The historic inn has been visited by such celebrities as novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and presidents Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt. In the 1940s it was used as a convalescent home for wounded soldiers. It is now rumored to be the home of many haunts. Staff members report hearing a man’s gravelly voice call their names and seeing a shadowy shape. The apparition of a woman who was murdered in the 1930s in Room 217 has been seen by guests, and a woman’s scream has been recorded there by ghost hunters. An apparition believed to be Dr. Lucius Morse has been seen in the dining room. A photo taken of an ice sculpture at an event showed a ghostly figure of a man standing behind it.
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- 2771 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC
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- 35.430718, -82.23034000000001
- Rutherford County, North Carolina
- Nearest Towns:
- Chimney Rock, NC (1.1 mi.)
Lake Lure, NC (1.4 mi.)
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Fairview, NC (11.0 mi.)
Columbus, NC (12.4 mi.)
Hoopers Creek, NC (13.3 mi.)
Black Mountain, NC (13.9 mi.)
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