A National Historic Landmark, the Glen Ferris Inn sits on the northern bank of the Kanawha River upstream of Kanawha Falls in Fayette County. Originally built as a Federal style home, the structure has undergone many additions and renovations. Famous guests have included John Tyler, George Rogers Clark, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Henry A. Wise. It has served as a stagecoach stop, a Union quartermaster's depot briefly during the Civil War, a refuge for regional industrialists, and retreat for employees of chemical, manufacturing, and hydro-electric power plants that have operated along the Kanawha River. The Glen Ferris Inn continues to provide lodging and food services for guests.
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