About The Lee Suite

The Lee Suite is our most luxurious accommodation, named after James Lee, Jr., owner and captain of the Lee Line Steamboats, who purchased the house in 1890 from the Goyer heirs. In the early 20th century, James Lee’s daughter, Rosa, turned the house into the James Lee Memorial Academy of Art, which later became the Memphis College of Arts now located in Overton Park.

Three rooms were combined to make this a grand, elegantly furnished suite, home to a treasured collection of antique books. You will be sure to sleep comfortably on the king-sized Tempur-Choice Luxe bed made with fine linens. A Victoria+Albert tub surrounded by tower windows, spacious shower with multiple shower heads, and beautiful marble tiled floors work together to provide a spa-like experience in the tower bathroom.

“This is an amazing historical home that has been totally renovated while retaining it's old charm. We stayed in the Lee suite. It was amazing.”

~Guest visiting from Texas

About The Harsson Suite

The Harsson Suite is on the second floor of the oldest section of the house, built in 1848 for the Harsson family.

Three rooms have been combined to make this a comfortable, peaceful retreat that overlooks the fountain courtyard. The suite’s restoration evokes a rustic, farmhouse feel by extensive use of wood on floors and walls. Local art by Yancy Villa Calvo adorns the walls, complimenting the two exposed-brick chimneys with decorative cast-iron mantels original to the house. A unique wooden poster bed is home to a king-sized Tempur-Choice Luxe mattress. The bathroom features a stand-alone bathtub, walk-in shower and, in keeping with the farmhouse feel, well-pump style fixtures.


"We stayed in the Harrson Suite, which was a part of the original 1848 farmhouse. It was spacious and beautiful ... We couldn’t have asked for more perfect accommodations."

~Guest visiting from Tennessee

About The Goyer Suite

The Goyer Suite is traditionally elegant, with a stunning view of the courtyard and the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum next door. It is named after Charles Wesley Goyer who purchased the home from his father-in-law, William Harsson, in 1851, and who expanded the original farmhouse into the grand Italianate Victorian home you see today. Goyer was an outstanding citizen, having an honest and godly reputation as founder and president of Union & Planters Bank and President of the Leath Orphan Asylum, where he was known to walk to check on the children.

The king-sized mahogany bed with brass accents is a comfortable setting for the Tempur-Choice Luxe mattress. A restored clawfoot tub original to the house may be found in the Goyer bathroom, along with antique sconces, pedestal sinks, and a state of the art shower surrounded by marble.

"The furnishings, grounds and every single room is special. We stayed in the Goyer Suite, which is just gorgeous and has every luxury amenity you could want..."

~ Guest visiting from Australia

About The Crosley Suite

The Crosley Suite is our only first floor suite. It is named after Powel Crosley, Jr., Jennifer’s great grandfather. Crosley was a famous inventor and successful Cincinnati businessman, perhaps best known for his success with Crosley radios and the WLW radio station, known as “The Nation’s Station” because of its powerful transmitter which reached 700,000 watts at its height in the thirties.

Inspired by family history, the Crosley Suite is decorated in art deco style, tastefully incorporating Crosley memorabilia and featuring retro subway tile in the bathroom. Originally three rooms, this suite provides ample space for the king-sized Tempur-Choice Luxe bed and a comfortable sitting area.

“Two nights just weren't enough. The James Lee House was perfectly located for our purposes and the Crosley room was spectacular.”

~ Guest visiting from Washington

About The Isabel Suite

The Isabel Suite is a gem. Its gorgeous mirrored bed features a Tempur-Choice Luxe queen-sized mattress. It is surrounded by five grand windows looking out onto a stately magnolia tree. The exposed brick chimney and whimsical door to the bathroom that was doodled on by art students in the art school days give added charm.

You will love the bathroom, with a bright window, large state of the art shower that includes a rainfall showerhead and marble tile.

The Isabel room was light and airy, we had a huge bathroom, the bed was very comfortable and breakfast was tasty and substantial.”

~ Guest visiting from the United Kingdom

Treating yourself to a stay at The James Lee House affords you luxury accommodations and stellar services that are meant to pamper and enhance your stay in the historic Victorian Village.

Complimentary amenities for our guests include:

  • Wireless internet access

  • Large LED television with cable

  • Individual climate control

  • Gourmet breakfast

  • Gated private parking