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Have Your Event At The Manor - Your Tennessee Mountain Rental Home & Venue

Moffitt Manor was built in 1885 by successful merchant and lumber businessman, Harris Bradford Northcutt.  His two bachelor sons, Tom and Jim, both successful businessmen in their own rights, continued to in the house after their father’s passing in 1909.  Their sister, Timmie Northcutt Moffit, widow of James Moffitt, and her only child, Fannie, lived with them until the three siblings deaths.  Fannie, being the only direct descendant, inherited and lived in the house as a confirmed spinster until her death in 1955.   She was the wealthiest woman and land owner in Grundy County at the time.
 
Because there were no direct descendants beyond Fannie and because she refused to make a will, the property and possession were sold at public auction, creating what the Chattanooga Free Press called a media circus that took months to execute.   The house was bought by, Vernon Northcutt, a distant relative.  He and his wife Jay opened and operated a boarding house through the late 1950’s and 1960’s.
 
After Vernon’s death, the house was sold  to  Church of Christ minister and professor at David Lipscombe University, Dr. and Mrs. Joe Gray, Sr.  The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Homes and was a successful B&B for many years.   When failing health made it necessary for The Manor to close, and it became their primary residence until Dr. Gray’s death in 2015.  
Dennis and Tammy Sons bought the house in 2019 and are the current owners.

 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Moffitt Manor is a gorgeous place to hold a reception or to get away for the weekend. Colonial Harris B. Northcut had this beautifully maintained 12-room home built on this beautiful property in Altamont, Tennessee, in 1856. You will also find a cabin on the spacious grounds that initially served as the Grundy County Courthouse. You will find a top-notch rental facility as both buildings have modernized plumbing and electrical systems to maximize guest comfort.

 

History of the Moffit Manor

Local residents call this house the House of Fortune. Miss Fanny Moffit owned the property for many years. After Moffit's death, people found money throughout the house, including in the walls and foundation. During the 1990s, the spacious home became a bed-and-breakfast property with many guests enjoying the lovely surroundings. The property's location 57 miles northeast of Chatanooga, 60 miles from Nashville, and 180 miles from Atlanta, Georgia, makes it convenient for many visitors. Many Altamont residents have attended the Fannie Moffitt Stomp held in the fall when the old-growth trees are putting on their glorious colors along with craft and art shows on this property. Others fondly remember the July 4 fireworks shows held on this historic property.

 

Types of Events You Can Host at the Moffit Manor

You will think that you are very fortunate when you rent Moffitt Manor. It is a beautiful location for many private receptions and occasions, including:

 

Birthday parties

Banquets

Reveal parties

Anniversary receptions

Retirement parties

Graduation parties

Bridal showers

Baby showers

 

 

What's Available at the Moffitt Manor?

The 12-room brick mansion contains six bedrooms, four bathrooms, three parlors, two living rooms, a spacious library, and eight fireplaces. This gives you plenty of options when you are planning your family or corporate event. You can rent the main house for six to 24 hours, so everyone will find an option that meets their needs.

 

The Log Cabin

Another rental possibility at The Manor is the 20 foot by 32 foot log cabin. This hideaway tucked at the back of the property may be the perfect setting for a corporate work retreat or a romantic weekend getaway. The cabin contains a living room with a fireplace, a spacious bedroom, and a bathroom. You may even find it a delightful place to spend Valentine’s Day with someone special.

 

Go to https://www.tennesseeweddingsvenue.com to find out more about this Tennessee mountain rental. At https://www.tennesseeweddingsvenue.com, you can also see the different packages available, allowing everyone to find the perfect option.