub and shower surrounded by marble tile encourages quiet moments to relax and unwind.
From $159.00 / night
The Granberry-Hill room is named for Marie's maternal grandparents. Bruce Arthur Granberry was a World War I veteran and cousin to Brigadier General Hiram Bronson Granberry, CSA, killed in the battle of Franklin. Martha Marie Hill inspired Marie Dawson’s love of genealogy. It was often said that they "threw away the mold after they made Martha Marie". Her great-aunt, Mary Huston, served as a missionary to China in the late 1800s and was martyred in the Boxer Rebellion. Artifacts from her life in China and her letters are featured in this room. This large, lovely bedroom is painted a whisper soft shade of pink and overlooks Wauka Mountain from a wall of windows. The king bed beckons guests to enjoy sweet dreams, and an overstuffed loveseat is nearby to curl up on with a favorite magazine. A "magic" mirror over a cherry dressing table provides plenty of space for ladies to dress. The large bath is papered in pink toile. Relax and leave your cares behind in the six foot soaking tub and shower. A nearby walnut sideboard holds extra towels and amenities.
From $149.00 / night
Thomas Webster Goodwin and Margaret Louise Aldridge, Marie's paternal grandparents, raised their family in the “original” house that The Inn at Magnolia Oaks was built to resemble. Constructed in the early 1900s as a wedding present for Margaret’s sister, Ethel, by her fiancé, James Fountain Barksdale, the home was grand for the time and location. Just a few short years after their wedding the burden of such a large estate overwhelmed Mr. Barksdale and he took his life. Ethel later sold the house to her sister and it became home to the Goodwin family for the next sixty years. The Goodwin-Aldridge Room is the largest and most unique of the four guestrooms. Enjoy your evening by watching the sun set and the stars come out, then dream the night away in the queen bed nestled in an alcove. Spend quiet time in Miss Margaret's private sitting room reading your favorite novel or catching up on conversation. Shades of golden brown and green, with rose accents and cherry furniture, add a warm ambiance to the room. The bath includes a roomy walk-in shower with seat and a separate dressing table any lady will enjoy.