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

Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7676

Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Hazelwood House Gift Shop

Hazelwood House Gift Shop

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-3366

Hazelwood House Gift Shop

Mosaic Gourmet

Mosaic Gourmet

Hot Springs, North Carolina
828-622-9400

Mosaic Gourmet

Ruth Gallagher

Ruth Gallagher

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-3655

Ruth Gallagher

Bill Weldner

Bill Weldner

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7454

Bill Weldner

Briar Rose Farm

Briar Rose Farm

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7329

Briar Rose Farm

Dave's on 209

Dave's on 209

Hot Springs, North Carolina
828 622-0001

Dave's on 209

Trust General Store & Cafe

Trust General Store & Cafe

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7455

Trust General Store & Cafe

The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern

The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-0022

The Iron Horse Restaurant and Tavern

Fowler Farms Sporting Clays and Game Preserve

Fowler Farms Sporting Clays and Game Preserve

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7380

Fowler Farms Sporting Clays and Game Preserve

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