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~Step back in time and visit The Cumberland Manor, a grand Victorian built in 1890. This 6000 square foot home has inviting public rooms elegantly decorated with period antiques and a beautifully hand-carved staircase. It has recently been restored to its original grandeur, complete with hardwood floors in every room, stained and leaded glass windows, coffered ceilings, elaborate wood work and upscale era fireplaces. Boasting a large brick front porch, it sits atop the Cumberland Mountains overlooking historic downtown Middlesboro and has views of three states.

~Millions of years ago a meteor crashed in Eastern Kentucky. The enormous crater that was left behind is where Middlesboro is now located. As a result, the mountains surround us in all directions. The city, one mile west of the Cumberland Gap was founded by Alexander Arthur. He entertained wealthy investors from Europe to settle here with the prospects of income from iron mining and processing, like its namesake town of Middle borough, England.

 

~The house that is now Cumberland Manor was built for the Secretary Treasurer John B. Cary. The Cary family lived here for a few years until the town went bankrupt. Several bad fires and lack of iron ore destroyed the local economy. The house was then bought by the Easton family who lived here for many generations. During the late 20’s and 30’s Middlesboro was known as Little Las Vegas. It was characterized by the massive bootlegging and prostitution that kept the area prosperous even during the Great Depression. It has even been told by local folklore that for many years this house was a lucrative bordello.

~The Proprietors, John and Jill West, formerly of south Florida, are the proud owners of The Cumberland Manor. Renovating this historic mansion and opening their home as a bed & breakfast has fulfilled their dreams and goals. Jill has collected antiques for over 25 years. Using her antiques along with sentimental pieces belonging to her parents and other family members, Jill has decorated the Inn with an eclectic and unique compilation. The love they have for The Cumberland Manor is evident everywhere you look. The warmth you feel when you meet John and Jill is the open friendship they offer. Soon they will have you feeling like part of the family. See Owner's Personal Message

 

~The newly renovated library and study, which resides on the main level, brings back the luxurious and ornately wood trimmed rooms of the era. A luxurious couch and chairs along with hospitable lighting, make this a perfect hang-out while waiting for meals. Adjacent to the main lobby, the study/library area is easly accessible and guarantees its guests a smart time. Spend time in this room and take advantage of the comfortable atmosphere that penetrates the area. Relax here by reading a book, or bring your laptop computer and connect to our free WiFi network. Either way, this room will invite you to spend time and enjoy the surroundings.


~In the recently refurbished dining room, a three course breakfast is served every morning. Each course is served on a different set of antique dishes, flatware and crystal. Truly a beautiful as well as tasty way to start your day. Breakfast is always a treat with a variety of foods varying to meet the guests’ special needs or desires. Fresh fruit and healthy alternatives are a specialty, although we have been known to indulge in sweet homemade goodies as well. Gourmet taste and presentation along with the wafting smells of fresh brewed coffee and herbal teas await you every morning. Each breakfast is home cooked with love.


We offer Gluten Free options for those who are afraid of dining in unknown places. Just let us know in advance and we'll make sure to use all gluten free products in your cooking. In addition, we use organic foods whenever possible. In fact, many of the fruits and vegetables you will eat during your stay will have been grown right here on the premises! In the tradition of preserving the past, we are an "Eco-Friendly" facility and our efforts are always environmentally considerate.
                     

~For many guests, the large wrap-around porch is a favorite spot to relax with refreshments, play games, read or just enjoy the fresh air. Whatever you decide, you'll see that this is Middlesboro lodging and Cumberland Gap lodging at its best.

 

 

~Stay at the Cumberland Manor and take a piece of Heaven with you forever!~

 

Cumberland Manor Bed and Breakfast
208 Arthur Heights
Middlesboro, KY. 40965
Call (606) 248-4299 or Toll Free (866) 648-4299
or 606-499-3330 (cell)

 

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