Hendersonville NC Historic Inn

Story of the Innkeepers

In 2006, Brenda and Steve Merrifield purchased the Inn. They have four grown children and five grandchildren. The kids live in Georgia and Florida. Brenda is a native Georgian and Steve grew up in Florida. They have been back in the South after 18 years in Colorado.

Brenda and Steve are pleased to have retained long-time Inn Manager, Michelle Briggs and the Executive Chef, Mike Atkinson as well as the balance of the staff.

Brenda oversees the day-to-day operation and can be found at the Inn very frequently. She has been a professional human resources director for a number of years. She also was a state employee in Georgia which included a position in the governor’s office. Brenda also worked with an and as an executive assistant in a large residential theater.

Steve has been a government services employee or has worked for firms that serve government his entire career. He has worked in Florida, Georgia and Texas as a public employee and on a nationwide basis for several government.