History of the Resorts in Hot Springs, North Carolina

Next (in 1832) the Patton brothers (James and John) for whom Patton Avenue in nearby Asheville is named, acquired the property and built The Patton. In its time it became known as one of the most luxurious resorts in the East with 13 white columns representing the 13 original colonies. After the Civil War, Colonel J. H. Rumbough and his wife Carrie purchased the property. When the resort burned in 1884, Rumbough sold it to the Southern Improvement Company (who would deed the property back to Rumbough before 1900) and the 4-story Mountain Park Hotel was constructed on the site. Luxuries included electricity for all of the 200 bedrooms, a bathhouse built over the springs, separate rooms for massage therapy treatments, and the first golf course in North Carolina. When the hotel burned in 1920, the Rumbough daughter Bessie Safford built the Hot Springs Inn and the property went through an unsuccessful phase. It was not until the 1990s that the current owners rescued the neglected property to restore it to its historic status. For a more detailed history of the resort, go to the Historic Marker page. The site also has some rich history during the Civil War,World War I and the Depression.

Featured Businesses in Hot Springs

Creek View Studio & Gallery

289 Creek View Drive Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7454

Creek View Studio & Gallery

Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

315 Bridge Street Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7676

Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Mosaic Gourmet

159 Bridge Street Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
828-622-9400

Mosaic Gourmet

The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern

24 Andrews Avenue South Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-0022

The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern

Trust General Store & Cafe

14535 North Carolina 209 Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7455

Trust General Store & Cafe

Smoky Mountain Diner

70 Lance Avenue Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7571

Smoky Mountain Diner

Hazelwood House Gift Shop

50 South Spring Street Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-3366

Hazelwood House Gift Shop

Broadwing Farms Cabins

20 Berry Wills Road Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-3647

Broadwing Farms Cabins

Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

79 Poplar Ridge Lane Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
(828) 622-7398

Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

Hot Springs Rafting Company

22 U.S. 25 Hot Springs, North Carolina 28743
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Madison County Tourism Development Authority

56 South Main Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Local: (828) 680-9031

Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754