Happy 150th Birthday to Mountain Magnolia Inn - NC Blue Ridge

An early photo of the Mountain Magnolia InnLocated in Hot Springs, North Carolina, is Mountain Magnolia Inn, a beautiful Victorian home with a long history of hospitality in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Now operating as a bed and breakfast, this home was originally the residence of a Civil War Colonel and his wife, a direct descendant of Martha Washington. This year, the Inn celebrates it’s 150th birthday and to honor this milestone they’re hosting an open house on Sunday, November 11, 2018. They will serve cake, coffee, and mimosas, and all are welcome to attend. This is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at this family-run, country inn. 

Rutland, the home’s official name, has been hosting travelers for many years. From hikers taking a break from their journey along the Appalachian Trail, to couples looking for a romantic getaway by soaking in the nearby hot springs from which the town gets its name, this Inn offers are the comforts of home and the serenity of the surrounding mountains. A restaurant is on site, which is open to the public, and there is event space for visitors looking to host a wedding or other type of large gathering.

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