Inn at Hunt Phelan, Memphis, Tennessee $$$$
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This mansion, built in 1830, served as Grant's headquarters as he planned the siege at Vicksburg in 1863 and has played host to distinguished visitors such as Andrew Jackson and Jefferson Davis. In 2005, it was restored and converted into a five-room bed-and-breakfast. Book the master suite for its king-sized canopied bed, decorative fireplace, 19th-century oil paintings of pastoral scenes, and views of downtown Memphis. (Be aware that upstairs bedrooms can be noisy at times.) In the restaurant, chef Stephen Hassinger serves French Creole fare such as Crab Justine, a blend of lump and jumbo crab broiled with sherry and topped with crème fraîche and béarnaise sauce, and grilled redfish with shrimp. Hotel guests receive a $40 voucher for Sunday's jazz brunch—stuffed French toast with berry sauce, Louisiana redfish in a shrimp rémoulade—in the Veranda Grill.
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