Known for its historic charm and comfort, The General Morgan Inn stands as one of East Tennesee's truly great southern legacies. Originally built by John H Doughty in 1884 as The Grand Central Hotel, today this inn reflects the marriage of old world southern hospitality and contemporary, personalized comfort.
The General Morgan Inn and Conference Center takes its name from the Confederate leader whose daring raids into the upper Midwest terrorized the Union Army during the Civil War. Legend has that General John Hunt Morgan, the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy," tried to escape and was shot and killed in September 1864--today's inn marks the exact spot his body fell.
Such associations shouldn't be considered morbid, however; the historical tapestry of the country unfurled in this verdant stretch of Tennessee, and today the four-story brick building offers a window into this storied past. Its rich interiors feature mahogany furnishings and 52 spacious guest rooms with high ceilings, restored moldings, woodwork and marble baths alongside such modern amenities as dataports, cable television and Bath & Body Works toiletries.
The Mason Art Gallery lies just off the inn's lobby, offering rotating exhibits from modern and traditional art to Presidential wives' inaugural ball gowns, while historic attractions await discovery throughout Greeneville.