Mountain View Inn -- Norfolk, Connecticut
Mountain View Inn is a charming country hideaway that offers the perfect retreat for guests, and a promising commercial venture for any potential entrepreneur. Located in Litchfield Hills region of the Berkshires, this Victorian mansion, built in 1880, offers nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a Grand Hall, and a formal living and dining room, all perfect for hosting wedding parties, business and conference guests, and tourists to the quaint town of Norfolk. When business is booming and extra space is needed, there is a guesthouse behind the Inn with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and living room. The Mountain View Inn always has potential for business due to its vicinity to Norfolk’s Infinity Hall and Bistro and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival’s concerts, recitals, and classes. Price: $895,000
Wheat Growers Hotel -- Kimball, Nebraska
Built in 1918 by Frank Cunningham, one of the most successful wheat growers in Nebraska at the time, the Wheat Growers Hotel was considered the best hotel between Omaha and Denver during the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s. Its 86 rooms had hot and cold running water and electricity, a novelty for the times. The stylish basement ballroom and restaurant were the venue for some of Kimball’s most elegant parties during the post-World War I era.
The Wheat Growers Hotel was built adjacent to a train depot and, as a result, was a melting pot for people from all regions and walks of life. (One luminary to visit was Dwight D. Eisenhower.) However, as automobile travel became more popular, passenger railway travel declined and the Wheat Growers Hotel’s business dwindled. In 1988 the hotel permanently closed its doors, but now it is looking for a business- and preservation-savvy owner to restore it to its former elegance and glory. Price: $51,000
Graystone Inn -- Wilmington, North Carolina
Built in 1905 and located in North Carolina’s largest historic district, the Graystone Inn boasts not only Southern charm, but also modern elegance. Already recognized by American Historic Inns, Inc. as one of the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the U.S.,” and as a Four Diamond hotel by AAA, the Graystone has a reputation that any potential proprietor can be proud of -- and profit from. With nine guest suites and a large first floor that holds 100 or more guests, the Inn is the perfect venue for any special event. The Graystone also has a two-bedroom owner’s quarters and a one-bedroom apartment suitable for use as a long term rental space or as an office. Price: $2,850,000
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