Discover Inola in Blue Ridge

Set right outside of downtown Blue Ridge, a visit to Inola is like walking back in time to the early founding period in America. A colonial style village built in the 1980s, the property modeled after Colonial Williamsburg is made up of replicas of historic buildings, including a post office and shops.

The Hopewell Chapel a favorite for weddings is a replica of one from Hopewell, Virginia, with a bell tower modeled after the Burton Chapel. It features two original 1850s brass bells, each weighing over 150 pounds, and hand-blown glass windows. 

The Wythe House Mansion is a replica of the Colonial Williamsburg home with a colonial facade but a modern interior. The Wetherburn’s Tavern, a replica of a Williamsburg tavern, resembles the type of community pub where early Americans would have gathered. But there’s more to Inola than history. 

Weddings and Events at Inola

Because of the stunning location, Inola is one of Blue Ridge’s premier wedding venues. The streets in this quaint little village are lined by beautiful cascading trees, framing the chapel and the manor house. Couples can get married in the historic chapel and celebrate with loved ones in the formal English gardens. Be sure not to miss seeing the resident peacock strutting amongst the flowers. Preferred vendors include one of Atlanta’s top caterers and guests can stay nearby. 

Inola hosts farm to table dinners, which bring together the fresh ingredients sourced nearby with an unrivaled setting. The Blue Ridge Mountains Wine and Jazz Festival is also held at Inola, along with historic walking tours, concerts, corporate retreats and other gatherings. 

Staying Near Inola

Inola is expanding with onsite accommodations as well as a residential community inspired by the colonial town. 

In the meantime, guests can stay close by. Just one mile away is downtown Blue Ridge with a variety of  Intown lodging including a brand new 109 room Hampton Inn complete with a rooftop bar and complimentary breakfast, you will also find additional lodging downtown including the Historic Blue Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast, cottages and luxurious condos.

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