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The Grandview Hotel, Pickens’ grande dame of lodging

No. 4


The Grandview Hotel was three stories high and had twenty-one rooms. After purchasing the hotel for $1,000 and restoring it, W. H. "Bill" Jones eventually sold the property to the Salvation Army, and for a time, the hotel structure was incorporated into part of Camp Grandview. Photo courtesy of Peggy Petty.

By Larry Cavender

Contributing Writer


Ever since travelers stopped for overnight rests at taverns scattered along the Old Federal Road nearly 200 years ago, Pickens County has had a tradition of unique lodging establishments.

Among some of the more notable ones was Jasper's Lenning Hotel just north of downtown, which eventually became the Woodbridge Inn, and is recognizable to almost all Pickens countians. Then there are those lost to history that few people in this area can remember. There was, at one time, Pickens County's contribution to the new motoring hostelry industry of the 1950s and '60s, the motel. Archer's Court, constructed of flagstone, once stood at the corner of East Church Street and Burnt Mountain Road in Jasper where Walgreen's Pharmacy is today.

The Coneyhanee Lodge, constructed of chestnut logs and situated high on top of Burrell Mountain between Burnt Mountain and Mount Oglethorpe, is remembered by few, probably because it was destroyed by fire in the 1940s. Conveniently located near the depot, there was the Tate Hotel which served as an overnight refuge for those who traveled by rail on the passenger trains of the first half of the twentieth century.

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