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Picturing The Past: Caesar's Head Hotel Helped To Encourage Early Tourism In Transylvania County


Last updated 5/4/2020 at 2:19pm

This early 1900's postcard shows the size of the 75-room Caesar's Head Hotel.

Although not located in Transylvania County, Caesar's Head Hotel has played an important role in the history of tourism in the county. The hotel property was just across the county and state line in South Carolina and included the rock face that shared a name with the hotel.

As early as the mid-1800s visitors from the Piedmont and Low Country escaped the heat and humidity by spending much of the summer at mountain resorts like Caesar's Head Hotel. In Christian Reed's 1875 romantic adventure story, "The Land of the Sky," she offers a vivid description of the endless view that stretches f...

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