JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) – A centuries-old landmark in Jonesborough will be hitting the real estate market soon, and current owners and innkeepers are reflecting on their time at the inn.
Business owners and innkeepers, Katelyn Yarbrough and her husband, Blake, are saying goodbye.
“I affectionately call this place Rose Red sometimes,” Yarbrough said. “That’s a reference to a Stephen King novel where the house has it’s own mind and does it’s own thing.”
During the pandemic, the tourism industry was hit hard, weighing heavily on the couple financially.
“We had every intent and purpose to buy the property here,” Yarbrough said. “But with the slow down for two years, it’s just we couldn’t recover quick enough to be able to gain the revenue needed to get the capital to purchase the property.”