The Peter Allen Inn breathes historic luxury, operating out of a restored home from the 19th century. Not only are the rooms elegant and cozy, but the in-house tavern feels like it’s straight out of a period piece movie scene. The Secret Tea Society offers tea service, tastings and workshops to guests.
Just a few miles from Peter Allen Inn is Bronzwood Golf Club, which has a stunning course and a restaurant and full bar.
Find more history at the public library, a Carnegie-era building with a museum in the basement, or the Octagon House, a private but photo-ready residence shaped like — you guessed it — an Octagon. Pick up a little something to take home on Tour Route 7, a 60-mile trail of small businesses that runs through the county and hosts yard sales. And while site hopping, try out local restaurants Nancy’s Cozy Cafe and Local Time Square Restaurant.
If you've got the shopping bug, stop in at Market Square where you'll find stores full of antiques, housewares, specialty foods, a '50s-era soda fountain and the region's largest bookstore with over 100,000 books.
Now a private residence, this unique eight-sided house, which contains eight trapezoid-shaped rooms, was the boyhood home of Clarence Darrow, the nationally acclaimed lawyer in the The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes ("Scopes Monkey Trial").