Home Place, The
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.
Priscilla Rogers, Innkeeper
At The Home Place, you will enjoy a homey and relaxed atmosphere. Many heirlooms decorate the bedrooms, which are named for family members who have occupied them in the past.
During the renovation of the house, the original dining room and kitchen were combined to make the Family Room. The doorway between this room and the living room was widened to reveal the original log structure of the home.
Family Room-this is the breakfast room. It also contains a small, locally based, historical library and items that the B&B sales. We have cups with the Home Place logo, tee shirts, magnets, and other small items.
The Home Place is a non-smoking facility.
Telephones for guests are in each room and hallway. TV's with cable and VCR's are in each room. A fax machine is available on the premises. A guest refrigerator is available, stocked with soft drinks and can be used to store guests' items. We also have Wireless Internet available.
Weddings can be held in the gazebo but there are no indoor facilities for large gatherings.
A few years ago, the Home Place B&B started a local community agency called the Mooresburg Community Association,a non profit agency which serves older and disabled persons in Mooresburg. Although relatively new, the program has already served many people in lots of different ways such as providing a hot meal daily,providing food for those in need, loaning medical equipment such as wheelchairs, helping those with vision loss and many other services. The association has now started a community center that hosts people daily for hot lunch, has a quilting club, offers many programs including a computer class and a library. To find out more about what we are doing or how you can help, visit our web site at www.Mooresburg.com.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the The Home Place. Please call soon to make your reservations.
The Home Place is permitted by the Health Department.
The Home Place Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Bed and Breakfast Association of Tennessee
Hawkins County Chamber of Commerce