Shatley Springs Inn has served as a landmark destination for many decades. Travelers come to enjoy the country cooking, the famous spring water, and the beautiful mountain scenery. Families and tour groups alike find the country atmosphere relaxing and reminiscent of times past. After eating a family style meal, many guests visit the gift shops or take a walk around the lake. Others sit and rest a spell in the rocking chairs on the porch. Come and see for yourself the best kept secret in northwestern North Carolina.
Shatley Springs History
On a summer day in 1890, Martin Shatley was passing by a cool mountain stream and paused to dip his hands and face in the water to soothe his hot, blistered skin. Only a few hours later he discovered that the crippling skin disease, which had plagued him for many years, seemed to be miraculously disappearing. (Shatley's own testimonial)
As the rumors spread of the miraculous curing water of Shatley Springs, people from near and far began to converge on the site seeking relief from varying skin diseases, stomach ailments, rheumatism and nervous disorders. At this time the spring was little more than a hole in the ground walled up by rocks. As there were no facilities available around the spring, visitors to the site stayed in tents around the spring or lodged with nearby families. Numerous pamphlets were published which swore testimonials to the curative powers of the spring.
A movement was started for the development of
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