Our good friends, Ronda and Sam Bunch, were visiting us this weekend from Gainesville, VA. They were celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary with us.
After attending church services at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, we decided to have lunch at the General Lewis Inn, an antique filled Inn and Restaurant in Historic Lewisburg, West Virginia. It was snowing, and since the Inn is located across the street from the church, we walked over laughing and feeling giddy in the snow.
Our friends loved the historic country Inn and restaurant. We took a short tour of the Inn. The rooms, if unoccupied, are left open, as an invitation to browse through the rooms. All the guest rooms are furnished with antiques. Spool and canopy beds, chests of drawers, quilts, old cupboards filled with early glass, pottery, and china, old prints and other memorabilia are throughout the Inn.
We passed Memory Hall which displays many tools and articles used by early settlers. Memorabilia of the resourcefulness of mountain pioneers are displayed in Memory Hall's collections of tools, guns, household utensils and musical instruments. Many are handmade relics fashioned from parts of covered wagons.
The historic General Lewis is a unique blend of the old and the new, created and operated by the Hock family since 1929. The Inn and the town of Lewisburg are named after General Andrew Lewis.
When you travel to West Virginia, please add Lewisburg and the General Lewis Inn to your list of places to visit. You will be glad you did.