Fairfield Inn (Cashiers, North Carolina)

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Fairfield Inn
Fairfield Inn 1980.jpg
Fairfield Inn as it looked around 1980
Fairfield Inn (Cashiers, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Fairfield Inn (Cashiers, North Carolina)
Fairfield Inn (Cashiers, North Carolina) is located in the US
Fairfield Inn (Cashiers, North Carolina)
Location US 64 East, Cashiers, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°7′28″N 83°2′36″W / 35.12444°N 83.04333°W / 35.12444; -83.04333Coordinates: 35°7′28″N 83°2′36″W / 35.12444°N 83.04333°W / 35.12444; -83.04333
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1896 (1896)-1898
Built by Toxaway Company
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 82003476[1]
Added to NRHP June 14, 1982

The Fairfield Inn was an historic hotel building located on Fairfield Lake near US Highway 64 in Cashiers, Jackson County, North Carolina. It was built in 1896-1898, and consisted of a 2 1/2-story main block with two rear wings. The Queen Anne style frame building featured three massive singled gables, hipped dormers, a three-story corner turret, elliptical windows, and a one-story lakeside verandah. The hotel had 100 rooms.[2]

In July, 1982, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1][3]

Current use[edit]

The building was originally built in 1896 near a former gold mine on Lake Fairfield and added to in the early 1900s. It stood on Lake Fairfield near US 64 until 1986. Never renovated, a fire in 1986 exposed the fact the hotel was unsafe and it was demolished later that year. It was a sad loss for the Cashiers Valley.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Janet Hutchinson and Walter Best (September 1981). "Fairfield Inn" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  3. ^ The History of Jackson County Sesquicentennial Edition
  4. ^ Sapphire Valley's Fairfield Inn