"Thanks to my generous Uncle, my husband and I stayed here last night and we wish we could've stayed longer. The location is perfectly located for access to downtown, and the innkeepers make this jewel a cut above the rest. True southern hospitality at its best!!"
-Trip Advisor Review
Joe and Stephanie Carlton purchased the Inn on Church on October 3rd, 2011. They selected Hendersonville because of its home-town feel and vibrant Downtown Historic District. They were going to wait until spring to open the inn, but soon realized the the town of Hendersonville had really been missing the ambiance that the great historic hotel offers. So they jumped in, and went full force until it was ready on, October 19th, 2011, to receive their first bed & breakfast customers and lunch guests, as well. By November 8th, 2011 they participated in Epicurean’s Small Plate Crawl, which brought in 170 people for lunch in two days! They have enjoyed getting involved with the community, and are very excited about all the opportunities that Historic Hendersonville provides for volunteer work. The Main Street merchants have been so kind to welcome the reopening of the Inn. They have enjoyed hearing stories of the Inn told by Hendersonville locals. They wish to extend a welcome invitation to locals and visitors alike to come by the boutique hotel and visit with them.
The Carltons are Nashville natives who have been operating small businesses for more than 15 years. They have two children, two dogs, and one crazy cat. They relocated here from Memphis, which is where their daughter still resides. Their son is in law school in Montana, and he will finish in 2014. Cabela, the 110 pound chocolate lab, Diamond, a prissy miniature Dachshund, and Emerald Cleopatra (Emmie Cleo – the southern version) all reside in the cottage. You may see them inside the picket fence from time to time. In their spare time, Joe and Stephanie are busy restoring the Inn on Church to its former glory since becoming an inn in 2001. They reside in the cottage, and have begun its renovation also. Freddie Cooper, the maintenance manager, has been a part of the inn since the renovation in 2000. He knows every brick and nail in the building. He has been an onsite manager since 2000.