Hale Springs Inn

1-Night Stay at Hale Springs Inn in Rogersville, TN

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Historic Federal-Style Building Once Hosted US Presidents

In 1824, Rogersville resident John McKinney built McKinney's Tavern to serve as a coach house for politicians passing through town on the route from Atlanta to Washington, DC. The tavern grew to become Hale Springs Inn, attracting several famous political figures to its Federal-style building, including presidents Andrew Johnson, James Polk, and Andrew Jackson, who gave a speech from the inn’s balcony. The inn eventually became Tennessee’s oldest continually running inn before closing in 1998. After a $2.1 million renovation in 2009, the Hale Springs Inn was restored to its 19th-century opulence.

Each of the inn's elegant guest rooms is outfitted with hardwood floors and period furnishings, some of which were donated by Rogersville natives. Named for the town's early historian, the James Wood Rogan room features an ornate oriental rug and a bed and dresser made in the 1800s. Two queen four-poster beds, button-back chairs, and a decorative fireplace furnish the Winfield B. "Hap" Hale III room.

In the morning, chefs treat guests to a complimentary hot breakfast. Dishes have included french toast, quiche, and biscuits and gravy. There are also gourmet lunch and dinner entrees with a Southern twist, incorporating produce from local farms.

Hale Springs Inn was named after the local healing mineral springs, and the inn's spa creates a similarly soothing atmosphere with its lavender walls and flickering candles. Call ahead to schedule spa or in-room treatments, which range from all-natural facials to multimodal signature massages with licenses massage therapists.

Rogersville, Tennessee: Historic Town Square and Picturesque Countryside

Located in Tennessee's northeast corner, about a 70-mile drive north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the town of Rogersville was settled in the late 1780s. Davy Crockett’s grandparents settled here around the same time, and are now buried near the site of their first home in present-day Crockett Spring Park.

Rogersville’s town square has preserved the look of its earlier incarnations, as it’s lined with 200-year-old Federal-style buildings with museums, art galleries, and restaurants inside. The Knoxville Gazette was first published here in 1791, which is celebrated by the Tennessee Newspaper & Printing Museum. Located inside an 1890s railroad depot, the museum houses a replica of the first Knoxville Gazette, a linotype machine, and the equipment from three print shops.

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What You Get

1-night stay

  • $75 for a stay for two in the Gray or Rogan room (up to a $145 value)
  • $85 for a stay for two in the Hale room or Jackson, Johnson, or Polk suite; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free (up to a $165 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 4/18/14
Travel by: 7/31/14

  • Cancellation policy and fees: 5-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1 night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 8% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Onsite restaurant and tavern
  • Full-service spa
  • Daily breakfast
  • Backyard gazebo

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 4/18/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 7/31/14
  • Limit 5 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 5 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 5-day cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 8% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Bedding options vary by room. Click here to see details.

Mollie Gray or James Wood Rogan Room

  • Bedding varies
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Winfield B. "Hap" Hale III Room and Presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, or James K. Polk Suites

  • Bedding varies
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest; up to two kids 17 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 45 miles from Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI)
  • By car: about 51 miles west of Johnson City

Customer Reviews

59 Ratings

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Linda T. ·
Reviewed December 2, 2015
Bed and breakfast style, historic ambience


Cheryl M. ·
Reviewed July 12, 2015
Comfortable room and great breakfast! We also enjoyed listening to the local entertainment in the court yard.


Mary A. ·
Reviewed July 10, 2015
Rooms were very nice, clean and lots of history there. Great breakfast! Nice staff.
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