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The Henderson and Harvey’s: A new spin on an old inn

May 14, 2018 | Blue Ridge Now | Read Full Article Online

Classic movie posters and unique memorabilia decorate the walls. The inn rooms have been renovated and updated with a fresh look and feel. The outside lobby has been designed to look more welcoming and neutral. The wrap-around porch has large seating areas, checkers and foosball.


Photo by Matt Rose

Hopping in a New Direction

May 2, 2018 | Bold Life | Read Full Article Online

Most recently called the Inn on Church, the hotel got rechristened The Henderson last fall by its new owners, Jeanne and Michael Gilligan. After sprucing up most of the rooms and modernizing some key hospitality points— it’s now a pet-friendly establishment and geared more toward families — the Gilligans transformed the public in-house restaurant, installing a new kitchen and renovating the bar, lobby, and dining area.


International chef gives historic inn a makeover

April 16, 2018 | Hendersonville Lightning | Read Full Article Online

Michael Gilligan is serving up tasty plates at the former Inn on Church, bringing back the Roaring Twenties as the historic building approaches its 100th birthday.

“I just felt that it was a shame that a building that was approaching its centenary, the public wasn’t allowed in it,” Gilligan says, describing his effort to make the place more inviting.


Hometown Holidays in Hendersonville

December August 1, 2017 | WSPA 7 News | Read Full Article Online

On December 10 look for the Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper from 1pm-4pm
It’s $20 per person and the Holiday Tour of Historic Inns and Cookie Caper is a self-guided tour of several of inns and the Cookie Caper part of the tour is a delicious Christmas treat from each inn. The inns included on the tour are the 1898 Waverly Inn, Bed and Breakfast on Tiffany Hill, Brightwaters Guesthouse, Echo Mountain Inn, Melange, Northern Lights Bed & Breakfast, Pinebrook Manor, and The Henderson.