Historic House Listings

Historic Mayodan Hotel, Circa 1891 in North Carolina. 6,000 square feet! $58,000

December 18, 2020

This is a large structure with over 6,000 square feet. Originally built as a home and later became the center of the Mayo Mill Community. It served as the post office and boarding house. By 1912 the house was known as the Mayodan Hotel and was expanded to include more rooms, dining service, and a double front porch was added. Rooms were rented out at the hotel up until the 1990’s. Only 30 minutes away from Hanging Rock State Park. Beautiful hiking and waterfalls there. Built in 1891. Located on .48 acres in Mayodan, North Carolina. 6,100 square feet. $58,000

Contact Cathleen Turner with Preservation North Carolina: 919-401-8540 or [email protected]

From the Preservation North Carolina listing:


Since its origins as a modest two-story house, the Mayodan Hotel has been central to the history of this picturesque River town. The house and over 300 acres was sold in 1891 by the Lewis family to the Piedmont Land and Manufacturing Company which would develop the area into a town to support its Mayo Mill operation. During this period, the property would serve as the first post office, a boarding house, and site of services for the Moravian Church until its construction. By 1912, the property was known as the “Mayodan Hotel” and had greatly expanded to include several more guest rooms, dining services, and a double front porch. The third floor was added by 1920. Owned by Washington Mills for many years, the property was sold to the Holt family in 1955 who continued to rent out rooms until the 1990s.

For many years the Mayodan Hotel has served as a hub of community activity and the site to many important local functions and visits by notable North Carolinians. Its historical use as a hotel can once again become a reality as new industry and recreational tourism in the area grows and demand for hotel rooms increases. The potential exists to transform this 3-story Victorian-era inn into a boutique hotel, bed and breakfast inn, and/or special events/catering facility. Built in several stages, the building has over 6,000 square feet and 26 rooms and 4 bathrooms. The main section has three stories with two-story wings. The building is in good structural condition and would benefit from an updated heating and air conditioning system, removal of asbestos shingles and repair of clapboard siding underneath, restoration of the 3-story porch, and re-working some of the existing rooms to accommodate additional bathrooms for overnight lodging purposes. Archival photos and floor plans are available to assist with the development of rehabilitation plans along with a hotel feasibility study demonstrating a need for an increase in local overnight lodging facilities and special events venues.

The Mayodan Hotel is located within a National Register Historic District, and is therefore eligible for both federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits. There may also be the opportunity to take advantage of local financial incentives.


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