Oak Hill Country Inn
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The Oak Hill Country Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in Franklin, North Carolina.
The two-story, late Victorian Regional Queen Anne style house, built in 1888, is situated on top of a hill, surrounded by century-old oak trees. This location is the reason for the Inn's name.
View of the mountain can bee seen from anywhere on the property.
The charming Oak Hill Country Inn Bed and Breakfast has been fully restored to afford guest with the convenince of modern lodging, without subtracting from the sense of gracious comfort.
Guests are invited to begin the day at the Inn with a fresh cup of gourmet tea or coffee, as well as a full gourmet breakfast prepared by your hostess, a Le Cordon Bleu trained chef.
Enjoy the morning newspaper at your leisure or get a head start on fun-packed vacation days or busy work days, in a relaxed, tranquil setting.
Built in 1888, it was originally the home of Reverend John A. Deal, a missionary who established all of the Episcopal Churches in western North Carolina. He also established the first lending library in Franklin, out of this home. The next owner, Robert L. Porter, an influential Franklin businessman, resided in the home from 1910 until his death in 1912. After his death, his widow Florence Porter built several additions and turned the property into the first tourist home outside the city limits of Franklin. The "Oak Hill Hotel" as it was called, operated until 1928. She also built 5 guest cottages, of which one still remains and has been completely restored.