Carmichael Inn
Project overview
YEAR: 1985 CLIENT: LOCATION: Loudon, TN VOLUNTEER(S): Charles Faulkner, historian & Charles Tichy, architect

The two-story log cabin was built around 1810 by John Hudson Carmichael to serve as a stagecoach inn for travelers en route from Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.

It is a prime example of log construction in East Tennessee.

The ETCDC helped save the building by developing plans to relocate it across the river.

The Carmichael Inn in Loudon County dates back 19th century and is a log structure built in two sections with differing techniques, making it a prime example of log construction in East Tennessee. Its long history on the east side of the Tennessee River across from the City of Loudon was in danger of coming to an end with proposed … Read More

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The Carmichael Inn in Loudon County dates back 19th century and is a log structure built in two sections with differing techniques, making it a prime example of log construction in East Tennessee. Its long history on the east side of the Tennessee River across from the City of Loudon was in danger of coming to an end with proposed industrial development. The ETCDC with volunteer historic anthropologist Dr. Charles Faulkner and preservation architect Charles Tichy developed a plan for the building to be relocated as a museum across the river on the Courthouse Square in downtown Loudon.

The Carmichael Inn has had many uses throughout its history. It was recently purchased in 2019 and houses a restaurant and tavern offering southern cuisine.

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