168 Chaffin Place, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-6901
Phone: 615/895-3818   |   Fax: 615/898-1975   |   49 Rooms   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn located in the heart of middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro. The BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn offers guests great customer service and unbeatable amenities all for an affordable price. Guests staying at this newly renovated hotel will enjoy spacious guest rooms featuring 32-inch flat screen televisions with expanded cable including HBO® and ESPN, microwave, refrigerator and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Start the day off right with a complimentary hot breakfast including waffles and sausage, egg & cheese biscuit, plus and newspaper before relaxing in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

Located near the rich historic Civil War sights and attractions, the BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn is close to where travelers to the Murfreesboro area want to be. Guests can spend the day exploring Stone River National Battlefield, touring Oakland's Historic Site or walking Cannonsburgh Village. Horse lovers will appreciate this Murfreesboro hotel being situated so close to many area horse shows and activities. Find a variety of different boutiques and shopping malls throughout Murfreesboro and nearby Nashville.

Traveling on business? The Nissan Corporation and the Nashville International Airport are a convenient distance from the hotel. We are also conveniently located within two miles of the new Murfreesboro Convention Center. The BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn also frequently hosts guests in town attending a variety of local festivals. Nearby Middle Tennessee State University makes the BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn ideal lodging for visiting family, friends or attending sporting events.

We hope to have your as our guests soon at the BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn, your new home away from home!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Traveler checks accepted
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee.
  • Complimentary coffee all day
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Outdoor pool seasonal, closed for the winter and reopens on Memorial Day
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Late check out - nominal fee
  • AAA, AARP, Government, Corporate and group rate available
  • Safe deposit box
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Free parking
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Exterior corridor
  • Bus parking
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Laundromat
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired and offer free wireless internet access; All guest rooms are hardwired for internet access


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Conveniently located, the best western chaffin inn in Murfreesboro, Tennessee is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 35.844255  /  Latitude: -86.430325


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. The BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn, located in Murfreesboro. We are southeast of Nashville on Interstate 24 between Nashville and Chattanooga, in Rutherford County, the Heart of Tennessee.

From: Nashville Intl. Airport. Take Interstate 40 to Interstate 24 East toward Chattanooga and take Exit 78B, turn right at the first traffic light onto Chaffin Place, the BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn is on the right.

From: Chattanooga. Take Interstate 24 West, Exit 78B, Murfreesboro, turn right at the first traffic light onto Chaffin Place, the BEST WESTERN Chaffin Inn is on the right.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bell Buckle Cafe

A popular landmark and eatery, the Bell Buckle Cafe has been a staple of the Bell Buckle landscape for years. Travel through Middle Tennessee and visit from nearby cities like Shelbyville and Murfreesboro. Whether you're in town to check out any of the local hot spots and southern charms, or if you're simply passing through, enjoy a bite to eat the Bell Buckle Cafe. 

You'll find a wide selection of American classics on the menu. Tuesday through Thursday after 4:30pm, try any of the excellent homemade pizzas – the J Gregry Special is a local favorite, as is the J Gregry Deluxe. If you're planning a party of event, you can rent out the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall. Check out the music parlor section of the Bell Buckle Cafe, where each Friday and Saturday you can see local songwriters, bands, and other artists perform while you nibble on snacks. 

Cannonsburgh Village

Enjoy a trek through middle Tennessee and head for Murfreesboro. Once you've arrived, be sure to check out the Cannonsburgh Village just off of NW Broad Street and Front Street. Preserving a little slice of local history, Cannonsburgh Village is a reconstructed village and township. It was the original name of the city of Murfreesboro. 

Explore Cannonsburgh Village on your next visit to Murfreesboro and make sure you check out the World's Largest Cedar Bucket – you won't believe it until you see it. Experience nearly 100 years of the early days of Tennessee life. At Cannonsburgh Village, there's also a school house, a wedding chapel, blacksmith's shop, and the free tours are self guided. Guided tours require a nominal fee.

Downtown Bell Buckle

Throughout Tennessee, you'll find a wealth of charming and quaint towns, each a unique embodiment of southern living. In Middle Tennessee, head just south of Murfreesboro and just north of Shelbyville to discover Bell Buckle. Measuring in at just about half a square mile in total area, Bell Buckle is home to the annual R.C. & Moon Pie Festival. 

As you explore the charming and subtle town, visit the Bell Buckle Cafe, where you'll find a wide selection of American cuisine favorites. Every March around the middle of the month, visit and check out the Daffodil Day, an ideal destination for those who love flowers and small-town festivals. 

Middle Tennessee State University

Home of the Blue Raiders, Middle Tennessee State University is located in Murfreesboro in the heart of the Nashville Metropolitan area of Tennessee. MTSU was founded in 1911 an offers nine colleges with over 80 different degree programs to students. The University is best known for its programs in Music, Aerospace, Recording Industry and Concrete Industry Management. In 2009, Forbes ranked MTSU on its list of the Top 100 Public Universities.

The campus is set on a spacious 466 acres with thirteen dormitories and eight fraternity houses for students to reside. The Johnny “Red” Floyd Football Stadium is a hub for the Division I Blue Raiders during season as students come out to support their school. MTSU boasts a talented and distinguished list of alumni including former Vice President Al Gore as well as his fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner James McGill Buchanan.

Stones River National Battlefield

Set along the Stones River, the Stones River National Battlefield is located in central Tennessee near the city of Murfreesboro. Preserving the site of the Civil War Battle of Stones River through the National Park Service, the site covers 570 acres.

Also featuring the Stones River National Cemetery, the battlefield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established in 1927, the park features seven miles of hiking trails, cycling on the Murfreesboro Greenway System, and inoperative programs like ranger-led tours.

Tennessee Guitar Festival

Held at Middle Tennessee State University, the Tennessee Guitar Festival is an annual music event hosted by the MTSU School of Music. The Tennessee Guitar Festival has been a Murfreesboro music festival for over a decade, and features a few of the finest guitarists in the country offering performances and masterclasses.

Happening in late spring, the Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition draws attendees to the Hinton Music Hall in MTSU’s Wright Music Building for the anticipated solo competitions – plus workshops and lectures.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery
  • Oklands Historic House Museum
  • Sam Davis Home
  • Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center
  • Cannonsburgh Village
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Percy Priest Lake
  • Heritage farms and Diaries
  • Miller Coliseum
  • Harley Davidson
  • Starwood Amphitheatre
  • St. Clair Senior Citizens Center
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration
  • Stones River National Battlefield and National Cemetery
  • Oaklands Historic House Museum
  • Sam Davis Home
  • Rutherford County Courthouse
  • Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center
  • Cannonsburgh Village
  • Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Murfreesboro Greenway System
  • Percy Priest Lake
  • Nashville Super Speedway
  • Stones River Mall
  • Pottery Barn
  • Heritage Farms and Diaries
  • M.T. Medical Center
  • Tennessee Livestock Center
  • Miller Coliseum
  • Starwood Amphitheatre
  • I-24 Expo Center
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration
  • Harley Davidson
  • Antique Mall
  • V.A. Hospital

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 6.00 mile(s) from Smyrna
  • 8.00 mile(s) from La Vergne
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Brentwood
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Lebanon
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Shelbyville
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Manchester
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Nashville
  • Pillsbury
  • Heritage Farms and Dairy
  • Verizon Wireless Corp.
  • Mtsu
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Nashville International Speedway
  • Bath and Bodywork
  • Super Wal-Mart®
  • Bath and Bodywork
  • Sam's Wholesale
  • Old Time Pottery

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Parks and Recreation Town Center
  • SportsCom
  • St. Clair Senior Citizens Center
  • Ymca
  • Indian Hills Golf Course
  • Old Fort Golf Course
  • Cedar Crest Golf Course
  • Veteran's Administration Golf Course
  • Smyrna Golf Course
  • Champions Run Golf Course

Nearby Restaurants

  • Walking distance from Subway
  • Walking distance from Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Walking distance from Jack In The Box
  • Walking distance from White Castle
  • Walking distance from Waffle House
  • Walking distance from Cracker Barrel
  • Walking distance from Arby's
  • All American Sports Grill
  • Back Yard Burgers
  • Bangkok Café
  • Bellacino's Pizza and Grinders
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Bunganut Pig
  • Captain D's
  • China Garden
  • Chili's
  • Cici's Pizza Buffet
  • Corky's BBQ & Ribs
  • Demo's Steak and Spaghetti House
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Fazoli's
  • Fox's Pizza Den
  • Front Porch Café
  • Fuji Japanese Restaurant and Sushi
  • Hooter's
  • McDonald's
  • Mike's Catfish House
  • Miller's Café
  • O'Charley's
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pizzeria Porta Via
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse
  • Roly Poly
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Santa Fe Cantina & Cattleman's Club
  • Shoney's
  • Slick Pig BBQ
  • Smoking Ed's BBQ
  • Sumo Japanese Restaurant
  • Toot's Restaurant
  • Tgif
  • Fanatics with live entertainment
  • Bluesboro with live entertainment
  • Bunganut Pig with live entertainment
  • Patio Café with live entertainment


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Murfreesboro. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

April 2014

April 19, 2014
Kick-Off Classic Horse Show

Horse racing fans get a sneak peek at 2014 performers at Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

April - December, 2014

Southern Style Food Tour Get a tour of local restaurants and their food as you enjoy this walking tour around downtown Franklin. Tours begin at 2 p.m.

May 2014

May 22-24, 2014
Spring Fun Show

Touted as one of the top horse shows in America, the event takes place at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville. Event and vendor times vary throughout the weekend.

May 23-24, 2014
Extreme Cowboy Nationals

Exciting cowboy exhibitions alongside the Spring Fun Show at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

Weekends May 3-26, 2014
The Renaissance Festival Take a step back in time as you wander through this recreated village and watch artisans as they perform, listen to the live music, or just browse the storefronts. Located just off Highway 96 between Franklin and Murfreesboro this fair runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
May 15-17, 2014
Franklin Rodeo Each night at 7:30 p.m. cowboys and girls ride and wrangle at the Williamson County AG Expo.
May 9, 2014
Eat the Street Downtown Franklin fills with over 40 different food vendors along with music and fun for the whole family. It all begins at 5 p.m.

June 2014

June 13-15, 2014
2014 Pony of the Americas Show

Promoting good values and education, the events take place at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

June 23-28, 2014
2014 Tennesse State 4H Horse Show

First-rate horse exhibitions at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

June 2014

June 21, 2014
RC Cola & Moon Pie Fest The little town of Bell Buckle comes to life with this annual festival celebrating two southern traditions. Come watch the Down Home Divas as they perform, run in the RC- Moon Pie 10K, and watch as they cut into the World's Largest Moon Pie. The festivities begin at 7 a.m. with the run.
June 12-15, 2014
Bonnaroo Music Festival This high energy festival of over 75,000 campers, 150 performances, and 10 stages of entertainment takes over The Farm in Manchester for four days. Show times vary.
June 5-8, 2014
CMA Music Festival Country music stars such as Miranda Lambert, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, and Darius Rucker take the stage at Nashville's LP Field.

July 2014

July 10-12, 2014
The Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show

Celebrating the little guys of the stable, the events take place at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

July 25-26, 2014
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth Downtown Franklin fills with music as competitions begin in mandolin, guitar, banjo, and fiddle playing. Event times vary.

August 2014

August 20-30, 2014
76th Anniversary Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration®

The big show – a culmination of the year's preview events, complete with competions and exhibitions throughout the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

October 2014

October 1-4, 2014
SSHBEA Fall Championship Show

The Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association presents competitions and exhibitions at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

November 2014

November 7-9, 2014
Celebration City Car Club Swap Meet

Traditional swap meet fun presented by the Celebration City Car Club at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

November 15, 2014
2014 Walking For Angels Horse Show

Competitions and exhibitions, along with vendors and entertainment, at the Walking Horse National Celebration Grounds/Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville.

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