About the Parks Guesthouse

A beautiful guesthouse rental with character.
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About the Home

This historic home in downtown Lynchburg was built in 1935 and is located at 178 Majors Blvd. This beautiful home is nestled on a large lot with a covered front porch, swing, rocking chairs, and back deck for added amenities for you to relax and enjoy during your stay in Lynchburg.  

Moore County High School was once located on this property from 1914-1927 and continued as an elementary school until 1932. In 1935, the high school building was torn down and some of the lumber was used to build the existing house on this exact foundation. Miss Mary Bobo from Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House (a Lynchburg listing on the National Register of Historic Places) attended school here during that time. Our grandmother, Pearl Sawyer, also attended school here on the property that would eventually become our childhood home. 
Pearl sawyer on front lawn of school   grandmother

This photo of the senior class girls at Moore County High School was made on the school yard, where the Joe Parks home is now located on Majors Boulevard. Our grandmother, Pearl Sawyer - (front row, 4th from left) attended school here.

They are from left, front row, Lula May Sanders, Euzalee Haslett, Nell Price, Pearl Sawyer, Tommie Shaw Holt, Alice Parks and Nell Parkes. Second row, Gussi Goblett, Lillian Gore, Jean Bobo, Hazel Ervin, (unidentified), Jennie May Burton and Roberta Campbell. Back row, R. B. Byrom, Grace Wiseman, Kate Gore, Ruby Woodard and Essie Raby. 

Convenient Accommodation in Lynchburg

Finding a hotel near Lynchburg means you will likely be driving to Tullahoma or Fayetteville for your lodging. Spend less time in the car and more time in the heart of downtown by choosing a bed and bath style rental like the Parks Guesthouse.

The convenience of the Parks Guesthouse is that it is within walking distance to the oldest registered distillery in the United States – Jack Daniel’s Distillery. It is also walking distance to the Nathan Nearest Green Memorial Cemetery. Nearest was a slave that taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey. The Nearest Green Distillery is located in Shelbyville, TN, twenty-three miles from the Parks Guesthouse.

The street name, Majors Blvd., honors Mr. Johnny Majors who was born in Lynchburg and was the former head football coach for The University of Tennessee Volunteers for over fifteen years. There is a lot of history in Moore County, the second-smallest county in the state of Tennessee.

Our mom and dad, Joe and Virginia Parks, purchased this historic home in 1971 in our early childhood. Many memories were built here. It is our family home and more than just a rental to us. We want our guests to experience the same warmth and love in our home during their stay as we did growing up.


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Book Your Stay

Our current rates for booking are $150 (plus tax) per night for two people.  A $25 fee will apply to other guests included in your booking excluding children 12 and under.  An additional one-time cleaning fee of $25 is required with each booking. Special events and holidays will be additional charges.

We will make every effort to accommodate you and make your stay a very pleasurable and memorable experience.  The calendar for the next few months has been filling quite fast. Be sure to schedule soon to guarantee your reservation.
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House Rules

We want you to be prepared to enjoy your stay with us. Please note that your safety is a priority during your visit so we are taking extra precautions for COVID-19. Other information for our guests:
  • Check-in is from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Check out is before 10:00 a.m.
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets
  • Parks Guesthouse is not wheelchair accessible.

We are happy to answer any additional questions you might have about our rental.
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Owners and Property Managers

Jim Parks, Brenda Parkes, Linda Sullenger, Peggy Horton, and Debbie Cates.

Primary Contact: Linda Sullenger
Mobile: (931) 307-5484 
Home: (931) 759-5261

Secondary Contact, Brenda Parkes
Mobile (931) 607-1087

Book your reservation today!

Send us the dates of your stay using the contact form below or give us a call at 931-307-5484 or 931-607-1087.