Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has welcomed The Eagles Mere Inn in Eagles Mere, PA.
The Eagles Mere Inn and the historic village of Eagles Mere have a rich past, preserved with architectural integrity. The land on which the town is laid out was originally purchased in 1887 by Albert Canover Little, who built many of the architecturally significant homes in the town.
Little built the original inn as housing for his construction crew and sold extra rooms to travelers. The Inn was first known as the Hotel Lewis and, later, the Hotel Little. A hundred years ago, it was purchased by the Inghams and renamed the Eagles Mere Inn.
The Inn has been completely renovated, maintaining its historical features and decorated with period artifacts and photos. Each room has been renamed to showcase historic places and events in Eagles Mere.
Eagles Mere Inn is one of more than 300 hotels and resorts throughout the country recognized by Historic Hotels of America for preserving and maintaining their historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.
To be selected for membership in Historic Hotels of America, a hotel must be at least 50 years old; have been designated by the US Secretary of the Interior as a National Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places; and recognized as having historic significance.
“We are delighted to induct the Eagles Mere Inn, a three-story hotel built in 1887 to Historic Hotels of America.” said Lawrence Horwitz, executive director of Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. “We welcome Eagles Mere Inn and the leadership team into Historic Hotels of America.”