North Carolina Inns :: Hotels Raleigh NC :: Fuquay-Varina :: About The Inn
The Inn was built in 1927, the home of the Cozart family. The Cozart family owned and built one of the hotels - The Ben Wiley, celebrating the mineral spring. Dr. Wiley Cozart and his wife Pauline; both were very community minded people, and their home was used for many community functions during the 1920's through the 1970's. Dr. Cozart was the Mayor of the town for 10 years, and Pauline was the one of the community's finest gardeners.
There are around 4,000 properties on the National Register of Historic Places in Wake County, North Carolina the Inn is one of those also, but there are less than 90 that have designated as Landmarks. This is very special honor for our Inn. For more information on the Cozart Home, check their website here.
Guests will be taken to the grand living room fashioned in the late 20's featuring an original oil painting of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States and a native of Wake County. The painting was displayed in the main lobby of the Andrew Johnson Hotel in Raleigh until the 1970's when the Hotel was replaced by the present News and Observer Building.
The living room accentuates classical plaster molding, a brass chandelier designed with tassel motif, and a grand stairway having fluted, classical, Doric columns. Guests are encouraged to play chess, checkers, or a game of cards in this room. The Inn features two original painting of International Wildlife Artist Terry Isaac and two personalized, signed prints from International Wildlife Artist Robert Bateman on his visit to the Historic Fuquay Mineral Spring, September 15, 2000.
In addition to the wildlife art work, noted Hemingway furniture, antiques, and baseball memorabilia of John's father - Tommy Byrne and his Yankee Years can be enjoyed. Guest may browse the years of the Yankee's dynasty of the 40's and 50's.
The garden on the side and front yards whispers "welcome" by the splashing from the classic fountain. The green space is a perfect place for relaxing and quiet times. The gazebo offers a peaceful location for morning coffee or afternoon tea or wine, or a place to enjoy the native birds and flowers.
Across from Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden is the historic Fuquay Mineral Spring which was founded in 1858 by members of the Fuquay family. The historic town park is visited regularly; some visitors carry jars to bring a sample of the mineral water home.
History of the Inn
The Inn, Carriage House, Garden, and Gazebo are listed as a Local Landmark in Wake County, North Carolina.
There are around 4,000 properties on the National Register of Historic Places in Wake County, North Carolina the Inn is one of those also, but there are less than 90 that have designated as Landmarks. This is very special and this is Wake County's Web Page about the (Cozart Home) Inn.
This is the site that It can be found: