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About Jeff Dupre
Jeff Dupre and David Phillips - long time Jonesborough residents, purchased the property across the street from their home. The house was rebuilt from the dirt up. Literally the foundation was damaged and the entire structure had to be raised over 6" to accommodate the new foundation.
Jeff Dupre purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Jeff Dupre chose Jonesborough
The house has some wonderful Historic Value and the exact history is still under research..
What makes this Cottage unique
The Eggplant Cottage is very close to downtown. Sitting in the courtyard or in the screened in porch, you overlook downtown and the Jonesborough Rep Theater and you can listen to Friday night Music On The Square (MOTS). During the October Storytelling Festival you can listen to stories from the courtyard.
Private parties of 6 or less prmited
No Pets permitted
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
No smoking, No tobacco No pets, No open flames of any kind
Special arrangements and advance requests required for Annual Storytelling Festival.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautifully restored historic cottage has everything you need.
Jeff is a good host & the charming town is just a two minute walk from the property. Would love to return.
A perfect place to unwind...
Work and Play are stressful at times. Returning to The Eggplant Cottage at the end of the day became my sanctuary. The screened in porch and courtyard are an ideal place to start and end your day.
Easy walking distance to local stores, restaurants, breweries, Storytelling Center, Museums and Community Theaters. The Cottage is minutes away from major thoroughfares for easy access to the area.
On arrival, Jeff walked me through the property pointing out original details, upgraded amenities and how to operate each.
The notebook showing the story and transformation of The Eggplant Cottage gave a sense of history. The various LED and energy star components proved you can keep original character and be environmentally responsible at the same time. The train, as it passed through town, was mesmerizing.
When you are traveling to the Jonesborough area, The Eggplant Cottage is an excellent lodging choice. Thank you Jeff for saving a piece of Jonesborough’s history and giving others a chance to experience it with modern amenities and twists.
Located in the middle of the Jonesborough Historic District. Many buildings are pre Civil War era. Jonesborough is the oldest town in Tennessee.
Please be aware that this cottage adjoins the Norfolk - Southern / CSX Railroad. Although some trains do go through town at night, most trains move during daytime hours. If you are an avid railroad watcher you will find the recently restored train station only a few hundred away from the Eggplant Cottage! Equally fascinating, you can sit in the private courtyard patio, enjoy your favorite drink, and listen to downtown music and many of the live storytellers during the International Storytelling Festival!