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>>WELCOME TO “NORTH CAROLINA
WEEKEND.” I’M DEBORAH HOLT NOEL. IF YOU’RE HEADED TO THE
MOUNTAINS THIS SUMMER AND WANT TO MIX VICTORIAN ELEGANCE WITH
MODERN MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE, THEN PERHAPS A VISIT TO
BREVARD IS IN ORDER. BUILT IN 1885, THE INN AT
BREVARD COMBINES OLD-FASHIONED STYLE WITH MODERN AMENITIES,
EVEN ITS OWN WATERFALL. PRODUCER DEREK LONG HAS MORE. ♪
>>THE INN AT BREVARD WAS BUILT IN 1885, AS THE PRIVATE HOME TO
A WEALTHY WIDOW FROM VIRGINIA, MRS. WOODBRIDGE.>>HER HUSBAND HAD DIED AFTER
THE CIVIL WAR, AND SO SHE CAME UP HERE AND BUILT THIS HOUSE
AS A SUMMER HOME. IT WAS JUST A SUMMER COTTAGE. AND SHE HAD ONE CHILD, AND THAT
ONE CHILD ENDED UP MARRYING THE MAYOR OF BREVARD. ULTIMATELY, SHE MOVED DOWN HERE
TO BE WITH HER DAUGHTER AND LEFT THIS HOUSE TO HER DAUGHTER.>>HER HUSBAND HAD SERVED WITH
STONEWALL JACKSON DURING THE WAR, AND THE INN BECAME AN
ANNUAL GATHERING PLACE FOR VETERANS OF STONEWALL
JACKSON’S BRIGADE.>>THERE’S PICTURES ON THE WALLS
OF THE TROOPS, OF STONEWALL JACKSON’S BRIGADE, AND OF THESE
REUNIONS THAT ARE ON THE WALL, AND OF THE ORIGINAL FAMILY. AND THEY WOULD COME UP FOR THE
SUMMER, AND THEN ALL THESE TROOPS WOULD COME UP, AND THEY
WOULD ALL CAMP OUT, AND THEY HAD REENACTMENTS IN THE YARD,
BLOW UP COWS AND ALL THIS CRAZY STUFF.>>THE INN WAS A SUMMERING
GROUND FOR THE WEALTHY WELL INTO THE EARLY PART OF
THE 20TH CENTURY.>>THESE PEOPLE WERE FRIENDS
WITH THE ASTORS AND VANDERBILTS. THEY WERE HOBNOBBING WITH THEM. IT WAS JUST A REAL GRAND
PLACE AT THE TIME.>>TODAY, THE INN IS OWNED BY
HOWARD AND FAYE YAGER WHO MAINTAIN THE INN’S
SOUTHERN CHARM AND STYLE. THE ART AND FURNISHINGS AT THE
INN ARE FROM THE YAGER FAMILY’S PRIVATE COLLECTION.>>I WOULD LIKE THE CUSTOMERS TO
GO THROUGH AND ENJOY THE ART COLLECTION, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT
GOING TO FIND IT ANYWHERE ELSE. I DO HAVE A ROOM UPSTAIRS THAT HAS LOUIS eichARTS IN IT. EVERY PAINTING IS AN eichART. THEY ARE ALL OF THE SAME WOMAN
BUT DOING DIFFERENT THINGS. HE PAINTED ONLY HIS MISTRESS.>>OR IN THE BREAKFAST ROOM.>>IT’S THE FOLK ARTISTS ROOM.>>HERE YOU’LL FIND THE WORKS OF
SOUTHERN FOLK ARTISTS, INCLUDING A NUMBER BY HOWARD FINSTER.>>THIS ONE AND THAT ONE THERE
AND THE ONE BACK HERE.>>THERE ARE SIX BEDROOMS IN THE
MAIN HOUSE, TWO OF THEM SUITES.>>AND THEN OUTSIDE WE
HAVE A LODGE HERE. THERE’S 15 ROOMS ALTOGETHER, AND
WE ACCOMMODATE 35, 40 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME TO STAY HERE, BUT FOR A
PARTY WE CAN DO PROBABLY TWO OR THREE HUNDRED. THERE’S FIVE DINING ROOMS
DOWNSTAIRS, SO WE CAN ACCOMMODATE WEDDINGS,
PARTIES, PRIVATE PARTIES, THAT KIND OF THING.>>THE INN IS ALSO NOTED FOR ITS
COMPACT YET FULL BAR.>>WE’RE A SEVEN-SEATER BAR, AND
AT WHICH TIMES WE — WHEN WE FILL IT UP, WE OFFER THE HOUSE’S
SEATING AREA TO ALL THE CUSTOMERS AS WELL AS
OUR PATIO OUTSIDE. WE LIKE TO THINK OF OURSELVES AS
ONE OF THE LAST BARS AROUND IN THIS AREA THAT SPECIALIZE IN
PROHIBITION-STYLE COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS WITH RECIPES GOING
BACK AT LEAST 100 TO 120 YEARS.>>MIXOLOGIST ELLEGE
IS NOTED FOR HIS MOONSHINE INFUSION COCKTAILS.>>WE ACTUALLY HAVE ALL OF OUR
MOONSHINE RECIPE INFUSIONS REGISTERED WITH THE NORTH
CAROLINA ABC BOARD, AND WE BUY JUNIOR JOHNSON’S MIDNIGHT MOON
100 PROOF MOONSHINE TO MAKE ALL OF OUR INFUSIONS WITH. I ALSO SPECIALIZE IN SMALL BATCH
COCKTAILS WITH FRESH INGREDIENTS, AS YOU CAN
SEE RIGHT HERE. THIS IS ONE COCKTAIL THAT IS
MADE WITH OUR WILD BERRY MOONSHINE INFUSION. WE HAVE A CRUSHED CHERRY
COSMOPOLITAN RIGHT HERE, AND THEN WE HAVE A KIWI AND WHITE
RUM SMASH.>>THE SPECIALTY HERE, AT THE
BAR AS WELL AS THE INN, IS THAT PERFECT INFUSION OF ELEGANCE,
STYLE, AND SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY.>>I WANT THEM TO COME IN HERE
AND JUST REALLY ENJOY IT. IF THEY’VE GOT CHILDREN, THEY
ARE MORE THAN WELCOME. I LOVE TO SEE THE CHILDREN. YOU’LL SEE LITTLE TOYS. YOU’LL SEE LITTLE CHAIRS
FOR THE KIDS. WE LIKE THEIR DOGS TOO. WE’RE CONVENIENT TO
EVERYTHING DOWNTOWN. THEY CAN WALK TO EVERYTHING,
ALL THE RESTAURANTS, THEY CAN EXPERIENCE IT. IF THEY WANT PRIVATE DINING
HERE, THEY CAN GET IT HERE. I WANT THEM TO HAVE
A GREAT EXPERIENCE.>>THIS IS DEREK LONG, FOR
“NORTH CAROLINA WEEKEND.” ♪
>>THE INN AT BREVARD IS LOCATED AT 315 EAST MAIN STREET IN
DOWNTOWN BREVARD. FOR RESERVATIONS OR MORE
INFORMATION, CALL 828-884-2105 OR GO ONLINE TO INNATBREVARD.COM

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