A sophisticated mountain retreat

By Sara Wexler

Couples looking for a romantic getaway or board members wanting a corporate retreat would do well by traveling to the Monteagle Inn, located just 45 miles from the Scenic City.

"We're a different area code, different time zone, different altitude and different attitude," said Proprietor Jim Harmon. "We feel like what we offer our out-of-town guests is an escape from the hectic world with no to-do list up here. You can relax. You can get out and enjoy the beauty of the area."

With 13 suites, each with its own bathroom, the bed and breakfast is situated near fine dining, hiking trails with spectacular views of waterfalls, and a host of artists and potters, antique stores and entertainment.