Thursday, December 29, 2011
The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.
--Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author.
The Mountain Magnolia Inn is a beautifully restored 1868 Victorian mansion in the quaint mountain village of Hot Springs, NC. Located on 3 1/2 acres, the Inn features lodging and fine dining (dinner only, reservations recommended). The Inn, originally known as Rutland, was the home of Colonel James H. Rumbough and his wife Carie and their eight children. Pictured to the right is the foyer and the parlor (click to enlarge). For more information, photos and directions, click here.