Welcome to the Green Park Inn! This grand hotel was opened in 1891 as a premier destination, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built on the Eastern Continental Divide, utilizing the refreshing mountain spring at the headwaters of the Yadkin River, and offered a ballroom, billiard room, bowling alleys, telegraph, and a post office. It was by far the most luxurious lodging experience in the area at the time. Over the years, the hotel hosted many famous and memorable people and gained popularity as a place to be and be seen.
After falling into disrepair, the Green Park Inn was saved by brothers Steve and Eugene Irace in 2010. They understood the local significance of the hotel and began their ongoing goal of bringing the Green Park Inn back to her former glory. Today, guests are pleasantly surprised at how authentic the restored hotel feels- like taking a step back in time. Much of the hotel’s public areas still contain original details, like some construction made from American Chestnut, which is now virtually extinct. The name of the hotel’s restaurant, The Chestnut Grille, pays homage to the tree. The dining room has been meticulously restored, and now offers an elegant setting in which to enjoy approachable comfort foods like cast iron cornbread and Garden Vegetable Pasta- with herbs & veggies from the on-site garden!
The Green Park Inn is the centerpiece of the Green Park Historic District, and we’re so proud to have such a beautiful and historically significant property in our town!