Monday, September 12, 2016

Special - Elmer's Sunnybank Inn

The oldest home in Hot Springs, circa 1840.

In 1948 the first AT thruhiker, Earl Shaffer, spent the night at a rooming house in Hot Springs. Since then, under one name or another, Sunnybank has hosted weary hikers.
Some Sunnybank history.

It's current owner, Elmer, has run Sunnybank since 1978. While the home still maintains much of its Victorian charm, it also shows its age as well. But the upside is found in the low-key comfort and eclectic atmosphere. You can easily imagine grabbing a book from the large library and dozing off on one of the many shady porches.
View from the back yard.

I'll talk a little more about Elmer and Sunnybank in my next post. For now I'll share some pictures.

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