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From The Museum Hotels, Accommodations From The County's Past

 

Last updated 11/8/2021 at 11:34am

The Henning Inn stood on the large lot the Brevard Post Office now occupies. The front of the inn faced England Street. (Photo courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library)

Editor's note: The following information comes from Rebecca Suddeth, the curator of the Transylvania Heritage Museum.

Although the first hotel in Transylvania County dates back to the 1850s, with the construction of the Hume Hotel, tourism then mainly was a few wealthy planters from the low country. When the railroad began to roll over the new Brevard and Hendersonville line, how-ever, the need for hotels and other accommodations grew quickly. An unofficial list ranged from the luxurious Toxaway Inn, with 500 rooms, to large family homes that became boarding houses to smaller homes, with...



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