Take your place in history as you register at the hand-built walnut and pine desk, dating to 1760. Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson stood at this desk when they registered in the Sweet Chalybeate Springs Hotel, one of the many mineral springs resorts in the area visited by the antebellum aristocrats of the South.
This entire section of the Inn is a 1929 addition to a home constructed in 1834. It is furnished with antiques collected locally by the Inn’s founder, Randolph K. Hock, and his wife, Mary Milton Noel. Here families gather for reunions and lone strangers make new friends around a cozy fire on cool days, or play with an assortment of family games.
Memorabilia of the resourcefulness of mountain pioneers are displayed in Memory Hall’s collections of tools, guns, household utensils and musical instruments. Many are handmade relics fashioned from parts of covered wagons. Throughout the Inn are numerous old cupboards filled with early glass pottery, china, and curios.