By Associated Press - Saturday, July 26, 2014

BURNSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The oldest surviving inn in western North Carolina is in search of a new owner.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports ( The Nu Wray Inn in Burnsville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The inn has welcomed guests since 1833, the same year Yancey County was formed and a year before the town was established. The three-story clapboard colonial has 26 rooms and a large dining facility that could be a stand-alone restaurant.

In 2011, the inn was rescued by Kathy England and her husband, Bob Cohen, after it had fallen into disrepair, but they need to relocate closer to family and have placed the landmark on the market.

Elvis Presley stayed there in the late 1960s. His room is now the Elvis Room and includes some mementos.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times,

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