About the Tea Room

Welcome to Mountain Oaks Tea Room, located in the Mountain Oaks Manor venue. Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday and selected Saturdays, and we welcome special events by reservation from bridal showers to luncheons to birthday parties and more. We also host several annual events such as the Princess Tea Party, our special Mother’s Day Tea, the Christmas Candlelight Tea, and more! The Mountain Oaks Tea Room is proud to offer a wide variety of selections on our menu, and we offer catering services for your event as well. Join us today for an elegant dining experience!


James County was organized in 1871 during the troubled reconstruction period following the Civil War. The courthouse, known as “Old Jim,” was completed in 1913. In 1919, the county was dissolved and became part of Hamilton County. James County came to be known as “the lost county.” In March 2000, two sisters and a brother purchased the courthouse and gave it a new direction–the Mountain Oaks Manor. It was sold to Tim and Sonya Guffey in 2017 and continues to grow.

The Tea Room

The Mountain Oaks Tea Room is located just minutes from Chattanooga, Cleveland, Ringgold, and Dalton in the heart of Ooltewah. Each tea room is decorated in Victorian style antiques from the past that add to the charm of an antebellum mansion. In addition to the delicious teas we serve, mouthwatering soups and salads are the heart of our menu. And don’t forget the dessert!

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I love everything about Mountain Oaks Tea Room. It is my happy place. Each room is beautifully decorated, and the atmosphere is calm and quiet. The staff is so kind and accommodating. The food is tasty. I love it all. –Sylvia Lyons, 12/18/17

local driving directions

Turn behind the Ooltewah Baptist Church and we are approximately 1½ blocks on the right in Mountain Oaks Manor and Event Center.

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