About Us

Innkeepers J.C. and Nancy Boehm have long had a desire to own and operate a bed and breakfast. This desire was always just lingering in the background because of their love of entertaining friends and family. This finally became a reality when they were visiting Nancy’s family in Cave Spring on Easter weekend in 1998.


There were always such fond memories of family visits during her early childhood. On frequent trips to Cave Spring, they would always make it a point to drop by The Tumlin House (Grandmother’s house) for a visit. The owners each time were always delighted including the immediate previous owner who started the bed and breakfast in 1994, and before that, former Mayor Lionel Tate.

On that weekend visit in 1998, J.C. and Nancy learned that the owner was interested in selling The Tumlin House. After discussion, an offer was made and to their surprise, accepted! Wow, the dreams were coming true. J.C. began proceedings to retire from the University System of Georgia as Director of Choral Music at Atlanta Metropolitan College. Nancy, also a choral music teacher, found a middle school choral music position was open in the Floyd County School System. They found that everything was falling into place, and believe that it was really was meant to be. After 30 years in Atlanta, Nancy and J.C. thought that they were going to slow down the pace somewhat.

Nancy retired from full-time teaching in 2004, and continued for the next 6 years teaching high school choral music part time in Floyd County. She and J.C. are both still involved in the Georgia Music Educators Association and frequently serve as guest conductors for many honor choirs and adjudicators for district choral festivals in the Southeast.  Nancy is now finding more time for creating new dishes for private dinner parties, luncheons and receptions at The Tumlin House, as well as volunteering at city events and Cave Spring Elementary School. J.C. and Nancy know what it takes to maintain a successful bed and breakfast: consistency and quality in service and amenities.

They are constantly striving to provide the warm, courteous, and friendly service that guests at The Tumlin House have come to expect. The innkeepers take great pride in offering a bed and breakfast experience that will be completely enjoyable and forever memorable.

Comments from Our Guests

“My first bed and breakfast experience – and now I’ve seen the light – this is the way to go! Lovely room – comfortable, private, and secure. Breakfast was a gracious dining experience. Many thanks!”   Melissa, Forsyth, Ga.

“Our visit to The Tumlin House was so enjoyable! JC and Nancy are so gracious and we especially enjoyed the good cooking. The atmosphere of this little town was a perfect “get away” and we will plan to return often. Thanks for everything.”   Wendell and Carol, Jacksonville, Al.

“Thanks for your delightful company, use of your lovely house and a fine breakfast. We will certainly recommend The Tumlin House to our friends in Dallas.”   Seth and Diana, Dallas, TX.

“We really enjoyed our stay at Tumlin House…our meals – JC’s breakfast and Nancy’s scrumptious dinner – were lovely and memorable. The Key Lime Pie was a taste of heaven! Hope we can come back next time we’re in Georgia.”   Gil and Kathy, Kazar, Russia

“We felt like we never left home. We have adopted you as our home away from home. Thank you for going above and beyond. We cannot remember when we last felt so welcome in someone’s home. We look forward to many years of visits.”   Denis and Sherri, Hernando Beach, Fl.

“Thank you for making our first bed & breakfast experience one to remember.”
Cheryl and Kenny, El Centro, Ca.

“ JC & Nancy! The hospitality was the best! We enjoyed the room, school, food and the town’s warm pleasant feeling. When we come back we will be visiting with you again. Thank you again.”
Quintin and Sharon, West Hartford, Ct.

“Thank you for making our 14th anniversary extra special. Everything was great.”
David and Christina, Toledo, OH

“Thank you for a delightful stay. Your home is beautiful and cozy. We enjoyed meeting you and the other guests. Breakfast was “Fantastic.” As governor of the Georgia District for Optimist International we do a lot of traveling. This will be one of my fondest memories for the year. Thank you again.”   Linda and Larry, Savannah, Ga.