The General Morgan Inn is a unique hotel located at a fascinating historical site, rich with American history. The building was first used as a hotel in 1920, and since then, with only a short period of respite, it has been housing guests in luxury quarters and providing a venue for numerous events in Greeneville. The hotel now captures an antique feel in the rooms while providing modern amenities and comfort. The gorgeous wood furniture and crisp linens in each room, truly sets the tone for a special visit.
The area where the hotel now sits formerly held a tavern popular among locals and overnight visitors alike. The tavern was best known as the Lane House, which was the location of General John Hunt Morgan’s death. Known by many as the Thunderbolt of the Confederacy for his bold plans and raid on Union forces in Kentucky, he met his end by gunshot near the back of the tavern.
Around 20 years later, Colonel John H. Doughty bought the tavern and leveled it, turning the plot of land into the Grand Central Hotel, which stood at four stories high and featured marble in its facade. Mrs. E.J. Brumley was the next owner of the hotel, and she renamed it, Hotel Brumley. In this era, the hotel gained a reputation for its fantastic food and service.
Its lounge and private dining room, The General Morgan Room, stood out among restaurants in Greeneville, Tennessee, for its dedication to customers. When presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan visited the hotel, staff had strawberries shipped over specifically to create a spread that would include his favorite fruit. The hotel operated under this name until 1981, when it closed down.
A Unique Blend of History and Modern Luxury
Get connected to history through this incredible, impressive brick building that has been standing since the 1880s. The hotel is conveniently located in downtown Greeneville, making it an excellent choice of venue. It’s near the business district and has a range of rooms available for events, ranging from business conference rooms to ballrooms and an outdoor terrace.
It offers spaces such as the Executive Boardroom, Club Room and the Grand Ballroom. The building offers high-speed WiFi and a fitness center to keep comfort levels firmly rooted in the 21st century.
Book A Room at General Morgan Inn Today!
When browsing hotels in Greeneville, TN, choose the historic General Morgan Inn for its beauty and excellent location. Book now for a stay in a hotel that can promise a unique experience.