we found this historic part of Tennessee by staying off the interstate highways and wandering the back roads. After reading Blue Highways this is our preferred way to travel. We had no reservation and we were lost, looking for lodging we found signs for Historic Hotels, we found ourselves at the Armour's Hotel. We were warmly greeted, given a tour and a choice of rooms and served a welcome glass of wine. After a delicious dinner cooked by the innkeeper we were free to nestle into comfortable chairs and read our favorite books. We only stayed one night, but we discovered a destination we want to return to often.
There are 3 hotels in Red Bubbling Springs, all that remains from the 1900 when "taking the waters" was the only National Health Care available. Armour's has the original bath and rooms where you can experience "Water therapy". The hotel is older but clean and maintained and functional. If you need anything Debbie and Dennis will try to accommodate you. Breakfast comes with your room rate, but dinner will be cooked at a very reasonable price if you wish. The halls, parlors, and porches are for reading, relaxing, visiting and un-stressing. You can arrange for a massage and a hot springs soak if you wish. We are two retired adults and we travel 4 months out of the year. We cannot stop talking about our good experience and we recommend you find your way to Red Boiling Springs. The dining room often serves as a theater for music groups, if your lucky you can find entertainment. This is a unique hotel and Debbie and Dennis are responsive innkeepers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Historic Bed & Breakfast Hotel offers gracious hospitality, comfortable rooms, an excellent dining experience, and the availability of our Steam Bath, Mineral Baths, and a massage by one of our Certified Therapists. Our charming dining room has the capacity to host luncheons, dinners, and events for up to 100 guests. ... more less