Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Virginia.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hale Springs Inn- Rogersville Tennessee

Hale Springs Inn  in Rogersville Tennessee has been on my list of places to visit for some time. 

I don't recall when I first heard about it, and its history, but it was years ago.  Luckily, we finally made it there as we drove through part of the state.

This is a small Inn that simply pops with history.  ALL THREE of the Presidents most closely associated with Tennessee (Jackson, Polk, and Andrew Johnson) have stayed at Hale Springs Inn.  During the Civil War, Union forces used the site as a headquarters.

We stopped by to check things out, and the place does have OLD charm.  It feels like a very well preserved building from the 1800s.  The floors creak and you know the place is the opposite of modern- proudly showing off its age.

It is small and cozy.  We walked around some, and one of the staff members told us about the history.  A small flyer is available in the lobby.

We did have lunch in their restaurant.  For $8, I had unlimited she crab soup and salad which I thought was a bargain!  The restaurant was very pleasant, with lots of light coming from the windows.  You could tell that the locals love this place, as our waitress seemed familiar with others in the restaurant.  Our waitress was great and we enjoyed the experience here, but the place does show a bit of being amateur at times.  Loud music from the kitchen area drown out the classical music in the dining room at times.  Still, I wouldn't let that hold me back from enjoying some time here.













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