The Home Place Bed & Breakfast

132 Church Lane, Mooresburg, Tennessee 37811
Innkeeper(s): Clayton and Norma Lovin
  • Introduction

    The Homeplace Bed & Breakfast - Mooresburg (Rogersville area), Tennessee


    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.

    The Homeplace Bed & Breakfast - Mooresburg (Rogersville area), TennesseeAnother 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!

    Priscilla Rogers,Owner - Clayton and Norma Lovin, Innkeepers

    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 a non-smoking facility offering the following amenities: Telephones, fax, Cable TV in each room, a guest refrigerator on each floor, and Wireless Internet.

    Lattice Room Restaurant:
    The restaurant offers private dining for dinner for guests upon request. We offer packages that include guest rooms and meals. Breakfast, of your choice is, of course, included with your room.

    Special events:
    We can host your special event in the Lattice Room and in the Gazebo. We are set up for showers, reunions, clubs and bridge groups, and business meetings. Weddings and receptions parties are welcome with special rates for honeymooners. The house and grounds are available for weddings of up to 50 people in winter and up to 100 in the summer.

    Lattice Room Restaurant

    Lattice Room Restaurant

    Lattice Room Restaurant Interior

    Lattice Room Restaurant Interior

    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

    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.

    The Home Place is permitted by the Health Department.

  • Insider's Info

    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!
    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?

    The Rogersville Heritage Association -; ;

    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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