The Home Place Bed & Breakfast
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Built in the early 1800's as a log cabin, The Home Place has been owned by Priscilla Rogers' family since then. Many generations have left their mark on the home by renovating it to meet their needs. Today it is a cozy yet spacious home in a very private setting in Mooresburg, Tennessee.
Mooresburg is located 12 miles southwest of historic Rogersville, Tennessee, 50 miles northeast of Knoxville and an hour's drive north of the Great Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge.
History of Mooresburg, Rogersville and The Home Place
Major Hugh G. Moore, my great-great-great grandfather, settled this small community in 1769. His granddaughter, "Mammy" Moore Williams (my great-grandmother), raised her children in this house, and in the late 1800's, opened her home to "drummers," or traveling salesmen, to supplement the family income.
Another of my ancestors, Joseph Rogers, founded nearby Rogersville, the second-oldest town in Tennessee. He opened a tavern there in the late 1700s and hosted such dignitaries as Andrew Jackson. As you can see, innkeeping is in my blood!
For more information about the history of Rogersville, please see the video/article, Rogersville Has Romantic Origins.
At The Home Place, you will enjoy a homey and relaxed atmosphere. Many heirlooms decorate the bedrooms, which are named for individuals who have occupied them in the past.
During the renovation of the house, the original dining room and kitchen were combined to make the Breakfast Room. The doorway between this room and the living room was widened to reveal the original log structure of the home.
The Home Place is permitted by the Health Department.
The Home Place B&B initiated the Mooresburg Community Association, Inc. in 2001. MCA is a non profit agency, which serves older and disabled persons, providing a hot meal daily-at home or at the Center. The Center offers arts and crafts classes, computer availability, field trips, and special programming such as guest speakers on a variety of topics. To find out more about what we are doing or how you can help, visit our web site at www.Mooresburgcommunity.org.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the The Home Place.
Please call soon to make your reservations. 1-800-521-8424 or 423-921-8424
How to Find Us
Directions to the Home Place from Rogersville
The Home Place is 12 miles SW of Rogersville. Take llW toward Knoxville to Mooresburg. In Mooresburg, the first exit to the Home Place is just past the J.L. Rogers bridge over Poor Valley creek. Go right. You will pass the Country Corner restaurant on the left. Drive 3/10 mile to Church Lane. Make a right. Drive 1/10 mile, cross over small bridge. The mail box and lane for the Home Place are just past the bridge. Make a right at the mail box and drive 2/10 mile.
The 2nd exit has the historic marker for the Home Place at Slate Hill Road and 11W. Turn right on Slate Hill Road. The Williams Home Place historic marker will be on the northwest corner. Go two blocks. Cross through one intersection. Slate Hill Road turns into Church Lane. Go 1/10 mile past small bridge and turn right immediately past the bridge. You should see the Home Place mail box. Drive 2/10 mile.
The 3rd exit is at 31 N. Turn right at the Exxon station and travel toward Sneedville. Go 2/10 mile and take the 2nd right onto Church Lane in front of Mooresburg School. Drive 3/10 mile. You will pass two churches. Watch for mail box on left. Turn left at the mail box and drive 2/10 mile.
Directions from Morristown and I-81:
Take exit 8 which is Hwy 25 E from I-81. Go north on 25E, bypassing Morristown. Approximately 17 mi. from I-81, 25E will intersect with Hwy 11WN. There will be an exit for 11WN Rogersville. Take this exit. Drive approximately 3 miles on 11WN into Mooresburg and take 31 N . There will be a sign for Sneedville and an Exxon Station. Turn left onto 31N and make the second right onto Church Lane in front of Mooresburg School. Drive 3/10 mile past two churches and watch for mailbox on left. Turn left at the mailbox and drive 2/10 mile.
Directions from Knoxville:
Take 75N from downtown. When 75 and 640 split, take 640 to I-40E. Stay on I-40 E to I-81 N. Follow above directions. Or take 11W N (Rutledge Pike) from Knoxville. 11 W N. intersects with 25E. Take the 11WN exit for Rogersville and follow the directions written above.
Directions from north of Tennessee:
Travel S. on I-75. At Corbin, take 25E S. through Middlesboro and Tazewell. Cross Clinch Mountain. There will be an exit off 25E for 11WN toward Rogersville. Take that exit and drive approximately 6 miles to Mooresburg. Turn left at the Exxon Station on to 31 N toward Sneedville. Go 2/10 mile and make the 2nd right at Church Lane in front of Mooresburg School. Drive 3/10 mile past two churches and watch for mailbox on left. Turn left at the mailbox and drive 2/10 mile to the Home Place.
Travelers are always looking formemorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Priscilla Rogers for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
They like the homey atmosphere. Many are there looking for property to purchase.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
It has been in my family for almost 200 years. It has the “feel” of a house that is cherished and that has sheltered my family, friends, and weary travelers over the years.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The beauty of the valley surrounded by mountains
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
“It’s like going to Grandma’s house.”
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The rich history
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Check out Cumberland Gap, historic towns such as Rogersville, Greenville, and Jonesboro; if summer, rent a boat at Cherokee Park in Morristown and go fishing.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Four churches and two restaurants
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The Green Tomato Grill
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have two ground floor rooms available right now.
Do you accept pets?
We do accept dogs.
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