The Historic General Lewis Inn is a unique blend of the old and the new, opened by the Hock Family in 1929, and now owned by local couple Aaron and Sparrow Huffman since 2014. The eastern end of the building, including the dining room, the kitchen and a suite of rooms on the first and second floors, was a brick residence built in the early 1800’s by John Withrow. The main section and the western wing of the Inn were designed by Walter Martens, a well-known West Virginia architect who also designed the Governor’s Mansion in Charleston. The Hock family spent many years gathering antiques from Greenbrier and adjoining counties to furnish the Inn. Spool and canopy beds, chests of drawers, china, glass, old prints and other memorabilia are throughout the Inn.
All of the guest rooms are furnished with antiques. Memory Hall displays tools and articles used by early settlers. The Doll House in the garden is a miniature of life in the 1800’s.
Lewisburg is nestled in the broad rolling Greenbrier Valley, surrounded by lush evergreen and maple covered mountains, blending a unique mixture of natural and man-made beauty. Nearby streams and rivers provide superb fishing, canoeing and whitewater rafting. State Parks and National Forests offer walks through ferns, flowers, rhododendron and mountain laurel. Area golf courses skirt both mountains and streams.
For the history buff, Lewisburg offers sites associated with both the Revolutionary and Civil wars. Gracious homes, spanning the years and their varied architecture in soft red brick or frame, many with large porches reminiscent of a more leisurely life, can be seen by walking along many of the tree-lined streets.