About Eureka Inn

The Historic Eureka Inn & Event Center is located on Main Street in the heart of Historic Jonesborough. Each of the Eureka’s 9 uniquely decorated bedrooms create a captivating blend of past and present. They offer spacious rooms with private baths, free Wi-Fi, and individually controlled heat and air. The inn also boosts acoustic-soundproofing in its walls creating quiet, romantic spaces.

Breakfast is served family style in the dining room and guests are able to meet each other. As space permits, the Innkeepers sit and enjoy breakfast with their guests.

The Inn provides delicious, homemade breakfasts served family style in the large dining room, allowing guests to hear stories from other travelers. With fruit, juice, and locally-acquired touches like jams, honey and coffee, you’ll be fueled up and ready to explore all Jonesborough has to offer. Complimentary beverages are available during your stay with us and coffee goes on at 3:00pm each day, providing a pleasant respite from your day.

Ease into Main Street life on its front porch, take a stroll through the floral courtyard and gardens or enjoy the shade offered by the creekside gazebo. The courtyard and gardens are the ideal outdoor venue for intimate weddings, family reunions or other social events.

See why so many travelers make Historic Eureka Inn their inn of choice when visiting Jonesborough.

You’re INN for a historical experience!

The Historic Eureka Inn’s History

The history of the Eureka Inn has included many changes over the last 200 years and the blending of these additions was so perfect that the hotel appears to have been built all at the same time.

1797
1797

Robert Mitchell and his wife Harriett purchased “Lot #19” from the Town of Jonesborough to construct a private residence.

1851
1851

In 1851, William Henry Maxwell purchased the home and had a “jury room” in one of the large bedrooms that can still serve as a meeting room today.

1869
1869

Laura Gosnell purchased the property to be used as a private residence and boarding house.

1900
1900

Peter Miller and his wife Harriett opened the Eureka hotel to offer hospitality to travelers and business people.

1910
1910

J.R. Russell purchased the Inn and added the first bathtub with hot and cold running water.

1950's
1950's

In the 1950’s, a restaurant, grocery store, and a taxi cab business had taken over the ground floor.

1997
1997

The hotel is restored back to its days of glory and offers the best of past and present.

Meet Your Hosts

Carol and Curtis Johnston are a recent addition to Historic Jonesborough and are loving their new adventure as innkeepers. They moved from their home in Knoxville TN to the inn just before National Storytelling Festival 2023 and immediately welcomed guests for the long weekend. They live in the Historic Eureka Inn fulltime with their three rescued Aussie/Border Collie mixes, who love the attention received from locals and travelers alike!

Want to learn more? Here are two articles written about Carol and Curtis from local newspapers:

Herald & Tribune Article

Johnson City Press Article

Rooms & Rates

We offer well-appointed rooms that are warm and cozy, but include modern amenities such as in-room digital thermostats, hairdryers and Keurig Coffee makers.

All rooms have full-bathrooms with tubs; the Russell Room has a standup shower.

10% off for active military and Veterans.

Things To Do

The Town of Jonesborough offers activities and events no matter what your interests are.  Whether it is exploring the local shops, eateries, exploring our history or enjoying a good story there is so much to explore.

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