The Carltons are Nashville natives who have been operating small businesses for more than 15 years. Joe and Stephanie relocated from Memphis after purchasing the Inn on Church on October 3rd, 2011. They selected Hendersonville because of its home-town feel and vibrant Downtown Historic District. While they didn't anticipate owning and operating something a large as a 21-room hotel, they were drawn to the Inn's historic architectural details and rich past. They quickly jumped in to put their personal touches on the property and made it their own.
Joe, Stephanie, Cabela, the 110 pound chocolate lab, and Diamond, a prissy miniature Dachshund, all reside in the cottage next door. You may see the dogs inside the picket fence from time to time or hear Cabela adding his voice to any fire engine siren that happens to be driving by! While running the Inn is more than a full time job, they still find time to cheer on their beloved Tennessee Volunteers and spend time with their first grandchildren. Stephanie is also kept busy cultivating the flowers that border the property and working in her small greenhouse. The Carltons have loved becoming part of the local community and collecting stories of the Inn from former residents and guests. They welcome every opportunity to show off the Inn and talk about its history and their plans for the future. Stop by for a visit!