Built in 1846, Cedar Hall is a grand town home, the oldest still standing in Bartlett, Tennessee today. The original owners, William and Elizabeth Bond, came to Tennessee in the early 1800's and purchased a large amount of land. They built a temporary, small log cabin with a dirt floor to live in while this grand home was being built. After living in the home for two years, it burned to the ground.
The home was rebuilt on the 12 acres that is sits on today by William and Elizabeth's grandson, Samuel Bond, an established physician. It got its name from the many cedar trees that lined the long drive to the house. Kate Bond, a familiar name in the Bartlett area, was Samuel bond's granddaughter and was known as "the flower lady of Cordova" with her thriving floral business. The Bond family was also responsible for bringing the first railroad into Shelby County.
In 1870, Edmond Orgill (another familiar name in the Memphis area) purchased Cedar Hall. The fine architectural work seen in the home today was imported from Europe, while the Orgill family resided here.
In September 2012, Denise Suthoff purchased Cedar Hall from Jay and Jeanette Rainey. The Rainey's had owned the home for nearly 40 years. Today, Cedar Hall has been transformed into a beautiful bed and breakfast, and wedding venue.
Reservations for the Cedar Hall Bed and Breakfast can be made Monday - Friday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM by calling 901.377.4099. Each of our beautiful rooms are priced at $250 a night offering a pleasant evening for two guests and serving a delicious breakfast in our formal dining room.
Also known as the Bridal Suite, the Rainey Room is located in the front portion of the house on the second floor and is the only room with an intimate front porch. The room has a private bathroom which includes a bathtub and walk-in closet. Named after Jeanette Rainey, one of the previous owners of Cedar Hall, her stunning bridal gown is on display. She graciously donated it to our venue and we are grateful to preserve a part of her history.
The William Room was named after Denise's father. An English equestrian design defines the robust character of this room. Warmth is carried throughout not only by the wall color but also the ornate fireplace. Accented with a small balcony and finished with a private, full bath, the William Room is the essence of a cozy night for two.
This feminine room is an example of perfect, Southern charm. The Maryanne Room, named after Denise's mother, is filled with ruffles and frills to make every lady feel like a true Southern belle. The natural light from the two breathtaking windows highlight the artwork displayed above the stunning fireplace and only add to the charming Victorian details. The soft pink walls accentuate the whimsical, private full bath. This room is every lady's dream!
Named after Samuel Bond, the practicing physician who built the home is 1846. Enchanting and inviting, the settees positioned in front of the fireplace make the perfect, peaceful setting to curl up and read a book. With walls and accents rich in color, and a charming, private full bath, the Samuel Room is a picturesque vision of what an ideal bed and breakfast room should look like.