Updated: Feb 6, 2022
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but all play and no rest makes Jack cranky! While you’re visiting, make sure you schedule enough time to see the sights if you wish, or just find a place to relax, unplug and unwind from your busy life. Morgan County offers varied lodging opportunities for our visitors such as Farmhouses, cabins and even Victorian homes and Inns. We’ve highlighted a few of the unique places to stay in Morgan County during the winter . More information about these and others can be found on the www.mctamoco.com/lodging.com webpage with links to their Airbnb pages.
The Old Log Cabin in Harmony Hollow
You know you are in a special place when you are welcomed by hosts Brenda and Jim, with a plateful of homemade cookies and enter your warm and cozy cabin heated by a pellet stove. Harmony Hollow is a secluded country setting that offers privacy, peace and quiet, yet is only a short drive from the county’s parks and natural attractions. Unplug from modern life by relaxing on the front porch, hiking alongside the nearby creek or hanging out in the beautiful restored American Chestnut cabin. This old cabin was moved log by log and reassembled by Jim Duke. (Airbnb Super Hosts)
Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast Inn
Return to a time and place where the innkeeper welcomes you with genuine hospitality and a hearty meal in the evening before you retire into one of several tastefully and individually decorated country-Victorian bedrooms for the night. Proprietor Linda Brooks-Jones’ culinary skills are legendary and the author of two cookbooks and hostess who has welcomed a U.S. President and a Tennessee Governor into her inn ensures all visitors are treated like VIPs. In the morning, you are presented with a southern breakfast fit for a king (or President/Governor) before you begin your adventures outside, or stay in and relax by the fireplace, view old movies or shows on TV, play cards or board games or curl up with a good book. greygablesbedandbreakfasttn.com
If getting off the beaten path is more your speed, Creekside Cabin is a remote and private rustic cabin nestled beside a beautiful picturesque creek that is as warm and welcoming as hostess Faith. The cabin is tucked between a rolling pasture and tranquil woods and is located a few miles from the Obed Wild and Scenic River. Curl up by the woodstove in this pet-friendly open cabin that offers a clean respite from a busy life. (Airbnb Super Hosts)
Step back in time and stay in this charming cottage in the Historic village of Rugby. This well-stocked Victorian home is situated on a secluded wooded lot that provides tranquility and relaxation yet is close to the main village of Rugby and the nearby trails of Rugby State Natural Area and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Hostess Kara Jill has ensured that the home offers everything needed for a relaxing stay. (Airbnb Super Hosts)
Spirit of Red Hill/Alexander-Perrigo House
Located behind the Spirit of Red Hill shop, the Bensted Bedstead is an ADA-compliant accessible room that has been beautifully decorated to offer a warm and comfortable place to stay in the heart of Historic Rugby. Hostess Donna provides snacks and a light continental breakfast in the morning and guests have private use of a sunroom and porch in the evening.
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The White Farmhouse
If you’ve ever wanted to live on a farm but dreaded the thought of early morning chores, hostess Lisa has made her great grandparent’s old farmhouse available for a place to stay that truly feels like home. The remote and quaint farmhouse provides a beautiful quiet place to get away but is still located near the Obed Wild and Scenic River and nearby Frozen Head State Park. (Airbnb Super Hosts)
Stay and Play Getaway in Basecamp Wartburg
If you suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), the Stay and Play Getaway is centrally located in the county seat of Wartburg within walking distance of restaurants, stores and a brewery/coffee shop. It’s also a short drive to Frozen Head State Park and Obed Wild and Scenic River and the Cumberland Trail passes directly in front of the unit. There are also two bicycles available if you’d prefer to ride. As with all of our local lodging offerings, when you’re not staying busy, you are welcome to unplug and relax. (Airbnb Super Hosts)
Historic Rugby offers four accommodations within the National Register Historic District. The Historic Newbury House accommodates up to fourteen people in the restored Victorian-era boarding house. There is also the rustic Pioneer Cottage which can house up to eight people. Percy Cottage can accommodate up to five people and the Ivy Cottage Annex can accommodate up to four people. Additional information and booking arrangements can be made at https://www.historicrugby.org/about-lodging/.
A Little Closer To Heaven Treehouse/RV Campground/RM Brooks Store, Rugby,TN
For a truly unique experience, try climbing a tree and stay behind RM Brooks General Store in the A Little Closer To Heaven Primitive Treehouse. Squirrels spend most of their winters in trees, so why shouldn’t you? Hostess Tiffany offers a chance to disconnect and stay in the one room treehouse that offers no water or electricity but does offer a comfy queen sized bed and lighting by flashlight and battery lamps. A nearby winterized bathhouse provides a restroom and shower facilities and is shared with an adjacent 10 spot RV Campground. You may find more info on their lodging and the Historic RM Brooks Store here: rmbrooksstore.com (Airbnb) Super Host)