Shop Talk: Nu Wray Inn
A quaint sign on the premises states the obvious: “A stop at the Nu Wray Inn is a pleasure you will treasure.” The inn in downtown Burnsville takes the guesswork out of vacations and leisure.
Owners Joey and Jill Farmer and Eric and Christy Wilson cultivate hospitality at Nu Wray, which boasts a 50-seat dining room. A stay includes something for everyone: deluxe weekend breakfasts, comfort food on special occasions, ambience, amenities, and history.
Filled with period furniture and tasteful décor, Nu Wray is a destination hotel. Each of its 16 rooms feels special for travelers.
“Some have clawfoot tubs, garden tubs, shower/tub combination, and walk-in showers,” says Christy, a native of the region. “We have sitting areas all around the inn for socializing and entertaining.”
First opened in 1833, the entire inn today can be reserved for weddings, reunions, and corporate retreats. On the Burnsville Town Square, it is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, two rivers, Mount Mitchell, and Penland School of Crafts. Perhaps more importantly, Elvis once stayed on the premises.