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ShifuCareaga

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springs' hotel ruins
« on: August 07, 2017, 01:33:51 PM »

I met a man over the weekend at the newly opened Boone Creek Outdoors. We were discussing with Brandy - the guide - the sulphur water well ruins on site there. Anyhow he mentioned a place in the Big South Fork... ruins of a hotel (similar setup to Dawson or Drennon springs). Anyone know what he is talking about?? He said the vibe was pretty weird.

btw the tour was AWESOME.  You gotta go.

I got a special owner-given tour. I cannot wait for the guided hike to open up.

The mill ruins and the creek were super sweet.  So glad they got it all opened up!
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Re: springs' hotel ruins
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 03:55:16 PM »

Shifu, would this be in the KY or TN portions of the BSF?  I have backpacked almost the entire BSF in both states and I don't remember reading of any history of a resort similar to Dawson Springs or Drennon Springs but I may have missed it. There are numerous abandoned homes and small communities in those areas but I don't recall hearing of a sulfur springs resort. 
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Re: springs' hotel ruins
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 04:11:49 PM »

Maybe they were thinking of the old Warner Hotel along the Rockcastle River?
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Re: springs' hotel ruins
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 11:22:43 AM »

There is also some old hotel ruins just off the Sheltowee near Mouth of the Laurel in Whitley County.  It is mostly covered in kudzu.
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Re: springs' hotel ruins
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 10:05:27 PM »

Maybe they were thinking of the old Warner Hotel along the Rockcastle River?

that's a start

I would imagine in the KY section, Gene, because he was all about the KY map.

laurel that's also a good start. Thanks guys. I'll get back with more research!

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Re: springs' hotel ruins
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 09:41:09 AM »

http://www.sentinel-echo.com/opinion/traces-of-laurel-early-resort-period/article_0c6aeab6-5aa1-5c57-a0b3-0c06546ca442.html

Very cool!  The Sublimity Springs hotel I believe is different from the Warner and the one down by Mouth of the Laurel.  Sublimity is the one that was located at Bee Rock. 
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