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

Mountain Magnolia Inn

Mountain Magnolia Inn

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-3543

Mountain Magnolia Inn

Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7398

Elk Knob Farm and Kanati Lodge

Vaste Riviere

Vaste Riviere

Hot Springs, North Carolina
828-777-9379

Vaste Riviere

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Hot Springs, North Carolina
877 530-7238

Hot Springs Rafting Company

Bill Weldner

Bill Weldner

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7454

Bill Weldner

Smoky Mountain Diner

Smoky Mountain Diner

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7571

Smoky Mountain Diner

Trust General Store & Cafe

Trust General Store & Cafe

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7455

Trust General Store & Cafe

Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market

Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market

Hot Springs, North Carolina
828 206-3739

Hot Springs Homegrown and Handmade Market

Creek View Studio & Gallery

Creek View Studio & Gallery

Hot Springs, North Carolina
(828) 622-7454

Creek View Studio & Gallery

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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Toll Free: (877) 262-3476

Mailing Address: PO Box 1527
    Mars Hill, NC 28754