I wanted to share some highlights from the overwhelming response to Saturday’s Grand Opening of the Sidecar Inn Bed & Breakfast. While it was warm, the steady breeze and some clouds helped to keep it bearable. Although we did hear some thunder, and felt a few sprinkles of rain, the storms went around us.
The Sidecar Inn is located in the Thomas Brabson House that was built in 1854. We were fortunate to have a great niece of Thomas Brabson, Margaret Brabson Hicks, and her brother, Benjamin Brabson, III, in attendance. Benjamin resides in the nearby house his great grandfather built in 1856, where Boyds Creek empties into the French Broad River.
Colleen and Anna talked nearly non-stop to guests about the history of the Boyds Creek Community and the Thomas Brabson House throughout the event. It was great to see so many interested in the history of the area and the houses.
We could not have had such a successful event without the help of an old and dear friend, Todd, who drove down from Virginia to lend both hands and his back! He took nearly all of the photos shown below.
Some photos of the preparations
more folks coming in
Great music from The Lonetones! They will be playing at the Trailhead Brewery in Knoxville in June. Much thanks to Jason and Kolette, from Blue Mountain Mist, who came out today and have given much advice over the last couple of years I’ve been with the Smoky Mountain B&B Association. Jason also took some amazing photos of the rooms that I will be using very soon! Thanks to all who came out, and I hope you have enjoyed the highlights from the overwhelming response to Saturday’s Grand Opening!