Item description for Historic Hotels and Hideaways: Washington Weekends by Trish Foxwell...
"Historic Inns and Hideaways" is not just a laundry list of hotels and pertinent facts and numbers. Rather, the author concentrates on 30 of the most interesting historical hotels within driving distance of Washington, DC and takes her readers on an historical journey, highlighting the spirit and essence of the hotel and its environment. Nuggets of history bring each site to life. Woodrow Wilson, spent part of his honeymoon at the Homestead, F. Scott Fitzgerald lived at the Grove Park Inn in Ashville while his wife recuperated at nearby Highlands Hospital, and Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and other literary types hung out at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. Bo Jangles was a waiter at the Hotel Jefferson in Richmond before moving to fame and fortune in Hollywood, Abe Lincoln stayed at the Willard Hotel prior to his inauguration, and had to wait for his first pay check as President before paying his bill. While the hotel or inn frames each chapter, there are also highlights of things do and see while in the area. Pertinent information regarding the accommodations, addresses, phone numbers and websites are included for each site.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.76" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Nov 7, 2003
Publisher Capital Books
ISBN 1931868166 ISBN13 9781931868167
Availability 0 units.
More About Trish Foxwell
Journalist Trish Foxwell has contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Tennessean, Washington Times, and many other national publications. She is also the author of Historic Hotels& Hideaways and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the South.
Trish Foxwell currently resides in McLean, in the state of Virginia.