I have a mystery for you today. Several year ago while looking for an inn at which to stay in Cashiers, North Carolina I came across The Inn at Millstone.
It was a beautiful inn – built in 1933 as a private residence on 20 acres that were bordered by the Chatooga River. According to information I had read, it had been sold a number of times and renamed a few times too…The Millstone Inn, The Inn at Millstone, and I even found where it (or the surrounding land) was named The Lodges at Millstone.
It had even gone through an extensive renovation and was the Cashiers Decorator’s Showhouse one year with a number of designers decorating its beautiful wood interiors.
I loved all the stone work and the “rustic elegance” as they called it- not to mention the antiques and the view out the windows.
There were 5 suites and 2 cottages on the property. This was the Blueridge Cottage.millstonenc.com
The Sunrise Cabin was my favorite, and this was its living room.millstonenc.com
This was the dining room.millstonenc.com
Another room was named the Chatooga room and was located in the main house.millstonenc.com
I really liked the neutral colors and the fabrics in it.
How about dinner?millstonenc.com
and a dessert?millstonenc.com
Doesn’t it look like it would have been wonderful? So here is the mystery. I cannot find it in operation anymore. The website states, “Closed for the 2011 season.” Well that has been awhile. I cannot find the information on when it was the Decorator’s Showhouse…and I know I remember reading that it was indeed the showhouse one year. I cannot find the listing for the property sales of ”The Lodges at Millstone,” even though there was a link on one of the pages for it on their website.
Do any of you know what has become of this lovely inn? Someone on Tripadvisor asked the same question a few years back but did not really get a good answer. It would be such a beautiful place to go for a November weekend getaway.
And now from a getaway to a giveaway… just a reminder that there is a giveaway going on for two cans of the Williams Sonoma pumpkin cupcake mix. Leave a comment on any post I publish between 10/31/12 and 11/10/12, and you are entered for the drawing on 11/10/12. Pretty simple, right? (and just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner.)
So do you have a theory on what has become of my mystery inn? I wonder if it is in operation under another name, or perhaps it is now a private residence…
would love to hear your thoughts!
**Giveaway has closed. Winner announced on 11/12/12