meriwether's retreat

Bed & Breakfast

About Our B&B

Located in the historic Swiss/German village of Hohenwald, Tennessee, Meriwether’s Retreat Bed & Breakfast is a family-owned and operated inn, catering to the discerning traveler.  


Our inn is named after the legendary explorer, Meriwether Lewis, who is buried a few miles outside of town inside the national park that bears his name.  It is also the location where he died mysteriously at the Grinder’s Inn on October 11th, 1809.  

At MR, we have only one mission:  we want to provide our guests with the old-fashioned customer service of yesteryear, cozy accommodations, and fresh, homemade fare that you won’t soon forget. 


Our little town is special and we have lots of things to do and see.  If you love nature, we have wonderful places to hike and explore.  

Because we’re only one block from Main Street, you can reach most anywhere by foot: The Discovery Center walking path, a host of restaurants, antiques and junk stores, The Elephant Sanctuary Discovery Center, a natural history museum, a county museum, shopping, parks, the historic Depot that houses Lewis County’s Chamber of Commerce and terrific shopping, the library, Powers Grocery, the post office, the outdoor event stage, and many more.  

We welcome you to Hohenwald where you’ll experience down-home folks and a whole lot of Southern charm.  We look forward to hosting you and sharing our little town in middle Tennessee. 


As we say here in Hohenwald, “If you ever wear out one pair of shoes, you’ll never leave.”

Crows, being the smart birds that they are, investigate an area for possible threats after another crow dies there.


Our Rooms

Well appointed and intimate, Meriwether's Retreat bedrooms are adorned with nods to Lewis County's rich history. Each bedroom also incorporates modern comforts and technology, with large flat screen TV's, wifi, and a sitting area.


Our Services



Breakfast always consists of:
homemade papaya and roasted pistachio granola, one of Baker Deb’s homemade breads, GF quiche with potato crust, fruit, orange juice, almond milk or plain milk, coffee service, hot tea, and homemade jam, made specially for Meriwether’s Retreat by The Jam Lady, Tiffany Pierce.

Baker Deb serves a homemade snack or desert daily to our guests.

We can accommodate even the pickiest eater or food sensitivity.  Please make us aware of any dietary restrictions.

Free Wifi


Still need to be connected while you relax and unwind? Need to check in with the office while you're in town on business? We've got you covered!

All guests at Meriwether's Retreat can connect to our complimentary high speed wireless internet to stay connected.

Meriwether's Retreat welcomes cyclists from all over the world who have the Natchez Trace on their bucket list of scenic rides.  We'll send you on your way with a healthy snack pack, and a Clark Bar made of fruit, nuts, and honey. Clark the Crow gets hungry when he travels, and we thought you might too!

Homemade Snacks & Desserts


At night, you’ll find a variety of snacks made by our baker, Debbie Whitehead.  Debbie makes all our food from scratch, just like Grandma did it. 

Whether it’s Homemade Blueberry Lemon Cake, mouth-watering Japanese Milk bread or homemade bagels (The Fat Italian is my favorite), you won’t go hungry at Meriwether’s Retreat! 

Baker Deb is constantly testing and creating new recipes to keep our guests happy.

Crows are famous for holding "funerals" when one of their kind has passed away. It might be a lone individual or a group of crows — known as a murder, of course — and it may be solemnly quiet or cacophonous. In some cases the crows may keep a vigil over the fallen bird for days on end. Could they really be mourning?

Crows tend to be opportunistic and creative, commonly exploiting new food sources or adopting new feeding strategies to make their lives easier. The American crow is known to catch its own fish, for example, in some cases even using bread or other food as bait to lure fish closer.




Things To Do

Area Winery Tours


Lewis County is home to three award-winning wineries!  All are located just a short drive away from Meriwether's Retreat, and all offer an excellent selection of wines suitable for your celebrations or for gifts!

Cultural Sites


Hohenwald is proud of its Swiss heritage, and as you stroll the downtown area you'll notice multiple sites of interest within a few blocks of Meriwether's Retreat. The Lewis County Museum of Natural History details the earliest days of Hohenwald and Lewis County history, and showcases the Maddox Collection of exotic animal mounts.

Downtown Shopping


Downtown Hohenwald offers a few unique specialty shops where you can find the perfect souvenir of your time here, or the perfect gift for someone special.

Downtown Dining


Meriwether's Retreat is within walking distance of a variety of dining options. Whether it's a burger and crazy shake at Hank's Diner, or a fine steak at The Junkyard Dog, or some enchilada's at Rio Colorado, you'll find almost anything with a 1-2 block walk.

The Natchez Trace

A jewel of the National Park System, the Natchez Trace Parkway runs from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi. At one time it was a commerce route as well as a means for river boat crews to return to Nashville overland after completing their runs down the Mississippi.

When traveling the Trace, be sure to check out Natchez Trace Travel, the premier source of information for lodging and sightseeing along the parkway.

Guest Review

“Warm and welcoming, yet so comfortable. The food was amazingly delicious. Thank you so much, Melissa, for your hospitality.”


Contact Us

Tel: 931-230-3790

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